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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 13, 1900.
BL0 "ClIClKim Mil elalne4 tor ! lod are a trnly wonderful medicine. I 57 "f wthed for a mediciDO pleasant to take ana at lasj ave found It in Cascareta. Since taking tbem. m feiooJ bas been porind and try coP'e.x.1n,? '"Bl rorl wonderlully and I feel mncb better Inererr ay." Mas. SaUU la, 6si.i.abb. lioilrtli. Tana. U '7J CATHARTIO KMHtant. Palatable. Patent. Tart Oood. TJO Cood. Kct 8icsen. Weiken.or Gripe. 10c. 2oc We. ... CURE CONSTIPATION. ... Mlllaf CmTT. CMotti I'"" Tra. 31 mj m A Bin Sold and maranteed br all drn-3-lU-bAw gists u ( IKE Tobacco Mablb "The Overland Route" The ONLY DIRECT ROUTE to and from the Pacific Coast-- UNION PACIFIC Two trains daily from Topeka to Denver and Colorado points. Two trains daily from Topeka to San Francisco and California points. Two trains daily from Topeka to Salt Lake City and Utah points. Two trains daily from Topeka to Portland and North Pacific Coast points, with direct connections for Tacoma and Seattle. Buffet Smoking and Library Cars, with Barber Shops and Pleasant Read ing Rooms. Double Drawing Room Palace Sleepers, Dining Cars, Meals a la Carte, Pintseh Light. F. A. LEWIS. City Ticket Agent. J. & FULTON, Depot Agent. Q. A. R. I Low Rates i : Santa Fe Route X ' FAST TIME. Z COMFORTABLE EQUIPMENT EXCELLENT TRAIN SERVICE. Tickets ou Sale Aug. 24 to 27, inc. ' Particular! by applying to T. L. KING, Agent, J Topeka, Kas. : : Chicago, Aug. 27, t Sept. 1. J9 Annual Reunion R CHICAGO, ILL, Aug. 27th-Sept 1st One Fara For the Soual Trip VIA THB UNION PACIFIC. Tickets on sale from KANSAS AND 1TESHASSA Augnst 24tli, 25th, 26th, 27th. For limit on tickets, time tables and lull information, call on F. A. LEWIS. CityTieket Agent, or J. C. FULTON, Depot Agent. WE'LL DO YOUR HAULING RIGHT. Topeka Transfer Co. F. P, BACON, Proprietor. rP-SEE ME ABOUT STORAGE. Hx,Sanr??flth Mother and Child ,iR5L.WINSixiw"s SOOTHING SYRUP the best remedy for DIARRHOEA. Soil by druggists in every part of the worli Be sure to ask for -Mrs. Wlnslows SootS flvntloStU0 0thCr kiDd" Twe- 19.00 Denver, Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Return via the Santa Fe, m!Sket? sale Aueust 7th and 21st. Good returning- as late as October 31st Stopover allowed on going trip after rJZhiDtS,?Uehl,x Ticket, will also be old at this rate August 19th and 20th ?ood returning September 20th. Tea Party! Every lady In Topeka is Invited to rj? 5 McCy' 935 Kansas ave nue, Tuesday, August 14. Free. RAILROAITNEWS, The Santa Fe and Grand Canyon Makes a Total Failure In Its Effort to Reach the Grand Canyon of Arizona. IS NOW IN THE COURTS In the End Santa Fe Road Proper Will Secure Control And Rush the Short Line Through to Completion. Flagstaff, 'Ariz., Aug. 13. The Santa Fe and Grand Canyon railroad has fail ed In Its effort to reach the Grand Can zon of Arizona, despite the most Irk some financial conditions, and its affairs are now in the hands of the courts. In a few days the matter will be heard at Prescott, before Judge Sloan, of the Fourth district. Whatever the action ta ken, the end will be that the road will pass under the control of the Santa Fe system, and will be continued to the Grand Canyon. At present It has cover ed only 43 of the 66 miles of its surveyed route. The Canyon Railway company Issued an even million in bonds. One-third of the issue was handed over to the Santa Fe-Paciflc company in payment for the necessary rails and steel. The balance was placed with the International Trust company, of Boston. Most of the bonds were disposed of by the trust company to New England investors, at prices that ranged from 60 cents to 95 cents on the dollar. Now in Arizona is George T. Chaffee, a Vermont capitalist, represent ing the New England Investors. With their assent, he offered to discharge the debts of the railroad corporation by pay ing creditors in bonds, the bonds to be rated at 80 cents on the dollar, but he and his associates failed to outline a sat isfactory scheme for conpleting the road, and so the offer was rejected. The Santa Fe Railway company and a few of the employes, who are secured by liens, are applying for a receivership. The main local creditors will oppose the application. Qn behalf of 1200,000 due creditors for construction work and ma terial, an effort will be made to get or dinary judgment against the railway, and then secure execution and sale. The railroad is believed an enterprise that will be a dividend payer In a