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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, JULY 20, 190G.
ALFRED DREYFUS, THE MARTYR. AMD
fJPHREE conditions prevailing in
1 France in 1894 led to the ae
cusing aud condemning of Cap
tain Alfred Dreyfus for treason
in the alleged selling of military se
crets to the German government, says
the Aw York World.
The first and underlying cause was
a- violent agitation against Jews.
The second was the discovery that
somebody was furnishing information
about army plans to Colonel Schwarz-
koppen, the German military attache,
The fhird was the personal unpopu
larity of Captain Dreyfus among his
associates of the general staff.
These things, combined with a ready
unscrupulousness on the part of cer
tain officers to manufacture evidence
to bear out their prejudiced theories,
led to a concentration on the brilliant
Jewish officer, his accusation, his
quick trial and his deportation to a
The mills of justice grind slowly,
but they grind sure. They have taken
twelve years to formally establish an
Innocence in which the world at large
long has believed. If it is any satis
faction to the suffering man he can
look back upon the wreck of adminis
trations and aspiring politicians, the
convulsion of the whole French nation
in violent disturbance, the disgrace of
army officers of high rank and even
uoou tne corpses o suicides tuat strew
the path over which his "cause cele
bre" has slowly dragged to final vin
dication. Two Heroes la the Cause.
Alongside of Dreyfus, the martyr,
have stood two heroes whose names
deserve to be indelibly linked with the
love of truth and Justice.
One cf them is Smile Zola, most
noted of modern French novelists.
now, alas, dead and unable to join in
this final triumph. For simple love of
truth he dared to take up the cause of
a condemned man and dey govern
ment and army in his famous letter
beginning "I accuse." For that he
was sentenced to heavy fine and Im
prisonment and the loss of his Legion
of Honor button. He fled into exile.
The other man is Colouel Picquart,
who sacrificed rank in the army, favor,
fortune, fought duels and suffered
months of imprisonment because he
dared proclaim the guilt of his brother
officers in condemning an innocent
man. It was he who discovered the
forgeries and the crimes that convicted
Dreyfus and had the courage to stand
That the passengers on the fast ex
press trains of the big trunk lines of
tha United States will be entertained
by vaudeville performances, etc., while
being whirled across the country is be
lieved by J. D. Brown, assistant gen
eral passenger agent of the Erie rail
road, to be an Innovation that will be
undertaken by railroads In the near fu
ture, says the Cleveland Tla in Dealer.
He believes that this radical departure
Is practical and that the road that inau
gurates it will fill a long felt want and
will make a decided hit with the trawl
"For several years," said Mr. Brown
recently, "all the big lines of the coun
try have been constantly vying with
each other In equipping their fast
through trains with all modern com
forts and conveniences In their effort to
make the journeys of their patrons as
pleasant and luxurious as possible. In
this respect a number of the crack fil
ers have about reached perfection. But
In spite of ell the luxury and elegance
with which some of these trains are
equipped the traveler Is obliged to pro
vide his own entertainment and amuse
ment. No matter how luxurious a car
may be, most passengers usually find a
long journey monotonous and tedious
before they reach their destination and
would hair with delight any form of
"Take, for instance, the trip from Chi
cago to the Pnclflc coast. That journey
takes about three days. Very few pas
sengers can amuse themselves all that
time In reading, playing cards or look
ing at the scenery, and they would
gladly welcome any diversion to break
the monotony. It would be very easy
to provide a theatrical jerformance or
concert on a train. I have seen it
done, and it proved a big success.
"It was on a special train In Texas
In which a party of railroad officials
were making a tour of the south. One
end of a private car was fitted up as
a stage, and the members of the party
gave a minstrel performance. What
was done to amuse those officials could
be Just as easily done to amuse regu
lar passengers, and the expense at
tached to sucb a project would, in my
opinion, be very small in comparison
to the great amount of added patron
age the road would derive from such
an Innovation. I am sure that many a
talented actor and actress would of
ten gladly volunteer their services in
exchange for transportation. I am
convinced that such a plan for entertaining-travelers
would meet with such,
success that in less than six months
after It was Inaugurated all the big
trunk lines of the country would
have it." '
Garcia' SlaaJna Lniom.
