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THURSDAY, AUGUST IS. lffUO.
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INDEX TO SEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meetings.—Ocean, City Lodge No. 5,
Knights of Royal Arch.
Special Notices. Look, Savannah
Building Supply Company; Lime,
Cement, Piaster; Andrew Hentey
Company; S. T. Overstree. M. IX,
of Live Oak, Fla-, on the merits
of Suwanee Springs Water; Notice to
City Court Jurors; Levan's Table d’-
Legal Notices—Libel against British
Bark Carl von Doheln, etc.
The Wise Ones Take Advantage,—P. T.
Bummer Resorts.—Tallulah Falls, Ga.
frro)>osalF.— Sealed Proposals for Dredg
thg Cumberland Sound.
Rapidly Moving.—Parlor Suits, etc.
Lindsay' & Morgan.
Grape-Nuts.— Post urn Gere a 1 Cos.
Cheroots.—Old Virginia Cheroots.
Medical. Lydia Pinkham’s Vegetable.
Pills; Horsford’s Acid Phosphates; Hood's
Barsaparila; S. S. S.; Tuft’s Pills; Wom
an’s Friend; World’s Dispensary Prepar
ations; Pond's Extract; Castoria.
Cheap Column Advertisements.—Help
Wanted; Employment Wanted; For Rent;
For Sale; Lost; Personal; Miscellaneous.
The indications for Georgia to-day are
for local rains in the interior, with light
southeasterly winds, and for Eastern
Florida, generally fair weather, with
light to fresh southeasterly winds.
There are some seven or eight “third”
parties in the campaign this year. And
one of them is about as dangerous as an
other to the success of either of the great
The first annual reunion and encamp
ment of the National Association of Span
ish-American war veterans will be held in
Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 8 to 12, inclu
sive. An attractive programme will be
arranged, end it is promised that there
will be a “hot time In the old town” on
Chicago sneak thieves are working a
6hrewd campaign game. They operate in
gangs. One of them transforms him
self into a campaign orator and spouts
red-hot politics from a cart or a curb
stone. While he is stirring up enthusiasm
by expounding the theory of good gov
ernment. and denouncing tyranny and cor
ruption, his confederates are operating
among the crowd and in the adjacent
houses. So common has the orator thief
become that the chief of police has issued
instructions to his men to keep a close eye
on all street political gatherings.
Jerry Simpson of Kansas, who sockless
and irrepressible leaped to the pedestal
of notoriety from the crest of the wave
of populism which swept over his state
some years ago, is now at the. front as
the original shirt-waist politician. He is
mak*ing his campaign coatless and cool
as to his corporeal being, however hot
may be the political stuff which he fires
at his hearers. It is said that Jerry has
received from a Chicago haberdasher a
dozen fancy shirt waists of all colors and
combinations of colors, and that it is his
purpose to appear in these, uncovered by
coat or waistcoat, during the remainder
of his stumping tour. Doing himself a
fad, It is impossible for Jerry to violate
At the Sing Sing (N. Y.) prison the
lock-step for convicts has been abolished
and the military inarch substituted. Ex
perts in penology have long condemned
the iock-etep, because having been once
acquired, it marks a man for life and
proclaims him an cx-convict wherever
he may go after leaving prison. Not only
does the. lock-step gait proclaim an ex
oonvict’s antecedents to strangers, but it
keeps him always in mind of the
iaet that he has been In dis
grace and that the disgrace is
known to all who see him. Since
one great purpose of modern penology is
to give an ex-convict another chance in
life, the abolition of the lock-step Is look
ed upon as an act of humanity.
The Cincinnati school board has deter
mined not to purchase any maf< of Af
rica and Asia this year. It had been the
purpose to supply the schools with anew
eet of physical and political maps during
the coming fall, but the board has decid
ed to await the outcome of current af
fairs In South Africa and China before
expending a considerable sum for maps
which might become obsolete before they
had fairly got into use. It is practically
certain that the boundaries of the South
African atales will hove to be revised as
an outcome of tpe war, and It may be
that the *ame will be true of China;
Ijenoe the Cincinnati school hoard pro
poses to save money by waiting until the
tgAtiog la ovsr before buying new maps.
