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The indications for Georgia to-day are
for partly cloudy weather, except rains
on the coast, light to freeh southeasterly
winds; and for Eastern Florida, local
rams, with iight to fresh southeasterly
The Boxers of New Orleans are quite
as wild, rabid and cruel as are those of
Pekin. And the former have less justi
fication than the latter.
The national debt of China is stated to
be about $300,000,000, of which four-fifths
has been contracted within the past half
dozen years. Probably a large part of the
money went to Europe to pay for the
arms and ammunition now being used
against Europeon troops.
Bicycle riders who ignore the lantern
ordinance are usually more dangerous
to others than they are to themselves.
And, unfortunately, the number of those
who Ignore the law In this city appears
to be on the Increase. That the number
of accidents from "dark" wheels is not
greater is merely a matter of, good luck.
Webster I>avls is, no doubt, a bitterly
disappointed man. In the last presidential
campaign he won distinction as a "spell
binder’’ for the Republicans. Recently
he repudiated his former affiliations snd
declared himself a Democrat. It was said
at the time that he expected the Demo
cratic 'National Committee to take him
up and put him forward as one of the ora
tors for Mr. Bryan. But the committee
has decided that it will get along without
Mr. Davis on the stump. If he was look
ing for further notoriety when he chang
ed his politics he will, therefore, be disap
Mme. Janauschek, formerly famous as
a tragedienne, is seriously ill in New York.
It is feared she will not recover. The
aged actress Is now cared for by the Ac
tors’ Fund, being practically without
means. Her financial condition is but
another Illustration of the proverbial im
providence of people of the stage. Mme.
Janauschek at one time was worth ap
proximately *600,000. It is said that when
she first came to this country she had
Jewels alone worth *200,000. But her
wealth has flown, and In her age she is
dependent upon a charity fund.
Americans are now building the finest
and fastest warships In the world. This
ha* been demonstrated by the protected
cruiser Variag, which the Cramps of Phil
adelphia have built for the Russian gov
ernment. On her builders' trial the other
day, the Variag steamed at the rate of 21.6
knota per hour, without forced draught.
With forced draught It is confidently ex
pected that she will be able to reel off
more than 25 knots per hour. The con
tract of the Russian government
that ehe shall be able to maintain a speed
of 23 knots an hour for twelve consecu
tive hours. That the can do that, and
better, has been shown by the builders'
trial without forced draught. The Varl*
is a ship of about the class of our O.ym
pia. though she Is somewhat larger; ur 1
she has shown herself to be the fastest
big war vessel afloat. This is a grea
j triumph for American shipbuilding genius
THE PF.KIX MYSTERY.
The mystery surrounding the fate of the
ministers at Pekin grows deeper. There
! have been so many stories told respecting
i them that it is impossible to make up
one's mir.d as to whether they are alive
or dead. There Is no reason, so far as
known, why L 4 Hung Chang should make
a false statement in regard to them. He
says that some of them are now on their
way to Tien Tain, under a strong guard
of imperial troops. Assuming that this
statement i true, news of their arrival
at that city may be received a; any mo
ment. The distance from Pekin lo Tien
Tsin a* oniy about seventy-four miles. It
ought not to take over three days to cover
that distance with the means of trailing
that may be yet available The time hv
rail is about three hours, but the Boxers
have destroyed the greater part of the
railroad, and it is probable that the jour
ney is being made either in wagons or ?n
boats. It is not reasonable lo suppose
that the members of the lega:ions are oe
ing compelled to walk.
But does it not seem strange that no
meseage of a later date than July 6 has
been received from any one of the min
isters if they are all alive? The excuse
that communication between Pekin and
Tien Tsin is not open, is not a valid one.
If a detachment of Imperial troops is free
to escort the ministers from Pekin to
Tien Tsin, there is no reason why tnes
cages could not be carried between the
two cities. It is clear that there have
been occurrences of some kind at Pekin
which the Chinese officials wish not to
make public yet awhile. What they are wilt
be the subject of speculation until definite
information is received.
The Powers are now wondering why it
was that each one of them was asked
at the same time to act as mediator be
tween China and the nations that had
landed troops on her soil. China must
have thought to gain an advantage of
some kind by such a policy. What was
the object she had in view? She must
have known that the Powers were in
close communication with each other, and
that they would know very quickly that
an appeal had been sent to each of them,
and that the appeals were in all respects
very much alike.
The men at the head of the Chinese gov
ernment are not lacking in intelligence.
On the contrary, they are exceptionally
capable and shrewd. Their conduct, how
ever, since the Boxer movement assumt-d
alarming proportions, has *oen beyond
comprehension in this country and Eu
rope. It may be that enough facts have
not been received yet on which to base
an opinion that is at all valuable.
