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COMPLAINT OF KX-COVVICTI,
Tnl la < apifal I.eagne at
Ta!!ahai*see, Fli.. Aug 14—Complaints
are heard through extracts from me
weekly papers that ex-convicts ha /e
again committed crimes in this state,
and the inference drawn is that these
crimes are commuted by persons who
have been released by the Board of Par
Great care is exercised by the board In
granting pardons, and unless recommend
ed by the court o nicer* who secured the
conviction, and by the people of the com
munity where th* • nme was comm.tted.
pardons are not granted, and it is yet to
b* iearr 1 t at a man to pardoned has
been again convicted of any crime.
The Capita] Le-gue of Tallahassee has
opened u; a vigorous campaign. Hun
dreds of hirers have be n received from ■
t-v>r\ j,-,. t-on of the slat* , confa’nfng
st roup .insurances that a large majority 1
of the while Democratic voters of Flor
iJa re opposed to capital removal on
a count of the great expense invo’ved.
The counties west of the Suwannee river,
it *.s said, are practically solid against
capital removal, and the league has re
liable advices, showing that n number
of ( ountic-s east of the Suwannee., origin
ally counted as unfriendly to Tailahas
see. will roll up a large vote against re
William Harrison Lawrence, editor
the Middle Florida Republican, is the ;
candidate of ihe white Republicans for j
state senator from the Fifth di<-ri i. j
against Hon. WilMam C Rouse the I)em- j
ocratic nominee. Mr. Lawrence and his
paper are bitterly opposed to the political
n*gro preacher. Th* Republican mat
ing Saturday will be the opening of
the political campiign in the First Con
gressional district. Hor George Power
Patterson of Key West, the nominee for
Congress, is *xpeeled to be present .md
make his maiden speech.
ALL THE NEWS %T W AVCROW.
Ga*kin Spring (amp Mcfting —. \
R>nti to Be Straightened.
Way cross. Ga.. Aug. lE—The Gaskin
Spring cempmeetfng will embrace the first
Sunday in September. It will be under
the supervision of the presiding elder of i
the Waycross district. Rev. E. M. Whit
irig. Preparation# are in progress now
looking to the arrangements for the meet
May## A. M Kright is building five cot
tages in the southern portion of the city.
Wiii Ho.ISg is building two cottages in the
Th** public road frcm this city to Wal
teriown is to changed so that it will
b aim at if not quite on an air line. This
will r orten the distance considerably.
The work of cutting out the rew road arid
putting it in Rood erd-r will be done by
the pe pie along the line.
The jury commissioners of Ware coun
ty have he,vi busy yesterday and to-day
revising the Jury list. Th<re are IM names
in the Jury boxes, nearly 399 of which
are In both the grand and traverse boxes
The official btard of Trinity Church has
and ciled to hold a series of revival ser
vices, b ginning on the second Sunday in
October and to comlnu" Indefinitely. A
oromimnt divine will assist the istor,
Rev. J. M. Gienn, in the work.
TO SELL ALCEHVOX >111.1,.
rinding of Master in Case of Small
Augusta, Aug li%Judge Alex S. Erwin,
as master in chancery, rendered a decis
ion to-day ordering the sale of the Alger
non Cotton Factory in this city. This is
one of the smallest mills in Augusta and
was bonded for *65,000.
Mr. Stewart Phinizy owns about two
thirds of these bonds and is president of
the m"!. The mill was not making money
and I no money of its own and Mr.
Phinizy advanced considerable sums from
his own private means. The minority
stockholders sought to put the mill in the
hands of a receiver.
By cbnsent of counsel the matter was
referred to an auditor and Judge Emory
Speer appointed Judge Alex S. Erwin of
Athens master in chancery to hear the
cause. His decision, rendered to-day, is
that the property shall be sold, but that
Mr. Phinizy should be first remunerated
out of the proceeds of the sale for the
money which he personally expended on
WAJT REDUCTION ITV HATES.
Georgia KHne Railroad Said to Hr
Sinking- Too >lut‘li Money,
Atlanta. Aug. 14.—Residents along the
line of the Georgia Pine Railway, which
run* from Balnbrldge to Arlington, a dis
tance of forty fhlles, have petitioned the
Railroad Commission to cause that road
to reduce Ha freight on everything. It Is
claimed In the petition that the road is
doing a splendid business and Is paying
more than expenses, and that the rates
are entirely too high. The petition will
come up at the tvxt meeting of the com
missioners, and it is expected that a num
ber of the people along the line of the
read will appear before the commission
ers and give testimony.
