The Savannah morning news. (Savannah, Ga.) 1900-current, August 27, 1900, Page 5, Image 5

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denby now FOR M’KINLEY. RITKB A LETTER AGAINST MR. bryan** candidacy. Ufe-L*ifi Democrat Has* Gone Over to the Other Party—“ Bryan's V, 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 tin a. 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 \ote. 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 own child. 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 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 nation? 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. “Charley Denby." sors %•§ toi it < i.osun. Hl* Europenn Itinernry Wound Up ■at Amiterilasi. 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 Hrownlow Faction. 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 angry bull. “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 -1 eeed. "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 was asked. “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 promise?" “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 Suicide. 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 ousness. 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 sylvan a. BRI AN RACK %T HOME. Ills Speeches Seem Not to Have Hnrt Him Physically. 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 eral days. ELECTION %T KISSIMMEE. Rennlted In flic Re-eleetlon of the Oltl Olllcer*. 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 off qulelly 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 1 llne-uif THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, AUGUST 27. 1900. Established 1823. WILSON WHISKEY. That’s Alt! THI WILSON DISTILLING OCX. Qaltlmor* Mcs 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 pro-cathedral. 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 tributes. 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 wounded. 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 Hospital. 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 his act. 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 in Detroit. 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 knights. 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 formed Pythians. 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 awaiting developments. 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 . ■ ♦ ■ ~ 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 tives. 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 negro. 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 $ i.O. 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.” Croatian* Meet. 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 six days. Defeated .Ineobson. 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 ih< decision." "Whom have you selected In your wager, Mr. MacVeagh?" asked Mr. Ful ler. keenly Interested. "Justice Gray," answered Mr. Mae i Voagh. "And why did you choose Mr. Gray?" "Hecause I noticed he e'.ep, through the enllro argument,” answered Mr. Mac- Vengh. 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* 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; Story. 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 iVghts. "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 story books. “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 him continually. 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 murder. T thought terribly hard, but knew that niy only hope win to lie still and 1* him get with in reach. “ 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 I! f ]| ITAIR/’vNO DIM —————— Have You an Idea ? of the vaM facilities of the Printing, Lithographing, and Book Binding riant of the Morning News Job H'pnrtiiientThen, il you haven’t, you are just a little behind the ad vwndnif procession, and should let THE MORNING NEWS give you an estimate on your work and tpumuitee it to he strictly up to the minute. We employ’ nothing bnt tirst-class workmen, well up in their line, and with the latest Im proved machinery, material, ete., CAN DO YOUR PRINTING Lithographing, Blank Book Manu facturing, or anything pertaining to the Printing art, with the most tasteful and pleasing client. You should also know that you can have your briefs, etc., printed here AT VERY LOW PRICES. Samples and estimates cheerfully turnished upon application l)o not think that yon are putting us to any trouble by asking for es timates and samples, for we are here to give that our personal attention. THE MORNING NEWS, : : SAVANNAH, GA. ! J. H. ESTILL. President. came about, he let out a yell and fell hack. “ 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 der. " 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 Protestant Convert*. 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 Christ. 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 prise? M A OP. HIM % SHIRT WAIST MAW. How Stock Rtcltn fiife Men %mu seel Pretty Visitor. 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 men. 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 self. 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 5