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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN: WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 15, 1900.
3 BUY THE GENUINE ... MANUFACTURED BY ... CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. tJTXOTE THE NAME. VETIEAKS LEAD ALIUS Soldiers With Records in Ccmmaiidon March to Pekin. 1? The forces of ea;h of the great pow ers now operating in China as alius are lomraanded by distinguished veteran soldiers, who have seen hard servicj and won their laurels in other wars. M. Eugene Thiebaut, first secretary of the French embassy, raid, speaking of the iamous division general, Voyron, who is now en route to take command of the French army in China: "None of the nations are sending boys to command in the east. Voyron is very much such a man and has much such a record as your own Major-General Chaffee." In f:ict, swords are familiar toys in the lands of the men who have been vhosen by the several powers to lea l the expeditionary forces "on to Pekin." They are seasoned by many stirring and hazardous campaigns in all parts u the world. The seriousness of the oampaign in China is shown in the character of the men upon whom is placed the responsibility of opening the way to the capital of the Yellow King dom. The officer who has immediate com mand of the largest number of the troops now advancing on Pekin is the famous general, Yasurr.asa Fukushima. who leads the forces of the mikado against his aneient enemies. Fukush ima has long been regarded as one of the mort dashing soldiers of the Japa nese empire. He was a captain in th? Satsuma rebellion and established hi. fame firmly by a remarkable horse back ride in lS92-'93 from Moscow through Siberia, Manchuria and Mon golia to Shanghai, a ri.le that eclipsed in length and importance even Burna by; ride to Khiva. In the Chinese war he was the colonel commanding one of the crack cavalry regiments in what was known as the Japanese first army of invasion. This was led by General Nodzu, now third field marshal of the empire. To this grim commander fell the task of driv ing the Chinese out of Korea, followed by the great march across Manchuria toward Pekin. Colonel Fukushima dis tinguished himself by desperate valor at the battle of Ping-Yang, and his knowledge of the Manchurian territory was of great importance in the opera tions that led to the fall of Moukden. Lieutenant-General Sir Alfred Gase lee, commanding the British fore s, has passed a most adventurous life amid the scenes of Field Marshal Lord Rob erts' military successes, and has shared in that illustrious officer's victories. For forty years General Gaslee has been ac tive in the India service, and upon his breast he wears a blaze of decorations, stars and clasps, besides the honors conferred for signal ability and daring upon many fields and marches. Lieutenant-General Gaselee is a son "f the late Rev. John Gaselee. rector of Little Yel lham, Essex, and was born June 3. 1S44. Raised within the Church of England, his father desire:! the boy to Etudy for orders, but there was little about young Gaselee that suggested til-,' making of a curate. His plaything3 were soldiers roughly made of wond, carved by his own hand, and the field of his military operations was a small plot of ground back of the parsonage. Here were fought sanguinary bavtles that changed the whole fac? of Europe and added territory to his sovereign's kingdom. Seeing the military bent of the boy's mind, the father reluctantly consented to young Gaselee's entering the military establishment of the Vnited Kinghom. and at nineteen he joined the Ninty-third regiment in In dia, In 1S75, twelve years after his entering the army, he was male a cap tain, and a major in 1SS3. In 1SS3 he was appointed a lieutenant-colonel and aid-tie-camp of her majesty. In 1897 he was with the Tirah expedition, an 1 in command of the Second brigade. Second division. In 1SIG he was ap pointed colonel of the staff in the India service, and was raised to the rank of a brigadier-general, officiating as quartermaster-genera! during the years 1S!6, 1S97 and 1S!)S, and when the order came for him to go to China he was .'orr-va-idintr the second class district in "ni'ii. wh-ro he displayed conspicu ous : ;:: y. ' nrany. jon. is alive to the stressful situation, for the "fatherland" is repre-m-nted by a rugged soldier and a splen did tactician in the person of Lieutenant-General Von Lessel, who entered