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The IndlcMkgix for Georgia 10-day are
for fair weather. wUh freeh northerly
wind#; arid for Eastern Florida, fair
Breather, cooler In extreme northwestern
portion, and fresh northerly winds.
China might raise the money with wlhch
to pay an indemnity to the Powers by
ceding to the Un tedmates a few turbu
lent If and, for OutOO.OOn or so.
The Mayor of Atlanta, who some times
gees double, might he able to make n
canaus enumeration of Nashville that
would prove acceptable to the newspapers
of Ural city.
Gov. -Geo Wood ta.egraphs that the
•lection for delegates to the constitution
al convention In Cuba was quiet and or
derly; that tlx re was no disturbance any
whete Ifo t that proof that the Cubans
are not fit for eelf-government?
Mayor "Golden Hulc" Jones of Toledo,
0.. says that Mr Bryan represents "what
Is beet In the public conscience of America
to-day;" therefore he is going to vote for
him. It lr to be hoped that Mayor Jones
will be able to take with him Into the
Bryan camp those WO.OOO voters who east
their ballots for him In his race for the
governorship last year.
Business houses In the larger cities,
with whom the merchants of Galveston
had been doing huslnees, are practically
unanimous In saying thoi whatever cred
its or extensions the Galveston people
want will be accorded o them. This lib
erality will do much towards rehabMltnt
ing the stricken city's business, and will
be appreciated by her merchants.
And now. It Is said, Japan Is feeling the
American financial pulse with a view to
ascertaining the feasibility of raising a
loan In this country In the event of ex
tended military o|>era(lon In China. With
Great Britain, Kussla, Germany. Japan
nd possibly other foreign governments
looking to this country for money, it
would seem that Uncle B.lm had become
the banker of civilisation.
A liberty county, Georgia, man has a
theory to account for the recent great
number of heat prostrations In N -w York,
Chi ago and Philadelphia. "Il'e the pneu
matic tire#," he say*. "I notice that every
body Is riding on pneumatic tired bicy
cle*. or In pneumatic tir'd automobiles or
pneumatic tired carriagts. Well, they’re
got to pump atmnsphi re Into those tires
haven't they? I believe that they have
put so much of It Into the tires that there
ts not enough left to go 'round among the
people, and that's why they fall down and
die when It g< ts real hot."
Admiral liewey’aglft house Is again the
cause of comment It Is alleged that the
building, which stand* In a fashionable
asctlon of Washington, lias b<en allowed
to fall Into disrepair, while the grounds
prereni a generally unkempl and uucared
for appearance. The netghhois hre com
plan lug that the property la becoming an
aye-fore When u h a storm of criticism
was heaped upon the Admiral hecause he
transferred the t.ous - to his wife. It Is
as Id Mrs Dewey declared that she would
never again, under any circumstances,
live la the building That may aoecnint for
‘be present condition at tbs property.
IINUM'I LETTER OF AfTVFT.IIt K.
One frrs' advantage which Mr Bryan's
| letter of •('cepiaiit e has over Mr M Klii*
| ley’s, i* tha: It i a great deal shoriar
! (ran the latter's waa. Mr. Bryan very
wisely ronfln## himself to those features
|of tlie Democratic platform which he
dxl nos upon in his not tn'at ton
speech. Ha could scared) *fcl anything
to what he mukl In that tpce h on the
paramount issue, imperial.sin. and on mii-
Murlsm lie coveted those subjects so
admirably that ho mould have made a
mistake if he hail attempted to tfMetiis
them further In his letter.
In his letter tie gives attention chiefly
to trusts arsi the ftn.tii lai qm -non. What
ie says about trusts he put- In new
and attractive way. The t*u> he de lama,
confine# toe producer of raw material to
Ofis purclMiser and compel# the producer
to a cept the price which the trust offer*
Ttmt is xa- tly tha fix in which the to
bacco growers find themro Ives at thU
time. if there w* re > omietit!on they
would ie aide to g*-i letter price for
their tobacco. Mr. Bryan also poin t
out that the trust omy one em
ployer for labor. nnl therefore the laiior *r
must accept the wnges fix*l by the trust.
The trus; means that the consumer
must pay the price for the trust's prod
ucts which the trust Iteelf Axes. In
other words the trust i* actually owns
the country and the people
Mr. Bryan does not confine himself to
pointing out the evils of tru*d lie ays
tliat. If elected, he will appoint an attor
ney general who will enforc** the existing
laws again trusts, md h** promt### to
re omtmnd legislation that will crush
trusts without Interfering with the rights
of rhe Kate*. That he rerun* what he
says, and will do what he Mays he will. If
given the opportunity, then isn't a eha*
dow of a doubt.
