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INDEX 10 NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Special Notices—Temperature at Suwan
nee Springs. Thursday. July 12; Fancy
and Repressed Brick. Savannah Building
Supply Company; What William E.
Gomni, M. D., Writes of Suwannee
Springs Water; Fruits, AVgetoblea. Gro
ceries, Drayton Grocery Company; Ex
tra, M. S. Gardner; At Joyce’s; San
Francisco Restaurant; Table
d’Hote; Prime Native Beef, John Funk,
Business Notices—A Good Dinner, John
T. Evans & Cos.; Health Foods, The S.
W. Branch Company. ♦
Summer Resorts—The s*wannanoa Ho
tel, Asheville, N. C.
Headquarters For Builders’ Hardware-
Palmer Hardware Company.
Grape-Nuts—Postum Cereal Company.
Cheroots—Old Virginia Cheroots.
Corsets—Thomson’s ‘'Glove Fitting Cor
Cigar*?—Tom Keene Cigars, J. Plnkua
eohn & Cos.
Legal Notices—Citations From the Clerk
of the Court of Ordinary of Chatham
Auction Sale—Old Hosa Sale of Savan
nah, Florida and Western Railway, Un
claimed Freight, by I. D. Laßocht, Auc
Salt—The Perfect Table Salt.
Petitions For Incorporation—Savannah
Union Station Company.
Medical—Dr. Williams' Pink Pills; Lydia
Pinkhom’s Vegetable Pills; Hood’s Sarsa
parilla; Dr. Hathaway Company; Bar-
Cheap Column Advertisements—Help
Wanted; Employment Wanted; For Rent;
For Sale; Lost; Personal; Miscellaneous.
The indications for Georgia to-day are
local rains on the coast, fair in the In
terior, with light to fresh southwesterly
winds; and for Eastern Florida, local
rains and thunderstorms, with fresh south
During the fast two weeks China has
been more of a “dark continent” than
Africa. The darkness of China has been
practicably Impenetrable, notwithstand
ing It is one of the most populous coun
trlts In the world.
There is to be a Salvation Navy, as well
as a Salvation Army, it seems. The nu
cleus of the navy was fitted out in New
York the other day. It will be the busi
ness of the navy to operate along the wa
ter front as the army does on the streets.
It may be well enough to have an ex
planation of why the Income tax plank
was left out of the Kansas City platform.
Committeeman Morse of Indiana says the
omission was Inadvertent—sn oversight.
However, it is not likely that Mr. Bryan
will loose a dozen votes because the plank
was not Included. He Is pretty much a
platform himself, with every plank In
The season of freak bets on the election
Is now about fairly opening. In New York
two men have agreed that the loser on
the election shall ride on the back of a
horse drawing a Jaunting car up Broad
way, while the winner shall ride In the
car. The loser is also to pay for a SIOO
dinner. After a short while the wheel
harrow bet and the egg-rolling bet will
Ex-President Harrison Is quoted by the
Helena (Mom.) Post as expressing the
opinion that the Democratic party has a
better chance for carrying the election
this year than It had ip 1896. He said, ac
cording to the foregoing authority, that the
Republican party had not pursued the
right course with respect to trusts, and
that h would not be surprised to see In
diana go Democratic In November. The
Republican administration, be said, had
made a number of serious mistakes In Its
handling of the reins of government.
Gov. Roosevelt has been credited with
harboring the desire to be the first gov
ernor general of the Philippine Islands,
and recently a report was current to the
effect that If he should be elected Vice
President he would resign that office in
order to accept the Philippine governor
generalship. The Governor hue denied the
correctness of this report. He does not
deny that he would prefer the activity of
governing the Island* to the biactlvlty of
presiding over tha Senate, but he says
that If the people elect him Vice Presi
dent he will feel In duty bound to serve
the term. It ha* been recalled. In this
connection, that only one Vice President
has ever resigned. Two month* before
the end of hts term John C. Calhoun re
signed th* vie* presidency to enter the
4 SCARCITY OF LABOR.
There is almost constant complaint
‘ among the farmers of this state that they
ar* unable to get all of the labor they
ne*d to plant, cultivate and harvesi their
erops. They have not been able to give
the attention to their cotton fields since
the June rains fhat the cotton requires,
end the consequence is that the cotton
crop promises to be a very small one in
most parts of the state. In Middle Geor
, gia some cotton fields have been aban
' doned altogether to the grass.
No doubt there Is the same scarcity of
♦obor in most of the other Southern states
that there is in this. It is no4iceable that
in Alabama there has been a rise in the
wages of laborers in minea and at the
mills, and when it was announced a few
days ago that labor agents wore on their
way from Hawaii to New Orleans, in
search of laborers for the Hawaiian sugar
plantations, it was said in that city that no
laborers were to be had, either in Louis
iana or Texas. In this state the scarcity
is due largely to the extraordinary labor
demand at saw mills and on turpentine
farms. The rise in the price of iumber
last year cause*] hundreds of small saw
mills to be established, and the high prices
of naval stores have greatly increased the
labor demand of naval stores operators.
