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FEW FEATURES IN BUSINESS.
XO IMPORTANT CHANGES IN SPEC
ULATION AND TRADE.
An Immense Corn Crop Assured l*j
the Copious Rains in the West.
Other Favorable Featnres in the
Trade Outlook—The Iron Industry,
However, Seems More Depressed
Than at An> Other Time—Cotton
and Dry Goods Market*.
New York. July 27.-Bradstreet’s to
morrow will say:
Important changes in trade and specu
lation are notably lacking this we* k, but
counter currents of demand in various
sections aid industries lend a rather more
than usually ii regular appearance to the
gen rai situation.
Among ihe favorable features calling
for node* are the practical assurance of
an immense coin crop by the recent co
pious ra.ns in the further West, the con
tinued cheerful reports from the sections
which have gathered and are now mar
keting a large w.nter crop, advices of
continued improvement in tone in the
Norihwest, with rei*>rts of renewals of
earlier cancelled orders for fall goods,
fairly satisfactory gains in gross railway
earnings, less weakness in prices of the
country’s leading cereal products, based
apparently on renewed buying for ex
port aid r therm re inquiry for raw wool
The Iron Market Way Down.
Unfavorable elements in trade probably
find their chief and greatest exposition in
the iron and steel business. That indus
try is, if possible, depressed more than at
any time for three years past, and expec
tations that prices declines would be
checked by the arrival of finished mate
rial at a cost basis, have been disappoint
ed. because this week steel bars have been
sold in some instances at 1 cent per pound,
which is unquestionably below the basis of
cost of raw material and manufacture.
That a large tonnage of this material and
of Southern pig iron has been worked off
seems certain, but it is still a buyers’ mar
ket. with everything that this implies.
Export business would undoubtedly ex
pand if ship room were available.
Dry Good* und Cotton.
The trade in dry goods at the East par
ticulary seems to be backward, pending
an earlier realization of the cotton goods
situation. Bleached goods have been re
duced. but gray goods and brown cottons
are steady. Some reselling of their raw
cotton by Eastern mills for export is re
ported. Satisfactory progress is report
ed os to the growing American and Egyp
tian crops and the margin between old
and new delivery tends to widen.
Business failures are smaller, number
ing 183 in the United States, as compared
with 202 last week, 170 in this week a year
ago. 189 in 1898, 239 in 1897 and 221 in 1896.
Canadian failures number 13, as against
26 last week and 16 in this week last
(*IHL LABSOES LION.
A. Texan Diana Hum nn RxrltinK anil
Marble Falls n>x.) Dispatch to Minne
The talk of this neighborhood is the
daring exploit of Miss Norma Diorn in
lassoing a full-grown lion and dragging
home the body of her prey at the heels of
her mustang. The Southern Texas Cattle
Association has presented Miss Diorn with
a gold-mounted revolver, and has sent to
the City of Mexico for the finest side-sad
dle “for the grittiest girl on a Texas
Old John Diorn owns a ranch and sev
eral thousand head of cattle. The ranch
is located on the western plains of Texas,
about the headwaters of the tributaries
of the Guadaloupe. He has three daugh
ters, who hove been looking after his
herd for several years. It is the boast of
these girls that no mustang has ever been
able to shake one of them from his l>ack.
They are fearless riders, and can hurl a
lariat with u precision that many a cow
boy envies. Since the d**atir of their only
brother. Julius Diorn. who was killed by
cattle thieves a few years ago, these
young women have ridden after cattle,
repaired windmills, killed wolves and fre
quently branded calves. The story of
Miss Norma’s lion-killing Is told as fol
One Sunday morning, not long ago,
Norma, who Is the oldest of the three,
started out on her pony to “ride” the wire
fence of a small pasture a couple of miles
from the house. “Riding a wire fence”
is making a tour of inspection to see that
the wires are all up and the posts solid.
As the girl started out she swung the
belt of her Winchester over the gate post,
remarking that she was not going far,
and wouldn’t need a gun. She was hardly
out of sight before an immense Mexican
lion sprang out in the road in front of
the pony. The beast gave a few loud roars
and then disappeared in the direction of
a small bunch of cows and calves. Start
ing her pony at full speed and yelling at
the lion as if she possessed the power In
her voice to paralyze nil wild beasts, she
rode straight, toward the terror-stricken
cattle, coming up with them just as the
lion sprang upon the neck of a calf,
crushing it to the earth.
