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denby now FOR M’KINLEY.
RITKB A LETTER AGAINST MR.
Ufe-L*ifi Democrat Has* Gone
Over to the Other Party—“ Bryan's
V,tltu.fi- Toward* the Philippines"
Discussed— Denby Declare* He 1*
\ot Defending the Republican
Party, hut That He I* Dcfendiuu
the President, a Greatly Ihused,
Though Wonderfully Ih-RervinK
Chicago, Aug. 26 Hon. Charles Den
b\ of Indiana, ex-Unlied States min
- er to China, anti member of the firft
commission to the Philippines, a life-long
I>. moerat, has written a letter urging the
ir-eleetioii of President McKinley. It is
entitled, “Bryan's Attitude Towards the
Philippines,” and is made public by the
Republican National Committee. The let
ter is, in part, as follows:
In his speech of April 18, 1900, in the
senate. Mr. Hoar s.iil that he could not
: rget that Mr. Bryan, ‘unless he is much
misrepresented, used all his power and in
ti ;ence with those of his friends who are
ready to listen to his counsels, to secure
the ratification of the treaty.’ vneinlng
the Paris treaty. There were seventeen
Democratic senators who vo ed for the
ratification. A two thirds majority was
re esasiy. The treaty was ratified by one
Mr.Bryan has squarely assumed the re
sponsibility of the ratification. Mr. Bryan
advised his friends in the Senate to vote
to ratify the treaty after the battle of
Feb. 5 with Aguinaldo had been fought.
He knew that war had begun. He might
readily have foreseen what complications
might possibly occur out of ihe existing
renditions. Then was the time- to have
talked about the “consent of the govern
ed" and not now. when every speech he
makes adds ten names to the roll of our
• bad, and 100 to the Filipino dead. Neither
ii l.iw, nor In morals, con Mr. Bryan be
permitted now to secure political advan
tage from announcing n course of conduct
which he himself advised.
Mr. Bryan gives ns his reasons for ad
v:Mng ratification that he 'thought it saf
er to trust the American people to give
independence to the Philippines than to
’.rust rhe accomplishment of that purpose
dlplorr.o> with an unfriendly nation.’
T s puts Mr. Bryan In the attitude of
desiring independence for the Philippines
v, ' r > ardently. Why should be suddenly
be imbued with antagonism to the Demo
• me principle of expansion as exempli
fied by all Democratic statesmen from
Jefferson to Vocrhees? If ne could stand
the annexation of Hawaii, why balk at the
a quisltion of the Philippines?
Mr. Bryan’s own explanation is as fol
low?- i be!leve that we are now in a
better position to wage a successful con
tent against imperialism than we would
huvr* been had the treaty been rejected.’
Here, then, we have the real reason for
this strange parody of Jekyl and Hyde.
He wanted to create the body of imperial
i-m in order that he might fight and over
come the monster. If Mr. Bryan had op
posed the ratification of the treaty the Fil
ipinos would have gone their way, either
ir.ij the arms of Spain or of Germany, or
into discordant, warring and petty states.
I: all events we would have been done
win them. This would not have suited
h? all, because Mr. Bryan wanted to wage
1 successful contest against imperia lsm,
and so imperialism whs born, and Its
ac-lua! father was William Jennings Bry
ar He i now endeavoring to destroy his
bet it be renumbered that tlv extraor
dinary dread of ‘impelialistic rule’ comeg
from a gentleman who has accepted the
i.ominu'ion of the Fusion Populists or
People s party. The Populis platform de
mand? that “the country should own and
r .rthe railroads in the interest of the
P“Vb Is no* that imperialism?
if ' s believed by the insurgents that
Ri\ .n ? election will Insure their inde
pendence. and they are encouraged to hold
< it. The success of the Democratic parttv
r ins success for them. If the Tagalas
' ’lit fighting. Jfnd take the oath of alle
griar.co. on the moment the ‘paramount Is-
F dead, and so is the Democracy. In
this contest the Democrats stake their all
in f| ie continuance of fighting. It strikes
re a s odd that a great party should base
is hopes of success on the killing and
w inding of our troops. Will not
1 - ime of patriotism rise up over the land
which will testify that at all hazards we
V i I stand by the flag, that come what
nay we will not turn our backs on the
Philippines, a disgraced and dishonored
What we may do with the Philippines
ultimately is not the question now. * * *
Disguise it as you may, the real question
l‘ fore the people is whether the armies
ihe United Stages should be withdrawn
r one . now and forever, and the islands
turned over to the Tagalos. Mr. Bryan
would, as commander-in-chief, have the
1 wer to recall the armies, and if he did,
' would let loose the horrors of a terri
l b revolution.
"We should not grant th* Philippines
inline ire independence, because we have
assumed by the treaty obligations to the
v orld with which we must comply. We
h-'e also assume! oh.iga ions to the
friendly Filipinos, ard we should not
abandon thm o a r ariful fate. We
have promised these jeorle o stable gov
*r ment and we ought io give It to them
We have pro er y inte etp in the Isi
d- which sioull be pro'ested It is
and slrab.e hr us to have a foothold In the
‘ a.-t. so as to foster and increas our
commerce. We believe that asso iation
v i:h us will elevate the Fii ino and lm
Po\e his condition.