few years. Not only does it tap the grandest part of the wonderful gorge, but it penetrates as well a region marvelously rich in copper and in timber. SOME NOVEL LOCOMOTIVES. Northwestern's New Engines Expect ed to Make Fast Time. Chicago, Aug. 13. The new class D Northwestern type of locomotive, which has just been placed in service on the Overland Limited train, in i velup much greater power and higher speed than the familiar type of locomo tive. This type has what is known as a trailing wheel, which supports an oulsida bearing, thus helping largely to steady the engine In running at high speed around curves. Many other striking inno vations will be noticed, particularly in the boiler and cylinders. The old-time steam chests have been entirely abandoned and cylindrical or piston type of valves sub stituted in the saddle portion of the cylin der. The valves take their steam at the center, and in order to obtain the best results from the method of steam distri bution a novel arrangement of link motion has been introduced. The cylinders themselves are 20 Inches in diameter by 20 inches stroke, and pro pelled by 300 pounds per square inch steam pressure, turning the so-inch driving wheels to carry the engine at a high rate of speed with relatively low number of revolutions. The engine weighs 160.000 pounds, 90.000 pounds of which are on the four driving wheels, the remaining being divided be tween the truck and trailing wheels. The tender carries 5,200 gallons of water and twelve tons of coal, which would be ample for a run of 200 miles with a train of ten cars. It is expected that a speed of 73 miles an hour on a level stretch can be maintained, or with an eight-car train a speed of (so or 90 miles an. hour. MILITARY FOOL. Eastern Lines Making the Govern ment Pay Well for Troops. -New York, Aug. 13. Eastern trunk lines have entered Into a combination for the transportation of troops. The fact was evidenced on the Tth, when the govern ment officials opened bids for the trans portation of several battalions from the neighborhood of Washington to San Fran cisco. But one bid found its way to the quartermaster's office, and it was so high that the officials climbed on the roof to see it. The bid was by the Southern road, and offered to carry the officers to Ogden for $47.10 each and the soldiers for $40.69 each. From Ogden west the Southern Facfic will get $23 first class and $18.40 second class, making the rate from Washington to the coast $70.10 first clas3 and $5a.09 second class. The difference between combina tion and no combination is seen when it is known that the last bid for the transpor tation of troops to and from the same places was $14.65 second class. Bock Island Opening New Branches Considerable new territory in the north west and southwest is being opened up by the completion of several extensions which the Rock Island has been at work upon during the last six months. The new line from Gowrle. la., to Sibley, la., is completed to Laurens, a distance of 60 miles. Operation of trains, both passenger and freight, will be begun today. The balance of the line to Sibley will be com pleted by fall. Another line recently opened for business is the Kingfisher and Guthrie line in Oklahoma Territory. The Rock Island's Anadarko line, running from Chickasha, I. T., to Mountain View, O. T., has been extended to Granite, O. T., a distance of 38 miles, and will be completed to Mangum about September 1. Another branch line recently opened is known as the Billings line, running from North Enid to Billings, O. T., a distance of 26 miles. By the addition of these branches the mileage of the Rock Island is increased 149 miles. Alton's Denver Line. Omaha, Neb.. Aug. 13. Considerable In terest is manifested among local railroad men in the rumor of the probable pur chase by the Chicago and Alton of the I nion Pacific's Kansas City-Denver line. By gaining possession of it, the Alton would be able to enter into active compe tion with the Burlington. Rock Island and Santa Fe roads on western business. E. H. Harriman, who heads the syndicate in control of the Alton, is the chairman of the board of directors of the Union Pa cific. It is said that the plan to divorce the Kansas Pacific from the Union Pa cific and consolidate it with the Alton is of this origination and the powerful in fluence of Mr. Harriman warrants the opinion that such a change may be made, in accordance with present circumstances. It is asserted that directors of the Union Pacific and Alton will meet in New York September 1 