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Does Not Seem Encouraging to
American Capitalists Recently Purchased ]
One of the Largest Sugar I
Estates on the island. j
Havana, September 24.?Th^ j
Epoca, describing the present situa- <
tion in Cuba, says: "There are two j
hundred thousand Spaniards in the ^
island with the greater part of the t
ist*ia wuxiHi which the country 1
of the national party are really deter- ii
mined to push Gen. Maximo Gomez y
to the front as soon as an opportune n
moment arrives. y
It is asserted that Gualberto Gomez r
will bold off until all thought of h
Maximo Gomez as a common leader p
is absolutely repudiated.
Congressman R. B. Hawley, repre- n
senting American capitalists, has \
purchased the Tinguaro sugar estate, 8,
one of the largest in Cuba, in the J
province of Matanzas. The estate h
includes 20,000 acres, which, with tl
other large properties along the t>
south coast-that Mr. Hawley is ar- 0
ranging for, will, it is expected, pro- y
duce 100.000,000 pounds of sugar. A ]j
V large part of the land purchased is a
virgin soil, upon which $1,500,000 will n
be expended, including the cost of ]j
improvements. 1
Douthit, Ouzts, and Probably Others Sell- h
? Ing Contraband Whiskey. t
Columma, S. C., Sept. 23.?Concerning
the situation at the dispensary
Chairman Miles to-day gave g
r ^ out the following statement: b
"I don't care to have this matter "
_/ exploited in the newspapers just at p
this time, until the committee in- v
some difficulty in keeping lus dicta-1
torsi)ip on straight.
? Both Maine and Connecticut hail '
narrow escapes from lynchings. If '
this thing keeps up the finger of j
scorn will he out of joint.
Prof. At water declares that man
* can live on alcohol and sugar. Why
.does the Professor ignore the mint?
The average man is polite to a lot
of other men he would rathei lick.
Never do to-day any wrong thing
^ you can put ;>tf till to-morrow.
^ Germany seems a hit sly about
falling in love with us, possibly fearing
lest we get to resemMe Mama at
Mama's age.
Universal peace is the dream of
the enthusia>t and the nightmare of
4 the army contractor; between the
two it is likely to prove quite an
k* Some men run for office and win
in a walk,
possesses. Their only offence is that! \
^ they were recently in the political 1
saddle as the rulers of the land. \
They still possess much influence, f
There are 500,000 men of the African i
^ race among us, former slaves or the 1
descendants of slaves. These are i
fully convinced that they contributed <.
the lion's share toward making the 1
revolution a success, ar.d they are just (
as well satisfied that in the hour of t
victory they have been awarded no t
part of the spoils. There are 500,000 a
white Cubans. Yet what remains to 1
them but-a few abandoned planta- t
tions and a limited number of uu- t
fenced cattle ranches without stock? i
There are 2,000 lawyers and 4,000 doc- f
tors. Are these the social and econo- c
mic elements with which Cuba ex- j
pects to form a nation and to con- c
struct affindependent republic? f
"Our floating middle class, with all 1
its personal characteristics, is broken a
down. Our aristocrats are dema- v
' gogues, too proud to work and sin- t
cerely believing that the Government i
owes them a living. Our banks are in i
the hands of foreigners; our com- t
merce is controlled by foreigners; i
our tobacco plantations and factories fc
are owned by foreigners; our sugar i
estates are being boughTb^ foreign- s
ers, and the Cuban merchant marine g
is owned and sailed by foreigners." $
The Patria says: "Whatever the a
reasons the Cuban League and the
Cuban National party have for keep- d
ftijf themselves distinct should be f,
laid aside. The two organizations v
- ought to amalgamate." c
Cubans who are well informed as a
to local politics say many members y
fvestigating the contraband business t
makes a report. I
"But so far as Mr. Ouzts is con- u
cerned I learned from good author- i
ity that he had been selling contra- g
band liquor since the last meeting of p
the boards At that meeting, you <j
wjll remember, Shipping Clerk e
Black made charges that contraband
liquor was being sold, wlvich did not 0
appear; on his books. The board v
passed a resolution that such liquor \
should not be sold by any employee \
to anybody. As chairman I person- v
^ ally informed Mr. Ouzts and Mr. t
Douthit of the action of the board. t
'Having heard last evening that a
Mr. Ouzts had violated these instruc- r
tions I called on him and asked him
about it. He said that he had sold a
" ' ?1 rli'H It Kunanco \fr ,,
conirauanu uuv uiu .......
Douthit had said it was all right. fl
V* "I did not know until this morn- 9
ing that Commissioner Douthit had t
been doing the same thing, else I f
would have suspended hiin along s
with Mr. Ouzts. I called on him j
and told him that such action was j
contrary to positive instructions, t
I * but decided not to suspend him ,
awaiting the action of the board at (
its next meeting in October." j
The intimations are that there are <
other things behind and that Douthit ,
* and Ouzts will both be ousted. t
^ ^ It is a strong nature that will ques- (
iJpT tion the sincerity of its own imagina- (
tion. I
V Any fool can fall in love. It takes (
as wise man'to fall on his feet. ,
It is believed in some quarters that
Aguinaldo may experience (
rhe Working Mania Monopolized by the
Cornelius Branch-The Division of the 4
Old Man's $200,000,000.
