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Th O1L -is by our r Beating take often ruin th OUR I makes carp( whatsoever. Carpets One wl, pliances-is TUR E. An Ve (10 telephone 42; aond UPI STUME E. B. Stumph, it We are about this June Clea cause we believe wi ever offered. Lots of suits w the suits we are mi again, the suits we'i any other .tailor's. .6 of this sale-and always-, fectly satisfactory fit. By X If you have any speci man when ordering. We fully recognize tha a cutter as to fit-but-the or money back. This is no you we ought not to have influence and good will. I greatest favor you can sho believe us when we say th 906 READY TO FIGHT BOXERS. People of Tien Tr*in preparing to De fend the City adO,Jny o.-Ther TilTiore F*Oln of this aleand, lays-n J fnec.tsy stsatoy:.B dfen itef youn anece attaspc 1u frfm frmwhen urridng conty. wo ae full cronie ty. 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No beatin s out only part of the dust and tear e colors without cleaning the carpets. )RY-AIR PROCESS takes out ever ts FRESH AND BRIGHT as new called for-made moth proof and ret 17,0e Uph )le floor of our BIG FACTORY-eq levoted to UPHOLSTERING AND rI every workman is an expert in his i ine work-and guarantee every bit o 11oastering H BEDDIN Coro 7th ar Wonder What Merts WnIl Say Today?2 fUll of enth. rance Sale which we starte %'re bringing you the best are selling at $8.25 are r aking at $10.25 are really e making at $12.25 you wo buring the progress xve want it to be clearly understood ;atisfactory fit we mean a fit that ph A ideas you wish carried out, kindly t at times difference of opinion migl inflexible rule of this house is that all t a mere figure of speech-it is a fact. your trade-but if we can't have you I you discover any defects in our wa 6v us is to tell us so. If you can't ca at we want to serve you on the Golden Rule plan. and Martp: and 908 F Str action. The Daily Express contends that Sir Claude Macdonald is charming per sorally, but lacks initiative and strength of character sufficient-for the 6ifficult post of British mini!ster at Pkin. In its news columns it tells how Sir Claude claimed a British diplomatic victory when the legation ladies, esco)rted by Lady Macdonald, visited the dowager Inmiress, who afterward, it is alieged, sent this telegram to all the prov "As you are aware. these foreign devils have been very troublesome lately. Their actions have been very offensive to me. Being a woman, I could not make the ministers co)me and extplain, but today I sent and compelled theIr women to come and kow-tow." The Daily Express suggests that 20,000 Indian troops be dispatched to China to restore order. The Daily Mall reasserts its posItion of yesterday, that the United States. as the friend of RussIa and oreat Britain, would be able to Impose order without alliances or jealousies. Sir Halliday Macartney, EnglIsh secre tary of the Chinese legation in London, says t'hat the concerted action of the pow ers will save the situatIon In China, add ing that the end of the disturbances is in sight, and that soon all wilt be over. AdditIonal Russian and Austrian troops have arrived at Tien Tsin, and the German cruisers Hansa and Gefion have started from Kilao Chou for Taku with mharines intended for the samen destInation. The fact that much needed rain has fallen is expected at TIen Tsain to have a good ef fect In accelerating the auppression of the rising, as the farmera In the movement wIll return to their ordinary pursuIts. The Spectator. commentIng on the Chi nese difficulty, says It considers that if the situation becomes acute, the only al ternative to a European concert, which would be effective only In theory, would be for England and Rusisia to act together in a definite agreement. Left Nome but Cheap Offeer. From the Cardiff westers Mal. The other day a milItary oficer engaged a cab in Edinburgh. and at the end of the trip paId the driver a shIlling. A shilling was the exact amount due, but more gra cious customers were In the habIt of pay ing sixpense more for the same distance. "Bad tuck to the Boers!" mnuttered the driver, who wasn an Irishman, ruefully look Ing at the coin in his palm. "What Is that you may?" asked the offi cer. sternly. "Bad ficek to thep Boers, morr!" "Why do you syI? No Solicitin ' nts. with sticks-no chemicals. the fabrics-while chemicals r