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The Indications for Georgia to-day are
foe tair weather, fresh to northwest
winds; and for Eastern Florida, showers,
except In extreme northern portions, fresh
west to northwest winds.
•'I have Just begun to fight,” said John
Pul Jones upon a memorable occasion.
”1 have Just begun to give,” said Andrew
Carnegie, as he passed out $5,000,000 to
Pittsburg if Carnegie continues to give
as Jonea continued to fight he will make
his name Imperishable.
Senator Frye is going to San Domingo.
H# will leave for the Island next week,
and may not return for six weeks. What
he is going for is not known. He Is a
member of the foreign relations commit
tee. Possibly he has it in mind for this
country to buy and "benevolently assim
ilate” the island, and thus prevent the
Haitians and San Domlgans from shoot
ing and cutting each other as they have
been threatening to do.
Senator Cockerell and Lieut. Oen. Miles
have gone to Cuba, and Senator Prootor,
who Is visiting Senator Tillman, will fol
low them. Senator Proctor announces
that there Is no political significance In
bis trip; that he Is going on business.
Something about tombstones or marble
contracts, no doubt. (Jen. Miles Is going
down to show the natives what a mag
nificent personage an American lieuten
ant general can be, when he knows how.
The Cubans will no doubt be properly
Mils Ruth Williams of Jefferson. Ky.,
made a vow that she would not speak
during Lent. The other night after she
had gone to her room and donned her
night clothes an oil lamp turned over and
set fire to the carpet. Remembering her
vow, she would not call for help, but
tried to extinguish the flame. Her cloth
ing caught fire and she wa* soon a living
blaze. Still she would not call for help,
and was eo badly burned that she died
shortly in great agony. That was the
cost of one foolish Lenten vow.
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Mr. Bryan was In Philadelphia the other
night. Benor Slxto Lopez, the Filipino,
was there at the same time and made a
speech in a public hall. The Philadelphia
Press says that Mr. Bryan and some
friends went around to the Filipino's hall,
and that a note was sent up to the speaker
of the evening. Lopez read the note and
put it into his pocket. Directly another
note was sent to him, and that followed
the first Into the Filipino's pocket. But no
reply ever came back. Then, after a few
moments, Mr. Bryan and his friends went
away. The idea suggested by the story
is that Mr. Bryan was anubbed by the lit
tle brown mn from over the seas.
It Is the standing custom In Bt. George's
Hundred, Delaware, that when friends
meet near a saloon they shall go in and
take a drink together. Lawyer Clayton
and one of the Jurors In a case In Wil
mington were from Bt. George’s Hundred,
end when they met near a saloon they
followed the custom. Later the Jury re
turned a verdict for Lawyer Clayton's
client. The opposition appealed for anew
trial on the grounda of the drinking epi
sode The court, however, denied the ap
peal, aaytng that. wt)llc attorneys and
Jurora drinking together wa* reprehensi
ble, he would take cognizance of the cus
tom of W. George a Hundred and pss
THE RE CIPRO CITY TREATIES.
With the adjournment of the Senate all
of the reciprocity treaties—ten or a dozer
j —which had been negotiated by Mr. Kas
-1 son failed, and Mr. Kasson resigned, for
the reason, apparently, that he saw that
I there was r.o prospect that the Senate
I would ratify any treaties of that kind.
It would be interesting to know what
j the policy of the Senate is with regard to
j our foreign commerce. We now have cotn
, mercial treaties with the principle com-
J mercial nations, but they will expire wlth-
I in two years. They are of very great ad
i vantage to us—so great that it is al
most certain that the nations with which
we have these treaties will not renew
them on the terms contained In the trea
ties that failed.
Without su£h treaties we may find It
extremely difficult to find markets for the
surplus of our manufactured product.
Without markets for it there would be
a very distressing condition of affairs In
this country. It would not be possible for
our workmen to find steady work. The
reciprocity treaties, which are permitted
by the Dlngley tariff act. were Intended
to take the place of the commercial
The basis of them is the provision in the
Dlngley tariff act which provides that
there may be a reduction of twenty per
cent, of our tariff duties on imports from
countries which make a similar conces
sion to us. It is the understanding that
the President favors making these treat
ies, but for some reason or other the Sen
ate does not regard them with sufficient
favor to ratify them. There is, of course,
opposition to them by those whose inter,
ests are affected adversely, but ft is not
possible to negotiate a treaty of any kind
to which there would be no opposition.