New York, Sept. 15.?It seems
generally to be agreed that Mr. Cornelius
Yanderbilt was an estimable I
citizen. He did not lead a double
life. He attended strictly to busi- F
ness, went to church regularly, said
his prayers and voted on election
lay. But he was outrageously rich,
[f the estimates of his wealth are t
iven approximately correct he could ^
iave given a dollar to every man, I
voman and child in the whole Unit- a
id States and have had $50,000,000 f
eft for himself. The Sun says he b
vas not particularly bright; but the
Times think he was a man of great o
visdom and that it was a fine thing s
or him that he grew up "with the f<
lotion that he had to earn his own d
iving." Strange notion for a person n
)f wisdom, considering that his o
rrandfather was worth $10,000,000. a
3is brothers, William K. and George y
lon'tseem to have grown up with p
hat notion, yet they have done pret- d
v well. If Cornelius had not tried to s
uld, by personal effort, to the mil- e
ions left him by his father lie might b
lot have been as rich as lie became, c
>ut he would have been rich enough
n all conscience and probably would g
lave been alive to-day. His father fl
lied possessed of $200,0o0,000, and a
ust before his death he said: "The s
are of $200,000,000 is too great a load ri
or any Drain or back to bear. I l<
lave no son whom I am willing to e
ifttict with the terrible burden. I ti
vant my sons to divide it and share y
he worry which it will cost to keep y
t." His son's shared it willingly and y
t seems to have worried none of a
hem but Cornelius and nobody cares y
f it did worry him, for it is impossi- b
?le to arouse any sympathy for a el
nan who worries because he is afraid a
ome of his subordinate wealth will g
;et away from him. A man who has v
20,000,000 in Government bonds is w
n ass to worry about money. S|
Cornelius, junior, will probably ai
levote himself to business as his g<
atherdid. After he left college he fl
worked in a machine shop and be- e<
ame a mechanical engineer. He is bj
, good draughtsman, and all the w
rorld has heard how he invented an fe
approvement in freight engines c(
rhich has proved a success. He tl
parried Miss Wilson, said to be ten hj
ears older than himself and not as
ich as he. That was too bad, but cj
e will have enough income to sup- tl
ort her, I reckon. j.
The working mania seems to be tl
lonopolized by the Cornelius branch fe
William K. and his son, William K., c
eem disposed to take things easy. v<
'hey spend their lives trying to gi
ave a good time. If they want any- tt
liing they buy it. William K., Sr.. ai
ought a duke for his daughter. To ei
ffset this large expenditure a match 1T)
as arranged between his son, Wil- vj
iam, and the enormously wealthy ss
fiss Fair. In this case it didn't ja
pake any difference at all that the
idy was older than the gentleman.
'hey even took young Vanderbilt ,,f
rom college before he finished his ^
tndies, lest Miss Fair should change gv
er mind. tl
All the Vanderbilt are thrifty. A ^
eneration from now they will proba- ir
ly be worth billions. The proverb ^
rich as Vanderbilt" is likely to
*st a long time. Their railroads. ai
therein most of their wealth is, run ^
hr'ough the richest sections of the *c
Jnion and are bound to become ai
nore and more valuable as popula- 81
ion increases and towns and cities ^
row and multiply. Tbey ran aimly
hold on to their stocks, receive P
ividends, and live like princes?flu- w
r and with far less care than princes, ^
f they choose to. Indeed, why any n
f them should ever do a stroke of ^
rork is more than I can understand. P
Vhy work when you don't have tof
Vorlt'is the penalty of sin. Nobody a
rould want to go to Heaven if he si
hought he would be put to work the nr
he minute he got there. To carp at n
i rich man for not working is to be a
idiculous. ?"<
Cornelius Vanderbilt was liberal n
is millionaires go. He gave large q
urns of money to public charities b
md public institutions of various a
orts, and his private charities are tl
>elieved to have been many. But o
>f the generosity which means self- s
.acriflee he knew nothiDg. It cost s
rim nothing to give. It is said that v
re remarked one day that he bad t<
hat day received enough applica- d
tions for aid to make a sum of money ft
nqual to his entire income for ajyear. o
Did he give all that was asked? g
Certainly not. But if he had he n
would not have had to discharge his g
;en-thousand-dollar-a-year c?ok or f<
Jeny himself in any particular what- v
jver. A man as rich as he and as v
Dublic spirited relieves considerable s
listress and helps hospitals, libraries
and art galleries; but his vast s
wealth is not half so helpful to so- li
uiety as if it were distributed widely, r
If the money earned by the Vander- a
bilt railroads in New York State fc
went into the New York treasury, 1
instead of into the pockets of the o
Vanderbilts, the benefit to the peopie
as a whole would be a hundred c
times greater than any benefit to a
them from Vanderbilt charity. The s
people of New York get far more s
benefit from the Brooklyn bridge, e
which they own, than if the Vander- s
hilts owned it. Vast fortunes are s
mighty good things for tiieir posses- \
sors; but they inevitably work in- ]
justice to the masses. It were bet- 1
if there were more spendthrifts in
our rich families. ]
? i
The little a man wants here below 1
is a little more. i
Story of Terror and Danger on
the Coast.
