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INDEX 10 NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meeting—Magnolia Encampment, No. 1,
r o. o. f.
Special Notices- A Card as to Use ot
Suwannee Springs Water; Ship Notice,
Strachan & Cos., Consignees; City of Val
dosta Bonds For Sale, C. R. Ashley, May
or, Valdosta, Ga.; Paints, Oils. Varnish
es Etc, Andrew Hanley Company; Wa 1
Paper, Etc., Savannah Btiilding Supply
Company; Levan’s Table d'Hote.
Business Notices—Le Panto Cigars; E.
& W. Laundry.
Steamship Schedule —Merchants and
Miner’s 'Transport at ion Company.
Educational—Shorter College, Rome.
Medical—Dr. Haha way Company,
Bradficld’s Female Regulator; Hood’s
Pills; Hostetter s Stomach Bitters; Hors
tford’s Add Phosphate; Castoria.
Cheap Column Advertisements—Help
Wanted; Employment Wanted; For Rent;
(For Sale; Lost; Personal; Miscellaneous.
The indications for Georgia and Eastern
Florida to-day are for partly cloudy
weather, with light to fresh southwesterly
One of the heroes who swam that Phil
ippine river with Funeton, under fire, was
the other day killed by his wife in Penn
•The shirt-waist man is abroad in Wash
ington. The Post of that city prints a pic
ture of him. in contras* tilth that of the
man who sticks to his coat. In the picture
an <g:g has fallen to the pavement where
It has quickly been fried by the heat of
the asphalt. The shirt-waist young nvan,
nevertheless, looks as cool as a cucumber
In an Ice house, while the young man in
the coat looks like a medicine taster "be-
The Columbia river canneries have been
tnaking experiments in the canning .of
ohad. and have been so successful in
thetr efforts that anew fishing industry
*ny be developed in the Northwest. The
flavor of the shad is universally recog
nized as delicious, and the only objection
to the fiph is the many small bones it
contains. This objection, it is said, is
entirely done away with in the canned
product, as the extreme heat to which
the can Is subjected disintegrates the
bones and they are not noticed.
A Mexican ox-soldier of the name of
Leon, who died in a lunatic asylum in
Tampico a few days ago, is said to have
been the last survivor of the firing squad
that shot the unfortunate Emperor Maxi
milian on June 19. 1867. Leon, together
with one or two others, protested against
being selected for the duty, but the sol
diers wore told that they would them
selves be shot unless they obeyed orders.
Leon served in the war with the United
States in 1847 while quite a boy, and was
wounded at the battle of Buena Vista.
It is claimed that the opening of the
Chicago drainage canal has had the ef
fect of considerably lowering the death
rate of that city. At all events, the rate
Is mudh lower than it has ever been since
the keeping of mortality records was be
gun, in 1872. Although the city was in
a torrid wave during the week which
ended on July 14. the mortality record was
only 12.6 per 1,000. while the rate for the
corresponding weak in July, 1899, was 17.6
per 1,000. It is stated that the greatest
reduction is in th death rate of children
under 5 years of age.
The campaign that is progressing fn
L’orth Carolina is strongly reminiscent of
the campaign of 1876, in Georgia and South
Carolina. As in those days, the Demo
crats are parading in red shirts, which
never fail to stimulate the enthusiasm.
The red shirt as u Southern Democratic
campaign emblem, came into being as ■>
protest against the Republican party’s
waving of the “Woody shirt," n defiance
of that party at the polls, and a "rod
Dbdge of courage" to warn the Repub
licans that the South would not longer
submit to negro domination. The “bloody
shirt" had its origin in kuklux days, and
1s supposed to have been worn by negroes
shot by the kuklux klan. It was the
custom of Republican campaign speak
ers, both North end South, to figurative
ly draw out end wave the bloody shirt
before their audiences for the purpose of
keeping sec tional feeling high and inflam
ing the negroes against the white peoaffo
of the South. The first Democratic I**<l
shirts, indeed, were made of white cotton
and splashed with red paint or dye, lu
Imitation of the "bloody shirt." Later,
however, the solid red took the place of
the. red-splashed white cotton. The
shirt, however, has not been seen of late
years. Its reyival in North Carolina
means "No negro domination/’ presuma
bly, us it did years ago.
GEN. GREENE'S INNOVATION.
Gen. F. V. Greene, the new president of
the Republican County Committee of New
, York, is a business man. As the head
j of a great corporation he has learned the
value of keeping accounts; of requiring
itemized statements of expenditures and
vouchers for sums paid out. He proposes
to introduce a system of bookkeeping into
j his management of the Republican county
i machine in the current campaign. He
' ihinks that contributors to the funds have
a right to know how their money goes.
This proposed innovation of Gen. Greene
has caused discontent in the ranks of the
party heelers. There are already ominous
muttering? among them which may de
velop into revolt. The idea of putting a
check upon the handlers of campaign
money is regarded by the heelers as
something altogether preposterous. They
feel that their “honor” has been assailed.
