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ELMORE BULLETIN.
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_ MO TNT AIN H OME, IDAHO, THURSDAY. AUGUST 31, 1809.
NO. 12.
STARVING CHINESt
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I
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IDAHO NEWS.
■The result of the queen voting eon
H|t for the state fair Is Increasing la
Berest daily.
BlUin has improved the ranges in all
^■rtsol the state, and stock Is in ex
3Btl .nl. condition.
The state militia is showing up in
ood shape, and all the members seem
jbetaking an active interest.
(iovernor Steunenberg and party will
I all probability accompany the vol
nteers on their journey home.
Large shipments of apples, plums
id peaches are being made from this
ate to the eastern market this year.
Mloing interests In the Nine Mile
luntry are such as would indicate a
aom in that vieiuity in the near fu
ire.
Rain In the western portion of the
ate delayed harvesting somewhat,
Dd in some eases the hay crop was
lightly damaged.
Frost injured the vines of potatoes,
eans and melons in the northern part
[ the state last week.
The damage
|ll not be great.
The Idaho volunteers who left Ma*
la on the 31st ult., on the transport
rant, are expected to reach San Fran
seo about the 28th inst.
The grain harvest in Ada county is
most complete; threshing is in pro
ess and threshers report grain turn
gout better than was expected.
The prospect of the main line being
ought through Boise has already had
marked effect upon the real estate
arket and property is rapidly advanc
g in price.
The three - year - old daughter of
eorge Merritt, living near Nampa,
as killed last week by a colt, which
eked lier, the hoof striking directly
rer the heart.
The work of computing the assessed
(hintiou of the state as equalized has
;en completed. The total shows it to
s 646,248,413.33, as against $30,423,
T.95 last year.
It is stated that there are more men
i the Gold Belt and Smoky than was
er known before, ''"ese men are
■ospeeting and bel'— , they have
omlsing claims.
An appeal has been filed in the su- :
eme court in the case of the appeal I
certain officers of Oneida county !
om the order of the board of county
I
courses September 11. A |
mulssioners fixing their salaries.
Tlie Latter-day Saints'College of Salt
ike city has been reorganized and will
ith all departments in the Tem

eton—business course September 4.
id otlu
eparatory course (one year) for atu- j
nts advanced in years but backward ;
studies: a higli school course (three j
ars) to prepare for entrance intouui- ,
rsities; a business course ( I hree years)
prepare for commercial life; a nor
al course (four years) to prepare for
e teachers' profession; a college
urse (four years) which emphasizes
ch studies as philosophy, literature,
ditieal science and law; and a mis
mary course (one year) comprising
ernes and arguments as a preparation
r missionary work,—these are the
arses now offered, and they are up
Prof. J. H.
■date and thorough,
ui. president; Prof. Jos, Nelson and
oeteen other teachers comprise the
llllty, and the favorable prospects of
is institution have attracted general
fnincnt.
k oar of green peach plums, the first
•of green fruit to be shipped this
ison from southern Idaho, arrived
Chicago on tlie 21st. The car ar
'ed in prime condition and nicely
>''• The average priee per orate was
cents,
liich is very good and leaves ;
Bice profit to the shipper.
Nets I'ierson and Thomas Sampson
pne near losing their lives In the j
M-aniar mine last week,
prkiiig in an old stope when it caved
. tlie timbers wedging so as to save
eir lives. They were dug out after |
sng imprisoned for two hours, and
ill soou be at work again.
They were
|1 he total assessed valuation of the
pi roads for the state is $8,200,463, of
legraph lines $94,709.31, and the tele
lone lines $51,169.76. The first county
I assessed valuation is Ada with
«180,271,
the second
Tile county having the
•'liest amount of property is Custer,
ùch is credited with an assessed
lus of $037,542.20, and the next
allestis Boise county, with $703,927.
AU the others reach about a mil
n dollars.
Latah with
038,907.26.
