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».W. HAKKKTT. Editor HUBS C. SMITH.HnslnrM Manager Dally and Sunday Age-Herald .IS.00 Dally and Sunday, per month . Sunday Age-Herald, per annum. * 00 Weekly Age-Herald, per annum. 1 00 Subscrljnlons payable In advance. W. D. Bankston, M. W. Carllale and C. K, Allen. Jr., are the only authorised traveling representative* of The Age Herald In Its circulating department. Remittances can be made by express, postofflce money order or draft at current rate of exchange. Address THE AQE-HERALD. Birmingham. Ala. Washington Bureau Age-Herald, 1421 O Street, N. W. 1 HE ONLY DAILY NEWSPAPER IN ALASANI A As If an angel dropp’d down from the clouds. —1 King Henry IV. All Are Democrats New. All the Johnston papers are loyally and patriotically falling into line. The Greenville Living Truth, which warmly supported ex-Governor Johnston, now Bays: The tight Inside the party Is settled ar.d the leader agreed upon and It behooves the party to heal up alt differences and unite In a solid opposition to the repub lican candidate for governor. That this fight will come Is as certain as fate and the democratic party must present to It an unbroken front. The past light was only a family difference which should be healed leaving no hard feelings. The next one promises to be along different lines and the democratic party should be united the better to maintain and con centrate Its strength against the republi can candidate. The primary has settled the question and all should now be loyal to Gov. W. D. Jelks. So, too, the Opelika Industrial News, which was perhaps the hottest advo cate of the Johnston-Waller ticket in the state. It says: With good will towards every one the the News tips Its hat to nominee Jelks and to his successful supporters here In Lee and elsewhere, and guarantees that the democratic ticket will find In no one a more loyal supporter than It will find In the News. One more quotation will suffice. The Blocton Messenger frankly and square ly says: , Mr. Jelks has been nominated by the democrats of Alabama, for the high po sition of governor. While the Messenger supported the claim of ex-Governor Johnston, the fight Is now over and we are for Jelks. The primary system was an experiment, and the honesty of the election is questioned in no quarter. The people have spoken and their voice Is the law. These quotations are quite enough to show that the democratic party will line up solidly in November against all comers. Like all family quarrels, the recent contest was bitter while it lasted, but It loft the contestants ready to fight all who assail the entire fam ily. The republicans who propose to carry the state or to make inroads into the democratic ranks will therefore find they have bit off more than they can chew. President Roosevelt in the South. The President is Coining to Chatta nooga, and it is believed he can be in duced to extend his trip to Birming ham, where he would be warmly wel comed by all classes of citizens—by men of all parties, and by the women and children of this district, too, for he commands a personal popularity and Interest that few of his prede cessors have ever been blessed with. All feel that Theodore Roosevelt !s a man of honest impulses. He may make mistakes, as men who think and act as quickly as he does are apt to do, but his honesty of purpose has not been and cannot be intelligently ques tioned. He is tied to Dingleyism, but at heart it is believed ho favors tariff revision, and be openly advocates reci procity. The people of this district would give him a warm welcome. They would turn out by thousands and even tens of thousands to see and hear him, and no effort should be spared to in duce him to come here in the course ©I his present tour. Mayor Drennen end the Commercial club will be amply austained in any efforts of this nature they may make. Not since President Harrison's administration has a Presi dent visited this district, and the peo ple are beginning to think it’s a long time, not between drinks, but between Presidential visits. Close of the Cotton Year. The year of varying prophecies is ended, and a crop of nearly 10,665,000 bales will be recorded. The official figures will Boon be at hand, and there is no longer need of guessing. From start to finish the year was one of con flict among the experts—the talent— and at times the planters and ginners on the one hand, and the cotton ex changes on the other, were two mil lion bales apart, and at no time were they within hailing distance of each other. The government’s estimate on December 3 was 9,674,000 bales, or almost one million bales below the outturn. It is difficult to say how the mills fared in the year of differing reports and differing prices. The southern mills took about 2,000,000 bales, or about 300,000 bales more than they ever absorbed before in a single year, and it is not reasonable to assume that they were losing money throughout tho year. Mill building was