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CROPS IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE
COMMISSIONER OF AlittKl LTf RE ON
THE OUTLOOK JM GEOIIGIA.
He Will Submit His Report on Cotton
Crop to the Ralrich Convention
Next Month—'War Wftli China He
Doe* *ot Think Will Serlonaly
AJTec* Market ior Cotton nnd It*
Manufactured f'roducts—AYHl At
tend State Horticultural Society
Medina at Dublin Thin Week.
Commissioner of Agriculture O. B. Stev
ens r achfd Savannah yesterday by the
Kansas City from Nw York after two
weeks spentt in the North, principally in
New York. Philadelphia and Washington.
The trip down th coaot was the first
Commissioner Stevens had ever taken at
When a-ked about the* cotton crop of
the state. Commissioner Stevens said that
having been away lrom home for two
weeks he could not say just how it is.
but winn he .started on. his trip it was
in very gotd -condition and hade fair to
turn out a both! ten and a half mi-lion
bales. During ills trip there have been no
decided changes in the weather or any
other circumstance of which he was
aware that wouYd materially affect the
crop or cause him to change his estimate
as to the probabbe yield.
Commissioner Stevens will have ready
his report of the cotton crop by Aug. 28.
when it will be read at Raleigh. W. C., at
the semi-unnual meeting of the commis
sioners of the eleven cotton-growing
state*, of which Mr. Stevens is president.
The report will then be printed, eind will
be for general distribution about
fiept. L Referring to this meeting: of the
Commissioners, Mr. Stevens said it will
be one o.t the most important that has
been held, as through his effort* each
commiseiomer of a cotton grov4ms **tate
will make a tabulated statement, showing
the numba- of acres of cotton p.a<ated in
his state. %(ho amount and kind of ferti
lizers used, and the average cost of raising
the crop. .Such a table has neve r been
made before . and will prove of Inestimable
value to ail persons interested in the pro
duction. manufacture, or sale of the sta
How cloite a watch is kept on this and
other crops of his own state by the com
missioner i shown by the fact that in
the 137 coun ties of the state there are 1,200
correspondent!* making frequent reports.
The prnspe stive war with Chiraa. Com
missioner Sit wens thinks, will luve lit
tle, if any efttect, on the price of cotton,
or its manufactured fabric. Th* mills
of the country, he thinks, will take at
a good price all of the cotton that is mar
keted. and *their output will in turn find
a ready market, for though Chirm may
be at war, she will need is much cot
ton good® at ever, end possibly more.
The commit sloner also spoke encourag
ing of the otfc'er crops of the state, par
ticularly so. of wheat, which he said is
now more planned than it hes been since
the war, and winch is proving to the far
mere quite a profitable mop. Sugur
cane, also, he says, has materially in
creased in acreage, and bid> fair to be
come even more popular with farmers.
The only thing thntt is needled to make
this one of the mo* important crops in
the state, he said, is the reall wtion of its
value by the planters, and thie introduc
tion of improved machinery fitr the mak
ing of sugar. He is convinced, he says,
by his trip to Louisiana last year, that
Georgia cane contains more twear mak
ing material than does the Louisiana
product, and that oil that is needed to
make it possible for this state to compete
with 1 Louisiana as a producer of sugar.
i.<f r*he- increased acreage of canr*. and the
proper mills for making the syrup and
sugar. Conditions favorable to the de
velopment of the industry, he says, are
gradually being brought about, and in
Southwest Georgia, many small mills are
being put tip for grinding and converting
into sugar this year's crop.
Referring to the recent comparative fail
ure of the state's pooch and watermelon
crops os money makers for the growers,
the commissiameU accounted for It on the
grounds that both fruits, at about the
time of maturity, were subjected to so
much rain that, -they were too watery to
♦Hand the transportation wcessary to get
them to the Northern markets, and con
sequently brought lower prices than- would
otherwise have been the case.
Mr. Stevens, though he spent much of
his time in New York says that he> spent
no lime in looking into national politics.
He was more interceded in the industrial
questions. The business outlook, he says
he has never seen better, trade is good
all over the country, money is easy and
everything points to a most prosperous
Mr. Stevens will spend a day In the city
and to-night in company with Maj. G.
