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NE RVOUS DYSPEPSIA.
A Cure for All. NOT A PArEWNT CURF-ALL, NOR A MODERN MIltAIE. RT SIMPLY A RATIONAL CURE FOR DYSPEPSIA. In thae drys of humbuggery and deception. the manufactrrers of patent medicines. as a rule, seem to think their medicines will not sell unless they elsia that it will crre every disease under the sun. And they never think of leaving out dyspepsia and stomach trunbles. They are sure to claim that their nostrum is absolutely certain to cure every dyspeptic and he need look 'no further. In the t .ee of these absurd claims it is refresh Ing to : ote that the proprietors of Stuart's Dya pepsia Taleta have carefully refrained from mak ing any uniue ciaims or false representations re ganring he merits of thi most excellent remedy for dyspepsia and stomach troubles. They make but one claim for it. and that is, that for indiges tin amd various stamach troubles Stuart's Dys pepsla Tablets is a radical enre. They go no farther 'han this and any man or woman suffering from in-digertion. -hronle or nervons dyspepsia, who will give the remedy a trial will find that nothing is cl-imed for it that the facts will not fully sustain. It is a modern discovery, composed of harmless vegetah!e irgredients acceptable to the weakest or most delicate stomach. Its great success in curing stonarh troibles is due to the fact that the med- It ical properties are such that it will digest what- a ever wh.leseme food is taken into the stomach. tt no matter w-ether the stomach is in good working tt crder or not. It rests the overworked organ and replenishes the body, the blood, the nerves, creating a healthy appetite, gives refreshing sleep and the w blessings which always accompany a good diges- h tion and proper assimilation of food. 1 In using f tuart's Dyspepsia Tablets no dieting is be required. Simply eat plenty of wholesome food and take these Tablets at each meal, thns assisting and resting the stomach, which rapidly regains its proper digcrtive power, when the Tablets will be Ir no longer required. Nervous Dyspepsia is simply a condition in which j some portion or portions of the nervous system are not properly nmurished. Good digestion invigo rates the nervous syrtem and every organ in the c body. Stuart's Dyspe sia Tablets are sold by all drug- t gists at 50 ets. per package. no5&7 IT EDUCATION IN LONDON. J O Concessions Made to Pupils Who Are in Business. tf From the London Standard. Lack of uniformity in the working meth- tt ods of the University of London and kin- h dred metropolitan 'nstitutions has led to a tt serious attempt to bring about co-ordina- D tion. In a speech delivered at the Birkbeck Institution, Chancery Lane, the occasion f being the opening of the winter session, Sir b Arthur Hucker, principal of the University w of London, made this matter his subject A and dealt at length with the reorganization c of the university. Under that reorganiza tion, he remarked, the undergraduates were it now diviled into two classes, called external v and internal. The former were tested by examination, h it and if they satisfied the examiners no in quiry was made as to how, when or where e: they obtained their knowledge. The reor ganization of the university had been in it part caused by the overpredominance of ex- s aminations !n English education. It was in- w tended to give more liberty to the teacher, L and to test the undergraduate not merely tc by examinations. but by his entire univer sity career. With regard to internal stu dents. the problem in London was very com plicated, the university being controlled by 0 act of parliament. They had to combine, a and yet. as far as possible, to maintain, the , independence of two influences-that of a central co-ordinating power, the university and that of the Individual teacher. The ob- n ject of both was the same, the good of the student, but the particular duty of the uni- h versity was to see that the educational forces of Iondon were acting as a whole on the most efficient lines. The question was, how the authorities of the university and of individual institutions could best co operate for the good of the student. n The university was proceeding on the gen eral principle that the teachers, the courses and the appliances were to be kept up to a f university standard. Then the question b arose. What was an adequate course of r study? By the constitution of the univer- - sity it must extend over three years, but c how were these years to be spent? It was f necessary to fix some limits of time below 0 which the attendance of a student, day or n evening, must not fall, and these had pur- t posely been fixed low in order to enable the t teacher to vary the course of instruction 0 to sui: Individual students. A three years' a college course would mean at least 2,250 hours, while the university required only s 1.2,1y. or the equivalent of fourteen hours a week. But, although the regulations as, to minimum attendanc"- applied to day and evening students alike, there was a most important exception. Bona-fide evening students were nearly always engaged in some employment in the day, and he thotght it quite possible that for some of these it might be best to take the ex ternal degree. The lectures and labora tories open to internal students would be open to them, too. They could select for themselves a course of study which might be very similar to that required for inter nal students, but they would not be sub ject to the strain of feeling that they had *a prescribed course to fufill and a certain number nf attendances to keep in order that they might qualify as internal stu dents. It had also been decided that in the case of students who could produice certiticates from thr ir employers that they were em