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American Im(m Wonld Wreck
OmuqMam Would Vol-
UnMnctloMd Invailon of Chl«*|o
tt« Minor Lw(ur
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^According to all reports tbe Ameri
can (late Western) League has decld
ed.to place a club In Chicago with or
Without the consent of the Chicago
club, or the National League. This
amounts practically to a declaration of
war, as it is not likely that the Chl
cago League club will consent to share
its territory with any other-club, espe-
the face of a rebellious at*
titude and a hostile declaration and
even if the Chicago club should by
•fej8®. any'posslbillty be brought into line on
it'.ifi' alinost certptn
\r "that the league would not consent—
and it consent under Section 3, of the
Constitution would be Just as essential
,i-"'aa tfcat of the Chicago club, nay even
jnore BO. It is to be presumed that
tbe American Leaguers, if they really
contemplate the Invasion, have careful
ly'considered the situation and counted
tbe cost. And yet. Inasmuch as the
result will be ruin for the American
•A League no matter how the thing is fig
ured out, it is hard to believe that the
American League, magnates mean what
they say or meaning It, have fully
sized up the consequences of their con
templatedact. Under the circumstances
It is not to be wondered at thai, there
Is. a widespread disposition to regard
the whole thing as a bluff to cover
certain other contemplated moves. The
situation of the American League will
be precarious enough, should the
American Association enter the field,
as that organization will surely occupy
two tf the American League's best cit
les, will surely prey upon Its players,
and will just as surely cause an in
crease or running expenses added to
the cost of war in the conflicting
towns. If in addition, to that, the
American League outlaws itself by the
Invasion of Chicago it is doomed to be
fMi Illustration of Drafting Uv.
New York Telegram.
The injustice of the farming rule is
men in the case of outfielder Frisbee,
,ofthe Bostons. Frisbee was turned
'over to Tom Loftus, of the Grand
Rapids team, in the Western League,
along with *1,000, in the deal for
'backstop Sullivan. This exchange of
dollars and one human being for a
likely player gave Frisbee a right to
file a large and vociferous wail, and
he is backed in his grievance by some
Rational League managers, who are
desirous of signing so promising a
.player as the athlete who was rela"1
gated to the Grand Rapids farm. In
other words, the Boston club hand!
,caps the future of one-good player
for the sake of experimenting with
another. In the obscurity of a minor
league Frisbee may run to seed and
his hopes of a future be blasted by
the selfishness of grasping magnates.
And this Is called advancing players
In-their profession, in the very words
of the National Agreement! Out upon
•'Inch perversion of law and justice.—
Hugh J. Jennlnga,
Hugh J. Jennings, the first baseman
of-the Brooklyn champions, was born
at Pittston, Pa., in 1870. He made his
debut.as a professional during the clos
ing, games of the season of 1890 as a
catcher with the Allentown team of
the Eastern League. He joined the
Leighton, Pa., Club in 1891, and his
good work secured him an engagement
with the Louisville-Club, which was
then managed by the veteran John J.
-Chapman. Shortly after Jennings' ar
rival at Louisville he was tried at first
base, Taylor having to lay off on ac
count of being injured, and he filled
In a masterly manner this position, al
though a strange one to him, and
*nade himself a great favorite with the
{Louisville public. After Taylor re
(Bumed his place on the team. Manager
Chapman placed Jennings at short-
•top, another new position to him
During the season of 1&93 Jennings
3 was secured by Baltimore in a trade.
On account of his physical condition
he only took part in 38 games dur-
||^-:ng' that year and Hanlon did not as
sign him to a regular position. In
_1894, Hanlon moved McGraw over to
third and Jennings, who was assigned
to'Short,"electrified the baseball world
A* "'%T his-success in that position. He
WMt transferred with the" pick of. the
Baltimore players to Brooklyn this
jgji spring/ His arm has troubled him
Jtirf'-foirieirefcal seasons and
.be was out ot the game Coring the
II, mtir part of tbe 18fl» Wheu
played regularly at first, lie showed
good form and greatly aided the su*
perbath in finishing first.
Hu*(*r and ShDrtatep.