*eople Fly to the High Grounds and !
Camp In Tents. 1
FORTj'i'OWNSEND, WASH., oeptein- | <
?er 24.?Concerning the recent earth- J
luake along the coast of Alaska, the <
lev. Sheldon Jackson, educational i
gent for Alaska, writes as follows
rom Yakutat, under date of September
17: L
"The first shock was experienced ,
n Saturday, September 3, but being j
light caused no alarm. During the
allowing five hours there were 52
istinct shocks, culminating at 3 p.
n. in a shock so severe that people
f Yakutat were hurled violently
cross thoir rooms, or if outside they f
rere thrown to the ground, while
ictures fell from the walls and
ishes and crockery crashed on the t
helves and houses rocked and sway- f
d and whirled, while the mission J
ell rang violently in the shaking 1
hurch tower. ^
Panic-stricken, the inhabitants re- f
ained their feet and attempted to
ee to the hills, only to be again and s
gain thrown the earth, all the while i
hrieking, rolling and running, they t
ought safety. Gaining the hills and 1
icking seaward they were transfix- e
d with horror as they saw a great *
- - - ? i? ~ * t
dal wave, apparently a wan ui rater
thirty feet high, approaching f
rith the speed of a race horse that c
rould engulf their village and sweep a
way their homes. Before the shore v
'as reached the earth opened in the v
ottom of the harbor and into this
hasm the tidal wave spent its force, F
nd arouud it the sea swirled like a
reat maelstrom. This saved the n
illage from destruction. The tide a
ould rise ten feet in the ?
?ace of four or five minutes, a
nd in an equally short time t
o down again. These sudden i!
uctuations were frequently repeat- v
J. Tents were pitched on the hills
ack of the village, and nearly the 8
hole population is camping out, v
aring that another tidal wave may
>me. From the 10th to the present G
lere have been frequent shocks, one
aving occurred this forenoon."
"Near. Hubbard Glacier, on Disenlantuient
Bay, were encamped ^
nee miners, A. Fleur, W. Rock a id b
, W Johnson, and a mile from t(
?em, at an elevation of sixty-four ^
et above the sea, Messrs. T. Smith,
ox and sons, J. Falls and D. Ste- .(
sns. When th6 heavy shock on j
iturday, the 6th, was experienced ^
le Fleur party had rigged a machine
id were taking the oscillation of the ri
irthquake's waves, when without a t,
toment's warning they were thrown
rwlonHc norasfi the tent. At the ?
ime moment a large fresh water ^
,ke, back of their camp and about ^
>ny feet above it was split open and Q
le waters were thrown upon the u
imp and before the miners could re- $
lin their feet away they were being jy
vept hut to sea. Then at almost ^
le same time they were met by a
dal wave which picked them up
id not only washed them ashore, g
nt oyer a hill forty feet high, land- M
ig them on the crest of a divide, g
egaining their feet they ran along G
le crest with the tidal wave boiling j,
id seething at their feet alongside g
lehill. Afterwards one of the party |j
und his baggage and clothes one
id one-half miles up on a mountain n
de, where the wave had left them. tt
reat spruce forests for miles along
le shore were uprooted, broken into c
ieces and massed into great piles ti
ith a roar that was deafening. v
.arge rocks, weighing forty tons or /|
lore, were rolling over one another t(
own the mountain like so many j
ebbles. v
"Hubbard Glacier, with its two fc
nd a half miles of sea front, thou- ii
inds of feet thick, extending for e
liles back to the summit of the
lountain broke from its moorings, a
nd with a grinding, indescribable q
jar that shook the surrounding hills, ^
loved bodily from a half to three- t
uarters of a mile into the sea. A g
irge creek, down whose bed catar- a
cts were rushing, was flooded so a
iiat miners were unable to cross ^
ver to the camp on the opposite c
ide. A few minutes later it had s
unk back to its former bed and later |
pas again an irresistible, raging a
arrent. Mountains were thrown a
own, the sea opened and portions of H
slands disappeared. The earth ]
pened in many places, after the t
reat shock had passed and the f
liners commenced preparations to s
et away. A boat with oars was c
jund a mile up the mountain side, i
phere it had been carried by the [
paves. With this another boat was t
ecured that was floating on the bay. j
"In these two small boats they j
tarted for Yakutat Bay, forty-five .
niles away. The first night they t
nade camp on a large moraine, one ,
,nd a half miles from the mountain, i
?ut an earthquake during the night {
oosened a landslide that covered not .
?nly the one and a half miles of (
lains, but also their tent. Digging ,
>ut the tent and provisions they (
igain took to their boats. On the ,
econd night they were terrified by ,
ttrange noises that issued from the
iarth and their tent was blown to
ihreds by the strange winds that
seemed to blow from every point of j
she compass, and as clouds were
pouring down torrents of water they
led to the boats.
'Forcing their boats for twelve
miles through fields ot fresh forming
ice and thirteen miles of rough sea,
they at length reached Yakutat in
safety. Rumors are afloat that a
portion of Cape St. Elias and Khat>
taak Island have disappeared in the!
sea. Without doubt whet: scientific I
exploration of the Mount St. Elias {
region is made there will ho found j
many physical changes."