to complete the proposed ab sorption. Block System for B. & O. Baltimore. Aug. 13. A complete system of block signals is to be installed on all lines of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad between Chicago and the Ohio river. What Is known as the Manual pattern of signal will be used and they will be placed at all important stations and at Inter mediate points where business is heavy. When the work shall be tinished the road will be equipped with several hundred of the semaphores. New Oklahoma Line. Guthrie, Okla., Aug. 13. Secretary WH liam Jenkins granted a charter today to the Kansas City, Oklahoma and South ern Railroad and Construction company, with a capital stock of $300,000. The line Is to be built from Medford to Augusta, and the places of business announced are Pond Creek, Medford, Blackwell, Enid and Kansas City. The directors are: Adol phus Owings, of Garfield county; Helena M. Patterson, of Grant county; George J. Patterson, of Grant county. Aids a Train Dispatcher. Texarkana,' Tex., Aug. 13. George Gel ger, chief train dispatcher for the south ern division of the Kansas City Southern, at this place, was taken from a sick bed today and carried to Mineral Wells, Tex., to regain his health. From there he will take a two months' tour of the United States, the railroad company bearing all expenses and allowing his salary to run. The company assumes this attitude toward him in testimony of its apprecia tion of his valuable services. Mr. Geiger has been down for the past five weeks with slow fever. FEVER SITUATION. Conditions in Havana Are Not Con sidered Alarming. New York. Aug. 13. A dispatch to the Herald from Havana says: August opened with 35 cases of yellow fever in Havana. There are 69 cases in the city now, four of the victims being Americans. There were 30 deaths from the fever during July. Up to Sunday the numoer or deaths this month was 11. Yellow fever cases this vear have been principally confined to the locality just west of central park, known as the "new city." Scarcely any cases have appeared in what has heretofore been known as the "yellow belt," in the vicinity of the arsenal and the wharves. This is accounted for by some observers by the fact that a great amount of sani tary work was done in the old part of the city last year and electrical disinfectants nave oeen continuously used there. Confidence is expressed bv the authori ties that there will be no general fever epidemic, as immunes are wiaeiy scat tered. The condition is regarded as nomi nal compared with other years. The cases are largely confined to Span lards and Canary islanders, many of whom have come to Havana In the last six months. It is expected the cases wilfc averace one a day during August. This is usually the worst montn lor yellow lever. Men of the sanitary and street cleaning departments are actively at work in the infected district. Colonel Black has or dered the electrozone plant run night and day. All suspected cases are sent imme diately to hospitals. The marine hospital service insists that all baggage for the United States shall be disinfected. Usu ally this is required only for baggage go ing to southern states. No yellow fever cases are reported among the American soldiers. STRIKE ORDERED. San Francisco Mill Men Denied Eight-Hour Day. San Francisco, Aug. 13. The mill men's union backed by tlie building trades council today began in earnest its fight for an eight hour day. A strike has been ordered and the strength of the movement will soon be known. The lumber and planing mill owners have not yet decided whether the mills shall try to continue operations with non union men or shall close down until an adjustment is effected. In four San Francisco mills and in all of the Oakland mills the union men were paid off Saturday night after their refusal to reNirn this morning under the old schedule and were ordered to remove their tools from the mills. "Unless some understanding is reach ed befpre the end of the week," said Andrew Wilkie, proprietor of the Me chanics mills, "I believe building will practically cease In San Francisco and the bay cities and the 15,000 men in the building trades will be thrown out of employment. No advance In wages is asked, but the same pay is wanted for eight hours as Is now given for nine hours work. The mill men say they cannot grant the demand and meet eastern competition. Pullman Ordinary Sleeping Cars For Tourists are the most comfortable, commodious means of travel for large parties, in tending settlers, bomeseekers, hunting