The Republicans have bean saying since
his notification speech, that he ha*, aban
doned the financial plank of his platform
In his letter he mak-* I* dear that tha*
are mlstak n Ife Is Just as determined In
his 'binmd for the free coinage of silver
at the ratio of 1H to 1 a.- he **ver vi. He
toints out that he has hern consistent In
regard to silver, but that the Republicans
Itaive been shifting from one p sit lon to
another, and cirty recently have taken a
stand In behalf of the gold standard.
The letter Is a carefully considered doc
ument uml will make a fine Impression
I> aling with tn#ny subjects It could
baldly tv made as Interesting as Ills nott-
AcatlJii #|> ech, which bad a toiling effect
on the entire country, but It will answer
admit.il ly the for wh ch il Is
A SHOUT CUTTY) X C HOP.
It seems to be agreed that the cocton
crop will boa shori one. It |* impossible
of course, to say with any degreo of
certainty. S><*w short it will be. A few
weeks ago It was thought It would reach
10.(Mi.ten hales. Within the last few days
eHtlmntes have been published Indicating
a crop of leas than H.OUO.OQO bales. If frost
should come late, and the picking should
be thorough, it I* probable that the crop
would reach 9.260,000 bales.
Tfie spinners snd the speculators under
stand the situation very well. The spec
ulators do not care, of course, what the
price Is. bul spinner* are Interested In
getting rottnn at as low a price as iwmsi
ble. Many mills In this country and Eu
ro;** have closed flown because shore Is
no profit In manufacturing at the pre
vailing prices of cotton and cotton goods
Spinner* hope probably to force down the
price of cotton a little, but their main
object I* so force up prices of cotton
goods. They know that a short cotton
crop mean* a high price for cotton, and
they have very little hope of seeing the
price lower than It t*. They know the
chances uro that is will Ix< higher.
The crop lust year was n little below
9.600.000 bales. Although It was a short
crop. It brought over i50.000.000 more than
the crop of the previous year. But all
of the Increase did not go Into she pockets
of the cotton growers, as has been erro
neously stated Much of rhe cotton wsi
marketed u( prices ranging between 4!v
and 7Vi cents a pound.
Thin year, however, the entSon growers
will get the full benefit of the high price,
because the price was high at the very
beginning of the season, and the outlook
Is that It will remain high until the open
big of anosher season. And if the crop
should not lie more than *.000.000 hales,
It would bring, n Is safe to say, fully at
much. If not more than that of last year
brought. The higher price will fuliy
tnako up for the deficiency in the number
A II 11)11 KEtCHIMG STRIKE.
If the coal miners strike should be long-
MS!!RBf4 many factories would be crip,
pled, and even the railroads using hard
coal might have trouble As eoon a* the
strike wa* ordered the price of coal was
advanced about $1 |>ct ton,and the chance*
are that It will go much higher, though It
was above the average when the strike
occurred. It la estimated that the supply
on hand I* not more than sufficient for a
few weeks. It may come to pass that fac
tories using hard coal will have to abut
down In the very near future.
It Is tepnrted that train men on some
of the Eastern roads have been holding
meetings recently, and are In sympathy
with Ihe str.kers. That being the case
tlsev may refuse to use any other fhan
bard coal on thdi trains In Ihe event of
such a refusal there may be a great rail
road strike In addition to th* strike at
ihe anthracite coal mine*.
This be ng a presidential election year
no doubt the strike will assume greater
Importance than It would If It occurred
when It could not be made to play a part
Them I* no doubt (hat the miners,
through tlulr friends, have made effort*
to have their difference* with their em
ployer* arbitrated. That tx tng the case It
would *e<m a* If they felt sure that Jus
tice wa* on their side. No doubt both
sides w It make a statement to the public
within a day or two. und then It will
be ;ei**lblc to aee which aide I* at fault.
The Blrlke ought to be kept out of poli
tics By btlmtlng It In o politics no good
can be accomplished. On the contrary,
much hatm may result. It would be an
easy matter to' provoke violence that
would extend oret the gieater part of the
Dr. Price of Birmingham, Bn*., assert
cl recently that Mm*. Band, Grand, au
thor of "The Heavenly Twins." "wear*
i pantaloon* when she goes sketching In
France. " Mote. G-nnd Indignantly dc.
tiles the allevetk . at 1 will the doctor
on the detgnalv* by asking pointedly.
