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>r.\V BEDFORD'S MILL CRISIS.
O-irrntlvc* I.ay In Provisions in IScaillnoss For a Strike. y,. w Bedford, Mass., Jan. 9.—Yesterday t ~a y day among many of the oper '. . j of the mills where a strike is prob j,, mediately on receiving their money ,1 , proceeded to lay in a good stock of provisions. Many weavers had barrels of A,, rolled into their kitchens. The ma :■ of the operatives think a strike is . begin, and all that could be heard (|( V K iof at the north and south ends of ,ty was a probable strike. 1, UJ s found that over 20) French weav t, ould leave the day after the sirike v . inaugurated. '\l , n y other weavers also declare their intent Ton of leaving the city if the strike j.,), * into effect. l i. first week after the strike, it is said, 0 ,. ; 7 " persons will leave the city. a, :etary Waldron of the Card and j.j u,,r ltoom Association called a general ~,., og for Tuesday night to take a bal jo; u i, tiier to strike or not, u.wt.on, Jan. 9.—The mule spinners of j,, w , il and New Bedford Were given j er n ... ,n lo strike by the executive com of the National Spinners' Union ay. and an assessment of 25 cents per v ,,,k was levied on the members of the union. The committee appropriated $5,090 f, n the national funds to be placed at t .1 sposal of the strike committee. , meeting was attended by every members of the board and delegates, rep 1, nting every mill center in New Eng- I:, were present. In the event of Lowell lining to strike, the assessment, li .enticing to bewveen $750 and sS9<> per h k will lie voted to the New Bedford strikers. i: was decided that in case of a strike the hack boys and doffers would receive $2 a week. In Dover, N. H., a reduction has not yet b, in reported. The men claim they are -n. ' king for 8 per cent, less than the Fall River men were, and will oppose any re duction. Many speeches were made regarding ihe acceptance;of the cut-down by the Fall River spinners. All agreed that the Fall River operatives should have resisted and that there would be ample funds to back ii m. The delegates representing the va lines place's where cut-downs had been made or had been threatened were prom i- i assistance in case they, petitioned the l*\ml for striking. The hoard to-night said they had a good fund of their own, and would be glad to assist, so far as possible, with their funds the cause in other cities. The Lowell men said they would no doubt strike. The decision would be left to the operatives, and a meeting would be held this week to decide the matter. The cut down in Lowell will take effect on Jan. 17. and about 1,000 people will be affected directly. The Lewiston representatives said that Ihe reduction in that city would represent $17,900 a month on the pay roll. Pawtucket, R. I„ Jan. 9.—Notices have been posted in the mills of the Lonsdale Company, at Lonsdale, Ashton, Black* ; tone. Mass.; Hope, R. I„ and the Berke ley Company, at Berkeley, which inform the employes that the reduction of wages which will take effect from to-morrow will be 8 ]>er cent., instead of 11 1-9 per cent., as has been stated by those in authority. DEMOCRATS OX TOP IX ALABAMA. l’ojtuliM* and Raid Democrats Back In the Hanks. Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 9.—The cam paign in Alabama was practically opened last night. The Populists have already vailed their convention to meet in May, and the Democratic executive committee was yesterday called by- Chairman Knox to meet in Montgomery Feb. 22, ‘for the purpose of deciding on a time and place for the meeting of the state Democratic convention. The Republicans have decided to place no ticket in the field, but will meet in eon ventlon and indorse the administration. Tlie policy of the Democratic party in the state was outlined last night at the cele bration of Jackson day in Birmingham by the Democratic Bimetallic Club. Col. John W. Tomlinson, a member of the Bi metallic League, and who is in close touch w. li Gov. Johnson, and is supposed to represent the opinions of the governor, spoke, and in the course of his remarks he said: "Alabama will stand by the Chi cago platform. There can be no compro mise, and, by the eternal, there will be none ” State Senator Cunningham, speaking in the same strain, said that the silver Dem ocrats are allowing the Palmer and Buck ner Democrats to come back to the party, but that they must keep at the rear of the procession, and that none of them may run for office. He stated that all the “Populists had practically come back to the party, and that some of them would be sent to the legislature, and that others "'eul.l gain other offices, “blit,” he said, 'um Palmer and Buckner men need apply.” His remarks were wildly applauded. CREEKS AXD THE COURTS. Council Votes is2o,<KM> to Fight the New Law. Muskogee, I. TANARUS., Jan. 9.—The Creek council, in spiie of the message of Sec >'< iary Bliss, through Indian Agent Wis dom, warning them not to do so, has pass 'd an net appropriating $20,000 to be used in employing attorneys to fight the con s'nationality of the act of congress giv ing the United States courts full juris diction after Jan. 1. Agent Wisdom has notified Secretary lilies by wire of the action of the coun cil. / All acts of the Indian council after Jan. 1 must be approved by the President of II" United States. Secretary Bliss has already said that he w ald not recommend such an act as the bii k council passed to come before him for approval. NEW CANAL ROUTE, Hu - Culebrn. From Pedro Miguel to Bum Obispo Declared Feasible. ''“lon, Colombia, Jan. 9.