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REPORTED BY THE JAPANESE Kuroki Captures Heavily Fortified Po sition.—Russians Retire With Heavy Loss. Tokio. July 23.—General Kuroki, af ter a severe fight, occupied Klaotung July 19th. The place had been fortified by the Russians, who delended it stout ly. in the lighting General Kutoki's troops drove the Russians from their strongly-fortified position on the Chi river, which is northwest of Motien pass and east of Anping. indicting up on the enemy more serious losses than they sustained themselves. The light began on the 18th and ended on the 19th. The Japanese lost 424 men in killed and wounded. The Russian losses are estimated at 1,000. General Kuroki began his advance early in the morning of the 18th. Ho uncovered and followed the enemy along the Chi. river. The Russians seemed to be retiring to the northward, when suddenly two battalions, with eight guns, turned and attacked the Japanese vanguard vigorously. At this point the Japanese suffered before re lief came, one company losing all its officers. At a late hour in the afternoon the Russian position was developed. They occupied an eminence on the hanks of the Chi. This river guarded their left and high precipices protected the on the right. The only ap- RrJach to their position was through a narrow defile. The lighting continued until dark, when the Japanese forces bivouacked. The Russians made two counter at tacks, but were repulsed in each case. The Japanese renewed the attack at midnight, posting their artillery in the valley below and on the high ground to the south of the Russian position. The main Japanese body was assigned to attack the Russian center, a small detachment was sent toward the right flank and another to watch the enemy’s left Hank. After these positions had been taken the fighting (eased for a time, but it was resumed at dawn. The Russians had thirty-two guns in ac tion, and they vigorously shelled the Japanese. To this fire the Japanese re plied and the bombardment lasted for four hours. During this time the Japanese infan try moved forward and the flankers had succeeded in scaling the heights on the Russians' right by 3 o’clock in the af ternoon. at which hour the main force was ordered to storm the Russian cen ter. The Japanese artillery protected this movement splendidly, but the Infantry met with a severe fire and lost heavily in gaining the heights. The final suc cessful charge was delivered at 5:30 in the afternoon. The Japanese succeeded in partially cutting oft the Russian retreat, and this soon became a rout. The enemy retired in two directions, to the northward and to the eastward. The Russian forces en gaged included, in addition to the ar tillery. seven battalions of infantry and of Cossacks. The enemy Prisoners taken estimated the Russian lusses at 1,000. The Japanese lost one officer and fif ty-four men killed and eighteen officers and 351 men wounded. July 19th Japanese forces attacked a battalion of infantry and 1,000 cavalry who occupied Chechiato. to the north ward of Shaotientzsu. After four hours of fighting the Russians retired across the Taitsu river. In this engagement the Japanese had seventeen men wounded. Russians Discredit Report. St. Petersburg. July 23.—2:05 a. m. —There is no official Russian confir mation of General Kuroki’s report that the Japanese have captured Kiatung. No such place as this is laid down on available Russian maps, the nearest approach to it being Kantziatum. which is only twelve miles from Liao Yang, on the Saimatsza road. If the Japaneses column which Gen eral Herschelmann was opposing July 18th and 19th has continued to ad vance to this point, a general engage ment might already be progressing. The general staff gives no credit to this view and is inclined to think the Incident is the Russian retirement from Sikhoyan to Gontzianzi. reported in General Kuropatkin’s dispatch of July 19th. A dispatch from General Kuropat kin to the Czar, bringing events up to July 22nd. has been received, but has not yet been given out. It is said to report only skirmishing between Lieu -1 General Keller's army and the j'jftnese. General Herschelman commands the Ninth division of the Tenth army corps. The engagement of the Japan ese with General Herschelmann is the first time, so far as is known, in this campaign, that the Japanese have con fronted a European trained formation of troops. The Eighteenth army corps of the governments of Pskov and Reval are to be mobilized soon. American Shippers Worried. Washington. July 23.—The Pacific Mali Steamship Company has commu nicated to the State Department its apprehension as to the safety of some of its cargoes in ships plying between the Pacific coast and Chinese and Japaneses ports, on account of the seizure of the Malacca and the con demnation by a prize c6urt of the British steamship Allentown. The company’s agents ask what they may expect and for a definition of contra band of war liable to seizure. No answer has as yet been returned, but the whole subject is under care ful investigation by the legal officers of the department and Its commercial importance may demand the issue of a formal notice form the government to the American marines of their rights and privileges and of the limi tations imposed by the w%r upon their trade operations. Sambia Not Captured. Hamburg. July 23—The Hamburg- Araerlcan line steamer Sambia passed l>Jm. at the southern entrance of the Red sea. yesterday evening, thus dis proving the report of her capture by a vei.sel of the Russian volunteer fleet. BRYAN'S SCHEME TO REFORM DEMOCRATIC PARTY Would Elect Jifdge Parker First.