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The Indications for Georgia are for lo
cal rains and thunderstorms, with light
variable winds; and for Eastern Florida,
fair in eastern, thunderstorms In western
portion, with light southeasterly wjnds.
The Press Club of Mobile has already
raised a handsome sum toward a testi
monial of some sort for the battleship
Alabama and the matter has been taken
up in other cities of the state. No doubt
the Alabama will be property remembered
by the people of the state whose name
she bears, all of which Is a reminder to
Georgians that they must prepare them
selves shortly for a similar presentation.
At the rate of Increase shown in the pop
ulation of two boroughs of Greater New
York, those of Manhattan and Bronx,
which is 36.33 per cent., or more than half
a million people in ten years, the Ameri
can metropolis will have no difficulty in
standing second among the cities of the
world; and in the next ten years London
will have to look to her laurels or she
will no longer lead the list of the world's
most populous cities.
Hawaii is rapidly becoming a territory
of the United States politically as well
as by congressional enactment. The
whites there are already divided into Re
publicans and Democrats, and seem anx
ious o bring about a test of the strength
of the twp parties in the islands. The
territory would, of course, he Incomplete
without a third party movement, and the
natives or Kanaka* are promising to fur
nish this and a small amount of political
fun with it.
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The proposed and much talked of Chi
cago duel between two ex-members of
the German nrmy to avenge an alleged
insult of thirty years standing, has been
declared oft. It is now determined that
Dux and Dames will not fight because of
the tears of Mrs. Dux which induced
Dames to permit his would-be antagonist
to withdraw the challenge. The Chicago
pottce, however, are most suspicious and
two detectives are still detailed lo keep
the prospetcive antagonists apart for
fear they may relent.
Attention is being called to the fact that
Col. Theodore Roosevelt referred to the
negro troops that fought at Santiago as
"smoked Yankees," and that be practically
charged Ihem with cowardice. Attention Is
also being called to another fact which
Col. Roosevelt did not mention, that the
colored cavalry at Santiago saved Col.
Roosevelt’s command from a deadly Hank
attack in which it would have fared dis
astrously. When Col. Roosevelt made
those charges, however, he was not a can
didate for Vice President.
It appears that Emperor William has a
good side to his nature as well a,< a vin
dictive one. according to a recent Furls
dispatch. It is announced that the Em
peror has forbidden any of the ceremonies
Which arc usual at Metz every year In
commemoration of the German victory In
the war of IX7O. The civil and military
authorities have Instructions to prsvent
the slightest manifestations there. The
order is undoubtedly due to a desire on
the part of the Emperor to cultivate a
friendship with Francs.
THE ALLIES St'CCESSFIL.
The crisis In the Chinese situation has
passed. The ministers besieged in Pekin
have been rescued and are now safe with
the allied forces The work of the relief
army has been accomplished eve* more
expeditiously than ;* ■’■■ ed j woi:!,)
be. The resistance of the* Chine se forces,
which promised to l>e *■*> vigorous in the
beginning of the movement on Pekin,
amounted to practically nothing as the
allied forces approached the walls of the
The truth doubtless is the Chinese found
that resistance would be useless, and so
the)' retired and permitted the allies to
accomplish the purpose of their march to
Pekin. And it seemt* that the Empress
Dowager and her ministers fled on the ap
proach of the allies. They must have
thought their lives were in danger or that
they would be taken prisoners.
Now that the ministers have been res
cued will the allies withdraw at once from
Pekin? That is a question that cannot
be answered at this time. It is probable
that the l T nited States will withdraw their
forces. They have nc\ policy in respect to
China that makes it necessary that an
armed force of Americans shall occupy
the capital of that empire. It is probable
that they will maintain a force at Tien
Tsin until they come to some understand
ing with the Chinese government respect
ing the matter of indemnity. It would be
to their interests, however, to deal as le
niently ns possible with China. The em
pire is practically helpless. It is the sub
ject of both pity and contempt. Still, it
has an immense trade and the United
States want a big share of it. It is prob-
able that China will turn to them for as
sistance. They are under no particular
obligations to lend her a helping hand
since she failed to accept the terms upon
which they agreed to intervene with the
other Powers in her behalf.
