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THURSDAY, JULY IS. 1900.
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The indications for Georgia to-day are
for partly cloudy weather, with fresh
southerly winds; and for Eastern Florida,
fair in eastern, local rains in western por
tion, and fresh southerly winds.
There appear to be some persons in At
lanta who think it is sportsmanlike to
wrlnk at fraud if not actually to con
done it, and to go up against a bunco
game every time an opportunity to do so
Please to observe that KO editors of
Georgia country newspapers are going to
banquet to-night at the Waldorf-Astoria
Hotel, New York. These ere the reople
who are always making jokes and rhymes
B-bout taking pay for the paper in collards
The bronze statue of the late 55. B. Vanoe
of Horth Carolina, which is being erected
in the capitol square at Raleigh, will be
unveiled with appropriate ceremonies on
Aug. 22. The fund for the memorial was
raised by popular subscriptions taken
among North Carolinians. The tribute is
a worthy one, worthily bestowed.
The Chinese minister at Washington, In
defiance of diplomatic custom, has never
failed to talk, and talk interestingly,
about the troubles In his country when
called upon by the newspaper men. It is
true that he has not added a greet deal
to the sum of our knowledge respecting
affairs in Pekin, but by his frankness he
has enhanced his own reputation with the
In the electoral college it will require
234 votes to elect. Gay. Poynter of Ne
braska, a cioae personal friend of Mr.
Bryan, calculates that the Democratic
candidate is already sure of 210 votes to
3SI for McKinley, with 106 doubtful.
Among the Bryan states are included
Indiana, Maryland, Kentucky and South
Dakota. Among the doubtful states are
classed Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, New
York and Minnesota.
Before the settlement of the war he
tween the Arbuckles nnd the Sugar
Trust, sugar sold at a little above 41;
cents a pound. By the advance <sf 10
points, which was announced on Mon
day, the price goes to 6 cents wholesale—
the highest price that has been asked for
sugar In a number of years. The mag
nates of the business ate now going to
make consumers recoup them for the
money they spent while lighting each
Mr. Bryan is a lawyer, Mr. Stevenson
is a lawyer, Mr. McKinley is a lawyer
and Mr. Roosevelt 1* a lawyer. It is prob
able, 100, that the majority of the candi
dates on the other eight national tickets
are law'yers, and not one of them ever
achieved any distinction in hie profes
ttion. The young graduate who has Just
hung out his bright, new shingle und is
Awaiting for clients and retainers his at
■ least the possibility of a presidential nom
' inatioa to look forward to.
THE CHIEF ISSIB OF THE CAM
The speech which Mr. Bryan delivered
at Lincoln on Tuesday makes it c car that
it is his purpose to spare no effort to
make imperialism the chief issue of the
campaign. In the course of hi 9 remarks
he said: "Remember when you go
to the polls to vote that you are an Amer
ican citizen. Remember that your vote
may determine this nation’s po**ltk>n. and
that this nation will, in a large measure,
determine the public opinion of the world
on the doctrine that governments come up
from the people. For 124 years this nation
has held before the world the light of lib
erty. For more than a century it has
been an example to the Old World. You
tell me that we can now bo In and Iff rent to
what is going on? You tell mo that the
man who lifts his voice Against the doc
trine of imperialism is pleading the < auso
of the Filipino? T toll you he is pleading
the cause of 70.000,000 American citizens;
aye, he is championing the rights cf the
struggling masses of the world who look
to America for example."
The foregoing indicates vere clearly
whnt Mr. Bryan will talk about during
the campaign which he inaugurated at
Lincoln. He will, of course, have some
thing to say about other planks In the
platform. It is probable that he will have
more to say about silver than any other
one of the minor planks, because it is al
ready evident that it is the purpose of the
Republicans to make silver the mo.st
prominent issue of the campaign. Their
newspapers are already saying that there
was no discussion of any question in the
Democratic National Convention except
silver, and that the basis of the fusion of
the Democrats, Populists and .Silver Re
publicans being silver, it will, of neces
sity, be the one great issue of the cam
paign. They will, however, find them
selves mistaken. While it is true that
neither platforms nor politicians can de
termine which issue shall be the leading
one, it is not difficult to eve what the
chief issue In the present campaign will
The people are pretty well satisfied that
there Is no probability of silver legisla
tion during the next four yeaYs, and even
if they thought otherwise they would re
gard the question of the preservation of
the republic of far greater importance
than any question relating to money.
They are beginning lo realize that the
warning*! which Mr. Bryan has been ut
tering ever since it became clear what the
policy of the Republican party was in re
spect to the Philippines are not for the
purpose of advancing the interests of his
party. They are beginning to see that
there Is a great struggle going on between
those who would change the character ot
the government and those who would keep
it as genuinely republican as it was when
it came from the hands of its found
ers. If the government goes into the
colonial business, in accordance with the
policy of the Republican party, its charac
ter is certain to undergo n change. In
the exercise of imperial power it will
take on the character of Imperialism. The
effort, therefore, to defeat the- policy of
the Republicans is not intended to benefit
the Filipinos so much as it is, as Mr.
