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TWO DEAD FROM POISON.
Atl idf.m ai. tragedy is an inwt\
CO I STY FAMILY,
l*r* Soup, Cooked ii a Kfw Tin Vm
mr\. Believed to Be Responsible for
the Death of Two C onnor Children
and the Serious Illness of Mrs.
Connor nnd Another < Itild—Physi
cians Mnde Every Effort to Save
Tifton. Ga., Aug. s.—Report of a pecu
liarly terrible tragedy comes from near
Irwinville, In Irwin county, in which four
innocent victims suffer from accidental
poisoning, two of whom are already dead,
and two more have been at death's door.
It eems that Mr. Lewis Conner, a far
mer living near Irwinville, had been in
feeble health for some time, and his at
tending physician would only allow him
to eat a very light diet. Yesterday he had
hi? wife to cook some pea soup for him,
and the soup was boiled in a new' tin pail.
>lr. Conner tried to eat some of it, but
did not like its taste, and set the vessel
to one side. A few minutes later a
neighbor came after Mr. Conner, to carry
nim to his home for the night, thinking
a change might do the sick man good.
Mr. Conner went off with him, and the
|.ea soup was forgotten until supper time,
When Mrs. Conner and the children ato
it. but not heartily, as there was only a
An hour or so later, the oldest child, a
little boy, was taken violently 111, and a
physician was sent for, but although he
lived only a mile distant, the boy died
before Dr. Julian could arrive. Seeing the
patient was dead, the doctor returned
home, but before he had unhitched his
horse, a messenger arrived, post haste,
saying another of the children was very
ill. He arrived before the little sufferer,
another boy. died, but was too late to ren
der any assistance. While he was there,
Mrs. Conner and another child were taken
violently ill, but by hard work their lives
were saved, although at one time it look
ed as if the poison would claim four vic
There is little doubt that the tragedy was
taused from poison in the tin vessel, in
■which the peas were cooked, and allowed
to cool. The affair causes universal re
gret in the entire community, in which
the family were highly esteemed.
QCEE\ MAROHR RITA'S PR AYER.
Monta Cede* Plot Wharr King Was
Killed, to Royal Family.
Rome, Auk. 6.—The City Council of
Monza has ceded the plot of ground in
cluding the spot where King Humbert was
assassinated to the royal family, who will
erect a chapel there.
Queen Margherita has composed n ten
der prayer in memory of her husband,
and has obtained permission from the
archbishop of Cremona to circulate it
among the faithful.
King Victor Emmanuel and Queen He
lena will arrive in Rome Wednesday. The
remains of King Humbert will leave
Monza the same day, reaching the city
at 9 a. m.
Ximines. the celebrated sculptor, has
proposed to erect a monument in honor
of Queen Margherita in the gardens of
The papers say that the man who was
at Monza with Bresct is not among the
The presidents of the Senate and the
Chamber of Deputies will accompany the
body from Monza. The train will be
draped in black. The large hall of the
Tsdlway station here is being transformed
into a ohapel, richly decorated with black
cloth fringed with silver.
The troops who are to be drawn up on
guard will not form part of the funeral
cortege. According to the wish often ex
pressed by King Humbert, the coffin will
he transported on a gun carriage.
The Pantheon is to be lighted with large
lamps and 480 candles. At the close of
the ceremony the coffin will he placed in
the small chapel behind the altar, w r here
the coffin of King Victor Emmanuel II
has for a long time rested.
TBXTIhE WORKERS OHO V \ 17,E.
The Xen Union W ill Have a Total
membership of 80,000.
Boston, Aug. s.— Representatives of va
rious independent unions of textile work
ers of the United States met here to-day
for the purpose of forming a united or
ganization which will embrace all the un
ions of industry. The national organiza
tions of theiloom fixers, textile operators,
colton mill spinners, textile workers and
the carders were represented.
The union will have a total membership
of 80,000, among the industries of the
Eastern and Southern part of the coun
try. A temporary organization was ef
fected by the election of James Tansey
of Fall River, as temporary president.
It was unanimously voted to name the
proposed organization the "American Fed
eration of Textile Operatives." By-laws
will be submitted at the next convention,
which will be called by .the officers. The
following preamble was adopted:
"We believe the time opportune when
the textile operatives of the United States
should become thoroughly organized in a
grand organization and become banded to
gether for mutual protection against the
grasping combination of capital. Past ex
perience has taught us that a lack of in
terest by' the various unions in standing
aloof one from another has been detri
mental to our interest as wage earners.
The alarming developments and aggress
iveness of capital and its efforts to crush
the laborer into subjection leads us to
the necessity of becoming more firmly
united that we may receive a fair re
muneration for our labor.”
STARS MAY CAUSE HIS DEATH.
Wife Beater on the Rampage Was
Cut by Another Xian.
Muncle. Ind., Aug. s.—John Dowd was
stabbed six times to-night by Lacey Carey
and will p/obably die. He was whipping
his wife when Mrs. Carey and her daugh
ter interfered. He then attacked them.
Air. Carey appeared and attacked Dowd
with a knife, stabbing him six times in
the face and three times on the body,
once under his heart, which will probably
cause his death. Both men are employes
•t Hemingway's glass works.
New York, Aug. B.—Frank Kramer
•cored a winning at the bicycle races on
the Vallsburg, N. J., track this afternoon.
In the five-mile professional handicap.