ployed for twenty-five hours a week there should he a surbstantial reduction in the required number of hours of attendance. Of course, experimental surbjects, from their very nature, imposed longer attend ances than did art suhjects, and if a stu dent delib-rately decided to choose nothing but srubjeets whic-h required long study in the laboratory, he would proba.bly be un able to get his degree in less than four years. That, however, was not an unrea sornable length of time. Choosing a Wife by Music. From thre l.andon Ex.press. A German professor proposes to solve the difficulty some people seem to have in choorsing a wife by "trial by music." Everything depends on the taste of the subject under study, If she prefer waltz music, and above all Strauss' intoxicating strains, she is certainly frivolnus. If she loves Beethoven she is artistic, but not practical. Does she prefer Liszt? Then she is ambitious: while a devotee of Mo zart would be rather prudish, Why an ad m!rer of Offenbach should be cunning is not very clear: but remembering the opera of "F'aust" it is easy to understand that any girl preferring Gounod must be romantio and tender-hearted. * It is hard upon Flotow that because his music is out of fashion a taste for it de notes a vulgar soul; while Gottschalk fares gtle better, pleasinrg, according to the uerman professor, only the superficial. Massenet is supposed to attract the timid; while a devotion to Wagner's music is a distinct proof of egotism. Saint Saens, how ever. is a composer the admiration for whom denotes a girl of intelligence and well-batanced character. SIMPLE REMEDY FOR CATARBU. Just Breathe Hyemel Four Times.a Day and Be Cured. If a few years ago some one had said you can eure catarrh by breathing air charged with a heal ing balsam the idea would have heent ridiculed, and it remained for R. T.' Booth. that eminent in vestigator to discover in Hyomel this method of cure. Hiyomei has performed the moat miraculous cures of catarrh and is today reicognriaed by leading mem bens of the medical profession as the only adver tised remedy that can be relied upon to do just whast It claims. The complete outfit of Hyomei coat, hut $1.oo and coesista of an inhaler, a medicine dropper and a bottle of Hyomel. Breathe Hyomel through the inhaler for a few minutes four times a day and it will cure the worst case of catarrh. It soothes and heals th.i mucous membrane of the air passages, prevents irritation, and effects a complete and lasting cur. The trearer of the American Life Insurance Co., J. 8. Nangent of New York city, writes: "fly omel hIa completely cured my daughter of catarrh from which she has bean a sufferer for years." Ia this city there are scores of well-known pee ple who sy they have bees cured ot estaurh tg' ByomeL. If it does not cure you, you drsggtt will return the mnay yes gaid for Hyomei. This b the strongeet evidence that can be use s t hi faith in the rems#r. ICHARe COLE HELD esult of the Inquest in Case of Mrs. Dennis. ,VIDENCE SUBMITTED TITNESSES RELATE SUBSTANCE )F CONVERSATIONS WITH COLE. ,ccused Man Emphatically Denies He Committed the Murderous Assault -Is Sent to Jail. The coroner's inquiry, which was resumed day, into the circumstances attending the eath of Mrs. Ada Gilbert Dennis resulted i holding Richard Cole for the murderous ssault. There was but one spectator in ie sitting room at the sixth precinct sta on this morning when the coroner's jury et to resume the hearing. The witnesses 'ho were examined two weeks ago told of aw Mrs. Dennis was found in her room at 117 K street the morning of December 10, aten almost to death. Witnesses also told at that time of her -eatment at the hospital, and the state tents she made there, but nothing was Lid at the hearing which would assist the irors in reaching a conclusion. Detective Hartigan returned from Cin inati last night without having accom lished anything, and was at the inquest )day with Detective Horne to give testi tony. Attorney Bingham of District At rney Gould's office conducted the inquiry n behalf of the government. Attorney ames F. Scaggs, representing the family f Samuel Presley, was also in attendance. Presley committed suicide shortly after te assault on Mrs. Dennis was commit *d and an effort was made to connect him ith the case under investigation. Rela ves came all the way here from Louisiana defenu the name of the man who ended is life, and there was no showing made at ne participated in the assault on Mrs. ennis. At the session today it was apparent from te start that an effort would be made to tsten the crime upon Richard Cole. It was cause of Cole's illness that the hearing as not concluded two weeks ago. Today .ichard Cole and Julius G. Van Brakle, >lored, were important witnesses in the ese. Detectives Horne and Hartigan also gave nportant testimony, relating to their in estigation of the case during the ten onths Mrs. Dennis was a patient in the ospital. The jurors took an active part i the examination. and reached a conclu on after the several witnesses had been Kamined. The jurors. at the conclusion of the hear g today, decided to hold Richard Cole re onsible for Mrs. Dennis' death, and he as held for the action of the grand jury. ater in the afternoon he was committed jail. Taking of Testimony Begun. The first witness called was a young col -ed women named Lucy Robinson, whose idress was given as 10r2 L street north est. "Do you remember where you were the ight of December 9 last?" "I was either at home or in a neighbor's use." was her answer. "Do you know Richard Cole?" "Yes, sir." "Did he call on you the night mentioned?" "No. sir." "Did you entertain any company that ight?'' "I did not." Witness said she had known Richard Cole )r about five years, but that he had never een in the