—Af terward Wants Government Con trol of All Monopolies. I-incoln, Neb.. July 22.—W. J. Bry an's plan t-jr the reformation of the Democracy was published to-day. In it Mr. Bryan favors radical changes and a departure from conservative lines, but advocates the election of Judge Parker for President as a good begin ning. He declares for state ownership of railroads, government control of tele graphs. abolishment of private monop oly, the income tax and the election of federal judges by the people. Mr. Bryan says in part: , "My selection as standard bearer of ! th* democratic party in 189 G and again in 190 U made me the nominal i leader of that party, and as such 1 did not feel at liberty to engraft new doc ’ trines upon the party creed. I content . ed myself with the defense of those , principles and policies which were em bodied in the platform. i "Now that the leadership devolves upon another, I bear only the respons . ibility that each citizen must bear. ■ namely, responsibility for my own ; opinion, my utterances and my con ’ duct. I am free to undertake a work , which until now I have avoided, name ly, the work of organizing the radical L and progressive element in the Demo cratic party. "The money question is for the pres ’ ent in abeyance. The increased pro ■ duction of gold has lessened the strain upon the dollar and while bimetallism l is as sound In the ordinary as it ever , was. the necessity for It is not so ap [ parent. I have heretofore refused to take a [ position upon the question of govern [ ment ownership of railroads, first, be i cause I had not until recently studied , tne subject; and second, because the L question had not been reached. L “Recent events have convinced me , that the time is now ripe for the pre sentation of the question. Consolida , tion after consolidation has taken place, until a few men now control the . railroad traffic of the country and defy both the legislative and executive power of the nation. I invite the I Democrats, therefore, to consider the , plan for the government ownership and operation of railroads. } "The plan usually suggested Is for the purchase df these roads by the fed eral government. . . . This plan. It j seems to me. Is more objectionable . than a plan which involves the owner r Bhlp and operation of these roads by the several states. To put the rail , roads In the hands of the federal gov ernment would mean an enormous cen r tralization of power. , "YVnile the Democratic party In the l nation is advocating the government L ownership of railroads, the Democratic party in the cities should upon the same theory espouse the cause of mil- I nicipal ownership of municipal frau . cnises. "We have also reached a time when [ the r*ostoffice Department should em brace a telegraphic system as well as . a mail system. While the telegraph j lines do not reach as many people as the railroads do. and while tne abuses t of private ownership have not been so r open and notorious, yet there is no rea . Ron why this nation should not do , what other nations are doing in this 5 respect. t "The private monopoly must be de j stroyed. The Democratic platform auopted at Kansas City declared the private monopoly to be indefensible and intolerable. "The Democratic party has In two - campaigns stood for an income tax. Tne plank was omitted this year be cause the men in control of fho party • thought it would jeopardize success in 1 the eastern states. This objection t may have weight when the appeal is • made to a particular section and to > the wealthy men of that section, but it cannot have weight when the party goes forth, as it must ultimately do, to ' appeal to the masses.” • ! Favors British Tariff. j * London. July 22.—The report of , Joseph Chamberlain's tariff coramis [ slon on the iron and steel trades ar j rives at the conclusion of the British [ iron and steel industry is due to the fact that the manufacturers of Amer . lea and Germany have secured con , trol or the home markets by means of 5 high tariffs and an organized system , regulating their export trade; that . they are in a position to dump their 5 surplus products on the British and other markets irrespective of cost and > that the dumping could not he carried r on except for the British system of free imports. > The committee expresses the opln • ion mat the situation can only be . remedied by a system of tariffs ar i ranged as follows: I (A) A general tariff consisting of a , low scale of duties for foreign coun , tries, admitting British wares on fair . terms. (B) A preferential tariff, lower than ! the general tariff, for the colonies, giv ing adequate preference for British ‘ manufacturers and framed to securft • freer trade w’ithin the British Empire. • (C) A maximum tariff, consisting of } comparatively higher duties, hut sub -1 Ject to reduction by negotiations to 1 the level of the general tariff. ! The report, which is signed by flfty • eight commissioners, is bulky and ‘ gives the evidence of British manufac ? turers, the evidence before the United States industrial commission on iron and steel Industries, the organizations and working of German kartels, and a • vast amount of statistics, etc. j Peters Not Insane. f Denver. July 22.