■lie Boise Gun club has accepted the
|ltenge of the DeLamar club for a
i' ll, and the eveut t
»tember 13 in Boise, The terms of
challenge provide for five men on
Ue, tlie prize to be shot for being
a mini aud all expense*.
ill come off on
I
STARVING CHINESt EMPEHÜH.
il Alloue, I Hat Three >1
Two Klm!« of 1 eget.
I« « Day anil On'
Tacoma. Wash., Aug
Oriental advices, per stea
state the emperor of t bin a. Hwang 11 m
is now provided with three
day, at eaeli of w hich he is only givt
two kinds of vegetables and a s
bowl of rice. It is evens
in eu Is
an attempt is being made to
and make bis majesty ev, n
than he has been.
T<
a confidential
eunueli, his majesty recently said:
My restoration to power is only a
question of time, hence 1 ai
of
' of
the
.
only I
anxious to maintaii
bide my time,
one or twi
my health
,,i
sea,
I am only afraid tha
traitorous ministers
hate me may, bv their
succeed in destroying me. and i have
no means of counteracting their trench
machinations
ery.
Report has just come
riot in Chinese Tibet at a place calle-i
Pao An, some 130 miles
der from Kansu. The
missionary alliance have had a station |
there for about two years or so, and j
this has been attacked and looted by ;
the Tibetans, the missionaries,
Rev. George Shields and
Mrs. McBeth, barely
their lives to Laneheo, where
China Inland mission lias workers.
of a serious
ver the bor
Christian and
t j^,
j I !
escaping with
the
He,
LESSON IN PATRIOTISM.
Yokohama, Aug. 29.—Five thousand
United Stales troops have come and
gone, roaming through the streets of ,
Yokohama and Tokyo for an average
of two days without causing a ripple
of disturbance. The American commu
nity here is small, but it is intensely
American, The task which it lias un
Gigantic Task Am
ipliftlied l»y Amur hi
Ii
O.
For some forty or fifty families,hard- j is
ly enough to make up a small country
vlllage, to feed and to entertain in
dertaken in connection with the pas
sage of American troops is all sufli
Gt
cient to prove its ardent patriotism.
.
every possible way an army of 10,000 |
troops is something never before
known In the annals of hospitality.
Yet, half of this gigantic task is al
ready accomplished, and the devoted
hosts are full of pluck and energy to
pursue it to the end. They feel amply
repaid by the unbounded gratitude of i
the soldiers, while even the Japanese
have been taught a new lesson in pat
riotism.
to
AMBUSHED NEAR CEBU.
American Soldier* Killed and Mutllateri l»y
FIllplnoH.
: dis P atch ha * received from Geu
I eral ° tla - dated Au « ust ~ 7:
! Hughes, Iloilo, reports four soldiers
ambushed, hilled aud mutilated, a few ,,
I miles south of the city of Cebu; names
not given; that robber hands of Negros
are scattered, and most of the same are
returning to work on sugar plantations;
that armed Tapais who had entered
that island had been severely punished,
| and that conditions are favorable for
.
Washington
Aug. 30.—The follow ing
j the formation of a civil government
; under military supervision as directed,
j Little change in Panay and Cebu is
, lauds. Withdrawal of volunteers and
regulars discharged under order 40, last
year, has prevented active campaign in
those islands, which meditated rein
forcements will cure."
REBELS TAKE SAN DOMINGO.
Jlmlnez*. Follower* Arrive at the Capital
iiueut Surrender*.
City and the (irai
New York. Aug. 30.—AndrianoOrul
lon, the representative of tlie Santo
Dominican revolutionists in this
cablegram:
country has received the following
''Santiago dc Cuba, Aug. 27.—Revo
lutionists in capital,
renders.
Government sur
La Makchk."
La Marche is tlie representative of
tlie Jiminez revolutionists at Santo
Domingo. No details have yet been
received.
NO MORE CONCESSIONS.
;
j
Chamberlain, the government of the
| Transvaal has notified him that it ad
heres to its latest offer and will not
Tbs Transvaal Will Adhere
Offer.
11* Latest
Capetown, Aug. 30.--Replying to the
latest proposition of the British secre
tary of state for the colonies, Mr.
make any further concessions.