Helf-mUe handicap professional. Won
by Welthour. Atlanta. (10 yard*); F. Kra
mer, East Orange, (scratch), second; V
Krebs, Newark, (45 yards), third. Time
Five-mile handicap, professional. Kra
mer. (scratch), won; Krebs, (200 yards),
eeoond; w a . Rutz, New Haven, (150
Yards), third. Time 12:17.
Canada** Decision Praised.
I-ondon, Aug. 6.—The Times this morn
ing praises Canada's decision not to re
ceive any more destitute emigrants,
fn view of the spread of anarchy. It rec
ommends a similar course of action to Eu
“Cash** Sloan a Winner.
Fans, Aug. s.—At Vichy yesterday
"Cosh" Sloan won the prize for the "En
loursgement of sport," 4.000 francs, over
• course of 2.500 metre* on the Cue de
A GOLD BRICK SWINDLER.
Man Arrested Who Hoa Worked In.
der Many Aliases.
Malone, N. Y., Aug. 5.—A man who Is
accused of being a gold-brick swindler
and of operating under the names of
Smith, Ogden, Tratt and Fowler, is un
der arrest here. It is charged that about
a month ago he swindled a Massachusetts
farmer out of $4,000 by means of the old
When the crime was first learned.
Springfield detectives followed Smith to
Montreal. He w*as arrested there and al
lowed bail in the sum of $5,000. which he
deposited, and disappeared from Mon
treal with a confederate. American de
tectives. however, followed h4m to Otta
wa thence to Cornwall, where he hired
an Indian to row him across the St. Law
rence to St. Regis, on the New York
side of the river. The men came to Ho
gansburg. The confederate, who called
hirpsrdf Sanderson, made his escape, but
Smith was captured and brought to Ma
The chief of police of Springfield, de
tectives from Montreal and New York are
here. Smith is said to be an old offender.
It is said that his operations were con
ducted in conjunction with two others,
and that these three within the last ten
years have swindled farmers in various
places out of at least SIIO,OOO.
CONGRESS SIlOl I.D BE CALLED.
Senator Teller Talks on China ntuT
Denver, Col., Aug. s.—ln an interview
published here to-day, United States Sen
ator Henry M. Teller expressed the belief
that the "situation In China demands the
immediate assembling of Congress."
"The President,” Senator Teller added,
"is not justified in going further to pro
tect our official representatives in that
country. When that is done, our army
mus* be withdrawn unless Congress shall
order otherwise. The President cannot
declare war; that can only be done by
an act of Congress, and the President
cannot legally carry it on in China with
out such declaration.”
Regarding the Philippines, the Senator
"The war will cease in those islands
when we satisfy the people there that we
intend to concede them self-government.
They are anxious for an opportunity to
prove their fitness to maintain a govern
ment of their own, and no one who is
familiar with their character and ac
quirements can doubt their capacity in
that respect. I have urged ever since the
war began that w r e take steps to convince
the Filipinos that we are not going to
deny them participation in their govern
IN HONOR OF KING HUMBERT.
Italians Held Service* In Passaic,
and Jersey City.
New York. Aug. s.—Headed by a brass
band and fifty girls dressed in black and
white, five hundred members of Passaic,
N. J., societies paraded through the prin
cipal streets of that city to-day in honor
of the l:e King Humbert.
In the procession was a hearse draped
in solid black and drarvn by six horses.
Pictures of the dead King were borne in
the parade, and each parader wore a
band of black upon his arm. Services
were held in the Italian church. Two
thousand person's attended.
There was a parade of Italians in Jer
sey City to-day, to do honor to the mem
ory of the late King. There were about
500 men In line. There was a large bras*
band in the head of the procession, and
one of the features was a hearse drawn
by six horses and containing a casket
which was wropped in a doth of white
and gold. The procession passed through
the principal streets of the lower city.
Afterward there were exercise* at Na
tional Hall in Brunswick street. Several
speakers eulogized the King. In the
morning a mass of requiem was sung by
Father Isia in the Church of the Holy
FOR'run SENATOR PRYOR DEAD.
Was Sent to the Senate to Fill an
Birmingham. Ala.. Aug. s.—Luke Pryor,
former United States Senator and repre
sentative in Congress, died at his home
at Athens, Ala., at 6 o'clock this after
noon, aged 81.
Senator Pryor never ran for political
office, but was elected to the United States
Senate to fill the unexpired term of Sen
ator Houston, and at the expiration of
the term, did not stand for re-election.
In 1882, he was nominated by the Demo
crat* of the Eighth, and elected a rep
resentative in Congress. He was not a
candidate for the nomination, and it was
given him while he was absent. At the
expiration of the term he would not al
low his name to go before the convention
Senator Pryor was a native of Alabama,
and was born near the Dirthplace of
°nator Pettus of this state. Seven chil
dren survive him, among them being Mrs.
Robert J. Lowe of this city, whose hus
band is chairman of the Democratic Ex
DEBS’ LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE.
He 1s the Nominee of the Soelnl
Springfield, Mass.. Aug. s.—Eugene V.
Debs, the presidential nominee of the So
cial Democratic party, has sent his idler
of acceptance to William Bubcherm, na
tional secretary of the party, in this city.
Mr. Debs writes from Terre Haute, Ind.,
under date of July 31 and says in part:
“Capitalism, which has written its rec
ord in the tears and blood of the human
race, is staggering to its doom, while So
cialism, herald of light and freedom,
qulckeed by the spirit of the new revolu
tion. is sweeping over all the world.