The small saw mills are still being operat
ed notwithstanding the decline in the
price of lumber. Better wages are paid
at the saw mills, and on the naval stores
farms than on the cotton and grain farm".
That accounts in a large measure for the
scarcity of labor from which the Geor
gia farmers are now suffering.
But there is another reason. Avery
large percentage of the negroes born in
the country' ore not remaining there. They
are seeking the cities. In all of the cities
there are thousands of them who are
barely Able to keep from starving. In
this city, for instance, dozene of them
arjp sepn sunning themselves in comforta
ble places on pleasant do vs. It is no se
cret that they are kept alive by the oc
casional meals handed to them from the
back gates or kitchen windows of the
residences of the white people. They
get a little work occasionally, but thvsy
do not want steady employment. They’
have no ambition to improve their mate
rial condition. All they’ seem to care for
is enough food to natisfv their hunger,
and clothes enough to hide their naked
ness. Of fhis class of people Prof. Brok
er T. Washington, in his address in this
city on Thursday, said:
“Every’ idle person in this community’
is supported by' the community'. That
is true and the people who work are sup
porting the idlers. You never eaw a
starving colored man. Somebody' feeds
him. There are a lot of idle negroes in
this town who get their food out of the
white man’s kitchen, and the white peo
ple are largely responsible for this state
of affairs. They should cut off the sup
ply. l*t them lock Iheir kitchens and
their pantries and make the idle scoun
drels go to w'ork. Our women want to
stop supporting these idle rascals. Let
them cease this sort of thing and there
will be. less idleness and less immorality'.”
There ought to be some way of getting
idlers from the city into the Vountrv,
where they are needed. The change
would be better for the city, the country
and for the idlers. Here in the city they
furnish most of the criminals, and are
a heavy’ burden on the taxpayers. In the
country the great majority of them would
be workers. There would be no one there
to feed them out of back gatea and kitchen
windows, and they’ would have to work.
Besides, there is a steady demand for
their labor in the country, and there is
not in the cities. The supply’ of lat>or
In the cities greatly exceeds the demand.
INHARMONIOUS t I.LIES.
The dispatches are beginning to show
the real reason why the allied forces at
Tien Tsin are accomplishing so little.
There Is a lack of harmony among them.
There ts no real head to the combined
army. The commander of the force of
each nationality does what he thinks is
best. There is no concert of action*. If
the Russian or British commander does
not think the course advised by the
French or German or American com
mander is the right one he takes no part
in the active operations. The command
ers appear, however, to be on good terms
With each other. They are simply jealous
of each other's authority, and each one
thinks he knows better what ought to be
done than any of the other commanders.
The consequence is that little or nothing
is being done in the direction of moving
on to Pekin.
The commanders of the allies say they
are waiting for reinforcements—that it
would be madness to attempt to reach Pe
kin with the small force they now have.
No doubt they are right about that, but
when they are provided with the neces
sary reinforcements there will be the
same disorganized condition of affairs as
there is at present, unless the Powers
come to an understanding as to who shall
have supreme command of the allied
But will the Powers ever agree upon a
policy for checking the disorders in China?
Recently they agreed that the first thing
to be done was to relieve the legations at
Pekin and afford the foreign residents
protection, but somehow or other they
seem to be extremely slow In carrying out
that policy. Of course it is necessary to
wait for reinforcements, but if there were
blit one commander at Tien Tsin it is
probable that the operations of the aides
would be so aggressive and effective that
the Chinese would lose confidence in their
ability to prevent an advance on Pekin.
The Chinese are meeting with so much
success now, however, that they are be
ginning to think that they can success
fully defy all Europe and America. In
proportion as their confidence in their
ability to defend the empire against inva
sion increases the difficulties of rescuing
foreigners and checking the disorders of
the empire will increase.
It may he that the Powers have not yet
been able to agree ns to who shall com
mand the allied forces or that they have
considered It advisable to wait until rein
forcements reach Tien Tsin before set
tling that question. From the point of
view of an outsider, however, It looks as
If a commander of the allied forces should
be selected at once.
The colored soldiers of this country In
the Philippines are said to be proving
themselves exceptionally good fighters. It
has no; remained, however, for Ihe Phil
ippine campaign to prove the fighting
qualities of the American blacks. The ne
gro soldiers ot .. .. Ji,„;i 11111 won high
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THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1900.
TflE STATE FAIR.
! Valdosta is to have the state fair this
1 year, and is to provide SIO,OOO for pre
miums. Whatever Valdosta undertakes
to do in connection with the fair she wjll
do well. The amount of money she agrees
to furnish for premiums will be forth
coming, and it is safe to say that the
fair under her direction will be as suc
cessful ns it has ever been at either At
lanta or Macon. South Georgia is about
the best section of the state, being es
pecially rich in agricultural resources.
The farmers are well-to-do. and take an
interest in fairs. The people of Valdosta
are enterprising and energetic and will
make a special effort to show the Agri
cultural Society that It did not make a
mistake when it selected their town as
the place for the fair this year.