It had leen supposed all along that the
government, from the very beginning,was
against the Boxer and was do
ing its utmost to suppress it. But accord
ing to Admiral Kempff's statement pub
lished in our dispatches yesterday, the
government has been, and is still, in sym
pathy wl:h the Boxers. It may be that
having originally encouraged the Boxer
movement, It lost control of it, and is
now thoroughly alarmed by the menacing
attitude of the Powers, and is trying to
find the easiest way out of a very try
ing position. Every development of the
strange situation is being watched with
the deepest interest by the entire Chris
DAN FORTH’S PREDICTION.
One of the best-informed politicians in
the state of New York is Billot Danforth,
and he Is as good a Democrat as lie is a
politician. He made the statement In New
York city on Wednesday that Mr. McKin
ley and Mr. Roosevelt would be two great
ly surprised men the day after the elec
tion. He says that the Gold Democrats of
New Yor k are going to vote for Mr. Bryan,
and that the Germans are going to vote
for him. He believes that the Democrats
have an excellent chance of carrying tire
One thing is certain, and that is that the
Republicans are not as confident of carry
ing New Y'ork as they were. There are
dissensions in their ranks. Mr. Platt, the
Republican boss, wants Mr. Odell nomi
nated for Governor. There is a strong
faction of Republicans against Mr. Odell,
simply because it is believed that he would
be the tool of Mr. Platt. There is no
definite understanding as to who will be
The Republicans cannot afford to make
a mistake in the nominee for Governor.
They must have a popular man and one
that is acceptable to all factions of their
party in order to carry the state. It is
beginning to be realized that Gov. Roose
velt Is not as popular a man in his own
state as his supporters thought he was.
He may be popular in the West, but he
cannot poll as many votes In New York
as he did when he ran for Governor two
years ago. Therefore, If an unsatisfac
tory man should be named for Governor
the Democrats would stand an excellent
chance of carrying the state. It is be
lieved by very shrewd politicians that if
former Senator Hill's advice had been
taken at Kansas City, and no mention had
been made of stiver lir the platform, there
would hardly be a doubt about Mr. Bryan
carrying the state of New York.
But silver Is not going to cut as big a
figure in the campaign as the Republi
cans are hoping it will. The people do not
take the interest In the silver question
they did in 1896, and if (hey fail to take
on interest in it the Republicans will not
be able to make it the chief issue of the
campaign. The Republicans will be com
pelled to take Ihedefenslveonthe Imperial
istic issue. A party that is on the defen
sive has a very poor chance for success.
Notwithstanding the Stars and Stripes
float over Porto Rico, and the Island has
Ireen generously provided with a carpet
bag governor who has been given a splen
did official yacht, the people of the island
continue to be more or less Spanish at
heart. St. Jago is the patron saint of
Spain. His day is celebrated July 25. Last
Wednesday the streets of Son Juan were
gay with Spanish bunting from end to
end, in honor of St. Jago. The recent
Fourth of July celebration was eclipsed by
the demonstration. The incident Is sig
nificant an showing that while Porto Rico
is American politically, it remains Spanish
Our war in the Philippines is one for
humanity, it is said. An American sol
tiler was killed In Mindanao by natives.
In return a company of the command to
which the murdered soldier belonged raid
ed the village and killed eighty-live na
tives. Under other clrcmustanccs this
night be called revenge, but since It Is our
•wn affair. It rr.’tst ' e sit down to the
score |f "humanity.”
THE MORNING NEWS: SAT Hi DAY, JULY 28. 1900.
TILLMAN \>n THE PREACHERS.
Senator Tillman has got himself in hot
water, as it were, by the charge he made
in his speech at Bennettsville that the op
position to the dispensary system of South
Carolina was “an unholy alliance of
preachers and barkeepers led by Col.
Hoyt.” It must be admitted that he is
different from many politicians in one re
spect, and that is that he stands by what
he says. It is too often the case that
politicians, when they discover that they
nave given utterance to something which
prorc.ses to be unpopular, say that they
have be*-n misrepresented or misquoted by
the newspapers. Senator Tillman admits,
in response to inquiries from preachers,
that he said what he 16 charged with hav
He wants it understood, however, that
he meant no offerse to the preachers.
The preachers, espec.ally those of the
Methodist and Baptist churches, do not
seem to think that he is entitled to any
Tedit for asserting that he had no in
tention to give offense.
In attacking the preachers and church
members generally Senator Tillman diu
not show his usual shrewdness as a poli
tician. He made many strong enemies
and he did not strengthen his own posi
tion. He cbuld not forego the opportunity
to say what seemed to him to be a good
He did not of course mean that there
was an agreement between the preachers
and the barkeepers to defeat the dispen
sary system. He simply m~ant that as
both were supporting Col. Hoyt for Gov
ernor they were allies. Asa matter of
fact, the barkeeper* want the dispensary
system defeated because they think they
would then be able to have the license
system reinstated. The preachers are
against the dispensary system because
they want prohibition. Senator Tillman is
of the opinion that if the dispensary sys
tem should be abolished it would be fol
lowed by the license system, and there
is not much doubt that he is right. If
the license system should not be rein
stated blind tigers would be established in
every community of the state.