Ilia liral In Coni lamia.
Wheeling, W. Va , Aug. 14.—A deal hds
be n el: sod by which a Wheeling syndi
cate, mp.es nt> and by Col. W. W. Arnett,
#Us to a Philadelphia syndicate in which
the Pennsylvania Railroad is known to
be Interested. 5,001 to 10 001 acres of coal
land above Wheeling in Rrooke county.
The consideration Is b tween $163.000 and
1200.M0. The prop'ry is on the Ohio river
and cn the Pan Handle Railroad.
New Navy Commissions.
Washington, Aug. 14.—The navy depnrt
roe.nt has announced that the following
named officer? have been commissioned:
Lieut. Commander A. W. Grunt. Ray
Director A W. Bacon, Lieut. H. G. Mac-
Farlane, Lieut. W. D. Brotlierton. Capt.
C. 8. Sporty. Surgeon C. H. T. Lowndes
ar.d Lieut. L. S. Thompson.
Lieut. Commander E. R. Underwood has
been ordered to thi Topeka ns executive
officer, and Commander F. 11. Delano to
command the Topeka.
Expelled From Exchange*
Kansas City. Mo., Aug. 14—The live
totk ermmission firm of W. B. Alllsier
& Cos. lias been expelled from member
ship ai.d Ike ripht to do budmss at the
sock by the directors of the live
•took exchange. The chars* la uncom
mercial conduct. Jus lirady. u stock man
of I-ebaoon, Ken., oc used McAllister &
Cos , of misappropriating 11,600.
Tn He linn its ta J.itbor Pniier.
Maion, Aug. J4.—The Sunday Press,
which was some time ago started by Edi
tor Tom Loyles*, lately of the Evening
News, has been leased by H. C. Billings
and will hereafter be run us n strictly
labor paper, and will advocate municipal
ownership of public franchises.
H'-llliton Dales Clin ngnl.
Augusta. Aug. 14.—The dates for the
state reunion of Confederate Veterans in
Augusta have been nlvnnced a week to
Nov. 14 to 1C to suit the convenience of
Gen. Clement A. Evans, who had con
flicting engagements for the dates first
tllegcri Murderer I iiualit.
Mu on, (la , Aug 14 —Foster Allen, a ne
gro. wits captured to-day after four years'
of flight from Justice. He Is charged with
murdering un old negro u Masseyvllle.
DISEASES IN PHILIPPINES.
Fin ni on Foot to Seftregnte the
Leper* on n n Inland.
Washington, Aug 14 —Surgeon General
Sternberg has received a dispatch from
Major Guy L Edie, president of the
Board of Hea.ih in Manila. This board
has the supervision of everything relat
ing to the health of tr.e city of Manila
and also has charge of the charitable in
stitutions, the registry of birth*, deaths
Tr.e reports *a>- that by a rigid system
of inspection an i vaccination, the small
p*>x has been kept from spreading strious
ly. Th*- board of health is considering a
plan to segrega e the lepers on on©
i-land wh re hospitals and eui able build
ings can beer fed for their i.re. The
report states that leprosy was introduced
in -he Philippines ir. 1!63. •
Several cases were diagnosed as ty
phoid fever but if was found that they
were actually oases of bubonic plague,
and steps were taken to eradicate it.
There were employed 1 m inspectors, most
ly Filipino medical students, whose good
work is commended. The Chinese con
sul and Chinese merchants assisted.
BOTH WERE t >CO>M 10l S.
Eloping; Couple Took Morphine With
Kansas City. Aug 14.—Chas. Dunbar, a
cruggist, thirty-five years of age. and
Mrs Nora Bradley, thirty years of age,
both wed-known in New Albany, Ind ,
were to-day found in an unconscious con
dition in a lodging house* in this city as
a result of each having taken 30 grains of
morphine with suicidal intent.
Dunbar, who has a wife and four chil
dren in New Albany, is said to have left
on June 26 with Mrs. Bradley, who is the
mother of two children and a wife of a
prominent citizen of New Albany.
A lengthy letter was found in their
room. It contained a detailed statement
of how and where Dunbar wanted to be
buried and a request that a message be
s*nt to Rev. C. H. Cook at New Albany,
asking him to tell Dunbar's wife of his
death. The letter also contained this
“We have taken poison because of the
wrorg to our loved ones."
