Newspaper Page Text
Darkest Africa" W
Mombasa* East Africa, By Cable.
^Mombasa is preparing already to wel
come Theodore Roosevelt when he
lands her*? the latter part of next
month on his much-heralded African
.trip, and the coming of the former
president of the United States has
.given a dec ded impetus to the inter
est in the present hunting season. The
governor of the protectorate, Lieut.
?CoL Sir James Sadler is getting up
-entertainment for the distinguished
visitor, but in spite of these arrange
ments, the greeting to Mr. Roosevelt
.will be more to the great sportsman
?whose fame is well known to local
banters than to the former president.
East African sportsmen were high
ly gratified to learn that Mr. Roose
had refused the offer of the authori
ties to grant him a special hunting
license that would have permitted him
to kill game to an unlimited extent
. instead of confining himself to the
"two elephants, two rhinoceroses, two
hippopotami, etc. Lions and leopards
?are classed as vennin and consequent
ly no licens? to kill them is required.
The white population of Mombasa
has heard much of Mr. Roosevelt's
'personality and in a joking way
frequent references to the "big
?stick" are being made.
The prospects for good hunting this
season are considered excellent. Many
-settlers in the outlying distiicts, real
izing the increasing interest in the
.prospects for good sport because of
"the-coming of Mr. Roosevelt, are vol
4mtarily sending in information about
"the movements of game. According
DECISION IN FAVOR O
Chicago, Special.-The Ctandard
.Oil Company, of Indiana, found not
guilty of accepting rebates from the
-Chicago & Alton Railroad on ship
ments of oil from Whiting, Ind., to
East St. Louis, Ul. The verdict was
returned by a jury in the Federal
Court on instructions, of Judge A. G.
Anderson, who averred that he fol
lowed the Circuit Court of Appeals'
decision as to the verdict returned at'
the former trisl of the same case and
on which verdict Judge Kennesaw
Mountain landis assessed a fine of
Judge Anderson's decision was not
unexpected as he had Tuesday told
the government prosecutors that the
proof relied on in the first -trial was
incompetent and that it must be com
plemented or fail. It was with some
thing of an air of hopelessness that
District Attorney Edwin W. Sims and
GEORGIA TOWNS SUI
Atlanta, Ga^ Special-With the
completed death roll of Sunday
night's Arkansas tornado just com
ing in, the tail end of the Arkansas
storm which Tuesday night swept
across Alabama and south Georgia
Wednesday set in motion a new death
count for the latter two States. This
..count was ten, five, negroes killed in
Cuthbert, Ga., and three whites and
two-negroes drowned at Montgomery,
[Ala*, the. latter deaths a result of
high water following a record rain
fall for the past 20* years.
Cununing, Ga^ Tuesday got into
tegraphic communication with the
outside world and sent word that a
tornado ploughed through miles of
timber, farm yards and valuable
property in that vicinity besides de
stroying half a dozen farmers' homes
and seriously injuring a young man
and a young woman.
Cuthbert Hard Hit.
Cuthbert, Ga., reported the damage
at $500,000 and Mayor D. A. Mc
Pherson issued an appeal for aid.,
SHIPS COLLIDE ON MA
Chatham, Mass., Special. - The
steamer Horatio Hall , of the Maine
Steamship Company, from Portland,
New York and H. F. Dimock, of the
Metropolitan fine, from J?ew York to
Boston, collided at 7 o'clock Wednes
day morning and the Hall went
to the bottom in half an hour and the
MUST NOT PLACE OIS
Washington, Special.-The Ameri
can Federation of Labor hereafter
may freely refer to the boycott
against the Buck Stove and Rango
company of St. Louis, except by in
clusion in the "We don't patronize;
Kst." This in substance of' wide
spread importance to the labor world,
to manufactures and to newspapers
generally, is the sweeping decision
handed down Thursday by the court
cf appeals of the District of Colum
bia intbe neted injunction case of
the Bucks Stove and Range company ?
against the American Federation of j
Lahor, which has bfeen before the i
ANGRY FIRE IN SPARTANBI
Spartanburg, S. C., Special-In a
fierce and angry fire Friday night,
that resisted all efforts of the fire de
partment, the two-story brcik build
ing of J. B. and J. F. Cleveland and
occupied by Harry Price, clothier,
and H. L. Bowden, dry goods, was
destroyed together with the stock of
both merchants, entailing a loss of
$50,000. Assistant Fire Chief Mitch
ell and Fireman Stevans were injur
ANTHRACITE MINERS AND !
