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Railroad Schedule—Central of Georgia
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Tlic \\ rather.
The indications for Georgia to-day are
for generally fair weather, with light
southerly winds; and for Eastern Florida
local rains and thunderstorms, with light
The records show that there were 229
pardons issued to criminals convicted for
•taking human life during the four years’
administration of Gov. Bradley, the Re
publican Governor of Kentucky, who pre
ceded Beckham. Doubtless there were
some deserving c a rs, but such a re ord
as that makes the administration of the
law worse than a farce.
Chicago is coming around somewhnt to
the way of thinking of the census offi
cials. with regard to her population. The
Chicago Record remarks that Chicago
has no need to feel otherwise than proud
of her present showing of strength. That
Is unquestionably the best way out of
It. In spite of complaints the census rec
ounts are pretty sure to stand as they have
It is said Senator "Billy” Mason, the
famous anti-imperialistic Republican, has
•been muzzled by the National Committee,
In spite of his ardent desire to make a
few campaign peeche for Mr. McKinley.
The Illinois senator has had to cancel
his dates made in Missouri, and another
spellbinder will be substituted. Mr. Han
na’s campaign seems to be having a hard
time with its orators.
Ex-Congressman Sibley of Pennsylva
nia, the political renegade, is diligently
circulating the story thot The Democratic
nomination for the vice presidency wis
offered him by Democratic leaders in
Washington last winter, but that he de
clined ft, preferring to run for Congress
again, this time on the Republican ticket.
Ex-Congressman Sibley must have leen
absorbing some of the stuff that dreamt
are made of.
It is unfortunate that the farmers of
the South should be unable to secure
cotton pickers of whose services they are
in such great need a< this time of the
year. Particularly does this state of af
fairs affect Georgia and Florida, and to
womc extent also Alabama, where* the* tur
pentine and lumber camps are offering
better wages than the farmers can af
ford to pay. It begins to ]oe>k as if she
farmers will thus lose* some of the ad
vantage which a short crop with Us at
tendant high prices had promised them.
The Hon. Timothy 1.. Woolruff, he* of
the* many c lon and waistcoats, has had a
reef or two t3ken in his sails and h • Is
now about as close to the wind u< it b
possible for him to get. From Nice pres
idential aspirations of very pronoun* ♦ )
type, an am MRon which he was conceit'd
enough to think would be gratified at ]* *-•
by a nomination, he has gone down
through the various grades until now he
would he gla l to got almost anything
*ht comes hw* way. A secondary object
of hD vie# presidential boom, was to se
cure i lift toward the gubernatorial nom
ination in New York state. It has de
veloped that thi lei is not n isisslhlllty. Tn
• fact he has 11 <*ly been heard of, r*.
<e # In le fijil uilh the Hire. S*>W
his friends feel ih.it his wounded feelings
•could be'assuaged, and the* are talking
< r iunln him for emigres* from the
'I bird t’tmgrefstouai FHftl ♦. whtrh |s m
Rt<~k!yr> V.iiiirnllv ihe Hon. Tima by
Is not Idling in the best ol humor, hut
h” Will dor'.lUf. Iw- Ki and to lit* the ton
sll riMo<*,>. pomi which wvna to im Mb’
vt.ty thing in sight.
<|l FFII POLITICS IN KEW YORK.
The political situation in New' York is
Chat of the bosses against the masses—at
leaM that is the impression made by the
reports that are appearing in the New
York papers. The political bosses, Mr.
j Croker and Mr. Platt, the former con
! trolling the Democratic machine and the
j latter the Republican machine, do not
; want a man in the Governor's mansion
who has a mind of his own. They want
u man there who is willing to be guided
the bosses. •
It is the understanding that the Repub
licans have decided to nominate Mr. R.
B. Odell, the chairman of the Republican
State Committee, for Governor. Mr. Odell
Is popular with the Republican party
workers and with his party generally,
but he is believed to be willing to be
guided by Boss Platt In all political mat
ters. If be should be nominated ami
elected Mr. Platt would be the real Gov
ernor. He cannot get the independent
vote, unless a more objectionable man is
nominated by the Democrats. It Is ad
mitted that the independent vote will de
cide the election.
Mr. (’oler is a candidate for the Demo
cratic nomination for Governor. He Is
a very strong man with the independents.
He is also popular with Democrats of
the rural districts and the best element of
the Democrats in the cities. But the ma
chine Democrats are against him. Mr.
Croker is determined that he shall not
he nominated. He doesn’t want him be
cause he knows that lie would he against
many of the schemes which Tammany
lias in view for the benefit of Its members.
It is believed by such able politicians
as ex-Senator Hill that the Democrats
could <*leot Mr. Co’er, provided Tammany
would give him n* hearty support, and
that with him as the Democratic guber
natorial candidate the state could be car
ried for Mr. Bryan. But it is very
doubtful if Mr. Coler will get the nomina
tion. If he should succeed in getting it.
it is doubtful if Tammany would make
a sincere *ffort to elect him. That or
ganization, it is alleged, would prefer to
have Mr. Odell for Governor. Mr. Bryan
is likely' to lose New York because th**
Democratic boss in that state is against
the nomination for Governor of the man
who would carry it for both the state and
the national tickets.