Victoria, B. C., September 24?The
seismograph, in operation in the
metorological station here, indicated 1
severe shocks of earthquake yesterday.
On the occasion of the recent!
disturbances at Skagway the instrn- 1
ment indicated it. Yesterday's was '
much severer than formerly and the J 1
official regarded Alaska as the prob- j:
ible scene of another earthquake. j(
TJUKKl BJ.JC. E.AniIlV{l ,1 i\r,n.
Constantinople, Sept. 24.?Tin* (lis- j
;rict of Aldin, in Asia Minor, \v:is .
risited by an earthquake on Septem- ,
jer 20, and, according to tin* latest .
idvices, over two hundred persons j
)erished. <
temarks of a Georgia Judge Upon Giving (
a Decision. (
One of the most interesting, hu- '
norous and entertaining opinions 1
tver handed down by a Georgia s
fudge is that of Judge J. H. Lump- f
tin, of the Fulton Superior Court, in ^
vhich he holds that a dog is prop- (
srty. Judge Lumpkin said in part: 1
"The dog has figured very exten- 1
lively in the past and present. In *
nythology, as Cerberus, he was in- 1
rusted with watching the gates of (
tell, and he seems to have perform- 1
id his duties so well that there were f
>ut few escapes. In the history of c
he past he has figured extensively s
or hunting purposes, as the guardian 1
if persons and property, and as a pet
,nd companion. He is the much- *
alued possession of hunters the
vorld over, and in England especial- s
y is the 'pack o' hounds1 highly (
irized. c
"In literature he has appeared 1
nore often than any other animal" e
nimal, except, perhaps, the horse
lometimes he is greatly praised and 1
t others greatly abused. Some- 1
imes he is made the type of what t
s mean, low and contemptible, s
rhile at others he is described in *
erms of eulogy. Few men will for- n
et the song of their childhood. a
rhich runs:
"Old dog Tray's ever faithful; "
Irief cannot drive him away ; 1
He's gentle; he is kind;
I'll never, never find c
i better friend than old dog Tray. t
uNor can any of us fail to romem- t
er the intelligent animal on whose r
ehalf "Old Mother Hubbard went c
d the cupboard." Few men have
eserved and few have won higher
raise in an epitaph than the fot- T
>wing, which was written by Lord
tyron on the tomb of his dead New>undland:
"'Near this spot are deposited ?the t
emains of one who possessed bejiu- s
Sr without vanity, strength without J
isolence, courage without ferocity, v
nd all the virtues of man without c
is vices. This praise, which would v
e unmeaning flattery if inscribed 0
ver human ashes, is but a just trihte
to the memory of Boatswain, a F
og, who was born at Newfoundland, A
lay 3.1803, and died at Newstead
ibbey, November 18, 1808.' *
"The dog has even invaded the ji
omain of art. All who have seen s
ir Edward Landseer's great picture's
rill know how much human intelli- J
ence can be expressed in the face j,
f a dog. His picture entitled 'Lay- s
ug Down the Law'wi'l not be forotten
in considering the dog as a n
itigant. <
."Thus the dog has figured in c
lythology, history, poetry, fiction e
nd art from the earliest times down 11
o the present, and now in these o
Io9ingdaysof the nineteenth cenury
we are called upon to decide
rhether a dog is a wild animal ju
terai naturai) in such sense as not j e
& be lovable property, or, if he is a j s
omestic animal (domita? naturie,) 11
whether he is not subject to levy on v
he ancient tlteory that he had no
ntrinsic value if he was not good to
"Originally all the animals which
.re now used by man were wild, i:
)ne after another they have become '
lomesticated and subject to his con- e
rol, ownership and use. As time proressed
they gradually lost their char,cter
of wildness, and became more 8
,nd more regarded as ordinary ?
iroperty. At this day no one would r
:ontend that the horse' was not the 1
ubject of absolute property because
us ancestors were originally wild, j1
md the same may be said of other
tniinals now thoroughly recognized s
is domestic. Even in the days of f
ilackstone, while it was,declared
hat the property in a dog was 'base ,
iroperty,' it was nevertheless as- 1
erted that such property was sutli-j
iieiit to maintain civil action for its [
088, (4 Black. Com, 28(5.) Since
hut day in the evolution of civiliza- a
ion the dog has not been left behind. 1
fle is now not only prized for hunt- '
ng purposes, as a watching and as a 1
)et, but it is common knowledge t
;hat many dogs have ah actual com-1 j
nercial and market value. When
mnually there is held in New York <
i bench show, at which dogs take *
prizes amounting to thousands of 1
Jollars, and where they are bought j
ind sold at prices which are frequently
far larger than are paid for ?
ordinary horses, it is rather late in '
the day to assert that they are not
valuable property.
"Dogs are also trained for purposes
of exhibition, being sometimes the '
sole means of support for their masters.
It would be an interesTing sur- <
vival of archaic law to say that a 1
showman could put up his tent, give '
nightly exhibitions of his valuable
dogs, making large sums of money
from them, get in debt to any given
extent, laugh at his creditors and
proceed with his daily exhibitions
on the ground that his stock in trade
was not subject to levy.J
"If it be contended that the horse,
mule and other animals are used for
more practical purposes (some of
them as beasts of burden,) it need
only he asked what animals draw
the sledges of the Eskimos and other
people in the Northern latitude?