Bryan says, to preserve the liberties of
PROTESTING AGAINST Till ST 1,1 iXi-
It is not an easy matter to legislate
against trusts in such a way as not to
hurt various interests in the communi
ties in which trusts, are established. The
anti-trust legislation in Texas and Ar
kansas has not been wholly successful.
Indeed, it has been very far from it.
Now Louisiana is having some experience
with anti-trust legislation. A bill has Just
been passed by the Legislature of that
state in which the tax on corporations Is
changed from % of 1 per cent, on all busi
ness done up to $1,000,000 to 1 per cent,
on all business done. It can be readily
seen that this bill, If it should become a
law, would play havoc with manufac
turing corporations, particularly those
which do a very large business. One of
these that do business in New Or
leans is the American Sugar Refining
Company, better known as the Sugar
Trust. Its annual tax under the present
law is about $2,500. Under the proposed
law it would be $20,000, since it, does a
business of about $30,000,000 at its New
Orleans refineries. There are other fac
tories that would be hit hard by the new
law, so hard, In fact, that a very vig
orous protest against it has been made
by the New Orleans Board of Trade and
by merchants and citizens generally.
It seems that if the proposed bill should
become a law, and the indications are
that it will, It having been passed by the
Legislature and the Governor having de
clared it to be iiis purpose to sign it,
some of the largest of the corporations
in New Orleans and other Louisiana
cities would leave the state. These cities
would suffer a very considerable loss.
The Sugar Trust, for instance, employs
in New Orleans about 1,000 men, and was
preparing to enlarge its plant. If It leaves
the cltj' all of these men will he thrown
out of employment, and will have to seek
employment elsewhere, if new avenues of
employment are not opened up in New
In Its argument to the Governor, ask
ing him not to sign the bill, the Board
of Trade says that it is better to let Con
gress deal with the trust question. Con
gress says that it is better to let the
states deal with it. It is evident (hat it is
a difflcvflt question to deal with, it Is
easy enough to say •‘crush the trusts,"
but it is not so easy to point out a way
to crush them without crushing other
vast interests, and without ealling forth
protest from the very people who are
loudest in demanding the destruction of
trusts. The problem the statesman has
to deal with Is to find a way to comply
with the demand for the destruction of
trusts without Injurying anybody's Inter
ests. About everybody wants somebody
else’s trust destroyed, but wants his own
There was a shor crop of French peas
this season, and, according to reports,
the French packers are trouble to curry
out their contracts for supplying Ameri
can dealers. There Isn't any good reason
why Georgia and Florida do not raise as
fine peas as France, and they ought to
be In a position at this time to take ad
vantage of the French shortage and se
cure high prices. It is Inexplicable why
Suvannah should import peas from
France, tvhlle there are hundreds of acres
of idle land In Chatham county capable
of producing as good peas as any one
peed care to eat.
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY,’ JULY 12. 190a
HHITISH LOSJifcS IN SOI TH AFRICA.
According to the figure, published yester
• day in a cablegram irom London, the
I British losses thus far in South Africa
have been pretty nearly a? great, probably.
I as the total number of men the Bouth.Af
■ rican republics have had in their armies.
It is true, of course, that there are no re
i liable figures as to the number of jnen the
' Boers have had in the field sine* the out
break of hostilities, but it is doubtful,
judging from the estimates which have
been made from time to time by Brit Jeh and
American correspondents, if they have
ever had as many as 50,090 men. They
could muster more than that number, of
course, but there has never been a time
when the full strength of the Boers was
under arms. The fact must not be over
looked that the population of the Trana
vaal Is under a quarter of a million and
flint that of the Orange Free State is very
much smaller. An army of 50.000 men
therefore would be a big one for the two
It is stated in the cablegram in ques
tion that the total British casualties
since the beginning of the war are 48.185
officers and men. And tho war i* not over
yet. In tact the fighting is quite as fierce
as it has been at any time since the war
began. Jt is true there have been no big
buttles recently, but fighting on a small
scale has been almost continuous, .and
has been very disastrous to the British.
For the week ending July 7 the British
casualty list was quite large. There were
killed, wounded and captured 15 officers
and 180 men; there died of disease 4 offi
cers and men; there were invalided
home 72 officers* and 1,309 men, and there
were two accidental deaths.
