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BILL. ARP'S LETTER
Bartow Man Eeverti to Muchly
Disccussed Negro Problem,
A KIND OF BEACTION UAS COME
.Northern People are Beginning to Seo
the Light A! Except President
Roosevelt, Whoso Shiboleth
la: "Stand by Minnie."
A late paper sent mo from Fayette
"county, Missouri, snya thoy aro run
ning all of the negroes out of Fayotto
iind Howard counties and the whipping
post awaits thoao who tarry, and that
I be raeo war la on in earnest. That la
.bad very bad. Where aro the poor
creatures to go, for it is awful weath
er in Missouri, with the thermometer
below zero and blizzard. raging
around. I wonder what 'thoy have
been doing to provoke such treatment.
12 they move to another county, how
long before they will have to move
axain? And it looks like they will per
ish or freeze before the winter is over.
Uomo towns in Illinois have given
them marching orders, and it looks
lihe they have no friends but the south
ern people. We used to wonder why
they all did not leave here and go up
to their deliverers and bask on their
-I-ounty; but only a few were fools
enough, and now they would como
tack If thoy could. We are getting
f-orry for the negro. Ho has no abiding
place. They are tenants at will of the
landlords. When Russia gave freedom
to her serfs a few acres and a cottage
"were allotted to every family, and thi3
could not be taken away, not even for
debt. The poor, shiftless laborer has a
hard time everywhere, a friend writes
iae from Quemadas, Cuba, that the
"wealthy Spaniards who live in Spain
own all the land in Cuba, and it is ex
empt from all tax, but the laborers
who rent it have to pay tax on every
thing, their shanties, their horses and
carts and stock of all kind a and plan
tation tools, and on what produce is
left after paying rent, and when they
"buy anything with Spanish money
they are charged 73 cents in the dollar,
;ana when they sell they have to take
CS cents. They are generally no ac
count, but can live fairly well on the
bountiful products of a fertile soil and
the fruits that abound everywhere.
My friend says it is a most delightful
climate. He has a wife and five chil
dren and never a day's sickness In a
drive around his place you will see
: $550,000 worth of pineapples growing,
and he i3 now planting 20,000 more
plants, and they make good crops from
five to ten years without replanting
and are worth fro.ii 2 1-2 to 3 cents
apSece. It costs $30 per acre to pre
pare tLe land and $35 more to buy the
Tlanta. The sweetest and best or
xngea you ever saw grow all over the
tills and sell for $2 a thousand. Then
there is grape fruit and limes and lem
ons and mangoes, guavas, plantains,
flg.3 and grapes.
Now, I was ruminating why our ne
groes didn't go to Cuba, where they
would not have to work half the time
aad where they could mix and misce
geaate with the natives and have so
cial equality to their heart's content.
The Cubans are all colors now, from
nearly white to nearly black, and they
will mix with any race. One day I
saw a curious looking specimen in the
.negro car, and the conductor didn't
.know whether to move him or not, and
bo he asked him: "Are you a white
man or a negro?" and he replied: "My
:faiier was a Portugee and my mudder
ys a nager." The conductor smiled
and let him stay. Go into a cigar fac
tory in Tampa and you will see a fair
assortment of Cubans four hundred
In one long room, and of all shades,
sixes and complexions. They have no
national or race color. I should think
Cuba would suit most of our negroes
very well, for they could live on fruit
.and honey. My friend says Tie has
framed hives ten feet square and rob3
rthe hives every other day in the dry
season, and it is a profitable business
But I don't see any good reason for
driving negroes from one town or
county to another. It is not playing
fair with the other towns. Chief Ball
reports that he is driving them out of
Atlanta. Why not take up the vaga
bonds and punish them under the va-
.graxt law and put them to work Why
not call back the whipping post? It
will cure the negro of small crimes and
idleness quicker than anything in the lakes having each a registered tan
world. When they get into the chain- j nage of arrivals ranging from one to
-g.-uag they get a whipping post or no ( over 5,000,000 tons. On Lake Superior
.J-.ctand a good whipping before- four different ports had a combined
feaaU would keep many a one from go
la" her Et the most remarkable
! ifrtfVson the negro and his race
i -traits just been written and spo
1 9 K.r iwossnr Dowd. of Wiscon
I ,.niveritv Such a deliverance
ii ,m a northern source is amazing. lie
- .,rtr wn nml cone from
town to town and studied the negroes
..n1 mn Hi Ion . and declares he is on
down rr1..;" .n ' -'-
coudiuua, ana uie race
wlll hoconio extinct if Home great
change i not made in their education
and Borne radical control placed over
their morals. They have almost eea
ed to marry, but take up and cohabit
at pleasure and change when they feel
like It. He says that out of one hun
dred families ho visited at Durham, N.
