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SI XDAI, A I'd.’ST IR. 1900.
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INDEX 10 NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Special Notices—Cool Rooms at No. 38
West Twenty-first Street, New York;
Ship Notice, J. F. Minis & Cos., Con
signees; Mrs. Annie Reden, ©tall No. 15;
Notice as to Plumbing, P. E. Master®;
Green Grocery, P. E. Masters; An Oppor
tunity, Electric Supply Company; A Great
Inducement at Hotel Tybee, Charles F.
Graham, Proprietor; Notice to City Court
Jurors: One Corner Left, C. H Dorsett;
Thomas M. Murphy of Macon, Ga., Writes
of Suwanee Springs Water; Wall Paper,
Paper Hanging. Savannah Building Sup
ply Company; Suwanee Springs, Fla.;
Around the Horn Sunday; gloat’s Vege
table Bitters; Malt Mead, C. H. Monsees,
Grocer; Joyce’s; Gardner’s; Auction Sale
of Bicycles at Thomas' Bicycle Empo
rium; Levan's Table d’Hote; Knight’s
Laundry—E. & W. Laundry.
Financial—Lewis C. Van Riper, New
York; F. A. Rodgers & Cos., New York.
Our “King'' Harness for Light Driving—
Cut in Shoes—A. S. Nichols.
When It Comes to Fruit Jars—George
W. Allen & Cos.
The Higher the Temperature the Lower
the Prices—Daniel Hogan.
The Gas Range—Mutual Gas Light
Publication—Rand-McNally’s Dollar At
las of the World at the Morning News
Desk Ornaments—Thomas West & Cos.
Limes—W. D. Simkins & Cos.
The Ribbon King—M. A. Stokes.
August Sale of Remnants—Walsh &
Kodaks and Sparklets, Etc.—At Living
ston’s Two Pharmacies.
The Next Ten Days—Will Be the Last
of the Great Removal Sale—P. T. Foye.
Now Is the Time to Think About Stoves
and Ranges—Wm. & H. H. Lattimore,
The Bee-Hive—N. Schutz.
To Be Comfortable In Shoes—Go to
Our “25 Off” Sale—B. H. Levy & Bro.
The People Appreciate Merit—At Eck
Hot, 50 Off—At Levy’s.
Closing Out Sale—At Gutman’s.
“Laird’s Rose Blush’’—Gen. W. Laird
& Cos., New York.
Postum Coffee—Poet um Cereal Company.
A Cool Sensation—At Leopold Adler's.
Certain Elegance Yoked to Sensible
We Are Still Selling $5 and $6 Tan Shoes
at $3.75 a Pair—Chas. Marks.
Medical—Peruna; Munyon’s Blood Cure;
S S. 8.; Coke’s Dandruff Cure; Hood’s
Sarsaparilla; World’s Dispensary Prepa
rations; P. P. P.; Dr. Hathaway Com
pany; R. R. R.; Tyner s Dispepsia Rem
edy; Smith's Chill and Fever Tonic;
Cheap Column A<fvertipemente—Help
Wanted; Employment Wonted; For Rent;
For Sale; Lost; Personal; Miscellaneous.
The indications for Georgia, to-day are
for local rains and cooler In northern
portion, fair In southern portion, with
light southerly winds; and for Eastern
Florida, local lain*, with light variable
■- ■ t
Miss Lillian Clayton Jewett In her role
of Joan of Arc will not have to march
■o far as from Poston to New Orleans
to settle alleged race troubles. New
York will furnish a far more advan
tageous ground for her experiments In
The Superior Court did some goo<l work
lest week. Within two week* two mur
der* had been committed in Chatham
county, the criminals had been indicted
by the grand Jury, the cases had been
tried, and one of ihem sentenced to the
penitentiary for life, while the other will
go to the gallows. So prompt an admin
istration of Justice cannot fatl to have Its
pood effect upon the community. It Is
a lesson which wiil exert an Inevitable
influence in the suppression of latvless
Potter Palmer of Chicago, who ha* Just
returned from Paris mak*** a timely and
appropriate criticism upon the Americans
who have been and still are visiting the
exposition lie says they ajs-nd mors
money and spend more of It foolishly than
do any other people. In moat Instance*
It 1* money they have worked hard to
earn, but the love of lavish display aeotps
to get the better of them In their d<tre
lo outdo everybody else. This unneces
sary and foolish extravagarive Is by no
means to their credit, and it mskea It
rather disagreeable to say the least, for
otUeta with whom they come In oontaot.
NATIVE CHRISTIANS IN PEKIN.
