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Our Half-Price Sale of Shirt Waists, etc.
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Financial The ' Georgia State Building
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Hundreds of Feet are Unhappy—Byck
Cog-seta Thompson’s "Glove-Fitting"
Sauce—Lea & Perrin's Worcestershire
Medical— Hood’s Pills; Castorta; Dr.
Hathaway Cos.; Munyon’s Liver Cure; Dr.
Kilmer’s Swamp Root.
Cheap Column Advertisements Help
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The indications for Georgia and Eastern
Florida to-day are for local rains and
thunder storms, with light to fresh south
It 1# stated that Russia has informed
China in plain language that there muet
ba no more foolishness. It would be ex
tremely interesting to hear a Russian ad
dress a Chinaman in "plain language.”
The New York World points out that
more than half of the population of Wis
consin is of foreign parentage, and of
these two-thirds are of Teutonic origin.
That ie why the Democrats are so hope
ful of securing Wisconsin’s twelve votes
for Bryan. The Germans are opposed to
Secretary of War Root who seems now
to be running the state department as
well as his own, as least in so far as
China la concerned, pulls off his coat and
gets down to shirt sleeves in his office.
And, as a matter of faot, he seems to be
turning out a very fair quality of “shirt
Preeident Harper of the Chicago Uni
versity has denied that he will try the ex
periment of living on fifteen cents a day;
nevertheless the report that he would has
spread and called forth a volume of litera
ture on cheap living. In Ohio, for in
etance, a man has been found who sup
ports himself and wife and o family of
twenty chlktren on $1.20 per day. and he
says they all have a plenty of good,
wholesome food, and ore strong and
healthy. One cannot help wondering, by
the way, why a man with twenty chil
dren should not set some of the older
of them to work, nnd thus make possible
a larger and more varied daily menu.
We admire and applaud the patience
and persistency of our esteemed contem
porary, the New* and Courier, in a good
cause. FMr years and years it has been
laboring with the people of Charleston to
get them to eee the advisability of bath
ing, especially In hot weather. After a
temporary suspension of the bathing ques
tion. during which the naval station, the
exposition and the thermometer have been
discussed, the News and Courier returns
lo the attack upon the great unwashed,
and In an editorial of nearly a column
tells Its people that If they will get Into
a tub of cold water on a hot day the
temperature of their bodies will be re
duced. That, Indeed, Is something which
ought to commend the bath to most dis
tinguished consideration In Charleston.
We have noticed upon several occasions
recently that there ia in that
city a disposition towards great
heat whan certain matters in con
nection with Port Royal sre men
tioned. Possibly the cold both would he
good for that. At all events, we recom
mend to our friend and contemporary
that it continue the agitation in favor of
the bain, in anticipation of the time
the pipe line to the Edlsto river la finished
and the cold water Is turned on.
HANNA'S PITY EXCITED.
Senator Hanna has been moved to re
[ mark .hat lynching "Is not a party mat
ter.’' It seems, according to our dis
patches yesterday, that Lillian Clayton
Jewett, the Boston girl who is seeking
notoriety by posing as the "Joan of Arc"
of the Anti-Lynching League of Boston,
called on Senator Hanna on Monday, at
the headquarters of the Republican Com
mittee in New York, for the purpose of
getting the Republican party to Indorse
the Anti-Lynching League and Its work.
After talking with this would-be “Joan
of Arc" for an hour, he cried out, "Poor
girl." and told her that he could do noth
ing for her and the cause she represent
ed, because lynching was not a party mat
Lillian Clayton Jewett appears to have
created a greai amount of interest in her
self in Boston and thereabouts. The story
has been circulated that it was her plan
to put herself at the head of a lot of
negro crusaders and march through the
South. She denies that she ever had any
such purpose, but as she doesn’t seem
to be a well-balanced person, it is prob
able that she does not know very clearly
whether she ever had such a purpose or
There seems to be a pretty large per
centage of people In Boston and in the
vicinity of that city that have nothing to
do except to encourage just such cranks
as this Jewett girl appears to be. Lynch
ings are, of course, to be condemned,
but in order lo stop them, would it not
be better to begin a crusade against the
cause of them? If these Boston people
w ho are encouraging the Jewett girl were
as honest as they are zealous, they would
admit without argument that negroes
would he lynched in any Northern com
munity for the crime for which they are
lynched in the Southern communities.