Democrats in other states have reason
to complain of this condition of affairs.
They are not particularly interested in
the Democratic state ticket, but they are
profoundly interested in the success of the
Democratic national ticket. But there is
no way' in w'hich they can Interfere in
New' York, because Mr. Croker will nor
permit interference. He says that he
knows more about the political situation
there than is known by outsiders, and
he declares that Mr. Coler is not popu
lar with Di mocrus. He is not popular
wirh some Democrats, but that is no rea
son why h£ should not bp nominated. If
he is the only man the Democrats have
any chance of electing, those Democrats
who do not like him ought to pocket their
feelings and stand by their party. They
won’t do that, however, unless directed
to do so by Mr. Croker.
Probably our representatives abroad,
ambassadors, ministers, consuls, and par
ticularly commissioners to foreign coun
tries. are scrutinized more closely and crit
icised ntore severely than is the case with
the average government official at home.
Their distance, perhaps, lends added In
terest to any circumstances concerning
them which the American public is en
titled to know, and on that account, no
doubt, the newspaper eye Is kept more
closely upon them for the public's benefit.
Commissioner Fet%nand W. Peck, Ihe
Chicagoan who is the leading representa
tive of the United States at the Paris Ex
position by virtue of some special political
. "pull.” has had a fair share of that sort
of criticism which docs not result in the
pleasantest sort cf notoriety, and it seems
from all accounts that the end is not yet.
In the tirst place there came some very
positive reports of the dissatisfaction of
American exhibitors on account of their
difficulty In obtaining space in the Amer
ican building because, as was charged,
the space whs being sold. These reports
were Just as positively denied; neverthe
less they left tin unpleasant impression.
Then there was h complaint alleged
extravagance of the commissioner in mak
ing away with the fund allowed for kef-p
--ing up the American building, which, as
will be remembered, almost led to a con
gressional investigation. Later on when
President Loubel paid an official visit to
the American pavilion, the commissioner
who. of all others, should have been on
hand to receive him, seemed Io have im
portant business elsewhere, and President
hatl to "go it alone."
More recently Commissioner Peek has
been the subject of some tart criticism nn
the part of President Nlssen of the Man
ufacturers' Association of New York, who
asserts that he is an "incompetent.” Mr.
Nlssen states that Mr. Peck is unpopular
with the American exhibitors, with many
of whom he is said to have broken faith
in the matter of promises of space, and
he qualifies by the phrase "it Is said," the
statement that Ci mntls loner Peck has em
ployed his relatives and the sons of favor
ites at large salaries, the earning of which
consists in attending social functions. In
defending Jlr. Peck from this attack Sec
retary Griffith of the New York State
Commission simply refers to the "vote of
thanks" that was tendered the commis
sioner by that body.
Now there comes an amusing story about
the commissioner, which mn.v lead to more
trouble. Recently, as was announced in
the press dispatches. Commissioner Peek
was honored by the French government
with a decoration, the badge of the Le
gion of Honor. The story Is told that
Mr. Pick wore the decoration on reiurn
j mg to ills hotel from the Salle drs Fetes,
and there proud 1)’ showed it to the head
waiter. asking him If he had ever seen a
decoration before, and remarking to the
amused servant lhai similar honor ita<l
been paid to Germans and Italians and to
distinguished tn o of other countries, but
never before to an American. The French
man whp told the story said such an ac
tion was In exceedingly bad taste, and
deel.irtd that others similarly decorated
never forget that Ii Is their courrtry that
Is honored and not the individual. it
seenta that Mr. Peek. In accepting the
I decoi.ition. bis overlooked the cxtstltu-
I tion .1 piohU'ltldhAgalne'official rapt*-
sentatlve nf the United Ria'es accepting
..ny decoration fintn any foteixn sovereign
or government unless specially authorised
|todoso by congress It mav he that
| Congre-r will om to Mr. Pic k s rc JI,
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, AUGUST 27. 1000.
! but in the meantime it would seem, if re*
* ports are correct, that Mr. Peck has put
| himself not only in a ridiculous, but a’r<>
I in an illegal, attitude.
FLORID \> c %PITAL.
| Jacksonville now has her orators out
j on spellbinding tours fur the purpose of
trying to demonstrate to the people of
• the stife why they’ should vote for the
j remove I of Florida’s sear of govern ment
from Tallahassee to that city. Hon. Frank
(’lark, who appeals to be leading the
movement in behalf of Jacksonville, fired
ihe opening gun tit DeLand, where he
presented the other day a carefully pre
pared argument to show that his city
is the only logical site for the Florida
statehouse. In brief, Mr. Clark’s argu
ments in favor of Jacksonville are its
accessibility', its ability to furnish the
necessary conveniences and facilities for
the transaction of (he state’s business, its
offer of SIOO,OOO in cash toward the new
building, besides other considerations in
the %vay of temporary quarters, and tlie
tact that Duval county pays about one
tenth of the stare’s taxes.
