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IK DEI 10 KEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Special Notices—Hardee & Marshall;
Robert M. Hull as to Suwanee Springs
Water; Plasterers’ and Masons’ Supplies,
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wanee Springs, Fla.; At the Royal Music
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Greatest Sale on Record—Globe Shoe
Annual Mountain Excursions—Over the
Cutting Down Prices—At the Bee Hive.
Half Price This Week—At Munster's.
Financial—F. R. Rogers & Cos., New
York; Lewis C. Van Riper, New York.
Laimdrv—E. & W. Laundry.
Twenty-five Per Cent. Reduction on AM
Summer Horse Clothing—Leo Frank.
’’A Multitude of Commercial S ns"—Co
hen-Kulman Carriage and Wagon Com
Down Gees the Prices of Men’s Fine
Gas Ranges—The Mutual Gas Light
By Sept. I—P. T. Foye.
Railroad Schedules—Plant System.
The Ribbon King—M. A. Stokes.
Fruit Jars—Thos. West & Cos.
Every Man in Town Should Com*—Gus
tave Eckstein & Cos.
It Will Pay You—Walsh & Meyer.
Mid-Summer Inducements-Daniel Ho
A Seaside Digest—Leopold Adler.
Real Values in Shoes—Chas. Mark*.
Our Electric Fans—At Gutman's.
As We Said—B. H. Levy & Bro.
Beef—Liebig’s Extract of Beef
Fostum Coffee—Postum Cereal Cos.
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parilla. Smith’s Chill and Fever Tonic.
Cheap Column Advertisements—Help
Wanted; Employment Wanted; For Fent;
For Sale; Lost; Personal; Miscellaneous.
The indications for Georgia to-day are
for thunderstorms and not so warm in
the interior, and fair on the coast, with
light to fresh southwesterly winds, and
for Eastern Florida local rains, with fresh
If it takes so much to establish "proba
ble guilt” in the case of Greene and the,
Gaynors, in New York, before Commis
skmer Shields, one cannot help speculat
ing on how much more evidence the Dis
trict Attorney will have to presenit to the
Russell Sage is not at all pleased with
the present state of the money market.
He says money Is too cheap; is "a drug
on the market.” The plentifulness and
cheapness of money is causing banks to
accept collaterals for loans which they
would not lake if there were a lively de
mand for money. These collaterals are
likely to be so affected by a falling mar
ket, Mr. Sage says, that the lenders on
them would find themselves insufficiently
protected. Mr. Sage, of course, always
looks at financial questions from the
money lender's point of view.
Savannah has now the cleanest, fresh
est, neatest appearance of any city in the
South. Can that appearance be possibly
enhanced by dotting the sidewalks with
ugly, foul smelling garbage barrels dur
ing the morning hours? And is there any
assurance tha-t many of the barrels would
not remain cm the sidewalk all day, an of
fense to eyea and olfactories? Under the
existing system every driver of a garbage
wagon Is—or ought to be—something of an
inspector of premises, to see that back
yards are clean. When the barrels are
put upon the sidewalk there will he many
e backyard that will become foul and pos
sibly dangerous, without anybody in au
thority knowing it. It seems that some
thing else besides the convenience of the
drivers of the wagons ought to be consid
ered in this question of garbage collection.
Would a good housewife clean house and
kitchen into the front hall, merely because
that chanced to be mors convenient to Ibe
servants ?, -
REPUBLICANS ON THE DEFENSIVE.
The New York correspondent of the
Philadelphia Pres© says that Gov. Roose
; velt Is "Just now devoting himself, so far
as serious work is concerned, to his let
ter of acceptance, which will probably be
made public in ten days or two weeks,
perhaps two or three days after President
McKinley’s formal letter of acceptance is
published. The Governor has talked free
ly about the letter with intimate friends,
in whose judgment he has confidence.
They say that the greater part of the
Governor’s letter will be devoted to an
exhaustive treatment of the subject of
expansion, and that he will consider the
subject both from an historical and
economical points of view. The Governor
regard.® expansion as inevitable, if there is
to be national growth, and he will, in
his letter of acceptance, attempt to an
swer the very points raised by Mr. Bryan
in his notification speech."
Il seems, then, that the Republicans
are already on the defensive. They have
not been able, as they expected to be, to
make the 16 to 1 idea the paramount issue
of th© campaign. It looks as if they
were ready to admit that they will have
to devote the greater part of their time
to defending their party against the
charge of imperialism.