If the losses continue at this rate, how
long will it be before Gen. Roberts will
need reinforcements? And even if he
does not lose many men irt theguerilla war
fare which tho Boers are now carrying on,
he is certain to lose many from typhoid
fever nnd other diseases. Typhoid fever
is a very common and very virulent dis
ease in South Africa. It has been stated
a number of times that the British are
but illy prepared to combat it or any oth
er disease. If. therefore, the Boer* should
be able to hold out for six months or a
year, the losses of the British would, in
all probability, be appalling, simply from
The British are paying a big price for
South Africa. There is not much reason
to doubt that they will finally force the
Boers to surrender or to leave the coun
try. Owing to their enormous expenditure
of life they will not be In a forgiving spirit
when the time comes* for -fixing term* of
surrender. It is probable that harder
terms will be Imposed on the Boers than
the Boers imposed on the Outlanders.
There is just one chance for the Boers,
and that is the possibility of Great Britain
becoming involved in war in other parts
of the. world. In that event she may need
all of her fighting force at the new scene
of trouble, and may be liberal In making
terms with the Boers. The trouble in
China is causing her uneasiness and thsre
is a report of an outbreak in India. The
chance for getting better terms than the
British are now disposed to offer seems to
be worth taking, and the Boers have, ap
parently, decided to take it.
4 GOLD DEMOCRATIC TICKET IM
It seems to be the opinion of Gold Demo
crats that there will not be a Gold Demo
cratic ticket nominated this year. The
National Committee of the Gold Democrats
will meet In Indianapolis on July 25. Those
of its members who have been asked as
to the probability of a candidate for Pres
ident being nominated have been Inclined
to bo reticent, no! because they had not
made up their minds as to the course the
Gold Democrats ought to pursue but be
cause they thought it inadvisable to dis
cuss the question of a convention until the
committee had met and conferred. From
what these members have said, however,
the impression has got abroad that the
Gold Democrats will not nominate a ticket.
And there is no reason why they should.
Very many, perhaps the majority, have
made up their minds to support Mr. Bryan.
Others have concluded the wisest thing
for them to do, so far as the election is
concerned, is to vote for Mr. McKinley.
Therefore, even if a ticket should be nomi
nated by the Gold Democrats, it would get
very few votes. The Gold Democratic ticket
polled only 132,871 in 1896, and the opinion
of well informed Democrats is that a like
ticket would not poll anywhere near so
many votes this year.
There are very many Gold Democrats
who are going to vote for Mr. Bryan who
do not like his platform, but they are
against imperialism. They are saiisfled
that the Philippine policy of the Republi
can party would, if successful, change the
character of the government. They have
very little fear that Mr. Bryan, could up
set the gold standard law, but they are
very much afraid that if a colonial system
shall be grafted on the government a long
step will have been taken towards im
perialism. Therefore their votes will be
cast for Mr. Bryan. The Gold Democrats
who have no fear of imperialism, and who
are still of the opinion that the election
of Mr. Bryan would mean the adoption of
the silver standard, will, of course, vote
for Mr. McKinley. It is probable that the
majority of the Gold Democrats have al
ready made up their minds as to the can
didate they will vote for. It would be a
waste of time, under the circumstances,
to bother with a Gold Democratic ticket.
President Harper of the University of
Chicago is quoted as Baying: "It would
be a good thing for young men to take up
politics as a business, and it would be a
good thing for politics." We have no
doubt that if Dr. Harper would look about
him he would find a groat many young
men in politics as a matter of business.
The Mayor of his own city iB a young
man, the Republican nominee for Governor
of Illinois Is a young man, the Demo
cratic nominee for the same office la a
young roan, the Democratic nominee (or
President of the United Btatee'is a young
mat), and the Republican nominee for Vlee
President is a young mail. Asa matter
of fact, this seems to be an age of young
men in politics. The percentage ot them
Is probably greater now than at any other
Two grandsons of LI Hung Chang are
in this country. They will enter college
at Nashville In the fail. The elder, aged
21, has determined to be a civil engineer.
The younger, aged 19, says he has been
so busy looking at the beautiful American
women ever since he has been in the coun
try that he has not had time to decide
what special lino he will choose lor his
Consul General Guenther, at Frankfort.
Germafly, says that the proposition to form
a tariff union between Great Britain and
her colonies is looked upon with alarm by
portions of the people and press of Sw Hzer
land. England is now the best customer
of many of the industries of Switzerland.
A tariff alliance between the countries of
the British empire would prove a hard
blow to Switzerland. One proposition for
bridging the difficulty that has been sug
gested by a leading Swiss publication is
a political alliance with the United
States. In short, the plan is lo
Switzerland become a state of the
American union. "Switzerland," it is
pointed out, "would loose none of her
liberties. It is a well known fact that the
several states of the American union are
much more independent than the several
cantons of Switzerland." This suggestion
ought lo commend itself to the consider
ation of the Republican party. If it is
anxious that this country should become
an empire and secure a foothold in Eu
rope, it could hardly do better than to ab
s*orb Switzerland. But it should be borne
in mind that the Swiss would hardly tol
erate carpetbaggers in their offices.