—Lyman F. r ""a".v, the well-known engineer of Chl ' .gu drainage canal fame, and other en pi ' ts, bound for Nicaragua, have care examined the Culebra, running from ' "ho Miguel to Has Obispo. They are unanimous in admitting the feasibility of 1 I’anama canal along that route, de -1 dug the obstaoles to be overcome else ■' 1 re would bo greater. < H VOTERS FROM CAMILLA. ( )|>enin K „f tlie ihjjU School—De- Acrenc in Cotton. Camilla, tin., Jan. 9.—The Camilla High • at this place, opened this week 1 h 1215 pupils first week, | h means over 200 pupils by the spring I'U'm. •'lu n of the farm land here Is being put ' an< l the present outlook is for a muc * > reduced acreage In cotton for . ' )he low price of cotton has been a tin ' Oo uraging feature of farm life In L r s v| einity, but the new year is bringing °be ana cheep MAKE NO MISTAKE. There Is \o Reason Why Yon Should If You Follow the Advice Given Below. "Indigestion is the curse of this coun try, says a New York medical journal in a recent editorial. "Both men and wo men suffer from this distressing complaint and it causes a tremendous amount of misery.” This is all very true, but there is no rea son why any man or woman should suffer from indigestion when there is a ready means of preventing it. Thousands of people have discovered a sure cure and some of them have given the public the benefit of their experience. Mrs. E. Tarlton, 315 Park avenue. Cin cinnati, says: "I had dyspepsia for fifteen years and was entirely cured by taking Duffy's pure malt whiskey. I had tried almost everything and know that this whiskey cures where all others fall.” M . F. Anderson, 617 W. Indiana street, Chicago, says: "I used Duffy’s pure malt whiskey for indigestion and dyspepsia. My stomach is now in better condition than il has been for years past." These are only two eases selected from thousands of others, but they are suffi cient to prove that dyspepsia and indi gestion can be always avoided by the regular use of Duffy's pure malt. It will not ohiy keep the digestive organs in per fect condition hut give tone and energy to every part of the body. Make sure that you get no inferior imitation. ROUSING WELCOME TO REDMOND. Big; Crowd Greets Him VV’ith Cheers in n Theater. New York, Jan. 9.—John E. Redmond, the Irish i>olitical leader, received a rous ing popular welcome in the Broadway theater to-night. Every seat was occu pied. and as Mr. Redmond stepped on the platform there arose a cheer from every throat. Among those on the platform and in the boxes were Recorder John B. GofT, former Congressman W. Bourke Cockran, William Astor Chanler, Congressman Will iam Suiztr and O’Donovan Rossa. Mr. Redmond spoke on the rebellion of 1798. He described the rebellion and its failure. His audience cheered the men tion of Wolfe Tone and Robert Emmet. When Mr. Redmond told of the cruelty of the British soldiers in Ireland many of the women in the audience wept. In con clusion Mr. Redmond said that he hoped whatever lie had said on the subject of 1798 would help to win the vindication of men who died for Ireland. The heritage of the martyrs, he said, is priceless,namely that of Ireland's right to nationhood and distinct, separate national liberty. "The triumph of their cause may not come in our day,” he said, "but we believe in it just as firmly as we do in the exist ence of our God. When Ireland's liberty shall lie attained a grateful nation will kneel by their graves and pay the martyrs grateful tribute." BRYAN TALKS OF 100. Rattier Have tlie Populists Than the Free Silver Republicans on His Side. Chicago, Jan. 9.—W. J. Bryan, in con cluding a speech before the Bryan League at the Tremont house during a banquet held after the Auditorium meeting early this morning, made some remarks which are interpreted as showing his intentions, if he is nominated for the Presidency in 1900. In speaking of the next presidential con vention, Mr. Bryan said: "It may be we will be strong enough to win without any outside heip. But. nevertheless, I prefer to win with the Populists on our side and the free silver Republicans on the other. And we must not forget when the victory is won that in the campaign of last year it took more courage on the part of tho free silver Republicans to desert their party and more self-sacrifice on the part of the Populists to go outside of their or ganization for a Presidential candidate tie cause he agreed with them on the paf.i riiount question than it did for the Dem ocrats to support the ticket which was nominated by their own national conven tion.” Mr. Bryan left for Minneapolis to-night. GAGE TO ANSWER BRYAN. Advocates Only n Conditional Re tirement of tlie Greenbacks. New York, Jan. 9.—A Washington spe cial to the World says Secretary Gage, when asked to-day if he cared to make a reply to William Jennings Bryan’s crit icism of his course at the banquet in Chi cago last night, said he was not prepared at this moment to answer Mr. Bryan. “The 'Great Silyer. Leader,’ ” Mr. Gage is quoted as saying, “has had his inning. It may be that I will have mine some of these days. “I will say a word, however, about my plan for the retirement of the greenbacks and treasury notes, which Mr. Bryan re fers to in his speech. I advocate only a conditional retirement of greenbacks, or a certain proportion of them,, in order to strengthen the government in Us position toward them, and to give better assur ances than now exist, that the govern ment has the iiower to redeem them in gold, as it should do.” MILL HANDS MAY COME SOUTH. Froflt Sharing Plan Mny Be Held Out ii* an Inducement. Boston, Jan. 9.