Gov. Roosevelt is a 'well-informed man,
and a writer of much more than ordinary
ability. It is for that reason, doubtless,
that he has been put forward to answer
Mr. Bryan’s speech. He ha© a very dif
ficult task to perform. It is doubtful if
he can accomplish it satisfactorily. Mr.
Bryan’s speech is a very able production.
AII of the independent papers admit that.
The New York Evening Post, which does
not support Mr. Bryan, declares that the
"speech was a great literary and oratori
cal achievement." It says also that
"neither Senator Hoar, nor Carl Schurz,
nor ex-Gov. Boutwell, nor all of them
together, have produced a more masterly
indictment of imperialism than is to be
found in this speech."
The Republican papers are calling it
weak and dull, and In every possible way
are endeavoring to lessen the force of it,
but the fact that Mr. Roosevelt is to un
dertake the task of answering it is evi
dence that they are not sincere in their
efforts to make it appear that it has made
no impression on the country.
The Republicans may be able, later on
in the campaign, to get the people in
terested in the silver issue, but it is doubt
ful if they' will. The people are tired of
it. They regard it as practically settled.
The issue of imperialism is much more
attractive to them. It is certain that they
are now giving their attention to it. and
the chances are that they will continue
to do so until the day of election. In
that event the Republicans will be on the
defensive throughout th© campaign.
One of the reasons the Republicans are
so apathetic is the feeling that they are
on the defensive. They are in doubt as
to the wisdom of the Philippine policy of
their parry. Senator Hanna, the chair
man of the Republican National Commit
tee, complains of their indifference. He
is beginning to realize that his plans for
putting the Democrats on the defensive
by making the silver Issue the paramount
one have thus far failed. Unless he can
make silver the chief issue, and thus open
rhe way for claiming for the Republicans
credit for the prosperity which the coun
try ha 6 been having for the last two or
three years, his party will have very lit
tle chance of retaining control of the gov
TIIK COTTON CHOP.
The outlook for an average cotton crop
Is not good. At the present time the crop
promisee to be a comparatively small one.
The government’s cotton crop report, Is
sued on Friday, justifies that opinion.
The crop is good in spots. In other
spots it is very bad. There is, of course,
still time for great improvement. There
Is just as likely to be unfavorable as fav
orable weather, however, from now until
the close of the harvesting season.
No doubt there will be efforts to Influ
ence the. public mind respecting the prob
able size of the crop. These efforts will
be in the interest of speculation.
Cotton is bringing a good price now. It
Is a much higher price than cotton was
commanding at this time last year. Will
the price go higher? That is a question
which every cotton farmer must decide
for himself. The indications are that the
price will be higher. The market is pret
ty bare of cotton. Foreign spinners will
take care not to be. caught as they were
last season. They will be early buyers,
particularly if the reports continue to in
dicate a short crop.
It Is said that the trouble in China will
lessen the demand for cotton goods, and
that therefore there will be a lighter de
mand for cotton. The Chinese market
must be supplied whether the oountry is
in k state of war or not. The demand may
be somewhat lighter from China, but the
chances are that It will not be very much
lighter. The troubles will be settled, in
ail probability, before the cotton season
is fairly open. The preparation which the
Powers are making for war will scare
China into agreeing to peace on terms
that will be proposed to her.
In this state the crop in the midddle and
southern sections Is said to be pretty well
up to the average. In the norchern sec
tion the outlook for an average yield is
far from encouraging. The farmers will
not lose anything, in all probability, by
holding at least a part of their cotton.
AN E\TH A SESSION OF CONGRESS.
There appears to be a growing senti
ment in favor of an extra session of Con
gress. The President thinks, however,
that he can manage the situation In China
without assistance. There is no doubt that
Congress would readily grant authority for
rtdsing a volunteer army for service in
China, because the sentiment throughout
the country is that every possible effort
should be made to rescue our minister and
our missionaries who are shut up in Pe
It is probable that the President is In
fluenced by several considerations in hes
itating to call an extra session of Con
gress. One is that he does not want Con
gress In session during the presidential
campaign. Another Is that he thinks the
question of the rescue of our minister and
missionaries will lie settled within the
next two or three weeks. It would not be
possible in that time to have a session of
Congress, raise a volunteer army and land
It in China. It Is doubtful If an army
could be raised and sent to China In less
than two months.