THE STANDARD B %I,F MOVEMENT.
The arguments in favor of rescinding
the rule of the Cotton Exchange which
discriminates against the irregular cot
ton bale, advanced by some of the mem
bers of the Exchange, appear to he good
ones. It is important that the standard
bale—the 24-54 bale—shall be generally
adopted, but ir is hardly fair to expect
Savannah to bear the whole burden of
bringing about the reform in the South
Atlantic section. If the frule is Insisted
upon it is thought that Savannah will
lose considerable cotton this season,
and until th'* s ? andard ba’e i* very gen
The ports which are the rivals of Sa
vannah would like to se* the rule in ques
tion enforced, but they do not seem to
be willing to assist in enforcing it. They
know it would be better for all concerned
if all the tquare bales were made in ac
cordance with the standard measurement.
Why they' will not lend a helping hand,
therefore, in effecting the reform, is one
of the things that are hard to explain. It
may be that they think that If Savan
nah retains and enforces the rule they
will get more cotton, believing that the
owners of irregular bales will avoid Sa
vannah rather than pay the penalty' for
w’hich the rule provides.
There is no doubt that exporters prefer
the square bale to the round bale, because
it enables them to know' what kind of
cotton they are buying, but if the square
bale- is to hod its place in the cotton
trade it must b constructed in accord
ance with the standard measure.
The irregular bale costs more to handle,
both on the cars and on the ships, and
there is no reason why the standard
bale should not be made at every ginnery.
The cost of changing the boxes is so small
that it is hardly worth considering.
And it is to the interest of the farmers
that the square bale shall hold its place
in the cotton business. Whatever m.iy be
the mori s of th** round bale it would not
be a good thing for the farmers for one
company to control the means by which
the entire eorton crop is baled. Having
secured a monopoly such a company
might want to exact a greater toll than
the farmers would be willing to pay'.
Avery large percentage of the. cotton
boxes have been changed to the standard
bale dimensions. To get the remainder of
them changed would It not be advisable
to offer a small premium for cotton put
up in standard bales? That suggrstion ha 1 *
been made by one of the members of the
Savannah Cos ton Exchange. While a pen
alty on irregu ar bales would have ten
dency to force to other ports cotton that
legitimately belongs here, a premium for
the standard bale would influence cotton
in this direction. No doubt the whole mat
ter will be given very' careful consider
ation as soon as a sufficient number of
the members of the Exchange return from
their vacations to justify a meeting of
that body on so important a matter.
HARMONY DEPENDS OX Mlt. BRYAN.
What a remarkable change in the atti
tude of the New York Democracy toward
Mr. Bryan has taken place within the
last four years! In the campaign of 1896
its leaders had very little regard for him.
Now’ he is so popular with the leaders
and the rank and lile of the party that
it is thought that he alone has sufficient
influence with the warring factions of the
party’ to settle the differences b tween
them which threaten to destroy w hatever
chances the Democracy’ has for carrying
the state for both the state and the na
Mr. McGuire, the chairman of the Dem
ocratic State Executive Committee, and
Mr. Campbell, the chairman of the Dem
ocratic State Committee, have written to
Mr. Bryan asking him to come to New
York and see w hat he can do to get Mr.
Croker to cease his opposition to the
nomination of Mr. Color for Governor. In
their letters to him they say that un
less the differences between the factions
are adjusted, and Mr. Coler is nominated,
the chances are that the Republicans will
carry the state both for the state and
the national tirke'e.
In their opinion the nomination of Mr.
Color would be worth 50,000 Votes to the
national ticket of the Democratic party
in New York. Mr. Bryan may un
derrake the role of a peace-maker in New
York, but if he does he is going to en
counter difficulties which will be difficult
-to overcome. Mr. Croker is strongly
against the nomination of Mr. Coler. He
knows Mr. Coler is not a friend of Tam
many’, end Mr. Croker’s main purpose is
to take care of Tammany. Besides, Mr.
