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B. H. AUAMS. rMiAw.
TIME FOR HEROES.
A cavalry saber hangs upon the wall.
All battered and twisted and eaten by
Twas new when its owner heard Liberty
And into bis fingers the weapon was
And many a desperate battle, I ween.
This rusty and battered old saber has seen.
If y little boys ask me again and again.
A hundred odd questions "What good
lc?s it doT
And why is it rusty?" and "What makes
At the handler' and "What ii it worth.
Pa. to youT
The little cbp never heard Liberty call.
Me hasn't heard Freedom's harsh lesson
3 tell him the story how up through the
Of Malvern Hill's battle the enemy came;
TJp! I'p to the cannon until the line broke.
Bent, wavered and vanished scorched
out by the flame;
How over the cannon one brave fellow lay.
The saber held tight in his dead hand that
My little boy ponders the tale at my knee.
"I wish we had sabers and fighting." he
"X wish there were tyrants and men to set
And heroes to suffer and light for a prize.
There isn't a war or a chance to be brave.
Or swords to be carried, or country to
Ah! little boy! Never found hero a time.
In all of the ages that history knows.
So filled cp as this age with chances sub
lime For meeting and conquering deadliest
Not with the old saber can you win your
Tour weapon is forged out of Justice and
For falsehood chains truth and injustice Is
And ignorance tramples on Liberty's law.
. The country needs men with a hatred for
A heart without fear and a life without
And nothing is nobler, my boy, than the
That honest hearts make to be true to the
Rural New Yorker.
OFF TO THE WAR
By Clifford Kills.
ALT. the doors in the corridor were
still closed all except mother's.
Hhe had left hers ajar through the
night, in case Bob, waking, bad called
her name. But Bob bad not called; he
.slept like a top.
Presently the gray dawn grew pink,
and little shafts of light crept through
the Venetian blinds, picking out the
pictures on the walls, the mirror of the
-wardrobe, and the gallant figure of Bob
himself on the mantelpiece, photo
graphed in full uniform.
Mother's vigil was ended. She rose
softly, (slipped on ber dressing gown
and slippers, and stole along the corri
Jor to Bob's room.
Bob lay. six feet of British manhood,
yellow-haired, straight-limbed, deep
chested, sound asleep.
The few dreams that had visited him
had been sweet to the heart of a soldier.
Xot a shadow of fear disturbed his
clumbers. He had been assisting in
killing the enemy by shrapnel, rifle and
bayonet, in thousands, and now they
lay around bim like corn under the
ickle, and Bob smiled and awoke, and
saw bis mother standing looking down
upon him. It was no unusual sight to
see ber there; yet to-day something
stirred in his breast, and Bob put up bis
arms and drew her bead down to his
"My baby my boy!" mother mur
mured. "Oh, my darling!"
Bob bore it with admirable grace, but
be did not like it not a little bit; and
as soon as he could be wriggled himself
free and asked the time.
There was time and to spare, and
mother said, if he did not mind, she
would like to read one of the morning
1'salms tohim; it would comforthim, she
said. And Bob consented like the
gentleman be was, and lay still while
sbe read, thinking what pretty hair she
bad it fell in a long plait right below
ber waist. Then she kissed bim again,
and went; and when she was quite sure
be could count on isolation Bob got up
and wandered among the litter of uni
form cases and port mantuaus that lay
about the floor. Then he took up his
Clengarry, and, putting it on, regarded
bis reflection in the mirror with com
placency. And his pride must be ex
cused, for he was a newly fledged sub
alternof 20 years, recalled from leave to
join his battalion, which sailed on the
morrow for the seat of war.
Having adjusted the cap at every con
ceivable angle, he replaced it and con
tinued his toilet. His cheeks were per
fectly innnocent of beard, and 20 min
utes saw bim fully attired, immaculate
in a brand-new suit, and the stiff est and
highest of shiny white collars.
Just at this moment a knock came at
the door, and his sister, his junior by
three years, entered the room. It was
easy to see that she had been weeping,
but Bob expected as much and his
heart did not resent it. He put bis arm
round her waist and kissed her.