Only last week a negro came very near
being lynched in the neighborhood of
Madison Square, New York. A negro
was pursued by a crowd of people crying,
Lynch him! Lynch him!" because it
was reported that he had assaulted a
child. He would have been lynched, in
all probability, if the police had not pro
tected him. As It was, he was very
Let the negro commit ia the North the
crime for which he is most commonly
lynched in the South and he would be
lynched there just as promptly as he Is
here. There Is no more dbns Ideratlon for
he criminal negro in the North than
there is in the South. As we have pointed
out. the reason there are more lynchings
in the South than in the North is be
oaues there are vastly more negroes In
the South. If in the North the percent
age of the negro population were as great
as it Is in the South there would be as
many lynchings there as there are here.
Asa matter of fact, the negroes that
are lynched in the South arc worthless
creatures. The lynching of a decent, self
respecting negro is never heard of in the
And Is it not strange that these Boston
people who are making such a fuss over
Lillian Clayton Jewett have never a word
to say for the victims of the negroes
who are lynched? And yet these victims
are deserving of far more sympathy than
the victims of mob violence.
We are not defending lynching. We sre
simply showing that there are two sides
to the lynching question, and that if the
Boston people were to suffer from out
rages such as are the cause of most of
the lynchings, the lynching record would
be just as great In Boston as in any
BRITISH LOSSES IS SOUTH AFRICA.
Great Britain will succeed, of course,
in her purpose of wiping the South Afri
can republics off the map, but the price
she is paying for doing it is a fearful
one. It Is impossible to state what the
cost has been thus far, in lives and money,
but it Is very heavy. The English debt
is larger by several hundred millions of
dollars than it was when the war began,
and more than 40,000 of Gen. Roberts’
soldiers have been either killed or disabled
by disease and wounds.
That a pretty big minority of the Eng
lish people are heartily tired of the
war there is no doubt. It Is
stated that the officers and sol
diers of the army in South Africa are
anxious to get back to England. TJiey
have had enough of the war.
But they will not he permitted to re
turn until the Boers are conquered. When
that will be. no one can say with any de
gree of certainty. Gen. Roberts has 150,-
000 men fit for duty, and the Boers have
about 15,000. Nevertheless, the Boers prom
ise to hold out for a good while yet. And
when they are finally compelled to yield—
to abandon the guerrilla warfare in which
they are now engaged—they will retain a
hatred of Englishmen that will make It
extremely difficult for the British govern
ment to govern the country successfully.
Even now the Boer officers who are pris
oners are telling their captors that the
Boers will take advantage of the first
opportunity to strike Great Britain a blow
They will wait until Great Britain be
comes entangled in a war with a powerful
adversary, and then they will seek re
venge. It Is asserted that the Boer women
are even more bitter toward the British
than the men are. According to some ac
counts nothing would give them so much
satisfaction os to have a chance to tor
ture British soldiers. And yet the Boers,
both men and women, have been exceed
ingly kind to British prisoners.
It is not clear why the Boers are still
holding out, since It must be evident to
them that it is only a question of time
when they will have to surrender. Per
haps hey are hoping to get better terms
by holding out a while longer. If that
Is their purpose they are probably right.
It is apparent that in England dissatisfac
tion with the war is becoming more pro
nounced. The war was never a very pop
ular one. There was a suspicion that it
was undertaken to advance ninbitlous
schemes of Cecil Rhodes nnd Secretary
Chamberlain. The peace sentiment Is
bound to become stronger and it will not
be without its effect on the government.
By holding out, therefore, the Boers may
be able to get better terms than would
be granted them if they were to surrender
The Chicago lecturer who has been tell
ing college students that people cap live
on fifteen cents a day. advisee female ex
perimenter* with her theory fo use groat
care in the eelection of their "husbands.
Would any American gill look for a hus
band who would live on flfieen cents a
day? The average American girl pi look
ing for the bus and ’’o is willing an<l
able to make it fifteen dollars a day.
THE MOKMNG NEWS: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1900.
STARVATION OF PORTO RICO.
