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TEXAS THE HEAD-LETTER OPFICE. ralllng-n.T In lb amlr of l'lra nf Mall tMl.illre.ted. Very few persons have any clear or finite knowledge of the extent of the trutloim of the dead-letter office of postofflre department, say the New rk Hun. It U known In a general y that misdirected letters are trans ited to the postofflce department In aahlngton and there are opened and possible redirected either to the nder or the addressee. The number lettera and papers lent to the dead ler office In a year la G.5O0.OOO. Of ise E.SOO.OnO ar what It called ordl ry unclaimed letter, 165,000 foreign ten misdirected by people In the tiled 8tatea to persons abroad, and out 30.000 letters written to fictitious dresnea, while 5O0.VOO letters In a ar are mailed by people In other entries to Incorrect addresses In the kited Elates. According to the last postoftlc report ire than 30.000 letters sent to the d-lettr offlro contained money to gross amount of 150,000; SO.000 ier letters contained diaft, notes. d and checks to the amount of more id tl.500.CKM, A majority of the nejr and the eTldenres of Indebted- were returned to the owners, but t year 1300.000 In checks and note 1 (10.000 In cash reniaiued unclaimed d undistributed. The number of arrets sent to the dead-letter office Is not large. More than 35.000 letters finding their way to the dead-letter office yearly contain photographs. A ery large proportion of the matter which reAcheg the office does so not be cause of any defects In the postofflc system, but because of wnnt of care on the part of the patrons of the malls. It would not be possible to state the proportion In figures, because the tech nical distinctions of "held for pontage," "misdirected." etc., Include letters which, while properly prepared and dispatched according to the addresses, still full of successful delivery by res kid f. nosty and careless directions, confusion arising from offices of the same or simitar namei In different states, and other causis. It Is a pe culiar f-u'l that while many persons are XtrenHjr careful of their penmanship iu limiting letters to persons who are familiar with their writing, they are slngiilurly negligent In addressing the j envelope, whicn Is to it r'i uy per sons unfamiliar with t.e writing, vet 7iK,n whose ability to r.ad it Is depend ent the safe delivery of the letter. The Inrrrasc cf the business of the dead-letter office which continued rarh )ear until alout three years ago has recently ceased and there Is a diminu tion In the volume of misdirected mail matter. This Improvement Is ac counted for In part by the Improved management of the -vostofflre depart ment, but to greater extent by the general diffusion of education among writers. l.uod Vear far lleuwa I alrlty. President Andrews of Urown I'nlver slty. In his report to the Corporation, notes that during the punt year the mil verslty hss been uncommonly fortunate financially. Though nothing was added to the endowment, the Income from se curities was so little Impaired, and tin Increase of fees from students so con siderable more than 114.000 In excess of the largest amount ever previously derived from this source that the de ficit for the year ended April 15 waf found to be but U'.GC.r.t. All this was. of course, covered by the pledges mad during the preceding year by generoui friends of the university covered, loo, by a draft of less than 14 per rent upon each share guaranteed. This result It the more gratifying In that It was not made poiwible by any pinching or nn u.'tiul economies. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM. The pain of t bee-iting Is at on.e allayed by the application of the juice cf the Mt" poppy. The canned fruits of California are cuch admired In Itomuny, and outrank 4be best that go there from other coun tries. i '.Mlialerdam li Intersected by canal, which divide the rlty Into about ninety Islands. Communication with them If had by about 300 bridges. American travelers In Km rope during Ihe three summer mouths, spend about 1100.0(10.000. This expense must be met by the exportation of gold. John and Richard McCrlff. of Gen eva. 111., are a lively pair of twins, con sidering their age. They are In their nlnety-flrst year. auJ never wore laes. To encourage the pronmt payment of taxes, the sheriff of Madinon county. Ky announces thut people who have paid their taxes will be murrlcd by him i w Vp.iut rost. v Mr. lxnils Coulon. a lawyer of Mout laron, France, has a beard eight feet long. He legan ahsvtng at the age of 12. and two year later his beard wa a foot In length. Severe Injuries to II. C. Armstrong, of Chippewa Falls. Wis., resulted from a somnambulistic performsnce. He dreamed that he was swlmmlug and dived from his bed. A Brooklyn housekeeper compels her female cook, when en duty, to array herself In bloomers. She claims that this Innovation makej her more active and tidy In ; kitchen. The new Baltic canid has cost $40, voo.OOA and la fifty-nine, miles long. At night It will be lighted from end to end with electric lights, A small electric lamp la being used instead of bell In some telephone ei cbanges In England, The call for cen- SOCIETY AT ATLANTA. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY ON TOP DURINO THE FAIR. la Ka Aaterlraa Illy at Sarh l.ttsltvd I'cpsUlloa In Ther ka Mark Ilia tllood Soma of lb Natattla Mra and Mawea. (Atlanta CorrekponJenre.) UK Atlanta of to day bjars no re semblance to the South In ante-bellum days. The c'ty began at once to rise like a phoenls from Its ashes, and today It testifies more than any f y 1 other place the progressive, mod ern Ufa of the new South. The same old spirit of Southern hospitality Is here, however, making an atmosphere of sun shine and friendliness In modern houses such as one sees in Northern and Western towns. I'eachtree street Is the fashionable avenue of Atlanta, and so great Is its Importance that a cook seeking employment considers the fact that she haa filled situation on I'each tree t street the very acme of recommen dation. A Peacbtreet street belle, a Peacbtreet society man or woman, are mentioned In the society columns with K , 4 .-i-. v- jf J l.-.' '"-V. I MIW. CLARPNTK KNOYVI.F.S. the same reverence that the publica tions of (lot ham discuss sucii commodi ties from Fifth aveuue. The Capital City club Is oa Peacli'iev, to Is the bo:..e of It president, .ij. Livingston MiniK. and so see any nivi'"r of other Important residences, where matron give card parties uml tens, and girls liiike llieir debut at th proper seusona. The Cspltal City club Is nar enough to the business part of the town for ll members to come there for lunrheon or to stop for a chat on Its piazxa as they walk home. It has a beautiful cafe, where the wives of Its members are free to come with their women friends. TM cafe Is used for all dinners and recep tions of state and during the exposition saany dignitaries will be entertained there. lresldent Cleveland and his cabinet will be given an rlubnrate re ception there. Mrs. t'lysses 8. Oram. Mrs. Jefferson Davis and Miss Winnie Davis will be entertained there on Grady day; and the foreign commis sioners and dignitaries will receive cards to the club, and will be duly eu tertulned. Muj. Livingston Minis la an Ideal Southern gentleman, tall, rotund, and stately, with a head of silvery hair, and the manners of a cavalier. Southern men. by the way. never smack of the professional genial they are climatic centals. The major, as he Is familiarly railed, alo bears the distinction of be ln lha father of Mrs. Joseph Thomp son, president of the Woman's lie nartment. Always a social ftgure. he is peculiarly In his e'ement at the club, lie has been its president fur a long time, and has always taken the great est Interest In Its financial welfare and Its soi lul aciilevetnetits. The rooms ere handsomely furnished In a refined and homelike fashion. The ballroom, with itl deep windows draped In while, Its ' r.Tu:-; TUB TOl'NQ DVCHEES Nr . -"""v f arched ceiling of llae garlanded with ' rosea, its low coxy seats, and palma and fiowers.are charming. Here the frivolous element who value frills) and favors ba- yoild all the honors that age ran bestow have their Innings. The Cotillon club, a long established fashionable organf gallon, noted for its expensive favors and Its extravagance In the way of or chid bouquets, will give two of It dances here this season. Tbomaa II. Tayne and James English, Jr.. may be said to be the leaders of this club. The lledmont Driving club house In the ex position grounds is a Jolly place, and one that will be a source of much pleas ure and comfort during the full. It la a quaint mono structure, with Ivy-cover ed chimneys, and a broud, open stone portico, shaded by tplcml.d trees. From the ptuzzn one tiRs a fine view of the buildings. There are other studies that the artist or sentimental bachelor can make from this vantnge-grotind, for every afternoon the belles of the city drive out with their best beaux and nop for a lemonade or something stronger. If Gibson had not u'reudy ob tained his ideul Southern girl, this would be the place for li'm to And her. When an occasional snow makes sleigh ing possible In the winter season, you will find a Jolly crowd gathered In the club hallway, sipping pleasant concoc tions and telling stories around the big open fire. The club Is open to the wives of members and their friends. The place Is altogether pleasant and charming, and will prove a godwnd to those ex position visitors who are fortunate enough to have can's thereto. Its presi dent la Mr. James R. McKeldln. a gen uine good fellow, and a popular bach elor. Itrookwood. the country residence of Mrs. Joseph Thompson, president of the Woman's Department. Is the private borne of mort importance Just now. Mrs. Thompson lias In ber social life heretofore been noted for the brilliancy and diatinrtlon of her entertainments, and durir.g the fair she wilt surpass ail her former achievements. Ilrookwood Is a perfect country home, surrounded by beaulif-.il grounds. These are cared for by two Kugilsh gardeners, and the place In Its frch triuiuess suggests an KtiRlish home. It Is only a half-mile liejrnil the exposition grounds. The hoie H not la irc and Imposing on the rx'erlor. but its beautiful Interior be sreaks in every detail the culture and grace of Its mistress Mrs. Thompson sill of course be the very center of ex posiion so.ial life; the place would le lons to her without her olnYe. The in terior of KrookwooJ Is dnlshcj with Georgia curled pine, and (he great din ing room, with Its walls patterned In gray-green popples and Its dc-p seat upholstered in gray, has a sense of qcjet nnd hrrnunloiH distinction. In this room, which has tieen the scene of many un elaborate dlnnT and jolly Chrlitmas frolic, Mrs. Thompson will give an entertainment In hr.-ior of Mrs. Potter Palmer and the Georgetown alumnae. It Is au Interesting fact that the two women president were both Georgetown girls, and. of course, Mrs. Thompson will make the gathering of the alumnae an e:peclat occasion. There are a great many handsome houses on I'eachtree. Among those which visitors will notice most Is the home of Judge nnd Mrs. Henry II. Tompkins, a new house planned ex untly after the old Georgia colonial houses, and very closely resembling the home of Cen. Robert Toombs, the undo of Mrs. Tompkins, and the well-known Southern orator and polltl.