The announcement has been made that
the Chinese government is very anxious
w peace. It has been stated In the dls
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY; AUGUST 12. 1900.
patch*© that Li Hung Chang has been
appointed to nego late term© of p ace with
the Powers. The all es are pushing on
toward Pekin. Unless th*y meet with dif
ficulties which they cannot jros&ibly over
come they will reach there by Sept. 1.
If insurmountable difficulties are encoun
tered and additional American troops are
imperatively demanded, th*y will be sent,
| in all probability, from the Fh 1 ppines.
rt has been statel that preparations are
I being made for sending more troops from
i the Philippines to China.
I The reasons the President has for not
i railing Congress together may therefore
!be good ones. It is certain that if it should
| turn out that he made a mistake in not
convening Congress he w’ould be severely
condemned, and if the public mind should
be made up in regard to the matter be
fore the election, the condemnation would
show itself at the polls.
A STARTLING STATEMENT.
Our dispatches yesterday announced the
adjournment of the annual convention of
the Catholic Total Ab6tinence Union of
America. The union held its convention
this year in Philadelphia. On Thursday
Mrs. M. L. the third vice presi
dent of the union, read a paper which
startled the convention. The purport of
it was that drunkenness among women of
ail classes is increasing rapidly.
Among other things, she said: "Why.
would you believe it, at many afternoon
teas intoxicating liquor has taken the
place of tea to a noticeable extent." An
other statement she made was this:
“There are many women from the higher
walks of society going to the House of
the Good Shepherd voluntarily to get
away from liquor. The number is in
creasing all the time. At the woman’s
alcoholic ward in Bellevue, Ihe attending
physicians and nurse© state that seldom
a day goes by that some decent looking
woman i9 not brought in or comes in her
self to be treated. The ratio has gone
up frightfully in the last few years."
Reports that th© drink habit is gaining
ground among women, especially women
of the highest class, are becoming alarm
ingly frequent. Women in the large cities
are, of course, referred to. Social func
tions make 6uch a demand on their
strength that they get into th© habit of
taking stimulants to sustain them. Be
fore they are aware of it the appetite for
strong drink has acquired such a hold
on them that they are slaves to it.
The impression seems to be that there
is much less drinking of strong liquors
among men than there wae a few years
ago. Beer has, to a very considerable ex
tent, taken the place of whisky. It is
a regrettable condition of affairs that the
drink habit ie increasing among women,
assuming that the ©tatements to that ef
fect are correct. The best cure for the
habit among society women is, probably,
less society and more attention to domes
THE CHILD'S SUNDAY.
Mrs. James L,. Hughes of Chicago, a
prominent member of the League of Amer
ican Mothers, gives expression to some
opinions respecting the child's Sunday
that are worthy of the earnest thought
of all parents. There are thousands of
American children who regard Sunday
with a feeling next akin to horror. It is
a day on which their privileges are cur
tailed to the limit. On Sunday there must
be no running, romping and playing; all
games must be put aside; there must be
no communion with princesses and fairies
through the medium of story books; dolls,
pocket knives, hoops, kites, tops, etc.,
must be put aside. In starched clothes,
and with faces shining of soap, the little
folks must go to church and to Sunday
School, whether they wish to or not, with
punishment as an alternative, and during
the remainder of the day under threats
of dire consequences they must be prim
and precise—and miserable.
"The child’s ideal of Sunday,” says
Mrs. Hughes, "should be to make every
one happy. It should nol be made a
special day to be good. Games that are
not harmful on other days are not harm
ful on Sunday. Anything that is not
good enough for my children to do on
Sunday I would not consider good enough
for any other day in the week. I would
not send my children to church or Sun
day School if they did not want to go.
I would not teach them doctrines nor
Such an expression is likely to call
forth criticism. Indeed, It is open to
criticism, especially with respect to the
teaching of "doctrines” and “catechism."