C, only twenty-nine of the women had
husbands, and the children are almost
universally supported by the mothers,
while the fathers epend their time In
idleness or have "took up" with some
other woman. He wltes like he had
been to Cartersville, for in sight of my
house is a woman with three seta of
children six in all by three fathers;
but she has no husband and has never
been married.' She works hard for
those children and Btands well in the
church. Her sister has four children
and no husbatid, for he has abandoned
her. The colored barber who shaved
me for years had three wives with chll
dren, and ran away with another one
and went to Bessemer and there swap
ped her off. There are no doubt a hun
dred bastard negro children within our
town limits, and as Professor Dowd
says, the marriage relation is now al
most unknown among the' negroes.
This degradation of the negro has
como along so gradually and insidi
ously that our people have gotten used
to it and no attention Is paid to it by
courts or grand Juries. Wo hire these
very negro women for domestic ser
vants, and many of them are good
ones. Their children go to the public
schools, and in time the boys get big
enough to steal and the girls to follow
their mothers' example. When will all
this folly stop?
But Just now there seems to be a
cessation of political hostilities about
the negro and the race problem. A
kind of reaction has come over the
northern mind, and they, too, are get
ting tired of the negro. In fact, no
body seems concerned about him ex
cept a few politicians like Crumpacker,
or Stumpsucker, or whatever his name
is. But ever and anon there comes a
thundering sound from Mount Olym
pus, whore Jupiter Tonans sits en
throned in royal dignity. Hark! Ju
piter has spoken. Then shook the
hills with thunder riven and louder
than the bolts of heaven, wo hear a
mighty voice that rolls its echoes from
the Atlantic to the Pacific and rever
berates among the clouds and is borne
on electric currents from Washington
to Indianola, and whispers, "Stand by
Minnie!" and they stand. Minnie
ought to go up there and take refuge
in the white house where Jupiter could
stand by her day and night. Now let
that be the G. O. P.'s shiboleth and let
it roll down the corridors of time as a
watchword "Stand by Minnie!"
BILL ARP, in Atlanta Constitution.
CATS AND RATS ON SHIPS.
Everybody has heard of rats aboard
ships and how sailors would refuse to
sail upon one that the crafty and rob
ber rodents had deserted, says the
Philadelphia Telegraph. This being
known, it will surprise landsmen and
landswomen when they are told that
there are vessels which carry cats, for
every soul knows that Tabby is the
undying foe cf the rat. The other
day when the big liner Belgrenland
came into poit after a record rim of
seven hours and fifteen minutes from
the Delaware Breakwater, the re
porter who . was assigned, to "do" her
arrival almost stumbled over the
brightest kind of a "tiger" cat In the
saloon. Even he marveled at the
presence of pussy. He reminded the
captain of the old superstition, by-1'"
skipper only smiled and salted hj
cats uooaru snips were mure iuix rjj.o
than any one knows. Rats are safe
from their attacks, incredible though
It may seem, pussy seeming to take
pride in observing ancient traditions.
Apropos of this, however, only a
few days ago a vestel lay at her dock
in the Delaware River. Suddenly a
rat left the ship, followed by another
and another, until a whole colony had
evacuated. The crew noticed the
rodents' exit, and to a man followed
the rats. Nothing would induce the
seamen to return. The ship was
ready to sail. The skipper stormed.