Nothing of the kind has ever before been
suggested under former representatives
of the “Easy Boss,” Platt. Quigg never
required statements of expenditures. The
Ross himself has never insisted upon all
money being accounted for. There is a
shortage now 1n the treasury of the Re
publican county machine of $20,000, car
ried over from Quigg’s administration.
But noborly has ever raised a fuss about
that. Why. who ever heard of the* ac- ;
counts of a Republican campaign com- j
mitree being audited? Heretofore the !
workers have merely gone to the boss and
told him that they could place a certain
sum of money “where it; would do the
most good.” If the boss approved, the
money was forthcoming, and that was the
end of the transaction. There was a mu
tual understanding, tacit, of course, but
nevertheless clear to each mind, that no
questions were to he asked and no ac
counts rendered. The strength of the big
Republican machines, as a matter of fact,
has depended upon this system of han
dling large campaign funds.
Does Gen. Greene imagine that he can
with impunity humiliate the party heel
ers by setting a. watch upon them to see
goes with the money? What does he
suppose they are in polities for. their
health? If bookkeeping in politics is a
good thing, the heelers would like to
know why it is that Hanna does not In
troduce it into the national campaign. Ah.
there is a man after their own heart! He
knows how to treat “patriots” who colon
ize floaters and know how to play politi
cal shell games. If Gen. Greene persists
in his bookkeeping scheme, he will be
mighty apt io find the patriotic devotion
of many of his party workers oozing out
at their fingers’ ends.
SLANT WRITING AGAIN.
Vertical writing, as taught in the pub
lic schools, is losing in favor. It became
popular only four or five years ago, but
the growth of its popularity was aston
ishing. All over the country schools dis
carded the old slant style of writing and
adopted the vertical. The chief points in
favor of the latter are its legibility and
the fact that the pupil sits in a natural
position at the desk. It has been claim
ed that the slant writing is responsible
for curvature of the spine and affections
of the eyes in children by reason of the
unnatural position assumed by them at
their desks in writing.
The board of school superintendents of
New* York city, however, has reached the
conclusion that there are more disadvant
ages than advantages in the vertical writ
ing, hence it has passed a resolution rec
ommending a complete change in the sys
tem of penmanship taught in New York
public schools. The vertical form is to
he replaced by a slant form; hut the old
slant, of thirty-eight degrees from the
vertical line is not to be readopted. The
new style is to be n compromise between
the upright letters nnrl the old slant, re
taining the broadness and the short stems
of the vertical form.
Among the chief objections to the verti
cal writing are the lack of speed and
of individuality. It has been demonstrat
ed that a good writer using the inclined
style can write almost twice as fast as an
equally good writer using the upright
style. This is a matter of much moment,
since rapidity of penmanship is often es
sentially necessary in life after school
days. New York business men, it is
said, will not employ young men and wo
men who w r rite vertically if they can pos
sibly get those who write after the old
fashion. They say that, besides being
too slow, the vertical writing all looks
alike. It is not practicable to tell whether
a piece of manuscript—a bill, an order,
a book entry, a check, or other paper—
was written hv one person or another,
when that Myle is employed. It is easy
to understand how annoying and possi
bly serious complications might arise
from this source. It is the individuality
of handwriting that* is the greatest safe
guard against forgery and fraud. The
proposed new system, It is claimed, will
permit of tfce development of individual
ity and at the same time give speed and
legibility. It is ,to he hoped the matter
of making the change will be well digest
ed before it is generally adopted. If
vertical writing is a “fad,” as some of
its opponents claim, it would be both ex
pensive and annoying to change it fop
The Philadelphia Record gives ournn
cy to a queer story; one which, like news
fiom Pekin, nerds to be officially con
firm* and before it can be accepted gen
erally. It is to the effect that Senator
Stewart of Nevada, the “soaring cham
pion of 16 to 1. has returned to the bosom
of the Republican party.” It was not a
matter of very great surprise when Sen
ator Hoar announced that, notwithstand
ing the wickedness of imperialism and
the grave mistakes of the Republican
party in its foreign policy, he would sup
port that party. But when one is asked
to believe that Stewart of Nevada, who
has existed upon free ©liver and the crime
of 1873 long enough for Infants in arms to
become voters, has gone to the bcMom of
the single gold standard party, it taxes
If young Mr. Moorum, who formerly
represented this government at Pretoria,
had been the minister of the United State©
at Pekin, all of this uncertainty about the
safety of our representative at that cap
ital would bt*non-existont. Maerum would
never have waited for the Boxers to get
within gunshot of him.
It is alleged there has been found in
London a letter written by the late Mr.
Gladstone which leads to the belief that
the only reason the Grand Old Man did
not nccept a title was because he insisted
upon becoming the Earl of Liverpool,
which was successfully opposed by tin*
Jcnkirisen family* N ,
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, JULY 23. 1900.