Parents cannot, with safety, neglect to
inculcate religion, along with morality, in
their children. And some pressure should
be brought to bear—a gentle and loving
pressure—to direct the children into the
way of attending religious services, from
Meantime, is it not a fact that nwny
adults of to-day have been turned away
from a strict observance of Sunday by
the. obnoxious, the tyrannical, manner of
their Sunday training in childhood? Ar
riving at the years of personal liberty,
they hove rebelled against the harsh and
narrow limitations of their childhood's
Sunday, and in many cases, have gone to
the other extreme. From involuntary and
enforced Sunday observers, they have
become voluntary Sunday "breakers," in n
considerable degree by way of protest
against former unreasonable and Irksome
It Is meet and desirable, of course, that
God's day shall be kept reverently; but
that does not mean that children shall
sit in straight-jackets and sing pslams all
day. It does not mean that they shall re
strain their laughter, talk in an under
tone, and go about upon tiptoes. It dot?s
not mean that they shall be forced to sll
In a church pew, fired and bored, while
the minister drones a long and dry doc
trinal sermon which they do not under
stand. We believe, with Mrs. Hughes,
that the child's ideal of Sunday should
be one of brightness and happiness; anil
that the little folks should be taught
goodness because it is good, and not
to simulate a semblance of goodness in
order to escape punishment. They should
be taught to love Sunday, not to dread it,
and to attend religious services as a
pleasure, not forced to attend as a pen
Prince Sheng, Chinese director of rail
ways and telegraphs, Is a very rich man.
It Is said that he made his money by run
ning a gambling house in Tien Tsln in
which every contractor, merchant or other
person who hoped for government favor
was expected to lose money. Unless a
tribute was paid to Sheng through the me
dium of his gambling house, no govern
ment contracts were ever forthcoming.
Experiments in the treatment of yellow
fever are being made at Vera Cruz, Mex
ico, with a serum invented by Dr. Bel
linzaugh The results so far obtained, it
is said, have been ve-y gratifying. Pa
tient© treked with this serum, according
to reports, show great improvement and
are quickly relieved of the most distress
ing features of the malady. Medical men
everywhere wfill watch this new remedy
wi<h interest, in th,* hope that it will be
found really a specific for the yellow
In Washington a child has been born
without a spine. Unfortunately, the child
Is a girl, otherwise it might grow up to
b© a great politician and a man of des
—There is a legend about the Senate
chamber that Gen. Hawley, for ten or
twelve minutes, in a speech once spoke 225
words a minute. The average speed of
senators in speeches does not reach 110
words, and in dictating letters rarely
reaches 100 words.
—Sir Richard Webster, the new English
master of rolls in succession to Sir Na
ihnniel Lindsay, was born in 1842, and is
the second son of Thomas Webster, the
famous lawyer. Hf? is a Charterhouse
alumnus and has been attorney general
—Secretary Hay figures as a leading
American man of letters in a recently
published London interview with the Eng
lish poet, Swinburne, in which Mr. Swin
burne speaks of him as having great or
iginality in his verse and a distinctive
—Dr. George A. Dorsey, curator of an
thropology in the Field Columbian Mu
seum, Chicago, recently returned from a
25.000-mile trip through the Southwest in
search of ancient remains, has now sail
ed for *Paris, w here he will be a dele
gate to the International Congress of An
—A pretty story Is told of the late King
Humbert and Queen MargherUa. The
Queen, it seems, had a strong partiality
for white dresses, but with the advancing
years she feared that -they looked too girl
ish and affected, and asked the King what
he thought about it. He replied that he
would think it over. A few days after she
received a box containing half a dozen
white dresses fresh from Paris, with her
husband’s compliments. No answer could
have been more gallant, graceful and
—Handicapped.—"l lost ten on Hoodoo
Saturday." "Yes? Couldn’t carry so
much weight, I suppose." "No—and he
was carrying my money."—Puck.
—Evidently the Head of the House.—
"No," said the man at the door, "I have
no view's on politics." "Well," returned
the political canvasser, " in that case I’d
like to interview* your wife."—Chicago
—Directness Needed.—" See here, Sol
ger," said the city editor, "you’ve slight
ed the dramatic features of this story."
"Why," said the young reporter, "I’ve
written all about It." "I’know* you have.