The. policy of selecting a different town
each year for the fair would be a good
one. It w’ould have the effect of stimu
lating interest in the fair. A rivalry be
tween the different towns would spring
up. with the result that the fair would
steadily’ gTOW in importance and useful
ness. There is no doubt that it can be
made of great benefit not only to farmers,
but to all other classes of the people.
Waycros? is an ambitious city and will
he an applicant for the state fair. And
it is safe to say that Waycross would
make as great a success of it as Valdosta
will. There is a fine farming country
within easy reach of that city, and the
people are believers in fairs. The Way
cross fair, which takes place in Novem
ber, will indicate what that city is capa
ble of doing in the way of a fair.
Valdosta is growing so fast that she is
beginning to think she is capable of
financiering any sort of a public enter
prise that stands a chance of being
handled successfully in the largest cities
of the s<ate, and it is but fair to admit
that there 1s good ground for th* confi
dence she has in herself. It is a safe
prediction that the state fair this year
will be a satisfactory one from every
point of view. Valdosta is to be com
mended for her pluck and enterprise in
seeking the fair and her success in get
The fair has been kept up-state and in
the larger cities long enough, anyway. It
is high time that it w'ere coming into the
w'lregrass section, and that the smaller
cities should have a chance at it. For
several seasons the eftief features of the
stare fair have been the sideshow’s, the
balloon ascensions, etc., to the detriment
of the agricultural and mechanical side
of the affair. By’ holding the exhibition
away' from the more ous centers, for
a time at least, and running it upon
its original lines rather than as a mone>’-
maktng scheme, the character of the fair
will be restored and the Interest In It re
THE COTTON CROP.
It seems to be admitted that the cotton
crop will be a short one, notwithstanding
the fact that an increased acreage was
planted and an unusually large amount
of commercial fertilizers was used. There
has been very little favorable weather
since cotton was planted, and in large
arenas of the cotlon section the w'eather
| l as been so unfavorable that the cotton
has b< en damaged beyond complete recov
ery. It seems to be the opinion that in
this state the crop will not be nearly so
large as that of last year. The fact that
there is a steady rise in the price of cot
ton indicates pretty clearly what the opin
ion of the crop’s prospects is in cotton cir
If it should turn out that the permanent
damage to the crop is as great as it is
now believed it is, the price of cotton is
going to he a great deal higher than it is
at present. The mills which have been
selling cotton because the price enabled
them to get a better return for it than
they could by manufacturing it will, in
all probability, regret having done so.
The last crop was a short one and the
wr rld’s visible supply at the prrsent time
is onlye about one-half what, it is usually
k' this sejson of (he year. Europe is buy
ing cotton oagerly at present prices. Her
spinners are afraid that they will not
have a chance again in months to get it
as low* as it can be purchased now.
If the damage to the crop Is very great
a good price will be necessary 1o enable
farmers to come out anywhere near even.
A couple of months ago the farmers
thought that if they got 8 cents a pound
for their cotton they w’ould be fortunate.
It looks now as if Ihey were certain of
10 cents and there is a possibility that
they will get 11 or 12 cents.
U NCONFIR ME D n I’M OR S.
Very little confidence Is placed in the
Pekin news. Yesterday It was stated that
an official dispatch had been received In
London from Pekin, in which it was stated
that the ministers and all other foreigners
in Pekin had been killed, but It was im
possible to find any confirmation of this
statement. It is even doubted that the
paper which Minister Wu Ting Fang at
Washington delivered to Secretary Hay
last Wednesday, and which was
published on Thursday, in which
there was an elaborate defense of
the Chinese government and an
announcemet that on June 29 the ministers
were safe, was sent from Pekin. It was
a most remarkable paper and contained
much that was recognized as true, but if
the Chinese government is acting in good
faith and was able to get such a lengthy
statement from Pekin to the outside
world, why was It that our minister was
not permitted to communicate with his
government by the same means? Why
were not the other minister* permitted to
send messages to their respective govern
ments” There are*no answer* to these
questions. News from Pekin will -ontlnue
to be regarded as unconfirmed rumor until
something is received that Is known to be
Prince Tuan, It seetna, has started to
run the gamut of disaster* and death so
often traversed of late by the Dowager
Empress ond the Emperor Kwang Hsu.
A late report says that he has become
Insane. Presently, in all probability, wo
shall hear that he has committed sui
cide, then that he haR been as'a-slnsted,
and later that he Is In good health at the
head of his Boxers. There are. evidently
some yellow journalists at work In the
According to th* New York World, Miss
Helen Gould went “fishing in her sunbon
net” the other day and caught a four
pound trout. Her luck was better than
that of the well-known youngster In the
rhyme who went fishing "for to catch a
whale, and all 4h* water that he had was
Li hi* mother’s pall.'