-iun. Presi dent and Mrs. Colyear will do a great deal of entertaining. Mrs. Clarence Knowies Is chairman of the committee on rtitertainmeuts of the Woman's De partment, r.nd her house will lie open to many distinguished guests. Mr. and Mrs. Knowies are tl nil times Im portant people In the social life of At lanta, and they draw about them the cleverest and most rompensutlng folks In fKviety. Tfcey keep open house, en tertaining wit a a rare ease. The draw ing room In the Knowies home Is ex quisite, being nn exact reproduction of the salon of Marie Antoinette at Petite i Trianon. The arratiRcnients to entertain in a simple fashion the v alio in clubs and congresses that ure to visit the exposi tion rcqutrej mah time and thought. - t OT M ARLDOROI GH, ON FOOTBALL RULES. WALTER CAMP DISCUSSES ON T'llS YEAR'S DRAWBACKS. Te ItetUlot nt Hnla Taenly-ri?e, hy Harvard Has Already Caatad Ureal I-raaenlBra to I aiplres -The Iwasua alay lla (allure T cannot ba said at this writing that the football season of IS'.i-., which Ih now upon us In earnest, promises gn-ut things In the way of succefs. And this unhappy m condition Is due so'ely to the split In the college world, as a result of which Yole and Princeton have amended the playing code of last year in certain reepei-tn, and Harvard, Cornell, and the Univer sity of Pennsylvania In others, which differ to such an extent that the rivul factious will play, in many ways, a dif ferent game. Of course should Harvard and Yaletfrree shortly to play a match in other words, agree to patch up a truce In their present strained relations the chances are strongly In favor of a conference, whose duty shall be the adoption of rulea alike for all. Hut un til a game or no gsme la definitely set tled upon It seems unnecessary to enter a discussion of the different amend menta In more than a general way. Wiille Yale and Princeton have at tacked the rules governing momentum plays. Harvard and her children have left them severely alone. Thus the for mer allow only one player to start and only three to group behind the line be fore the ball la put In play. That Is to tay, the renter guards and tackles must retain their positions lu the Hue. while the ends can only drop back a trifle. n i .1' ETHEI. DREW tlioitRh not allowed inside the tacMe positions. This change makes the game In a n-.easure what It used to be In for mer yrars. The fnlr-r.itrh rule, however, has been attacked by both rides and in a different way. For Instance, the Yale nd Princeton rules do not require that the man Intending to make the fair at. h shall hold up his hand, He Is re quired, however, to make a mark with "lis heel and must not advance beyond that murk. Harvard & Co., on the other hand, permit the catcher to pass the ball to one of his own side, who ran ruu with It or kick It. Otherwise the ball must be put In play at th spot where the catch was made. Other changes are these: Rule twenty-five, a amended by llurvard, I'nlvrrslly of Pennsylvania, and Cornell, reads: "No player shall lay his hands upon, or by the use of his hands or arms Interfere with, an opponent before the bull Is put In play. After the ball Is put In play the players of the side that has posses sion of the ball eau obstruct the op ponents with tho body only, except the player who runs wl'ii the ball. Hut the player of the side which haa not the ball ran use nand'i and arms to push the opponents ot i'. '.he way In brok ing through." As amended h,c Vale end Prilceton this rule reads: "A pluyer Is put off side If. during a serin tiiage he gels In front of the ball, or if the ball hus been last touched by one of his own side behind him. No player ran. however, be railed oft aide In his own goal. No player when off side shall touch the ball ex cept on fumble In scrimmage, nor with his hands or arms Interrupt or obstruct an opponent until again oa aide." Respecting the officials of the game while the one, or the Val party, will be governed by one umpire, a referee. linesman, an I an assistant linesman, the other will have two umpire, a ref er, and a linesman, all of whom "shall be nominated by the captain aid confirmed by th faculty." The dull of thts latttr body comprise th giving of testimony by th referee to Utter of th umpire of all vase of fouls as aeen by him, and the umpire ar la duty bound to acrept such tetli- niony as conclusive, and forthwith Im pose the proper penalty. The Yale officials one aud all are em powered to dlsquulify a play-jr. though a derision of this nature must be ap