"Here in the United States of America
we are on the eve of our ’first great bat
tle. Let us gird on our armor and press
forward to meet the enemies of freedom,
the oppressors of the people, and the foes
of all humanity. Let us dismiss all minor
considerations and unite In every state
and territory, from end to end of the land,
in one mighty effort to hasten the end of
capitalism and the Inauguration of the co
NO CHANGES IN BRYAN'S PLANS.
He Maj Make a Few Speeches on the
Way to Indianapolis.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 3.—C01. John I. Mar
tin, sergeant-at-arms of the National
Democratic Commttttee, arrived here to
day for the purpose of escorting Mr. Bryan
to Indianapolis. The two went over the
details of the proposed trip to-night, but
no Important changes were made In the
The party will leave Lincoln at 6
©clock Monday evening In the regular
train on the Burlington road. There will
be no special train. No arrangement has
been mode for speeches on the way. but
tl Is considered not improbable that Mr.
Bryan may be called out at different
Want Bryan and Roosevelt.
Cheyenne. Wyo.. Aug. s.—The Executive
Committee of the Frontier Day celebration
has sent invitations to Col. William J.
Bryan and Col. Theodore Roosevtfft to at
tend the celebration on Sept. 12-13 and par
ticipate in the reunion of Torrey’s Rough
Riders, which will probably be held at the
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 1000.
GOOD WORK OF BISHOP GRAY.
He la Arranging to Found a School
for Yountr Ladies.
Orlando, Fla., Aug. s.—Among other
plans in connection with his work here,
Rt. Rev. William Crane Gray, Bishop of
the diocese of South Florida (Episcopal),
has long entertained one for the found
ing of a high-grade school for young la
Bishop Gray Is a tireless worker. He
forms his plans with deliberation and
then works for their accomplishment with
a seal which falters at no obstacles. Since
he came here ho has taken upon himself
n missionary work in connection with the
Seminole Indians. In the face of a preju
cMce on the part of these people, against
the ways, the customs and the religion
of the white man, he has entered their
territory and has so far won their confi
dence that he has been able to establish
missions among them, and he makes reg
ular trips to and through their country,
preaching and teaching. More than that,
the Indians have become interested, and
they come out to the mission services and
accept the instruction imparted to them.
This is the sort of man which con
ceived the idea of the girls* school In
Orlando, and who at last sees the way
clear to the accomplishment of this pur
Pcll-tflarke Hall will open Its first term
about the first of October. A suffi
cient number of pupils have al
ready been secured to make success
certain from the start. Two accomplished
and experienced ladies have been engage*!
as teachers. Through the generosity of
Mr. Leslie Pell-Clarke a most desirable
building for the purpose Is made availa
ble. It is a handsome structure, built
a few years ago as a private residence by
Judge Copeland, now deceased. It stands
upon the bank of Lake Eola, one of the
pretty little lakes which add a charm to
Orlando’s attractions. Encircling the
lake is a well-constructed driveway and
bicycle path, while upon its bank near
the hall are splendid live oak trees, offer
ing an evergreen shade. There are ample
and nicely laid out grounds about the
building. It is an ideal spot. Bishop
Gray speaks most hopefully of the pros
pect of the school, and feels assured of a
large attendance from all parts of Flor
ida and from the states lying farther
This project accomplished, he hopes
within a short time to be nb’e to found a
similar tichool for boys, either here or fit
some nearby point, which shall possess
the advantages and attractions to insure
success. This i® in the future. But It is
hoped that it Is not distant.
Bishop Gray is no ornamental figure
head. He is a worker, with practical
ideas, and a zeal that stops at nothing
short of accomplishment.
BETTER BUSINESS IN IRON.
Two Alabama Mills Will Be Started
I’p Tills Week.
Birmingham, Ala . Aug. s.—The steel mill
of the Tennessee Coat and Iron Railroad
Company at Ensley will be started np this
week. The Blooming mill will start up
Wednesday. The capacity of the steel mill
is 1.000 tons a day.
The mill was closed down the early part
of July for repairs, and the condition of
the iron and steel market is also supposed
to have had something to do with it. The
local iron market continues very quiet,
with few’ offers. There is some demand
for export iron and more sales are being
made than for several months past. More
ship room is available and this makes the
placing of larger quantities in Europe pos
The local iron manufactures have asked
railroads for a reduction of 50 cents in
freight rates on iron shipments to Atlan
tic ports and claim that if such reduction
is granted they will be able to do a big
ger export business.
CATHOLIC CHURCH IN ZION.
I.carters Not Permitted to Leave Their
Cor In Xtansfteld, O.
Mansfield, 0., Aug. s.—Overseer John
Hamner Piper and Elders E. Fisher, E.
W. McClurkin and A. McFarland of
Dowje’s Christian Catholic Church in Zicn,
arrived here to-day as scheduled.
A mob of over 2,000 was in waiting.
The policemen retimed to allow them to
get out of the car, and amid cheers and
shouts they went on to Ashland, four
teen miles east. There they attempted
to hire carriages and drive here. All the
liverymen refused their requests. They
telegraphed back that they would be here
again in the afternoon and they came.
Nearly 4,000 people were at the depot,
and again they were not permitted to
leave the car. They then said:
"If we can't get off here we wHI go on
to Chicago, but we cannot promise that
we will not be back here next Sunday."
The city Is now quiet again.
GEN. ZEBULON YORK IS DEAD.
He Was One of the Daslifnir Figure*
of the Confederacy.
