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BUT RIOTS PROBABLE Alarm in America Over Conditions in China Is Creator Than Situation Demands. PROGRESSIVE PARTY DOMINATE Missionaries on Duty in Celestial Em? pire Though Nevertheless Appre? ciate the Sending of a Gunboat to the Scene of Pending and Threat? ening Disorders. - , \ (Uy Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, May 2?..?Accord? ing to a letter written on April 11 by Gilbert Held, president of the Anieri-j can Association of China, to .lohn Po.nil. secretary of the American Asiatic association, the fear of an? other uprising in China is not well founded. Tim opinion is expressed thai the circumstances tiro not. such as lo make neessary the flight of foreign? ers in the interior lo the ports. It is admitted, however, that there is a ferment in the polltteal ideas of China, that riots may be expected to appear at limes and that there Is less hesitation lo take a foreigner's lue. The letter Is us follows: Alarming Reports Considered. ?'At the meeting of our executive committee yesterday we had under consideration tins alarming reports which prevail through the United States as to another wide uprising in China against foreigners, and 1 was requested to prepare for your bene? fit the viewti which we hold in com? mon (though this is difficult of exact statement) as lo the present charact? er of China's feeling toward all for? eigners. "As far as we can judge the alarm in America is greater than facts .lusti? ly. Some think thai all foreigners in the interior should retire to the ports, while other:-; have even goim so far as to regard it unsafe in all parts of China, Shahglmi as well as elsewhere. "We who live on the ground may No Good Cause for Fear, be blinded, bet we can really see no good cause lor such fear and solici? tude. There appears to he no move? ment like the iloxer uprising, in which the government was itself Implicated. Certainly some time before such an uprising liiere would appear signs of what Is crmlng. ??Nevertheless, there is a ferment in the political ideas of China. As heretofore, riots may be expected to appear here and there, especially lin? der provocation. There Is less hesi? tation to take a foreigner's life. Re yond the usual antipathy to foreign? ers, there has grown up a party of progressives who seek i i restrict or annul the power nud privileges of foreigners acquired under the treaties and whose patriotic demands and ap? peals may easily nromtc and it flame the more ignorant classes, Hies lend? ing to riots. Rebels Want a War. "There is, however, a revolution.!*..' jviiy consisting of diverse eiemeu:s, Vilich-would be only loo glad lo em? broil China with foreign powers. As I a consequence foreigners in Interior I p'aces cannot feel as secure a-? liiey did before Hie Iloxer outbreak. For missionary societies to warn Iheir agents and counsel caul ion is emi? nently wise, but to fear for American merchants, who live at Hie ports, and particularly at Shanghai, is to carry the logic of events to a conclusion that canned be substantiated. Their Hade may be hampered or restricted, but their lives are not endangered. "The existing well organized police force under foreign control, log.-Iber with our I rained volunteer forces, ami i he presence of men-of-war in our harbor are a guarantee of security and a fair measure of quietness. Gunboat Allays Alarm. ?'We are none the less glad Mint our government is on the alert. To have a gunboat stationed all Hie time at Shanghai, at Canton, and on the Yang Tse, nud to have troops in the Philip? pines available lo meet any emerg? ency in China, gives a sense of safety to Americans. "If liiere is any trouble foreboding, ?the central government is not con? niving, as in I'.mo, hul is anxious to forestall it. The only fear, and thai is a reasonable one, is thai the gov? ernment with ils Mauciiii predomi? nance, will find itself too weak to hold In check or lo safely direct Iho growing power of n popular and non official Independence. "It is for this reason that, though ideas of popular sovereignly may nt first glance ailr our enthusiasm, we regard il as far safer .for all the p.cc ernmeiits to give support lo the exist? ing Chinese government than lo give countenance In any party or move? ment distinct from, or antagonistic lo, 'Ihe government thai is. '?In expressing (hose views, il. is innre for your own information, hul you are at liberty Id make use of Iheni 5n any way you see fit." nentilifnl, though simple memorial exorcises will be observed by Hamp? ton aerie of Ragles In their "nest" in Red Men's hall, this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The exercises will he open to members only. Two deaths have occurred in the ranks of the iF.agles since the organization of t>e