Commandant General Joubert, in the
course of an interview, declared that
the whole republic would resist liko
oue man any interference with its in
dependence.
Evidence in F'svor of Ilreyfu*.
;
The evidence Mon
Five !
Rennes, Aug. 30.
day was in favor of Dreyfus,
witnesses were for him and twoagainst
The most interesting testimony
him.
was that of Chief Handwriting Expert
Charavay, who had come to declare
. . , , ,.
that he haJ chanffed '■ nl,rely h " op,n '
ion, which in 1894 whs against and now
is in favor of Dreyfus, who tie affirmed
was not the author of tlie bordereau.
I
I
j
j
His candid confession of eiror was
received with murmurs of satisfaction
in court.
_
TROUBLE OVER LANDS
j
! day
JOHN BULL AND THE CZAR
LIABLE TO CLASH.
our
I flag*
I tl»T
ism
j
; t
Kupftinn C c
IiiMict» O'
Gunboat lai
**HCk« F.j<
ct Workmen From
«, Hint liritUh
I «Ht by llrlb
• 1 m Party«
• r nine .ii
cketa
I ml More Whi
1»1*i
hip Within Firing
imitate.
•e of KuhmIhii (
do
Shanghai. Aug. 29. As the outcome
of a dispute regarding the ownership
' of some lands at Hank,
', on tlie 'K" not
lse-lviang, about Too miles from the
ere purchased in 1803 by |
the concern of Jardine. Matheson & ;
. Co., but were subsequently included in
the new concessions to Russia, the 1
dvice ami protec
tion of Mr. Hurst, the British consul,
orkmen to fence in the tract.
After the work was begun a dozen
cossacks from the Russian consulate
appeared on tlie scene and forcibly
ejected the workmen.
The captain of the British second
class gunboat Woodlark, specially de
sea, whirl
no
tiers, under the
sent
|
j
;
signed for river service, after consult
! ing with Mr. Hurst, landed a party of
blue-jackets and moved the Woodlark !
J
witliin firing distance of the Russian | er
consulate. For a time a light seemed
imminent, but nothing further occur- :
red. The blue-jackets are now guard
ing tlie property.
The British third-class gunboat Esk,
lias been dispatched to lluukow from
this port. Great Britain is evidently
determined to uphold British rights.
,
Seuils Infernal Maehli
1
to Lawyer and
tali, Aug. 29—Judge
O. W, Bow ers, one of the most promi- 0
nent lawyers of the state, and Warden
•ge N. Dow of the 1 tali peniten
tiary, were the recipients Saturday j
night of infernal machines, which it
j is thought were expressed to them by
.lohn Smith, alias ,lames McDonald, an ,
ex-convict. Smith was sentenced to
DEED OF A DEMON.
I'rlson OHlciitl.
Salt Lake City,
Gt
. . .
| the penitentiary by Judge Bowers a
number of years ago, and it is supposed
for this reason Smith attempted to ar
take his life. JudJje Bowers, in open
ing the package, discovered it was an j
Infernal machine,
police, who, in tracing up where the
1
and informed the
i package came from, discovered that a
similar package had been sent to War
den Dow.
is
Both packages were se
cured aud opened by experts, who dis
A
large reward has been offered for the
arrest of Smith. The packages were
covered enough dynamite in each one
to have blown up an entire block.
expressed from Eureka
Darien. Ga., Aug. 29.—There has
,, een no hostilities between Urn blacks
aud uli Htia, although the negroes are
armed. About 200 soldiers will remain 1
here until after the sitting* of the
special term of the supreme court, *
whle)l h;l>i bcen called to meet on
Wednesday to try John Delegall for
the murder of Deputy Sheriff Town
, I
send.
m, , . ii i 4 ti
I he special term will also try Henry
i~v n 4i , . , ,,
Delegall, the negro about whom the
. , , . ...
trouble has all been, and the thirty
,
five black rioters, who are now con
....... ,
fined in the Savannah iau. It is prob
..... . - . , ....
able that a special train and a military
. . -
escort will bring the rioters from
, . . , ....