New Orleans, Aug. s.—Q*n. Zebulon
York, one of the dashing figure* of the
Confederacy, died at his home in Natchez,
Miss., thi* afternoon.
He was colonel of the Fourteenth Louis
iana Regiment during the Civil War,
which he led in the battles of Mechanlcs
ville, Gaines' Mill, Cold Harbor and Mal
vern Hill, and was wounded several
times. He participated in the battle of
the Wilderness, and was made a briga
dier general on June 2, 1864.
Gen. York was born Oct. 10, 1819, In
Avon, Me. His father was Zebulon York
and his mother Zylphia Sylvester. His
father was an officer in the second war
with England, and his grandfather was a
Revolutionary soldier of distinction.
MACHINISTS ON A STRIKE.
Xlny Extend to Other tlranchrs of
the Canadian Pacific.
Wlnnepeg, Man., Aug. s.—The strike sit
uation is practically unchanged. the
boilermakers, machinists, blacksmiths and
their helpers employed by the Canadian
Pacific Railway between Fort William
and Vancouver are out. The movement
has not yet affected the company's traffic
and all trains are running on time, but
there seems to be a prospect of the strike
extending to other branches of the Cana
dian Pacific service. The men are dally
holding mass meetings, but the company
has yet made no advances toward a set
tlement. Several prominent American
union leaders arrived In the city to-day
and are directing the actions of the strik
THEY DYNAXIITED A **JOINT.”
Inillgnunt Cltlsens Hirer I p an Illicit
Wllliamstown. Kan., Aug. s.—lndignant
citizens to-night placed dynamite under
a building occupied as a “Jdlnt” or illicit
saloon. The building was demolished and
Its contents ruined. The place had been
running for several months, notwithstand
ing protests against It.
Photograph* of New Comet. Q
Cambridge, Mass.. Aug. s.—Seven photo
graphs of ihe newly discovered cornel were
taken at Harvard Observatory last night,
and at the same time Prof. Wendell meas
ured the light of the 10.5 magnitude star
In the comet's path. The passage of Ihe
comet only diminished the sur't bright
ness .03 of the magnitude
TO ELECT NEW OFFICERS.
Naval Militia of Florida—Other Tal-
Tallahassee, Fla.. Aug. s.—Adjt. Gen.
Patrick Houstoun has issued the following
special orders from military headquarter*:
The various divisions of the Florida
naval militia will meet at their respective
armories on Aug. 15, for the purpose of
electing the following officers: Signal
officer and ordnance and navigating offi
cer. whose commissions have expired.
The Atlanta Artillery of the Georgia
State troops has been granted permission
to visit the stale of Florida armed and
equipped, without ball cartridges, for the
purpose of encampment at Pablo Beach
from Aug. IS to 26.
Two weeks ago P. W. Richurdson shot
and killed a negro at Yaeger's turpentine
camp. He had a preliminary hearing in
Wakulla county on Friday and was ac
quitted, the evidence showing clearly that
the shooting was in As.t-defense.
On Friday Mr. Marcus B. Oshen of
Pensacola, came to Tallahassee to meet
his fiancee, (Miss Ellen E. Gardner of
Jacksonville, who arrived Saturday' on
the passenger train from the Hast, and
they were monied at the Leon Hotel by
Judge R. A. Whitfield
The Governor’s Guards to-day lost one
of their most valuable officers. In the
person of First Lieutenant Will S. Costa,
who goes to Key West to accept a posi
tion in the United States quartermaster’s
General Manager J. J. of the
Cottonseed Oil Mill, has returned from a
business trip through Georgia and Ala
Jacob R Cohen will, to-morrow, occu
py his handsome now two-story residence.
DISTURBANCE AT C ASS LAKE.
Military Companies In Read! ness to
Quell h Riot.
at. Paul, Minn., Aug. 6.—The Duluth
militia companies are under orders to go
to Cass Lake, Minn., where rioters are
reported to have taken possession of the
A cirrus exhibited there Thursday. A
.heriiY and deputy from Hubbard county
had warrants for the arrest of crooks,
who were following; the show for alleged
depredations at Park Rapids.
\\ bile trying to serve the warrants one
of the deputies was beaten and arms
taken away from him. Later in the even
ing citizens tried to have the train held
so as to get warrants for the arrest ot
lhe gang. While so doing the railroad of
fice was invaded by the gang and Sheriff
Alexander brutally beaten and left for
They were followed to Grand Rapids yes
terday, where one of them was captured,
but this evening, while court here was
being held the Court House was broken
open and the prisoners released by force
of arms. Gov. Lind was asked for aid to
quell the disturbance.
FOtlA'O DEAD IN HIS ROOM.
Traveling Mon Sitting in a Chair
Looking Out the Window.
Augusta. Aug. 5.—N. M. Brown of
Hodges, S. C., was found dead to-night
sitting upright In a chair in his room at
988 Broad street. He came here Wednes
day and went to Wealhersbce’s hoarding
house. He staled that he was traveling
for the Charlotte News. Thursday he
complained of being sick, but did not have
a doctor and was better Saturday.
He ate dinner to-day and this after
noon was sitting in a chair In his room
looking out of the window. At supper
time someone went to his room to ascer
tain If he would come to supper and
found him still apparently looking out of
the window, but dead. He has a wife
and children at Hodges, S. C„ and moth
er, Mrs. I. S. Brown, In Atlanta They
have been communicated with and the re
mains wi.l be disposed of fn accordance
with directions when received. An au
topsy was held to-night at the under
Death of Mrs .l.ou Darls.