Efforts ore being made to collect money
in this country for the starving people of
India The amount collect-<1 iv already
very la-ge. Nothing has been done, how
ever, towards relieving the distress pre
vailing in this country. Porto Rico is now
a part of this country, and If there is to
be an exhibition of charity on a large
srale the needs of suffering people in
our own country should be attended to
In our dispatches yesterday it was stat
ed that a large number of peo.de had
walked twenty-seven miles to San Juan
to ask the governor for work —that there
were thousands of people in Porto Rico
who were actually starving. It seems that
these suffering Porto Ricans were too
proud to ask for bread. They aked for
work. Steps weie taken by the governor
to employ them in building roads. The
prevailing distress in Porto Rico is large
ly due to the terrible hurricane which
devastated the island months ago. Many
of the plantations which were destroyed
then have not vet been restored, and con
sequently those who depended upon them
for employment have been without the
means of earning a living.
On account of the lack of foed diseases
of one kind and aro’her have sized on
the people, and the death rate is apall
ingly large. In Pence it is not uncommon
for persons to fall dead In the streets.
Instances are known where the dead have
been abandoned in their huts, because
the other inmates had not strength to re
move the bodies. In Ponce the death rate
has reached 100 per 1,000 per annum. In
some of the towns there is a much high
er rate. It is rather remarkable that the
governor of Porto Rico has not taken
steps to relieve the distress either by an
appeal to the charity of the people of
the United States or by application to
the government. The government sent aid
to the suffering people directly after the
hurricane, but did not continue the aid
for the reason that it found if it fed the
people they would not make any effort
in their own b'half. From a’l accounts,
however, the people are willing to work
now, but no work can be had. The gov
ernment cannot afford to allow them to
Btarve. It ought to extend to them a help
ing hand, or see to it that there is an
opportunity for charitably disposed per
sons to help them.
THE CHOKER-HII,L FIGHT CON
The entire country Is interested in the
political situation In New York. With the
right sort of a man as a candidate for
Governor the Democrats will have a good
chance of carrying that state, not only
for the state ticket, but a'so for the na
It seems to be admitted that the most
popular Democrat in the stale at this time
is Mr. Coler. the present controller of the
city of New York. Mr. Coler is not anx
ious for the nomination, but it is under
stood that he would accept it. He is op
posed, however, by Mr. Croker, who is ad
mittedly the leader of the state Democ
racy. Mr. Croker is against Mr. Coler be
cause the latter is unfriendly to Tam
many. Also because Mr. Coler, In the
event of his election, would be against
Tammany. Mr. Hill is supposed to be be
hind the Coler movement. It Is suspected
that he is using Mr. Coler to defeat Mr.
Croker’s political purroses.
It Is a question therefore whether Tam
many would give Mr. Coler a very hearty
support if he should get the gubernatorial
nomination. But if Tammany did not
give the majority to the ticket expected
of It there would be an outcry against it
by Democrats through the state. Mr.
Croker would be severely censured, nnd
might lose the influence in the party
which ha has acquired. There is certain
to be a very interesting fight, therefore,
in the Democratic State Convention. It
will be a fight between Mr. Hill and Mr.
These two leaders do not feeetn to be con
sidering (he national tioket so much as
their personal feelings. Senator Jones,
chairman of the Democratic National Com
mittee. was in New York recently for the
purpose of bringing to an end the had feel
ing between them. He did not accomplish
anything. Hi* concern was not for the
state ticket, but for the national ticket.
It may be that when the fight over the
state ticket Is ended the factions will
unite and work energetically for the suc
cess of the party, but just now it does not
look as it they would. The feeling be
tween Mr. Hill and Mr. Croker is so bitter
that it does not seem probable that they
will ever again work together in harmony.
A New England Democrat, well known
in judicial, business and social circles,
talking-over the pMiticai situation during
a recent visit to this city, made some
interesting observations. There Is no
promise, he said, that a New England
Republican will not make and no state
ment that he will hesitate to Indorse, if
by doing so he can help the Republican
party and injure the Democratic party.
