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Politicians ought to tell the truth.
Put a small man in a big posi
tion and he will forget himself.
Why 'is "justice in. Washington
' like the weather ?
because it is changeable. The
justice that is1 meted out to the
white.niuii no given, to tbenegro.
there is but Jit 3e hopfe for the
.negro in the South.,. -
The Bee, editor is not- looking
for an office and "neither-dors he
. Unhappy is the., man' who'hanga
on official favors. .
Abolish the office of justice cf
It is better that they are abolished'
All offices in the District of Co
Jiumbia should be filled by election,.
The negrp Tote will divide
;in 1900. -". ''
Our new leadership is made oat
of that whicli cannot be seen.
In union. there is strenghl.
E. M. Hewjett is the most manly
negro attorney before the District;
He is not the, man to cater for
If th'.re was more manliood in
negro attorneys t-hey would suc
" Be truthful-, it will pay always.
There is too much treachery
among certain negroes to succeed.
This world was not made for the
white man alone.
It is not well to tell all you know.
Be careful of what you say and
to whom you say it.
Don't be too hasty in coming to
The Maryland politicians have
not been cared for as yet.
Will the negro vote ever become
a factor in American body politic?
Be what you say "you ar
Deception is sooner or later
An honest man is a truthful man.
You should do nothing that is
distasteful to good society.
It is not the person who grins in
your face, that should be regarded
as your friend.
Don't, place too much confidence
in the person who pretends friend
ship. Be honest with your fellow man.
The best policy is when you can
not do a thing say so.
It will never effect you to be
on't be alarmed at every little
The try daily has been struggling
hard since i;s publication.
It came out one day and has been
trying hard ever since to make its
Oan any one tell the difference
between the old school and new
school of politicians?
Well out of the great number of
fficers appointed in the army not
one negro was appointed.
What has become of the repeal
the civil service iaw ?
Don't forget how the negroes
fought on San Juan Hill.
General Miles thinks well of the
And yet not a negro .officer has
been appointed in the regular army.
The man who speaks the truth is
the man to trust.
Don't be too impetuous in your
The man who thinks he knows
it all is general effected with the
There was tyranny in the schools
on the part of certain school officers.
There are some school officials
too much on the old woman order.
The day will soon ome when all
will be placed on a level.
It is not the wise man who
makes a fool of himself.
Our head swells some times be-,
onp the usual size.
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FANATICS INfNEW .YORK
Om Proclaimed himself, God and Foutd
In -New York City, about 1832t a
period of "great awakening" tiiaf be
gat Monnonism. and many other sects
among them one in Kentucky, whose,
members, in order to win heaven by
making themselves as little children,'
used to crawl on their hands and knees
izi church, play marbles, trundle hoops
and otherwise, manifest their infantile
madness one Matthews, a carpenter,
having assumed the name Matthias,
proclaimed himself to be God, the
Father. He found believers, most of
them ignorant bift some , intelligent,
procured much money, and ruined,
many persons. ' JB?. and his disciples
claimed to heal the sick quite as suc
cessfully as the Scientists npwdo. One
of them, a Mr. Pierson, a- victim of--re
ligious delusion, evn before the com
ing of Matthias, had endeavored under
most distressing and pathetic circum
stances publicly to raise his wife from
the dead, accenting literally the. verse -of
the General Epistle of St. James di
recting the elders, to anoint and pray
over the sick, and" promising that "the
Lord, shall-raise him up."
Matthias, "being -eventually indicted
for procuring $630 from a Mr. Folger
under the-f-atee pretense -that-'he -was
God, able to remic sins, -and would
coTOTOunMca'fr'the Itoty" Ghos to said
Folger, the District Attorney entered a
nolle prosequi for these reasons: To
maintain the indictment, he said.; I
must prove that defendant's pretenses
were false, and would deceive a man of
ordinary intelligence and prudence, but
no sane person vould believe that
Matthias was God. Matthias was, how
ever, convicted on lesser charges.
Funny When You Ttifnk of I.
At a small party the other evening,
those present were asked to name the
most common and at the same time the
most complicated action in the human
phenomena, says the New York Times.
Various answers were, given, showing
all degrees of observation and thought.
Not one, however, hit upon the an
swer that the questioner had in mind,
which was walking. What action is
mere common, and yet, how difficult of
analysis! How many persons outside
of some special course in physics at the
universities can explain the phenom
enon? Let somebody try. "Walking,"
once said Dr. Holmes, "is a perpetual
falling, with a perpetual self-recovery.