According to the Information of the New
York World, the Incorporation of the Na
tional Telephone and Telegraph Company
In Now Jersey, the other day. was the ini
tial step towards the consolidation under
one management the Western Union
Telegraph Company, the Postal Telegraph
Company, the Commercial Cable Company,
the Bell Telephone Company throughout
the world, the Telegraph, Telephone and
Cable Company of America, and the Na
tional Telephone and Telegraph Company.
The merging of all of these vast Interests,
the World says, would mean a corporation
whose capitalization ivould run into the
thousands of millions of dollars, and
would create a monopoly of the telegraph
and telephone business more absolute than
any now existing. The specific object of
the new corporation, It Is said, is to buy
up or otherwise absorb every one of the
small independent telephone companies
which cropped up throughout the country
when the Bell telephone patents expired.
W-hen these companies have been absorb
ed, the big corporation will bring pressure
to bear upon the Bell people and convince
them and the other corporations named
of the desirability of a single huge com
If the can’t-got-aways would sometimes
take the trouble to look at the weather
reports and compare the evening temper
aterfs cf Savannah with these of other
ciths they would find much to consoles
th<m. It may be hot here during the hours
of sunshine, but it is almost invariably
the case that the evenings and nights are
cool and pleasant. Savannah, indeed
never becomes and rota ns distressingly
hot fer twenty-feur or more hours at a
time, like Charleston, for instance. Here
the streets are very wide and are shaded
by magnliicent trees. The luxuriant fol
iage prevents the pavements from becom
ing storage batteries of keep the
air broiling hot duting evening and night
hours, as is the case in less favored cities.
Besides our wide beautiful and well shad
ed streets we have the numerous parks,
the lungs of the city, and many fresh,
green grass plats, all of which help to re
duce the temperature quickly after the
sun goss down and make life in Savan
nah a Joy to those who are fortunate
enough to live here.
A New York newspaper regards it a
matter of important news that Count Boni
de Castellano appeared at a ball In Paris
recently in knee breeches, wig and buck
led shoes. Why, George Washington, the
Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jeff r
son used to dress like that years and
years ago, and nobody ever thought of
putting it into the papers; and, they were
bigger men than Boni will ever be.
—Under the terms of of the late
Rev. Dr. Samuel M. llaskins, who for
fifiy-nine years was rector rf St. Mark's
Eplsropal Church in Brooklyn, all of his
manuscripts of sermons except tho e
which the members of his family espe
cially desire to preserve are to he con
sumed in the furnace of the church.
—Mon doubt sometimes the genius of
M. Thiers for foreign affairs, but he cer
tainly had a rare insight into th** posi
tion of foreign states, says the S,* ior
In January, 1871, he told his friends that
they were ail at sea as to the resources
of Groat Britain, which he maintained
had in India a separate reserve of
strength, and ventured upon this most re
markable prophecy; "When ver England
Is in conflict With a foreign Power. Eu
rope *will see he.r colonies rally round and
co-operate with her. Without the slight
est expense to her th y will equip their
soldiers, their only ambition he n; to
show their close union with her and to
demonstrate that their strength and en
ergy are at her disposal, just as her enor
mous resources are at theirs. I predict
this in spite of your smile of incredulity,
and although perhaps none of us will li\’e
to witness It.” •
—Mr. Gaswell—"Are you familiar with
the acts of the Peace Congress, held at
The Hague?” Mr. Dukane— "To some ex
tent.” Mr. Gaswell —"Did that body for
bid the use of Dum-Dum firecrackers on
the Fourth of July?”—Pittsburg Chroni
—Far From It.— ,r What did Scummins
say when you told him of our scheme to
make him Alderman?" asked the political
leader. “It took; him clean off his legs,"
said the faithful henchman. “He wanted
to think about it.” “In a quandary,
was he?" “No; he was in a saloon."—
—The New War Play.—Hamphat— En
gaged yet for next season? Futlites—Yes,
I go out with a road company in anew
war drama. Hamphat—Comedy part?
Futlites—Double up. I play the comic cr
poral in the first act and chairman of the
investigation commission in the last
—Bighead—“lsn't It strange the way the
nations are acting? Americans express
sympathy with Kruger, Canadians with
Aguinaldo, and Russians with Cronje."
Wiseun—“Oh! I don’t know. That is
about as close as Christian nations can
get to the divine command. They love
one another’s enemies.”—Puck.
The Hartford (Conn.) Times (Dom.)
says: “Another harmless little reclproc
iiy treaty, such as the Dlngley tariff act
(section 4) provided for, has been nego
tiated by the McKinley administration. It
'abates' the duties on a few things im
ported from Germany, including argols.