One of the tremble some questions which
the Powers will have to settle with China
is that of protection for the native Chris
tians. According to the dispatches the
foreign ministers insist that those in Pe
kin shall have all the protection
the allies can give them. They say if
these native Christians should be left in
Pekin without protection they would be
No doubt the native Christians did all
they could to aid the ministers whiie they
were besieged in the legations. It would
be an act of gross Injustice and even in
humanity to abandon them to the fate
that would be theirs if they should fall
into the hands of the fanatical Boxers.
It has been stated that there are about
3,000 native Christians in Pekin. Will they
be taken to Tien Tsln, if the allies and
the ministers retire to that city? That is.
apparently, the only disposition that can
be made of them. But what 1s to become
of them eventually? There are tens of
thousands of native Christians scattered
throughout the empire. They cannot be
brought away from China. There is, In
fact, no place for them except their na
tive land. They cannot come to this
country. Our laws bar them out. There
is no room for them in Europe.
In the settlement that will be mad*
with the bhlnese government it will be
provided, no doubt, that the native Chris
tians shall not be molested in any way.
But is the Chinese government able to
protect them against 4he Boxers? The
feeling of hostility against them by al!
Chinese who are not Christians is now so
bitter that it will be difficult for them to
engage in any business or occupation with
a prospect of success. They' will be per
secuted in so many ways that it will be
a matter of wonder if they adhere to their
The Powers gave them protection up to
the time of the beginning of the Boxer
movement. Since that movement began
the Powers have not been able to protect
them, and hundreds of them have been
massacred. What sort of protection will
the Powers be able to give them In the
future? It Is evident that their protec
tion will be of little avail unless they
take possession of the entire empire,
practically, and maintain garrisons in
every city' and village. That would mean
the overthrow of the Chinese, government,
and it Is certain that the, United States
are not prepared to take so radical a step
The question of protection for native
Christians may be the most troublesome
that the Powers will have to deal with.
It may be made an excuse by the Euro
pean Powers for dividing China among
themselves. It is evident that Germany
and Russia would not want much of an
excuse to adopt a policy looking to the
dismemberment of the empire. Thus far,
since the trouble in China began, very'
little has been heard about the native
Christians, but they may' play a leading
part in the negotiations that are to come.
THE CAMPAIGN IV MAINE.
The state campaign in Maine will be
gin to-morrow amt end on Sept. 10. It
promises to he an intensely interesting
one. The Democrats do not, of course,
expect to elect their ticket, hut they do
expect to cut down the Republican ma
jority. The normal Republican majority
is about 20,000. In 1896, however, it was
48,246. In that year the Republicans were
out in force and the Democrats were
indifferent as to whether they got out a
full vote or not. The silver plank in
the Democratic platform was not popu
lar with the Democrats of the Pine Tree
State. Many of them, therefore, stayed
The Republicans are very much afraid
they will not poll their normal majority
this year. They are. therefore, sending
out campaign literature, giving reasons
why a big Republican majority need not
be expected. They understand that the
Democrats are not as afraid of free silver
this year as they were four years ago,
and that a great many Republicans are
against the Republican party on account
rf its imperialistic policy. If, therefore,
the Republican majority should fall as
low as 15,000, there would not lie a great
deal of surprise among the politicians.
But what would be the effect on the
presidential election If the Republican
majority should not be greater than that?
Would It not be to dishearten the Re
publicans and give the Democrats confi
dence? It certainly would. Such a
small majority would he evidence that the
Gold Democrats were back in the Demo
cratic party and that the Issue of Im
perialism was an excellent one for the
Democrats. It would be almost an as
surance of Democratic success In the
presidential campaign. It would be ar
gued, and Justly, too, that such a reduc
tion In the Republican majority in the
great stronghold of Republicanism meant
that the doubtful states—'the states in
the Middle West which hav slender
(Republican majorities—would go Demo
cratic in November.
It Is conceded that the Maine state elec
tion is always an indication as to how
the country Is going in the national elec
tion. Therefore. If the Republican ma
jority In that state this year In the state
election Is below the normal, the Demo
crats will claim, and rightfully, that the
tide of public spntiment is running
strongly in favor of Mr. Bryan. On the
other hand. If tho Republican party car
ries the state by anything like the ma
jority by which It carried It In 1896, Re
publican managers will Insist that Re
publicans are standing by their party,
and that the Gold Democrats will cast
their ballots against Mr. Bryan.