R. O. Allen, the manager and short*
stop of the champion Indianapolis club
of the Western League, who is slated
to succeed Buck Efeing as the Reds'
manager in 1900, was born at .Marion,
Ohio, on July 10, 1867. His first pro
fessional engagement was with the'
Mansfield, Ohio, club, in.1887. In 1889,
he was with the Pittsburg club until
May, when he was released on account
of Illness. In 1897, he became the
Detroit club's manager ,|i\t differences
arising between him and Owner Van
Derbeck, Allen was released. He fin
ished the season with Boston and
showed that he was fast enough for
any company. In 1898, he managed
the Indianapolis club, which lost the
Western League championship by one
run in the last game of the season.
to pieces between the upper
/League and nether Association mill
as it will then be absolutely
without allies of any kind and defense
/'less Against the raids of the warring
major leagues and of the allied minor
leagues. What a wreck the combined
hostiles would make of the American
^Ibeague can be imagined!
His Hooslers, largely through his intel
ligent handling, were the pennant win«
ners of 1899.
Dungan's Day.
It is a long lane that has no turn
and Sam Dungan has at last been re
warded. No fielder in the Western
League has been of more value to a
team in the past four seasons than the
bald-pated one, but each fall he has
by the agents who were purchasing
players for major League clubs, and
was also passed coldly by when the
drafting commenced. The only way
to account for this is that when once
a man has had a trial in fast company
and fails to hold up his end they do
not stop to think that he may im
prove, and the impression prevails
that he is an old fellow. Now, Dun
gan may be bald and old enough to
vote, but he is still a young man and
is good for many years of service in
the diamond by reason of his good
habits. He has always been S
but when he first joined the Chicago
Club the outfield was a new position
to him and naturally he did not
shine as a gardener. Since playing
fie position regularly Dungan has
improved wonderfully and now covers
a world of ground, is one of the best
throwers in the business, and also
has the faculty of picking the ball out
of the sun, so Chicago will doubtless
use him in that left garden, where the
sun has caused many a player to
make a failure.—Detroit Free Press.
FarreU's Fancy.
Jimmy Hughes was singled out by
Duke Farroll as one of the future
pitching great, on the day of Jimmy's
debut as a major League twirler.
Hughes opened the season of 1898 in
Washington, shut out the Senators
and twirled a one-hit game. This lone
single safety was of the doubtful order,
a line drive from McGuire that Stenzel
dropped after a hard run. "That new
red-head of Hanlon's pitched a fair
ball, but he will probably go akiting
before he goes down the line on the
other ten clubs this season," said
Jack Doyle after the young Califor
nian's debut at National park. "Don't
be telling yourself lies, Jack. That
lad will be pitching ball when some of
our pitching stars are working their
arms in tank water towns," was Far
cell's prophecy. Farrell saw a great
pitcher in Hughes, on the strength of
Jimmy's one game, in Washington,
and his prophecy was realized ere half
Aiinon Is Still Alive.
From Chicago comes assuranca
that ex-captain Anson has finally so*
cured a ground for his new Chicago
club. A Chicago real estate firm lq
ready to turn over to the Anson syn
dicate the base ball grounds used by
the Columbia Giants last season.
They are located west of Wentworth
avenue, between Thirty-eighth and
Thirty-ninth streets, and are adjacent
to the Wanderers' cricket grounds.
On the west the field is flanked by
the railroad tracks of the Western In
diana system. In speaking of the gen
eral base ball situation Anson is re
ported as Baying:
"If the National League drops,
Brooklyn what a chance it will be for
our new American Association to
jump in." "For 25-cent ball?" "No,
I don't think so. The existing prices
are fair enough. Brooklyn would be
a great town for us. Then there would
be a rivalry between
teaiU6^an3' ours, which wd.uld booms
base ball. That is needed to keep the1
game alive. We can get great back
ing in the west and in Chicago here,
such as the National League never
could control. All we are doubtful
about now is the Eastern part of our
circuit. If that braces up we are to
go on. The west is perfectly solid and
prepared now. As owner of some 130
shares oi Chicago ball stock I will
welcome a new league as the best
means of booming the business. The
game of base ball at the presen^time
lacks that-which is sought to"1e sup
plied by the promoters of the new As
sociation. I refer to the honest and
business-like competition which is so
necessary in all lines of business. Iri
my opinion, all that the National
League lacks to make it a successful
enterprise is a rival organization, and
If I am not very much mistaken, this
will be forthcoming in a short time,"
Bach It G«n Bailer Who Command* the
Hrttl(fc In the War Against tbe Agri
cultural Republic—Author of a Drill
AS'V (Special Letter.)
The commanding figure in South
Africa today is Gea. Sir Aedvers
Hgnry Buller, who holds the supreme
comjnand of the British soldiers there.