Suppose you try again and write at it."—
—More Cause for Hatred: The Mild An
archist.—"But you must bear in mind
that kings work as hard as anybody now
adays. ’’ The Radical Member.—" That’s
one reason why I hate ’em so. What bus
iness have they to eet such an example?"
v*,—Fusion: Democratic Manager—"l am
glad you have arranged a deal with the
populists in your locality. What terms
did you make with them?" Subordinate
Committeeman—“ Well, we gave them the
platform and the candidates, and they
let us call It the Democratic ticket."—
—Almost Cleared Up.—" Here," exclaimed
the under secretary, rushing in, wildly ex
cited, "i6 another cable from China. It
must be something important, because it’s
written in cipher. Where’s the code? Let’s
get it translated as soon as possible. At
la©t the great mystery may be cleared
up." Then they w'orked over it for three
hours, and finally the chief of the de
partment was called in to help. He looked
at it hard for a few minutes and then said:
"Put up the code. This is a list of the
names of Russians who were wounded in
one of last week's engagements.’’—Chi
Of Mr. Bryan’s acceptance speech the
Baltimore Sun (Dem.) says; “No candid
and thoughtful person can begin the pe
rusal of this really great speech and stop
short of reading it to the end, and it de
serves to be read by every man, woman
and child who is capable of understanding
and appreciating clear, simple, vigorous
English. It does more than sustain Mr.
Bryan's previous reputation as an orator.
It abundantly justifies the contention of
his friends that during the past four years
he has matured and broadened in his views
and his intellectual grasp. While charac
terized by his usual facility' and felicity of
expression, it is notably free from any
straining after mere rhetorical effect, but,
on the contrary, is full of solid meat
meat for grown men as well as babes.
From its simple and modest exordium to
its splendid peroration it is throughout ar
gumentative and unanswerable. The Dem
ocrats will have no belter literature to cir
culate than this initial speech in the cam
paign of their eloquent leader."
The Chicago Times-Herald (Rjp.)
sagaciously points out that after Mr. Mon
roe had purchased from France the Louis
iana territory in 1803 President Jefferson
accepted the credit which it brought to
his administration. The Chicago Record
(Ind.) says: "This Is not surprising. It
has happened since the lime of JefTerson
that presidents have opposed a certain
policy which when forced upon them by
the people brought great credit to their
administrations. Take, for example, the
course of President McKinley in the
Amerlcan-Spanlsh War. Mr. McKinley op
posed the war up to the last minute, and
was forced into it by the people. Now he
and his friends are entirely willing to ac
cept the credit coming to him because of
the results of that war."
The Chicago Chronicle (Dem.) says:
“There Is no conceivable limit to the ex
pansion of American commerce under
Democratic principles except the limits of
the soli and labor of the United States.
Expansion of American trade under Dem
ocratic direction would be unaccompanied
with war taxes. Expansion under Mclvin
leyirtn means miliiartsm, imperialism and
war taxes, ihe profits going into the pock
ets of Republican trusts. Which ought n
telllgent Americans to choose, commercial
expansion with peace and honesty, with
out war taxes, or militarism, dihonesty
and war taxes?”
The Springfield (Mass.) Republican (Ind.)
says: "What a travesty upon the past of
the Republican party that Mr. Bryan,
rather than Mr. McKinley, should be the
one to quote from Lincoln and to point to
the highest Ideals of government as the
guides of the common people. Yet these
weapons, which prove so powerful in the
hands of so great an orator as Mr. Bryan,
have been placed within his grasp by
those who formerly held them. The out
come will be watched with increasing In
terest as the weeks flit by. The action of
Mr. Bryan has put a spur into the cam
paign that will be felt.",
flaston’ff Government Check.
A conspicuous guest at the Waldorf-As
toria during the past week was Col. "Sim"
Baeton of Cheyenne, Wyo., ©ays the New
York Commercial. Baston is a million
aire, but nobody would ever suspect, to
look at him, that he could raise SIOO on call.
He is about six feet and an inch in hight.