. "WUai are pan la kurus?"
the MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER IS. 1000.
% VISIT OF THE I'I.IOIT l*Hl>
There are numerous rumor# of the
plague afloat A* cording to the Europe
aiapatrh##. a M.traHlies p#p*>r published
a statement last week to tbs effect that
there were no less than twenty rg#e*jef
the p ague in the #eaport of France lal
summer, bu: that the mutter waa kept
quiet by order of the government for fear
visitors would be prevented from coming
to the exposition The same paper raises
the question whether the Madagae* ar
colony at the exposition la not Infected
with the disease.
One of the pbysl' ivns of the Pasteur
Institute, in Paris. Is quoted a* saying
that he expects the plague will make its
appearance next cummer In all European
countries ami in North ami Bouth Amer
ica. 11 would be Interesting to know on
what ground he bases this expectation If
he has no good ground he ought to b
drummed out of the medical profession
for unnecessarily alarming people. It must
in* assumed, however, that he h# a sat
But, as alarming as tha plague It. It
does not appear lo have created anything
like a panic in GUtegow. There hYYe been
quite a number of ascs in that city, but
the p ople have attended to business Just
as if the plague were a thousand miles dis
tant And a# • matter of fact, the dis
ease Is not to be feared so imirh as it
on* • was It is now known that It !• a
fl:h disease, and that the germ of it Is
easily killed by sunlight and pure air—
that. In fact. It yields quit# readily to
sanitation and diMnfrctanis. There is no
good reHHon. therefore, why there should
be wide-spread alarm on account of the
statement of tho Pasteur Institute doc
tor, th.it the plague would likely visit
European countries and this country next
summer. In the first place, the dl.-ea*#
will not likely make Its appearance on
this side of the Atlantic, and. in the sec
ond place. If It does, there Is every reawm
to t*lteve that the healtn authorities will
be able to stamp it out before It does
inu- h harm
THE Mil VTH>> ' nil"*
Outside of their cabinets there is noth
ing known definitely respecting the plans
of the Power* In respect to China, and
It p. H question whether the Powers know
much about each other's purposes. Very
little Is being done apparently to reach
an agreement as to the course to be pur
sued In dealing with China, bit h seems
to he wee it lug for the other to make a
proposition. One thing that seem- certain
la that In this country and England there
U a growing suspicion of llusela and Ger
many. Russia has announce*! her pur
pose to keep troops In Pekin during the
winter, oriel It I* asserted that she ts Bend
ing a targe army Into Manchuria. Oer
n any la still sending troops to Pekin, al
though She has a large Juree there now.
Whiles there Is no statement theit
there Is an understanding between
Russia and Germany they eeem
to be In complete harmony. There
la therefore a growing feeling, par
ticularly In England. that tt ts the pur
pose of these two Powers to tnslsa upon
territory from China In settlement of their
Only a little while ago Ruiwla proposed
to withdraw from Pekin, and this coun
try. supposing she was acting tn good
faith, agreed to the proiosltton. There
Is very little talk of withdrawing now
It begins to look as If our army would
remain tn Pekin, or near that city
throughout the winter.
It would not lie surprising It there should
be a rupture of the friendly relations of
the Powers. If there should he. Germany
anti Russia would be found no doubt act
ing In harmony. France, having an alli
ance with Russia, would, of course, take
sides with them England would atand
alone, practically, since It Is probable
that Jupan would be placated with prom
ises m regard to Corea, and It Is doubt
ful If this country wnukl permit Itself
to he drawn Into entanglements with Eu
ropean Powers over China. It la certain
tl<at public opinion in this country Is
against such an entanglement.
England's tntcreata In China are greater
than those of any other Power. Russia.
Germany and France would like to see
those interests reduced to a minimum.
England seems to realise that there ie
danger of serious complications In China,
and she Is preparing to withdraw a part
of her force from South Africa. If she
were certain that this country would
support her In any reasonable demand,
she might make, she would undoubtedly
lake a very hold stand. But, not being
aura of the course this country would
pursue In case of trouble, she may be
willing to make concessions. She ts
sgelnat anv division of the Chines* Em
pire. That also Is the position of the
I'nlted mates, but would they be willing
to use force to sustain that position? It
Is doubtful If they would.
The Situation ts far from being satis
factory. Assuming that Russia and Ger
many are not sincere tn the statement*
they arn making about having no design*
on Chinese territory, or that nussta alone
ts no* sincere. It I* apparent that It will
require the nicest kind of diplomacy to
prevent trouble between the Powers.