It i-s strange that prohibitionists will
not see that prohibition is impracticable.
It has not succeeded in any state in which
it has been tried. The only sure way to
fight the liquor traffic is local option.
More has been accomplished by it than
by any other means that have been tried
for the suppression of that traffic.
No one is surprised that there should
be so much opposition to the dispensary
system In South Carolina. In it* work
ings it is not as satisfactory as the license
system. It does not seem to lessen the
amount of intoxicants consumed and it
has been the cause of a great many
crimes of violence. There does seem to
be some foundation for the belief that
it is more of a political machine than an
institution for the restraint of the liquor
Before the campaign Is over it Is prob
able that Senator Tillman will wish many
times that he had not dragged the preach
er* into the campaign. It Is not likely
that he will repeat that part of hie Ben
nettsville speech which refers to them.
McKINLEY NOT INDORSED.
The Republican organs are trying to
create the impression that the National
Committee of the Gold Democrats which
met at Indianapolis last Wednesday, in
dorsed Mr. McKinley. The refusal of the
committee to coll a convention, to make a
Gold Democratic ticket Is interpreted by
them to mean that it is the intention of
Gold Democrats to vote the Republican
ticket. The action of the committee will
not bear any such Interpretation. The real
mianing of the committee's action is that
there was no support in sight for another
ticket. The speech at the meeting of the
committee which attracted the most at
tention, and which, apparently, had the
most influence, was that delivered by Mr.
Haideman, proprietor of the Louisville
Courier-Journal. He said, very frankly,
that he had supported Palmer and Buck
ner in 1895. because he felt there was
danger to the country in the demand for
the free and unlimited coinage of silver.
He intended, he said, to support the reg
ular Democratic ticket this year because
he regarded the silver issue as practically
dead. He was satisfied that the gold
standard was here to stay. The thing he
feared now. he said, was imperialism.
Therefore he had made up his mind to
support Mr. Bryan.
It was this speech apparently which de
cided the committee not to cail a conven
tion to name a Gold Democratic ticket.
The members of the committee may be
Just as strongly in favor of the gold
standard as they ever were, but it is safe
to say that the most of them are satisfied
that the silver question will not cut much
of a figure in the campaign. And this
probably is the position that Is occupied
by a majority of Gold Democrats. The in
terviews with Gold Democrats and letters
from them which are appearing In the
newspapers Justify the conclusion that,
as a rule, they Intend to vote the Demo
It is noticeable that Democratic news
papers and campaign orator* are very
generally dealing with the sliver question
as being qf but little importance In the
campaign. If Mr. Bryan confirms this
view in his speech when he Is noitfied of
his nomination on Aug. 8, the number of
Gold Democrats who will vote for Mr.
McKinley will not be large enough to af
fect the result of the election In any
The increase in tax values, as indicated
by returns to the Controller General, show
that the South Georgia counties are enjoy
ing a high degree of prosperity, several of
them leading the North Georgia counties
by large percentages. Tattnall and Mont
gomery especially have shown large in
creases, while others have made substan
tial gains It Is not to be understood,
of course, that the North Georgia coun
ties are not progressing. On the other
hand, they are doing well and accumulat
ing wealth In a most satisfactory man
ner. The only point we make is that It
appears the southern countie* are enjoy
ing more prosperity than those in the
northern part of the state.
Now tt Is being claimed that lack of a
naval base In Chinese waters will hamper
this government’s operations In China
But. wasn't It this very matter of a naval
base adjacent to China that was used as
an argument in favor of our permanent
retention of the Philippines? What is the
matter with Manila as a naval base for
our China operations? Is that "open door
to Asia" not really a door, and ehall we
have to seize a port on the Chinese main
The Greenville, (S. C.) News, discuss
ing: the Port Royal.naval station matter,
says: "The showing made so far seems
to one at this distance from the points in
controversy to favor the retention of the
station at Por: Royal. We believe, though,
that political and social considerations
will prevail, and that .Charleston will get
the station.” Political orui social con
siderations: Is that the secret of the fight
on Port Royal? Is Tillman playing
"you tickle roe and I’ll tickle you" game
in Washington? Bta'en.erts heretofore
made have heen to the effect that tile
remo’-al was to he solely for busi
ness reasons: among :hem being that Port
Royal couid not give an adequate fresh
water supply and the transportation facil
ities that were deemed necessary. Is it
possible that all of that eort of talk is
poppycock, and that the removal lo an
Inferior port is to he forced for "political
and so ial considerations?" We have all
along suspieioned something of the sorr,
for the simple reason that if intrinsic
merit, real advantages, had been the con
sideration, Charleston would never for
an instant have been thought of in con
nection with a naval station. These "po
litical and social considerations ’—in other
words Tillman's log-rolling and the danc
ing proclivities of the young naval offi
cers—are like!}' to eoer the taxpayers of
the country many millions of dollars, in
the event of the removal of the station
lo Charleston. But neither Tillman nor
the young dancers of the navy care any
thing for that. The facts are - all In favor
of Port Royal. The politicians and the
dancers are in favor of Charleston.
