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§£bt IHofnina Mete#. MornlßK Mews BaUdlng, Stnuuli, G> FRIDAY. OCTOBER 28. 1904. Registered at Postoffice In Savannah. THE MORNING NEWS Is published every day in the year, and served to subscribers in the city, or sent by mail, one week, 18 cents; one month, 70 cents; three months, 82.00; six months, $4.00; one year, SB.OO. THE MOUSING NEWS by mail, six time a week (without Sunday issue), one month, 50 cents; three months, $1.50; six months, $3.00; one year. $6.00. THE WEEKLY NEWS, two issues a week (Monday and Thursday), by mail, one year, SI.OO. Subscriptions payable In advance. Remit by money order, check or reg istered letter. Currency sent by mall at risk of sender. Transient advertisements, other than local or reading notices, amusements and classified column. 10 cents a line. Fourteen lines of agate type—equal to one inch in depth—is the standard of measurement. Classified column ad vertisements, 1 cent a word each inser tion. 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Gillette’s Safety Razor—Livingston's Pharmacy. The Carib Cigar—J. S. Pinkussohn Cigar Company. Brightine—Knight's Pharmacy. Bulbs —J. T. Shuptrine. Foods—Postum Food Coffee. Shirts Sent to Us To-day—E. & W. Laundry. No Better Ranges Made—Latti jnore's. Tooth Brushes—Rowlinski, Pharma cist. Gannymede ’76 Rye—Henry Solomon & Son. Mr. Smoker —Pete Dailey. Buckwheat —The Delmonico Cos. There Are Two Points —Connor & Sullivan. Hides, Wax, Etc. —A. Ehrlich & Bro. Words Cannot Convey Falks’, Around the Corner. Official Carnival Programme—Carni val Association. Cold We'ather Specialties—New York Cash Grocery. Savannah Theater —"Her Lord and Master;” Saturday, Matinee and Night, "Babes In Toyland.” Potatoes—W. D. Simkins & Cos. Seed Oats and Rye—Harden & Rourk. Cheap Column Advertisements—Help Wanted; Employment Wanted; For Rent; For Sale; Lost; Personal; Mis cellaneous. The Weather. The Indications for Georgia for to day are for fair weather, with light east to southeast winds. Eastern Florida fair weather with light east to southeast winds. Indiana, we suspect, is using unfair means to attract immigration thither. The newspapers of the Hoosier state announce that whisky has fallen oft four cents and the cost of a marriage license has been Just cut in half. A New York attorney argues that a woman of seventy-three who wears high heeled shoes is not necessarily insane. To prove it another woman of similar age who happened to be in the court room showed her heels and then defied any one to call her In sane. The attorney for the heels won his suit. The enforced quietness of the stren uous President has at last been too much for him and now he has started in to reform Washington society. He calmly announces that the nine cabi net dinners—social functions of the year—are "tiresome and bores." We submit that that is a most distin guished compliment to the cabinet offi cers and their wives. New York society has decreed that as many rings shall be worn on the right hand as on the left. In order that there may be perfect symmetry. Per haps this Is a move to discourage matrimony among the poorer men. Many a man who has managed to get over the barrier of one costly en gagement ring would give up the ghost at the thought of two. We always suspected that that re mark of Andrew Carnegie, that men were incompetent to work after they passed the thirty-live year mark would get the poor man In trouble. Now Jones, a union labor leader, has advised all the wives of the min ing regions to kill off hubby after he reaches the thirty-five year limit. If this suggestion is generally adopted no man will dare get married before he has passed that danger line and even then he will have to put his laoapwutiv* bride under a peace bund. THE DOGGER DANK AFFAIR. Vice Admiral Rojestvensky’s ex planation of the firing of the Russian war ships on a British fishing fleet in the North seta is about as hazy as he says the weather was at the time of the occurrence. It is not at all satisfactory to the British government, and leaves much yet to be conjectured. The vice admiral says two torpedo boats came towards his fleet from the direction of the fishing vessels, and that he opened fire on them. He thinks one of them was sunk. Prince Keretelli, an officer of one of the battleships, says there were eight torpedo boats, which sud denly surroundered the transport Anatol. He says the torpedo boats were told to go away, but as they con tinued to advance threateningly the Russian ships opened fire on them. The Russians, it is said, had been Informed on good authority that the Japanese government had bought torpedo boats in England, and that an attack would be made on the Russian fleet in the North sea. Having in mind this information, and anticipating an attack according to programme, the Russians proceeded to take steps for their defense. Meanwhile there is no evidence on any reliable authority that there was a Japanese torpedo boat anywhere within 1,000 miles or more of Dogger Bank. The fishermen who were fired on told a plain and reasonable story. They declare they were under the rays of the Russian searchlights for twenty minutes; that the lights were so strong as to be blinding, and that the ships that fired on them were in hailing distance. How under the circumstances, a fleet of trawlers could have been mistaken for either two or eight torpedo boats passes all under standing. There must be still more in the story, that has not yet been made public. Meanwhile, the tension between the