Savannah for trial. There are still
.... . .,
several hundred armed negroes in tho
swamp.
j
NO WAR WITH BLACKS.
Host Hit Ich Betwi
Mtlitnry an«l Georgia
Negroes Did Not Occi
CHILDREN CREMATED.
Two Hundred Itelleied to Have I'erUhed
in an Orphan Asylum Fire.
Nyack, N. Y., Aug. 29.—St. Aun's
convent at Sparkhill was burned yes
terday morning at 1 o'clock. Tlie tire
started on lire upper floor of the three
story building. Nearly 300 of the oc
cupants of tlie convent occupied rooms
on this floor and all the dormitories
were lighted with kerosene lamps.
The fire spread rapidly upward and
burned through the shingle roof of the
building in two places. While the ex
act number of the dead is not kuowD,
it is said that 200 little children were
suffocated and burned to death.
RECEIPTS OF THE PHILIPPINES.
Washington, Aug. 29.—The state
ment of tlie receipts of the Philippine
islands from the date of occupation by
the United States government to July
31 last shows that the total receipts
from all sources for the period named
The receipts from all
1
Over S. 1 , 000,1
Have Been Taken In by
tlie lJilted State*.
was $5,349,411.
sources by ports for the above named
period are; Manila, $3,848,244; Iloilo,
$263,360, Cebu, $136,136.
Cuba Huh Money Ahead.
Washington, Aug. 29.—The War de
partment gives an interesting state
ment of the financial condition of the
; island of Cuba. It shows that under
the management of the United States
, , , I
government the receipts of the island
!
'
from January 1, 1899, to June 30 of the
I current year, exceed the expenditures
I by $1,480,021. This statement will be
j a surprise probably to many persons,
who had thought that Cuba, under the
military occupation of the
j (States, was not self supporting.
United
PRESIDENT McKinley'S POLICY ;
'Vh»t th«rr«,ent Ail
dntstriktlon Proposes
Doing Kegarillug the Philippine..
Oeeao Grove, N. J., Aug. 27.—i'resl
j leut McKinley, in a speech here Frl
! day afternoon, said:
''I believe that there is more love for
our country ami more people love the
I flag* than ever before. Wherever the
I tl»T is raised it stands, not for despot
ism and oppression, but for liberty anil
j opportunity anti humanity, and what
; t hat Rag has done for us we want it to
do for all peoples and for all lands
r have come
which by the fortune of w
■itliin its jurisdiction. That Hagdoes
not mean one tiling in the Cnited States
and another in Porto Rico and the
| Philippines,
;
1
i
"There lias been some doubt in some
1 see i
quarters respecting the policy of the
government in the Philippines,
no harm in stating it in this presence.
''Peace first, then, with charity for
all, establish a government of law and
order, protecting life and property,
and occupation for the well-being of
the people who will participate in it
under the stars und stripes."
to
QUIET IN SAMOA.
•{,. l>0 rta of Ree
!
nt Outbreak« Among tho
Nat It
\V(
San Francisco, Aug. 20.—Tlie steam
| er Alameda, just arrived from Samoa,
brings the following Samoan advice«,
: under date of August 11:
When the commissioners left here it
was feared by many, natives and for
eigners alike, that serious trouble
might at once ensue; bot such has not
happened.
Both factions are quiet,
and say they will keep so.
1 The Mataafa party sent a large dele
gation into Apia since the Badger's
departure. This delegation met the
tliree consuls, sitting as a provisional
government, and assured them again
0 f the desire of Mataafa and his fol- !
lowers to keep the peace,
further took place at the meeting,
j
carried on without any hitch so far by
tlie three consuls. Of this body Luth
, Osborn, the American consul-gen
oral, is chairman.
Nothing
The provisional government is being
I
lug chief justice of Samoa and contin-I
ar representative.
j s now better.
fighting will take place between the |
lie is also the act
lies to act as the United States consui
Mataafa, who lias been seriously ill, |
1
.