well main tained, and when the facta are ascer tained it will doubtless be seen that the southern mills did fairly well. Statistician Hyde of the department of agriculture Is left in a poistlon where he sadly needs vindication. How he Is to get It Is not plain. He will never get it unless he reforms his sys tem of gathering statistics. A system that sends out figures a million bales j out of the truth needs repairs. It j should be readjusted, or perhaps re constructed. Another guess of that | sort would put the department among the discredited. No one questions the honesty of the department, but its methods, are not above criticism, or even abuse. The crop will probably prove to be about 10,665,000 bales, as compared with 10,383,000 bales in the previous year. While It was 282,000 bales larger it brought less money to this section. The best figures for the crop Just ended are $438,000,000, compared with $494,467,000 for the crop of 1900-1901; $363,784,000 for the crop of 1899-1900; $282,772,000 for the crop of 1898-1899. Before these years came two crops of more than 11,000,000 bales each, one of which brought $320,500,000, and the other $322,000,000. Superintendent ot Education. Mr. Bulger was beaten in the first primary, not because of unfitness or unpopularity, but because the people j will not put a politician at the head of the public schools, and the people are right, as they ever are. Mr. Cory encountered defeat, because of the light vote cast for Governor Johnston, whose private secretary he had been. "Too much Johnston” did it. These defeats leave Messrs. Harris and Hill in the second race—both men of practical experience in school work, Mr. Hill being a teacher, and Mr. Har ris having served as superintendent of education to the satisfaction of the people at a time when the public school system in this state had not been at all developed. As between the two who are left to 1 run a second race the average voter I will be apt to ask himself, "Which one will do the more to bring school books i in Alabama down to the prices that i Tennessee parents pay?” The ques- j tion of the second primary should re late to cheaper school books. The parents of this state are confessedly taxed by the trust 40 per cent beyond a fair price—40 per cent beyond prices : paid in states that have uniform text ! book laws. How does Mr. Harris stand on this question? How does Mr. Hill stand on this question? The voters desire to know, and upon the nature of the replies will turn many votes. The issue is this, "Are you in favor of the enactment in this state of the 1 Tennessee law?” A categorical, rather than an elusive or delusive, reply is called for, and the reply that best suits the case will secure many bal lots. No reply at all will be correctly eonsiruea. The time has come when It should be decided, once for all, whether the book trust or the people of Alabama | are the bigger—whether the trust j shall be permitted to exploit the state j at will, or whether fair prices for J | school books shall be established. Let j us hear from Messrs. Harris and Hill on this subject. The mock war now going on is very tame because Crumshell and Corbin are both miles away. And Miles is packing his satchel preparatory to a trip to the Philippines. Our truly great warriors are not in it. -M . General Miles has not volunteered to help General Alger in his senatorial campaign, and his early departure for the Philippines will deprive him of that great pleasure anyway. The trusts will have a breathing spell while Attorney General Knox is in Paris engaged in putting the Pan ama canal on its feet. Ellen M. Stone is going back to Bul garia, but she has been notified that hereafter she must provide her own rescuers. it will take at least four Futurities to make good the Colorado backset, but Gates is on their track. New York should buy Kansas corn for fuel, until the coal operators ha?e something to arbitrate. Grand Duke Boris prefers light operas to war maneuvers, and chorus 1 girls to West Pointers. The man behind the gun is much Bafer than the man behind the auto mobile lever. The water in industrial stocks is merely the Dingley tariff capitalized as it were. * There are many in every state that could be spared for North Pole expe ditions. The country’s mock war goes mer rily on. No other kind should ever be waged. Railroads are now held up—in Wall street—instead of railroad trains out west. The impeachment of President Palma is already a live issue in Cuba. The automobile Is more fractious than a striped-legged mule. Labor Day Is always duly celebrated In this district. Nothing is more nat ural. There is always something doing when Mr. Gates of Chicago is around. The President is turning southward towards the land of cotton. LOST A GOOD MAN. From the Selma Times. The Times Is sarry that Chap Cory got left, but It consoles Itself with the reflec tion that no better man or one beter qual ified will be selected. It Just so happened that a