A reciprocity treaty was being negotiat
ed with Russia when the Secretary of the
Treasury imposed the countervailing duty
on Russian sugar. That put a stop to
the negotiation*. Had that treaty been
negotiated there would not now be trou
ble of a commercial character between
Russia and the United States.
A war with fleeta and armiea would do
the United State* less harm than a great
commercial war. and there are unmistak
able signs of such a war. The proposi
tion to unite all of the countries of Eu
rope In a commercial war against the
United State* has been made more than
once in the leading newspapers of Eng
land and the continent. There are fears
in ail of the countries of Europe that they
are not able to itompete successfully with
this country in manufacturing, and
it la probable that the most of them would
like to see tariff bars put up against
Some of the interests that are being
hurt by the action of Russia, in retalia
tion for the order of the Secretary of the
Treasury placing a countervailing duty on
Russian sugar, are trying to create the
impression that the sugar trust is respon
sible not only for the countervailing duty
on Russian sugar but also for the failure
of all of the reciprocity treaties. It may
be that It la, but there ought to be cer
tainty in respect to the matter before mak
ing such a charge. It does not seem to
be possible that the administration and
the Senate would sacrifice vast interests
of the Dountry simply to advance the In
terest! of the sugar trust. The question
as to whether or not the sugar trust Is
responsible as charged ought to be Inves
tigated, and If found to be true not only
should there be the most severe legisla
tion against the sugar trust, but the ad
ministration should be condemned.
GAMBLING IN HOMES,
The raid on the gambling rooms In
New York Is being followed in that city
by & crusade against grambling In pri
vate houses. In a sermon before the
New England Society In Grace Church
lat Sunday afternoon the Rev. Dr.
William R. Huntington talked at con
siderable length about gambling among
women of high social position. He refer
red to society women of New York.
His remarks have been the subject of
a great many newspaper articles. In
his sermon he did not openly charge that
there was a vast amount of gambling
among women of that class, but what he
said left the Impression that there was.
On Tuesday last he was asked why he
had not been more personal In his re
marks. He said .that he particularly
wanted to avoid a controversy, while at
the same time so awakening the con
sciences of the people that there would
be a public sentiment against the evil
that would put a stop to It.
It seems from what Is said about the
matter that, during the past winter
in the homes of wealthy and fashion
able New Yorkers, there has been a sort
of craze about bridge whist. The game
Is played for money, and It seems that
It has been the cause of a great deal of
money changing hands. Btorles are told
of young men losing In the parlors of
their lady friends as much as $1,500 In
an evening and of young women sqaun
derlng their whole month’s allowance In
a very few hours. If such Is the state
of affairs. Dr. Huntington did wisely
In calling attention to the evil from the
If gambling Is permitted or even en
couraged In Christian homes where is
the excuse for attacking the evil In
public places? If gambling goes on in
the parlors of Fifth avenue homes there
can never be a public opinion In New
York that will be sufficiently strong to
shut up the gambling houses.
Secretary Cage doe* not fear a tariff
war. “Who is (coin# to start one?" he
asks. “So far as Germany end other
countries are concerned, they make their
laws and we make ours. Germany con
ship goods here subject to our regula
tions or keep them at home, and so can
we;" But it chances that we do not want
to keep all of our goods at home. We
must sell a considerable proportion of
our production abroad, or many of ou
mill* will stop. Meanwhile, the fact re
mains fhot the Secretary of the Treasury
doea not make the laws. Congress makes
them, and the Secretary must enforce
them as he flnda them. If the laws pre
cipitate a tariff war. the Secretary U not
the one to be held responsible.
When President McKinley goes West
on hi* forthcoming trip he will virtually
take the capital of the country with him.
He will be accompanied by his cabinet,
and regular cabinet meetings will be
hdd on Tuesdays and Fridays. There
will also be a large force of clerks, tel
egraphers, etc., so that the puMlc bus
iness will be attended to dally Just as If
the executive were in the White Houee.
THE MOKNING NEWS: FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 190 L
BEGINNING THE PRESIDF.NTIAL
According to Perry Belmont, who two
years ego was a supporter of Mr. Cro
ker but who is now against him, the
mayoralty contest In New York city next
fall will be the beginning of the presi
dential contest of RAM. The way he fig
ures It out is this; If Mr. Croker is beaten
In the mayoralty contest he will be out
of politics forever. If he is successful
he will most likely control the Demo
cratic committee of the state for a num
ber of years, and will have a great deal
to say about the New York delegation
to the next Democratic National Con
Mr. Croker controlled the delegation at
the last Democratic National Convention
and he permitted the silver plank to be
placed In the platform, and the cense
quent nomination of Mr. Bryan. Had a
different man controlled the delegation
the chances are that there would have
tieen no silver plank in the platform, Mr.