—A special meeting of the executive board of the state branch of the American Federation of Labor was held to-day for the purpose of discussing the situation of the cotton mill operatives In this state and devising ways and means to furnish employment for those who will be thrown out of work by strikers and lockouts. li was stated by a representative that a number of Southern capitalists were de sirous of building up the cotton spinning industry of the South, and that sufficient capital would be forthcoming if the skill ed labor of the East would go there and work on a system of profit sharing. It was further stated that the higher grades of goods could be manufactured in the South as successfully as in the North, and Hint the wages to be paid would equal if not exceed those paid in the East. A certain town in the Soulh would give lands sufficient for a large factory and would furnish $50,000 cash and would guar antee stock subscriptions of the amount of SIOO,OOO. A resolution was offered to instruct the officials of the board to investigate the matter and report at once as to the ad visability of sending a committee South to look into the matter, VOYAGE OF 2.1.000 MILES. Revenue tatter Leaven Baltimore for ’Frisco. Baltimore, Md., Jan. 9.-—The Blue Re tcr” flies at the f or<?mast heaJ of ,h ® United Slates revenue cutter McCulloch. This morning she started on her long voyage of 23,000 miles by the eastward pas a"e to the Pacific. She is expected to reach San Francisco about the middle of .May. The McCulloch is intended lor duty in the Bering sea. THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 1898. NOT AN EXPERIMENT HERE. Snvaiinnli High! Teach St. Loulm a Thing or Two. There has been some comment about an experiment now being made in St. Lwuis for the purpose of suppressing an epidemic of street burglaries, train hold-ups and other crimes of violence. The St. Louis authorities have adopted the plan of arresting all the vagrants, idlers, beggags and shady characters in the city, in the hope that the guilty men will bo gathered in along with those who are mere idlers. In the first raid over 200 motley characters were gathered into the police dragnet, sent to the work house, or given the option to leave the city at once. The Savannah police depariment will doubtless be amused at the "experiment.” It has been the custom of the police here to arrest all shady characters and the police court Is full of them every morn ing. Recorder Hartrldge orders them to leave, if there is no evidence, and that frees the city of them. The most success ful work done by the detectives is in this manner, and frequently they find pawn tickets on the parties they arrest, which directs them to stolen property. It is not an unusual thing to find the property it self on the prisoners. Chief McDermott has the force now where It can make a good pick at a sus picious character, and it is the main fea ture of bringing about the department's success in holding down crime. It has al ways been the policy of the police lo steer in all bad-lookers, nnd find out something about them. In many instances other cities are enabled to locate criminals they would never track. The “experiment” has already been a success in Savannah. AT THE THEATER. The Wilbur Opera Company to Open It* Engagement To-night. The Wilbur Opera Comjiany will begin a two weeks' engagement to-night, open ing with “Said Pasha." This opera will be followed by "Royal Middy” and such operas as Bizet's "Carmen,” Offenbach's "Madame Favart," Audrans’ "Olivette," Strauss’ composition, "The Queen's Lace Handkerchief;" Thomas' "Mignon," Balfe’s romantic “Bohemian Girl,” and Paulton’s funny “Two Vagabonds." The first act of to-night's opera pre sents the Pasha’s gardens at Constanti nople, the second the village of Altara, India. The first act is placed on a wharf at the sea, and the curtain falls on a troop of sailors carrying the Pasha's daughter on a sailing vessel. There will be a number of marches and dunces. Miss Kerwin will sing “Serena," a part suited to her capabilities. At the close of the performance the Wilbur high art living pictures will be given. .CITY BREVITIES. Messrs. Lindsay & Morgan are presenting their patrons with Victor desk calendars. Chief McDermott returned yesterday from Macon, where he has been on a visit several days. It is on infrequent tiling for the chief to leave the city, and then his visits are never prolonged. CANIT SEIZE FOR TAXES. Property In Federal Courts lleyomi Reach of State*. Bristol, Tenn., Jan. 9.—ln the case of the Bristol Land Company against John D. Thomas ar.d others, in the federal court at Abingdon, Va., a sweeping opinion was handed down by Judge Paul yesterday. The case related to the sale of certain real estate of the land company for taxes, and to the later transfer of the property from the state, which bought it at the sale, to John D. Thomas and others, in consideration of the payment of the back taxes. Judge Paul held that the sale of the land of the company for back tax is illegal, us tlie properly at that time was in the hands of a receiver of the United States Court and that the state had no right to interfere with the property so long as it was thus in the hands of the court. . The decision, it is held by attorneys, will render the state ut terly powerless to collect its taxes when ever property is held by a receiver. Circus Man'* Daughter Married. Macon, Ga., Jan. 9.