majority of the people of Alabama one time failed to recognize a good thing when they had It In their power to grab It. UNPUNISHED PISTOL TOTERS. From the Edwardsvllle Standard-News. Just to think how cheap the "pistol toters" value human life. They do not hesitate to take the life of their fellow man for almost anything, and this evil Is growing daily. These law-breakers and man-killers have no fear of the law; In fact, they think all they have to do when arraigned In court Is to put up a plea of "self defense” and they will be protected by the strong arm of the law. Then who Is to blame for so many mur ders? The courts, and the courts only, are held responsible for th- continuance of these crimes. There should be a law to make the punishment for carrying concealed weapons more severe and there would be less crime. PRESIDENT HUNTS WILD BOARS. Killed One at 100 Yards—Notes and Incidents. Newport, N. H., Correspondent New lorlc World. Dressed in a corduroy hunting salt, with old blue overalls shielding him to the waist. President Roosevelt spread terror among the wild boars of Corbin park on Friday. Efforts were made to keep the details of the hunt a profound secret, even from the Immediate mem bers of the President's party, but It Is known that Mr. Roosevelt succeeded In killing one boar. It was a long shot. The boar ran on for 100 yards and fell at the President's second fire. The first shot had pierced both lungs. The second grazed the boar's Bhoulder. Mr. Roosevelt had planned not to hunt In Corbin park, but simply to look about and rest. But Senator Proctor had a hunting suit In readiness at the club house, and his sporting rifle and cart ridge belt lay at the bottom of the car riage that took the President to the park. "Now that you are here Mr. Presi dent,” said the wily Senator, "it would be unpardonable folloy not to have a thot." "But I have said all along that I did not intend” "That's all right, Mr. President,” In terrupted the Senator, "but just carry my rifle while you are looking around." So It came about that the President put In a strenuous afternoon at his fa vorite pastime. Last night he was a guest at the clubhouse, sleeping in a little room barren of wall paper and car pets. His bed was a cheap Iron-frame affair no wider than a cot. His windows looked out over Corbin park, 34 miles In circumference, and richly stocked with buffalo, moose, elk, deer and wild boar. Only Secretary Cortelyou and Dr. Lung were with the President last night at the clubhouse. The other members of the party were given a glimpse of the vast park, and then were conveyed back to Newport without even a sight of the President In his hunting garb. PARTING WITH “GENTLEMEN. America Will Endeavor to Survive the Loss of the Van Alen Type. From the Philadelphia Ledger. The announcement of Mr. Van Alcn that America Is ‘‘not a fit place for a gen tleman to live In,” and that he will, for that reason, make his adieux to us to expend the remainder of his days in Eu rope, does not come os a complete sur prise. We had earlier received fair no tice, as it were, of his Intention to quit us for more congenial haunts, and in bidding Ills Godspeed, while we sorrow for the circumstances which made his going necessary, we discern an Instruct ive lesson. He is one of the several gen tlemen whom England has lately gained at our expense, and it Is Impossible to avoid the thought that their place is not with us. The case is sufficiently familiar of the rather untraveled American who, upon going abroad, heard the word gentry for the first time. When he was informed that they were persons who did nothing, he remarked, “Them’s what we call tramps.” To him there was no good leisured class. To do nothing was to for feit right to honorable part In the Ameri can system, and the Incident serves to il lustrate an idea. It Is a country and a time of aggressive Industry, without place In the scheme for the man who has reached the point at which he wishes to devote Ills life to pleasure, and If he finds fuller opportunity to gratify his fancies elsewhere no one would deny him liberty to join the band of expatriates and go where his taste inclines. Tho departure of a "gentleman” now and then testifies to the virile value of our social life. The American pact was and the present and future are lor men who vow their lives to labor. Even our pleasures breathe the spirit of our work. Restless seal at the task before us and an eagerness to progress and achieve are the characteristics of Americans of every class In every undertaking In every part of tho republic, and the atmosphere, if it be not conducive to the gratification of aristocratic sentiments, will not bo alter ed on that account. It Is all a part of the land. It is bred into the bone and sinew of the people, and If In the progress of events wc develop these wno do not fit Into the scheme and there is a country to which they by sympathy adhere, we should take their going not too sldly. They have tried