The excellence of the Chinese gam prac
tice is astonishing the allied forces at Tien
Tsln. For the past ftv9 years or more,
it Is said, the Chinese have been drilling
steadHy and acquainting themselves with
modern artillery. During that time they
have purchased in England 71 guns of |k>
sition, 123 field guns, and 291 machine
guns, with an abundance of ammunition
for each class of weapons, meanwhile pur
chasing from Germany 4t5),000 Mauser
rifles and 3,000.000 rounds of ammunition.
The prolfabilities are tho Powers will find
China somewhat in the position that Eng
land found the Transvaal—better prepared
for fighting than anybody suspected.
The shirt waist man—that is, the man
who has the courage of his de>peration,
and is determined to take off his coat
and keep cool even at the expense of
shocking Mme. Prude—has made his ap
pearance, not only in Athens, Ga., but in
Baltimore, Md. Is it not possible for
the ma n-modiste a and the woman-tailors
to evolve some sort of a shirt-waist for
men that would be comfortable for the
one sex and acceptable to the other? The
waist ought, of course, to have five or
six pockets in it.
It would be interesting to know wheth
er the message of the Emperor Kw ing
Hsu to the viceroy of Nankin, dated July'
2, was written before or after hi* latest
reported successful attempt to suicide.
-Ex-Gov. Hogg of Texas has been in
vited to deliver an address on "The Ideal
Commonwealth" before the students of
the University of California next au
—The Rockefellers might be considered
large patrons of life insurance, but are
not. The brothers, John D. and Wil
liam. carry’ moderate sums. Frank
Rockefeller, who lacks many millions of
being as rich as his New’ York brothers,
carries more life insurance than either of
—lt is stated upon authority that there
are only’ ten Japanese women in New
York city, and one of these Is Miss Shid
zu Naruse of Kobe, w f ho will shortly re
turn to her native town and establish a
hospital there. Miss Naruse was one of
twenty young women nurses who receiv
ed diplomas recently at the New York
—When Trinity’ College, Dublin, confers
the degree of Doctor of Divinity upon Rt.
Rev. William Crossw’ell Doane, according
to its announceed intention, it will make
the third time the Bishop of the diocese
of Albany has been honored by educa
tional institutions in Great Britain. He
now holds a similar degree from Oxford,
while Cambridge has dubbed him Doctor
of Laws. Bishop Doane is a son of Bos
ton, having been born there in 1832.
—The two men had talked for a time in
the train. “Are you going to hear Barktns
lecture to-night?” said one. "Yes,” re
turned the other. "Take my advice and
don't. I hear that he Is an awful bore."
“I must go." eaid the other. “I'm Bar
—Double Entry—Prof. Browne—“l have
anew system of mnemonics, and now 1
never forget even what my wife asks me
to purchase for her down town; I just
jot it down in m.v little memorandum
book, and as soon as I see the first word
it all comes back to me."
Student—“ Yes, sir; but why have you
got that string tied around your finger?"
"Professor—"Oh, that's to remind me to
look in the book!”—Brooklyn Life.
—As to the Divorcee—"Mamma,” said
little. Ethel, "Mrs. Gayley's husband isn't
dead, is he?”
"Then, what's she going to he married
"Never mind, dear, you can't understand
"Oh, I know," exclaimed the litt> girl;
"it's Juot like getting vaccinated. It
didn't take the first time."—Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Record (Dem.) says;
“Our exports of cotton cloth to China
last year amounted to $10,273,487 out of a
total of $19,698,475 worth of exports of
piece goods. A large part of the cotton
goods sold in the Chinese market was
supplied by the cotton mills of the South,
and any interruption of the trade will
have a crippling effect upon tills growing'
branch of Southern Industry. China Is
the best customer of the United States
for cotton cloth, and of late year Ameri
can goods have been steadily advancing
In favor with Chinese importers.”
The Mobile Register (Dem.) says; "Tell
er Is the only one who gets a full sup
ply of grief out of every situation. He
wept salty tears in Chicago four years
ago; and now In Kansas City ‘tears
streamed from Teller's eyes' when he told
how bis friend. Towns, had been turned
down in the Democratic Convention.
Teller is destined to be the unhappiest
man in politics.”
The Memphis Commercial -Appeal
(Dem.) says; "Gen. Joe Wheeler Is
champing the bit of Impatience and other
wise manifesting a desire to go to China
nnd whip the children of the sun to a
standstill. Whatever may be thought of
the little Georgia cyclone no one can
doubt his courage or his willingness to
fight. If Gen. Wheeler goes to China he
should carry whatever trees he needs for
climbing purposes wlih him.”
The Louisville Courier-Journal (Dem.)
says: “The news comes from Manila lhat
the Philippine Commission Ms determined
that every precaution shall be taken to
Insure honest, efficient civil service among
Filipinos and Americans.' it is to be
hoped that this Is not the sort of civil
service promise made four years ago in
*-th Republican national platform.’'
