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KAK3AS AGITATOR. GARNETT. KANSAS,
THEY WILL ARBITRATE DIFFERENCES.
Canada and the United States Will Try to "Get To
gether" on Many Points.
Quebec.-It Is In this city that on
August 23d the first real evidence or
toe cordlnl relations existing between
Great Britain and the United State
will be given when the joint high
commission will meet to arbitrate on
Important matters between the United
States and Canada. Lord Henschol,
tie famous Englishman, will preside
and the commissioners will In the
main consider the following proposi
tions: Frst The question In respect to the
fnr seals In Bering Sea and the waters
r the North Pacific Ocean.
Second Provisions In respect to the
fisheries off the Atlantic and Pacific
oosts and In the waters of their com
Third Provisions for the delimita
tion and establishment of the Alnskn
Canndian boundary by legal and sci
entific experts, If the commission shall
o decide, or otherwise.
JFtourth Provisions for the transit
f merchandise In transportation to or
from either country across Intermedi
ate territory of the other, whether by
land or water. Including natural and
artificial waterways and Intermediate
transit by sea.
Fifth Provisions relating to the
transit of merchandise from one coun
try to be delivered at points in the
wstther beyond the frontier.
ixth The question of the alien la
Thor laws applicable to the subjects or
dtiaens of the. Uii'ed States and Can
ada. Seventh Mining rates of the citizens
r subjects of each country within tba
territory of the other.
Eighth Such readjustments and
concessions as may be deemed rautu- J
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ally advontngeous of customs duties
applicable In each country to the pro
ducts of the soli or Industry of the
other, upon the basis of reciprocal
Ninth a revision of agreements
of 1817, respecting naval vessels on the
Tenth Arrangements for the more
complete definition and marking of the
frontier line by land and water where
the same Is now Insufficiently defined
or marked as to be liable to dispute.
Eleventh Provisions for the convey
ance for trial or punishment of per
sons In the lawful custody of the offi
cers of one country through the terri
tory of the other.
Twelfth Reciprocity In wrecking
and salvage rights.
WILL PRAY FOR HIM.
The train was crowded and the us
ual signs which decorate southern
railway carriages and separate the
black passengers from the white had
Col. John Jacob Astor and another
officer hnd beguiled the time pleasant
ly enough, but ns they neared Chatta
nooga the multi-millionaire soldier
was left alone. The day was warm,
and lie nodded a little, b it he straight
ened quickly at a feinin.ne voice say
ing quite close to his ear:
"Maanln', sail. I hopes I see yo'
puty tolable?" And a block woman
calmly took the vacant place. Ho
acknowledged the greeting courteous
ly, and she smiled In cheerful friend
liness. "Yose fur de No'th, I reckon., Oh,
I knowed dnt! Yo all's so! Jus' gwlne
ter Cuba? Lnn,' Ian,' how dem but
tons does shine! I alius wanted, one
ob dem buttons. Dat I did. Ef yo'
all ud gib me one I I'd war hit fob' a
hatpin to 'membah yo' by."
Colonel Astor bowed with grave po
liteness, and the eyes of the negro
country girl shone as he detached a
button from his blouse and handed it
"T'ank yo' sah!" she said. "I'm
monstrous glad foh ter git dls. I'se
gwlne ter go now. I Hues yere at dls
city. But I'se gwlne ter pray foh yo'.
I dunno yo' name. But de Lord, I
'spect, he's keeping track of yo. I'll
Jes' say de sojer what gib me de brass
button, an' he'll know. Good-bye!
'Membah, I'se gwlne ter pray!" She
waved blm a farewell, and he raised
his hat In acknowledgment. Some of
the officers smiled, but there was no
smile on his face as he turned away.
HOWTEETH ARE TREATED
It Is curious to what an extent .the
mutilation of teeth goes on ampng lav
age nations, and even among certain
civilized people, such as the Japanese.
With them a girl Is never married
without first staining her teeth black
with a repulsive kind of varnish, and
the custom Is especially adhered to
among the richer classes.
On the west coast of Africa a large
portion of the teeth are deliberately
broken when children reach a certain
age. Both In the new world and In
the old the custom exists of extract
ing the two front teeth of domestic
servants. In Peru the custom has ex
isted from time Immemorial, and used
to be a sign of slavery In the days of
the Incas. This Is also the custom on
the Kongo, and among the Hottentots.
Teeth are stained In various colors
among t'Je Malays. '
A bright red and a bright blue are
not uncommon, and a bright green Is
produced with the aid of arsenic and
lemon Juice. Livingstone related that
among the Kaffirs a child with a prom
inent upper Jaw was looked upon as
a monster and Immediately killed. On
the Upper Nile the negroes have all
their best teeth extracted In order to
destroy their value In the slave mar
ket, and to make It net worth while
for the slave traders to carry them off.