us, wo have not pleased them and In all fairness wc should let them go in the hope that they may have lovelier experienced elsewhere. Power of Whisky. From the Philadelphia Record. "Whisky,” shouted the lecturer, "will take the coat off a man’s stomach.” ,rVVorse than that.” grumbled the man with the pawn ticket; "It will take the coat ofT his back.” REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. From the New York Press. Nothing fails like failure. It is of no use to read the Bible unless you remember it. No girl la ever so pretty as her mirror pictures her to herself. To be a gambler a man must care a whole lot for himself and nothing for Anybody else In the world. Labor Day. “The parade of union labor was highly creditable but a far greater showing could have been made If all the outlying towns in this district had been In line,” said a coal operator last night. "Had the white members of the United Mine Workers’ organization and all the other wage workers scattered through Jefferson county joined in the parade tho | labor column would have been many miles ! long. In proportion to population this ■ county Is the strongest In the country In the number of union wage w'orkers.” The Dancing Master. "That the occupation of the dancing master has Its philosophical aspect Is a fact which Is likely to be better recogniz ed in the future than it has been in the past," said a man of taste. "Here is an opinion full of truth and good sense which I find In an English paper: “ 'The three elements of grace are gravity, flexibility and force. Physical culture should educate each muscle of the body, and when the body is under the complete control of the will, if the i mind have high Ideals and ennobling thoughs. the man will be graceful. From this flow's the wonderful quality of per sonal magnetism.' "If we could see this principle more extensively acted upon we should find that there Is In dancing a science of musical motion from which great and beneficial results would be obtained.” Old Virginia. Dr. Dew is Coleman Morris will leavp this morning for a visit to relatives In Virginia. He will be absent about tvjn weeks. During his stay in the Old Dominion Dr. Morris will spend a few days at "Clazemont,” whlh 1** the name of the ancestral estate m Hanover county. Clazemont Is a grand £3d place, and Dr. Morris Is having the manor house thor oughly renovated. The home of the Mor ris ancestors in Wales was called Claze mont, hence the name of the Virginia estate. Clazemont, In Hanover county, Is ten miles from a railroad, Beaver Dam on the Chesapeake and Ohio rail way being the nearest station. It is a large estate and includes about 1000 acres of primeval forest. Nearby Is Oakland, the Virginia home of Thomas Nelson Page, w'ho is a close kinsman of Dr. Mor ris. Hanover is accounted one of the poor counties of Virginia, black-eyed peas and watermelons being the principal products, but It is rich In colonial history and hospitality. Cheap Vegetables. “Irish potatoes were very high In the spring but they are cheap enough now', and consumers will be glad to know that they will remain cheap throughout the fall and the coming winter,” said a Mor ris avenue merchant. “Fifty-five cents a bushel Is the price, and that is low enough for all pocket books. Cabbage is another vegetable that is cheap enough for the multitude. It sells for a cent a pound, and that will bo the fall and winter price. Large crops of potatoes and cabbage account for the cheap prices.” A Suggestion. “Regular patrons of the Highlands street car line have been saying that if the Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company would make a rule re quiring the colored passengers to sit in tho back seats instead of in front it would be appreciated,” said a well-known druggist. “For obvious reasons we would much rather have the negroes relegated to the s rear, especially in hot weather. The street car company could arrange this easily, I think. It would certainly cost nothing.” The Seaboard Air Line. W. E. Christian, assistant general pas senger agent of the Seaboard Air Line, says his road was never so prosperous as it has been this year and this he nat urally takes to be an evidence of the general prosperity of the south. Mr. Christian has been a close observer of southern conditions for many years past and when he talks of this section his words tell. He says the south has started on an Industrial development that will be the marvel of the world. Woman’s Responsibility. “An Englishman, ir. discussing social conditions, quotes an Anglican bishop, who had declared that women are re sponsible for three-four*.* of the evil of the world,” said a club man. “And this ErgHsbn pn adds* “ 'We have been in the habit of think ing and saying that they were the salt of the earth—the element that has kept and is keeping society from corruption and death. Can it be that all of us aro wrong and that the good bishop is right? This is what he says: 'If the women of the lor.d were larger minded, more thought lul, more intelligent, thre?