“LEARNING I VITED STATES.’*
Fourteen hundred Cuban teachers, male
and female, are at Harvard attending
summer school. They are studying the
English language, and the manne.s and
customs of the people of this country. In
short, as one of them expressed it, they
are “learning United States.” What in
formation they acquire will be made use
of when they return to Cuba, through the
medium of the public schools. The civil
ization. the education, the manners of
Cuba have heretofore been those of Spain
transplanted. The literature has been
that of the Latins, and the amusements
those of Madrid and Paris. Notwith
standing the nearness of Havana to the
American coast, it has been virtually a
South-of-Europe city in about all except
The visit of the Cuban teachers to the
United States and their course of induc
tion at Harvard may have far-reaching
effect upon the future of the island. It
is said they are displaying the utmost
eagerness to master the English lan
guage, and are taking great interest in
the cusioms and costumes of the people
of Cambridge and Boston. The women
teachers are said to be especially quick to
“catch on” to American ideas and to
adopt them. When the party first ar
rived in Massachusetts there was not a
shirt waist in it. Now nearly all of the
women of it are wearing shirt waists,
dog-collar belts and sailor hats, the same
as the Boston gills wear. Upon their ar
rival (he Cuban women would as soon
have thought of going upon the streets
barefooted as of wearing hats without
feather plumes. Now they are affecting
the simplest, neatest, coolest hats that
they can find. The men, too, are adopt
ing the American dress.
Before the teachers left home their ac
quaintance with English IHeiature was
exiremely limited. Now they are sitting
up late at nights in parties enjoying and
discussing the authors whose writings are
in the English language The methods of
teaching in this country are different
from those heretofore employed in Cuba.
These methods the Cubans are absorbing;
and they have no hesitation in declaring
them better than those they are familiar
As the trainers of the youth of Cuba,
there teachers must exert a large influ
ence upon the future of the island. If
(bey go home and inculcate American
ideas through their schools, may it not
transpire thai there wiil spring up in
Cuba a spirit of Americanism so vigorous
and strong that it will lead eventually to
the annexation of the island to this union
of states? There are ihoso who are in
clined to take this view of the situation.
El ROPE’S FOLICY RESPECTING
Briefly s<ated Europe's policy respect
ing China has been to make out of her
all that it was possible to make a/id to
keep her in ignorance of her possibilities
for becoming a progressive and powerful
nation. For years there has been a fear
in all European countries that if China
should realize her strength from a mili
tary standpoint and her possibilities from
n manufacturing and commercial stand
point she w’ould become one of the dom
inating I’owers of the world.
With her wonderfully cheap labor Chi
na could beat all other countries in many
kinds of manufacturing. She has
the material for vast armies—
armies that would he truly formid
able if properly armed. disciplined
and led. Europe has been willing, how
ever, China should remain asleep,
but nt the fame time she has been try
ing by every possible means to get some
of her wealth. China did not want to
come into contact with Western civiliza
tion. She wanted to be let alone. Europe,
however, not let her alone. She
battered down her forts and compelled
her to open some of her ports to the com
merce of the world. She ha insisted upon
building railroads across her territory and
in opening her mines.
Europe knew’ the danger of course of
selling the Chinese modern guns, but Eu
ropean manufacturers of guns and ammu
nition wanted a new' market, and so the
danger was pushed aside as something
too remote to be worth considering.
The Chinese are quick to learn, espe
cially to imitate. They are now making
excellent guns themselves and very soon
they will be independent of the gun mak
ers of Western countries. And It looks as
If they were learning rapidly to use guns.
Tf they develop into good soldiers, and'if
they take to manufacturing, as they
promise to do. Europe may have cause to
regret that the barrier that separated
China from civilization was ever cross
ed. China is awakening from her sleep of
centuries. It will take her years of
course to get fully awake, but what a
giant Power she will be when her 40f>.-
000,000 people are made homogeneous by
modern means of transportation and com
munication and realize the part they are
capable of playing in the military and
commercial affairs of the world.
CONVICTS FOR ROAI) 111 ILDING.
An interesting part of the report of the
Congressional Industrial Commission is
that which dealt* with prison labor. To
the minds of the the most
satisfactory manner in which convicts
have yet been employed, is in the con
struction of improved public roads. Road
building is preferable to labor in factories
Inside prison walls, because on the roads
the prison labor does not come into com*
petition with free labor to any apprecia
ble extent. Many of the rondp that are
built with convict labor would never be
built et all if free labor and taxation
were to be depended upon for their con
struction. What the convict road builder
does, practically, is to pay back to the
community, in another form, the cost
of his conviction, and of his board and
lodging, without taking bread from the
famtly of any low’-ahiding workingman.
And the improve*) roads, when finished,
are n Godsend to the community through
which they pass, not only in comfort and
convenience of travel, but in wear arid
tear on vehicles and animals. It has
been estimated that transportation over
good roads coals 50 per cent, lesa than
over the ordinary, i>oor country roads.
From the stan<l|>oint of the convict,
road building is better than labor in prison
factories. On the road the convict works
in open air and sunlight at a wholesome,
muscle-making occupation. He acquires
an appetite which mako his coarse food
palatable and keeps his digestion good.