Stories of Manuel Garcia, the famous
centenarian musician, who died a few
daya.agg.ia Lonsioo. are in order p.ayg
Vaudeville on Train?
for the truth. He was cashiered In dis
grace, but the rehabilitation of the
chief 'sufferer brings alout his restora
tion. Without the discoveries made by
Colonel Picquart while chief of the in
telligence bureau of the army . it is
doubtful whether the innocence of
Dreyfus ever could have been estab
lished. Dreyfus Degraded.
At 9 o'clock in the morning of Jan. 5,
1803, 3,000 soldiers of the French army
were drawn up in the Champs de Mars
on the left bank of the Seine, in the
city of Paris. Between a file of men
Dreyfus, in unifum aud carrying a
sword, was marched before General
Darras. The verdict of the court mar
tial was read. AG adjutant seized the
captain's sword and broke it across his
knee. Then the insignia of rank were
stripped from the condemned man's
uniform, and the general pronounced
the words of degradation.
"Viva la France!" cried Dreyfus in a
loud voice. "You have degraded an in
nocent man. I swear I am innocent."
Around the square they marched him
to parade his ignominy. His last cry
"Tell the whole of France that I am
For more than four years Dreyfus
was buried from the world a prisoner
on Devil's island, where he managed to
survive horrible hardships, solitary
confinement, chains, fever and his
worst fear of all, insanity. .
His Life on Devil's Island.
In later years Dreyfus himself fur
nished the following description of his
prison: "The stone hut destined for my
use measured about thirteen yards
square. lue winaows were graieu.
The door was of latticework, with sim
ple Iron bars. This door led to a little
hallway, Six feet square, entrance to
Which Was closed by a solid wooden
door. In this anteroom a guard was
always on duty. By night the outer
door was closed Inside and out. so that
every" two hours at guard relief mere
was an Infernal clatter of keys aud
bolts. By day I had the right to go
about in a treeless space of less than
half an acre. The moment I left my
hut I was accompanied by the guard,
who was not to lose sight of a single
one of my movements. The guard was
armed with a revolver. Later on there
were added to this a rifle and a car
tridge belt. I was forbidden to speak
to any one but the chief guard." .
the"BuffaId Commercial. An Indomita
ble will power gave him great ascend
ancy over each pupil; his science and
cleverness enabled him to know at
once if he had to deal with a pupil of
rromise or not, and unlikely aspirants
were not allowed to waste his time
and theirs. An acquaintance describes
a typical incident: "I remember a nota
ble case in point. A very rich woman
offered the master any price if he
would only teach her daughter. He
refused, knowing well he could never
obtain serious work from her; but, as
the mother persisted, he hit upon a
compromise. He asked the women to
be present during a lesson, and he un
dertook, if the girl still wished to learn
singing after hearing it taught, to
teach her. The lesson began. The pu
pil, who seemed to the listeners an al
ready finished, singer, had to repeat
passage after passage of the most dif
ficult exercises before the master was
satisfied; he insisted upori the minutest
attention to every detail of execution.
Mother and daughter exchanged horri
fied glances and looked on pityingly.
The lesson finished, the master bowed
the women out, and, in passing the
pupil, the young girl whispered to her,
'It would kill me!' Senor Garcia, re
turning from the door, said content
edly: They will not come again.
Thank you, mon enfant; yon sang
The New Naval Ration.
In the last naval appropriation bill
provision was made for a change in
the naval ration, and the bureau of
supplies and accounts has prepared a
ration in accordance with the legisla
tion, says a Washington dispatch. It
Is now asserted that the United States
navy has a better ration than any army
or navy in the world. The advantages
of the present ration are that It Is
more flexible and makes it unnecessary
to issue commutations to sailors in
place of a regular ration. Added to
the former ration are preserved and
fresh fruits, fresh milk, flavoring ex
tracts, fresh fish and sauce. The
amount of tinned vegetables has been
increased, while a decrease has been
made in macaroni, pickles, rie and
Ia the Theatrical Market.