Ijor.don seems to be- undergoing a stress
of hot weather that is much worse than
anything that has this summer afflicted
any city in the southern part of the
United States. The London hospitals are
filled to overflowing with victims of heat
prostration, and the suffering in the
crowded districts is something terrible. In
some quarters, it is said, the mortality is
Increasing considerably. It is estimated
that several hundred horses have fallen
and died in the streets from heat during
the past few days.
Golf is rapidly coming to the front as
a dangerous game. During the present
week one woman’s head was broken by
an accidental blow from a golf club, and
another one had a Jaw- dislocated and lost
several teeth from a similar accident. If
this sort of thing keeps up, we shall soon
have golf contesting with baseball and
football for the honor of being called the
Former Gov. Taylor of Kentucky is go
ing to publish in Indiana a campaign pa
per called the Rough Rider. It will be
rather difficult for a man who runs away
from accusations and spends most of his
time dodging requisitions to assume the
role of a bold Rough Rider, even on pa
per. Taylor is not an impressive figure.
—Lieut. W. Garland Fay, who has been
placed In command of one of the marine
detachments for service m China, is a
son of the late W. "W. Fay, professor
of English at the Naval Academy He is
a graduate of St. John’s College, Annapo
—Admiral Bendemann, of the German
Navy, who has been placed in command
of the East Asiatic squadron to represent
Germany In the Chinese imbroglio, though
little heard of heretofore, is one of the
oldest and most experienced commanders
In the German navy.
—Prof. Felipe Valle, of the City of Mex
ico. an astronomer of reputation, official
ly connected with the Taeubaya Obser
vatory, is on his way to Europe, where
he will represent the Mexican government
at certain professional congresses to be
hold during the Paris Exposition.
—On the base of the statue of Mr. Glad
stone erected In the University Square
of Athens, Greece, is engraved a quatrain
of which the following is a translation;
"To a part of Epirus and to Thessaly
thou gaveet the sacred light of freedom,
averting slavery. Hellas, mindful of this
boon, has raised this statue to thee,
Gladstone, whose glory is immortal.”
—The Ninth Regiment, which is fight
ing in China, has on its roster one who
is probably the richest officer jn the army—
Second Lieutenant Robert S. Clarke, for
merly of New York. Mr. Clarke is a
grandson and one of the principal heirs of
the late Alfred Coming Clarke, and his
wealth is estimated at several millions.
He is still in his very early twenties, and
is a graduate of Yale University. Ha re
ceived his commission in the army about
a year ago. and has been making a good
record for himself in the Philippines.
The Charleston Post (Dem.) says:
"There Is a possibiliy that Bryan and
Roosevelt may be elected respectively
President and Vice President In Novem
ber, in which event Mr. Croker's plea for
young men will have been answered. In
several of the Western states the Demo
crats and the Populists have fusion ar
rangements whereby the presidential elec
tors are divided. If these are elected they
will all cast their votes in the electoral
college for Bryan, but will split on the
vice presidency, some voting for Steven
son and some for Towne. If the voting
is close, therefore. he Democratic candi
date may be elected President and the
Republican candidate, by reason of the
wasting of the Towne votes, may be
elected Vice President. It would be an
The Washington Post (Ind.) protests
against the protection that ex-Director of
Posts Rathbone appears to be enjoying.
It says: "Fraud and theft, theft and
fraud, on every page of Mr. Bristow's
report, with Rathbone's name linked with
that of Neely, companions in crime. Evi
dence of collusion everywhere, presented
with overwhelming proof. Deep Into the
treasury of the Innocent Cubans these
two men plunged their guilty hands, for
getting the day of exposure that would
surely come. For Neely the day of retri
bution seems at hand. For Rathbone,
protected as he is by someone in high
place, the Jail does not yawn, the prison
er's dock stands empty. Why Is he al
lowed to escape the punishment which
is his Just due?"
The Memphis Commercial-Appeal
(Dem.) says: “If the foreign ministers
are Indeed alive they should keep out of
the hands of European governments.
These government* do not believe any
of the Pekin dispatches reporting them
alive. They believe the ministers are all
dead, and they are so Insistent about It
that they seem ready to kill the minis
ters themselves in order to prove their
The New Orleans States (Dem.) regards
the silver Issue as being entirely elimin
ated. It says: “If there be any who
entertain lingering doubts that free sil
ver Is a dead Issue, they ought to be
convinced by the fact that Senator Stew
art of Nevada, 4he champion of 16 to 1,
has returned to lha bosom of the Repub
Was Almost Incredible.