Ike Haniou'i Soul.
After covering my assignment in a
Maine country vil age off the railroad, on
my way heme I stopped to take dinner
and rest my livery plug In Martin’s Cor
ner, says a wilier in the Lewiston (Me.)
Five men were sitting on the long bench
under the porch of the tavern. Two were
whittling, the re chewing to s '-
ba< co and enjoying life.
"Here comes cld ike Hanson," said one
of the men suddenly. "Let’s get him on
Ike Hansen wa a little man with a
pinched face and with tufts of wYiiskers
cn rach cheek—little starved, undergrown
whiskers, looking like wire grass in a
"Ike’s meaner n’ a farrar cow in a hot
summer," cne of the men cofl tided to me.
"Bet ye a dollar when he comes over here
he'll stand up so's to save wearing out
the aeflbt of his pants."
Well, when Ike came over he* stood up,
but I can’t say thri he and and so on account
of the ingenious reason advanced by my
new friend. %
"Stirkin’ out fur’s usual. Ike. I sup
pose?" asked one of the loungers.
"I be for all I know," replied Ike in non
"Anything special goin’ on up in your
neighborhood?" asked one of the men.
"Nothin' much, only lral Dunbar has
had to call on the town for help."
"Sho! Is that so. Why, the report got
all around down here that after lral was
took sick you went over and told him
you’d see him through till spring.’’
The crowd laughed at the look of aston
ishment that came over Ikes face
"Furi. I ever heard of it," said he.
"You'd be likely to hear of it, wou’.dn’t
you?’’ asked one of the five.
"No. Ike will never hear of anything
like that," said anther gravely. "If he
does he’ll drop dead. Ills heart is weak,
so I’ve heard."
"Heart? Ike ain’t got no heart. When
they built, him they put heart and gizzard
in together, so as to save trouble and ex
pense. The things bein’ combined, it
don’t cost as much to run ’em."
I*looked to see if this new’ arrival wasn’t
going to be offended by this broad humor,
but he only grinned grimly.
"You fellers out here to the Corner
think you’re sharp," said he. "You want
to look out that you don’t fall down and
"Wal, there’d be some blood run out of
us if we should," drawled one of tho men.
"There’d be about enough come onut of
you to moisten a postage stamp."
"Huh!" sneered Ike.
"Sal. fellers," remarked a tall man who
had been whittling a bit of shingle, "I had
a dream about Ike here the other night,
and, bein’ he's here. I’ll jest go ahead and
tell it. Perhaps he’ll be interested.
"I dreamed I died and went to heaven
the other I got in all right enough,
funny os that may seem to you fellers.
Well, while 1 was strolling round I run
up ag'inst a fust class angel. He un
dertook to show’ me ’round a little. He
t< me on© mighty curious thing. He
sa. that as long as a man was on earth
they kept his soul for him in* heaven.
When it come time for him to die his spir
it come to heaven and got the soul.
“ ‘How’d you like to see the storeroom
where we keep the souls?’ the angel asked.
‘Furst rate,’ says I, and we went down
"It was a great place, now, I can tell
you. Some of the boxes were mighty big
“ ‘The value of a man is regulated by
the size of his soul,’ said the angel. "The
more good he does on earth the better he
is to his fellow’ man, the bigger is his soul.
We have to keep changing some of them
to bigger boxes. Beats all how some of
them do grow. Let’s see," continued the
angel, ‘where did I understand you to say
you came from?"
" 'Martin’s Corner, in Maine,’ says I.
" ‘Well, by gracious,’ said the angel,
‘wo’ve got a curiosity here that will inter
est you, seeing you are from that section.’
"He went up to a big directory, turned
the pages and then said to the angel in
charge. ‘Hand me down box seventy tril
lion, two hundred and thirty-two million,
six hundred and eighty thousand, nine
hundred and seventy-nine.’
"That box was about as big as a wo
man's watch case.
" ‘Open it.’ says the angel handing it to
me. I did so, and there was another box
Inside. I opened that. Inside that was
still another box—and, by thunder. I open
ed forty of ’em before I got down to the
last, and that was the tiniest box I ever
" ‘Now, here Is a microscope,’ said the
angel. ‘I want you to look, and look in
"It was a big microscope. I looked a
long while before I could see anything.
Then at last I did see a little speck.
" ‘ls that a soul?.’ I asked.
" ‘No.’ says the angel. ‘That isn’t a
soul. That is something that has been put
in there merely for the purpose of compari
son. That is the one-millionth part of a
moskeeter’s eyebrow’. Can’t you see an
other loetle, teeny mite of a speck there?’