M. Ryals will leave for Dublin to attend
the meeting of the Georgia State Horti
cultural Society which meets there to-mor
IX THE RAILROAD WORLD.
Matters of Interest in Snvnnnali nnd
Mr. R. W. Hunt, traveling passenger
agent of the Southern, with headquarters
at Augusta, and Mrs. Hunt who have
been staying some time at Tybee have re
turned to Augusta.
The Merchants and Miners Transporta
tion Company will give up the office that
it now occupies at Bull street and Con
gress street lane and, beginning with to
morrow. will occupy the premises at No.
112 Bull street.
The company has been in list present
quarters Binee Feb. 1 and will move only
because the lease of the office is up and
cannot be renewed. It is said that a cigar
•tore will be ojiened at the present office
as soon as ihe company moves out.
Another change that will be mode In the
office of ihe Seaboard Air Line to-morrow
will be the appointment of Mr. Wm. But
ler, Jr., to succeed Mr. F. V. Peterson as
traveling passenger agent. The change
will go into effect at once. It is reported
that Mr. Peterson will be given a position
In some other department of the road or
probably n similar position in some other
city. He was out of the city yesterday,
however, and Ihe report could not be veri
The leak in the conduit near the water
works has not yet been repaired. A force
of hands is still busy upon it. Not the
slightest inconvenience has been suffered
by consumers on account of the work,
and it is not believed there will be the
OFFIt EMM DISAPPOINTED.
Tliey Regret n Portion of flit* Mili
tary Pnnl Will He lflell I p,
News of the government’s appropriation
for the state, troop* being less than was
anticipated was received by officers in Sa
vannah with general regret. Capt. G. P.
Walker and the officers of the Chatham
Artillery felt the keenest disappointment,
as their command will not be nb:e to got
the new held battery for which they had
hoped. All officers had expected the ad
ditional appropriation would mean more
and better equipment.
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r is not better than “doc
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IwUmAoorr: Juit irn
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ie positively STRAIGHT
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lUG BtXCII BEFORE RECORDER.
Saturday nml Sunday’s Haul Dis
posed of In Many Way*.
Recorder Hart ridge disposed of a docket
of thirty-Bix prisoners yesterday, the net
catch of the two preceding days. In the
bunch were prisoners charged with nl!
grades of crime from the plain drunk to
burglary, and assault with intent to mur
On this last charge Lindsay Richardson
and Nancy Legree, both colored, w T ho had
gone for each other Sunday night with
pieces of rod iron, were given thirty days’
on the gang in lieu of S2O apiece, which
they were unable to pay.
John Henderson, colored, charged with
being the burglar of Christopher's bar,
was turned over to the Superior Court.
Aaron Davis, colored, who. on Sunday,
cut another negro named Shell man, and
later was captured by Patrolman M.
Davis, with the bloody knife still in his
possession, was remanded to the City
Court on the change of stabbing, not in
his own defense.
Alice Stewart, a white woman, arrested
on a charge of being drunk and disorder
ly on the street, was given thirty days
on the gang. The woman had been up
on a similar charge before, and had then
received a sentence of sixty days, whicn
was afterward remitted, with the under
standing that she leave town. This it
stems she did not do, or if she did she
did not stay away, so the Recorder had
no alternative, hence sent her to the
O. Clements and William Wilson, w r ho
were charged by Patrolman F. T. Wall
with having cursed and abused him, were
given sentences of $lO or fifteen days, and
sls or twenty days, respectively.
John Moody, the maimed bootblack,
probably the most confirmed and reckless
drunkard, with whom the police have to
deal, was up again for the usual offense
of being drunk and disorderly, and got
the usual sentence of thirty days on the
Mr. Wm. M. Wilder is the guest of the
Mr. J. R. Hall of Valdosta is the guest
of the Pulaski.
Mrs. W. S. Beel of Albany is the guest
of the Pulaski.
Mr. C. H. Wilkes of Macon is register
ed at th De Soto.
Mr. W. F. Hauser of Macon is regis
tered at the FNilaski.
Mr. John M. Hell of Dawson is the
guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. L. A. Judkins of Atlanta is the
guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. C. D. Dickinson of Atlanta is the
guest of the Fulaski.