It is certain that the influence of the
United States will be against the dis
membering of the empire or any further
of territory o European Powers.
It is the understanding that Great Brit
ain and Japan will use their influence in
the same direction.. But there are no
reasons for thinking that the United
States will permit themselves to become
entangled with the European Powers over
the settlement of the troubles in China.
They have accomplished their object in
sending on army to China, and the peo
ple will approve their retiring from that
country as soon as they can do so hon
orably and without sacrificing any of their
It 4CR PRFdI DICE AT THE XO'RTII.
Those Northern papers which are al
ways so prompt to condemn the Southern
people whenever there is a lynching in tho
South have not been prompt in making
comments on the race riot in New York.
#hirh began last Wednesday night. No
doubt they will have something to say
about It, and it will be interesting to
read their vi%ws of it. They have tried to
convey the impression that cnly in the
South is there anything like prejudice
against the negro. They have taken the
position that the civilization of the North
is so much superior to hat of the South
that there is no possibility of discrimina
tion against the n*gro there cn account
of his color.
They may have been sincere in taking
that position, but it always seemed to us
that hey were more noxious to And fault
w*ith the South than to get at the truth.
They know now, however, that the feel
ing against the negro is just as strong
in the North as it is in the South. In
fact, it is stronger, because in every part
of the South the negro has the same
chance to earn a living that a white man
has. Every avenue of rmployment is open
to him and he is at liberty to enter any
business or profession. This is not ihe
cas? at the North. Th<re he 1j barred out
of certain of the trades, and he finds it
difficult to make a place for himself In
any kind of business.
The hostility that was shown to negroes
In New York city last Wednesday night
was fully as great as that shown to the
people of that race recently in New Or
leans. Even the police in th<* Northern
city seemed to have a grudge against th *
negroes. The wonder is that th<re were
not more people killed in New York dur
ing the riot there.
We have said frequently that if there
were in the North the same class of ne
groes that, in the South, furnish the
criminals that are lynched, there would
be as many lynching* in the North ns
there are in the South. The lynching spir
it is there. The crimee alone are lack
ing. If they were committed there
would be plenty of lynohings.
We do not say this in defense of lyneh
ings or in e spirit of recrimination, but
simply for the purpose of pointing out
that race prejudice Is nor confined to any
section of the country, and that the race
problem is not to be solved by a sweep
ing condemnation of the Southern people
by fanatics and partisan newspapers of
the North whenever a mob in the South
lynches a negro for a heinous offense.
Il is a fact that the race feeling be
tween the whites nnd the negroes be
comes more acute os the negro popula
tion increases. The suj>erior race objects
to the inferior race ploying any part in
l>olitirs or occupyfng any public place *.f
authority. And that is not the only cause
of antagonism. The negroes live more
meanly, and, hence, more cheaply, ap t
therefore, can afford to work for lcs*
wages. They do work for les* wugoe.
and for thnt reoson the same class of
white labor is against them. If half the
population of Massachusetts were ne
groes. as is the case in South Carolina,
It Is *<fe to say that the two ra<*s
would not along nearly so well togeth
ei in the New England state as they do
in the Southern state. The negroes would
not be treated as justly or as kindly.
Little is to be accomplished, however,
by presenting the facts of the case to
fanatics. The thinking and fair-minded
portion of the Northern i*oplo ought to
look at the situation as It really b*. and
join with the Southern people In an ef
fort to find some solution of the race
problem rjtbcr than to seem to encourage
unjust attacks on the South for the out
cropping* of a prejudice that is even
stronger In the North than In the South.
The question has been raised in New
York state as to whether that portion of
a railway whkh is crossed by a highway
Is assessable a-* railway property or is
non-assewabie as being public property.
The chance* ore that all the taxes thnt
have been paid by the railroads on pub
lic crossings w o\ '1 a !y make up for
one 'year s shot! return
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, AUGUST 18. 1900.