the army in 1S(!6 as second lieutenant of the Garde regiment. He had hardly got comfortably settled in his subliu- Do You buy Groceries for Cash ? If so, trade with us, for we sell for CASH ONLY, and guarantee to save YOU MONEY. E. F. Kellner's Store 42 SOUTH CENTER STREET. tenancy when clouds of the Franco Prussian war began to lower, and with in four years from the time he entered the army as a boy of eighteen the storm broke. This war was remarkable in the great rapidity with which large bodies of troops on ach side were thrown into the field. The science of war took on a new meaning, with King William and Napoleon arrayed against each other. Upon the termination of the Franco Prussian war he entered the military academy at Berlin in 1873 to still fur ther pursue his profession. In 1S76 General Von Lessel joined the Twenty soventh infantry as first lieutenant on the general staff, and two years later was promoted to a captaincy with the Third army corps. Seventh division. In 18S4 he was made colonel of the Thir tieth infantry and after a year and a half of service in the line rejoined the staff, for which he had special quallil catlons. In 1S88-'S! he Was with the Tenth army corps in Hanover, and his capabilities were of so commanding a character that he won the praise of his sovereign, as well as a decoration. After a year spent with the Tenth army corps in command of the Forty-third in fantry, Von Lessel became chief of staff of the First army corps, and in July, 1S96, was transferred to the col onelcy of the Second Grenadiers. In 1S97 he was made major-general and given command of the Twemty eighth infantry brigade at Dosseldorf. From October 8, lii'i, to May of the pre sent year, hi filled the very exacting position of quartermaster-general, then receiving his promotion as lieutenant general, with command of the Twenty eighth cavalry division. With this wid experience he brings to the service in China qualities of a kind which must command attention in the forward movement to Pekin. It will be seen that Major-General Adna R. Chaffee, commander of the American forces in China, is by no means in bad company; but neither is he outclassed by any of his colleague commanders. He has also been a life long soldier and has risen from a pri vate in the regular army to his present high rank. His experience is fully as extensive as that of any of the other allied commanders, covering, as it does, the entire period of the civil war, many murderous Indian campaigns, end the conquest of Cuba. With the lamented Lawtc-n, he shared the highest honors of the Spanish war on land, those which were won at El Caney. He was selected to command in China because he was deemed the best-equipped man in the American ar work in the orienl. not only a field 'of in the American army for the difficult General Chaffee is fficer of indubitable bravery, but also a man of great ex ecutive force ,as shown by his splendid work in Cuba as chief of staff to Major-General Brooke after the occupa tion of Havana. Chaffee is a soldier very much after the order of Lawton. He was known to te a man who could be fully depended on to carry immedi ately into effect the stirring orders of the American war department to "ad vance on Pekin without a moment's de lay." So urgent were these orders and s- effective were his own arrange ments that Genejal Chaffee had scarce ly landed before the onward movement be;;an, participated in by the Japane-s?, English and American troops. The London cables have credited tha Ameri can commander with being a very po- ' tent force in pushing the advance. The I complete confidence on Chaffee is evi- dented by the comment of Lieutenant- General Miles: "General Chaffee is a courageous, competent, exprrienced, ! thoroughly efficient officer of whom the ' best may be expected." HOW'S THIS! We offer One Hundred Dollars Re j ward for any case of Catarrh that cau-.not-be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cue. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., I ' Toledo, O. I We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 vpnrs. anrl h. , lieve him perfectly honorable in all business transactions and financially ilf ectn j out any ooiiga:;ons made by their firm. WEST & TRUAX, Wholesale Drug gist?, Toledo, O. WALDING, RINNAN & MARVIN Whole-sale Druggists, Toledo, O. Halls' Catarrh Cur is taken inter nally, acting directly upon ;he blood and mucous surfaces or the system. Price, 75c per bottle. Sold by all Drug gists. Testimonials free. Hall's Famliy Pills are thu best. SHANGHAI'S DEFENSES Meagre Protection For Foreign Settlement. The defenses f Shanghai of which Vii e-Admiral S. yn-.our has been In- vit2d to take command, are describ- d by A! xis Crausse in he London daily Mail as follows: In the midst of a low lying plain, in terspersed wiih waterways in every di rection, lies the famous model Settle ment of Shanghai. It is reached from the Fra by ascenling the estuary of the great Yang-tse-Kiang and Uirniii.r up the Wnosung river, which joins it en the right bark. Tvvdve miles up this tiibutary Is the cosmopolitan city, which serve as an example of what European energy .can acomplish l.i face of an apathetic and unfriendly population. The native city of Shang hai has a history extending back for many Ci r.turi . The- foreign city date from 1S43, when the British settlement was formerly inaugurated by Cant. Ealfour, the firrt consul appointed un der the treaty of Nankin. It may be w -rth while explaining that the foreign colonies in China aifl held under cne of two different sys tems. Some are known as settlements and others as concessions. The former is a piece of territory held direct b the settlers on a perpetual lease ;the latter an area vested in the British govern ment, who sublets lots to British mer chants. The concessions are, as a rule, more circumscribed than the settle ments, and generally less prosperous. Shanghai, being a settlement, is able to expand according to the requiraments of its inhabitants, subject only to the payment of that increased rpn; wr.ieh 'the native proprietors make no scruple In demanding m r soonso to the ever growing demand. The British settlement was fixed bv Capt. Balfour at a point on the- Woo snng river, bank below the native city of Shanghai. It was limited by two creeks which flowed inland, and in-' eluded a piece of ground about a mile square. In 1S49. six year3 after th British commenced to settle atShanghai the French obtained a lease of tho area between the southern limit of the Brit ish settlement and the city walls, and they subsequently added to this a fur ther tract on the south side of the na tive town. Subsequently the Americana secured the lease of a settlement ad joining the British area on the north of Soochow creek, and these colonic prospered and Increased until today they present an unbroken line of hous es and stores along the river front, for a distance of over five miles. An Idea of the size and prosperity of European Shanghai is afforded by the fact that the annual rental value of the British concession is upward cf 100,000, and in the American settlement 63,000, ami the value of land has increased soma 50 per cent, in te last twenty years. The crowding of 'the foreign settlement led to their extension by the aariitlon of a considerable tract of territory last year, and this has been surveyed, and Is now being laid out for building. Thi population, according to the cen sus cf 1393 was 4,684 of various n.itlon lUUies. excluding Chinese, b ing mar than double that of 1S70. At. the outset ttie settlements wero forbidden to the natives, who were re stricted to the Chinese dry, whi:h to day btasts a population jf about l.':".. COO; but the close relation? engendered with the Celestials by tl'.A ivauir n -nts- of foreign trade tendc-i to taute litis r. gula'tion to be overridden, oncl there, are said to be no fewer than 220. C" Chinese located in the thro; scttle n.c nU. The disproportion betw.vn the Euro;ean and native population is of lr-ierfst at the present juncture. Leav ing the Chinese city out of considera tion, there are in Shanghai fifty natives to every European, a fact which Is not altogether pleasant to contemplate. In appearance Shanghai would be a credit to any clime. It contains a pro portion of fine buiidings exceptional for Its size, and its many churclies, public halls and monuments give an air of prosperity and wealth unknown else where in the east. A specially note worthy feature is the handsome "bund" or quap. which fronts the river along the whole length of the settlement. The control of the foreign towns is vested In elected bodies of local authorities, who do their duties ably and thorough ly. Shanghai is, indeed, a model city, and In point of its municipal control affords an example which might b fol lowed more than any town in this country. The present interest in Shanghai is centered rather in its possibilities of