In the life of Sir George Grey, one of
England s exp.orers and statesman, is a .
pleasant story of his meeting with some j
boys in the Natural History Museum at j
South Kensington, says the Youth's Com
panion. Lads and lassies were his de- 1
'There is something in old age.” he said, !
"that likes to have a young mind cling- j
ing to it." He took great pleasure in ling- !
ering at the museum, and watching the !
s’reams of visitors. One day he saw hart
a dozen boys gathered about an interest- :
ing specimen. Presently they nr ttced Sir ‘
George, and a delegate approached him
with the request:
b .-jot, sir. can you tell us the name of
Strangely enough, it was a specimen
which he had sent home from Australia.
He named it, and then the lad asked:
"Where did it come from?"
He told them that, and the next question
"Who killed it?”
A pucker gathered upon Sir George's
fa c, and he hesitated, arguing with him
"If I tell them, they’ll think me an im
poster, and perhaps discount ihe other
information I've given them.”
But the boy was waiting, and Sir George
could only say: "Frankly, you know, I
believe I killed it myself.”
"Here, you fellows!" rang out the lad's
merry volde. "He says he killed it!” Did
The other boys left the animal, to stare
at what they considered even a greater
curiosity. They formed a half-circle about
him. “Oh, yes,” said Sir George, "it’s
quite true. Now, if you'll listen, I'll tell
the whole story, and then you can deci<?e
He began, and their amused incredulity
vanished. They listened breathlessly, and
when he had finished, hats and caps were
off, and they chorused: “Thank you, sir!”
It was a memorable afternoon.
Doe* It Pay to lie Politef
The outer door Lo the office building was
a massive affair that swung either way,
says London Tit-Bits.
The man who entered was in a hurry,
but he considerately looked behind him to
.see that he did not let it swing in the
face of any one who might be following.
The woman who was following seemed
to be paying no attention to the door, so
the man held it open for her to enter.
The thought that occurred to the woman
just as 6he got in the doorway appeared
to make her doubtful as to whether she
wished to go in or out.
The man still held the door open.
The woman said: "I wonder if I have
the paper that he told me to bring to this
office,” and began to search through the
little bag that she carried in her hand.
The man said—well, never mind what
the man said. He still kept the door open
in order to prevent it sweeping the wo
man into the street.
The woman found the paper she wras
after and looked across the etreet, as if
uncertain whether she had the right ad
The man said: “Pardon- me, madam, but
I am in a hurry.”
The woman said: "Sir!”
The man said: "I cannot remain here and
hold this door any longer.”
The woman said: "Sir, you are the most
insulting man I ever met.”
The man said things softly to himself,
the woman entered, and the door swung
back with great force.
The woman looked scornfully at the
man and said something about telling her
husband how she had been insulted.
The man made no reply, but later he
was heard saying to himself: “And yet
people claim that it pays to be polite.”
Found the House Deserted.
One winter Gen. Wheeler and his fam
ily lodged in a fashionable section of
Washington, says the New York Sun, but
after a trial of it for a few days Mrs.
Wheeler became dissatisfied, and one ev
ening, when her husband returned from
Congress she said; "Father, I do not like
this place at all, and really think we
had better move, if you dont’ object.”
“Certainly not, mother,” returned the
ever-gallant general, ’’just please yourself
—anything suits me."
Nothing more was said on the subject,
but a couple of days later, on seeking the
society of his family after the Official
duties of the day were over, the con
gressman found the apartment deserted,
and. on inquiry, that his family had mov
ed during the day. No one knew where
they had gone. Mrs. Wheeler had merely
neglected to inform her husband that
they were to move that day, and whepe
the new residence was. He went to vari
ous hotels, but didn’t find them, so final
ly spent the night at one, and next day
his colleagues were highly diverted and
interested at the engaging candor with
which the great little man related how
he had lost his family, and asked their
advipe as to where they supposed he
could find them. In the course of the
day one of the children came to the Capi
tol to find out why father hadn't been
home the night before, and then the omis
sion of letting him know the secret of
where they had moved was rectified, and
he went gayiy to the new quarters, where,
with Mrs. Wheeler, he had a hearty laugh
over their temporary separation.
Tlie (Inn*** of Golf.
A group of Republican politicians were
discussing the game of golf the other day
in the Fifth Avenue Hotel, says the New
York Mail and Express, and the following
story was told about ex-Gov. Frank S.
Black and Lieut. Gov. Timothy L. Wood
After the Legislature adjourned in the
spring of 1897, Gov. Black and Lteut. Gov.
Woodruff, Senators Higginson and Ells
worth. and several high state officials
took a trip together up to Canada. On
the train Mr. Woodruff, who is an en
thusiastic golfer, expatiated continually
upon the delights of the game, until Gov.
