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J THE NATIONAL BMOF AUGUSTA
I L. C. HAYNS, Prfcs't P. 0. FORD, Cashier.
Capita!, $250,000.
Undivided Profila } $110,000.
Facilities of oar magnificent Nev Yanlt
containing 410 t-afoty-Locx Bosos. Differ
ent Sises am offered to our patrons and
tho public at $3.00 to 910.00 per Annntn,
THOS. J. ADAMS PROPRIETOR.
IBB
PLANTERS
LOAN AND
SAVINGS
BANK.
AUGUSTA, GA.
Hjt Intewtt
oa Deposits,
Aocounts
Solicited,
L. O. HATITB,
President.
W. O. WABDLAW,
Cashier.
VOL. LXV. NO. 15.
IN h
The cactus towers, straight and tall,
Through fallow fields ot chaparral ;
And hore and there, la paths apart,
A das Icy peon guides his cart.
And yokes of oxen journey, slow,
In Mexico. , .
And oft some distant tickling tells
Of muleteers, with wagon bells,
That jaugle sweet ac ross the maize,
And green agave bi alka that raise
' Bich spires of blossoms, row on row,
In Mexico. . .. '
Upon tbe whitened city walls
The poldon sunshine'softly falls
Un archways set with orange trees,
On paven courts and balconies.
. Where trailing vines toss to and fro,
In MaxliM).
.And patient little donkeys fare
With ladea! saddle bag.-?, and beir
Through-narrow ways quaint water jars,
Wreathed'round with waxen lily star.-,
And scarlet poppy buds that blow, .
In Mexico.
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1
A TBUE
ie slanting shaita.of, the setting
jun glanced along the level poofa'atid
jjilded the-ripples ' and. shimmering
?n'p?als ot.'the quiet', river-the Greda
river-that lay along the edge of the
Adobe desert, like a band of braid at
the bottom of a woman's skirt. A,
moment later the red-sun dropped* be
hind the Wahsatch moan tains, and the
day was snuffed out like a caudle.
^eat b??sk cloud
C
up- over the hills
8Mi aS&L Witff'l
majestic swiftness'it lifted its head?'
spread out its dark wings, shadowed
the waste and filled the wild canyous
wita awful gloom. Far rout toward
the'Yoothflls; j the', unshod ;feet of n
mountain cayuse were beating the
hard face of the desert, urged on by
the cruel spurs of his pitiless master.
For more than six hours the horse and
rider had been simmering in the sn ai
mer sun, and now they welcwmed the
shadows,ducked their heads and dived i
in under the. cloud; the horse eager for
. the copi, and.the rider for the cover of,
night'i; 1 : . ' -
Across the desert another rider is
urging his . steed of s eel, his pilot
pointing into the storm-swept night
*T^IEna*traTfc^
??S**6 locomotive, a ??J?ted States mar
shal and his deputies sit staring at the
.^liich the daring driver is !
m
.71 JV UUV* --
. bent upon iht
it is falling'fn .
roof bf the ca!
light ^SJheirt -
are ranning-ne
ride.r.31 know tb
""-Ty' river, jandy*''
'the cayuga7
H he brae
Tho ric
' mOUnt^ Otnn^.-.
t?e*tailroad bridge, which he knows
/"?' '. ' must' '/be ?ear at hand, bat' glancing
*-i.' ; backrhe sees "the light of the locomo
Ti-, ; tiye and changes his mind.
