WILL BE A CANDIDATE FOR REELECTION?JOHN
ALSO A CANDIDATE.
MR. SHAFFER GIVES A STATEMENT
CONCERNING A BIG
CUT IN WAGES.
CLEVELAND. Ohio, April ill).?
The wage committee of the Amalgal
mated Association of Iron anil Steel
workers is now in session in this city.
Theodore J. Shaffer said to-day: "I
shall be a candidate for re-election to
the presidency by the convention. i
hear there will be some opposition.
John Chappell, of Washington, is a
candidate. I know of no others."
Cinncornine a statement that tin* 1-S
per cent, reduction recently accepted
toy the rollers at Pittsburg made a total
reduction of fifty per cent, for the
rollers while the cutters and roughens
wages had not been reduced, Shaffer
said: "I- know of 110 rollers who haveaccepted
cuts aggregating fifty per
GIVING UP THE FIGHT CF 1904.
(From the St. Louis Globe-E>emocra.t.)
It is clear that not a single sane
Democrat in the United States looks
for a victory for his party in 1901
Ex-Boss Croker of Tammany undoubtedly
voices the judgment of every other
Democrat of sense in saying that
the Democrats are not expecting victory
this year, and that all they can
do now is to work for 1903. Bryan
sees the drift against his party very
plainly, as is shown toy his assault on
Parker and his platform, and on Hill
and the rest of the persons who are
responsible for the man and the outgiving.
His Chicago speech of last
Saturday night shows that he not onlydoes
not expect victory for iiis side
this year, but he does not desire it.
There is not a Democratic leader any
where in the country who has any
hope of the result in 1904. The temper
displayed by Williams of Mississippi,
Cochran of New York, and other
spokesmen of the Democracy in Congress
displays an irritability and an
anger at the anti-Democratic conditions
which are significant.
There is a chorus of exclamation
from the Cleveland and Hill sections
of the Democratic party that. "Bryan
means to bolt." This is the explanation
given by Bryan's Democratic enemies
and his attack on the Cleveland
aspirant for the nomination, it
is a natural assumption, of course.
Bryan went to Chicago in cold blood.
He hired a hail with his own money;
he introduced himself and ran the
whole affair. A large number of invi- j
tations were issued by him to edu- j
cators, editors, business men and oilier
conspicuous citizens of the city.
He meant to give his meeting as much
prominence as possible, and he succeeded.
At the outset in his address
he pointed out that the affair was tin- j
usual, but he justified himself by the ]
gravity of the situation for the Democratic
party. He has a newspaper. I
in which he could have printed this |
attack on Parker, Hill, Cleveland and
the things for which they stand, but
he thought that by hiring a hall in
a large city and delivering this indictment
orally it would have more effect.
Undoubtedly he was correct in
xhis feeling. While an expression of
this sort in the Commoner would be
seen by only a few persons, and would
attract very little attention, his demonstration
in Chicago was published
in all the daily papers of the country
and was read by millions of people.
Nevertheless the Republican party
will not be lulled into any undue sense
of security by the despondency of its
enemies. The Bryan bolt, if it takes
place, will not cause any relaxation (
on the part of the Republican managers
to get out a heavy vote oil election
day. They will act on the presumption
throughout the canvass that
the contest is going to be close, and 1
they will see to it that their side of
the situation is presented to the voters
of the country. An active canvass
will be made by them. They have the
issues and they will have the ticket
which will appeal to the support of
men of education and character, and j
these will be utilized to the fullest j
possible extent for the benefit of the i
party. Whether the Democrats ex- j
pect to win in 190S or not. they are |
sure to be beaten badly in 1904. All j
the indications are against them. Not
the slightest apprehension as to the ' ;
result is felt in business circles any- j
where. If there were any symptoms ' '
of a Democratic victory, enterprise j
would halt and a general cessation j
of industry would take place. Xoth- :
ing of this sort is visible. N'othing of '
the sort is expected b nynybody. Still j 1
the Republicans will act as if there !
were a chance that the Democrats ]
would make a strong canvass. The
Republican party will deal with the
issues of 1904 in 1904, and will at- j
tend to the situation of 1908 when that
. comes to hand.
If it don't pay us to advertise it
-won't pay you to read our ad, hut if
it pays to advertise,, then it will pay
you to take advantage of our ad. Jolliffe's.