The surroundings an cheerful and hope
ful. The work teaches the convict how
to handle a si*ade, hoe, shovei, pick or
tamper—tools with which he may earn
L*n. honest living afterward** lu tho prkou
shop the convict is forced to stand in one
place oil day and feed a with
lea-her, or cotton, or some other mate
rial, learning nothing .and ensuring a
monotony of action that is entirely ab
sent in the open air. This no doubt ac
counts for the fact that those convicts
who work in the open ere healthier, bet
ter tempered, and more willing than those
that are kept caged In the prison facto
ries. Xetv York, North Carolina and Cal
ifornia lead all ot the states in the em
ployment of convicts cri their public
highways. * The results that have been
achieved tvith this labor are regarded as
A grew*some theft Is reported from
Johnstown, Pa. A freight train ran into
a crowd of exursionists. Mrs. Anna Beg
ley was knocked down and her left leg
was severed by the wheels. The limb was
placed on the depot platform and the in
jured woman was taken to the hospital.
When she recovered consciousness she
told her attendants that she had placed
SIOO in the shocking of the severed leg.
Investigation, however, showed that the
leg had been robbed as it lay on the plat
form. Later two young men were ar
rested for the theft.
The public will not have to remain in
suspense a great while longer with re
spect to whether Messrs. McKinley and
Bryan will accept the nominations which
have been tendered them. Maj. McKinley
has intimated that he will accept, and
many of Mr. Bryan’s friends are quite
sure that he will be able to see his way
clear to an acceptance. However, it will
not be long now before the gentlemen take
their pens In hand and write out what
they are going to do and sign theiwnames
to the statements. Then the matter will
bo 'officially settled.
—William J. Moxley, who is spoken of
as the next Republican machine candi
date for Mayor of Chicago, is famous as
a maker of imitation butter.
—The will of Timothy B. Blackstone,
formerly president of the Chicago and Al
ton Railroad, who died on May 25, disposes
of an estate amounting to nearly $6,000,000.
Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars
is given to public institutions, $375,000 to
relatives, and the rest of the estate is
bequeathed to the widow, Isabella F.
—Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of
Saxe-Weimar, who has just completed his
eighty-sectond year, is fourth among Eu
ropean rulers both as to age and to senior
ity as sovereign. The Pope is his senior
by eight years, and then follow the Grand
Duke of Luxemburg and the King of Den
mark. In length of reign Queen Victoria
surpasses him by sixteen years, the Em
peror of Austria by nearly five, and the
Grand Duke of Baden by one year.
—Joseph Plory, the Republican candi
date for the governorship of Missouri, is
conducting a most novel campaign among
the railroad men. He has secured a rail
way velocipede, on which he has been
traveling all about the freight yards of
St. Louis and other cities in Missouri get
ting personally acquainted with the work
ers. He is in his shirt sleeves most of the
time, and is a most democratic and ap
proachable man, making friends wherever
—Retired.—"You seem to have dropped
out of Bightl”"said the mosquito, not unde
risivelv. “Oh, I Hobsonized myself. I
guess!” was the kissing bug’s tart reply.
—On Sunday Afternoon.—She—Ned Bun
kerly ought to have some respect for the
Sabbath day." "What has he done now?"
"Why, this morning he was half an hour
late at the links.”—Life.
—All That He Asked.—Miss Lulu Finnt
gan—l will give yez me answer in a
month. Pat." He—That’s right, me dar
lint; tek plinty av time to think it over.
But tell me wan thing now—will It be yes
—"We ain’t goin’ t’ let our Alfred go t’
that school no more.” "What’s the rea
son?” "It’s a wicked place. He came home
last night ’n’ said the teacher’d be n
makin’ ’em read profane hist’ry.”—Phila
delphia Evening Bulletin.
—A Pessimist. Deacon Straltlace—So
many laymen are staying away from
church and so many ministers are becom
ing more und more secular! Deacon
Brimstone—Exactly. I fear we will soon
have to take up the problem, ‘How shill
we make the churches attractive to the
The Columbia (S. C.) State (Dem.) says:
"The announcement that the Chinese have
ordered the mobilization cf an army of
830,000 men. to the great surprise of the
Powers, suggests the immortal lines of
the poet of Ah Sin:
“ In his sleeves, which were long,
He hod twenty-four packs;
Which Is putting it strong,
Yet I state but the facts.’
“It is not a matter for humor, of course,
and we do not apply it as such, but the
manner in which, unknown to the west
ern world, the Chinese have in four years
supplied themselves with an immense
armament and used European officers to
dtill their troops to fight against Europe
is in thorough keeping with the moral
“ ‘For ways that are dark
And forwricks that are vain,
The Heathen Chinee is peculiar.* "
The Birmingham Age-Herald (Dem.!
says: "It has long been a rule in China
to avoid as far as possible vexatidhs and
onerous taxation. Taxes are there at a
minimum. In America they are at a
maximum, appearing in every possible
form except an Income tax which those
who could most readily bear taxation
have decided they will not submit to. It
is very plain that China has methods that
fit the case excellently for. for a govern
ment that has outlasted Rome und
Greece, and a long array of other govern
ments plainly must have some points of
excellence, and light taxation seems to
be one of them.”