MIDI LD THE OR AMD JURY GO f
Judge F. A. Bregy, of the Criminal
I Court of Philaaelpnta, Is cn of thor-e
who thinks the time has come for seri
i: y con-id* ring the question whchfr
I the grand jury hasn’t outlived its use
fulness. He has t een a judge of a critni
j pal court for many years, ands ands
high a3 a lawyer and citizen. He says
that he has been a close observer of the
workings of the grand jury system, and
while lie is not prepared to say that he
would abolish the and n Institution if he
had the power, he is willing to say that
he would give the matter serious consid
In dismissing the grand jury for the
August term he took occasion to express
the foregoing opinion He looks upon the
grand jury as cumbers me and expensive,
and as serving no good purpose. It sim
ply reviews the finding of the magistrates.
It would he better, in his opinion, for the
prosecuting officer to present indictments
to the courts on the findings of the mag
istrates, and let the petit jury decide for
or against the accused. The grand Jury
simply gives the accused another chance.
Tber is, of course, a good deal cf truth
in what Judge Bregy says, but it will
be a long while before the grand jury is
abolished. If an effort we*e to be made'
to abolish it objection* would come thick
and fast. The people might, in the course
of time, be ted to b lieve that its use
fulness was not equal to its expense, but
it would take very strong arguments to
make th m accept that belief.
One reason for taking this view is that
Judge Bregy’s remarks do not appear to
have excited much comment. Even the
Philadelphia papers have not a yet takm
much notice of them. It can be safely
stated that if Judge Bregy meant to raise
a sensational question that would at once
become the subject It a great discus
sion, he made a mistake.
<’OTTOS GROWERS TO ORGANIZE.
Mr. Harvle* Jordan, president of the
Georgia Cotton Growers Protective Asso
ciation, has issued a circular to the cotto/i
growers of the state, urging them to meet
at the county seats of their respective
counties on the first Tuesday in Septem
ber for the purpose of organizing and be
coming members of the association, iti
counties in which there is as yet no or
ganization, and for the purpose of organ
izing sub-organizations In those counties
in which organizations have been perfect
The cotton growers all over the cotton
belt are organizing for the purpose of
protecting their interests. The organiza
tion. in order to be effective, however,
ought to be general and thorough. The
object aimed at cannot be accomplished if
only a few of the cotton growers in each
county join the association. All of the
growers in all of the counties should be
The indications for ten-cent cotton are
very good. It is well known to all who
have any acquaintance with thecotton bus
iness that the cotton market is almost
bare. The spinners must look to the new
crop for their supplies. Heretofore they
have been able to get about -all they want
ed at their own price. The growers were
so eager to sell as fast as they gathered
their cotton that, in the early part of the
season, the market was overstocked, and
prices ruled below the actual value of the
staple. It is the purpose of the protective
association to change all of this. The
aim is to hold cotton back and market it
only as the spinners seem to demand it. In
this way it is expected that a fair price
will be obtained for it.
The crop w T ill not be a large one. It is
expected to be about an average one.
The most reliable authorities do not
it above 10,000,000 bales. A crop of that
size, owing to the bareness Of the market
at the beginning of the season, ought to
command fully ten cents a pound.
The bears are. trying to make it appear
that, owing to the falling off in the de
mand for cotton goods by China, spinners
will not be so anxious for cotton as to
take it upon the terms of the growers. The
trouble in China is not going to last very
long. If the bears are depending upon it
to knock down the price of cotton they
are going to be disappointed. It la true
the demand for cotton goods from China
is light, and mills that supply ttyit trade
are storing their output, but unless all
signs fail they will not have to keep it
stored very long. As soon as the minis
ters are rescued China will be ready for
business again. The thing for the grow
ers to do is to get together in the protec
tive association. That organization can
do them no harm and may do them a
great deal of good.
Chicago is working more strenuously
than ever before for distinctly Southern
trade. It is said that eight thousand
merchants from the Southern states have
gene there on twelve excursion trains
within the test few days, to spend the
week on pleasure and business combined,
and Chicago merchants expect to get a
good many thousand dollars from them.
Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama
and Louisiana head the list in the num
bers of representative business men who
have gone there for the purposes named,
though every Southern state is represent
ed. These heavy excursion® to the me
tiopoiia of the West would indicate that
many Southern merchants have come to
the conclusion that the. “effete East" is
not the only thing after all.