Douglas, Ga , Aug. 5-Yesterday at 2:32
o'clock p. m Mrs. Lou Davis, wife of Al
derman J. K. Davis of this city, died of
catarrhal consumption. All that money
or science could do was done in her be
half. She was universally noted in this
sertionf or her charitable deeds for the
poor and for true Christian piety. Rev
C. t>. Adams of the Methodist kplscopal
Church conducted the funeral services.
Her remains were laid to rest in Lott Ccm
etery at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
A Few Sober Remark* Upon the Na
tive Ox of the Philippines
Frhm the Overland Monthly.
The carabao is a noble animal of about
four hundred tons displacement, and occu
pies twelve-thirteenths of the available
breathing space of the Island of Luzon.
He Is neat, but not gaudy, and In Ms
general appearance somewhat resembles
that delightful creature, the Prum, so
called because it is not a fish. He con
sits principally of a pair of horns and a
martyrized expression of countenance, and
is considered Iry sclemlels to be a cross be
tween the millennium arid full army ra
He lieves a simple and frugal life, and
spend* all of it in making up his mind to
execute a sudden move. Then he dies. At
this sudden Interruption of hi* projects
he Is generally about 83 years of age.
When not In use a* a means of further
ing the interests of interurban transporta
tion the carabao is kept submerged in wa
ter. This Is done in order to preserve his
unruffled temper, and also to furnish a
novel sport, unheard of in other parts of
the globe. Carabao fishing is a pleasant
recrecatlon for the natives In the Hinall
hours of the morning.
As above Intimated, the carabao of the
Philippine* ts principally used as a dray
horse, and In this capacity presents many
advantage* over hi* equine cousin. He
does not shy at cable cars, does not inter
fere, and never In the history of Ihe inl
ands has he been known to run away. He
Is gentle and kind in all harness, and can
b? handled with equal success by children
O" adults; he heed* neither.
There Is a prescribed and unvarying
method to be followed In driving a cara
After having been hitched to a cart
with due ceremony the carabao will im
mediately lie down in the street, more to
enable you to perfect yourself In the
pronunciation of the many eplthei* In the
Slnlh vocabulary than out of any sp.ru
Aa soon as you have sufficiency Irtd
your profanity, kick him twice on the left
side, and with a club of any other avail
able mean* of persuasion plant u pow’ifu!
blow on hi* head. He will then get up.
unless you have fraetured his skull, In
which case it will be necessary for you to
obtain another carabao and begin all over
As soon as he Is on his feet you must
place your longue firmly against the roof
of the mouth, ztlffen the muscles of the
throat, and give vent to a series of sounds
such as usually accompany the payment
of a tribute* to Ntgfiune when about twen
ty-four hours out of port. As he hears
these the carabao will move alowly for
Now prod him Incessantly with your
club, and keep on uttering the above-de
scribed exhortation, and tha chances are
that he will move ahead at least five
yards before stopping again. Repeat the
name operations aa before, and by dint of
patience and perseverance wou will arrive
at your destination. O. H. Fernback.
AN INTERESTING HISTORICAL COL
LECT ION IN P %IIIS.
Same Strait*** Mounters—Le Volta.
Rare Prflntn nnd Platen Mile.
Paris Letter in New York Post.
In the huge U-shaped building where
mOf*t of the articles made In this world
can be seen—from mighty machines of
shirring steel and brass to the moat deli
cate fabrics fashioned by their a.most
human intelligence —one occasionally
cornea upon surprising oases, suggestive
collections which open unexpected ave
nue® of thought rather alien to the super
ly material forcefu'.ness of surrounding
exhibits. Such are the remarkable cases
of old keys, ancient locks, and ornamental
Iron work with which several happy hours
unconsciously slipped away. One could
scarcely imagine that so many beautiful
forms of historic keys could exist, until
these noteworthy collections of M. le Secq
des Hournelles had been studied. An
other ia a fuacinating room full of antique
clocks and watches, hourglasses and clep
sydras—the history of time, as it were,
and still serviceable in annihilating our
common father, though perhaps in a dif
ferent wav from that which their long
\anlshed makers Intended. Of scarcely
lea? interest is the corner in which arc
brought together all ancient device® in
connection with artificial light—candle
sticks of exquiwite o*id shapes and many
material?, snuff era and trays, numberless
shelves of extinguishers, Roman lamp's
and candelabra, an epitome of historic
But I discovered to-dny a veritable woll-
S|M*lng of pleasantness, after a somewhat
arid scroll past wheels and leather, car
riages nnd carpet*. My attention was at
tracted by large, bat-like object sus
pended overhead, showing a multiplicity
cf mysterious and rather chaotic wings;
a bird, a butterfly, an August cicala, a
hat, and a whirling maple seed combin
ed, might perhaps describe the Ader type
of fl.vlng machine "eclairour et eorpil
leur." It seemed to suggest the objects
below. Captive balloons of many mod
els. with various kinds of cars and bas
kets, opportunities for choice In ropes and
pulleys, and even the pongee silks mad*'
in China and Japan for gaseous Inflation,
attracted few gazers; but the case con
raining a picture of Andree and his as
sociates. Fraenkel and Strindberg, was
constantly surrounded, as the one farther
on, representing the frozen fjord and glis
tening mountains above which their bal
loon was poised on July 11, 1897. Aeronau
tical Instruments for meteorologle obser
vaiion are grouped together, and a neigh
boring map shows the tracks of various
high-air voyages from Paris to a distance
of I,loft kilometers. All these, with fly
ing machines of different principles and
epochs, "grapplers" and anchors for land
ing (unexpectedly or otherwise) upon
earth and sea. make a very modern sec
lion, of which the interest Is not diminish
ed by a glance at the fine photographs
taken from different altitudes. These op
pear to be a series of particularly good
enlargements St.-Genls-Laval (Rhone)
fro-m a higbt of 650 meters is clear and
iierfect, while a charming picture of cu
mulus cloud in process of formation, al
lowing between Its masses distant but
distinct glimpse* of fields and ivoods, was
taken from a bight ot 1,350 meters. The
Ppnt-des-Vaux (Ain) from 1,300 meters is
small yet still clearly defined, and love
ly cloud photographs are shown, made at
2.050 meters altitude.