Philadelphia, March ll.-The an
thracite coal operators met the com
mittee of hard coal miners in the
Beading Terminal building here
Thursday and flatly refused to grant
the men any of the demands they
laid before them, and at the same
time proposed to the mine workers
that the present agreement, which
expires March 31, be renewed for an
other term of three years. This de
cision came as a great dissappoint
?ll Welcome the Ex
i Open Arms.
! to a dispatch received here a r?cord
group of lions, numbering 32, was
seen on tho Nandi plateau Tuesday at
i a point about 50 miles north of Port
Florence. (The Nandi plateau is on
the west side of the great -Rift val
ley.) Among them were three huge
Four families of giraffs have been
seen at Makindu, 200 miles inland
from here, on the line of the Uganda
railroad, and elephants have been
seen at Elburgon, 475 miles inland on
the "railroad and along the Sabaki
river, not far to the north of Mom
B. J. Cunningham, the noted Eng
lish big game hunter and naturalist,
who is to be guide to and general
manager of the Roosevelt party, has
been here for some time completing
the preparations for the trip into the
wilderness as well as the shooting and
collecting excursions along the line of
the railroad. He is selecting and hir
ing native porters for the excursion.
He takes only experienced men who
are known to be courageous and to
possess great physical strength. The
safari kit, in other words, the camp
equipment for the work in the open,
is to come from London and will bs
in readiness when Mr. Roosevelt
Everything points to a successful
stay in British East Africa and Ugn
da for Mr. Roosevelt ; the natives are
peaceful; game is plentiful and the
people of Mombasa are waiting eager
ly to extend him a welcome.
F THE OIL COMPANY
his assistant attempted to show the
advisability of the Illinois classifica
tion to prove the existence of a legal
rate of 18 cents, which was a vital
point in the government's contention
Attorneys Threw Up Case.
It was after Assistant District Ai?
torney James H. Wilkerson had ar
gued for two hours and in the end ad
mitted that the prosecution could not
furnish the further proof deemed nec
essary by the court for a continuation
of the case, that Judge Anderson an
nounced his decision. Mr. Wilkerson
said that the government could pro
ceed no further and suggested dismis
sal of the case. Attorney John S.
Miller, chief counsel in the case for
the oil company, immediately moved
that there be an instructed verdict of
not guilty., The court so ordered, and
the jury, which had been excluded
during the arguments by the attor
neyst was called in and charged.
RFER FROM STORMS
Nearly half of the main business
block of Cuthbert w?s demolished.
Every store on Depot street was
blown down, filling the street with
piles of brick and timbers. Home
less persons wandered through the
town searching for household posses
sions which the wind had scattered
for blocks in all directions.
The whites dead at Montgomery
Wiliam Dillard, 20 years old.
Thomas Harper, of Atlanta, 23
Unidentified white man.
Floods at Montgomery, Ala.
Montgomery. Ala., Special.-Heavy
and continuous rains wrought great
damage here and thc situation was
made serious Tuesday. Several
homes in north Montgomery were
abandoned and inmates camed to
places of safety in boats.
The Grand Theatre, a handsome
new structure, was flooded and the
damage will be heavy.