defense than in its utilitarian or pic turesque features. Th? disturbed con ditions of the Chinese provinces, and the attituda assumed by the natives to ward the foreigners, of whose presence they are eo anxious to rid themselves, makes it more than possible that the Europeans a; Shanghai may at any mo ment have to defend themselves against the attack of an overwhelming force of Cel.stiais. Great as is 'the dispropor tion between the Europeans and na tives of Shanghai, the contrast is in creased by a consideration of the num erous native cities in proximity. With in fifty miles arc Su-Chou, Sur.g Kiang, Kia-Hing, Tai-Tsung Fer.g hein, and many o'th r native citios which could send their teeming thous ands to aid the rebellious people of Chekiang in their efforts to rid them selves of the foreigners, and a review of the position of the settlements af fords a series of contingent possibili ties anything but rea?st:rin?. Shanghai is. as has teen already sug gested, buiit in the center ef a low lying plain, res- mbjing a swamp. In deed, the ground is so damp as to ren der a system cf drainage a very dif ficult matter. No hill i3 to be seen for miles. Military defenses are non-ex-isien't. The only obstacles to a rebel attack are the diminutive creeks sepa rating the various concessions, which, besid s being shallow and narrow, are crossed by frequent bridges. A con centrated attack on th: settlements by the natives w:u!d allow of no course but a retreat to such vessels as happen ed to be available in the harbor,, or the standing of a siege in the foreign build ings. Against the overwhelming force which would be brought to bear against these, the prospec'ts of a beleaguered garrison are poor, and the- military de fenses of the settlement slight. o NO CONCISE WAY. The confederate veterans, in their annual convention at Louisville, de cided that the war of lSfil-'65 should be known as thi "war between the states." This is the name that Alexan der H. Stephens favored, and it is the one generally used by the people of the south in speaking of that war, the northern people calling it the rebellion. Strange it is that neither name is a correct definition of the event. All know that there was no rebellion. States that had sovereignty could not be guilty of rebellion. Neither was it a war between the states, but actually a war betwee-n two governments made up cf states. Some writers call it a civil war, yet it was not a war between citizens in their civil capacity; but, as before said, a war between regularly organized governments. There is, in fact, no concise way of naming the con lliet; hence these misnomers. Pos sibly the best title would be the simple cne of calling if by the years of its beginning and close namely the war cf lS61-'65. Mobile Register. CITS' OF MEXICO'S PROGRESS Easiness; and Social Life in -ths Ancisnt City cf the Aztecs. The modern era has brought much, g- od: we have quicker and more comfortable- transportation: we have a wUer spread prosperity and one that penetrates to a lower strata of society than was formerly the case; we have, through the new telegraphic ficiliti s a. direct touch with all the rest of the world; provincialism is disappearing; money is made more easily, and the banks, always the index of the business life of a people, are showing the mar velous commercial and industrial move ment of Mexico. There ares nowaday. so many people with large deposits that hank managers cannot hope to know them personally, as in former times. The City of Mexico is a mod rn capi tal, full of stir and movement, arid th" new resident sections reveal the grow ing wealth of the community. Vet something has been lost; old tor eign residents know it; the fine, old typical Mexican people know it. There Is more social life, of a sort more of the pomp and pride of life and Infinite ly more of a petty social striving, that brings heart burnings and envies that fat into people's souls as acid eats into Iron. The old friendliness that made the society of Mexico seem like a great family has almost departed . Commer cialism, absorbing men's minds, and an intensity of business application un known fifteen or twenty years ago, have set their imprint on our social life. Money has become here, as else where, the ruling passion. In the Max lean society of the past rich and poor and people only moderately wdl off mingled together in the freedom of a society which placed Its emphasis on blood and breeding. Traces of