There is a great scarcity of plays
nowadays that are suitable for ac
tresses who, to put it mildly, are no
longer in the first flush of their youth,
says Vanity Fair. "What we want."
said a woman the other day, "is a part
for ladies whose hearts are still young,
but whose waists are verging on thirty-two.
Teat In- Variilah.
A testing apparatus for varnish, sup
plying a needed standard, .has been
brought out in Scotland by Professor
iiany ana ur. iantle. It includes a I
1lUiit steel ooint Dressed down bya
uaiiy and Dr. Laurie. It Includes a
roe-suiremigs or an innocent man In
such circumstances can scarcely be im
agined. They are reflected In these
passages from his diary:
"Until now I have worshiped reason.
I have believed there was loar.'e in
tmngs ana events. I have believed in
human justice. Anything that was ir
rational and extravagant found diffi
cult entrance into my brain. Oh, what
a. breaking flwn of all my bellefsJ
spiral spring, and this ioint is drawn
over a dry coat of the varnish on glass,
the pressure being increased until the
varnish is scratched. The pressure be
ing. known, a definite measure of the
toughness and hardness of the varnish
is made available.
TO SAVE THE BUFFALO.
Herd From New York to De Set Free
The offer made by the New York
Zoological society to the government
to place a herd of buffalo on the Wich
ita forest reserve. In southwestern
Oklahoma, has been accepted, and a
herd of from fifteen to twenty buffa
loes will be shipped as soon as an
area of good grazing ground can be
fenced in, says the New York Tribune.
The society desired to aid the gov
ernment in preserving these animals
from extinction, but exacted a promise
that a habitat should be provided
where the expense of constant feeding
would be spared, where shelter from
storms could be had and where the buf
faloes could breed prollfically.
It has been conceded by competent
authorities that the American bison
cannot be preserved from flual ex
tinction by breeding In close confine
ment In parks or 'zoological gardens.
The animals can be saved only by es
tablishing herds on' very large areas,
so that they will be In a senilwild state
and can obtain the exercise that is ab
solutely essential to their welfare.
The New York Zoological society sent
J. Alden Loring fo Oklahoma to select
a good grazing ground, with plenty of
permanent water. Forest Supervisor
Morrisey of the reservation and Mr.
Loring decided on a suitable spot, and
an appropriation of $15,000, Inserted In
the agricultural bill, was obtained to
build the fence. . As soon as the fence
Is completed the herd will be shipped.
It is hoped that this can be done in the
falL as it would not be advisable to
turn them loose In midwinter after hav
ing been in captivity, nor would It be
possible to ship, the animals just pre
vious to calving time in the spring.
The bison in captivity at tlje Bronx
park zoo are in fine condition, accord
ing to the authorities tlyre. The herd
is said to be the largest on public ex
hibition. It is hoped that other owners
of buffaloes will follow the example of
the society In assisting the government
to perpetuate the animals.
"See here, Jokely, I'm surprised to
find you writing such bitter, cynical
things about married life."
"Well er Benedict, you see, the fact
"Oh, don't apologize. It isn't that.
What surprises me is how, not being
married, you know all these things."-
Boston Transcript. ' .