—Miss Colie Harris, daughter of the proprietor of the Nickel- Plate Shows, and C. C. Wilson, manager of the shows, were married this afternoon, and left on the night train for Savannah. APE STEALS SPECTACLES. Which Make* Nearsighted Admirer* Indulge in Strang Language. From the Chicago Times-Herald. There is a monkey in Lincoln Park with a penchant for snatching eye-glasses from the noses of spectators, bending them double and stuffing them down into his pouch. The startled loser of the auxiliar ies to sight then has the pleasure of watching the lump of expensive ground lenses and bent and twisted bows Joggle about in the pocket that a monkey wears at the region of his Adam's apple, and of occasionally being tantalized with the ap pearance of them in the paw of the pur lloner, and of learning that the more fuss he makes the less likely is he to recover his property soon. If the losers at once begin begging for their glasses and expostulating with the wayward monk, he seems delighted, and alternately sits in melancholy abstraction gazing at the far away “keep off the grass” sign, apparently thinking of his old Jungle home and the cocoanuts there, or he is restlessly active in performing an aerial act on the topmost perches. His countenance is fixed In the dolorous ex pression of recent bereavement, ami he hasn’t lime anyway for minding ihe talk of the common, every-day sightseer. "Come here, you naughty monkey—give me those glasses! What am I going to do? Nice Jocko"—in bewitching, insidious tone* —"give me back my glasses.” Mr. Jocko Monk, however, is unmindful until suddenly a great light seems to burs; upon his heart and brain. He nervously drags out those shapeless eye-glasse*. holds them up and looks through them at tlie person outside the bars, red-faced and stamping in. the serious, quizzical way of the dean of a medical college who believes he Is discovering anew disease germ. Hud. denly he looks up and begins chattering. "Hello, you here?" he seems to twitter. "What's the matter—you’re looking mail can I do anything for you? Say, got a peanut In your pocket? Just push It this way, will you? I’m feeling badly—really I am—l'm feeling tough. I need a light lunch. Oh, what you bothering abdut those old glasses of yours for? Let up, will you? Poor fellow, poor fellow, can't you get along without those things? They ain't any good now, anyway." Then he flaunts the stolen (iroiierty be fore the owner, and puts It immediate ly back Into the seclusion of the cavity at the roots of his tongue. By the time the keeper has come to the rescue of the ill-fated goggles, the mon key has produced them and stowed them away again some three or Tour limes, and the near-sighted individual whose nose they formerly graced Is In rage anil despair, anil swears that the monk is in collusion with some optician to the inter est of the latter. TO CURE NERVOUS DYS PEPSIA. To Cinlii Flesli, lo Sleep Well.to Know W lull Appclilc ami Good Digestion Mean Make n Test of Stuart's Dyspepniu Tablet*, Interesting Experience of An Indian apolis Gentleman, No trouble is more common or more mis understood than nervous dyspepsia. Peo ple having it think that their nerves are to blame and are surprised that they are not cured by nerve medicine and spring reme dies; the real seat of the mischief is lost sight of: the stomach is the organ to be looked after. Nervous dyspeptics often do not have any pain whatever In the stomarh, nor per haps any of tlie usual symoloms of stom ach weakness. Nervous dyspepsia shows itself not in the stomach so much as in nearly every other organ; in some eases the heart palpitates and Is irregular; in others the kidneys are affected; in oth ers the bowels are constipated, with headaches; still others are troubled with loss of flesh and appetite, with accumula tion of gas, sour risings and heartburn. Mr. A. W. Sharper of No. 61 Prospect st., Indianapolis, Ind„ writes as follows: "A motive of pure gratitude prompts me to write these few lines regarding the new and valuable medicine, Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets. 1 have been a sufferer from nerv ous dyspepsia for the last four years; have used various patent medicines and other remedies without any favorable result. They sometimes gave temporary relief un til the effects of the medicine wore off. I attributed this to my sedentary tfablts, being a bookkeeper with little physical ex ercise, but I am glad to state that the tab lets have overcome all these obstaoles, for 1 have gained In flesh, sleep better and am better in every way. The above is written not for notoriety, but is based on actual fact.” Respectfully yours, A. W. Sharper, 61 Prospect st., Indianapolis, Ind. It In safe to say that Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets will cure any stomach weakness or disease except cancer of stomach. They cure sour stomach, gas, loss of fiesh and appetite, sleeplessness, palpitation, heart burn, constipation and headache. Send for valuable little book on stomach disc uses by addressing Stuart Cos., Mar shall. Mich. AJI druggists sell full sized packages at 50 cents. A FORGOTTEN WONDER. ONCE WORLD-FAMOUS JARDIN DES PLANTES LS NEGLECTED NOW. It 1* Still Beautiful anil Still Won derful—Tlie Birthplace of Modern Botany—Here Button Wrote Hl* Natural History and Here Cuvier Lived and AVorked. Paris Letter in St. Louis Globe-Democrat. "People don't visit it since the siege, when they ate up the elephants and the giraffe, the monkeys and the dromedaries, and tried their best to eat the hyenas, but could not!” For many years this has been the answer to inquiring tourists whose curiosity has been aroused by some old-time book about what was once the most famous botanical and zoological garden of the world. Many are contented with what they Ore told and go off to the spick-and-span Jardin d'Ac climatation, organized as a money-making concern by a private corporation in a cor ner of the Hois de Boulogne. There they