"Xearly time to be off, he cried,
with almost brutal cheerfulness, and
turned to strap his portmanteau,
whistling a martial ditty.
Xell sat down on the edge of the bed
and surveyed the array of baggage with
mixed feelings. She was very proud of
Bob. He was a dear hero; but if only
the war were over and he back again,
crowned with glory! Other girls'
brothers had gone, and well, she
would not let herself think. She wished
she had been kinder to Bob in the days
gone by. Xow the little, unthought-of
omissions would be ghosts to haunt her
J conscience till be was back again. She
would like to bave told Bob she was
sorry, but she knew that be would
laugh at ber for s little goose; and be
ftirtrs it would look as if sbe felt this
was indeed good-fey; so she choked back
this lump in ber throat and cat with
brave eyes stoically watching Bob, who
stood in the window examining bis re-
' But, strive as she would, the could
not check the thoughts that the sight
brought to ber mind. Bob with the re
volver in his hand yes, but far away
in the midst of the din and smoke of
battle, surrounded by the foe; daunt
less, wounded, bloody dying dying!
With a little cry she rose to her feet.
Bob, who bad been taking careful
aim at the gas globe, turned at the
sound. "Halloo!" he exclaimed,
"what's tip, Nell? You look as if you
had seen a ghost." Then bis eyes fol
lowed her gaze. "Little coward!" be
cried, teasingly. "I believe you got
funky at the sight of this revolver."
Xell stopped short on her way to
the door, then she gave a queer lit
tle laugh. "Well, perhaps I did." she
said, and went quickly from the room.
Bob went back and finished bis
packing; then he caught up his port
manteau and helmet case and went
In the ball Perkins, the man serv
ant, met him and hurried forward
with a scared face. "Oh, sir," he cried,
reproachfully, "you shouldn't, really,
sir! I wouldn't bave had it happen
for worlds, sir," he said, pathetically,
as he took the case and portmanteau
from Bob's hands.
"Oh, It is all right. Perkins." Bob
answered, with splendid condescen
sion; whereupon one of the house
maids, who was a witness of the scene,
hurried off to the kitchen below.
"He's down," she exclaimed, breath
lessly, "a-carrying of his own port
manteau and looking as handsome
and cheerful for art the world as if
he was a-going to be married, instead
of off to the war."
"Poor dear!" said cook, as she
turned the- chops; "poor innocent
Perkins hurried down at this mo
ment. "To think," he cried, tragical
ly, "as he's strapped his own traps
and carried down his own portman
teau, and be off to the war! I'd have
lost a whole month's wage sooner
than this "ere should have happened.
Supposing he's killed, and I've got to
remember that he waited on hisself
the last morning!"
"Ain't he cheerful?" said Mary, the
housemaid. "He don't look as if he
meant to be killed."
"Oh! they none of 'em mean to be
killed, but that don't make bullets
blank cartridges," Perkins answered,
In the meantime mother had
dressed. She had borne up bravely
throughout. Once, though, her lips
had trembled; that was when the
sound of Bob's gay whistling haJ
reached her ears. But even then lov
ing pride had flashed into her eyes
and choked down sorrow. Her boy
was brave brave nnd true; and duty,
she knew full well, would find him a
She wondered if father, who was
in the dressing-room, could hear the
sound. She would like to have called
to him. only she was just a little
hurt at his apparent unconcern at Lis
son's departure. But after all, she
thought, he was only a man; he could
not know a mother's heart; his breast
hnd not pillowed the little sunny head
in the years gone by; he had not cried
with joy when the little feet had
taken their first unsteady steps across
the floor, now well she remembered
that day, and how proud she had felt
of her son! He was such a fine big
baby. She had placed him against a
chair, and he had looked up at her
with round eyes of wonder; then,
when her meaning came to him. he
had thrown back his little head and.
with a scream of delight, walked
bravely forward right into her lov
ing, waiting arms. And now now
She brushed aside her tears, for she
beard father coming.