It will be remembered that scientific as
cents for the purpose of getting above the
accidents of meieoroiogical circumstance
have not been unknown; and here may he
seen the actual substances of lx* Volta, in
which the famous astronomer Janssen
made his upper-air pilgrimage on Dev. 2,
1870. This devoted observer, thus leaving
besieged Parts in ample time for the sun's
eclipse of the 22d. was not rewarded for
Ms energetic falthfulnes; an overcast
sky being his portion upon the important
day. The siege of Paris. Indeed, is con
stancy m-morilalized in these aerial cases,
in ways olher than scientific. One of them
contains a fragment of ihe material used
bv Eugene Godard, in constructing Le
Washington for use during that memora
ble winter; some of the dispatches thus
sent overhead; and pictures of the balloon
high above the city, casting its shadow
upon surrounding clouds. Here, too, one
see* the carefully stuffed body of the car
rier-pigeon celebrated at that troublous
time—another sortof aerial communication,
to be sure, but perhaps appropriately com
memorated here. The tragic death in the
sea of Prince on Nov. 30, 1870, and of Lu
raze. who ascended In the Richard Wal
lace on Jan. 27, 1871, and also perished In
the ocean, are represented several times In
harrowing pictures. Other cases contain
volumes upon hlgh-air navigation, vol
umes of L'Aeronaute. and numbers of the
Journal des Voyage*. Illustrating this
phase of human endeavor. Also exhibited
are the kite explorations of upper nlr
brought to such successful Issue by Mr.
A. Lawrence Rotch of Blue Hill. The
familiar face of Dr. Abel Hureau de Vll
leneuve and those of MM. Henry Gifford
and Maurice Mallet look from one frame,
beside many old engravings of ascension,
successful descents, and fatal endings.
But historical collections of balloon mem
brabilia may be both poetic and aesthetic.
This is proved by the quaint nnd beauti
ful article* owned by M. iaiuls Bereafl anti
M. Albert Tlssandler shown near by’.
Curious old prints published more than a
hundred years ago, some of them color
ed, represent every sort of attempt at
aerial navigation, sometimes seriously,
often In amusing caricature, will) catas
trophes, both humorous and ghastly,
which would appear to have been par
ticularly dear to the hearts of artists
and engravers in 1783 and thereabouts.
Stone and marble tablets, one of that year
In memory of De Rosier, cxldly decorated
medals In sliver and bronze, an ancient
oil painting of a captive balloon reluctant
ly restrained by rofies held in the fugging
hands of a dozen blue-coo ted gentlemen
of a past century, fill the first case, will)
a *u[>erb lot of old book*. Among them
Is ‘Essal sur la Nautlque Aerlenne,' pub
lished by Eugene Onfroy In 1784, and a
fin* old volume Issued In Brescia in 1670,
dedicated "Alla sacra Maesta Oessrea del
Im|ieratore lieopoldo I.” and volume 111.
of 'La Decouverte Auetra'.e, j>ar un
Homme-Volant; ou Le I)dale Francais;
Nouvelle tree-phllosophlque,’ of rvhlch
the first volume Is In another collection
farther on. Volume 1.. however, has a
more amusing frontkipiece, wherein an
airily attired individual In wing* and an
umbrella, carrying a suspended basket
below his feet, is about to set salt Into
space from the summit cliff of s high
The painstaking and beautiful accumula
tion of M. Tlssandler show sil
ver and pewter plate* engraved
with balloon subjects, numberless
handsome snuff-boxes of multi
tudinous designs of the same Idea painted
or Inlaid, old p*lhts In quaint frames;
cups and saucers, sugar-bowls, water
pitchers of all epochs; a vase In shape Mo
a Japanese sake-bottle, a tiny drum of
ancient form, silver candlesticks, minia
tures, and Jewelry s t In brilliants, a cane
a swi rd. siiv- r-hnndled knives, nearly
thirty ildtis, nnd more than two dozen
exquisitely painted fans, long gloves,
brass sen chi on* and Ivory i arvtngs—sll
old. all exhibiting In ore form or another
the thought of ballocn voyag ng or navl
ga lug the air in some manner. It forms
a noteworthy and most curious aggrega
te n. i ven a lot of antique printed cottons
adding their pictorial tes Imcny to aerial
For the ‘un's eclipse of August, 1887,
Pof Mmdelre' also a t mpted to rise
u’ove th - clouds. In Hu sia. His exper
k ne ■ c< uld la dlv fa I to orme to mind
among thes* hlgn-a r memorials, though
no re'otd of his trlp is shown here Tn
some way h!s seroiaut was lefi behind
at the last moment, so that ihe astrono-
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Also that the weather is still warm.