The progress of the campaign In Maine,
therefore, will be watched with unusual
interest, and the result will bo awaited
with Impatience. It is admitted that
both parties will put forth extraordinary
efforts to get out all of the voters. The
campaign will be so thorough that It Vlll
amount practically to a house-to-house
The slory which comes from Japan of
tlie assistance rendered the stranded bat
tleship Oregon by the Chinese cruiser
Hal Chi, Is an Interesting demonstration
of the fact that the United Slates and
China hove not been at war. At that
time the Oregon was bound on n mission
lather hostile to China, and the United
State# troops which had landed, were
preparing for their attack on 'J'len Tain.
It was due to the fad, no doubt, that the
commander of the Chinese crultaer hud
received a Weatern education, ami knew
how to understand and appreciate the alt
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY,’ AUGUST 19, 1900.
BECOMING MORE TOLERANT.
The Northern pap* ra, as a rule, are
gracefully " aking a doe- of their own
medicine’’ in the matter of the New Ycrk
rot if Welnesday n ght Even the most
rabid of the Souths critics are disposed
to upon the attack on the negroes,
almost in Broadway, as an outburst of
passion that is liable to occur almost any
wh re. under certain conditions, and they
are awaiting, as one of them says. “South
ern comment on thi- incident.” It is safe
to siy, however, that “Southern com
ment" will be confined to calling attention
• o the facts that such outbursts of feel
ing are not confined to one particular sec
tion, and that when such affairs have oc
curred in the Sourh the authorities have
always, instead of aiding, done their ut
most to suppress them.
The New York Mail and Exrre=s, which
awaits “Southern comment,” and which
has been one of the most violent of the
South’s clitics, very frankly says- “N-w
York is to-day a* the m rcy of New Or
leans. The race riot precipitated by an
army of white men in the very heart of
this city lasi night finds m parallel :n
local history' since the hi ody days of ’63.
when New York was placed under mar
(ial 1 w It was a < rvirg dis race to <h3t
civilization width analgns Southern
treatment ef the mgro; a humiliation to
th** first commurd y in the land, where
the civil and political rights of the colored
man have for a g neration been jealously'
defended. It was a performance so as
tounding as to be well-nigh inconceiva
ble “ The Mail and Express, however,
makes the mistake of imagining that such
an outbreak is “weilnigh inconceivable,”
beeau.# it happens to be in New' York.
It is no more inconceivable in New York
than in Louisiana.
The New York Evening Pos>, an inde
pendent journal, seems to understand the
situation when it says; “It was a dis
credit to the city, and New York w-ould
undoubtedly be disgraced by far worse
race riots if the negro element were as
large a factor in the population as It is
in New Orleans.’’ ,
The New York Commercial Advertiser,
a Republican organ, in casting around for
some argument in palliation, thinks that
“the negro quality had lit tie to do wdth
it If the murderers had been Italians
rhe rioters would have assailed all “da
gos" with no less fury. Imagine.” it re
marks, “what would have been that fury
if (he aseadants had been Chinamen!”
The Philadelphia Ledger is. very prop
erly, of the opinion that “the race riot
in New York on Wednesday evening was
as fierce and unreasonable as any that
have occurred in Southern cities.’’ “A
lesson in tolerance,’’ is the way the N*w
York Journal heads its comment, and as
serts that the riots will teach “that there
is only one general type of human nature
in America, not two typ* s divided by sec
tional lines.” The New York World also
eees in the riot “an object-lesson to b oad
There is ona exception to thesa candid
expressions on the part of the Northern
journals, many others of which comment
on the same lines That is the New York
Tribune which has been one of the most
rabid of South-hating newspapers. The
'rrihune says prnoticelly nothing, prob
ably because it sheepish. It dismiss
es the affair editorially wdth this queer
paragraph: “A real, live 'nigger hunt’ in
New York! What a swret boon to the
thugs, thieves and pimp* of the Tender
loin! The morbid lust for blood, charac
teristic of degenerates of the ‘Jack the
Ripper’ type, was gratified to gorging.”
The Tribune’s statement would indicate
that New York has a class that is some
what worse than is found in any other
part of the country.
However, the lone of Northern com
ment on the New Ycrk riot indicates that
the Northern critics are beginning to rfec
things In the proper fight, *ml to real
ize that, while lawlessness Is to be con
demned wherever found, there is no par
ilcular section which is afflicted with a
surplus of It. )
A SENSATION Ale STORY.
It will turn out on investigation, In all
probability, that the sensational story
that fourteen anarchists were chosen by
the eoclety of which they are members
in Europe to come to th's country and
assassinate President McKinley, is with
out substantial foundation. It is doubt
less true that anarchists were arresied on
shipboard on their arrival in New York
recently, and detained by the authorities
until they could be sent back to the
country from which they came, but it is
questionable if any ether part of the
story Is true.