The life Insurance companies have ex
pressed their Intention of dealing liberal
ly with the people of Galveston, and pay
ing claims with all possible promptness.
It will, however, be necessary for them
to take great risk* In making some pay
ments. alnce there will he great
difficulty In the way of proving death
where so many hodle* were leaf, inciner
ated or east Into the sen without Iden
tification. I’txler the circumstances the
doorway to fraud Is pracllcally open, snd
probably a number of fraudulent claim*
will be filed with the companies.
The probabilities are that there will
shortly be at least one county In Maine.
In which prohibition will prohibit. In
Ihe recent election the Rev. 8 F. Pear
son wa* elected sheriff, Mr Pearson say*
ha ha* waited and prayed for twenty
eight years for somebody to enforce the
law. and now rhst he has been elected
*herlff he propose* to tee that It Is en
forced. He baa put the saloon Interests
on nolle* of hi# Intentions. ll# desires
to avoid trouble with them, but If they
persist tn violating tha law. he promises
■ hero a pleaity of troubla.
Th* weather prophets ara already be
ginning to rerord predictions of a hard
winter Th# Indians of South Dakota pre
dict a hard season, from tba fact that the
buffalo gras* has produced a heavy crop
of seed* this eeweon—a sure sign, the red
akli.s say, of muck lea and deep anew.
If current reports are to be credited,
Mr laotns W. Wormier of New York
stands to lose a pretty considerable
fartuna In election bets tn the
event of the auccess of Mr. Bryan.
Mr Wormarr Is alleged to have
up something like I3ft.ouo on McKinley,
hating given odds of two ami titter to
one. It Is noticeable, by the w >. th t
whenever hr flasha# a bun li of moa> y
and offers to tct It at odds, there is al
w>s scHiw-body around to take the Bryao
end of the bet
Chief Klplej of the Chicago police. ♦*
iti an* my of the cigaratte. The other d*
he Is.*lied on order to the effect t.iat any
and ev**r\ policeman under his
lion discovered smoking a cigarette,
wlwther on or off duty, would be dis
charged Mt.-tnntl). The c.d*f will not
p rtnii hie men <o vmokc anytning while
mi uniform but in cltiscns' dreso they
m.iy smoke p)|es and cigars to ITtcir
It Is remarked as a peculiarity of the
Oalvewton atortn that comi>araiiv ly few
i Hgioea lost their lives. Most of thciQ
lived In Insecure houses, but. as if by
Instinct, they abandoned their houses
and Fought safer -heller In time to save
their lives A great many ,of them fld
to the home* of white people for whom
they worked, where they were givm
whatever protection the white people en
”Plnk eys” is widely prevalent |n New
York Just now. Several hundred ca e*
are being trwted at th* hospitals Many
city employe* have been oblige*! to ask
l r leave of absence oti account of the
weaknees of their eyes due to the ailment,
and a cumber of policemen and firemen
are among the sufferers. Physicians, how
ever. do not believe that the ailment will
reach the proportions of an epidemic.
Controller Coler of New York enter# a
denial of the atory. circulated .a few days
ago. to the effect that Mr. Bryan had
offered. In the event of Democratic euc
c **s, to mak- him Secretary of the Treas
ury Mr. Ooler declared that he had never
heard of the matter until It appeared in
print, and that neither Mr. Bryan nor any
person representing him hail ever wpoken
to him upon the aubject.
riCK** \ L.
—William D. Kv.ns, who died last week
at his home in Montevideo, Uruguay, was
well known to many United States naval
officers and other tevident, of thla coun
try who have visited the South Ameri
ran republic. A Welshman by birth, Mr
Evans came to this country In hie early
youth, took uii his reahknee In Haiti
more and In ISO went to South America,
where he accumulated a fortune aa a coal
dealer arid aht|i chandler, lie frequently
befriended Ameilions In distress, and
gave *eneroua:> of his wealth to charita
ble cauees. .
—During the visit of the Shah of Persia
to ftrussels the fact was noted In the
newepopeia that the city's distinguished
guest Was very food of children, where
upon some of the youngster* of the ftel
gian ■ apttai decided tn a.-certaln the
truth or falsity of the report for them
selves One enterprising lad wrote to the
Persian ruler that a bicycle was all that
was netdsd to .twure his happiness, hut
the fact must riot be divulged to his par
ent*: and another child asked for a doll
In similar terms. In both instuncra the
jjlfus were forthcoming, with the result*
tiiat on the last day of hi Majesty * visit
th* Pnrslan legation was besieged by
youthful applicants, mat y of whom were
made happy l>y practical proota of the
Hit ll.lll' BITS.