Nor is this confined alone to the
Arctic regions. Any traveller on
the Continent of Europe, and especially
thiough Belgium, who has
kept his eyes open, has seen these
uiiinals drawing heavy loads, and
)ften taking the place of other
draught animals. To indulge in
technical refinement and declare
Hint tne dog is not suoject to levy,
lithough lie belong to a debtor, is
.jseful to the debtor, can be and is
ictually used, may be transferred by
lim to another, and is as much the
subject of bargain and sale as any
>ther property, merely because in
he remote past the ownership of his
irogenitors may have been considered
qualified or 'base,' seems to me
mtenable oif its face. The ancient
dea that 'animals which do not
serve for food, and which, therefore,
he law holds to have no intrinsic
ralne,' were not the subject of lar eny
(4 Black. Com. Side, p. 236,) has
Kissed away. Now the stomach is
lot the only criterion of value.
-Cven then, as already stated, a civil '
let ion could be brought for the loss
>f a dog. Generally property which
nay be sold and possession deliver;d
is a subject of levy (omitting
;hoses in action and equitable as- '
le'-.s.) 7 Eng and Am Enc Law, p.
27, Division V.)
"The dog has been very often be- '
ore the Courts of the different 1
States and of different countries,
ind has been the subject of a good 1
leal of judicial humor and of judical
learning: but it bears a tinge of '
he ridiculous to contend that, how- '
ver many and however valuable '
logs a man may own, he cannot be 1
nade to pay his debts if he will only '
nvest ins money m uuga?a, umiwuion
which reminds one of the very
olemn discussions in some of the
Courts at a time not very long past,
,s to whether the oyster was a wild
After citing decisions in various
itates as to the status of dogs, Judge
jiimpkiu said:
"Upon consideration of the whole
ase I am of opinion that the propery
was subject to the levy, and that
he judgment of the Justice was
iglit. Let judgment be entered acordiugly."?Atlanta
the south.
housands of Visitors in North Carolina
Mountains-Crowd Increases Yearly.
The mountains of Western North
Carolina liave indeed been a refuge
his summer. From every State
outli of Maryland and east of Ohio
he tourists have poured by the
housands, and to-day the counties
rest of the Blue Ridge in North
!arolina are thronged with visitors
rlio have fled from the torrid rays
f the sun in the home land to the
hades of these great mountains.
The cooling waters of the French
>mad, Swannanoa, Davidson and
I ills rivers, the Pigeon, Jhe Tucka
eego, the Tennessee, Hiwassee,
<atahala, Toe, Cane and other rivers
nd creeks have been sought by the
i> valid, the pleasure-seeker and the
portsman, and from the Blue Ridge
i> Smoky Mountains every mountain
len, and gorge, and valley, and counry
side has been filled with those
mking for a cooler spot, a deeper
And none have been disappointed,
'here has not been a night this sumior,
betw.een Mitchell's Peak an'd
Miunky Gal, when sleep was not
omfortable under more or less covring.
It seems safe to say that between
5,(XX) and 25.000 people are now in
ur mountains and still they come,
mcl this throng increases as the
ears go by. What formerly was
onfined to Asheville has now spread
ntil it covers every one of the 12
ouiities lying west of the Ridge, to
ay nothing of the half dozen or
tore on the eastern side of the
lountain.?Asheville Citizen, Asheille,
N. C.
Life in Old Kentucky.
A Tennessee prophet thus describes
if* in "Old Kaintuck
Man born in the wilds of Kentucky
s of feud days and easy virtue. He
ishetli, fiddieth, fusseth and flghtth
all the days of his life.
He shunneth water as a mad dog
aid drinketh much whiskey.
When he riseth from his cradle he
;onth to seek the scalp of his grandire's
enemy and bringeth home in
lis carcass the ammunition of his
leighbor's wife's cousin's father-inaw,
who avengeth the deed. <
Yea, verily his life is uncertain, ,
,nd he knoweth not the hour when .
ie may be jerked hence.
He goeth forth on a journey "half- I
t. .....1 Konlr r?n a uliliftpr
llOt Ullll UUIIli.vii uui.n un won....
till <)f : ll >t. ,
He riseth in the night to let the
at out and it taketh three doctors 1
line days to pick the buckshot from
lis person. !
He goeth forth in joy and glad- j
loss and cometh back in scraps and
He calleth his fellow man a liar J
ind getteth himself filled with scrap |
ron and slugs even to the fourth ,
A cyclone bloweth him into the 1
)osom of his tieiglij^or's wife and his '
leighbor's wife's husband bloweth 1
iim into the bosom of Father Abra- (
lain before he hath time to explain.
He emptieth a demijohn into himielf
and a shotgun into his enemy
md his enemy's son lieth in wait for
iiin on election day, and lo! the cornier
searcheth over two townships
'or the remains of that man.
W oe, woe is Kentucky, for her
>yes are red with baa whiskey and
ier soil is stained with the blood of
la mi jits.