If the American people can onl? get their
argols cheap enough Mr. McKinley will
be satisfied. It is worih mentioning that
neither the Philadelphia nor the Kansas
City platform has a word to say about
the reciprocity treaties with France and
the British West indies, which Mr. Mc-
Kinley negotiated and which have been
put to sleep in tlie Senate Foreign Affairs
The Richmond Dispatch (Dom.) says:
"Mr. McKinley assured the country that
It was not his policy to make our last
war a war of conquest, but what did
that assurance amount to? Let the Fili
pinos answer. He assured the country
that his policy whs to follow the "plain
duty’—and the constitutional duty—of giv
ing Porto Rico free trade. What did that
assurance amount to? Let the Porto Ri
The Chicago Chronicle (Dem.) says:
"Essentially, Imperialism Is arbitrary
power exercised over a people without
their concent. It Is the power thnt the
British government asserts in many
places, though In general it exercises the
power with such moderation that the peo
ple over whom It is asserted are prac
tically self-governing. At botiom it is s
flat denial of the right or self-govern
The Nashville American (Dem.) says:
"The Democratic platform favors com
mercial expansion, but opposes Imperial
ism. On* is American, the other la not."
Accepted Long Cl-eill*.
A discharged soldier recently returned
from the Philippines tells a tale of a shirt
which Is too good to be lost, says the
New York Tribune. His company was
returning from a long and tiresome seout
istg trip, in which most of the men had
lost the greater part of their wearing
apparel, when he saw on a clothes line In
the grounds of a residence adjoining a
big stone church two very good shirts
hung out to dry. As he had at the time
only half a shirt to his back, he pro
ceeded to help himself to a whole oije,
whereupon a woman came out of the
house and said to him. in passable Eng
lish. “You will pay for that on the Judg
ment Hay." "Madam.” he replied. "If
you give such long credit I will take both
shirts," which he proceeds to do.
A Good Illustration.
Thomas Sheridan, the Irish clergyman
and grandfather of Richard Brinsley
Sheridan, the dramat'st, had a grtat dis
tant - for metaphysical discussions, where
as his son Tom, the actor, had a great
liking for them, sayp the Argonaut. Tom
cn* day tried to discuss with his father
tr e doctrine of necessity. "Pray, father,"
said he "did you ever do anything in a
statu of perfect indifference—without mo
tive, I mean of some kind or other?"
Sheridan, who saw what was coming,
sad, ' Yes, certainly."
"What, total indifference—total, entire,
"Yes, total, entire, thorough Indiffer
"My dear father.” said Tom, "tell me
what it is that you can do with (mind!)
total, entire, thorough indifference?”
"Why, listen to you, Tom,” said Sheri
A Largo Party of One.
‘A Coney Island excursion steamer was
leaving New York with but few passen
gers aboard, says Collier's Weekly. The
boat had Just cast off when a stout gen
tleman with a very red face rushed down
the pier and, flourishing his stick, shouted:
"Hey, captain! Put back—back her quick.
Here’s a large party wants to go."
The daptain was at first derisive, but
finally shouted from the pilot house;
"How large is the party?”
For an instant the fat man hesitated.
Then he yelled back: “Between sixty and
As soon as the captain heard this num
ber he instantly ordered the steamer back
and made fast again. The fat man wad
dled across the gangplank, and, picking
out a nice deck seat, fanned himself with
his straw hat. Meanwhile the captain and
his crew waited for the party to arrive.
After waiting live minutes and more, the
enptain turned impatiently toward the
stout gentleman and said: "Where’s your
party between sixty and seventy? This
boat can’t wait all day for them.”
"Oh, that’s all right,” replied the fat
passenger, with a bland smile. "I’m the
party; 65 to-day, sir.”
The captain’s face grew redder even
than the passenger’s as he furiously rang
the bell to steam ahead, but the fat gen
tleman at oncq became the hero of the
It Wn* His Wife.
Therp was a young man on a Liverpool
tram some days since who had good rea
son to be a very angry man indeed, says
London Tir Bits. The Irani was crowded,
when a corpulent German, accompanied
by on equally corpulent wife, elbowed his
The woman was not pretty or attrac
tive, arid most of the male passengers did
nor even report 10 any of the familiar
tricks of the experienced passenger when
be conveniently wants to overlook the
fact thU a lady is holding on to the top
rail while he enjoys a comfortable se^t.
But a well-dressed young man arose
and. touching ihe woman’s arm to at
tract her attention, politely said:
“Here is a seat for you, madam."
The woman started toward the vacant
seat, when her obese male companion,
with a sigh of satisfaction, settled down
into i.t before her.
j The young man was surprised, but his
astonishment soon gave way to anger.
At first lie was Inclined to be ieve that the
puffing old Teuton hid made a mistake,
!>♦♦ he t-oon became convinced that the
notion was intentional.
Tapping the old man on the shoulder, he
“I beg your pardon, sir. hut I gave up
my seat to this lady, and not to you.*’
“Oh, yaw\ dot is all right, mine friendt,”
blurted out the old fellow'; “she vos mine
The young man grasped the top rail for
support, and for a moment was too full
for utterance. A riot was imminent, hut
a the next crossing several passengers
alighted and b’oodshed was averted.