BACILLI OF THE PLAGUE.
Teat# Made of the Culture* Sent From
Boston. Aug. 14.—Dr. H. W. Hill, ba >
teriologist of the board of health, has
completed an examination of two cultures
received from John3 Hopkiru* University,
sent to Baltimore from the University of
California and which were taken from a
Chinaman who was sypposed to have the
Dr. Hill diagnosed the cultures nnd inoc
ulated a white rat. The rat died in three
days. Afterwards the baccili was taken
from the tissue and results obtained which
show bubonic plague. Dr. Hill has for
warded to the University of California his
opinion that the bacilli are those of
KANSAS Ik A HOT STATE.
tarn In Dry-lug tip trailer Tempera
ture of KKi Degree*.
Kansas City, Aug. 14.—This state fairly
sizzled to-day in the hottest weather
known for years. The most intense heat
was experienced in Southern Kansas,
where the temperature in nearly every
town reached 100 degrees. The maximum
whs reached at Sallna, where 112 degrees
was registered on the streets and 108 in
the shade. McPherson, Kan., reported
In Kansas City the government ther
mometer reached 94 at 4 o’clock, while
street thermometers went to 100. In
Kansas the corn leaves curled and ears
are dying rapidly.
SIGNS OF I-IFE WERE FOUND.
In n Part of the Klondike That YVn*
Vancouver, B. C„ Aug. 14.—The mana
gers of the Charleston party engaged in
stringing the all-Canadian telegraph wires
to Dawson have returned from sections
of the Klondike country, where it was
thought no white man had ever been, and
report having found In a dense forest near
Pike river the skeletons of twelve horses.
Further on there was a complete saw mill
and several houses. No human beings
were in sight, but all the cabins were
stocked with provisions. Grind stones
and axes were found. It was supposed
the party owning the things were frozen
SOME GERMAN CARTOONS.
Issue of One l’nper Cnnflscnted for
Berlin, Aug. 14—Simpllcissimus, the
comic paper has to-day a striking car
toon representing Chinese soldiers firing
a Krupp cannon on the al'i-s. The motto
is "People of Eurtpe, there you have your
holiest possession again."
This is a narody on the motto append
ed to Fmper r William's famous drawing
of the yellow pet 11.
The latest lssu of Dukunfl has been
(onfiscated by the police for an article
entitled the "Battle with the Dragon,"
ctntaining Use majeste.
CHINAMEN GOING HOME.
An Imperial Kdirt Snid tn Have Or
dered Their Return.
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 14.—For the past
two weeks numbers of Chinese have gone
West from this oily on their way to
China. It Is said that an imperial edict
has ordered their return. The edict i
e-aid to apply only to Chinamen who have
families or relatives in the empire whL'h
are held as hostages to ensure the return
of Chinamen who hove emigrated.
Fiftli F.ii Route to < hinii.
San Francisco, Aug. 11.—Four companies
of the Fifth Infantry arrived here from
Fort Sheridan to-day en route to China.
The Ninth Cavalry is preparing to sail
for the Chlnu station on the transport
Troops Going to < lilnii.
Leavenworth. Kan., Aug. 14.—Two com
panies of the First Infantry, under com
mand of Capt. Getth, left Fort Leaven
worth at 7 o’clock this evening for San
Francisco, whence they will sail for
Second Going to tlie Orient.
Cincinnati, 0., Aug. 14.—The second bat
talion of the Second Regiment left Fort
Thomas to-da> via Chicago for San Fran
cisco. declined for the PlifTlppines mid
pc&dbly China. Gen. Joseph Wheeler ar
rived here to-night and will Inspect the
post ut Fort Tiiomas to-morrow.
Other tail in cm.
At Detroit—lndlanaivolls, 4; Detroit 2.
At Cleveland— Buffalo, 3; Cleveland. 0.
At Milwaukee —Chicago, 4; Milwaukee. 0.
At Minneapolis—Kansas City, 11; Minne
At Hartford, Conn.—Hartford, 5; Syra
At Worceiter—Worcester, (i; Toronto. 8.
At Providence —Providence, tJ; Mon
At Springfield—Springfield, 5; Ro.hes
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST l'>. 1900.
See Us This Week
For Special Bargains
In Summer Clothing
a——gpegsggiL..- Ml i . 'f > -'^■mbp—s
B. H*. LEVY & BRO.
PRESS AGENT IS GONE.