No matter how respectable In private life
or how honorable in business affairs he
may be, the New England Republican can
not be relied on in politics. He feels thtt
it is his sacred and bound- n duty to help
beat the Democrats, for If R< publican
ism is not bread and butter to him. it is
to some of his relatives or friends. He
believes that the means are justified by
the end. and n< ver lets his conscience
trouble him when lie Is dealing with poli
tics. It is doubtless such Republicans as
the class described wtio are resoonslhlc
for the stories that Agulnaldo and Pres
ident Kruger are contributors of large
sums to the Democratic campaign fund.
It seems strange that there are persons
credulous enough to believe suchj-ot;
but when those who are Raders In busi
ness and religious affairs In New Eng
land tell such yarns to their followers,
the yarns are given the color of plausi
bility The two colored romte weeklies of
New York, Harper's "Journal of Civili
zation," Leslie’s Weekly, and other peri
odicals, are using the power of the pic
torial pr-s< to aid tlie Republicans in mis
representing the Democratic party and
its leaders. They cater to New England
prejudice* and to the money power.
Sir Chichen I.g> Feng Lu, the Chinese
minister at London, is o literary gentle
man of high attainments, as well as one
of the flint diplomats of hl country. He
has already translated Biackstone's com
mentaries into the Chinese language, is
now working on a life of Cromwell, and
will reduce Shakespeare to his native
tongue. It is the hope of Sir Chichen to
establish in Pekin a great library, t.o
which he will present all of hia transla
tion* from English llteratur*.
The anti-coat movement, which origi
nated in this city, has spread practically
ail ever the country. It may not achieve
a solid position his season, but it is bound
to be heard from next ye.tr, and in no un
certain manner, because it is based upon
reason. At Manhattan Beach last Sun
day young men without coats, but neatly
clad, were denied admission to the
grounds.-Is there, as a ma ter of fact,
any valid reason why a man. or a woman,
should not dress to suit individua fancy,
so lung as the costume dos not violate
decency? The laws, written and unwrit
ten, which prescribe the certain manner
in which men and women shall clothe
themselves, are relics of old fogyism.
Th re can be no reasonab e ohjertion to
men wearing shirt waists, or even skirts
and bodices, if they want to, or to wo
men wearing trousers and coats. Asa
matter of fact, the fair sex have already
adapted the costumes of men frum the
belt up, and look and no doubt feel the
better for it. The “shirt sleeves brigade”
is a good thing. It is a movement for
rational dress r form; and the Savannah
young gentlemen who inaugurated it are
entitled to the grateful thanks of all men
who have heretofore, been compelled to
swelter through the summer in coats
merely because it was the custom.
Sam Jones received a snub at Pitman
Grove, N. J., the other day that would
have pricked any skin less elephantine
than his. He went to the Association at
that place with and upon the invitation
oc his friend and understudy Strousc; but
the Association declined to ask him to
preach or to pay any attention to him.
Subsequently the director of the Asso
ciation said, in the course of his remarks:
‘‘lf the time ever comes when we have
to resort to anything but plain gospel, or
attract a crowd by slang phrases and
harsh criticisms, tve will lx>ard up the
auditorium and write the word Tchabod’
over the gates.”
Altogether too much attention is being
paid to that young woman agitator of
Boston who calls herself a “white negro.”
She should be regarded with pity rather
than anger. She has already been an in
mate of an insane asylum.
—The Princess of Monaco is unique in
that she is the first Hebrew to sit on a
European throne. She was a Miss Heine
and was first married to the Duke of
Richelieu. Her present husband has also
been twice married, his first wife having
been Lady Mary Hamilton.
—This anecdote of th crown prince of
Japan explains why be is so popular
•among all classes of his peop.e: Ten years
ago, when in hi 9 13th year, he spent a
summer at Futamigaura, Ise. While out
gamboling in the water one day the prince
noticed a fisherman’s boy of about the
same age as himself whose consummate
skill in swimming drew forth his ad
miration. The lowly youth, whose name
was Yei, had the honor of being presented
to the prince, and there sprang up a
boyish friendship between the two. A de
cade had elapsed since then and his high
ness was once more back at Ise, the other
day, on his wedding tour. The memories
of the past came back and the prince
thought of Yei. He wanted to see his
old friend and, after a good deal of
trouble, the order was conveyed to Yei.
now grown a sturdy young man, but still
poor and lowly. Yei approached the im
perial presence. In high delight the prince
talked freely of the past and then allowed
Yei to take leave of him loaded with
—Touched—The Pastor—Don’t you think
I touched them rather deeply th>s morn
The Deacon—l don’t know. I haven’t
counted up yet.—lndianapolis Press.