particle of dust and grit -without the slightest injury irned FREE OF CHARGE. StE) 0 lipped with all the modern ap RECOVERING FURNI ne. work done. Drop postal or annig W ko9 a CO9 id K Sts. I I today, simply be tailoring bargains ml $15 values, and worth $18;.then, uld pay $20 for at hat we guarantee a pelp ases you. give instructions to sales t exist between you and :ustomers must be pleased ' If we can't fit or please i r trade we do want your i y of doing business-the 1-write us. At any rate,+ Y Tailors, 9 _ eeto THE OLD, BOVIsH FEELINGS. HOwv the Siffit of Urchins Batbing In --a_ Fountain Agfected Staid Men. From the New rle ns T mesDemorat igin t dy,eiply-"u bnwerei ftaiorngrcl bargaith n e buld Exang $1 aleIts a pefetlpai we ornthere18; ther e n, cen "Id ae down fo atdrn uli trad . a d as I d ew n ar he f untin. apaety egaree ac agintentrrp asn.es ofh etre yd epet give intructindos tslsadfu- ml eist themftee younti srtios mutlbe plath-temspbi that can'ld i possiblyeasied.Too tre y we ardo wantoo,roedu a cho of ong us isteIlokdn 1-w rinedu. Anday midrale, akt th branc,ad hlore, I huh bu Ht' the moeight o pulin m athin esan joumpaint Afte foutain FrAt the deOrlofath Hnno.en bilingwa a1 sawmethibngkserdy thqatace, smiou quietd an hmelf.eLk Cto brokenr' iin alel. "oYot! kno reper Jus the ontdiecyb of the setnlaeneng id- h Exhealley. ee It fealers'he fyelte; 'dere' oal copa-cin'.'d The attemt a nmentcae yhond a oyanguidlited ut 'the mideabt.r stuckw there ai n the backsheartthedrceetdr ofhbusines tumlt ait i eagratef andc plaout secrotatcleanvrl pcaitmedh otmeeln rereshe, and the mereicghtan tited eys.siiul sh asdWa hae own thes leen during aul den. 'oth.'A lot the raggest; urhins wee clustered a thng,' ad othe bdndgr, shrply an te agot ' anrgt. VEK BEGGARS r- d' They Have Oame toBe a Big Nuianoe ivihat Oity. SCHEES 0 O TE CHoRIgMLE 0 *T Opening of t4e 04of Gardens Was a BiA Pi6mature, UPS AND DOWNS OF LI=E Special Correspondence of The Evening Star. NEW YORK, June 7, 190M. That old problem, how to separate the worthy from the unworthy, has caused much agitation In the minds of numerous anonymous charitable persons in New York during the past wek. About a fortnight ago the agent of a squalid tenement ,house on the East Side dragged a thin, starved-looking lad of nine teen to the police ceurt and accused the boy of violating the innkeepers' act, in that he had not settled for his room rent for a couple of weeks. The boy had a fine countenance and the manner of a gentleman. He was sadly emaciated. He was an art student from one of the southern states. His pitiful al lowance from homne had suddenly ceased, for some reason or other. It had only suf ficed. at best, to enable him to pay his tui tion fees, and to live- In a garret, the rent of which was 75 cents per week. What few dimes he could scrape together by doing odd jobs when he could get them to do he devoted to the purchase of canvases and materials for his work. He had fallen two weeks in arrears Ilk his garret rent, and the tenement agent hauled him into an East Side police court and manifested a de termined disposition to railroad the young chap to Blackwell's Island. The Tide Turned. The magistrate was sufficiently humane to postpone the case to permit of an inves tigation. Some of the police court reporters went to the lad's garret. It was a sorry little hole, with a three-legged washstand, a rickety chair, a pair of boxes answering for a bed, and a, home-made easel. Sus pended from the ceiling by a piece of rope was half a loaf of bread. The young man was compelled to hang his bread that way to keep the rats from getting at it. Some of the drawings scattered around the room struck the police court reporters as being singularly good. They dug up the art critics of their papers, and had the experts look the work over. The art critics pro nounced the young man's work not only good, but excellent; they were unanimous in declaring that the lad possessed positive genius. The police court reporters wrote the tragic little story up in a sympathetic vein, and the next day the young art stu dent was turned loose and taken in hand by a rich citizen who keeps an eye out for worthy cases of this sort. The expenses of the boy's art education and keep will be provided for by thJ$ man for some years to come, and the lad wi?l not have to hang his crusts from an