Father entered the room quickly,
btit paused on the threshold. To toll
the truth, he bad thought mother
downstairs. He had been trying to
remember, that day when Bob had
ridden the new pony for the first time
so phickily. whether the lad had been
breeched or not. He knew the pic
ture was on mother's dressing table,
and be hail come in to look at it. and
there stood mother with the photo
graph in her hand.
. "Humph!" exclaimed father, "so
vou have not gone down?" and his
voice was cot conciliatory, for he felt
that every one that morning, him
self included, was wearing his heart
on his sleeve, and a sense of lost dig
nity was irritating him.
Mother's heart swelled at the tone;
she put down the photograph and
looked up at father with a look '.n
which reproach and sorrow mingled,
and then suddenly she turned aside,
and her hands busied themselves
among the brushes and trays on the
dressing table, for her quick eye had
detected that father was wearing odd
boots a buttoned and a laced-iip one.
To think of it! He. the soul of pre
cision, to thus betray himself. Bnt
there his abstraction stood confessed.
And oh, how mother loved him for
it! He had been such a stoic, too.
Well, there was no accounting for
man's ways, but, thank God, he had
put on odd boots that morning. She
no longer felt lonely in her grief. He
cared, too; his heart was aching also
for their son's departure. Oh, those
blessed odd boots!
She knew his nature, and stood for a
moment wondering how best to tell
him of bis mistake without annoying
him. And presently mother, on her
way downstairs, tapped at the drews-
Iing-room outer door. "One of your
lace boots," she said. "I stumbled over
it; I have pit it down out-side." Thes
she waiteu until sbe beard father
swearing softly to himself. Then she
knew matters wonld right themselves
and went downstairs.
At breakfast somehow nobody bad
much to say. Bob wanted to talk. l it
felt that his one topic his luck at he
leg sent to the front would not' be
exactly congenial to bis listeners. So
be refrained, and ate a hearty break
fast. lie would carry the memory of his
last meal away with him to the far
off land. The tender face of mother,
smiling bravely from behind the bub
bling, steaming urn; the dainty spread
table; the pleasant, luxurious room,
with its handsome pictures, the broad
bow w indow, from which he could see
the dear old garden where he bad
played as a child; the loving eyes of
Xell beaming upon bim across the
tab'.e. Yes, home was borne, although
he was the luckiest subaltern in tiie
By and by the trap at the door, and
the servants gathered in the hall to
wish him good luck and tiodp( ed.Bob
shook bands with them all and thanked
them, and then he stood with mother
in the porch alone. He could not see
her face distinctly for the mist across
his eyes; and the next moment he and
father were walking quickly down the
drive, along which the dogcart was go
ing slowly forward to await them at
the gates beyond. Father remarked
that the new gamekeeper was giving
satisfaction, and that 1 here was every
prospect of the covers yielding better
sport the next autumn.
"We shall have you home again be
fore then, my boy," he said.
"Bather, sir!" answered Boh; "we
shall not take long to settle this little
At the lodge, the gamekeeper's four
boys were standing in a row. They
had t h ree-coruered paper hats on their
heads and wooden swords in their
hands, and they greeted Bob with sun
dry salutes and hurrahs. And Bob
laughed, and gave them a penny each.
'"You must keep up your drilling,"" he
said. "We shall be wanting new re
cruits in the regiment by and by."
And then the gate was opened, and
Bob climbed to the back seat of the
cart. Far away at the house some
thing fluttered white from a window,
and Bob took out his handkerchief and
signaled back again. Then the boys
cheered afresh, and the trap turned
ikto the lane, and home was already
a thing of the past.
As they Trove through the village
there was not a doorway that hnd not
some one standing on the threshold to
bid him Codspeed.
" Tis the young squire off to the
nor." they cried one to the other, and
the men's eyes flashed and tliVir voices
rose; but thewomens eyes filled with
tears ns they saw him drive past. "God
keep him." they said, "and comfort his
mother's heart!" For they knew that
the men gave willingly their lives for
their country, but that the gift of the
women was something dearer than
And all the time Bob's heart was
singing to him; he did not know that
the song had come down to him from
the long ago time when the sea kings
had gone forth with their battle songs
to be the terror and conquerors of dis
tant lands. He did not know; but so
it was, and 'twas a goodly heritage,
of which Bob in his joy and impatience
So the station was reached and the
last good-by spoken; and father
grasped Bob's hand. "You will do
vour duty." father said; "I am sure of
And Bob's face flushed. "Thank you,
sir," be answered, in a husky voice;
"and my love to mother." Pall
THE CHICAGO POST OFFICE.