parties. These cars are run on the Union Pa cific daily from Kansas points to Cali fornia and Oregon points, and are fit ted up complete with mattresses, cur tains, blankets, pillows, etc., requiring nothing to be furnished by the pas sengers. Uniformed porters are in charge of these cars, who are required to keep them in good order, and look after the wants and comforts of pas sengers. These cars are new, of mod ern pattern, and are nearly as conveni ent and comfortable as first-class Pal ace Sleepers. For time of trains and full informa tion call on or address F. A. LEWIS, City Ticket. Agt. Or J. C. FULTON, Depot Agent. Subscribe for the Journal. J. MALCOLM GRAHAM. Exclusive Recent Photograph of the Shanghai Correspondent and His Staff of Interpreters and Couriers, About to Join the Advance on Pekin. J. Malcolm Graham is one of the most active of the newspaper corres pondents at Shanghai. He has forwarded interesting articles on the great Chi nese crisis, and is about to connect with the Allied Forces at Tien Tsin to Join the advance on the crimsoned capital of the Borgian empress. This photo graph has just arrived from Shanghai. It shows Mr. Graham surrounded by his faithful staff of Chinese interpreters and couriers. POLICEMAN IN A FIGHT. Quarrel Over $5 Results in Dismissal - of Jailor Gilmore, There has been trouble In the police force which resulted In the dismissal of Jailer M. W. unmore and the suspen sion of Officer Henry Carpenter. The charges against Gilmore were preferred by Carpenter who accused him of taking money that did not belong to him and failing to turn it over to the rightful owners. It came about this way: A reward of $5 was left with Mr. Gilmore by J. H. Hesby or Osage countv for the capture of a prisoner. This reward should have been divided equally be tween Gilmore, Carpenter, Sergeant ietts ana omei ruunsey, out they re ceived only oo cents eacn, Gilmore hav Ing turned only two dollars to Carpenter who gave eacn or me others 50 cents. Officer Carpenter learned that the full amount left with Gilmore was five dol lars and he went to Osage county and received a written statement that the five dollars had been paid Gilmore. He then reported the matter to Chief Ram sey. Wednesday night, just at roll call. Gilmore and carpenter got into a dis cussion of the matter while thev were storing beer in the basement, a joint having just Deen raiaea, and after some heated conversation Carpenter knocked Gilmore down. Jtielore any other dam age could -be done they were separated by the other omcers. The entire mat ter came before the police committee of the city council who, after hearing the testimony, recommended the dismissal of Gilmore and the nrteen days Buspen sion of Carpenter. Gilmore served- as Jailer until Satur day noon when his place was filled by one of the officers. Officer H. D. Smith will now act as night jailer.J. A. Grubbs being put on as regular day man and the shifting of the jailers from night to day duty will be done away with. ASYLUM TEAM LOST. "Has Beens" No Longer Worthy of Their Name. Theinsaneasylum baseball team went down to an ignominious defeat Saturday when the "Has Beens" run in 24 runs to the asylum s 4. The city team used to play ball and the old spirit was revived Saturday. The asylum pitcher, Owen, who has had things pretty much his own way this summer, was batted all over the field until the fielders were tired of chasing the balls. For the city team Mayer held the asylum team down to a few scat tering short pub. The asylum team was easy. FAMOUS ABBEY IN DANGER Fumes From Potteries Rot Stonework and May Destroy Westminster. London, Aug. 13. The dean of West minster Abbey, realizing the serious condition of the cathedral owing to crumbling stonework, appointed a com mittee of experts to examine the build ing. Their report, which is of the most alarming nature, declares that unless the fumes from the Doulton potteries at Lambeth are stopped tne abbey will be come a ruin in a few years. Professor Church says: "We were called in in the nick of time. The noxious fumes have been rotting the stonework beneath the sur face for years. We examined the chap ter house crypt particularly, but fear the abbey proper, especially the east end, is in grave peril, tbo. Microscopic and analytic examination of the crumb ling stonework shows that hydrochloric acid causes the trouble. The potteries must be induced to use less chlorine or employ regulations framed to prevent the escape of the fumes. Professor Church has discovered a mixture with