When all reinforcements shall have
been landed in South Africa Gen. Bul
Jer will have under him between 88,
000 and 100,000 men—a force nearly
four times greater than the purely
•V 1
Gen. Buller entered as ensign the
King's Royal Rifle Corps. He took part
In the Chinese war in 1860, went to
Manitoba in 1870 with Lord Wolseley
against Riel, and three years later to
the gold coast. In the Ashanti cam
paign in 1873 Gen. Buller took part In
ifour engagements, including the decis
ive battle of Coomassle. After five
years he was back again in Africa,
where, leading the Frontier l'-^ht horse
against the Kaffirs, he exhibited great
personal bravery. He particb^tfui—d.
'"'I]!j|Jii§iJfi^HPlffleffTno!^than ever in
ie battlefield. In the Zulu war of .1879,
and in the Boer war that followed. He
was present at Kassasin and Tel-el-
Kebir, at El Teb, and Tamai, and won
the battle of Abu-Klea.
Gen. Buller is also known as the
author of the Infantry Drill Book. He
is a man of enormous energy, and of a
peculiar cold daring, which springs
from the head rather than the emo
tions. A rigid disciplinarian,stern and
exacting, he is feared and respected.
There is more cruelty than mercy in
liis composition. He personally dis
likes the Boers and his campaign will
be one of sternness to the end. To
i. iC 5,
Capt. Stephen L'Hommedieu Slocum,
who has Just been sent as the military
representative of the United States
government to watch maneuvers In
South Africa, is captain in the Eighth
cavalry and descendant on his father's
side of Capt. Miles Standish and a
Huguenot on his mother's side, ne
first distinguished himself at the time
of the Nez Perce war, when as a lad
lie Vas the bearer of communications,
between the officers, and on account of
bis bravery was recommended by the
officers for position |q the army from
English troops which Wellington com
manded at Waterloo.
Gen. Buller is apparently fitted for
the task intrusted to him. He is a man
of blood and iron. His sword-is crim
son to the hilt. Blood, battles, brig
ades, bombs, blockading, barracks, bi
vouacs, belligerency—all are synonym
ous with Buller. He is entering upon
his tenth campaign. In many morr
charges he has faced and dealt death
Over and over again he has been "men
tioned in dispatches" for gallantry in
plant the British flag over PretorU
within the least possible time as a'
preparatory of painting another slice
of South Africa an English red—such
Is his task and to that task he will
apply himself with all the determina
tion of his nature.
Carious Things Which an Odea Clerk
Told About Them.
'The postage stamp account of any
of the large hotels is something that
$n't be balanced with absolute ac
curacy," said an old-time clerk to a
New Orleans Times-Democrat reporter.
The sales show a profit, although the
law forbids anyone from charging
more than face value. The profit comes
In on the change. A man wants
stamps for a couple of letters, to illus
trate, and is handed either a 1-cent
stamp or a copper penny in change for
the nickel he is almost certain to de
posit on the counter. 'Oh! I don't
want to be bothered with that,' he
says, in nine cSses" out of ten, and tiro
house is ahead one cent. These stray
pennies will mount up to 75 cents or
in the course of a day, and would
constitute a nice little revenue from
one week's end to the other were it
not for the fact thai they are offset by
the necessity of paying short postage
for careless guests. You would be
surprised to know how many un
stamped letters are dropped into the
mail box In the corridor. The number
Is far greater proportionately than
those found in tbe street boxes in the
busiest section of the city." It la hard
to' form any theory in explanation,
but the fact is as I state, and is true ol
all large hotels. There are also a great
number of letters and packages on
which the postage is insufficient, and
such mail is invariably brought
straight to the desk by the collector.
We put on the necessary stamps, and
I believe the practice is universal
among upper class houses. It we didn't!
the mail would go direct to the dead
letter office in New York and the de
lay would be a matter of serious an
noyance and perhaps loss of our
guests. Of course, we can't make a
charge for the stamps used in that
way, because it would seem petty,
don't you know, but all the same it
mounts up. It Just about balances the
profits which I mentioned."
Natural Soap and Paint Mlnrs.
A natural soap mine and a paint
mine are two of the latest curiosities
Which have been discovered in British
Columbia. Several soda lakes have
been found in the foothills near Ash
croft, British Columbia. Their bot
toms and shores are incrusted with a
natural washing compound containing
borax and soda. It is quite equal to
the washing powders in common use
for cleansing purposes. About 275
tons of the compound have been cut
and taken out of one lake. It Is
lake alone contains 20,000 tons.