The Pittsburg (Pa.) Post (Dem.) says:
"The way the Sugar Trust has been goug
ing the people the last few months is a
caution to sinners. In five months the
trust has Increased the price SK> cents per
hundred pounds. This does not look like
an extravagant rise, but when the ad
vantage it gives to the refiners is consid
ered, it becomes n magnitude to the con.
sumer. In short, it adds to the profit of
the refiners on consumption of one year
Of $40,000,000. The sugar trust has been a
great contributor to Mark Hanna’s cam
paign fund, and this year it is counted on
for a million of dollars.
The New Orleans Picayune says:
"The alms and purposes of recently or
ganized notion glowers’ associations seem
eminently reasonable and practicable,
and. If the eontro! of the assoelaticns re
mains in conservative hands, there Is t o
doubt at all but that they might greatly
aid the cotton growers to better their
Condition. A ,
A New Memory System.
My friend, Micah Miggles, writes C. B.
Loomis in the Smart Set, has a system of
ranemonies all his own. WJicn he wishes
to remember one word he thinks of an
other which may sound quite different, but
that bears some relation of ideas to the
word he seek? to retain. /Thus. if you
told him to buy a pair of socks he would
immediately think of the word “sockdol
ager,” and. ten to one, when he arrived at
the store the word would have turned Into
doxology, and he would come back with
a hymn-hook. So his system has its
faults, but Miggles swears by it, and
once In a while he evolves a triumph in
hi? line, \
Last week his wife a?ked him to stop
at Munnimaker’s and buy a few’ things
for her. He immediately made a list :o
that he should not forget. I was with him
when he drew out this list at Munnl
“Jilello!” said he, “what’s all this royal
family about? I can t think whether it
was books or kitchen utensils that Mrs.
Miggles asked me to get.” This after
reading his list.
“What’s on the list?” I asked.
“Why, 1 made it ouf by my system, you
know, ai;d I can’t think of the key to it.
I’ve got to have a starter always. It says
‘King Henry V., one Prince of Wales, one
Duke of York, Queen Victoria and Mar
quis of Lome, too.”
“Why, itls historical works or photo
graphs.” said I, but 1 was really quite in
“No,” said Miggles- “Just help me to
think. I’m sure it wasn’t books or pic
tures. 1 think it was dry goods.”
Quite accidentally I put him on the
track. If I hadn't, in spite of his system
he would have gone home without a
bundle, and as he is a commuter, that
w’ould have been a little irregular.
“What is King?” sakl 1, half to my
“Ha!” said Miggles; “thanks. Cotton is
king—old expression. Cotton—’King Hen
fy V’ equals five yards of cotton.”
“Good!” said I. “But what in thunder
is ‘one Prince of Wales?’ ”
“Prince—prince—prints—one yard of
prints!” And Miggles laughed with joy.
“There is more in that system than 1
thought," said I. “But what can you
make out of ‘one Duke of York?’ ”
“Duke—duke—duke. Duke dubhess.
Ha! one yard duehesse lace.”
“You’re a wonder!” said I. “But what
can ’Queen Victoria and Marquis of
lx>rne, too,’ mean?”
Like a shot he answered: "Two yards
of Victoria—law n! Hooray!”
A Trifle Quizzical.
The late Sir John E. Millais, one of the
most popular of modern painters, had a
fund of almost boisterous humor, which
delighted his friends, but with which the
public at large was little familiar, says
the Youth’s Companion. Mrs. Jopling, n
London lady of fashion, gives, the follow
ing amusing reminiscences of this side of
the artist’s disposition:
The first time I ever saw John Everett
Millais was at one of the private views
of old masters at Burlington House. I
was walking with a friend.
“Here comes Millais,” he said.
You ran imaaine my excitement. I
stared with all my eyes. My friend turn
ed to the artist:
“Good show of old masters!”
“Old masters be bothered! I prefer
looking et the young mistresses!” said
Millais, with a humorous glance as he
walked off. My companion roared with
laughter. “There is only Johnny Millais
who would dare to make a remark like
I remember Millais, telling me of an in
cident that happened to himself at a din
ner. He was sitting next the hostess, and
on his right was n charming society wo
man who evidently had not caught hie
name when he was introduced to her; for
presently, during n pause, she. started the
usual subject of conversation in May—
“Isn’t Millais too dreaful this year?”
she remarked, and then, seeing the ago
nized contortions on her hostess’ counte
nance, she added. “Oh, do tell me what
I’ve done! Look nt Mrs. M ’s face. 1
must have said something 'terrible.”
“Well, you really have, you know,”
“Oh. please tell me!”
“Well, you had better nerve yourself
“Yes, yes, what is it?”
For answer Millais said nothing, but
looking at her pointed solemnly to him
self. When it dawned on her who her
neighbor was she was spared any confu
sion by Millais’ hearty laughter.
The Princess of Wales said to him once,
while looking at several pictures in hi?
studio, “I w'onder that you can bear to
part with them.”