habit of calling on her. She membered nothing of a conversation she ad with Cole about the 10th of last De ember, the day Mrs. Dennis received her tal injury. Witness had visited the home f the Coles on Defrees street, but she had ot heard the case of Mrs. Dennis discussed ere. Richard Cole had never said any ring to her about it. She retired about 11 'clock the night prior to the morning the ssault was committed. Witness said she did not visit a dancing chool that right, and Cole could not have ccompanied her home. She did not see Feorge Burns that night, neither did she ee Miss Chinn. Mamie Chinn, also colored, was next worn. Her home is at 115 Pierce street ,orthwest. The witness stated to the jury hat she visited a dancing sch'rol at 12th nd R streets the night of December 9, eaching there about 9 o'clock. Two girl riends went with her. She left the dance bout 11 o'clock and went home with sev ral friends, including Richard Cole. Wit ess said she had known Richard Cole not uite a year. but he had not been in the abit of visiting her. Richard Cole accom ardLd her home from the dance. It was robabily 12 o'clock when she arrived home. "Did Richard Cole pay any more attentior o you that night than he did to the thers ?" "He did not," she answered, "except that ie went home with me." After that night she did not ste Cole for nore than a month. Then she saw him ot Sbicycle on 7th street. Later she saw lilm me night at the dancing school. He nevei aid anything to her about the assault or dry. Dennis. Also Acquainted With Cole. A young colored man named George Bond, eho lives at 37 Defrees street, near thn iome of Richard Cole. informed the jur) hat he had known Richard Cole for about lye years. The night of December 9. hi laid, he attended the dancing school where te saw Mamie Chinn, Carrie Burgess ani ithers. Richard Cole was also there. Cole te said, always dressed well. The dal fter the assault was committed, he said role was in the store where he (witness as working, and he (Cole) expressed sur >rise over the attempted murder. The nighi >f the dance witness and Cole saw three irls home and witness afterward walket ith Cole to Defrees street. Richard Cole ie stated, usually a-ttended th'e dancing chool every Monday night. Witness calle4 n Cole When he was sick, but merely spoke o him. "Did you ever hear Cole say who he tought assaulted Mrs. Dennis'?" "No. sir. I heard him say he had' no ldee who did it." Bichard Cole's Testimony. Richard Cole, the colored porter who wa; employed by Mrs. Dennis at the time thi assault upon her was committed, appeares as a witness. He stated that he lives al Nio 20 Defrees street. He wa-s weak anm his general condition showed that he hatn undergone a serious sick spell. "How old are you?"~ he was asked, "Twenty years."~ "How did you happen to go to work foi Mrs. Dennis.. He answered that he had visited Thoma! Chick, who was employed by Mrs. Den nis, while the latter was at Mrs. Dennis house and played cards with him. Whet Chick left the place he was to have bee: succeeded by Tom Pryor, but the latte: had other employment, and witness waj given the position. Cole explained that he received $4 week and his board. He hadl no regula hours for leaving, as he sometimes wa sent out late in the evening to delive dresses. The night prior to the mornini the assault was committed he left Mrn Dennis' house about 7:,25 o'clock, goint home and changing his clothes prepara tory to attending the dancing school. I his statement shortly after the assault wa committed, he explained, he made a mit take in melitioning the name of -Luc Robinson as being one of the party c friends at the dance. Witness maid he arrived 'home from th dance about 11:25 o'clock and retired short ly after he entered the house. He ren mained in bed until about 6 o'clock th~ next morning, when his sister called him to go to work. Witness walked with hi brother as far as 4th and H streets. The separated, and witness said he proeeede to the house of -Mrs. Denlnis, reachin there shout 7 o'clock, TDid you notice anything unusual abota the house?" he was asked. "Yes, sir," he answered; "it was some thing very unusual." osditern of the Dban. ~1mra. ==tataa tate Ma. Dna. a. been in the habit of raising the curtains the work room every morning and openin the blinds of the parlor window. Ths morning the curtains in the work roo were down and the east parlor window wa open. One of the potted plants, he sab had been toppled over. Entering the hous he noticed the gas in the hall was lighte and the door to Mrs. Dennis' room we ajar. 'Mr. Smith Winchell informed hir that his employer had been beaten almol to death and probably robbed. Witnes described the scene in the sleeping apar ment when he entered. Mrs. Dennis wa in bed and the doctors and her friends wer there. He did all he could to assist abot the house and held Mrs. Dennis while ti doctors treated her. Cole described the it juries to her head that he saw, and als told of bruises on her arm. These latt< bruises, he was told, were probably il fiicted by the person who committed t1 assault. Witness said that Mrs. Dennis screams while under treatment, and he also heal her call "Mary." She was calling Mie Doyle, who occupied a room in the house. When witness returned money from cum tomers Mrs. Dennis usually put it in he pocket book or a drawer. Witness state that on one occasion he called Mrs. Denni attention to some money he found beneal a trunk, and she said she had placed there for the reason that if robbers can in they would never think of looking unde a trunk for money. Mrs. Dennis, he stated, seldom kept muc money in the house. He often made d posits at the bank for her. Witness sal. he worked at Mrs. Dennis' house about month after-the assault was commi_ted. "Did you