Mr. Clerk also called attention at some
length to the present condition of Flor
ida’s capital which stands to-dav prac
tically' as ii was constructed by the Fed
eral government In territorial days. It
may be far from adequate for the accom
modation of the state’s officials, and the
storage of the state’s valuable records.
The fact, however. that the Legislature
haw not seen fit to add to and improve the
building, is not an argument against Tal
lahoseee. Asa matter of fact as good a
building can. be constructed in Tallahas
see as in Jacksonville, Galnetsville, Ocala,
or any of the other candidates for the
sent of government.
As to accessibility' some of the other
candidate* for the capitol may’ enter the
debate with Jacksonville. Heretofore,
however, there has been no complaint of
’he inaccessibility of Tallahassee except
from the northeastern part of the state,
and the legislators from extreme South
ern Florida have not appeared averse to
going there. The conveniences necessary
ro the transaction of business can be pro
cured at any point, if the funds are pro
vided for them. About the only' special
advantages Jacksonville has to offer, so
far rs can be seen, are that it is the
largest city’ in the state, and a gift of
SIOO,OOO. Many Floridians will, doubtless,
]>onder a long time before they vote for
the state to spend $300,000 or $400,000 at
Jacksonville, when one-third of that
.imount invested at Tallahassee will an
swer every' purpose.
The coming primary on Nov. fi w.ll
decide nothing more than Whether the
Legislature shall pass a resolution pro
viding for a change in Ihe constitution
of the state for the removal of the cap
itol to some other point, and whet point
shall be named in the resolution. If such
a resolution is passed the amendment
must go before all the voters of the state
for their ratification or rejection, nnd thus
they will have two whacks at it. Prac
tically the question before the people, in
brief, is whether the capitol shall remain
a* Tallahassee and be remodeled, and im
proved to meet nH the present needs of
the state, or removed to some other point
at the great expense of putting up an en
tirely new structure. The question is one
of the most important which has con
fronted the people of Florida In a decade
o more, and its outcome will unquestion
ably be fraught with much meaning Cos
the Peninsular State.
MUST W Y TO TEACH TEMPER ANCE
The best and most effective method of
conveying good impressions to the mind
of youth Is a matter that Is likely to re
main in controversy. Superintendent of
Public Schools Boone of Cincinnati. 0.,
has. It appears, some very decided ideas
on tihs subject. He has determined to
abolish the use of charts In the public
schools there showing the diseased condi
tion of the body resulting from the use of
alcohol. There is a well-grounded idea
that an exhibition of the evil results of
excesses and violations of the laws of
nature is a powerful deturent to
those Inclined to such abuses, and
by some the wisdom of Superin
tendent Boone's action will, no doubt,
be questioned. Physicians have pronounced
the charts used for the purpose stated,
overdrawn and inaccurate, hut it is not al
together on that account that Superintend
ent Bopne has decided to discontinue their
use. “I am opposed to the he
says, "on the general idea of never giving
a child a bad impression.” Superintend nt
Boone goes even further than this. He
recently refused to allow school children
to attend a temperance lecture given at
the Central Christian, Church of Cincin
nati, on the ground that it ts injurious to
have children's minds filled with bad im
pressions. It is his idea that temperance
should be inculcated into the youthful
mind rather by showing its benefits than
by exhibiting the evil side of drinking.
There is food for much metaphysical
thought In the ideas advanced by Super
intendent Boone. The comparative value
of good and bad example, properly illus
trated and promptly applied, is. perhaps, a
mooted question. "Which is the stronger
deterrent from evil, the fear of punish
ment or the hope of reward?" Is the way
It is put in the- schoolboy's debate, and
the affirmative has probably won the de
cision as many time s us has tho negative.
There can he no question that fear is a
powerful force in shaping the career, hut
can it he said that it builds up (he char
acter of a man? We think not. It is
the* w< ak character that bad impressions
and the results of evil doing have the
greatest deterrent off- cl upon. The re can ,
be- no doubt, however, of the gexxl effect
In the formation of character of teaching
the benefits e>f temperance in all things.
Superintendent Boone Ir right in the con- ,
elusion that such teaching will serve to
strengthen and build up the plastic anel |
unformed character of the child. The
character thus formed Is of far more value
to society than that which inclines te> the
i right merely front the fear of evil results.
It is a moral influence whose effect will
be felt in whatever community it may ta
"Bryan the Populist" Is tho way the
New York Tribune heads its r< i>rt of Mi
Hryan'r acceptance of ilu National Pop
ulists' nomination for Ihe presidency. Tne
Tribune's malice Is perceptible but it I
could not have ina-te us,- of a less ig
nominious appellation. The nun "Popu
hst" eon be applied to Mr llryan only
in the same sense as the term "Demo
crat." which means a mat) of the poop:*,
who is for tn people in alt things that I
| are right. j
The Department of Agriculture has just
issued a bulletin giving the results of tin
experiment in shipping American sw*ft
po:cocs* to Paris and London. Ten bar
i> s of selected sweet potatoes were ship
ped <o each city, of course, under the
most favorable conditions, in order to in
sure. as ?.,r as possible, their preserva
tion. While the experiment was not en
tirety successful, it demonstrated the fact
*hat with sufficient can* such shipments
may be made. In some of the barrels
there were found many rotten ones, aver
aging about one-third. In London the
potatoes were distributed through stores
and some were given away. The English
people who ate them found after one or
iwo trials that they were quite palatable,
and a ready sale could no doubt be found
for them there. In France the potatoes
were simply placed on exhibition, no' be
ing distributed because they were in
bond. However, they excited much cu
riosity' and interest. The reports from
both London and Paris indicate that if
sweet potatoes can be placed in Eu
rope in a good state of preservation, quite
a market for them can, no doubt, be
“Is bicycling as a sport in its deca
dence?” asks the Chicago Record. In
Chk'ago it (H*ms that the nightly proces
sion of wheels with flashing lights upon
the boulevards is a thing of the past.