-fourths of tho depravity and sin that cu.*se present-day | life would disappear. The seat of the development of the child Is in th9 home. To woman man must leave the training of tho boys and girls that are to be tho fathers and mothers of tho future. Shall the be fslae, ungrateful and traitorous to the trust man has reposed in her?’ “ About Person*. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Nabb have returned from their vacation trip to the east. They spent several weeks at Atlantic City and a week in New York. * • • Raymond H. Loder, who Is to bo the solo baritone at St. Mary's church and an assistant teacher at the conservatory of music, arrived from Cincinnati yester day. He enjoys the reputation of being an exceptionally fine musician. ■ • • L. T. Beecher of New York, secretary and treasurer of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad company, arrived yesterday and will remain In the city for a week or two. He Is accompanied by his father, the Rev. F. M. Beecher of Wellsvllle, N. Y. They are stopping at the Hillman. ... The Hon. Archie Arrington, judge of the recorder's court of Montgomery, and a prominent eltlsen of the Capitol City, was In Birmingham yesterday en route home after a vacation. ... Frank N. Julian of Tusoumbla was In the city yesterday. • • * John Leihles of Montgomery was In Birmingham yesterday. Explosion In Dynamite Plant. Louisiana, Mo., September 1.—A terri ble explosion occurred this morning at 8:30 o’clock «t the Hercules plant, elevgn miles north of here. The shock was felt distinctly here. The acid house was the scene of the explosion, which utterly annihilated the buildings and all its con tents. Owing to the early hour of tho explosion, the men had not yet com menced work, and none was hurt. THE UNENDING CROP OF FOOL8. Never-Falling Is the Harvest Gathered By the Plucker of the Avaricious. From the New Tork World. When postofflce inspectors the other day landed a gang of "green goods” men In Newark they caught also a Connecti cut man who had just paid, as he sup posed, *300 for *1500 In counterfeit money, and who was much surprised to find in the box he was about to send home mere ly a choice assortment of waste paper. A doxen "gold bricks" were also captured. Some people prefer to be robbed that way; It s all ono to the operator. The real counterfeiter never advertises, lie has retiring ways and "shoves the queer" himself In small lots. The “green goods man" knows nothing about counter feiting; why should he when fools who think themselves knaves are born with sufficient frequency? He sends circulars, meets his victims with caution, shows them "samples" of good money and final ly packs the visitor's box or valisa with bundles of blank paper whose edges are tinted green. If tho come-on" discovers the cheat the operator "throws a scare Into him," as Mr. Appo phrased It before the Lexom committee. He has attempted a crime; he mokes no complaint. The plated "gold brick" fraud Is adopt ed for even more crude intelligences. Sometimes—if very "smart"—the buyer insists upan sawing the brick through to see how It looks Inside. It Is "no trouble to show goods"' the brick Is promptly divided—having been provided with a thin “pay seam" In Its braxen middle where the saw 1b to run. Of course the newspapers all over the country chronicle this arrest with all its details. But the constitutional "come on," as he reads the account of his back porch to the shrilling Of the katydids, will mutter; "They can't ketch me that way.” Really, he Is only waiting for the chance to be caught. There Is no "close season” for the fool who thinks himself a shrewd knave. UK. l-AKUtr Rtcumiviciiutu. Will Be Appointed Archbishlp of New York to Succeed Corrigan. Rome, September 1.—The propaganda, after a lengthy sitting today, decided to recommend the pope to appoint the Right Rev. John M. Farley, D. D„ auxiliary bishop of New York, as archbishop of New York in succession to the late most Rev. Michael Augustine Corrigan and Right Rev. George Montgomery, bishop of Los Angeles, Cali., as coadjutor to the most Rev. Patrick William Riordan, archbishop of San Francisco. Cardinal Gotti, perfect of the propa ganda, presided. The other cardinals present were Seraflno Vannutalli, Vin cent Vannutelli, Satolli, Steinnuber, Segna, Cretoni, Vives, Tuto and Martin ell!. The discussion lasted three and a half hours. Cardinal Martinelli, who was charge^ to set forth the case to his colleagues, made a minute and detailed report about the different candidates. The information received showed that Dr. Farley was qualified as the most worthy candidate for the post, both in the list of the priests and bishops and in the reports of the archbishops of the United States. After a discussion in which all the cardinals present participated Cardinal Gotti summed up the expressions of opinion of those present with the result that the choice