Mr. and Mrs. John Saverese are the
gues's of the Pulaski.
Mr. C. W. Burkett of Atlanta was at
the Pulaski yesterday.
Mr. S. Marvin Booth of Hagan is reg
istered at the Pulaski.
Mr. C. J. Keefe of Jacksonville is reg
istered at the Pulaski
Mr. R. E. Wicker of Coleman. Fla, is
the guest of the Pulaski.
Mr. Oscar McKenzie of Montezuma is
registered at the Pulaski.
Mr. A. Minis will sail for New York
to-day via the Nacoochee.
Miss Anna Guerard left via the South
rn yesterday for Brevard.
Mr. E. Schwab of Port Royal register
ed at the Pulaski yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Keen of Atlanta
are the gusts of the Pulaski.
Mrs. M. H. Schaul left Sunday via the
Coast Line for Liberty, N. Y.
Mr. G. W. Dwell* v Jr., left via the
Southern yesterday for Saluda.
Mr. F. P. Gallagher will sail via the
Nacoochee to-day for New York.
Mr. J. R. Stokes of Augusta was among
the arrivals at the Pulaski yesterday.
Mr. J. Brnnnan of Rome was among
the arrivals a.t the De Soto yesterday.
Miss Winnie Seckinger has left for Da
rien and the Ridge to spend her vaca
Mr. T. H. MacFarland of Darien was
in the city yesterday the gueet of the De
Mr. W. E. Guerard was among yester
day’s passengers of the Southern for Bre
Mr. C. H. Arthur of Dawson was in
the city yesterday and stayed at the Pu
Mr. J. E. Smith of Waycross was in
the city yesterday and stayed at the Pu
Mr. W. H. Patterson and Mr. Baxter
Patterson of Atlanta are the guests of the
Mr. and Mrs. John N. King of Rochel'e
were among • lie arrivals at the Pulaski
Mrs. Arthur Overton will be among the
passengers for New York to-day on the
Mr. W. R. Kavanaugh will be among
the passengers of the Nacoochee for New
Miss Mary Hamilton Sfurgls rf Augusta
is visiting Mrs. Windley, at No, 210 West
Mr. Charles M. Gilbert has returned
from the coast, where his family is spend
ing the summer.
Mrs. W. E. Swanson and Master Er
win Swanson will have to-day for Balti
more via the Miller.
Solicitor General H. Livingston Kenan
of Darien was in the city yesterday the
guest of the Pulaski.
Miss Viola Baldwin was among the
passengers of the Plant System yester
day for Mayesville. N. Y.
Mrs. John Sullivan Schley nnd children
we:e among the passengers of the South
ern yesterday for Brevard.
Mr. Janus Mcßride. Jr. will leave to
day via the Nacoochee for New York,
where h' will spend the next month.
Miss Pearl Thompson has returned, af
ter a pleasant stay at Rincon. She is*
accompanied by her cousin, Miss Dette
Miss Maude G. Witkowski will leave in
a few days for Asheville and Greenwood,
where she will spend the remainder of
Mr. Ray Miller, who represents the Pos
tal Telegraph Cable Company, al the Cot-
THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, JULY 31,1900.
ton Exchange, is going to Cleveland, 0.,
to spend his vacation. During his ab
sence Mr. William Hughes of Augusta,
a son of Mr. P. H. Hughes, manager of
the Postal Telegraph office, will be in
Among the arrests made by the police
yesterday was that of George Glover, a
9 year-old negro, who was s* nt In by Pa
trolman Cameron on the charge of shoot
ing another negro, Edward Clark, with
Mr. Peterson did not receive a telegram
announcing that he would be succeeded
by Mr. Butier until Sunday. A report
published the day before, was In advance
of any information he had gained of a
change being in contemplation.
Barbee & Bandy advertise another en
tertainment at Isle of Hope to-night,
which promises to be as interesting as
ary they have previously given there. The
usual guessing contest will take place
followed by a fish supper. An orchestra
will furnish music for dancing during the
THE STAGING OF SHAKESPEARE.
>lr. Beerbohm Tree** Defense of the
Public T ste.
From the Fortnightly Review.
“Sir,” said Dr. Johnson, “I have not
even mentioned 'Little Davy’ in the pref
ace to my Shakespeare.
