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The indications for Georgia to-day are
for generally fair weather, with light to
fresh southwi sterly winds; tjnd for East
ern Florida fair weather In northern por
tion; local rain* In southern portion, and
light to fresh southeasterly winds.
Those persons who four years ago were
calling Mr. Bryan a man of one idea are
now In a position to see that they were
After the row in the Texas convention
over the oil trust had quieted down, It
was found that there was a dead Hogg in
the political pen, while Joe Bailey stood
with one foot upon the prostrate form
triumphantly waving his snickersnee.
The Sultan of Turkey the other day de
clared that he was profoundly moved to
hear of the Boxer atrocities upon Chris
tians In China. It would appear from
the advice* from Bitlis, published yester
day, that th 6 manner in which the Sultan
had been moved was to imitate the Box
ers. Not less than 200 Armenians, the re
port says, have lately been massacred by
the Sultan's troops.
Some years ago a wise man, whom no
body remembers now. Invented what he
cnlied a universal language, which he
named Volapuk. Nobody ever used it,
and nobody ever will. Now another wise
man, who resides in Paris, has Invented
another universal language, which he
calls Bolak. He claims that one can
learn to read it in three minutes, trans
late it in three hours and speak it In
three weeks. The chief difficulty with
this new "language” would probably be
that when one had learned It, he would
have to teach It to the foreigner with
whom he wished to employ It in conversa
American eagerness to subscribe for the
new British war loan is explained by a
contemporary by the fact that these se
curities, offered at 98, run three years,
draw 334 per cent., and are not subject to
taxation. On the other hand, the British
treasury was willing to allot one-half of
the issue, or *25.008000, of the bonds to
American bidders for the reason that that
was the easiest and most natural way o£
securing gold to relieve the British mar
ket and avoid an abnormal discount rate.
It was purely a business transaction, on
both sides. The Americans desired safe
securities offering a fair rate of interest.
* and the British wanted gold for their war.
A queer rumor, purporting to give one
of the "political reasons” Involved In the
removal of the naval station to Charles
ton, Is wafted across the river. It js fo
the effect that Senator Tillman I* offer
ing Charleston the naval station as the
price for keeping his friends In office. Ac
cording to the story. Tillman says to
Charleston. In effect: "Elect Martin sher
iff. or I will withdraw my support from
the removal scheme and work against It.”
At a public meeting one night not long
•go, it Is said, Capt. Jervey was Intro
duced as "the next sheriff," when a voice
In the audience cried; "If we don't elect
Martin we won’t get any naval elation!"
Bog rolling with naval stations is a pon
THE SUGGESTION TO CHINA.
It is probable that the Chinese govern
ment will act favorably on the third sug
gestion in the President's letter to the
Emperor of China—the letter cent on July
23 if it finds that It is not able to resist
the advance of the allies. But if it should
succeed i.i arresting the:r advance the
suggestion will be rejeettd. The suggestion
is that the government put itself in com
| municatlon with the relief expedition and
co-operate with it in the effort to get the
occupants of the legations safely out of
It Is evident that the government Is
afraid that if It permits the allies to ad
vance to P< kin, even under an agreement
to retire as soon as they get
possession of the occupants of the
legations, the Powers will make exor
bitant demands for indemnity, and will
refuse to 1 ave the capital until these de
mands are c mpiied with. If that is Its
reason for hesitating to accept the Pres
ident's suggestion its hesitation might be
overcome by an understanding that only
American troops shall advance to Pe
kin to reoeive the ministers and those de
pendent upon them.
The government understands very well
that the United States ate not seeking
Chinese territory and are not unfriendly
to the Chinese people. It has every rea
son to believe It can trust the Americans.
It is probable that the United States will
make a demand for Indemnity of some
kind .because their minister has been at
tacked and his life and the lives of the
members of the American legation have
been put in Jeopardy. It is also probable
that some of the defenders of the legation
and a number of American missionaries
have been killed. The government has
grossly violated Its treaty obligations to
the United States and it no doubt ex
pects it will have to make reparation of
some sort. Nevertheless, it knows very
well that if the United States agree that
their troops shall retire from Pekin ns
soon as the occupants of the legations
are delivered to them the agreement will
be faithfully kept.
Still, as already stated, it Is probable
that the government will not accept the
President's suggestion unless It becomes
convinced that ll cannot check the ad
vance of the relief army. It never con
cedes anything except under the pressure
The Chinese are suspicious of the sug
gestions and promises of the Powers, and
they have some reason to be. Ever since
the Powers gained a foothold in China
they have treated the Chinese brutally.