The century run is a hack number, and
the wheel is becoming a necessity, an
object of utility’, where it once ranked s
a luxury. To a great extent the same is
true in Savannah. Probably’ as many’, if
not more, wheels are ridden here than was
the case a year ago, but the nightly pa
rades on the county roads are largely a
thing of the past. Where a hundred
wheels were seen on the road a couple
of summers ago there are now scarcely
ten. if as many. Have the people tired
of the sport, or has the utility of the
wheel taken away part of the enjoyment
that it gave as a luxury?
The rumor that Russiy, Germany and
Japan have declared wnr on China and
invited America and England to withdraw.
Is probably not well founded. It is not
probable <that those Powers would take
such action without due notice 'to the gov
ernment at Washington, and so far as is
known, no such notice has been given.
It is not likely' that the American forces
would be left <here to join in such a wnr
if i*t were declared, but considering Eng
land's well-known desire to get ail that is
coming to her, it would be interesting to
know just what she would do in the event
such an invitation w’ere issued.
Rev. William Hindman, pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln,
Neb., of W’hich Mr. Bryan is a member,
has been asked by his congregation 10
resign, because, as is charged, he has left
the Republican fold and accepted the po
litical teachings of Mr. Bryan. The ma
jority’ of the members of i he church are
Republicans and no word was ever said
against the pastor until he became a
Democrat. Mr. Bryan will, no doubt,
champion the cause of his minister as
against the congregation.
It is seldom the farmers organize a
trust for the protection of their interests,
but that is what the broom corn producers
of the West have done this year. Like
wise the buyers of broom corn have form
ed a combination, and it promises to be
nip and tuck between the two organiza
tions. The crop is short, the farmers
have pooled their product, and the
chances are they will get more out of it
than has been the case in former years.
The chance* are that Mr. Bryan will
carry two boroughs of Manhattan in No
vember. Manhattan, Kan., applauded
his sentiments Friday, though the nudi
eree was composed largely of Republi
cans. and the borough of Manhattan,
Gteuter New York, promises to fad in
line when the time for making a showing
There will be 2,000 campaign orators at
work for the Democratic candidates in
September. The Democratic National
Committee will, to a great extent, leave
the matter of assigning them to thf* state
committees. These orators will devote
their attention to removing the doubt, in
so far as possible, from the “doubtful
It is said Gov. Plngree of Michigan will
probably join the Democrats In the fight
against McKinley. It would not be sur
prising. for the Governor has had a vari
colored career since he embarked upon
the uncertain sea of politics.
Mr. Bryan will come across more kinds
of pickpockets during his campaign than
4 hose who simply make a practice of go
ing through the clothes of those in his
Cl It HUNT COMMENT.
The Philadelphia Record (Dorn.) says:
“The crime which breeds lynch law
arouses mob violence along ihe lakes as
well as in distant Southern communities.
Akron, 0.. where a mob sought to wreak
upon a prisoner of the law the summary
vengeance of Judge Lynch. Is s ar ely
thirty’ miles from Cleveland, und is in
habited by an industrious and ordinarily
a law-respecting population; but with
these people, no Jess than with the r
neighbors far to the southward, tlie thirst
for quick reprisal upon a wretch 100 base
o live proved stronger than traditional
regard for tlie mandates of authority.
Such is human nature tiie country over;
and such it will remain, no doubt, so long
as the unpardonable crime shall menace
the homes oi the people.”
The Baltimore Sun (Detn ) says of Mr.
Bryan’s Topeka speech: “Disappointed
sorely must be those persons—lf any there
were—who expected Mr. Bryan, in accept
ing the Populist nomination for the pres
idency. to recede from or qualify in any
way the ground taken by him In his
speech of acceptance of the Demo ratio
nomination In favor of making imperial
ism and militarism the paramount issues
in the campaign, as they constitute to-day
the greatest danger to the permanency o'
our republican Institut eis and the cause
of popular liberty. If anything, his words
at Topeka are stronger, if possible, upon
this point than what he said at Indianap
The Chicago Chronicle (Dem ) cuys:
That gifted political expert Henry 4'\
Payne G tirmb convince! that the return
if Penator CVfewart to the Republican
pnrt\ means ‘a political r volution in the
mountain states.’ Mr I’ayn* ilso leheves
of corns*, that one swhdow mukea n sum
mer, but that does rot tnattet The Inter
Hsiing thing L th* e'Mdm rise nf Hr.