Croker regards the effort to nominate Mr.
Coler for Governor as a move on the part
of Mr. Hill io w’eaken Tammany’s power
and influence. The situation is a very com
plex one. The whole country is interest
ed in it, because the success of the Dem
ocratic national ticket may depend upon
the way in which it Is adjusted.
Chairman Butler of the Populiat Na
tional Committee is in favor of nomi
nating a Populist to go on the Populist
ticket with Bryan, and not accepting
Stevenson. Butler is evidently looking
out for himself, and not for the good of
tho reforms which he professes to sup
port. He fears, no doubt, that the with
drawal of Tow’ne and the acceptance of
Stevenson would mark the beginning of
the absorption of the Populist party into
the Democracy; and that would mean loss
of power and influence to Butler. It Is
very improbable, however, that Chairman
Butler will be able to control the full
committee and prevent the substitution
on the Populist ticket of Stevenson's
name for Towne’s. Mr. Towne is a man
of far more ability, magnetism and pa
triotism thon Butler, and the probabili
ties are that the committee will follow
the lend of the Minnesota man in prefer
ence to that of The discredited North Car
A commercial traveler now in this city,
who has noticed the discussion of the
proposition of a person living on lifteen
cents a day for meals, writes to the Morn
ing News as follows: “Last week 1 took
four very good meals with the Ruskln
Colony people (n South Georgia), und
was Informed that their yearly average
is at the rate of 2.7 cents per meal, or losa
than 9 cents per day. This Is not a 'spurt,’
but goes on from year's end to year a
end, and their living is ahead of that en
joyed by the average farmer," This Js,
Indeed, cheap living, and the Ruskinttes
are to be congratulated upon having solv
ed the problem.
Nicaragua canal promoters will see In
tho death of Mr. Huntington the removal
of .a great obstacle from their path*
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY; AUGUST 16. 1900.
THE LAND GRABBERS TO BLAME.
Mr. John Barrett, ex-minister to Siam,
in an article in the New York Journal,
says that the land-grabbing tendency dis
played by some of the Powers of Europe
is chiefly responsible for the present
trouble in China. He admits that there
arc among the missionaries some men and
women who should never have left their
native land. They are unfit for the work
they have undertaken, but the percentage
of these unfit and trouble-making mission
aries is not greater than that of peace
disturbing agents of business firms of this
and other Christian countries to be found
in China and other parts of the Far East.
These agents make trouble by their efforts
to get the better of the Asiatics. They
think they are very much smarter than
the Asiatics, and therefore endeavor to
deceive them. Thus bad feeling is
Mr. Barrett takes the position that if the
missionaries of the Christian countries are
withdrawn the merchants of those coun
tries will also have to be withdrawn. The
one Is just as much in need of protection
as the other. In the event of the with
drawal of the merchants commerce will
receive a set-back from which it will not
recover in years.
In Mr. Barrett’s opinion there would
have been no serious trouble on account
of the missionaries, notwithstanding the
fact that so many of them have not the
qualifications necessary for getting along
in such a country as China is, if some of
the Powers had not alarmed the Chinese
by forcibly taking possession of ports and
large tracts of territory of China. The
talk of dismembering the empire and di
viding it among European nations hod
a most disquieting effect. The Chinese
became alarmed for their national life,
and they had reason to be. Under the
circumstances it is not to be w’ondered at
that the anti-foreign movement gained
such strength that it showed itself in acts
of violence directed against foreigners.
It is evident that whatever settlement
is made of the presentdifficulty guarantees
will have to be given that the integrity
of the Chinese empire shall be preserved,
and that only such missionaries shall be
sent to the country as shall possess qual
ifications that w r ill enable them to get
along wiih the natives. It is a mistake
to send to China as missionaries persons
who are lacking it fitness for missionary
duties. It is doubtful if there is the care
there should be in choosing persons for
the Chinese mission field. In fact it is
questionable whether those who select the
missionaries ever take into account the
fact that a missionary in order to be suc
cessful needs other qualifications than
those that would fit him for a religious
teacher at home.