It is the most complex, violent, and pe
rilous operation, which we divest of its
extreme danger only by continual prac
tice from a very early period of life.
We find how complex it is when we at
tempt to analyze it We learn how
violent it is when we walk against a
post or a door in the dark. We dis
cover how dangerous it is when we
slip or trip and come down, perhaps
breaking or dislocating our limbs, or
overlook the last step of a flight of
stairs, and discover with what headlong
violence we have heen hurling our
selves forward." All this is very true,
as we all know, to our sorrow, still, the
genial autocrat has not explained the
The gentle siam'ang is a gibbon and
no monkey. In assemblages on the
treetops live the siamang, whooping
through the octaves, calling to their
friends from miles away, and swooping
off to meet them, racing steeplechases
with the winds. I have seen, and hope
to live to see again, says a writer in
Blackwoods Magazine, a pack of the
siamang going through the jungle a
long black arm and a small crumpled
body swinging wildly from it like a
pendulum run mad, then a suicidal
fling, a crash in the covering green,
and so they are 'gone.
Tame they are the gentlest creatures.
The Malays catch the young ones and
bring them to our doors, knowing that
buy wo must. It is not among the pos
sibilities for a Mem to resist the for
lorn small speechless thing, when it
winds its long arms and fingers around
her neck, and hides its black wrink'led
face of an old woman, with round un
happy eyes, in the softness of her
morning gown. Or it lurches across
the veranda on a pair of very bandy
little legs, ballancing itself with out
stretched arms. But they always die.
They who have weathered torrential
rains under the open heaven die in
captivity of consumption, and cough
out their ill-comprehended souls like
Christians, huddled in a blanket.
Trees and Thundcrt orniR.
It is useful to know what kind of
trees are most likely to be struck by
lightning, because trees afford shelter
in thunderstorms, though a dangerous
refuge, and they often grow near
buildings. According 'to Mr. Alexan
der McAdie, the eminent meteorologist,
the order of liability to be struck is rep
resented by ithe following figures: Oak,
54; trees collectively that is. in a
clump. 40; tall pine trees, 15, and beech,
1. The oak is therefore the worst and
the beech the best shelter. After rain
trees are not so apt to split with the
stroke as before it
The origin of the modern circus dates
back to about 1770, when Philip Astley,
a discharged soldier, gaye exhibitions
of horsemanship in an improvised ring
Fumigation of fruit trees infested
with the San Jose scale by the use of
the gas of prussic acid is a remedy
which is now said to be certainly ef
fective. Pekin is a city of dust, like most
Chinese towns. Nevertheless, the only
stores that have glass windows are
those of the watchmakers.
If all the railway tunnels of the world
were placed end to end they would
reach a distance of 514 miles. They
number about 1142.
The largest telescope in existence
does not make the planet Mars appear
any bigger than the moon does through
an opera glass.
The guinea pig grows more quickly
than any other quadruped. It is fully
grown when six weeks old.
The heart heats ten strokes a minute
less when one is lying down than wben
in an upright posture.
The tirst post-offlce was opened in
ar.s in 1642. in England inl5Sl, in
in erica in 1710.
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Washington, D. C. Telephone 271.
-TJaitors to tfeBaatlfnl City Cheerfully
Speak of tlie-FleasHrasv'oLTkelr Stay.
,-The-hospitalities "of 'the residents o.
Honolulu have always bten a market
feature of the stay of the various
.American ships in port, and the re
quest 'to have the navy 'always reprp
rented there will be urgently secondec
Oby naval men themselves. The climatt
has been delightfully spoken of foi
years. by visitors, and everything said
about it .has beeD fully realized. A
very funny example of the exact lim
.its of the, rain belt and the line of de
markation between sun and rain oe
. enrred here when a stranger upon jn
quiring his way to,a certain street wai
told to walk right.-ahead until he mel
the rain and then it would be the sec
ond turn to the left
In :goipg through the town here
one passes under overarcl-ing trees
through whose dense foliage the uooe
sunshine -only trickles m dancing
vbroken lights. There are quantities of
huge-leaved, wide-spreading trees, ex
otics from -the , South Seas, many ol
them rich in parasitic ferns-, and others
blazing with bright ianfastic, blossoms.