The population of Georgia is gradu
ally drifting toward the southern portion
of th. state, remarks the Albany Herald,
and It is expected that the effect of this
wIU bo sen In the reapperttonmoM of tho
general assembly under the census of 19i-0.
As it Is now. North Georgia ha* the bal
ance of power in the Legislature, but ac
cording to the outlook the time is coming
when the South Georgia politician will
be able to get his revenge. When that
time does come, no doubt n few- more of
the offices will be scattered down this
It would appear from official statements
that “benevolent assimilation" is one of
the most expensive things the United
States ever undertook. According to
these statement* the trouble In the Phil
ippine* which is “all over,“ ha* cost the
Tnited States 2,3% American lives and
$186.078,000. Perhaps it would he better
to lei up on “benevolent assimilation" for
a while and give “our plain duty" a
If the Atlanta mail carriers are permit
ted to become shirtwaist men . they de
sire to do. Uncle Sam s indorsement might
go a long way toward hastening the adop
tion cm thi* interesting Innovation.
The Pensacola Press has the following
which purports to be a summary of what
Western Florida might give to Alabama
in the way of additional territory the
event of a division of Florida which has
been threatened since the capital removal
discussion began: “The seven counties—
not including a small portion of Franklin
county—lying west of the Apalachicola river
constitutes an area of nearly four million
acres—C,9oo,2l4. The population of these
counties in 1595 was 78,635, and is much
larger now. The assessed valuation of
real estate therein in 1899 was, of real
property, $7.446.359; of personal propery. $2,-
504,087, and of railroads and telegraph
lines. $2,33.1,030, making the grand total of
property subject to taxation $12,283,506. The
aggregate state, county, school and li
cense taxes assessed for 1899 in these coun
ties was $243,051.58.’’ Of course the people
of Eastern and Peninsular Florida do not
like these insinuations and efforts at in
timidation, nevertheless they do not ap
pear to have brought about any cessation
of the efforts to get the capital away from
It is soid many Americans in Paris and
other European cities are wondering how
they are going to get home. The with
drawal of u large number of merchant
vessels on account of the trouble in China
has been responsible for a shortage in
transportation facilities, and many who
are on the other side cannot return on
account of g lack of room on the vessels
coming this way. This applies, of course,
to those who have failed to °n° , 3 (r s tv>oir
return passage in advance, and it is paid
there are now many Americans in Paris
and other European cities, who are living
or. short rations and waiting for a chance
to get home.
There is no reason why we should not
have an arch commemorating a specific
victory, and it is to be hoped the plans
for tho perpetuation of the DeWey arch
in New York city will be successfully
carried out. The. offices of the commit
tee which has had the matter in charge
have been closed for the summer and it
was feared that the movement would
fall through. It is announced, however,
that the work will be resumed with re
newed vigor in the winter, and that the
plans for the perpetuation of the arc If
will be carried out.
According to the Rev. Charles M. Shel
don, who recently edited a newspaper for
o week, according to his ideas of how
n newspaper should be run, and then
made’ a trip to England, imperialism Is
not the only thing that threatens the pres
tige of Great Britain. “If England goes
to destruction in the next century,’’ he
says, “it will not be because of outside
war or of dangers from other nations, but
because she has drunk herself into de
struction." From hie standpoint it would
seem that England is losing her grip in
more ways than one.
If the South Carolina campaign were to
continue much longer, it would unques
tionably add much to Senator Tillman’s
large stock of notoriety. He has twice
squelched incipient fistic encounters be
tween rival candidates on the stump, and
has incurred the enmity of the ministry
practically throughout the state. Some
of the papers of the state are so unkind
as to suggest that the Senator is trying to
win on an anti-ministerial campaign, but
perhaps he will put in evidence in exten
uation, if not in refutation-, his character
Charleston by the sea is at last exhib
iting faint signs of modern progressive
ness. The male shirtwaist has made its
appareance there in the summer ballroom.