The old cowf instantly charged the lion,
and the mother of the calf gave him such
an ugly thrust with ner sharp horns that
he was forced to relinquish his hold on
his prey. The sight of the trembling,
frightened little calf aroused the girl’s ire,
and. swinging her rope over her head, she
rode at the lion. The girl screamed at the
lion and urged her pony to pursue him.
The beast frequently looked back and
snarled threateningly, but he failed to
find courage enough to offer battle. Sud
denly it occurred to the girl that there
was no reason why she could not choke
the Hon to death. She swung hbr lariat
over her head, and as the trained pony
sprang forward, dropped the noose about
the lion’s neck. The pony instantly brac
ed himself on his haunches, digging his
fore feet in the ground, and the lion turn
ed a somersault, striking the earth with
his head toward his pursuers. The girl
hoped that she had broken the beast's
neck, but he was only badly stunned, and
the pain that he suffered seemed to in
crease his rage and courage.
Crouching and emitting a roar he sprang
inlo the air with all his strength, expect
ing to land on the pony*® neck and tear
his pursuers to fragments. The agile little
horse turned just In time to feel the claws
of the lion grazing his haunches.
All Western horses entertain a horror of
these lions, for one of their tricks is to lie
In ambush on the limb of a tree near
where the horse® are In the habit of drink
ing. From these hiding places they tall
upon young colts and devour them. The
Texas pony knows the Mexican lion, and
be fears him more than all other enemies.
80, Instantly as the lion sprang forward,
the pony began to run. The rope was
tense, and if she had wished to do it, the
girl could not have unfastened the lariat
from the saddlehorn. Moreover, she knew
the chances were that if the lion was
released in hl state of rage, he would
Far the pony and herself to bits. She
leaned forward and urged her frightened
mustang to do his best.
She reached the ranch gates at her home
Just her aimers, accompanied by two
young men of the neighborhood, were
about to pass through it on their way to
“There now!" she shouted. “I have rop
td and dragged a lion to death.’* Her
speech of triumph was cut short by a
warning scream from one of her ei>ters,
who noticed that the lion was about to
regain his feet and renew the battle.
One of the Texans sent a build through
!he moneter*! brain and ended hi* carter.
NO HELP FROM GOVERNMENT.
Continued from First Page.
up to July 6, were forty killed and eighty
Some of the statements above are strik
ingly similar to the published version of
Sir Claude MacDonald’s letter of July 4.
The Belgian foreign office this morning
received a dispatch from Shanghai under
to-doy’s date, mentioning the receipt of a
letier from Sir Claude MacDonald dated
July 4, in which it was stated that the
besieged foreigners in Pekin were reduced
to horseflesh. The Belgian consul at
Shanghai also reports that a servant of
the German minister who left Pekin, July
9, s ates that ihe British legation was
only attacked at night, and if re upplied
he believed could hold out.
SPARE NONE OF THE ENEMY.
Emperor William Told HU Troops
to Give No Unurler to the
Chinamen In Battle.
Berlin, July 27.—The Lokal Anzeiger
says the Emperor, when addressing the
troops at Bremerhaven, before they sailed
for China, referred first to the responsibil
ities which had sprung up for the Ger
man Empire abroad during the last dec
Germany’s troops, he said, must now
show in the face of the enemy whether
their tendencies—the tendencies which
German military methods had followed—
were right. Their Oomrades of the ma
rine had already proved that the train
ing and principles upon which that arm
of the force should be built up were right
ones, and now it was for the troops to
do the same.
“Every German has been filled with
pride,” continued His Majesty, “to learn
that the highest praise bestowed upon
German warriors has come from the
mouths of foreign leaders. The task be
fore you is great one. That a people
like the Chinese should cast to the winds
international rights a thousand years old,
and treat with scorn the sanctity of an
ambassador and the rights of hospitality
in a manner so horrible, is unprecedented
in the history of the world. Every civil
ization not founded upon Christianity is
sure to be brought to naught.
“So I send you out. May you all prove
your German efficiency, devotion and
bravery. Bear joyfully all discomfort
and uphold the honor and glory of our
arms. You must set an example of dis
cipline, self-domination and self-control.
To Give No Quarter.
"If you close with the enemy, remem
ber this: Spare nobody. Make no pris
oners. Use your weapons so that for a
thousand years hence no Chinaman will
dare look askance at any German. Open
the way for civilization once for all.”
The address concluded as follows:
“The blessings of the Lord be with you.