He Waa Good. ' '
Miss Askham And, do - you palnti
nothing but -animal pictures every day?1
Mr. D'Auber-WelL on Fridays I paint
u.ui eu, oa xti
"Since I landed a month ago 1 nave
remained locked in my peu, with
closed blinds. Several times I all but
went crazy. I had congestion 'of the
"And then I have never any news of
my. wife and children. Yet I know
that since the '2'Mi of March, nearly
three weeks ago. there have been let
ters .for rac. at Cayenne. .1 have.l;aJ
FOOLS THE MOOSE
Whether or not the fog whistle'at the
entrance to St. John harbor should lx
compelled to take out a game license
would seem to be a
uestiou to be de
inmissiou, says a
cided by the game c
special dispatch froml St. John. N. B.,
to the New York Tribune. Partridge
island is situated
from the city of St. .Tjohu. ami on it is
one of the principal signal stations. A
few months ago there was installed
on the island a new fjog whistle which
has been the cause jof much excite
ment among the mofcse which haunt
the woods around the-city. This whis
tle gives a long drawn out blow In a
low note aud ends he blast with a
short sounding blow two tones lower.
The whistle exactly imitates the call of
a cow moose and Is having the effect
of sucli calls.
It is not uncommon for moose to find
t'jeir way Into the city and walk quiet
ly through the streets during tbfe ear
lier hours of the day. They are never
molestei and have grown bold. Since
the new fog whistle was established
these wandering moose have become
more plentiful and there Is no doubt
that they are attracted by what they
thiuk Is the call of tleir mates. The
bull moose stroll calmly through Falr
vllle and Lancaster to the water's
edge and then attempj to swim to the
island. None have ev4r swum the full
distance, for before reaching the-island
they evidently become aware that
things are not what Jthey seem and
thf.t there is somethings wrong with the
call. Huntsmen are anxiously await
ing the open season, when the moose
are likely to be deplete in numbers.
Gilt Cornice In V
Any woman who h
s old fashioned
brass and gilt cornices of colonial days
stored In the warehouse may count
herself lucky, for they are being re
stored to favor, says the New York
Press. Inanimate objects have tho
charm of not resenting; their relegation
to the background. Even if they have
been laid away, they probably will
look as bright as eve when brought
forth to view. The returning of the
cornice and old fashioned curtains
made Itself felt last winter, when tho
rooms of a new hotel, which is sup
posed to represent "the last word" in
tasteful ami unostentatious decoration,
were constructed with cornices cov
ered with cloth just like that used in
the window curtains.
A "Smoking- Ilaee."
An Ingenious form of "sport" is now
in vogue In Germany, says the St.
Louis Fost-Dispatcb. It is known a
a "smoking race" and Is said to have
grown very popular. Specially con
structed pipes, possessing Immense
bowls, are utilized, the size being iden
tical for each competitor, and the to
bacco is carefully weighed before It is
put therein.. When the starter gives
tlie .word tae siliokers. seated In a cir-.
them telegraph to Cayenne "and to
France for news of my dear ones.
There is no answer.
"My days are interminable, every
minute of every hour a long drawn out
weariness. I am incapable of anj
considerable physical exertion. More
over, from 10 in the morning until 3
in the evening the heat makes it im
possible for me to gn out. I cannot
work at my English all day long my
brain will not stand it aud I have
nothing to read.
"These sleepless nights are fearful.
I manage to get through the days be
cause I am occupied with the thousand
and one details of material life."
In 1S9I) the steadily working forces
of truth and Justice began to estab
lish his innocence.
In all European countries, especially
in bitterly hostile France and Ger
many, It was the custom for the diplo
matic embassies to spy out as man3r
military secrets as could be by bribes,
stealing and lying. Each military at
tache had a retinue of sneaking hire
lings to obtain plans of fortresses, new
arms and mobilization. In 1S!4 the
German attache in Paris was Colonel
Schwarzkoppeu. He was buying infor
mation, although ambassadors were
mutually pledged to do nothing of this
kind. The intelligence office of the
French army was keeping watch on
the German embassy to discover Its
sources of information.
The Famous "Bordereau."