The New York Tribune (Rep) say*:
“Perhaps the most impressive feature of
the whole Chinese situation is the non
appearance of those innumerable Chines >
hordes which were to overwhelm, by
sheer force cf numbers, the invading
armies. But it is easily explained. The
vast majority of he Chinese “don’t want
to fight," and are regarding the present
a* an uncommonly auspicious time to g>
Sp aking of the calling of the Kentucky
Legislature in special session for the pur
pose of amending the Goebel law, the
Louisvil’e Courier-Journal (Dem.) says
“We congratulate Gov. Beckham. At the
b?girnirg of his polit'c H career he has
tak*r> the one wise stop that leads above
che bog of small politics to the solid
ground of w:se fitat.-smamhlp. I. insures
both his election and tho s ale’s return
to peaceful content under representative
administration and undisputed laws.."
The Springfield Republican (Ind.) says:
“The abandoned farms in Rhcd* Island
number 349. according to th* state’s of
flc’al cata ogue. but from that fact it
must not be Inferred that Rhode Island,
as a whole, is jn s rious dinger of going
out of till )ge. Estimating each abandone e
farm at 100 acres, he 349 amount to but
about 1 jx r tv nt. of the state’s area
Rhode Island, it Is we 1 lo remember, has
1.C50 square miles, and is one cf the rieh
e t spots <n earth. Land down th-*re
whether abandoned or not. Is a mere in
The Chicago Chronicle (firm.) remark*
of the son of a well-known sire: “It is
pair ful *o not*' that the treasury depart
ment has deni, and the cl.a'm of Russeil
Harrison, son of the old mm, to s6so—the
difference be;ween the pay of a majt/r
and that cf a o.ficni I. It may he that
Russ. 1 i* not entitled to the money from
a strictly mill ary stardp Int, but as a
moving picture h is worth the price of
admission. The gallop of Russell through
the street* of Tampa a short head in ad
vance cf an ♦nraged haberdasher was
the finest thing since Hherldan's ride t>
Ancnt the “full dlnmr rail" cry of the
Republi an* the Baltimore Sun (I>cm >
says: “It may turn out that American
workingmen hav* spula above the r din
ner pails. I* majr'transpire n xt Novem
ber that they r* ally Ive their coun ry
and hate to see it and agg and down Into the
mire of trust-made politics at home and
abroad. It may be proved at the poll*
that *h*v cherish the Republic as the
fathers fourded it. the Dec amt ion as Jef
fers* n wrote It. the constitution as all
our patriot sat >m n. 'rom Washington
and Madlaan to Webs er and Calhoun and
on down *o TlMeu and Cleveland, have
irter r ted it. in) are no 1 w Tint to s'e
an rmplte. patterned on the Rri|jh mo<i
♦l, put In their pHc<. They may not !>•'
c uight with the elaff of “the full dlnm r
pnll” or be gu T )ed by the demagogic pre
tence that prosperity always omes iti
end goes out with the Republican par>y
The “full dinner pill" i* a lvx>mer;inir
cry. The s at of ‘he w rkiugrban * intell -
g r.ce is not in hi< ft marh The Repub
-1 can tarty* In I mat on that It Is. an!
that he is no hing mere than a bread
and-eheoee hi me . a dlrner-|n:| fnatriot
vot*V f* r vic.unla o ly, will be gen
erally and Justly resent**."
How to Manage a Husband.
Mr*. Fuller and Mr.-*. Deming are neigh
bors and visit each other quite frequently,
and Mrs. Fuller has noticed with surprise
that Mrs. Deming's husband never scolds
when he comes home and finds no supper
ready, eays the Chicago Times-Herald.
She asktvi Mrs. D. about it and was told
it was as easy as rolling off a log.
“You have only to use a little tact,’’ she
said. “Why. any man can be managed by
a tactful wife.”
Just then Deming came in looking rather
tired and cross, hut his wife took his hat.
whispered something in his ear. and asked
him if ho was very hungry.
He said he didn’t mind waiting, and at
her suggestion he took his paper and went
Into the other room.
“There!” whispered Mrs. D. to her
neighbor, “didn’t I tell you it only re
quired a little tact,” and she went about
getting supper while Mrs. Fuller went
home to try how tact would work on
She found him with a thunder-cloud
brow, and at once began the new treat
“Please go into the parlor and read the
paper while I hurry up the supper.”
“Well, you have nerve! Do you s’pose I
tan satisfy my appetite with news from
China. I like that. A man might as well
be a bachelor and done with it as have a
wife who is forever gadding to the neigh
“I was over to Demlng’ a few minutes
and Mr. Deming came home w r hile 1 was
there and he wasn’t a bit cross, and her
supper is late too.’