The prayers of the whole people will ac
company you in all your ways. My best
wishes for yourselves and for the success
of your arms will ever follow you.
“Give proofs of your courage no matter
where. May the blessing of God rest on
your banntrs; and may He vouchsafe
to you to find a path for Christianity in
that far-off country.
“For this you have pledged yourselves
to me with your oath to the colors. I wish
you God-speed. Adieu, my comrades.”
The Ix)kal Anzeiger s report of the
sperch from the semi-official reports, no
tably in respect to the reference to spar
ing none and making no prisoners when
coming in close quarters with the enemy
D ques.ioned, hut ihe correspondent of
the Associated Pre*s was assured this
evrnir g by a perfectly responsible person
who heard the speech that the Lokal An-
report Is correct.
FOUR MISSIONARIES KILLED.
Murdered ly Chinese in the Prov
ince of Slum M.
London, July 28.—The Daily Express has
the following from Che Foo, dated
“Four more British missionaries have
been murdered in the province of Shan
Si. News from native Christian sources
say that for eight days a general massa
cre of foreigners has been in progress in
the provinces of Ho Nan and Shan Si.
The Governor of Shan Tung has wired
the consuls here that he has prohibited
the circulation of a proclamation threat
ening the native Christians with death
unless they renounce Christianity.
RUSSIAN CAMP WAS Ill'll NED.
Chinese Troops Getting: Close to
St. Petersburg, July 28.—The Russian
general staff has received news from Ai
gun, on the Amur river, of the burning
by Chinese, of an encampment the:a oc
cupied by Russians.
Newspaper dispatches assert that Chi
nese troops have appeared In Russian ter
ritory within 100 versts of Stretinsk, on
the river Shilka.
It is rumored that the forces of all the
northern province will be mobilized on a
Foreigners Were lighting for Their
Lives on July 15.
Berlin, July 27.—A dispatch received
here to-day, dated Tien Tsin, Tuesday.
July 24, says:
”A messenger who left Pekin Sunday,
July 15, brought to-day to the customs of
ficers here news that Prince Chlng’s sol
diers had been fighting Prince Tung's
troops and had been defeated. The for
eigners were defending themselves In
the northern cathedral, near the Forbid
LEGATIONS REPORTED SAFE.
About 10,000 Soldicrn Entrenched
Near Tien Tsin.
Brussels. July 27.-The Belgian vice con
sul at Tin Tsin in a dispatch dated Che
Foo, July 26, says:
• It is persist* fitly report, cl hors (Tien
Tsin) that the ligations are safe and
sound, and undei the protection of the
About 10,000 soldiers are entrenched at
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1900.
The man who smokes
Old Virginia Cheroots
has a satisfied, “glad I have got it”
expression on his face from the time
he lights one. He knows he will
not he disappointed. No matter
where he buys one—Maine or Texas,
Florida or California—he knows they
will be just the same as those he gets
at home—clean—well made—burn
Three hundred million Old Virginia Cheroots smoked this
year. Ask your own dealer. Price, 3 for 5 cents.
I Tsang, four e n kilometre* from
German* Sail for China.
Bremerhaven, July 27.—Part of the Ger
man expeditionary force for China, sailed
to-day on board three transports. Em
peror William, who was accompanied by
two of his sons and the imperial chancel
lor. Prince Hohenlohe, witnessed the em
barkation of the expedition and delivered
a farewell address to the troops.
Ol H CONSTITt TION IN CHINA.
How It Came to Be Trnn*lnted
and Taken Home for Study.
From the New York Sun.
Washington. July 21.—The relation of the
United States to the responsible govern
ment of China Is, in some respects, differ
ent from that of any other nation. At
the present horrible crisis all is confu
sion and chaos. In the future a lasting
settlment is to be made. It will be full of
difficulties, but America holds a place of
vantage. The following paragraphs ex
plain, in part, why this is so— why the
high officials of China underetand us bet
ter than they do any nation of Europe.
When the first Chinese legation to the
United States settled in Washington it
was accompanied by a very intelligent and
cultivated attache, by name Tsai Sih
Yung. He came of an ancient Chinese
family, one of whose members had been
prime minister of the empire—a very unus
ual post for a pure Chinese to hold under
a Manohu Tartar dynasty. He was a grad
uate of Dr. Martin’s College at Fokin and
had also taken his bachelor’s degree in he
Chinese e>aminations. During his resi
dence in Washington he formed a close
friendship with Dr. Edward S. Holden,
then one of the astronomers of ih United
States Naval Observatory. In one of
their conversations Tsai was asked the
object of the coming of his legation.