Hirwatt from the position fa lisereil fd
silver stir **ker to that of |>ol|M n| tM ||
wrthrr f t thf whole country w*( *,f the
Mils! <*lppt Marvelous:”
>lr. \Yu*m Pertinent Question.
Senator Eugene Hale of Maine told re
cently with amused chagrin of a passage
at arms he had with Mr. Wu, the Chinese
minister, says the New York Tribune.
The treatment of the missionaries in the
Far East was under discussion, and .h-?
Senator had trotted out a number of in
stances oi maltreatment, and even worse,
that the missionaries had met with at
the hands of their Eastern brethren. Th*
Senator then pointed out to the minister
that this was hardly' the way in which
the missionary’ should be received, and
that a liberty of faith should be accorded
their subjects by Eastern rulers. All
through this homily the Chinese minister
had grinned sympathetically, but a tritle
“Liberty of religious thought, eh?” Wu
inquired tentatively, when his chance
came. “You not always give liberty of
religious thought in this country; you
sometimes p* rseeute the missionary in
these great United States. I think?” To
this, needless to say', the junior Senator
from the Pine Tree State interposed a vig
“No. you never do such things here,
never! You never persecute the poor mis
sionary! You are too high-minded. You
have too much freedom of thought for
that!” And here Wu’s derisive smile grew
diabolical. “How about that Levantine af
“Levantine affair?” was the puzzled in
“Yes, Levantine affair; affair at Le
vant. What did you do there?”
And then the Senator suddenly remem
bered the fate of a Mormon missionary at
Levant. Me. The keen Celestial eye of
the Chinese minister saw ihe look of un
derstanding in Senator Hale's eye, and he
drove the nail home.
“What did you do with that Mormon
missionary nt Levant* eh? You gave him
what is called the tar and feathers; i* is
not so?” But the Senator had no Response
Greeley’s Ways Willi Victuals.
One of the most remarkable traits
which characterized Horace Greeley was
his complete nbsorjtfion of the duties of
the moment, says the Youth’s Companion.
When hard at work, he would forget all
about his meals, and gradually he fell
into the habit of depending on one of
his assistants io keep on the lookout for
him in this respect. The editor would
call out, “Jones, hove I had my dinner
yet?” and Jones would give the correct
Once, while at the house of a leading
politician, Greeley’ had been having a
heated discussion, when his host’s wife
invked him to partake of some refresh
ment. Without heeding what he was do
i ing, Horace seized a plate of crullers, and
| emptying its contents on his lap, continu-
I cd the discussion, munching a cruller now
I and then until he had finished the lot.
H*s kind-hearted hos4ess, fearing that
in the absorption of the moment Mr.
Greeley had eaten so many’ crullers as to
make himself ill. and having been told
rhat cheese in moderation is a capital
digester, handed him a small plate of
cheese, hoping that he would t ike a bite
or Vvo, and thus indirectly and uncon
sciously’ counteract the effect of ihe crul
lers. But Greeley’, in his excitement,
treated the cheese as he had treated the
crullers. Finally all the cheese disap
peared, to the astonishment and alarm
of the sympathetic hostess.
A few moments later, the discussion
having ended, she was astonished to hear
Mr. Greeley, evidently unconscious ef all
he had devoured, deliver an eloquent ha
rangue on the virtues of graham or
brown bread, and denounce with vigor
the pernicious fondness of Americans for
% Servant King in Fiction.
Kipling's famous story. “The Man Who
Would Be King.” is founded on fart, says
London Answers. An ex-civil servant
named Cosw r per, who had come to grief in
his profession, obtained the powers of a
monarch in Kaflristan. This is a wild
and dangerous country' at the back of Af
ghanistan. north of India, and. as rule,
it is certain death for any European who
is found there. The Kaffirs—nothing to
do with the Africans, by’ the way—are one
of the cruelest and most turbulent
on earth. Yet this man, who went
without followers or money', was actually
installed as king—for a shot* time. He was
a master of the Kaffir language and man
ners. and managed to get himself accept
ed as a sort of god.
While he was king he didhe thing thor
oughly. and governed well; also surround
ing himself with money, horses, and serv
ants. His reign, which was popular
while it lasted, gained for him the rever
ence of the people, for they believed him
to be a genuine deity, and worshipped as
a temple he had erected to himself.
He established the beginnings of a
great horse trade with Afghanistan,
which flourished ever since, and the coun
try* certainly prospered under his rule.
He only held the throne for a year, how
ever, for a rival chief aroused a faction
against him. and had him murdered.
The Sliah Kept IMn Hat On.