this charming social ideal survive in tha older and numerous Mexican families, and in provincial cities It is still evi dent. ;Eut a change has come, as when in northern climes the wasting hand of winter touches the warm glories of au tumnal splendor. The old patriarchal society, like that of the Roman families even of our day, is a vanishing thing. ARIZONA WEATHER. WEATHER. Warm days and cool nights have characterized the weather for the past week. The temperature has been below normal, the daily aver age deficiency being four degrees in Salt River Valley. No rainfall what ever was recorded and extremely arid conditions still preval. CROPS. In the agricultural districts of the north section, where crops mature later, vegetation is suffering to the utmost limit, on account of the existent crought, and in localities a total failure of the grain and potato crops is appre hended. In the Upper Gila Valley the orchards are affected by the arid conditions, and fruits, especially peaches, are shriveling and otherwise deteriorating. Recent rains have slightly increased the water supply for irrigation, sufficiently to save the coming alfalfa crop, but too late to help corn and other crops. In Salt River Valley but little corn has been planted on account of lack of water, and pastures are extremely bare. Some alfalfa fields have died out from effects of drought. APACHE COUNTY. St. Jeihns Week very dry. First part cloudy latter part clear. Cold nights. Nothing growing except a little garden stuff and some fruit. Third crop of hay will be a failure if no rain comes. M. It. Peterson. COCHISE COUNTY. Bisbee A dry week with no rain. Winds and sky feel and look like fall weather. No range grass to feed stock. Crops dependent on rainfall suffering. J. W. Stump. COCONINO COUNTY. Flagstaff The rain of last week has not had the effect on crops that was expected, being followed by extremely e'ry weather. Farmers look forward to a total failure of grain as well as po tatc.es. In isolated places there will be a partial crop. Rains benefitted the rj.ngo but little, as the moisture pene trated only about three inches. Water very scarce. Chas. C. Moers. Flagstaff No rain this week. Windy weather and quite cold nights. Crops unusually poor. John Clark. Flagstaff No rain during the past week. Clear and much cooler. Water becoming very scarce. E. L. Renoe. GILA COUNTY. Oxbow, August 8 A shower on the 3d and a good rain on the 4th, but the ground remains nearly as dry as ever. B. F. Joslin. GRAHAM COUNTY. Pine Hot and dry all the week. River is lower now than at any time this season. Trees are dying fast. Cat tle dying in the mountains. H. E. Nor ton, i Solomonville Still warm and dry. There was some local rain last week giving small increase in water supply which will save alfalfa; too late, how ever, to help corn and other crops Range will reejuire more water to be benefitted. W. A. Place. Safford Weather cloudy, with fine shower on the 6th. Threshing complet ed. Mrs. B. Smithson. GRAHAM COUNTY. Thatcher No rain. The dry weather is again affecting the fruit. Peaches are shriveling up and getting bitter. Ground is dry and hot. Where irri gated, alfalfa is growing well. John Bowler. MARICOPA COUNTY. River Bottom No change for the bet ter in water only ten hours at each run. No corn planted for want of w; ter. Pastures extremely bare. Stock have to browse on anything they can get. Water in wells sinking lower. Tem perature of the days lower, and nights much cooler. John F. Hill. Mesa Days not so warm and nights much cooler. No water to start feed. Some alfalfa has died out from effects of drought, and if relief does not come soon the acreage will be seriously in jured. Geo. Schornick. Alhambra Crop conelitions remain practically the same. Lower tempera ture, with much cooler nights. Water supply materially increased in last run. Chase L. Purdy. MOHAVE COUNTY. Signal Hisrhest temperature. 106 lowest. 