—And now a silly literary journal comes
forward and volunteers the information
that Kipling gets 53 per word for his
work. And the uninitiated believe it.—At
—Necessary Correction—“l am told. Col
onel, that the anti-Goebelites in your state
are working secretly, and there is further
trouble brewing.’’ “No, sah! Distilling,
—Oversight—“What are you looking so
glum about. Borus? The reviewers all
praised jour last book, didn’t they?”
“Yes, but not cne of them said it was a
stmy of intense human Intel est.”—Chica
—A Masterpiece—“ Confidentially,” said
the statesman, “I wrote that plank in
the platform.” “I congratulate you,” said
his friend, heartily. “I read it over three
times, and I’m blest if it commits the
party to anything!”—Puck.
—A Double Flow—“YtS, we had quite a
blowout at our house early this morning.”
“Peculiar time for it.” “Yes. The new
hired girl blew out the gas in the gas
stove, and the gas blew out the side of
the kitchen.”—Cleveland P ain Dealer.
CIR a IAT CO >1 >1 ISN'T.
The Washington Post (Ind ) says: “It is
a good sign of the times that England is
at least wearying of the senseless, inex
cusable, and cruel attempt co crush out
of South Africa the one spark of human
freedom glowing there. Of course, the
war will go on. Gr.at Bri ain has al.-cady
wantonly sacrificed too much blood and
rrorny for her rul-rs to gre to lay
down their arms. It woujd be occasion for
world-wide rejoicing if they would aban
don their f* 11 purpose, but, in the mean
lime, let us hi* thankful that the murmur
of protest, the echo of wh eh comes to us
across the Atlantic, Is evidence that all of
the Englbh pe pie are neither heartless
ncr bind, arid that the love of human
liberty is not altogether extinct in their
The Columbia (S. C.) Slate (Dorn.) says:
“Everybody who wants to rebuke Till
man’s bos. ism should first vote against the
dispensary candidates all along the line;
next, against the gubernatorial candidate
he favors, and, finally, scratch his name
for senator. This la-t he chill ng s, say
ing that if he has not majority of the
total vote cast he will not accept the
p'ace. He would doubtless find some way
to wriggle out of this pledge if the vote
proved adverse to him. and Col. Hoyt’s
inferposlt on may * liable him to secure a
majority; bub. all the same, give him a
g od scratching, lie has a case of imper
ial eoaema and it will doubtless be a re
lief to h : m.“
The Memphis Commercial-Ar peal (Dorn.)
finds a parallel between Lord Roberts and
Sherman. It says: “Lord Roberts is com
ing home soon, it Is said—coming home to
he rec lv< and with pomp and pageantry and
plaudits; but amid all the flaring flags,
barbaric noise and fanfaron there will
be a voice crying out against hlin as it
cried out against another: ‘He made a
wilderness aid called it
The Houston (Tex.) Post (Dem.) says:
“Northern Republican Journals continue
tq denounce the march of Anglo-Saxon
elViilzat or In North Carolina, while ap
plauding it in the Philippines. Possibly
the Filipinos ar<j not black enough to suit
Fright and Serve Roth.
“Th* worst case of fright and about the
best case of nerve I ever came across.”
said the drummer, according to the Mil
waukee Sentinel, “was a chap who was
traveling through the Middle West for a
firm last spring. I met him on the
train and found he played a good game of
whist, so with two other men we made
up a little game. He was my partner
and was a very silent fellow. He didn’t
even mention what his line was, which is
unusual. ' With him he had a satchel of
very superior make, and the way he kept
his eye on that all the time, sneaking lit
tle nervous peks at it every two min
utes. led me to suspect that he was a
jewelry man. had a big lot of valuable
stones in the grip, though I couldn’t im
agine why a man should take such
chances carrying such things in a satchel.
Well, the smash came—it was my latest
one, by he way—just as my partner
was on his way back to the game from
having gone to get some wat(f. In all
the excitement I distinctly noted the yell
he let out. Ic was the finest piece of vocal
work of hat kind that I had ever heard.