“Why, it is to make a treaty witn your
country.” “And how is a treaty made’
“It is a written agreement between your
President and our Emperor.’’ “Nothing
more?" “No. nothing more thin 'his.” It
transpired that Tsai, and his mtn.ster a 5
well, waa totally Ignorant of tne treaty
making fi notion* of the Senate; and they
were thrown into consternation when they
heard 'he story of the rejection of the
treaty with Denmark by the Senate after
President Grant had arranged far the ces
sion of the Danish West Indies, and after
the confiding Danes of St. Thomas end
Santa Cruz had formally voted to accept
Out of this conversation grew a project
to translate the constitution of the United
States Into the Chinese language. For
many months the Chinaman and the
American met daily. Each provision of
the constitution was carefully explained
and discussed and then written down
with a commentary; on a subsequent day
the Chinese translation was rendered
back into English and again discussed un
til all was clear. Doubtful points were re
referred to Frederick W. Whitrldge, Esq.,
of the New York bar, in writing, or oc
casionally to Mr. Justice Bradley of the
Supreme Court. Finally the document
was completely and satisfactorily trans
lated with a marginal commentary and
sent as an official dispatch to the Tsung
ll-Yamen in Pekin. A copy of it was de
posited by President Holden in the li
brary of the University of California,
where it now is. On Tsai's part it had
been a labor of love and on his return to
China it won for him official advance
ment in rank and place. His American
co-adjuta tor was glad to give a portion
of his time every day for nearly n year
to this public service which has resulted
in making the high officials in Pekin un
derstand the United States of America
as they understand no other country. They
are themselves a literary people, and are
used to relying on the written word. They
know the organization of Great Britain
or of Germany in a very different way
from that of our own country, and we are,
accordingly, trusted as no other country
Our opportunities at the present crisis
are unique. Every European government
is distrusted by all of the high officials at
Pekin by those friendly to foreign inven
tions as well as by those who hate and de
spise the foreigner and al his works. When
the time comes to adjust a final and last
ing settlement for the fuiure it is in the
power of America to take a high stand.
The constitution of our government is un
derstood. It is known that we desire no
territorial acquisitions. We desire and we
mean to have the freest opportunities for
trade, and above all things the fullest pro
tection for our citizens in foreign parts.
It may be necessary for our troops to Join
with those of Europe and Japan in a puni
tive expedition. It may even be necessary
to raze the walls of Pekin to the ground,
to plough the site and to sow it with salt,
as the Tartar Chief Jenhiz Khan was
used lo do with the rebellious cities of
Bokhara and Turkistan. All this will lie
understood as a deserved punishment for
acts which even the Chinese cannot
fend. But in the final adjustment of rela
tions America may hold a unique place;
and the position of moral vantage should
be safeguarded In all our acts.
liny nnri Girl* in Chinn.
From the Westminster Budget.
Boys are always welcome when they ap
pear in a Chinese home, girl? never. Boys
often marry at 16; and It is said to l>e a
not infrequent circumstance for these Ju
venile husbands on occasion of some
grievance to run crying to their mothers
for comfort, ns they have been in the habit
of doing, and to be met with the chilling
inquiry, “Why do you come to me? If
you want anything go to her!’’ The ratio
in which fortune-teller® nllof happiness in
the Chinese family is generally about five
sons to two daughters. “Whatsoever is
more than these cometh of evil.*’ The
murder of female Infants accordingly pre
vails to a very large extent. Many Chi
nese girls are sold by their parents, and
in some provinces the trade in girls la
conducted as openly as any other traffic.
In cases of poverty husbands occasionally
dispose of their wive®. Dr. Smith men
tions a Chinaman who. being deeply in
<let>4. was thrown into prison, from which
he found deliverance hopeleses. He ac
cordingly sent word to his relatives to
have his wife void, w hich was done, and
with the proceed® the man was able to
buy his escape 1
ENGLISH MESS ETIQUETTE.
Rah** Which Govern British Ofll
ccr* When They Dine Together.
A youngster joining his regiment is con
fronted with, among other things, the
mess rules, a copy of which is given to
him to read, mark, learn and Inwardly
digest. These rules, which in many re
spects resemble those of a club, contain
full information regarding the etiquette
of the mess, but There is also a vast
amount of unwritten law- to trip up the
embryo “Bobs,” and while the bulk of
the rules are common to all Regiments,
the majority of corps have one or two
special regulations of their own.