of Dr. Farley was unan imous. The ralflcation of the pope is necessary to make the appointment definite. Monslgnor Veccia, secretary of the propaganda, will report today's meeting to his holiness some time during this week. The lormallty of the confirmation of the decision reached by the cardinals, however, is sometimes delayed. The qualifications of the candidates for the post of coadjutor to the archbishop of San Francisco were outlined by car dinal Satolli, whose euology of the Right Rev. George Montgomery resulted In this prelate’s nomination almost without dis cussion. It is expected that Dr. Farley will nsk for an auxiliary bishop on ac count of the sise and Importance of the archdiocese of New York. MUCH YACHTING TALK. The Expecation of Another Challenge From Great Britain Stirs Americana. New York, September 1.—Expectation of an early challenge from Great Britain for another international yacht race for the America’s cup has stirred up spec ulation in yachting circles. Much se crecy surrounds the plans of the English challenger and the intentions of the New York Yacht club also are Bhrouded in mystery. There Is talk of a syndicate to build a new defender, but it is certain that August Belmont and the yachtBmen as sociated with him in the ownership of the Constitution will take no part in a new craft. They believe that the .Con stitution oan be Improved so that it will be much faster than last year. However, it is argued that the club may feel itself In duty bound to build still another defender and not trust too Implicitly to the Constitution and Co lumbia, as should the challenger beat either of these the club might come in for much adverse criticism. There is no lack of patriotism or money In the club and just as soon as the chal lenge comes to hand vigorous action may be expected. BALLOON STILL GOING. Ballast Thrown Out and Balloon Goes In Southeasterly Direction. Denver, Colo., September 1.—The latest report of the progress of the balloon which was sent up from this city yester day afternoon in an effort to establish a new long-distance and time record, was sent in from Castle Rock last night. It was to the effect that near that point. Just at dark, a quantity of ballast was tossed out and Immediately the balloon began to ascend until a height of 4000 feet was reached. The balloon then start ed in a southwesterly direction, and when It passed from view was apparently going at a high rate of speed. The story that a descent to the ground was made anywhere since the start Is vigorously denied here by those who should know. It la expected that the oc cupants of the balloon will release one of its parachute messenger carriers, the contents of which will be telegraphed here. In the Days to Come. From the Chicago Tribune. The quick puff, puff, puff of an auto mobile was heard in the back alley. And then a plaintiff, long-drawn-out voice pealed through the air: "Ra-a-a-a-ags ’n’ ole I'unl’ MARCONI SAYS GERMANS STOLE WIRELESS SYSTEM ' Car. New Orleans Picayune. Kiel. August 30.—The Picayune's corre spondent met Marconi today on board of H. M. cruiser Carlo-Alberto, lying at anchor here, and obtained rrom h'vi an Interesting statement regarding the Ger man system of wireless telegraphy, which, he says, 1s a piratical undertak ing founded cn his own Invention and goldly stolen from him under false pre tensions by '.he aid of a letter of Intro duction fiom the German emperor. But before talking business Marconi would have his say on his meeting with the czar. "Emperor Nicholas,” he cried, "Is the most amiable man I ever met, and cer tainly the best lntentloned monarch in the world. He Is likewise a man of vast practical knowledge, not book knowledge so much as genuine wisdom gained from his Intercourse with well-informed snen In all classes of life. "While I was with him I never once had the feeling of talking to a sovereign, the mightiest In the universe. In all he did and said he Impressed me like a pro gressive private citizen bent upon doing as much good as possible for one man to accomplish. . "Several times, when we walked from one room to the other, I precede his majesty upon his own wlBh, delicately, but firmly, expressed. At first It made me feel quite eshamed of myself, but I certainly could not help It. 'After you, Signor,' the czar used to say. ** 'I beg your majesty's pardon, Inven tors come a long way after emperors.' " 'Nay, nay, Signor, you’re a guest In my house: I pray you go ahead.’ ” Your correspondent had mentioned the name Slaby several times before Marconi would sidetrack his Russian reminiscen ces. When at last he caught on he cried: “Ah. Slaby, don’t remind me of that man! He is responsible for many of the trou bles I am encountering. "Just think of It, Slaby—beg pardon, Professor Slaby—visited me at my hotel In England, bringing a letter of Introduc tion—from whom do you suppose? Sie mens A Halske or Krupp? No; fr*n th6 kaiser! "Consequently I treated him like a friend of the kaiser, who, on his part. Is my own king's ally. Though aware that Slaby Is an Inventor, or would-be In ventor, no shadow of suspicion with re gard to the purpose of his visit entered my mind. I trusted him because I had faith In the emperor. "What do I 'do? I turn myslde Inside out, showing him everything, explaining out, show him everything, explain every thing to him, Kaiser William’s friend! What does he do? He goes home, changes his court dress for the overalls of the me chanic and Industrialist and takes out a patent on my Invention. A German pat ent, It Is true, but a patent Tor all that. "I allowed myself to be buncoed, but It's a good lesson. Hereafter, not a word to anybody about my Inventions until they are patented in all countries, Includ ing Kamchatka. No one shall get a sight of my apparatus; no, not even a smell of them If he brought letters of In troduction from—what shall 1 say—from the devil himself." "Have you computed your probable losses on account of the Slaby patent?"* asked the correspondent. “They are not overwhelming." replied Marconi,'with a sarcastic smile. "Once, because the Marconi Telegraph com panies in New York and London foot the bill, and again, because the Slaby appa ratus Is N. G." “Do the companies named own all your rights In the Invention?” "Not all; the control of the rights In all countries except Italy, which I reserve for myself." "And the Slaby telegraph, according to your Idea, does not work?” “Oh, yes, It works—on a distance of forty to forty-five miles. We, you know, telegraph 1626 miles. 'That is the differ ence between the Slaby and Marconi sys * > terns so far. You see, the real father cl the Invention Is still a few necks ahead In the race. "It amused me very much,” continued Marconi in a confidential tone "when some little time ago, the German papers lashed themselves Into a fine frenzy 'be cause a Marconi station on the English coast had refused to answer the Blaby * telegrams of a German vessel.' Why, they couldn’t be recognized, though the distance was considerably less than fifty miles." Marconi’s latest reports show that at the present writing there are thirty Mar coni stations In England, "four or five” In America and several In Italy, while the central station for Europe, on Monte Carlo, In Rome, Is nearly completed. "Besides," he said, "with a few ex ceptions, all the big German merchant ships carry the Marconi apparatus. "When you ask German navy officers what kind of a wireless telegraphy they employ, they will answer at first: 'Of course, Slaby,' but when they have a few glasses In them they are perfectly will- 'i ing to admit that their Slaby, so-called, is a Marconi.” "But how could they obtain your ap paratus?” asked the correspondent. "Did you ever sell any to the German navy?” Marconi shook his head energetically. "No, no," he cried, "we never got a pfennig from the kaiser's naval office. As far as I know, German warships never paid a cent for a Marconi license. I dare say, though, they have some sec ond-hand apparatus. These must bo very antiquated, alrrfost valueless by this time, but, even so, they are better than Slahy's. However, how they got them is not my funeral; let the American com pany look out for that.” Marconi and several of the officers of I the Carlo-Alberto complained of the lack of sympathy shown them during their stay in German waters. "We were over whelmed with clviltles In Kronstadt and Portsmouth,” they said, "but aside from paying us the regulation official visits, the German authorities have taken no notice whatever of our presence here. Even the Turks are treated better in Kiel than we. "The Turks,” remarked Marconi dryly, “owe a lot of money in Germany, and we have Just signed another treaty for the perpetuation of the trtpple alliance." Marconi would not say a word about the new Inventions he Is working on—“the Slaby experience was enough for him,” he cried—but the officers of the Calro Alberto volunteered some interesting in formation in that respect. "Marconi,” said the second officer, "has about completed a self-acting alarm ap- I paratus at sea. If two vessels fitted with the appartus come dangerously near to gether, the electric alarm goes oft, Indi cating at the Bame time the direction from which the danger is approaching. If only one of the vessels has the apparatus, Its captain Is warned In the same man ner. “Marconi,” continued the officer, “has been working on this invention for sev eral months, day and night, hardly tak ing enough rest for meals and sleep. Ha Is Indefatigable and works with the sim plest means. For instance, he began op erations with the alarm system with a couple of empty soap boxes.” “Do you hold any official position on board this warship?” asked your corre spondent when taking leave of the inven tor. “Of course: I rank as electrician, drafted for one year's voluntary service, and my pay amounts to one-half a franc 10 cenuts) a week I have to scrub the deck like the rest and do other