Just over the river stands Green
Bi ver station, with its water-tank,
v* ,Vr3*^?r?>.the iron, horse will stop ts
. ^j^^rink^?f the lone rider can reach the
>?*?T??tation before the train leaves he can
/:t?vr*J??v?.the country which- he does not
^.^"J??V,, 'j&? the .locomotive comes nosing
^.wftitfHoaslynp the bridge the horseman
Ul ?grmAjip spurs iuto the cayuse, and
* {heToaming animal plunges into the
t'r^TxiaTtgg'riveT: Tho swift' current c?r
yriagrhio?<h>wn8tream, and the engine's
headlight shines fall uponjhim as me
i-'is swept ander the bridge!:
0 y nriijnWw'thn ibitngdrtnirnn^riiiTr" is*
* stopped,and the occupants of the dark
car come ont to look for the man and
horse.., Long before? theyjreach .^be!
river bank below the bridge, hWever,'
'.,.'.-? .the little cayuse has touched laud,
leaped upon the level bank and gal
pipped up to the station. . . f ?-?Kl
While the men wer?' stilll's?arcning
for 'him.along the river, the weary
?t?ffijwgneyrorr^thir agent that
egular ivain had passed, that the
at tfi?Jbr?ge WJB*? speciaBthat
ouid.not be likely to-stop at the
tank, and if it did ' it would not take
passengers.
And so, beih^*??n/y;nn^rrtiot ?wisit
ing to be seen, the traveler ;tethere3
his tired horse at the rear*of the hotel?!
se:ured a room and retired,
^^jg^.ejitlxihe^k.ex.hegan callins the ]
agent at Green Biver, and when he
)?f\ >ify Hdsi?j'imT^f y?4???gedy
" occurred at Coyote on the
ig of that day. A lone desper
lo.'had taken the 'town, robbed the
ition, killed the operator (who wes
agent also), stolen a horse and es
>ed. A, special with a United States j
3hal hnd gone down the road to
forSS*jfcurdei er. The descrip
hat th?:new Operator had gotten
the frightened people led the
ag??t at Green River,to" believe that
^tii? desperado, had -been there but a
.'moment ' before.^" When the special
lied up to the station and stopped,
: - "the agent told the marshal of the ar
rival of the stranger.
; ^'That's our man,"said the marshal,
ft^^Aiw he immediately surrounded the
.-little wooden hotel, which was called
the Palmer' *House. Then, having se
cured the number of the stranger's
room, tLa marshal and one of his men
W6nt up.
They tried the door; it was locked.
They knocked, and the man said,
"Come in." The marshal said he
could not and asked the occupant of
?.;'<^a?;th? room to .-come out; and the man
J answered, .?'Wait till I get;my boots
.U^S&on," for he loathed to die half-dressed,
jaw* '-Suddenly the door flew open,nndthe
hunted man leaped into the hall. Before
the marshal or his deputy could raise a
'V^j.?r;hand, the desperate man began unload
; ing-ar.couple of rapid-firing, six
. shouters in the narrow hallway. The
,. two'officers? retreated,for the first shot
? had jarred the hanging hall lamp out
~ - and left them in tho dark. Covered
^^r-rbyhis~owirsmoke,-'the- desperado fot
*3 ??^4 i*16 man ^own"?> **?e stairs, and
4 ?I ?miare fie hldUieou missed he was al
ready over the back fence mounting
his horsc-'^The horse was shot, down
i^T&onejof the posse.ancLjthe desperado
* was compelled to foot it
Leaving-the desert lands,he headed
for the canyon, and'at dawn rested
. whew tho "trail touched the Green
river, Here ht foaud a brush hut, a
1EXIC0.
In liquid syllables, tho crle3
O' fur fruit renders faintly rise;
And under thick pul me: to rhodes,
t Ami down cool-covered colonnades,
' Tbe tides of trafQo gently ll ow, '
iii C*i?slco.
' ??hen twilight falls-more near and olear
The" tender cou thorn skies appear,
And down green slopes of blooming lines
Como cascades of cathedral chi mus;
. ; And prayerful figures worship low,
J In Mexico. .
?Aland ofiutes and witching tones;
Of silver onyx, opal stones;
' A lazy land, wherein all seems
Enchanted into endless dreams;
And never any need to know,
in Mexico.
" Of life's unquiet, swift advance; .,.?,
' But slipped Into such gracious trance,'. -
The restless world speeds on, unfelt;
v Unheeded, a* by those who dwelt
In olden age:?, loni; ago,
In Mexico.