I nm not defending the Republican pa--
v in thU artel , hit I an defending
Wm. McKinUy, He has 1 een subjecte 1
T more abuse than any President ever
w *, ml he ha- descr.ed It us little as
any one ever dll. In the m st difficult
per’od of our hist- ry he has proved him
se f (qual to all the demands upon him.
He ha* act and with an eye single to the
good < f the country. The war with Spain
was not of the President’s ae k ng. bui
he met the issue with exalted c* tirnge
In diplomacy he displayed qualiti s of the
higte t erde-, and in military affaire he
"as rem irkatly sue esful. He eminent
ly <1 serves re-election.
sors %•§ toi it < i.osun.
Hl* Europenn Itinernry Wound Up
Amsterdam, Aug. 26.—Sousn’s European
tom* closed this evening with a perform
ance at the Palace of Industry before an
audience of 5,000 people, including United
Ptat'-s Minister Stanford Newell, United
Stat. Consul Hill and the officers of the
I’nked States training ship Essex.
Sousa received several ovations, and
the principal soloists were repeatedly en
r°reO. The (Jtlr.en* of Amsterdam have
presented Sousa n silk Netherlands flag.
MKlit %N \\ AK VETEHA\t.
>’f*tH Itl \ flu* I. >i * t For inn I Mrctlna
of the % **m* ia f ion .
Clhrli n itl, o. A' g 3d -The Nnt'nnnl
Anne a foil of Me lan War Yet* ram*
'' ill meet In Cincinnati Sept. 1* and 11
aul the Coir mil tee of Fntirtaln
ftieni hate anange I an enjoyable pro
gramme for the rcc.talon Mexican vets-
• s ae expecte 1 from all over thr coun.
H /*itt* pr bah e tin* t Is will Is lh
U- formal meeting of the Nath a* I Aa
e • tai on, the imm e-s of wh| h are n m
nil upwards of se nty years of age.
HAMA TAKES A HAND.
National Committee Sustain* the
Knoxville, Tenti., Aug 26.—Senator M.
A. Hanna had decided to take a hand in
the Tennessee Republican fight between
the Brownlow and H. Clay Evans fac
tions and settle it. In a letter written to
A. J. Tyler of Washington. Senator Hanna
nys the National Committee has deemed
’t advisable to sustain the organization
wnich was recognized by ihe National
Committee at Philadelphia, the Brownlow
organization. It is thought to be the chief
uim of Senator Hanna to g* i but one set
of electors in the field.
The Times to-morrow will print the fol
lowing dispatch from Cleveland. Tenn.:
Chairman Tipton of the Evans Ste
Committee was asked 10-day what effect
Mark Hanna’s letter would have. He re
plied that fi would have the same effect
as shaking a red rag in the face of an
“We do not recognize Mr. Hanna as our
boss and we wear no man’s collar.'' said
Mr. Tipton. "Our commitee meets next
Wednesday to organize for the fight, and
if there are any members on it who do
not want to fight they will be asked .o
etep behind a tree and let the battle pro
"No, the fight will proceed unless the
| committee are bigger cowards than I
think they ore. It would be ridiculous
for the majority io surrender to a mi
nority. Ours is the regular ticket, and
if Hanna does not know it, it is because
he hap refused to investigate or listen to
any one but Brownlow."
“Have you ever asked the National
Committee to investigate?" Mr. Tipton
“We certainly have. I made the de
mand on Aug. 16, but no attention was
paid to it. An ordinary thief or mur
derer is given a hearing by the courts,
but we have not been treated with that
much consideration by Mr. Hanna.’’
“Then you think there will be no com
“There certainly will not be unless Mr.
Hanna agrees to hear our side of the
case, and gives us a fair trial."
NEGRO BODIES WILL MEET.
Two Important Gathering* of the
Race Till* Week.
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 26.—Two national
negro conventions will be held here this
week. The Afro-American Press Associa
tion will begin its twentieth annual con
vention to-morrow. It was organized at
Louisville in 1880. Cyrus Adams of Chi
cago. a. member of the National Repub
lican Advisory Committee, is president.
John E. Bruce of Albany, N. Y., is vice
president. The association has a mem
bership of 250, and at this convention it
is said an effort to indorse the National
Republican ticket will be combatted and
a vigorous debate will follow.
The Third National Convention of the
Afro-American Council will open its ses
sions in the Senate Chamber of the State
House Tuesday morning. Prominent
members of Afro-American Council, who
will attend are: George H. White, con
gressman from North Carolina; Bishop
Alexander Grant, Bishop H. H. Turner,
advocate of negro emigration to Africa;
Edward Everett Brown, author of the
anti-lynching bill legislated upon in the
last Congress; Mary Church Ferrell, lec
turer, president of the National Associa
tion of Colored Women, and Ida Wells
Barnett. Booker T. Washington will de
liver one of the principal addresses.
In the important business to be trans
acted by the council is he election of a
president to succeed Bishop A.exander
Walters, who has held that oflfive since its
organization. Bishop Walters, it is said,
will decline re-election, and George H.
White, congressman from North Caro
lina. a vice president of the council, is
being talked of for the place.
I is asserted that an argument will
arise in this convention also over q prop
osition to indorse President McKinley.
SHE HAD BEEN A NUN.