Their chief aim has been apparently to
despoil them. Forcibly they have taken
possession of about all of the harbors of
China, and in some instances they have
taken adjacent territory. It is not to be
wondered at therefore that the Chinese
hate foreigners, and do not trust the
Powers. Evc-n the United States have not
at all times dealt Justly with them, but
they have never despoiled them of their
territory, and, In the main, they have ful
filled their treaty obligations. There is no
reason why Chinamen should hesitate to
trust them. It will certainly be fbr the
best Interest of China for the govern
ment to accept the President’s suggestion
and get the ministers out of Pekin as
quickly as possible. It is evident that the
ministers will not accept the government’s
suggestion, namely, to go to Tien Tsin
under the escort of Chinese troops. If the
government cannot protect the ministers
Inside of the fortified legations, they cer
tainly cannot protect them outside of
JOY 18 KANSAS.
The Kansas people are happy. It is all
on account of the state’s big wheat crop.
The state papers do not tire of telling
about it. Accounts of it from local corre
spondents are appearing in many of the
Northern and Western papers. It is as
serted that it will take 100,000 cars to
can-y it to market, and the railroads are
wondering where the supply of cars is to
come from. (
The people are beginning to indulge In
luxuries. Farmers who have been con
tent to ride in springless wagons are noW
figuring on rubber-tired carriages. Girls
and boys who have been expecting noth
ing better in the way of education than
could be obtained in the district school
are now preparing to go to college. The
farmers’ daughter® no longer attend
church in calico gowns. They have some
thing better. They are now studying the
dress patterns in the fashion periodicals.
Evidences of the farm mortgages are dis
appearing from the county records. Tho
rate of Interest has fallen until now
■money Is freely offered at 7 per cent, a
rate that has never before been known
in the state on farm property.
Some remarkable stories are told of suc
cess In raising a crop. It is said that in
Bloomfield township, Mitchell county, a
man named Duncan leased a firm of 190
acres last fall, the rent being one-third of
the crop. His family consisted of a daugh
ter of 16 and a eon of 14 years of age.
Soon after moving on the place he was
taken ill. The girl and hoy ploughed the
land, put it in wheat and then, during
the winter ar.d spring, attended school.
At harvest time they hired a man to
drive the self-binder and they themselves
set the sheaves in shock®. It was
threshed a week or two ago and yielded
4,000 bushels, worth in the local market
$2,400. There are stories of phenomenal
yields and of farms paid for with this
year's crop. Kansas is prosperous and
has reason to be glad.
Probably every person who has ever rid
den on an open street car in rainy weath
er, with the exception of the managers
of the company, has wondered why the
water from the roof is permitted to pom
off the caves and down the backs of pas
sengers as they get on or off, and down
the back of the conductor as he moves
along the footboard *0 collect the fares.
One car company in Hartford has at
lenglh been able to see and appreciate
the point, and has remedied the evil. It§
open cars are. now provided with eive
ttough*. The troughs run from end fo
ond of She cars. Just beneath the edges of
the roof, and the water is carried to the
street through pipes. The arrangement
fs so simple, so cheap and so effective that
the wonder la that l has not been adopted
all over the country.
Tit* Republicans are putting out a cam
paign button on which Is u picture of
McKinley having under it the legend,
"For a Full Dinner Pall." Presumably
those idle workmen who have been thrown
ou of employment by the shutting down
of the mills of the steel and wire trust
and the Bcesemer steel trust, will be
among the first to don those buttons.
THE MOKNING NEWS: SATURDAY,* AUGUST 11. 1900.
LOOKING FOR CAMPAIGN FINDS.
It was announced in Thursday's New
York papers that Chairman Hanna and
Mr. Bliss had gone to Boston to talk w*h
the Republican leaders of that state. In
this, connection it was stated in some
of the Republican papers that the Repub
lican National Committee was feaful that
"over confidence will work harm to the
What the Republican National Commit
tee is afraid of is the apathy which is
apparent among those who are supposed
to desire the election of Mr. McKinley.
The partisan Mail and Express is crying
out to Republicans at the top of its voice,
"Wake up." Still, there does, not seem to
be much life among the Republicans.
The truth is, many of them don’t like
the imperial policy of their party, and
they are not disturbed about the money
issue. They do not believe that the Dem
ocrats would attempt to overthrow the
gold standard in the event of the elec
tion of Mr. Bryan. They regard Mr.
Bryan's silence on the silver question,
when he delivered his notification speech,
as an admission that he does not consider
the silver question of great importance in
this campaign—that he looks upon that
question as practically settled. Feeling
that way, it is going to be very difficult
for Mr. Hanna to arouse any great
amount of enthusiasm in his party. He
will need a great deal of money to arouse
the sort of enthusiasm that the Mail and
And it is probable that the reason for
his visit to Boston was to find out what
the prospects in that city are for cam
paign funds. The heads of a number of
great corporations live there and hereto
fore they have been liberal contributors
to the Republican campaign fund. No
doubt they will be liberal with their
money this year. The corporations, al
ways want something in the way of leg
islation, and they expect to get what they
want from the Republican party.
The Republican papers are throwing out
the idea that as much money will not be
spent in this campaign as there was in
that of 1896. They are not sincere. If
the money is not forthcoming Mr. Mc-
Kinley will run as far behind Mr. Bry
an as Mr. Bryan ran behind Mr. Mc-
Kinley in 1596.