As dinner or “mess” is defined in the
Queen's regulations as a parade it is not
unnatural that a great deal of ceremony
and etiquette should hang round this
In the first place, every one must ap
pear properly dressed. It is not mean*
That officers are in the habit of attending
mess c!ad in pajamas, but simply’ that ev
ery one. unless special permission has
been obtained beforehand, must appear
in mpss dress, and his uniform must be
correct in every’ particular. Herein lies a
fruitful source of error, as the orderly
officer dressing in a hurry may forget
the sash, which is only’ worn on duty, or
a careless servant may omit to put in
his masTer’s badges or coat buttons.
In every regiment a president and vice
president of the week are appointed to
sit at mess. They’ have the pow’or to call
offenders to order and to enforce flnes,
of which more anon, hut the real respon
sibility for the good order und discipline
of the mess is vesTed in the senior officer’s
present, who, strictly speaking, should
not sit as president.
In addition, the president and the vice
have the pleasing duty of proposing the
Queen’s health, which is usually drunk
once a week on guest nights.
As soon as the wine has been brought
in the president rnpa on the table, rises
and says, “Mr. Vine, the Queen!” ATI rise,
and Mr. Vice replies. “Gentlemen, the
Queen!” The band plays the national an
them, at the conclusion of which every
one says “The Queen,” and drinks his
wine. In some regiments it is customary
to add “God bless her.” bur in otHers this
Is regarded as superfluous, and akin to
gilding the lilies.
It is a terrible breach of etiquette to
drink or even sip one’s wine (the after
dinner wine, bien entendu) until Her Ma
jesty’s health has been duly honored, and
many a new' subaltern has been caught
over this point by a sportive elder. “Your
health, Mr. Green.” says the old stager,
raising his glass. Mr. Green, flattered and
nervous, hastily responds, and gulps his
wdne down, only to find yet anoher ad
ded to the long list of fines he has in oil
probability already incurred.
Formerly it was the courtly but expen
sive custom to at once destroy the glass
which had been raised to the Queen, but
this, with other relics of the past, has
fallen into desuetude. The bandmaster is
invited in after “the Queen” and has a
glass of wine and a cig-ar. It is etiquette
to offer, and for him to refuse, a second
No one may leave the table without
permission until the wine has been
round once, (on regimental guest nights
until the guest of the evening has risen,)
and up till that time “shop.” ladies’
names, religious and political topics, are
strictly tabooed. “Talking shop,” by the
way, is a regulation more often honored in
the breach than in the observance at vol
unteer dinners, w r hich not infrequently
degenerate into mere war games.
To touch any of the regimental plate is
a heinous offense, though not so bad as
wearing a ready-made tie, as the sloven
ly will sometimes do. Pipes, of course,
are forbidden, and at one time spirits and
beer were prohibited at the mess table.
This enactment still survives in some mili
The ingenious youth who likes to per
form tricks with glasses and tumblers is
apt to find it an expensive amusement,
as he is charged sixfold for all breakages,
while purely accidental damage costs the
clumsy one only double the original value.
Mention has been made of the fines
which may be inflicted. The customary
fine is one. two or three lottles of cur
rent—e, not a. Mr. Printer, please—wine,
which may be consumed on the spot or
debited to the offender’s mess bill. For
ofTenses committed outside the mess room
the fine is “drinks all round.”
In the ante-room etiquette is somewhat
relaxed. You may mention your adored
one’s name with impunity, and you may
smoke a pipe, but not a clay, in which
category even the lordly meerschaum is
placed greatly to the discomfiture of the
man-about-town from Sandhurst, who os
tentatiously produces his wearily colored
“foam-of-the-sea,” and is inexpressibly
hurt w-hen told to take “that beastly clay
outside!” When our victorious legions re
turn from Pretoria it is not improbable
that regiments may find it necessary to
introduce a new' rule forbidding Boer to
badco in the mess.
Boer tobacco is cool, sweet, remarkably
cheap, and you can smoke any quantity
without suffering next morning, but in a
room it stinks with a mighty stink!
“Shop” red books and novels come un
der the ban, but there is always a plen
tiful supply of newspapers and periodicals
for the literary officer.