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Heroism When the U. S. Steamer Mis- ar
slsslppl Was Sunk by Confederates. sv
While New York is getting ready ^
to greet Dewey, Washington is wait
ing with impatience. At ^Ehe Metro- ^
politan Club, where naval and military
men do most congregate, ?
Dewey's name is on every lip. There
is a verse in Rudyard Kipling's ?(j
"Ballad of Fultah Fisher's Boarding 1
House" which might be adapted to a?
the occasion so that it would read:
They told their tales of right and
wrong, ??
Of bravely unwrought fraud, nc
They backed their toughest state- co
ments with so
The brimstone of the Lord, ca
And crackling oaths went to and fro
Across the fist banged board. W1
This revised version of Kipling's m<
verse might be taken as a description
of the exciting situation at the ^
Metropolitan Club. Here are some
of the tales: a"
6 h
One time, when Dewey was a
young lieutenant, he sailed under an (
sccentric captain. The ship put in
at Rio Janeiro, when the commander *"e|
was much worried about the health '
of a pet parrot. He asked the ship's
doctor to prescribe, and the latter ex- 8 1
pressed the opinion that all the bird ry
needed was a chance to climb into ta<
the green tree on shore, chew bark
and disport itself. So the captain t0
summoned his steward and bade him
take the parrot on shore and give it Pr<
some exercise. ca
The captain's steward was an important
persou then. This one was a ec*
conceited old darkey, who aped ab- ^ .
surdly the authoritative ways of his wl
master, and the men were always on
the lookout for a chance to play him m<
some trick. When he stepped to the
port gangway to get into the liberty a 1
boat, with the cage containing the
bird enclosed in an old ammunition
cag, they saw their opportunity. "e
rhere was a sea running in the har- P?4
cor which made it difficult for the
coat to keep alongside, and, just as co!
;he steward put out a foot toward the wl
gunwale, they purposely eased her cai
cff, so that he tumbled into the sea.
He was pulled out in a minute, but
ihe parrot and the cage went to the Q1(
bottom. 001
The steward was distressed. He ^
traArlori miniahinonf hv fliA
vho had said that he would hold him cu
-esponsible for the safety of the bird. ^
Having shore leave for three days, ^
tie spent his time wandering about
:he city and figuring to himself how we
le would put in the balance of the
voyage in the ship's brig, on bread
ind water, double ironed and expos- an
>d to the derision of the crew. At j
ength he was struck with a brilliant .
dea. Rio was full of parrots, and g0
>ne parrot is much like another, es- a^(
lecially green ones. He bought, for un
;he equivalent of seventy-five cents, j
i green bird with a yellow head
iviiich looked to him like the twin j
irotherof the one drowned. He was r0j
ilso lucky enough to find a cage like t^(
he lost one, and in it he took his
irecious purchase back to the frigate. .
Now, as Dewey tells the story, the gu
saptain was delighted to see his pet ftc(
nice more, and especially to see how ^a)
nuch its plumage was improved and we
iow much more sprightly it had besome.
But his astonishment may be fQr
magined when, beingasked whether tjie
t would like a cracker the bird resjonded
with a string of Portuguese m0
latlis. Being fed, it expressed its
latisfaction with a lot of swear jur
vords in Spanish, and this so amaz- fee,
id the commander that he felt obiged
to share his feelings with some- V0]
lod v. Dewey who had been walking Kll1
;he quarter deck, was summoned to ^
;he cabin, and the parrot was per- ^
suaded to swear some more for his
jeneflt. .
"Mr. Dewey," said the captain ex- onj
jitedly, "that is a most remarkable am
>ird. He has been ashore only three 4I
Jays, and in that time, upon my ^
sacred honor, he has picked up a |
thorough working knowledge of the saJ
Spanish and Portuguese languages."
Col. James Morgan, now a resident
)f Washington, was a Confederate
leader, and was one of the officers ^el
who, after the loss of the cause for an
which they fought so hard, went to rec
Egypt and enlisted in the service of 1
the Khedive. Said he the other day: be
"It's odd that people didn't know res
that hero before. We of the old Con- aft
Tedcracy knew it long ago. Don't wa
you remember how the United 8te
States ship Mississippi was run down co(
by one of oui ships and sunk? Well,
Dewey was a lieutenant on board her, dai
and he and his gun crew stood by the of
ijun he had in charge until the vessel
was almost under water. In fact,
the water was up to the muzzle of w0
the gun when the last shot was fired. T'1
Then, because it was too late to eg- bei
cape in any other way, the future (
victor of Manila got out through a tin
port hole and swam for it. Why, du
Dewey was always a hero. In his coi
class at the Naval Academy he was na
always at the top of everything, ex- In
cept in his studies. He was a splen- ba
did athlete, a boxer and a fencer, gei
One tiling lie hated like holy water in
was a bully. Though far from being tra
quarrelsome himself, he would hunt dil
a fight with any fellow who attempt- thi
ed to impose upon his inferiors in fa(
physical strength. Any town boy bu
who developed a reputation as a an
bully was sure to fall foul of George lie
Dewey, and to get a licking, too. I
don't think he was" ever beaten in a w<
fight." ce
It was at Manila, a day or two be- up
fore the famous colloquy between to
Admiral Von Diederichs and the in
. s
ritish captain of the cruiser Imloralite,
in wiiich the former asked
hat attitude the latter would asune
in case trouble arose between
le Germans and the Americans,
hichester replying that information
1 that point could best be obtained
om Dewey. On this occasion
ewey was dining with Chichester,
id over the nuts and wine they sat
capping stories. The host expressl
his admiration of the confidence
victory exhibited by the Yankee
ilors, and his guest replied that
ora tniirhf lio fr\n mnnh nAnfldcnno
V llll^ll V l/t Iff 14 V/ I < / I I ll\(V I I Vx I
one's ability to win a fight. The
nglishman did not see how that
uld be. and Dewey proceeded to
ustrate his remark with a little
lecdote. Said he:
'An old friend of my grandfather's
> in Vermont lent some help to his
untry's cause in the war of 1812 by
ting out a fine priyateer. He took
mmand of her himself, having had
me experience in sailoriug, and
lied her the New Jerusalem. She
is a smart little barkentine and
Dunted six 12-ponnders and a 16und
pivot gun forward. In the
urse of the first voyage she took
o or three prizes of no great value,
d two months or so elapsed before
e got a whack at something really
)rth capturing.