talk to Mrs. Dennis after si was assaulted?" "Yes, sir." "Did you talk to her often or not?" "I only saw her twice." The witness was questioned about tI piano stool, and he said he saw stains < the seat and was told that they were bloc stains. Drank Less Than He Had Previousl3 Witness was asked if he did much drini ing after the crime was committed, and I said he drank less than he did before. H always kept his head about him, for I never knew what time he woui'l be calle upon to make a statement. Cole said h sleep was not interfered with, but he wa worried to think the detectives were bott ering him. Witness said he knew the cook at th Hotel Brunswick who was callel "Morris. He also knew a man at the litel rame Van Brakle. Witness denied that lie ha made certain statements to this man, an he also denied that he had told the coo he had been made nervous and was unab to sleep. "Who do you think committ'd the ae sault on Mrs. Dennis?" Cole was asked. "I haven't any idea," was his response. "Do you think it was a. man or a wc man?" "I have thought it was a woman." "What do you think about it now?" "I haven't changed." Witness said he thought the plant ne ferred to in his previous testimony wa knocked over by Mrs. Dennis' assailant I escaping. "Did Mrs. Dennis have any men friend to call on her?" "I never knew of any to come around an visit." he answered. "Drummers would ca during the day and exhibit samples." Mrs. Dennis, he said, would sometimes g to Mrs. Merchant's house to dinner, so Mr Dennis had told him. Customers who calle were shown Into the parlor. Witness usua ly remained about the kitchen during tl day. Witness said he first noticed that t bronze equestrian statue had been broke the morning of the assault. It was n< broken the morning before, for he duste it while assisting the girl to clean the roon When he reached the house of mornings It sometimes had to ring the bell, and a other times Mrs. Dennis' mother-In-la would be waiting for the milk man. Reasons for His Theory. Asked to explain why he thought a w< man had committed the assault, he sit that a piece of paper, probably a ciga wrapper, had been dragged from Mrs. Den nis' room to the parlor, and the finger print on the piano stool, window and curtain ap peared to have been made by a woman hand. He also spoke of the upsetting < the plant, and his conclusion was that woman's dress had done it. Witness was then questioned concernin his conversations with Julius Van Brakl and he said he was warned that the ma was working for the detectives. A colore man known as Capt. Blunt gave him th information. He said he had known Va Brakle only about five weeks and the latte took him to a fortune teller twice, paying for him each time. On one occasion, he sa( Van Brakle cried and related a story of a alleged crime committed in Boston, whic the witness was not permitted to repea Witness said that with an acquaintance < five .weeks he realized that Van Brakle wa taking too much interest in him. Capt. Bingham read a lengthy statemer to the witness which purpored to be statement he (Cole) had made to Van Bre kle and he denied that he had made use any such language. An Alleged Dream. Mr. Binghalh read other alleged stat ments of Cole made to Van Brakle, amor them one in which he was alleged to ha% said he had had a dream which worri him very much. He denied that he h: made such a statement, and also denl, that he had had a dream. Wituess told his visits to Garfie-ld Hospital, and said th. Mrs. Dennis not only recognized him, b said she was glad to see him and hd his hand most of the tirne he rc'mained: the hospital. Witness denied that he ht ever said he would be a happy man if Mr Dennis would die; that he handledl h money and had lived on "Easy street." "I always prayed for her retcovery,' ti witness declared. Cole said he never stated to Van Brak that he thought a man had s'ereted hir self in the house after dark and land use a club. Van Brakle, he said, had treat, and had tried to get him intoxicated, b had not succeeded in putting him "out his head." Witness recalled the suicide of Sa,mu Presley in the house adjoining the home Mrs. Dennis shortly after the assault w; committed. Bome people seemed to ha had an idea, he said, that Presley assau) ed Mrs. Dennis, but witness said he did n thinks so. He admitted having had a conversatic wiith Detectives Horne and Hartigan co cerning Thomas Chick, witness' predecess in Mrs. Dennis' house. Cole said he to of Chick's statement to him about M1 Dennis, and afterward went to the hor: of Chick with them. Chick, who was si, at that time, denied that he had had su, a conversation. Differs Prom Witness Cole. Julius G. Van Brakie, colored, 21S street northwest, former proprietor of t Brunswick Hotel, was next examined. T witness Cole remained in the room to he his testimony. Van Brakie testified that became acquainted with Cole some tit last winter. Cole, he said, frequently car to his hotel, and they had several conv( sations about the Dennis case. About March 19 he talked to Cole, a the latter said something to the effect ti he (Cole) would be a happy man if M Dennis were dead. He also remembered conversation in which he (witness) marked, "Richard, you look worried." Co he said, replied: "Yes, If you had on yo mind what I have on my mind you wot look worried, too." He said he remembered another conv< sation in which Cole said that a man a not a woman had struck Mrs. Dennis, a he used the piano stool. Van Brakie sa he also remembered another conversati in which Cole made certain statements: garding the reason why he did not care L visit the sick woraan. During this conyi r sation,,witness se,id, Cole told him if E went to the hospital Mrs. Dennis mug r say something which would open up I K investigation again. Witness said he: -membered several conversations with CC K had at different times. The purport - these conversations was read to the witn4 I and he responded by answering "yes" s "no." - At 12:30 o'clock a recess was taken. rf Detectives on the Stanld. After recess Detective Edward Hei * testified that he was detailed on the ci by Capt. Boardmani the day the assault i e committed. He visited Mrs. Dennis' hou a reaching there before she had been tal s to the hospital. While at the house he terviewed the several boarders. 