can view conveniently the gn at mandrill ape, can ride on the minia ture tramway drawn by ponies through the trees and by the lakes, and on Sundays and Thursdays listen to one of the good concerts of Instrumental music for a few sous. So they forget all about fhe old fashioned Jardin des Plantes, which is far away In a part of the great city which no one who is anybody ever visits. The loss is their own, for it is still beau tiful, it is full of reminiscences of some of the world’s best men, it lias many things to show which are not found elsewhere, and the crowd that saunters and chatters and opens wide eyes without sharhe of their wonder are things to see in Paris by one who would know something besides the boulevard and the foreigners' quarter. The Jardin des Plantes covers nearly seventy-seven acres of land in the south east corner of Paris, stretching back from the River Seine. It is the lowland across which the troops of Julius Caesar had their first sight of the Gauls, camped on the hill above under their native king, Camulogenes. The Romans did not have ihe best of it thut lime, but the leader of the Gauls was killed. On the hill, only a step from the upper entrance of the Jardin des Plantes, there has been recently dug out one-half of the amphitheater which the cbnquerlng Ro mans built for their gladiatorial games, when they came back to take final pos session of Paris. \ The stone benches and the steps leading down to the arena have been restored, and children play about them. The visitor can figure to himself the fina-Parlslan la dies of that time looking dowp on the combats between the men and wild beasts. Nowadays, they scruple to allow a mod erate bull fight, and the beasts are con fined In cages here In the buildings that surround the famous Jardin. Across the street to the west is the great wine market—Hales des Vlns—a town by itself, carefully inclosed, with streets along which are the warehouses, cellars und offices, through which must pass nil the wines that enter this Wine drinking city, It is a strange history how the garden of plants became also a garden*of beast and fishes, stuff'd and alive. It took sev eral centuries of progress and revolution to do it Long ago, when it was no easy task to get around the world, only kings could pretend to menageries. Tho good Harounal-Raschid, when he was caliph, sent to the mighty Emperor Charlemagne a monkey and an elephant. Many centu ries later, Boccacio, Ihe story-teller, reck ons it one of the greatest hopplnesses of riches that they aliow one to keep a mon k‘ : In Paris itself, it was the reverend can ons of the Cathedral church of Notre Dame who kept the beasts inside the clois ter, or part of the island which was re served to the clergy. But in 1215 along came a delegate from the pope, who or dered (he lonely canons to get rid of their "boarders," which were, so he said, a ri diculous distraction for men of serious profession. Then the French kings went Into the show business, and we can follow the court through the different royol palaces of Paris by keeping track of the where abouts of the royal menagerie. It was first on the island, where visitors now go to see the Sainte Chapelle. Then it wandered successively to the old Louvre; lo St. Paul, of Dumas’ novels; and, final ly, when America was discovered and be gnn astonishing European* with Its pro ducts, to Versailles. There Louis XIV built a home for his beasts, just as he built the richest of fhe palaces of Europe for himself. When the great revolution came and swept royalty from France, it brought the beasts back in triumph to Paris, where all the people could see them. They wore placed in what had been known until then as “the king’* garden of Medicinal Herbs," and that Is how the place, though greatly enlarged and changed, is called until this day the JarTlln des Plantes. This is a famous place in the history of the sciences. Here botany had its first great development, after Linnaeus, the Hwed. whose name lias been given to a neighboring street. Tournefort and the three J<*sleu3 til succession, with un wearyng labor, here mapped out the de tails of the science of plants a* we now know it. Here, too, Buffon wrote his giant work on natural history, which made the study of animals popular, p<| p was he who gave the present plan of th, garden, with its long lime tree alleys reaching Istek from the river. Mineralogy was constituted here as science by the classification of 11 my. La voisier presided over the beginnings of modern chemistry, and here ;..>;ri,• v Sulnt-Hllaire and Lamarck made those speculations on the origin of animal spe cies which were afterward taken up Charles Darwin and have given us the evolution theory that now rules natural science. Most Illustrious of all w an,,. great Culver. His house I* still preserved close to one of the entrances of the g n den. At the present day the schools, with l t . tures by men of authority in scler, . to all. like everything else in republl an France—are well worth the attention those who make some stay in Pur!.