—1 n a brief report r - submitted to Governor James H. Pea r body yesterday, the lunacy commission appointed to examine into the sanity r of Charles Peters, one of the trio of the Youngblood murderers, stated that j he was sane. I Peters, under the rigid examination of the board of physicians, was unable ' longer to act the part which he has 1 played so naturally during the past 5 few days. After less than an hour’s ‘ ordeal he admitted that he had been r shamming, In an attempt to cheat tho r gallows. STATE CAPITAL NOTES Rainbow trout, thousands of the tiny fry that will be the full-grown fish soon, are being shipped to streams in all parts of the state. Demands for fry can hardly be met, but the fish commisFioner will send out a million rainbow and native fry. Mrs. Martha A. Shute of the State Horticultural Society has sent to the printers the premium lint for the state fair, which will he held this year in Pu eblo, from September 2Gth to 30th. The last Legislature provided an appropria tion for the payment of premiums on agricultural and horticultural displays. Chief Engineer A. L. Fellows of the United States geological survey left Denver July 20th for Gunnison and vi cinity to start new surveys on the Gun nison tunnel project. The surveys are to be made at Taylor Park and Crest ed Butte, where reservations have al ready been made for reservoir sites in addition to those aJ Gunnison, should they be needed In the irrigation proj ect. S. E. Seiberthal. assistant geologist of th«* geological survey, has been di rected to continue the examination of the San Luis artesian basin, in Colo rado. When that work is completed, he will investigate the prospects for artesian wells in the Uncompaligre val ley and at the end of the season will examine the prospects for obtaining deep seated waters in the area of Den ver. which has not so far been fully by deep wells. The new State Industrial School for Girls, which is to be located near Mor rison. is to have a very pretentious building. Plans have been adopted and drawn by Phillips & Hess, archi tects, and work is to begin at once. The building will be three stories in height, 30x70 feet, with basement, steam heat and ample accommodations for the number of inmates the home school usually has.. At least thirty can be easily accommodated. The building will be modern in every way, and will cost about SIO,OOO. An ordinance to that effect having been properly passed and approved by the mayor, the city of Denver will soon place on the market bonds to the amount of $400,000 for the purpose of building an auditorium. The purpose is to have the auditorium ready before July of next year, when the Interna tional Epworth League, bringing 20.000 delegates and visitors from over the world, will hold its annual convention in Denver. Mayor Speer says he wants the enterprise pushed so as to have the building In readiness by early spring, if possible. At the recommendation of the State Board of Health. Governor James H. Peabody lias appointed an attorney as a member of that body to succeed Dr. H. S. Horrence, killed in the "Short Line” wreck July sth. David P. Wild er of Cripple Creek is the new ap pointee. and be will assume his duties at once. Mr. Wilder has been prac ticing before the Teller county bar for several years. In its recommendations to the governor the board set forth the fact that as it often found It necessary to consult a lawyer, that it would greatly facilitate mattrrs to have a law yer as a regular member of the board. Register Mark Woodruff of the State Land Board has been compiling some comparative figures showing the re ceipts of his department during recent years. The receipts during the former administration, from December 1, 19U0, to December 1, 1902, were $372,000, and during the present administration, from December 1. 1902. to July Ist or this year the receipts have been more than $400,000. At this rate the increase during the present administration will be fully SIOO,OOO at the end of the pres ent biennial period. The increase in re ceipts is accounted for largely by the fact that Register Woodruff has been incessantly after old debts accruing to the state, and has collected in many large sums in this way. notably in the cases of the Ixflita Land and Invest ment Company, the North Park cattle controversy and the Tabor & Skinner lease. State lands are also becoming more valuable from year to year and rental prices are on the increase. Director of the Mint Preston Is re ported as saying that he now feels confident that the new mint at Denver will be turned over to the mint bureau by the supervising architect not later than September Ist. Such being the case, he Is confident the machinery and furniture to place the new mint in thorough working order can easily be In place before January next. Much or the machinery is