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H. a GIVLER, Publisher.
The undergraduate, body of Roan
oke College, Salem, Va, Includes four
Koreans one of tbem a son of the
emperor and five native Porto Ri
tans. A Korean recently won the
prize for English declamation.
The tree planted at the Naval Train
ing Station in Newport an dedicated
to the memory of Admiral Philip, who
commanded the Texas at Santiago, will
typify the vitality and growth of the
hero's fame. His record illustrated at
once the valor and humaneness that
characterize the model officer. He did
cot fear a fighting enemy, nor fail to
succor a dying foe.
The fifth of an extraordinary series
of weddings has Just been celebrated
In Paradise Valley, near Oroville, Cal.
The first was that of John Weer, a
Cornish widower with four good look
ing daughters. Some years ago fca
wedded Mrs. Malarin, a French widow
with four sons. The boys and girls
have now been all mated and the five
couples live under the same roof.
The experiments are for the purpose
of improving and perfecting bombs
that are now made for the purpose of
exposing the position of an enemy at
night, and to reveal the character of
defenses to be attacked. These pro
jectiles explode on impact, liberating
a flaming compound. One compound
consisting of sulphur, saltpetre, and
hydrocarbon, is a blue light mixture.
The illumination lasts as long as the
saltpetre supplies oxygen to maintain
President John Henry Barrows of
Oberlin College, announces that John
D. Rockefeller has offered Oberlin
$200,000 on condition that the college
raise $300,000 during the present year.
As $150,000 of this is already pledged,
there seems to be no doubt that the
college wil claim the gift before Janu
ary 1. During the two years of the
presidency of Dr. Barrows, the endow
ment has been increased by $700,000,
not counting the $500,000 expected
from the sources just mentioned.
In electing Henry P. Davison to the
presidency of the Liberty National
bank in New York last week the
stockholders of that institution placed
in control of their property a man
who is today the youngest bank presi
dent in the metropolis. Mr. Davison,
at the age of thirty-three, ranks not
only as president of a national bank in
the financial center of the continent,
but also as the secretary of the New
York clearing house, the organization
of the banking interests.
Russia has decided that it wants th
American bicycle, having tired of the
more clumsy English and German ar
ticle. Such are the comforting reports
received by the managers of the Amer
ican Bicycle company, which does
much of the exporting of American
machines. Russia finds more popular
use for the machine at a moderate
price than it has found heretofore, and
the many American-made machines
that travelers about Europe have seen
have convinced them of the superiority
of our machines over those of Euro
pean make. So there is an unusual de
mand this year, a fact which pleases
the American maker who finds the de
mand here falling off as compared with
that which existed when all America
was bicycle mad.
"Threatened men live long," some
times when, for instance, they chance
to be criminals whose counsel are anx
ious to make a record. Almost ten
years ago a man in the state of Wash
ington was convicted of murder In the
first degree and sentenced to be
hanged. That sentence has been thrice
reaffirmed, but the man has not been
hanged yet. The state supreme court
and the United States Supreme court
have had the case before them, in the
form of exceptions and objections, dur
ing these ten years, and the con
demned man's attorney declares that
he has still "many cards to play."
Such attempts to "cheat the gallows"
have the evil effect of arousing against
a convict a sentiment which is not
easily to be distinguished from vin
dictiveness. Few persons know that the United
States government derives an income
from some of the largest bathing es
tablishments in America, if not in the
world. The hot springs of Arkansas,
which have been a resort for invalids
for many years, are owned by Uncle
Sam, and he extracts a payment of $30
a tub for the use of the medicated wa
ter. As there are 634 tubs, the spring
brings him ' an Income from that
source of $16,020 a year. The various
hot springs, which are said to number
seventy-three, issuing from the west
side and the base of Hot Springs moun
tain, and which are now obscured from
view, have been converged In many in
stances from several different Issues
into one outlet by development work
done on the reservation under the su
pervision of the various superintend
ents. According to correspondence Issued
by the London foreign office, 98 per
cent of the slaves of Zanzibar and
Pemba prefer to remain slaves. Fewer
slaves applied for freedom in 1900 than
In 1899, because, the British commis
sioner avers, most of the slaves know
they are not likely to gain much pres
ent advantage, seeing that those whc
"were thrown on their own resource
lave a difficult time to make a living.
The masters have been kinder since
the slave legislation was enacted, and
eeek to make their services more attractive!.