Her Love for n Man Drove Her on to
New York. Aug. 16.—The French line
steame , L* Aquitaine, which arrived this
morni g from Havre, had a death among
the cabin pissenge s. Margaret Minehan
a former nun, committed suicide by
jump ng overboard at 5:00 am., on Aug.
23. The alarm was qu’ckly given, a boat
was lowered and the. woman was poked
up but too late to restore her to consci
A Roman Catho ic priest among the
passengers p-rfo’med a burial service
over the remains, assDtel by a number
of other priests and nuns who were on
board the steamer, and the body was
committed to the sea. A passenger on
board ssid hat the de-.ased was a nun
in a Oath, lie in? t tut on in France
During the voyage Ml s Minehan con
filed t) some of her fellow pas enger =
that he had been a nun hut her love
for a voting man < au 3 d her to D ave the
craven- and she felt she bad disgraced
her family. She said she was on her way
to her brother, a priest located in Penn
BRI AN RACK %T HOME.
Ills Speeches Seem Not to Have Hnrt
Lincoln. Neb., Aug. 26.—Mr. Brvan re
turned to Lincoln from Omaha this morn
ing in time to attend church. His re
turn to-day may be said to mark the
completion of his first week of active
work in the present campaign.
Beginning with his speech at Wahoo
Tuesday, he made during the week eleven
addresses, besides a numl*er of brief talks
from the rear platform og ihe trains on
which he traveled, one of these speeches
bring the reply to the Populist notifica
tion. The week was a fair test of Mr.
Bryan’s physical endurance, as well as
of * his mental versatility. Hr did no
however, to regard the week’s ex
perience as in any sens-' exceptional, but
on the contrary spoke of it lightly.
Mr. Brvan will leave here Wenesday
for Chicago, where he will witness the
sham battle of the Grand Army on Thurs
day. He will remain tn Chicago for sev
ELECTION %T KISSIMMEE.
Rennlted In flic Re-eleetlon of the
Kluflmtne*, Kla.. Ausr. 2S-On<> of the
harh*'-foitKht primaries rvrr h<M In
this r nnly to. k nliioo yfMoriliy. The
min c ne*'* were f r r pr'e.ntattve,
clerk of Ihe Cl y Court an.l fheriff. The
r , turns row In Ic illeat Ihe nomination
of the present oftlc ere. J. W Wat.on,
rerresmt.i'lve; J W. t,or, eerk: and
F Preva't. sheriff. Bverythln* passe I
PMctsßO WITH THIS TKOI.
Kernandlna Hreelvecl the < liamplnna
With Open Anna.
Kerne n lira Kla. Air The baseball
tenn arrived here In due reieon and ore
l, r |. k wined .nd dlr.eil ly ih'lr nrmrroua
I.lmlrers all ■as W ith tie exception cf
Mcfely Bonkalon rnd r rohaldy cn> other
th'y will dtpirt for their ..ceral homes
to-nlalit The people . in rally are i leaae 1
with ’he alter, -a of 'he ciem>>ona anl
air ady ca k la hee U of next aeaaon'ct
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, AUGUST 27. 1900.
THI WILSON DISTILLING OCX.
Grocery Company, Distributors.
IN 111 MBERT'S HONOR.
Service* Attended by American* and !
Itnltiiii* at ( linrlcnton.
Charleston, S. (\. Aug. 26.—The Italian
citizens held a memorial meeting for their
iate King. Humbert, at the Hibernian Hall
hero to-Ouy, anDsubsequently high pontl
fitial mass was celebrated in the pro-ca
thedral by Bishop H. P. Northrop. Mayor
pro tern. Rhett represented the city, the
aldermen were present in a body, foreign
governments were represented by their
consuls here, an there was a large audi
ence of Americans, or we 1 as Italians,
present nt the Hibernian Hall, as well as
The addresses of the day were delivered
by Italian Consul Giovanni Sottile, Mayor
pro tern. Rhett and Col. James Arm
strong. The procession to the church was
nearly a mile in length, and was headed
by a hearse, In which there was a magnifi
cent casket covered with handsome fiord 1
The First Artillery Band. U. S. A., pro
vided music, playing the national airs of
Italy and America, and the colors of the
two countries were draped together. The
services at the pro-cathedral were most
solemn and impressive.
Service nt Kansn* City.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 26.—Three thou
sand Italians to-day paid a fitting tribute
to the memory of the late King Hum
bert. After a procession through the
principal streets, services were held at
the Holy Rosary Church.
SUSTAINED THE POLICEMAN.
Coroner'* Jury Exonerated fielding.
S. M. Whitney of Angu*ta Rend.
Augusta, Ga.. Aug. 26—The coroner s
jury to-day returned a verdict of justifia
ble homicide in the case of Policeman W.
M. Belding, who shot the negro, Louts
Gibson, last night, who resisted arrest and
had seized the policeman's club and as
saulted the officer. Gibson was heating
his wife, and when the officer responded
to the woman’s cries Gibson would not
submit to arrest, but was engaged in a
terrible struggle with the policeman when
the latter shot and killed him.
Mr. S. M. Whitney, one of Augusta’s
best known cotton factors, died to-day in
Lynn, Mass., where he was on a visit to
two of his sons, who are graduates of the
technological Institute and hold important
position* in Lynn. Since the murder of
his son. Alexander Whitney, on the street
car about three months ago, Mr. Whitney
has been much depressed, but his death
was not anticipated, and the news was a
shock to his family and friends here.