If the Republicans did not expect to get
and spend, vast sums of money they would
not have kept Mr. Hanna at the head of
their National Committee. He is not a
popular man, but he knows how to get
money from millionaires and trusts. It
is pretended by some of the Republican
leaders that Senator Hanna is wanted as
one of the speakers of the campaign. Sen
ator Hanna may feel flattered by this, but
it is not likely he will appear n the
stump. He would lose more votes for his
party than he would make.
SUfftß CANE IN GEORGIA.
At the meeting of the State Agricultural
Society in Dublin on Thursday, Prof. H.
E. Srockbridge, director of the Florida
Experimental Station, delivered an address
on the cultivation of sugar cane In this
state that was interesting and instructive.
The Morning News has davoted a good
deal of attention *0 the subject of grow
ing sugar cane in Georgia, because it be
lieves that if the cane is handled proper
ly it is a profitable crop in any of the
counties south of Macon. There ought
to be a sugar refinery in Savannah, in
order that the Georgia cane growers might
have a sure market for their cane crops—
a market in which remunerative prices
could be obtained. No doubt a refinery
will be erected here as soon as capitalists
become satisfied <hat it would not excite
the hostility of the sugar trust.
In the meantime farmers can cultivate
cr.ne with profit if they observe a rule
laid down by Prof. Stockbridge for mak
ing syrup. Heretofore It has been a diffi
cult matter to get a price for syrup that
yielded a fair profit. One reason that a bet
ter price is not obtained, is the difficulty
in keeping the syrup sweet. Prof. Stock •
bridge told the farmers how he handled
syrup so that it would keep sweet for
years in open barrels. His method is a
very simple one, and is within the reach
of every farmer in South Georgia. It is
this: Fill a barrel with the moss that
grows on trees and run the cane juice
through it before cooking. Prof. Stock
bridge stated that he has kept syrup thus
treated sweet five years, unsealed. He also
made Ihe statement that he had recently
sold syrup in barrels at 60 cents a gal
That is certainly a remunerative price.
Most cane growers in this state think they
are fortunate if they get 25 eenie. But
they have not made the kind of syrup
that commands the best price. It is In
their power to make such syrup, how
ever, iand,* if in future, they fail to do so,
it will be their own fault if they do not
get more than 15 or 20 cents a gallon for
the product of their cane fields.
A syrup refinery is to be established
in Baxley. That is a move in the right
direction. That it will pay a big interest
on the money invested In It there is no
doubt. It will be the forerunner of other
similar factories. Such factories will as
sist the cane growers of South Georgia
greatly. It wiil insure them a good mar
ket for their cane crops. South Georgia
can produce enough high-grade syrup to
supply the entire country.
One of the silliest stories that the Hong
Kong prevaricator has yet manufactured
is one which albgts that the Filipino
jupta had receive i with great pleasure
the news of Bryan's nomination, and
would proceed lo raise a fund of $5,000,001)
for the Democratic campaign. "This
fund," says tire story, "would be regu
lated by the pledg s that they (the mem
bers of the Junta), would receive from
Mr. Bryan in regard to' the disposition of
the Philippines." The yarn goes on to
say that there a-e In Heath ns that an un
derstanding has already been arrived at
between the Democratic campaign mana
ges and the Filipinos. Chaitman Jonea
says the story is not a Joke, but a "lie,”
and Treasurer Dunlap of the National
Committee adds a big D to the char
In Ihe case of Ferguson vs. Moon, re
cently decided by the Supreme Court of
Tennes.ee, the court held that an attor
ney making an argument before a jury
ha.l a legal right to shed tears If he so
desired. In effect, the court sal.l that if
the tears wrre available. It was not only
permissible for the counsel to shed them,
but it was hits duty to do so on the proper
occasion. In the case under considera
tion. tears had been shed by counsel for
the plaintiff In a breach of promise suit,
and counsel for the defense had objected
on the ground that the jury hud bceu un
An American. Dr Knopf, recently won
the prize for the best es<ay on the treat
ment of consumption, in a Berlin compe
tition. The Philadelphia Ledger learns
that the essay was not on the cure of the
disease, but wholly a plea for its preven
tion by means of right living, the proper
course of which is pointed out in the pa
per. "This,” says the Ledger, "is the
common sense way to treat the subject,
sir.ee an ounce of prevention is worth a
pound of cure, hut it w 11 not he so popu
lar with patients. They want to live as
they please and have the doctors cure
them when they get sick as the result of
their own Imprudence.” That, indeed, is
the way of human nature.
The probabilities are that the case of
Roland B. Mollneux, charged with the
murder by poison of Mrs. Adams, in New
York, will cat up a pretty substantial
fortune before the end of it is reached.