Flagfl of ttie Warring- Republics.
The flag of the South African Repub
He is little known. It is like that of
Holland—bars red, white and blue—
with the exception of an addition of an
upright green bar, where the flag is
joined to the staff. The flag of the
Orange Free State also betrays its
Dutch origin, for in the corner, where
the Union jack figures In the English
ensign, appears the Hollanders' tri
color on a' field of white and orange
bars. This flag is unique, for it is said
to be the only one in the world in
which orange appears as a color.
the civil list. After he becamc lieu
tenant he served in the west, and was
with that band of cavalry which rode
to take Sitting Bull dead or alive. More
recently he has been an attache to
Minister Townsend at Lisbon, where
he was when the war with Spain broke
out. On account of his knowledge of
Spain and the Spaniards he was re
called by the government to give the
benefit of his experience where it was
most needed. Cajtt. Slocum has a
brother now holdlne an official posi
tion in Cuba. .The two are the only
nephews of Mra. Rmvell Sags.
fieallstle Snow Scenes—Heat Valve for
Kettle—Harnessing the Tides—Self
Froteetlon In Plants—A New Photo
graphic Telescope—Recent Inventions.
Harnessing the Tides.
The efforts now making In Europe
to produce electrical energy by utiliz
ing the tides, are thought to be prac
tical, and complete success is expect
ed. The idea of generating power by
means of the tides is old. In fact, the
method now being applied on the
coasts of France and England to run
dynamos by utilizing the rise and fall
of the short waters Is the same that
was long employed at a few points on
the shores of Long Island sound and
elsewhere to grind flour in "tide mills."
The English are treating the problem
as though 1U practicability for the gen
eration of electricity on a large scale
was fully demonstrated. It is said
that the sea wall and works that are
to be erected at Southend, on the north
side of the Thames' mouth, will cost
$3,000,000. The purpose is to supply
electricity to London, and the advan
tage of the site selected is that there
the rise and fall of the tide 1s very
great. This enterprise will be by far
the most ambitious and costly attempt
yet made to harness the tides for In
dustrial purposes. If it proves success
ful the new source of power is sure to
be largely utilized.
Self-Protection in Plantg.
Young long-leaf pines, according to
Mr. Pinchot of the department of agri
culture, protect themselves against for
est fires in a most interesting and re
markable manner. For four or five
years the stems of the infant trees at
tain a height of only as many inches
above the soil. During this time their
bark is extraordinarily thick, and that
alone gives some protection. But in
addition the long needles spring up
above the stem, and then bend over on
all sides "In a green cascade which
falls to the ground in a circle about
the seedling." This green barrier
can with difficulty be made to burn,
while the shade that it casts prevents
Inflammable grass from growing near
the protected stem. Mr. Pinchot thinks
that it Is owing to this peculiar sys
tem of self-protection which the pine
seedlings have developed that the
growth of evergreen oaks in Florida
has been restricted in regions where
fires have raged while pure pine for
ests have taken their place.
A New Kind of Vtrick.
In Germany the granulated slag fro-"
blast furnaces is being utilized for the
{nanufacture of brick. The making of
flag brick is not a new thing, but here
tofore fluid slag has been em ployed for
tlve nCTnap and the brick rhus pro­
duced has been found unsuitable for
building purposes because it is imper
meable to air and steam. But the
Blag bricks made in Germany are, it
Is said, not open to this objection. On
the contrary, while exceeding the
strength of ordinary bricks,-and pi
sessing an extraordinary resistance1* to
heat, they are more permeable to air,
and consequently are well suited for
the building of houses. They do not
absorb water as rapidly as ordinary
Inooulatlnn for Typhoid.
As there is considerable typhoid fe
ver in Natal, all the British troops
which have been transported to South
Africa have been given the option of
being Inoculated with the anti-typhoid
6erum, and, according to the London
Lancet, 70 per cent have availed them
selves of the opportunity. The inoc
ulation with serum has worked most
successfully at the Indian posts where
It has been tried, and the present op
erations in South Africa, which are
being conducted on so large a scale
will demonstrate the availability of the
serum^treatment in the prevention ot
enteric so often prevalent with
armies in tZT
Realistic Snow'bul?