Hay Have Panmitic Taae Syatem
Iaereaaed Appropriation Hade by
Congress for (, Extension.
It was agreed by the house post
office committee to appropriate $723.
G00 for the postal pneumatic tube
system. This is an increase of $500,
000 over last year, and was allowed
at the instance of Mr. Lorimer. It
is the understanding Chicago will be
one of the first cities which will feel
the effects of the increase, and the
new system will be installed there
if the amount is not reduced. The
appropriation is placed at the dis
posal of the postmaster general, who
will apportion it among the different
cities in proportion to their needs.
Mr. Lorimer, who has been working
to have the pneumatic tube system
installed in the Chicago post office,
says he is confident of hf.ving the in
crease accented by the house. Last
year he was successful in having in
corporated in the postal appropriation
bill an increase of $100,000 for this
service over the previous year, but
when that measure was ;onsidered id
the house the Chicagoan was ill. la
his absence the item was stricken out.
If the bill is adopted in its present
shape the postmaster general will or
der the substations, branch post of
fices, the railroad stations and the
stock yards connected by tube with
the main office, and in all probability
the street , car and wagon service will
Shakespearean Relle Foand.
A well-authenticated Shakespear
ean relic, an earthenware jug. given
by him to his sister Joan, is on sale
in London. It is shaped like a mod
ern coffee pot. decorated with heathen
mythological figures in I old relief, and
topped with a silver cap and edging
of engraved silver.
Xo Roost to Plow.
In view of the almost innumerable
kopjes mentioned as existing in the
Transvaal, some curiosity is ex
pressed, says the St. Louis .Star, ns
to where the Boers do their farmina.
"That little boy seems as btnrjr as s
bee.". "Yes. he has hives." Philadel
Hicks "Is it true, then, that you'ra
living beyond your station?" Wicks
"Yes two miles." Collier's Weekly.
She (after a tiff) "Perhaps yon
would like your ring back?" He
(coolly) "Xo, thanks; don't trouble.
I buy 'em by the dozen-" Cigarette.
Husband "Why do you go in for
such elaborate dresses? What's the
good of all that embroidery?" Fond
Wife "Wbv, just to show that 1 can
afford them, yon idiot." Larks.
The Poet's Wife "They say that
poetry is a drug on the market.
The Poet "Xonene. If you'd ever
sold any poetry and bought any drags
you'd know the difference." Harlem
Police Magistrate "What do you
mean by saying the defendant's words
carried weight with them?" Plaintiff
-"I mean, your honor, that he swore
at me and then hit me with a brick."
Ohio State JournaL
"I must confess to you," he said, in
a burst of confidence. "I'm an odd
man. I'd like to be different if"
"This is so sudden!" she cried, throw
ing herself upon his neck. For she,
too, was odd and she had longed to
be even." Philadelphia Press.
"Still they come,"' wrote the re
porter, who in bis secret heart called
himself a "journalist." "But, no," ho
mused, "that is hardly appropriate
for a beadline to the preliminary ac
count of the -women's rights conven
tion." And he carefully crossed out
the word "stilL" Baltimore Ameri
can. VARIEGATED MONOTONY.
The Dreary Sameneoui of Oar Lives
Is a Splendid Exhibition of
Hearing the wind booming abroad in
a pine wood, or the surf pounding a
spit of lonely and shifting sand, may
be taken as typical of monotony; but
at times one feels that a large part of
life is keyed to an unvarying level of
expression as strangely meaningless as
any natural feature of things can be.