YELLOW JOIHNALISM KILLS OFF
TH E A I Rlf % L FEATU RE.
Puff* 4re Too to Get Wow.
Dramatic Manager* No Longer
Huve to Hire Men to Invent Sensa
tional Fakes—They Can Give n
Hint No'w nnd the Yellow Journal*
Do the lle*t—Attraction* of All
Kind* Vre Now Seised Upon by
Soeh Newspaper* for Sensational
From the Chicago Inter Ocean.
The press agent expertly shifted the
toothpick from one side of his mouth to
the other without interrupting his flow of
conversation. For a second it seemed
suspended in the air and moved with his
tongue while he talked.
"Still nothing doing." he said, with a
sigh, "although July is half over and it
begins to look as if the demand for our
services isn't what it used to be. One
manager recently said he always engaged
his actors early in July because they were
always so thin and haggard with sus
pense if they hadn’t got engagements by
that time that it took ’em a month or two
to recover. Now if that’s true of an actor
w'ho has nothing to do but repeat what
other people have written, how much
more important must it be in my busi
ness, where a man not only has to rely
on his own brains, but has to work to get
the results of his efforts into the papers
afterward? Either of these things is by
itself enough work for one man, but it s
the press agent's duty always to combine
both branches of the business, and then
he has to wait around until a month be
fore the season begins to get a Job at
that. I telUyou it jars me, and anything
that jars a press agent must be serious.
“Somehow or other I have the feeling
that they don't want us now in the same
old way that they used to. They don’t
cry for us. In the best days of this busi
ness, the press agent used to be as im
jortant as the tar. A manager engaged
his agent before the ink was dry on his
star’s contract. No man would think
about sending out anew play or anew
actor until he had a good press agent to
start ahead of him and sow the necessary
seeds of interest. But nowadays you’ll
find that the managers trouble themselves
very little about the press agent. They'll
always take one In the end, but they don’t
pay him much, and they’re always able
to get him qt any time without much
"Of course, they can’t get a man to do
the sort of work that was wanted in the
old days. There were giants in the busi
ness then. They were well paid, and they
deserved it, and a man who was press
agent in those days was somebody in the
theatrical world, and stood in importance
somewhere between the manager nnd the
star. He hadn't been reduced to the
ranks of the also-rans, as he is to-day,
but he had a right to sit in the manager’s
office if he wanted to, and the manager
was very glad to have him. That was the
press agent of twenty years ago. He was
a legitimate business man, and he had a
right to everything rhgt came to him.
Killed by Yellow Journals.
“Yellow Journalism and cheapening the
rates helped to kill the business. The yel
low journals would print any yarn that
was brought to them and never ask any
questions. The trick was so easy that the
managers couldn't see the use of paying
a man to do anything that took so little
trouble. To have a chorus girl bitten by
a shark at Coney Island and to supply a
picture of her and the shark, too, didn't
take any more work than taking the fable
right into the newspaper office. The yel
lows were always willing and anxious to
print It. Jobs of this kind got as cheap
os three or five dollars, and nowadays
they don't bring that price. The yellows
all do the press work of the chorus girls
and those a little bit higher up in the
profession without wanting any pay at all.
Pick up one of them any day and you'll
find photographs of unknown soubrettes.
inconspicuous minor actresses. Now, all
that it takes to accomplish this is to send
the photographs to the newspaper offices.
Any office boy can .do that, and the work
really Is high at $3 for the Job.
"The press agent of former times had to
do his work in a way that appealed to in
telligent and careful men. He had to add
some element of picturesqueness or bit
of novelty to his fake before it could get
into a paper where it would do any good.
But the yellows have never made any test
of that kind. They’ll take anything that
comes along. With no particular ability
demanded in the men who do this kind of
work for them, the managers came to re
gard the press agent in a wholly different
way. From being an important function
on he dropped into a place far below that
It ormerly held- So the yellow Journals,
while they made his work easy for him at
the outset, finally did more to reduce the
value of the press agent's services than
any other influence and to bring him down
to his present estate.
"I can only remember one case of real
ly fine press work that has come under
my observation during the past ten years.
