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THE ST. JOHNSBURY CALEDONIAN, NOVEMBER 15, 1899.
3 HR. STEVENSON'S BIRTHDAY. Twl Letter from the Great Narellsl t 01 Ui Ide. Harper's Bazar for Nov. 11 contains a fine portrait of Miss Annie Louisa Ide, oldest daughter of Hon. Henry C. Ide, and the correspondence relating to the willing of Robert Louis Stevenson's birthday to Miss Ide. The letter con taining the bequest was published in St. Johnsbury Illustrated 10 years ago, but the reply to Miss Ide's clever ac knowledgment (which we wish had also appeared in Harper's Bazar) has never been published belore. Our readers will be interested in the whole article from the Bazar which follows herewith. Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (just published), in two volumes, are to be issued on the anniversary of the author's birthday, the 13th of November. That day now belongs to Miss Annie Louisa Ide, formerly Miss Annie H. Ide, by deed of gilt, therefore the announcement should have read, "The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson are to appear upon Miss Ide's birthday." In a letter to Henry C. Ide, ex-Chief Justice of Samoa, dated June 19, 1801, Mr. Stevenson writes: Dear Mr. Ide, Herewith please find the document, which I trust will prove sufficient in law. It seems tome very at tractive in its eclecticism ; Scots, English, and Roman law phrases are all indiffer ently introduced, and a quotation from the works of Haynes Bailey can hardly fail to attract theindulgenceofthe Bench. Yours very truly, Robert Louis Stevenson. I, Robert Louis Stevenson, Advocate of the Scots Bar, author of The Master ofBallantrae and Moral Emblems, stuck civil engineer, sole owner and patentee of the Palace and Plantation known as Vailima, in the island of Upolu, Samoa, a British subject, being sound in mind, and pretty well, I thank you, in body; In consideration that Miss Annie H. Ide, daughter of H. C. Ide, in the town of Saint Johnsbury, in the county ol Cal edonia, in the State of Vermont, United States of America, was born, out of all reason, upon Christmas Day, and is therefore out of all justice denied the con solation and profit of a proper birthday; And considering thatl, the said Robert Louis Stevenson, have attained an age when 0, we never mention it, and that I have now no further use for a birthday of any description; And in consideration that I have met H . C. Ide, the father of the said Annie H. Ide, and lound him about as wbitea land commissioner as I require: Have transferred and do hereby transfer to the said Annie H. Lie all and whole my rights and privilegesin the thirteenth day of November, formerly my birthday, now hereby and hencelorth, the birthday of the said Annie H. Ide, to have, hold, exercise, and enjoy the same in the cus tomary manner, by sporting of fine raiment, eating of rich n eats, and receipt of gifts, compliments, and copies of verse, according to themannerof ourancestors; And I direct the saii Annie H. Ide to add to the said name of Annie II. Ide the name Louisa at least in private; and I charge her to use my said birthday with modi-ration and humanity, et tamquam bona filia familia, the said birthday not being so young as it once was, and hav ing carried me in a very satisfactory manner since I can remember; And in case the said Annie H. Ide shall neglect or contravene either of the above conditions I hereby revoke the donation, and transfer my rights in the said birth day to the President of the United States ol America for the time being: In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of June, in the year ol grace eighteen hun dred and ninety-one. Robert Louis Stevenson, seal Witness, Lloyd Osborne. Witness, Harold Watts. The little girl in Vermont received her somewhat unusual gift in the same spirit with which it was given. She instantly dropped the middle letter of of her name and substituted that of Louisa, and wrote a letter of thanks to Mr. Steven son, including her photograph and a pencil drawing. The answer to this ran as follows: , Vailima, Samoa, Nov. 1891. My Dear Louisa, Your picture of the church, and the photograph of yourself and your sister, and your very witty aud pleasing letter, came all in a bundle, and made me feel I had my money's worthfor that birthday. I am now, I must be, one of your nearest relatives; exactly what we are to each other, I do not know. I doubt if the case has ever happened be fore your papa ought to know, and I don't believe he does; but I think I ought to call you in the meanwhile, and until we get the advice of counsel learned in the law, my name-daughter. Well, 1 was extremely pleated to see bv the church that my name daughter could draw; by the letter, that she was no fool, and by the photograph, that she was a pretty girl, which hurts nothing. See how virtues are rewarded ! My first idea of adopting you was entirely charitable; and here I find that I am quite proud ol it, and ol you, and that I chose just the kind of name-daughter that 1 wanted. For I can draw, too, or rather, I mean to say, I could before I forgot how ; and 1 am very far from being a fool myself, however much I may look it; and I am as beautiful as the day, or at least I once hoped that perhaps I might be going to be. And so I might. So that you see