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Gold Mining la San Francisco.
For over seventeen years a gold mine
?as been worked right in the city of
San Krancisco.. How much gold has
been taken out none but tho two min
ers themselves can say; one of them is
supposeu to be on his death-bed, and
the other one disappeared on the day
that his partner had to be taken to the
hospital, and the secret of their mine
became generally known to the com
Nelson Shoots, the discoverer of the
lead, found the mine over seventeen
years ago, while trying to locdte the
fountain of the gold-dust found along
the beach. He was a practical miner
at the time, and weH versed In all the
secrets of getting all the gold possible
ont of refractory ores.
That he succeeded in doing ttys in
hi3 Ingleside mine there is no question.
For not only did he make a good living
during the seventeen years, but he paid
$8,000 damages once for injuring the
Spring Valley water-main while blast
ing; he and his partner lost large sums
o' money at the race tracks and they
were known as "spenders" among the
resorts In the western side of the city.
All the while they passed as hermits
with barely enough to live on.-San
Spanish Honor Exemplified.
I see that the Spaniards are vaunting
their honor and chivalry' and calling
Americans swine. Let me tell you
something about Spanish honor. Pre
mier Sagasta recently gave a reception
to the British Minister. During the
evening the Minister discovered that
his watch had been stolen, and he came
to the reluctant conclusion that one of
the grandees present was the thief. He
told Sagasta of his loss. Sagasta ask
ed for silence and explained the situa
tion. He-said that in order to save the
culprit's honor the lights wcmld be put
out and the whole company would pa"ss
by the Premier's desk in the dark, and
the culprit would redeem himself by
placing the wateh on the table. In
darkness the company passed by thc
table. When the lightB were turned
on again not only was the watch not
there, but a valuable silver inkstand
belonging to Sagasta was missing.
San Francisco Chronicle.
The TOI mate or Cnba.
Because of frequent rains In Cuba malarial
fevers aro a common ailment there. Just as
they arc in many sections' of the I'nttoU
States. Ailments of this kind, no matter in
what ?iftrt of i li .,? thor occur, uro quickly
cured with Ilostettor's Stomach Bitters. Be
Bldes being a specific for malarial troubles,
these Bitters also make pure blood, strong
nerves and muscles, and firm, healthy Uesh.
They have no equal for dyspepsia and con
A Pennsylvania woman has inx-ontcd a
dustpan which is designed to flt in a door
way to take up the dirt as it i-t swept ovor tho
sill, the pan telescoping near the center, so
it can be extended to lit any door.
To Curo a Cold in One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
Druggists refund money If itfallstocure. 35c.
Belgium is about tho combined size of
Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
No-To-Bac for Fifty Centn.
Guaranteed tobacco habit euro makes -..-??ak
men stronr;, blood pure. Mc, 8L All drug ;lsts.
The number of railway stations in " . ?any
has Increased fromtJ.3Tt> to 8,893 in tou years.
As tired in tho mornlngjts when I co to
bed! Why is lt? Simply because your
blood Is In such a poor, thin, sluggish
condition it does not keep np your
strength an?! 30u ^? not ^et tno ?CD??lt
of your sleep. To feel strong and keep
strong just, icy the tonic and purifying
effects of Hood's Sarsaparilla. Our
word. for "it, -'t will do you good.
Is America's Greatest Medicine.
HoOd'r Pills cure all li%-er ills. 25cents.
The Oldest Postal System.
We find the first recorded postal sys
tem in the Persian Empire, under Cy
rus the Elder; but it is clear that Rome
of all the ancient States possessed the
best organized system of transmitting
letters through its numerous provinces.
All along the great Roman roads
houses were erected at a distance of
five or six miles from each other. At
each of these stations forty horses
were constantly kept, and by the help
of the relays It was easy to travel 100
miles in a day. These services were
intended for the State only, it being
imperative to secure the rapid Inter
change of official communications.
In the time of Julius Caesar the sys
tem was so well organized that of two
letters the great soldier wrote from
Britain to Cicero at Rome, the one
reached its destination in twenty-six
and the other in twenty-eight days.
Private citizens had to trust to the
services of slaves, and it .s not till the
end of the third century that we hear
of the establishment of a postal sys
tem for private persons by the Emper
or Diocvletlan, but how long this sys
tem remained history does not say.
New York World.
(Jiving Them a Chance.
"Then you don't believe in prestige
derived from ancestors?" "Not a bit;
I believe in fixing things so my an
cestors will derive prestige from me."