Bryan would not have been nominated
and the Democratic party would have
stood an excellent chance of electing its
Taking this view of the matter it does
look as If there were some connection
between the New York mayorality con
test and the next presidential contest, but
It Is doubtful If anything Mr. Belmont
says will have the effect of strengthen
ing the opposition to Mr. Croker. He Is
regarded as being controlled by his likes
and dislikes In this matter. He knew
just as well two years ago as he does
now what Crokerism means for New
York city, and yet he permitted himself
to be elected president of Mr. Croker's
The truth is. there are too few men in
New York who really care for the city's
Interest. All they want is to be pro
tected in carrying out their own selfish
schemes. They are not ready to make
sacrifices for the public welfare. Mr.
Belmont is against Mr. Croker now be
cause, doubtless, he has been disap
pointed In getting something he wanted.
Mr. Croker has crossed him in some way,
and so he wants Mr. Croker beaten. But
it might turn out before the election
comes around that Mr. Belmont would
prefer to hare him. successful. Such a
man cannot lead.
A NEW TREATY'.
It Is said to be the purpose of the ad
ministration to Invite negotiations at
once with Great Britain for the abroga
tion of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty, or such
a modification of it as will permit of the
construction of the Nicaragua canai on
such conditions as will be satisfactory to
the people of the United States and not
offensive to the government of Great
Britain. There Is no doubt that Great
Britain Is willing to enter Into negotia
tions, and to make such modifications of
the Clayton-Bulwer treaty as will be sat
isfactory to this country, but she will de
mand concessions. It may be accepted as
certain that we shall not get as good
terms as we got In the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty without paying for them. When
Secretary Hay drafted that treaty Great
Britain was not on very good terms with
Germany and she was threatened with
intervention in South Africa. Therefore,
she was particularly anxious to have the
United States for a friend. She Is not
so anxiouß now. Bhe Is on good terms
with Germany and she has no fear of
intervention in South Africa.
It Is probable that remembering the
service Canada has rendered In the South
Africa trouble she will demand certain
concessions on the Alaskan border—con
cessions which Canada is very desirous
of having. It Is doubtful If the American
people would regard with favor conces
sions In that locality. That being the
case. It Is pretty certain that anew
treaty will not be- negotiated as easily as
the Hay-Paunoefote treaty was. It Is not
Improbable that the Senate’s refusal to
ratify that treaty will come to be re
garded bb a great blunder.
NOT MICH OF A SENSATION.
It seems that a settlement of the differ
ences of the claimants of the Gilman es
tate. has been effected. For rtwo or three
days the New York papers—especially
those of the yellow stripe—thought they
had in the Gilman case the most remark
able sensation of the year. An old man,
a tea merchant of New York city, with a
residence at Bridgeport, Conn., had died
leaving a fortune which they estimated
all the way from $10,000,000 to $30,000,000
and no will. The fortune was claimed by
a woman who lived -In his Bridgeport
house, though she refused 1 to say on what
she based her claim. The heirs consisted
of bfothers, half brothers—one of them
being n resident of Atlanta—and nep’hews.
It turns out that the estate Is not any
where near as large as it was reported
to be—the Atlanta heir estimating 1t at
s2,soo.ooo—and it seems that the woman and
the heirs have agreed to take the very
sensible course of dividing the estate
without going to law over It. Each one
of the heirs Is to have $125,000, the woman
taking the same amount that an heir gets.
If they had gone into the courts the
chances are that there would have been
no settlement In many years, and that the
estate would have been wasted by careless
management and eaten up by legal ex
penses and lawyers’ fees.
What, according to the sensational Jour
nals, promised to be a most sensational
case, turned out to be a quite common
It Is now said that St. Louis will not
be ready to hold her great fair In 1903,
the date of the centennial of the Louis
iana Purchase, and that an effort will be
made to postpone the event until 1904 or
1905. To do this It will be necessary to
have the consent of Congress, since that
liody has appropriated $5,000,000 for the
exposition. When the matter comes up
before Congress next winter an effort
wifi probably be made by the opponents
of St. Louis to have the appropriation
repealed, on the ground that It was se
cured by false representations and that
It was never Intended to hold the fair
In 1903. Meanwhile it will not be for
gotten that Chicago's Columbian exposi
tion, In commemoration of the four hun
dredth annlversars of the discovery of
America, was not held until a year after
the actual date of the anniversary of the
The evolution of Mr*. Nation goes on.