—The Only Thing—Bdythe—"Don't you
think that character In a young man Is
everything?" Ethel—"Oh, ye*; If he hn.
—Much to He Thankful For—“ What, an
other Ice bill! Hang It! 1 can't pay."
"Ob. Harold, don't be so violent; you
ought to be thankful that we can afford
to buy Ice If we can't afford to pay for
—A Hunting Expedition—Husband— "Gee
whiz’ Same old thISK My new trousers
are not In the closet where they ought to
tie." Wife—" Well, It won't hurt you to
hunt for them." Husband—"No, but It
may hurt the trousers. I'm afraid I'll
hug them." Philadelphia Press.
His Meal—"l think." said the prize
lighter wlio is going on the stage, "lb.it
1 have done as much as any laxly to ele
vate pugilism.'' "But you never seem
willing to stop the conversation and go to
lighting." "That'* the point. I have de
veloped ilie element of intellectual dis
couree. Pugilism will never reach my
Idral until nil this rough, knock-about
work haa made way tor retlned dialogue."
—Ferguson—"They now claim that klep
tomania Is a disease. That woman who
was arrested for shoplifting yesterday ts
said to b* suffering from It." Henderson—
So? I thought It was lhe shopkeepers wno
were the sufferers. Hut does she take
anything for it?" Ferguson—" Take any
thing for It? Why, In one day she took
three dress patteme. a silk umbrella, a
silver bouquet holder, eight spools of cot
ton. three pair* of gloves, and a frying
The Bprlnglleld (Mass.). Republican
find), says: "A* for the ’reorganization’
of the supreme court, ihe only way to
‘reorganlza’ Is lo appoint now men to
vac am lea as the present Judge* retire or
•lie off. If two Judges should die nezt
week Ihe President would 'reorganize' It
to thnt extent, nnd you may be sure that
he would select only such men n* he knew
In advance would sustain his administra
tion's Ititerpretuflon of the constitution
under the Imperialistic policy Why. then,
Ihe dreadful charge that Bryan would
assault' the supreme court by placing tn
It Judge* In favor nf a national income
tax? Would McKinley 'assault' It by
naming such men as Griggs?"
The Philadelphia Record (Dem.), says:
“ 'You're another!' Is not the most con
vincing form of argument. Nevertheless.
It must be admitted that Ihe demand for
tha punishment of the Chinese butcher*
of ministers, missionaries and thousand*
of trustful native converts would come
with better grace from Ihe Intervening
power* If there had not been so many
looted village# and ravished women left
In tht train of the international force#
on their march to Pekin."
The Louisville Courier-Journal (Dem ).
says: "Pingree say* he wII hold his nose
nnd vote for M Ktnley. The country I*
not at all concerned a* to how Pingree
shall vote, but hla announcement would
have some Interest If. Instead of holding
Ids now. he would promise to hold his
The Houston (Tex ). Post (Dem.). saya:
"Arkansas was a* dead sure for the
Detnoora:* a* Vermont and Maine for the
Republican*, hut the Republicans did not
gain eighteen per cent. In Arkansas or
the Democratle veto show any sign* of
A Pallor H lo
There Is one* marked |e* uliarlty about
moat men who stutter, says tha Cleve
land Leader. When they lireome excited
the only thing they can do to recover
their lost speech Is to sing and when in
unger their most fluent mod* of commun
ity Is through profanity. Not long ugo a
boat which sailed from this port bad on
board a sailor who stuttered under all
ire umstsnria. Il was t xcitubta In the
•xttetnc, and at critical Units it was ai
nu‘*t impotable for him to *> a word.
The mute of the vessel was u tall, muscu
lar fellow by the name of Barnabas Ills
peculiarity was that he always kept him
a* If busy and that w hen he i.ad no work
of hi# own he would do th# work of the
sailors. One day he was busy along the
tail, and th# si muring seaman, looking
that way, row him lose h! trance and
drop into the lake, lie ran In an excited
way to th* captain and wan trying to
report the accident, but could give vent
to nothing mote tnt< ugible Ilian a sue
•esloti of spry lets. The master divined
from the look on the man’s face that
something was wrong, and shouted out:
’lf you can’t say It. d—n It. sing it."
The .-ailor took two hltchea in his trous
er . whistled once, and droned out tn o
"Overboard is Harnajva*.
Half a mile astarn of us."
I'rlncc Alfred’s Revenge.