Why should anarchists in Europe or
elsewhere want to assassinate President
McKinley? He Is not a permanent ruler.
He may become a private citizen within
the next seven months. Even If he should
he re-elected his official life would last
only four years.
Besides, of what b nefit woujd the as
sassination of President McKinley be to
the cause of the anarchists? In the event
of Ills death the government would go on
Just as if he were alive. The Secretary of
S ate wou.d take his pla e. and If he
should he assassinated, anoth r cabinet
minister would occupy the presidential
It must be admittrd that the anarchists
are b-cemtng very aggressive. It is prob
ably true that ail of them are meitall.v
unbalanced. The cnly way to cure them
of iheir mental impairment Is to deal with
them severely. They are crazy people and
therefore ought to lie confined, so that it
would he Impossible for them to do any
body tiarm. An ordinary asylum would not
answer for them. They should he put
behind walls so strong that it would b
Impossible for them to eary out their
programme of ridd tig the earth of gov
ernments and going back to barbarism.
Prize Fighter Bob Fitzsimmons has
added to hla Interesting accomplishments
that of post-prandial oratory. At a din
ner given lit his honor the other night
b> a young Philadelphia millionaire, An
thony J. Drexei Biddle, *he pugilistic
guest of honor responded very gracefully
lo a toast proposed to him. and delivered
a few verlral solar plexus punchee that
caught the crowd. It I* said his friends
are now talking of arranging for him
an after dinner bout with Chsunccy De
lion. Pope Brown's forthcoming an
nouncement of his candidacy for Gov
ernor In 1903 Is being awaited witli much
Interest. With a farmer and an editor in
the race, It will, no doubt, be breezy
enough (or everybody. ;
VERDICT IN THE POWERS CASE.
The verdict of guilty in the case of ex-
Seer tary of S ace Caleb Powers, tried as
an ac'essory to the murder of Kentucky’s
Governor, William Goebel, announced in
tnls morning s dispatches was i fi
fthly a great sunrise and a shock to the
friends of the defendant, who had look
ed forward to nothing worse than a mis
trial. Judging from the many exceptions
to the rulings of the court tak** by the
defense, there wil! be a 1 nj end s üb
i.ornly fought legal battle before they
rormit their client to serv*e a life sen
tence. The chances are that the case .will
not be concluded until after the elec:ion.
The evidence present-d during the trial
was v*ry much against Powers, and peo
p e generally will not be greatly surp bed
at the result.
It is difficult to understand why the
people, as a rule, desert Tybee so early
In the season. Northern resorts, Atlantic
City. Cape May and others, retain their
popularity in full tide right up to Sep
tember, while Tybee’s is on the wane be
fore the middle of August. It is true
some people remain until September, but
they are comparatively few, and the num
bers who visit the island for a day’s out
ing are growing smaller and smaller. It
is as healthy at Tybee now as anywhere,
and there is little or no danger to he ap
prehended from storms in August, for
their movements are so carefully follow
ed that warnings are now’ given in time
for everything on the island to be moved
before they strike. The South Atlantic
has no better resort than Tybee. and it is
a mistake, to desert it on account of
groundless fears before the season ends.
—Richard Henry Stoddard, the blind
banker and poet, has given up dictating
much of his copy and writes most of it.
In spite of his blindness, he writes a
remarkably clear hand.
—Lieut. Gen. Sir Alfred Gaselee, the
commander of the British forces in China,
first entered the army at the age of 19-
in 1863—and won the order of the Bath
in the Hazara expedition.
—James S. Barker of Missouri is the
sole survivor of the expedition formed
in 1847 for the relief of Gen. Zachary
Taylor in the City of Mexico. He rode
on horseback from Missouri to Austin,
Tex., #o enlist in Col. Haye’s regiment.
—ln the British royal family there is
more than one member who is clever in
the histrionic art. and most people have
heard of he talented acting of the Prin
cess Henry of Battenberg, who is also
famous for her skill in arranging theatri
cals and in selecting who shall play the
various roles. Her Royal Highness
would have made an excellent actress or
manager of a theater had her lines lain
in other plains, and as it is her talents
have often given the Queen herself and
the other measures of the royal fam
ily great pleasure.
—Gen. Stephen D. Lee, president of the
Mississippi Historical Society, has issued
an address to the public asking for as
sistance and co-operation in the work of
gathering information bearing upon the
history of that state. The address is pro
mulgated in conformity with the act of
the last Legislature authorizing the ap
ix>intment by the president of the
His4ory Commission to aid the Historical
Society in making a full and exhaustive
examination of all sources for materials
and manuscript relating to the history of
Mississippi from the earliest time and
providing for the publication and preser
vation of such records.