THEY WANT TO TELL
Theso Grateful Women Who Have
Been Helped by Mrs. Pinkham.
Women who have suffered severely
and been relieved of their ills by Mrs.
Pinkham's advice and medicine are
constantly urging publication of their
statements for the benefit of other wo
men. Here are two such letters:
Mrs. LIZZIT. BEVERLY, 258 Merrimac
St., Lowell, Mass., writes:
" It affords mc great pleasure to tell
all suffering women of the benefit I have
received from taking Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound. I can hard
ly find words toexpress my gratitude for
what she has done forme. My trouble
was ulceration of the womb. I was un
der the doctor's care. Upon examina
tion he found fifteen ver}' large ulcers,
but he failed to do me good. I took sev
eral bo ttlesof Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound, also used the Sanative
Wash, and am cured. Mrs. Pinkham's
medicine saved my life, and I would
recommend it to all suffering women."
Mrs. AMOS TROMBLEAT, Ellenburgh
Ctr., N. Y.. writes;
" I took cold at the time my baby
.was born, causing mc to have milk
legs, and was sick in bed for eight
weeks. Doetors did me no good. I
surely thought I would die. I was al
so troubled with falling of the womb.
I could not eat, had faint spells as
"often as ten times a day. One day t.
lady came to see me and told me of the
benefit she had derived from takinp.
Lydia E. Pinkham's medicine, and ad
vised me to try it. I did so, and had
taken only half a bottle before I was
able to sit in a chair. After taking
three bottles I could do my own work.
I am now in perfect health."
MENTION THIS PJPERSSfJSSSS
Prussia has 900f> women teachers
out of 08,000; France has 10,000 more
women than men of the 140,000 teach
ers; while in this country, the women
teachers are double the number of the
men and their rauksaro constantly in
A Comfortable Corset.
An elastio corset has made its ap
pearance. Those who have adopted
it say that it does not preveut free
breathing, like tue ordinary corset,
and that it allows lungs and heart free
play, even when oxeroise is being
taken. It is not likely to gain a
great hold, for thc old-fashioned stay
is good enough for the average
A Numerous Order.
A well known Washington woman
was doing the cathedral cities of Eng
land last snmmer. Throughout her
tour she wore a tiny American Hag
piuued to the waist of her traveling
dresses. A good mnuy of the English
people whom she met djkl not un
derstand, or pretended not to under
stand, what the flag stood for.
"You beloug to some secret society,
I perceive," said an Englishwoman to
whom she was introduced, pointing to
the diminutivo starry bauner.
"Yes," responded thc Washington
woman,amiably, "there are 70,000,000
of us. "-Washington Post.
Hilve You a Lace Shawl?
Fortunate are the possessors of lace
shawls, so long unavailable, but now
fashion's latest. They aro not, how
ever, to be worn exclusively as cover
ings for our shoulders, but as draped
oversights in the form of tunics and
aproas. Those in Chantilly'stylo of
lace will bo preferred, though other
makes will not be barred. Both
black and white will be used. When
used for shawl-shaped capes tho lac?is
lined with a thin silk. The semi-circu
lar shawls are the easiest to arrange
ns enpes. Scarfs will be used as pan
ellings and for making stoles for tho
decoration of princess gowns and
The Latest In Bridesmaids' Hats.
The bridesmaids' hats have become
as important a part of a weddiug as
the veil of the bride herself. They
have to be chosen with infinite care,
so that the shape and colors will be
becoming to all tho maids, each of
whom may bo of a diffcreut type of
beauty. At a wedding recently the
bridesmaids wore hats that had wide
brims of white chip, lined with pale
blue satin, with just a band of blue
velvet round the crown and a small
bow and two erect white tijjs in front.
The hat of the maid of honor was
equally quaint and oven prettier. It
was a big, graceful white chip, with
low, broad crown and wide brim. The
brim was faced with pale blue chifl?n;
green rose leaves were massed in
front and in the back was a thick
wreath of roses shading from pink to
Lady Doctors in Kassia.
Russia's Jast war was the indirect
caUBe of woe an's scientific advance
ment in thc conservative land of the
Czar. Before the Kusso-Turkish con
flict Russian women were not permit
ted tb bear the title of doctor. Al
though they were taught in exactly
the same way us men, and the ex
aminations were exactly the same,
they were denied the degree. They
were only allowed to call them
selves "learned midwives," without
right lo sign prescriptions or to hold
any responsible position in civil or
hospital service. Notwithstanding
these restrictions, they accepted the
position, and when the war broke out
the learned midwives rendered incal
culable service to thc sick and wound
ed. After this, not even tho jealous
spirit of male monopoly could stand
up against the recognition of the
"ludy doctor," and since 1880 women
in Russia can receive the medical de
gree and hold posts in public service.