Hhe has now expanded Into a political
l>arty. and lias nominated the Kev F. W.
Emerson for Mayor of Topeka. This ac
tion, It is said, will split the "law and
order” vote and permit one of the old
line politico ns to be elected-
The express steamships have not yet
got through bringing from Europe the
great numbers of American tourists who
went across last season; nevertheless the
new season, which opens next month, bids
fair to be one of the most prosperous on
record. Already the bookings are heavy.
Borne of the lines have their accommo
dations practically all sold for several
trips. The American line's ship the Phila
delphia, that was formerly the Paris, of
Hi luck, will go on the Southampton line
next month. Since the Paris went ashore
on the English coast she has been practi
The Texas Legislature has been get
ting after the raxor-back lawyers with a
sharp stick. It has passed a barratry
act which prohibits attorneys from fo
menting litigation or soliciting business
in any way. The same legislature has
adopted a flower to be known hereafter as
the floral emblem of the state. It is
called locally the "blue bonnet." Just
what good purpose a state floral emblem
serves nobody has yet been able to ex
plain very clearly; still a good many per
sons seem to think that every state ought
to hare one.
—The Rev. John L. Sewall, pastor of
the First Congregational Church in
North Brookfield. Mass., has announced
to his parishioners that he will accept a
reduction of 10 per cent, of his salary of
*1,500 a year. Inasmuch as many of the
congregation are facing a 10 per cent,
reduction In their wages earned in the
—On the occasion of his recent visit to
Washington Lord Mtnto, Governor Gen
eral of Canada, presented Ambassador
Pauircefote with an overcoat lined with
the most costly of Canadian furs. Secre
tary Hay has a similar garment, and the
two diplomats met the other dlay, each
wrapped in his splendid coat. An observ
er remarked that they looked like ad
vance agents of rival minstrel shows.
—Justice Wilis, or.e of the most capa
ble and popular Judges on the English
bench. Is a great stickler for the dignity
of the court. On one occasion an assize
verdict was received with considerable
applause, and his lordship, pointing to the
ladles' gallery, Instructed the police to
"bring down that lady in the red dress.”
The lady, In the midst of a chilly silence
In court, was brought before him and
sternly rebuked for clapping her hands,
Madame," said Justice Wills, "do you
think this Is a theater?”
—President McKinley has been more or
less pestered during his term of office by
the visits of some indiscreet clergymen,
who have bought to improve each shin
ing hour by delivering homilies upon the
grave responsibilities and duties of the
nation's chief executive. One day, accord
ing to a Washington man's story, he re
ceived courteously a clergyman who had
been brought in to him. Finally he said;
"I am now ready to hear what you have
to say.” "Oh, bless you, sfr,” said the
visitor, "I have nothing especially to
say. I merely called to pay my respects
to you, and, as one of the million, to as
sure you of my hearty sympathy and
support." "My dear sir,” said the Presi
dent, rising promptly, his face showing
instant relief, and with both hands
grasping that of his visitor, "X am very
glad to see you, indeed! I thought you
had come to preach to me.”
—•'l am so glad your sister enjoyed her
visit to us, Mr. Smith.” "Oh, well, you
know, she is the sort of girl who can en
joy herself anywhere, you know."—Tlt-
—Horrid Brute—She—"Don't you agree
with me that the romantic drama is pref
erable to tragedy?" Htb-"Oh, X don't
know. I'd just as soon have snivel as
—He—"My wife asked me to atop for a
pound of tea." Grocer—" What does she
want—black or green?” He—" Why, it
seems to me it's a light cream color she
—Cruel Girl—"Ah, Mirabelle!" he sighed.
"May I not hope thr t you will be mine
for ever and for ever?” “If you wish to
hope that long, Mr. Sophtle," ehe replied,
"I don't suppose I could stop you.”—Phil
—He Meant Well—Mrs. Galloupe—“Be
sure and come Mr. Gibble. I promise you
you shall meet, oh, quite a number of
pretty women." Gibble—"How can I re
fuse you, my dear madam? It will not be
for the pretty women, however, but for
you that I shall come.”—Brooklyn Life.