Many of the newspaper b.ographem of
the late Prince Allied. Duke of ftaxe
<’oburg-(J©th:, overlook the fact that he
was one of AmeiiijtV mu.ii 1 tte of royal
guests, says the Ban Francisco Arg>uwut.
Several years ago .while a midshipman tin
thf British navy, he made .1 brief slop at
\ Miuouver'f* Plan*!, and was entertain'd
at a bull given by the governor. He was
v * ry much struck by the appearance of a
girl who e< em*d to he the India of the
sembAge when he entered the loom, and
learned by Inquiry that she was the
(laughter of the governor, whose wife wu#
n full-blood* • 1 Indian. The Prince asked
the honor of u tlance, but the girl, having
been educated at . fiuDhing inhool in
I’ortlni •! Ore held her h id very high,
and not knowing the Prince’s social tand.
Ing, n*i|K>i)d<| that the governor’s daugh
ter was entltJcd to ilatire with ofther#
of high#r rank than midshipmen. The
Prince took the rebuff good-naturedly.
His time for revenue cam** when one of
the governor’s suite, not knowing of went
had hap|ened. hcggd his royal hlghnesk*
permls-lon o present the govern\>r’i*
daughter as rtrfn- r for the next wait*
The Prince tioiltely declined, remarking
that “his mother woul 1 t>e deeply morti
fb*d ti hear tlwit he had danced with u
Mart# and the Waitress.
Bret Ilarte has been so long a resident
of Orest Britain that the days of his
early fame, when he was anew writer
and when from time to time he appeared
on American lecture plutfotms, stems
very far away, says the Saturday Even
H# Mill loves to tell anecdotes of thoe
early days, and ummg his stories Is one
of th# time that he lectured at the famous
New England town of Concord. Maas.
On the morning following his lecture he
went down into the dining-room of th#
Inn. with his mind tilled with thoughts
of the men who had ma!e the name of
Concord no widely famous
He looked dreamily from the window,
fancying Hawthorne and Emerson and
Thoreau and AJ<tt as they onto pared
along that vintage street, lie was so
wrapped up in thoughts of the past that
h# forgot the present, ami did not notice
that a prim voting woman waiter waa
standing patiently beside him.
When ahe *.*w that at length she wav
observed nh*- rattled out. swiftly and with
out a break between any of the words.
“Mush, coffee, tea, ham. gg>* am! ba
con. I enjoyed your lecture last night
very much. Mr. llarto; there was a very
Col. Mel lure's l.onrsome Five Min
Col. A K. McClure ha* stood on many
platforms, has addressed assemblies large
and small, political, social and religious,
says the Washington Evening Post. He
Is noted foe hi* **d(-command under any
circumstances, but on one occasion he
was distinctly embarrassed und II: at ease
On Ihl - occasion Col. McClure was the
chief speaker at a large assembly—the
audience being made up mainly of farm
er*. or other peron who had driven to
the place of meeting. In the midst of nn
eloquent *|>cech It began to rain One
after another of his hearer* pimped up
and hurried out, until the speaker wn*
left with nn array of empty benches be
Col. McClure's fare flushed rrrtnson. He
hnd said not a word (hat could give of
tense, and he naturallly failed to under
-■nid the sudden leave-taking: but his
embarre ammi was quickly chtnged to
amusement when the chairman arose and
"It's all rlghl, Col ; they're only going
out to look after the horses; they'll he
tank pretty soon.”
The orator sal down until the farmer*
returned, and then resumed his speech.
Jn*l a Hint.
' Father." said Tommy the other day.
"why Is It that the boy la said le* be the
father of the nun?”
Mr. Tompkins had never given this sub
ject any thought, and was hard'y pre
pared to answer off-hand, say* Success.
"Why, why." wild he, stumbling. "Il's
so because It l*. I suppose."
•■Well" et t Tommy “since I'm your
father I'm going to give y u a ticket to a
theater and a dollar besides, t always
Mild that If 1 was father I wouldn't be
f stingy as the rest of them are. Go
In and have a good time while you're
young I never had a chnnee myself !'•
Mr. Tompkins gazed In blank nmaz- men!
at Tommy. Slowly Ihe elgnlllcance of the
hint dawned upon him. Producing the
silver coin, he said:
"Take It. Thcmas When you really t’o
become a father, 1 hope It won't he your
misfortune to have a son who Is smarter
% Story of Eagan.