The Shah of Persia, like our early Qua
kers. religiously object to taking off hi*
hat in a Christian Church, sayft the Lon
don News. On his way from Peters
burg to Paris the Shah stopped nr Cologne
and expressed a wish to see the interior of
the famous cathelral. His grand vizier
was sent to ihe ecclesiastical authorities
to make the needful urr.mgemf nts for his
master’s visit. The Persian minister was
informed that it was the rule of the
Church of Cologne, as unchangeable as
the laws of the oil Moles and Persians,
that every* visitor, however sublime his
position, should uncover his head whl’e in
the Cathedral. “In that case,” said the
grand vizier, “my master will never
come.’’ Subsequently, however, it was nr.
ranged that all ordinary visitors should
be excluded during the Shah’s presence, !
and that he and bis ten ministers should
be permitted to inspect the Church of the
Three Kings of the Has:—for such is the
dedication of the cathedral--not, indeed,
with their ten hat*, but with ten small
lumbswool caps upon their heads. It was
casualisti'ally, but very conveniently, de
termine*! that this would be no more ir
reverent than the wearing of a beretta
by a priest or of a mltt£ by the archbishop
within the sacred walls.
\ll %fter Mr. Rockefeller
l>r. Harper rf ihe Univer-i’y of Chicago
has British •rivals in his designs on John
I). Roc k'efelh r s mi' ions, says the Lon
don <• rrenpondence of th* Paul Globe.
Wlicfi the oil king visited London in July, J
his presence at the p tvoy hotel had not 1
been ohro iic'c l mote than tw r.ty-four ]
hours I efi ro hundreds of letters Ic.a i
ro arrive f* r him. His secretary opene I
only enough to observe that ev ry* men I
di ant and institution in th* empire was
po.-r-essed cf ad s rc* to in k the a
- mint nee of the R. . k**fe ler tm nificei ee |
The applications ranged I r om r qu sts for
a ton ot *oal to no Itlons for the ndow- I
ii out of <• 11* ges and oral an asylums,an 1 ;
th* y ate s i'l o ining. Mr Rockefeller will ,
return to London late n the fall. There j
awa ts Mm at th*- Savoy a bundle of lot- j
tors nearly two feet square.
\ntl|HMleatt Tale of a Dor.
Murphy, when he lived in the huh, al
ways shared his blanket with tin* pup,
but when he shifted to town he had to
break th** pup of its old habit, says the j
S *ln ' Bulletin First time he caught it |
in b*d In* kicked It out Next lime Toby
heard bin* coming, and jumited up quick* t
l\ , bu; Murphy ua suspicion**, pm his!
hand *4i the bed iii)*l Lain.l p v\ irrn Then (
there was trouh •* f*-r one -mail dog. Tea*
•lay the pup earnestly wrotchod Murphy
• Doling hi** dinner by blowing on it f.j. I
lowing day Murphy earn* uome hi unit • 1
hum , sneaked qu;#tiy up Muirs and on i
s* rved the pup blowing on the bed for .ill I
hr wu worth. .
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
—The worn-out uniforms of the British
army are sold at auction each year, and
bring back into the treasury nearly $150,-
—As an evidence of the supremacy of
the English tongue In the Far East it is
to be noted that the various foreign jour
nals use the English word “Boxer” In
speaking of the society which is foment
ing such grave disturbances in China. For
example: the Germans write “die Boxers.”
the Italians, “11 Boxers,” and in Spanish
it is “los Boxers.”
—The village* of Santa Foy tie Tare-n
--taisc* in Eastern France seems doomed to
be engulfed. The base of the hill on
which it stands is being eaten away by
the rapid waters of the. Isete. Some of
the houses show crooks rivaling those
of our Cheshire Northwich. Some day
there will be a “short, sharp shock,” and
Tarentaise will no longer exist.
—According! to Prof. L. O. Howard,
chief of the bureau of entomology at
Washington, the honey industry has
shown marked development in recent
years, and there are to-day more than
300,<X)0 persons engaged in it, the vol% of
the product being $20,000,000. There are
110 apiarian societies and eighty journals
devoted to tho industry. Much of the
honey is exported, England being the
chief purchaser. Nor bus the limit by
any means been reached.
—One of the most remarkable railroads
in the United Stats is that which runs
from Fabyan, at the foot of Mount Wash
ington, to the summit—a distance of 3.3S
miles. The time required in making the
ascent is one and one-half hours, which
is at the rate of a mile in twenty-seven
minutes. The descent is made in the same
time. The fare is $1 for the roud trip, or
at the rate of sixty cents a mile. No
other road in the world charges quite so
much, and few run trains at a speed quite
so slow. About 6,000 passengers are car
—A prize of 1,000 franca is offered, says
the Electrician, by the French Industrial
Association against Accidents to Labor
ers, at Paris, for (he most efficacious insu
lar ing glove for electrical workmen. The
gloves must be strong enough to resist,
not only the electric current, but also ac
cidental perforation by copper wire, etc.,
and must, in addition, be easy io wear
by hands of any size and allow the work
man’s fingers sufficient freedom to exe
cute their work. The Competition ,is in
ternational, and is open until December
—To discover a universal language, says
the London Globe, is the dream of many
Ia sane and domesticated gentleman. One
j of these patient scholars, we are told, has
just hit upon a Volapuk which he calls
“Clarison," and which "contains no let
ter which its not in every Continental
alphabet, and no vocal sound which an
Englishman, a Frenchman, a German,
or an Italian would have to learn.” A
shorter way to a universal language, we
believe, would he to turn three or four
babies of every European nationality
loose on a desert island, with plenty of
food, for ten years, and then see nh.it
tongue they had evolved.