Snow scenes in theaters ma.,
be made quite realistic, even thoiftr
the spectators are quite assured that
the falling flakes are only bits of pa
per. When it is only makeshift snow
scene, where the drawn-back draper
ies of a window show the falling flakes,
a man on a plank in the flies scat-
tering pieces of paper meets the re
quirements. When a more ambitious
attempt at a snow scene is made sev
eral small machines concealed in the
flies and distributed so as to cover the
stage front with the imitation falling
crystals are employed. An inveentor
of New York city has just been
granted a patent on an appliance for
producing realistic snow scenes in
which the paper is fed into a hopper
and scattered broadcast over the stage,
a strong blowing motion being im
parted to the falling particles to sim
ulate the effect of the wind. This de
vice. it is asserted, will place the snow
scenes on a par with storm scenes of
thunder and lightning which in mod
ern stagecraft have been brought to a
high stage of perfection,
A New Photographic Telracop®.
Prof. E. C. Pickering of the Harvard
observatory suggested a few months
ago the desirability of constructing an
extremely long telescope for the pur
pose of photographing stars and plan
ets. He now announces that the money
needed has been given by anonymous
friends of science, and that a telescope
of the desired kind, having an aperture
of 12 inches and a length of at least
100 feet, will probably be ready within
a few weeks for trial at Cambridge.
The instrument is to be placed in- a
horizontal position, and a movable mir
rot will reflect the light of the stars
into the object-glass.
Heat Valve for Ketlle.
A heat-controlling mechanism for
use in adjusting the supply of gas
from, a gas stove, so 4hat It will
maintain any given temperature, such
as that required for the heating of
milk, the boiling of water or for use
in turning on water sprays when
adapted for lire alarm purposes is the
invention of two Englishmen, Ernest
Griffiths and William Dampier, of
Cambridge. The essential feature of
the invention is an easily fusible al-
loy, contained in a tube, the expan
sion of which, on melting, acts on a
rod or level which in its turn oper
ates a ratchet or star wheel, thereby
turning off the gas or turning on the
water sprays, according to the use to
which it has been put. It is most im
portant that such a device be capable
of being readily reset for use again
and again, and that, too, without re
newal of the fusible alloy or other
parts, features possessed by this ar
rangement. In the illustration the de
vice is shown attached to an ordinary
saucepan wfiile being utilized to con
trol the supply of gas from a gas stove.
ll«lHtlon of Fanna to Bottom D?pngltft
In an article "On the Fauna and Bot
tom-Deposits Near the Thirty-Fathom
Line from the Kddystone Grounds to
Start_E^jj^^i^Allen, the director of
-hows how
the Plymouth laborat
the organisms are adaj
culiarities of tl
causes whis
ture. th
12) bloloff
upon one another."
Taunel Ugh!**
In the Batlgnolles tunnel, near Paria,
Incandescent electric lamps, arranged
rows along the tunnel walls, are
to be automatically illuminated and
extinguished by passing trains, thv
rims of the car wheels •perating the
electric switches. The lamps, being
each of ten candle power, and placed
at the' height of the car windows, will
serve to illuminate the interior of the
passing coaches, thus superseding the
use of lights in the train.
to an understanding of the local dis
tfibuticn of food fishes.
An Old-Time Automobile.
Fifty years ago a steam carriage
might have been -n on the streets of
New York. It was the invention of
Robert Dudgeon, who is well-known
by reason of his many inventions. He
used this carriage to go from his busi
ness to his residence in Harlem. Two
bushels of coal were used on every trip,
so it will be seen it was not a particu
larly economical means of conveyance.
The water tanks carried sixty gallons.
Finally, after being used for about ten
years, the city authorities forbade its
use on the streets of the city, and it
was taken to Long Island, where it
ran for some time on country roads.
Recent Invention*.
new discliS
powders are made to
i.d. intense flame by a
has a
small lamp burnir
flame, the powder 6eTf
bulb and thrown vertically"
flame to ignite It as It ascends.
To announce the arrival of carrier
pigeons at the home nest a whistle has
been patented for attachment to th«
bird, comprising a hollow ball of light
material, with a clamp to secure it to
the tail feather, an opening being cut
in the front to let air Into the whistle.
An Ohio man has patented a street
car floor which will prevent people
treading or sitting on passengers' toes,
the edges of the floor being double,
with the upper thickness supported at
intervals on brackets to lift it high
enough to allow the passengers' toes
to slip under.
Distribution of germs through the
use of telephones is prevented by a
new attachment which has a metallic
ring to fit over the mouthpiece, with a
cover hinged on one side, having a
bracket on its inner face for the sup
port of a small bottle containing an
antiseptic or germicide.