'Later spent some time at the hospital. About days after the crime was committed witn tSaw Richar.d Cole at the K street house, a witness detected the odor of liquor on breath. Cole told witness that -be - I something to say to him -if he (Horne) wo promise that he (Core) should not be kne in the matter. 6 1Wrtname Wa tale av C.!ala a s anie n it s. n a a d h It dS -ot fon n te d . e d d is k 1 d e covesaio hel hanadwthTm eh in whic thflttr ueltd an dre M 11 h It e ovrainh a a Yoth will nehic Witness visited Tom Chick, who was tl dying, and the latter denied that he (Chic had made any such statement to Co While at the house Cole invited witness take a drink, but he refused. Later Cole was arrested, witness sa and taken to Chick's house, but witne e was not present at the interview. Witne e said Cole collected money for Mrs. Deni and so far as he had ascertained he h; been honest in his dealings. t One of the jur buggested that Cc seemed to have di well, and inquir how he could have done it on $4 a week e Detective Horne sait- that Cole was t drinker and frequented' dancing schoc e On one occasion, the detective said, Cc wanted him to go to the hospital with lii but he refused to go. Witness was t< about Cole's visit to the hospital one St ~ day morning, and the 'next day he we r there and saw Dr. Rleicflelderfer. r "Did the doctor say apything about M Dennis holding Cole's hand?" "Not a word," said the detective. "S was paralyzed on ,one side and her oth - hand was frequently covered with cott a to prevent her scratching her face." f Witness explaineti that Cole had deni a to Major Sylvester that he had ever be arrested after Detectives Helan and M g Names had taken h rn- into custody on e charge of larceny. No Evidence of a :Struggle. s Questioned by rfrembers of the jury, w n ness said there was no evidence about t room in Mrs. Dennis' house to show the had been a struggle. He thought no bic n would have got on the woman's assaila h Witness described the bloodstains in I t. room, and said none of the blood had be tf tracked to the front room. There was a smear on the piano, but he could not a it was made by blood. Cole, he said, w it bold and impudent all the way through. a He seemed anxious to get the papers, a t- was seen to get The Star and stand on 1 f corner to read the story of the assault. C was the first one about the house to 8 The Star in the afternoon. Asked how Cole lived at home, the w - ness said he lived with his parents. F g father, the witness stated, is a preach and is employed in the government printi office. d Detective Hartigan testified to the p. d he took in the investigation, as related d. his partner. He told of Cole's statemi ,regarding Cole and Chick, and related wl 't happened when he called at Chick's hou ~Chick was then dying, and so informed 2 Sness. Witness read the statement allej ito have been made by Chick, and the lat d declared that there was no truth in it. Chick made the remark: "I wish I v rstronger." Detective Hartigan said he accused Ric ard Cole of having told a falsehood. then accused Cole of being the assailant eMrs. Dennis, but Cole made no response. Witness said he had investigated charj d against a number of people and Cole is 1 d only one under his investigation whi i statements wavered. SConcerning witness Van Brakle Detect: Htartigan said that he (Van Brakle) y eemployed, and he thought was given y; understand that he would never be used t a witness. This morning, when he went esummon Van Brakle the latter obje-cted t responding, and he only appeared unt )t compulsion. Van Brakle, he stated, y an unwilling witness. n Witness told of his Investigation followi y the statements made by Cole, and said sa > eral of his statements were contradicted [d persons to whom he had referred. s-What Chick Said. kDetective Hartigan said that during hi interview at Tom Chick's house the dy man said Richard Cole made the statem attributed to him. W~Xitness said he I E seen Richard Cole a number of times si Sthe crime was committed, and hei ie drinking most of the time. He had a Cole about the Brunswick Hotel, as tr witness Van Brakie had stated. The ci Spapers mentioned by Cole, the officer si he had not heard , re today. A juror suggest d hat Cole niust money from some:Ssteree if he has b id drinking to such ~tent, at Cole, the officer ,ii transacted busir .for Mrs. Dennis go- Tar' as the delivery agoods and the colleetTbn Pf money were c cerned. On onl n he stated, w: e-Cole was sent t"e' nk he returned Ssaid lie was $25 short:a'~ ld He had either lIQ jlMie amount or teller had not give, lhim1 the full amount r- "If robbery was e~ totive," said a ju: ad "bow do you a,cc lnf for the money ad having been takenl4' od Id Detective Hartigan cenfessed he could n offered an explanaMOpA ? e- ColedBemalled. rRichard Cole, rekiflel, was asked 1 he long it would take go from his h< ht to Mrs. Denis' bimpee. He said he cc tie walk there in about ,twnty or twenty e-minutes, but on a' bi(pcle he could cc l the distance In frort 1ive to seven minu ofWhen he went on at str'eet car- he allo' 'or himself about ten minutes. The morr the crime was coimnitted he .could not his bicycle, as one of the tires was 90 tured. Cole denied that Chick accused him nhaving uiade the statement about I neDennis' drea.m when he visited the hc ,e of the dying man. He said he had I asE tested his innocernce every ,time he me, been accused. en "Do you deny It-nlow?" asked Capt. B ham. "ou mean that I committed thme he sault?" yve "Yes." 