Dimock ran ashore six hours later on
Cape Cod beach, where the passengers
and crew of the Hall were landed
unharmed. . Wireless calls were mads
but the position of the ships was not
well stated and in the dense fog as
sistance failed to reach the point of
I THE "UNFAIR LIST"
courts of the District of Columbia in
various phases for months. In a re
cent decision by Justice Gould of the
supreme court of the District the
American Federation of Labor and
: the officers, Messrs. Gompers, Mitch
ell, Morrison, and others were en
joined from conspiring to boycott the
Bucks Stove nhd Range company and
from printing or publishing or dis
tributing, through the mails or other
wise, any copy of The Federationist
or other publication refering to the
complainant, its business or products
I in the "We don't patronize" or
JRG DOES $50,000 DAMAGE
ed by falling timbers, though it is
not thought their injuries will prove
At one time it looked as if tho en
tire block from the Whittington drug
store on the corner of Main and
Church streets, just north of where
the fire originated to the Lee Build
ing on the south, 'would be destroy
ed. The loss, which is estimated at
$50,000, is partially insured.
OPERATORS CANNOT AGREE
ment to the men. When the after
noon session of the conference ad
journed, Thoraas L. Lewis, national
president of the United Mine Work
ers of America, and his colleagues
filed out of President Baer's office
and went straight to the hotel. A
committee of seven representatives
of Anthracite mine workers and a
committee of seven representatives
of the AnthraciV? operators held a
joint meeting in the afternoon to
discuss the mine workers demands.
TWO TRAINS^ COLLIDE
Colored Firemen the Only Victim of
Head-On Crash Between Freight
and Passenger Trains at Colon.
Sanford, Special. - Seaboard pas
senger train No. 32, southbound, and
i northbound freight ran together
bead-on Saturday morning about
4:30 o'clock at Colon, a small station
about 35 miles south of Raleigh.
Massey Lindsay, the colored fireman
of the passenger train was killed,
and the engineer, Ed Robertson, of
Raleigh, was badly hurt. . '
The engineer, M. J. Eisenhart, of
the freight, and his fireman jumped
and neither was hurt. Capt. W. C.
Cos, conductor on the passenger
train, had a leg broken; Ernest Du
ral, baggage master, was hurt in the
back and internally. W. R. Lamb,
.a merchant of Hamlet, was badly
bruised; John Newton, colored, of
Hamlet, had a leg crushed; W. S.
Rowe, express messenger, was badly
But; Sam Wicks, colored, of Char
lotte, was badly cut. Others receiv
2d minor injuries.
The injured were taken to Raleigh
The engineer of the freight train'
misread the orders. He thought, No.
33 was an hour and a half late, when
it was No. 32 that was late. The
trains were running at full speed
and engines were practically demol
ished. The baggage and express cars
and first passenger coach of the pas
senger train were splintered.
WAR ON "BLACK HAND."
Brutal Murder of Italian Detective
Stirs New York Police-Other Cit
ies Asked to Aid in the Extermina
tion of the Criminals.
New York, Special. - Relentless
warfare will be waged against the
"Black Hand" societies by the
police of this, and it is hoped, other
cities as a result of the murder of
Lieutenant Joseph Petrosini,. the not
ed detective of New York, in Paler
mo, Friday night. For years Petro
sini had been active in his work to
bring to justice members of his own
race who carried on blackmailing
operations in this country through
threats of murder made in the name
of the "Black Hand." It is believ
ed here that his murder was the re
sult of a plot that had its incepion
in the United States and that the*
persons indirectly responsible ' for
his death are still within the reach of
the American police. If so, every ef
fort will be made to bring"about their
arrest and conviction, and with this
end in view Inspector Mccafferty,
head of the New York detective bu
reau, sent telegrams Saturday to the
authorities in the principal cities of
the country asking that increased
activity be exerted against all
"Black Hand" suspects. Immediate
orders were given to arrest at once
all men in New York City who are
believed to have connection with.
"Black Hand" operations.