While vast fortunes are being piled
up In oil speculations in Texas not all
success is reached in this way, writes
a correspondent from Beaumont, the
center of the oil region. Business en
terprises of all kinds are paying well.
I was In a restaurant the other day
a plain looking affair that didn't seem
to be worth $300 and the owner sat
by a desk on which was spread out
$18,000 in small bills and coin. I asked
him what he kept so much money in
his place for, and his answer was:
"Have to do it stranger. Everybody
around here is using $500 and $1,000
bills. I have a dozen or so of them
thrust at me every day, and I must
'Parisian's applaud Mer.
Miss Sybil Sanderson reappeared at
the Opera Comique in Paris the other
night in "Phryne," it being her first
appearance in the French capital since
A Judge on "Common CitilHv"
Judges are supposed to know the
law better than laymen. When a New
Jersey vice chancellor says from the
bench that "common civility Is the
law of the land" common people, un
learned in the laws, will not venture
to take issue with him, but they will
express their regret that the law of
the land is not enforced. There is often
a painful lack of the cheapest kind of
civility in public offices, at bargain
counters, and on street cars. The vic
tims do not seem to have that legal re
dress which they expect where the law
of the land has been violated.
The vice chancellor went on to de
fine "common civility,' saying that
one person has no right to speak to
another person unless he first gets his
consent." People, who are bubbling
over with questions or views and who
wish to open conversation with stran
gers will please bear this in mind.
They should begin operations not by
remarking that it is a pleasant day,
but by saying, "Have I your consent
to talk to you?"
At this point "organized labor" and
the vice chancellor part company. These
remarks of his were made apropos of a
strike in a Paterson silk mill. Non-
unionists have taken the place of
union workers and the latter have
been reasoning with the former, some
times quite violently, to Induce them
to quit work. In such a case the vice
have the change bandy." At night he
locks the desk and goes home feeling
secure in his wealth. Before the boom
this man was deeply in debt. Now his
receipts are from $1,700 and $2,000 a
day, and he's got all kinds of money.
A barber had a two years' lease en a
building that is worth probably $1,000.
One of the oil speculators wanted it
for an office, and gave him $8,000 to
move out.
Men who came here with great sums
of money cannot keep doubling it in
less time than it takes to tell it. Men
who came here with a little amount of
money to invest in any kind of busi
ness cannot easily go broke and stand
the death of her " husband, Antonio
Terry. The house was filled with an
appreciative audience, which gave en
enthusiastic reception to a former fa-
chancellor deems it only civil for the
man who wishes to do the reasoning
to get the consent of the other party.
The lawyer for the strikers asked
the court how this consent was to be
obtained and was told that his clients
could write a letter to the mill-hands
asking for leave to argue with them
the question of stopping work. This is
a delightful suggestion. Nothing could
be more dignified than for strikers to
write polite notes to those who have
taken their jobs, saying to them,
"Come, let us reason together." "Or
ganized labor," however, does not
agree with the judge on this question
of "common civility." If all walking
delegates and pickets- thought about
this matter as he does, controversies
between union and non-union labor
would be conducted with a degree of
politeness and decorum not always
found in courts and congresses.
The Valu of a Scrap Heap.
The enterprising Mr. Terkes, of Chi
cago, who is about to tear up a large
part of London in his rapid transit
schemes, intimates in the latest inter
view that the English need a rum
mage sale of some of their present
belongings. "I tell you what," he de
clares with choice Chicago directness,
"the trouble with the English con
cerns is that they don't know the
value of a scrap heap."
for more than an even show of maklni
Women are coming in from all sec
tions daily and are investing in board
ing houses, laundries, etc., while not l
few are Investing in the oil. No towij
ever enjoyed such a boom and what iij
ueiter promises to De permanent, n
curious feature about it all is that
those already here are endeavoring t
keep dark the possibilities so thai ,
there will be fewer to divide the vast
wealth with. But this effort has not
succeeded at all and every train bring!
in its load of prosperous looking met
and women who have the dough and
are looking for chances to make more
vorite. All the Paris papers pro
nounced her return a success. Miss
Sanderson's admirers in the United
States will be glad of her new success.