—Nervous Visitor (who is being taken
out for a drive by his host’s daughter)—
"Isn’t It very unsafe going so fast down
hill. Miss Daisy? And—and—to hold the
reins so-so loosely?” Miss Daisy (light
heartedly enjoying herself)—“ls it? I’ve
never driven before. Papa won't let me
when he’s at home. Says I'm so reck
less." (Clicks whip.) "Come up, old
—Domestic Tragedy—“ This Is a strange
looklng dish, Keturah." "Yes'm, and I
had to go all over town to get enough of
'em, too. Nobody’d ever heard of their
bein’ cooked and ett." "What are you
talking about. Keturah?” "Them guinea
pigs, ma'am.” (With a gasp) "Do you
mean to say these are guinea pigs?"
"Yes’m. What else?” “You hideous
thing! I told you to get guinea hens!”—
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The Charleston Post (Dem.) says: “Col.
Bryan says that his newspaper business
is promising. 'I started small,’ he de
clares, ‘but I am ready to expand.' That
Is a proposition applied personally which
Col. Bryan denies to the nation at large.
If the individual seeks to expand his busi
ness and his influence and to increase his
wealth and power thereby, as Col. Bryan
declares he Is ready to do, why should
not the nation? That Is n question for
Col. Bryan to answer. The American peo
ple have already replied to It by declar
ing that the nation can and will do Just
what every level-headed business man
tries to do.”
The New York Commercial (Ind.) says:
"The Alabama Legislature, by resolution,
has Just called the attention of Congress
to the importance of a Florida ship canal,
with a view, presumably, to ultimately
securing government aid for It. This is
out of the question. I-et private enter
prise construct Florida ship canal, if
need be. The government of the United
State* has now all the canal business on
hand that it can transact properly in the
next twenty years.”
The Cincinnati Enquirer (Dem.) says:
"The indications that Russia desires to
gobble up a large slice of Chinese terri
tory are 100 plain to be restated. And It
was the Czar who proposed the Peace
Conference at The Hague. And now all
the Powers, including our own 'world
Power.' are building more warships, and
In other re|>ect making active prepara
tion* for blood-letting."
The Norfolk (Va.) landmark (Dem.)
says: "We desire to call President Mc-
Ktnley'a attention to the fact that the
existent* of a monarchlat plot is sus
pected in lit.i*ll. Why not benevolently
nestmllate Jlraßil In order to aav* her
from the possibility of tyranny!" ,
The Stereotyped Hero.
“You are wounded!" exclaims Lady
Jcseiy Leigh, in "To Have and to Hold,"
when her lover appears with a supposedly
blood-stained bandage tied about his
sleeve, says the New York Mail and Ex
"A scratch," replies Capt. Percy r.on
chajantly; and the sophisticated audience
smiles in the place where Percy wears
his bandage, and says to Itself, "Where
have I heard (hose words before?”
It is high time that stage heroes ceased
to have "a mere scratch." The phrase Is
really used up, and even its old age does
not entitle It to respect. The expression
seems to have a particular penchant for
hanging about the dramatized novel
(which it is itself likely to be a mere
theatrical scratch), and ne one looks back
upon the mock heroes of the season It Is
difficult to discover one that has not suf
fered more or less successfully with “a
mere scratch” six nishts a week, not to
speak of matinees.
Richard Carvel was scratched, if the
writers memory serves him well, and
Charles Fownes was scratched in "Janice
Meredith." In “When Knighthood Was
in Flower" Charles Brandon manages to
contribute his scratch to the list, and if
Bertie Cecil is not scratched In "Under
Two Flags" it is only for fear of demoral
izing the horse ridden nightly to large box
office receipts by Blanche Bates. If Bertie
were scratched, the intelligent graduate
of the stable of acting would have the
whole track to himself, with no Incentive
to work. As things stand, there Is keen
competition between them.
Instead of being “scratched,” the car
dinal in "In the Palace of the King" is
"merely stunned by the fall.” This is a
commendable effort for originality. Actors
who use the phrase "a mere scratch” are
furthermore open to a charge of unfriend
liness to James K. Hackett, whose sole
property it really is. E. H. Sothern for
some time shared with Mr. Hackett the
f*ght to he "scratched," but has waived
his title to half the "scratch" in favor of
his brother-actor. On the whole, there is
no one who can be "scratched” to better
advantage that Mr. Hackett, and it Is
onl> fair that he should be allowed a
clear field in this particular. The rights
to the other exclamation: "My God! You
are wounded!" should be made out in
blank, to be filled In with the name of
Mr, Hackett’s leading woman.
Cuvier and the Ghost.