59. No rainfall. Thunder on Uh and itn. uaDriei levy. NAVAJO COUNTY. Linden Cloudy weather with a slight rain on the 5th and 6th, of no benefit to olnnted emus, and verv littlo tn prnss Water in wells almost exhausted, and the question of water for domestic pur poses is becoming a serious matter. F. Stantom Linden Week clear and cool. No rain this season to settle the dust. Farmers cutting com in order to save a little feed. All crops a complete fail ure. Range stock having a hard time to survive, although holding their own remarkably well. H. W. Hopan. PIMA COUNTY. Tucson No rain. Fruit and alfalfa crops fair. Summer crops will be late and light. E. L. Wetmore. PINAL COUNTY. Dudleyville, August 4 Good showers have increased water in the streams. Springs reviving. Geo. F. Cook. SANTA CRUZ COUNTY. Calabasas Favorable weather the early part of week, with good rain the latter half. Nights cool and sky clear, with considerable wind. Corn growing slowly. Water improving. Weeds furnishing some feed for horses and cattle. M. R. Wise. Nogales Weather dry. Grass grow ing nicely though It will soon be dry unless there Is rain. Fruit doing well, though late. S. F. Noon. YAVAPAI COUNTY. Prescott No change in any way for the better during the past week. Days warm; nights cool. Wrater supply get ting less. Grass growth slow. All crops burned out by drought. Warren E. Day, M. D. Big Bug During night of 4th a good rain fell, continuing during night with little cessation. This has brightened up grass and foliage wonderfully. An other shower would be of great benefit to grass. M. E. Wheeler. Yarnell Remarkably cool weather. On the nights of the 4th and 5th rain fell to the amount of 1.10 inches, during a severe electric storm. This helped the water sources and started the grass. Leopold Walloth. Columbia Days and nights pleasant. Two good rains on 2d and 5th, with 2.20 inches rainfall. Water supply in creased. Grass coming on. C. E. Champie. Columbia Nights quite cool for Aug ust. Rain on the 5th has started the grass and increased the water supply. The loss in range cattle the past two weeks, however, has been considerable. M. J. Nolan. YUMA COUNTY. Yuma Highest temperature, 103; lowest, 66. No rainfall. M. DeVane. WM. G. BURNS, Section Director. MR. BRYAN AT INDIANAPOLIS. What! Me? Honest, boys, am I Your nominee ? Why, I didn't have the least idee Anything like this would happen! Say, fellows. You haven'.t got me to come away Down here to play A joke on me. have you? No! I fan see . By your looks that you Wouldn't do That! I'm so Surprised I hardly know where I'm at! You understand, Of course, I didn't expect Anything like this, and Ycu mus; give me time To reflect! I'm So flustered, you see! Well, well, well! Ma , The nominee! How and when and where Did it happen? I declare This seems almost too Good to be true! Will I run? Oh. I guess so Seeing that's my Business anyway But say, I Just can seem To realize' it isn't all a dream! Me The nominee! You don't mean It! Get out! Well .well, well! I must now sit For my picture while gertinjr Told about It. Chlcaeo Times-Herald. A SHERLOCK AMONG RAG MEN. A rag-man who was gathering up worn-out clothing in the country pur chased a pair of discarded trousers at a farmhouse and remarked to the man of the house as he paid for the stuff he had bought: "I see, sir, that you are about to lose your land on a mortgage." "Guess you are right," said the dis couraged-looking farmer, "but will you tell me how the Sam Hill you found that out?" "Easy enough," said the cheerful rag. man, as he settled back on the seat of his peddling wagon. "I notice that these old pants are completely played out so far as the part of 'em you sat down on is concerned, but they show mighty little wear anywhere else.' Buffalo Evening News. HURRY UP. "The great trouble with the people of this country," he said, endeavoring to interest Miss Wellington's mother while the beautiful girl was upstairs making herself look as lovely as pos sible before permitting him to see her, "is that they are In too much of a hurry. It has become a national trait. this being in a hurry. We are all "Well," little Arthur Interrupted, "ma told sister the other night that you didn't seem to be in much of a I won't shut up you did, too, say he wasn't in a hurry, ma!" Chicago Times He; aid. BRIDGING THE DIFFICULTY. A lady had issued invitations for a dinner of 12, and on the morning of the appointed day, when conferring with her footman, she discovered that one of the 12 silver shells in which scal loped oysters were to be served had been misplaced. Rigid search for the missing article having proved unavail ing, the lady decided that, sooner than give up that course, she would simply decline oysters when they were handed to her, and so the 11 shells would be sufficient. It happened that when the oysters were served at dinner the hostess was engaged in a very animated conversa tion with some other neighbors, and, forgetting her determination, she took McCALL'S PATTERNS AND