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Afro-Americans li'F Ltphia and vicinity spend pggLAKS lACH W CTg , A JOURNAL DEVOTED TO THE ELEVATION OF THE COLORED RACE, THE DEFENSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND TO THE EDUCATIONAL, INDUSTRIAL, MORAL, RELIGIOUS, POLITICAL AND GENERAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE M4S ES. VOL. IL-NO. 27. «U OF SPION KOI’. s to the British Forces Said ij 0 Have Been Appalling. ~rT££’i HUNDRED WERE KILLED «■« Report From Boer „ pIH , Sear l.a.ly’.nUth-The |rill .h IlHreat. Say- Gen. Buller. VcompH"’***’ 1 Without L««». w®" . j an . 29 General Buller’s S natch to the war office states ftnior Kop was noandoned on ac ia ink of water, inability to eOn artillevv there : and the heavy "General Duller gives no His whole force 5 hd rew south of the Tugela river *! hP evident intention of reaching Svsmith bv another route. The dis rated’ Jan. 27. is in substance Jan 2° Warren drove back the and obtained possession of the Jthern crests of the high tableland 2 ding from the line of Acton £seand Kongers Poort to the west- Ladvsmith hills. From then to w 25 he remained in close contact fitb the enemy. -The enemy held a strong position range of small kopjes stretching L northwest to southeast across L plateau from Acton Homes, through Spion Kop to the left bank of to Tugela. “The actual position held was per oedly tenable, but did not lend itself advance, as the southern slopes rtre so steep that Warren could not St au effective artillery position, and nter supply was a difficulty. "On Jan. 23 I assented to his attack to Spion Kop. a large hill, indeed a mountain, which was evidently the key jf the position, but was far more ac cessible fr f, in the north than from the with. -On the night of Jan. 23 he attack ed Spion Kop. but found it very dif failt to hold, as its nerimeter was too Imrge and water, which he had been »d to believe existed, in this extra ordinary dry season, was found very teficient. The crests were held all that day gainst s'.ore attacks and a heavy toll fire Our men fought with great pllantry. 1 would especially mention to condtic' of the Second Cameron tins and the Third King’s Rifles, who npported the attack on the mountain tram the steepest side, and in each oh fought their way to the top, and to Second Lancashire Fusileers and Second Middlesex, wuO magnificently maintained the best traditions of the British army throughout the trying lay of Jan 24, and Thornycrofts’s mounted infantry, who fought through out the day equally well. “General Woodgate, who was in com mand at the summit, having been rounded, the officer who succeeded Mtn decitied on the night of Jan. 24 toahandon the position, and did so be fore dawn, Jan. 25. “I reached Warren's camp at 5 a. m. to Jan. 25. and decided that a second attack upon Spion Kop was useless and that the enemy’s right was too strong to allow me to force it. “Accordingly I decided to withdraw ilie force to the south of the Tugela. At 6 a. m. we commenced withdrawing 'At train, and by 8 a. m. on Jan. 27 Mirren's force was concentrated south tithe Tugela without the loss of a man » pound of stoves. “The fact ihat the force could with draw from actual touch —in some cases ’he lines were less than a thousand nrds apart with the enemy in the manner it did, is, I think, sufficient evi nce of the morale of the troops, and ’hit we w.*re permitted to withdraw 'to cumbrous ox and mule transports across the river. 85 yards broad, with ■' foot banks and a very swift current, /raolostod ,s. I think, proof that the cßrniv has !>np n taught to respect our piers' fighting powers.” The war office does not give any '? e <:lsua ltios in taking and Spion Kop, but a report from _ ( ™er headquarters near Ladysmith n J s /at 1 -'OO British dead were left, he battlefield. This number is ® J sht to include the wounded. the Boer reports are to be ac the abandonment of Spion j? : * as d’ le t 0 the inability of the . kn to resist the Boer attacks, the carr .ving the first trenches and ’bg 150 prisoners.” to n le Very mom ent when Dr. Leyds, honn-7 agf>nt ' is being received as an rf! <i guest in the highest circles continent Great Britain has to thus f P WOrst disaster in a campaign r ,iisastrous - Open talk is ,°‘ Die absolute necessity of >aiUe Dudysmith to its fate. Win i r d Roberts reverts to the Ora- a ?f an of an advance over the EvJ r, ?’ er u ' ,)on Bloemfontein. . should it be decided to send reinforcements and to HovJir tQ rPat ’b Ladysmith by a 'Hit Dirough the still more diffi tJta.iv ln > ry eaat of Colenso, it is ex- Xm ,p. ', 0 ’ lbtf ul whether the garri ‘teb 1 111)1,1 out l° n K enough, as a ra<JVp ment would occupy at 1 a month. .*ost; th<v^k?’ lthout thought is labor Hotis without learning is per- Im n^ut r a ?' 3 tlle la<? h of grip will al* . a IZe honesty in a man. ?2 an shows his goodness in SeBs has e , ( hances are that good- D ut 118 home in him. are ours; results and • to God. A WEEK’S NEWS CONDENSED Tnexdny, Jan. 23. There are now 70,000 Austrian min ers on strike. The Paris commission cost. Uncle Sam $155,102; Philippines com mission, $136,420. Gen. T. H. Stanton, ex-paymaster general of the army, known as the “fighting paymaster,” died in Omaha. The Chinese government has ac quiesced in French demands for ter ritory at Kwang Chan Wan bay after two more Chinese defeats. Count Castellane, just arrived in New York, is indignant over reports in Paris papers that he has lost heavily by gambling. He threatens to “strike the editor of Figaro with his cane” when he returns to Paris, and to sue for damages. Wednesday, Jan. 24. Jeremiah Roach was given 20 years for killing his wife at Jersey City. Four convicts in the penitentiary at Canon City, Colo., killed Night Watch Roney and escaped. Captain Sam Gale and a party of hunters were fined $2O each for vio lation of game laws at Atlantic City. The steamer Pennsylvania, which leaves San Francisco for Manila Jan. 25, will carry ♦1,350,000 to pay the sol diers. Henry A. Hazen, a chief forecaster in the weather bureau at Washington, died from injuries received by a fall from his bicycle. Thursday, Jan. 25. It is now decided that the German wine product dealers will exhibit at the Paris exposition. Samuel P. Meyers was hanged at Somerset, Pa., yesterday, for killing Michael Karney and John Lenhart. Judge Orrin N. Carter, of Chicago, announces his candidacy for the Re publican nomination for governor of Illinois. Citizens of Washington presented to 'Commander Richard Wainwright, of the cruiser Gloucester, a sword of hon or and a silver service. By an explosion of powder at Sum mersville, Pa., Patrick Cosgriff and Elmer Howard, quarry men. were ter ribly mangled. Howaru died and Cosgriff’s death is expected. Republican senators selected the fol lowing officers: Secretary. Hon. Charles Bennett, of New York; ser geant-at-arms, Hon. D. M. Ransdell. In diana: chaplain. Rev. W. H. Milburn. Krlday, Jan. 241. A bill introduced in the national house proposes to abolish the war stamp act. Lo Feng Loh, the Chinese ambassa dor to England, has been converted to Christianity. Dowager Duchess of Schleswig-Hol stein, mother of the German empress, died in Dresden from pleurisy. A Lowell tobacco firm sues the gov ernment to recover duty paid on to bacco imported from Porto Rico. Germany’s naval bill was adopted by the bundesrath yesterday. It car ries an annual expenditure of 11,000,- 000 marks for 16 years. Commissioner Peck refuses to per mit the exhibition of a $130,000 golden statue of .Anna Held, the actress, in the American section of the Paris exposi tion. S:t«nrday. Jan. 27. Trenton children carry boiled water to school for drinking. Passaic water being declared dangerous to health. Most of the French papers hail with keen satisfaction the announcement that the British have abandoned Spion Kop. It is stated in Kansas City that Web ster Davis, assistant secretary of the interior, is McKinley’s choice for vice president. The transport Pennsylvania left San Francisco with $1,500,000 in gold coin and a considerable sum in treasury notes to pay soldiers in the Philippines. An unarmed mob of several hundred men took Convict Reynolds, who mur dered C. Rooney, in the penitentiary, from the prison at Canon City. Colo., and lynched him. *.lond:'.,v. Jan. 2.). In a shooting match at Hamilton, 0., John Kulp was accidentally killed by John Willoughby. Rev. Dr. Parkhurst, of New York, favors open saloons between certain hours on Sunday. In the first nine months of last year 78,300 persons in the German empire engaged in strikes. Chambers of commerce all over France are protesting against the American reciprocity treaty. Fred Lind. Victor Fredericksen and Walter Grazesky, miners, were