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father Shot His Own Son in
The Philippines
iFather Now Suffering From Re
morse And a Wanderer
on The Face of The
ColuD1 bus Octl6 MajCharles
N Rockefeller shot his own son in
the Philippines and is now a wan
lerer on the face of the earth Buf
fering from remorse
Maj Rockefeller with his young
wife was stationed at Hong Kong
in 1872 A child was born a boy
and they named him Robert
In 1872 Maj Rockefeller arrang
ed to sail for San Francisco and
two days before the date set the
Chinese nnrse disappeared with the
boy No trace ot the boy could be
found and Mrs Rockefeller died
soon after reaching San Francisco
The griefstricken major rejoined
his regiment and after
years of service found himself lead
ing his men against insurgents near
Manila In one engagement the
Filipinos led by a dashing young
white man made a vicious stand
Maj Rockefeller shot him dead and
the insurgents tied
From letters found in the young
mans pockets it was learned that
he was known in Hong Kong as
Paul Stanhope Further inquiry
revealed the fact that he was the
child Robert stolen by the Chinese
nurse and placed in a Jesuit college
under the name tf Paul Yen He 1
was afterwards adopted by Henry 1
Stanhope an English merchant in I
Hong Kong I
This tragic story comes from
Maj Rockefeller himself who dis
appeared from Manila and now
turns up atSanta Ba
< Iuras where he writes to his
brother in 1ao Terrence Regan
of Milwaukee that he intends to re
main I
For Infants and Children
The Kind You Have Always Bought t
Bears the f
Signature of c
4Bryans Election Alone Will Check J
The Cooley Immigrationtl
I v
Washington Oct 8A represen
j tative of The Examiner metb
George C Gorham today at theb
I rooms or the Democratic Congres b
sional CommitteeI
I 1
Being asked what bearing the
question of Chinese immigrations
would have upon the approaching
election he said
Chinese immigration has never r
been heartily opposed by any con a
siderable proportion of the Repub S
lican Party east of the Rockys
Mountains The representatives
of the Pacific coast from both par
ties made an uphill fight for four J
teen years after the ratification of t
the Burlingame Treaty in 1868 be j
fore they succeeded in obtaining
legislation for the exclusion of i1
Chinese laborers from the United s
States They were then obliged to a
consent to a limitation to the act p
of ten years The two parties were c
r at that time very evenly divided in i
the House and in the Senate there v
was a tie The Eastern Republi i
cans regarded the anti Chinese de c
clarations of the California Repre t
sentatives as mere demagogism to t
catch voters and it was in that i
spirit that this temporary enact t
ment was allowed by some Republi e
cans to be passed Californians i
know how slacky the law was en i
forced on the Mexican and Cana i
dian borders The act expired by f
the limitation in 1892 A presiden i
tial campaign was then opening I
Republican managers grudgingly
consented to the reenactment of the
czclusion law for ten years more It
was urged upon them that to doC
otherwise would be to throw the
Pacific coast into the hands of the
Democrats After this exclusion
act a treaty with China was nego 2
tiated during Mr Clevelands ad a
ministration by which the Chinese v
Government consented to the exclu t
aion of her subjects from this coun tl
try for a period of ten years This n
was done to appease the conscience
ot those people in the east who
thought the Chinese had a right to
come to our shores whether we
wanted them or not Although this
1treaty will not expire until 1904 it
would be utterly useless in the ab
sence of any legistation by Con
gress If the exclusion act of 1892 is
not extended by a new law passed
before May 6 1902 Chinese labor
ers will be as free to come into San
Francisco or anywhere else in the
United States without limit as to
numbers as are the subjects of any
European nation
If MKinley should be reelected
he would be in olficejat that time I
The Senate will be Republican the
House probably Democratic but
would be helpless on the subject
Unlimited Chinese immigration
can only be prevented after the 6th
of May 1902 by an act of Congres
passed by both Housesand approv
ed by the President
ItI do not myself believe that un
der a Republican administration
the exclusion act will be extended I
The influences which now pre
vail with Mr McKinley are the 1
enemies of organized labor and are a
friendly to the immigration of the
cheapest labor that can be brought i
either from Europe or from Asia to
displace the natives and naturaliz
ed citizens of theUnited Stateswho
claim the right to living wages and
to lay theorganizationsfor self pro i
tection against the organization of h
the coal iron and steel and other E
trusts against themJ
ItIt is my beliefthat the only safe I
ty against the reopening of Chinese
immigration without check into the a
United States lies in the election of
Mr Bryan and a Democratic house 1
of representatives and such a popu i
lar Demonstration by organized
labor as will command the acquies II
cence of the senate in the enactment 1
of a new Chinese exclusion law t
Bean theThe Kind You Haw Always Bought
Signature Yft
of I
Personal Points Other Items
From a Business Town I
Julien Ky Oct 16Mrs J R s
Caudle returned today from a visit
to friends in Clarksville I