we are well met, and peers on these impor tant points. I am very glad, also, that you are older than your sister. So should I huvc been il I had had one. So thut the number of points and virtues which you have inherited from jrour name-father 18 already quite surprising. You are quite wrong as to the tffect of the birth day on your age. From the moment the deed was registered (asit wnsin the pub lic press with every solemnity) the 13th of November became your own andonly birthday, and you ceased to have been born on Christmas Day. Ask your father: I am sure he will tell you this is sound law. Yon are thus become a month and twelve days younger than you were, but will go on growing older for the future in the regular and human manner from one 13th of November to the next. The effect on me i9 more doubtful; I may, as you suggest, live forever; I might, on the other hand, come to pieces, like the one horse shay, at a moment's notice; doubt less the step was risky, but I do not the least regret that which enables me to . sign myself your revered and detighted name-father, Robert Louis Stevenson. Black and White In Africa. Very curious misconceptions are preva il0 Lf ' .to the relative proportions of the black and white population of Africa, South and Central. It is, of course, not possible to give with any accuracy the numbers of natives in those portions of the center of the vast continent which have not come under British control either direct or indirect. These provinces remain practically in the state in which Livingstone and other explorers found them. ' In South Africa, however, and in what is known as British Central Africa, figures are obtainable which are approximately reliable, although it must always be borne in mind that the white population of a comparatively young and more or less unsettled continent is necessarily un stayed, and inclined to shift from one centre to another. In every caee throughout South Africa the black population outnumbers the white to a greater or lesser extent; in some instances the disproportion is stupendous, as in Natal, Rhodesia and British Central Africa. The centre of interest in the present juncture is naturally the Transvaal, where there are 850,000 natives and 250,000 whites. The natives are mostly confined to the northern portions of the republic, the Zoutpansberg, Spelonken and Letaba districts, and here they live and thrive in their thousands. The Witwatersand mine labor is largely sup plied from these districts, and the Trans vaal Government has its native commis sioners scattered throughoutthe country. There is not very much chance of any serious danger to the Transvaal from the natives within its borders. Small spo radic uprisings might take place among the late Magato's men and the tribes under M'pefu; but, generally speaking, the Transvaal natives are too down trodden, bullied and cowed to offer armed interference. On the other hand, the Swazies consti tute a serious menace, inasmuch as they bitterly resented the banding over of their country to Boer authorities, and have over and over again pleaded for direct British control. The Swazies are an off shoot of the Zulus, and a valiant fighting race. If they attack the Boers or come over the Transvaal border it will be a serious and not easily quelled affair. In the Cape Colony there are 1,600,000 natives and 400,000 whites. Between these two, it must be remembered, there are several thousands of Malays and "Cape Boys," the latter of whom are practically half-castes, and the former to all intents and purposes whites. The Malays form an integral, reliable and considerable portion of the population ol Cape Town and its suburbs. They are all Mahometans, and have their own mosques and hadjies, or priests. Most law abiding, thrifty, and honest, tbey make excellent and desirable citizens. They are. moreover, among the most loyal ol Her Majesty's subjects. In Basutoland, which lies on the bor ders of the Orange Free State, there are 250,000 natives and barely 600 whites. The natives are excellent agriculturists, and, next to the Zulus, perhaps, the best specimens of any of the black races of the suh-continent. The most recent portion ofSouth Africa to come under the British sway is Rho desia, which embraces the combined provinces of Matabileland, Mushonaland Manicaland, and a portion ot what was formerly Linch-We's country. Naturally, being as yet barely colonized, the dispro portion of races is enormous. In Rho desia there are over a million natives and less than 5,000 whites. At the same time it may safely be taken for granted that it is to this portion ol the continent that the tide of emigration will set during the next few years. In British Central Africa there are 850, 000 natives and 500 whites. This huge tract of c inntry, although under British influence, will take many years to colon ize, and is and bound to remain (or a long while a "black man's country." Btchuanaland, which is now formally annexed to the Cape Colony, and in cludes the vast tract of land at one time known as Khnma's Country, numbers 250,000 natives and 2.000 whites. The latter are mainly farmers, transport riders, store keepers, and that section of the police formerly called the B. B. P., or Btchuanaland Border Police, a very fine body of men, to all