Missionary work in. China will not be
abandoned, of course, but in order to se
cure the largest amount of success it
should be carried on in future in a way
that would produce the least possible
amount of irritation on the part of the
The movement of gold to Europe ex
cites no alarm in financial circles. Ac
cording to our dispatches $8,000,000 was
shipped yesterday, and the shipments
last week were large.
Gold would not be going from this coun
try to Europe if $28,000,000 had not been
subscribed to the recent British loon. It
is the understanding that this country
does not owe anything in Europe now. It
has paid all of its debts abroad and is
prepared to loan to European govern
There was some complaint in London
that the British government placed so
large a part of Its recent loan of $50,000,-
COO in this country. But it could not help
Itself. The Bank of England was in need
of gold, and the only source of supply at
a reasonable rate was the United States.
There is an abundance of gold in this
country. The United States treasury has
a greater supply than it has had at any
previous time in many years. The banks
have all they need; in fact more than
they care to have. Nobody wants gold
now that it can be hud for the asking.
All the indications are that the United
States will soon he the great creditor na
tion of the world. For the year ending
June 30 last their exports exceeded their
imports nearly $600,000,000. There is no
reason to doubt that the excess of ex
ports this year will be greater than that
of last year. In fact, there is bound to
be a steady increase in the excess of the
exports. That being the case, it cannot
be otherwise than the United States will
become the creditor of most of the other
London has been the money center of
the world so long that she feels a little
eore at the proepect of losing her su
premacy in that particular. The time has
come, however, when Great Britain must
take second place in both commerce and
finance. The first place belongs to the
United States. New York, if she is not
already, will, in the very near future, be
the financial center of the world.
The report of vital statistics of the chief
sanitary officer of Havana for the month
of July contains some interesting infor
mation. It appears, among other things,
that yellow fever is far from extinct in
t hat city, there having been thirty deaths
from that disease during the month. They
have some old people in Havana, as well
as elsewhere. During the month there
w'ere four death** between the ages of 80
and 90, and two between 90 and 100. The
highest tnean daily temperature for July
was 83 degrees; considerably less warm
than It was in many cities on the main,
land of much higher latitude. There were
877 immigrants from Spain, but none from
the United States. The death rate con
tinues in excess of the birth**, the excess
of deaths for the month being 158. The
greatest death rate was among children
under one year old. In a population of
242.055, there were seventy-six marriages
during the thirty-one days. There were
more deaths from consumption than any
Gen. Patrick A. Collins is a leader of the
Boston Democracy. Under Mr. Cleveland’s
administration he was consul general In
London. Four years ago he was opposed
to Mr. Bryan’s candidacy, and took no
part in the. campaign. This year, how
ever, he has decalred himself in favor of
the straight Democratic ticket, and will
do what he can to assist in its success.
Maj. Mims proposes a s4ralght-forward.
clean-cut canvass for the mayoralty of
Atlanta, without vote-buying or undue
influence. Whereat all of the other poli
ticians and many of the voters are struck
with almost speechless astonishment at
.the temerity of the man*
Under the terms of an order Issued by-
Gen. Young on June 10, all Filipinos in
Northern Luzon must not only be pro
vided with a certificate of registration,
but are forbidden to travel from place to
place without u written pass issued by
the local authority. Is that what the Re
publican administration calls “benevolent
assimilation?” The probabilities, how
ever, are that the natives pay little at
tention to the order, except in the imme
diate vicinities of the garrisoned posts.
This is indicated by the great activity of
small bands of insurgents in all part 6 of
the territory held by the American army.
In Leyte, Samar and Panay, aa told /in
our dispatches of yesterday, the inaur
ents come and go at pleasure, and contin
ually harass the pmall garrisons, using
smokeless ammunition in their “sniping”
and ambushing operations.