Then it was that his eye fell unon
the form of a huge gaunt black est.
The rats' exit was explained. The
exasperated captain seized "Tom" by
the neck and hurled him at the sailors
upon the wharf. Then the crew re
turned unhesitatingly. So did the
rats. Then, too, (he lines were cast
off, the vessel backed out of the dock
and was soon speeding seaward.
The amount or traffic on the Great
Lakes has been enormous for the last
t year. There are twenty .ports on tho
- ! tonnage of 14,353,972 net tons. Lake
wicnigan nas seven ports wnicn ag
, gregated 18,773.133 tons of arrivals
- j The volume of this movement is only
- appreciated when compared with
similar operations on the ocean front
. age- New York, during the calendar
year 1902, was credited with 8,982,707
tons of errlvals and 8,815,291 tons of
learances. London for lf'01 had en
trances amounting to 9.992,753 tons
and clearances of 7,2S2:892 tons.
A SERMON rOK SUNDAY
AM CLOQUENT DISCOURSE ENTITLED
"COD'S PLAN FOR US,"
Th K. Dr. J. tVllbur Clinmnaa T11 f
Ilor t lie lldlovtri Bl&y Kiprrlrn
r.iith Jof ntiii rcr, IHvntlnr
I'owr-A IIIh Idnal For Kvsrjr J fa.
New York Citt. The following sermon
h one of a series preached tv ttm famou
evangelist, the lie v. )r. J. Willmr Chap
man. It id entitled "Cod's Plan Vor Ua."
and wao founded mi the text: "Not aa
though I had already attained, either were
already perfect, but I follow after, if that
i may apprehend that loc which als. I am
apprehended of Christ Jesus," Philip
plana hi: 12.
God lias a plan for every life, and when
this plan is realized there is always in- the
experience of the believer both joy and
peace, blessing and power . If any one is
having an up-and-down Christian expe
rience, hot to-day and eold tomorrow,
near enough to Christ to-day so that he
may almost touch Him, and so far away
to-morrow that he questions if he lias ever
been saved, this is a certain' evidence that
he has not allowed God to work out His
plan for him, and there is yet much work
to be accomplished by the 'Holy Spirit of
God. An experience of unrest dishonors
God, and when you find a heart in which
there is this unrest and disatinfaction yoir
always find a life in which God lias not
yet finished His work. "Peace 1 leave
with you; My peace 1 give unto you," was
written for such an one and is his inherit
ance. While it would be a most diflieult
thing to define peace, yet possibly the best
definition would lie to take its opposite,
and so it would read like this: Peace is
the opposite of unrest, of confusion, of
strife. This hlesing is for every or.e of
God's children, if they will but claim it.
It is no more disastrous for one's arm to
be out of its socket than for one's life to
run contrary to the plan of God. Paul
evidently had this in mind when he said:
"If I may e.pprehend that for which I nm
also apprehended of Chrht Jesus." It
would be no more disastrous for a planet
to go swinging out of its orbit than for a
lite to run contrary to the plan ot'God.
The fact is our crosses in this world al
ways come to us v,hr:n our wills run con
trary to the will of God. One piece of
wood placed over another and running in
the contrary direction always makes n
cross. Our peace and joy come to us in
this life when our wills run parallel to that
of God. Though v,c may be obliged to
live in poverty and meet" with what this
world calls disaster and failure, if we are
perfectly sure we are doing according to
God's will we may- say with the apostle:
"All things work together for good."