Attic c,eiling. either. A large number of kind-hearted persons sent money to the young man. His was a genuinely deserving case. It Looked All Right. Another case that seemed pretty sorrow ful came up last w6ek. A young married man, under twenty-five, wrote to the super intendent of Belleyue Hospital, offering to sell a quantity of his blood to any anaemic patient who might be in need of the same for $15 or $2). i't rung man's letter was coucbeo:In straightf rward, simple tbrms. It was the letter o 'a man of education. He said that he fdtrnd himself and his young Wrife i.a desperate plight, because he Suidn't firift',Ii work t6 do; that he had een promined telob a codple of weeks b14t iit0he' imperAjivLy needed ob ihey t6 td'himssf ftnd his wife ov until-he ts6b He was a robust -mali, in prime Wealth, he said,*and he was willing to sacrfice a. inuch of his blood as he could stand the loss of in order to get money for his absolute needs. This letter seemed such an unusual, square, pitiful document that the superin tendent of the hospital couldn't refrain from turning it over to the newspaper men. The newspaper men went up to the address given by the writer of the letter and looked the young man and his plant over. The young man's hard luck story seemed to have a proper basis. He had a frank, open countenance. He had served before the mast and in the British and United States armies, he said, and had been wounded in Cuba. He talked like a man of excellent eaucation. His wife was a pretty young woman of eighteen. They lived in very bare, miserable quarters. The newspaper men printed the story as they got hold of it. But It Wasn't. Money began to pow toward the young man on the day the newspapers printed his letter to the superintendent of the hos pital and the story behind the letter. The young man's mail was cluttered with let ters containing money. A few days ago two detectives got in here from Boston. Within an hour after they arrived they nabbed the young man on a criminal charge. Now the charitably disposed persons who sent the forger money are marveling over the wickedness in the world. Street Beggars. The beggars of New York are incredibly persistent and vicious. They are virtually highwaymen and highwaywomen and high waychildren, in fact. The police do not ap pear to pay much attention to them. Hordes of filthy male beggars work both sides of Broadway in broad daylight with out any molestation at the hands of the huge cops of the Broadway squad. The male beggar on Broadway will fail into step with you and "young feller" you for some blocks, and end by referring dis respectfully to your ancestors if you decline to "perduce." He comes alongside of you. takes step for step with you, but does not look at you. He looks straight ahead. while he tells you that he is "up agin it f'r de price of a meal o' vittles." The rea son he looks ahead is that his attitude does not then appear to be a begging one, and. while he may feet that he is immune from the claws of the policemen, he prefers to take no chances. It Is difficult to shake him off. He refuses to be shaken off. You may say "No" ermphatically a dozen times. but he continues to keep step with you and to tell you that "you look like a young feller that knowed a case o' hard luck w'en he seen It." When you finally stop short and face him and tell him to drill away from you real quick,-hs'consigns you to a region where the ice trust doesn't operate, applies irreverent epitli6ts t.yourmostremote pro genitors, and takes ey his stand for another A la uisance. The old woss i ith the faded shawl and the weird blinnst and the gin breath is also very num i.ubiron the most crowded thoroughfares *t ~city. The shopping district is herj 6,ota stamping ground, and shopping ucomegl are ber' victims for the most pa,rtAhSheetackles a shy-looking woman and weDhEfbog with her, uttering a dismal stringAbltberish about her two sons unjustly bbdflW on the island, her. Invalid husbanhlan@that sort of thing. If the shy wdnian!ske tackles gets a whiff of the old crone's breath, and therefore re solves to give her nothing and to plainly tell her so, shsr haawher work cut out for her. The crosd' dhMinctly and decidedly balks at any Ifich proposition whatsoever, and she permits -her voice to rise higher and higher in expoetulation. She begins to wipe the corners of her eyes with an