That was as good in its way as anything
ever done In the palmy days of the pro
fession. It established here a foreign con
ceit hull singer who would never have
made any more Impression than a dozen
others of her kind if Interest hail not con
stantls Iwon attracted to her in. the most
sensational and novel tvay. She was kept
the heroine of various exJltlng episodes
that were all prepared with a sufficient
appearance of probability to get into some
thing more than the yellow Journals. That
was the sort of thing that we all did in
the old days, and it was not regarded ns
anything more than the duty of every
press agent, lie would have been consld
d of v. t> null actount if in- didn’t do
something of the kind for everybody with
engaged him. That one year of (trees work
gave tlie actress in question h vogue that
made her at once us well known as If ehe
had acted here for a decade.
Methods Most Differ.
"One other cause for the decline of the
press agent's power Is to he found In the
doubtful value thin managers have come
to pul upon publicity of a certain kind
The concert hall singer I referred to was
made in tills country by the sort of ad
vertising she received at the time of her
arrival here. But just that gore of treat
ment was suited only* to her particular
case. An actress of dignity would have
been irreirievably injured by such un
worthy means of exploitation. But for the
music hall divette they were all right.
"Just the opposite course was followed
in the case of another actress, who three
years ago left the support of a popular
star to become a star on her own respon
sibility. Now* managers are accustomed
to say, since this enterprise proved a com
plete success, that it was managed in
wonderful fashion from the first step to
the last. But the hand of the press agent
was not noticeable in it anywhere. The
only publicity acquired by the actress at
this time was of the most conventional,
formal kind. It is difficult to see why
in some cases such means of putting for
ward anew star could be used successful
ly. while in other cases they fail. It may
be that a really good thing wins on its
<wn merits, although very few persons in
theatrical life would be willing to wait
for a good play to win out, without inti
mating gently to the public something
about the quality of the piece, or at all
•vents what the manager thought of it.
‘ Publicity apparently ceases to be ef
fective after a certain point is reached.
The best advertised woman on the stage
to-day is a certain beautiful comic opera
singer. For the past ten years she has
been known by name and face to a larger
section of the public in this country than
any other woman I know of. A friend of
mine told me that in a lumber camp far
from any railroad line®, in a forest of the
Northwest, ne once went into a hut
where two pictures were hanging. One
was of this woman and the other of the
Virgin Mary. Now, if notoriety in itself
had any value, that woman would d;aw
audiences larger than any other man or
woman on the American stage could ex
pect to attract. But as a matter of fact,
she has. for some years past, failed to
draw the public, wi h a persistence that
was the despair of her managers. She
was tried in all kinds of comic operas.
Thousands of dollars were spent in the
effort to attract the public. Failure after
failure resulted, and this much-advertis
ed woman retired f , m the public view
as a star .and took her place with a
number of o her singers ard actors in a
"Another case of the same kind was no
ticed last year in the grand opera field.
A certain star, who has been associated
always in the public mind with a certain
vc-ry popular op* ra, traveled for the first
time through a number of Wes ern cities.
The expectation of the managers was that
it would be necessary only to announce
triis woman’s name on the dead walls to
have the public flock into the theater.
The Pnhtic Would Not Pay.
"But quite the opposite happened In a
nitmoer of places. The public knew all
about the woman, and had heard her
name for years. But It did not exhibit
any great desire to pay its way to h ar
her sing, and the same experience has
often bf fallen managers who have ex
pected that a singer, because he or she
w-as well known, was certainly to draw
"The public is sometimes quite indiffer
ent. On the other hand. It is largely the
curiosity seekers who go to hear Pade
rewski, although he Is justly accounted
the greatest pianist of his time. Yet if
only those who understood and appreciat
ed his music went to hear him, his audi
ence would not be one-quartor as large
as they are outside of New York. For
years actors are meqtioned in the news
papers, and become moderately well
known by name. Yet that publicity does
them little or no good with the public.
One of the beet known’ comic opera stars
in the country retired from that conspicu
ous position several months ago because
the public was no longer going to see
him. Yet he is to-day one of the very best
known men on the American stage, and
his notoriety failed to attract the public
completely. That was another instance
in which the work of the press agent
failed to accomplish anything.