FASHION MAIL ORDER SATISFACTION That's what you get when you order goods from Coulter's. Can't get anything else. If the article sent you is not what you want we are always glad to send you something else, or you may return the goods and we will gladly refund you your money. There's no risk for you in ordering goods from Coulter'-i. Send for samples. HANDKERCHIEFS It is only now and then that 'the handkerchiefs get a word In the advertis ing. Just to let you know how good a handkerchief store this is, we tell you this morning of the following lots: 4 At 10c, white lawn handkerchiefs At 20c or 3 for 50c, white lawn hand-hems'-itched and neatly embroidered. kerchiefs, -scallop or hemstitch edges At 15c, white lawn handkerchiefs and very handsomely embroidered with scallop edge and nicely em- quality as good as lots of 25c hand broidered. ; kerchiefs. MAIL ORDERS FILLED. ' . . . COULTER DRY GOODS CO., 3 J 7-325 South Broadway. Between Third and Fourth, LOS ANGELES. CAL. one of the shells of oysters and set It before herself. If the servant's heart fell In conster nation at this he gave no external sign of it, but, speaking in tones distinct, though low, said respectfully: Ex cuse me, madam, but you said I was to remind you that the doctor forbade you eating oysters." London Tit-Bits. CTC ARPTTP MOKFRS BARRED CIGARETTE SMOKERS BARRLD. Laying aside all discussion of the ef fests of cigarette smoking on the health it becomes every day plainer that the man who persists in smoking the "paper pipes" is severely handicapped in a business way. There Is a widespread feeling among business menTit makes no difference iiicve.ife.acu! iu e.ee....e..e Urae or profanity in Xroy. titngnani ther it is well founded or not that a ton ReDUblican man or ooy wno smoKes cigarettes is not a desirable person to "have around the shop" or the office. Many of the largest firms in the city make it a fixed ana immovaoie ru.e pi eo -euiymy The theatrieal performance al fresco Cigarette smokers in any capacity. On1 ls piaye(j out Wednesday and on almost every day, The unjertaker usually gets rich by another business house falls into line charging stiff prices. with this policy. Some firms have gone N(j Mau(K iear Vacy reading is not so far as to forbid cigarette smoking confined to the horse news. among their present employes, under , If ,ooka kin SQme wtmen woum penalty of dismissal. Other things be-, chr0nic murderesses. Ing equal it is almost universally true Sillicus "Blood will tell." SynicuS that of two men, one of whom uses ..That has beerl trle(j ln vein." cigarettes while the other does not, the Tn -j. is si,jom as black as he Is latter will be preferred in a business parted, an(j iots 0f men are not half house or even in a factory. aa bad as they pretend to be. The wise cigarette smoker will face Blobbs "What a queer looking girl the facts as they-exist and not waste your wife has as child's nurse. Wbat his time in trying to persuade people is sne?" Slobs "I think she's Lap that cigarettes are harmless. He will lander." make up his mind whether his ruling The average actress seems to think, ambition is to succeed in business or j necessary to get a divorce from her to smoke cigarettes and be governed husband before she can become wedded accordingly. If he insists on the solace to her art. of a puff from his roll of paper and to- j "That puts a different complexion on bacco he may as well conclude that ln things," remarked the facetious drug the end he will have more cigarettes than money to burn. Business men have apparently made upfheir minds that they do not want cigarette smok ers in responsible positions, and busi- ness men are too busy, as a rule, to listen to arguments on the subject. It Is a condition and not a theory which confronts the man who is wedded to the cigarette. Chicago Tribune. DEAD SEA COMES TO LIFE. Line of Motor Boats to Shorten the Dis tance to Kerak. "The Dead Sea, which for thousands of years has been a forsaken solitude in ' the midst of a desert, in whose waves no rudder has been seen for centuries," says United States Consul Winter, at Anneberg, in a letter to the state de- partment, "is to have a line of motor boats in the future. Owing to the con tinued increase in traffic and the influx of tourists, a shorter route is to be found between Jerusalem and Kerak, the ancient capital of the Land of Moab." The first steamer, built at one of the Hamburg docks, is about 100 ijeet long, and already has begun the