* Tin r Is also the precious library, with a e,i tion unique in the world. Tills is a . s of painted designs bf plants and an nils, done on parchment and begun be: ... , time of Louis "XIV. It has been eatrimu and down to our own days by sum. of 11>. -n , t eminent painters of plant and anlma' :> It already forms 100 folio volumt * , it a 6,000 designs of plants and mammal*, bit., reptiles, fishes, Insects, shells and in. r, t. In the Botanical gallery, the herlitmuia has over 500.000 specimens. In geology the systematic collection of earths alone has 10.000 samples, and in the department ~f anthropology there are 13,000 spei lnu :i nf man In all his different races, with .nr 2,000 skulls and 290 skeletons, each of a different human variety. Rut all this is only a beginning of tinm endless collections, which have been und. ; formation for more than a hundred years and which the tourist seldom takes the pains to see. Apart from all scientific Interest the Sun day crowd of “little people"—shopkcci* rs and workingmen, women and children of the neighborhood—is well worth a visit to see. They have all the virtues of the French race—families taking their pleasure together, frugally, content with the little they have and wondering at everything they see without shame, like children whose minds are not haunted by the thought of respectability. They press Into the museums, gaze at the statues—some, like the bronze snake charmer, works of high art—they buy cakes and thin drinks at the stands- which Parlß does not think interfere with science —while the elderly meditate on the noth ingness of earth and the scarcity of leaves and flowers. For it must be said that the live plants seem most wanting, though there are here 13,000 different specie* with 1,800 varioth s of the pear tree alone—in this wonderful ancient, yet comparatively unknown Jar din des Plantes. LOOKING FOR RARE MINERALS. A French Chemist Buying I ran in in iii Colorado, From the Denver Republican. Charles Poulot, an eminent chemist of France, Is in the city looking up rare min erals. "I came here,” said be, “lo buy uranium, and have so far been able to se cure but ten lons, which 1 have shipped to France. I found uranium in (he Black Hills at Deadwood, but as the ore carried but 1 per cent, of that mineral it could not le handled. I can do nothing with ore which carries less than 20 per cent, of that mineral. The most satisfactory re sults have been obtained from Gilpin coun ty; rind I have arranged to buy 1100.c.i0 worth from this state, but it is slow work gathering it in. It occurs in pockets, and several years ago Prof. Pearce of the Ar go works, took all that was secured in a pocket found in Gilpin county. About half of It was sold and there was no market for the rest, which was left at Argo, until I bought it. "Uranium was formerly used mainly for the manufacture of yellow paint, but I have patented a process for converting the ore Into metal.ic uranium, which is used in the manufacture of steel guns. Alt of the product of my factory is Op posed of for this purpose. I do noi know the effect of uranium upon steel. That is not my business. I produce the metallic uranium and sell it to ihe gunmakers. When the ore is presented to me I sample it, test It and pay cash for It. “The value of uranium in the ore Is about $lO for each per cent of a ion; that is, ore carrying from 70 to 80 per cent is worth from S7OO to SBOO per ton. As it Is found in such comparatively small quan tities it takes some time for any individual to gather up a ton. The best 1 have found in Colorado comes from Gilpin county, which runs about 70 per cent. "There Is a good market for all rare minerals, which are now in demand for various purposes; for Instance, monnziie. from which is produced thorium, used for the making of mantles for Welebach burn ers. About 1 per cent, of thorium Is con tained in monazite. I have failed to find any monazite in Colorado. The principal deposits are found In South Carolina. It always comes in the shape of sand. Be fore the discovery of the South Carolina deposits thorium sold for S6O a pound. Now it is worth $7 or $8 per pound. "There has been a quantity of platinum reported in Colorado, but 1 have only been able to find it in Custer county. The tre ble has been with the assayers. What they have been In the habit of calling plati num is nothing but iltanto iron, which ex ists in large quantities In Colorado. When they find a button that looks like plati num. and find that it does not yield to boiling In aqua regia, it is pronounc'd platinum, but when sulphuric acid is ap plied it disappears at once. There is a good excuse for the mistake, for titanic iron has a very strong resemblance to platinum. The deposit in Custer county is certainly platinum, and the owner writes me that he has a large deposit of it, I will go to see it in a short time, and If it is suitable for my purpose I wlil buy it. No, I will not buy the mine. I know nothing about mining. 1 am a chemif' and prefer to have my. ore In sacks. I think that the miners should be encour aged to look for these rarer minerals which exist in Colorado, ns most of tli'-m command a good price and are in fairly active demand.” THE QUEEN'S *1,000,000 YACHT. Same Length a* tlie New I ork onfi Will Draw 22 Feet of Water. From the New York Sun. Washington, Jan. 6.—Tlie Navy Depart ment has received a report from the na val attache at J-ondon telling of the cere mony attending the laying of Ihe first plates for the Queen’s new yacht, to re place the antiquated Victoria and Albert, which has carried royalty for many years. The new yacht Is to cost $1,009,000, anil when completed will be exceeded in ton nage and luxury only by the yacht of the Russian Emperor and that floating the flag of William 111. She will be the first aerew propeller steel yacht built for the Queen, and In all respects, save her bat tery a modem war vessel. The new ves sel will be the Hume length a* the cruiser New York. 380 feet over all. Hhc will draw about 22 feet of water. She will have an Indicated horse- power of 550, and a speed of 21 knots. Only two guns will be in her battery, and those are intended principally for saluting purposes. She is the first new royal yacht built in Eng land lor thirty years, ' 6 CAR LOADS Seed Potatoes. PEAS, BEANS, ONION SETS, ETC. NOW IN STOCK. J.T.SHUPTRINE SEEDSMAN, ' orner Conjfre 4 ?' I j, ff. r ,in Firsts. CLASSIFIED ALiVtfIriSEMEIYTS. PERSONAL. "JANUARY'S l:i UTMI >.VY" STONE 19 garnet, prettily mounted wi linger rings; babies' from 19,■; me , Hum ’lie; ladies' from $2.75; gentlemen's from s:>, the ring being the emblem nf endle** friendship, is the most appropri.l and ,a*i!ng gift that ever can be mad, iVgen . the reliable Jeweler and op i. m. country orders promptly tilled on ie , ip( .finger's size. WE WANT YOU it ITUNITUKE trade and guaranlc, g,*>.