“Why?” ventured Boswell, “Do you not
admire that great actor?”
“Yes,” replied the doctor, “as a poor
player who frets and struts his hour upon
the stage—as a shadow.”
“Bui,” persisted Boswell, “has he not
brought Shakespeare into notice?”
At this the immortal lexicographer fired
up. “Sir, to allow that would be to lam
poon the age. Many of Shakespeare's
plays are the worse for being acted.”
Then Boswell. Scotchman that he was,
once more replied with a question:
“What! Is nothing gained by acting and
“Sir!” replied Dr. Johnson, breathing
hard; “Sir!” he thundered, as he brought
down his fist with all the energy of his
rotund and volcanic personality: “Sir!”—
and for once there was a silence—the only
silence that is recorded in the life of that
In this brief conversation is raised the
chief question which has divided lovers
of Shakespeare for three centuries past.
Ought his works to be presented upon
the stage at all? Strange as it may seem
in an actor, I am bound to say that I
can understand this attitude of mind,
which was shared by many thinkers of
past ages. lam not astonished even that
such acute nnd genial critics as Charles
Lamb nnd Wordsworth—tha such serious
lovers of Shakespeare as Hazlitt and Em
erson—held the opinion that the works of
our greatest dramatist schould not be
seen upon the stage.
We ore told that under the present sys
tem it is no longer possible for Shakes
peare's ploys to be acted constantly and
in their variety, owing to the large sum® of
money which have to be expended, thus
necessitating long runs. Of course, if o
large number of Shakespeare’s plays could
follow’ each other without intermission, a
very desirable state of things would be
attained, but my contention is that no
company of ordinary dimensions could
possibly achieve this, either worthily or
even satisfactorily. Leaving out of con
sideration for the moment all such ques
tions as rehearsals of scenery and effects,
it is Impossible for one set of actors prop
erly to prepare one play in the space of
a few days, while they are playing an
other Qt night. Those who have had ex
perience of rehearsing Shakespearian
drama In a serious way will bear me out
that a week or a fortnight, or even a
month. Is sufficient to do the text any
thing like justice. And even when at
tempts of this kind have been made, can
It honestly be said that they have left
any lasting impression upon the mind of
the fancy? I contend that greater ser
vice for the true knowing of Shakespeare’s
works is rendered by the careful produc
tion of one of these plays than by the in
different—or. as I believe it is now fash
ionably called, the “adequate”—represen
tation of half a dozen of them. By deep
ly impressing an audience and making
their hearts throb to the beat of the poet’s
wand, by enthralling on audience by the
magic of the actor w r ho has the compell
ing power, we are enabled to give Shakes
peare a wider appeal and a larger fran
chise—surely no mean achievement.
Thousands witness him instead of hun
dreds; for his words are not only, or pri
marily, for the literary student; they ore
for the world at large. Indeed, there
should be more joy over ninety-nine Phil
istines that are gained than over one elect
that is preserved. I contend that not only
is no service rendered to Shakespeare by
an “adequate” representation, but that
such performances are a disservice, in so
far that a large proportion of the audi
ence will receive from them an impression
of dullness. And in all modesty it may
be Claimed that it is better to draw multi
tudes by doing Shakespeare in the way
the public prefers than to keep the theater
empty by only presenting him “adequate
ly,” as theee counsels of Imperfection
would have to do.
I take it that Ihe proper object of put
ting Shakespeare upon the stage is not
only to provide an evening's amusement
at the theaier. but also to give a stimulus
to the further study of our great poet’s
works. If i>erformances, therefore, make
but a fleeting impression during the mo
ments that they are in action, and are
forgotten as soon as the plaj’house is
quitted, the stimulus for diving deeper in
to other plays than those that we have
witnessed must inevitably be wanting. For
my own part. I admit that the long run
has its disadvantages—that It tends (un
less fought against) to automatic acting
and to a lessening of enthusiam. passion
and imagination on the part of the ac
tor; but what system is perfect? It is a
regrettable fact that In all the affairs of
life, whenever we strive for an abstract
condition of things, we are apt to come
into collision with the concrete wall which
is built of human limitations—as many an
idealist's battered head will testify. In
making a choice one can only elect that
system which has the smallest number of
drawbacks to lis account. The argument
that the liabilities involved nowadays in
producing a Shakespearian play on the
modern system are so heavy that few
managers care to face them, and that
therefore, unless n change In sych system
takes place. Shakespeare will be banished
from the London stage altogether—is in
my opinion a fallacious one. Again I
apologize for intruding the results of my
own experience, but I feel bound to state
—if only for the purpose of encouraging
others to pul Shakespeare on the stage as
magnificently as they can afford—that no
single one of my Shapesperian productions
has been unattended by a substantial pe
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FOR BALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
SECOND PLOT DISCOVERED.