killed by falling timber at Henley, Wis. The late John Ruskin had given away fortunes, and he lived on $5 a day the last few years of nis life. A gigantic metal paper trust, em bodying the entire industry in that country, has been formed in Belgium. HeicardlnK" Mr. Robert* ••Salar>. Washington, Jan. 27—The question of salarv ana mileage allowance for Mr. Roberts is to be considered by the house committee on accounts. T “®£ e is about $l,OOO on mileage and a like amount for salary conditionally due Mr Roberts, but there is some doubt as to whether the sums should be al lowed. The attorney general has re fused to pass on the subject and the comptroller of the treasury has also referred the matter back to the com mittee on accounts. The latter body will nnw reek to get at the law in the case am’ ‘ The desire* of appearing clever often prevents our becoming so- The world is a vessel In whose hold the fire is already burning- Formerly of New York and Washington, now of Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA AND BRYN MAWK. JANUARY 27. 1900. THADEWITIITHE ORIENT Remarkable Gains in Our Exports to China and Japan. HAS DOUBLED IN THREE YEARS. UaiuM in Our Asiatic Exports Have Nearly All Been Made in the I.ast Five Years—The Imports Not So Heavy. Washington, Jan. 29. —A report of our Asiatic trade, prepared by Mr. Frank H. Hitchcock, chief of the for eign markets section of the agricul tural department, shows that there has been a great development of our trade with China and Japan during the past decade. Record figures were easily reached in the fiscal year 1899, when the value of the merchandise exchang ed with these two countries, including the port of Hong Kong, reached $87,- 305,688, against only $46,296,167 in 1889. The four years following 1889 witnessed a steady increase that finally culminated in 1893 with a record of $60,281,386, the highest up to that time. In the fiscal year 1894, during which our importations were greatly curtailed as a result of the prevailing financial depression, the trade dropped to $51,513,149 and thereafter rosestpad ily by leaps and bounds. Of the $87,305,688 valuation placed upon our trade with Japan, China and Hong Kong during 1899 $47,815,035 represented the imports into the Uni ted States and $39,490,653 the exports from this country. The excess of im ports over exports amounted to $B,- 324,382. In 1899 the imports were val ued at $35,196,670 and the exports at a difference of $24,099,173. These figures show in the decade end ed with 1899 a gain of $28,393,158, 0r256 per cent in exports, while the increase in imports amounted to only $12,618,- 365, or 36 per cent. During the last few years, in fact, the imports dis closed an actual falling off, the value 14>r 1899 being $1,164,131 less than that for 1896, which was recorded at $49,- 979,166. Our exports, on the other hand, more than doubled during the three years succeeding 1896. Our exports to the countries men tioned consisted chiefly of cotton, cot ton goods, kerosene oil, wheat flour and manufactures of iron and steel, the value of these five classes of ar ticles exported aggregating in 1898 nearly 80 per cent of the total exports to China, Japan and Hong Kong. Japan took nearly all the raw cotton, while cotton manufactures went quite as largely to China. All three took kerosene oil in large quantities. The exports of wheat flour almost trebled during the decade, exports to Japan actually rising from 19,677 barrels in 1889 to 161,654 barrels in 1898, while Hong Kong in the latter year took 939,053 barrels, against 378,634 in 1889. China’s direct flour importations were small. The gain in exports of iron and steel were very rapid in 1896, 1897 and 1898, most of the exports going to Japan, which took $3,195,152 worth in 1898, out of a total for the year of $3,713,967. For 1889 the iron and steel exports to the three places named were only $519,212. Generally speaking it may be stated that the figures show that the gain in our Asiatic exports has been nearly all made in the last five years. LOOKS MORE CONCILIATORY. Mine AV orkerx and Employers Seem Head? to Make Concessions. Indianapolis, Jan. 29. —The dele gates to the conference between the miners and operators who remained in town over Sunday spent the day in lounging about the hotels and talking the situation over. Surface indications are that both sides stand ready to make concessions, and the probability is the first meeting of the joint scale committee will result in each side giving out some hint of what these concessions are. The final outcome of the matter, as predicted by those who have attended other conferences, is that the operators will pay a few cents more per ton than their first offer of nine cents advance, the miners will come to the screen agreement remaining as at present, and the Illinois miners will come into the double standard agreement now in force in the three other states of the competitive fields. Tlie Rn*h For Cape Nome. Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 29.—Estimates made by local shipping men show that about 15,000 men are intending to reach Cape Nome by the first steamers from Puget Sound and Dawson. Two thirds of this number will go down the Yukon river from Dawson and other Yukon towns. A great prospective race is in sight between these two con tingents. First arrivals will secure the best part of the beach, which will be in the greatest demand, because beach claims may be worked without flumes or machinery. Victory for Streetcar Strikers. Troy, N. Y.» Jan. 29.—Anthony Brady, of Albany, came to Troy last night with the power to settle the strike on the United Traction com pany’s line if possible. A committee from the strikers was empowered to settle on the basis of $2 a day for the regular men and 18% cents an hour for the trippers. The only concession made by the men was on the scale to be re ceived by the trippers. The cars were started at 5 o’clock this morning by the old men. It is a signal victory fr the strikers. If your doctor gives you up it is time to give up your doctor. KEYSTONE HAPPENINGS. News Items of Interest From All Parts of the State. COLLISION CAUSES EXPLOSION. Six Killed £iitl Eight Injured in a Singular Catastrophe at Ashley—A Pretty Girl Victim of Opium in Phil adelphia!—Police Raid the Dens. Wilkesbarre, Pa., Jan. 26.—A fearful explosion of dynamite occurred in the yards of the Jersey Central railroad at Ashley, a suburb of this city, at 9 o’clock last night, which resulted in the killing of six men and serious in juries to eight others. The dead are: Frank McLaughlin, brakeman, aged 28, single; Peter Frey, engine wiper, aged 16; Michael Bird, brakeman, aged 23, single; Charles Haney, aged 15, and two unknown tramps. Haney went to the engine house to idle away time in stead of attending night school. Owing to slippery tracks the en gineer lost control of a heavy freight train coming down the mountain, and at the Ashley yards the train dashed into a helping engine, which was sent into a car containing 30 boxes of dyna mite. Ten locomotives and 18 cars were wrecked, the stacks of the round house and a portion of the roof de molished. and a big water tank de stroyed. Nearly every window in town was broken. The loss is heavy. Philadelphia'* Fair Opium Victim. Philadelphia, Jan. 25.—From the opium laden atmosphere of an upper room in a furnished room house at 1106 Vine street, pretty 19-year-old May Bibighaus was taken yesterday morning dying after a night spent in smoking the poisonous drug. One hour later she died at the Hahnemann hos pital. The members of the girl’s fam ily are well-to-do and highly respected in the neighborhood of their residence, 1634 North Twelfth street. The giri formerly taught a class of Chinamen in a Sunday school, and from her ac quaintance with these she formed the opium habit. Hugh Kennedy, who escorted the girl to the joint, Harry Parker, who owned the layout, Frank Reynolds, Frank Gregg and James Gray are in jail pending action by the grand jury. Wyoming Valley Strikes Settled. Wilkesbarre, Pa.. Jan. 25. The strikes that have prevailed among the coal miners of the Wyoming valley for I the past ten days are now ended. The miners employed at the Baltimore col liery of the Delaware and Hudson com pany who went to work a week ago, re turned to work yesterday, an amicable agreement having been reached with the company officials. The breaker boys at the Lance colliery of the Le high and Wilkesbarre Coal company, who went out Tuesday, also returned to work yesterday. The talk of a gen eral strike has died out for the present at least. Pennsylvania Deiuoerat*Name Brya j Harrisburg, Jan. 26. —The state Dem ocratic committee set the pace for the Democracy of other states