Mr J E Gossett has returned it
from the markets He made very
extensive purchases this fall to
The farmers of this section were
never busier and are making
preparations to sow a large crop of to
wheat Very early seeding is upI
but the fly has already appeared n
and is attacking the tender t blades S
with a vengeance
The tobacco crop was put in theh
barn in good condition and it has m
been well cured Some loose I
buyers have been in the neighbor t1
hood but as yet there have been no to
sales reportedp
S R White Co and Brown I
Edwards the merchants here
report a good fall trade thus far t1
and both firms have laid in large h
stocks of goods for their respective S1
stores id
Mr Warnet Returns Ie
Four years ago exCongressman
John DeWitt Warner was found inSI
the antiBryan ranks Not so thistI
year He saysn
Our country is now at the part e
ing of the ways If we indulge in I
subject colonies make satrapies
and pro consglships the great i t e
prizes of political success keep increasing
creasing our army to supply ImperIl
ial legions for any part of earth e
where wish tomterfere exploit lessn
advanced nations for our commer
cial gain and allow the executive
to assume whatever prerogatives f
this extra constitutional program of
involves we shall get Roman rot
tenness long before we have achiev d
ed a Roman peace Our ancestors
in the Revolution and our fathers
in the Civil war gave their livesg
and treasure to keep the country f
from such a fate and I prefer their f
ideal of a country to that ol Hanna e
McKinley and Grosvenor
Count Zeppelins Flying Machine of
Given a Successful Trialn
Friedrichshafen Oct 17Count 0
Zeppelins airship ascended this ti
afternoon was steered against the v
wind and put successfully through f
tacks and maneuvers It was
then sailed In the direction of Im v
menetadt ot
> M hAMMr > t C u in Ia
J4J srt
h sev tal tr 1 a tat Ron Qtd
Ifs had nt sore book on physic and oat
on borne eooaorriy
aAnd t tnatile on the bronchial tube an
ltd theories on ovarythlng from earth 1
QuafcM to biology Ii
Hed talk with you on placer mines or
lace work or phllolocJ
Ho could write on Christian Science or on
taeno or on history
For to him the world of learning hold not
a mingle mystery
lOut he met a girl from Louisville who d
Nor oven one < o boarding school to win a
store of knowledge
0Hut she gave him lust one little look that
bowled hIm out completely
yAnd hen she calmly trtpptd away a
railing Tory sweetly
Ah for thai man of theory It WM a sadi
Ho wander round dajeotedly Miss Louis
Tie not baoauio she turns him down U
Chit he bas no rule to fit the case and that
is ivJjy hrs grUvlag
Chfcago Dally Record j
I well rem Iber my fiuit iur7 jfy
and a valuable expedcnca connect 1
with it I was hardly more tlaa al
boy at the timiji and WM ipondbtfj
vacation on a mrhe oouaixgr
people knew that I wu a etxideati
in a renowned university and gale
me tho credit of pollening a greet
deal of knowledge I had not been
on the place long before a farmer
asked me to survey his woodlot on
the side of a mountain He said that
he die not care for a very accurate
survey for land on the mountain was
not very valuable He wanted to
know about how many acres there
were in the lot in order to conclude
I remember well his expression as
he picked up a bit of straw put it 1
in his mouth and looked at me He I
wanted to know absent how much
and as he proncunced this word forcibly
bly ho really looked as if he thought
that I was not the man to make theI
run I
I was at first not inclined to give
up trouting for surveying but theI
look of the farmer stirred within meI
desire to assert myself and to prove
to him that the job he proposed was
as simple to me as digging potatoes
was to him I therefore told him
wouldsend for my instruments
and as soon as they arrived I would I
survey the lot
Send for instruments I he ejacu
lated I sposed you could survey
without instruments I
At first I thought he was disposed 1
make fun of me but looking in J
bis clear and honest eyes I could not j
detect any look of iron I explained j
him how necessary it would be j
have certain surveying instru 5
ments which I endeavored to de t
scribe in popular language t
He listened attentively to my ac
count of the compass and the plane t
table and after I had finished ached
me a question which showed me that i
bad failed completely to give him t
the slightest idea of how I proposed 1
survey his land We made an ap I
pointment to visit the lot and then
sent for my instruments
During the night I confess I was
troubled by the farmers look and
his remark I sposed you could t
survey it without instruments His t
ideal of me had apparently been a I
lofty one and I felt that IPersonil
tied to him the great university the I a
seat of all learning whore men are i
taught to achieve results without the I
aids which are essential to humbly C
educated menI I
What could he mean by surveying I
without hutruments A surveyors j b
chain would be necessary to measure
the length of the sides of measureI
and drawing instruments would be j 1
essential in order to make a map l
and to compute the area of the lot I
I eaid to myself HI will first meas I a
ure tho sides of the woodlot and i
then I will measure the distances l
from one corner to the other cornets 1 a
the field into triangles and with mI
drawing instruments I can make IIIt
map of it and compute the areas ofs