ANOTHER SCHEME TO BLOW UP
WELLAND CANAL LOCK.
Wallet Found With n Letter Which
Is Considered Proof That n Second
Plot Haw Been Formed Forties
Concerned Were Designated in the
Document by Numbers Plotters
Are Evidently Strong Friend* ot
Buffalo, N. Y. t July 30.—A Tonawanda
special to the Courier says, that e wallet
was picked up at the central station in
that city to-night, which had evidently
been dropped by a passenger, and which,
when examined by the police, disclosed
two documents which ere considered a
proof of a second plot to blow up the
Welland canal. According to the special,
Boer sympathy is regarded by the fron
tier police as the motive.
The most pronounced document is os
“Comrade No. 7: Greeting—As agree!
before you left on your mission, I now.
by order of the chief comrade, transmit
to you in Buffalo, directions to govern
your conduct in the discharge of your
“In the Hotel Shelton, in the city of
North Tonawanda, N. Y., on the 31st day
of this year of our brethren’s suffering
and humiliation in the liberty-loving
Transvaal and Orange Free State, at the
hour of 3 p. m.. you will meet Comrade
No. 13. You will recognize him by the
usual recognition mark and after giving
him the prescribed test, you will exhibit
this, your warrant and receive from him
a sealed package. You will use all speed
and secrecy in, delivering this packet to
Comrade No. 21 in the Palmer House,
Toronto, Ca He will recognize and ,
test by the means prescribed in your in
structions. After delivering the package
you will hold yourself to proceed under
his order at any moment to rendezvous,
which he will name near Welland, On
tario. with such instructions as he may
send to Comrades Nos. 27 and 29.
“Be careful and zealous in the per
formance of your duty, for on you depends
much. You will assist Comrades Nos. 27
and 29 in carrying out our patriotic pur
pose to smite our enemies.
“God save Kruger and Steyn and all our
noble patriots. The oppressor shall be
stricken through her cub. Yours in the
cause of vengeance
“Comrade No. 14.”
CORBETT TO MEET MeCOY.
Will Fight Twenty-live Hound* the
Lost Week in Angnxt.
New York, July 30.—James J. Corbett
and Charles (Kid) McCoy have been
matched to fight twenty-five rounds be
fore the Twentieth Century Club in Mad
ison Square Garden in the last week of
This announcement was made from the
Garden arena to-night just before the Mo-
Fadden-O’Brien fight, and it occasioned
an unusual amount of interest.
Corbett and McCoy have been talking
at each other for a long time. A match
between them was announced several
weeks ago, but Corbett promptly denied
it. Then there was quiet, and finally they
met a few nights ago in Corbett's saloon,
where a wordy combat enlivened matters
for a time, ending in the ejectment of the
McCoy, suffering from the affront and
not being, as he himself put it, “a bar
room brawler,” let himself out with the
following telegram, which reached Cor
bett in the course of time:
"I have posted $2,500 with Al Smith to
fight you at your own terms before Sept.
1. If you are not a coward you cover it.
The former heavyweight championship
was engaged and declared that although
he hod barred all men but Jeffries, he
would fight McCoy before the Twentieth
Century Club, provided there was enough
money in the proposition the club might
Evidently the club has met Corbett's
wishes in a satisfactory way, because of
the announcement which the manager
was able to make to-night. Corbett asks
60 per cent, of the gate receipts.
IMG DAM MAY GIVIS WAY.
Would Damage Colorado Spring* nml
the Knllrond Track.
Denver, Col.. July 30.—A special to the
News from Monument, Col., says a land
slide to-day damaged the reservoir dam.
