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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 13, 1900.
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"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.
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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."
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