Fcrhaps the most curious regulation is
that which forbids any one to draw his
Bword in the premises. As for our
officers, except in the famous Indian regi
ment of Guides, do not sit down to dinner
armed cap-a-pie, this rule applies espe
cially to the ante-room, where Just before
The BEE HIVE
St. Julian and
und after parades swords are frequently
The regulation is a survival of the old
duelling days when blades flashed forth
on the least provocation, but now it Is
principally useful as providing a safe
“draw” for the new boy’.
The lot of the last-joined subaltern is
not altogether a happy one. In many regi
ments no subaltern is allowed to stand on
the hearth rug until he has served three
months, while a further period of eighty
four days Is necessary to qualify him for
possession of an armchair.
Further, it is an unwritten law that the
junior subaltern—or “boots’’—should re
turn thanks for the ladles of the regiment
when their health is proposed on the an
nual occasion on which they grace the
Should an officer dressed in mufti w’ish
to enter the ante-room after dinner he
must first obtain the permission of the
senior officer present, his humbie query,
“May I come in, Sir?” usually eliciting
ribald inquiries as to his doings. As al
ready mentioned, when a guest invited by
the regiment is present, no one may leave
the mess table till the guest makes a
move, but in addition to this the law
stands that no one may go to bed till the
regimental guest has departed.
This, in the case of a long-winded or
bibulous individual, or, worse still, when
he is both, means very late hours, and
often a sleepyhead will try to steal off
unobserved, but rarely does he go unde
tected, and his punishment is swift and
It is a matter of etiquette and good man
ners co say “Good morning.” on first en
tering the ante-room in the morning, and
“Good evening” on assembling for mess.
A field officer end those above that rank
should always be “Sirred,” but there is
no occasion continually to “Sir” a “mud
major,’’ although he is a field officer.
A “mud major” (he only exists in the
line) is a major who is still in command
of a company, and therefore not entitled
to ride on parade.
Although they scarcely’ come under the
heading of mess etiquette, the old service
definitions of three ranks are amusing.
They run as follows:
The subaliern knows nothing and does
everything. The captain knows every
thing and does nothing!! The Major knows
nothing and does nothing!!!
Before concluding this brief resume
there are a few minor points of etiquette
to be noticed. It is bad form to salute
a ia militaire when in mufti; to carry a
regimental cane as a walking stick, or to
put V. C., C. 8., D. S. 0., or any other
decoration on one’s cards.
This is a point frequently Infringed by
volunteer colonels who de-scribe them
selves as Colonel V. D.
On the whole, though some of the regu
lations sound rather ridiculous, it may
safely be said that mess etiquette is
founded on a solid basis of good manners,
courtesy, respect for others, and respect
for one’s self.
CHINA’S CLIMATE NOT SEVERE.
American Soldier* Should not be Ex
to Much Suffering.
From the New York Evening Post.
Litile danger, so far as climatic condi
tions aie concerned, is to be feared for
the American troops now ordered for ser
vice in China. Mtn who have lived long in
China even say that a winter in Pekin is
quite as healthful as a winter in New
\ork. Broadly speaking, the difference of
climate between Northern and Southern
China is just as great, and may be fairly
ccmpired with that between the Northern
an I Southern parts of our country. The
summer weather at Shanghai and Hong
Kong is supposed to be unhealthful, but
in the latter city most of the foreigners
live on an elevation called “the peak,”
and escape the worst effects. It is, how
ever. into Northern China that our troops
now’ being sent.
According to a New' Yorker who re
cent y ceme l ack frrm P k n, ‘‘the climate
there is chiefly remarkable for the wide
difference between the summer and win
ter s. The summer is very
hot. and the almost ccnstunt rains make
the. air insufferably humid. It is a healthy
enough climate, in spite of this, if pre
cautions are taken. Bubonic plague, chol
era, and f v rs are by no means the ever
present dangers reports would seem to
indicate. In fact, the foreigners in gen
eral pay litile attention o them. They
are confined almost entirely to the Chi
nesa The worst menth of the year is Au
gust, when the rains) are almost con
"Winter begins as eatly as Nov. 1. and
there is no climate on ekrth finer than a
winter. A man exhausted by the
summer months is braced up completely,
and is very soon in splendid condition for
another year. It Is very cold, to be sure,
but the dryness of the air—the same dry
ness Minneapolis men tell you about—
keeps you from feeling the cold. Even for
nvn fresh from the tropics the only pre
c lut on necessary is to lay.ln a good sup
ply of winter clothes, and I see that our
commissary department expects to have
the-e cn ihe ground before October I.