Mr. Whitney was born in New York in
1829 and came to Elberton, Ga., in 1853.
After the war he came to Augusta, and
in 1869 married Miss Sailie Berry of At
lanta. For many years he was a suc
cessful cotton factor in Augusta and an
authority on Colton Row. He is surviv' and
by his wife, two brothers, two sisters and
five sons. His remains will reach Au
gusta on Tuesday.
A CHAPTER OF THEM.
Mortal Wonn.l, SuieS.le and a Heat
Prostration nt Dnllns.
Dallas, Tex.. Au*. 26.—James Daniel
was shot in the left side and in the groin
to-day during an affray between John
Bonner and Clement Long. Bonner and
Long emptied their pistols at each other,
but neither was hit. Daniel, who was a
disinterested bystander. Is mortally
James Boston stabbed Jennie Lepaw
twice In the right eye to-day, destroying
the sight. Jealousy was the cause. Bos
ton is in Jail and his victim in the City
John .Thrasher to-night struck a small
boy on a street car. The boy's brother
stabbed Thrasher in the neck, indicting
what is regarded ns o fatal wound. The
police are trying to learn the names and
whereabouts of the boys.
Ous Roebe!, saloon keeper from Fort
Worth to-day committed suicide in Dal
las by shooting himself through the head.
He left no message or word explaining
John Albert, a contractor, fell in the
street from extessive heat this after
noon and died in a few minutes.
WELCOME Foil THE KMGHTS.
Tinny I niforineil Pythinna Ciattiering
Detroit, Mich.. Aug. 26.—A myriad of
incandescent lights, stretched across
Woodward avenue all the way from the
river to Grand Circus Park, beamed wel
come to-night to the incoming Psthiin
During the day there tvere more spectat
ors thon knights at the big encempment of
the I'niform Rank, only a few scattered
regiments arriving during the morning,
hut as night approached, the air resound
ed with music of ihe bands accompanying
comronles. regiments and brig ados of uni
Georgians on tlie May.
Alianta, Aug 26—A large party of
Knights of Pythias. ma<la? up of delega
tions from this city. Brunswick and New
nan. Ga., left this evening for Detroit
to attend the annual encampment of the
Filiform Hank. The party was accom
panied by an Atlanta drum corps.
Trade nt Maneliester.
Manchester, Aug 26.—The loonl market
Is alls' inctly mending. India is Inquir
ing dally for shirting's, mulls and Jaecon
mts, partially on Ihe new-rrop basis,
argi further heavy orders are awaiting A
good assorted mlacellaneous trnde Is be
ing done for other mnrketr, China always
excepted. Meanwhile, the summer holi
days are proceeding with a severe curtail
ment of output and a wonderful cul-down
in Ihe cotton consumption. France <-on
mlnes active, with prims and finished
specialties well engaged and Germany
Negroes Gnthereal nt atillmnre.
SHllmere Ga , Aug 26 —There are more
negroes In Stlllmme io day than ever
sen h re on Sunday before. Kvrry train
arriving here for two days has been
loaded with negro preaeher* and drle
giies Io the colored church convention
now In ssss'on h'r. The crowd though
I prge Is old MV throughout and Is being
well eared f r I y th- c, | r-d c < * n
Th* c invention will adjourn .Monday
‘ t !?h f .
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Bleel liiMpssi Minis Unirn.
Dunbar. Pa.. Aug 26 -Orders were re
i reived at this place to-day from Ihe oltl•
rials of the Cambria Kteel Company of
Jnhnssown lo shut down ail iheir works
ai ihls plaee for an indefinite period. Kour
> hundred and Mi* mu will UU%
MOB AROUSED AT GILMAN.
Man Killed Hlille Trying to Serve a
Warrant for Malpraetlce.
Gilman, 111., Aug. 26.—Michael Ryan,
who, with others, accompanied Constable
Jno. Milstead to-night to serve a war
rant for malpractice on Mrs. Dr. C. M.
Wright, was fatally shot by an unknown
inmate of the woman's hospital. The
victim of the alleged malpractice ras a
16-year-o.d girl named Bessie Salter.
The town is in a fever of excitement.
A msb surrounds the house of Mrs
Wright with threats to fire it. and the
Inmates hove not s*et been arreated.
The death of Bessie Salter occurred to
day. The body was taken to her home
during Friday night and whs burle.l se
cretly in the cemetery Saturday by tda
As soon as the fuels became known n
coroner’s jury was summoned and the
coroner ordered the tody exhumed.
\ warrant wae sworn out for the arrest
of Di. Wright, ami a crowd of men \v?nt
win the constable to serve it. They
knocked on the door, got no response and
forced their wav in. Then someone bred
out of the inner darkness. Ryan fell, fa
tally wounded, and the crowd rec eated.
ca; tying Ryan. As they departed, thrv.o
more shots were fired after them. Donnie
Carr was shot in the leg.
As the di*pa*ch is filed the fire bell is
r’t ping nd it is probable that the crowc.
has filed the hospital.
ITT IB A NEGRO BOY.
Atiftn* Morrison NYns Cat Without
Any Known Benson.