the triangles then by adding toII
gather all the triangles I shall have t
satis1faetorlly t
factorily settled this method of pro
cedure in my mind I fell asleep
On the morning appointed he came j c
for me and we rode together in an f
old tumbledown wagon to the foot It
the mountain I took with me a surveyors
surveyors chain and a compass I 1
noticed that the farmer had a spring t
balance with him such as butchers
often usa to weigh moat and vege t
tables and behind the seat of the IIt
wagon was a fiat board about three t
feet long by two feet wide I
We left tho village road which i t
was none of the smoothest at a pair i
1 tt 11 5 t thoI
ban which were let down by the
> I
g w
tt w bid T ta r e pslltt
lItIfhIII o4
rJeq for ha ha < JL be n cutting brush
wood along a brook which ran at
the hasp 0 the mountain and had
evidently boon up to his knees in
The farmer and I rode across tbo
floldi the wiry horse plunging into i
hollows and surmounting hillocks
with an energy that was admirable
from a moral point of view but pain
ful to the occupants of the wagon
I eat on the farmer and he sat on
mo rather oftener I believe than
t eat on him It is still a wonder to
me that the harness held together
ITinflfiy we reached a place where tho
way was impassable for n vngon and
the Horse looked around lIt us as if
it ejCjpected ut now to do r < mo vrqrk
WQ gotout of the wn on and the
fanners man coming up at that in
stant took a bag from under the seat
Che faa < mec todk the board and the
spring balances and we entered the
wooi br a narrow path which led
up tie fountain This path was al
most oblitwated in place by HUMOR
ofttjntt which here and there caught
tl V e luJ ghi with a splendor luoli as
h seen to the greatest advantage in
openings in the forest where the
brilliant light is contrasted with the
gloom of the deep wood
Y companions did not reply to
my ejaculations of delight at tho
beauty of tho path and strode on with
serious countenances as if ferns and
underbrush were much in thte way
The path presently skirted an open
pasture and T immediately discerned
the purpose of the bag which the
farmers man carired It contained
Belt which ho strewed upon some
ledges in the pasture He then ut
tered a peculiar call and a herd of
cattle rushed down the slopes
The man hastily regained the path
just in time for a fierce bull with
bloodshot eyes was close upon him
The farmer looked over his herd with
apparent satisfaction and remarked
that salting cattle was apt to be a
dangerous business he had a man
once who was almost killed by the
rushing herd
We left the cattle in rosee lion at
the field followed tho path again
into the woods and finally reached
the woodlot I immediately set i
about measuring the sides of the field
with the aid of the farmers man He
went ahead with one end of the chain
while I held the other Thus we pro
ceeded around the lot and then wo
measured the distance from one cor
ner to an opposite corner Noth
ing then remained but to compute
the area of the field I promised the
farmer who had watched me from a
seat on a stump that I would make
the computation that evening with
the aid of my table of logarithms
The farmer arose as if it were time
to assert himself he told me that it
was essential that he should know
Immediately about how many acres
there were in the lot and he proposed
to make an estimate upon the spot
felt that the word logarithms hadI
convinced him that I was a theoreti
cal man and that I lacked the power
of getting quickly at results
I earnestly set my wits to work to
think of rome rough method of get =
ting the number of acres in the lot
set up my instruments and meas
ured off perpendiculars and got into
state of hopeless confusion for I
had not accuktomed myself to take
what is called a commonsense view
of such an undertaking I was in
somewhat the position of the sculptor
who should seek to polish a statue I
before ho had completely roughI
hewn it
The farmer began with great M
Iwunity to pace along tho boundaries
of tho field pausing at each Qorner
and writing down with a stump of
pencil the number of paces in the
completely around the lot which was
foursided one he paced across it
from one corner to an opposite cor
ner thus dividing the field into two
triangles Ho told me that the aver o
age length of his paces was two feet
and six inches And he obtained in
this way a very good approximation a
to the results I had obtained with the
chain S
I failed however to see how ho
could calculate the number of acres
for it was not likely that he knew
the trigonometrical formulas neces
sary fprithe purpose I was soon on
lightened for bidding his man bring
the balance and tho board he di
vided with his foot rule the sides of
the board into inches One side of
the board contained JJO inches and
the shorter side 24 inches
IrcpreMoltts he ffone of these inches
represents 100 feet this board would
represent a field 3600 feet long and
2400 feet wide and if I should multi
Wi JIM af Site fcafy Vr fti
X j t 4ho eont41Dki1
lslr1 a AIt1bi kgb1ssie teat
He locked at ins with on inquiring
look I bowed assent and at his re
quest multiplied 8600 by S400 anc
obtained the number of 8640000
square foot
Ho then asked me to divide thfr
number by the number of square feet
there are in An acre in order to obtain
the number of acres that the board
represented Fortunately I remem