In New York a company has been
formed for the manufacture of an ar
mor for pneumatic tires, using an un
woven, fibrous material, which is flat
tened out into a wide sheet and cov
ered on one side with a loose woven
fabric to keep It In place, being then
folded over until it attains the proper
An improved feed box for animals
has a small trough pivoted at the rear
of the manger, with a narrow, round
hopper dependtng"*from the ceiling
overhead to fit over a cone-shaped pro
jection in the bottom of the box, a
weighted lever closing the cone over
the hopper outlet until the animal
presses the box down.
A perpetual calendar has been con
structed by a Frenchman named Jagot.
It consists of five wheels having a total
of ninety-six teeth and of nine lever3
or catches. It indicates automatically,
without any attention save winding,
the day of the week, the date and the
month, and shows the 29th of Febru
ary every foslr years, besides suppress
ing it In the centenary years that are
not leap years and showing It in those
that are.
The Venerable Widow of tho' Warrior-'
President Has Returned to Her Wstb-'/'i
Ington Home After Several Tears' Ab*
sence—Friends Always Welcomed.
(Washington Letter.)
Mrs. Julia Dent Grant, the venerable?'
widow of the famous warrior presidents
has reopened her Washington home
after an absence of nearly five months.v
Mrs. Grant returns in excellent health
and spirits. Her outing, spent in Sar-/
atoga. Magnolia, Mass., and later in
Newport, whese she attended the wed
ding of her favorite granddaughter,'
Julia Dent Grant, proved replete with'
interesting adventures. She especially,'1
enjoyed the gayeties attending the nup
tials of the Princess Cantacuzene, and
Is never tired of relating her experi
ences to her friends. This venerable^
woman, although 75 years of age, is re-i
markably vigorous physically and men,
tally. She receives her friends almost
every morning in her pleasant sitting
rt jm in her Massachusetts avenue
one. She is perfectly impartial in the
.-ception of these guests. The lowly
(riends of early years are as welcome
as the leaders of society. Mrs. Grant
will shortly issue her book of remi
niscences. She has been engaged on this
work for nearly five years, and with
her vast experience of social and polit
ical life at the capital, the volume can
not fail to be Invaluable and'a distinct
addition to the literature of the capital.
The late Mexican ambassador, Senor
Romero, who was Gen. Grant's lifelong
friend, gave Mrs. Grant the benefit of
his experience and diplomatic knowl
eagejn the revision of the book. The
late Bishop Newman also assisted Mrsx
Grant in the collection of the data. The
loss of these two friends have some
what saddened the aged authoresaJwtflf*
ie has decided, with ••he assistance of
^tighter, Mrs. Nellie Grant Sar-
Jnce the book on 'ae market
las season.
The article helps
Miss M. Genevieve Burnett, assist
ant general organizer of the AmefiC
Protective league, has become quite
generally known as the "Joan of Arc"
of the colored race. She was born In
Little Rock, Ark., 20 years ago. Her
first training was under the Sisters of
Mercy in the convent at Santa Fe,
N. M. Later she received a normal
training in Wilberforce university,
Ohio. Last year while speaking at
Atlantic City on the plan of establish
ing negro orphan asylums in the states
of the Union she attracted the atten
tion of Joseph W. Henderson of Provi
dence, R. I., the editor of the New
England Torchlight and the founder
of the league. The league adopted her
orphan asylum plan and she too''
the work of a lens-"- u'sanlzer. The
objects of the organization are to
unite the colored people of this coun
try, to train them to become industri
ous and economical, to enter into busi
ness and manufacturing pursuits, to
induce them to seek homes in the
northern and western states, to study,
read, confer and consult with each
other regarding the Improvement of
their condition, and to promote their
interests in every respect by peaceful
mate means. Everyone is
fee ]S
one cent local branches
are subject t^*^^.r!Qis.atl0Ii
and next year a nat
Will be perfected with a
of at least 100,000. The organizers are
meeting with wonderful success and
the plan is being accepted with en
Two NfiVflborg.
The fellow-feeling that marks one of
the tenderest spots in human natura
is often most pronounced among great'
men. A writer in the Century tells
this new anecdote of Faraday. The
great physicist and his friend Hoff
mann were walking one day together
through the streets of London, whero
both were then professors, when Fara-!
day stopped a newsboy and bought a.
paper. Hoffmann asked him why,with
his house supplied regularly with all
the papers he needed, he stopped to
buy a paper from a boy on the street.
Faraday replied: "I was once a news
boy myself and sold papers on th*
street" It was a fitting explanation

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