Too exclusive a study of scientific facts
is sometimes thought to Injury the Im
aginative faculties, says the Youth's
Companion. It 13 certainly true that the
great naturalist, Charles Darwin, observ
ing himself with the same impartial hon
esty w ith which he would have observed
a fly or an earthworm, noted and de
plored In later life a decline in his own
powers of appreciating the poetic, fanci
ful and mysterious which he had been
able keenly to enjoy in youth. But an
anecdote related of his great predecessor
in the field of natural history, Cuvier,
suggests that such a loss may have its
compensations. At least, If a scientist
ceases to take pleasure in fairies, nymphs
and muses, he can no longer be terrified
by ghosts and monsters.
•Cuvier was the first ’naturalist to
make a study of the prehistoric beasts,
bird sand reptiles which once inhabited
the globe, and to attempt restorations
of their complete selves from stray bones
and fossil footprints.
Most unpleasant and terrific animals
many of them turned out to be; and the
Idea occurred to a Jocular student of the
university that it would be good fun to
appear at Cuvier’s bedside at midnight in
the character of the outraged and venge
ful ghost of one of them, displeased
at the efforts of a puny man to recon
struct Its remains.
So said, so done. The clever youth
arrayed himself in a frightful costume,
with scales and tails and glaring eyes
and horns and hoofs, and secretly effect
ing an entranoe into the naturalist's
house stole softly to his chamber. He
was sleeping peacefully. The Intruder
wakened him by setting two hideous fore
hoofs upon the counterpane; then, as
he stirred, blinked and started up, it
remarked in hoarse and ghostly tones:
“Cuvier! Cuvier! I've come to eat you!”
But not even when half asleep could
Cuvier be mistaken In the distinguishing
characteristics of a carnivorous animal.
He looked at the monstrous thing again.
“Humph!” he muttered, with sleepy
contem pt "Horn s—hoofs—gra mini vorou s.
The extinct monster retired, more ex
tinct than ever, and the scientist return
ed triumphantly to his slumbers.
Grover Cleveland, writing in the third
person of hie own career, says, in the
Saturday Evening Post:
“I knew' a young man who, when quite
young, determined to acquire a college ed
ucation and enter the lpgal profession.
"The door to a college education was
inexorably closed against him.
"He at once set his heart on studying
law without collegiate training. When it
soon appeared that even this must be
postponed, he quite cheerfully set about
finding any kind of honest work.
“After an unsuccessful quest for em
ployment near home he started for the
West. He had adversity In abundance.
"He had plenty of willingness to work,
plenty of faith and a fair stock of per
severance in reserve. He had no misgiv
"After securing a temporary job he was
handed Blaekstone’s Commentaries and
turned loose to browse in the library of
a law office.
"When on the first day of his study all
the partners and clerks forgot he was In
a corner of the library and locked film in
during the dinner hour he merely said to
himself, ‘Some day I will be better re
"He actually enjoyed the adversities.
"Even then he was called stubborn.
After he had beoome President of the
United States he was sttll called stub
born. and he is accused of stubbomess to
this very day.”
A I-nit I crons Telegraph Blander.
The vagaries of the telegraph service
have caused any number of serious and
amusing errors in the transmission nf
messages, says an English monthly. One
of the most ludicrous mistakes ever made
by ithe telegraph was caused by the loss of
a single dot In a telgram from Brisbane
to n London news agency. As It reached
London It read thus: "Governor-General
twins first son,” which the news agency
"edited" and sent around to the papers
In the following form: “Lady Kennedy,
the wife of Sir Arthur Kennedy. Governor
General of Queensland, yesterday gave
birth at Government House, Brisbane, to
twins, the first bom being a son." The
telegram arriving In the small hours of
the morning, there was no time to refer (o
any books, and it was published by most
of the newspapere in London and tile
provinces and caused an unexpected sen
aatlon. Sir Arthur's friends pointed out
with conclusive force that someone had
blundered, as there never was a Lady
Kennedy, Sir Arthur being a bachelor.
The repented message which followed
read: "Governor General turns first nod,"
referring to a railway ceremony.
O. 11. II Ill's Hoodoo.
A lawyer who recently argued a case
before the Court of Appeals says that the
hoodoo of sixteen to one Is upon David
It Hill, hii s tlie New York dun When
Mr. Hill argued the Manhattan Railway
tax case he opened his address to the
court with this statement: ' Sixteen times
I hast' appeared before this honorable
court and sixteen times I have won the
case of my edenta.” The tax ease was i
decided against the company, and when
Mr. Hill heard of th* doclsion it is said 1
he remarked to a friend" The ittrse of !
alxtacn u one seems u pursue iut.” j
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
—What Is declared to be the finest log
ging season every known in Northern
Wisconsin and Michigan is nearing a
close. The work done is phenomenal and
unusually prosperous times are looked
for this spring.