-Evaleen Stein, in Kansas City Journal.
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STORY. fe
YARMAN.
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sheepherder and- a rude -Rowboat on
?the banks of the s wollen'stream.
"Ferry nie over, " said? the stronger,,
as the shepherd came*'yarning from
his hut.
"Xot for your fleece, my : baqk~
8heep,"said the boatman; "yonriver???
danger on s."
"So'a this," saiJ tho man, flourish
ing his firearms. "Ferryrme over P.
?^H\.. ;\y- -r ~ . y j jirrnj
'.. When fha boat had reached the mid- I
die of the wild river the desperado
brought his gun ont again nnd ordered'
the boatman to head her downstream,'
pointing out the way with his loaded
revolver. The^terrified sheepman tried
to tell the fugitive (hat the river was
impassable, even at low water-that a
little way down the Graud joined the.
Green, and the two,forming the Colo
rado, -went leaping; plunging, , boiling
and churning* through th? Cataract
Canyon, through '. which (the Indians
'sa:d) no * white man had passed and
lived. The hunte*.! man only smiled
and twirled his pistol.
The two men would dash through
wild . cataracts, over white foaming
falls, and the next hour their frail
boat would be drif ling silently between
the softly shaded walls that gave back,
in echo, the fiantes tr'ripple of water,
br the almost /wtusjpjECgd ' w ords, few
Deiqw there was no escape. The little
resting.place on which -the two men
found themselves was filled with drift
wood. Hanging to the rock that had
wrecked them was a long'rope that
had been in the boat; this the desper
ado fished out.
'.. "We'll build a raft," said the out
law.' Ho made the sheepman carry
cedar logs, limbless hud scarred, cross
ties and pieces of bridge timber that
had drifted.- for hundreds of - miles
down the mad river, and were gnawed
like the liitching post in front of a
country church. .
Whep.be had ashed a lot of these
together he told lie ?heepmau to get
aboard, and thf meepman said he'd
dio;first ? Xs A <Vfv. I
"AU right," saul the'smiling viliain,
acd the wild report of his revolver
felled the-canyon.fcnd went on and out
through side canyons, thundering its
echoes back to the two men there in
ihe awfut gorge. The bullet whirred
"past the shepherd's ear.
j Once more on the breast of the
boiling stream the men, now on the
rude r.aft, werei Jemptinc ?ate. They
lay fiat c?o.wn?;hanging'to the ropes,
sometimes beneath,., sometimes far
ab'ove.the'iund.toi-rent'; leaping from
fhe crest'of ?i?gh falls, sliooting rapids
and capering over awful cataracts. At
Jthe-end of au, hour they emerged from
-the-narrow-canyon and entered a long
.stretch of deep green water, slowly
'fit?ving, sun-kissed and quiet. So.
still seemed the beautiful river that
they were obliged to-take markers on
th? shore to Bee if they really moved.
Ear away, at the end ?of the stretch of
peaceful-water, ' the river seemed to
end. Across'its path a wa?'rose, red
and high. The water, running, over,
and flowing down ihe face pf Jihe cliff,
bad streaked and striped-' the red
sandstone nntil it looked in the sun
light like a' beautiful-piece of tapestry,
and the desperado "calledit-,Tapestry
Wall, and so-Ht has 'been called ever
since.
. The. Jiyer.. however, did- not end
?er?. ' Swinging in a long, graceful
curve, growing swifter and swifter, it
sucked into a narrow pass and became
a.ragi'.ig, frothing cataract. <
For some moments they-saw noth
ing and heard only the. awful tumult
of the boiling river, and then with a
slam the raft hung upon a HK rock
.iiat split, the. current .near the middle
of the stream.
When the shepherd had wiped the
spray.from his eves he saw that he
was alone. The force of th?'sbock
had thrown his companion into the
water. He had lauded, and now came
limping along the bank of the river.