Historic Boll Hackles.
Hardly of less historical interest
than the famous Liberty Bell of Phila
delphia was the old clock bell which
announced the hour of July 4, 1770,
when the Declaration of Independence
The bell had been used in earlier
days to call assemblages of the citi
zens of the Quaker City, but after the
revolution it was lost.
Recently the Philadelphia Press dis
covered that thc relic hud been de
stroyed. It hud been bought for n
few hundred dollars by the Roman
Cutholic church of St. Augustine for
its steeple. Thc whole clock machin
?.ry wus bought, but tho question is
yet unanswered as to whether the dials
were sold br not. The church was
burned down in 1S4.L
Several of the firemen collected from
the muss of bell metal pieces broken
oft'by the fall of thc tower and carried
tbonwhome us souvenirs. Several of
tho tire laddies had these moulded
into buckles of their organization,the
Humane Engine company, ami one of
the men promises tc bequeath to some
museum of revolutionary relics his
belt and buckle, so that the country
may have another remembrance of the
crowning poiut in our history.
Lemons for thc Toilet.
No woman should be without lemons
on her toilet table. They arc about
as necessary nowadays as soap, so
those who believe in them say. ?
"Lemons!" exclaimed a woman who
believes in them religiously. "Why,
I wouldn't bc without lemons a whole
day for anything. I once heard of a
Fnyich woman AVIIO was considered
the most beautiful woman of her time
and she attributed her good looks to
eating eight oranges a day for 3G5
days in the year. I would be willing
to warrant that lemons will do more
toward beautifying a woman than
oranges. Lemons beautify one through
au ? through, inside and out. Noth
ing in the world bleaches the skin,
hands and face like a little diluted
le:non juice applied at night, and,
strange to say, unlike most .bleaches,
it softens the complexion. Then the
finest of manicure acids is made by
dropping a teaspoonful of lemon juice
into a cupful of tepid water. This re
moves all stains from nails and skin,
aral loosens the cuticle naturally and
much better than any sharp instru
ment, ?A dash of lemon juice in plain
water is au excellent tooth wash, re
moving not only tartar, but sweoteu
iug tho breath, and a teaspoonful of
juice in a small cup of black colTeo
will drive off a bilious headache beforo
tho sufferer can say caterpillar. Lifo
would be barren to mo without lemons,
and so it would to any woman who
knows the secret of their efficacy.
Best of all, the juice of lomon takou
with a teaspoonful of soda-cooking
soda-after each meal will decreaso
Employments for Women.
About 15 years ago the passengers
iu an express train through Georgia,
of whom the writer was one, observed
that, the switch at a station vhero tho
train stopped was kept by a gray
haired old woman. Ono or two of tho
rougher men in the train jeered nt
her. She did not even glance at them,
but kept her eye fixed on her switch.
Tho more civil passengers gavo her a
hearty cheer, >;s the train sped away,
but she took no notice of this either,
being busy with her work.
An Atlanta paper now records the
death of this woman, Mrs. Sally Car
roll, iu Macon, aged 9G years. She
kept her post-, it states," for 20 years,
und although ninny trains passed it
each day, she never was known to
have a misplaced switch. Her hus
band had beeu thc switch tender, and
when he died, ns she understood his
work, she took it up.
We cite her case, not as an exam
ple, but as a practical hint to tho
girls who are stretching out their
hands vagiu j and helplessly for some
work by which to earn their living.
If there is any one thing which a
woman can do well, to which she can
give her' whole energy, she will be
likely to succeed in tho doing uf it. A
woman was left a widow with childron
no money. She was gently bred
"But I know nothing thoroughly,"
she said, "except cookery. I cnn
"Then find opportunities to teach
other women to cook," snid a friend.
A few appliauces were procured, and
she began lecturing and giving lesions
to women in cookery in the city iu
which she lived and in neighboring
towns. She hus earned a moderate
but comfortable income for herself
and her children.
A young girl, suddenly left penni
less, Avas au expert in nothing but
I dressing hair. She sought diligently
' for business in one or two important
inland cities, where coiffures were
unknown" teaching women how to
care for their hair nnd to dross it be
comingly, and thus supports herself.