Petrosini's murderer, who was a
member of the "Black Hand," fired
four shots from a revolver. Petro
sini arrived in Sicily only a short
time ago and was engaged in con
ducting an investigation regarding
Inspector Mccafferty said Satur
day that he was anxious to know
whether Petrosini had been robbed
after being shot. He intimated that
Petrosini had some papers valuable
to the police here in running down
Black Hand and other Italian offend
A cablegram from Palerma (Italy)
says: The assassination of Lieuten
ant Petrosino has stirred the police
to unprecedented activity. Many ar
rests already have been made, includ
ing a number of Italians with crimi
nal records, lately returned from the
Great Floods in the South.
A special from Montgomery, Ala.,
says the Alabama is 51 feet above
normal and is slowly rising. It is
expected to be 55 feet. No great
casulties have yet occurred as fair
warnings were given ard residents
from the lower districts moved to
the higher parts. The Coasa at Rome
is 31 1-2 feet, and 29 feet at Gads
den. The Tallapoosa is a raging tor
South Pines Chosen.
Fitzgerald, Ga., Special.-The Blue
and Gray Association at its annual
encampment here Saturday selected
Southern Pines, N. C., for the next
reunion. The following officers were
elected: Commander in chief, Major
B. F. Dixon, North Carolina; senior
vice commander, Capt. William M.
McCormick, Georgia; junior yice
commander, Capt. Joseph Price,
Florida; chaplian in chief, Rev. W.
S. Harden, Georgia; judge advocate
general, O. S. Deming, WaiTen, 0.;
quartermaster general, C..H. Worth,
Gas From the Caddo Field.
New Orleans, Special.-The ques
tion of supplying natural gas to cities
in Louisiana and neighboring States
from the extensive fileds in Caddo
parish, Louisiana, a distance of 300
miles from this city, has assumed
concrete form in an application for
franchise submitted to the city coun
cil of New Orleans. Shreveport, La.,
and Texarkana, Ark., have both been
getting their gas supply from that
source for the past two years. '
No War in Central America.
Managua, Nicarauga, By Cable.
The report that there has been an
outbreak of hostilities between Nica-,
rauga and Salvador were cabled here
from the United States. They are
absolutely without foundation. Peace
reigns in Salvador as well as in Nica
ragua. Men throroughly familiar
with conditions in Central America
do not believe (here will be any out
break of hostilities between Nicara
gua and Salvador so long as Ameri
can warships stay on the coast.
'THE iW$ IN BRIEF
Items of interest Gathered By
Wire and Cable
GLEANINGS FROM DAY TO DAY
Live Items Covering Events of More
or Less Interest at Home and
By an act of Congress on Feb. 1st
the windows of President Harrison
and President Cleveland may use the
mails free of postage for the balance
of their lives if their autographs be
placed on the letters.
The annex for the demented at the
county home of Rockingham, N. C.,
was burned on Tuesday and two aged
inmates were burned' to death.
The State of Washington has local
aption." Every incorporated town and
every country district is a unit.
When MT. Fairbanks was Vice
president he had an elaborate ink
stand made for his desk. On hearing
complaints of extravagance he sent in
his check fbi $200, which covered the
cost and took it with him when he re
The federal grand jury in New
York found a true bili for slander
against the New York World in. the
South Carolina makes it bad on the
man that drums for liquor orders.
Diplomatic relations with Nicara
gua were practically broken off Fri
day- by the State Department, which
ordered Secretary of Legation Greg
ory at Managua to return home,
leaving the legation in charge of the
eonsul, who will have no diplomatic
Six persons were hanged in Louis
iana for murder and one for criminal
assault March 5 th.
Maj. Hale, editor of the Fayette
fille Observer, presented to thc N. C.
Supreme Court last week an oil paint
ing of Jno. De Rosett Toomer, who
made the speech of welcome to Gen.
LeFayette when he visited Fayette
ville. Editor Hale also published the
speech and the General's response.
At this writing Gen. Butler of
South Carolina, and Hon. Cyrus B.
Watson of North Carolina, seem to
be in the power of fatal sickness.
Preparations are being pushed for
the 12th conference for education in
the South to be held in Atlanta, Ga.,
Dn April 14, 15 and 16.