proved by the umpire. WALTKIl CAMP. ETHEL BARRY MORE. Taleatetl llsughler of lha l.aaienlas tlaorgla lrw. lUirry more Is the daugh Maurice and the late Drew Ilarryiiiiire, and the Klhel ter of Ucorgle granddaughter of Mrs. Jchi Drew. She Is not yet seventeen yeurs of age, and bus hud less than one yeiir's experience upon the stuge. She hud some valuable schooling last season while playing upon the road with her uncle, Jotui Drew, in "The Handle Shop," nnd she is at present liilug ingenue roles in the tame, company. Miss lt.irrymore has a charming face and a very winsome manner. She Is yet too young to give fu4l evidence of her abilities, but the work she baa thus far done has been more than sallstuctory, and because of ber distinguished lineage we have much reason to hope and believe that she will attain eminence lu the profession. DELIA 8TACEY. A aung Artrraa Wha aa Rlila a Maslaag and Kkllirally llaaals a Hltfa. Miss Delia Stacey, of the Dlgby Hell Opera Company, Is the daughter of the late Colon' 1 May II. Stacey, United States army. Colonel Stacey, at the time of hla daughter's birth was in com mand of a post In California and in turn In Arizona. New Mexico and New York. He was a gallant soldier and a gentle man, and his baby daughter, born oil the plains and tu ought up among the boys In blue, grew up a veritable "Child of the Regiment." She could ride al most before she could walk. Ijiter on the Indian scouts taught her how to saddle and ride a mustang. The officer took a great deal of delight in showing her how to handle a rifle. Sh became an expert horsewoman and an unerring shot with a rifle and rnoher. The clear, bracing air of the prairies broug.it a splendid health to her body. and the exerdfe a inaitnitlcenl develop meiit to her muscles. She grew up the pride of the soldiers and the delight of her gallant father nnd fond mother. The saddest moment in her joung life IiKUA STACEY. came v. hen It became uecessary to end her Fast to Is? educated. It was wheu she was at school thst her father died In California. Cast on her own resources, with her mother and yoncg brothers to rare for, she east about for some occupa tion. Cineral Sherman had always bad a strong fumy for his old comrade s daughter and It was through that aoble old soldier's Influence that later on, when Miss Stacey decided to enter Ihe theatrical profession, he secured her a place at the Casino. New York. There her talent and beauty brought her rapid advancement. Paddy Purtel and Johnson, alias "Th Terrible Swede." were sentenced at Weir City, Kan., to on year each la the penitentiary tor eugsgalng In a prize fight at Galena last spring, las me diately after th Bgtt in attorney gen eral look step to have th principal arotecuted, with th result asentlesed. 77 f 1 THE FUTURE OF WAR. MODERN CUNS WILL NECESSI TATE A CHANCE. ternlT Halite Villi lla al a rremluna aud lrfrnl Warfare MlaipliU'O. Ac rordina tu lira. tiMhwah l-r A a la resilMa: 1'rulileiu. Ill; nimiern guns will make i-reat changes In the nil of war, ant the plans emplocd in former campaigns by the i;re.it com mander will re ceive many modifi cations. tV.-feuNhe hut Ill's will bi lit a premium, an I de fensive warfare will be simplified. Armies will muneuver for p.isuluii, and the generals commanding them wli gain fame by movements skillfully conducted to couccntrate their scat tered battalions a', the proper time, with the purpose of forcing aa antag onist to give rather thun to accpt the battle. If a campaign with a desig nated objuc'.lve point Is plsnn-l. ami the strategy Is offensive on tho part of one of the commanders, If possl'ile, hla tactic, will be defensive. Hostile armies will Veep at greater dMtanrea and In open country out of tight of each ether, unless they ran take up a hue at night and liitrenth: and d'r.i t hank movements will not lie attempted where troops are visible before the as sault. Field balloons will lora'e the poslt'ou. and photog'-npliy mirk the formation, of couteiidlug forces