Webster Davis will not be able to make
the Boer war an Issue in the campaign
in this country, but he may be able to
show from it what British imperialism
leads to in cost of monciy and lives to the
British people, and injustice to liberty
seeking peoples in other sections of the
—Emile Zola expresses his deep sympa
thy' with Maitre Labor!, who has- been so
boycotted because of his part in the Drey
fus case, and in a rtc nt interview urg
ed that every possible support and aid
be given to the brave lawyer.
—Frederick P. Spauldirg of Bethlehem,
Pa., who has been appointed professor of
civil engineering In the University of Mis
souri. was graduated from Lehigh Uni
versity in 1880. He was instructor t Cor
nell University for seven years, and later
returned to Lehigh University for two
years as Instructor. He then entered the
field of practical engineering.
—The details of the ceremonies at the
unveiling of the Vance statue in the Cap
itol Square of Raleigh, N. C., on Aug. 22,
have all been arranged. Thomas S. Ke
nan will bu chief marshal. The state
Guard is invited through the adjutant
general, the Confederate Veterans
through their commander, and the editors
in the state also receive a special invi
tation. The orator of the day will be
Richard If. Battle, who during the Civil
War was Governor Vance s private secre
—Mr. Traves, the great English surgeon,
in his lecture to medical studfnts at the
opening of the new club rooms in the
London Hospital the other day, said that
gfnins was some form cf neurosis, an un
labulated nervous disease. The few per
sons of genius he had known had been
exceedingly impossible persons, and if
there was one profession where genius
was out of place it was the medical pro
fession. The thing which in that stood
above all else was hard work, and one
very peculiar faculty, that of close ob
—Making Quick Time.—Firs? New York
er (w’ho lives in New Jersey): You leave
your office at the same time I do. How
does It happen that you get home an hour
ahead of me?
Second New Yorker (who also lives in
New Jersey): I take an express train to
Trenton and a way-train back.—New York
—The persls4en? correspondent W'as
worming a biography out of the re’.uctant
“I suppose it is true. Senator, as every
body understands,” he said, ♦‘that you
began life as a poor ploughboy?”
"No, sir,” growled the statesman. “I
began life as a red-faced, flat-nosed,
squalling baby.”—Chicago Tribune.
—The Real Thing.—With the aid of a
powerful microscope, we regarded the
ptomaine in the ice cream steadfastly.
“Yon are extremely ugly!” we observed.
“Of course!” replied the ptomaine. “Did
you ever see a genuine lady-killer that
wasn’t more or less ugly?”
To be perfectly candid—but why speak
of this?—Detroit Journal.
—The Boy Told Him.—After a recent
supper in the rural district a clerical
looking individual arose to respond to a
“What am I here for to-night?” was the
question he opened with.
“To cat!” shouted a hungry small boy,
near the door. “You’ve done drinked six
cups of*coffee an’ swallowed rhe last bis
cuit on the plate!”—Atlanta Constitution.
The Washington Post (Ind.) says: “In
the three years during which Mr. Mc-
Kinley has been President the enormous
sum of $420,000,000 has been paid to pen
sioners, and to this fact the Republican
managers point with pride. It seems to
us, however, that this showing, together
with the further fact that from July 1,
186*, to June 20. 19C0, the payments' for
pensions and expense* connected with
payments aggregated $2,600,000,000.
will be apt to awaken the conn ry to the
drain which the pension fund makes upon
the national treasury. Even now, a third
of a century after the close of the war.
there are 993 529 pensioners on the roll.
We hope they are all honestly entitled to
the gratuity which the government gives
them, but we conf<B to the belief that a
weeding out of the tension list would not
do injustice to any honest pensioner and
might save money for the government.
The pension roll has always been used
as a political adjunct, but never quite so
flagrantly as in the present instance.
Some good will be accomplished, how
ever, if the wide publicity which is be
ing giv<n to the Republican National Com
mittee’s campaign document brings about
an awakening and a reform.”
