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TO QUELL ANARCHY.
PROGRESS WITH "VIE PROJECTED EUROPEAN CONFERENCE. Italy'* Initiative—Deportation of An. nrc-hUta to Their Satire Countries Swraeated — EnttHah anil Swiss Views—Fresh Police Hlrjors. The New York Commercial Adver tiser's London correspondent, writing under the date of Oct. S about the pro jected European conference to repress anarchists, says: There is more likeli hood of a European conference as to the repression, of anarchists than there has been at any time since their assassina tions began. The murder of the empress of Austria, a woman that kept aloof fro|n politics and shunned even recog nition of her rank, set a present climax to them that has stirred the powers to fresh consideration of the matter, and, at least on the continent, made pnblio opinion more tolerant of strong meas ures. The Italian government, smarting un der the jnst charge that the peninsula is a nursery of anarchists that wander over central and western Europe, promptly took the initiative and sug gested a European conference, to which each state should send diplomatic, legal and administrative envoys. The replies | of the cabinets Were unexpectedly en- j oonraging. They did not enter into de- j tails. They even hinted that the confer- ; ence might be sterile, but at least they ! were willing to try the experiment, j Accordingly the Italian foreign office is preparing to suggest a time and a place ! of meeting, probably in some city like i Venice, where anarchists are few, and, j after further exchanges of opinion with the other chancelleries, to ontlinoa pro gramme. ! Differences of view over this may de- j feat the projected conference, but at tbo moment signs favor itsasembling. Eng land, as -I am informed, has approved the plan in principle, but with the ut most reserve as to definite measures, while Switzerland desires to clear it self from the imputation that it will ingly harhors anarchists. Whether or not the United States has been invited, it is impossible to learn here in Lon don. Suggestions abound as to the recom mendations that the conference might wisely make, but only one has thus far fonnd semiofficial support. The German cabinet, it is said, stands ready to pro pose a European agreemeut, supplement ed by the necessary legislation in each state, whereby each government shall arrest anarchists within its teriitories and deport them to-their native coun try, leaving its authorities to watch and repress them according to its laws. Each European state would thus be come responsible for its own anarchists, Switzerland would escape from the re proach cf an anarchist refuge and plot ting ground and the burden of interna-. tional protection would fall heaviest on the police cf Italy, Spain and France, where anarchists most abound. Tho continental governments outside the cantons and much continental opinion would probably accept very slight sus picious as sufficient ground fer such ex pulsion, but it is very doubtful wbetber England and Switzerland, if they agreed to common deportation, would not re T quire much more proof. Eveu so, the plan would kindle warm j protest when the necessary legislation 1 came for enactment in parliament and | »in many newspapers. Tho continental : powers would probably weleomo mere ] stringent measures, each adapted to local conditions, against the dissémina- 1 tion of anarchistic prints and the bold ing of anarchistic meetings, but hero again England and Switzerland would scarcely go to extreme lengths. If continental influences should pre vail, there is a chance that the confer ence may overdo repressive measures and breed anarchists and sympathy for them. There is more likelihood that its deliberations, if it meets, will be barren of practical results. Moreover, it seems only fair that the United States should be represented since, should there be any agreement toward common cxpul sicn, it would become forthwith a gen eral anarchistic refuge. Certainly the conference will not be tacitly aimed at either Italy or Switzer land. Tho Italian government has dis armed its hostile clitics by its initiation of the project, and uo delegate will bo so discourteous as to suggest that the unjust incidence o' taxation upon tho poor in Italy and tho poverty caused in j j part by her ambitions to seem a great power tend to make the peninsula a forcing house of anarchists. Besides, it is the boast of the Italian police that it has nearly every suspect ed tyiarcbist within its jurisdiction— sotiio probably very undeservedly—in prison or under narrow surveillance. Since tho murder of the empress tbe Swiss republic has bestirred itself and nlready sent twoscore of anarchist leaders out of its territory into France I ud Italy. It has also protested vigor ously that the cantons breed no anarch lists of their own. Through no wish of theirs, they have Ibecomo tbo refuge of anarchists whom [the police