Telegrams received from Carinthia,
Austria, report that a series of devas
tating avealanches have occurred
there arid that numbers of houses
have been swept away. It is already
known that ten deaths have resulted.
Hirschel Hogg, a confessed member
of the band of night-riders who mur
dered Captain Quenten Rankin at
Walnut Log in October, escaped from
jail at Dresden Sunday nig?t.
It is said that there are ? 32,000
cases of land frauds for the Attorney
General to see to as soon as practi
Mrs. Ruth Bryan Leavitt has won
her divorce suit and is now free from
Miss Jennie Reed and Joseph Muel
ler were strolling in Baltimore a few
nights ago when she was shot and kill
ed. Mueller raised the cry that a
highwayman had held him up and
gotten his valuables and on approach
ing her received a slap, in the face,
whereupon the robber shot her. Muel
ler now says he himself shot her ac
Bib Springs, Texas, . had a fire
Wednesday that destroyed a number
of business blocks entailing a loss of
Lewis Nixon, the shipbuilder, pre
dicts a great future for aeroplanes
Michael Donnelly, judge of Third
District, Ohio Circuit Court, is charg
ed with imbezzlement of funds be
longing to the Ohio German Insur
ance Co. to the extent of probably
$300,000. The company has failed.
A tornado struck Brinkley, Ark.,
last Sunday night and killed 35 per
sons, demolishing most* of the houses
and leaving few fit for habitation.
Charles M. Schwab said the Bethle
hem Steel Company would not reduce
The Standard Oil Company won its
suit that releived it from paying the
$29,240,000 fine imposed, by Judge
The United States District Court at
Kanses City declared the 2-cent rail
road rate in Missouri confiscatory
Dr. W. D. Crum has resigned as
collector of the port at Charleston
and it is understood that Mr. Edwin
W. Durant will become his successor.
The technical high school of Mu
nich has conferred the honorary de
arree of doctor of technical sciences on
Wilbur and Orville Wright, the Am
A petition widely signed is being
handled by former U. S. Senator C.
W. Hinds, of Mississippi, 'to be pre
sented to Congress to pension old
President Taft is so pleased with
his caddiy that he is sending the
youth to the University of Virginia,
allowing him $2 a day for expenses. ,
It is stated with some degree of
authority that President Taft will
visit the Southern States next fall.
Willis L. Moore, chief of the U. S.
Weather Bureau, has called on Presi
dent Taft and by way of apology for
the mistake in the predictions for
inauguration weather gave all sorts
of proof that no such ..highs" and
"lows" ever produced such a storm.
Secretary Meyer has revoked the
order of President Roosevelt to abol
ish the navy yards at Pensacola, Fla.,
and New Orleans.
The Senate adopted the new Penal
Code, striking out the "Reconstruc
tion" sections that were objection
able to Southerners.
-Cartoon by C.
Mrs. Taft to Make W
Plans Divorcement of the Presid
Private Residence-- Un ?form ci
V Replaces Steward and Negri
Washington, D. C.-Mrs. William
Howard Taft, "first lady of the land,"
has assumed duties without public
ceremony or oath of office which, in
weight of responsibilities, magnitude
of importance, delicacy of execution
and lack of compesiatlon, have no
President Taft ls charged under
his oath with "executing the office of
President." Mrs. Taft is charged,
without oath, of administering the
social and domestic affairs of the
White House. Mrs. Taft will execute
these requirements primarily by
means of ?er long experience in pub
lic Ufo. She is in full possession of
the detailed requirements of her po
sition, has reached her own conclu
sions, and is already making the mi
nor changes in the administration ,of
the executive mansion necessary to
meet her own ideas.
The addition of the executive office
building permits of an entire divorce
ment of the official business of the
President from the White House pro
per, and this is to be availed of to
the full extent. That the main en
trance of the White House may pre
sent as near as possible the appear
ance of*a private residence, the uni
formed police officers and frock-coat
ed doorkeepers have been eliminated,
and in their place are negro footmen
in livery. For safety an officer ls re
tained on duty in the miniature office
room inside the main entrance, and
another on the second floor' of the
The rights of the public are recog
nized by the maintenance of the hour
from noon until 1 o'clock, when ad
mission is granted through the east
entrance to the historic East Room
and the parlors oi the mansion.