“Oh. ma’am.” answered Millais, “when
I finish a picture. I nm just like a hen
having laid an egg. I cry, ‘Come and
take it away! Come and take it away!’
Then I start upon another pictuce.”
Beginning a Habit.
“Buffalo Jones,” who caught and tamed
great numbers of the wild animals of the
plains, knew i erfe tl.v well how his life
received its first 1 ent in that direction.
He says, in hs “Forty Years of Adven
When a lad of 12 I was sent to the
woods wi h the hired man. to saw off
logs. My father was to come with a sh and
in the afttrroon and haul the logs to
mill. As we were wo king I looked up int >
the (r< e and saw a fox squirrel swinging
on a limb. I dropp and the saw and climbed.
Soon the beautiful little creature was
high up in the branches and when I pur
sued him to the end cf a limb he gave
a spring and caught in the boughs of
another tre\ So I descended and cl mbed
tha r other tree, and a? the squ rrel re
peated h s tactics I did mine until the
greater part of the day was gone.
At last the little fellow' took refuge in
a hole in a larg' bur oak. T thrust in my
hand seized him, and held on, even though
1.1? long .sharp teeth neary took off the
■■end of my finger. I kept a firm grip until
I reachtd the ground. Then I put him into
my pockets -a and pinned it together with
fome honey-locust thorns.
When my fa her returned and found no
to load he demanded an explanation.
That was duly given, and then a boy of
my size received a good thrashing, mean
while managing to keep his cap over the
sciuirrel to protect it, preferring to receive
the blows himself.
I tnmrd that squirrel and loved him.
but finally 1 sold him for $2 to a gentle
man who had a crippled son. That trans
action s. emo i to fix in me a ruling pas
sion which has never deserted me. and I
bc?an catching and laming wild animals.
Midnight In tit© City.
• From the Smart Set.
Hark, the long strokes that tell the mid
Midnight! and still the feverish city’s
Are widely wakeful, for the tumult dies
Slowly, so slowly where the tall roof©
The devotees of Pleasure’s brilliant flower
Not yet have cast aside their frolic
One well might dream, save for the pur
Twere day, distorted by some baleful
But mark adown yon narrow thorough
Where quiet has crept in with soothing
Those shadow-shrouded figures! Who
Rapine and Shame crept from heir evil
Wheedling of lip. insatiate of clutch,
Lying in wait to fasten on their
P>*! —Clinton Scoilard.
The senior bachelor of arts of Dart
mouth College is now Arthur Livermore
of Manchester, England, of the class of
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
—Miss Fickle and Mr. Coy were married
in Grundy county, Kansas, recently.
Among the wedding guests was Vest
—The town of Brunswick, Me., owns 1,000
acres of land and proposes to turn it to
account by planting it in white pine as a
—Some years ago one of the biggest rail
road corporations of this country employ
ed a confidential peacemaker, with the
idea of preventing .suits, as far as possible,
for personal damages. It has* proved a
profitable innovation and is being taken
up by other railroads.
—The Empire State Sugar Company,
which is building a large beet sugar plant
at Lyons, N. Y., has ordered ten auto
trucks of five tons capacity, which are to
be used to cart sugar beets from farms to
the refinery. The company has 5,500
acre? of land contracted for. Three
electric omnibuses have also been ordered
to run between Lyons and Sodus Point,
on Lnkc Ontario, a summer resort, to
compete with the steam railroad.
—On the Jumna canal, at Delhi, mon
keys swarm upon the banks and, being
overcrowded and consequently unhealthy,
they suffer considerably from various dis
eases. When one monkey is obviously ill
a few of the larger monkeys watch for a
favorable opportunity and then push it
into me canal. If the poor creature be
not drowned at once, it is thrown into
the paler again after it regains the trees,
or else it is forced to keep aloof from
the rest of the company.
—Locomotives are fired by petroleum
residue on 13 per cent, of the Russian
railroads and its use is exclusive on the
lines of the Volga and on the Trans-
Caspian and Trans-Caucasian systems.
The conditions for the naphtha used are
complete purity, without sulphur, wafer
or sand. It must be of a greenish co’.or,
never black. In order to provide com
bustible during the winter period, when
the transportation becomes difficult or im
possible, the lines of railroad using
naphtha have, in certain places, a series
of cisterns which contain up to 2.ftf)o tons.
The locomotives carry their supplies un
der the water tank of the tender and can
thus place 5,000 kilograms. The filling
of the reservoirs is carried out by a sys
tem of pumps and piping, these being
protected against cold ond also against
the action of steam. A series of metallic
filters are placed in the cisterns and res
ervoirs to retain sand and foreign sub
—When and where the first successful
electric railway was built in this country
is a matter of considerable diepute, sev
eral cities claiming the honor of having
been the first to prove the mechanical and
commercial feasibility of applying elec
tric traction to street railway transpor
tation problems. Prior to 1880 there is
no record of an electric railway embody
ing the essential features as we know
them to-day—Thornes A. Edison can prob
ably claim on good grounds to have con
structed the first mechanically success
ful road in America, although his was
purely an experimental line. This was
built in 1880 near his laboratory in Menlo
Park, N. J., and on it cars were run,
drawn by a locomotive taking and return
ing the current through the rails. In 18S2
Joseph R. Finney exhibited in Allegheny,
Pa., an electric car for which current
was supplied by an overhead copper wire.