of other governments should save been able to sequester at home. lEven if the conference results in uo Lomhion action of all tbe powers, it is loot unlikely that Switzerland and Italy Isvill agree to some joint measure thut |jvH 1 make tho favorite asylum of the Italian anarchists a precarious refuge. Everywhere indeed on tiie continent assassination of tbe empress has I moved the police to fresh vigilauco and j igbrs, and in Austria and in Hungary, j atnrally, even slightly suspected an (rcUists bave beeu imprisoued cr ex slled. It is said that the police of sev rai ponutries aro prepared to lay cvj leuce before the eoufereuco of joint ao ________ m%y tint anarchists cf all Europe in pdicnen to recognized leaders, lmt it n part at least of tbo coutimutcj po i* svs'ura to eiaug'wato such ocuspira -* ' " | j j ; ! j ! i j ! j T HAPPY, LAZY RUAT AN. Island Oil the Fonst of Homlarc* Where X« One Works, Itecause There Is No Need of It. Ifuatan, the largest of the five "Bay islands," a little chain or key lying some 30 miles off the const of . Spanish Honduras, southeast of Port Cortez, nnd only four days' travel from New Orleans—is some 4U miles long and 3 miles wide. i Tt has a population of about 3.000 people, mostly Carib Indians, and I doubt, says a writer in the New Or leans Tin cs-Deinoerat, whether there is in all the world a more beautiful and prolific spot. The people are lazy simply because they don't have to work. Coeonnuts form their mainstay, and there is nothing easier to grow. To start a grove, one merely burns off a piece of land, and plants the nuts in rows 211 feet apart. In from four to five years' tinie the trees are a dozen fleet high, nnd are beginning to bear, and after that the planter is fixed for life. He may bid adieu to , care. i The nuts are never picked, but as ! they mature they drop off. and this j shower of fruit goes on steadily month after month all th$ year around. How long a tree will bear nobody can say, but there are some on the island that are known to be over half a century old. nr.d are still dropping their har» j vest of nuts. j When the native needs something nt I the store, all he has to uo is to gath er together some nuts and trade them for what he wishes. He hulls them by striking them on a stake driven in the ground, and a man can easily hull 3.C-C0 a day in that manner. Other fruits grow just as easily as the coeoanuts, and the only reason why that especially is grown is be cause it furnishes an easy crop, for which there is always n ready market. There are plenty of bananas, oranges, mangoes, plums and pineapples, and they are all delicious. They grow wild, without the slightest cultivation, and all one has to do is to pick them. Vegetables are equally prolific, and the nati.e yams easily average 40 or 50 pounds in weight. A pieee of cane stuck in the ground takes root and renews itself perennially for years. Roses and flowers of almost every im aginable vareity run wild from one end of Ruatan to (he other. A stranger who comes to the islands is invariably amazed at the prodigali ty of nature and the apathy of the natives—that is, before the lazy feel ing gets into his blood. The thermometer has never been known to fall below GG degrees or to rise above SO degrees. Being part of Spanish Honduras the island is. of course, under the government of that republic, but it is too far away ever to be disturbed by the storms of revo lution. and at present things are pe culiarly serene. The Honduranian government is represented by an administrator, a commandante and a governor. There is never any friction, and their sim ple duties are confined chiefly to the collection of customs. There is no military establishment, nnd the only jail on the island is a small one-room hut, in which a plain drunk occasionally sleeps off too much native brandy. Theft and other crimes are unknown, and doors are j 1 never locked, | . : PROGRESS IN GREAT BRITAIN, ] 1 A Few ot the London Thoroughfare* Will Soon lie Electrlc . *»liy Lighted. . -■ *«U United States Consul Halstead, of Birmingham, has made a report to the state department in regard to the use of electric lights in British cities, in which he says: "A few of the main thoroughfares of London will soon be electriealjy light ed. some poles having recently been put into position. Piccadilly had a few ns long ago ns the fall of 1896. and no doubt the success of that experiment is regarded as .warranting extension on careful lines. "Birmi.igham is still a gas-lighted city, nnd there seems to be no street electric-lighting movement, though on January 1 last the corporation took j under its municipal wing the small j electric-lighting company. New mains ! are now being put in. and the question I of electric street lighting must come j up within a year or two, as must also ! the '> "''"J* 0 " nfcos ' Cork , of the smallest towns with elec I 'I' 10 s " v,ee ' and ^ ts 1 * * lee *" clt - v as ! ' he I ,!