Mrs. Taft ha? abolished the pos I-1
tlon of steward, and will conduct her
domestic arrangements through a
While the season of prescribed of- I
Acial dinners is over, it may be pre
dicted that the new tenant of ?the
White House will conduct a series pf
informal social functions during the
special session of Congress which will
bring renewed animation and social
life to the sedate and sombre struc
ture during the first few months of
the Taft regime.
President Taft surprised church
goers by walking democratically to
services at All Souls' Church. He
was accompanied by his brother,
Charles P. Taft. The crowd of cu
rious that had tmthored at the edifico
to see the new President were expect
ing him to arrive.in an automobile,
and the President and party were at
the doors ot the church before the
expectant throng realized that the
Chief Executive had walked through
tho crowd without being recognized.
There was no demonstration Along
the street or at the church. Whon
the services were over tho President
elbowed his way through the crowd
?DECEIT ALL RIGHT T<
Chicago.-"Feminine deceit is all
right. Love piracy is all right. Keep
your husband loving you by any hook
or crook. But for heaven's sake don't
go to bed with a quarter of an inch
of cold cream on your face to tip him
off on how you Veep beautiful."
These pregnant thoughts were
vouchsafed 300 of Chicago's wives
and mothers at the Music Hall, Fine
Arte Building, by Mme. Hatton, mat
rimonial philosopheress to the Windy
City's Smart Set.
"I don't care what method n wom
an, uses to make her husband think
she's prettier than time has let her
be. If she succeeds in that and holds
him true to her, cosmetics are the
real agent of morality. But scores of
married women I know of deserve to
lose their husbands. They think so
much of him that they leave their toi
Football and Baseball Give Har
vard a Surplus of $26,091.
Cambridge, Mass. - A surplus of
126,091.10 in receipts over expendi
tures in all lines of Harvard athletics
is shown by the report for the college
year 1907-08. The total receipts
were $127,31 8.44 and the total ex
penditures $101.227.34. The total
not surplus exceeds by $14,450 the
surplus of the previous year, the gaiu
being due in part to increased re
ceipts from football and baseball aud
in part also to a saving on football
coaching and the training table.
Thc Field of Sports.
Yale defeated Princeton by the
score of 35 to 18 in the annual dual
Tommy Ryan, the fighter, says he
would like to train Jeffries for.a bout
. with Jack Johnson.
Jay Gould and Joshua Crane were
defeated in an exhibition court tennis
match at Cambridge by Tom' Pettit
and Alfred White.
"I do not agree with the idea that
the lnriuence of summer baseball ls
bad for university men." says Dr.
Hutchins. University of Wisconsin
E. Macauley, in the New York World.
hite House a Home
en t's Official Business From His
i Police Gone--Houc :keepc?
3 Footmen Are Doorkeepers. ^
that had again gathered at the doors
and on the sidewalk to see him
emerge, and with his brother saun
tered quietly up Fourteenth street.
For some distance a hundred or so of
his admirers followed, but they event
ually dropped off one by one.
President Roosevelt always caught
the crowds on Ws way to and fronr
church. His raprd gait, and the diffi
culty the Secret Service men had to
keep pace with him always served to
attract/ the attention of passers-by.
Mr. Taft declined to walk too rapidly,
observed all the conventionalities and
altogether wa3 a disappointment.
It was noticed that the two Secret
Service agents who kept close to tho
, President wore the conventional frock
i coat and silk hat which is the distinc
I tive garb of the service operatives.