end of her old shawl and to weep and wail, all the time followiry her victim closely. When at lengtly the inevitable New York crowd of idlers surround the crone to watch her at work on-. her victim, the victim. flushing, delves fInto her pocket book, hands the crone a coli, and Is then-ad only then-permitted to go her way. Even Moe Bold. .The whining hewsaboy is even more bold. He will sell a Isale pedestrian an after noon newspaper for a cent and then set up a wail and declare that the pedestrian has torn three or four of his "papes" in picking out the one he wanted. He will follow, his victim, weeping bitterly, de mninga the victim to "pay me for me up Into a well-simulated frenzy over the way he has been abused. He can't be shaken off, either. He knows that he'll be able to attract attention from passers by if he keeps his howl going long enough. and that some idiot, attracted by the up roar, will be sure to mix In and ask the victim "why he doesn't give the kid what's a-coming to him?" There are few men, who matter of what stern material they may be composed, who can bear to be follow ed formany squares by a sniveling, snarl ing imp of this sort. and the youthful high wayman nearly always has a coin flung at him in the long run as a bribe for him to break away. In the Name of Charity. Another type of beggar that flourishes mightily over here Is the female impostor who goes from house to house asking for subscriptions to charities that do not exist. Many of these women are extraordinarily brazen. They have blanks printed with dotted lines for the names of subscribers' to fictitious fresh-air and free-Ice and free nursery funds for infants, and they work the districts where well-to-do people live. They generally make their tours after the dinner hour, when householders are liable to be sitting at the front windows or on the front steps for the air and when the men folks are known to be at home. Some of the women who have been col lared at this work have exhibited remark able refinement of manner and address. They have their stories of the charities for which they are soliciting subscriptions all pat, and they dwell enthusiastically, with occasional quite touching breaks In their voices, upon the mournful condition of the poor whom they are striving to help. Some of these women have got big money by these means, and, notwithstanding the fact that quite a number of them have been captured and punished, the swindlers in skirts are still nummerous and success ful in the residence sections of the city. Premature Summer Gardens. On Monday evening last the New York roof garden season was opened with an ice pick. It was not a cool, it was a cold night. The habitual first nighters sat around the roof garden rum tables with their heavy overcoats buttoned up to shield them from the genuinely chilly breeze that swept the housetops, and the women were likewise swaddled up in jackets-some of them, in deed. in furs. The young men who ven tured to the rooftops in anticipatory light suits and straw bats did their best to con ceal the fact that their teeth were chatter ing. but it was no use. The people who took in the Initial roof garden performances went through the forms of ordering and sipping long, cooling drinks with straws in them, although it was a distinctly Tom and-Jerry and hotscotch night. The women who appeared on the roof garden stages in abbreviated costumes looked pinched and blue around their noses and mouths from the cold, and they all be trayed great anxiety to get in-to the wings so that their maids could wrap them in comforters and bath robes and blankets and other warmth-conserving things. The Monday evening opening of the New York roof garden season was a literal "frost" in a sense net generally used in connection with theatrical affairs. Ups and Downs of Life. Harris Cohen-the "Original Cohen" of the Bowery-is broke. He is an old man now, but he Is going bravely to work as the assistant manager of a hotel down at Rock away. Fifteen years ago Harris Cohen was worth a couple of millions of dollars, eas ily. He came to this country In the early fifties, and started a small clothes repair ing establishment on the Bowery. His bus iness grew until he had estahlishments where clothing was bought and sold all over the Bowery and the streets leading to the Bowery, and he became rich very rap idly. He went