already in Denver, and other machinery, which is under contract, can he quickly competed and assembled. The furniture for the new mint has been contracted for. and it. too. can be placed In position very soon after the building is turned over to the mint officials by the architect. When placed in operation Denver will have the best equipped mint in every partic ular in the United States. Machinery of the most up-to-date pattern is to be installed, and practlaclly all gold coins will bo minted at Denver. The coinage of most of the silver dollars will also be done at Denver. In an opinion handed down In the ease of the Illinois Sewing Machine Company against Mark Harrison. Judge Johnson of the District Court at Denver recently decided that unless a corporation formed under the laws of this state had complied with the laws of this state with regard t.. filing its articles of incorporation and paying fees to the secretary of state, that this corporation could not maintain suits at law in the courts of the state. The ease In controversy was a replevin case In which the company sought the possession of certain sewing machines held by Harrison. Judge Johnson states that this is the law as he finds it and that for him to rule otherwise would mean that the law would mean nothing. "Nor is this law a hardship” continued the opinion, "for it is im posed upon all corporations of the state. The filing of the articles Is a condition precedent to the doing of business In the state by a foreign cor poration. The law is for the purpose of realizing fees for the state and making the foreign corporations amen able to the laws of the state. Judge Johnson states that the company does not have to refuse to pay the tax be fore It is liable for It. It slmp'.y must pay the tax and must file the articles before it can have any standing In the courts of this state. RUSSIAN FLEET IT AGAIN LEAVES VLADIVOSTOK Squadron Is Seen Off Japanese Coast. Torpedo Boat Flotilla Starts « in Pursuit. Tokio, Jciy 21.—The Russian Vladi vostok squadron, unaccompanied by torpedo boats, entered the Pacific ocean yesterday at 7 o'clock, its des tination is unknown, but it is suggested that it possibly plans to raid the east coast of Japan and then either return to Vladivostok, escape to the south ward or attempt to form a junction with the Port Arthur fleet. The squadron was discovered in the straits of Tsugaru at 3 o'clock in the morning, steaming rapidly eastward. At 3:30 a. m. it was reported off Tap pi cape, and at 7 a. in., observers at Hakodote discerned it and reported to Tokio that it was then steaming to the east. Warnings have gone out to shipping along the east coast of Japan and merchantmen are hurriedly seeking cover. It is expected that most of the shipping will be warned before tho Russian vessels can inflict serious damage, if a raid is proposed. Ordinarily a lack of coal would pre vent an extended cruise, but it is pos eiole that, the Russians possess a col lier at a rendezvous in the Pacific ocean. The Vladivostok squadron has over hauled the Japanese steamer Takashi ma. eastward of the Tsugaru straits. The Takushlina arrived at Mororan at noon to-day and reports that she left the Russian vessels steaming to the southeast at great speed. This course creates the impression here that they are headed for Saigon, the capital of French Indo-Chlna. although it is possible thut this course is a ruse to deceive the Japanese. A Japanese torpedo boat flotilla is In pursuit. It was announced during a previous sortie of the Russian Vladivostok squadron that these vessels might at tempt to reach the port of some neu tral power, enter, and claim protec tion. The reference to the possibility of the Russian warships going to Sai gon probably arises from this report, gaigon is in lower Cochin China and about 700 miles north of Singapore. A course southeast from the eastern en trance of the Tsugaru straits would take the Russian vessels well clear of the Japanese coast. Mororan is on the island of Yezo, on the north of Hakodote. England Talks Warlike. London. July 21. —The Associated Press last night interviewed many prominent persons connected and in close touch with the government rela tive to the seizure of British vessels by steamers of the Russian volunteer fleet In the Red sea. As a result of these inquiries there Is shown to be a hostile feeling against Russia of a strength and bitterness almost with out precedent since the war. The most conservative, who have been in the service of the government for many years, and who openly deplored the haste with which they thought Great Britain had plunged into the Transvaal war, to-night frankly de clared for n policy of reprisal against what is regarded as Russia's violation of treaties and her piratical attack on British commerce. The warlike tone of such papers as the Times, the Standard, the Morning ?ost and the Daily Telegraph, which in national crises hitherto almost in variably have advised caution, has had its Inevitable effect. There hns been stirred up a storm of indignation among all classes in the United King dom. the strength of which the gov ernment itself can scarcely gauge. Those who deplored the outbreak oi the war between Japan and Russia and insisted publicly and privately that Great Britain, crippled financially af ter her South African experiences, must not. at all costs, be drawn into the far eastern struggle, are now among the most outspoken champlonß of a physical force that will prevent a repetition of the Malacca incident lu the Red sea. News Reaches Russia. St. Petersburg, July 21.