Still another girl, obliged to earn
her brent], recollected that she had a
peculiar Bkill in putting up luncheons
for the children. She sent cards and
made applications to the mothers of
the pupils of a large private school, stat
ing that she would furnish wholesome
and dainty lunoheons at recess. An
old colored woman with a white apron
nnd gorgeous turban carried the white
packages in A huge basket. The trade
was unique and proved so successful
that it extended to the students of a
great university in tho same city. Half
a*dozen old "mammies" supply their
ravenous demand, affording a very
pecuniary profit to the young woman.
In unusual occupations there will bc
few rivals, and if they minister to tho
simple needs of n class or classes of
persons they will generally meet with
success if conducted with ordinary
good sense and industry.-Youth's
Lnte Fnslilon Fancies.
Girls' duck snits.
White dimity sunbonnets.
Wreaths of bleuet poppies.
Ascot tics in bnskct checks.'
Belts of cord netted together.
Girls' plaid mohair petticoats.
Flag cushions of woven ribbon.
Link buttons of a flag and a ball.
Flag belts having n black ground.
National badges without number.
Coral buttons set in silver or steel.
Cotton grenadines in floral patterns.
Infants' creeping aprons of ging-*
Ladies' plaid hose for bicycling and
Boys' scarlet vests with gilt but
Umbrellas with a regular golf stick
Sailor hats in the severest English
Double capes of blue flannel for
Hats entirely of chiffon rufllos and
Outing blouse suits of duck, piquo
Belts of narrow leather strips braid
Silver aud gold beetles, etc., set
Tailored coats of Venetian cloth in
Blazers of white silk taffotn iu tail
Black s ippers with cut steel buckles
and red ?eols.
Kussia leather golf boots and leg
Shirt waists of light weight flannel
and all wool taffeta.
Applique bauds of lace flowers with
spangles and beads.
Silk finished hangings in Oriental
colors of a faded effect.
Heavy plaid and striped silk belting
for sailor hats and belts.
White lawn dressing sacques and
wrappers in Empire stylo.
Bound hassock' jf corduroy with a
flat, snuar? ..ion on top.
Accoruion plaited muslin parasol
covers for infants' carriages.
Cushions of colored cotton with an
applique centre in figured chintz.
Linen handkerchiefs having a very
fine narrow crochet or tatted edge.
Ribbon belts and sashes trimmed
with chiffon pulling or frills across the
Yachting suits of blue serge or Ann
uel trimmed in red, of red with blnck
braid garniture, and of white duck
with red or blue trimmings.-Dry
A StarUed Motlior.
From thc Freeport (?71.) Bulletin.
While busy at work lu ber home* Mrs.
William Shay, corner ot Taylor and! Han
cock Avenues, Frooport, 111., was startled
by hearing a noise just bohlud her. j
over tho floor
with an effort,
flllod with joy
at Anding her
rest of tho
bSftScf in M". Shay War'%
tho mother's own words. She said:1,
"On tho 23tH ot Sept., 189G, while In tho
bloom of health, Boatrlco was enddenly
and severely iiflllctod with spinal Menin
gitis. Strong and vigorous bofore, ?ii live
woeks shu boonme feeble and suffered from
a parnlytlc stroke which twisted her bond
hack to tho side, nnd mado lt impossible
for her to move a limb, ner speech, how
ever, was not nITectcd. We called In our
family doctor, ono of the most experienced
and successful practitioners in tho'city.
Ho considered tho ?ase a very grave one.
Boforo long little Boatrlco was compelled
lo weara plaster puris jacket. Prominent
physicians were consulted, eloctrlc. bat
teries were applied, but no boneflt was no
ticed until we tried Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
"Busy In my kitchen ono afternoon I was
startled by tho cry ot 'Mamma' from little
Beatrieo who was creeping towards me. I
had placed her on an improvised bed in the
parlor comfortably close to the fireside
and given her some books and playthings.
She became tirod of wniting for me to eome
bookata! made up her mind to go to mo,
so her story, 'My Pink Pills made me
walk,' which she tells evor'ono who comes
to our house, was then ?or the first time
verified. She \\r? wnlJ-.od ever since. She
has now taken "bout nine boxes ot tho
pill* and her palo and pinched face has
been growing rosy, nnd her limbs gnir.ed
strength day by day. Rh? sleeps nil night
long now, while before taking tho pills sh?
could rest but a few boan nt a time." Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills for Pale ?eople aro
sold by all druggists.