yesterday by making Colonel William J. Bryan its choice for the presidency in 1900. This action was taken by the commit tee while Colonel Bryan was on his way to Harrisburg from New York to attend the meeting and confer with the party leaders. This is probably the first time in the party’s history that the Democrats of Pennsylvania have indicated their choice for president in advance of the state convention. Mr. Rex Stands a Chance to Recover. Huntingdon. Pa., Jan. 29. —After nine days of uninterrupted unconsciousness ex-Chief Clerk Jerre B. Rex, of the Pennsylvania house of representatives, who was paralyzed at his home here, was able yesterday for the first time to recognize his friends and compre hend words addressed to him. The paralysis affecting his right side and tongue is still unyielding. If no fur ther attack occurs, which, however, is feared, his physician gives hope for his partial recovery. Raiding Ph Ila del ph ia’" Opium Deus. Philadelphia. Jan. 29. —As a result of a tragic death of a young woman last week in an opium den located in Chinatown, the police at 1 o’clock this morning started to clean out many of the resorts in the locality. Six places had been visited up to 1:45 a. m. and over 40 persons arrested, many ot them being under the influence of opium. At 2 a. m. the raids were still in progress. Those arrested included Chinamen, white and black males and females. Claims It Wna an Occident? Wilkesbarre, Pa., Jan. 29.—A fatal shooting aft:ay occurred in the home of Kazimir Dudnew, at Duryea, yes terday, The man was cleaning a gun in the kitchep when, he claims, it wts accidentally discharged. The load of shot entered the side of his wife, who was seated in the next room. She died in great agony two hours later. The hush""' 1 was arrested. A woman’s chief joy in this life is her own or somebody else’s baby. To be poor, and seem to be poor, is a certain way never to rise. Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it. When passion is on the throne, reason is out of doors. Sin is the only thing you can prove virtue by. Even religion would not grudge to omit a chapel here and there in order of its poor. PENNSYLVANIA NEWS BREVITIES. Breaker boys who went on strike at Plymouth returned to work at the old scale. The office of the Harrisburg Patriot was visited by fire, and the upper por tion completely wrecked. Loss cover ed by insurance. • . Superior Court Judge John I. Mitch ell is suffering from a stroke of paraly sis at his home in Williamsport. At the Shenandoah City mine George W. Acker was killed by a fall of rock. Injuries sustained by being struck by a locomotive caused the death of Edward Flaherty, of Shenandoah. A decision of the Berks county court Is to the effect that Boyertown may es tablish borough water works. An explosion at the American Iron and Steel works, Lebanon, terribly burned Martin Fegley, and he will probably lose his eyesight. John F. Stier, the Johnsonville (Northampton county) merchant, shot Thursday night by a masked ourglar who attempted to rob him, will prob ably recover. , For the arrest and conviction of par ties who tried to burn Sanner Broth ers’ store at 'lremont, Schuylkill coun ty, the borough council of that town □ifers $5OO reward. Senator Maxon's Snrcaam. Washington, Jan. 29. —Senator Ma son, of Illinois, says concerning the published report that he had been re quested to withdraw from the Old Tip pecanoe club, of Chicago: “I notice by the paper that I was expelled from the Tippecanoe Republican club. I never applied for membership. I heard through the press that charges against me had been preferred by Colonel McWhorter that I did not agree with the president on Philip pine and Boer questions. Had I known that I was a member of the club and that McWhorter was chairman of any important committee I should have re signed. Meantime I am for liberty and self government in Cuba, Philip pine Islands, South Africa and Chi cago, McWhorter or no McWhorter.” Mornionite Hobertx Excluded. Washington, Jan. 26. —The case of Brigham H. Roberts, the Mormon rep resentative-elect from Utah, which has occupied so much of the attention of the house since the assembling of con gress, was *icJded yesterday by the adoption of a resolution to exclude him by a vote of 268 to 50. THE PRODUCE MARKETS. Philadelphia. Jan. 26.