—The news of th* first appearance of the Vladi vostok squadron In the Pacific since the outbreak of the war. telegraphed from Tokio, causes no surprise at tho admiralty here, although It is claimed that Vice Admiral Skrydloff purposely had not notified them of the squadron's departure. In order to prevent the pos sibility of the Information leaking out. Vice Admiral Bezrazoff’s action In giving the slip* to Vice Admiral Kami murn and passing Tsugar straits, is re garded as evidence of the Insufficiency of the Japanese naval forces. It Is probably the purpose of Admiral Bezobrazoff to raid the coast towns of Japan, capture merchantmen, make a naval demonstration off Yokohama and generally create a panic among the population, in order to compel Rear Admiral Togo to reinforce Admiral Kamitnura and thus weaken the fleet off Port Arthur. Tne Idea that Admiral • Bezobrazoff would seriously attack large ports of Japan Is, however, rejected, owing to the danger from submarine boats, mines, torpedo boats and shore bat teries. The report is current that the Vladi vostok squadron Is homeward hound, under orders to effect a juncture with the first division of Vice Admiral Ro jestvensky’s Baltic squadron, which is ready to go out on a trial trip In tho Baltic. Russia May Back Down. Paris, July 21. —Information reach ing government quarters here leads the officials to believe that Russia will release the British and German mer chantmen seized In the Red sea. as a means of averting international com plications. Steamers Warned. Yokohama, July 21. —In consequence of the presence at sea of the Russian Vladivostok squadron the steamers Winghang, Heathdene and Lennox have been ordered not to leave Yoko hama. FROM THE FORETHOUGHT NOTEBOOKS By Earl M. Tratt. Oak Park. Illinois. A Virginian writer's way of wording his thoughts interested me so much that I took time to write him about ills nkill. His reply contains this sen tence: "I got the ability to write by long, close practice In the effort to ac quire ease and clearness together with force of expression.” It is nutural for some people to use few and short words while others are born to express themselves in many and long words. Brief talkers and writers must practice to be able to en tertain and those people * who are voluminous must practice in order to secure clearness and directness. A young editor gave me this clip ping for my collection and you may wish to put it by for future use: . In a clever manner the use of short words and plain English is set forth in the following article: Short words are sharp tools for writers. Some of us remember the following advice giv- Emperor Gave Up Power There is uu imi>ortunt difference be tween the constitutions of western na tions and that of Japan. The former are the outcome of popular uprisings against the tyranny of rulers —in other words, of a demand, as of nat ural right, by the people. Conse quently, even in monarchical Europe, constitutions are drawn in such terms as to lay the greatest stress upon pop ular rights, while at the same time curtailing the power of the sovereign. The Japanese constitution, on the other hand, emanated from the Em peror, the fountain head of all power. Before the people dreamed of popular lights or of a Parliament the Emperor had already marked out the grand policy of establishing constitutional government in the future* because of b«s evident desire and purpose to ele vate the country to an equal place among the civilized nations of the world, not only because he wished It. but also because that course was in strict accordance with the national Source of His Eloquence In the early days of Methodism In the West a circuit rider, if he had a Itj-ge field to cover, was sometimes permitted to have a colleague just be ginning to preach. The Rev. John Thompson was a circuit rider in a somewhat thinly settled part of cen tral Illinois more than fifty years ago. Tne colleague assigned to him was Brother James Smith, an excellent young man. but with very little experi ence as a preacher. One Sunday Mr. Thompson had an appointment at a small meeting bouse In the country; but having a severe cold, he asked his young assistant to go along with him nnd preach the ser mon; and the latter, as in duty bound, obeyed orders. Brother Smith had never undertak en to preach in the presence of his more experienced colalrorer. and when, after the opening services, he arose and gave out his text he was visibly embarrassed. To the Nameless Hero There are countless heroes who live nnd die. Of whom we have never heard: For the great. big. brawling world goes by. WithTiardly a look or word; Aii<l one of the brri\.st and best of all Of whom the list can boast Is the man who falls on duty s call. The man who dies at his post. While his cheek Is mantled with man hood's bloom. And the-pathway of life looks bright He is brought In a moment to face the Surrounding the final night. He buoyantly sails o’er a sunlit sen. And Is dashed on an unseen coast— Till the ship goes down at the helm stands h*— The man who (lies at his post. Who follows the glorious tide of war. And falls In the midst of tight. He knows that honor will hover o'er And cover his name with light; Bible Still in Demand On March 7. 