It is not believed that any organized
rival parties, hut in some places there
is a bitter feeling, which may result in
small parties coming to blows. Chief
natives for having firearms in their
possession after the date of the procla
mation by the high commissioners
prohibiting the possession of firearms
Justice Osborn has interposed sen
tences of hard labor on three or four
" «dingten, Au ü- 21.-The 1 reasury
,,e P artment htts rece,ved from ,hu
1 Auditor-General of Hawaii a compara
^ v ® statement of the imports into the
* s * an< * s * or BMW and 1899, and the
reL ' eipts uuU expenditures for July,
and 1899. It shows a net increase
m the imp0rtations ,rom the Un,ted
I States since the islands came under
our sovereignty.
, . , ,
Imports from the United States, June,
, , , ,
1898, last month of the old regime,

were 8.'96,803; all others, 8283,995; in
June, 1899, they were 81,412.058; all
J .
others. $384,494. Iotal increase for six
months, 83,616,151.
At the same tune the government
. ,
receipts increased and the expendi
1 .
tures diminished. In July, 1898, the
. , ,
receipts were 8183,798, and the expen
ditures 8234,909, while in July, 1899,
the receipts were 8207,125, and the ex
penditures 8172,382.
j by Samoans.
IMPORTS INTO HAWAII.
Treasury department Receives Statement
Auditor General.
fro I
oc
ex
tageous positions which they occupied,
onl .v suffered slight loss.
tionists are reported to be continually
receiving reinforcements.
BEATEN BY REBELS.
iment Force« of Santo Domingo
Suffer Heavy I*<
Cape Haytien, Hayti.Aug. 27—Severe
fighting took place Friday and Wednes
day in the neighborhood of Monte
Cristo, Santo Domingo, between the
government forces and the revolution
ists. 11 is said the former lost heavily,
while the latter, owing to the advan
The revolu
Another Regiment of Negro««.
Washington, Aug, 27.—It is an
nounced at the war department that
one and possibly three more regiments
will be authorized in a few days, one
by of which will Vie composed exclusively
of colored privates and company offi
cers. Tlie colonel and field ofiicers
are to be white. If this plan is carried
all out, the mountain states will come in
for several additional appointments,
and these will be made from the de
partment's roster of the five original
1 regiments organized for the Spanish
by
war.
de
the
. , ,
, I the parade from the surrounding hills.
i_ K , , ...
The men presented a splendid appear
ance. Admiral Dewey received a visit
shortly afterward from Edward An
dre, Belgian consul at Manila. He
passed a quiet day on board and seemed
in perfect health and greatly benefited
by the rest he is taking. His crew are
enjoying themselves
Devrey'a Sailor« Drill.
Nice, Aug. 26.—The Olympia battal
on from the cruiser at Villefranche,
near here, engaged in a drill, the en
tire population of the town viewing
the
be
the
NRSPIPTD.
BY HENRY W.
CHAFFER XVIII- (Continued.)
One of the men fell it was Sullivan.
was
was
of
Rolling over on the hillside, lie lay
still, shot through the forehead.
more "lightning rum" would he dts
pense at the charge of one shilling per
"nobbier;" no more unwary btishmen
would he waylay and rob of their hard
earned cheques! Sullivan's long ca
reer of vice was closed forever and now
he would have to settle a longer score
than ever he had chalked up against
No
his customers In all his life—a score
such as rogues of his type never expect
to he called upon to pay.
"Come on, ladsi" cried the trooper.
"Fire; but spare the woman if you
can."
At that moment the door was thrown
open and a woman appeared, firing
five or six shots from a revolver upon
the besieging party.
Rushing into close quarters, and fir
ing at random, the hut was speedily
gained possession of, and then the fight
was over.
Stretched upon the floor In a corner,
shot through the heart, lay Tom
Haynes; while leaning against the wall
beside him stood the woman, mortally
ly
of
in
wounded, but still at bay.
With a yell of triumph William Luke
threw himself upon the dead man; but
suddenly he drew back with an exela
matlon of intense amazement. Then
he tore open the woolen shirt upon ihe
! body,
"Good heavens," he cried, "it's a
woman; and. as I live, It is Anne Dod
son!"