| work; close prices and perfect saiisfimtl.m; new goods arriving daily; some holiday goods are going cheap. Our parlor suits are first . lass and must bes.. n to tie appreciated. He sure you get to the liclit place. C. P. Miller, agent. FURNITURE I’AUKKI* AND Sllll*l P' and, mattresses re novated by skilled work men; satisfaction guaranteed; prices us low as the lowest. (’. I’. Miller, agent. AT A BAUKIFIUK ONE FINE PIANO; ‘•so one fine National cash register, elec tric motor, show eases, .slice fixtures, iron S: >fes, haggle . wagons etc. I’. J. Filin’s, 2 East Broughton, near Abtrcorn. " MEDICAL. Hmv ,\ it i; Venn FEET? If'ydUß f>' t ire troubling you call on mi and I will •e . you roll, f. I cm. , rooriMC nail*, corns und all diseases of th, I'eet without pain. Charges reasonable; can give the best references In tile city; office, 115 Drayton street; hours, 7 to 9 a. m., 1 to 3 p. m.. 6 to 8 p. in.; will attend patrons at residences; orders ran t. left at Wheel er’s drug store. Bull and Slate streets; telephone 2551. Lem Davis, surgeon chiropodist. HELP \\ ANTED—M 11. ES. W ANTED. HXPFHIi: N< •17 |T'm'anPtO run scroll saw, lathe, etc. F. Andrews, Ba In bridge, Ga. HELP \\ A\ I EII—FEM W.ES. WANTED, A WHITE GIIIL, TO COOK and do general housework, German pre ferred. 2108 Bull and Seventh street. agents wanted. WANTED, AGENTS THROUGHOUT the South to know that we turn tho fin est crayon and pastel portraits and sell frames at lowest prices; write us. Stai Portrait Company, Atlanta, Ga. EMPLOYMENT WANTED. AVI NG 20 YEA IIS' lEXP E iTTenT'eTn rice planting, would like a position, or will plant on shares, salary no object. Can fur nish A 1 reference. Overseer, care News. POSITION BY EXPERIENCED' STE nographer and bookkeeper. H. B. H., care News. ROOMS AVANTED. of three or four furnished rooms for-light housekeep ing. by gentleman und wife. Address It. M. D., News office. W INTKD—MISCELLANEOUS. typewriting for office space. "IL," care News. MONEY TO LOAN. TO I/) AN, TWENTY-FIVE HUN dred dollars on city real estate; may be divided. Apply Isaac Beckett, Abstract and Title office, 21 President, east. poll BENT— ROOMS. ItLEg"aNT FLAT ON ~tTABTON str,et, i" tw,en 1 laberiham and Pii ■ ; first-class condition; all conveniences of u bouse; rent cheap. Estate Salomon Cohen, West Broad and Broughton street*. flat of four rooms, with msd ern conveniences. Apply lo C, P. Miller, 207 Broughton, west. "“front basement, large and small rooms, connecting, suitable for doctor’s office, with or without stable. 118 Jones street. -AN elegant front * room to reni, with all modern conveniences. 13 East York. for rent- house*. FOR RENT, ('HEAP, DESIRABLE house, 204 New Houston, west; can be rented also iri flats. App;y 208 New Houb. ton, west. UoK RENT, RESIDENCE WITH HEV en rooms, hot and eiid water and all con veniences; 314 Bolton street, west; $25 per month. Apply lo J. T. Hhuptrlne, corner Congress and Jefferson streets. “FoR K '.NT, SEVEN-ROOM HOUSE, Willi moderate Improvements. 619 East Broad street. Apply to M. Egan. FOR RENT. NO. 4W PRICE STREET; new iy pointed; first-class condition; seven rooms sls p r month; immediate posses sion. W. E. Guerard, 216 West New Hous. ton street. ♦ — 3 FOR lIL.VI'—STORES. ~'f?Tr rent] two” STORES ON Broughton street; and several desirable residences; all thoroughly renovated; pos s,.salon immediately. Apply Albert Wylly, 12 Bryan sireet, east. “for rent, store on c6rner Congress and West Broad streets. Apply to R. Kirkland. ~FOR RENT, STORE NO. 41 BAR nard street, next to comer Broughton; best business stand in the city; possession given Immediately. Walthour k Rivers. FOR gALE—REAL ESTATE. "eoiTsALe] 15 HUNDRED ACRES OF pine timber, suitable for lumber purposes, $1.50 an acre. Address M. Quested, Pem broke, Ga. “for SALE - on TYBKB" ISLAND, three cottage* and ten beach lots, soxSo, facing postofllce; artesian well on pre mises. No. 310 Oglethorpe avenue. 1 OH * aIe—MISCELLANEOUS. ftih, milked 16 quarts on last calf. Young love & Sipple, auction, Jan. 11. “for SALE, ONE LARGE DRAFT horse, harness arid wagon. Apply at 513 Ninth street, west. “saw mill consisting of iS hor-e power boiler; 25-horse power engine; Deloach friction carriage; oil *aw*. pul leys, Iteliing; also light tram road, loco motive; will sell whole or part cheap, for push. Apply C. L. Pratt, Hilliard, Fl® auction s ales. ’ ( AH PETS, HANDSOME OAK SIDE* HOARD AND BEDROOM SETS. < . H. DOItSF.TT, Auctioneer, will ae ll THIS DAY, ll o'clock. 