God has a high ideal for every life, and
we have but to read the Scriptures to
find this to be true. We find in Unmans
i: 7, that weare called "saints;" this is
our name. We learn in 1 Corinthians iii:
9, that we are "laborers together with
God." We are told in 1 Corinthians i:
9. that it is our privilege to be in fellow
ship with God's Son, and this word "fel
lowship" is literally "partnership."' In
Revelation ii: 17, God promises to give to
us His own hidden manna to eat. Of this
the world knows nothing it can neither
give it nor take it away. In the 25th
Psalm, 14th verse, we have a pledge-that
God will tell to us His secrets, but it is not
to be forgotten that we only tell secrets
to those who are near to us. God never
gives His secrets to those who Rre out of
fellowship with ilim, and every rf.-rm is out
of fellowship who has in his heart any tin
confessed or unforgiven sin. In Philip
pians iii: 20 the conversation of the child
of God is described. It is to be in heav
en, from whence also we look for the Sa
viour, the Lord Jesus Christ.. In Kphe
sians ii: 19 the whole of the Christian
character is described. We are told that
we are His "workmanship," and the word'
workmanship is literally poem, so that in
God's plan we are all that is complete and
We are very sure that we have not at
tained unto this plan.
We are likewise confident that falhnc
short of it we are not satisfied, and our
cry is that of the apostle (Romans 7: 24)..
"Oh, wretched man that I am, who shall
deliver me from the body of this deaWi?"
W e may have God s power. 2 Cor. xn: 9'
"My grace is sufficient for thee: for mv
strength is made perfect in weakness..
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory-
in my infirmities, that the power of Christ
may rest upon me." Let us therefore
cease to speak of the presence of the Holy
Ghost as an experience and talk about the
better Christian life ns an "it;" let us re
member ever after this that Christ is the-
power of God. To exalt Him. to follow
Him, to live His life, and to enthrone Hinii
in our lives, is power always, and never
can he anything else.
We mav have Gods rest. Hebrews iv:-
1 to 3 'Let us therefore fear, lest.
promise bein? left us of entering into' ITis
rest, any or you should seem to eome
ehorf of it. For unto us was the gospel
preached, as well as unto them, hut the
word preached did not profit them., not
being mixed with faith in them that heard'
it. For we which have believed do enter
into rest, aa he said, As I have sworn in
my wrath, if they shall enter into my
rest; although the works were finished'
from the foundation of the world."
It is most eiffnifieant that in the tenth
verse of this fourth chanter of Hebrews
we read: "For he that has entered into
his rest, lie also hath ceased from his own
works, as God did from His." Oh, that to
might all of us learn- that it is whuru tva-
cease to be self-centred and become Christ
centred, it is when we live lives of. unsel-
tishness and thereioru tor the glory ol
Christ, it is when we look up and not in
in a word, it is when wc teae front our
own works that we enter into uodiS;rest.
We may have God's, ho' ness. Hebrews
xii: 10 ''For they verily for a. few day
chastened us after their own pleasure-, but
lie for our proiit, that we might, be par
takers of His holiness." Not infrequently
we find Christian people who are afraid of
the word holiness, and yet the- Bible has
distinctly declarer that without holiness
no man shall see God. If we are shutting
Him out of our lives then wc are depriving
ourselves of our birthright r.s His children.
We might sum up God's plan for our
lives under three heads:
1. It Gad's will that we should he re
generated. John i: 13, 14 ''Which were
horn, not of blood, nor of the will of the
flesh, nor of the will cf man, hut of God.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt
among us, and we beheld His glory, the
glory as of the only begotten of the Fath
er, full of grace and truth "
PiCgenem.tion is not, a working over of
the old nature, for that which is born tf
the flesh is flesh, and never can be any
thing else. It may be educated flesh, cul
tured flesh, but after all it is flesh, and is
displeasing to God. It does not come as
the resu't of reformation, for white re
formation mav touch a man's present and
possibly his future, it has nothiiv to do
with his past sins, which nra b'ro the
sanu? ot tho sea n -nttr eer. Jnvii-u:r-u-!'t
has nothing to do wr.it our passing from
death unto Ufo. 1: C"avirjua:cnS could,
iv thi no! fi it'r Adam nrrr w-v.'4
huve fallen, fr lit dwelt in prirat'iVt. 1-
Would have1 hm-n n mo-fi'l ntief,, ftr h"
lix'le in the Jn t cuy ot the tht t, )uol
Regeneration in God's breathing info Bum
Tim own lifj -v m literally hein Imn
2. It is Go IV will fl'iiiS we should It
1 Tlies. iv; 3-"?or this i the will o.t
God. eTen your sanitilication."