The rest of the men crowded Into the
hut, and a hush of horror fell upon
them, while the hunted creature lean
ing against the wall watched them and
I clutched at the rough hark slabs In the
agony of death, presently gasping -
| brother, or—or
les! The coins Ihe gold coins they
are buried—hurled beneath— Ah!"
"Yes, yes—it Is Anne Dodson; true
to me—true to the last! You've won
| the game, Bill Luke; you will get the
reward; hut I, Edward Hartlett,
.
ill
never hang for the murder of your
the old man at Froy
As the voice ceased tlie woman's
black wig slipped and fell off; there
was a dull gurgling sound as of one
struggling for breath, and, with a wild
R lance aro und him, Edward Hartlett
f e n forward, across the body of the
g( r ] w ho had loved him, dead!
-
EPILOGUE.
It may be stated here that the inci
dents in this story are chiefly founded
The following are the
Upon facts.
facts:
In the year 18— a large sheep-owner
In the colony of Victoria engaged a
married couple for Ills station, which
was situated some hundreds of miles
from the coast, far up in the interior.
The man. who gave his name as Ed
ward Dent, proved a sober and Indus
trious fellow, and a smart man at his
work. He was a capital plough-man,
amongst other qualifications, and took
several prizes for ploughing at neigh
boring contests. He was a most agree
able "mate," and was universally liked
by all the other men on the place, be
ing of a lively disposition and a first
rate concertina-player. The latter ac
complishment is much prized up in the
bush, where there Is such a scarcity of
amusement.
His extraordinary affection for ills
wife was particularly noticeable. He
would not allow her to do anything in
the way of manual labor, and after his
day's work was done he was always to
be seen chopping up the wood for the
house and carrying up the next day's
supply of water from the creek—in
fact, doing all those little things which
most men out there generally leave
their wives to do.
Edward Dent and his wife remained
upon this station for nearly eight
years, but one day, much to his mas
ter's annoyance, he gave notice to
He wanted to better himself,
;
j
leave.
he said, and had an idea of trying the
gold mines for a change.
For about eighteen months the gen
tleman in whose employment he hail
been heard nothing of him. One day
however, as he was strolling down Col
lins street in Melbourne, he met Ed
ward Dent, and accosted him.
He noticed that he was dressed in th<
in
deepest mourning.
"I am sorry," he remarked, "to see
with these outward signs of grie'
Edward. You have hat
you
upon you,
some loss?"
"Ay, sir," replied Edward—"these
black clothes very partially reflect the
grief within me. I have lately lost my
wife."
"Poor fellow!" said his late master,
who knew how great his affection had
been for her. "And what have you
been doing of late?"
'T have been working in the Ballara
mines," he replied—"doing fairly well
By-the-by, sir. you will be surprised ti
hear that I am shortly going to be mar
ried again. I cannot bear the solitary
life I am leading now after the happf
years I have experienced. I am golni
to marry my late wife's sister."
In Victoria marriage with a deceasel
He
are
»
wife's sister is legal.
Some six months after this meeting
the gentleman received a message from
Edward to come and see him. He had
met with an accident, having fallen
from a ladder in one of the mines, am
d
was an inmate of the Hallarat hospital.
I'pon arriving at the hospital the
gentleman found to his distress that he
was too late. Edward Dent was dead.
And now a fact transpired that quite
overwhelmed him with amazement.
The medical evidence went to prove
that the sktlb d laborer who for eight
years had worked upon his estate, and
who had undertaken the arduous toil
of gold-mining for the last two years,
was a woman.
What became of Edward's
wife was never known- she disap
peared.
second
Such are the facts,
Whether the
commission of some great crime In an
other land had led t
concealing her Identity
which must for ever remain a mystery.
THE END,
the woman's thus
is a matter
A SUNKEN CITY.
In thp beautiful harbor of Kingston,
water.
Jamalca, a few fathoms under
Sleeps the stinken city of Port Royal,
which was destroyed by an earthquake
On a cloudless, still day,
when the surface of the sea is perfect
ly smooth, the ruins of the phantom
city may he plainly seen in the depths
of the transparent water.
in 1G92.