two governments has become strained. Russia, it seems, is not willing to ad mit that Great Britain has a right to demand the punishment of the officer or officers responsible for the fearful blunder. She thinks that it is her own right to say whether or not the blunder er should be punished,and th“at when she has apologized and paid a sum of money. Great Britain has nothing further to expect in reason. That, how ever, is not likely to suit the British idea. What assurance will she have that the same sort of thing will not oc cur again, Great Brittain wishes to know. If the responsible officers are not punished? As yet, however, there is no serious prospect of a breach of relations even through Admiral Sir Charles Beres ford’s squadron has been ordered held in readiness. The affair is in the hand3 of the diplomats and they will doubt less be able to arrange it satisfactorily. KJfOX “ANSWERS" PARKER. / The Hon. Philander Chase Knox Is 'the successor to Matthew Stanley Quay as United States senator from Pennsylvania. Until recently Mr, Knox was Attorney General In the cabinet of President Roosevelt. As the head of the federal Department of Justice, it was Mr. Knox’s duty to enforce the federal laws against Ille gal trusts and combinations in re straint of trade. What he didn’t do in that direction has become notorious. Whait he did was to conduct a prose cution against a certain railroad com bination in the Northwest, and after gaining his case and demonstrating that the trusts could be reached by the law, his first care was to announce that the government did not propose to “run amuck” through the corpora tions; in other words, that the trusts needn't be worried about the admin istration’s attitude towards them; that the administration had made a bluff in the prosecution of one trust, and that would suffice for material with which to hoodwink the people. Ait the time Mr. Knox was selected to succeed the late Mr. Quay, it was openly charged and very generally ac cepted, that certain of the great trusts had made the selection. They had picked out Mr. Knox from the field of candidates to be their spokesman and representative In the Senate from Pennsyl. aula. Mr. Knox had been a trust lawyer before he went Into the oablnet; he was believed to be in sym pathy with the great combines of capi tal, hence It Is only natural that ppblic opinion should continue to connect him with the pro-trust crowd. The other day Judge Parker made an anti-trust speech ait Esopus; and now Senator Knox has come forward with an “answer" to it. Judge Par ker charged that the trusts, sustained and fostered by the protective tariff, prey on the many for the benefit of the few. Senator Knox “answers” that Mr. Belmont Is supporting Judge Par ker, and that Mr. Belmont is a very rich man who Is connected with sev eral corporations. Judge Parker charged that the Ding ley tariff put money into the pockets of certain favored Interests, after hav ing robbed the people of it, and that In turn the protected interests put money Into the Republican campaign fund, in a lively anticipation of favors to come. Senator Knox “answers," in effect, that the Belmont Interests are connected with certain monopolies; and Belmont Is supporting Parker. Judge Parker asserted thait much corruption in politics was directly traceable to the Republican party's use of campaign funds contributed by pro tected trusts and the party was sub versive of good citizenship and public honor. Senator Knox’s "answer” is that Judge Parker once assisted In the election of David B. Hill to the governorship, and that Tammy Hall Is now working for the Judge's election. In short, Senator Knox’s so-called answer Is not even a fairly decent “tu quoque” argument. He falls In every detail to show that Judge Parker has not stated the facts precisely as they are, and falls back upon the lame ex pedient of trying to convince voters that the Democratic candidate is in questionable company! Savannah Is putting on her gala at tire In honor of the carnival. Let everyone now join hands to make the occasion an unqualified success. It Is a great opportunity to show off our advantages to the crowds of visitors who .will Hook to ths otty, SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: IK IDA Y. OCTOBER 28. 1904. PARKER TAKES THE STI HP. Yielding to the Judgment of his friends, Judge Parker has decided that he will make campaign speeches in New York, New Jersey and Connecti cut during the next few days. It was at first the candidate's purpose to make no speeches except those de livered at his home In Esopus to vis iting delegations, depending on the news agencies to carry those speeches to the country at large. In all prob ability that programme would have sufficed; but during the past few weeks there has been a clamor for the candidate to show himself in some of the doubtful states and talk to the people direct, and in response to this demand Judge Parker has arranged for a limited number of speeches in the states named. His appearance, it is believed, will considerably strength en the probability of all three of the states named going Democratic next month. Conservative politicians al ready feel quite sure that Parker will carry New York; if a few speeches by him will “cinch” the matter, then certainly it is better that the speeches be made. It is risking nothing to say that the innovation will strengthen Judge Par ker's chances of election. That his is a charming personality is attested by everyone who has visited him at Rose mount. He has a fine face, a com