As the car sort of crumpled up he made
a dive toward us, and I figured that he
was thinking of his satchel. My luck
was with me and I found a way out with
nothing worse ihan a scalp wound and
a collection of bumps. Pretty soon he
came crawling out after me. He wasn’t
hurt, so far as I could see, but he was
whiter than a sheet. I gave him a swig
of whisky from my flask and told him
to brace up. He took an awful hooker,
and then began to twist his fingers and
Kind of moan:
“ 'My satchel! My satchel! My
’Well, what’s the matter with your
satchel?’ I said.
“ ‘lt’s in there,’ he said, and I thought
by his tone he was going to cry. ‘lt’s
in there where I can’t get at it.’
“ ’Say. you make me tired,’ I said. ‘You
ought to be mighty thankful to be out
yourself without worrying about anj’
“I’ll have to go in after it,’ said he,
looking around kind of wild and prancing
like a horse with sore feet.
“ ‘Not on ycur life,’ said I. ‘Everything’s
loose in there, and the whole thing may
collapse at any minute, and then where'd
you be? Bfsides, the car’s afire down at
the other <nd.’
“ ‘My Ged!’ he said. ‘Afire? That settles
it. I've got to g-t that satchel, then, if
I die for it,’ and he actually tore his
hair. I’d never seen it done before except
on the stage, but he did it.
“ ‘Oh, take a brace,’ I said, getting dis
gusted with the man. 'I guess the fire
won’t do much damage. If it’s diamonds
“ ‘Diamonds!’ he said. ‘Man’ its dyna
mite! Enough of it to blow us all into the
“ ‘Dynamite!’ I yelled. ‘What are you.
“ ‘No; I’m a dynamite agent,’ he said.
‘Don’t keep me here talking. I’ve got to
go in. I’ve got to do it. There’s no other
way. There may he people in the wreck
age. and if that stuff goes off'—-
“ ‘Never mind explaining it.’ I said. ‘Go
in, and the Lord help you.’
“That’s the sort of thing that takes
nerve. I don’t believe I could have done
it. He flopp'd down and crawled in there
and I watched ar.d waited for a week or
so, as it seemed, and prettj” soon he came
out look ng like a dead man and bringing
that satchel between his teeth like a dog,
because he needed both hands to crawl
with. Well, we escorted that satchel
across two lots and bu ied it In a furrow
and put a stone over it before we went
back to work at the train. It happened
that the fire was put out before it reach
ed the place where the satchel had been.
Why on earth the stuff didn’t explode and
blow us all to flinders when the crash
came is more than I know or the agent
tither. He said dynamite was always do
ing things and failing to do things in
the most inexplicable that was
what made the life of a dynamite agent
one long round of excitement. He never
dared to tell what it was he had in the
satchel, he said, because the railroads
wouldn't carry' him if they knew. He
went back and dug up his traveling in
fernal machine and walked with it to the
nearest town, and that's the last I saw
of him or want to see, though he cer
tainly did have good nerve. Ever since
then when I've seen a man with a satchel
that he seemed to think a heap of I’ve
quietly moved into the next car.”
Dance of the Dragon.
Folger McKinsey in Baltimore News.
The balefires lit his yellow eyes,
His flaming nostrils spread.
Above the city's ancient walls
He reared his horrid head;
His leaping tongue, through gory lips,
Shot out through- fangs of white—
The Dragon of the went forth
To death’s wild dance last night!
Sealed with the lies of ancient power,
Clawed with the hate of years,
Beaked with the Asiatic dower
Of crime-corroded years;
Dragging his form above the dead
That marked his murderous way,
He danced the awful tune that rings
Through cycles of Cathay!
Gleaming and glaring, huge and warm,
The lanterns lit his path
Down the long lanes of dead that lay
Under his stroke of wrath.
Fierce, with the wine of blood debauched,
Drunk for the season’s kill,
The earth beneath his hoof-beat broke
Into a thunder thrill!
Play up. the heathen tunes of death!
Play up! the Dragon’s dance!
The alien peoples in his path
Fhall wither at his glance!
Sweep of his mighty tail and swing
Of Jaws that feed on gore—
But hark! along the Tien Tsln wall
That can non-throated roar!