A small trolley fitted with grooved -wheels
running on the wire as on a track and
connected with the car by a flexible con
ducting cord served to convey the current
to the motor. It was not, however, until
1887-8 that a road was actually built on
—Apricots stand second to oranges as a
money-making crop in California, and
more of this fruit is grown on the Pacific
fdope than in all other states and coun
tries. Roughly estimated the present
apricot yield is worth $2,250,000 to the state,
and the same estimate has it that there
are between 40,000,000 and 46,000.000 pounds
of apricots in California this year. Small
apricots are grown in a few sheltered
places in the Eastern states, and there are
small orchards of the fruit in the south
of France, in Italy, and in Turkey, and
larger ones In Japan, but nowhere in the
world are apricots grown on the whole
sale plan of California. The product of
this fruit in California is more than treble
that of all the rest of the world. In five
or six years more,--when the thousands of
young apricot trees now growing in the
state come into full bearing, it is likely
that the annual yield of apricots in Cal
ifornia, will be upward of 100,000.000
pounds, and that the product of the rest
of the world will be insignificant by the
side of it. Apricot trees are “shy” bear
ers. and with all that science and the arts
of horticulture may do they cannot make
the apricot a steady bearer, year after
year, like the fig, the orange, lemon, or
—The use of horseflesh as food is a sub
ject which has been brought into promi
nence of late owing to the necessities to
which the beleaguered garrisons in South
Africa have been reduced. It Is, therefore,
a matter of general interest that certain
butchers in San Francisco have been de
tected in using the flesh of the horse as a
substitute for beef in the manufacture of
sausages and other viands. There is noth
ing unwholesome in using the flesh of such
a clean feeding animal as the horse, but
if is rightly considered that it should not
be foisted upon consumers in place of
more expensive meats. In many conti
nentol countries the ©ale of horseflesh for
human food is considerable; and the
butchers are licensed; and the animals
are killed under proper sanitary condit
ions. The New York Medical Journal
joints out that it Is comparatively easy
to detect the presence of horse meat even
in such small quantities as 5 per cent.
The suspected meat is boiled for about an
hour in a ©mall quantity of water, which
is afterward reduced by evaporation,
cooled and filtered. To this liquid a few
drops of com ix)und iodine solution (one
part iodine and twelve parts potasslc
iodide, in one hundred parts of water)
Is added, when a fugitive red violet color
ation indicates the presence of horse
—The destruction of trees by the electric
current is a matter of some moment just
now. The question as to the right of tele
phone companies to cut the branches of
trees which interfere with the stringing of
their wires has been taken into court, and
the decisions vary In different states, in
New York a recent decision was to the
effect that the right of the companies to
touch the trees must be justified by an
existing necessity, and that no right exists
to touch the trees unless extreme or ex
traordinary means must be employed to
avoid the trees. In Michigan, however,
tbe Supreme Court held recently that as
poles must be set near the sides of the
street or road, and as they are generally
outside of the ditch or curb line, they
must of necessity interfere with the trees.
Further, the court says that the right
having been given ,o erect the poles and
wires, the right must also be given to re
move obstructions, as highway officers
have such rights when engaged In high
way work within their Jurisdiction. The
experience with the wires with heavier
currents, however, has been that the tree
might as well be removed as to cut any
of its branches to make room for the
wires to be strung. In Brooklyn, for In
stance, the trolley current Is destructive
to the trees when It Is run near them.
The feed-wires of the Third Avenue line
below Sixty-fifth street have nearly ruin
ed the big shade trees which lined that
avenue nearly out to Fort Hamilton.
Some years ago they were fine big trees,
casting a delightful shade. Now they are
dying fast, and but a few stumps with
foliage at their roots mark the spot
where the trees stood. Some others are
standing, but they are nearly dead, and
\*lU be gone In a short time.
The Quakers Are
§The Quaker Hert
Tonic is not only a
blood purifier, but a
Blood maker f ol .
Pale, Weak and De
bilitated people who
have not strength
cor blood It acts as
a tonic, it regulates
digestion, cures dys.
pepsta and lend,
strength and tone to
the nervous system.
It Is a medicine for weak women. It t, a
purely vegetable medicine and can be
taken by the most delicate. Kidney Dis
eases, Rheumatism and all diseases of the
Blood, Stomach and nerves eoon succumb
to Its wonderful effects upon the human
system. Thousands of people tn Georgia
recommend tt. Price SI.OO.
QUAKER PAIN BALM Is the medteire
that the Quaker Doctor made all ot his
wonderful quick cures with. It’s anew
and wonderful medicine for Neuralgia,
Toothache, Backache, Rheuirtatiem,
Sprains, Pain tn Bowels; in fact, ell pain
cau be relieved by It. Price 2oc and 50c.