THE "JENKIN'S EAR" ISSUE.
it Resulted lu a New Era of Activity In Eng
Spain claimed to be mistress, by de
cree of the pppe, of all the seas and
continents covered by the vague title
of ": ;.c Spanish Main," and so for two
centuries, whatever, was the case in
Europe, perpetual war faged in the
By tho As&Iento treaty the British
were allowed to dispatch one ship, not
exceeding UGO tons, to the Spanish
Main each year; but what parchment
skin of treaties could heep the volume
of the world's trade flowing through
such a patty squlrtl Illegal traders to
the Spanish Main abounded, and Span
ish guarda costas were not gentle in
their methods of suppressing them.
Capt. Jenkins, with his vessJ. the
Rebecca, sailing from Jamaica to Lon
don, was stopped and searched on tb*
coast of Havana by a Spanish revenue
cutter. Jenkins was slashed over the
head with a cutlass and his left ear
was chopped off. A Spanish officer
then tore off the bleeding ear, flung it
in its owner's face and bade him
"carry it home to his hing and tell
him what bad been done." The story
of how that little morsel of brown,
withered flesh turned out a ??park
which kindled the inarticulate slow
burning wrath of the English nation
Into a flame and swept England itself
into war, Carlye tells:
"The 'Jenkins' ear' question, which
once looked so mad, was sane enough,
and covered tremendous issues. Half
tho world lay hidden in embryo, under
it. 'Colonial empire'-whose is it. to
bo? Shall half the world be England's
for industrial purposes, wblch is^nnb
cent, laudable, conformable to the mul
tiplication table, at least, and other
plain laws? Or shall Jt be Spain'B, for
arrogant, torpid, sham-devotional pur
poses, contradictory to evory law? The
incalculable 'Yankee nation' itself, big
gest phenomenon (once thought beau
tifulest) of these ages-thia, too, Jittle
as careless readers on either side of
the sea now know it, lay involved.
Shall there be a Yankee nation, shall
there not bc? Shall the new world
be of Spanish type, shall it be of Eng
lish? Issues which we may call im
mense! Among tho then extant: sons
of Adam, where was he who could in
the faintest degree surmise what Is
sues lay in the Jenkins' ear question?
And is it curious to consider now, with
what fierce, depp-breathed doggedness,
tho poor English nation, drawn by
their instincts of simple, guileless per
sons (liable to be counted stupid by
the unwary) are sometimes of prophet
ic nature, and spring from the .deep
places of this universe."
Our Newspaper Enterprise.
Newsboy (to distinguished author
just arrived)-"Extra, sir! Full ac
count of your arrival."- -Brooklyn
Hcncty Is Iilood Deep.
Clean blood means a clean skin. No
beauty without it. Cascarete, Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keep it clean, by
stirring up thc la/y liver and driving all im
purities from the body. Begin to-day to
banish pimples, boils, blotches, blackheads,
and that sickly bilious complexion by taking 1
Cascareis,-beauty for ten cents. All drug
gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 60c.
The average speed of a carrier pigeon in
calm weather is 1.120 yardB per minute.
I'iso's Cure tor Consumption relieves tho
most obstinate conchs.-Rev. 1). BocnsitJv.v
ceit, Lexington, Mo.. February 21,181)4.
The number nf churches in Chicago has
grown from 157 In 1*70 to 033.
To Cure Constipation Forever.
Take f'aseareis ''andy Cathartic. 10c or 25c.
If C. C. C. fall to cure, druggistsrofuud money.
Tho flesh of young giraffes is extremely
good, with a gameliko flavor.
Mis Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teeth i ie.', softens tho gums, reduces inflamrnr<
lion, a I lays pain, eu rcs wind colic. Soc. a bottle.
('?inductor E. O. Loomis. Detroit, T.iich.,
s:i>>: "The eflVct of Hall's Catarrh 'Cure is
wonderful." Writo him aboutit. Sold by
Out of every 1,000,000 persons 1,200 die from
Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoko Your Uh Anny.
To quit, tobacco easily and forover, bo mag
netic, full of life, nerve and vigor, tako No-To
Hac. thc wonder-*vorltor. that makes weale men
strong. All druggists, ?Oo or ll. Curo guaran
teed. Booklet and sample free. Address
Sterling Kciuody Co, Chicago or New York.
Ata recent rabbit hunt no'ir Fresno, Cal.,
0.0.K) rabbits were shot or clubbed to death.
f<) tm dc Co'* "Pick Leaf" Smoking Tobacco
stands un> ii ailed lor purity and flavor. Mado
from the purest, rlpusinnd sweetest Tobacco,
lt ?ill please yon. Trv it
Bm/.ll has 3.300,000 square milos, orlsabout
Mi - nre-i of the United States, excoptlng
Educate Your Rowels With Cascareis.