A small stream is now running through,
ard it h fea el the dam moy go out.
j The res rvoir covers seventy acres, is t<n
I to forty Let deep and is now bank-full
Monument is on high ground, but shou and
j the dam go out, Colorado Springs, twenty
I miles south would be damaged, and itie
| Denver and R o Grande Railroad would
sustain Injury to its tracks.
__——■ ■ /
—ln London there is an odd fmilantlirople
enterprise called the Spectacle Mission. It
was founded by Dr. E. J. Warner over
ten years ago. and provides spectacles for
poor working people suffering from defec
tive sight. Last year over a thousand
spectacles were given away by the mis
sion. A subscriber of five shillings re
ceives four spectacle cards for distribution;
a ten-shilling subactiber ten cards, and so
on. The eyes of each applicant are care
fully tested and the spectacles are new. of
good glass, w ith steel frames. Many poor
working man and woman has been ena
bled by tan* mission lo retain employ
THE OSPREY AND ITS NE9T.
Int creating Ways of the Largre Fiah-
From Forest and Stream.
The genius displayed by fish-hawks in
nest-building time is often wonderful,
leading persons io suapect that the me
chanical calculations of the bird are equal
to iho.e of the average human being. The
hawks frequent forests and groves* fring
ing the waters of Narragansett bay to ob
tain mater.al for building new nests and
repairing old ones. Rouen limbs of trees
high over one’s head are heard snapping
and cracking. This snapping of sticks is
caused by fisli-hawks. Mechanically they
examine and bre:k off the limbs by sheer
force, something that is unique in the
character of birds. A hawk flying about
wheels short on its wings, having select
ed a decayed s-tick that is suitable, on
some oak tree. Something after the fash
ion of tom-pegging the hawk charges past
and just above the bough. Just as he is
passing the limb, with great dexterity lie
hooks his claws upon it, and without stop
ping in his flight, and with wings flapping
furiously enough, bang goes the report of
the breaking ot the roiten limb, and tri
umphantly the feathered wonder carries
to the nest the stick, sometimes four
inches in diameter and 4% feet long. Al
though as a rule the birds break oil the
limbs at the first attempt, they have been
41 to try the operation on the same ©tick
ivvo and three time© before being success
ful. In case the stick is not uroken off
the first time, they do not lost their hold,
but unceasingly flap their broad wings in
the air, exhausting every measure toward
accomplishing their purpose.
Ordinarily their bodies are not so heavy
as to cause one to suspect that they could
break off such stout pieces of boughs, but
the momentum carried in their flight as
they hook on to the limb without stop
ping almost invariably causes their ef
forts to be crowned with success. The
loud snapping noise of the breaking of
tree branches by the hawks would lead a
person not accustomed to their habits to
suppose that an elephant w r as running
amuck through the forest.
Of about four feet in width and of a very
compact structure, the nests can with
stand the fury of severe storms. The
fabric is so woven and bound crisscross
fashion that case© have been known of the
nesis remaining intact even after the wind
felied the tree or pole and threw the nest
violently to the ground. A severe storm
blew down a flsh-hawk’s nest at Warren
a year ago, leaving the nest bottom up. It
was discovered several days later, with
three young dead birds inside. Being im
prisoned, they had died of hunger. The
inner edges of the nests are woven with
light sticks, cornstalks, pieces of cloth and
The fish-hawk lives to a good age. On
one of the eastern Rhode Island headlands
a Mr. Anthony tells of an incident that
happened 20 years ago near his home. A
male fish-hawk was brought to the ground
by a gun in the hands of a boy. Mr. An
thony cared for the wounded bird in his
barn, picking out grains of shot and stop
ping the flow of blood. All the time the
hawk fought him with its uninjured wing.
In a month’s time the wound had complet
ly healed and the bird had become quite
tame. It would not eat anything but fish,
however. The wounded wing was stiff
when the bird was given its freedom, and
the peculiarity of this stiff wing is noted
every season by Mr. Anthony in a bird
that located near his home. He is con
fident that It is the bird that was wounded
near his home 20 years ago.