into politics, organized po litical clubs with his sons at the head of them, declined to hold any sort of political office under any circumstances, became a political power in his ward and district, and never lost anything through his pol4ti cal connection. The horses got the "Original Cohen." He shad never seen a horse race in his life until ablut fifteen years ago, when he was well along in years. He went to one of the tracks with one of his sons one afternoon, invested $I5) in a pool-they sold French mutuals in those days-and cashed in :I0, (NW on the transaction. That $14u,thso win. ning ruined Cohen. He bought a stable of thoroughbreds, -raced them 4t Guttenberg and Gloucester, and from that time date3 hi; gradual depletion in fortune. It wasn't so gradual at first. He lost $300.001)( in one month at Guttenberg. betting on his nags. The horse fever burned within him, how ever, and he went the distance at the ga'ne. Now he is broke, and is going to work as the assistant manager of a Rockaway ho tel. All of Cohen's sons are well off, and his daughters married well. But the old gentleman prefers to stand on his own base, and he's determined to go to work again and build up another fortune. The story of Cohen's - gradual ruin through horse racing ought to be instructive read ing for the young men of the land who are addicted to the fantastic belief that they know "how to beat the ponies." A Foolish Fad. The essentially idiotic custom of wearing mourning bands sewed to the sleeves of cuats and jackets has taken a strong hold over here. You can scarcely walk a square without seeing some young man or woman -generally dressed most conspicuously wearing one of the things. Young men wear them on the sleeves of loud plaid suits and at the same time they sport red neck ties and blue polka-dotted bands around their soft hats. A young woman in a brill iant red jacket was playing golf on the Van Cortlandt Park links the other afternoon. She wore a mourning bald on one of the sleeves of her crimson jacket. A young woman In a thin-sleeved white shirt waist walked along 42d street yesterday after noon with a mourning band tacked to ona of the gauzy sleeves of the waist. This mourning band custom is an English im portation. In the old country, however. they are only worn by the upper servants of great families in which a death has oc curred. C. L. C. Boered Him. From the ChicagO Tribune. "I think it's almost wicked for anybody to be enjoying as good a time as we are having," said the enthusiastic young wo man at the .picnc, "when we think of the terrible suffering caused by the war in South Africa." "Oh, I don't know." replied the youth who was carrying the lunch baskets. "It can't alleviate the sufferIng down there for us to be miserable up here" "No; but I read and read all about- that war, and I can't keep from--Oh, there's such a delightful kopje over on the other side of that kloof! Let's go there and put up the hammock-" , "I think I know what a kopje is," re joined the patient young man with the baskets; "but a kloof is a little too many far me." "You ought to post yourself. A kloof Is a ravine. Now, then, we'll have to cross this little spruit. Let me take one of the bas-" "I Infer that a sprult is a small stream." "You ought to know that's what It is. We must find some fontein or we can't make t'he coffee. It's too far to walk across the veldt or go around the pan, and you would have to climb a nek, anyway. Of course, if you could go to Sheffieldsdorp without having to hunt a drift across that swampy broek it would be different, but our crowd wants to pitch the Iaager in some shady bout where the afgang slopes gently down to the beek and there isn't any modder. The aarde is rather damp. don't you think? We'll find a boom or two for the hammock, If the watchful zarp doesn't forbid. I like a boschveld better than a daal for a picnic, don't you? Where you can see the blaauw berg, you know-" But at this juncture the young man, with a hunted look in his eye, laid down his bundles and trekked. Queen Victoria an O'Connor. From the lrishi Tourist. The queen is of the old Irish royal strain. She Is not only a Guelph and a Stuart; she Is one of the royal O'Connors. The last Irish sovereIgn of the whole island wan Roderick O'Connor. His sons were slain. -His daughter married Hugo De Lacy. Their daughter married a De Burgh, Earl of Ulster; from them descended Ellen, wife of Robert Bruce, King of Scotland. The granddaughter of Robert Bruce, the Prin cess Margery, married the lord high stew ard of Scotland. and through her the Stuarts claimed the Bcsttish crown. From thence it is easy to trace how the royal blood of Ireland, Sotlndn and England meets in the person of the reigning Queen 'VIctoria. Ride en the "Semise Ralway'" at Cabin John Bridge, Band, IL pieces e.assa. 