It is estimated that the prosecution will
cost the county of New York not less
than tl 0,(00, whi e it is sure that the de
fense will cost a big sum. Among the
big bills that have been presented on the
side of the prosecution are those of some
of the experts. One expert’s bill, for an
alyzing the stomach of the alleged victim
and that of Barnet, who died about the
same time under suspicious circumstances
amounted to SIB,IOO. The controller has
held it up.
Rear Admiral Watson, who has arrived
at Gravesend on the cruiser Baltimore, is
quoted in a London dispatch as express
ing the opinion that Aguinaido is dead.
He has i ot for several months seen any
thing to indicate that the Filipino leader
is a,ive; and Aguiraido is not a man to
remain in the background if he were alive.
If it Is true that he is dead, Admiral
W'atson believes the fact will go a long
way towards putting an end to the in
surrection as soon as it becomes authori
tatively known. He thinks the Filipino
leaders are trying to keep the matter se
cret and thus prevent the collapse of the
opposition to the United States.
The comments on Mr. Bryan’s speech
and Mr. Stevenson's are in about the
ratio of sixteen to one.
—Queen Victoria’s knowledge of every
detail not only of the various houses, but
also of the parks and gardens connected
with the many royal palaces, is said to be
wonderful. Within a very few hours of the
court arriving at Osborne the Queen
makes a tour of those gardens which are
close to the house, her first visit generally
being paid to the lovely myrtle planted by
the Prince Consort in 3858 from a sprig
taken from the Empress Frederick's wed
ding nosegay. The sprig flourished, and is
n'ow a tine bush, and during the last for
ty years it has supplied innumerable pieces
of myrtle for the embellishment of royal
—The dean of the colonial representa
tives in London is Lord Strathcona of Can
ada. Next to him come3 Gen. Sir Andrew
Clarke of Victoria, Australia, noted as a
soldier, statesman, administrator and en
gineer. Sir David Tennant, the represen
tative of Cape Coionoy, was speaker of the
Cape Legislative Council for twenty-two
years. Sir Walter Peace, representing
Natal, was formerly a merchant in Dur
ban, and is thoroughly posted as to the
needs of the colony. Sir Julian Calomons
of New South Wales, is a keen and bril
liant lawyer, in the prime of life. W.
Pember Reeves, who represents New Zea
land, began as editor of the Canterbury
Times, has written some creditable verse
and Is a good cricketer. Sir John Alex
ander Cockbum of South Australia, was a
physician before he went into politics, and
is a keen imperialist. Sir Philip Oakley
Fysh of Tasmania was formerly premfer
of the colony. E. H. Wittenoon of West
ern Australia, began life as a "squatter,"
and ended by becoming premier. Queens
land’s representative is Sir Horace Tozer,
who, at the head of 2,000 men, suppressed
the great maririme and shearers’ strike in
Queensland in 3896.
—An Angel.—“Do you think I will have
any difficulty in learning to float, George?”
she asked. "No. indeed," he replied, en
thusiastically. “Why, with a little prac
tice, I'm sure you could fly.”—Philadel
phia North American.
—The Boston Boy—of Course.—Little
Girl—“Oh, goody! I know something I
sha’n’t tell." Harold Meredith Bean—
Quite likely; we ail acquire knowledge
that we are prone to keep concealed in
the confines of the mind. "—Judge.
—A Boy's Appetite.—“Aw,” said the boy,
“I don't see why you won't let- me eat
as much on Sunday as on the other days
of the Week ” "My only objection,” said
the dyspeptic and unsympathetic father,
“is that you want to eat as much on
Sunday as on all the other six."—lndian
—He Felt It Keenly.—Elderly Spinster
(horrified)—"Little boy, aren't you asham
ed to go in bathing in such a public place
with such a bathing suit as that on?"
Small Boy—"Yes’m; but me mother makes
me wear it. I'll take it off, though, if
you'll promise not to say nothing to her
about it."—Leslie's Weekly.
—Giving Her a Chance.—Mrs. Hojack
(reading)—“The. new British postal regu
lations permit a foreign letter to be of
any weight, provided it is no: over two
feet long by or.c foot wide and two inches
thick. ’ Mr. Hojack—"That ought to give
room for the postscript to a woman's let
Mr. Bryan's acceptance speech has been
well received by the Democratic and in
dependent press of the North, as the fol
lowing editorial excerpts will show:
The Philadelphia Times (Ind.) sayS: "It
is. in substance, a broad application of
the spirit not'bnly of the Declaration of
Independence, but of all American his
tory to tho present relations of the United
F’atos to the territory wrested from the
dominion of Spain.”
The Washington Pos (Ind.) says: "Mr.
Bryan’s speech is long, but it is worth
reading. . It is the ablest, most logical,
and thoughtful, as well as the most adroit
and plausible, presentation of the ques
tion of imperialism which has yet been
submitted to the American people.”
The Baltimore Sun (Dem.) says: "Mr.
Bryan’s Indianapolis speech should con
vince all whose minds are open to con
viction that Ihe greatest calamity which
could happen to this country would be
| the adoption of the Imperial policy advo
| cated by McKinley and Hanna."