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JP&SBtte.. if-W jo.' ' -
An Oriental Slierloclc Holmes, >|
A book on India tells of a native defective
whose methods were anything j
but scrupulous. One important matter j
investigated was a robbery of about j
half a lakh of rupees' worth of silver |
ingots (about $25,000) that was sent ;
down on camels with an escort of iif- !
teen armed men from Indore to Kotah. j
The escort was killed by Daeoits and j
the silver taken. Isri Pershad, the ori- j
ental Sherlock Holmes, rasseldar major
of a native regiment, made it his busl- '
ness to bring these men to justice and
when asked in after years how he obtained
his proofs remarked, smilingly j
stroking his beard, that if a man was j
judiciously strung up, spread eagle
wise, by his thumbs, much useful information
might he extracted, and, j
having no marks of ill treatment to
show to the'sahibs, he generally held
his tongue. Of a certain witness in
this case he wrote that he had ''given
awfully good evidence ax tue xrun. uul
as there was 'just -i little discrepancy'
between this and his previous deposi- j
tions before the political agent. when !
the original files were called for by the
higher court, 'It would be better to
omit this one and say it bad been eaten
by white ants.'"
Oltl Lenther Ilottlcji,
Leather bottles, or blackjacks, were j
common in Europe two centuries ago. .
The bottles were often made of one j
skin doubled up arid closely stitched I
together, leaving an aperture for tlie '
neck. The thick piece between was in- j
sorted for the slip. It was meant to be j
slung at tlie back, a leather thong pass
ed through two loops placed on either ;
side of the neck, arid it was sufficiently !
fiat at the base to stand when put !
down. The stopper was made of wood, j
horn or old leather. A good deal of j
care was required in the preparation j
of the leather, which had to be oiled
and worked with hammers to make it
supple and then washed with a lye so
that all the impurity was entirely removed.
leaving the leather clean and i
dry. No moisture or air had any effect j
on it. Blackjacks were, in fact, flagons ]
made in various sizes. They were j
sometimes pitched inside.
TIi?? >IoKlem Girl.
When she is twelve or fourteen the
Moslem girl comes to know she is beautiful,
though she does not marry at the
early age of the Hindoo girl. She
counts the saris and Cholis and sighs
for fringes of pearls and modern diamond
earrings she sees the friends of
her mother wear. In her rose colored
veil and gold spots she is the prettiest
picture you ever saw. With gazelle
eyes and Asiatic grace she is full of ardor
and naivete at the same time. She
runs like a fawn at the approach of a
stranger, but when unobserved her
laughter rings through the house, and
the instinctive coquetry of her smiles
shows that the purdah is a necessity.?
Follow! xiir In IIIh FootNteps.
Visitors to China are particularly
struck by the numbers of pairs of
boots hung in separate -wooden cages
in tlie archway of the main west gate
of Ilsuanhua, the valedictory gifts of
beneficent prefects. It is an attractive
custom in China to invite a departing
magistrate whose rule has
been popular to leave a pair of old
boots for suspension in a prominent
place as a hint to his successor to follow
in his footsteps. It is a considerable
honor to be asked to leave these
boots, and tlie ruled make the request
all the more eagerly because they believe
in the efficacy of the hint.
"W'izit Wrinlcle.s Signify.
Wrinkled foreheads in children betoken
consumption, rickets or idiocy.
Vertical wrinkles of the brow come
early to men who do much brain work.
Arched and crossing wrinkles about
the lower middle of the forehead betoken
physical or mental suffering.
Pine close meshed wrinkles which cover
tlie face, sign of age and decrepitude.
tire caused by loss of contractile
nervous force and are prevented by hot
bathing, friction and electricity.?Atlanta
A Gloomy WediUiiK Gift.
Two septuagenarians have just celebrated
their golden wedding. and
among their many presents was one
from a tombstone manufacturer, whose
gift took the form of a tombstone with
the names of the couple engraved upon
It. It will be at once erected upon a
spot which the recipients of the gift
have selected as their last resting
Higgles?Is there any truth in the
report that your employer discharged
you last week? Muggins?Yes, but I
wouldn't mind it so much if he hadn't
added insult to injury. Higgles?Why,
how's that? Muggins?lie advertised
for a small boy to till my place.
How He Gnined Sneocss.
"Didn't he make a failure of life at
"Well, yes; he failed at everything
until he struck the happy idea of selling
advice on how to s.icceed to young
men who have more ambition than |
The Main Oaestlon,
"And you have finally decided the |
"Well, no?er?not exactly. We have
decided to get married, but whether j
we'll board, keep house or live in a j
Bat is still In the air."?Baltimore
Mrs. Smith? Mr. Smith, your rage
makes you inconsistent. Mr. SmithHow
so? Mrs. Smith?Why, because
you are swearing on the prayer rug.
There Is iy difference between being
busy and being industrious.