voyage to Palestine. An order has teen given for the building of a second steamer. The one already built and on the way is named Prodromos (that is, Forerun ner"), and will carry thirty-four per sons, together with freight of all kinds. The promoters of this new enterprise are the inmates of a Greek cloister in Jerusalem. The management of the line is entirely in German hands. The trade of Kerak with the desert is of considerable importance. It is the main town of any commercial stand ing east of the Jordan and the Dead Sea. Its population consists of about 18,000 Christians and G.000 Moslems. The merchants of Hebron are among the chief frequenters of the markets of Kerak. PROFANITY IN TROY. The Troy Press devotes a column to editorial discussion of "Profanity and Its Remedy." We did not know the situation was as bad as our contempo rary represents, but of course some people must live in Troy and while pro fanity may be a vent for feeling, it is not a remedy. Once upon a time there we-re Trojans who fled their city, when It got too hot to hold them, and escaped to the Alba nian shore. But the modern Trojan who should flee to Albany would feel liki one of the condemned in Dante's hell escaping from one circle to anoth er,' only to find his last etate worse than his first. No, as Senator Ed. Murphy said in his great speech on the tariff, "Troy for the Trcjans and the Trojans for Troy." The late Miss Hanna More wrote some SHEETS. thoughtful and awakening monographs on -the sin of swearing; and extracts from the "Shepherd of Salisbury Plain" might be perused with profit by toe Trojans. No, the Trojans must stay where thsy are toiling at collars and cuffs for a livelihood and watching the night boat i start for New York for recreation. I Qrrrcr.Air mnct 11i,a In TVnw anA whtf n0t they Wh thrOUgh mai,y yeaFS haV become lnnured ani acclimated? Pro fanity, as our contemporary well says. will not in the least alter the Kituation or make it more endurable. It is also as our contemporary well says, a rep rehensible and useless habit. We earnestly hope that The Press will .meet with success in its laudable endeavors, and that the next census wi, ghow a marked decrease in the vol- QUAKER REFLECTIONS. clerk aa he sold a couple of women boxes of face powder. Lots of men can't afford to wear good clothes and drink beer, too. That's why there are so many poorly dressed men in the world. Hoax "Coming home from Europe on the steamer I lost ten pounds in three hours." "Ten pounds, eh? that's about $50 isn't it? What was the.lim it?" Wigg "I met Jones today. He's looking rather rusty." Riley Suie, now, he kin git a job wid de- labor un ion as walkin" diHgate, an' ride aroun' in a kirrldge:" , Muggins That office boy of raine mUEt De a mormon. Buggirs "What!" Muggins-'Mfs the only way 1 can account for it. He has lost six grand-mothers and fifteen aunts eince tne oast Dan season openea. The telephone damsel Remarks in low tone. That a ring on the finger's Worth two on the phone. "Somv girls are really too sweet to fall in love with," says the Manayunk Philosopher. "The fly that gets stuck on the molasses finds himself in a lot of trouble." First Young Doctor "He'll never make a physician. He violates eve.-y principle of the profession.'' Second Young Doctor "Yes: I understand old Mrs. Millyuns called hlnrin and he ac tually told her there was nothing the matter with her." Blobbs I suppose you found things rather bracing up in the mountains." Slobbs Nothing like it my boy. I hadn't been 'there half a- day before a fellow I had never seen before braced ! me for $10." Guizler "Can you go off on a fishing trip 'with me next week?" . Wigwag "Thanks, old man, but I've stopped drinking." Tommy(reading revolutionary histo ry) "Pop, what were minute men?" Tommy's Pop "I suppose they were the heroes of the hour." Muggins Phunnyman has quite a reputation as a humorist, hasn't he?'' FAigins "Yes; he has a wonderfully re tentive memory:" Blobbs "That girl is laughing con tinually. She must have a keen ap preciation of humor." Slobbs "Not at all; she couldn't tell a good joke from an obituary notice; but she has pretty teeth." Philadelphia Record. THE PRICE OF SUCCESS. Mr. Hauskeep My wife broke a fairy lamp, two vases, and a cut-glass flower stand in our parlor last evening, but she accomplished her purpose. Mr. Ascum For goodness' sake, what was her purpose? Mr. Hauskeep To capture a clothes moth she saw flying around. PhiladeU phia Press.