"I looked hard, but blame me if I could
see a thing. I told the angel I couldn’t.,
“ 'Well, I don’t know as ye c&n,’ says
he. ‘But it’s there. It is one-thousandth
part as big as the one-millionth part of
a moskeeter’s eyebrow’, and It is the soul
of that Ike Hanson down In your place.’ "
Col. Marshall's Circus Horse.
Col. Charles Marshall, one of the lead
ing lawyers of Maryland, was aide-de
camp to General Robert E. Lee and went
through the battles of the war with his
chief. Col. Marshall has many Interesting
stories of his military life, and one of the
most amusing was an experience with a
new hor.se. His old horso had been shot
from under him in the fight of the pre
vious day. and he Bad taken possession of
an animal that sewmed to suit his work.
In the battle of a few hours later he was
riding across a field in which there were
numerous stumps. Suddenly the perform
ance opened. The guns roared and the air
was filled with smoke and noise. Before
Colonel Marshall knew what was happen
ing the horse had his four feet on one of
the stumps and was gayly dancing in a
circle. In the mean time the firing was in
creasing and the horse kept on as If ho
was enjoying it. “It was not until after
ward,” said Colonel Marshall, "thnt I
found the horse had belonged to a circus
and had been trained to do this act amid
the firing of cannon.”
Served Him Right.
He carefully prepared the small garden
plot, while his wife, deeply Interested In
hia labor, stood watching him, says Col
lier's Weekly. After he had put In the
seeds and smoothed over the bed, his wife
took his arm to accompany him to the
house, and on the way she asked:
"When will the seeds come up, John?"
Laying his hand caressingly on her
shoulder, the smart man said:
"I don't expect them to come up at all,
“You don't!” she exclaimed. "Then why
have you gone to all that trouble?"
With a smile that springs from superior
knowledge, he answered: "The seeds won't
come up, but the plants and flowers will,
by and by.”
Yet he was wrong; for hla neighbor's
hens got into his garden, and the seeds
did come up.
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The Knot In the Hu ml kerchief.
Speaking of the queer doings of absent
minded people, the following anecdote la
related by the London Globe: "A very' Ir
ritable man left his house one morning
to attend a race meeting some distance
off. In order that he might have enough
money to pay hie hotel bill he tied n sov
ereign In the corner of hts handkerchief.
In the train he drew his handkerchief
from his pocket, and noticed the knot in
the corner. "Now," he said to himself
"what was it I wished to remember?'
Much thought failed to enlighten him
upon the point, and at last. In a fit of
passion, he hurled the handkerchief out
f the window. Then h* remembered.**
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
—A large number of women. Myi the
London Lancet, sweep* the streets with
skirts of their gowns and other garments
and bear with them wherever they go
abominable filth. Attempt* are indeed of
ten made by women to keep their dresees
from dragging. The management of a
long gown is too difficult a matter for the
majority of women. Th* habit has arisen
of seizing the upper part of the skirt and
holding it in a bunch at a place called by
women "the broad part of the back below
the waist" and among anatomists by the
leB cumbrous term "gluteal region.” This
practice can be commended neither from
a physiological nor from an artistic point
of view. We etrongly protest from a
sanitary point of view against the impor
tation into private houses of skirts reek
ing with ordure, urine and pathogenic mi
crobes. For walking in the street a
short skirt should be worn, and we com
mend ihe sensible walking gown now
adopted by the best-dressed women to
those whose business it is to write on the
fashions in dress.
—The eastern and western shores of
the Atlantic ocean afford a very striking
illustration of the variations of tempera
ture from the line which theoretically
should prevail. On the American conti
nent the effects of isolation and radia
tion have free play, and as a result great
diversities of climate are experienced
within a comparatively short length of
country”, places only a few hundred miles
opart exhibiting great difference between
their mean annual temperatures. No
such diversity exists on the eastern side
of the Atlantic, there being only about
one-half the variety’ of mean annual tem
peratures in an equal line of coast line
that exists on the opposite side of the
ocean. The Gulf strenm is responsible
for the stability of the climate of the
British Isle, but there are other instances
where an ocean reduces the temperature
in accordance with its latitude, the de
crease of temperature from the equator
to the poles being more rapid than under
existing conditions. Not only’ does the
heat equator not include the geographical
equator, but the heat equator changes its
position and migrates from one place to
—A statement which was made at the
World’s* Women’s Christian Temperance
Union Meeting at Edinburgh that there was
much need for temperance work among
the women of France has aroused much
hostility’ among the leaders of women in
France. They retort that there is not
nearly so much need of reform among
French women a* there is ir* England.
Quite a considerable number of prominent
French women interviewed on the subject
indignantly’ repudiate the suggestions
made by their English-speaking sisters at
Edinburgh. Mme. Marguerite Durand, the
directress of La Fronde, the Parisian wo
man’s Journal, said. "It w’ould be a great
exaggeration to say’ that French women,
generally drink to excess, but unfortu
nately it must be admitted that alcoholism
has commenced to make program among
women in France. Ir> Paris Itself there is
very little alcoholic excess among women.