Some people feel much prejudiced agiiit
tile idta of fianetifieation, but U i in God's
Word, arid it would i well for us lo ttudy
it and realize it in our experience. To bit
anctified i to be separated, and it is eer
Sainlv the plan of God that Mis prop'e
still be a wpa rated pftiple. vThile they
ai ? "in the world" tiny are to" 1 in no
senie "of the world." They ire com
ma'ided even not to louth' that w hich i
unclean, and all the old l.rw respecting the
Xuzurile is a law for the' Christian, ex
repi that in the New Testament times that
law h is been intensified by the touch of
thp living and risen Christ,-
If your life is not sanctified you -.till live
contrary to the will of God
3 It is God's will that we shouhi' be ul
timately elorificd. 1 Peter v;: 10 "Put the
God of ail grace, who hath called u unto
His eternal nlory bv Christ .Jesus, after
that ye' FiiU-e suffered awhile, nifikff you
perfect, dtahlish, strengthen, fret tie you."
John xvii: 24 "Father. 1 wU that ther
s'so. whom Thou hast given 'Me, be with
Me where;I am; that they mv behold' 31y
$!ory, which Thou hast given Me."
It is a jrood trims to turn ajain' ami
ntrain in this way to the Scriptures to-find
what h the p'nn God has inarked out for
us, and then to square our lives according
to thif plan, to swe wherein we have-followed
it or have failed. If the failure-lias
been grievous it is not necessary that we
shou'd ro in mourning all the day lone
for. just as a mother forgives the weakness
of her child and forgets the many short
comings, so God has promised again and
igain in His Word to blot out all our trans-pre-isions
and' to remember them no'more
apiinst us forever.
Tt is not therefore a question as- to
whether we can keep from sinning our-scb-es
we know that we can not, but. it iff
altogether a onestion as to whether Christ
can keep us if we will but' give Him-the
right to do so. I have no question hut
that one eonld'wnlk from one corner of the
street to the other with Christ so - con
stantly before him that, in his own judg
ment' at least, he would b overcoming
sin. I arr perfectly clear that be could
incrc.se his journey by many miles and
still be more -than conqueror. T am abw
Intelv confident that one could walk the
whole day with Christ so vividly before
him that it would be peace and joy. And
what could Vie accomnlis'ied in one day
enuld'be made the-rule of a man's entire
lifa. Afler the return of Christ for His church
there is to he a crent'dav of awards, when
t hose who have been faithful shall vceive
recognition at the hands of the LordTT'm
olf. in tho Tvesen"" of the assembled'
hots in the skies. We can te'l hist 'what
this reward is to be, nd yet this needs a
word of explanation. We can not give the
exact' description of the crowns we shall
weir,'. nor can we estimate in human lan-rua?e-their
value in the opinion of men.
Put we know, after studying th New
Testifipnt, tint it is H b according to
our faith nd in "-oportioi to our faithO
ries. It is in this wav that very child
f God may con'''de"t!," ay: "I know what
nr- award is to he." He measured it him
self.' It is ver' true that one may stand
before God 'and receive from Him only a'
measure of reward, and it is likewise true
that he might have greater blessing from
the- hand of his "Master. John sneaks
about "a fu'l reward." as if there '"iiht, be
a reward that is not complete. Alas, this
is onlv too true! Put the onrosite is also-
true, that one may hive at that exeat dav
at the hands of God'TTimelf a full reward.
And' the purpose of this book is to induce
us to lay hold of the promises of God. so
that our lives may he so shaded according
to His will that when that day comes we
shall stand before Him-with rejoicing and
not with sorrow.
A' crown is always a symbol of reward'..