Black appeared to be a trifle bored.
"Why,” said the enthusiastic Mr. Wood
ruff. warming up on the subject, ‘‘there's
is no game like golf. Anybody can play
it, man, woman or child. One can play
it alone, or two can play it, or a party
can play it. You can play it in any
kind of weather, and you can take your
time at it. and play it easily, or you
can play it hard. Yes, it's a great
Gov. Black, when he had heard this
speech of praise, meditated a minute and
then said to the Lieutenant Governor:
"There Is only one thing you neglected
to say about golf."
"What’s that?” inquired Mr. Woodruff,
while the other members of the party
leaned forward to hear.
"Why,” said Gov. Black, "you don’t
have to play it if you don't want to."
Storlrs of the War.
"I can tell you a story with a humorous
side that happened to a colonel of my ac
quaintance.” the gunner continued, after
a pause, says the South African corre
spondence of the London Express.
"Before we entered Bloemfontein we had
shelled two outlying houses held by the
Boers. When the enemy retreated the
colonel rode up to them with gome mount
ed infantry, and was met at the door of
the larger house by a little Jew, who.
from his appearance, had recently emerg
ed from a coni cellar.
’’ ‘My friend,' said he. all of a tremble,
'let me offer you something.'
“ 'Thanks very much,’ said the colonel,
who was very thirsty.
" tShall it be beer? I have beer,' said
"Now, the colonel ..ad only Just recov
ered from dysentery, and, though the
temptation was great, he dare not accept.
” ’l'm afraid I can’t drink beer. I’ve
been rather unwell,' he answered, with
reluctance, at the same time laying his
hand on his tummy.
’’ 'Oh! have you that feeling?’ said the
little Jew. sympathetically. ‘I had It, too,
when I heard your shells screnmlruj JCst
be assured—it ia only nervousness.' ’•
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
—Among the causes of death reported to
the clerk of the Orphans’ Court in Bucks
county, Pennsylvania, by 'census enum
erators were those of "hart parlias,”
'■parallya." "hart truble,” “newmonia,”
•'quinxie,” "hooping cough,” and “tumor."
Another person was reported as having
died of "live cuplat,” which was translat
ed into meaning “liver complaint.”
—The superintendent of the Sault Ste.
Marie canals says that Lake Superior
commerce for July will greatly exceed
ehnt of June, although June broke all rec
ords by the passage of more than 4,000,-
000 ons of freight. The superintendent
says in unusual volume of coal Is go
ing .nto Lake Superior, more than for
any. .rev tour se son. and that the ore
tonnage for July shows no decrease.
—One of the oldest women's clubs In
London, the Somerville, has just been dam
pened to close its doors owing to the de
cline in the support given the club. The
Somerville was started In Regent street
about twenty' years ago, when the objects
of a woman's club were somewhat differ
ent from what they are now. The club was
founded In order to provide a resting p.aee
for those tired by the exertion of shopping
and also to offer facilities for reading the
—ln a little graveyard in Philadelphia,
which is about giving way to the march
of improvement, the bodies are being dis
interred for reburial elsewhere. The cem
etery. which was the burying ground of
the Third Baptist Church, does not meas
ure more than 50x80 feet, but fully 1,300
bodies have been interred there. Whole
families were burled in there, and the
men in charge of the work have encoun
tered from five to seven skeletons In these
—Jeremiah O’Leary, a private in an Eng
lish regiment, was shot at the battle of
Colenso, in South Africa, a Mauser bul
let penetrating hie brain. He lay for five
hours in rhe trenches and then was con
veyed to a hospital, where Sir William
MacCormao, by a wonderful surgical op
eration, succeeded In saving his life after
removing past of his brain. O’Leary’s
memory is slightly Impaired and he has
lost his taste for beer, of which he used
to be rather fond.
—One of the unexpected uses of the re
frigerating machine Is found In mining.
At great depths or at comparatively shal
low depths in some mines work on valu
able veins of metal or coal has been
abandoned because of the heat. But en
gineers declare that with the use of mod
ern refrigerating apparatus to cool the
air i will be possible to go several thou
sand feet lower in case a rich vein of
precious metal or even coal warranted
the additional expense.
—John Shelf, an oiler in the Locust Gap
colliery, near 'Shamokin, Pa., was leaning
over a pair of rolls when the bottom of his
overalls was caught by the shafting. He
was being rapidly drawn around a swiftly
revolving shaft when he unbuttoned his
trousers, which were jerked from hts legs
in a jiffy. Holding to a crossbeam, he
called for help. A man rushed to the en
gine room and gave the alarm, whereupon
the engine was stopped just as Steif had
given up hope of being saved.