> . lv i ,s Gt*' charge in ! I ork is nine cents per unit for the elec j tricity used in the first two hours every j clay, and two cents during the suececd I ing hours. For motor purposes the ! charge is eight cents during the first two hours and two cents 1 hereafter. In Birmingham there is a uniform rate of 14 cents per unit to the general run of consumers—that is. to the great num ; her using 100 or less units per month, j For any quantity in excess of 100 units I nine cents is the charge. There is also a spfcial provision of eight cents per unit up to 100 units per month for olec triea! energy used for motors or all-day 1 loads, and any quantity in excess of 100 units is four cents. A unit means here the burning of 17 ordinary incandes cent lights one hour. ! The gas department of the city of i Birmingham also favors large consum 1 ers. and the result is a large use of gas engines in faetories. .The prieh of gas per thousand cubic feet per quarter in one building are: Under 25,000. Gl c-ents; 25,000 to 50,000. 57 cents; 50,000 to 250.000. 53 cents; 250,000 and upward, 40 cents." Population of Europe. A scientific statistical work just published fixes the population of Eu Tope ai 381 OfiO.COO, an increase of 79, 000,000 since 1870. or an annual in crease of about 3,000,000.— N. Y. Jour ! nal. fc*üpw»« THE TRADE IN TEA. Not Affected as Yet by the Chinese Trouble. _________ . People of Peking; nnd Tientsin Have i , i ! j j j I to of of is a a 1-lttle More to Do with the Ilnat ue*a Than to Act aa For. warding Agent«. A recent report from San Francisco to the effect that. the revolution in China had interfered with the tea export business to such an extent that there would soou be a tea famine and that the price of tea would go up caused a stir in the tea drinking com munity. One of the largest importers of tea in the United States said, according to the New York Tribune, that the Chinese trouble had not in any way affected the tea trade as yet. Con tracts are being executed as usual for tea. and orders are being received for goods in exchange, and the large merchants have no fear as to ad vance in price or scarcity of tea. In that part of China where the tea grows it is brought to the towns in bulk, and sold to merchants who col lect, assort and cure it, and then put it up in cans, cases and other pack ages for transportation. AY hen it reaches that part of the country which is now in a state of revolution it is ready for shipment to this or any other country, and the people of Pe king or Tientsin have really nothing more to do with the tea business than to act as forwarding agents. The tea buying business begins in May and lasts until December, and the present troubles have not served , to keep the men who usually make j the trip to China from Europe nnd America from making their usual tour. As to prices, it is believed that the Chinese will not use the present conditions as a lever to raise them, although the opportunity for doing so is favorable. But the serupulous hon esty of the Chinese merchants keeps him from making use of bis advan tage. In speaking of the characteris tics of these people. Edward Runge said : "A Chinese merchant will drive a close bargain and do his best to get his goods at the lowest possible price. He will haggle and see every competi tor before be gives his order, hut once that is done-he lives up to his word. He signs no contract and asks no written guarantee from the man with whom he makes the bargain. When the goods are delivered he pays for them, and lie does so cheerfully, re gardless of the changes that may have taken place in the market value of his goods. He pays as he agrees he will, and in that particular he is more re liable than many European mer chants. The Japanese has papers drawn, has them vised and signed by consuls and consular officers, and if tlie goods should be cheaper when they are received he would find an excuse for refusing to accept them, and would compel the producer to re duce his price. 1 have known Chinese merchants to club together and make up a large sum to help a competitor pay his debts, and this spirit of mer cantile honesty exists in all branches of the trade." to BOGUS OLD MASTERS. Man, Counterfeit Work* of Art Mode Up for Vlaltors to Purl* Thla Yenr. There is no doubt that the counter feiters of paintings by well-known art ists are hard at work in anticipation of the rush of hnlf-inforraed picture-buy ers to the Paris exposition. One well-known picture dealer in forms us, says Art Amateurs, that Brussels and Amsterdam are full of spurious oid masters, and he instances the case of a picture sold by him about a year ago which has turned up in the former city bearing a name more fam ous than that of.its author, and priced at ten times the amount for which he had sold it. From another source we learn that two of the rpast famous falsifiers of pictures in Europe are rushed with or ders-for