Our daily labor has its sing-song hum,
like the buzz of a bee or the purr of a
drowsy cat, when there is no interrup
tion, and we easily admit the impres
sion that because work is the same all
the year round it must of course be un
interesting, the business of a droning
intelligence and a mechanical exist
ence. Looking steadfastly into life's coun
tenance, however, is apt to disclose to
tis a deeper significance flowing under
the placid surface of our experience.
What passe3 before a casual gaze as a
dreary monotony, a depressing same
ness of sound and motion, appears to
the earnest ey a tplendid exhibition of
our power a fine mode of human ener
gy making for the perfect destiny of
Xaturalists tell us that the wind in
the treetops. making the lonesomest
of moans, has for a function the gentle
swaying of tb.- tall boles., which com
municate their motion to the deepest
roots in the ground, thus assisting in
aerating the soil and adding racy vigor
throughout the complicated subter
rane tangle which feeds the whole
mighty plant. It is not different with
us; the continual monotony of the
business of life, with its droning same
ness from day to day, somehow stirs
the spiritual part of us to the profound
Indeed, we msy distinguish genius
from the lesser endowments by its abil
ity to make the most of what common
minds deem the merest surface drift of
opportunity, too ordinary and plenti
ful to be of any value. What we call
invention is but a fresh setting togeth
er of verities as old as the stars and
as monotonously beautiful. Discovery
is nothing more than surprising a bid
den link in a uniform chain. Xot a
machine of all man's mighty wonder
work of mechanism has in it a single
departure from the law of force and
Habit enforces regularity, which is
but another name for monotony, and
we may safely assume that what we
call "good breeding" is the outward
manifestation of an inward habit, the
result of undeviating example, pre
cept, practice; in a word, the monotony
of culture. Even the gorgeous sur
prises of epoch-making genius have
flashed upon the world with a
rhythmical, recurring beat, so that id
reading history we mark time by them
and keep pace with the centuries by
even and regular steps. The great
poets, painters, musicians, the states
men, soldiers and philosophers, who
have stirred up the deeps of human life
and changed the current of civilization
here and yonder, appear, as we look
back at them, surprisingly to corre
spond with a certain splendid plangen
cy in the current of time which throbs
as regularly as the pulse of a strong,
And what a fine, stimulating sight it
is to see the brave column of to-day
pressing right on up the same monot
onously laborious incline toward the
winking and still infinit ely distant star
of destiny! What Pythagoras heard
us the music of the spheres was but the
rhythm of human activities, the
steady, onward, nndeviating and reg
ular throbbing of life's changeless cur
rent. Law is method in operation, and
method is monotony. Maurice Thomp
son, in Philadelphia Saturday Evening
Extent of Ocean. Cables.
At the present time the extent ot
ocean cables is nearly 200.COO miles.
The total distance of all land wires
it is impossible to state with exact
ness, but it i rather more than tea
times he total for the cable systems.
In the United States alone there are
about 600.COO miles of wire in use.
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
A training college for Sunday EeLool
teachers the first of its kind in Eng
land has been opened at Hands
worth, Birmingham. m
Dr. E. J. Banks, former consul at
Bagdad, has undertaken to excavate)
the ruins of the historic Ur of the
Chaldees for the Smithsonian insti
tution. Jler. Dr. Patrick, cZ St. Paul's
church. Dundee, Scotland, has signi
fied his acceptance of nomination to
the principalship of Manitoba college,
Cev. Henry J. Callis. the pastor of
the African Zion church of Syracuse,
X. Y.. was bora a slave. He is a
Hampton graduate, has studied law.
and once declined a nomination for
member of the Virginia legislature. -
Some of the English clergy in the
diocese of Xatal and Pretoria have
been reduced to the humblest pover
ty, owing to lack of funds from Eng
land and the multitude of war ap
peals for money for other purposes.
Ber. Dr. Curtis, pastor of Mount
Auburn Presbyterian church at Cin
cinnati, has been devoting his church
services to the especial interest of
street railway employes. The Cin
cinnati street railway companies
grant free transportation to employes
and their families to and front the
In a number of our oldest and lar
gest universities in the college circle
a teacher is never addressed or
spoken of as president or professor,
but only as plain "Mister." It is
"Mr. Eliot," "Mr. nadley," not Pres
ident Eliot or nadley. The reason is
an inherent modesty, which dislikes
to assume titles of distinction and
prefers the , forms of democratic
PICTURES OF VOLCANOES.