The desperado smiled out over the
foam at the helpless shepherd, who be
gan to hope that the fol low. would
shoot him and end the awful suspense,
but the fearless outlaw did .nothing of
the sort To the shepherd's ?fnaze
ment, the man on shore-safe and free
from the mad river-began to undress.
Whon he had stacked his wet garments
on a rock he walked a few rods > along
the bank nnd plunged iu. Midway
between the rock and the shore there
was a whirlpool-a suck-hole, as the
shepherd said-aud it was to avoid'
this that the man had gone so far up
stream. I He was an expert swimmer,
but he was weakened from overwork
and the long fast, and so the current
proved too strong for him. It carried
him past the shepherd, and suddenly
his feet pointed to tha suck. Bound
and rat nd, faster and, faster, as he
cams at each tura nenvflv thc 001k ai
the funnel, the J oom eil man whirled,
while the shepherd looked on, power
less.
As he drew near the fatal centre the
force of the water stood him up; he
waved his haud, smile 1 at the shep
herd, and shot down to the bottom of
the foaming river.
Knowing that to remain there was
to perish, the shepherd succeeded iu
l eaching the shore. Half starved he
reached the" cabin of a miner ,who was
washing gold in the canyon of the
Colorado. There we found bim-a
white-baired young mau-while on
our xyay to the San Juau goldfields in
1893,''and from bis own lips heard this
story.-Saturday Evening Post.
INVENTIONS OF THE CENTURY.""
Marvelous Changes Which Hilve Occurred
in Land and Water Travel.
A simple enumeration of the great"
inventions of the century and the dis
coveries made iu the scieuces of medi
cine, surgely, chemistry, astronomy, bi
ology and archaeology would be suffi
cient to show that in these buudred
years tho horizou of human (bought
"and'knowledge has widened out so far
that lhe circle which bounded . them
bofore seems almost insignificant in
the comparison. Take, for example,
the marvelous changes made in meth
ods of travel on land and water by the
use of steam and electric motors. Up
.? the present century all the wit aud
ingenuity of men' exercised through
all the ages past had evolved nothing
better for tho purposes of travel than |
the sailing vessel by sea and tho
; vehicle propelled by horse-poWer on
'laud. ! No great-improvement had been
made in these things in thousands of
years. But this century ba? witnessed
the invention, the swift development
.aud the generaj introduce iou of motive
! agents .which have almost annihilated
time and space, aud wrought 'munges
of inconceivable magnitude in society,
industry, commerce and national
life.
. Equally far-reaching and revolu
tionary have beou the applications of
electrical science as seen in the tele
graphic systems knitting all the world
together, the telephone, electric light
ing, and, in these lal eat days, wire
less telegraphy. To this century also ,
must be. credited a vast ostensi?n of
Jabor-saving machinery, of which the
s?wing machine, the reaper and th-"
typewriter are prominent examples.
Perhaps the most gratifying feature
of it all is that the advance in every
depaitment of science and knowledge
has inured so largely to the benefit
and comfort of the people at large.
Take as one simple instance the in
vention of th? P.am?*"?----- - -.
_o. uu wimont it now,
and wonder bow our fathers managed
to live nuder such privation. So in a
thousand other things the comfort of
the -world bas been greatly advanced,
and today there is to be found in the
bornes of the great mass of the people
comforts and conveniences, and even
luxuries, the thought of which never
entered the minds of onr forefathers.
And who will not say that for all this
the world bas boen vastly improved,
and the condition of its people infin
itoiy bettered?
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
A pet flea has been known to live
six yearF. . .
Surgeons say that J. C. Orr, of
Fort Worth, Tex., has a sot of teeth
in his lungs.
Illinois monument dealers want a
law enabling them-to seize tombstones
for bnd debts.
Nearly 8000 cats were received last
year at the London Institution for
Lost and Starving Cats.
The Ked sea would reach from Wash
ington to Colorado, and is three times
as wide as Lake Ontario.
? At the last elections in Bavaria only
39 per cent, of those- entitled to vote
took the trouble to do so.