"I don’t believe that any manager in
the business to-day has any clear idea as
to the value of publicity. That it un
doubtedly helps persons In public stage
life, while it wholly falls to make them
successful in itself, seems to be the best
opinion of the managers to-day. It uted
to be the belief of managers that public
ity was almost equal to making the actor
from every point of view, and as that
could be best done by the expert press
agent, we were accordingly very much
more appreciated in the past than we are
to-day. 11l admit that the old confidence
in the great power of publicity for actors
seems to me now to have been a little ex
"Something more than mere knowledge
of an actor is needed to attract the pub
lic to hear him. What that particular
thing is nobody can tell. The manager
who discovered it would never make a
mistake. His fortune would be made if
he could find out why A draws and why
B doesn't. That is the great problem of
the manager's career. And, unfortunate
ly. he has come to the conclusion that
the press agent has no more to do with
It tha nlte has. And this conclusion was,
of course, very bad for us."
INSECTS IN WINTER.
Where They Go When They Don't
Die nnd Y\hnt They Do.
From the Chicago Post.
Tlie housefly and blue-bottle fly. the bane
of the housekeeper short-lived at best.
Many flies live but a day. The excitement
of escaping extermination and rearing
their young rounds out an exiqbaiee of
twenty-four hours. Nature, in apprecia
tion of their short career, has provided
them with compound eyes, which see about
on all sides, a marvelousy ucute scent and
a facility of flight which is the aggrava
tion of him who dozes at noonday and who
tries io catrh that one fly. When autumn
comes the death knell of millions of tiles
has wounded. They make no preparation
for winter. The majority die. and their
Insignificant bodies are blown away by ihe
passing breeze. A few hardy survivors
linger in cracks In the wall, creep under
the door frames or in crevices in the wood
work. It is probable that eggs are laid,
larvae hatched and other flies creep from
the metamorphosed maggots during the
winter. I Hit some naturalists assert that
the few lingering files ate the parents of
the multitude that appear in the warm
days of June. The eggs they lay are num
Katydids, grasshoppers, locusts, "walk-
ing ;ieks.” crickets and beetles are killed
by the frost. The eggs hidden in ‘he
ground or concealed in the bark of trees
furnish the supply for the next jfear. The
cold retards the development of (he **gg.
which hatches in the w.irm days of spring.
Some.imee an unusually cold winter piay9
havoc with the dormant insect life, but
the cunning of nature strengthens the
frail eggshell against the power of heat
and old until the secret alchemy of
the sun stirs the budding life and bids it
Beet Is exhibit a wonderful instinct in
caring for their helpless young. Among a
certain spe ies the fggs are rolled in balls
of material suitable for food. 1 he ba Is ar
packed away In a nest ro awai- the vora
cious appetites of the Infant beetle that
must eat its way out. The burying or sex
ion leetba deposit their eggs in the bjd
i'S of dead 1 irds or field mice. They then
set to work and perform the proper rites
of burial, heaping the rarth over the body
of the dead. The young beetle hatched
frem the tgg finds a store of food await- ,
ing him on his arrival in the world
Butterflies and moths are victims of
cold weaihcr. though in some instances it
has been proved that they Lave great p° w_
ers of endurance. Both butterflies and
moths live in the of glaciers in
the h'gh Alps and a certain species Is
found fluttering about on the summit of
Mount Washington and amid eternal
Brow, These butterflies and moths are in
timately associaied with the gentians and
other flowers belonging to theee lofty al
titudes, and act as aids In cross fertilaa
Our temperate zone boasts of one or two
winter butte: flifs warmly clothed in mi
croscope c feathers. And on cheerl ss Feb
ruary and March days these blithesome
heralds of spring sport about like animat
ed sunbeams and living prophecies of
springtide. But what has become of the
butterflies and moths of the vanished sum
mertide? They are a gay yet thrifty folk
in looking out for the fu ure of their race.
S arch the garden and cocoors And chry
salids are found in al sorts of shapes and
c' nditlons—angular and ovoid, short and
• hick, long and thin, suspended by the
h<ad, or by the tail, head downward; hung
horizontally in a curled leaf, like the dar
ling baby in the tree top; tucked away un
der a soft web coverlet on the sheltered
side of the gate post, or under the edg*
of the sidewalk; within the warm corner
of a knothole cr a crack in the boards,
under the hark of the trees, in a cozy
crotch of the twigs ad even buried in the.
ground. The delicate yet firm silken
threads bind them to the topmost
branches, where, exposed to sleet, snow*
ard rain, whirled about by every howling
blast, they defy the winter.