The deepest lake In the world Is Lake
Baikal, In Siberia. In Borne parts It Is
5,261 feet deep; Its length is 397 miles,
with an area of 15,000 square miles. It
is the largest lake in Asia, and the
sixth largest In the world.
The Queen of Italy's extravagance In,
dress Is the one grievance of her loyal
subjects. Italian ladles have a repu
tation of spending more on their dress
than any women In Europe, and their
husbands and fathers attribute this
state of things to Queen Margaret's ex
TO SAN JUAN
I THE PEACE CONGRESS.
Mystic, Conn, to be the Scene
of the National- Qatherincr.
Mew York.-The' International Peace
Coiigress which opens In Mystic, Conn.
August 24, will as. usuul .be under the
auiplces of the f Universal Peace
Union and will be presided over by
the official who , Was recently turned
out of Independence Hail, Philadel
phia. He Is Alfred II. Lore, president
of the Unlory nnd his utterances as
well as those of other, members of the
association will be awaited with keen
Interest In view of the crlss the coun
try has just passed through. Anoth
er; Incident of Importance will be the
address delivered by Baroness Von
Suttner, who Is" the champlpn of peace
in German-speaking countries. She Is
an -Austrian noblewoman, a writer of
rare ability and, the founder of, the
Austrian Peace League, as well as the
editor of Its organ. "Die 'Waffen Nle
der" (Down With Thine Arms). Undei
the same title, she published, some
two years ago, a romance of the Franco-German
war, which pvobably did
more to instil a horror of warfare In
the Fatherland than any o'.her appeal
or number of appeals, 'i t.e German
Government tried to suppress the book
on, the' plea that It tended to debase
the military classes In public opinion,
but the Supreme Court of tho Empire
overruled this objection, holding that
persons aggrieved by Madame von
Suttner's statements were at liberty to
sue her for libel.
' In one chapter of her book the Bar
oness pictured the fate of a French
priest, strung up by order of a Ba
varian' general, who accused him of
being 'a spy. This general happened to
be still alive, and, though admitting
the execution, demanded that the Bar
oness be punished for making known
. Frau vom Suttner was fined, and she
cheerfully paid, saying she could not
wish for a better advertisement of bet
At the same time Baroness von Sutt
ner wrote to the Kaiser and tried to
Interest him In the pence leagues, but
William replied disdainfully and tho
official press made fun cf the peace
propaganda, though it did not . with
hold Its admiration from Baroness vou
The Austrian and German peace
leagues regard the establishment of
amicable relations between Germans
and Frenchmen as the chief guaran
tee of the peace of Europe. Frederic
Passy works for the same end in
France. In both countries the peace
societies address themselves to the
youth as well as to the grown-up peo
people. Their propagandas are hear
tily Indorsed by the Swiss pence
league under the presidency of Louis
Ruchonnet, ex-president of the Feder
al' Council. Giuseppl Garibaldi Is now
president of the United Italian Peace
Societies, seventy In number.
The Land of Hones,
,'The land of tho kangaroo and the
wombat, " where the mammal was
nothing unless marsupial, till the Eu
ropean arrived on the scene, may now
be railed the land of horses. In New
South Wales the sight of a beggar on
horseback excites no surprise. ' The
poorest settler has a nag or two of his
own, and his children may be seen
riding to school like little lords. A
one-horse township would be Incon
ceivable In a country where tach "vil
lage, almost, has Its race meeting.
With a population scarcely over 1,250,
000, the colony owns more than 500,000
horses. And she now exports horses
pn a' rapidly Increasing scale. In 1805
the polony exported 1.0G3 horses, of
the estimated value of 12,745; In 1890
the number was 8,134 value 123,500,
and last year there was a further In
crease, India being the leading cus
tomer, Australian horses being found
admirably adapted for military pur
pose In that part of the British em
pire. Horses are exported also from
New South Wales to Victoria. New
Zealand, Western Austrialla, FIJI, the
Straits Settlements, Java and the Phil
ippine Islands. Household Words.
"Well. Uncle Rasburry, how did you
like the sermon?"
"It war a pow'ful sermon, Marse
"What was It about?"
"It. war 'bout the mir'cle ob seven
thousand loaves and five thousand
fishes beln' fed to. de twelve 'postles."
"Seven thbusand loaves ana nve
thousand fishes being fed to the
twelve apostles? But where does the
miracle come In?"
, Uncle Rasburry scratched his head
a few moments mediatively. Then he
"Well. Marse John, de mlr'cle, 'cord
in' to mv nerceDtion of de circumstan
ALFRED H. LOVE.
ces, Is dat dey all didn't bust"- .