Most Europeans get vaccinated, too, for
there is small-pox among the natives in
winter. Efforts to stamp out the disease
have been fruitless on account of the way
in which the natives store their winter
cloihes. With the return of warm weath
er all the furs and woolens are piled to
gether in pawn shop* or public store
rooms. where any infection there may be
1- di tributed in the mest effective man
ner possible. If our soldiers bring cloth
ing with them, and do not rely cn native
furs, there is no danger.
“As railway communication is at an
end. it is likely that our regiment will be
tied up for the winter in or around Pekin
or Tien Tsin. All depends on the natives
w’hether their stay’ is one of the pleasant
est experiences of the soldiers’ lives or a
veritable nightmare. The little snow’ (hat
falls evaporates quickly without melting,
and leaves the ground in fine condition
for horseback riding, and plenty of po
nies are to be had. The river, and often
flooded land on either side, freezes
smoothly', leaving a fine surface for .skat
ing. One winter w’e had
The food supply is a problem which
may present some difficulty. In the past,
invading armies have always been able to
obtain food somehow, even when cut off
from their base of supplies. In the Tai
ping rebellion and in the Papan-China war
it was found repeatedly that the hostile
troops could easily buy all the supplies
they wanted from unpatriotic and mer
cenary natives. In one case, I remember,
a Japanese force was hemmed in by Chi
nese on every side. With any other ene
my. as people said at the time, they would
inevitably have been starved out. Asa
matter of fact, however, all through the
siege they got supplies regularly and
fared pretty well. It may be safer to de
pend entirely on the regular eommisariat
w it It a base of supplies at one of the open
"First on the list of native provisions is,
of course, rice. Dates are also a staple.
Then there area great many sorts of
dried and preserved foods. In spite of the
cold winter, fresh grapes of a email,
sweet variety, can be obtained all the year
round. They are picked in the fall and
hurled in a peculiar kind of sand, from
which they can be dug six months later
with the bloom still on. In summer there
are many other fruits, among them the
finest pears you ever tasted. Of vege
table food, in short, there is a great
"There Is a great deal of game about
Pekin and Tien Tain—wild geese, ducks,
teal, and snipe. It has been suggested,
not Jokingly either, that one of the deep
seated grievances of the northern Chinese
is due to the great number of accidents
which have happened in China through
the promiscuous hunting and shooting of
Old I'lcers and Sores— hlo Care, So
-"our druggist will refund your money If
Fnzo Ointment falls to cure you. 60c.
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READ THE FOLLOWING TESTIMONIALS
Broughton and Drayton Sts.,
July 5, 1900.
Columbia Drug Cos.,
Dear Sirs—Please send me half
gross Infants’ Friend Powder. I have
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chafing and prickly heat. Yours
ROBT. A. ROWLINSKI.
This is unsolicited.
We move back to Broughton street Oct. 1. Our lo
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We don’t want to spend much money on drayage.
Therefore have decided to sell entire stock at
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Glendale Whiskey gallon $2.50
Crystal Spring Whiskey gallon $3.00
Goiden Wedding Whiskey gallon $3.50
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The Antediluvian Whiskey bottled by Osborne of New York ,16.60
The Peerless Whiskey bottled in bond In Henderson, Ky ,12.00
The Peoria Whiskey bottled in bond by Clark Brothers ,1200
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Golden Wedding Whiskey, our bottling ,9.50
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Miss Frankie Hatha
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“I am twenty-one
years old. At sixteen I
was pale and weak. By
the time I was nineteen
years old I was so weak I
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Anaemia. Being advised
to try Dr. Williams’ Piuk
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found that they were doing
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know that Dr. Williams’
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—From Ottawa Times ,
Holland , Mich .
„ I ? r ‘ r . Wmlam8 ’ Pink Pi' l * for
Pale People are sold by all drug
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williams Medicine Cos., Schen
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ceipt of price, 60c. per box, six
boxes $2.50. ’
Mrs. Wm. King, Editor.
480 Courtland avenue,
Atlanta. Ga.. April 26, 1900
Columbia Drug Cos., Savannah, Ga.:
Gentlemen—lt gives me pleasure to
heartily recommend Infants’ Friend
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the Infants’ Friend Powder. It is
without doubt the best powder I have
ever used. Respectfully,
MRS. WM. KING.
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