—The new possessions of the United
States will be well represented among the
students of the University of Michigan
during the coming season. Thus far one
Cuban and several Puertoriquenox have
registered, and last week three Filipinos
arrived. They are Senors Lorenzo Orl
rabia of Cavile; Artiraga of Manila, and
Juan Tecson of Vulacan. All three have
been sent by the International Club of Ma
nila. and were successful candidates in a
competitive examination for scholarships
in this country. Four Filipinos have al
ready been sent to this country by the
club, one having entered the University
of California. Three others were sent to
Ann Arbor through the influence of Com
—“The Hartford Courant thus presents
the other side of a much discussed ques
tion: "It would be intt resting to know
how many men, women and children have
itc* n killed became the horsts beh'nd
which they were riding had not 'docked
t ii s.' Nothing makes a horse behave ng
-- r and more urr aso a! le than to get
hit undorkrd tail across a teln. Down
goes the tall, and the more the tad
pres-es the more annov.d 1- the horse.
Off he goes, kicking and running, and
whoever is behind or in front cf him is
in for tr übe. The situation is full of
danger. 'Dumb Animals' may not be es
pecially let rested In the fact that hu
man b-ings are imperilled, but some con
sideration should he had for the horse."
—The second malarial exiteditioti of the
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine has
just wired home from Bonny, in Nigeria
news of a most important discovery -
namely, that the parasite which causes
elephantiasis has. like that which causes
malaria, been found in the proboscis of
'he mosquito. Oddly enough, the same
discovery ha- just been simultaneou-'y
made by Dr Low in England. In mosqui
toes brought from Australia, and by Capt.
James In India. Elephantiasis is a dis
ease which causes hideous deformity ,n
thousands, or rather millions, of natives
in tropical countries, and sometime- in
European residents, ft Is due to a small
worm which lives in the lymphatic ves
sels end occludes them. The fact that
this worm can live also In the mosquito
has long been known, but the discovery
of it in the insect's proboscis shows tint
It enters the human body by the bites of
-The Pars correspond nt of L-ndon
Truth writes: Is there any billionaire or
trll io alre who would like to make a
| startlingly ch c present, an I yet one of
jan extremely simple chara-Ur? ]f so
1 t h m first buy a Panama lady's cycling
hat at the exhibition for fBO. He can fill
thD hat with four p.unds of goMen-t'p
ca costing 1160, at the Ceylon or Indian
Pavll'on. Next, he can place In the tea
the 240-carat diamond, worth £280,001.
Does not this rrmind you of Br llai-Sav
arin's olive in the o-tolan that was nlac
tii in a quail and the quail in a wood
ooelc, ard the w odcoek in a pha,-an ?
When all these birds were roasted the
olive only was to be eaten. Should the
billionaire nr trllllonaire not be enamored
o simple ty, he can deck the hat with
some of the rare orchids in the city of
Paris' greenhouses. Tiny only c„<t 30
shillings a 1 ce A f-w dezens of them
woud mi ke the 184 hat look smart.
T 1 e day of big books h.t- gone by,"
I sai ‘* 11 dealer, speaking of some recent line
publications, according io the New York
News. "1 p to a few years ago nearly ull
! b'- art prints and handsome limited addi
tions of standard works were either folios
or something almost as large There's a
beautiful set of Dickens, for Instance,
printed in 'B6. The Illustrations alone cost
full\ ssot i". and it represented high-water
mark in mechanical excellence at that pe
riod. Bui look at the size of the vol
umes. Thfy are almost as olg and heavy
is standard cyclopedias I At present the
tendency Is Just the other way, and the
majority of the rcull.v lino books that are
IH-tng published are small and light The
usual cover measurement Is from five h>
swell to six hy eight inches, and moat of
the standard novels are coining out In
that size, one reason why bly U-oks hat
von,’ out of favor may strike you at ilrt
blush us ruth, r foolish, hut I .mi assured
of its Impel i> publishers who hare
mad- the ' rude a life siudv The big booh
cun'l be read In lied It’s too hen-, 1,, 1,,,
li-l'l When on,- is in H reclining position
while the small -oinps.'t volun - -an oe
handled as easily as a magazine Th
trrei I massive rollon of the old time- nude f
tile* omamenis for the center table ~,u j ]
came In handy for the v.-ins, children u> '
sit on at mblr, but to really read u ,,. m
was a Job for an athUia."
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the comforts ot a modern hotel. Electric
lights. Unexcelled table. Tickets include
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Passenger Fares lrom Savannah.
TO .NEW YORK—FIRST CABIN. UO
FIRST CABIN ROUND TRIP, $32; IN
TERMEDIATE CABIN, sls; INTERME
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TO BOSTON FIRST CABIN. $;:•
FIRST CABIN ROUND TRIP, $36. IN
TEItMEDIATE CABIN. sl7; INTERME
DIATE CABIN ROUND TRIP. $28.00.
The express steamships of this line are
appointed to sail from Savannah, Central
(IkMh) meridian time, as follows:
BVYAW AH TO NEW YORK.
KANSAS CITY, Capt. Fisher. TUES
DAY, A up. 28. 7:00 p. m.