Mme. Bastien, a scrubwoman in the
embassy, was under pay of the intelli
gence office to save all scraps of paper,
which were pieced together by Major
Henry. One day in the summer of
lS'M she turned In a piece of paper
which afterward became known as the
famous "bordereau." It was alleged
to have been found In Colonel Schwarz
koppen' s wastebasket and read:
'"Being without information as to
whether you desire to see me, I send
you nevertheless, monsieur, some in
teresting information, viz:
"A note concerning the hydraulic
brake of the 120 and the way the gun
is managed. A lftte upon the troues
de convert lire: some mollifications will
be carried out according to the new
plan. A note concerning a modification
in the formations of artillery. A note
relative to Madagascar. The proposed
mauuel de tir of the field artillery.
"This document is exceedingly diffi
cult to get hold of, and I can only have
begin operations In the presence
of an interested assemblage of spec
tators and backers. The man who
consumes his tobacco the quickest is.
of course, declared the winner.
U. S. GIFT FOR NEW PRINCE.
Birth of KnUrr'K (irandon on Jnly 4
Because he had the good fortune to
be born on the Fourth of July the baby
of the crown prince of Germany is in
line for something handsome at the
hands of a bevy of patriotic American
girls, says a Berlin special cable dis
patch to the New York Tress. Miss
Nettie Spencer of the University of
Chicago, a prominent member of the
American Women's Club of Berlin, is
organizing among the members of the
American colony a movement to pre
sent the crown prince's heir a souvenir
especially commemorative of the fact
that he was lorn on Independence
day. Miss Spencer thinks that the
royal christening next mouth would le
an Ideal occasion to show In this way
appreciation of the many overtures of
friendship and good will which the
kaiser has made toward the American
people in recent years. ' Such an act
would, she believes. Insure for future
American colonies in Germauy the
kindly Interest of the present crown
prince when he becomes kaiser and
that" of the newborn prince when he
In turn Is called to the throne.
An amusing incident is said to have
developed through the zeal of the wire
less telegraph operators on the Baltic,
who. It Is alleged, informed the kaiser
twice within an hour the other day of
the arrival of a grandson. Until in
quiries had been made at Potsdam the
kaiser was under the impression that
he was the grandfather of twins.
"See here," grumbled the inmate of
murderers' row, "ain't there a law
against crool and onusual punish
ment?" "Yes," answered the warden.
"An ain't I ter be hanged next
"I'm afraid you are."
"Then what d'yer mean by sendin
me a bunch of story papers to read
that ain't got nothin but continued
stories In 'em?" Cleveland Leader.
A Craae Defined.
"What do you mean by saying some
thing Is the latest craze?" asked the
man from abroad who carries a note
book. "A craze," answered Miss Cayenne,
"Is something that amuses other peo
ple, but In which you yourself do not
happen to be Interested." Washington
Knlcker Does your wife have you
water the plants while she is away?
Booker Yes. I just put them under the
place where the bathroom floor leaks.
New York Sun.
The truly proud man knows neither
superiors nor inferlors.-rllazlitt.
it'at my disposal ror a few days." The
minister of war has distributed a cer
tain number of copies among the
troops, and the corps are held responsi
ble for them. Each oGlcer holding a
copy is required to reinrn it after the
"Therefore if you will glean from it
whatever interests you and let me
have it again as soon as possible I will
manage to obtain possession of it. un
less you would prefer that I have It
copied in ex ten so and send yon the
copy. I am just starting for the ma
neuvers." Searching For Author cf Letter.
General Merrier, minister of war;
General Boisdefi're, chief of the general
staff; Colincl Sandherr. head of the In
telligence department: Major Henry,
his assistant, and other high officers
began a search to discover the author
of this treasonable letter. They com
pared many handwritings 'an. I finally
suspicion pointed to Dreyfus, merely
because some of the writing resembled
Dreyfus was not a dashing army of
ficer. He was more the brilliant stu
dent. He was a Jew. He spoke with
a German accent. He had a haughty
demeanor and associated little with his
military companions. He was keen,
studious, exceedingly retentive In mem
ory, a tremendous worker and exceed
ingly precise. More than this, he was
wealthy and raiiier too self,;ovJJ.Jent.
mere was absolutely "no filler evi
dence against Dreyfus than this simi
larity in handwriting; but, blinded by
prejudice, all the chiefs, from Mercler
down, were ready to pronounce him
guiltj' immediately. More than this,
the unscrupulous Henry was ready to
secretly forge additional documents
whenever needed in emergency, aud bis
associate with the comic opera name
of Major Du Paty de Clam joined in
schemes of inquisition.