Quite recently, pays London Tit Bits, a
countess who had been despoiled of her
jewel-case, containing diamonds to the
extent of £5,000, received that article by
parcel post along with the following:
So sweet, so sweet, the diamonds in their
Bo sweet the pearls, oh Countess B ;
So blithe and gay I'll live upon their
From pub to pub I’ll drink the health of
A thief who broke /Into a nobleman’e
mansion near Maidenhead and stole a
quantity of silver plate, besides drinking
a bottle of port wine, left, with charac
teristic effrontery, a rhyme, written In
chalk on the dining-table, which ran:
Your silver makes me jump for joy.
But joy soon turns to sorrow;
Your port is hod, methlnks that I
Shall feel a pain to-morrow.
Not long since o burglar who ransacked
the house of a magistrate, while the in
mates were asleep, composed the follow
ing little rhyme:
So snug and peaceful in your Clapham
While you’re asleep. I’ve peeked to roam.
Good-bye, mv lord, I may not tarry.
So now' no more from Burglar Harry.
It seemw strange that In the dead of
night n burglar should draw a picture,
but not long since a man who robbed the j
house of a prominent pro-Boer drew a by
no means badly-executed sketch of his
victim, below which he added;
“Stop the war! Stop the war!’* Is your
Your politics are shocking, they make
mo pipe my eye.
You may stop the war, you may stop your
But you can’t stop me, though I’ve got
Borne months ago a convict, who struck
his gaoler insensible and then escaped,
robbed a house of a suit of clothes, a hat,
and a pair of boots, ami left his prison
dress hanging up on the hat-rack in the !
hall, with a facetious message attached
to it, which ran:
Although good name T once did lose,
I step In yours, a good man’s shoes;
My character Is had, I *ti true,
But I leave my clothes, ns they may flt
—Do you really think it’s necessary to j
have the. Emperor assassinated again?”
asked a member of the Chinese Imperial
‘ I do,” was the answer.
“Well, you know wc must economize.
Perhaps It would be cheaper to employ ■
regular nssassln and keep him on the
payroll Instead of having the work done I
by the job, ms heretofore.”—Washington
ITEMS (VF INTEREST.
—An excursion steamer has been fitted
up by a New York vaudeville manager
as a floating roof garden. Brilliantly
lighted up with electric lights from stem
to stern. It is the most noticeable object
on the bay while making its evening trips.
—E. H. Town, who lives at Chubbs
Crossing, comes to the front with prob
ably the longest unbroken row of corn
in the state of Vermont. On his farm is
a big, cone-shaped knoll. Commencing
at the base, Mr. Towne drilled around and
around, corkscrew style, clear to the
summit, to so get one continuous row
that covers the whole place.
—The tail feathers of the feriwah, a
rare member of the family of Paradisei
dae, or birds of paradise, are the most ex
pensive known. Indeed, their price may
be called prohibitive, for the only tuft
existing in England—probably in any civ
ilized land—was procured with such dif
ficulty that it is considered to be worth
$50,000. It now adorns the apex of the
coronet worn on state occasions by the
Prince of Wales.
—lt is probable that a grand ceremony
will take place in Paris during the expo
sition, in connection with the transfer to
the Pantheon of the remains of Diderot,
Balzac, Renan, Rude, Ingres and Dela
croix—that is to say, of three famous
writers and of the same number of cele
brated artists. To this list it was pro
posed to add Lamartine, Michelet, Quinet
and the painter David d’Angers, but the
descendants of these great men refused
to allow their bones to be disturbed for
the sake of posthumous honors, however
splendid. The heart of the first grenadier
of France, La Tour d’Auvergne, is also
to go to the Pantheon, there to join the
rest of his body.
—lt Is not quite seventy yeSrs since
there was no school in the limits of Chi
cago. The first school house was built by
a woman, at 'her own expense, in 1831.
Ten years later there were four district
schools, with four teachers, each receiv
ing S4OO a year. For the last school year
the total appropriations were over $7,000,-
000. There are 250 public school houses,
with 5,000 teachers and over 253,000 pu
pils, Including eight high schools, with
B,SOO pupils. There are three universities,
one of which has an endowment of $4,000,-
000, and another of $11,000,000. Nearly all
the leading denominations* have theologi
cal seminaries there, and there are a
large number of technical and special
—The Russian government is experienc
ing great difficulty in its efforts to restrict
the almost universal use of liquor among
the laboring rlasses. The Minister of
Finance says the government is anxious
.Abo save the population from the baneful
influence of the innkeepers, who in order
to make large profits adulterated their
spirits with noxious and deleterious sub
stances wdiich were proving ruinous to
the lower classes. The average peasant
was not content with remaining in a pub
lic house until he had spent his last far
thing, but often pawned his clothes, fur
niture and future crops. The public houses
were acknowledged to be the most power
ful agents of ruin and disorganization in
the economic life of the Russian people,
and threatened the impoverishment of
the whole agricultural population.”
—Chicago is to have e parental school
for the reformation, of truant hoys with
some novel features. It is to be situated
on a forty-acre tract in the suburbs, and
Is to be conducted on the cottage plan,
with twenty-five boys in each cottage, un
der the constant supervision of teacher.