1804, "a | numerous and respectable meeting of persons of various denominations” was held at the London tavern, and a society formed "to promote the clrcit- 1 lotion cf the holy scriptures In the principal living languages.” At that time the Bible, or portions , of it, could be obtained In about forty j living languages, spoken by two-tenths of the race. During the century rince the meeting at the I-ondon tav ern adjourned, arid very largely from the machinery then and ,there start ed. the scriptures have been trans lated into 450 languages and dialects, understood, by seven-tenths of the , race. By the London society alone 180.- , 000,000 copies have been distributed at an expense of $70,000,000. It to this total Is added the 70,000.000 copies already distributed by the I ■ en some years ago by a wise fathei to his grandiloquent son at college; "In promulgating your esoteric cogi tations or articulating superficial sen timentalities nnd philosophical or psychological observations, beware ot platitudinous ponderosity. Let your conversation possess clarified concise ness. compacted comprehenslblonesH, coalescent consistency and concatlimb ed cerency. Eschew all conglomera tions. flatulent garrulity. Jejune liable ment and asinine affectations. "I.et your extemporaneous desennt ings and unpremeditated expatiatlons have intelligibility without rhodo montadc or thrasonical bombast. Sedu lously avoid all polysyllabical profun dity, pompous prolixity and ventrilo* qulal verbosity, shun double entendre* and prurient Jocosity, whether obscure or apparent. In other words, speak truthfully, naturally, clearly, purely, and don't use big words.” policy bequeathed b> his ancestors. Following that policy, the Consti tution was drawn up with close ad herence to and careful preservation of the fundamental principle of Hur Imperial government from time im memorial. In form, however. It is similar to western constitutions, with this dif ference. thut the text of our constl tutlons contains only the fundamental principles of state —namely, the pre rogatives of the Emperor; the rlgliLs, and duties of the people; the powers of Parliament; the powers nnd duties or ministers of state and judiciary and finance. These are nil embodied In seventy six articles. Matters of detail, such, for example, as provisions relating to the rules and proceedings of members, the national budget, etc., are separat ed from articles enunciating funda mental principles, and are embodied! In laws supplementary to the consti tution and enacted at tin* same time. —Century. He stammered through a few sen* tenets, hesitated, made another at 1 tempt and caihe to a dead stop. "What’s the use. brethren?” he said, sitting down. ”1 can’t preach!” Brother Thompson saw thut the case was one in which heroic meas ures were necessary. "Young man," ho whispered sternly in his ear. "you get up again and pr< ach that sermon or I'll take you out In the grove after this meeting Is over and give you a hard spanking, as sure as your name Is Smith!" Ar. electric shock could not have operated quicker. Brother Smith rose to his feet again, his hesitation all gone, and in ringing tones lie preached a sermon that Is still re membered by aged survivors of that old time congregation as the most fervid and eloquent discourse they ever heard so young a man deliver.— Youth’s Companion. * But ho who passes unsung. unknown. Ho ho.irs no applauding host: Ho go. h 111 tho dark to h:» fate, alone, ino man who die* at his post. Who hears with disease while death, draws near Who faces his fate each day. Yet strives to comfort and help msl cheer HI- comrades along th»- way— Who follows PH work while h<- yot majr do. And smile* when ho suffers most. It seems to mi- is a hero true— The man who dies at his post. There are plenty to laud and crown with ha ym The hero who falls In strife. But few who offer a word of praise To the erownless hero of life, lie does h!s duty ; nd makes no claim; And to-night I propose a toast To the silent martyr unknown to fame. The man who dies at his post -Liverpool (Eng.) Mercury. younger American Bible society and the unknown millions printed and sold by private enterprise 300,000,000 copies of the scriptures. In whole or separate books or portions, have gone, into circulation during the last cen tury. Amazement attends the study of tho Bible, whatever the point of view or the course pursued. But nothing about the mbit) is more amazing than its continuous, universal and utterly unparalleled popularity. In nearly every, if not every, country on earth where books an sold more Bibles arc sold than any other book. Last year the British and Foreign Bible society alone distributed 5.943.775 copies, .the majority by sale, in 370 - language-, covering every part of the globe. And the Issue by the American society for the year amounted to 1.993.558 Bibles and portions.