St. Joseph. Mo.. Aug. 26. An unknown
negro boy probably fatally slashed An
gus Morrison, superintendent of bridges
for the Chicago Great Western Railway,
to-night, as he was hurrying to catch a
train. Harrison’s throat was cut. He
can give no cause for the assault, un
less he accidentally brushed against the
ON Tin; WAI TO Clll NA,
Prince Onclitoni*ky Relieve* There
Mill l>e No DiMintetfration.
New York, Aug. 26.—Prince Hesnere
Oucbiomfiky of Russia, Princess Ouch*
totvsky, and their son, who are en route
I to China, arrived on the steamer I‘Aqui
taine to day. Prince Ouehtomsky, wno
j owns a newspaper and Russian railroad
st -cks in China, said he thinks that mere
will be no dis'nteisratioii of the integral
parts oi the Chinese empire.
Fire at Stnte*l*oro.
dboci:..,,. .edeg shrdl mf wymfw yj gkq
Statesboio, Ga. Au?. 2 : .—The eight
room dwellirg hooae h re, owned by Mr-
Moore of Scarboro, Ga , was destroy, and
last night by fire. The house was occu
! i led by Mr. W. J. W Don, who saved
most of his household efte ts. The fire
was supposed to have caught from light
r ing. It had b?en raining and several
sharp be 1 s of lightning had accompanied
the tain. T|ie dwelling was insuted tor
Fire nt KSnu Flnher.
King Fisher, Oklahoma, Aug. 26—The
Court hou-e and several adjoining build
ings were destioy and by tt e here to-day,
c iusing a loss of s’*),(). All the court
house records, except of the c unty treas
urer and such of th* county clerk's and
district clerk’s offices as were in a fire
proof vault, were destroyed
■ .alter Day Saint*.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 26.-Fifteen
hundred people* attended the third day’s
| session of the annual reunion of Latter
Day Saints a* Washington Park to-day.
At the afternoon session R. T. Kelley of
lowa, general bishop of the United States,
talked on “True Faith.”
Wheeling. W. Va., Aug. 26.—The No
tional Croatian Society, made up of na
tives of Croatia, a province of the Aus
trian empire, opened its convention in
Wheeling to-day, with an attendance of
s-vsral hundred delegates, representing
nearly every stare in the Union.
Troops on Ihp Move.
Leavenworth, Kan , Aug. 26.—The Bee
onrl Battalion of the Fi st Infantry,
which arrived a few days ago from Cu
ba has been slaved frrm Err Leaven
worth for San Francisco, ard it is expee
j led will take steamer for the Orient
New York. Aug. 26—Archie MacEachren.
Ihe Canadian wheelman, defeated J. P.
Jacobson In a match race at ihe Vailsburg
board track to-day. The distance was
Ihree miles. 1.120 yards and the lime w as
8 minutes 24% seconds.
Dr. kehmldt Dead.
Chicago. Aug. 26—Dr. Ernes, Schmidt,
for thirty years head of the consulting
Staff of ihe Alexian Brothers' Hospllal.
! died here to-day of bright's disease.
Why He Was Chosen.
Wayne MacVeagh, the well known
j Philadelphia lawyer, and ex-minister to
] Italy, has a keen sense of humor, says
' ihe Philadelphia Post.
Recently he was arguing a tedious,
j *eehnknl case Ig’fore the Supreme Couri.
! The affair drifted through long days of
uninteresting detail. When it was finally
ended. Mr M.ieVeigh and a colleague.
In talking It over, speculated as to whom
j Chief Justice Fuller would assign lo write
the opinion in the ease, and ihe specula-
tlon restiked in a wager.
Just then Chief Justice Fuller came
dr,wn the corridor. Mr. MarVragh called
him and told him of the wager.
"If you will help me out, Mr. Chief
Justice, and tell me whether my guetr
is correct, the affair can he settled right
here, for you have the assigning to do
; and know whom you will e*k to write
"Whom have you selected In your
wager, Mr. MacVeagh?" asked Mr. Ful
ler. keenly Interested.
"Justice Gray," answered Mr. Mae
"And why did you choose Mr. Gray?"
"Hecause I noticed he e'.ep, through the
enllro argument,” answered Mr. Mac-
The Government of Queensland. Aus
tral's, has engaged Dr. Maxwell, the
famous sugar expert of Honolulu, for
five year-' service on Ihe Food Commis
sion at a salary of ttO.flOO a year.
—la>fenglilh. Iha Chinese minister lo
England, is a very learned man and has
translated Into his native tongue the
commentaries of Rlarkstone aa well an
•avaraJ l bhakespeure'a plays.
MAN GUARDED BY RATTLER.
REPILSIVE PET OP' A FI.OHIOA
HUNTER AND TR \ I*l*l.lt.
Saved Elm Fiom %**MH*lnatlon—Fn-
Ritlve Murderer Found the Old Man
In the Wild*, tccepteil III* Ho*pl
talHy. nml Si.uglit to Kill Bilin
While He Slept—Snnke. lilt Him and
He Died. \fter (onfe**liiK Hl*
('rime*—A flection of the Reptile
for It* Muster—An Interest ing;
From the Washington Post.