—The man in Mississippi who does not
pay a poll tax cannot vote or serve on
juries, and official returns show that 29,-
731 white citizens have neglected to pay
up this year. This neglect disfranchises
them for two years.
—lmitations of American products are
being sold in Sweden in large quantities.
One wholesale hardware dealer has dis
posed of a big lot of forks, which are
represented as American manufacture,
and which are sold at a very low price.
—lmitation thunderstorms, with the
electricity generated by Niagara Falls,
will be one of the features of the Buff
alo'Exhibitlon. The thunder is produced
by means of large glass condensers, and,
while realistic, is warranted to be harm
—The state authorities of Nebraska
contemplate rebuilding the state prison
In Lincoln, and meantime wish to hoard
out a lot of their convicts. Gov. Shaw
of lowa, has been asked it the hawkeye
state can accommodate a lot of the
—James Gordon Benett has sold his
yacht, the Namouna, to the Venezuelan
government for SIOO,OOO, and his new
yacht, the Lysistrata, which realizes
many Ideas gathered by Mr. Bennett dur
ing his lifelong career as a yachtman,
has just made her trial trip.
—Every conductor on the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit railroads must now give a
bond. Each man is backed for SSOO by a
surety company to guarantee his hon
esty. It costs the men $1 a year. The
railroad company has been forced to such
action by wholesale knocking down of
—Snow in the Maine lumber camps
north of Bangor is five feet deep, and
tbe fodder for the horses has been ex
hausted. Asa consequence, the animals
rre slowly starving to death, and It is
feared large numbers will die. It is pro
posed to shoot them and thus put an end
to their sufferings.
—Last week the Thirty-seventh Volun
teer Infantry landed in San Francisco af
ter two years’ service in the Philippines.
There was nothing in the nature of a
public reception—no crowds, no cheering,
no flag waving. When the first volunteers
returned eighteen months ago there was
a tremendous public turnout.
—Elroy, Wis., had a scare the other
evening, when five stalwart females Car
rie Natloned the saloons of the place. The
unwelcome visitors were thoroughly dis
guised and threatened all sorts of things
unless the saloon-keepers promised to
close their places of business. There tvas
great excitement until it was discovered
that the supposed women were well
known men of the place, including an ex
—At a meeting of the Paris Academy of
Medicine Dr. Jarre announced the discov
ery of a remedy for the foot and mouth
disease, which is so fatal to sheep. He
says he hae successfully used the remedy
In 1.500 cases in two years. It consists of
a concentrated solution of chromic acid,
chemically pure at 33 per cent. This Is
applied as a caustic to the sore. The cure
Is rapid and certain.
—A monument estimated to cost SIOO,OOO
will be erected In Montreal in Joint com
memoration of the fact that in 1899 Can
ada for the first time took a hand in the
wars of the British empire and of Lord
Salisbury’s patriotism in equipping at his
own expense a force of rough riders for
service in South Africa. Separate mem
orials had been planned, but it was deem
ed expedient to unite them.
—A queer instance of improper influence
said to have been exerted upon Juryman
comes from New Haven. The Jury in a
certain civil case went to -Falrhaven to
visit the house of the defendants. There,
according to the counsel for the plaintiff,
one of the parties to the suit gave one of
’the jurors a piece of pie. This piece of
pie is the ground upon which a motion to
set aside the verdict is founded.
—One of the biggest mortgages on re
cord has been filed In Marshalltown, la.
It Is for $6,000,000, and Is given by the
American Linseed Oil Company to the
Morton Trust Company. The document
is printed In book form, and covers sev
enty-nine pages of small print. It will
require 100 pages of record and three
days work to record the mortgage, and
the fee will be SSO.
—A queer English law, called the "Tip
ping act of 1751,” provides that an Inn
keeper cannot recover for debts for liquor
amounting to more than $5. The son of
an eminent English throat specialist
lately ran Up a bill of $250 t an English
public house, and based a refusal to pay
upon the validity of this act. As the stat
ute was still on the books the Judge was
obliged to acknowledge its force.
—A Washington traction company re
ports that Its system of allowing the con
ductors to retain from their daily receipts
the amount of their dally salaries, as well
as that of their motormen, is working
quite satisfactorily to the men and the
company alike. Each conductor in mak
ing up his dally report, deducts a sum
sufficient to cover his own and the moter
man’s salary, so that the company is
thus relieved of the expense and trouble
of making up a large pay roll.