—A queer action at law has been begun
in Jasper county, Missouri. A woman has
sued her divorced husband for $3,000,
which she alleged she has expended In
providing food, lodging, clothing and
schooling for his four children since he
abandoned her and left the children to
her care. The petition sets forth that they
were married Feb. 24, 1880, and had four
children; that he abandoned her in 1889,
and that she secured a divorce In 1895;
i hat he has done nothing In support of
the children since he left her.
—ln a communication Jo the New York
city fire commissioners, Chief Croker of
the fire department says an unusual num
ber of fires have taken place in May and
June and he attributes this to the easy
way in which the insurance companies is
sue policies. He has looked the matter up
and finds that tenants of premises have
had no difficulty in procuring *1.500 insur
ance on household effects not worth more
than *3OO. Mr .Croker also says that this
premium on incindiarism ia "the same in
the big business districts as it is among
—One of Li Hung Chang’s coffins was
recently put up at auction at Marseilles,
but there v.as no bidder. It will be re
membered that during his tour of the
globe in 1896 Li carried with him wherever
he went a coffin in which, in case of his
death, his remains were to be sent back
to China. Upon embarking for home at
Marseilles the Celestial statesman con
cluded that It was unnecessary to take the
coffin with him, and left It at the hotel.
The hotel proprietor turned it over to the
customs officials, and it has just figured In
the periodical sale of unclaimed property.
—The honey-producing industry of Ev
ansville, Ind., has reached such magnitude
that the city council Is considering an or
dinance declaring the bees a nuisance and
requiring the owners of hives to move them
outside the city limits. It is said that sev
enty-five persons have colonies of bees in
the city, and the bees produce *IO,OOO worth
of honey a year. Persons who want the
bees taken out ask that it be done by
Sept. 1. The bee owners have engaged a
lawyer, who has represented to the city
council that there is not a city In the
state that forbids people to have beehives,
—There is trouble in Bath, Me., over the
proposed celebration of Old Home Week.
The Civic League threatens to close up all
the saloons. The opponents of the league
declare, first, that this will make the cel
ebration a ghastly financial ruin, and sec
ondly. as there are officially no saloons In
Maine the league has no right to trouble
itself about the matter. Besides, they ask.
why hasn't the league closed the saloons
long ago Instead of waiting for Oid Home
Week, when numerous country folk, un
used to city life, and tired with alght-see
ing, might need something for their etom
achs’ sake, as St. Timothy did?
—At Halstead, Kan., an Interesting se
ries of experiments In wheat growing is be.
ing conducted. Last fail about 150 varie
ties of wheat, selected from all over the
world, were seeded and about eighty of
these were In good condition during the
spring. It is desired not only to determine
which of these wheats will do well in Kan
sas and similar climates in this country,
but an effort wll be made to improve each
variety by ingrafting and
tion. New varieties will be produced hav
ing the better qualities of both parents. It
will require several years of propagation
In the same soil to determine whether the
product is valuable or otherwise.
—Honolulu is beginning to be invaded by
the American drummer as It has never
been before, says the Hawaiian Star. The
first man to arrive under the new condi
tions was a Chicago soap and perfume
man. who gave the Hawaiian hotel clerk
quite a shock. He landed from the steam,
er In all the glory that characterizes an
up-to-date traveling man and headed for
the hostelry. Arriving there, one of the
first requests was ,o be shown the sam
ple room. But there wasn’t any. Hono
lulu has never achieved the distinction of
having one. In American cities the big
hotels have to have a sample room,
where the drummers may keep their big
stocks of samples, but while Hawaii had
a tax of *SOO on every one who tried to
sell goods here no sample room was need
ed. Firms that wanted to give their men
*SOO as a starter to buy the privilege of
doing Hawaiian bulsness were not nu
merous. Manager Lucas has fixed up
quarters to be used as a sample room for
the soap man, and he Is now casting
about for a place that can b permanently
devoted to the pui pose.
The Famous Aid to Safe and
Used by mothers the world over for nearly no year*.
PRSTEDMAN having opened a branch office in
America, considerably reduces the cost ol t he Justly
celebrated powders. They are put up in yellow wrap
pers. The trade mark, a gum lancet,
ts on every packet and on every powder, without
which none is genuine. A packet containing nine
powders. *25 cents. At your druggist s, or mailed
postpaid on receipt of price. Send for booklet—
•*/>r. Stedman's Nurset'V Doctor." Address
j. a. mmi-w \ltfk,
W**t JohiiKti. St., tiermuntov.n, PMta., Pa.
Sold by LIPPMAN BROS.. Savannah. Q*,
tut Qf hope" hy ssj 8. Tut
For Isle of Hope, Montgomery, Thunder
bolt, Catile Park and West End.
Daky excep; Sundays. Subject to changa
I ISLE OF HOPE.
Lv. City for I. of H.| Lv. Isle of Hope.