The spire of the old cathedral Is the
most prominent object. In the clear
water you can see the fishes lazily
swimming In and out among the ruined
turrets, more suggestive of owls and
hats than of the finny Inhabitants of
the sea. Occasionally glimpses can he
had of the ruins of other buildings—
buildings which for more than two cen
turies have kept their ghastly secrets
and will keep them until the end of
time.
Down there, in thnt peaceful depth,
lie the bones of three thousand men,
women and children, c arried down into
the sea with their homes on that awful
June day in 1692, An earthquake, sud
denly and without warning, smote the
profligate city of Port Royal, which
sld into the sea. The waters opened
and swallowed i( up. and there, beneath
the silent waves, was hidden the wick
edness and debauchery of a community
described by historians as being almost
without parallel.
After the earthquake the town
rebuilt, only to he completely destroy
ed by fire In 1703. On August 22, 1722,
It was swept iuto the sea by a hurri
cane, It was once more reconstructed,
but again. In 1815, it was reduced to
ashes, and as recently as 1880 it
visited by another hurricane,
disaster was attended by great loss of
life.
r as
was
Every
er
The city of Port Royal was original
ly built upon a narrow strip of land
extending out into tlie sea, wlitch ac
counts for its strange disappearance
at the time of the earthquake. Like
the house of fho foolishman of Biblical
lore, which was butlded upon the sand,
it literally slid into the water when
the earthquake shock came.
Previous to that fateful 7th day of
June, 1692, Port Royal had been known
as "the finest town in Ihe West Indies,
and Ihe richest spot in the world." It
was, as it now is, a British colony, but
there was little either in its govern
ment or Its customs of British moral
ity. We are told that it was a place
of luxurious debauchery; that in their
excesses the colonists rivaled the prof
ligates of ancient Rome.
Buccanecring and piracy were rec
ognized industries. The treasure ships
of Spain were legitimate prey. The
riches of Mexico and Peru were levied
; upon, and the people of Jamaica were
j literally rolling in wealth and splendor.
Vice and debauchery held sway, Bac
chanalian revels which might put to
shame the dwellers in the Orient were
of nightly occurrence. There was no
virtue.
And like the crack of doom came the
earthquake. The thunder of the ele
ments sounded in the ears of the heed
less revelers. The earth opened in
great fissures, and closed again like
the jaws of a mighty trap. And in
closing it gripped many of its victims
in the middle, leaving their hands
above ground. Then came the awful
sliding, grinding noise of the city, built
upon its foundations of sand, sank in
to the caressing embrace of the sea,
which forever closed upon its wicked
ness and will forever keep its dread
secrets.
The shock came close on to midday.
The air was hot and sultry. The sky
was without a cloud, A great still
ness seemed to hover over the city, and
then, without warning, the earth trem
bled. Men and women left their
houses and ran into the streets, only
to meet death in the bowels of earth
or in the hidden recesses of the sea.
»
In his "Annals of Jamaica," publish
ed in 1828, Rev. George Wilson Bridges
quotes from a letter written by one of
the survivors—a rector—two or three
days after the disaster, which ia in
part as follows:
After l had been at church reading,
d I
which I did every day sine« I was r*0
tor of this place, to keep up some show
of religion, and was gone to a place
hard by the church where the mer
chants meet, and where the president
of the council was, who came Into my
company and engaged me to take a
glass of wormwood wine as a whet
before dinner, he being my very good
friend, 1 stayed with him, upon which
lie lighted a pipe of tobacco, which
he was pretty long In taking, and not
being willing to leave him before It
was out, this determined me from go
ing to dinner to one Captain Roden'a,
whither 1 was Invited, whose house,
upon the first concussion, sunk into
the earlh, and then Into the sea with
his wife and family, and some that
were come to dine with him.
been there I had been lost,
turn to the president and his pipe of
tobacco; before that was out 1 found
the ground rolling under my feet, upon
which 1 said to him, 'Lord, sir, what
Is that?'
grave man, 'It Is an earthquake,
not afraid; il will soon he over.'"