'us "To be sure I deny itT nd Cole added that he had done all i ~Is power to ast the5Cflritiseir inte a gae*an'd was aga1 sest ene~ tid ing -hs movementthft nigt %h wn ault was committed. DetgiVe NartS5gan was again eglied. a ..sia cowssanse fer not ridiu the wi " That's the kind for The daii not the so if it's r know just how good H-O is by eating ar inds. We have to charge fifteen cents a pa irged a dollar. k, the morning of December 10 was because rs. of the wet condition of the streets. of Richard Cole returned to the witness Im stand and said he could prove the condition of his wheel that morning. A polioeman, en he said, loaned him his wheel that day, and k) he was able to ride everywhere about the 1'' city. to In conclusion 'Cole complained that he had not been properly treated by the police d, at any time during the investigation. This 8s closed the testimony and the case was sub ss mitted. is ad THE COLOR OF WATER. le ed Its Varying Shades Are Due to Two a Distinct Causes. is. From Success. le Recent investigations of natural color in Id water show that it is due to two distinct n- causes-vegetable stain and suspended mat nt ter. When the latter is present in apprecia ble quantity it causes turbidity and is not a real pigment. The true color or vegetable he stain is greenish-yellow to reddish brown. er and is due to decayed plant growth; the on suspended matter is generally mineral and ed often contains iron. The color acquired by en water at the bottom of a deep pond is C- largely due to this cause. c Experts have adopted a method of stating a the depth of color in water by comparison with a mixture of platinum and cobalt, the color produced by one part of platinum to one million parts of water being taken as the unit. he Thus it has been'shown that the color of re surface water depends both on the charac od ter of the neighboring vegetation and on the time that the water remains in contact ' with it. Water near steep rocks, where he there are few trees, will generally be below en twenty units in color; steep wooded or cul a tivated slopes give twenty to fifty units; ay similar but gentler slopes, from five to one as hundred and swamp areas, 100 to 500, or even higher. High'y colored waters are nd more common in the northern states than he in the south. )le Colored water is gradually bleached by et sunlight, the action taking place chiefly within one foot of the surface. The study it- of color in water is of commercial import [is ance, because most people object to drink ier ing brownish water. Hence, in a town wa ng ter supply the color must either be removed or its formation must be prevented. The trt latter is often the most economical thing to by do, and it may be accomplished by inter :n cepting the water from the uplands and ata leading it into the streams without letting it se. pass through the swamps. It- Filtering through sand will not remove ed the color from water, and even clay will .er take it out but partially. Generally the water must be altered chemically, as by as mixing with sulphate of aluminum, which~ coagulates the coloring matter. The color h-may also be removed by oxidation, as with Ie permanganate of potash, or by ozone, but of this method Is not much In use at present. The question is largely one of esthetics, as :es natural coloring matter in water is rarely he harmful. use ve STUDYING THE SEA. as to Operate in Work of Value. to From the N~ew York Sun. er For about three years plans have been as forming for international co-operation dur nging a number of years in studying the sea v- and the fisheries of northwest Europe. The by undertaking has been initiated by the var. ous governments interested; they will sup ply the vessels and pay the costs. The Sun has already reported the results of the first :he two conferences held for the purpose of die. .ng cussing the project and plans. The third~ mnt meetinig has now been held in Copenhagen, ad where delegates from the governments of the united kingdom, Germany, Holland, 'ice Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia and ras Finland organized the international c3uncil 'en for the study of the sea. Belgium is ex. the pected to co-operate. France will be the gar only North sea country not represe,nted. id, The delegates. in behalf of the govern ments they represented, adopted a plan of get work. Simultaneous observations are to be een made four times a year as the basis ofa system of regular studies of the tempera ess tures of the ocean, the density of sea water of and sea life. The two ships which the an- British government has decided to devote ten to the work will make periodical trips in mnd the Faeroe-Shetland channel and across the northern end of the North sea working the from a central harbor in Shetland. They will also make simultaneoijs trips in the Ior, western part of the British Channel. not The field of work of the Dutch ships will be the southern half of the North sea, not while the northern half will be investigated by German vessels. Denmark will under take the investigations between F'aeroe and Iceland and Norway will have charge of ow the work in the north Atlantic, along thu me extensive western seaboard of Scandinavia. udRussia has undertaken similar work along uthe Murman coast and across Barents sei ive to Novaya Zemlya, while the Baltic will vecr be studied in detail by Danish. Swedish, tes,. Finish, Russian and German ships. Tha red oriental bureau of the council in Copen Ing hagen will publish the results of the ob 'ide servations as soon as possible after the no. termination of each quarterly cruise. I*a The Clergy and M.dicie. use From the tAneet. no- We have oftentimes had occasion to re. abuke the clergy for usurping the function n.of the medIcnal enn We have no silly pe udices about "priesteraft," but wetin Sthat ecclamtastic-ausing the term .In Its widest sense so as to include both Canliga Vaughaan nd DrK Olift d-ehpuld not med .die wit medIcal. matters. his st- Lafayette nseher, a i.boy, Sell 0Wa while playing w1th udsiinen Nor@ as- Qapitol street ltanigt ahiJio st me."