—Charitable Old Lady—“ Poor woman!
And are you a widow?” Beggar—“ Worse
than a widow, ma’nm. Me husband’s liv
ing. an’ I have to support him.”—Glasgow
—Much Needed 1 — First Girl—“l thought
(hat young man was going to be here two
weeks.” Second Girl—“Oh, he’s coming
back. He’s only going to town over Sun
day to get a little rest.”—Harper's Bazar.
—That Boy Again—“ Papa,” said little
Willie Askitt. "Well, my son?” “In the
days of kings, and knights, and nobles,
did they have to put postage stamps on
their shirts of mall?”—Baltimore Ameri
—Too Much—Poetic Son—“Ah! father.
Poets are born, not made.” Father (an
grily)—“Look here, you! Write all that
dern rot ye want, but don't go blamin’
mother ’n’ me fer it. We won’t tand it.”
—“Oh, my friends,” exclaimed the earn
est old man who was talking, “think of
the future! What will you be doing fifty
years from now?” “Waiting for news
from China,” conjectured a reckless young
person in the group.—Chicago Tribune.
—His Metre—Mrs. Floodyer—“Oh, Mr.
Batts, how I enjoyed your lovely volume
of poems!” Batts— “You’re very kind, in.
deed! Do you like the Alcaic metre!?”
Mrs. Floodyer—“Alcaic metre! Oh, I see
you want to change the subject. Modesty
is the crown of genius. But really I can
not say. Does it save much gas?”—Brook
The Montgomery Advertiser (Dem.)
says: "If the Republican leaders and
newspapers are anxious to unify Demo
crats* in all sections In favor of Mr. Br>*-
an let them continue tj print evidences
of his opposition to pendon grabbers and
of his opposition to outside Interference
with the In ernal affairs of the states. Our
si le welcome s that kind of campaigning.”
The Columbia State (D m.) lias this to
say of Charleslon: "Truly, as a corres
pondent intimates, Charleston's political
position is equlvoe*al one! humiliating; but
no argument can change it. The blind
tigers seem to want McSweeney and the
News and Court r seems 1* solved not to
oppose Tillman while the naval station
matter Is unsettled—and that Is ‘practical
Tho Chicago Dally News (Ind.) says:
"With the advent of Americans in Manila
that capital of the East was soon over
run by that climbing and c'lngirg flower
of American civilization—the saloon. Now
John Bull, beginning to fed at ease In
the Transvaal affair, lias star cel up an
Immense brewery at Cape Town. Only
give Europe and America a little time an,l
they will always make their civilization
felt In benighted lands."
The Philadelphia Record (Dem.) says:
"The venerable George 8 Boutwell, of
Massachusetts, who was Secretary of the
Treasury under President Grant; Bourk*:
t’oekran, the eloquent ex-Representa'lve
in Congress from New York; Edward M.
Shepard, the leading Independent IVntO
erat of Brooklyn, and Perry Belmont, of
the distinguished Democratic family of
that name all voted for Mr. McKinley In
18441. and all of them announced on Wed
nesday Us: their intention to sunpor: Mr
Bryan Wednesday seems to have Ison
a big day for sue h ann run e*m* tits, in
v)eV of the fict 1 hat cm th* fame dite the
who!** of an t-lmi>eri IUU in Indian*
hj oils Indicated th<ir purpo* to u|f> rt
Bryan Instead thro win*: awjy th**r
votta on * third candidate for (he | real
Moitke’s reticence was so proverbial
that, as the King’s birthday approached,
there used to be bets among the officers
and the general staff as to how many
words Mcltke would use in proposing rhe
toast of the day, says the Chicago Daily
News. Some backed a nine-word speech,
others put their money on eight word®.
Moitke’s habit was to say: “To the
health of His Majesty, Emperor and
King;” or, "To his imperial majesty’s
health." In 1884 an oyster breakfast was
staked on the marshal’s not using more
than nine words But, because he began
with he word "gentlemen,” the bet was
lost. The loser comforted himself by say.
ing: “He's aging, is Moltke; he’s gettting
While "Uncle Dick ’ Oglesby was gov
ernor of Illinois the second time a state
senator opposed to him charged that the
money in the "Governor’s fund" had been
illegally used. The "Governor’s fund"
contains usually about SIO,OOO to meet the
incidental expenses of the office for the
purchase of stationery and auch things.