"Oh, yea, great many people buy
snakes and keep them as pets. It is no
pleasant idea, but nevertheless a fact,"
said the collector and dealer in wild an
imals, birds and reptile*, but,” he went
on, “the most reasonable reason for keep
ing a snake pet was given to me by a
Florida hunter in whose hut, down on 'he
banks of Indinn river, I once spent a few
"I had been directed to Jim Anderson
and found him. lace one evening, after
waiting for several hours at the broken
down, deserted landing, about fifty yards :
from his place, a log shack, not prepos
sessing in appearance on the outside, but
when we had discussed n mess of fish
cooked to a turn, a delicious venison
steak, with sweet potatoes on the side,
and hud stated ourselves in front of Just
enough fire to keep the chill of the even
ing out, with our pipes going, it was not
half a bad place, after all. The walls
were hung with skins of bird and boas*,
and altogether, to the city man, the in
terior had a strong flavor of that kind of
ife we are wont to read about in the
“It was one of my first personal trips
it* the business. I have made many since
then, but none so full of romance or In
terest. Anderson was not an uncouth
man and could talk well. He knew every
track and every haunt in the lower part
of the state, which, in A hose days, was
but little disturbed by the tourist. He
had lived there for twenty years, and
preferred the life to anything the outside
world could offer him. And he is living
there still, for I get contributions from
Snw Snake Near III* llend.
"Well, lo get to the story, we were
leaning, back In *he rule, home-made
willow chairs, and i was listening to the
yarns that Jim was splnti ng about alli
gators and bear when my eye was at
tracted by something moving In his chair.
Turning, to my h rio. 1 sow I was a
snake. In the half Ilgat I could not tell
whot kir and, but the mot on of he reptl.e
was unmistakable as it drev. Itself slow
ly along 'he u| per part of ih chair, not
more than six Inches frem his ear.
"I knew enough about he business not
to yeli. in fact I doubt if I could have
uttered sound at first, for I was frozen
to my seat. I was trying to think w'hat
to do when Anderson turned and looked
at me. He s:emed puzzled for a moment,
and then th sound of 'he snake against
he chair must have attracted lis at
tn ion. He turned his head al- wly, and
thin raised his hand. An Imm n e rattle
snake drew it elf over his shouder and
down his hand and arm, then to hfl
knees, whe*re it slowly c eiled, and with
is terrible bead slight y raised, fixed its
be-aely eyes on me. All thi * was only the
work tf half a mlnut . To me it was a
week. Anderson, who had again turned
to look at me, while one hand risted on
ihe coils of the snake, ctu kled.
"You’ie a nice fe iow to be down here
talking varmints.' he said, ‘and to get
skeer on you jus at the sight of a
rail er. Why this od fellow Is as harm
less as a blacken ke and more affection
a e by lar. E3xe< ptln' th’ dogs, he’s the
only companion 1 have had regular for
the last ten years.'
"Naturally I felt some reassurance, but
the very presence of a ratt.esnak . even
row, has a terrorizing effect <n me. and
I never handle them in my lire of busi
ness 81l . Id and not Ike to show drat I
war so very mu h afraid and shook off
t e first fe ling to seme extent. But An
dersen knew wtat was the matter, and,
rising while the, snake hung fiom his arm
and dropped to the flior, he went to a
cupboard and produced a Jug. the ron
teius or which had an exce lent effect
upon my shaken nerves
Quirk In Master - * Defense.
"The snrke had ceil and upon ihe rug and
was quietly watching us As we neare l
Ihe fire again, Antler.on stopped abou'
six feet frem the reptile and told me to
pre end to strike him. I ra'sed my hand
and at once the teriible ra'de wa< srrung
ard kept up an Incessant whirr. I turned
and literally ran across the hut, and An
derson laughed. 'Sit d< wn,' he sail, 'and
pay no attention to him. He can't hurt
Sind will Stop the rocket n a mlnu'e. Then
I'll tell you his story and mine.'
" Ten years ago that thar snake saved
my life. 1 had beets living here peaceably
enough for nigh onto ten years, and never
hod any troube with any but one man.
Thar was Dick Boston. I never knew If
ihat was his light name, but whatever
tt was. T will not likely ever know the
truth. Boston happened here one day and
found me In the hut. I was at work on
some skins and the day was hot. eo 1 had
not gone out. 1 looked up and saw a
shadow In the doorway. The man stepped
Inside and said:
“'1 recon It's a ! right .mate. I don't
mean no harm I just want a bite o’
-ornething and a place to lie down away
from the varmints for a while.”
.Htrnnirer ( nmr to t(i* lint.
“ ‘I *aw ho was friendly, ard t i l him
to it down and hp could have pomethlng
t and drink, and re*r a* !on* up he
# ed. I thought. |*rhai>p. h*‘ was h rne
hunting chap, though lie did not carry the
look w’ith Mm much, and had no gun nor
nothing. But I was asking; no question*
Ju*t then, and soon had a ?ood bite o’
Krub before him. which he ae like n
fnmi*hed thing. I Rave Wim n drink, and
that wao n surprise like io Mm; he io-k
two and ihrn three. Then he walked ove
to the bunk, stretched on*, o'd was a l. e;
•• 'I looked him over, and the more T
looked ii.t i .1 utu i l ... ..•* un
ugly face ard was dirty. Altogether, I
eized him up as a bad lot. and pome port
of mlpfcivinsrp came over me that I mighf
have troube with him. Well, to make
a long etory short, when he woke up he
was friendlv enough, but hl talk wasn’t
my kind. He cut pel a heap, and I saw
he knew nothing about the country. When
I asked hi mhew he got there nnd what
he wn Fdoln#?. h mi l he had walked, and
that he was there for his health, but I
paw there was pomethlng behind it .ill he
did not want to tell.