'"an.ly fal harlie, euro coniMpatlon forever.
10c,35c. DC. C. C. fall, druggistsrofundmonoy.
"Hil.BY, are you going to war?"
"Yes; hut I'm >^ot going until I'm
ready." Wi<?; (]0 y0u call ready?"
"Well, I'm going to learn Spanish be
fore I go."-Detroit Free Press.
j*l BUGGY THAT COSTS $x\
5 Hare linn Oir chf?|>. irirhj kind li worth ill ll coin tn 4 fl
I mutet??, Hit' Moir mnonni p?y? ihr fuira ca* ef fna<l M
E ft'hrch, foH ult?,m4 i>?tnt. fi*! tatter, ia. "BOCKH
I KIW." S??KW? "A Llnli lllrli.r la rrlr. kal-" TonhH
I atm bntlH th?; STAND IT ul Uni ?w?j from thcH
? ?hap. SrevM tgcM In tmr 'own or ariir ui.
j RO? K UlU BUGGY CO.. Rock Kill, S.C.K
rfCi'i.. t: ? KJII'CATIOA I lioroUKh, Praetl
k i/u> v . ca? ",, . r-,( (i, pato Coiuw. Ill ?cars*
cxpt ri- rife, (.nulualcft In good poslllenH. W*ito 'to
A. II. WILh.KSlJK. I'rlu.. Washington, 1V.C,
THE CHINESE IN MANILA
THEY ARE INFLUENTIAL AND THERE
The Amerlcnn and Knc?Fli Houacs In the
Philippines Prefer to Deal "With Them
ltnthor'Thnn With the Haughty Wons
Chlneso Who Utnvo Become Savages.
Forming as they clo a very large
proportion of the population, nearly
equal to that of the natives them
oelves, and, having by their industry
and business ability sustained the
fame of Manila as a commercial port,
the Chinese are a thorn in the side of
the Spanish mercantile class, aside
from the conventional dislike extended
by the latter toward all foreigners.
Being commercial by nature, and hav
ing realized the good policy of keep
ing' their word in business matters, in
contrast with tho everlasting procras
tinating and "manana"-iug of the
Spauiards, they ht..e built up a large
business with the English and Ameri
can houses, in the Philippines who
infinitely prefer to deal with them
rather tuan with the owners of the
soil. Their thrifty ways and tend
ency to save money and send it home
to China rather than to spend it where
they are is another source uf griev
ance to tho haughty "Espa?oles.".
Then their ability aud willingness
to perform every kind of manual
labor, from carpentering, shoemaking,
etc., to coolie work, from morning to
night at the lowest of wages, is a
cause of envious irritation to the in
dolent native "Filipinos," and a con
stant feud is waged between tho two
races, which has been handed down
for generations. In a street fight,
h?v.rever, I have noticed that the
"Filipino" is very apt to come ont
ahead, although many of the coolies
ha7e the most superb muscular devel
ment which I have ever seen.
Long ago, according to history, a
fleet of Chineso junks, under the fa
mous pirate chief Li Ma Hong, boro
down on Manila with the intention of
capturing it and its many treasures.
The little garrison in the fort defended
it with a gallantry such as Spaniards
can and will display when in despera
tion, and Li Mn Hong, possessing no
"petroleum shells," and a storm com
ing np providentially, the fleet was in
gloriously defeated. Some of tho
junks went ashore on the northern
coast of the island, and there is today
a curious race of so-called Chinese
"Igorotea," or savages, living iu
the fastnesses of the mountains,
and supposed to be the descendants
of the shipwrecked pirates. A certain
day in January is tho anniversary of
tbe fight, aud on that day hardly a
Chinaman in Manila dares show him
self out of doors, for every small boy,
native or Spaniard, feels in duty bound
to "heave a rock" at him.
"Whenever there is a big fire in the
town, it is always assumed that the
Chinese have set it, and they aro very
scarce in tho streets while the confla
gration lasts, for tacit instructions
would seem. to have beou given on
these occasions to the effect that "if
you see a Chinaman hit him."