bered that there are 43560 square
feet in an acre so I porformed the
sum for him and obtained 198 a S
the result or very nearly 200 acres
The farmer then attached the board
on his spring balance and found that
it weighed eight pounds
Ho then laid off in inches on tho
same scale of 100 feet to one inch >
the longest side of the field along the
longest aide of the board and talcing
a string the length of which was
equal on the same scale to one side
of the field added to the length of the
diagonal of the loth held its ends
on the longer side of the board Qno
of tho ends wu at a corner and the
ether at the end of tho distance which
represented the long ido of the lle2dI
He marked with his pencil the
point on the board which he reached
by stretching the loop of the siring
BO that the portion of the string on
one side of the pencil side repre
sent the length of one ride of the
field and the portion on the otherI
side the length of tho distance be
tween the opposite cornersI
In the same way he markedOut on
the board the remaining corner o fthe
the field and he drew straight lines
on the board between these corners
There It said ho I have a map I
of my field It isnt a square or any
thing regular It is kind oft woppcrI
jawed figure and I spose you think
my way of getting at the number of
acres isortibf wopperjawed But
I never had your education and it is
the best I can do
Then he directed his man so to
saw off portions of the board as to I
leave only the figure of the fieldI
When this had been done he weighed
what remained and the result was
four pounds
The whole board said he t
weighed eight pounds and repre
sented 200 acres Therefore my fieldI
contains 100 acres for the board now
weighs just onehalf of what it did
before You will be able with your
instruments togeta better result
but I guess Im pretty near right
We gathered up the farmers sur
veying instrumentsthe spring bal
ance the saw and the board and
descended tho mountain
With my table of logarithms I
worked out a result that evening
which was mere accurate than the
one obtained by him but the dif
ference between my result and his
was not very great and I felt that
I had failed to impress the farmer
as a man who could do something
without the aid of a book a man for
immediate action
One might wonder why the fanner
did not get tho contents of the field
by measuring the perpendicular or
shorter distance from any angle of
one of the triangles into which the
field was divided to tho side opposite
this angle The contents of the tri 2
angle would then be the length of
this opposite side multiplied by one
half the length of this perpendicular
and the contents of the whole field
would be tho sum of that of the tri
angles Unfortunately however the
farmer had net the advantage of a
very simple knowledge of geometry
and tho young surveyor was too desir
ous of using a formula which gave
the contents of the field when the
three sides of each of the Wangles
were known What aro afterward
seen to be the simplest methods are
often overlooked at first Youths
Of the 53000000 square miles which
the worlds land surface comprises r
40000000 are more or less continu
ously subject tvscourge of the c
hungry locust It causes we are told at
more pecuniary loss and misery than 5
native war or a series of native wars r
combined or for that matter a
cheater loss than a wary between ijng a
land and the South African republics to
thus the question of fighting the lo
sust Is one of the gravest importance n
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Literary Item I
Many literary men look likechumps at S
but all who look like chumps are notCI
Brat S
Bank Notes and Musica
A composer y bank notes are
used in composing fortunea Obi li
Municipal work in Boston must
now be done by union labor A
Secretary Wiuki Says the Mistake
of 1896 Will Not Be Repeated
Indianapolis Ind Aug 8 Sec
retary Charles A Walsh of the
Democratic National committee said
of Mr Townes
patriotic and noble course and his
action will undoubtedly aid mater
ally in the came for which we are
all working He pays a high compliment
pliment to the Democratic party
pointingout the result at the Inn
sas City convention as proof thatI
the Democratic party in convention I
at Chicago in 1896 was animated sHy
a fixed and irrevocable purpos ltrV
stead of by the mereimpulse of the
I believe that the national com
mittee of the peoples party will be
animated by the same motives and
nowhich has been characteristic oft
the Democratic constituted
stituted and will follow theexample
of Nr Town bj giving their sup
port to Bryan and Stevenson and
by placing the name pf the latter on
their ticket
If we are as I believe battling
to a very large extent for the same i
principles it would ba the height off
rfolly to repeat our experiences of
1896 when jealousies and dissen i
atone were aroused in various close
states by the endeavor to reconcile
the conflicting interests o5 Sewall
and Watson
ExGovernorof Vermont is Chosen
to Fill the Vacancy
Montpelier VtOctl8 ExGov
W P Oct18ExGovf
United States senator by the Ver
mont legislature today The
choice was made on the third bal
lot ot the day C A Prouty out < tfy
the four Republican candidates
having withdrawn and the Demo
cratic members whopreviously had
voted for Seneca Hazelton having
decided to support Dillingham
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