Soon after this charge was given cur
rency the Governor was in the next coun
ty to the senator making a speech, and
he referred to the charges thus: "There
a little senator over in the military tract
who says I have misuse! the money of
the ‘governor’s fund.’ It’® a lie." That
was al! the explanation or refutation he
•ver made, but it was enough.
Proli, bly no man was more keenly in
ic esied in the recent total edpse of the
sr.n than Dr. Edward Everett Hale.
The eminent New Englander is now 78
years old, yet he recendy journeyed from
Boston to Hampton Roads to get within
the belt of the totality in order to enjoy
anew experience, says the Saturday
The scientists watched him w r ith delight.
He was as excited and enthusiastic as
they, and his first question after ir was
over was: "When will there be another?”
They told him the next eclipse would oc
cur in Sumatra, in the Island of Java,
and would last about seven minutes. He
at once announced his intention to at
tend the event, saying it was worth the
thousands of miles of travel to go through
the keen mental sensation. Dr. Hale told
the group of scientists with him a char
acteristic anecdote. He said w’hen he
was a child his father delighted in tell
ing a story to point the greatness of Ex
eter. N. H., his native town. Hundreds
of country people from Hampton, a near
by village, came to Exeter to view an
His father mot many farmers he had
known in the village and asked them
what they were in Exeter for.
“To see the eclipse,” they answered.
“But why not stay in your own town?”
“Oh,” they answered, “we heard so
much of this great eclipse and wanted to
see it. We were afraid it might skip
Hampton, but we w’ere certain it would
never go by the academy town.”
“That was eighty years ago.” added Dr.
Hale, “and things ore oddly reversed.
Here I have journeyed from Massachu
setts to Hampton to see an eclipse, for
I knew it wouldn’t skip Hampton.”
Miviag Up Messages.
“I see that the War Department is
growling because Gen. Chaffee’s telegrams
get mixed up in transmission,” said a New
Orleans steamship agent, according to the
New Orleans Times-Democrat. ‘‘Mr. Root
will probably become used to that sort
of thing if the Eastern situation is pro
longed. The telegraph lines in China are
ail owned by the government and oper
ated by natives, and the way that a Chi
nese telegrapher can muddle and mangle
the plainest English message amounts to
positive genius. Very few of them apeak
our language, and they simply pick out
(he letters as best they can and tick
them off mechanically, which Is bound to
result in all sorts of amazing blunders,
particularly if the cablegram Is ‘relayed'
through different offices. In that connec
tion, an English friend of mine tells an
amusing story. He is a partner In a big
machinery house that does a good deal
of business in China, and some time ago
it became necessary to cable their foreign
representative some special information in
regard to an Important contract. The
agent was at Foo Chow, and the message
was sent to the consul there, via Hong
Kong, being relayed, or repeated, about
midway, at Amoy. It ran thus: ‘‘Teil
Day (the representative) to close first
bkl.” That seemed clear enough; but the
Hong Kpng operator must have given it
some astonishing finishing touches. Any
how. it was received at Foo Chow In this
shape: ‘Tuesday glucose fur bed.' Of
course both Day and Ihe consul took it for
granted that the thing was in cipher, but
when they tried to figure it out by the
mercantile code, 'Tuesday' meant ‘w.ll
leave for home by next steamer,’ and the
word ‘fur’ Blood for 'exchange hatt risen
Vt to 1 per cent.’—Two Interesting pieces of
detached information but scarcely ger
mane to China or the machinery business.
Neither ‘glucose' nor ‘bod’ were In the
book. They puzzled over the message for
a week, and finally gave it up as a bad
Job, and, in the meanwhile, the contract
went by the board. The firm has both the
original and the transmitted message-i
handsomely framed, hanging in its London
office as an Oriental curio and a warning
to have nothing to do with the Chinese
lightning slingers. If Mr. Root could
feast his eyes on that ornament for awhile
he might become more philosophical in re
gard to slight Inaccuracies in Chaffee's
Hanna’s Wit Saves Him.
A young woman, handsome, of distin
guished appearance and fashionably at
tired, reached Republican national head
quarters yesterday Just as Senator Hanna
and Treasurer C. N. Bliss were preparing
to leave for the day, says the New York
Times. She espied them and hastily ap
proaching, she grasped Senator Hanna by
both hands, regardless of his cane, and
"Why, Senator Hanna, how do you do?”
Mr. Hanna seemed astonished, but
quickly recovering himself, said:
"Really, madam, you have the advan
tage of me.”
"Why, Senator, you don’t know me?