It was Paty de Clam wljo arrested
Dreyfus after getting him to write
sample letters through a subterfuge.
It was Paty de Clam who conducted
the searches of papers and formulated
the evidence for the trial. lie secured
the noted criminologist and expert Ber
tillou to make comparisons of hand
writing and decide that Dreyfus wrote
the original bordereau. But all the
scientific knowledge of the great Bcr
tillon and his handwriting tests in this
case are now thrown into tho dust by
the revelations of simple truth.
It cannot be mid that there was a
r ought 1Bacfi to Life
The letter of Dr. N. "NewharivDavIs
In the New York Times the other day
on the folly of rolling apparently
drowned persons on a barrel in the ef
fort to restore them finds a singularly
apt commentary in a report of Super
intendent II. M. Knowles of the Third
Life Saving district, which has reach
ed General Supterintendent S. I. Kim
ball, says a Washington dispatch. Mr.
Knowles tells of the rescue and resus
citation of It(5lert Mooney near Wake
field. It. I., on July 4.
There was a boat race on Upper
Point Judith pond that afternoon, and
Mooney went out in a flat bottomed
boat to watch it., His boat was caught
in a squall and overturned. Mooney
was caught under the sail and could
not get out. It was twenty-three min
utes before be was taken from the wa
ter, and then bis. rescuers began the
rolling process, to Which Dr. Davis so
vigorously objects. The3 expelled
about a gallon of water "from the
lungs," as they report, at the first
rolling and at n second rolling, which
immediately followed, got a pint more.
Artificial respiration was begun at
"The patient was as purple as a
grape," said the report. "Superintend
ent Knowles spread a small motor cov
er of canvas and removed the body to
it, keeping up at the same time the
bellows movement and friction by rub
bing the limbs. A fire was built and
stones were heated, which In the course
of thirty minutes were rolled In jack
ets and applied to the armpits, heart
and soles of the feet. The fonllows
movement was kept up while others
worked at the arm movement.
"The first sign of life was observed
after the life savers had worked on the
patient for an hour and twent3' min
utes." says the report. "This was no
ticed when a hot stone was placwi
against the soles of the patient's bare
feet. The constant rubbing and artifi
cial respiration, with renewed applica
tions of hot stones, showed marked de
velopment of the condition of the pa
tient. About twenty-five minutes later
a physician arrived and rciorted that
there was an action of the heart and
pulse. The patient was then taken In
the launch to the boathouse, some dis
tance away. All the time the bellows
movement and rubbing were kept up.
This had leen going on for one hour
and forty-eight minutes. The patient
remained unconscious all. the time.
After arriving at the boathouse the pa
tient was worked with for some time
and later taken to his home, where be
Prrseavr of Mind.
An example of presence of mind was
that of a woman who, being left ajone
in the house one night, heajd a noise
in the dining room and knew that bur
glars were removing the plate. She
.was jho fjy- ron rotb.ex. Jbojisfi. Xa
preconceived conspiracy to entrap and
convict Dreyfus. But when the sus
picion against him arose tho men In
the army 6taff who disliked him were
only too ready to condemn him.
Wave of Anti-Semitism.
The wave of anti-Semitism then agi
tating France helped pile prejudice
upon his head. The army chiefs wero
overjoyed that the traitor in their
midst had been "caught." Many of
the Paris newspapers shrieked for ven
geance. The victim's conviction was
a foregone conclusion. His family
tried hard to save him aud Dreyfus
valiantly maintained his innocence, but
to no purpose. The secret court mar
tial, on Dec. 20, 1S04. condemned him
for life to Devil's isle.