While life in the parental school is to be
made reasonably pleasant for the boys,
the conditions are to be such that they
will be glad to go home. They are to he
kept busy from the time they get up until
they go to bed, with practically no time
that they- can call their own. They will
he required to work in the garden, make
beds, wash dishes, sweep floors, and do a
hundred and one things. The boys will not
like such a life, and if they promise to go
to school and do better they will be al
lowed to go home, but upon pa role
Monthly reports will be received concern
ing their conduct. If the reports are not
encouraging the boys will be brought
—The camphor production of Japan has
fallen off rapidly, and that of China was
never large. Formosa has become the
great source of supply and the Japaneses
government has established a monopoly
of it, says the New York Journal of Com
merce. A guard of 1.500 armed men wiii
protect the forests and the workers from
the savages. The government will pay
sls per picul of 133 pounds for the crude
gum. 'This price ie intended to be low
enough to check the production. The
government has for the present fixed the
amount of production at a little over five
million pounds. An English firm has se
cured the distributing agency by offering
the best terms. It agrees to maintain
offices in New York. London, Hamburg
and other leading markets*. The govern
ment tviil receive from the selling agents
$42.50 per picul for the crude and $47.50
per picui for "A” grade of refined cam
phor, and will sell for $42.85 crude and
$03.92 “A” grade, free of duty.
—Some curious facts about the racial
affinities of the Afghans have lately been
communicated to the Anthropological In
stitute of London by Sir Thomas Hol
diteh. The Afghans call themselves Ben
lsrael and claim to be descended from
the tribe which was carried into captivity
by Nebuchadnezzar. This has been
thought by some ethnologists to be a pious
delusion, since they speak Pushtu like
the Pathans, among whom they are cast,
and have hitherto been classed among the
Aryan races of India. But Col. Hoklitch
thinks there is something in the native
tradition, Judging from the frequent oc
currence of Jewish mimes among the Af
ghans, and the observance among the
Yusufznis of the Feast of the Passover.
After all, there is nothing very impos
sible in the theory of some admixture
of Jewish blood. The Persians, who suc
ceeded to Nebuchadnezzar’s empire, ruled
as far south as the Punjaub, and forced
migrations of their subjects were at all
—Writing oil the city of Pekin, The En
gineer says ilial Ihe walls of the Tartar
city are of an average higlit of fifty feet.
Their average width is about forty feet,
but they have been built so lrregulirly
that in some places n width of fifty-seven
feet is found, In others a width of only
twenty-two feet. The outer face of the
wall Is perpendicular, while Its inner face
slopes In some places very considerably.
Parapets are erected In both Inner and
outer faces of the wall, that on the latter
being loopholed and crenellated. At In
tervals of about fifty or sixty yards are
large buttresses, every sixth being of
much larger size than the others; the
smaller ones are about fifteen feet to
twenty feet square. Pari of the inner
brick lining having fallen away from the
north wall, an opportunity was afforded
of observing Its construction. Near the
gates the walls are occasionally faced
with stone, but In other parts by immense
bricks, which boar a strong resemblance
to stone. The space between the facings
is filled up. first by a splld foundation of
concrete of some ion feet in depth, then
by a layer of well rammed earth, another
layer of concrete and another of earth
succeed, the latter being paved with large
blocks of granite, which form the terre
plelr,. The earth-to fill In Ihe wall was
taken from the ditch which surrounds the
city. The concrete resisted all the ef
forts of our sappers to form a trench on
the lerreplein during the last war. Each
of the gales has a buttress on each side
connected by n semicircular wall, which
thus forms an enceinte. That of the ten
tral south gate is larger than any of Ihe
others, and Is the only one with thie e
entrances, the central gate being for the
ue of the Emperor or his family alone
The arches of the gateway are well built.
bttUADViAI & 3STH 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 prlnclMi
places of amusement within five mining
walk of the hotel w
CHARLES A. ATKINS & on
Summer Resort—Ocean Hotel Ash,,..
Park, N. J. GEO. L. ATKINS & SON&
BLOATING ROCK. ”
GREEN PARK HOTEL
Summit of Blue Bulge, 4,340 (eet. 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. Postoffice
and telegraph in hotel. Opens July t
Write for leaflet and rates to
Green Park Hotel Cos., Green Park, N. C
While Sulphur Springs Hotel,
WAYNESVILLE, N. C.
50 acres beautifully shaded lawn, wonder
ful mountain views, cool nights, freesione
Iron and noted sulphur springs. Fine or
chestra dally. House remodeled and newly
furnished this season.
COL. F. A. LINCOLN, Proprietor.
ROCKY RIVER SPRINGS,
Stanly Connty, N. C.,
Open June 1.
Finest mineral water. Table supp’twi
with the best. Band of music. Daily
mail. ’Phone connections with all adjoin
ing towns. Climate unsurpassed. Tcu ist
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.
IN* THE GREAT NORTH WOODS.
HOTEL DEL MONTE,
SYR AN AC LAKE, N. Y.
OPENS JUNE 25. under entirely new manage
ment; newly furnished and renovated through
oqt; 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 V.