There is a good deal of truth and
philosophy in the observation. Amer
ica has stepped to leadership on its
scrap heaps. The other day, in New
York, four million dollars' worth of
cable equipment went to the junk shop
because electricity was better. Down
at League Island there was a scrap
heap of old monitors which were
hardly valuable even as objects of in
terest, and if the recent work of the
new projectile in smashing the strong
est armor plate is continued there will
be other scrap heaps of larger ves
sels, which have cost the government
millions of dollars. It has not been
many years since the newspapers had
to make scrap heaps of their old
presses. In fact in every department
of effort the scrap heap has been the
sign of progress and success. It would
be fortunate if men could deal as
promptly in their ideas and prejudices
as they do in their machinery. The
spoils system in politics would make
good junk. The excessive tariff pro
tection would look well as a second
class ruin. Some of the present navi
gation laws might be sacrificed with
profit. And there are other things. A
government needs scrap heaps as much
as a corporation.
In Turkey when the present sultan
plays chess even business of stats
tost wait,
A Gar Lost Itself
The mysterious disappearance of
freight car No. 4,849 from the center of
a moving train between way stations
on the Santa Fe road made a lot of
trouble for two train crews in last
March, and puzzled the officials of the
road not a little. The car was loaded
with fruit for the eastern market, and
dropped out of sight midway on the
journey without damage to the rest of
the train and without any one having
seen it go. Tracers were sent out, but
the car was not to be found on siding
or in depot yards. The tracers' report
showed, that the car had been loaded
with select oranges on a spur leading
to a well-known fruit packer's estab
lishment in the San Gabriel Valley,
California. It was a new car, equipped
with all the modern cold storage ap
pliances. It was joined to a train of
cars of the same class, all loaded with
fruit and all destined for the same
market. The heavy train had wound
its way without incident over the
Seirra Madre and the Sierra Nevadas,
up the gradual slopes, across the continental-divide,-through
many villages
and over sage bush plains and sandy
deserts. It had toiled through east
ern California, Arizona and a part of
New Mexico, It had climbed the rug
ged steeps of the Rockies, plunged into
and through the great tunnel at the
srest of that range and started on its
downward flight to Trinidad. That
was as far as the tracers had been able
to track it, for in Baton, a division
station on the Santa Fe, No. 4,849 had
been noted in the conductor's report
when the train was turned over to a
new crew; yet when the train reached
Trinidad No. 4,849 was missing, and
no trace of it could be found between
Trinidad and Baton. For all that the
tracers knew. No. 4849 might have
ben whisked up into the air by bal
loon and transported to some foreign
land. A lot of discharges had been
made out for the members of the two
freight crews, and there was trouble
in the air threats of strikes, and all
that sort of thing, because of the in
justice done to the men, when sudden
ly the mystery was cleared up. A
From London clubland a rather
amusing story comes over the sea.
The Athenaeum and the United Service
clubs are situated in close proximity to
each other and during the summer
each of them is closed a few weeks
for general renovation. Care is always
taken, however, that both shall not
be closed at the same time, or while
one is being renovated its members
temporarily become the guests of the
other by a mutual and friendly ar
rangement. Now, the Athenaeum's
members represent the higher spheres
of litrature, art and diplomacy, and
particularly the established church,
inasmuch as nearly all the bench of
bishops may be found upon its list.
The United Service club, on the other
hand, is made up of officers of the
army and navy. One day last summer
while the Athenaeum was closed for
repairs and its members were tempo
rarily enjoying the hospitality of the
other club, there came down into the
hall a retired admiral, a man of portly
build and violent temper. "Where's
my umbrella?" he demanded of the hall
porter. Search was made and the um
brella was not forthcoming. The ad
miral began to fume. A dozen flunkies
Immediately swarmed into the hall.
"My umbrella!" cried the admiral. "An
umbrella with a silver knob where is
it, sir?" The bustle continued for a
few moments, and then one of the at
tendants timorously Informed the ad
miral that it could not be found.
When Benjamin Harrison was in
the senate he often went hunting in
Northern Indiana, and stopped with an
old farmer who for some time had been
engaged in a controversy with a neigh
bor in regard to a dog whose sheep
killing propensities had often caused
the old man considerable worry. The
animal's depredations at last brought
his owner into a lawsuit while General
Harrison was in the neighborhood, and
the farmer, understanding that his vis
itor was one of the best lawyers in the
country, begged him to take up the
case. General Harrison consented. His
eloquence -caught the jury, which re
turned a verdict for the farmer with
out leaving the court room. The farm
er was greatly pleased. "I thought you
was a pretty good dog lawyer," he kept
repeating to General Harrison all the
way back to the farm, "and if ever that
dog gets me into trouble again I'm go
ing to send for you, 'cause I don't be
lieve you can be beat on dog cases."