Expressions containing the word are many
times used in the New Testament:, It is
sometimes a "crown of life," again' a
"crown that is incorruptible," a "crown of
Vejoieing," a "crown- of righteousness,"'
and "a crown of glory."' But these name
are given not simply for the sake-of 'em
phasis, as the change-of a name might be
emphatic, hut because each crown-means a
, certain kind of reward. So far tis'I have
jheen able to see there are but five-crowns
in the New Testament Scriptures.. Every
tihristian mav have-one, but oh. the joy
of it! every Christian may have five. But
Jthe message is still sweeter, for if we
should' receive from-the hands of our-glorified
Lord the crowns there would' stilT he
something in reserve.
Naturally the crown that should' come
first in1 order would be the one mentioned
in James i: 12 -"Blessed is the-man- that
endiireth temptation: for when he is- tried
he shall receive the crown of life, which
the-Lord hath promised to them that love
Him."' This crown is also mentioned in
Revelation ii: lfc-"Be thou faithful nnto
death, ivnd I will give thee a orown of
It was to bo1 given lo the- Church of
Smyrna that suffered the most.. 1 tised to
read the text "Be thou faithful until
death," and I supposed it meant simply
that we needed! to. be faithful during life
and that when, death came our responsi
bility" was at. aa end, but the- word is
"unto," and means not simply that one
should be faithful anil willing to suffer for
the Master, but ti suffer and to- die.
This leads; me- to say that- the crown of
life is undoubtedly the one- to be given to
the martvr not simply the' ar.ie who has
died at tho- atake. or the wmtan who has
heen thrown) to the wild beasts that they
might devour her. but the m who has suf
fered in body and mind unknown to fame,
but sulfer.ed nevertheless,, and suilered tor
the glory t&i God.
It is likewise the crown that is to be
iven to the one who at able to do only
little things for Christ.. So many seem to
think that they can do. hut little for Christ
and therefore leave that little undone. This
is a iwost serious error. "Inasmuch ns ye
have done it unto the least of these ye
have done it unto Me," said Christ. A cup
of coildi water given in His name, a word of
cher spoken for 1 1 is glory, a warn hand
clasp that He may be exalted in te opin
ion of men tlies little things win the
So many people arc asking: "What can I
ato to help on thi cause o Christ, to assist
piy minister, otto help the church?" If I
were to suggest one thing that would be
most helpful it would be the offering of
unceasing prayer for the spread of Christ's
kingdom, and for the outpouring ot the
Holy Ghost upon the ma who preaches
Christ at the sacred dnsk. I remember
very well when I first became pastor of
the church to which I now minister. Af
ter 1 had preached my first sermon and
the people had presented themselves to
kul wocus iu cnetT, ! old n an came: wh,k-
i in-; down the tiis'o, leardnn tipia hi stall
! "tucause of his ;ve, aad he said lo me:
i . "I am afraid jou will make it a t'iiSure."
I i (1 tV II! I
dded: " We l. o ' ,
large ex riMirc, ft."4 ll..- diilit i, , .
'J hen he mu nc-j rr i s.i. t, ,
kave niadi' ip my 10 'id ! t , y , '
wondered in my own n..' 1 whit I..- t ,
di. Hu a l!if: "I i';--- de'i-t Lnunl
t.f.V l.lt !! M ij Lit t, A t tl. it ,',.11 m
tr f this el i audi, aiul 5 liuve eo tuatiteJ
With two other men to ry for yotf."
At this my fvrt w a tilled wit V joy,
ltd, I thanked (xl and tt4 C(iura-, f el
i(C ivrtifiilent f rt iw the h Vming th;i Ha
lal ien me thie victory, the three mm
s nil grew to ten, nd the It W to tifty, in.t
tb fitly to 200, UM.il in tint days t -m,h
.Til p SOU coiisei ruled mer, bow tl!t
head- in prayer inth me erry SumUy'
inor.'inu at 9. 4.), pryn. Go I n Im-m-m i.
upon ihe as I preach;, mid upon' the pcop)'
as 1 1. listen. The iAmt woni.ln-ful plarar
in all tlur world to prsch in i churclJ
where tin? atmosphere is pernietfed with
the pttitaons of fttitl.Jul Chrifli.ms tor"
God' IsVsHing upon 11. minister. Ami
these ar'5-fhey who, upon the xreut day of
awards, '.half receive C crown 4 life.