'eimOa. was "" Z=TER= UNION I Tao&T. |caT. P, TWO ANKnCA1 A1L.9 FROM X MOMICTa.sS " PIVE ANCLO-AMERICA1 AmtOT-04"Ilt COMMUNICATION cos OAuo e coa, unsC mos *aoa e TO. M a eoas I mm a. q,W ZQ;Itsnss JLW 4*J XBORVE104NO. 0$ 3r E cablegram reproduced ab Harding Davis's article on - ing a most important intervi in the August mumber of SCRIB in the June SCRIBNER, telling o and this will be followed by a seco giving an account of the relief of Mr. Davis at his best, and as read spondence from Cuba (luring the Davis's war articles have been cha respondence," an estimate that se tainly no other writer brings us s domirfant note in Mr. Davis's writ in war something more than strate more than a fighting machi . H and notes with unfailing fidelity t dramatic touches which make us i individual. / / A GIFT FROM ROYALTY BUT IT NOW REPOSES IN THE WIN DOW OF A LOCAL PAWNSHOP. Presented by Frederick William of Prussia to the High Con stable of Windsor. Written for The Evening Star. In the window of a Washington pawn shop, surrounded by the thousand and one more or less tawdry articles of jewelry, as if these were intended to set off its regal splendor, is an old oaken cheEt, containing a splendid silver tea service. The chest is iron bound, in the fashion of half a century or so ago, and by its appearance of antiquity draws the attention of the casual observer. A closer inspection of the larger pieces of the service increases the curiosity, and the question comes to mind as to how it came to its present abiding place. Finely en graved upon one side of these pieces is the royal coat-of-arms of the former kingdom of Prussia, while upon the opposite are the words, cut into the metal in the finest style of the silver worker's art: The Gift of His Majesty Frederick William. 4th King of lrussia, to mark his sense of the attention of Mr. Foster Owen. High Oonstable of Westminster, during the King's visit to the metropolis, 4th Febru ary, 1842. Thereby hangs a tale. The gentleman whose attentions to the sovereign visiting the court of Victoria at a time when the present Prince of Wales was a baby, when Victoria and Albert were happy lovers, and when Boer wars were undreamed of by the "tight little isle." held an office corre sponding In~ some measure to the one so ably filled by our own Maj. Sylvester. He was, by her majesty of' Great Britain and Ireland, delighted and commanded to at tend upon all public occasions the King of Prussia in his trips about the metropolis. That he performed well his duties is thor oughly proven by the gift of the silver tea service, but reference to some contempo raneous publications doubly enhances the estimated value of those services, A Bit of HIstory. Among the seldom-read treasures of the new Congressional Library is a complete file of the London Times, and under date of February 25, 1842, occurs the following reference to the service which is now for sale in a Washington pawnshop: "TE KIG OF PRUhSSrA. - During His Majesty's brief visit to this country Mr. Owen. the chief constable of Westminster, was apponted te sliend the king on all his visits to public pls. In reward for those services ils Majety or. dered thai a splendid silver tea service, nerig a suitable inscription, he presented to Mlr. Owen, whIch is now in a asae of preparation." The solemn English style of the "Thun derer" is ably carried out in that brief no tice, but, unfortunately for the student of this particular antIque, it is the only refer ence to the matter to be found, and the heirs of Foster Owen In America are ex ceedingly reticent regarding the silver ware. This much, however, is known. The last representative of the family to possess it was a resident of Baltimore, and it was at a public sale there that he parted with it. Whether fallen fortunes or a truly American disregard for royalty and its gifts prompted the sale is neither known nor pertinent, and too careful a