“Of course it is. Gossiping round and
hindering each other. I wonder you ever
get anything done.”
Mrs. Fuller had tried tact, but it didn’t
seem to work. Her feelings were hurt and
her tamper was rising. She concluded to
take heroic measures and see wnai would
happen. She took off the white apron she
had pinned on and turned as only a worm
“George Augustus Fuller, if you w*ant
any supper to-night you can get it for
yourself. I'm going home to eat and will
stay there until you know how to treat
me. You should have married a cook.”
“Maria.” piped Fuller feebly, “don't go.”
“Then will you be more reasonable?”
“Why of course. I was only bluffing."
They made it up. and got supper to
gether like two turtle doves. Mrs. Fuller
‘hinks it takes different kinds of tact for
different men, but she doesn’t know yet
what it was that Mrs. Deming whispered
so sweetly to her husband. Lt was this.
“If you say one cross word while she
is here I’ll tell how much money you lost
on that last deal in wheat!”
Late Apology for n Rrlck.
It was just about time for the control
ler’s staff to close up shop and the usual
preliminary conversational game was go
ing on, says a New York dispatch to the
Chicago Journal. Peter Ryan, the Fen
ian messenger, was holding forth on the
rime that had been committed in per
mitting the Orangemen to parade the
streets of this city in peace.
“I remember in ’7l it wasn’t so,” he
declared proudly, “an* I tell you I done
my share that time.”
“I remember that parade, too.” said
Edward J. Connell, the auditor for the
Bronx. “I was a corporal in the Twen
ty-eecond Regiment and we were railed
out to stop the row the harps were all
making. Isaac S. Barrett. he chief book
keeper of this bureau, was n private in
the regiment. Some fellow threw a brick
and hit him on the head. Tt near killed
"Holy Patrick!” ejaculated Ryan, with
his eyes bulging, and he started for Mr.
Barrett’s office, which was in the next
"Mr. Barrett,” he said excitedly, “were
you a private in the Twenty-second regi
ment in the Orange riots of ’71?”
“I was.” replied Mr. Barrett.
“Did someone hit you with a brick?”
“Someone did, and good, too. I wus
“Well. I’m the man that threw that
“What?” exclaimed Mr. Barrett. “If I
could have caught you that day I’d have
shot holes all through you.”
“I'm sorry it was you. but I didn’t know
you then." said Ryan. "I wouldn't do
it now—that is. I wouldn’t soak you.”
Then he retreated grinning and leaving
Mr. Barrett wondering what a strange
world it is that brought him and his
confessed assailant together in the same
office thirty years later.
“Hasted” Rand or Consangnlnltr.
You must have heard the story of the
peddler who, being run out of an office by
the head clerk, rushed through the hall
way by the janitor, kicked down two
flights of stairs by a watchman, nnd
thrown into the street by the elevator
boy. rose and remarked deliberately as he
pulled himself together:
"Vat a peautlful system!”
They tell a somewhat similar story about
a chronic ne’er-do-well in a Southern Illi
nois town, who has pestered his relatives
for years and until every member of the
family had deckled that patience had
long ceased to wear the aspect of virtue,
says the Chicago Journal.
Undeterred by theirsilent scorn and their
flat refusal he persisted In inflicting him
self upon them at the most inopportune
hours and making the most preposterous
requests. His finish came one morning
when he intruded upon his brother, a pros
perous and self-respecting lawyer, at an
hour when that worthy was engaged with
an important client. The brother led the
black sheep gently to the head of the
stairs, dragged him to the eidewalk. kick
ing him painstakingly all the way, and
finally booted him into the middle of the
The ne’er-do-well lay in a subdued heap
for some seconds, then rose, and, shaking
a threatening fist at the windows of his
brother’s office, remarked with great de
“The golden band of consanguinity is
busted, be gosh!”