tterie. TRIP TO A FIXED ST?R. Would lie a I'OUK Journey Uveu With Trunaiiiiriulloii Kiwi l ItIva. There is a perpetual fascination about (lie stars ami the immense distances at which they lie from one another ami from us. To demonstrate the vast dis? tance of Ceutauri from this planet u popular scientist gives the following illustration in London Answers: "Wo shall suppose that some wealthy direct? ors, for want of outlet for their en? ergy lind capital, construct a railway to Centnurl. We shall neglect for the present the engineering dilllcuitlcs, a mere detail, and suppose them over? come and the railway open for tratllc. We shall go further and Btippc'jo that tUb directors have found the construc? tion of such a railway to have been pe? culiarly easy and that the proprietors of interstellar space bad not been ex- I orbltaiit lu thglr terms for right of ! way. "Therefore, with a view to encourage tratllc, the directors have made the fare exceedingly moderate?viz, liest class at 1 penny per hundred miles. Desir? ing to take advantage of these facili? ties, a gentleman, by way of providing himself with small change.for the jour? ney, buys mi the national debt of Brit a In and a few other countries find, pre? senting himself at tho otllee, demands a lirst class single fare to Centiuirl. "For this he tenders in payment the price of the ticket, ?i,10O;O?p,00O. "Having taken Iiis seat, It occurs to him to ask: " 'At what rate do you travel?' " 'Sixty miles an hour, sir, Including stoppages,' Is the answer. '? *Then when shall we reach Centau riV " 'Iii 4S,0?3,000 years, sir!' " HENRY BELL'S COMET. The I'll st Steamer That Tiled For Hire In Great Ili-Kain. Among the curiosities of advertising may surely be placed the first ad? vertisement of the lirst steamer that piled for hire In Great Britain?namely, Henry Hell's Comet. Thus ran the ad? vertisement in the Glasgow Courier of 1S12: "Steam passage boat, the Comet, be? tween Glasgow, Greenock and Helens-1 luirg. Vor passengers only. The sub? scriber having at much expense lilted up n handsome vessel to ply upon the river Civile between Glasgow and Greenock?to sail by the power of wind, air and steam?be Intends Unit tho vessel shall leave the Bniotnlelnw on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur? days about midday or at such time thereafter as may answer from the state of the tide and to leave Greenock on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the morning to suit the tide. The elegance, comfort, safety and speed of Ibis vessel require ouly to bo proved to meet the approbation of the public, and the proprietor Is determined to do everything in his power to merit public, encouragement. The terms are for the present -1 shillings for the best cabin and 3 .shillings for the second, but be? yond these rates nothing is to be al? lowed to servants or any other person employed about the vessel." What would poor neglected Henry Bell have said could bo have seen bis humble little Comet, of whoso elegance, comfort and speed lie was so proud, alongside a modern ocean racer or one of the latest palatial river steamers of the Clyde or Thames, all so well ad? ver Used V-?-Chambers' Journal. Why Timothy firim? In So Called. The forage grass known to the fnrm ers of tlie United States hr timothy Is so culled because first introduced and extensively cultivated In this country Ity one Timothy Hanson, a fanner of Maryland. This species of grass Is well known in England and nil over western continental Europe, where It tu grown extensively by most fanners between the Mediterranean, nnd the North seas. The botanical name of this grass Is Phleum pratousc. Timothy Is known iu the British Isles ns cat's tail grass and in several of our eastern states as herd, or herd's, grass. It was grown in large quantities in Maryland and Pennsylvania long before n spear of It bad ever been seen in England, the lirst seed of It ever seen In the lust named country being imported from America. The "If" Ih Ilnthcr Important. Here's something that Uliiy save your life when a bull gets' after you: When a bull charges, just before tho fluni lurch he shuts bis eyes, nnd if you have tho presence of mi ml to stand stock still until lie Is shout two or three feet from you all you have to do Is to slop aside, and ho misses you. Any child with siiflieiont prcsnnco of mind to do this can let n bull chargo all day wiiji perfect safely. This is not a new thing, as It is one of the se? crets of the bullligbter in the coun? tries where the sport is practiced. Tbu builllghtcrs say that a cow does not do this, und they would never try any stich tricks with a mad cow. Their Annoyances. Neighbor--! called to say that you must keep your dog from burhlng. He won't let our baby sleep. Householder ?I'm glnd you called. 