Malaga usually has about 16 rainy
days a year, and,.at, least 200 days
when there is not a cloud iu the bine
sky. " ' - - ?
The people of ancient Tyre were
such experts in dyeing that Tyrian
purple remains unexcelled to this day.
. . There was a superstition among the
auciont Romans that, it was unfortu
nate wheu starling ou n journey, to
meet a frog in the road. In traveling
from Rome to this country, however,
the old superstition became twisted,
as the old-fashioned negroes believe it
a sign of good fortnne to meet a "hop
toad" in their path.
In Waukegan, Wis., is M old church
which has no steeple, b use of a
court mandate forbidding i \ a con
struction. In 1862 a se. storm
swept over the town, hurling orig
inal spire against the bonse . door
and wrecking it. The owne* the
house got ont an injunction : . bin
ing the trust?es bf the church from
building another spire, and this order
has held for 38 years.
The goose was a part of every me
dieval feast in Europe. It is saidto
have been the first domesticated fowl,
and was regarded by the Egystians as
sacred. At one time its use at feasts
was restricted to those of royalty.
In Greece their flight was regarded as
au. omen for which people watohed
anxiously. The breeding of geese
was an important iudustry in some
parts of Europe during the Middle
Ages.
Cnt liiat Prefer? Her Fish Fresh.
Mr. Foster of Islewortb, Eng.,owns
an angling caf. Mr. Foster's garden
fronts on tho Thames, and ever since
Banjo was a kitten be bas caught
small fish in the river by diving for
them. One night recently while Mr.
Foster was at dinner he heard a great
commotion in tho garden, and going
to see what was the matter, he found
the. cat struggling with a large fish
With great difficulty the Ash was
taken from, him and placed in a bath
of water, ; jiving for two days, It
measured 17 inches aud weighed ovo*
tW9 pound"!
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T0U0HI1?G RELIGIO US C?BEM05IE?. O
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"TV^ "TOTHING has been moro ex
\ traoi denary i^^ohnection
. [ ^ with the South.-;African war
<; than the lack e.r. news that
has come from tho Boer side.
Of thc foreigners Within-the Boer
ranks, tho most picturesque and. one
of tho ablest ia Count $3 Villebois
Mareuil, -who won fnrao inlbe Foreign
Legion, French Army, and' who,'it is
eaid, threw up his comxfiissiou and
joined the Boers because "ie was not
given the rank of Brigadier-General,
which he felt he deserved.
But it appears that it'>w?svHot per
sonal ambition but genuine, sympathy.
A TYPICAL BOER LAAGER; FOR3?ED OF 1
for the Boer cause that. inflrienoed
him. Not only Js Colonel YJllebois
Marenil a brilliant soldier, brili a dis
tinguished writer as well, a?c?-here
with are presented extracts-from a
letter contributed by him ito La
Liberte, of Paris. It gives march that
is new concerning the Boersy from
whose sido little hus been published.
" Colonel Villebois-MareuU \rates:
"If you consider both men and
things, bore is a curious mixture of
very ancient and modern methods.
The concentration of troops was car
ried out by railway with the greatest
ease and wiM?ont a hitch, as with.
who serves out provision? ..
liberality to which our commissariat
"BLINDFOLDED:" AN ENGLISH OFFICER
CARRYING A MESSAGE TO THE BOERS,
officers have not accustomed me. The
meat is admirable. Bread for the army
is baked in Glencoe by a Frenchman
named St. Croix, some of it in the
ovenB left there by the British. If
bread should run out there'is Boer
bisouit, which is softer, more palatable
and far better than ours.
"The Government still keeps the
men supplied with tea, coffee, rice,
potatoes and condiments; it is your
universal provider, this Government
--your tailor, outfitter, saddler, shoe
maker, and all without the slightest
fuss, without the bother of filling up
forms. All you want is a voucher
from the field cornet, who is respon
sible to his own conscience for the
reasonableness of the orders he signs.