Call and see our stock of Matting 1 , Linoleum, Win
dow Shades and Mosquito Nets.
. Our Dixie Frame for Mosquito Nets is a daisy.
We are selling the famous Odorless Refrigerator
and Puritan Stove.
Low Down Cut Prices.
For the present, Old Post Office building.
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The R. G. Whiskey gallon $ 2.00 ;
Glendale Whiskey gallon $ 2.50
Crystal Spring Whiskey gallon $3.00
Goiden Wedding Whiskey gallon $3.50
IN CASES OF J 2 LARGE BOTTLES:
The Antediluvian Whiskey bottled by Osborne of New York $lB 50
The Peerless Whiskey bottled In bond in Henderson. Ky $12.00
The Peoria Whiskey bottled in bond b; Clark Brothers $12.00
Meredith Rye Whiskey, bottled at their distillery in Ohio sllsO
Golden Wedding Whiskey, our bottling $0.50
Lippman Block, - - - Savannah, Ga.
rr.er get above the clouds In well-nigh a
and üble sense, shooting up alo le iato space
to a hight of neatly two miles above the
earth. He did obtain, from this lofty re
gion* a clear and unobstructed view of t
fine ccrona. qi it* obscured to his coun
trymen below ; hut we can w-11 imagine
that the imminent duties devolving upon
him as the guidli g spirit of so novel a
conveyance must have allowed but pre
occupied attention to solar glories.
M. Henry Dumoutet Is an artist es
pecially skilful in painting scenery of the
upper air, and many illustrations from his
facile brush are shown, in small mono
chrome water colors, as well as oil rprc
ttontatlons In namrui colors- of life above
the clouds. Moonlight with ihe strange
atmospheric effect of a cross like an elon
gated corona around the mtUl luminary,
zodiacal light in the constellation Virgo,
earth-scenery from above, and many tech
nical matters he has artistically delin
eated. especially the effects observed dur
ing the ascent of 1/Alliance on the night
of Nov. 14, 1899, with the Russian astrono
mer, Hansky, from Meudort, to look for
the coy 1 .jeonkl*. ‘A few of these, too, are
shown, and his pictorial record another
excursion for a similar purpose two nlvthts
later also a wears, when he once more es
sayed the empyrean in company with MM.
Louis Vernachet and E. Valentine.
Of Mile. Dorothea Klumpke’s
during an aerial voyage In the Centaure,
during the early morning of Nov. 16. 1899,
also in search of that year's elusive me
teors. she hits already told delightfully in
the June Century. Her account, as she de
scribed to us orally her preparations and
her flight Into space, was even fuller than
her written description of the mystery and
exhilaration, the strange nearness of the
unknown, and the inexplicable charm of
upper air. B-he is "docteur es sciences,"
and at the head of a force of computers in
thf* Haris Observatory, charged with the
very important duty of preparing a cata
logue of the stars from the plates of the
International Astrographlc Congress. For
the solar eclipse of the present year. May
28. she made another halloo-n ascension,
but was unable to reach an altitude en
tirely above the mists and cloud enshroud
ing l*nrt at that time. The dhmpportrt
ment was less vital slrvcc the eclipse w.n
not total here. Mile. Klumpke has read
a. brilliant paper this week, at the Interna
tional Congress of Women, upon feminine
achievement In astronomy—a subject upon
which she is undoubted authority.
Of course there is a captive balloon In
the exposition grounds, for the amuse
ment of the laymen; but of far greater
interest is the exhibition of free balloons
at Vincennes. The other day eight fully
Inflated air-voyagers of forty or fifty feet
In diameter were simultaneously shown.
Four ascended In twenty minutes, with
their aeronauts. In one, a lady started
on the unknown voyage with two aero
nauts; in another, the captain of the celes
tial craft started alone. The lower !r
was perfectly quiet when the Imlloons
were freed, and all took different direc
tions, according to the speed of th< ir
vertical ascent and the corresponding air
currents which they struck Inter. They
set forth at 4 o’clock, but at sundown
only one had entirely disappeared from
the gaze of the vast throng* watching at
Vincennes. The experiments are con
ducted under the auspices of the Commit
tee on Aerostation, of which the veteran
expert De Fonvielle Is secretary.
The subject of human transportation
through space will always be of profound
interest until it is a practically and com
fortably established fact of every-duy
occurrence. And France is surely the
country In which this problem is liable
to meet it* Anal solution.
RECOLLECTIONS OF KING HUMBERT
Anecdote* Recounted In WaKhlnjc
t on—III * Idea of What n King
Should Be-The New Ruler ui n
From the New York Post.
Washington, July 31.—Recollections of
King Humbert, who appears to have been
personally known to many |>eople in this
city, are heard on all aides. He was a
good deal of a huntsman, like hls father,
and one of his ungratitled life ambitions
was to come to the United Beaten and
stalk Rocky Mountain sheep. There were
other reasons also forohlsabel ng interested
In America. In a conversation with a
group of diplomatists several years ago,
he touched upon the forms of government
In different pans of the world, and. in re
sponse to a suggestion that he had suc
ceeded remarkably In preserving the pop
ularity of his own dynasty, said: 4 The
best of all monarchies la that in which the
King Is felt everywhere, without being ob
"And how about republics?” Inquired one
of the party.
"The best republic,” he answered, "Is
that in which, as In the United Btates.
the genlua of the people has so penetrated
every fibre of the social fabric that no
place remains for a king."