On the other hand, in Normandy and
Brittany’ drink is causing considerable in
jury to the female population." Another
well-known French lady’ said: "My’ own
experience is in accordance with the state
ment of Mme. Durand. A drunken wo
man is no uncommon sight in the great
towns of England, but T have never seen
a drunken woman in Paris."
—A correspondent of the London Spec
tator thinks that with regard to color
both ca's and dogs have little aesthetic
perception. Cats seem to show a definite
perception of texture-aesthetic*; for it Is
not ordinary bodily comfort which
prompts them to prefer cne texture to an
other. They may like to sleep on velvet,
but they revel, w’aking, in the feeling of
crackling raprr or of stiff silk, and there
is a well-authenticated case of a cat
w’hich goes into the garden to lick the
under sides of foxglove leaves, and can
not be kept from trying with her tongue
the texture of flannelette. But the keenest
aesthetic pleasure for a cat lies in the
region of smell. The deg uses smell mere
ly as a medium of information, hut th?
cat levels in it. She will linger near a
tree trunk, smelling each separate aro
matic baf, for the pure pleasure of it—
not. like a dog, to trace friend, foe or
prey. If the window of a close room is
op ned the cat leans out. smelling the air;
new dresses are smelled, partly’, perhaps,
f■!• future recognition, but also apparent
ly for pleasure. A strong smell, above all
a spirituous smell, is not only’ disagree
able, but absolutely painful. Lavender
water may pi a c e a tiger, but it will put
a cat to fright. The writer also refers to
the case of a dog who prefers scarlet to
—The remarkable success of American
jockeys in recent English races has caused
no little jealousy among their British col
leagues. The Field, to explain matters and
as a word of solace for the wounded feel
ings of the latter, gives room to the ob
servation that upon a number of occasions
the Americans had the pick of Ihe mounts
because of their preceding winnings. "We
still think,” it adds, “that in a close finish
the best of our English horsemen are bet
ter than the best of the Americans, but in
their judgment with regard to pace the
latter are far ahead of otir Jockeys, and
they ride with a determination and vigor
which, until quite lately, was unknown
among even the top rank of our horsemen.
Occasionally they lose their heads, and
then everything goes by the hoard, but on
the whole Sloan, the two Reiffs and Rigby
seldom ride a bad race, and this is proved
by the fact thai they have fully secured
the confidence of owners, trainers and of
the vast general public who take a pecuni
ary interest in the snort. The younger
Rciff. barely 15 years old, ts a veritable
wonder, end whether he makes running or
waits he can he relied upon to do more
with his mount than any English light
weight of the day. A noticeable circum
stance, too, Is lhat several English Jockeys
have copied the American seat on the
horse's withers, and now in some races it
is quite possible to see more horsemen in
the 'scorching' attitude than sitting tip
straight in the old style, with their toes
stuck out and their horses hard held."
—A striking phenomenon of our time Is
the Increasing ure of iron and steel, says
the Baltimore Sun, In ship-building and
bridgebuilding the large use of steel has
been familiar for years, but its large use
in the construction of public buildings
and private dwellings Is comparatively
recent. Steel cars begin now to consume
a large amount of the metal, and armor
for warships and modern guns are called
for in Increased quantities. Electricity in
its \arlous uses has created new demands
for steel, while the large movement of
cities and towns for improved water sup
plies has helped to swell the demand for
lion In Its varlobs forms. To a very great
extent Iron ands e 1 are displac'ng wo and
ard even brick and stone. The building of
new railways In Siberia, Egypt, Africa
India. Australia, Canada. Mexico and the
United States require-* large supplies of
the useful metal, but (he demand from
new roads Is less than the demand from
o'el roads that are replacing light rails
with heavy rails and bringing their equip
lntne up to the best standard. Every sort
of engineering enterprise now utilizes steel
In ways not contemplated a few years
ago. The change from Inferior to better
materials results, of course, to a great
extent, from the abundance of capital,
which is to be had at low rates of in
terest. The architect, the engineer and
the shipbuilder of to-day have the spend
ing of amounts of money that would have
seemed fabulous 50 years ago. Where
dews this abundance of capital come
from? The enlarged production of the gold
mines woulel account for but little of It
It is the long peace of the world—our fr*e
dom from great wars for 30 years—that
has given civilized mankind opportunity
to multiply wealth by Its Industry to an
forefathers ® f by ou f bell.coie
Jos. A. Magnus & Cos.,
BKOALWAi & 3STH STS., NEW YORK.
ABSOLUTELY FIRE PROOF.
COOLEST HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY
Located in the liveliest and most lnt.r
estlng part of the city; twenty principal
places of amusement within five minute#
walk of the hotel
CHARLES A. ATKINS & CO.