intents and purposes a semi-military corps of mounted in- f n t rv j. t ... Natal contains within its borders no fmimr thun R3fl finft tintiirpe ntmnot nil Zulus (Natal is reckoned as including Zu- iinana proper;, ami ou.uuu wnueioiK. There are thus twelve natives to every white inhabitant. The Zulus are a fine healthy upstanding race, and when not nfMifr fi rYiin n tprl llv Purnnpnti I n fl itpntn customs and vices (for the Zulu is very imitative), they are reliable, trustworthy, honorable, and, in short, a tribe of na ture's noblemen. Unfortunately, they easily deteriorate, but when isolated in their own locations they keep up all the traditions of a fearless independence. They are loyal to England. By a curious concatenation of events which is not without it? bearing upon the manner in which the Boers treat na tives, according to their immemorial cus tom, the Orange Free State presents the nearest approach to equality between the two races. Here there are 200,000 natives and 80,000 white, or about two and a half to one. There is a lesson in this which may bear evil fruit in the near future. The total white population of the whole of South Africa is approximately 820,000, of which 432.000 may he classed as Dutch and 388,000 as English, in evmnfl r h v. nt n n v rn tv il tinf hv hirl h. From The London Mail. Nov Tourist Car I.iue. Every Thursday at 3 o'clock p. m., a tourist car will leave the South Terminal station, Bobton, Muss., for all points on and beyond the line of the Chicago, Mil waukee & St. Paul Railway: St. Paul, Minneapolis, Omaha, Denver, Colorada, California, Oregon and Washington. In addition to the regular porter, each car is accompanied by an intelligent, competent and courteous "courier," who will attend to the wants of pas sengers en route. This is an entirely new leature of tourist car service, and will be appreciated by families or by ladies traveling alone. Particular atten tion is paid to the care of children, who usually get weary on a longjourney. These tourist cars are sleeping cars supplied with all the accessories neces sary to make the journey comfortable and pleasant, and the berth rate (each berth will accommodate two persons) is only $8.00 from Boston to Calilornia. Ask the nearest ticket agent for a tour ist car folder, or address Chas. A. Brown, New England Passenger Agent, 369 Washington street, Boston, Mass. A Century of nap-linking. ' Whoever is privileged to look upon a good map of the world, drawn in the nrst year of the present century, and one drawn in the last year of the nineteenth century, will perceive many changes, the greatest being the substitution of occu pied spaces for those that were blank a hundred years ago. In the year 1800 Africa was an un known world to the map maker. He could drawn the indefinite boundaries of countries around the shore. Vast regions of Interior Asia were guessed at by the chart instructor. In the beginning of the century no certain and definite course of the Mississippi river could be depicted on the map of North America and of the United States, nor for several years after ward of the Missouri. The continent of South America was known only in out line. Oceanic was a recently discovered continent, and, in fact, new islands have been found within the past year. The great changes in the map began well within the century. The map of the United States began to assume some thing like its present shape after Lewis and Clarke's return in 1806. African ex ploration, and with its maps of interior Africa, began with Mungo Park in 1805. The survey of India by the British began in 1800. The distinctions between land and water, ice and rock, began to be set down on maps in the Arctic regions in 1829 by Perry's exhibition. The Antarc tic continent went on the map in 1830. What may be called the general outlines of the continents were fairly defined dur ing the first half of the present century. The more perfect work of the interior ex ploration and mapping has been done in the last half century. The basin of the Nile and the sources of the White Nile, unknown for 4,000 years, were found in 1857. Lake Nyanza never went on a map till after that year. Sir Richard Burton made his trip to Mecca and Medina in 1853 and furnished the first correct geographical information con cerning that region in 1853. A typo graphical survey of Palestine and Syria, the oldest known portions of the old world, was made in 1865. and more was learned of the country than probably the wise King Solomon knew. And who in this century of exploration and defining of boundaries and setting of stakes has done the work ? The four or five conquering and expanding nations, the white races. Africa and Asia and Oceanica have not explored or mapped themselves. Europe and America have done the work, Russia and England, moving respectively from the north and south, have measured and planted Asia between them. Great Britian, Germany, and France have passed with compass and surveyor's chain over Africa. The Americans have remained in the hands of their owners at the beginning of the century, save that Portugal and Spain have yielded South America to its native people. The map makers of the world in the past century have been England, Russia, Germany and the United States. At the opening century France