The Philadelphia, Ledger (Ind.) says:
"Tile address of Mr. Bryan wa3 earnest,
forcible and undoubtedly sincere, and he
made ns dear a presentation as is possi
ble of the Democratic attitude upon Ihe
acquisition of. ultrn territories.”
. The New York World (Dem.) says: “Mr.
Bryan has done well in confining his first
formal speech to this 'burning issue,' and
in udopting a moderate, reasoning and
truly patriotic ton*."
Taught Mr. Bryan Oratory.
The man who first taught William J.
Bryan gesticulation, inflection, and the
test, is in Lincoln, says the Kansas City
Star. Hie name Is S. S. Hamill. For
many years he was professor of oratory in
Illinois College at Jacksonville, and twen
ty-two years ago had Bryan as a pupil.
The professor long since gave up the ex-
of his old position, and now
does institute work and gives private In
structions to a few pupils. Mr. Hamill
is a slenderly built, rather tall man, with
snow white hair and mustache.
Prof. Hamill called upon Mr. Bryan.
The moment the presidential nominee saw
his old teacher he rushed toward him with
"Why, my dear professor,” he exclaim
ed. ‘ Your hair was black when you
taught me gesticulation, but your face is
as young as ever."
"That was twenty-two year wgo,” said
the other, apparently much pleased. Then
the two began calling up old memories
and going over old experiences.
i remember well the local oratorical
contest when I first declaimed ‘Bernardo
del Carpio,’ ” said the Democratic candi
date. I never liked the dramatic, but
you persuaded me to try it. I remember
that oration yet,” and settling back in his
chair Mr. Bryan declaimed the following
''The warrior bowed his crested head
And tamed his heart of fire."
Prof. Hamill sat listening with a remi
niscent smile on his face.
"But Baker did me up that time," con
tinued Mr. Bryan. “He did well that
nighi, and deserved his victory."
"I never did agree with the decision
myself, ’ commented the visitor. “You de
served the prize."
1 Ills called up some more reminiscences,
the three contestants were Baker, Bry
an and Gaines. Baker won first prize,
Bryan second and Gaines third. Neither
of the two could recall what had become
of Baker or Gaines.
u Mr ‘n, Brj ' an turned to the reporters. Mr
Hamill arose. "Sit still; don't go, pro
wfw r '.s CC L mm9n<led Mr Brjan - "I'll see
what the boys want, and then you must
/l"; 1 see “V den and meet Mrs.
Bryan. The poor ye have with ye al
ways, he added, nodding at the report
ers. who wondered whether he meant to
use "poor" as an adjective.
Costly Fly Specks.
“I once knew a couple of fly specks to
cost nearly $2,00), to say nothing of a
mans life, in a poker game," said a New
Orleans turfman, talking about big gam
fa log in the old days, according to the
Philadelphia Times. "It was in '69 or ’7O
- forget the exact date-and the game was
played in a clubroom on Roval street
There were four men at the table—a mer
chant, a railroad superintendent, a St
Tammany planter and an ex-Judge all
pretty well to do, except possibly the rail
The judge had three eights and dis
carded an ace and a queen; the plantef
had-four fives and drew one card as a
blind, and I forget what the others held.
, he cards they were playing with were
indicators.' with maiks on the corners
and as there were several spectators in
the room the Judge held his hand verv
close together and looked only at the in
dex finger on the edge. He saw that he
had caught another eight in the draw
making four. Then the betting began in
earnest, and pretty soon the railroad man
and the merchant dropped out.
In throwing down his hand," continued
the story teller, “one of the men who
passed out accidentally turned over the
cards, exposing a king-high straight. The
judge got a glimpse of it, and, having dis
carded an ace. he naturally concluded
that his four eights were invincible,
straight flushes not being play-ed at the
"That at least was the way he told us
afterward he figured it. and he was on the
point of laying down; but there was a pos
sibility of a bluff, and finally he pulled out
s'oO in currency- and called. One of the on
lookers was standing right behind the
judge, and as >1 said before, he never look
ed at anything but the indicators in the
corners, keeping his hand bunched to
gether. ‘I have you beat,’ he said, tossing
the cards, face down on the table; -I have
four tights.' ‘They're good,' said the
planter; 'it serves me right for being a
fool;' and he began to turn them over, one
by one. What this?’ he exclaimed sud
denly, as he uncovered the last card.
There were three eights, a trey and a
* The judge glared at the pasteboards
with a face as black as thunder. 'This
won’t do!’ he shouted at the same time
slapping his hand over the money. ‘l'll
take my oath I had four eights!' Mean
ing to imply what?’ said the planter.very
quietly-, but rising frem h s chair. What
might have happened niborty can say, but
the good horse s nse of the railroad su
perintendent rose to the emergency. 'Gen
tlemen,' he said, 'we are not swindlers or
poker sharps. There has been some mis
take. Now let's keep cool and find out
what it was.’