"With its marabout tents, its kitchen
in the open air, its Irish stews, the
Boer laager would give the illusion of
an Algerian camp but for the enormous
wagons, drawn up in line or in square ;
the multiplicity of animals and the
silence and calm of the men.
"Guard duty is taken in turns by
successive groups all night long. The
tent of the general, the major or the
GENERAL JOUBERT, WITH HIS i
(Thu Genornl ls seated In the centre. 1
ap nt the side, ls his SOD, and the man lu fr
field cornet serves as a dub for any
one who likes. The life of the chiefs
is for me a mystery of physical aDd in
tellectual endurance in tho midst ol
Ibis continuous invasion.
"Th wu m IIB pnaiihtasBti) ae w
.ompenses, no altercations nor coercive
measures, everything being done free
ly at slated hours as a duty. Though
there is no restraint, there is never a
reprehensible act.
j "The laagers have a commissariat
department that ivorks with admirably
regularity iu spite of the extreme
-strain that is put upon it.
. "But after all the laggers are chiefly
interesting for the spirit that animates
them. An atmosph?re o.e deep relig
ions feeling pervades the samp, which
commits everything to God-th? fate
of tho Transvaal, the defense of its
liberties, and tho rights of its people
against the aggressor. If you compli
ment a general ho replies: 'God has
permitted it.1 The Boer, whose secret
I aspirations are thus encouvaged, lifts
eyes.of faith to heaven. Tho pastors
are among tho men, living their life,
pr?sent?t their death, simple, like the
others, although tronted with epecial
respe.pt.
"Any man who has seen the Boers,
?HE.WAGONS, HASTILY INT BENCHED, WI
night after night, gathored in groups,
some on horseback, others on foot,
punctual, in all weathers, taking up
their nightly stations, is constrained
to bow before the superior power which
can transform lives so free as theirs
and mould them to the needs of war
like discipline.
'"'The rain is often heavy, night falls,
but they press stoically forward with
out noticing it, and until tho'hour of
dawn, crouching among" the rocks
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- -<?v?. ? .-?. . hi . :.*;<.
_ . A,. ..
along a siope, uog^cu m iu? luu? u>
drenched in the flooded fields, they
will keep vigil or sleep under the
southern sky, offering their lives in
continual sacrifice to their oountry.
"No man who has seen them in bat
tle, their eyes ever on the alert, their
deadly magazines rifles in their hands,
quick to change their position or to
strengthen - a weak point, inflexible,
and yet at the same time generous,
stoppiLg their fire as'soon as it has
produced its effect, refusing to pursue
after the enemy has been put to flight
DOBBS HOLDIN? JL BTJBIAIi SEBVICE OVEB
BRITISH SLAIN.
(The correspondent of the Dally Telegraph
with Gon'uriU French's column at Naauw
poort writes with rogara to the burial of
the unfortunate Suffolk mon: "Our bury-"
lng party sent out was received by 'the
Boers sympathetically. They rendered
assistance also to our men. Over the
grave they sang a hymn, and some of the
loaders made Impresslvt speeches, ex
pressing abhorrence of tho war, regret
ting the heavy losses on both sides, and
declaring the hope that the war would
soon be ended.")
-no man who sees them suoh perfeot
masters of their strength can fail to
JON AND STAFF, AT BREAKFAST.
?ho young maa on the right, with hat turned
ont of him is General .Toubert's chaplain.)
understand that they are a people
apart, these extraordinary Boers
sure of their eye as of their nerve, of
their resolution as of their endur
ance,"
Georg? kyaob, ariki of tbs ZUM?
trated London News in Natal, who was*
taken prisoner by the Boers, describes
a hymn service in the Boer laager be
hind Lombard's Kop, from which th?