General Harrison enjoyed the incident
immensely and never tired of telling
the story.
Oris of West rlt-
No American can justly claim the
merit of originating the idea of the
West Point Military Academy, because
Institutions similar to that existed
long before ours was thought of. The
establishment of the academy was
recommended by General Washington
la more than one of his messages, but
cowboy reported a strange find on his
range, and it turned out to be the miss
ing freight car. To- 4,849 was lying:
at the base of precipitous cliff in a.
thicket of underbrush,- with' its sides
distended, its roof bulging and a con
fused mass of choice oranges appearing:
through the clefts of its wrecked out
lines. The car was on its side, dis
mounted from its trucks, a mass or
ruins, with its contents preserved by
the crisp mountain air under a cloud
less sky. The train. In its rapid de
scent, at a sharp curve had broken the
flanges of a set of wheels, and the car
was thrown from the track. Bumping
over the rough roadbed and ties had;
detached the couplings at either end,
and the disabled ear rolled down the
steep embankment to the valley, hun
dreds of feet below. The train being
on the down grade the rear section
soon closed up the gap, and by means
of automatic couplers had again be
come attached to the front section, all
unknown to the train crew. Thus No.
4,849 dropped out of account, leaving
its disappearance a deep mystery.
New York Press.
Blodlall Bathlnc Clothe.
Though it is perfectly safe to predict
that white bathing dresses will out
number all others, none the less will
many colored ones be worn. Startling
bright red and Yale blue, black and
orange, scarlet and white are some of
the flamingo and parrot-like studies in.
color that the fair amphibians will pat
ronize, and there is a very marked
inclination toward the adoption of
vivid Roman stripes and bold Scotch
plaids in the more showy gowns, says
the New York Sun. Roman stripes are
prominent in the majority of the flan
nel and Turkish towelling bath wraps,
without which no well equipped bath
er pretends to consider her sea going
toilet complete.
The desirability of the things we
haven't got is enhanced in proportion
to the improbability of our getting
them. Indianapolis News.
English Admiral
Had Little Respect
For Clerical Clubmen
"What, sir what, sir? Not to be
found, sir! Why not, sir?" "I am
afraid, sir," replied the hall porter,
"that some gentleman has taken it by
mistake." "Taken it! Taken it!"
roared the admiral, now fairly apoplec
tic with rage. "You mean stolen it
yes, sir, stolen it! I might have known
wSat would happen when we let in all
those d d bishops!"
Novel Wedding Gift.
A clever young American girl re
cently found a new way of using her
luck. Last summer she was in Ger
many, in a place where four-leaf clo
vers seemed to grow as thick as au
tumn leaves that strew the brooks in
Vallombrosa. She wanted to give a
wedding present and the truth of the
matter, was that she couldn't afford
a very magnificent one. So with her
adaptable American way she resolved
upon a simple remembrance that she
could prepare herself. She gathered
a number of the most perfect German
clovers, and, having pressed them
carefully between blotters, brought
them back- to this country with her.
On her arrival she had them framed
between two pieces of glass, in a sort
of passe-partout. It was much the
same idea as that of the lucky clover
that used to be carried in a crystal
on a watch chain. Nothing among the
bride's numerous gifts gave her more
pleasure than this quaint wedding card
that came from over the seas.
the first intimation of the necessity of
such an institution occurs in the letter1
of a lady. Mrs. John Adams, in 1777,.
lamenting the Want of good officers In,
the Revolutionary army, used the fol
lowing language: "It was customary
among the Carthaginians to have a
military school, in which the flower
of their nobility, and those whose tal
ents and ambition prompted them to
aspire to the first dignities, learned
the art of war. From among these
they selected all their general officers."
These words were written ten years
before the formation of the institution
at West Point. They were addressed
to John Adams, who was an early ad
vocate of the Academy.
BallroMl rrciiiilw
The police department of the New
York Central railroad, In its last an
nual report, shows that 2.300 men have
been arrested on the premises of the
company, of whom 1,700 were sent to
prison for terms of one to six monthsi
T-t In - A mrW- Conn trie.
Mexico is the largest of the Latin
American countries except Brazil, and
it is a much more propsperous country
than Brazil. Mexico's population Is In
the neighborhobl of 14.000,000, while
Brazil's Is about 18,000,000.
Kisses are like mushrooms; they all
look alike, but some of .tfcess aren't.

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