"That calmed things down, and an ex
amination of the cards showed clearly
how the blunder arose. One of the register
marks in the corner of the tray looked ex
actly like an e'ght, owing to a couple of
fly specks in the open space of the fig-
Ur€3 ’” f
From the Boston Transcript-
Miss Lucy -was a modern child,
Extremely up to dote.
No superstitious trash defiled
Her most superior state.
No fairies hovered round her cot.
No giants barred her way.
Old Santa Claus was quite forgot.
With all deceitful play. /
Her food was modulated milk;
With graham bread and rice;
Her underclothing was of silk,
That cost a pretty price.
Her governess from Paris came.
Her nurse was German born;
At F.nglieb words they cried, "For
And treated them with scorn.
She never went in car or shop
For fear of catching germs;
She could not near a beggar stop.
On any sort of terms!
And now a very curious thing
I must perforce relate;
And list, ye parents, while I sing
Of poor Miss Lucy’s fate.
At twelve years old she went to school,
And there, oh strange to say.
She seemed a little like n fool.
In some mysterious way.
She could not read, she could not spell.
Her tongues were Jumbled so;
’Twould weary any one to tell
The things she did not know.
And though no giants crossed her lot.
Or ghosts to cause her fear,
She trembled sore, lest by her cot
A microbe should appear.
At last one very windy doy.
While walking with the maid.
In spite of all her allk array
She caught a cold ’tls said.
O poor Miss Lucy! Microbes came
And sat down in a row.
And germs, and things without a nama
That all refused to go.
For many a weary day and night
They had their wicked will;
’Till nurse and doctor won the fight
By patient C3re and skill.
Ah, in the mils I enlightened scheme*
Somo difficulties lurk;
So not amiss, it sometimes seems,
To watch how they may work.
—lsabel F. Bellow*,
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
—A bill is to be presented to the Indiana
Legislature requiring that electricians be
licensed before they can become eligible
to work at the business. This Is to guard
against improper wiring of buildings.
—The state of Vera Cruz is paying the
expenses of a party of eight Mexican young
wemen teachers who are touring the
United States for the purpose of exam
ining our schools. They have visited St
Louis, Chicago, Buffalo, New York and
Artificial stone steps are said to be
glowing in popular favor In Germany. A
design in imitation of a staircase carpet,
in any color, is pressed into the steps while
they are still soft. The figures penetrate
to a considerable depth and last as long as
—The fate of famous horses is some
times a sad one. Mansour, the animal
w hich tan third in the Paris Grand Prix
of 3891, coming In only a length behind
a horse which sold later for $45,000, is now
drawing a public cab in and about the Ex
—A 12-ycar-old recruit has passed the
doctors’ examination for the Imperial
Yeomanry. He had served twenty-eight
years in the Black Watch, the Gordons
and other Highland regiments, and has six
sons serving in the army, four of them at
the front in South Africa.
—A resident of Wichita, Kan., who is
now- at Ca;;e Nome, recently wrote a let
ter to a relative at home from which the
following is an extract: "Here lies the roll
ing sea; lowering above that are the ice
green mountains, and towering above the
mountains is the price of grub.”
—The question is frequenriV asked why
it is Fortress instead, of Fort Monroe.
The difference consists in the fact that a
fort Is designed to contain solely the gar
rison and attendant munitions, while a
fortress is often a city with many none
combatant Inhabitants. France, for exam
ple, has a number of important fortresses
on her frontiers,^.,,
—They tell in New York of a wealthy
citizen, name not given, who for twelve
years past has teen importuning presi
dent of the United States to appoint him
to office. He assures each occupant of
the White House that he will under
no circumstances accept. All he warns is
"the privilege of refusing," as he wrote
to President Harrison, but so far no chief
magistrate has cared to take him at his
—After a series of tests on coal with
the Roentgen rays it was decided by a
number of experts in Germany that the
process was valueless for ash determina
tions. A tier many experiments it was
found that samples tried showed great
difference in regard to their permeabil
ity, the hindrance to the passage of the
rays being in direct proportion to the
amount of iron present. As the practical
use of the Roentgen rays must determine
the exact amount of ash present in the
coal, the method is not likely to be used.
—The fourth big company operating at
Redlands, Cal., has just been organized,
and the place seems to be a center of elec
trical organizations. The new plant Is to
be placed above Kerrville, on the Kern
river, where an effective fall of 800 feet
is available at the point where the power
house is to be built. It is expected that
at least 20,000 horse-power wiil be -devel
oped, and 15,000 delivered at Los Angeles,
oyer 125 miles of wire, with a loss of 35
per cent. The preliminary work of sur
veying will take about six to nine months.
—The International Electrical Congress
which Is to be held at Paris is to meet at
10 e. m. cn Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Con
gress hall, mar the Alma Bridge, In the
exposition grounds. Later meetings will
be held at the well-known scientific head
quarters, No. 11 Rue de Rennes. Mem
bers’ raids will give free admission to the
exposition while the Congress lasts, a pe
riod of probably eight days, until Aug. 25.