Why, I am Adele Marie Rique, not a
palmist, but an art anatomist, and you
promised me at the Arlington Hotel in
Washington that you would furnish me
with a cast of your hand to study."
‘‘Oh, yes, I remember,” replied Senator
Hanna, with resignation.
“Can I get it now?”
“No, not now,” replied Mr. Hanna. "I
am In a hurry’ und I am not feeling
“('an I get it to-morrow?”
“No, I shall be very- busy to-morrow."
"How about Friday ?”
“Oh, I shall be busier on Friday than
to-morrotv. But you try Bliss; he has the
softest hand and softest heart of any man
"Oh, stop that,” said Mr. Bliss.
“Yes, you have. Bliss, and you know
it," rejoined Mr. Hanna.
Mme. Rique looked at Mr. Bliss appeal
ingly’ and then Senator Hanna, as he en
tered the elevator, remarked to her:
“Come on Saturday. I won’t be there."
Mr. Dereiuleelr, Human l"nra<lnx.
Paul Deroulede, the French rol'l'lan,
is a mass of apparent contradictions, say’s
the Philadelphia Post. He Is an agnostic
who contributes generously to the church
charities, a Republican who desires to
overthrow the republic, a pence advocate
who favors riot and Insurrection, a free
trader who upholds prohibitory tariff, an l
a democrat who even aids Ihe royalist
party of France. His contrariety Is well
llliustrateel by u recent story. He was
discussing the Boer war with a number l
of friends, and after a fierce diatribe
against England, said very earnestly:
"I pray that the British will be unmer
Why, I thought you disliked the
Dutch," Interrupted a fricnel.
"Dislike them? I ptay that they will he
exterminated,” he declared with genuine
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
—Dancing is not an amusement monop
olized alone by the young and frivolous.
Mrs. Phoebe Crabbe of Norwalk. Conn.,
is 103 y- ars o and and she is suffering from
rheumatism brought on by that amuse
ment. Uncle Billy Kippcrly of Fort Scott,
Kan., who is 93, broke his leg recently
while doing a hornpipe.
—A jury compo.-ed of Messrs. Jean Paul
Laurens, Dagnan-Bouvere*. Augustus St.
Gaudens and John W Alexander has re
cently awarded to Mr Sandor L. Lan
d au one of the priz s in pain ing offered
by John Wanamaker to he American Art
Association of Taris. The subject of the
ricture, "The Annunciation to the Shep
herds,” was suggested by a prolonged
slay and studies in Palestine and is full
of local atmosphere.
—The clothes worn by Oliver Cromwell
when a baby, consisting: of three shirts,
one top shirt, one knitted vest, four caps,
one skull cap. and a lace hood, were sold
in London recently. One of the caps is
work and in fine n ed e.work with the woris,
“Sw r eet bab; don’t cry,” and the date
1599, the year of Cromwell's bir.h These
relics came into she pes es-ion of the late
Mrs. Jarman direct fr m the Cromwell
family, with which she was connect and.
—Some time, ago the proprietor of one
of the magazines wrote to a number of
nows dealers, asking them to find out why
people bought the magazine and why
they didn’t; what they liked and what
they didn’t like; and here are some of the
answers he got: (1) Confederate veteran,
found inaccuracy in war story. (2) An
swered an advertisement on the back
pages and go swindled. (3) It ha,s too
many pictures. (4) It hasn’t enough pic
tures. (5) It contained a story that made
fun of the Irish. (6) Ir never prints any
thing about New Orleans. (7) It refused
one of my jokes. (S) It comes on Friday,
and am afraid it gives me bad luck. t 9)
Our preacher says he didn’t think much
of it. (10) It has ’too many love tales;
can’t get it away from the women folks.
(11) Don’t like the color of the cover.
—A recent issue of the Hamburger
Fremdenblatt said “The army authori
ties own two large meat preserving
plants—one at Spandau and one at Mainz.
We do not know whether the navy ever
received provisions from these factories;
how’ever, at the time of the occupation
of Iviao-Chau considerable comment was
made upon the fact that American can
ned meats were largely used in supply
ing the German navy. It is known that
canned and preserved meats are indis
pensable in supplying the army and
navy, and it is no less plain that our
plants in Spandau and Mainz are far
from able to furnish the requirements.
There is an urgent necessity for creat
ing new plants and extending the old
ores to such a degree that the provision
ing of the army and navy can be accom
plished by the home industry alone.”