On to the dance the allies rush.
Till dance shall turn to dread.
And the ensaffroned demon stretch
His length beside the dead!
Beat the bright music of the brave
That rush to'seal his fate.
Whose bleared eyes tremble at the light
That breaks around the gate! %
Whose talons quiver in distress,
Whose huge lips bite the dust.
Whose century-cinctured scales fall off
Before the swordman’s thrust;
Whose Dance of Death is nearly o’er,
Whose pathway shall he swept
Of women and of babies, foul slain
Where’er his hoofs have stept!
Out of the night he makes his own.
Out of the dance he weaves
Around the suppliant form that knee’s
’Neath his huge fangs and grieves,
Nations shall mold the higher good.
Pierce with their coni rite ray
The yellow shadow of thy life—
Thou Dragon of Cathay!
Buller’H Cantor Oil,
Regarding General Bullor and his sup
plies, there is also an interesting anec
dote current, says a London dispatch.
Bullcr, it appears, telegraphed fr.om Natal
to some wine merchants to send out fifty
canee of champagne, marked “castor oil.”
About tlie time the wine was due Bulter
wired to the officer In charge of the case,
notifying to him that he expected fifty
cases of castor oil. which he wished dis
patched without delay. The officer at the
hose replied, regretting the cases had not
arrived, hut saying he had procured all
the available castor oil, twenty cases,
which he had forwarded in the hope it
would suffice for the present. General
Fuller’s remarks are not recorded.
—Cheering Him l’p.-Mr. Newlywed-I
saw your old lover on the street to-day,
looking awfully blue. Mrs. Newlywed—l
hope you tried to cheer him up. Mr. New
lywed—Oh. yes. I showed him my but
tonless shirt and that new tie you bought
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
—M. Sardou frankly admits that there is
nothing but plebeian blood in his veins.
For three generations his ancestors lived
in very modest circumstances at Cannes;
before that they were Sardinian fishermen.
His great-grandfather, he says, may have
been wrecked on the south of France and
settled there; hence the family name
Sardou, signifying an inhabitant of Sar
—(Mrs. Fred Wallace of England has
found her brother after a separation of
forty years. She heard a piece of music
sung at Atlantic Citj', was charmed with
it and bought a copy. She found on the
cover o portrait and the name of "her
long-ioet brother. William Thomas, an au
thor and composer of Philadelphia. A
meeting wae effected. Each had thought
the other dead.
Lord Kinnaird is a Scotch peer of an
cient lineage, great wealth, broad acres
and a happy disposition. He is the
eleventh Baron Kinnaird of Rossie,.
whose seat is at Inchture, Perthshire. He
is a partner in Barclay's bank and when
ai work in the city shows that a seat in
the House of Lords has not robbed him
of any business capacity. He has many
interests in life besides banking, and is
especially well versed in current religious
—Scarcity of farm laborers In England
has brought a strange assemblage to the
country districts. The other day there
were working on a Surrey farm a couple
of clerks, a compositor, a solicitor, who
had been unable to) scrape up the money
to take out his certificate; a medical man
‘‘down on his luck," a pawnbroker's assis
tant, and, of course, a journalist. The
journalist explained that he was there
only for the purpose of “copy.” He in
tends to write an article arts call it "Hay
making by Eminent Hands.”
—One British colony is monometallic.
The Falkland islands have not imported
gold for many years. What little now
remains is hoarded as treasure. Silver
is the only currency, and as silver pay
ments in large amounts have grown
cumbersome a government paper issue of
15 and £1 notes has been established dur
ing the year and has proved a great
success. Thfc, British colony is depen
dent for its mails and regular communi
cation with the outside world upon a Ger
man steamship company. Only one British
steamer called last year.
—ln a lecture at Detroit Rev. Dr. De
Costa made the assertion that "the Cath
olic church was founded in America sev
eral hundred years before the time of
Columbus, and although said to have been
established In Greenland In the tenth
century by Eric, this was only prop
erly a re-establishment. for the church had
been in North America long before. Rome
took care of the spiritual needs of the
people of Greenland and what are now
known as the New England efates long
before the new world was known to the
old, save to those who were in the se
crets of the church.”