'It was on a foggy morning, in the
gion of the tropics, the wind having
ed down to a mere catspav, that
e sighted the royals and gallant
jns'ls of a huge merchantman caring
the British flap. It was a spec- ,
2le to make any piratical person's
>uth water. The privateer, being
windward, crept up to the prey,
rself unobserved in the mist, and
esentlv hove to within half a
ble's length of her.
4 'Heave to, or I'll 9ink you,' yellmy
grandfather's friend, thinking
)atingly of the silks and laces, i
th who knows what other spoil,
was going to take .back to Ver>nt.
'There was no reply, and just then
>uff of wind blew away some of
0 fog, revealing,Jnstead of a merantman,
a full-flfedged line-of-batships
with rows of frowning
4 'I was about to say,' shouted the
mmander of the priyateer, 'that,
lile inviting you to' surrender, in
Be you don't want to do so, I will.' ,
'And he did," said Dewey.
Vhich will serve to illustrate my !
waning when I say .that too much |
tifldence in warfare is not always a
od thing: Your very good health, l
lichester." *
rhere has been a great deal of disBsion
about the things Dewey said
Manila, during the naval battle,
t, whatever his remarks may have en,
it is safe to assume that they
re forcible ones. Though a quiet
m under ordinary circumstances, 1
speaRs out when there is occasion,
d his flow of language at such times ^
lescribed as lovely. Sailorsdonot
nd such such things as rough talk
much as they do having language
dressed to them that they do not
derstand, when they know that it
s an uncomplimentary signiflice.
Most of all they dislike to be
lied farmers, in irony. Well, it is
ated that on a day in 1885, when
} Pensacola, Capt. Dewey in comind,
was in the Mediterranean?
3 was then the flag ship of the
ropean squadron?a shift of w5nd
jompanied by a rapid fall of the
rometer gave warning of changing
ather. Presently a white squall
ne up and there was busy work
all hands, the executive officer in
! waist, the officer of the deck on
) quarterdeck, and the midshipn
in the fo'casle bellowing and
eating orders, while the sailors
nped through the tops like monys.
Just then something fouled
clews of the maintopsail, at the
y moment the squall struck, and
ugling for a moment orjtwo nearly
it the vessel a spar. Dewey, from
) bridge, was looking on, and
*rybody was in tremulous anticiLion
of a severe rebuke. But he
ly turned to the officer of the deck.
i said mildly: ?
win vmi tindlv tell me what was
" J? <
> matter just now with the agriitural
population on the maintop- 1
1 yard?" ^
"hie remark percolated through
s midshipmen to the crew, and, '1
ng duly translated, it produced
effect from which the men did not
:over for days. j
Phis story seems to be too good to
true, but the writer refuses to be
ponsible for it. At Mobile Bay, ^
er the fall of New Orleans, Dewey
s a junior watch officer on the ]
am sloop Mississippi. The ship's
>k, called in naval parlance the ^
octor," was a superstitious old j
rkey, and with an extreme dread
sharks. He tried to convert 1
wey to a Jfaith in the danger of r
irks, but Dewey held out that they
uld never bite a human being. r
is point was long in controversy
tween them. '
)ne day Dewey was sent ashore in
3 ship's dingey on some trifling
ty. He had on, as usual, a frock i
** nri?i, warn Inner Ifljls. Siml) RK all |
?t W I Wll ftij ?w..n ?.?7
vai officers wore In those days, i
obedience to orders, he hurried \
ck, the sloop being on the point of j
tting under weight, and, as he sat
the stern of the skiff, his coat tails
died iu the water. Just as the ,
igey was on the point of reaching <
9 vessel a shark arose to the surje?perhaps
attracted by the gilt 1
ttons on the coat tails aforesaid?
d bit off the starboard side of the
mtenant's after uniform.
Dewey jumped to his feet, and,
3II satisfied under the circumstans
to relinquish his coat tails, ran
>the side of the ship. The "Docr,"
who had viewed the proceedgs
from the rail of the vessel, ap
proached him presently with a grin
of the utmost width.