stunts.” "And you have no special news for four friends in America?” "Yes, good news—I forgot all about It. I hope to be able soon to send wireless telegrams 2600 miles. And this,” he add ed with emphasis, "shall be accomplish ed by slmplyfylng the system now In use " HENRICO DO. THEY 8TILL HAVE A TOWN CRIER. One of the Survival* of the Old Time* On Quaint Cape Cod. Provineetown Letter to the New York Tribune. "Ding, dong, ding!" clapped a shrill toned handbell. "Notice! Notice! Shall be sold—tonight —Ice cream—at the Methodist church—a sociable!” came the cry In a cracked voice, now high, now low. It was only the town crier. The people of Provineetown do not notice him, un less they happen to be particularly In terested In what he Is crying. The New Yorker marvels and Is Inclined to follow, as he did the clrcuc parade when a small boy. Provineetown Is proud of the fact that the list of Its officials still Includes a town crier. He Is not a salaried officer, but Is paid according to the work he does. One dollar a cry Is the regular rate. A "cry" consists of a single tour of the long, straggling main street, a tramp of three miles. For a trij> down the street and back again the crier gets $2. The present Incumbent Is the most Interesting character In Provineetown, an old sailor named Ready, who has been almost everywhere, and, according to his story has done everything worth doing. He is not hard to meet. One can Introduce one's self If necessary. He receives one with a flourish which he picked up In the Orient, and a bow from somewhere away "beyond Sue*.". “Come up to my house,” Is the Invita tion which “Captain" Ready extends af ter he has talked with you a few min utes. "I'd like to Introduce you to the wife of Oeorge Washington." “The wife of George Washington!” you exclaim. "Don't be surprised," he hastens to caution one. "She’s up at my house all right, and I'm sure she'll be glad to see you.” One wonders if the town crier is not a little off in his head. It all comes out when the visitors calls upon him. "Allow me to present you to the wife of George Washington," he says, bowing before a kindly old woman. "Ah, go on with you," she says, smiling. "When will you get tired of playing that joke, George Washington Ready?” And George Washington laughs heartily and shows one about his place, which is about as big as the deck of a ship. He tells sea stories by the yard, does the town crier. No one believed many of them until in 1833, when a big ship was wrecked off Highland light. There was I no way of telling from the shorts what ' the name of the vessel was. heady Was with the crowd on the beach, and no ono studied the wreck more closely. "She's the good ship Jason,” he said Anally. I sailed In her In 1871.” "Another of your sea serpent dreams,” said the crowd, recalling the time when Ready claimed to have been chased by a sea serpent across the sand dunes. He had the nerve to take a large crowd out on the dunes and show them what he said was the trail which the serpent left. "That's the Jason or I'll eat my hat,” repeated Ready. "If you go out there you’ll And my name carved on one of the bunks In the forecastle. Strange to say, the wreck was the Ja son, and when the wreckers Anally board ed her they found Ready's name on the forecastle bunk, as the crier had pre dicted. M'LEAN AND JOHNSON. From the Boston Herald. Not long ago John R. McLean of Cin cinnati and Washington made a savage attack on Mayor Tom L. Johnson of Cleveland He was Intolerant of all pre tensions that Mayor Johnson was a lead ing democrat of the state. The reply to this detraction Is the capture by John Bon's friends of the Cincinnati delegation to the state democratic convention. This means much, for MrLean has long had supreme authority In the democratic par ty of Hamilton county, and much of that time a controlling Influence In the coun cils of the state organization. At one time he cherished aspirations for a place on the party's national ticket. Apparent ly he has had a fall In favor. That the party should be tired of him Is not strange. There Is nothing to recommend him but his unscrupulousness, his wealth and his newspaper, the Cincinnati En quirer. Tom Johnson Is a man of Ideas and of a large-minded public spirit. He Is ambitious and wonderfully energetic. Since he became mayor, he has kept the republican state government very busy devising plans to prevent his policies of reform. Barbarian Defined. From the Philadelphia Record. "This paper says that some Inhabitant* of the Philippines are barbarians,” re marked Willie. "What are barbarians?” "Barbarians, my boy,” replied Willie's pa, "are people who fight with bows and arrows Instead of repeating rifles.” TWILIGHT AT SEA. By Mrs. Welby. The twilight hours like birds flew by, As lightly and as free; Ten thousand stars were In the sky, Ten thousand on the sea; For every wave with dimpled face. That leaped upon the air. Had caught a star In Its embrace And held It trembling there.