which to wash the acid eaten stone. It arrests decay and sol idifies the crumbling mass. LOCKSTEP ELIMINATED. Sing Sing Does Away With Sign of a. x-risoner s Jjegraaanon. New Tork, Aug. 13. No more lock step at Sing Sing prison. The officials of the greatest prison in the United States have declared against the prison walk. For a long time the question of abandoning it has been un der consideration, and the recent hot weather turned the scales in favor of its discontinuance. Such a radical de parture from prison tradition waa not expected by the prisoners, who are greatly delighted. The lockstep requires that each man march almost in the footsteps of the man in front, with the left hand on his shoulder. The men are wedged to gether aa closely as they can walk. In warm weather this step is a source of great discomfort to the prisoners. The lockstep is also particularly re pugnant to prisoners because In no other way Is their degradation brought home so forciblj' to them. The lockstep was omitted at Sing Sing today for the first time. The pris oners were marched about in double file. Death From Old Age. New York, Aug. 13r Robert S. Hughes, president of the Rogers' Locomotive company, is dead at his home at Pater son, N. J. Death was due to general debility resulting from old age. ELEVENDEAD. One Funeral Leads to Many More at Slatington, Pa. Slatlngton, Pa., Aug. 13. Eleven per sons were Instantly killed and eleven others, several of whom will die, were seriously injured last night in a grade crossing accident, three miles east of this city. A passenger train on the Le high & New England railroad crashed Into an omnibus containing twenty-five persons. All the dead and Injured were in the omnibus, and but three escaped uninjured. ' The dead are: ELI REM ALKY, aged 70, of Slating ton. MRS. ELI EEMALET, his wife, aged 65. MRS. JAMES KERN, their daughter, aged 32. SAMUEL MUMMY, aged 69, of Wal nutport. MRS. SAMUEL MUMMY, his wife, aged 58. MRS. ELI AS SOURW1NE, a widow, aged 53, of Slatington. MRS. WILLIAM KANE, aged EL of Walnutport. MISS CARRIE SMITH, aged 22, of Walnutport. MRS. TILGHMAN KUNTZ, aged 35 of Walnutport. MRS. JAMES MINNICH, aged 33, of Walnutport. One yet unaccounted for. The injured are: Miss Dizler of Walnutport, will die. Three-year-old eon of Mrs. Kern, will die. Harry Minnich, aged 10, of Slating ton, will die. Mrs. William Rescb, hurt Internally, may die. Louis Kuntz, seriously, may die. Miss Carrie Nagle of Walnutport, in ternal injuries, may die. George Minnich, will probably die. Bryan Walp, Walnutport, may die. JUiss Lizize Jones, Walnutport, will dfe. Miss Alice Nagle, will recover. One unidentified, may die. The accident occurred about 5 o'clock. The omnibus, driven by a man named Peters, was returning to Slatington from a funeral the occupants had been attending at Cherrysville. The coach belonged to Henry Bittner- of Slating ton, and the dead and injured were nearly all relatives of Sophia Schoeffer, at whose obsequies they had been pres ent. The train was a special and con sisted of an engine and one car. At the point at which the collision occurred there is a sharp curve In the road and the omnibus came along at a good rate of speed, the , occupants uncon scious of any impending danger. As the 'bus swung around the curve, the engine and car came in sight. It was too late to stop either the omnibus or the train, and a3 the driver of the former whipped up the four horses to cross the track ahead of the train, the latter crashed into its middle. The oc cupants were thrown in all directions, bruised and bleeding. The eleven dead were killed outright. Physicians and a special train were sent from here and the injured were taken to South Bethlehem. No watchman is employed to warn teams or pedestrians, and those living in the vicinity state it is impossible to hear an approaching train. A peculiar feature of the accident waa. tnat me horses drawing the 'bus escaped un hurt. G0YERN0R FAILED TO COME Mr. Stanley Advertised to Make Ad dress at Colored Church Dedication. The opening exercises of the Shiloh Baptist church (colored) were carried out at the church on the corner of Twelfth and Buchanan streets Sunday. The meeting was opened by Rev. W. L. Grant who prefaced his remarks with a brief resume of the work done in "Tennesseetown." He said: "Five years ago 'Tennesseetown' bore the reputation of being the home of the rougher ele ment and that 'holdups' in broad day light were an every day occurrence. At that time there were only a few Chris tian people in