while telephones slid cl trn ity will play prominent parts In ihe war dtama. Night urn ntiing and night atu-ks will be more frequent, and colmiiNs of troops organized to ihsrge s itumury position will 1 i.ic.wil under d irl.uess lu close points so thst tile I. u ge at dann will occupy the shi- t-'t t!!:i- pos sible, writes General l.ce. la til Cen tury. H.iglng biulis will ! f. uht tv int.iutry and aiMllu), .nil oil- if tie problems will be the pro'ei",: i or the T :ii'o- r ! tii-in. in,, tiny t a all V ..ii ft. Id li'irses tii.t: drsw th" gor. ran lleld-wo.'fcs i.mnoi , and unl"s htilt afford prutei iil p ri-'i In tl:'- b-.iili ri h.i'l. ii' not be runl-ii i j i n lite l'i of b.;ti-. lint on 'ie tl.iuks of J: I if. C.ii.iIi i !i '.nils ; I lnf.mi ) or : '. .1- c i i a . g.-s w til re ef I'.'ti - ii b i V a t. .1 1 Tills ,:r:ii ,11 in ! r:n i. in l.'.i:!iet i.u.il;. III l:cl bli'lt-T 1: ') r , an. I en in i. wide. I lit e tho.. I' . I:iii rr Mm. ,.t a si, II b. i-tV :t pitStetiu. guaidiiig 1 1. mis. an Otis; but rvept ill -rn.ill b J,S I'S- !.- lis me (or .til a in te il. iiiitnsN , I. and iv.ir-,;i.ir I- w III Tiie l..tte: prc-:ited ia lim I. ' K' to lie r HiiliK w I'll rr ! eral ml! t ili-t.in f;aitr r'.l'.ei lm t ,1 le 'or e flii I -gi.na p d.l . rira f ev - will ss b f i-e ili .) PMhilH a ml'e aw.-. . Mau. .i ri:;g u . a.alry .or.i lay. ten thousand horses filtil.e battle flii 1 would hil.g tpe of irinl' to uials. but the rigiumts. bl lg.i t w ith, n a lie a and ili- isioiis composing it call still tender go, d service The) i.ui lie inov.l with iilirlt) Ioiik distances, ami 111 - troc.p rvs, ei e,it the horse. l.oidei s, .an be iliiinoiinted and us d as iiif.in'rj, their modern carbines Wing neail) at el fcctlve a the in.iit.u'.iic rifle of Hie In fantryman, but it will l. tiust difft-i-.ill to protect the horses li.!' In at Icf, them in such a position a t i tea. h their riders or be nschel h tti'iu Halikly. when ncisssarv. Perhaps the most Intel es;l:u pros I ! Ill to l"' solved by tho-e who ,il , ill :i miles III the fill ure is the di.,i'.l-nin and arrangi nn nt of the t m lm-ti am munition traini. The greet) suns must Ik- fed. and gie.il will he Hi -.r la-p-.iity. Next to the coininan.i.ni. geu eral uml his prln.ip.il ansistaais mil rank In Iniponaiice the field clef of ordtiance. who lias ttie location of sap ply depots and the management uf Ihe transput tat ion of large and sin ill cart ridges to the combatants. The con tlnual replenishing of caisson and liuitier boxes. I lie smaller chant" fur infantry dni inr; actual conflict, an 1 the safety and efficiency of vast trains where electric or steam road unnnt be constructed, will require a brsve. en terprising, cool, vigilant officer of con spicuous ability and executive espa.ity. The medical department, tao. must be reorganized and enlarged to convey the disabled to field hospitals, far did ambulances cannot be placed do to battle Hr.es. and the number) of the wounded will be greatly Increased. Ti.e great captains of future wars will be those who fully comprehend the destructive power of Improved can non and small arms, and whin- calm aud fertile Infil.vt will grasp the Im portance of so maneuvering as u force the antagonist to give offensive battle, and who will never I without a ' clear conception of the object to lie t. h'cved anil the best way of achieving It." They will parry aud fence lik' great awordiinien. but they will tlit i;1 enly when the ei;'my rushes upon th':u. lha Maaasra Whara. Manager-Hut If I pay you $t."-o a night, In addition to all other evp. n-e, '. what will there be left for Mil to live on? Prluia-Ponna Well, if jou trevt us nicely, we will no doubt give )uu a benefit performance at th enJ of the seasou. The Lsadlaf (aaae Blory. A Georgia weekly exchangu bre:ik ta record with the following: "I acle Bud Hell killed sen ,0f. per bead anakea In three days last week aad wllhla 10 feel of acb olhsr of an naknown variety, which meas.ired 14 feet la length."