The dignified chief aurgeon of the At
lantic, Valdosta and Western Railway,
spick nnd span, paused at the corner of
Chambers street and Broadway to permit
a truck to pass, says a writer in the New
York Press. The lose end of a strap rail
viciously in a mud puddle, and
the doctor’s outfit was a complete change,
lln*, face collar, tie. shirt bosom, coat,
lrous rs and shoes were effectively be
spattered. He looked at himself and his
face grew cloudy, but his tightly set teeth
and compressed lips whowed plainly that
*i? could find no words to do Justice to
the occasion. When suppressed rage had
given way to philosophy, he remurkwl:
And hls is your New r York? Why, Jack
sonville, Fla., suh. is a mok*l city in com
parison with this. There isn't a place in
it fiom one end to the other, suh. where
a g-iiilomnn could so bespatter himself.
Our streets are payed with vitrified brick.
Mih, and we keep them as clean as a pur
lor floor. If such . things as this should
happen to the humblest of our 45.000 citi
zen*. w* would hang somebody, suh, be
gad. This is the most awful outrage
ever peri*’rated on an inoffensive visitor.
And 1 cun find no redress, suh. which in
creaaes the enormity of the offense an
Onl of Hlm Element.
Ex-Police Justice John J. Ryan went up
to Saratoga the other day. None of the
politico! leaders was up there yet. Ryan
reached Saratoga in the morning. In the
afternoon h* l went to the hotel clerk, says
the New York Commercial Advertiser.
"Give me my bill.” he said.
The clerk was puzzled. "Doesn’t your
room suit?" he asked.
“Haven't seen It.” replied Mr. Ryan.
"Anything wrong with the service?”
asked the clerk, anxiously.
“Nothing ut all. only I’m lonely here.
I’ve been in the town four hours and
havaa'r seen a blame politician. I’m going
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
—lt is estimated that the farm* of Kan
sas will this year yield over $l6O for every
men, woman and child in that state.
—According to the la.est report of Unit
ed States Consul Ingcrsoll, at Copenha
gen, Denmark, the popularity of Ameri
can goods is rapidly increasing in that
—All buildings belonging to the Chinese
government are yellow’, and it is a. capi
tal offense for any private person to use
that color on the exterior of his dwelling
or place of busmaj.
—Under a French law any person who
has been offensively mentioned in a pe
riodical publication has the right to re
ply in the next issue thereof, provided
he do not use more than twice the space
occupied by the original article.
—One of the most interesting fish stories
of the season comes from Lake Sunapee,
N. H., in which body of water P. E.
Lynch says that he caught with a hook
and line whnt appears to be a swordfish.
The only swordfißh known to science
sticks to salt water; but the Lake Sun
apee specimen hod a serrated “bill” over
seven inches long, and looked very much
like the denizen of the deep sea. It has
been sent to Boston to be stuffed and
—ln the village of Bodru a Turk named
Ismail, said to be 120 years old, frequent
ly walks to Bartin. ten miles distant, to
sell eggs. He has had thirty-four wives,
the last of whom he married only a few
days ago. The bride is 60 yean* his Ju
nior, and the marrriage was celebrated
with much solemnity, to the sound of
drums and fifes and of volleys from fire
arms. The whole village was en fete.
The wedding procession included all the
male progeny of the patriarch bridegroom,
consisting of 140 sons, grandsons and
greatgrandsons. The number of his fe
male progeny is not stated.
—M. Gorges Izambard is credited by a
writer in the Monlteur de la Photogra
phic, with having made the first advances
toward print ng by radiographic action,
and the following suggestion seems
worthy of notice: An original is either
written or typewritten on pap?r with a
gelatinous or gummy ink, and while this
ink is moist the sheet is rolled over with
a fatty ink charged with a metallic pig
ment, which is highly opaque to X rays,
this fatty ink adhering to the general
ground of the sheet, but not on the moist
letters. The sheet thus obtained is a kind
of negative, under which a block of gela
tine bromide pP p rs may be at once im
pressed by the action of the X rays.
—The discovery of the second comet of
1909 has been credited to Prof. Brooks,
of Geneva; but Daniel E. Parks, of Den
ver, an amateur astronomer, now asserts
that he saw the object with a 4-!nc*h glas*
at least forty-eight hours before Prof.
Brooks did, and that he not only had
a wimes* (J. J. Reilly), but succeeeded in
having a record of his observation made
in the Denver Republican on the day in
tervening between his own and Prof.