their specialties. The London picture factories are turning out old English paintings by the dozen, and the unscrupulous buyer may obtain Sir Joshuas, Gainsboroughs and'Romneys for $50 to $100 apiece. An expert appraiser at the New York custom house tells us that he saw there lately three dozen false Monticellis and other pictures on the same day. These false pictures are not sold through the regular dealers. They are peddled about by irresponsible, but glib and well-dressed persons, who al ways tell the same story. The pic ture belongs to some private owner who is pressed for money, but who de sires to avoid publicity. For this reason his name cannot be given. He could sell to a dealer, but the dealer would want to make too much profit, lie would want to pay $5.000, and chqrge $15,000. The owner pre fers to sell to a collector of taste and judgment for $10,000. He will even, be ing in straits for cash, take $8,000. Finally, after much parley, the picture is sold for $0,000, and the new owner congratulates himself on having ob tained a masterpiece by a famous painter for oue-third its value. It is easy to give a painting the look of age. It is only to mix dirt with the paints and with the varnish. Bad varnish dried quickly produces deep cracks, and these can be made to ap pear old cracks by putting another coat of varnish over them. Dnrtmn n Winter Resort, Durham, South Africa, has become a winter resort, and contains some of the finest residences in the world. They are surrounded by tropical trees, flowers and fruits.— N. Y. Sun. , j a if Ilia Only Capture. Voltaire had once taken a box at the opera and was installed in it with some ladiea when the Duke of Lanzun ar rived and asked for a box. He was re spectfully informed that all tho boxes were taken. "Thut may be." be said "but I see Voltaire in one. Turn him out. " In those times such things could happen, and Voltaire was turned ont He brought an action against the duke to recover the price of the box. "What!" exclaimed the advocate for tbo duke. "Is it M. de Voltaire who dares to plead against the Duke of Lau znn. whose great-grandfather was the first to get on the walls of La Rochelle against the Protestants, whose grandfa ther took 12 cannons from the Dutch at Utrecht, whose father captured two standards from the English at Foutenoy. who"— "Oh, but excuse me." interrupted Voltaire, "I am not pleading against the Duke of Lanzun who was first ou the walls at La Rochelle nor against the duke who captured 12 cannon from the Dutch at Utrecht nor against the duke who captured two standards from the English at Fontenoy. I am pleading against tho Duke of Lanzun who nevei captured anything in his life but mj box at the opera. " It»« Sponge* Arc FriiimgatcJ. There are a great many things w! io.»> the scientists of today aro not able t< explain, nnd a great many others ovv which they have frequent discussions, owing to a difference of opinion. Tie method by which sponges arc propagate» when left to themselves is one of t> - mopted scientific questions. Some dc claro that I hey are reproduced ftmr true eggs; others are equally positiv that they are propagated from buds,— Bt. Louis Republic. Only One.. "Do you mean to say," said tho soul ful young woman, "that yon have never yet met tho woman whose presence uuu touch thrilled your whole being in an utterly iudescr liable manner?" "Only once," said tho weary young man. "It was when 1 was in the bands of n woman dentist-." \t Shooting; IliK 11.» la. Great excitement and sport is to be. found in hunting the halibut, one of the largest of Pacific fishes, mostly found in the strait of San Juan de Fuccn. The line reel which is used at the stern of the boat resembles an old fash ioned well lift. When hooked, tho hali but draws the lino slowly at first, but on finding that his progress is checked, it gives a vigorous jerk and speeds away at a furious rate. When its efforts are fairly expended, the fish rises to the surface, churning the water all round it into foam, and presenting a somewhat startling sight for the amateur. The hunters lose uo time in shooting the monster before it has time to disappear, but not until it is quite dead do they venture to draw it toward the boat. The great halibut of tho northwest coast sometimes attains a weight of 1,000 pounds and is regarded as a dan gerous game. Whnt He Had on Ills Mind. He—There is something I liavo want ed to say to you for a long, long time. She (demurely)—Well, don't—don't you think this is as good a time as— any to say i t? He—That mole on tho left fide of your nose—I know a surgeon who can remove such things without a bit of danger. They adjourned 6ino diathat evening. nave you neara out? $ You may have heard % about SCOTT'S EMULSION j I and have a vague notion ^ that it is cod-liver oil with ^ its bad taste and smell and à aii its other repulsive fea ( ? tures. 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