A long programme has been sketched out,
covering every topic of interest to elec
trical engineers and physicists. The secre
tary is Paul Janet, No. 14 Rue de Steal,
—A saw mill run by electricity began op
erations last month in Oregon and seems
to have been successful. The electricity
is generated by water power, the water
being flumed from a small stream which
runs a tifly-horse-power whater-wheel, in
connection w-Mh which is a dynamo to
generate the current to run the mill.
Wires are strung from the power house
to the saw mill and are attached to the
saws and other machinery of the mill. A
feature of the electric saw mill Is that
the carriage Is above the log and carries
two saws, which are so fixed as to cut
both ways, making two cuts at the same
time. This arrangement allows the saws
to cut going both ways and obviates the
necessity of having to bring the carriage
back and begin cutting at the same end
of the log each time. It is claimed 'that
the mill will cut any lumber or logs at
one-half the cost of other mills.
—The State Railway Commission has, in
its report of its investigation into the
subject of hand and electric brakes, re
commended that except In special cases
where the liability to accident is very re
mote. the ordinary hand brakes now In
use on street cars should be replaced with
those worked by,electricity, says the New
York Post. The cemmissirn in its report
dees not recommend any particular make
or type of brake, but states that In order
of merit an electric brake stood first in
the tests, friction brakes next, a hand
power brake next, and air brakes last.
The commisson states that it was led
into the Investigation by the alarming
Increase in the number of accidents hap
pening on the sirett roads throughout the
s ate. which the heard believed to he due
to a great extent to the inefficient brakes
in use. The report notes further that to
day there are electric street cars In ser
vice on various lines that weigh as high
as twenty-three tons complete and have
a speed capacity of over fifty miles an
hour, while in ihe larger cities those gen
et ally used we’gh from ten to seventeen
ions, and are operated at a maximum
speed of twenty-five miles an hour. Now
that the commission has decidfd that the
e’ectric brakes are necessary it is likely
that some action will be taken to bring
about the change and thus reduce Ihe
possibility of accident to pedestrians.
—The following curious statistics con
cerning the P.thle ore said to have been
compiled by the Prince of Granada, heir
to the Spanish throne, during his life im
prisonment in the Palace of Skulls,
Madrid: The Bible contains 3,586,489 letters,
773,693 words, 31,173 verses, 1,189 chapters,
and 66 books; the word "and” occurs
46.277 times; the word "Lord" occurs I.B*B
times; the word ’reverend" occurs but
twice, In the ninth verse of the Eleventh
Psalm. The middle verse Is the eight
verse of the one hundred and eighteenth
psalm. The twenty-first verse of the
seventh chapter of Ezra contains all the
letters of the alphabet, with the exception
of the letter "J." Perhaps the finest chap
ter for a rhetorical reader ia the twenty
flfth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles.
The nineteenth chapter of the Second
Book of Kings, and thirty-second chapter
of Isaiah are alike. The ninth verse of
the elshth chapter of Esther is the long
est. The shortest verse Is the thirty-fifth
verse of the eleventh chapter of <St. John.
The twenty-fifth verse of the first chapter
of the First Hook of Chronicles is the
shortest verse in the Old Testament. The
eighth, fifteenth, twenty-flrat, and thirty
first veraes of the one hundred and sev
enth Psaim are alike. All the verses of
the one hundred and thirty-sixth Psalm
end alike. There are no words or names
of more than six gylables. And lastly, the
one hundred and seventeenth Psalm is
the middle and least chapter of the Bible.
Last of the Season
Hulun Voeilion Pi In
The New York Central
Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2, 1900.
ADIRONDACKS. THE GREAT NORTH
New York to Paul Smith's and re
turn only s ß g(,
New York to Saranac Lake and re
turn only g gj
New Y’ork to Lake Placid and return
only 10 30
Tickets good for return until Sept. 10.
ALEXANDRIA BAY', THOUSAND
New York to Clayton and return
„ ° n >y $8 33
New York to Alexandria Bay and re
turn only gQ
DOWN THE PEERLESS ST. LAW
New York to Montreal, via the Thous
and Islands, running the Rap
ids to Montreal, returning
■through the Adiron-dacks. only $E ofl
Same o Montreal, returning
through Lake George, 0n1y... .sl3 00
New York to Montreal, Quebec, same
route, returning through the
Adirondack?, only jjg oq
Same returning through Lake
George, only sl7 oO
New York to Montreal, Quebec, Chi
coutimi, the famous Saguenay,
returning through the Adiron
dacks from Montreal, only S2O 50
same, returning through Lake
George, only s2l 50
New Y’ork to Montreal via Thousand
Islands and the Ridcau Lakes
from Kingston to Ottowa,
thence Ottawa river, running
the Lachine Rapids, returning
through the mountains, 0n1y..536 00
Same, resuming through Lake
George, only 17 o<J
Same, including Quebec, re
turning through the Adiron
dacks, only 20 00
Same, including Quebec, re
turning through Lake George,
only 21 00
Same, including Quebec and
the Saguenay. returning
■through the Adirondack*, only 24 50
Same, returning through Lake
•George, only 25 50
Tickets good for return until Sept. 11.