—Every now and then some new tonic,
lotion or form of exercise appeals to wo
man's vanity, says the New York Tri
bune. Just now the girl who takes her
exercise by punching the bag believe® she
has discovered an incomparable tonic for
her complexion. To secure the beet re
sults the punching bag should be used
just after the morning bath, when the
loose dressing gown worn gives free play
on 4he muscles. Ten or fifteen minutes
of this vigorous exercise will send the
blood coursing through every part of the
body. The bag should be placed by an
expert, and should hang about on a level
with the user’s eyes. The striking mo
tion must be upward, and the left hand
should be used as much as possible. The
immediate effect of this splendid exer
cise is to develop the muscles of the
chest and arms. The advantage of using
the left hand even more than the right
will be evident at once when it is re
membered that dressmakers habitually
complain of the difficulty in fitting their
cliente, the majority of whom have the
right shoulder higher than the left. This
state of affairs, of course, comes from
the habit of using the right hand almost
—The St. Louis Republic of Aug. 12
contains a page special headed “The Most
Valuable Bit of Farm Land In the World."
Some years ago G. P. Millard of Houston,
Texas county. Missouri, conceived the idea
of cultivating the ginseng plant, which
grows wild in parts of Kentucky and
Tennessee. The Department of Agricul
ture at Washington assured Mr. Millard
that ginseng could not be cultivated, but
he obtained a few roots and began his ex
periment s. These lasted for several
years. Now he has a quarter of an acre
of thrifty ginseng. Not until this year
has Mr. Millard consented to dispose of a
single plant, root or seed of his ginseng
stock. Every seed was carefully pre
served, and planted by him the following
sprfng. He was determined that his stock
should not run low. But this year he
feels that he has enough stock for him
self and that he can spare some to others
who wish to embark in ginseng culture.
He has closed one contract for $16,000 worth
of roots and seeds, to be delivered to a
New York man when the crop gathered
in Seprember. Other contracts for sums
ranging upward from $25 bring the total
Homunt of sales for this year close to $25.-
060. All of this supply has come from the
quarter acre tract. A year ago NJr. Mil
lard planted another half acre in gin
—“Apropros of telegraphing." 6aid an old
local operator, according to the New Or
leans Times-Demoerat. “Ihe newest
thing out is what is known as the “Mur
ray high-speed page-printing machine."
In pome respects it is the most wonderful
Invention since the perfecting of the du
plex apparatus, and I understand it is
about to be tested on an elaborate scale
In a number of American cities, including
New Orleans. It would be impossible
for me to describe the machine in detail
so as to be understood by anybody but an
expert; but. speaking in a general wav.
the message is first reproduced on a long
strip of paper, by means of what is
called a 'perforator.' Each letter is in
dicated by a small hole punched into the
surface in a certain position. The strip
is then fed Into the ’transmitter.*’ which
actuates a similar apparatus at the other
end of the line and produces an exact du
plicate of the perforation on a second pa
per rib’jfn. Then comes the most ingen
ious feature of the whole arrangement.
The slip, with its series of perforatlon*. is
attached to a machine something like a
typewriter and operated by >i motor. A
cluster of flexible metallic 'feelers’ pirns
over the surface, and whenever they en
counter a hole they form an electric con
nection that depresses a type bar and
prints a letter. In that way the entire mes
sage Is reduced to ordinary English text,
after the manner of the familiar 'stock
tickers.’ and is easily reeled off at the rate
of eighty words a minute. My means of
such a device one wire can dispose of an
immense mass of business, for after the
perforating Is done the transmission and
reproduction is all purely mechanical and
can be speeded to a point for beyond the
possibility of human hands. The Inventor
is now working on certain mollifications
which will adapt the reproducing part to
the typesetting machine. If he succeeds,
an operator In New York or Philadelphia
can actually set a message into type here
in New Orleans. A number of automatic
transmitters have been brought out from
time to time In the past, but the Murray
is the only onw that ha* seemed to he
practical The fast that $160,000 was paid
for the American patent by a l-ig telegraph
company only a few days ago would cer
tainly indicate that U is no mere* la bora
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