The. air 'is heavy w,Ith -flowery, sweet
. ness, and one sees 'the delictate tama
rind and feathery algaroba inter
mingling Jtbejr fragileugrace with th
dark, shiny foliage' of the dvp red oi
"fuchsias arid gefanfnms'w'tiidh here, at
tain .the, '.height and size of -our large
'riiododendrpns of home production.
; In the 'deep ..shade )f this perennial
greenery the people dwell. The foreigr
'. houses Show a very .varied individuali
ty7, the-specialities no doubt ot the na
tion represented appearing in the
arehitecture'The peculiarity in which
all seem to 'share is that everything is
decorated and festponed with flowering
trailers. It is often difficult to tell
what the architecture is r which is
house and which is veg( on, for all
ai-gles, lattice, balustrade, ana veran
das are hidden by jessamine or passion
flowers or the gorgeous name-like
The mixture of the neat grass houses
bf the natives with the mom elaborate
homes of the foreign residents has a
very plesant look. One spes many
groups of aborigines sitting under the
-trees, each group with a mat in the
centre with calabashes upon 'tcontain
ing poi, a fermented paste -which is
the national Hawaiian dish.
The City of San Jnan.
Of San Juan, Porto Rico, it may be
said that the city offers many and
varied attractions to the S'ght seer.
The well paved and scrupuloasly clean
streets are a surprise and a revelation
in themselves and indeed it Is well the
thoroughfares are clean, for the side
walks are so narrow that it is impos
sible for more than two persons to
walk abreast, and few, there f 01 e, recog
nize the curb as a boundary line. San
Juan is built on a sloping hill, which
on its seaward side, rises abruptly
from the bay and is made the more
precipitous by a massive wall The
latter extends to and arounrI the base
of lorro Castle and continues at vary
ing heights to the high fortress of San
Christobal. Below it beats the surf,
and as a military stronghold and de
fense the location seems impregnable.
Great, gaping holes, however, along
the exposed parapets, show that it is
not, for here and there are spen evid
ences of the damage done by Samp
son's shells when the Admiral's fleet
bombarded San Juan and its fortifica
tions. Nor were the forts th3 only suf
ferers, for back in the town several
buildings still bear tire marks of giant
projectiles. One large edifice, now used
as a barracks, had a whole section of
its roof carried away by a .shell, and
the Church of San Domingo near the
outskirts of the town, was fairly rid
dled with shot in the upper portion.
The inside of the church was not da
maged, but the authorities. In repair
ing the exterior, took occasion to make
a window out of one of the holes, con
sidering that easier than to fi!l the gap
up with solid masonary.
Iron Plentiful in Porto Rico.
Much has been recently said about
the mineral resources of Porto Rico
and their commercial value. An offi
cial report to the United States Geolo
gical Survey just made by Iwobert T.
Hill indicates that the most valuable
metallic resource of the island is a
large deposit of magnetic iron in ahill
just north of Juncos. The ere is of
great purity containing fully GO per
cent, of pure iron. It has been esti
mated that then; are 35,000,000 tons of
this ore in sight. On the most con
servative basis the deposit contains
10.000.000 tons of metallic iron.
The deposit is ten miles distant from
a seaport, and its development will ne
cessitate the construction of a railroad.
Mr. Hill reports that the cotiditipns of
the deposits could not be more 'favora
ble. The ore is encountered iv compact
masses, easy of extraction a ad covered
only by a light layer of earth. The hill
is about 470 feet high and the approach
to it from the seaport of Naguabo is
by a 2 per cent grade. Naguabo is said
to be able to accommodate ships of 20
Gold is washed in small quantities
from some of the Porto Rican rivers,
notably the Luquillo and Loiza. The
amounts gained, however, aie unim
portant. HO cents to a dollar a day re
presenting the average product of hard
labor. The natives get the gold from
the river sand and gravel. The mother
rock of this metal has never been de
termined, but Mr. Hill doubts its ex
istence, as he found no evidence of it
on the island. He says that while it
is impossible to reach any positive con
clusion as to the quantity or value of
the gold of the island, experience has
shown that the placer deposits are not
rich or extensive.
Lord Kitchener once served in the
French army. That was in 1870, dur
ing the Franco-Prussian War, but his
term of service was very short. He
had just obtained his commission, and
he volunteered for duty with the Mo
biles of Dinan. He went up ;n a bal
loon at Laval and watched the enemy's
tactics, but the ascent brought on an
attack of pleurisy, and he had to re
turn home. '
In Gerraanv it is nnncifiorpfi nanna
sary that a child should "go up" be-t
fore it goes down in the world, so it isr
carried up stairs. a3 soon as it is born.