Early in the spring of 1893 the
Spanish iron steamer San Jdan sailed
from Hong Kong for Manila with a
cargo largely composed of keroscuc,
which had been carefully stowed as
near the boilers as possible, aud on
deck, where the some three hundred
Chinese coolies who composed the
passenger list could sit on the cases
and knock the embers from "their pipes
against them. It is not surprising
that the ship took lire when just
"within sight of Luzon, and the Span
ish captain, with most of his officers,
promptly took to the boats and pulled
for the shore, leaving a raging, fren
zied mass of Chinese shrieking at them
from the doomed vessel, for no pro
vision is made oil these steamers for
the safety of the coolies in case of
accident. In a few minutes thc San
Juan was afire from stem to stern. As
many as could climbed the masts, only
to fall back suffocated into the blaz
ing furnace below. Even the more
merciful death of drowning was de
nied thom, for the sea was alive with
sharks, attracted by tho glare, swarm
ing around the ship as mackerel swarm
around a bucketful of "gurry."
Thirty-six hours later another
steamer sighted the wreck and bore
down to the rescue. Out of the(
original three hundred, somo eighty
wretched creatures were found alive,
clinging to the big gangway which
hung over the sid? and to the stern
davits and boat tackle, with tho iron
hull of the steamer rodhot in places,
and the sharks leaping at them. The
rescuing boats had literally to fight
their way through tho ravenous brutos.
I saw the survivors as they were
landed, and a discouraged-looking lot
they were. Tho San Unan? au empty,
scorched hull, was towed in and an
chored in the mouth of the river to
cool off until the seventy thousand
Mexican dollars in her bottom could
be dug out of tho debris, a melted
masH. And not an expression of regret
did I hear from any of my "Chino"
friends over thc disaster to their coun
trymen. "Pah! coolies!" was all they
THE FIRST TORPEDO.
Exploded Too Soon to Destroy n Federal
Mr. E. O. Crowley, formerly elec
trician of the Torpedo Division, C. S.
N., contributes to The Century au
account of "The Confederate Torpedo
Service." After describing the or
ganization of the first torpodo 3er
vice, Mr. Crowley says:
Having our system now perfecte d,
we established a torpedo station, some
five or six miles below Richmond, by
submerging twe iron tauks,containing
one thousand pounds of powder each,
in twelve feet of water, leading the
wires ashore and connecting them
with a galvanic battery concealed in a
small hut in a deep ravine. From the
battery-house the wires were led to
an elevated position near by, where
the mau in charge could keep a look
out for passing vessels. The position
I of the torpedoes in tho water was in
dicated by two sticks, planted about
ten feet apart ou the bluff, and in a
line with each other and the torpedoes,
and the watchman's instructions were
to explode tbem by connecting the
wires as soon as.an enemy's vessel
should be on a lino with the two
pointers. All this being prepared, we
awaited the approach of a Federal gun
bdat. As was usually the case, ono
came when least expected, on a beau
tiful clear day, when our entire force
except the man stationed as lookout,
was absent in Richmond, preparing
other war material.
"We were apprised by telegraph of
the rapid approach ot' tho gunboat, and
immediately hastened toward our first
station, but we arrived too late. The
man in charge had not seen the United
States flag for a long period, and
never having previously seen a gun
boat so near, lost Iiis presence of mind
and fired ono* of the 1000 pound
powder-tanks when the gunboat M'as
at least twenty to thirty yards dis
tant. A great explosion took piuco,
throwing np a great column of water
to a considerable height; and the gun
boat by her momentum plunged into
the great trough, and caught th?
downward rush of a wave on her for
ward deck. Tho guards were broken
away, half a dozen men were thrown
overboard, and other damage to the
gunboat was caused. The steamer
then turned about as quickly as she
could, and prepared to retrace her
route down the river, after picking up
the men who had been washed over
board. There was a brilliant oppor
tunity to accomplish her total destruc
tion by firing the remaining torpedo
as she passed back over it. But,alas!
the man had been so astounded at the
first explosion that he had fled pre
cipitately, without waiting to see what
damage had been done, and the gun
boat was then enabled to return down
the river in safety.
THE PAY OF THE ARMY. a
What Our Gallant Soldiers Receive for
Serving Uncle Sam.