“ ’Thei he asked me about myself, and
I told him how I hnd hunted here for
year* and Hold skins and thine*, lie nak
ed me if theie v a* any money In the bus
iness. ind, fool-ike. I told him there
was We took u few drinks, and I fcnt r
*ot to ta king and trusting, and told film a
it oral many thinKs-
Nnrilerer Trod on Itnttlrr.
“ 'Well, night came on and I told him to
lie on thtu hunk yonder. We took a good
night drink and I turned In. 1 wap soon
a*leep. Borne time during the night I
opened my eye* without moving any, a*
will a man who has slept In the woods
much and in the t!4tle light of the moon
I saw this mnn Boston crouched about
half way 'he shark, and with my Win
chester In hi* hand.
•• ‘He was moving toward my hunk and
I felt like be rne.mf murder. T thought
terribly hard, but knew that niy only
hope win to lie still and 1* him get with
“ lie crept closer and e loper, and I could
per h?* eye* sorter fierce.
“ Then, and It all happen*d so quick
1 coutd never ttll you Dow It *ll
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came about, he let out a yell and fell
“ T heard the ping of the rattler, and
looking down I could see this here snake
in a heap on the floor, only ho warn’4 as
big as he Is now.
“ ‘Boston shouted my name and I asked
what was the matter, though I knew he
had been stung, but to save me, couldn't
get myself together enough to doanything
just for a moment. For I realized that,
somehow. I had escaped from being mur
dered, and yet here was the man who
had meant ro kill me and the snake that
had eoi'.ed between me and death.
I'uld a Terrible IVimlty.
“ 4 “I’m bit.’* he yelled. For God’s sake,
man do something for me.”
‘ Then 1 Jumped rp jnd something
prompted me not o kill the snake, so 1
Just threw the blanket over h'm. anti he
fastens his fangs in the stuff Then I
bundled Mm up and made him fast.
“T wnt ovir to iLston. who tih do
ing n thing but moanirg and cursing. uv\.
fill s atcl, and whipping oit my knife,
I looked for the place, ,:n 1 sure enough
there it was on his left wrls\ I cut around
th marks, and tUd a bandage over it.
i Me bled f arfully, but when 1 sow where
h was hit I ti ought It was all up with
him. And so it was for he died in about
six hours in spile of whi-ky. but not be
fore I e had told rr.e his his ory end con
' fossed that It was his pi a > to kill m • and
use my shack, gun, and name, and ever
t ing. with perhaps the c’ an-e of finding
son e money around
“ He was an escap'd tnurde e*- from
8 )in<where up In Alibama and they were
after h m for < terihie c line even worse
than muni r. He had missed bei g caugh
again sev rai firms, nnd at last hnd got
away down heie. through the swamps
and wo ds and in a beat he had p-tolen.
“‘He said his n m< wa* Dick Boston,
b> if you ever hea • of su h a man being
wanted you can ell them they can get
his bones here, for 1 burled him out yon
" That’s why I I ave t is snake; I drew
h s fargs out a> and k<p him around for
some time, dll he got so he would eat
out of my ban 1 and etned to sorter
take a likb g to me 1 don’t care much
al out snakes, but this old fellow' has a
right to my fiDmsdo IT he wants it.
and he ern have t till he di s.’ ’’
CHRISTIANITY 'l\ ( HlA’.t.
There Are 2,n00 Missionaries, 100,0*10
Pro f. John Fryer In Alnslee’s Magazine.
When China was opened in 1842, after
the first war witfc Great Britain. 400.000
converts were already enrolled in tne
church, and eighty foreign missionnrh
ivcre found ministering to the scattered
flocks. Since then the Roman Catholics
have more than recovered their lost
ground in China. Their converts are up
ward of n million in China proper. Im
posing cathedrals, church edifices, schools,
colleges, orphanages, foundling hospitals
and other buildings testify everywhere to
their activity and prosperity.
The Greek Church began it* labors In
Pekin In the year 1685. when a treaty
mode with Ruesin allowed the eetnblish
m nt of a church and college with ‘in
archimandrite in charge. Tn recent years
this church has been working with some
earnestness both 1i Chinn and Japan. In
the latter country it has made more con
verts than either Catholics or Protestants
have made. In proportion as Russian
Influence increase* in Pekin It is expected
that the Greek Church influence will ex
pand among the Chinese.
It will he noticed that all these Chris
tian missionary labors, extending over
ten or more centuries, were to a greater
or less degree a preparation for the work
of our Protestant missionaries. Yd their
commencement of *he t ifk of spreading
evangelistic doctrines nearly ninety years
ago was much beset with difficulties. >*ome
of which were the resulrs of the Romm
Catholic mismanagement. The lives >f
Robert Morrison and other pioneers of
the Protestant faith are well known. It
I* worthy of note that Morrison was re
fused a passage to China In the K**t India
company’s vessels, and had therefore first
to moke a voyage to New York. Thence
he sailed ro China on an American ship
He was nine months in reaching Macao,
and there this missionary—this first An
glo-Saxon missionary—began his highly
successful Afo work.