Had I
But to re
He replied, being a very
He
llesplte tlie president's assurance, he
disappeared, and was never heard of
again. Continuing, the rector wrote:
"I made toward Morgan's Fort, because
1 thought to he there seeurist from fall
ing houses, but as I was going I saw
the earth open and swallow up a mul
titude of people, nnd the sea mounting
In upon them over the fortifications.
Moreover, the large and famous bury
ing ground was destroyed, and the sea
washed away the carcasses,
bor wiih covered v
ing up and down.
The har
it h ilead bodies,float
TRIUMPH OF THE LADY BUG.
One of the most serious criticisms
made of the department of agriculture
several years ago by eastern newspa
pers concerned the money It had spent
In bringing "lady bugs" from Austral
ia to "infeHt" California and Florida or
chards. But the lady hug (Novlus car
dlimits) turned out to be one of the
most satisfactory importations ever
made from the Antipodes, Its habit of
preying on the scale that was blight
ing fruit trees being the means of sav
ing to this state and Florida their
principal landed industries.
Now it appears that the little Insect
has performed a like office for the cit
rus groves of Portugal. Specimens
sent to Lisbon from this state In 1896
have taken hold of the scale and are
exterminating it. Though but few of
the parasites survived the long Jour
ney by rail and sea, their immense
fecundity enabled them in the course
of two years to populâte the groves
with millions of their kind. As a re
sult Portugal will be able soon to again
compete with Spain and Sicily for the
orange nnd lemon trade of Europe.
The success of the effort to eradicate
the scale pest ought to be the means
of keeping the department of agricul
ture flush In funds for parasitical re
search. It would be worth millions of
dollars every year to this country to
find a natural foe of the potato bug,
of the curious pests that afflict grow
ing hops and of insects that make a
pasture of the bodies of domestic ani
mals and poultry. If every bane has
Its antidote and every flea "has small
er fleas to bite 'em," the bringing of
the two together Is a proper function
of government. The way It has work
ed in the matter of scale pests, and the
distance to which the search for the
means of exterminating them has gone,
certainly tends to encourage efforts,
however costly, along related lines.
Hut it is a quest In which all govern
ments may properly bear a part, with
special reference to their own ento
mological resources.
to
of
as
of
It
but
DIET FOR RHEUMATISM.
and Nut* and Free Tee
of Water.
Fruit«, Grali
Unquestionably the most active
cause of rheumatism, as well
as of
migraine, sick headache Bright's dis
ease, neurasthenia and a number of
other kindred diseases is the general
of flesh food, tea and coffee and al
coholic liquors, says Good Health. A*
regards remedies, there are no medi
cal agents which arc of any permanent
value in the treatment of chronic
The disease can be rem
rec
to
no
use
rheumatism,
edied only by regimen—that is, by diet
A simple dietary, con
and training,
sisting of fruits, grains and nuts and
particularly the free
he placed in the first rank among
use of fruits,
must
the radical curative measures. Water,
if taken in abundance, is also a means
of washing out the accumulated pois
An individual afflicted with rheu
the
ele
in
like
in
in
sea,
ons.
matlsm in any form should live, so far
possible, an out-of-door life, tak
ing daily a sufficient amount of exer
cise to induce vigorous perspiration.
A cool morning sponge, followed by
vigorous rubbing, and a moist pack to
the joints most seriously afTected, at
night, are measures which are worthy
of a faithful trial. Every person who
is suffering from this disease should
give the matter immediate attention, as
it is a malady which Is progressive and
is one of the . -ost potent causes of
premature old age and general physical
deterioration. American nervousness
is probably more often due to uric acid
the poisons which it represents than
to any other one cause.
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sky
still
and
their
only
earth
or
A Fair Exchange.
"Bobby, won't you give a penny to
help.bulld Lafayette a monument?"
"No'm, not unless we git his birth
day fer a hollerday.''—Chicago Rec
ord.
of
three
in
The worst condishun the people kin
iz wen frod and dishonesty
kit inter
i piaze the tune of sooperstishun on th«
mental harp ov the ignurant slay«.

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