6 30 am from Tenth | 6 vO a m~7or Bolton"
730 am from Tenth I 6CO am for Tenth
830 am from Tenth j 700 am for Temh
9 15 am from Bolton | 8 00 am for Temh
10 30 am from Tenth |lO 00 am for Temh
12 00 n'n from Tenth jll 0j am for Bolton
1 15 pm from Bokon Jll 30 am for Temh
230 pm from Temh | 200 pm for Tenth
330 pm from Tenth | 240 pm for Bolion
*3O pm from Tenth | 300 pm for Temh
530 pm from Tenth 1400 pm for Tenth
6 30 pm from Tenth | 6to pm for Tenth
730 pm from Tenth | 700 pm for Tenth
830 pm from Tenth ; 8 00 pm for Tenth
930 pm from Tenth |9OO pm for Temh
10 30 pm from Tenth [lO 00 pm for Temh
111 00 pm for Temh
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
630 pm from Tenth | 600 pm for Tenth
Lv city for Cat.Park| Lv. Cattle Park.
6 30 am from Bolton | 700 am for Bolton
7 30 am from Bolton | 8 00 am for Bolton
1 00 pm from Bolton | 1 30 pm for Bolton
2 30 pm from Bolton j 3 00 pm for Bolton
7 00 pm from Bolton | 7 30 pm for Bolton
8 00 pm from 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. tn. and
every thirty minutes thereafter until
12:00 midnight, for Bolton street Junc
" FREIGHT AND PARCEL CAR* “
This car carries trailer for passengers
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 minutes
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.
SUMMER ill-SO t rS.
bitOAblV A i & oBT H 6T8., NEW YORK.
ABSOLUTELY FIRE PROOF.
COOLEST HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY
Located In the liveliest and most inter
esting part of the city; twenty principal
places of amusement within five minutes'
walk of the hotel
CHARLES A. ATKINS & CO.
Summer Resort—Ocean Hotel. Asbury
Park, N. J. GEO. L ATKINS & SONS.
GREEN PARK HOTEL
Summit ox Blue Kldge, 4,340 let:i. Scen
ery and climate unsurpassed, so say globe
trotters. Hotel first-class In every respect.
Only house on mountain with plastered
walla; excellent livery; 45 miles turnpike
roads on top of ridge; large ball room,
band and other amusements. Postotfice
and telegraph in hotel. Open* July h
Write for leaflet and rates to
Green Park Hotel Cos., Green Park, N. C.
White Sulphur Springs Hotel,
WAYNES VILLE, N. C.
50 acres beautifully shaded lawn, wonder
ful mountain views, cool nights, freestone
iron and noted sulphur springs. Fine or
chestra daily. House remodeled and newly
furnished this season.
COL. F. A. LINCOLN. Proprietor.
IN THE COOL MOUNTAINS.„
The Swamiauoa. notel, Asnevil.e, N. L.
Under new management. A high class
family and commercial hotel, with table
of superior excellence. Casino, music and
dancing. Centrally located; good bed*;
cool rooms; rates moderate. Write to
BRANCH & YOUNG, Proprietors.
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN HOUSE”
Location beautiful and sanitary. Hotel
comfortable 'and homelike. Rates from
*7.00 to *IO.OO per week.
MRS. GEO. E. PURVIS,
Lookout Mountain, Tenn.
GRAND ATLANTIC HOTEL,
Virginia ave and Beach,Atlantic City.N J.
sth year. Most central location; highest
elevation, overlooking ocean; 350 beautiful
rooms, many with baths. The terms are
reasonable. Write for booklet. Hotel coach
es meet all trains. CHARLES E. COPE.
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CRED
GEORGIA. CHATHAM COUNTY.-
Notice Is hereby given to all persons hav
ing demands against John 11. Smith, 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 persons in
debted to said deceased are required to
make immediate payment to me.
Savannah, Ga.. July 2, 1900.
JORDAN F. BROOKS.
County Administrator, 15 Bay street, west.
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CRED
GEORGIA, CHATHAM COUNTY.—
Notice is hereby given to all persons hav
ing demands against London H. Houston,
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 per
sons indebted to said deceased are requir
ed to make immediate payment to me.
6avannah, Ga., June 12, 1900.
ALEXANDER 8. GORDON.
Care Saussy & Saussy, Attorneys-at-Law,
GEORGIA. CHATHAM COUNTY-
Mrs. Ckments Doby has applied to the
Court of Ordinary for a twelve months
suppirt for herself and minor children
out of the estate of John F. Doby, de
ceased. Appraisers have made returns
These are. there'ore to cite all whom
it may con e n to appear before sad
court to make objection on or before the
first Monday In August, next, otherwise
same will be granted.
Witness. She Honorable Hampton L.
Fsrrlll. ordinary for Chatham county,
this the 13th dav of July, 1900.
FRANK E. KEII.BACH,
Clerk C. 0.. C. C.
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