scrutinly Into a gentleman's private affairs is not -the purpose of this story. Suffice to relate that'the royal gift of Frederick William to Foster Owen was purchased by a specula tor who sent It to Washington as the met likely place to secure a quick return and profit on his investmenst. Its original cost, etimating prices as we know them to be now, and presuming tilat his majesty employed a leading ailversmiths to execute the order, couild not have been less than $2,000. There are 120 pieoes in the set, and every one is marked with the monogramn of the recipint, only the larger one, however, being emblesoned with the cost of arms and the iscription already Valuable gifts are by no amen rarely to be met with in- paMnao a. nd some of the meet cherished medals of .ualor hae, pe force of wretched poweety, gene tnet way. bute'n a me.e than =mi==L.tt ia usinns to ELE.GRAPB COMPANT. a-. --- r.W TORK TO CaT vTAU. . ONE SIRECT U. S. ATLAn CASBESM *VI A CERMANY A"D FR MERiCO-aCgENRA*an. OM, ALL PARS O' TMim dpsb Iimi a as .0 ..sue. S=ur....=. s nas c>v tells its own story. Richard Pretoria in War Time," contain ew with Kruger. will be printed NER'S. Mr. Davis has an article f the fighting of hllier's colnumn, nd article in the July nuinber, Ladysmith. These articles show ers have known hin in his corre Spanish-American War. Mr. racterize<l as "unique in war cor ems no more than just, for cer o near the actual scenes. The ing is the human one. He sees gy, and in the army something e sees the human aspect of it all, he varied humorous, pathetic an<l eel what war really rneans to the find the gift of a European monarch in a little shop- in the capital of the Unted States, and when the value of this gift is taken into consideration the marvel grows. LIGHTNING TORE OFF HER SHOE. Mrs. Lee's Foot Waa Burned, but She Escaped Other Injury. From the Atlanta JournaL Lightning's red bolt in the storm this morning hit Mrs. M. V. Lew of 25 Iaynes street, after demolirhing her home. Start ing at the chimney top, the current ran through the roof and ripped pictures, plas tering and furniture to pieces. Then it jumped into the kitchen and struck Mrs. Lee in the foot. tearing her shoe off and giving her a severe shock. An hour after the bolt struck her Mrs. Lee had recovered and felt no pain from the visit of the lightning's bolt except a burn on the foot. There were two persons in the house at the time. Mrs. Lee and Miss Katie Lee, a young girl of fourteen. Mrs. Lee was standing by a table in the kitchen, and Miss Katie was standing in the front door. The bolt struck the chimney on the right side of the house. It tore away a portion of the chimney and glanced to the roof. making a hole in it two feet across, scorch ing the shingles. Tic bolt then descended Into the front room immediately beneath and tore up a number of pictures, demol ishing the furniture. It knocked the plas tering off in this room and in the hall adja cent. It bounded from one side of the room to the other. Every vase in the room was broken. Plastering was knocked from the wall within two feet of where Miss Katie Lee tvas standing. but she was not even shocked. In the room just beyond the front room a number of things were scattered around, but little damage was done. The kitchen is the next room on the sme side. Mrs. Lee called for help. Her daughter rushed through the blinding smoke and soot and caught her mother just as she was about to fall. The young lady tore the flaming shoes from her mother's foot. burn ing her hands !n doing so. Neighbors ran; in. Dr. J. A. Benson, who lives near by. wats hastily summoned. He gave Mrs. Lee something to quiet her nerves and she wns soon restored. Dr. Benson was of the opinion that if Mr... Lee's shoe had been a little more damp the lightning would have killed her instantly. She had been oust in the yard a moment and her shen were slig'h:tly wet. Had the shoes been absolutely dry it is probable that she would have esmaped the shock altogether. A strange incIdent of the occurrence is that absolutely nothing in thte kitchen, where Mrs. Lee stood. shows any signs of having been struck. The room is in good ordier. "Prisoner. I understand you confess your guilt." said the judge. "No. I don't," said the prisoner. "My counsel has convinced me of my inno-. cence."-Tit-Btts. 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