The following is the monthly sti
pend of officers and soldiers of the
United States army :
Major-general, $625 00
Brigadier-general, 458 33
Colonel, 291 67
Lieutenant-colonel, 250 00
Major, 208 33
Captain, mounted, 166 67
Captain, not mounted, 150 00
Regimental adjutant, 150 00
Regimental quartermaster, 150 00
First lieutenant, .mounted, 133 33
First lieutenant, not mounted, 125 00
Second lieutentant, mounted, 125 00
Second lieut, not mounted, 116 76
Chaplain, t 125 00
Private, 13 00
Musician, 13 00
Trumpeter, 13 00
"Wagoner, 14 00
Artificer, - 15 00
Corporal (artillery, cavalry and
infantry), 15' 00
Blacksmith and farrier 15 00
Saddler, 15 00
Sergeant, 18 00
Private (engineers- and ordi
nuce), 17 00
Corporal (engineers and ordi
nance), 20 00
First sergeant, 25 00
Sergeant (engineers, ordi
nance and signal corps) 34 00
Sergeants (signal corps) 45 00
Chief trumpeter, 22 00
Principal musician, 22 00
Saddler sergeant, 22 00
Chief musician, 60 00
Sergeant-major, 23 00
Quartermaster-sergeant, 23 00
Sergeant-major and quarter
master-sergeant, 36 00
Ordinance sergeant, 34 00
Commissary sergeant, 34 00
Post quartermaster-sergeant, 34 00
Hospital steward. 45 00
Acting hospital steward, 25 00
Private, 18 00
Veterinary surgeon (sonior), 100 00
Veterinary surgeon (junior), 75 00
Hospital matron. 10 00
Advertising In Germany.
Gorman ways of advertising are
considerably different from the posh
ing methods of Ibo Americans. In
the'electric streetcars in Leipsic what
few advertising cards there are find a
place on the ceiling, instead of around
and below it. In the theatres per
manent signs appear above the stage
setting. German ideas of the fitness
of things are better than the Saxon's,
in this respect, at least. Window dis
plays aro popular, and many of the
windows of the large stores extend
down to the floorB of the basements.
Perhaps the chief mode of street or
pnblic advertisement in Leipsic is the
uso of a large number of circular col
umns, about four feet in diameter aud
twelve feet in height, which are sta
tioned throughout the city in conspic
uous places. On the cylindrical sur
faces of these iron columns advertise
ments iu great variety are displayed.
The form and style are modest, and
aro usually only small paper placards,
of a great variety of colors, announc
ing the name of the article, its' merits
and uses. Hore also aro posted the
opera aud theatre programs in type
not much larger than the ordinary
newspaper size. These advertising
posts correspond, in a measure, to the
fence display advertising so much
used in American cit ios, but are really
not much more than public bulletin
A Natural Mud IMe Foundry.
Uncle Sam has a freak artesian well
on the Bruie Indian agency in South
Dakota that is attracting widespread
attention. It threw a six-inch stream
of water when it was first opened, and
for several years thereafter, but. for
about eight months it has been en
gaged in making mud pies. Since
that time an endless chain of blue
clay six inches in diameter has been
forced up through the pipe, rising
slowly above the casing to a height of
ten feet and then toppling over on the
ground. The eruption continues night
and day, and the amount of clay so
far forced up irom the bowels of the
earth has made it necessary for the
government to employ a mau to care
for the premises. Very little water
comes up with the clay. A noticeable
peculiarity of this well is that the clay
risos more rapidly previous to the ad
vent of windy weather, resuming its
steady, even grind again on the return
of pleasant weather.-St. Paul Pio
Tho Most Antique Military Order.
The order that claims the greatest
amount of antiquity is the Military
Order of St. Constantine, which used
to be bestowed by the king of the two
Sicilies. This order, if its historians
are to be believed, was founded A. D.
317, by Constantine the Great. Eight
hundred and seventy-four years later,
in 1101, the Emperor Isaac Comnenus
renewed it. One of the Pahoologi
confirmed it in 1261; in 1637 the last
Palajologus gave the order to the
Duke of Parma, and the Emperor
Leopold confirmed it in 1691. Un
fortunately, the iconoclastic Victor
Emmanuel annexed the kingdom of
the two Sicilies, and let this aged
order drop.-New York Sun.
Ornaments of a variety of fungus
found in tho Adirondacks are in de
mand. Pictures are carved upon
them, the dark coating surface of the
fungus forming the background and
the figures appearing in white. The
dark surface is cut away to form tho
drawing. Touched with a knife the
coloring of the fungus becomes a
darker brown, so that all depths of
Bhading are possible.-Trenton (N.J.)
Porous glass is one of the latest
novelties. The holes are so small
that neither dust nor draught follows
its use, and yet the ventilation is said
to be excellent.
Uniquely Named Postmaster,
An Irishman out in Illinois "by ftie
nnmo of O'Clock is the father of thir
teen children. After finding names
for eight of the offspring, as they
made their appearance with a regular
ity that was all but phenomenal, the
parents begau to designate them ac
cording to their respective nnmbers,as
Nine, Ten, etc. Gue of the sons re
cently has been appointed postmaster
for his town, a:id he now signs his of
ficial papers "Ten O'Clock, P. M."
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