HERE AND THERE.
"I have read a good many stories,"
said the city man, "about the honest
newsboy who chases a man three
blocks to return the five dollar gold'
piece given In mistake for a nickel;
the sympathetic bootblack who pro
tects the widow's son, or the heroic
street gamin who gets run over by a
dray while rescuing another boy, and
murmurs, 'Is Jimmy all right? and
then dies. I have come to the conclu
sion that these stories are written by
girls fresh from school, or refined old
maids who live In a village, and they
are read by men who thoughtfully
stick the tongue Into the cheek while
rending. Yet there are men who read
"I saw one of this class the other'
day who went to tho rescue of a boot
black who was trying to fix his brok
" 'My lad, said the good man they
always call them lads In these stories
'you are. in trouble; . let me assist
"Then be knelt down on the side
walk In his good clothes, used a half
brick for a hammer, raked up some
twine from bis pocket, and after fif
teen minutes' hard work, made a cred
itable Job. Meanwhile about thirty
street boys gathered around. One
slipped a pleco of old Iron Into his
pocket, the grateful bootblack with a
bit of chalk decorated his back with
a hideous caricature, his hat was
knocked into the gutter as he arose,
and one of the boys accused him of
stealing a 'dabber.'
"The man flushed with natural In
dignation, and Immediately there
arose a whoop of derision, and as he
strode away he was guyed by the
whole crowd for two blocks. While
in this frame of mind it would have
done him good to have Interviewed
some of the ladles who write the pic
turesque tales about the imaginary
street boys." Chicago Times Herald.
The enlistment of a Chinaman in
the volunteer army In California, re
calls the fact that there wns but one
Celestial In the War of the Rebellion.
Ills Chinese name Is unknown, but
the name under which he enlisted was
Thomas Sylvanus. He was born In
Baltimore about eighteen years before
the outbreak of the war. When only
a. child he wns tuken to Pittsburg,
where be acted as a servant for a
wealthy family In that city. When
the war broke out Thomas ran away
and enlisted In the army. He served
Uncle Snm until the close of the war,
shortly after which he turned up In
Indinnn, Pa., where he resided until
his death, which occurred a few years
While in the service of the United
States, Sylvanus contracted a dis-,
ease of the eyes from which he went
almost blind. In 18S0 he applied for
and was granted a pension of $12 per
month. He nlso secured several hun
dred dollars back pension. An exam
ination of the records discloses the
fact that Sylvanus was the only
Chinaman In the late war, and conse
quently the only one of his race who
drew a pension. At last accounts hi
widow nnd children were still living
In Indiana, Pa. Washington Post.
At Camp Thomas. Chlckamauga.
soon after Col. Andy Burt was pro
moted to the Colonelcy of the Twenty
fifth Colored Regiment, he undertook
to exercise bis troops In more ways
than one.. He Informed them that
they would have to play ball an hour
each tiny in order to get accustomed
to the southern sun.
"Now," said the Colonel, "you boys
come out nnd we will take a turn at
ball playing. I'm going to piny with
you. I'm not Colonel Burt while play
ing, but simply Andy Burt Now,
It soon came the Colonel's time at
the bnt, and with a vicious swipe he
drove the ball hard past second for
three bags. A large, greasy, black
soldier was doing the coaching act.
and yelled, as the Colonel' made a dlvo
for first, "Run, Andy; -run, you tallow-
lacea, KnOCK-KUeeu, Uttucisamcu
get your three bags."
The Colonel stopped at first turn
ing on his heel, returned to the home
plate, donning his straps, remarked:
"I'm Col. Burt from this time on un
til further orders." Cincinnati En
quirer. B. ' Ganthony, in Random Recollec
tions, relates this experience of an ajJt
ress In Africa:
One of the young Indies of the com-
Ipnny who, by the way, never seem
I to understand that black people are
men thought It great fun to go to a
I Kaffir's kraal, peep In, and kiss her
j hnnd to the chief Inside. He inime
! dlatelv came out to buy her, and was
very much In enrnest about It.
"No, thank you, I am not up for auc
tion to-day." ',
Ttenlly very good of you, but"
t "No thanks, I am not for sale."
, "No, let me go."
ne let her go with a Zulu oath, and
her friends, who had missed her, con
gratulated her on her safo return
which they had reason to do.
A gentleman was one day having a
walk down a lane with a gun in his
hand to see what he could shoot.
While he was going down he met a lit
tle schoolboy, and said to him:
"Is there anything to shoot down
here, my little boy?" ' r
"Van " said the bov. "there's the i
schoolmaster coming over the hill." '
Teacher: "What do we learn from
the story of Samson?"
Tommy (with unpleasant results
still manifest): "That It doesn't pay
ter have women-folks cut a feller's