very thin and bony, ha© a perfectly white
beard that he parts in the middle and
brushes back past his ears, high cheek
bones, small gray eyes, and a nose that
s not only highly tinted, but has lost a big
slice off its left side, possibly through
an encounter with a bowie-knife or a bul
To a knot of chance acquaintances at
the Waldorf one night "Sim" recounted
some of his ups and dow*ns. The talk turn
ing on the census, he said: "I was an
enumerator in 1890, down in Louisiana, and
being down on my uppers about that time,
I Was tiekied enough to get the job. My
bili against the government was sll9, and
1 used to lie awake nights planning how I
would blow itie money in. 1 was terribly
disappointed w r hen the supervisor told me
I would have to wait for a government
check. He said, however, that the re
mittance v;ould be along in a few days,
and I began to haunt the Postoffice, ex
pecling to get it in every mail. I kept that
up for about sixty days, and meanwhile
missed several goodo chances of getting a
job. /Lout a month later the otner boys
received iheir checks, but mine failed to
arrive. I wrote a hot letter to Washing
ton. telling the supervisor general all
about my troubles, and, in four or five
weeks, got a reply from the ninth deputy
of the fourth assistant clerk of the acting
superintendent of the Bureau of Kicks and
Wails*. He said the records showed that
all the enumerators had ben paid, inti
mated, courteously, that I was a crook
and a bunco man, and requested me to
fill out the inclosed blanks. They were
forms lor filing a claim against the govern
ment. I threw the bunch into the waste
basket. 1 decided not to devote my entire
life to the collection of sll9. I’ll forget
this, I said to myself, and try to live it
down. In the Fall of 1894 I was spending
my vacation at Denver, Col., when I re
ceived a letter that had* been chasing me
all over the country and was black with
postmarks. It contained a check of sll9
and a brief, cold, typewritten statement
that the Census Bureau had found my ac
count. I cashed the check, took the
money to a faro bank around the corner,
pul it on the ace, and lost."
A Dooley in the Cabinet.
Mr. Long, the Secretary of the Navy,
gave the final cabinet dinner of the sea
son on board the yacht Sylph, says the
Saturday Evening Post. It was Mr. Long
who thought of the idea of giving this
official function aboard a luxurious boat
on the Potomac. He is always individual,
and never does what other people do.
The Secretary of the Navy announces
that his very position compels him to en
tertain on water, Instead of land, and
every member of the cabinet confesses
that no dinner is looked forward to with
such anticipation as that given by Mr.
"Whnt’s Long going to do, I wonder?"
is the social question that interests the
cabinet for weeks before the evening ar
rives. And at this last dinner he certain
ly gave them a surprise.
It w*as in the form of a Dooley letter
read aloud by Mr. Gage, Secretary of the
Treasury. Mr. McKinley has long been
In the habit of reading to the cabinet Mr.
Dooley’s weekly letter on some issue of
national politics. The "hits" on the pub
lic officials are very much enjoyed.
Taking this as a cue, Mr. Long, when
coffee was served, announced that, ac
cording to custom. Mr. Dooley’s latest
letter would be read and that it was writ
ten for the occasion.
The host added that Mr. Dooley with
characteristic, insight had named his ar
ticle, "W’hy No Cabinet Member Can Be
Nominated for the Vice Presidency."
Secretary Gage read the letter, and
dialect, spirit, humor and keen penetra
tion it bore so verily the hallmark of
Dooley that the guests were kept in a
gale of merriment. It was written in a
particularly happy vein, and was filled
wdfh so many personal allusions and with
so many jokes that referred to doings or
discussions in the cabinet that there w*ere
shouts of laughing amazement. The
President himself is said to have enjoyed
it more than anything else -written this
Finally there came the explanation—an
explanation that elicited more applause
than did the original reading. Tt was no
Dooley letter to which the cabinet had
been listening—for the Secretary of the
Navy had written every word of it!
Mntle Paderewski Fnmons.
The subjoined Story narrates in an in
teresting manner how Paderewski, the re
nowned pianist, took the first step that
led to his present fame and fortune, says
the Golden Penny.
At the age of 27 Paderewski was In
Paris—whither seem to go all poor mu
sicians, not when they die. btit when they
struggle to live. He confesses that he
was miserably poor, that he owed much,
that the future seemed to have nothing
But the day came when he met a Polish
Princess, who was so impressed with his
powers that she offered him the sum of
100 francs to play at her house. Unable
to indulge In the luxury of a carriage,
he walked there, and played—well, as
Paderewski only can play.
At the end of his performance his host
ess, observing the young man’s fatigue
(he was probably in those days more at
home in the cafe w'here the fragrant cup
at 3 sous, of which Alphonse Daudet
speaks lovingly, was vended), offered to
send him home In her carriage. But with
pride In his eye, and defiance in his mien,
the pianist declined.
“Madame," said he, "my carriage is at
And with that he walked out.
Such an altitude was one to win a wo
man’s sympathy. His new patroness was
delighted both with his marvelous gifts
and his graceful bearing. She spoke of
him In the salqns. Engagements began
to come swiftly. In a few years his name
was ringing through the city. And from
that time he never looked back.