! President Roosevelt never insisted
upon this, and as a result the men
who watched over him arrayed them
selves as they saw fit. The change is
taken to mean that President Taft
proposes to maintain a more dignified
establishment than his free-and-easy
After Sunday luncheon the Presi
dent bestrode Sterret. his newly ac
quired horse, purchased at Hot
Springs, Va., and with General Clar
ence R. Edwards, his military aid;
Captain Archibald Butt and ex-Presi
dent Roosevelt's orderly, McDermott,
went for a twelve-mile ride over the
newly constructed Potomac speedway.
Automobiles will be almost the ex
clusive method of locomotion of Pres
ident Taft and his family. The
White House automobile v. ill have
the right of way throughout the Dis
trict of Columbia and will know no
Two fine new automobiles already
have been purchased with the $12,
000 appropriated by Congress for this
purpose, and Mr. Taft has given them
a thorough trial. One is a good
weather machine, a big touring car
with detachable top, and painted in
dark green of three shades. This will
he the one most used by the Presi
dent. , The other car has a limousine
body painted black, and waa pur
chased for the use of Mrs. Taft. Both
bear on each door the official coat of
arms of the United States.
The cars, are in charge of men sent
from the factories, who will turn the
machines over to the White House
head chauffeur, who will receive $100
a month. He will have one assistant.
The?White House garage will be in
t.hp present stables. Besides the two
automobiles they will quarter seven
horses, which will be at the disposal
of Secretary Carpenter and his assist
ants, or may be used by the Tafts.
The only horses which will be used
by President Taft and his family will
be the new saddle horse recently pur
chased in Virginia for the use of the
President and any saddle horses re
quired by the other members of his
0 HOLD A HUSBAND."
let articles lying in full sight about
the house, confess they go to massage
artists, throw rats carelessly about
and even admit to strenuous gymnas
tics to keep down weight and give ar
tificial lustre to sinking eyes.
."Women ought to keep their hus
bands guessing all the time-just as
the coy girl of romance plays hide
and seek with the grande passion, un
til she has her sweetheart groveling
and trembling lest the 'Yus' she has
secretly meant to say fron the start
won't be said at all.
"Here's the secret of keeping a
husband. Stay beautiful and don't
let the male half know the reason.
Also, don't eat too much. Given tho
aid of modern corsets and lacings, the
American wife is indefensible if her
husband deserts her because she has
grown fat." *
Se*;ks Gold Fifty Yen rs;
Finally Gets Sil.OOO.OOO.
San Bernardino, Cal.-Harry Par
sons, a desert miner, aged seventy
five years, left San Bernardino for
Philadelphia to visit relatives whom
he has not s^en for fifty years. Ho
goes back with a fortune estimated at
SI.OOO,000. which he will share with
his relatives. One of these ls a sister,
who. when he failed to find gold ID
California in 1S49. gave him all she
had, a little more than $500, to con
tinue 14"? prospecting. He amassed
his fortune within the last four years
Foreijrn News Xotes.
President Gomez of Cuba signed
the general amnesty bill.
The Budapest news telephone sys
tem of several years' standing io a
success. The service costs unly ?7.31
lt was rumored In St. Petersburg
that the:e had been a conflict between
Russian and Chinese troops near
Commonwealth of Australia im
ports in li)0S amounted to S-4G.415,
000. a decrease of $10,170.000. Ex
ports totaled a value of ?332,195,
By M. G. SAPHIR.
The world is divided into two
kinds of human things-those that
have money and those that have none.
But the latter are not human beings
at all-they are either devils, viz.,
poor devils; or angels, viz., angels of
patience and renunciation.
Without money, without teeth and.
without a wife we come into this
world, and without money, without
teeth and without a wife we go out
of this world. What, then, have we
accomplished in the world? We have
made money, cut teeth and taken
unto ourselves wives! A glorious
destiny! (There are fevers, pains,
convulsions and sufferings of all
kinds attendant upon the getting of
teeth and wives, and when one has;
them they hurt the whole year round,
and often the best one can do is to
have them extracted. Teeth and
wives come to you without your do
iag, and unless most carefully treat
ed they are liable to decay. But
money does not come without your
doing, and often a man leaves this
world without having had money.