1 wanted to uny that If you don't keep your baby from crying I shall leave to enter n com? plaint. It annoys my dog awfully. Worka Like MiikIc. Caller?Have you ever known any cures effected by what they call sug? gestion? Mrs. Ilewjums?Ob, yes; I once cured Willie of n violent tooth ne-ie by suggesting that be go to the dentist's nud have the tooth extracted. ?Chicago Tribune. Nat n rally. Knicker?There goes a man who would rather light than cat. Becker? Soldier? Knicker?No;dyspeptic?Wat sou's Magazine. SHANGHAIERS ESCAPE JUST PUNISHMENT I Is Found Hard to Convict the Brutal Seafaring Men in Federal Courts. IIS A QUESTION OF MONEY ALONE Most of the Victims Are Drink Besot? ted Wretches Who Are Picked Up in the Slums of the Biy Cities and Forced Into "Slavery" on the Deep water Oyster Boats. (Special to the Daily Press) WASHINGTON, May 2?.?Kxtrome casus of shanghaiing in the oyster trade in this country have resulted in favorable action by the House commit? tee on Merchant marine and fisheries in a bill lo prevent that practice. Tes? timony was given before I hi- commit - lee by -lohn C. Hose. Hulled States lislrlel attorney, of Baltimore. The bill was recently introduced by Mr. Mdrrell of Pennsylvania. I5vbil ?Villi this attempt to slop Hie practice, Ibe report of the commit lee stales, in eight out of ten cases II would be impossible by any definition of shanghaiing lo make out a case igaliisl the wrongdoer. Mr. Hose, v. ben before Hie committee, said: Men in Great Demand. '?Where the naiives who ate experi? enced in the oyster industry are con? cerned, there are comparatively few cases of cruelly, but as there are not enough men in tidewater counties who umbr.find this oyster industry who ire willing to I'n every season, gen? erally just before oyster dredging sea? son begins Male in September or early in October), the shipping llgl nl Iri lialtimore. Philadelphia and New York make arrangements to engage 111 the people liny can get for the tysier industry. "They generally gel from Tin to 612 a In ad for every man delivered by Iheiii on board a vessel. That $10 or 112 a bead Ibe captain deducts from be wages thai Hie men are supposed to receive. The men ale seldom or lever told thai this deduction is to be made. False Promises Made. "These men are lied to in Hie most nail, and they are usually (old thai ?hey can ;:o ashore fiver night, and hat the work is light and easy. In many instances, they are just recover? ing from a d. ban. b ami ihey are both physically, ami as to chubing. utterly iiiadapi. il to stand the exposure. They are sl< k, mini ralde and disgusted. ?'Tile work is hard. and. not know? ing how In do the work, ihey are slow lo do it. or cannot do it at all. The la plain is a poor man. '?Spinetlines lie owns his own boat, luit more frequently be operates it on dihres. and he pays to the shipping agent $10 or $12 a man. and if he can? not gel the work mil of Ihcih alter he gels Iheiii down the hay, he loses Hie profits of his winter's work: and. he? ilig usually a man of no particular ed a cation ami of no particular control ?vor his passions. Hie only thing he tin do then is to make these fellows work hv eo.-npuisioii. nnd Ihornly w.ij he knows how to make them work is. lo heat and cuff and hammer ilicm null Ihey do work. Then Ihey try to escape and are drowned, or are beaten until ihey are desperately injured." an'oldiprovdrbTis '?There is never a debt paid so hieb is wet weather pay for dry." except ivlieii you consider that. -^FOR-r INDIGESTION has paid, is paying, and will pay you in ".lolly Good Health" many linns, its est. Ko if you suffer with nervous? ness, heart-burn, sour stomach, nau? sea, blues and oilier symptoms of In? digestion, the great destroyer of health and happiness ami at the same lime make a paying in vest men I, got a hoi He of ihs wonderful preparation; by wailing longer you necessitate more medicine ami longer to find a complete euro, which we guarantee. SAMPLE BOTTLE Ff!EE. All Drug Stores H.E.B?YKIN Room 2, Braxton 8uilding. 2711 Washington Ave. Ronds, Rt tits, Col.in, Grain and Provisions bought and sold outright or carried on margin Private wires to New York and Chicago. Correspond? ents M. J. Sage ? Co., NdW York.