Victor Emmanuel the new sovereign,
has the np station of b-ing s rnewhat wild
but this a not an uncotnm n complaint
in the cam- of Princes who aft rwarda
develop very well under the sense of r -
sro slbilliy. Asa child, he mop ar s to
have been known to the people of Italy
rather pleasantly. He was with his fa
ther on a visit to Naples In November,
IfeTß. when Passinante made the first at
tempt a ? the a**a*? n 'l< n of Humbert
and showed a good deal of courage under
the exciting conol Ins. It was tls te-ti
rnory which ixttled the disputed Identity
of the daxg-r with which Paaaanante
• ruck at the Ki g
bltle Victor—little In a double sense ."
for h ha* a.ways been undersized—was i
noted for his affectionate disposition. H®
w s particularly fend of his fit her and
mother, nnd had a way of saving his pock
et-money to buy little trinkets for the
Queen. He was also vrv de ply a'taohed
to an Fgnlish nurse, who had charge of
him until he was a well-grown boy. and
mnur eri her death as if had been a
member of his own family. He appoint to
hive teen tqia'ly fond of Col. Os o. who
was h s military preceptor in youth, and
who wa? conscientious to the extent r.f
considerable severity now ami then; in
h ite of ihls, VI t r w n and sometimes
say, after a par lcularly successful les
■ot: "Color.el kiss y ur little Prime If
y* u are (ailed with Mm.”
The boy uses! to amuse the people about,
him with his frank way of describing tha
domestic life of his parents. Humbert,
unlike his Queen, had few artistic taste®,
and a particularly dull ear for music. H®
hated to realize thnt the Queen, whoe
beauty he greatly admired, was getting
on In years, nnd when It became neces
sary for her to use eyeglnase® In reading
he uttered repented protests. One of these
scenes Victor described thus: ‘'When
papa saw the glasses going up to mam
ma's eyes, he cried, Margherita, put
down these glasses!’ Mamma did not
obey. Then papa exclaimed, ‘Margherita.
If you don’t take off those glasses, I shall
sing.’ And mamma had such n dread
of papa’s false notes that she obeyed at
once to save herself from torment.”
Assistant Secretary Taylor of the Treas
ury recalls the late King Humbert very
|dfaonntly, having had the unusual expe
rience of a chat with him, devoid of all
formality, In 1878. Mr. Taylor and his
wife were visiting Borne, nnd drove out
one evening to Join the regular proces
sion on the Corso. A blockade of some
sort occurred, and the crowd of sight
seers became so flense that the line® of
carriages moving in opposite directions
were force<l together, almost locking
wheels. The blockade caused a general
stop, nnd Mr. and Mrs. Taylor found
themselves tete-a-tete with a lady and
gentleman In very unpretentious equip
age. For sociability's sake, while watt
ing. Mr. Taylor addressed the oc
cupants of the other carriage, and
met with a very prompt and
frank response. The strange gentle
man spoke fluent English, although
distinctly a foreigner In appearance. The
lady, who took less part In the interview,
la remembered ns a very handsome bru
nette. The gentleman showed himself
familiar with the American appearance
and traits, recognizing the nationality of
Mr. Taylor, and expressed his gratifica
tion that so mafiy Americans were visit
ing Italy every year, and his hope that
the hospitality they received would In
duce them to continue coming In always
greater numbers. He showed much in
terest also In the prospects of the Ital
ian emigrants, so many of whom were
going to the United States Just then. The
conversation hud not lasted long befor®
the demonstrations of the crowd in the
neighborhood disclosed the fact that t.he
foreign gentleman was King Humbert,
and the lady accompanying him Queen
Margherita. Mr. Taylor saw them sev
eral times afterword, and ha a very
distinct recollection of the King’s agree
able and democratic manner.
One effect of the assassination of King
Humbert which is observable In Wash
ington is the increased vigilance of the po
lice fn looking out for cranks. The news
of such an event usually draws number
of perrons ot unsettled reason to Wash
ington, not always with a distinctly vio
lent intent, but with a stimulated
thirst for the eatisfactlon of some
fanciful claim or the repair of
some supposed grievance. There seems
to lurk within their minds a notion
that the murderous stroke has ushered In
an era of general liquidation. An ex-sol
dier turned up here two days ago, and was
allowed to go hls way on the theory that
he was only harmlessly demented; It la
now regretted that the police lost sight of
him. He visited the White House first,
saying that there wan $50,000 of back pay
to his credit, and he wished to collect It
from the President. He was Informed th.it
the President* was In Ohio, and that. In
any event all government money was paid
out through the treasury. He accordingly
trudged over to the treasury and began
lo seek for Secretary Gage. As soon a®
hls menial condition was made evident one
of the secretary’s staff saw him. heard hls
story, and explained, with much particu
larity. why the treasury could do nothing
for hlo without the sanction of Congress,
which v culd have to pass a special act ot
appropriation to get hls money out of the
vaults. He showed some annoyance at
this* being pushed about from pillar to
post, and went away apparently not yet
satisfied that he had been treated In en
tire good faith This Ik only one speci
men of the crank with the money claim.
There are- rmny others of hls sort, and a
good many other sorts, beside® hls.
—W. B. Werd claim® to be champion
wolf catcher of the county, basing hls
claim on the fact that he appeared in
Rapid City, 8. If.. recently with 332 pelts.
244 of the gray wolf and seventy-eight
of the coyote. The bounty on the lot
amounted to SBIO, which la the largest
wolf bounty ever paid to one man 10 far
a* Is known.
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