The watchfulness of the fish-hawks over
their nests before the young leave the
shell is a great boon to other smaller
birds. A singular trait in the charaerer
of the osprey is its toleration of sparrows,
crow-blackbirds and grackles to build
theirs nests in among the outer sticks of
which its own nest is constructed. Hike
vassals to a chief, these smaller birds lay
eggs and hatch them in perfect security,
and in mutual harmony with the larger
feathered creatures. Often there are from
twenty to thirty nests of small birds in the
rounded outer sides of the fish-hawk’s
nest. From long acquaintance with the
fish-hawk the sparrows and crow-black
blnls have no fear of them, and they have
learned that as the fish-hawk during in
cubation constantly is on guard, their
nests are doubly secure from feathered in
truders and from the inroads of the com
mon crow, the bird that they most fear
when their nests contain eggs.
When the young fish-hawks come forth
from the shell the constant guard of the
nest by male and female is gradually re
laxed. The female leaves the nest at in
tervals in quest of food, soon flying back
with a fish caught in harbor or bay. A
noticeable feature about the mother hawk
is her mode of feeding the young. Return
ing with a shad cxr porgie when the young
are only a few days old. the mother bird
tears the fish in pieces with her claws and
bill, giving a strip to each young bird.
When the bird© become a week old, or
about that age. and thereafter during the
season, a whole fish is given to each young
fish-hawk by its mother. It is Interesting
to watch the young hawks when they are
fed. They will cry for food when hungry,
but, unlike the progeny of all other feath
ered tribes and land animals, they will not
fight for food. The mother bird selects the
young one to which she will give a fish.
The rest of them remain sitting beside
their more fortunate companion in the
nest, but beyond uttering plaintive cries
make no effort to get part of the fish for
themselves, simply waiting in patience
until their turn comes, which circum
stance may prolong for quite a length of
time. The young birds catch no fish the
tjrst year of their lives. Their food is pro
cured by the parents. As soon as the
young brood become a few weeks old the
mother throws off quite a piece of the top
o* the nest to the ground. This enables
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Cigar Dealers Like
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because they know that once a man
starts smoking them he is “fixed,”
and that he will have no more trouble
with him trying to satisfy him with
different kinds of Five Cent cigars.
Three hundred million Old Virginia Cheroots smoked this
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We move back to Broughton street Oct. 1. Our lo
cation will be 112 west.
We don’t want to spend much money on drayao-e,
Therefore have decided to sell entire stock at
ZERO PRICES FOR CASH,
and will make accommodating terms to time purchasers,
Our summer specialties are Awnings, Mosquito Nets
Odorless Refrigerators, the only kind; the Puritai
Wickless, Oil Stoves (Blue Flame) for cool cooking.
You know where to find us.
the young to see their surroundings, and
less obstacles are in the way when they
first make attempt to fly.
The young bills do not take readily to
flight. They are fully feathered, and yet
make no attempt to leave the nest. Gen
erally their initial attempts to rise on wing
are begun about July 10. Flying up from
the nest they fall back upon it again
from a hight of about five feet. They make
attempts in turn, with like results. The
young hawks are very timid about flying
away from the nesis. and it devolves upon
the parents to drive the young forcibly
off in order that they can fly. Great is tno
screeching and loud are the cries of the
birds on such occasions. At last one of
the young hawks will make an attempt 10
reach an object fifty yards away from the
nest. These efforts are generally awk
ward. and it is not uncommon to see the
fledgling tumble in somersaults earthward.
The mother hawk, ever on the alert,
rushes to its rescue, and shooting under
the. young bird catches it on its back and
wings before it tumbles to the ground.
MRS. AGIIXAI.DO'S LIFE AT MANILA
She Is Under Strict Oversight of the
From Harper’s Bazar.