—ln Belgium anew railroad is to be
constructed which will unite Brussels
with Ghent; it forms the prolongation of
the existing Ghent-Ostend line and is to
be laid out with the most recent improve
ments. Its length will be about (hiTty
miles. The new road will permit the dis
tance from Brussels to the coast to be
covered in seventy-five minutes; it will
be operated at first by steam, but is con
structed so that electric traction may be
substituted later if desired. Tr will run
ir. a nearly straight line from Ghent to
the suburbs of Brussels, without grad*
crossings or intermediate stations. The
construction of the road will not cost mor- a
than SIOO,OOO per mile, and the thirty miles
will thus cost below $3,000,000. A project
has been recently under consideration for
a direct line on the electric system from
Brussels to Antwerp, in w'hich the train®
w’ere to have e normal speed of sixty
miles per hour without stops between
the cities, but ofter considerable discus
sion it was decided to abandon the pro
ject for the present.
—’Noiseless car wheels are one of the
luxuries promised for the future. The
Chicago Times-Herald says: “Passengers
over the Wallace avenue and Center street
line of the City Railway Company's
tem who traveled on car No. 2239 had a
novel experience yesterday—they could
hear themselves talk without shouting.
This was the effect of new sets of wheels
tried experimentally—noiseless wheels
furnished by the Wells-Freilch Car tVheel
Company, the invention of I. Hogeland, a
resident of this city. The secret of the ab
sence of noise was in the layer of paper
placed between the tire and the wheel
proper, very simple but exceedingly effec
tive. Moreover, when the tires get worn
out it is not necessary to press them off,
but they arp unbolted from the paper
connection or ring on the outer rim of ihe
wheel. The wheels are made of chilled
steei, and the feature of the device is
that anew wheel is made by the replacing
of the tire and five pounds of new' paper.
The weight is the same as the usual
wheel; the tires are secured by twelve %-
inch machine bolts and a 30-inch wrench
A summary* of the official report made
by the British admiralty, showing the
name, tonnage and sp ed of every* vessel
employ* and to convey troops, horses and
mules to the Transvaal between July* 1
1899. and March 31, 1903, shows that the
various transports made 215 voyages from
England and the Mediterranean, in which
they carried 6,663 officers, 170,185 men and
30,101 horses, says the New York Tr bune.
Of the horses 1,543 were lost in transit. In
forty-rine voyages from India the trans
ports carried 417 cffleers, 10,592 men, 2.352
followers, 7,3 4 horses and 1156 mules; of
the letter 98 herses and 3 mules were lost
on the voyage. The colonial contingent
were taken to the Care in transports
making twent.v-ni*e voyages and carrying
486 officers, 8 630 men and 7,7.12 horses. In
addition to the above, thirty-three voy
ages were made by vessels employed so’e
ly in taking, mules to 8, util Africa These
shits conveyed 31 503 mules, of which only
671 were lost en voyage, and other vessels
made twenty tour voyazes in conveydng
horses and cobs from Atts'ralia and Ar
gentina. These* carried 13,896 animals, of
which only 148 were lost.
—There was once a fussy old fellow
whose dally task it was to write a col
umn, more or less, of s ml-edllorial para
graphs for a newspaper, says the New
York Times. This old fellow-doubtless as
penalty* for his sins—had acquired, early
lit his career, the notion that no para
graph should beg n with the word “the."
What he really objec ed to, presumably,
was the beginning rf too many of them
with that worel, wlih the* resulting mon
otony of appearance, and to avoid the
extreme of excess he w nt to the extreme
of absolute abatenslon, Just as the tem
perance people do. Now. ns anybo ly* will
discover by looking at a nmst any book
or paper. It “comes natural" to use the
werd “the” much, very much, often*r
than any other w rd in beg lining to write
on any* snb’cct, and (he establishment—
and observance—of a rule against such
beginnings means the taking of a lot of
trouble. The old felltw In question took
this troub'e f, r years and years before
he thought of asking llms. If if it was
worth while, end th-n It suddenly occurr
ed to him that in all those years not one
P<|sen had ever noticed, to say nothing
o* admiring, the peculiarity of I is para
graphs that had cost him more time and
tngenul'y than any other. Which grieved
l.lm gore when h reflected on It. Whut
particularly exasperaieel him was the dis
covery. by a subsequent Investigation
that, though every!), dy It gins with "ihe"
much too iften in wrtlng. ho It tin* need
anti the Impulse eo do s> lit e nve s ttlon
wte’e it wouldn't mater tv*n to the
most notloial, .tie entire > uli:e,t. This Is
'*fainly ,utl u** phenomenon and one
w-ll worth th# considers Uou of Uu**ugo
Yen can do It, too, xvitli satisfaction
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