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM. Capt. Berg,
THURSDAY. Aug. 30. 8:U0 a m.
TALLAHASSEE. Cart Askins. SAT
URDAY. S-pt. 1. 9:00 p. m.
CITY OF AUGUSTA, Capt. Dagget*,
MONDAY. Sept. 3. 11:30 a. m.
NACOOUIIEE. Capt. Smith, TUESDAY,
Sept 4, 12:20 p. m.
KANSAS CITY. Capt. Fish-T, THURS
DAY. Sept. 6. 2:30 p. m
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM. Capt. Bcir,
SATI’RDAY, Sept. 8. 4:00 p. m.
TAELAHASSEE, Capt. Askins, MON
DAY. Sept. 10,-5:30 p. m.
CITY OF AUGUSTA. Capt. Paggett.
TUESDAY. Sept. 11, 0:31 p m.
NACOOCHEE. Capt Smith, THURS
DAY, Sept 13. 8:0> p. m.
KANSAS CITY. Capt. Fisher, SATUR
DAY. Sept. 15. 10:00 p. m.
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM. Capt. Berg,
MONDAY. Sept 17. 12:f0 noon.
TALLAHASSEE. Capt. Askins, TUES
DAY, Fe_ t. IR. 1:0 p. m.
CITY OF AUGUSTA, Capt Daggett,
THURSDAY. Sept. 20. 2:30 p m
NACOOCHEE. Capt. Smith, SATUR
DAY. Sept. 22 4:00 p m
KANSAS CITY. Capt. Fisher, MONDAY.
Sept. 21. 5:00 p. m.
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM, Capt. Berg,
TUESDAY. Sept. IS. 5:20 p. m.
TALLAHASSEE. Cant. Askins. THURS
DAY, S pt. 27. 0:30 n m
CITY OF AUGUSTA, Capt. Daggett,
SATURDAY, Sept. 29. 8:01 p m.
NEW YOU K TO BOSTON.
CITY OF MACON, Capt. Savage, MON
DAY, Aug. 27. 12:00 noon.
CITY OF MACON, Capt. Savage, FRI
DAY, Aug. 31. 12:00 noon.
CITY OF MACON. Capt. Savage, WED.
NKSDAY, Sept. 5, noon.
CITY OF MACON, Capt Savage, MON
DAY, Sepl. 10, noon.
CITY OF MACON, Capt. Savage, FRI
DAY, Sept. 14. noon.
CITY OF MACON. Capt. Savage, WED
NESDAY, Sept. 19. noon
CITY OF MACON. Capt. Savage. MON
DAY, Sept. 24. noon.
CITY OF MACON, Capt Savage, FRI
DAY, Sept. 28. noon.
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change Ms sailings without notice and
without liability or accountability there
Sailings New York for Savannah daily
except Sundays. Mondays and Thursday,
5:00 p. m.
w. G. BREWER. City Ticket and Pass
enger Agent. 107 Bull street. Savannah.
E. W. SMITH, Contracting Freight
Agent. Savannah. Ga.
R. G. TREZEVANT, Agent, Savannah,
WAI.TER HAWKINS. General Agent
Traffic Dep’t, 224 W. Bay street. Jack
E. H. HINTON, Traffic Manager, Sa
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BALTIMORE, MD. BUFFALO, N. Y.
CHICAGO, ILL. CLEVELAND, O.
HAGERSTOWN. HARRISBURG, PA.
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Freight capacity unlimited; careful han
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The steamships of this company are ap
pointed to sail from Savannah to Balti
more as follows (standard time):
D. H. MILLER. Capt. Peters, TUES
DAY. Aug. 28 . 6:00 p. m.
ITASCA. Capt. Diggs, THURSDAY, Aug.
30, 7:00 p. m.
ALLEGHANY. Capt. Foster, SATUR
DAY. Sept. 1, 10:00 p. m.
TEXAS. Capt. Eldridge, TUESDAY,
Sept. 4, 1:30 p. m.
D IT. MILLER. Capt. Peters. THURS
DAY. Sept. 6. 3:30 p. m.
And Dora Baltimore Tuesdays, Thurs
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Ticket Office. 39 Bull street.
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General Offices Baltimore. Md.
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seeking summer homes attention is in
vited to the delightful mountain resort*
along the line of the Tallulah Fails Rv
Close connections are made with all
Southern Hallway trains. You can leave
Atlanta 7:50 o. m., 12 o’clock noon, and
4:30 i>. m. Comfortuble and convenient
hotels and boarding houses are located
nt Pemorost, Flarksvllle, Nacoochee Val
ley. Turnersvllle. Tallulah, TalluUh
Falls, and in Rabun county. Any of
these pin* <e eon be reached in three
hours’ ride from Atlanta. This is one
of the most beautiful and picturesque
sections of the South, 'ihe climate Is
cool and salubrious n1 the water the
purest and he.t In the world. For fur
ther information apply to
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General Manager, Clarksville. Oa.^
Broadway, iiii avenue and 27ih st., New
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proof; Kuropean plan. Rooms, SI.OO pf
day and upward.
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