- Oliver. 1ty dish, ggy mush, H-O. iy other oatmeal. The qualities which make H ekage to make H-O as good as it is, and we co ISLE OF MAN. pose, from Manifold Duties of the Unique Posi- la tion of Governor. teem From the London News. nt By way of pendant to the description in of R our leading article yesterday of the consti- his 1 tutional independence of the Isle of Man Chris it is interesting to note what those func- ruled tions are to which Lord Raglan, as gov- flour ernor of the island, is called. He has a am unique position and responsibilities. He is the the successor of the kings and lords of Durb Man, who till the sixteenth century ruled Keel it as an absolute monarchy, and as their are it i successor he has succeeded to nearly all arca their prerogatives, and to others which the legislature has continually thrust upon him. He prorogues and dissolves the house of keys, which cannot meet without his pre cept. He is president of the legislative Cyc] council (or upper house) and the Tynwald court (both branches of the legislature sit ting as one), which cannot meet without his Corre presence nor adjourn but on his motion, As and he not only interferes in their debates, used but can vote in their proceedings and in the legislative council has the casting vote. and This is better than the war office, but it cava is not all, by ny means. He can initiate arm both legislation and taxation, and without his consent no law and no tax can either rece be made or repealed. He has likewise a grou direct veto on all expenditure, is chancellor cros; of the exchequer and president of the local the government board. Nor is this all. He is the a lord chief justice of appeal in civil cases and president of the court of general jail this delivery-the highest criminal court in the come island. But, He is captain general of the Manx mili tary forces (here Lord Raglan's hereditary mu and acquired talents will come in) and chief Gern commissioner of the police and prison. All very civil appointments are made on his recom- his mendation, He examines and admits mem- b re bers of the bar and thirteen out of the seventeen church livings in the island are spec in his gift. To crown all, he exercises the Pfer sovereign's right to pardon and is the lead- com: er of Manx social life. and In fact, we can only call to mind two Th important sides of Manx life. with which and Lord Raglan as governor will not be con- but nected as over lord and supreme arbiter. appe One is the writing of novels, of which it is sign well known Hall Caine possesses a monop- of C oly in the island. The other is the breed- "Fu: ing and export of Manx cats. But outside shro these spheres of activity Lord Raglan few seems to be everything, from prime minis- the ter to policeman, that an ambitious man wag could desire. We hope he will get on well natu with the Manx people, among wniom, as med: we have good reason to know, many stanch mes, liberals are to be found. whic - the IDYLLIC IST.AlgD LIFE, thes arra No Drunkenness, Crime, Police, .Tails requ or Courts in Cocos-Keeling. durn From the Pall Mall Gazette, part Away from the ordinary track of ships, be ~ and blessed with a splendid climate, are nlt the Cocos-Keeling Islands, in the Stre.its the Archipelago. Their history is as strange airy and romantic as their present life is curl- phas ous and unique. In 1825 a Scotch sailor named Ross land ed and, seeing that the isles were very good, he took possession and settled there Odd with his family. The natives were gentle and teachable, so that Rosa had no diffi culty in making himself their ruler. In 1851 he hoisted the Union Jack as a pre caution against the visit of a wandering sigh French man-of-war, and six years later the mal isles were formally annexed by the British in government. With rare tact and wisdom wee Itoss devoted himself to governing the peo- appi ple over whom he had so quaintly estab- odd( lished himself as king, and on his decease land he bequeathed his mission of government Ai and proprietorship of the Cocos-Keeling to nity his son. The present owner and ruler of takt the islanda, J. G. Clunies Ross, is the third wit? in succession. He was studying engineer- and ing at Glasgow when his father's. death Th called him to the fore fifteen years ago. ct Abandoning his European ambitions, he set tied in his kingdom, inarried a Cocos wife The and devoted his life to the welfare of the arou natives, who are his children rather than in1 subjects. The work of the Rosses in thus ra ordering these East Indian islands forms- a ra fascinating story, and the Cocos-Keeling to t group, though generally unknown, is per- wit? haps tire most picturesque in the British. taBE empire. The little horseshoe-shaped clus-tet ter of islands, three days' steaming southtet of Java, are blessed with a perfect climate, T? luxuriant soil and man here is seen at his doll~ very best. e The inhabitants number about 009, ofde whom 400 are Cocos born and the re -roux mainder coolie laborers from Java. Under undi the rule of the Rosses, the only white resi- bird dents, schools have been established, and beri all the islanders are well educated, the Bi schoolmaster-in-chief being A. Ross, a nmas- pea] ter of arts of Glasgow University. Every