—Jake Bradshaw, a woodsman employed
In a lumber camp near Williamsport, Pa.,
is a strapping big fellow and also re
sourceful. The other evening—this is
Jake's own story—he was returning home
through the forest when he got Into a
difficulty with a big black bear. They
clinched and rolled down a hill until
Jake, watching his opportunity, squirted
a mouthful of tobacco juice Into bruin's
eye. Just which eye Jake does not know.
Anyhow, the immediate effect was that
the bear let go and the woodsman was
able to make his escape.
—The Philadelphia Record tells a story
of a hen with one leg that was in the
habit of following Its mistrese, a kind
hearted Irishwoman, wherever she went.
The Irishwoman died the other day, nnd
the faithful fowl hopped on one leg along
side the funeral procession two miles
to the Baptist Church, and dropped dead
on the church steps. Some said it died
of a broken heart, others thought that the
great exertion of hopping so far on one
leg and the small amount of food It had
I*oloo caused the vital exhaustion. At
any rate, kindly hands burled it Just out
side the church fence, by the roadside.
-A furrier is thus quoted in the Phil
adelphla Record; "The styles in sealskin
coats change so often that women are
constantly having them made over. Few
people realize Just what this means to us.
Of course, it means an Increase In busi
ness, but I don't mean that. The cut
ting of sealskin is an art In Itself, and
the men who do It are experts, and get
experts' salaries. The work of a sealskin
cutter must tie almost as delicate as that
of a diamond cutler. This may sound
like nn exaggeration, but It Isn't—at
least, not so much as you might think.
The slightest error on the part of the
workman who Is liandllng an expensive
skin Is nothing short of a catastrophe
These men are mostly Germans The au
tomobile. by the way, has indirectly boom
'd the fur business. We have made up
quile s number of men's fur eutomobile
suits this winter-cost, waistcoat, r*p and
even trousers. Three are for the egtrem
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Daily except Sundays. Subject to
change without notice.
ISLE OF HOPE.
Jl v '_£ Hy for Lot H ! Lv - Isle of Hope7~
S *0 am from 40th~fi 00 am for Bolton'
i3O am from 40th |6OO am for 4>’tb
Bso am from 40th j7OO am for 40th
9 15 am from Bolton’ 8 00 am for'4oth
10 30 am from 40th 10 00 am for 40th
12 00 n'n from 40th 11 00 am for Bolion
1 15 pm from Bolton 11 30 am for 40th
230 pm from 40th 300 pm for 40th
330 pm from 40th 240 pm for Bolton
4 30 pm from 40th 3 00 pm for 40th
5 15 pm from Bolton 4 00 pm for 40th
5 30 pm from 40th 6 00 pm for 40th
6 30 pm from 40th 7 00 pm for 40th
7 30 pm from 40th 8 00 pm for 40th
8 30 pm from 40th 9 00 pm for 40th
930 pm from 40th 10 00 pm for 40th
10 30 pm from 40th 11 00 pm for 40th
Lv. city for Mong y.| Lv7 Montgomery.'
830 am from 40thi |- 7IS am'for 40th ~
230 pm from 40th j 1 15 pm for 40th
630 pm from 40th j 600 pm for 40th
CATTLE PARK' ~~
Lv city for C.. Park., Lv7 Cattle'Par a
6 30 am from Bolton; 7 00 am for Bolion
7 30 am from Boltoni 8 00 am for Bolton
1 00 pm from Bolton| 1 30 pm for Bolton
2 30 pm from Bolton| 3 00 pm for Bolton
7 00 pm from Bolton[ 7 30 pm for Bolton
8 00 pm from Bolton; 8 30 pm for Bolton
Car leaves Bolton street Junction 5:30
a m. and every thirty minutes thereafter
until 11:30 p. m.
Car leaves Thunderbolt at 6:00 a. m.
and every thirty minutes thereafter until
12:00 midnight, for Bolton street Junc
FREIGT AND PARCEL CAR.
This car carries trailer foi; passengers
on all trips and leaves east side of city
market for Isle of Hope, Thunderbolt
and all intermediate points at 9:00 a. m.
1:00 p. m., 5:00 p. m.
Leaves Isle of Hope for Thunderbolt,
City Market and all Intermediate points
at 6:00 a. m , 11:00 a. m., 2:40 p. m
WEST END CAR~
Car leaves west side of City Market
for West End 6:00 a. m. and every 40
minutes thereafter during the day until
11:30 p. m.
Leaves West End at 6:20 a. m. and ev
ery 40 minutes thereafter during the day
until 12:00 o'clock midnight.
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Chill and Fever
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