The Chicago Chronicle (Dem.) says:
“One of the beauties of the injunction sys
tem is manifest in tho case of the tele
graph company which is enjoined by one
court to cease serving grain
and is enjoined by another court to keep
on serving them. The company’s officials
are lik'dy to get into Jail whichever court
they obey. This, taken in connection with
the fact that anyone with a $5 bill can
secure an injunction against anybody do
ing anything, is calculated to mak* peo
ple think that there may te something in
the talk of go\ernment by injunction’ af
The Baltimore Sun (Dem.) says: “Cer
tainly the experience of the Southern
states with the black race ought to make
all thoughtful men oppose the Republican
plan *o annex and ah*, rb 10,000,000 brown
skirned p ople of an alien race. Tne issue
of imperialism will not be dropped in this
campaign because of threats to punish the
South for eliminating the Ignorant negro
vote. The South, indeed, will continue to
opposs imperialism In the Philippines as
well as in its own afTairs, and will not
be deterred by threat* from Republican
The Greenville (8 C.) News (Dem.) de- |
dims to differentiate between the colored
races. Everything that isn't while must
be Mack It says: “The recruiting offl e in
Savannah has received orders to enlist
negroes for service in ho Philippines. It
would be a good idra for the government
to use as many negroes qs possible this
way. Then it would b* * war of negroes
on fifth aides.” •
The .Antics of•• Bobs” on the Dead
The spectacle cf Lord Roberts, shrivel
ed and seventy, plunging into the smoke
and struggle In South Africa and emerg
ing with “the garter” in one hand and a
dukedom In the other, is exhilarating and
suggestive in view of the “dead-line-ai
hfty” discussion, says the Saturday Even
ing Post. Roberts, as an old *nan, who
had fought his battles and won his med
als, who had all to lose and ontning to
gain, stayed at home during the early
weeks of the war. And younger fighters,
Methuen end Buller, set out on the search
far easy glory. What they got Is painful
history of England.
Roberts at and Kitchener—the younger man
was expected to do the big things-were
sent out as an eleventh-hour hope. For
a few weeks Kitchener's picture loomed
large In the papers; thin be dropped out
of ?lght. And in the end it was Lord
Robcris, twenty years past the and *ad-line,
who fought out the war.
It is futile to lay down general laws;
folly to apply th<m to individuals. Yet the
d€ad-line-ai-flfty heresy has been accept
ed as gospel by so many people that it
is worth following up, with “Bobs’’ as a
beacon. Undoubtedly there is a dead line.
Some men have already it at thir
ty; others never reach it till they follow
a clergyman feet flrst out of church.
A young business man is naturally in
touch with the methods that revo
lutionize trade every few years in these
rapid times; but the older cne who keeps
up with them is his equal and his supe
rior by the weight of his added experi
ence. For the professional man whose
ttucly lamp s ill burns, fifty but a
mile-tone on the read to greater power.
And for him there is always something
to be won and anew way to win it if
the o'd one will not do. At seventy he is
learning and planning and executing. He
Is climbing tiees. like Gen. Wheeler, to
see what the enemy is up to; or drum
ming up w heat, like Mr. Armour, to freeze
out the other youngster; or planning a
great home rule programme like that
lively octogenarian, the late Mr. Glad
stone. The ability to see new conditions
and to meet them is the secret of youth’s
power in the world to-day. And so long
as a man has that ability, the years count
for nothing. You can draw 7 a dead line
behind him, but you can’t catch and push
him over it.
Equal to the Emergency.
“That man who advertised for a red
headed office boy the other clay reminds
me of a curious experience,” said an old
reporter, according to the New Orleans
Times-Democrat. “Years ago, when. I was
a cub, doing my flrst assignments on an
afternoon daily in a big Western city, we
had a thin, freckle-nosed office boy with
a head like a full-blown poppy. He was
a silent sort of a liitle chap, but anybody
could see with half an eye that he was
sharp as a needle, and he was a favorite
with the whole staff, from the chief down.