manding form and a convincing man ner of presenting his arguments. He is not an orator, like Mr. Bryan, Bourke Cockran or Senator Beveridge; but he has a way of setting forth his facts and logic with such direct ness and lucidity as to compel convic tion. And his bearing, on the rostrum and off, is of the sort to draw friends and admirers!, A recent visitor to Esopus, who confessed himself some what lukewarm with regard to poli tics, declared, after meeting Judge Parker, that he found him one of the "most winning" gentlemen that he had ever seen; and ever since he has been an enthusiastic Parker advocate. The appearance of Judge Parker on the stump will be apt to create a sim ilar impression on the minds of a great number of those who will hear him. MEDICAL RLACKS The statement was made recently by the counsel for the County Medical Society of New York that there are not less than 20,000 quack doctors practicing medicine in New York city. In general terms, a quack doctor is understood to mean one who, being unqualified by education and lackirg a diploma from a reputable medical school, assumes to prescribe remedies for diseases. The quack Is regarded as an Impostor and a humbug, who thrives upon the ignorance and credul ity of the people treated by him. That there are quack doctors in New York, and every other city, will hard ly be questioned; and they will con tinue to exist as long as there are people willing and eager to be hum bugged; nor does It seem that the host of the gullible Is diminishing In numbers. But is it likely that are 20,000 quacks in New York? If that number exists, then it would appear that New York’s law-s governing the practice of medicine are weak and faulty, or else they are not being enforced. If the latter is the case, the counsel of the, County Medical Society would seem to be the person to move to the end of the enforcement of the laws. But by whom are these “quacks” classified as such? If we understand it, the County Medical Society is com posed of allopaths, who claim to be of the “regular” school of medicine. It hasn't been a very long time since the “regulars” regarded physicians of all other schools than their own as quacks. They had neither time nor patience for homeopaths, eclectics or “specifics.” There was no criticism too harsh to be passed upon the “spe cific” who advertised his skill by ■means of the newspapers or otherwise. The peculiar code of ethics of the pro fession put beyond the pale of recog nition any doctor who solicited busi ness. It was the correct thing, and the only correct thing, for a doctor to sit in his office and wait for business to come to him. And then, only re cently, the osteopaths came in for a severe handling, in legislatures and elsewhere, and the “scientists" and other faith healers are still being pointed to as charlatans and frauds; as doubtless some of them are. But In several states the courts have held that osteopathy is a science of heal ing, and that faith healing is not Il legal. When, therefore, the statement is made that there are 20,000 quack doctors In New York city, the reason able assumption Is that Included In the number are practitioners of cer tain schools of medicine that do not meet with the approval of the person making the estimate. A New York man publicly rejoices because he is the father of twenty boys. This makes one complete foot ball team and one complete baseball aggregation in his family. To this fea ture he doesn’t object, but he claims the right to raise a howl when the spellbinders of both parties begin be sieging his home for the family vote. If the sons should split even on pol itics It will probably be necessary to call in the police to preserve order, as the vision of an Irate father In the woodshed with twenty sons In line before him Is Just a little too much for the ordinary comprehension. A Philadelphia man is preparing to erect a costly monument over the grave of his pet dog. and no doubt he will come In for a good share of guy ing Hnd will be pointed out as weak In the head. And yet, if honesty, faithfulness, comradeship, and genuine love and friendship count for any thing, the dog is more deserving of a costly monument than many of his masters. A lexicographer has oalled attention to the fact that th'e word tariff Is de rived from Tarlfla, a town In Spain, whence flotillas of privateer* were wont to sally forth and levy tribute on the merchant vessels they encountered. The Republican sponsors of the trust privateers have chosen well a word to represent Just wliat they stand for. The personal record of President Roosevelt might be summed up in brief as follows: Now favoring labor In Pennsylvania and later keeping clear of a similar problem in Colorado; once clamoring for war with Spain and now calling for a peace confer ence; in his books advocating lynch ing for horse stealing and as President condemning it (for criminal assault; dismissing Gen. Miles without praise on the ground that public officials should retire without commendation and a few months later eulogizing cer tain retiring officers of his cabinet; believing in negro appointments in the South and disbelieving in them for the North; publicly denying that he knew of any impending revolution in Panama and privately writing just the reverse to Dr. Albert Shaw; once prosecuting the trusts and then an nouncing through his closest friend that he would not “run amuck;" once claiming that government officials should take no part in political cam paigns and now forcing them to do so or give up their