NOTED FOR CHOICE LOCATION.
LIBERAL TABLE AND EXCEPTION
ALLY LOW RATES.
Addresn JAS. M. CASE, Proprietor.
13 AND 15 EAST 11th St„
SELECT FAMILY HOTEL.
IN THE COOL MOUNTAINS.
The Swnnnanon Hotel, Asheville. N. C.
Under new* management. A high olass
family and commercial hotel, with table
of superior excellence. Casino, music and
dancing. Centrally located; good beds,
cool rooms; rate*s moderate. Write to
BRANCH & YOUNG, Proprietors.
CATSKILL MOUNTAIN HOUSE.
July daily rate $3. Unsurpassed scen
ery. Railway fare reduced. Station*, Otis
Summit and Kaaterskili.
CHAS. & G*EO. H. BEACH. Mgrs.,
Catsklll, N. Y.
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 chalvbeate water. Reasonable rates.
Address Miss C. CROZIER, Lithia, Grain
ger county, Tennessee.
SEA GIRT, NENV JERSEY.
Beach House, right on the boach. Al
ways cool. Fine accommodations Dining
room service first-class. Rates reasons,
hie. Send for booklet. Sea Girt Is Ihe
first stop made on the coast by express
trains from Philadelphia to Asbury lark
and Long Branch. COAST COMPANY.
GRAND ATLANTIC HOTEL,
Virginia ave and Reach,Atlantic City.N.J.
sth year. Most central location; highest
elevation, overlooking ocean; 350 beautiful
rooms, many with baths. The terms are
reasonable. Write for booklet. Hotel coach
es meet all trains. CHARLES E. COPE.
MELROSE, NEW YORK.—7B Madison
Avenue, corner 28th st. Rooms with or
without board. Rooms with hoard $7 per
week; $1.25 per day and upwards. Send for
1.81. Of HOPf R'Y mC.B S. R'T.
For Isle of Hope, Montgomery, Thunder
bolt, Cattle Park and West End.
Dally except Sundays. Subject to change
ISLE “OF HOPE!
Lv- City for I. of H.| Lv. Isle of Hope.
630 am from Tenth | 600 am for Bolton
730 am from Tenth | 600 am for Tenth
830 am from Tenth j 700 am for Tenth
9 15 am from Bolton | 8 00 am for Tenth
10 30 am from Tenth |lO 00 am for Tenth
12 (W n’n from Tenth |U at am for Bolton
1 15 pm from Bolton |ll 30 am for Tenth
230 pm from Tenth | 200 pm for Tenth
330 pm from Tenth | 240 pm for Rolton
430 pm from Tenth I 300 pm for Tenth
530 pm from Tenth | 400 pm for Tenth
630 pm from Tenth | 6CO pm for Tenth
730 pm from Tenth | 700 pm for Tenth
830 pm from Tenth | 8 00 pm for Tenth
930 pm from Tenth j 900 pm for Tenth
10 30 pm from Tenth 10 00 pm for Tenth
|ll 00 pm for Tenth
Lv city for Mong'ry. | Lv. Montgomery.
830 am from Tenth | 715 am for Tenth
2 30 pm from Tenth | 1 15 pm for Tenth
6 30 pm from Tenth | 000 pm for Tenth
Lv city for Cat.Park| Lv. Ca4tle Park.
6 30 am from Bolton | 7 00 am for Bolton
7 80 am from Bolton i 8 00 am for Bolton
1 00 pm from Bolton | 1 30 pm for Bolton
2 30 pm from Bolton | 3 00 pm for Bolton
7 00 pm from Bolton j 7 30 pm for Bolton
8 00 pm front Bolton | 8 30 pm for Bolton
Car leaves Bolton street junction 530
a. m. and every thirty minutes thereafter
until 11:30 p. m.
Car leaves Thunderbolt at 6:00 a. m and
every thirty minutes thereafter until
12:00 midnight, for Bolton street junc
FREIGHT AND PARCEL CAR
This esr carries trailer for passengers
on nil trips and leaves west side of city
market for Isle of Hope. Thunderbolt
and all Intermediate points at 9:00 a. m..
1:00 p. m., 6:00 p. m.
Leaves Isle of Hope for Thunderbolt,
City Market and all Intermediate points
at 6:00 a. m.. 11:00 a. m., 2:40 p. m.
WEST END CAR.
Car leaves west side of city market r n
West End 6:00 a. m. and every 40 minutes
thereafter during the day until 11:30 p. m-
Leaves West End at 6:20 a. m nrl< */
ery 40 minutes thereafter during the a y
until 12:00 o’clock midnight.
H. M. LOFTON, Gen. Mg*
Soda Water, Ice Cream and Sherbets
made of the beat fruit and criam by •
professional dispenser. Sent to any pan
of the city. S unday orders soil' R f ' a -
Cream and sherbets 5 cents.
rhono No. 678. No. 421 Liberty st, e*t-
M Morphine end Whiskev hs£
Its treated without P alt