In case there is no upstairs, the nurse
mounts a table or chair with the in
Some of the Games at Which
the Islanders Are Ex-"
BOXING AND WRESTLING
Cheating s Considered Gt q
Legitimate But Even an lmport.
ant Feature of AH Games.
Their Most Popular Sport U Stfck Th
ins-Whole Villace, Take Patt'ja
Contests Which Often Last jral D,
-The Kemarkablo SktU Ml0Wn "Jl
Time is plentiful in the youth ?M
and cares are few. For ta, une ,? 1
ander.the day gos lightly t)V ,'J
Uhe.day, so glides life ni w
little-' dClving-just to tm-ourau- a mS
lavish, nature ,to yield up r, sl0
f oo'dTa little fishtins; to lift a
a great deal of niiikin- of speech,
says x writer in Outing.
These- island sportsmen ar actual
solely by.the enjoyments tno jiporf it
self", or of, the rivalry to wlue!ntiT
.rise. -They have no comprphoip 0.
the idea' of fair play iu anj
cheating is "oasidered not only 14
mate but even an important feature tt
the game, whatever it may lu But a
each side is as alert to prevent cheat
ing by its ppponeuts as it is to practice
it -for selfish advantage, the iiiattu
just balances, so that, qnite uninten
tionally, a. Samoan game U usually a
practical .honest contest.
Boxing is common enousrh iiqty
among Samoan athletics, but it is an
introduced sport. Old customs of war
fare never include any such thins as
an empty-handed personal tLcounter.
When men were nsrhting they were
armed: they used the missile spear at
the beginning of the attack. i.hd when
they came within arm's hiiL'th the
club was used, a heavy club with
sharpened edges which cut like an axe.
Wrestling, on the other hum, is of
unknown antiquity among the island
ers, and has always neen a favorite
sport of the strongest men. It could
scarcely be expected that it would (Y
velop along the same lines as wrts-
tling in other lands, and it has not
It would be hard to classify the Sa
inoan style of wrestling. Any hand
hold above the hips is pp a'issible.
but a mere hand-hold is naturally of
little value in grasping a man fully
oiled, as are these people at all times.
But the great sport among the tti
moans is now, as it has been for long
ages, the village contests atstuk throw
ing. At this interesting amusement the
islanders are content to pass many
days of noisy feasting. Succ-ss at the
sport is the most highly-prized distinc
tion a town can have: defeat i.; a stain
which must be wiped out. Sometimes
large wars have grown out of the fluc
tuating results of the sport.
The materials of the spur aiv sim
ple. There is needed a long stmigbt
stretch of grassy ground, which is
easily found on the centra! plaxa of'
every native community. . if aot
there, is never far distant in the '
nut groves. This is the phtyjui: grw
The stick is a treasured possesion
for each player in time finds one sti-s
which just suits him. and is vryMtf'
ful of the cherished possession.
After all this introduction .f its ac
companying features the game itself '
simple enough. It is to throw the stirs
along the playing green in w a way
that it may come to rest as far from
the thrower as possible. Th-own (
rectly at the mark and throuJib the
air, the light stick carries but a "
distance, no matter how strons tbe
caster might be. But when it is thr&wo
so as to hit the ground a sho-t distant
away and glance thence into the air
the combination of strength and sfe'u
avails to send the stick a lfog
tanee before it comes to rtst The
stick is held between the thumb ana
the tips of three fingers held -Ue to
gether, the index finger hem;: at we
same time pressed against th.1 butt 01
the stick. The player stands ba-k fr,B
the casting crease and take a short
run; at the same time he s'.vings b
arm backward over the shoulder. c
that by the time his left foot is at the
crease he is ready to discharge tfte
stick from his right hand a tbe kvei
of the hip. The most successful play
ers cause the stick to glance twrn
ground about thirty feet away. m
glancing on the ground gives n"
greater force to the flight of the sock.
It flies about head high and may v'
er two hundred feet or more be"
coming to the ground again, in "
secondary flight the head of the shot
is seen to be directed slightly upvrar
at a small angle above the horiaaaww
the butt is at the same time revoWD?
in a circle of about three in-ln aB
with a slow motion. This position k
maintained to the end of tl ?;
flight. When the stick corm to tw
ground the point is still a li'th- w1
ed, and thus a few additional w"
may be gained by a slide along v
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