aspired to re arrange the map of Europe, but was obliged to relinquish that design and ber acquired possessions. The other powers have taken the first places. The flag of Great Britian has advanced in all lands and all waters. Russia has spread like a cloud over Northern and Central Asia and now threatens further advances in China. Germany has risen to a first place in Europe and plants hercolonies in Africa and Asia, and the United States carries its dominions by purchase so far to the north and west that the sun goes down upon its domain, and by conquest becomes sucessor to the kingdom of Spain in the West and East Indies. Thus the map of the world has changed in the last hundred years. It has been a story of expansion and of consolidation. Those whohavediscovered haveretained. Those who have constructed and im proved have entered into the fruit of their labors. It has been a survival of the strongest and, doubtless, the fittest. Kansas City Star. As Seen by Others. Lewis Carroll, author of "Alice in Wonderland," told with keen relish of a icbuff given him by a little girl who knew him only as a learned mathema tician. "Have you ever read "Through the Looking-Glass?" he asked her, expecting an outburst of delight. "Oh, dear, yes!'' she replied. "It is even more stupid than 'Alice in Wonder land!' Don't you think so ?" Wordsworth could not conceal his chagrin when he heard that his neigh bors, the farmers, described him as "a dale, idle body, who went moaning about the hills, und had not wit enough to raise a field of oats." The following anecdote of Henry Clay was told by one of his personal friends : While making the journey to Washing ton on the National road, just after his nomination as candidate lor the Presi dency, he was travelling one stormy night wrapped up in a huge cloak, on the back seat of the stage coach, when two passengers entered. They were Ken tuckians, like himself. He fell asleep and when he awoke found them discussing his chances in the coming campaign. "What did Henry Clay go into politics for?" said one. "He had a good bit of land ; he had a keen eye for stock. If he had stuck to stock-raising he'd have been worth his fifty thousand. But now he doesn't own a dollar." "And," the great Kentuckian used to add, "the worst of it was, every word of it was true." It was characteristic of the man that at the next stopping place he took an other conch lest his critics should recog nize him and be mortified at. their unin tentional rudeness. From the Youth's Companion. Very Dangerous Words. "Rob," said Tom, "which is the most dangerous word to pronounce in the EnKlish language ?" "Don't know, unless it's a swearing word." "Pooh," said Tom, "it's stumbled, be cause you are sure to get a tumble be tween the first and last letter." "Ha, ha," said Rob, "Now I'vegotone for you. I found it one day in the paper. Which is the longest word in the English language?" "Incomprehensibility," said Tom, promptly. "No, sir; it's smiles, because there is a whole mile between the first and last letter." "Ho, ho," cried Tom, "that's nothing. I know a word that has over three miles between it's beginning and ending." "What's that?" asked Rob, faintly. "Beleaguered," said Tom. Central Methodist. ' nother Shlpton as Prophet. The horseless carriage has revived the famous prophecy of Mother Shipton. All the predictions, although written about 1448, have been fulfilled, except that as to the end of the world : "Carriage without horsrs ihall go, And accident! fill the world with woe. Around the world roan'a thought shall fly In the twinkling of an eye. Waten shall yet more wonjera do, How strange I but yet they shall be true. The woi Id upside down ahall be. And gold be found at the root of a tree. Through hills man shall ride, And no horse or ass be at his side. Under water man shall walk. Shall ride, shall sleep, shall talk. In the air men shall be seen In white, In black, in green. Iron on the water shall float As easily as a wooden boat. Gold shall be found and shown In lands now not known, England shall at last admit a Jew, And fire and water shall wonders do. The world to an end shall come In eighteen hundred and eighty-one." Although the last prediction failed, And Dame Shlpton has been assailed, Yet the end will surely come Although it fulled in eighty-one. Our Poets Silent. The silence of the American poets in these great days of the nation's history is a theme of much surprise and comment. A writer in "Literature" voices the gen eral complaint that whileeven the sordid and reasonless Transvaal war has called forth ringing strains from Swinburne and Kipling, and piping airs from lesser British poets, no American singer of note has celebrated in verse the momentous events of our national history during the last 10 months. He says : "The small coterie of statisti cal Boston sonneteerssurely do not voice the sentiments of the whole mnss of American poets yet tbey are as still as the voice of conscience at a meeting of Tammany braves; as unproductive as though they had been ordered out on strike by a grand master poet represent ing Pegasus Union No. 66." There are various reasons for this si lence. One of them is that our writers of verse no longer find their inspiration in great themes; that they care more for the technique