The butterfly and moth lay eggs in a
suitable feeding ground during the early
summer. The hatched larva or caterpillar
eats voraciously, gorging Itself until it can
eat no more. Or, if too fat for farther ex
ertion, it spins a cocoon and makes ready
for winter. During the winter it appar
ently slumbers in its snug quarters, nour
ished bv the plentiful supply of fat It ac
cumulated during the caterpillar stage,
; and at the proper time emerges a full
grown troth or butterfly, gorgeously at
tired and bent on holiday making.
The spiders, so far as I can learn, store
away no food supply in winter quarters.
Quantities of eggs are laid and carefully
sheltered in velvety cobweb sacks Imper
vious to the weather. These sacks may
be found swinging by silken rope® from
the golden rod a.nd milkweed and hidden
away in crevicesand corners of board fences
and stone walls. The little spiders creep
from the luxurious sleeping hags provid
ed by the solicitous care of their wise
mother, and if they escape the cannibal
istic propensities of their brothers and
sisters enter at once on a career of trap
ping 3nd hunting.
The old sayihg, "Go to the ant. thou
sluggard," and the quaint fable of the
foolish, shivering grasshopper and the
wise and thrifty ant would lead us to be
lieve that wisdom dwelt In the halls of
the ant hill along with the forethought so
common to the beehive. The bees and
wasps do lay up stores for winter. The
wasps do not provision quite so wisely as
• lie bees, but in the center of the cone
shaped nest of the paper-making wasps
may be found a goodly store of honey. All
bee? do not store as liberally as does the
hive bee. and the mortality among bees Is
widespread. While thousands die, a few
survive, and of these few it is generally
he females that show the greatest tenac
ity to life and serve as mothers of the
race for the next summer. Hive bees re
eive such fostering care from man that
they can hardly be counted among our
wild friends who must shift for them
The thrifty ant deserves much sympa
thy in that It is the favorite prey of spi
ders, crickets, beetles and other insect
hunters. In spite of vicisisitudes it is de
voted to its community life. The care of
its young, the management of its slaves
and captured aphides from which the
is milked, furnish incidents for
a tale as interesting as the customs of any
wandering tribe of the desert or any lost
nation of Central Africa. A few ants may
survive and feed on accumulated .stores
during the winter, but it is chiefly the
eggs and cocoons hidden away in the se
curity of the underground chambers of
the ant hill that furnish the ant popula
tion of a succeeding summer.
KING TO HANG FOR MURDER.
Killed n Man Who Wns Working for
Him in tlie Klondike.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 14.—A special to the
Times from Dawson, dated August 2,
Alexander King has been found guilty
of the murder of Herbert Davenport of
Paterson, N. J., and has been sentenced
to hang Oct. 2. The murderer confessed
his crime. Davenport was freighting goods
belonging to King down the Yukon to
Dawson and kept striking on sand bars.
King told him that if this happened any
more he would kill him and when the
scow struck another bar King coolly drew
his revolver and emptied it into Daven
port's body, killing him instantly.
A Young Woman Sent by Post.
From the Igtndon Express.
Every one knows that the London Post
Nfflce is a mostobliginginstitution and will
deliver safely from one end of the world to
the other, if necessary, almost anything
that is desired, from a love letter to a pot
A little while ago. however, it excelled
itself in its amiability and usefulness. A
young woman, evidently a stranger to '.he
ways of great cities and a foreigner to
hoot, became hopelessly lost in her en
deavors to reach Hampstead. Being a
resourceful young person, is occurred to
her to seek the aid of the Posloffice offi
cials. Entering a branch near at hand,
she slated her wishes, and the gallant
postmaster at once acquiesced and had
her safely conducted for the fee of three
pence by special messenger to Hampstead,
where a receipt was obtained for her in
the orthodox manner.
This Is a perfectly true-incident, as can
be ascertained by a glance through the
rostmaster General's report for the year
Heart palpitation, belching, sourness,
biliousness, nervousness, bloating, consti
pation. sleeplessness, heartburn and head
ache come from a weak stomach. Hostet
ler's Stomach Bitters will strengthen
yours, and thus prevent these ailments
It is a valuable remedy for all stomach
troubles, and has been used successfully
for the past fifty years. It never fails. Our
Private Revenue Stamp covers the neck
of the bottle.
A Cure Hostetter’s
For Every Stomach
Stomach 111. Bitters.
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For sale bv all leading dry goods stores.
WALSH & M&YhR,
1-4 Broughton, West.
It will pay you to anticipate your
needs and come down and do a little
shopping with us while we are having
our bargain and remnant sale.
Remember our Buena Tonic for the complexion;
excellent for freckles and tan.