They do diltle things welt, to thejJory of
Kan Francisco is credited with h.iVi.v cm
saloon for every twenty-two adult Ui.it im
Senator William A. Clark will en
Rage actively In racing this1 year.
Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India,
lias just passed his forty-fonrth year.
Charles M. Schwab Js Mid to lie
much improved in health and cxpei ts
to return to America in April.
Tired of constant defeat by Gener.it'
Wood, President Roosevelt will take?
single-slick lessons from a fencing1
Hans Mnkart, son of tho famous"
painter, has opened a photographer's"
ftndlo in Vienna. Ills father's prodl--pality
left him and his sister nearly '
The French colony at New Orleans,
La., claims to have been notified that
President Loubet of France "will he in
that city in June, 1001, on his way to
St. Louis, Mo.
Major-General P.nden-Powell, who
made the famous defense of Mafcking
luring the Poer War, has been ap
pointed Inspector-General of Cavalry
of the British Army.
W. T. Wright, who was Prime Min
ister of Santo Domingo under Presi
dent Jiminez, is a native of Lafayette.
Intl.. and was one time lieutenant ii)
the United States Signal Service.
Fir Ernest Cassel has donated S200,
000 toward ophthalmic research in
Egypt, tho object of which is the
training of native doctors in the treat
ment of ophthalmic disease among the
poor of Egypt.
The British Colonial ' Secretary,
Joseph Chamberlain, is quoted as say
ing: "I believe it is a fact that no other
nation on the face of the earth could'
have accomplished what we had to uo
In South Africa."
M. Jusseraud, the new French Amk
basador to the United States,-brought
with him to Washington some Gobelin
tapestries which have been , donated
by the French Government for the dec
oration of the embassy there, it a
said that the cost of manufacturing,
the pieces In question exceeds $10,000.'.
Ottawa (Can.) civil servants want-art
increase in pay.
Not a single life was lost on British"
railways in the year 1901.
Surveys hart- been made- of 1R.1 55eot.
tish locks during the last, tsevett,
China has announced the intention
to assume control of the commercial'
Nothing is left of the nose of the'
Egyptian Sphinx, thanks largely.to the
vandalism of tourists.
A special commission has b'een ap-.
pointed by the Mexican Government"
to study the silver question.
The United States Government has--,
appropriated $450,000 for the purchase,
of horses for the fiscal year, of 1903-190-1.
The Russian Government Iras con
sented to tho appointment o. foreign.'
consuls at Dainy, its new,- port' iti
The Vermont Fair and Trotting As
Rociation lias held an annual fair and"
race meeting every September- for
Over $18,000,000 a year is appro
priated for public schools in New Jer
sey. There are more than 2000 schools
with more than 8000 teachers.
Cuban soap manufacturers proiTiTC
150,000 boxes: of soap- annually; ami!
pay $15,000 a month in wages. In- ad
dition to these 150.000 boxes there are
imported from- OO.OiM) to 00,1)00 boxes-.
A. special exmimittet that hn heen
investigating' the question annoitneed
that, should Great Britain become In
volved in a European war, bread must
be expected to go to a famine pi'lce iu
State Labor Commisioner Harry 1
Black, of New Haven., Conn., has
erected' an imposing monument over
the grave of .James Armour, revolu
tionary soldier, who was ;i'eat uncle
of- the late PhUip D. Armour.
it i3 thought that within a few
months it will be possible to travel
uround the earth fa forty days. Ira
provemeuts on the Siberian railroad
will make the time from Paris to Via
divostork thirteen days. The rest of
the itinerary in as follows: To Naga
saki, two days? to Yokohama, two
diys; to Vancouver, twelve days; to
New- York, via the Canadian Pacific
P.ailway. four days; to Cherbourg, six
dn;.s; rd to Paris in leas tfmu half a,
J 4id fti I c ' . !"r th.it 1 1 ,, a
t l ru it, mi 1 ; " ' " . : . I
have fjvufi it to' i ' '. it-, t i I,
Thru, husking i. tl,-' i