The German embassy was In an em
barrassing position. It knew that
Dreyfus was not tho officer with whom 0
dealings were had, but, leing guilty
of seeking secret Information, it could
say nothing. The most that could be
done was to publish semi-official note
in newspapers that Germany, had taken
no part in the affair. On the other
hand, the French army efflcers eoulc'
not proclaim their source of informa
tion, for that would reveil how th
torn scraps of paier were stolen from
the embassy. So to Devil's Isle, off tho
coast of South America, p-or Dreyfus
was sent, and there he suffered tor
tures designed to quickly end his life.
In the meantime la France truth,
though crushed to earth, was rising
The Dreyfus family began system
atic work in establishing the convict's
innocence. His brother, Mathew Drey
fus, spared neither time nor money ?in
the great undertaking. It was slow
and disappointing at first. Everything
was hidden in the secret archives of
the war department. The campaign
legan with the rousing of public opin
ion, and within a year France began
to be torn by bitter controversy that
embroiled the government Itself.
In 1SJK) a new, man was at the head
of the intelligence office in the person
of Lieutenant Colonel Picquart. one of
the youngest and most brilliant men In
the army. One day the name Mme.
Bastien, scrubwoman at the German,
embassy, sent in some scraps of pa pet
which', pieced out. proved to le a let ter
addressed to Major Esterhazy. It
was in the handwriting of Colonel
Continued on Pjikc Ten)
summon ' assistance. Seizing a large,
paper bag which lay ou'a table, she in-,
fated it and broke It on the wall of the
stairs with a loud rejort. The thieves,'
mistaking it for u pistol, dropped their,
plunder ami fled. There is no quality
perhaps which we uJl covet more than
this ready wit which makes action as'
prompt as thought in danger. Self con
trol, which we can cultivate, helj us;
to attain It in a degree, but It Is large-,
ly a gift of nature, like a keen eye orj
nimble tongue. We who are born with-;
out it may console ourselves with the,
fact that emergencies come but onee(
or twice In life, while every hour calls;
for the use of common sense, patience
and self control, all of which we cani
have if we will.
Noted "Indian Altar Stone" Destroy
ed by a l'rnrr.
The destruction with dynamite of the.
famous "Indian altar stone" on the.
farm of Joseph Horner, m4ir Millsbor
ough. Pa., has created intense Indigna
tion among scientists, saya a special
dispatch from Washington, Pa., to the
New York Times. Horner admits hav
ing blown the famous rock to pieces'
and says he did It because parties weroj
continually tramping over his "farm t
look at It.
T.ie altar, as it was called, stood on
top of a high hill on the Horner farm.'
It was covered with figures of men,,
animals, snakes and, strangest of all, a
figure of a kangaroo, all chiseled In the
rock. It was discovered a few years,
ago, and ever since the Homer farm
1 1 n 14mn O X T Qf1fl ttxm anoK.AAtnlrllita (
all of . whom were, puzzled over thoi
kangaroo carving on the big rock.
Horner does not think he owes anyj
apology to science for his act, but slm-.
ply saj-s It was on his own ground and'
he could do as he pleased with it. Heob-'
Jected to its being there because people
who cams to see it trampled down hiw
A Dor and a Ball.
A certain Irish officer responsible for.
dog licenses had a system of discover
ing his victims. He knocked at tho
side door of every house, and If a dog
barked he Immediately demanded that
the owner show his license. Every dog.
must have his day, however, and ouo
day this collector reached the street
with his lower garments nearly intact.1
"Bedad." he said, eying the victorious.
terrier through the railings, "that's the
sort of dog I like to see out o me
The New Army Itlfle.
A new magazine rifle will soon bo
Issued to all of the Infantry and cavj
airy troops In the United States. Thi
bayonets have been manufactured, ondl
the ordnance department now has on!
hand a large quantity of the new smaU(
arm, which will bolnimedlately lasaed