Chase the Sunset.
An excellent piece of advice, which may
be applied in may eases, was once given
by William Hunt, the artist, to an un
wise pupil, says the Youth's Companion.
The young man was making a sketch
of a landscape tyathed In the sunset light
of a summer day. In the foreground stood
a picturesque old barn. Mr. Hunt stood
behind his pupil silently for a few mo
ments. wntching him work.
Suddenly he stopped and put his hand
on ihe young painter’s arm.
"See here," he said, firmly, "if you
spend so murh time painting shingles on
a barn, you'll never have time to paint
sunsets! You'll have to choose.”
It did not tnke the young man long to
see the point, and make his choice. He
never forgot his famous teacher's advice
when he was templed to exaggerate the
Importance of details.
Tank flint for n Foreigner.
An English bicyclist was coming at great
speed down one of the steepest streets In
Edinburgh, when his machine capsized and
landed him in the middle of the road, Rays
London Spare Moments. Two carters
were passing and they promptly came to
"Maun, hoo did ye fa'?" kindly inquired
one of the carters, to which he received
"1 was coming down that declivity with
surh velocity that 1 lost my gravity and
fell on the macadamized road."
The carter turned from the unfortunate
rider with true Insular contempt.
"9 *.' Jock." he said to Ills mate. "If
I'd Kent the cratur' wls a forrlner he
would hae lain In the gutter long gneuch
tor me.”, - -*
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
—There are 41 cities and 933 towns in
the state of New York, only two of the
ci ies having mo:e than 25),0C0 population.
—Some years ago it was the "Cherokee
Strip," with not a white settler in all its
bounds. Now the territory of Oklahoma,
with 300,000 inhabitants and a harvest
worth $100,000,000 seeks admission as a
—ln "Antiente Efpitaphes," Thomas F.
Ravenshow (MDCCCLXVTII), says Notes
and Quer es. this epitaph is printed:
3656 Richard Richards.
To the memory of Ric. Richards who
by Gangrene lost first a Toe, afterwards
a Leg & lastly his Life on the 7th day
of April 1656.
Ah! cruell Death, to make three meals
To taste and taste till all was gone.
But knew, thou Tyrant, when the trvmpe
He’ll find his feet & thou
shalt fall. Banbury, Oxon.
—From Sicily to Finland is a far cry, and
on a crawling tramp a tedious one, yet
the long sea miles marked no divergence
of foreign sentiment, says a correspondent
in a London .newspaper. We left Anglo
phobia strong in Girgenti; we found it rife
it Koika. Finland is at present in the
throes of Muscovite absorption. She feels
the hug of the Russian bear badly, and it
grows daily closer. Her representation is
cut down to a farce, her press censored to
death, her language suppressed and her
territory garrisoned with alien troops. If
one might hazard a political forecast, her
remote and only hope of emaniepation lies
with this country. It is the policy of Eng
land to keep the entrance to the Baltic
open. As things trend now. after Finland
it will be the turn of Scandinavia. If then,
in the case of a Russo-Britjsh conflict.
England put an army into Finland, while
that country rose and Scandinavia stood
in, the allies’ position for striking at the
Russian vitals would be strategically ex
cellent. But to revert to things in being,
if England is shedding any pity on ihe
sad case of the late Grand Duchy of Fin
land, she has her trouble for her pains.
We are jus-t as misunderstood in that
country as elsewhere, and it was there
that I found a merchant, urbane enough in
every other way, with numerous business
corespondents in England, grinning sym
pathetically over Indecent caricatures of
the Queen in scandalous French newspa
—Not a few readers of the newspapers
must have been puzzled by ihe fact that
the new King of Italy calls himself and
is called "Vittorio Imanuele III.” says the
New York Times. As the existing King
dom of Italy has hitherto had only two
Kings in ail, and as one of them was
named Umberto, It was natural to ask
how (his one could be the third bearer
of the first King's name. The explana
tion lies in the circumstances that, before
the creation- of modern Italy, the present
King's grandfathei was king of Sardinia,
and he was the second Victor Emmanuel
to bear that title. He did not change it
on assuming the more spacious throne,
anil the rurious result is that Italy calls
her first Victor Emmanuel her second and
her second her third. This may seem rath
re absurd to us demoeratieal plebeians,
but who are we that we should criticise
the peculiarities of royal arithmetic?