1 have a~fcix rwomThouse on Bridge
street for rent. if"H. Lanham. x
-THE MUMMY AND THi
Presents me Clever Y(
!n the Most SuccessSu Societ
The Mummy and tl
BY ISAAC HI
S3X 5V3?&S2TE-*S m N
TWO YEARS 2
With the. r^mniete New 1
UQ1UII UU V V_r vilf JJ'l vy u v * v n
PRICES: SI.50; SI.OO; 75; 50 and 2
SPECSAL, G U
The management is pleased
trons that they <1 iv?_ their p
enyagEMnont of Mr. Pe.nl Gil'
company in the X<"-v Toi
I ''The Mummy and The if or
more carries the entire X?and
the engagement x>rornise
notable of the season. It is
desiring; <*uoci locations of se
! places on the opening of th
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THEMJMMY AND THE H
SCENE "OM AC
WHAT A WOMAN NEEDS. in
A woman needs the sustaining pow- B
er of an eternal love, and love sancti- pi
lied by marriage is the only love ca- a
pable of eternity. This is exemplified pc
in "The Mummy and the Humming j th
Bird," the wonderful play that Mr. ec
Paul Gil more will present here on A:
Thursday, May 5th, at the Grand, as
The Humming Bird is a human para- is
site, a spider-like butterfly, who liov- "1
ers about the beautiful Pady Lumley Bi
and seeks to enmesh her in his web. M
Jack Lumley, the dear Mummy, is the gr
husband, whose love is of the eter- ra
nal quality; and liotv he manages to G<
extricate her from the meshes without fe
even disarranging one of the fine er
threads of the web, so far as the world is
is concerned, is the fascination and bj
the charm of "The Mummy and The M
Humming Mird." True love appeals at
to old and young; for it is at once the th
fragrance and romance of life. It is tic
The Markets Late Yesterday.
NEW YORK. April 29?Nos;oiialie
tions attending the canal payments I ^
with the further withdrawal of .$3,- tli
700,000 go id for Paris, overshadowed Bi
all other developments in the linati- ar
cial situation to-day. The stock mar- of
ket for a time held strong in spite
of the gold withdrawals, but after the w;
full details were disclosed, prices sog of
ged off and 'the general list became pa
weak. This was on recognition tlia da
this week's total outflow of $12,800,- iv
: HUMMING BIRD
)untj American Actor,
y Comedy of Recent Years |
i? Humming Bird
EW YORK GSTY, |?
N LONDON. I,
York City Production.
!5c. - CURTAIN 8:30 O'clock. f
to announce to its 11a- ?
I'rsonal guarantee to the
more and' his excellent
k and London success, g
riming Bird.1'' Mr. Giliv
V. rk C ty pre duct ion. =
s to be one of the most
suggested that patrons
ats should secure their
o sale at Christie's on |
ING, F^AY 3rd.
-m -r < jt.
UMMttl BIRD" ^
"The .Mummy at the Humming
ird." Every line of this wonderful
ay is either a laugh, a tear, a thrill,
surprise or else an applause-comilling
sentiment. Is it any wonder
at such a play should have succeedi
in Europe, America, Australia and
sia? Mr. Paul Gilmore. tvho appears =
; Lord Lmmley in this beautiful play.
indeed fortunate to have secured
Che Mummy and the Humming
ird." His interpretation of the dear
ummy is placing him among the
eat stars of the day, in the same
,nk with Sir Charles Wyndham. Nat
Dodwin. John Drew and Joseph Jefrson
: and this, it may he remarked, | ?
nphasizes the truth that "the play
the thing." The company engaged
- Manager Jules Murry to support
r. Gilmore is of exceptional ability, 01
id the production is identical with
e New York and London produc- p1
0 exceeds in volume any previous
.gagements announced during a sim ^
tr period. Speculative interests was ^
ieiiy confined to the specialties in
is group: United States Rubber,
ooklyn Union Gas, Mexican Centre 1
id Consolidated Gas, were features w
The market in general, however, y<
is very dull, with a small volume |j.
trading in which London partiei,ted
to a lesser extent than yester,y.
The Stock Market closed inacte
and rather weak. tl
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No Slips on B. & O. Here
With all of our rain recently, only
10 slip has been reported on the B. '
O. lines entering this city. The
le referred to was a small affair, deying
traffic lessthan one hour. In
rmer springs this company was in- C
triably crippled by landslides, in a ?a[
eater ro less degree,but tills year a(j?
tey seem to have entirely eliminated
lis dangerous feature.
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NOT " KNOCKER,
at to be at tile tbres a
of prosperity. To
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be our daily concern.,
ses we bave. To en?
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deliglit. We will.
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be Daily one weelc^,
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obs Building, Monroe
idiiD oum u*
iaud Children's Furnishlercliant
Street-. J. S.
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re is Baroain Dan..
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JUR OWINS FIRESIDE v
i be made doubly attractive by titer
lition of a handsome
Perhaps you have thought about niaka
change but feared the expensefht
be too great. May be high under
ic conditions but not if we do the work.iVe
would be pleased to have you fact
lite line of mantels here and also>- '
book of designs. Then we caa subfigures
which will be quite low.
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Jacobs Building, Monroe itreet.
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