—Flour steady; winter superfine, $2.25(82.40; Pennsylvania roller, clear, $2.10(83.3"); city mills, extra, 12.40® 2.70. Rye flour quiet at $firstname.lastname@example.org per barrel. Wheat firm; No. 2 red, spot In elevator. 69%®70%c. Corn quiet and steady; No. 2 mixed, spot, in elevator, 37%@38c.: No. 2 yellow, spot, in elevator, 40c. Oats quiet and steady; No. 2 white, clipped, 31 3 4®32c.; lower grades, 28@30j. Hay steady; choice timothy, $16(046.50 for large bales. Beef steady; family, sl2® 13; mess, $10.5o; beef hams. $email@example.com. Pork firm; family, $14(514.50. bard firmer; west ern steamed. $6.25%. Butter steady; west ern creamery, 21®25c.; do. factory, 16(8 19c. ; June creamery. 20®23c.: imitation creamery. 18!822%c.; New York dairy, 19 @24c.; do. creamery. 21@25c.; fancy Penn sylvania prints jobbing at 26®29c.; do. wholesale. 25c. Cheese steady; fall made, fancy, large and small, 12%@13c.; late made, large, U%®l2e.; do. do., small, 12 (g)l2%c. Eggs weak: New York and Penn sylvania, 19c.; western, ungraded, at mark, li-818c. Prepared For Train Robbers. Kansas City. Jan. 29.—1 n anticipa tion of a hold up six local policemen in citizens’ clothes and a number of Pinkerton detectives occupied the ex press car on the Missouri Pacific pas senger train leaving Kansas City at 9 o’clock last night. The officials re fused to make k, nown the P oint at which the attack was expected to take place. Death of a Voted Ex-Con federate. Richmond. Jan. 29.—Major Thomas A. Brander, past grand commander of the Virginia Grand Camp of Confed erate Veterans, and who was known throughout the south for his promi nenc“ in all Confederate reunions, died here yesterday, aged CO years. In a warm climate fruit is sufficient to sustain life,»but up in the Arctic re gions oil and fat are essential. In the feeding of live stock the temperature of the atmosphere should always be considered. Hundreds of farmers feed the same ration the year round. So much corn or oats is given whether the season is winter or summer. The ani mals may eat all that Is allowed, but they become fat in summer and do not gain in winter. During severely cold weather a large proportion of grain should be given, especially of corn, while the supply of hay should not be reduced. Unity Loaf.—One quart flour, one pint milk, one tablespoonful melted butter, one egg, one saltspoonful salt, one ta blespoonful white sugar, one teaspoon ful soda, dissolved In one tablespoonful hot water, one dessertspoonful (equal to two teaspoonfuls) cream tartar sifted In flour; mix beaten egg with milk.then butter, sugar, salt and soda: next the flour; beat well, use buttered cake tin and bake in steady, hot oven; tum out white hot, send to table and cut as served; easy and excellent. The Chicago Chronicle says: Now that the Federation of Railway Em pioves has been dissolved, it is said that the* officers of the Order of Railway Conductors and of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers are working on a plan to bring these organizations to gether in a protective and defensive alliance, to deal with the railway com panies of the country on wage and other questions. \ln Afro-American Newspapers W-IWLw Read The 'Defender IT IS AMERICAN IN ALL THINGS THE BRIGHTEST AlfD BRAVEST EXPONENT OF THE PEOPLE (In Afro-American Newspaper* 1898-1901, n0..28-) —One hundred spoonfuls make one Quart .t, —The fashion of rouging the ears has been adopted in Paris. J —The healthiest troops in the worl> are those of the German army. —The sewing women of Berlin get only thirty cents a dozen for making fine shirts. —A Louisville (Ky.) man has a lit tie house dog that chews chewing gun® with a relish. > —Rain has never been known to fail in that part of Egypt between the two lower falls of the Nile. —A miner’s lamp, using acetylene gas, has been introduced into the Sel beck mines of Germany. —The young man of Samoa, when in iove, has the name of his sweetheart tattooed upon his forearm. —Nearly all of the Egyptian farmers use the same kind of plow that was used five thousand years ago. —ln Wales, up to the year 1850, it A’as customary for people attending church to smoke during divine service. —A correspondent informs us that in 1890 20 ostrich eggs were hatched by incubator and 18 of the birds were raised. —A ship of only 2500 tons brought from Para, Brazil, to New York city a cargo of rubber which was insured for $3,000,000. —American