Judging from what may be called his
prospectus, the new ruler is a sober-mind
ed and sufficiently sensible youth, with
good judgment in the choice of secretaries
and a full realization of the weight of his
responsibilities. His proclamation is as
modest os it could well be while preserv
ing even a semblance of belief in "divine
right,” and there is a hope-inspiring ab
sence from it of the signs of megalomania
which another once youthful monarch has
forced us to expect in such a document.
It is of little consequence, therefore, that
this second Victor is the third. Belong
ing. as he does, to a family that has kept
tabs on itself since the year 1032, he could
doubtless find an excuse for using almost
any numerator he chose, and It was a
mark of commendable moderation that he
was content with the figure 3.
—lvestigation of the region of the great
lakes by G. K. Gilbert of the United
States Geological Survey has brought out
the fact that this whole region Is being
lifted on one side or depressed on the other
in such a manner that its plane Is tilted
bodily toward the southwest, says the
Popular Science Monthly. The shores of
each of the lakes are sinking on their
southwestern and rising on their north
western sides, the rate of the movement
being such that the two ends of a line 100
miles long running southwest and north
west are djsplaced relatively four-tenths of
a foot in a hundred years. In Lake Su
perior, to illustrate by a single example,
the waters are advancing on the Ameri
can and failing on the Canadian side. At
Duluth the advance Is six inches, and at
Huron hay the recession is five inches In
a century. At Chicago, on the sinking
shore of Lake Michigan, the water is ris
ing at the rate of nine or ten inches in a
hundred years. Eventually, unless a dam
is erected to prevent it. the lake will again
overflow the Illinois river, its discharge
occupying the channel carved by the out
let of a Pleistocene glacial lake. The sum
mit of that channel is now about eight
feet above the mean level of the lake, and
the time before it will be overtopped can
be computed. For the mean lake stage
such discharge will begin in about 1.000
years, and after 1,500 years there will be
no interruption. In about 2,000 years the
Illinois river and the Niagara will carry
equal portions of the surplus water of the
great lakes. In 2.500 years the discharge
of the Niagara will be intermittent, falling
at low stages, of the lake, and in 3.500 years
there will be no Niagara. The basin of
Lake Erie will then be tributary to Lake
Huron, the current being reversed in the.
Detroit and St. Clair channels.
—Andrew Campiano, aged 45 years, hight
4 feet. I.ouis Campiano, aged 13 years,
hight 4 feet. Frank Campiano, aged 13
years, hight 3 feet 4 Inches. These are
Ihe names, ages and dimensions of the
queer, st little family in California, says
the San Francisco Examiner. Their home
is in Oakland, and ore may visit them
any day at their residence on Fifty-first
s red, near Telegraph avenue. They may
be seen going ab ut their business in as
matter of fact a manner as though they
were as big as anybody. Their occupation
is the rat lng of flowers and Mr. Cam
pano. the father, says that he would
ra'her work In this vocation than be the
greatest celebrity the vaudeville world
over knew. He has a wife who is quite,
tall—taller than the average woman—and
the two have always been happy togeth
er. Two of his sons take after himself
in stature. They are round-limbed, sturdy
youths, with a som what mature express
ion on their chubby faces, as though they
had advanced mentally, corresponding to
the retardment of their phys'eal growth
All are of a sunny disposition, taking af
ter the genial c'tme of Southern Italy,
where th !r father and iro her were born.
The elder Campiano says that he might
account for his own and minutiveness. "1
was unable to walk until I was 4 years
old,” he says "By that time I had al
most reached my present hight. I have
grown stouter in the succeed ng year*,
but very little taller. I gr w very rapid
ly up lo the age of 4. when rheumatism
or some other disease fell on me like a
blight and stunted my growth. My chli
dten have not inherit and the aliment that
I suffered In my Infancy, and which may
have been the cause of my retarded
growth. On the contrary they have always
be>n very healthy I was the first small
person in my family, so far as I know.
Both my parents were large people, my
mother especially. She weighed more
than 200 pounds. I have one other son,
who is not small like us. but takes after-
Ms mother. He works for a florist, and
he sells moet of our flowers for us. My
eldest s*n was born In my na 1,-e country.
The other two, the little one*, were born
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