NIAGARA FALLS AND TORONTO,
leaving New York on Sept. 1 or 2.
New Y’ork to Niagara Falls and re
turn only $ 9.23
New York to Toronto and return,
with stop-over at Niagara
Falls, all rail, only II 83
New York to Toronto and return, with
stop-over at Niagara Falls,
thence via Lewiston and steam
er, only 10 51
From Niagara Falls, tickets good re
turning to Sept 4.
From Toronto, tickets good retuminj
to Sept. 5.
The above recreation and pleasure tours
will be strictly first-class in every detail,
affording at the very lowest rates choice
of the most delightful trips in America;
the season being the most delightful fen
pleasure-seekers. For fishemen, an op.
portunity of a few days sport among th
Canadian lakes and rivers. For teachers,
rest and pleasure before commencement
For reservation of space in sleeping 01
parlor oars, rooms at hotels, berths on
steamers, and further information, ad
dress MILTON C. ROACH,
General Eastern Passenger Agent,
N. Y. C. & H. R. R. R. Cos.,
1216 Broadway, New York,
i t. xi, WmWmrsUi
For Isle of Hope, Montgomery, Thunder
bolt, Cattle Park and West End.
Daily except Sundays. Subject to changt
Lv. City fonl. of H.| Lv. Isle of Hope.
630 am from Tenth pS (,<) am for Bolton
730 am from Tenth | 000 am for Tenth
830 am from Tenth j 7 00 am for Tenth
9 15 am from Bolton | 8 00 am for Tenth
10 30 am from Tenth |lO 00 am for Tenth
12 CD n'n from Tenth |ll 0U am for Bolton
1 15 pm from Bokon |ll 30 am for Tenth
230 pm from Tenth | 2 CO pm for Tenth
330 pm from Tenth | 2 40 pm for Bolton
430 pm from Tenth 300 pm for Tenth
830 pm from Tenth 400 pm for Tenth
630 pm from Tenth 600 pm for Tenth
730 pm from Tenth | 700 pm for Tenth
830 pm from Tenth | 8 00 pm for Tenth
930 pm from Tenth |-9 00 pm for Tenth
10 30 pm from Tenth |lO 00 pm for Tenth
|ll 00 pm for Tenth
Lv city for Mong’ry. | Lv. Montgomery.
830 am from Tenth | 7 15 am' for Tenth"
230 pm from Tenth | 1 15 pm for Tenth
630 pm from Tenth | 600 pm for Tenth
Lv city for Cat.Rark| Lv. Cat tls Park/
6 30 am from Bolton f 7 OO am for Bolton
7 30 am from Bolton | 8 00 am for Bolton
100 pm from Bolton | 1 30 pm for Bolton
2 80 pm from Bolton | 3 00 pm for Bolton
700 pm from Bolton | 7 30 pm for Bolton
800 pm from Bolton |B’ SO pm for Bolton
T H UNDERBOLf;
Car leaves Bolton street junction 6:SB
a. m. and every thirty minutes thereaftel
until 11:30 p. m.
Car leaves Thunderbolt at 6:00 a. m. and
every thirty minutes thereafter until
12:00 midnight, for Bolton street Junc
~~ FREIGHT "and PARCEL CAR.
This car carries trailer for passenger*
on all trips and leaves west side of city
market for Isle of Hope, Thunderbolt
and all Intermediate points at 9:00 a. m.,
1:00 p. m., 5:00 p. m.
Leaves Isle of Hope for Thunderbolt,
City Market and all Intermediate points
at 6:00 a. op. 11:00 a. m., 2:40 p. m.
WEST END CAR.
Car leaves west aide of city market tot
West End 6:00 a. m. and every 40 minute!
thereafter during the day until 11:30 p. m.
Leaves West End at 6:20 a. m. and ev,
ery 40 minutes thereafter during the day
until 12:00 o’clock midnight.
H M. LOFTON, Gen. Mgr.
TEXAS HED R. P.
HAT, GRAIN, FEED, FLOUR, KTC.
Vegetable* and Produce.
New C rop B. E. and Cow Pem*
W, D, SIMKINB & CO.
Tile biiAsiei, Awivh., X*. v.
Under new management. A high ci*
family and commercial hotel, with tabli
of .uperior excellence. Casino, music n *
dancing Centrally located; good beds;
cool rooms; rntos moderate. Write U>
BRANCH & YOUNG, Proprietors.
Broadway, sth avenue and 27th si.. New
York City. Entirely new; absolutely A**'
proof; European plan. Rooms, SI.OO P*s
day and upward.
ROBERT T. DUNLOP, Manager.
Formerly of Hotel Imperial-