What has >**en subsequently accom
plished 1* told in the reports of the vari
ous missionary societies now working In
China The work Is wrell organized and
the country divided up among the various
boards The evangelist, the educationist
and the medical missionary finds hi*
suitable sphere of
to the various need* of the fieople wllt
whom each come* In contort. Thus e, h
department ft th*- work Is now receiving i
Its full share of attention.
The present d|Mre#s#d and unsettl i
state of China make* the people look for
help and enlightenment to the mission
arte* tn * way they have never done be
fore. Fifty-three separate organisations
are at work, having a total of about 2,500
missionaries. besides over 5,000 native pas
tors oiid assistants. The Protestant con
verts now number nearly 100,000, while
nearly -10,000 scholars are under Instruction
In mission schools and colleges. Auxiliary
societies are continually being added.such
as I3i >l<* societies, tract societies, educa
tional societies, mission printing offices,
Young Men's and Young Women's Chris
tian Associations, Christian Endeavor so
cieties and others, all of which are vig
orously pushing forward on their special
lines the yreat cause whose watchword
Is. “The Cbrlstinnizatlon of China.'*
All these facts and figures are full of
en< oumgem*nt and hope. The mission
hospitals, however, appear to impress the
Chinese most with the disinterestedness
and efflck nry of missionary work. It is
said that Id Hung Chang once remarked,
“We Chinese think we can take care of
our souls well enough; but It is evident
you can take tare of our bodies better
, than we enn; so send us medical mlsslon-
I aries, as many ns you like.’’ This sentl
| nunl Is now shared generally by all in
telligent Chinese. They may not under
stand cur religious systems, but on see
ing the results of the medical work, they
cannot fall to admire the philanthropy
whk'h establishes dispensaries and hospi
tals to do good to the bodies of suffering
humanity. In the name and Imitation of
In the three branches of religion, ed
ucation ond medicine, who can deny that
the Christian missionaries have not al
ready conferred benefits upon the Chinese
beyond all calculation! Rut they have
done more. They have helped to awaken
china from her lethargy, and to start her
stagnant Ideas into motion. Our civil en
gineers are surveying the vast territory
of Chin a for projected railways; but they
are being aided by inform cion furnished
by the pioneer missionaries. Our mer
c.-Hants are closely following the mission
ary routes, to open up lucrative trade. The
ting of commerce always follows close be
hind the banner of the cross, and he who
would check the progress of the bearer
of that banner necessarily Injures the In
terests of the flag of commerce. From the
Emperor downward the tocsin begins to
be “reform," and w r hen reform really od
ours, will riot much of the credit belong
lo the faithful laborers now at work In
the various branches of missionary enter
M A OP. HIM % SHIRT WAIST MAW.
How Stock Rtcltn fiife Men %mu seel
From the New York Herald.
Stock Exchange members were interest
ed yesterday In the creation of anew
shirt waist man. It was rather unexpect
ed for the young broker who found him
self rudely forced to exemplify the lateat
summer fashion In male attire.
Percy K. Hudson was the victim, and
he was immolated as an indirect result
of his fellow members’ endeavor to amuse
Miss Nina Farrington, an actress, who
was an interested observer of the pro
ceedings. Mr. Hudson, who is a member
of C. 1 Hudson & Cos., has been a Stock
Exchange man for only five months.
As there was no opportunity to show
the fair visitor an active day of trading,
in view of the present unsatisfactory coy
ness of customers, the brokers decided to
entertain her with some first-class sky
larking. There was a rare chance in tht
presen f on the the hoard for the first
time of three members w r ho had been
elected at i special meeetlng on the pre
ceding day—George N. Towle of Towle &
Fitzgerald, Boston; Edwin M. Post of
Thomas & Post, and R. W. Rathborne,
Jr., of Rathborne. Mayer & Rathborne.
Skylarking Is a dangerous pastime on
the Exchange, for an offending member
is likely to catch the eye of Chairman
Kennedy at any moment and see the sig
nal which means that he Is dowm to pay
;i $5 fine. But the temptation was great
yesterday, and the brokers had plenty of
spare time in which to “Initiate” the new
They began with Mr. Rathborne, and
Percy Hudson headed the crowd that bore
down on him. I’nder Hudson’s leader
ship they buffeted the new member about
the floor with boisterous Joviality, and
ripped his coot in spite of his protests.
Rathborne finally managed to escape,
and Hudson, yearning for a new victim,
seizrd upon Henry Block, of Henry Block
& Cos. Whirling him about, Hudson tore
his coat deftly from the lower edge to the
Joining of the sleeve. Mr. Block had not
taken a very active part In the skylark
ing. ond his despoilment had to be aveng
ed. Bo Mr. Hudson presently learned the
application of the Biblical reference to the
in in who digged a pit and fell Into it him
The crowd seised him with shouts of
“Rip off hi* ••at!'’ and “Make a shirt
waist man of him!" Mr. Hudson's coat
wns gathered In by many hands, and
though he run and dodged, the garment
was presently torn Into shreds, but hla
friends did not desist until they hod forced
Idm to adopt the new style, nnd stand out
as u full-fledged shirt waist mm. When
the last vestige of the coat had been torn
oft ni thrown triumphantly on Utr door,
Mr. Hudson was released