Some of the DlSUealtlea Eneenaiered
In Phetes-raphlnn; These Won
ders While In Action.
As things go these days, the pho
tographer is the man who is at the
front, whether it be at El Caney, or.
off Morro, or at Manila, and one has
but to make any danger worth while
to find some one of the amateur orpro
fessional brethren taking it with his
camera, to hand it down as an imper
ishable and indisputable evidence of
what man will risk and accomplish.
When it was reported in Honolulu
last summer, or rather when Honolu
lu was enveloped in a thick cloud of.
smoke, it knew without any further
reporting that Mauna Loa was once
more oa the rampage. And so it
turned out, the great volcano, through
new fissures and vents and new
craters, was pouring out great masses
of lava, which made the eruption one
of the most striking of recent years.
When it was made known from the
island of Hawaii that the spectacle
was likely to prove unique, two par
ties started out from Honolulu for
the great mountain, accompanying
them being Mr. Frank Dewey, a pho
tographer, who did not mind such a
thing as danger in his desire to take
a snap at a full-fledged eruption on
the plank of Mauna Loa near the sum
mit. The main outburst formed a lake of
boiling lava 100 feet in diameter, from
which huge masses were thrown 300
feet in the air. From a breach in
the cone a flood of lava 40 feet wide
rushed down the mountain side at
a rate of 30 miles an hour. A dozen
vents near the great crater were
throwing lava in the air, which cov
ered the surrounding territory with a
thick coating gliding down and en
veloped in a thick smoke.
' Lower down a new crater not so
large as the upper lake threw great
masses of lava and solid rocks in the
air weighing hundreds of pounds.
While the onlookers were, fascinated
at the sight, there was considerable
danger, as on one occasion the wind
blew thick columns of sulphurous
smoke toward the party when they
were on their way home. The running
lava behind them prevented a retreat
and death from asphyxiation surely
threatened as the black cloud ad
vanced in a menacing manner. Just
as it was about to cover them, a vio
lent gust of wind opened a gap arched
like a tunnel. Through this the ter
rified tourists rushed and reached the
pure air on the other side in safety,
falling upon the ground exhausted
and overcome by their fearsome expe
rience. They also suffered from hunger nnd
thirst, and it was under these circum
stances that Mr. Dewey took the
views, his zeal causing him among
other things to lose his shoes, which
were burnt off his feet by .the hot
lavas. However, he got back to Hon
olulu safelyl and was delighted at his
success in catching one of the small
cones in operation, as well as pho
tographing some older lava beds and
the solidified rivers of lava of other
days. Philadelphia Times.
Temperatnre of Sarfaee of Sea.
In a paper communicated to the
ttoyal Meteorological society on "The
mean temperature of the surface wa
ters of the sea round the British
coasts and its relation to the mean
temperature of the air," Mr. Dickson
arrived at the conclusion that the
mere presence of Atlantic .water is
more effective in depressing the sum,
mer temperature in Britain than in
raising that of the winter months
DUpnte Stopped the Train.
On a train frointr from Ghent to
Brussels such, a fierce discussion
about the war arose among some of
the rns.se risers that the alarm was
given, the train was stopped and the
disputants were compelled to get out
and finish the discussion oa the
ground.-X. Y. Journal.
ft) STRIKE AT THE TRUSTS.1
two Mmsin, Plraatad asalanf Treats
lMhu4 fey the Haa Ja-
Washington. April 17j Two
ares directed against tracts were de- -
tf rmined upon yesterday by the spe
cial sub-committee on trusts of the
house judiciary committee. The spe -cial
sub-committee has spent many
days examining the various remediea
proponed, and the conferences net
not concluded until a late hoar yester
day. As agreed upon the remedy
two-fold,, namely, a constitutional
amendment giving congress full pow
er to deal with trusts, and a new anti
trust law making the following es
tensions to the Sherman act:
To Extend the Sheiman AeC
First Requiring the branding oe
marking of trust-made goods shipped
out of a state, so as to be easily identi
fied as the product of a trust.