"Did you ever hear." asked on* of
"Black Jaek'a" mm during the Grand
Army meeting in Chh-ngo, "how Gen. Bo
gan one* mei his match right here In
Chicago'’ It wis Just Iwfore the rapture
of Savannah, and Gen. lagan r.r.d three
member* of his staff went down to Ur*
railroad station to take the train for the
East on his way to rejoin his command
The General, walking a little ahead of
hla atolT officers, started to enter a car,
but was stopped hy an Irish attendant
‘You'll not lx* goln' in there,' oaid the
Irishman to the General. 'And why not?'
raid Gen. Logan. 'Because that's a led
dies' car. an' no nan 'll be goln' tn there
wddout n leddy. there's wan seat left
In the ntxt car there you kin hove ef ye
want It.' 'Yea. 1 aee there's one seat
vacant, hut where will I put my staff
•Bother yer staff.' answered the Irishman,
•go you an' take the #eat an' stick yer
staff out of the windy.’"
Told to Get the President.
Patti I* a personality who always at
tract* the public Interest, but she Is an
autocratic II tie lady, though kind-heart
ed to a degree, s#y tb“ London IVic
graph. One of her rules that she breaks
for no one Is that she must have her
concert fe* before she sings, and mana
gers hare before ms found her not at
all willing to reduce that fee On one w.
caolon sh* bad a lively discussion with
an impresario He objected to per price
for a series of concert* and remarked;
"But that Is mote than the president
of lb* United States ger* for a year.'
"I can't h-lp that," wss the retort. "But
get th Brest lent o( tha United State,
to sag for you."
ITEM* OF HTEIBfT.
—A cltixen of I*#wteton. Me., has a
watch chain made of nine pesch atones.
Each of the atones ha# a different device
carved on ear h side, so that there are
eighteen designs. The stones are Joined
with bars of gold, the whole making a
rich and novel chain.
—Mr. Bradford Lee Gilbert, the architect
In chief of the Bourh Carolina Inter
state and West Indian Exposition at
charleston i* hard at work, with his as
sistant#, In 11n New York office#, prepar
ing the pisiis for the grounds and build
ings. These promise to lie very effective
and imposing. For .-uggestlons as to the
planting of the ground* qitd the choice of
plants. Mr. Gilbert will have the advan
tage of the taste nnd experience of Mr.
Fiagler’s gurdcacr, who Laid out the gar
dens hi tiie Ponce de and other fa
mous hot Is In Florida, and I# considered
quite an authority upon such matters.
—On the c.rculls of the Calcutta Electric
Bupply Company at lime# when Calcutta
has been visited by exceptionally severe
thunderstorm* It has been noticed that
Immediately following each lightning flash
the brightness of the incandescent lamp*
has suddenly and considerably lncres##-
gradually returning to the normal incan
descence afterward. The company has
diligently searched for defects In Its cir
cuits. but hs yet has not been able 10 dis
cover any cause for this curious phenom
enon. The London Electrician suggests
the following Ingenious explanation: "It
is well known that carbon acting as a
coherer in a wireless telegraph appara
tus, undergoes the usual sudden decrease
in resistance when subjected to electric
radiation. It U possible that the carbon
filament of a glowing lamp may undergo
M similar change when exposed to ihe In
fluence of a tropical thunderstorm.’’
—ln Albuquerque. Now Mexico, which
has an altitude of Mbout feet, the
r ipes and regulations laid down by th#
ordinary cook-book are, it seems, worth
less. Water bolls there at 202 degrees
Fahrenheit Instead of at 212 degrees, as
lit sen level; hence articles of food to h**
boiled require a much longer rooking than
the usual cookbook prescribes. On ac
count of the extreme dryness of the air.
farinaceous foods, such as beans, com.
etc . lose much of their moisture that
they require lon* soaking In water before
rooking. The worst dtfth ulty, however.
Is said to b( with cake am) brand making
Ordinary three non# ns to the number of
egg# and amount of baking powder hreik
down altogether. “As the barometric
pressure Largely determine# the effective
ness of the ‘raiser.* this may explain th#
unusunl action of the talking soda an 1
—Tn a ncenf volume by Dr Frit* Lued
deekens. "Rechts und Links Haendlgkeit.’’
<1 n-w theory Is put forward to explain
the fact that most of us are right-handed.
The author l>ll*ve* that It is due to the
higher degree of bl* od p-* ssure which us
ually exl-is on the I ft s de of the brain,
which governs the right side of the body,
lie dlvld* s individual* into three classes:
Those in whom th# blood pressure Is high
er on the L ft side of the brain; those in
whom It I# higher on the rtght side, and
thii** in which the blood pressure Is equal
rn both -Ides The first class contains the
great majority of us. th# right-handed
people; the second a much •mailer num
ber. but still a quiet numerous rWss, the
left handed, and the third where the
pre-sure Is equal on both sides of th#
l min. a very small numb r. the two-hand
ed or amb dextrous, who use both hands
with equal facility.