this neighborhood. They worshipped in a little building which did not cover half the area that the present spacious church does although it stood on this same spot. Since that time the Lord has accomplished won ders. The rough element has been elim inated and the church has been built up in a wonderful manner." Work was begun on the Shiloh Bap tist church last year but the building has just been completed. It is valued at about S4,000,the greater part of which was raised by subscription, although the proceeds of entertainments of var ious kinds helped to swell the fund. The church debt is only about $1,300 and this will undoubtedly be paid off inside the coming year. The church is located on the south west corner of Twelfth and Buchanan streets. ' It Is a frame structure and has a seating capacity for about 500 persons. The interior is made into one large room which has an inclined floor, thus giving all a good view of the ros trum, which is on the south side of the room. The windows are of colored glass. The auditorium is light, airy and cheerful. Three chandeliers hang from the ceiling, and, with the incandescent globes placed along the sides of the room, furnish the light. To the building committee belongs much of the credit for carrying to a successful termination the erection of the church. The committee Is composed of S. W. Pasker, Henry Weddington, R. Hightower, W. T. McKnight, Peter Davis, W. N. Core and H. T. Monroe. Announcements were made on the programme that Governor W. E. Stan ley and James Troutman were to make special addresses. Neither of the gen tlemen were present. Mr. Stanley sent MALARIA CHILLS and FEVER, FEVER and AGUE, CON QUE RED. Railway's Ready Relief Not offly cures the patient seized with this terrible foe to settlers in newly settled districts, where the Malaria or Augue exists, but if people exposed to it will, every morning on getting- out of bed, take twenty or thirty drops of the Ready Relief in a glass of water, and eat, say, a cracker, they will escape attacks. This must be done before going out. There is not a remedial agent in the world that will cure Fever and Ague and all other malarial, bilious, and other fevers, aided by Radway's Pills, so quicky aa SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. his regrets, saying that he was not well and could not come. The time was oc cupied with the following programme: 1. Introductory address, "Record Breaking," Prof. C. I Clinksdale. 2. Vocal solo, Mr. Parsons. 3. Address, "A Better Understanding of Faith," Rev. W. P. Barker. 4. Music. Violin and banjo duet. & Address, "Duty of the Hour," Rev. L. Halbert. 6. Address, "Home and Foreign Mis sions," Rev. J. D. Countermine, D. D. 7. A short talk was also made by W. N. Allen of the Central Congregational church. SOUTH AFRICAN ANTS. From the London Mail. "Tommy" at the front will be making acquaintance now with a great many animals and insects with whose friend ship he would gladly dispense. One of the pests of South Africa are the ants; the black ones that prey upon a man's person when they get the chance, and the white ones, that eat and enjoy any thing from a pair of boots to a bed room curtain. When Baldwin was hunting in Africa between the years 1852 and 1860, taking the country between Natal and the Zambesi for his quarry, he fell in con stantly with these ants. So vicious were the attentions of the black ones that, valiant hunter though toe was, they come off the victors in. a tussle between himself and them. "Had some exciting sport with sea cows in a narrow river with very high reeds on both banks," he writes in his diary. "To get a shot I was obliged to climb the trees overhanging the "river, and had one or two good cnances, but the villainous black ants fell upon me vigorously and in such countless mul titudes, biting so severely that flesh and blood could not possibly hold out an other second. I was. forced to descend, and an old sea cow I had been dodging for two hours is indebted to the black ants for her life." The white ants are exceedingly fond of raiding the happy homes of the colon ists. They undermine the foundations by eating through them a trick well known to the contingent from Australia, where this creature is as much a pest as he is in South Africa. "Tommy" from the Australian colonies will rank as an old stager when dealings with these destructive nuisances are being carried on, and will be able to narrate many a harrowing story concerning them and their prowess. There are several varieties of the ant tribe, but they