It would be interesting to, hear .the
reply of such a person when asked
on the other side, "What did you do?
in the world?"
Who ha' money? The rich people I
That is a misfortune! If the poor
people mly had money then we
should see what poor . devils these
rich fellows are! It is no art to be
rich when one has much money, and
it is no merit to be poor when one
What is money? Money is a good
ly lump which the Lord God attaches
to insignificant people, so as not to
lose sight of them in His creation as
a good housekeeper puts a big label
on a little key.
What is money? Money is a figure
which gains in importance as there is
a cipher attached to lt.
What is mouey? Money is a metal
heel vader the boots of little people
to make, them appear as tall as oth
What is money? Money is an in
demnity which God gives to a certain
number of persons on condition that
they will not make bold to acquire
any such goods as Intellect or Genius.
What is money? Money is the ac
cent grave upon a letter which would
else be silent.
What is money? Money is the
mysterious essence of a being which
defines its ego in the following words:
"If I were not what I have, I should
not have what I am."
But what is no money? No money?,
No money#is a thing, of which all
empty pockets are full.
No money is the alibi of a being
which should testify to our presence?
in this world.
No money is a disease aggravated
by the continuous obstruction of For
No money is a gentle invitaci?n ot
nature to incur debts, and a perempt
ory command not to pay them.
No money is an irresistible incllna
IIon td melancholy on the part of bur
purse caused by hopeless leve to an
No money is an exposition of no
money at all, a proposition in ab
stract philosophy, a flt position for a
minister of finance, and a happy dis
position for platonic love.
No money is a vulgar ballad which,
common people sing aloud on the
streets, but the morp refined only
hum between their lips within doors.
No money is the watchword of ex
treme radicalism and the art of mak
ing oneself popular at a low price.
Alas, what is man without money?
A twicetold anecdote, a song without
a ?.une, a lost poodle dog without an
honest finder, last year's calendar,
Without money no prince can reign,
no minister can minister, no general
can make war, no painter can paint?
no farmer can till the field; only the
bards and poets can sing and make,
verses without money; the poet is
true to his muse, even though he has
no money; indeed he muses mor?
than ever-how to get some.
*I' reckon you have to watch your
pocketbook an' overcoat an' watch an*
so on, prettyclose,don'tyou?"a West
ern visitor to New York asked a friend,
a native of that metropolis, as thej;
were starting out to view the city?
and, despite the citizen's assurance
that no more than ordinary vigilance
was required, the Westerner proceed
ed "to keep his eye skinned," much
tb his friend's amusement.
Presently they entered ?. cafe for
luncheon. The New Yorker was dis
coursing gayly upon the greatness ot
his native city, when he observed
that the other had au expression on
his face much like that of a cat at. a
" What are you watching so close
ly?" he inquired.
"Just keepin' an eye on my over
coat,'' the other replied.
The New Yorker laughed.
'"Oh, the coat's all right. I'm not
worrying about mine, you see, and
they are hanging together."
"No, they ain't," the Westerner
drawled. "Mine's still there, but
yours is gone-teller walked out with
it 'bout ten minutes or so ago."
Old Pharaoh's Land Succumbs.
Even Egypt has bad to come to it,
and now ?here is at least one woman
barrister in the laud of the pharaohs,
Mrs. Nathalie Michel. She has passed
all the examinations with honors and
for months pase made application to
che Egyptian tribunals for leave to
plead, and at last the mixed Court
of Appeals has granted her permis
sion. She is an Armenian by birth,
daughter of a well known barrister
of Tiflis. She based her thesis, "Pro
Domo," on the Roma i and Egyptian
law, which she proved gave her right
Sasserach Humorisc (amusing him
self at che expense of Highland
Caddie)-"Hoots, ye ken, ma wee bit
laddie, yon was nae so muckle bad a'
shot the" noo. What think ye?"
The Bit Laddie-"Eh! Ah'm
thinken ye'll learn Scotch quicker'a
j ?'ll cever iearn gout!"-Punc?. ^