cotton is preferred toy the Japanese manufacturers because it has a longer staple than that of any other country. —When an unmarried woman is borne to the grave in Brazil her coffin, the hearse and the livery of the coachman are all scarlet. —A clock is being constructed for Liverpool Street Station, in London, The interior of its case could allow five persons to dine comfortably. —By special request a circus at Bell ville, Kan., changed the route of its procession in order that two sick boys might see it from their windows. —The world’s births amount to 36,- 792,000 every year, 100,800 every day, 4300 every hour, seventy every minute and one and a fraction every second. ' —An express train is run by elec tricity between Dusseldorf and Cre feld, Germany, • ® distance of fourteen miles, and the trip is Tfit-dfl in 22 min utes. —A New York man claims to have shot a crane up in the Adirondacks that had forty-five trout in its stom ach, none of which weighed .less than a pound. —The natives of the Philippine!, manufacture a very gauzy, transpar ent fabric for ladies’ dresses from the fibres of the pineapple leaf. It is call ed pina cloth. —Professor R. L. Garner, who be lieves that monkeys can talk, is about to make another journey to Africa, to furher familiarize himself with the monkey language. —When a native of Abyssinia desires to pay a delicate attention to a friend or guest he produces a piece of rock salt and gracionsly permits the lat ter to lick it with his tongue. —A Calcutta paper contains an ac count of the workhouse or asylum for infirm beasts and birds that was es.- tablished some thirteen years ago by a society of influential Hindus. —A Chicago gas company has put its collectors into ujijform. The dis tinctive feature about the dress is the vest, which is of brilliant yellow, with the company’s name in black letters across it. —ln remote parts of Scotland the old Covenanters’ love for long services on the bare hillsides still lingers. At Dingwall a recent communion service in the open air lasted from 10 A. M until 4 P. M. A soft and boneless tail, 2*4 inches long, cut from an 11-week child in El bing, was shown by Dr. Simon, of thaJ town, to the Berlin Anthropological So ciety. Prof. Virchow called it “J> splendid specimen.” —The stain of banana juice is almost indelible. It does not proceed from the stalk or plant, but exists in the greet, fruit as well, from which when cut or bruised it exudes in the shape of visciii milk or cream-like drops. —The fruit of the nutmeg tree Is pea’ shaped. It consists of four parts, a fleshy outer part, a red network with in this, known to commerce as mace, the shell covered by the mace, and the kernel, or nutmeg proper. —Co-operation seems to be a suc cess in Moorehead, Kan. That little town has a co-operative hotel, restaur ant, laundry, hall, creamery and cann ing factory, and several co-operative farms are in that vicinity. —A six-year-old boy, the son of Robert Mortimer, of Hempstead, N. Y.. while seated at a table, fell agains* the point of a lead pencil which he held in his hand. It struck his right temple, pierced his brain and caused death. < —Certain fresh water algae named by a French botanist, M. R. Bouiihac, are claimed to be able to absorb arsenic without injury, at least one specie* ap pearing to derive more benefit in growth from arsenic acid than from phosphoric acid. —Photography of sounds has reach ed a point said to establish the fact that there is no such thing as absolute silence. The machine used is so sen sitive that it records the lightest cur rent of air passing through a room and distant noises the ear cannot detect. —lt is said that bubbles formed of filtered castile soapsuds and glycerine will last several days. A Baltimore drawing room ornamented with these bubbles, which had been carefully re leased close to the celling, reflected the gas lights in ever-varying tints, and the effect was exceedingly attractive. —Ausralla raises tarantulas for the sake of their webs, the filaments of which are made into threads for bal loons. They are lighter than silk, and when woven, lighter than canvas. Each tarantula yields from twenty to forty yards of filament, of which eight twisted together form a single thread. Action requires deadly spurs, but the end, In this case, justifies the mean* , $?.00 PER ANBUM SIEGLE COPIES FIVE CERTS NEWS IN BRIEF.