—The omission or insertion of a single
letter has often upset a jury’s verdict
and even a whole statute. Possession of
valuable real estate in Ohio depends upon
a single letter "s." The Cincinnati Court
of Common Pleas ruffd against Joseph
Irwin, the claimant, and sustained Peter
Christmas, who has been a tenant for
seven years past. The Circuit Court up
set that judgment several weeks ago be
cause the Jury’s report read, “On the is
sues." whereas there was but one issue
involved. To-day the Circuit Court re
opened the case on proof that the form of
verdict was printed and hence the ob
jectionable “s” which has caused all this
trouble was not made by the jury.
Sir Thomas Lipton’s announcement of
his assumption of a coat of arms seems
a little late, if intended to dissipate that
coldness which the sporting aristocracy
of Great Britain is said to manifest to-
w r ard him. It is probable, however, that
he had no such intention. Indeed, from
the device he has adopted, it looks as
though he were bidding defiance to the
aristocrats. For a crest he has chosen
two horny hands of labor, one grasping
a tea plant flower, and the other a cof
fee blossom. The shield bears a sham
rock, in memory of his native land, and
a thistle, in commemoration of the fact
that he started in trade in Scotland. His
motto proclaims the fact that labor con
quers all things.
—The attempt by women to revive the
hideous chignon does not seem to be pros
pering. Thirty years ago the chignon,
imported from France, was seized upon
by American women, nnd because It was
fashionable they were willing to lose their
,chief glory. The hair was puffed ut In
an enormous knot created by a lump of
closely woven horse hair, over which the
natural hair was stietched and inclosed
in a net. It was a hideous hairy wen.
The unnatural heat caused diseases of the
scalp, headaches, vertigo, and, in many
cases, a sort of nervous prostration. Der
matology had a sudden boom and scores
of hair renewers sprang into existence.
It was pie for the practitioner who made
a special study of the fertilization of the
hair follicle, and specialists were few in
—This month Iceland is celebrating the
ninth century of the introluctlon of Chris
tianity in the far north island. It was
O af, King of Norway, who sent over the
first priests. Lngfellow gives a somewhat
humorous account of the reception of
Olaf’s emissary. "Drunken Thangbrand,”
who came away quite as disgusted with
the Icelanders as they were with him.
Chicago has a little colony of emigrants
from Iceland, hut in North Dakora ond
Manitoba there are many thousand. They
are thrifty farmers, well cultured and
great disputers on theological subjects.
There is hardly an Icelander anywhere,
no matter how humble, who is not only
we 1 versed In the'literature of his own
land, but who .also knows considerable of
other countries' hooks. It is no uncom
mon thing to find In farmhouses on the
bleak Dakota prairies small libraries in
—ln May last, says the New Y'ork
Times, Senator William E. Mason of Illi
nois found or made an excuse for deliv
ering before his more or less attentive
colleagues an oration filled with impas
sioned eulogies of American champagne.
The bill under consideration at the time
was that to prevent the manufacture of
adulterated foods, and the Senator not
only expressed his own personal affection
for sparkling wines of native vintage, hut
he read long excerpts from testimony
taken by a Senate committee, in which
the Officers of various American wine
companies had minutely detailed the ex
cellencies of their wares, and had pro
nounced them fuliy equal to anything pro
duced in Europe. Now, we have noth
ing hut the kindest of feelings for the
American wine growers, and would not
for the world Intimate any dtstruct of
their sworn statements, bit* we would
like to know Just how R Is that th-->
have been able to send over the country,
and under Senator Mason’s frnnk. thous
ands of copies of this speech, printed as
well as carried at government expense,
and forming one of the most valuable ad
vertisements ever devised. And others
are wondering, too. A reader Into whose
hands a eopy of the speech ha* fallen
writes to us as follows: "If United
States senators are to become competi
tors of the newspapers as advertising me
diums, It seems to me only reasonable and
fair that they should publicly announce
their terms per page in their proposed
speeches, so that every business man can
have a fair show. No one branch of
trade should have a monopoly of advertis
ing through senatorial eloquence." Sena
tor Milton, It must be remembered. Is a
most scrupulous person—as regards the
treatment of Filipinos. He ought, there
fore. to shudder at th* very thought of
misusing his postal privileges.
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