Summer Resort—Ocean Hotel, Asburr
Park. N. J. GEO. L. ATKINS & SONS.
GREEN PARK HOTEL
Summit of Blue Ridge, 4,340 feel. Scen
ery and climate unsurpassed, so say globe
trotters. Hotel first-class in every respect.
Only house on mountain with plastered
walls; excellent livery; 43 miles turnpike
roads on top of ridge; large ball room,
band and other amusements. Postofflce
and telegrdph in hotel. Opens July 1.
Write for leaflet and rates to
Green Park Hotel Cos., Green Park, N. C.
NOTED FOR CHOICE LOCATION.
LIBERAL TABLE AND EXCEPTION.
ALLY' LOW RATES.
Address JAS. M. CASE, Proprietor.
- 13 AND 15 EAST 11th St.,
SELECT FAMILY HOTEL
White Sulphur Springs Hotel,
WA YNESVILLE, N. C.
50 acres beautifully shaded lawn, wonder
ful mountain views, cool night*, frees ton*
iron and noted sulphur springs. Fine or
chestra daily. House remodeled and newly
furnished this reason.
COL. F. A. LINCOLN, Proprietor.
Greenbrier White Snlphur Springs,
Representative **esort of the South. Open
June 15. $40,000 in improvements. New
sewerage, plumbing, lights, private bath*
and toilets. Orchestra of 16 piece*. Fam
ous Sulphur baths. New 9-hole golf
course, 2,700 yards. Professional in charge.
Write for illustrated booklet. HARRING
TON MILLS, Manager.
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 all adjoin*
ing towns. Climate unsurpassed. Tourist
rate 9 Southern Railway and its branches,
and Atlantic Coast Line. Write for cir
cular. Address H. B. Beckwith, M. D.,
Silver, Stanly county, North Carolina.
IN THE GREAT NORTH WOODS.
HOTEL DEL MONTE,
SARANAC LAKE, N. Y.
OPENS JUNE 27. under entirely new manage
ment; newly furnished and renovated through
out; table and service tirst-clas9; near lake
and Hotel Ampersand; golf, tennis, billiard*,
boating, fishing, driving and bicycling, livery.
For booklet address J. HENRY OTIS, Sara
nac Lake. N. Y.
HOTEL m BATHS,
LITHIA SPHINCS. OA.
This well*known and popular resort lfl
opfn. All modern equipment. Cuisine end
service unexcelled. Write for illustrated
pamphlet. JAS. E. HICKEY, Fropr.
Also Kimball House, Atlanta, Ga.
CATSKILL MOUNTAIN HOUSE.
July daily rate $2. Unsurpassed scen
ery. Railway fare reduced. Station*, Otis
Summit and Kaaterskill.
CIiAS. & GEO. H. BEACH. Mgre..
Catsklll, N. Y^
SEA GIRT, NEW JERSEY.
Beach House, right on the beach. Al
ways cool. Fine accommodations. Dining
room service first-class. Rates reasons,
blc. Send for booklet. Sea Girt is the
first stop made on the coast by express
trains from Philadelphia to Asbury Perk
and Long Branch. COAST COMPANY^
On Knoxville and Bristol Railroad, fi'*
miles west of Tate’s, at the base of Clinch
moumains; one of the most delightful re
sorts of Bast Tennessee. Ltthia, sulphur
and chalvbeate water. Reasonable rates.
Address Miss C. CRO-SIER, Lithla, Grain
ger county, Tennessee.
GRAND ATLANTIC HOTEL,
Virginia avc and Beach,Atlantic Clty.N.J.
sth year. Most central location; highest
elevation, overlooking ocean; 359 beautiful
rooms, many with baths. The terms ara
reasonable. Write for booklet. Hotel coach
es meet all tralna. CHARLEB E. COPE;
Ml I,HOSE, NEW YORK.-78 Madison
Avenue, corner 28th at. Rooms with or
without board. Rooms with board $T per
week; $1.25 per day and upwards. Send for
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND
GEORGIA, CHATHAM COUNTY.—
Notice Is hereby given to all persons hav
ing demands against Betsy HabershanN
late of said county, deceased, to present
them to me, properly made out, within
the time prescribed by law, so as to show
their character and amount; and all P* r *
son* Indebted to said deceased fire in
quired to make Immediate payment to me.
Savannah, Ga., July 3, 1900.
FRED T. SAUSSY.
Admlnetrator, office Bull and Congres*
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDIT
GEORGIA. CHATHAM COUNTY
Notlce Is hereby given <o all persons
having demands agHinst Herman
Lentz, late of said county, deceased, to
present them to me, properly made out.
within the time prescribed by law. so **
to show their character and amount; and
all persons indebted to said deceased are
required to make Immediate payment to
roe. F. S. LATHROP, Executor,
tiavacant), Ua., June, 1900.