—The hrlerroot Industry, on which the
manufacture nf the popular brier pipe de
pend*. ha* had. according to the British
vie* consul at Leghorn, a somewhat cu
rb u* history. First begun In the Pyrenees
s. me fifty years ago. It traveled along the
I teneh Riviera and the l.tgurlan roast
(taking Corsica by the way) to the Tus
can Mur*mna. and has now reached Cal
abtla, which Is at present Its most flour
ishing center. By the very nature of the
htislm*.. when a certain district has been
exhausted of all It* roots the Industry
mint move on, and It Is believed that the
Italian branch of It cannot last more
than another ten years Leghorn has been
for acme time th" center for the export
of Tuscan brlrrro t. but as the South
Italian root Is of admittedly superior
quality, a large quantity of the Calabrian
product Is also Imixirled Into Leghorn
The roots, which ore sometimes two feet
or more In clrctimfeienre. are' cut Into
variously shaped block* snd boiled soon
after they arc gathered, and are then
ready for the manufacturer.
—Tlio process of rendering cast Iron mal
leable has been known for nearly two cen
turies, hut Its perfection has been the
work of the past five years. Malleable
cast Iron ha* n unique position In (lie
iron trade It U softer Ihon cast Iron,
oral can be battered out of shape before
It breaks. It surpasses steel In shock
resisting qualities It can be twisted,
lent, machined, polished, threaded, and.
in fact, treated Just a* cast iron or east
steel. It has eight time* the shock-re
lating qualities of the best east Iron, and
Is about half ns strong as the best cast
steel. Its physical strength Is from 37.-
MM to 45.000 pounds per square In-h The
tmtctlals u*ed In its manufacture ar
pig irons low In silicon. It may be mail#
either In a cupola or open hearth fur
nace. After the casting* are made, they
are packed In puddle scale In large Iron
boxes railed rugger* These mggers ore
placed In large oven* nnd fired to a r*d
heat for from four to seven dave. The
remarkable change In th* atate of th*
carbon take* place here. The casting,
whl. h Is originally of a d'rjy „ r( , y r0 ; or
• omes out of the oven with n rich black
velvety fracture After the anneal, the
casting*, now maHea hlllied. are in *bnpo
for the murkei. Among the household
utensils In who*e mtniifaeiure this metal
Is alteady largely used are hinges, 10-'k*
scissors, gas nnd oil .loves, wrenches'
Ice erewm freeaers. washing machine*'
pafea. and rakes.
-Mr. John Perry, an English engineer
is the author of a rather novel application
of ..i h 'L" m r ,n * rla,,orm ” connection
with hoarding and alighting from mov
ing railway trains. It had
him that on the underground road in
London much time wa* lost and a great
amount of energy wasted In stopping and
-failing the trains. In order to avoid this
waste he suggest* lh e following device
ea.lt station the platform I# a turn
table. about 600 hundred feet In diameter
This turntable |* k. pt continuously re
volving at such a rate that Its nm trav
el* at Ihe same *;.eed as the moving
train At Ihe center of the turntable Is
a rplrnl staircase, which, being at the
center, of course moves very slowly, by
which the iws-enver reaches the mi In
floor. He then walk# toward the circum
ference. The speed SI which he I* being
earned along gradually Increases. un i||
at the edge he Is traveling at Ihe rate of
ihe moving train, which he here find*
-eemingly at rest and with doors open.
He enter*, and a* the moving platform Is
left behind the door* are automatically
losed. until the next station Is r<ached
when they are automatically opened again]
With such on arrangement the track, of
course, at each station would he built on
a curve closely following that of the turn
(able for idxrul half the latter * circum
ference. Mr Perry thinks ihat with this
system It might be expedient to have a
continuous train, on such roads as the
underground of London, or the elevated
of New York city, so ihat no matter when
1 passenger might arrive, he would al
wovs find a car open and apparentlv
wailing for him There are a number of
obvious difficulties, not tit* least of which
would he the great expense of au-h a
construction, and the danger which might
result from the occurrence of any sud
den Inequality between the two motions
It ie no at all Improbably however, tnai
some thing of the aort will f n the near
futur* b put to a practical teat tn Lon
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* t Jasper Springe,
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