SAVE DOCTOR’S BILL
TAKE ONE BOTTLE OF
CHILL AND FEVER TONIG.
POSITIVE CURE FOR
All Malarial Fevers.
NO CURE, NO PAY.
SMITH’S CHILL TONIC
IS THE BEST.
FRENCH CLARET WINES, and
GERMAN RHINE and MOSELLE WINES
and FRENCH COGNAC BRANDIES.
All these fine Wines and Liquors are imported by us In glass direct from
the growers In Europe.
Our St. Jutien Claret Wine from Everest, Dupont & Cos of Bordeaux,
France, is one of their specialties, and one at extremely low price.
The Chateaux Leovilie, one of their superior Claret Wines, well known al)
over the United Slates.
We also carry In bond Claret Wines from this celebrated firm In caeka.
Our Rhine and Moselle Wines are imported from Martin Deuu, ’/rank
fort, Germany, are the best that come to the United Stalest
EODENHEIM Is very fine and cheap.
NIERSTEIN also very good.
RUPESHEIM very choice.
RAUENTHAL. selected grapes, very elegant
LIEBFRANMILCH, quite celebrated.
MARCOBRUNNER CABINET elegant and rare
YOHANNISBUROER is perfection.
SPARKLING HOCK. SPARKLING MOSEX.LE, SPARKLING) MUSCA
TELLE. and FINE FRENCH COGNAC BRANDIES.
Special Brandies are imported direct from France by us^in cases, and caske.
, LIPPMAN BROTHERS.
We have Bargain Sales every day in the week.
Also that the weather is still warm.
Call and see our stock of Matting, Linoleum, Win
dow Shades and Mosquito Nets.
Our Dixie Frame for Mosquito Nets is a daisy.
We ’are selling the famous Odorless Refrigerator
and Puritan Stove.
Low Down Cut Prices.
For the nresent, Old Post Office building.
LINDSAY & MORGAN.
Ribbon, the latest, best and cheapest.
All-silk, heavy satin and taffeta, assort
ed colors. Write for sainpe© and prices.
No. 1 Baby Ribbons, lc yd,. 43c spon.
No. 2 Ribbons. Vi-In., 2VsC yd., J)_* bolt.
No. 4 Ribbons. *-in., 5c jyd., 33c boll.
No. 5 Ribbons. 1-in.. 5c yd., 45c bolt.
No. 7 Ribbons,
No. 0 Ribbons. lVa-in.. 8c yd., 75 Iwlt.
No. 12 Ribbons, -21n., 10c yd., 90c bolt.
No. 10 Ribbons, 2Vi-ln., 12’-c yd., sl.lO bolt.
No. 22 Ribbons, 2 s A -in„ 15c yd., $1.35 .oil.
No. 40 Ribbons, 3 l x*-in., 17 1 -'- yd.. SI.OO lx>lt.
No. 80 Ribbons. 4-in., yd.. SI.SS Dolt.
No. 100 Ribbons, 5-in., 25c yd.. $2.25 bolt.
All above run ten >ard lo bolt. We
mail ribbons free all over United States.
| ias justly won its laurels.” Soups,'
Fish, Game, Hot and Cold Meats, etc., are
i / given a most delicious flavor by using
13© Lea & Perrins’
7 / [ ( * This signature U on every battle
THE ORIGINAL WORCESTERSHIRE
tJ2r*i;tVAJfJ- OK IMITATIONS. JOHN WJ.NCA v .. r~*.
Wheeler * Wilson Improved No. 9 Uall
Bearing Sewing Machine at cut prices.
tVe exoango nnd sell any way.
J. & P. Coat's Beat Spool Thread 60c doz.
H. & B. Sewing Silk 4c spool; 40c dozen.
Fine Tooth Ilrushe.4 9c each; 95c dozen.
Rice Buttons lc card; 10c dozen cards.
Pearl Buttons 2t4c to 10c dozen.
Nice Ladles' Leather Pocketbooks 20c a.
Nlce line Valenciennes Laces lc to Oc yard.
Nice line Linen Lace lc to 10c yard.
Brush Edge Skirt Binding 4c vard.
Fine Gloria Silk rmhrella 98c each.
Dressing Pins lc to 4c paper.
Columbia Safety Pins. 2 dozen for sc.
Safety Hooks and Eyes lc card; 5c box.
English Needle Books 4c each; 35c dozen.