***" I HNK LEMONADE. The Story of Hn Introduction to tlio Clrcua Public. "Old Peter Coukliu, llio clown," suiil l circus olllciul. ??was iliu lirsi to give ?stb'k lemonade to (lie world. "It dates buck to 1857. when Coiikltii was traveling in lue south with j'vru Maine's I? ij-t show. Coukllll hutl a dis liut? wiili Muhle and Jumped tin> show? down In Texas. I've had I he story light from his own lips, lie bought a rouplo <>t' uiules ami an old covered wagon, some lulis, tai'tarie acid, a lemon, a bushel or two id' peanuts and started in the refreshment business. He followed the circus with his wagon, uud every lime the tents were pitched be would mount a box and harangue the crowd with: "Here Is your Ice cold lemonade, Made in I he ahtulo. KU, k your linger In the eluss: It II freezu fast. "The lemonade sold splendidly, and he couldn't wait on the people fast enough, due day be was surrounded by a intib scrambling for 'the juice." when bis water supply ran o.tt. There were no wells or springs tit hand, lie rushed into lite big tent, tmt there was ne'er u drop of water to be bad. In bis excitement he Invaded the dressing lent. Kannte .latnleson, the bareback rider, wus wringing out a pair of pink lights, the aniline dye coloring the wa? ter ti very pretty shade. Conkliii didn't stop to ask any questions, lie grabbed Up the tub and ran. Into the till) bo threw some acid and tho property lem? on and called <ml: " 'Come quickly. Ituy some Hue si raw berry lemonade.' ? His sales were doubled that day. and since then no well regulated circus is without pbik lemonade. However, we till not make it the .same way now. ami sometimes,strawberries are used as well as lemons."?exchange. ERUNSWICK STEW. A Gastronomie Triumph With n. Na? tional Iteitutiltlon. This celebrated stew originated In Brunswick county, Va., from which It takes Its name?a county most famous in antebellum days for Us perfect cuisine uud giistronoinletil predilec? tions. The originator was either Mr. (Ilisklns or Mr. Stith, each claiming during ti long life the distinction of having made the lirst stew and living without a proper adjustment of the con? troversy. While made everywhere in the habitable globe, it is seldom made properly. It was Introduced In l'urla by Judge .lohn T. Mason of Virginia, (inly In Brunswick county is this stew so appetizing, so piquant In the season? ing to lie found In all its perfection. To Ibis remark of the writer liiado to a gentleman In the far south be re? plies, "The egotism of a Virginian suggests perfection In all things there, and the slow pace of the state ample time to arrive at It." The recipe Is as follows: One of three kinds of meat Is used- lamb, chicken or squirrel. If chicken, It Is lirst parboiled, cut up as if to fry, the outer skin removed, then put on In hot water?n-plenty to cover it- a large onion cut line, ti large slice of middling meat cut line, black and red pepper In abundance and salt, j After cooking until the bones can be extracted, and hot water added If not enough, corn cut off the cob and to? matoes chopped line lire added, with half a pound of butter, more pepper and salt. Before serving add stale light breadcrumbs. Never add Irish potatoes or butler beans or any vege? table stive corn anil tomatoes. Serve in ti tureen. It should be the consist-1 ency of thick soup and very highly sea? soned. It Is considered one of the. finest of slews and has n national] reputation.- Itlchiuoud Tithes. '* A in er lcn n Im in a." "Firefl out," commonly supposed to; be un "Americanism," has been traced home to Shakespeare. In ouo o? bis sonnets be says: Yet this shall I ne'er know, but live la doubt Till my bad angel fire my good ono out. "Sny," ns an exclamation to attract attention to the beginning of a remark, is common enough and not very ele? gant. At least so thought a school? teacher who resolved to break tils pu? pils of the habit of using It. A bright one quoted, however, this from "The Star Spangled Banner:" Oh, sny, can you see? If the American people sing "sny!" In tlie national hymn, say, why not say "Say?" A? to lllirr A bow legged man usually possesses more than ordinary strength. Why? Because bis legs In supporting great weight can bend In one direction only, whereas the man with straight legs Is Inclined lo be wabbly. Such being the ease, why should not a knock kneed man be stronger than u bow legged one? His knees, being braced against each other, ought to he more steadfast than legs bending oulv/nrd. Vet we all know that tin? knock kneed man gener? ally goes Into consumption und is at all times weaker than his bow logged brother.?New York Press. (>li 11 in In (11> Sure. Newberry? Is San ford of an opti? mistic temperament? Baldwin ? I should sny be Is. 1 have known htm to go Into n restaurant without a cent In bis pocket, order a dozen oysters and feel satisfied that be could pay bis bill with a pearl.- Life. ?Tiiwt I'liiyliitc I'liMiiiit, "So you nie going to retire from poll tics?" "Yes," said the municipal boss, "I'm going to retire. But I'm not going to sleep so soundly that I can't be awak? ened." Men ought not to Investigate things from words, but .words from thlngs. Mysoti. SPECIAL SERGE SWTS FOR MONDAY AT $10.00 .??.s.-hii.iv Pure Wool Allzeriue, dyed and chemically tested as u positive guntnnli >? again: t fading. 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