The few Americans who have called up
on her in Calle San Jose have found a
good-looking Filipino woman of about 30
years, clad in the graceful dress of the
islanders, and resembling thousands of her
less prominent race sisters. She is bettor
looking from the Filipino standpoint than
from ours; she is plump, pleasarrt-faeod.
and, to her countryfolk, distinctly attract
tive. She will not talk Spanish with a
foreigner; it is said she can speak this
language, but does not care to do so. To
hold converse with her it is necessary to
enlist the services of a Tagalog interpre
To-day “la Senora Fresidente” has the
appearance of a woman who has suffered,
nor is- the term of her unhappiness yet
past. Her eyes, with their expression of
sadness and dejection, show her distress
of mind. For this there is due cause. Her
husband is probably a fugitive, hiding in
the mountains, and every day lessens his
chances of ultimate pardon at our hands
if we capture him. He may be dead; if he
still lives he is in danger every minute of
the day, wherever he may' be. Ido not
believe Mrs. Aguinaldo herself knows
where he is, nor that she has heard from
him since she came to Manila. She is fully'
aware of the dangers which surrounded
him in the Igorotte country when she
left him last Christmas, because it was
the unmistakable hostility of these same
Tgrottes that decided her to seek the pro
tection of our lines. She lost her infant
daughter last November, and later her
3-year-o!d son died in Baeoor. The death
of her son is an established fact, but for
the present those who surround Mrs*.
Agupilado have defined it wise to withhold
from her the confirmation of this news.
She has heard that Miguel died in Baeoor,
but the assertions of her friends to the
contrary are half convim ing, so she
broods on the matter, wandering why the
child is not brought from the country to
see her. In a couple of months the rea
son for this present secrecy will have
passed; there will then have arrived anew
member of the Aguinaldo family, and the
mother’s attention will be diverted from
the children who have died.
During the long weeks that Mrs. Agui
naldo was under guard she cou’d receive
no visitors; her mail was withheld, and
only one member of the household was
allowed in go out to do the daily market
ing. The provost marshal of Manila said
to Mrs. Aguinaldo that this was done in
order to protect her from annoyance of
any' possible unpleasant occurrence. But
In spite of ihls precaution, she never con
sidered such protection necessary; she has
many friends and relations In and about
Manila, and she has never been appre
hensive that they would annoy her in any
way. Before the guards were removwi
from their house the women were warned
by the provost marshal to be most careful
to observe a strict neutrality tn word as
well as in deed. They were particularly
cautioned against talking to correspond
ents of American newspapers, and it was
made plain to them that their present lib
erty was dependent up a close observance
of these warnings. They are afraid the
guards may be sent back to their door any
day, and they are consequently most care
ful to respect the provost marshal's admo
nitions at all times.
A Oeltclortn Smoke.
The Herbert Spencer Is on e’.eeant cigar
and is truly u delightful enjoyment to
Inliale the fumes of this fine tobacco; It
la exhilarating and delicious
*see that the name of Herbert 9per.cer
Is on every wrapper of every cigar, with
out which none are genuine.
The Herbert Spencer cigars art only sold
by the box of 60, Conchas at $3.50, and
Perfectos. $4.00 at Eippman Bros., whole
sale druggists. Barnard and Congress
streets, of this c’ty.—ad.
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of the leading dealers In the Unite
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who have the largest establishments i
Boston, New Haven and Providence. Ala
the SINGER PIANO is sold by Wn
Knabe Cos., having the leading houses i
Boston, Baltimore, Washington and N
York city. There are a large number <
leading houses handling SINGER PiAN(
too numerous to mention.
The SINGER PIANO is evidently one <
the best pianos in the market, or it woul
not be sold by these leading houses.
It has an elegant singing tone, muc
finer than most pianos, and about one-ha
the price of other instruments.
Call and see, and examine the SINGE
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your purchase. Same guarantee is e:
tended for the SINGER PIANO as any <
the leading pianos of the day, and a sa
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Barnard and Congress Streets,
j HOSE SID REELS.
j EDWARD LOVELL’S SOSS.
. 113 Broughton Street, West.
Fruit, Produce, Grain, Etc.
122 BAY STREET. Wsst-
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us and the time to use
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fi lotion when applied will prevent you
horses and cat tie from being peatsrsd. Tr
It and be convinced.
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Phone 223. 11l Bay street, west
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L'bt A 1.11. Aw *e>|
Faints, Oils end Qlsss. ash, Doors, Blind,
and Builders' Supples, Plsin and Decors
live Wall Paper, Forel*n and Dome.
Cements, I.lme. Plaster end Hair. >
Agent for Abestlne Cold Water Pain
JO Congress street, west, and 1* St.
Can SIK tor un
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>( ruucous njoinbranw
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Circular aeot on request
M Morphine and Whlekerhe*
It. treated without pair 01