feat male is also trained to work in brass, Iron beat and wood, and is a skilled artisan. Every vera Cocos girl similarly serves a term of ap- dreg prniehp in Clunies Ross'. house, learn- ping ingsewng,cooking and the whole round thei of domestic art under the tuition of -his Pr wife, Formerly thy Coest parents used toini arrange their childrens marriageS, inst un- a - der the new order, each man and won is sV a free agent, and chpouee a partner accord- sta ig to European usage. Marriages are cel-th ebrated according to tle Udhamunedan law, tt but polygamy is prohibited, and there have b~een only two divorces In the last Efty yearu,~ There is neither jail nor poilom"ac for crime does not eztst in these slands, Opium and alcohol are forbiden, and thelo wilpChinese is also excluded. VaccInation Oea is compulsory, ad all sls are ade by of I ba4ter, we Mr. Rops will not allow money', holdins- it te be- ts root et all swil. ad The industrg of the~ isand eosigt ini 4eoumuts- nd preparing titeir or.e om me30be4 demr and a bark et 1 aleuieeted by a chartered had .sbS ,met for th gui was e .0 palatable are ld not make it Provisions are fetched once a month Batavia, but rice is the only food ly imported, for fruit abounds in the ti, poultry Is plentiful and the sea, a with fish. The gentle and handsome e leads a life idyllic in graceful con and happiness under the parental eye uler Ross III. He carefully guards ttle Utopia against the introduction of pean customs with their attendant ills, itmas Island, close by, is similarly by his brother. Andrew Ross. Coffee shes there, and so do rats and cats, t to the extent of a plague. Hitherto atoms of Britain have enjoyed serene Lion, but the new electric cable from an to Adelaide touches at the Cocos ing and Christmas islands, so that them iow linked with the greater world. no to be hoped, to the spoiling of th Ilan character. WAR'S MESSENGERS. ists Employed in the Germat Army-Mounted Orderlies. spondence London Times. with the French, cyclists are largely in the German army as messengere" to some extent in conjunction with the Iry screen covering the advance of an . Thus during the earlier phases of it maneuvers we constantly found ps of cyclists holding hamlets, railway ings and bridgeheads. Knowing that >ads were good, the officer commanding Ldvance guard had pushed them on for purpose. Cyclists are destined to be a special branch of the German army. par excellence, the means of intercom cation on the actual maneuver field in iany is still the mounted orderly, and intelligently he appears to carry out luties. It must' however, be remem I that these men belong to a corps ally trained to these duties (Jager zu le). There were other means of inter. nunication besides the mounted orderly the cyclist. e field 'telegraph was extensively used. a certain amount of visual signaling the Germans. like the French, do not ar to place much reliance on visual ling. They have also another means mmunication, which is spoken of as the iken" telegraphy. This system is ided in some mystery, and there are people who can say positively what ystem really is. But judging from the n in which it was used, it is of the e of wireless telegraphy through the urn of captive balloons-that is, I heard ges sent and received from the wagon h was responsible for the suspension of eadquarters balloon. It is said to be raun, Siemens and Halske system, and ;robably an adaptation of the Marconi tgement of wireless telegraphy to field rements. Whatever it is. the s-aff that they found it of the greatest use g the maneuvers; but if a balloon is of its paraphernalia, then there must ry considerable limitations to its use al war. A captive balloon over recon ring cavalry would be even worse thaa nces which invariably "gave our cay away" to the Boers during the early s of the South African war. BLESSING OF ANTIXALTSt Ceremony Performed in Mxzicau Towns Every Year. the New York American. e of the most remarkable and curious s in the world is the blessing of ant in many of the most ancient townS exico annually on August 30. For s beforehand the visitor hears of the aching ceremony as among the oldest t and most peculiar spectacles of than of siestas and quaint customs. the day approaches the entire commnu in each town where the ceremony is to place decorate the houses and streets strings of varn-colored tissue paper stalks of carrizo, the Mexican bamboo eanimals to be blessed are assembled de the church in flocks and herds. are driven in from farms miles d, beginning their journey eariy; he day and gradually choking the m and alleys and putting a stop afBc for that day. There are horees paper sashes about their bodies, their braided wit.h ribbons and manes in ined with flaming paper roses. en there are cats and kittens, in long dresses and very frilty caps tied un their reluctant chin.,' their solemn 4 eyes staig unblinkingly out from r the fris: and birds galore-love ,. mocking birds, canaries, all in cages, boned and beflowered. t funniest of all are the chickens in :ed cape of paper tied also under their aery chims-their sharp beaks and y eyes inside the paper ruffnes being a ludicrous edght. Thyare further ed in paper cloaks of varied hue, and and green pasper garters are tied about long legs in large bows. sently appears a white-robed priest s; he spreads his hands in blessing M lent while an attendat holds aloft a r cruciesz; a burst of music from the band statkened near-a pause, whfl tiest looks down solemnly on the mnd es waiting below.' n, taking a large brush, ~the priest it full of holy water and sprinkles It .d wide, whUe the anxious ownem be push, pulli bold and thufip tb ges sothat egeir ay teb but a e aprecionsw'Uquit A flew .mrm s of byemi with pabasettrli the -eegmbV is o'ter, egly to be