all seem to be fully Im pressed with the proverb, "In union is strenth." A house mistress will go to bed happy one evening, and the next morning when she descends will be con fronted with the mangled remains of what the night before had been her sit ting room carpet. A hearty meal has been furnished by it to legions of ants, who have not had the honesty to come by day for the hospitality that they know would be denied them, but have secretly made their way through the floor a vast and greedy army and have departed again before the house hold has awakened. The anthills of South Africa will be a revelation to "Tommy." Fancy a mound thirty feet high and 100 feet in circum ference! H. Lincoln Tangye, the Afri can traveler, refers in his book, "In New South Africa," to the protection these heaps afforded his camp. "We made our camp on the sloping sides of a huge anthill, protected by its mass and the clump of trees growing on it from the bitter southeast wind." On one hill he counted twenty trees of various sizes growing, the majority of them thirty or forty feet in height! Happily there is an ant bear in South Africa. The Boers call It "aardvaark," the earth pig. It and the ants are dead ly enemies, and both work at night. In its habit of boring the "aardvaark" i3 like the mole, but it Is a much more terrifying creature to come across un expectedly than is the little brown creature with which Englishmen are fa miliar. This busy underground marauder for gets to fill up the holes it makes when it arrives on the outer crust of the veldt, with the consequence that to the rider these are pitfalls more dangerous than are the rabbit holes In an English warren to horsemen here. It also causes consternation to the nervous by tunneling just sufficiently high to cre ate a series of convulsive earthquakes as a guide to its subterranean prome nades. Not guessing what the cause is, it is alarming to see the ground ripple all of a sudden and mounds of loose earth be thrown up here and there. The "aardvaark" is so ugly, and Its appearance is so sudden and totally un announced, that stalwart men have been known to flee before It. A colonist recalls one story of the war in Zululand, when an ant bear confronted a sentry on guard one midnight, with the result that "Tommy" was so taken aback that he fled immediately, startling the camp with the awful news that "the old gen tleman" was in their midst. Bedecked the Wrong Trunks. From the Chicago News. The party of merry young girls en tered the station and wended their way in the direction of the baggage room. Each carried a mysterious parcel. A few words of explanation in the dusky ear of the porter, followed by a gleam of silver, brought them before the towering heap of outward bound baggage. "Here they are," cried one of the gtrls, pointing to two trunks a little aside from the rest. "I am sure these are the wed ding trunks." Then the parcels were opened and old shoes and white ribbon brought into view. It did not take a great while for those Jolly girls to bedeck the trunks with old shoes, bound securely with white ribbons. "Where is that card. Eva?" Inquired the girl who was winding the ribbon around the sides. "Here it is!" and she handed over a square card inscribed "The Sugar Moon." Then they filed out. Ten minutes later there was big com motion in the direction of the baggage room. "I'll give $10 to know whose work this Is!" shouted a little perspiring man. "What is the trouble, sir?" Inquired a station official. "It may have been a rival company." "What?" "But if I thought it was done In this station I would sue the company. Tea, sir: I would sue the company." "What is the matter with you? Has any one offended you?" "Yes, sir: they have. I am traveling salesman for Bootman & Co., the largest shoe manufacturers in the state. To in jure me, some scamp has bedecked my sample trunks with old shoes. But I'll find the culprit and make it hot for him." A few feet away the uniformed porter grinned. "Laws, dem ladies dun went en got de wrong trunks. But Ah bes' had keep quiet if Ah vaules mah job." Wholesale Smuggling. Victoria, B. C, Aug. 13. W. C. Mar burg, a trader on the Yukon, tells a story of wholesale smuggling of Can adian goods from Dawson into Ameri can territory. He says: "There is not a single instance that I encountered on my trip of 950 miles down the Yukon meeting more than forty scows and boats belonging to traders where any one had been called upon to pay duty." ROCK ISLAND ROUTE. 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