Second Prohibiting the interstate
traffic of trnst-made goods not so
branded, and making them subject to
seizure and condemnation.
Third Bequiring corporations hav
ing a capital over J 1,000,000 or doing
an annual business of 11,000,000, to file
a report of their affairs with the sec
retary of state.
Fourth Providing the process of In
junction against combinations sending
trnst-made goods from state to state
or tc foreign countries.
Fifth Prohibiting the uso ot the
mails to concerns and their official
proven to be trusts.
Snntaury ml the Measures.
Judge Bay, of Xew York, chairman
of the judiciary committee and of the
special sub-committee on trusts, gave
out the following summary of the '
"The sub-committee of the commit
tee, on the judiciary yesterday agreed
to report to the full committee a pro
posed constitutional amendment which
piovides that congress shall have pow
er to define, regulate, control, prohibit
or dissolve trusts, monopolies, or com
binations, whether existing in the
form of a corporation or otherwise,
and which further provides that the
several states may continue to exer
cise such power in any manner not ia
conflict with the laws of the United
To Meet Supreme Court Decision.
"The necessity for this amendment
grows out of the fact that it is held
by the supreme court of the United
Stctes that manufacture and produc
tioi are no part of interstate com
merce, and can not be reached noder
the interstate commerce clause of the
constitution, even though monopoly
in manufacture indirectly effects or
controls such commerce. Therefore,
monopoly in manufacture is not re
strainable by congress even when it
cortrols the output of -an article of
recessity to all the people in all ths
states and fixes the price at will.
Amends the Act mt Jaty S, 18SO.
"Another measure amends the act
of July 2, 1890, being an act to pro
tect trade and commerce against un
lawful restraints and monopoly, aol
known as the Sherman act. The pro
posed bill increases the penalties fixed .
by that act and adds thereto fire ben
sections. The new sections relate to
producing and manufacturing cor
porations and associations organize!
nd managed for the purpose of con
trolling or monopolizing manufacture
or production or so conducting their
business as to monopolize manufac
ture. It provides that corporations
and associations organized srd
currying business for such a pur
pose shall mark goods shipped with
out the state in which produced, and
that the same shall not be transport
ed or carried without such state when
not so marked either upon the goods
themselves, the packages containing
same or the cars in which shipped.
TO SET UP CIVIL GOVERNMENT.
The Kewly-Caoaea Governor of Pner-
tm ftlee. to Sail tmr San J ana
Darin the Present Week.
Washington, April 17. Mr. Allen,
the newly-chosen governor of Puerto
Rico, is arranging to leave Washing
ton for San Juan toward the end ot
the present week. He will be accom
panied by Mrs. Allen and their daugh
ter. The trip will be made on
It is Gov. Allen's intention to make
this a flying visit. He will set up the
r.ew civil government, and inside of
three weeks will return to the United
States to arrange bis private affairs.
The president and Secretary Long
have determined that the inauguration
of the civil governor in Puerto Bico
shall be marked with as much pomji
as is befitting an event of that magni
tude. Therefore, the United States
will see to it that there is at San Juan
on' the occasion of the inauguration of
the first American governor a digni
fied and impressive ceremony that will
fix the event in the minds of the peo
ple. The United States steamer Dolphin,
which will carry Mr. Allen to San
Juan, will enter the harbor there es
corted by the entire North Atlantic
squadron under the command of Bear
Admiral Farquar, on his flagship, the
IT IS DANGEROUS WORK.
BSTorts to Save the Batatac
Mine Ho. 3. at Hnaleton,
TKieVnroV Pn Atlrfl 17. Work fo
being continued bratticiog Essen Mine
No. 3, at Hazletine, to check the flames
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wnicn nave oeen raslus auto
afternoon. Day and night forces of
man onntinns to work. The flames
have not spread any since Saturday
. :v n. fmm ih bnrnins COcil
is making the work exceedingly dan