QUAKER WHITE WONDER SOAP, a
medicated soap for the skin, scalp and
complexion. Price 10c a cake.
QUAKER HEALING SALVE, a vege
•table ointment for the cure of tetter, ec
zema and eruptions of the skin. Prise
10c a box.
FOR SALE BY ALL. DRUGGISTS.
Bar-Ben Is the
nerve tonic and blood purifier. It gjl
creates solid flash, muscle and 18
strength, clears the brain, mats* gw
the blood pure and rich, anti causes ■
a general feeling of health, dowr $
and manly vigor. Within S days m
after taking the first dose you no ■
tlce the return of the old vim, snap S9
and energy you have counted as ■
lost for#*er. while a continued, pt
judicious use causes an improvo* S§§
ment both satisfactory and last-
Ing. One box will work wonders. q|
six Bhould perfect a ob cents H
a box, 6 boxes for S2.be. For sale gal
by all druggists everywhere or will H
be mailed sealed upon receipt of R
price. Address Drs. Barton and an
■ Benson, 105 Bar-Ben Block, Cleve §|j
I “get IT TODAY! 1|
LSI. Of* RY AND G. 8 S. R’Y.
For Isle of Hope, Montgomery, Thunder
bolt, Cattle Park and West End.
Daily except Sundays. Subject to change
ISLE OF HOPE,
for I. of H.| Lv. Isle of Hope.
630 am from Tenth | 600 am for Bui ton"
730 am from Tenth I 600 am for Tenth
830 am from Tenth I 7 00 am for Tenth
9 15 am from Bolton | 8 00 am for Tenth
10 30 am from Tenth |lO 00 am for Tenth
12 00 n'n from Tenth jll 00 am for Bolton
1 15 pm from Bolton |ll 30 am for Tenth
2 30 pm from Tenth | 2 00 pm for Tenth
330 pm from Tenth 240 pm for Bolton
430 pm from Tenth -3 (X) pm for Tenth
630 pm from Tenth 400 pm for Tenth
630 pm from Tenth 6CO pm for Tenth
730 pm from Tenth I 7 00 pm for Tenth
830 pm from Tenth | 8 00 pm for Tenth
930 pm from Tenth | 9 00 pm for Tenth
10 30 pm from Tenth jlO 00 pm for Tenth
■ [ll 00 pm for Tenth
Lv city for Mong'ry. | Lv. Montgomery.
8 30 am from Tenth | 7 J 5 am for Tenth"
2 30 pm from Tenth | 1 15 pm for Tenth
6 30 pm from Tenth | 6 00 pm for Tenth
Lv city for Cat.Park| Lv. Cattle Park.
6 30 am from Bolton I 7 00 am for Bolton
7 30 am from Bolton } 8 00 am for Bolton
1 00 pm from Bolton t 1 30 pm for Bolton
2 30 pm from Bolton i 3 00 pm for Bolton
7 00 pm from Bolton j 7 30 pm for Bolton
800 pm frorq Bolton | 8 30 pm for Bolton
Car leaves Bolton street junction 5:30
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 car carries trailer for passenger,
on all 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., 5:00 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 for
West End 6:00 a. m. and every 40 minute,
thereafter during the day until 11:30 p. m.
Leaves West End at 6:20 a. m. and ev
ery 40 minutes thereafter during the day
until 12:00 o’clock midnight.
H. M. LOFTON, Gen. Mgr.
TIOTEL NORMAN mi?
WtOADWAV & 38TH STS., NEW YORK.
ABSOLUTELY FIRE PROOF.
COOLEST HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY
Located In the liveliest and most inter
esting part of the city , twenty principal
places of amusement within five minute#
walk of the hotel
CHARLES A. ATKINS & CO.
Summer Resort—Ocean Hotel, Asbury
Park, N. J. GEO. L. ATKINS & SONS.
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN HOUSE.
Location beautiful and sanitary. Hotel
comfortable and homelike. Rates from
37.U0 to 310.00 per week.
MRS. GEO. E. PURVIS.
Lookout Mountain. Tenn.
‘ CATSKILL MOUNTAIN HOUSE.
July dolly rate 33. Unsurpassed socn
ery. Railway fare reduced. Station*, Otia
Summit and Kaaterskill.
CHAS. & GEO. H. BEACH, Mgrs.,
' Cate kill, N. T.
GRAND ATLANTIC HOTEL,
Virginia ave and Beach,Atlantic Clty.N J.
6th year. Most central location; highest
elevation, overlooking ocean; 350 beautiful
room*, many with baths. The terms are
reasonable. Write for booklet. Hotel coach
es meet all trains. CHARLES E. COPE.
Soda Water, Ice Cream and Sherbet,
made of Ihe best fruit and cream by a
professional dispenser. Sent to any par,
of the city. Sunday orders solicited.
Cream and sherbets 5 cents.
Phone No. 678. No. 421 Liberty st. east.
J. D. WEED ft CO
Leather Belting, Steam Packing & Hose.
Agents for NEW YORK BUBBEH
J3ELTING AND PACKING COMPANY.