2 Ijfirge Carpels, 2 Handsome Parlor ,sq Si Dak Bedroom rie with dressing tse' Ie pairs New Lae. r trtalns, Uonver itloii Chair, Fancy re ,er Chair, Cal , njer Office Clock. M : r, H atloneryr Water Basin, Pari" <> in, Fancy Al ims on stands, N w Mantel Clocks. V.TnoOW Shades. Antique French Bed teail, Double and Single Mat tresses, Pic ,res,' Large Kang' (’ooklng Stoves. An. none Sideboard, Mirror \ rv handsome , , u |i Sideboard. Ptliov and Blankets, S wi"* Machine, Foldint Bed, Bedsteads tid Wash Stands, and u lot of Cigars. for sale—miscellaneous. "an" LATEST style, full size, upright; ennrely new; will lie sold at a bargain: for smoothness nnd purity of tone, evenness of scale and great durability, very few in surpass It. Tha Savannah theater ts the proud possessor of one of these flue pianos. Address Box "8." KODAK-BEAUTIFUL KODAKS FOR stle; regular price, $5.0); closing them out at wholesale price, $3.00. Llppman Bros.. Wholesale druggists, Barnard and Con gress streets. TIHF.S $5.59 PAIR. EXPRESS PAIDj best made; full guarantee; sound neconda j: 75. Mineralized Rubber Company, Nut* A ark. LOST AND FOUND. two mouths old; head and ears black; t in on checks; black S|*>t on back and side. Suitable reward if left at 401 Gas t II sttett. Mat. ~ LOST, A CHILD'S BLUE REEFER jacket on Buckhalter or connecting roads; si.oo reward. W. S. Pottlnger, Morning Xef office. BOARDING. rates, nke ideality. 205 Perry, west. WANTED? A COUPLE. OR TWO GEN- I emon: front room; good table; low rates. 2i5 Perry street, west. MIicBLLANEOI S. ''TT^vKiTX'^KiiT^ lug and exchanging stoves and ranges. D. N. Thomason, agent. ~ REFORfJ - YOU "BUY oif SELL PROP* city, consult Robert 11. Tu.tem, real estats dealer, No. 7 York stpd, west. PROPOSALS WANTED. OCEAN MAIL LETTINGS. NOTICE TO BIDDERS. * lv>st Office Department, Y Washington/ D. C., November 8, 1897. In accordance with the provisions of art Act of congress, approved March 3, 1691, entitled "An Act to provide for ocean mall *• rvlce between the United States ani| foreign porta and to promote commerce,” 'proposals will he received at the Post Office Department, la the city of Washington, until 3 o’clock p. m., on Tuesday, the lotti day of February, 1898, for conveying th mulls of the United States by means of *ti imsldps described In said Act, between tie several ports of the United States here in named, anti the port of Port Antonio, Jamaica, as specified in the schedule pub li: "'d herewith. Much bidder la required to submit propo sals for service on said route, under a contract for five years, and also for ten years, which shall commence on the Ist day of July, 1898. The right Is reserved hi the Postmaster General to aUthorlso si rvlce to begin under contract, In wnola ot in part, October 1, 1898, Instead of July 1, 1898. Under the law tho right is reserved t® the Postmaster General to reject all bids not. In his opinion, reasonable for tho at tainment of tig? purposes contemplated by| the Act. SCHEDULE. Route No. 74—“0. M. S.” From Boston I® Port Antonio, Jamaica, twice a weelfl from April Ist to September 30th, inciu cluSlve; nnd once a week from Octo ber Ist to March 31st, Inclusive. FronS Philadelphia to Port Antonio, Jamaica, once a week, from October Ist to March! 31st, inclusive, in vessels of the fourth* ■ lass, Time of voyage from Boston t® Port Antonia, five days; from Philadel phia to Port Antonia, four days. Bond required with bid, $15,000. Contract fog live years or for ten years. The right is reserved to the Postmasteg General to substitute N*-w York for Phila delphia as one of the terminal ports dur-< lug the period from October Ist to Marct* 31st, Inclusive, in each year; after atxtyt days’ notice, and with the consent of th*< contractor. Time of voyage from New York to Port Antonio, four and one-hal6 days. l’ropo* ds are also Invited on said rout® for service conforming to the schedule He* oat In the preceding paragraph, as to num ber of trips, time of voyage, terminal polls, and to all other material provision® therein, in vessels of at least 2,009 ton® groH* tonnage, to be constructed as to th® matter of strength and their prompt and economical conversion Into auxiliary naval* v* -sols and In all other respects conform ably to the requirements of Section 4 of the Act aforesaid, applicable to vessels of the third class (except as to the matter of tonnage), and capable of maintaining . spied of fourteen knots an liour at sea t® ordinary weather, as prescribed for vessel® of ihe third class in the third section o( the aald Act. Said vessels to be employ ed and rated os of the fourth class, and upon contract for the periods named irt the preceding paragraph, to wit: for th® period of five years, and also for ten years. The contractor on this route will be per mitted to substitute, at any time durirqf the contract term, one or more vessels of th* second or third class without addi tional compensation therefor. NOTE.—On return voyages vessels ma® touch at any ports not named in the sched-a ule if by doing so the outward voyages ar® noi delayed. Circulars containing a copy of the abova clted Act. a description of the route, in structions to bidders, and blank forms of proposals with accompanying bonds, cars be obtained of the Superintendent of For eign Mails, Post Office Department, on and after December 1, 1897, JAMES A. GARY, Postmaster General. LEGAL NOTICES. WULLIE SAUNDERS vs. Robert Saun ders. In the Superior Court ot Chatham County, Georgia, March Term. 1898. Li bel for Total Divorce—To Robert Saun ders. Defendant: You are he re by required, personally or by attorney, to be and ap pear at the next March, 1898, term of the superior court of Chatham county, Geor- ■ gia. to be held on the seventh (7th) day of March IKHB, then and there to answer thti plaintiff on the merits of said petition; as in default of such appearance the courl will proi ed as to Justice shall appertain 'Witness, the Hon. Robert Falltgant. Judge of said court, this 4th day of De cern heir, )897. ROBERT M. HITCH, 1 k. r. cSr" "•— * ‘ Clerk Sup’r Ct„ Chatham Cos.. Ga. receiving -i award at the World's Kais Sp'-'Jol CtotoksuM fV . *'* W UISTEII i II AN NI. M, e 1 “"* Albany 8U L'azenovlu, N. 3