Transvaal "Long Tom" daily bom
bards Ladysmith, as follows: "Abont
fifteen ?nenj mostly abont thirty or
forty years, were crowded into thc
tent, which was excessively hot. Two
candles were stnck in bottles placed
on empty cases; the men squatted
around, two or three reading from the
same hymnbook. They had.laid their
pipes besides them and-' their rifles
were stacked about the tentpole. They
sang well in lusty, olear voices free
from any nasal twang. The effect was
strikingly picturesque, the strongly
marked, earnest faces in the candle
light thrown out against the dark back
ground ot the shadows behind. Simi
lar scenes were to be witnessed at each
laager every evening, sometimes in
three or four tents at the same time. "
A letter from Sir George White to
General Schalk Burger was taken by
TH THE STORES AND ANIMALS INSIDE.
Lieutenant Orlebar, of the Nineteenth
Hussars, during the siege of Lady
smith. He was accompanied by an
orderly with a white flag, and when
he reached the Boer outposts he was
blindfolded and conducted to the
General, the orderly being left be
hind in charge of the'picket. His
eyes were not uncovered again until
he was inside the General's tent,
which was sumptuously famished,
there even being a big bed in it.
When-General Burger's answer WSB
ready, the Lieutenant was again
blindfolded and conducted back to
the outposts.
m' - - _ TY? ,',_ . .. . ?.
his secretary ana tne leiegiop?. ...
while close at hand and under the
samo canvas his sturdy spouse waa
placidly peeling potatoes as if no fatal
issues wore hanging in the balance.
The rites of hospitality were observed
by the Commandant General ordering
the native wench Eva, who has ac
companied him and his good spouse
through many a fierce campaign, to
bring the national beverage, coffee.
Monkeys and Music.
The keepers of the monkey house
at the Zoological Gardens are dis
ciples of Professor Garner in believ
ing that monkeys have a rudimentary
language, or at least a code of signals.
One keeper deolares that no matter
what the monkeys are doing a peen?
liarly shrill, call from one of them will
Bend the entire number to the top of
the cage in a panic, ' where they
shiver with fear and only descend
again with the most cautious move*
ments and wary glances. A long
drawn-out hiss produoes similar re
sults, doubtless from their inherited
fear of snakes.
Some queer experiments were re
cently made upon tho animals by a
number of street musicians who vis
ited the Gardens. One of them
played a violin, and the monkeys
showed every symptom of delight.
They stopped their play and crowded
the bars, sitting in silence with heads
thrown back, seemingly in a state . of
perfect enjoyment. The shrill notes
of a piccolo suddenly set them in a
rage, and they flew around their cages
chattering and soreaming and shaking
their swings until a flute player
sounded a few notes on his instru
ment. That produced quiet again,
but did not equal the violin in subdu
ing the monkeys to complete attention
to the music-Philadelphia Beoord.
John Chinaman as a Workman.
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When he is paid by time, the Chi
naman does not work more than he
can help. When he is on piecework,
however, his affection for the almighty
dollar, developed in his race to the
highest degree, makes it his tendency
to scamp his work, and very ingenious
indeed can be his dwices in this di
rection. Bunning a machine topi
would seem, therefore, to be the work
wherein he would be most effective,
but even then he wants a smart shop
foreman, not of his own race, to see
that tools are running at an effective
speed and cutters held up to their
work. What can certainly be said at
present is that it takes more of him
'to do an equal amount of work in a
given time as compared with the Eu
ropean. It took eleven coolieB to
carry the luggage of a representative
of Engineering from a hotel to a rail
way station, where ono man and a
handcart wonld have sufficed. Thia
overplus of labor and infinitesimal
coinage is responsible also for the ter
rible amount of theft of small loose
parts, or even fixed pa: ?s, of the loose
or fixed plant on the railways.-Lon
don Globe.
Baller's Friendship For the K rag ort.
It is recalled that General Sir Bed
vera Buller was, prior to the South
African war, on terms of friendship
with the Kruger family, and that they
were wont to exchange cards of good
wishes every Christmas, their friend
ship datiug from twenty years ago,
when Buller had a regiment of Boers
undo* his command ia th? war against
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