"Ah, ha!" he said, taking advantage
of the familiarity customarily
allowed him on board. "Perhaps,
Massa Dewey, yo' b'lieve now dat
sharks won't bite a pusson. Whar'
yo' coat tail, eh?"
"My coat tail," replied the lieutenant,
with his habitual sangfroid,
"has been removed by an act. of
Providence."?New York Sun.
The Streets of Peking.
A paper ?ii the Streets of Peking is
pnnfrihntorl hv PhV-i R 6/>ir)mn*a
vviiv?lt/UVVV4 WJ AJIIMtl X?? KJV-IU UlWi Cf'lV/
the October Century, with pictures
by Harry Fenn and W. H. Drake
from photographs.
Peking is the most incredible, impossible,
anomalous, and surprising
place in the world; the most splendid
spectacular, picturesque, and interesting
city in China; a Central Asian
city of the far past; a fjrtifled capital
of the thirteenth century handed
down intact.
Peking is the capital of all China,
yet what interests and piques one
most, gives Peking its own individual
character, and distinguishes it
from the other cities of the empire,
are the things that are not Chinese,
the contrasts and the contradictions.
Peking is by first intention a permanent
Tatar encampment, a fortified
garrison of nomad bannermen surrounding
Pai-ching, the noriffern
palace of the conquering khau of
khans. The Tatar ruler of four hundred
millions of subject Chinese is
closely surrounded by his faithful
Manchu clansmen from beyond
the Great Wall, who scorn and hate
and secretly fear the masses of
Chinese more than any outer enemy;
who have thrown themselves into
the arms of Russia through fear of
Chinese; who have bargained that
Russia shall send soldiers to their
aid when needed; who haye held
back and turned back the wheels af
progress, with a certain prescience
that the new order would relegate
them to poverty and extinction.
Every Manchu is borne on the rolls
as a bannerman, and receives bis
stipend, even if he never bends a
bow or hurls a stone in military
drill. But the Manchu bannermep'
are no longer the fierce warriors
their ancestors were, nor their khan
even a hardy huntsmau like the
early Manchu emperors.
There had been three cities there
before Kublai Khan did his "stately
pleasure-dome decree," and
So twice five miles of fertile ground
With walls and towers were girdled,
to make the splendid capital Marco
Polo first described. The plan, the
palaces, the walls, all date from
Mongol times, the thirteenth century.
The same quaint military
customs of the middle ages are observed.
The soldiers are drilled in
archery and quoits, and the nine
city gates are clanged to at sunset,
shutting Chinese subjects out in a
separate city by themselves, as if
their conquest were just accomplisbsd.
A Ranchman's Disgust.
L never take the paper now, jest quit
it in disgust*
A.n' so swelled up with righteous
rage I honest.thought I'd bust;
[ writ the editor to stop a sendiu' it
or I t
Would grab a hefty club an' call to
know the reason why!
Pur nearly twenty years I've took *
Jayville Sarpents' Tooth,
A.n' belt it next the.Bible fur a tellin'
gospel truth;
But now I'll never let my eyes rest
on the thing agin,
Pur giving it encouragement'd be a
mortal sin!
[ sot with eyes a buggin' out a readin'
of a band
men in tropic jangles facin' death
on every hand,
Whar sarpents was-a hissin' 'round
an' lions laid in wait
ro leave their bones a gleamin' in a
ghastly naked state!
\.n' how they fought with cannibals
that hankered fur their meat,
Regardin' it a luxury almighty bard
to beat,
rhen had the thrillin' story eud with
information that
Phev was a huutin' roots for Dr.
Sklnny's Anti-Fat.
[ read one orful story of a gay an*
, gallant knight
rhat battled with a dragon in a
roughan'-tumble fight;
rhe picter o' the monster with its
baker's dozen heads
Enough to skeer the sleepers of the
graveyards from their beds.
[ felt like yellin' "Glory!" When
the gallant feller stood
)ne foot upon the monster an' bis
spear all splashed with blood.
\.n' then I larnt the dragon was the
fever an' the chills;
Phe knight, ol' Dr. Knockem's Pink
Complected Quinine Pills.
)nce I sot my wife to cryin' tifl I
thought her heart would break,
\n' got my own eyes leakfn' an.' my
lips begun to shake, \
Bead in'bout a lovely maiden tellin' \
all her folks goodbye,
Vn' a sayin' she must leave 'ejn for
a mansion in the sky.
rhen a angel neighbor womanjwme
a runnin' in an' told
)f a heayenly decoction that was
wuth its weight in gold,
\n' the gal was soon as chipper as a
jaybird on the wing,
\.n' was singin' grateful praises of
Duflicker's Liver King.
But the one that capped the climax
was a sermon that I read
From a famous Eastern preacher, at
nlnoa nf nrhinh ho Qairl
LIJ^ VJVOV </? n ?MV?I ??v kmsM
Fie was goin' to qnit discoursin' of
the glories up on high,
Pur there now was no occasion fur
his followers to die.
[f they'd foller the directions of
O'Whacker's Anti-Death
rhey would never quit a livin' from
a scarcity of breath;
Hien I tore the sheet in fragments
an' I stomped it on the floor,
\n' my wife hain't yit recovered
from the awful way I swore!
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