of their verse than for its subject; that they are content to hide poverty of thought under high-sounding words; that they seek to imitate Brown ing's obscurity without those depths of meaning revealed -by patient study in even bis most intricate lines. In view of this prevalent vagueness of expression, the writer in "Literature" hints at the possibility that some patri otic American bard has really written a great poem commemorativeofthe valiant deeds of our nation's recent heroes, but that bis poem has been mistaken as an ode to spring, a sonnet, lyric- or epic on hope, laith, immortality, or some other of those abstract themes so dear to mod ern poets. If this be the case, the great American public would fain see this poem trans lated into plain, virile English, so that it may answer the crying need of an hour "when even an Alfred Austin would be acceptable to the American people." If Mr. Kipling's latest brutal war ballad is a fair example of the martial poetry tobeevolved irom present military conditions our leading poets will do well to persist in their silence a silence that has prevailed since Lowell's sublime "Commemoration Ode," sounded the last and highest note called forth by the heroic struggle of our Civil War. It may be, after all, that our poets have reached a stage of refinement when they do not find in the savagery of wars of conquest any true poetic inspiration. Germany's great war of liberation called forth noble strains from her most gifted poets; the heroic struggle of Greece for independence became a fitting inspira tion for Lord Byron and other poets, and for our own Fitz Green Halleck, whose "Marco Bozzaris" is one of the poems His Nerves Wore J Out F. J. Lawrence, of 435 Fourth Ave., Detroit, Mich., exchange editor on the Evening Newi, says: "I never really broke down while at this work, but one time I was In such a condi tion that my physician said I would have nervous prostration. I was In a bad way, my nerves seemed to give out and I could not sleep. I lost flesh and had a complication of ailments which baffled skilful medical treat H ment. "One of my associates recom mended Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People and I gave them a trial. The pills gave me strength and helped my shattered nerves so thut I could get a full Dlght's rest. Boon ofter I began taking them regularly, the pain ceased, causing nio to feel like u new man.' 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The recent Cuban war, in so far as it was waged in the cause of humanity, is a noble theme for the poets. Though the Philippine war as conducted thus far has developed few events worthy of being en shrined in immortal verse," it has been marked by instances of individual hero ism such as in all ages have inspired the martial muse. Dewey's brilliant victory in Philippine waters, won without the sacrifice of a single American life, and the heroism of our soldiers in Cuba, both by land and sea, are worthy of commemoration in Homeric epics and Pindaric odes which may yet be written by some American poet of the future. From The Minne apolis Tribune. Ruskln as He Is Today. In a recent number of St. George, the organ of the Birmingham Ruskin society, the editor, J. H. Wbitehouse, writes an interesting article on Mr. Ruskin as he is to-day. As to Mr. Ruskin's condition physically "he is very weak and frail, but mentally he is quite clear, and though unuble to do any work whatever, he still takes a lively interest in the progress of the world. Until a month ago he was able to get out every day when the weather was fine, sometimes taking a slow walk and sometimes going in a bath chair." Mr. Ruskin's appearance is most impressive, and Mr. Wbitehouse says that his face "has undergone no ma terial change since the days when he was a professor at Oxford." It is still the face which Professor Her komer painted a number of years ago. The only difference is a long white beard. To Brantwood there come every day many kind remembrances, and among the greetings Mr. Whitehouse tells of an American lady sending Mr. Ruskin 80 white flowers bearing the inscription: "Eighty flower sprays for eighty pure and lovely years." A fire in Japan is exciting. The Jap anese seem to lose their heads complete ly in the presence of the fire demon. The people move from the houses where the fire breaks out into the next, then to an other, and so on, until the fire is over, the united families moving from bouse to house with great nonchalance. A man dancing on his root with a paper fire god is supposed to avert the danger, and no man is more surprised than he, when in spite of the fire god the house ignites and in a moment roof and man fall together. V yQfc. lnsissssinarw- TMan .trafcnr rT r I m I Lang Bros, and Scott M. Farnnm and wife have just received a carload of cedar shingles from Maine which they are selling lor $2.15 per M. at Barnet or $2.25 delivered within twenty five miles. They also have a lot of buggies which they will almost give away to make room for their immense stock of sleighs. All the, Latest Styles Millinery t clt t J. M. MILLER'S Millinery Parlors. Railroad Street, St. Jobushury. PASSUMPSIC SAVINGS BANK. MAIN STREET. St. Johnsbury, Vt. Provide for the future. 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