One day the city editor sent the star re
porter Out to a country justice court,
nearly ten miles from town, to write up
the case of a school commissioner who
nad been arrested for misappropriation of
funds, and, as an afterthought, he told
‘Reddy,’ the office boy, to meet him there
so, if necessary, he could carry in early
copy. The star rej>orier was a great ar
tist. but also a periodical drunkard, and
at about 1:30 that afternoon the city re
ceived the cheering news that he was then
asleep in a neighboring bar. At the same
time a rumor reached town that the school
commissioner’s trial had developed a tre
mendous sensation and that the prisoner
had made his escape at the point of a pis
tol. We went to press at 2:20 sharp, and
for the next fifteen minutes we had the
wildest city editor in seventeen states.
He had already rushed two men off on
horseback and was dispatching a third,
when in walked ‘Reddy,’ who had been
entirely forgotten in the general excite
ment. ‘That was a good story out at
the rube court,’ he said, ‘and seeing as Mr.
didn't come, I wrote it up myself.
‘Where is the copy?’ yelled the city ed
itor. ‘Here,’ said ‘Reddy,’ and handed over
a roll of manuscript. 1 helped edit it, or
rather I helped read it, for it didn’t re
quire any editing. It was a beautiful
story, clearly and graphically told, with
subheads inserted and everything ready
for the printer. The city editor was de
lirious with joy and next day the kid got
a legular job on the staff.'' “And I sup
pose now he’s the managing editor,” said
one of the listeners, with a slight sneer.
“No, he isn’t,” replied the old reporter.
"This story happens to be true. Reddy
didn’t fulfill his early promise. He went
wrong and is now serving out a term in
Tho Infold Story.
Curtis May in the Youth's Companion.
Into the Great White Gate of the North
The stately ships go sailing.
Where the waving flags of the cold stream
And the bitter wind* are wailing.
The sentinel iceberg nods and dips,
The sun comes up from his long eclipse,
And the shining stars are paling.
The Ice King shou;s, “You have marked
With, strength that is past denying.
But here alone from primeval birth
Have I watched the swift years flying.
Secure in the fastnesses of the cold,
The centuries watched as I built my hold.
With their eyes turned North in dying.
“And will you pass through the Great
Thai guards the realm 1 of my dwelling?
Shall I before you a vassal wait.
And ber.d to your proud compelling?
Away! So long as the wind shall blow,
The wonderful secret I only know
Shall never be yours for telling.
But human courage and human will
Shrink not from the undertaking.
And hope’s high flood w'hen the pulses
Ebbs not, though the strength be break
The ships still strain toward the distant
And life and valor and love go forth
To the sleep that knows no waking.
Yea, born with purpose that knows no fear
And daring that aeks no glory.
Men leave behird wliat is known and dear
And seek for the Ice King hoary.
Wrecks strew the way of the Great White
Unheard the tales of tho grim North wait!
Oh, who shall bring us the story!
Hliy Franklin Dfll Nof W rite If.
“It has always been a curious puzzle
why Franklin, the man of ripe age, of
commanding distinction and of approved
literary skill, was not selected to write
this declaration instead of Thomas Jef
ferson. then only thirty-three years o!d
and comparatively unknown," ways John
Gilmer Speed, in the Saturday Evening
Post. “It could not be that Franklin was
passed by because he had done every
thing within his power to avert the war
and reconcile the differences between the
colonies and the Mother Country, for nil
wise men in the. colonies did all that
honor permitted in that direction until
tho die was cast. No. it was not a fear
of Franklin’s earnestness In the cause
of the colonies—it was probably the fear
of Franklin’s humor.
“He was not only the greatest man of
his time, but he was one of the greatest
humorists of any time. And so his asso
ciates were possibly afraid that he would
put a joke In the Declaration, and pass
ed him by and selected the lank young
Virginian with the freckled face.
“As It was. Franklin did have his joke,
for when the members of Congress were
about to sign the Declaration, Hancock,
whose earnestness is expressed in the
bold signature which comes flrst. said In
hie own earnest way: ‘We must be
unanimous; there mut be no pulling dif
ferent ways; we must all hang together.’
“ ’Yes,* replied Franklin, *we must hang
together or we shall be pretty sure to
hang separately.* 9o
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