positions. Some brut ally frank persons might term such a record one characteristic of the ward Politician. The master-mind of Shakespeare more pleasantly says, "All the world’s a stage and all the men and women players on it—and one man in his time plays many parts.” Attention has been called to the fact that in the closing days of the Cleve land administration the wholesale cost of the breadstuft's consumed by an average American in a year was $11.73. On Sept. 1, 1904, it was slß.47—an in crease of $6.74. And now the New York World wishes to know if the slices of bread in .he “full dinner pail” are being cut thinner to correspond. Not at all. The Republican tin trust has merely decreased the size of the dinner pail in the same ratio, 57 per cent. They insult the intelligence of the la boring man by acting as though he were Just as well contented with a small dinner pail well filled as with a large one in the same condition. Ex-Gov. Black of New York has an nounced that he will go to Kentucky immediately after the election to de fend Caleb Powers, now under death sentence for the murder of Gov. Goe bel. With the Republican Governor of Indiana refusing to give Taylor back to Kentucky for trial, and with a Republican ex-Governor of New York hurrying to Kentucky to defend an other of the alleged murderers, does there .not seem to be just a bit of in consistency in the Republican cry that it is only the Democrats of Kentucky who are trying to make a political battle oqt of the trial of the Goebel assassins? Chicago is preparing to have a con test between bank clerks to determine who can count $1,000,000 and get it in the proper form for shipping away in the least tlfne. We would advise the prospective Contestants to slip over to Canada for ft few days and take sev eral lessons from notable .refugees there. They will find in CanaflVbertaln gentlemen wlik) performed some rather startling feats in rapid handling of money during their residence on the American side of the frontier. Republicans are wildly claiming that the Democrats have sent a man to Panama to secure evidence that President Roosevelt fomented the re bellion there. If he did not do so, why so much fear! Evidently there is a guilty conscience that is beginning to trouble the Republicans. We are glad of this, for we were Just beginning to think that the party had forgotten that there was such a thing as any kind of a conscience. A leap year marriage in New York has ended in a divorce. When the pre siding judge asked the man, who was the libellant, why he married the woman, he calmly answered, "She pro posed and I had to accept.” We would like to see that woman in order to de termine whether It was Just her win ning ways that forced the acceptance or whether she carried an ax with her when she went forth to “pop the question.” CURRENT COMMENT. The Galveston Daily News (Dem.) says; "To dismiss with fine scorn the government officials who failed to find in the Slocum case a verdict to satis fy the popular demand was a decided ly politic thing for President Roose velt to do. He never falls to do the politic thing with a fine show of bravery. Still he has produced no ev idence or argument to prove that the finding was not based upon a full, fair and fearless investigation.” The Norfolk Landmark (Dem.) says: "Mr. Cleveland has hit the nail on the head In his assertion that never before has the machinery of present party control been used-so unblushlngly and so Insolently for its own perpetuation. The American people are not slow witted. While Mr. Roosevelt's man agers profess absolute certainty that their candidate will sweep the coun try next month, they may get a blow from the silent vote that will fairly paralyze them. The Increase in reg istration In the doubtful states indi cates that the silent vote is going to be on hand." The Philadelphia Record (Dem.) says: "Because of our superior natural resources and more efficient machinery and lubor iron and steel can be made in the United States at less cost per ton than In any other country. We have distanced all other countries in amount of production. Yet we tax ourselves—though we have no com petitors to fear—in order to pay a heavy tariff bounty to Iron and steel makers who combine together to ex tort from home consumers Inordinate prices while selling for less prices In other markets. Puck was not far wrong when he cried: ’What fools these mortals be!' ” The Montgomery Advertiser (Dem.) says: "The prosperity cry of the Re publicans Is partly hypocrisy and largely an Insult to the intelligence of the American people. Certain pro tested interests are prosperous be cause of the advantages which pro tection gives them. Asa general thing, the farmers are fairly prosper ous and would be much more so, but that they have to buy so many trust coddled articles, and but for the further fact that these same trusts secure a large share of what ought to be legitimate profit for the producers. Even if the farmers are more than usually prosperous, they owe none of It to the Republicans or to their ad* ministration,” The Professor's Little Joke. The football game was In progress. The Retired College Professor let out his long pet-up enthusiasm whenever the sophs made a brilliant play, says the New York Press. “It is all nonsense to become so ex cited over a game so crowded with in anity,” said the Cynic. He was sitting beside the Professor. “Urn!” grunted the latter, viewing the Cynic critically over the gold rims of his old-fashioned spectacles. "I’mean it, sir,” continued the Cynic, with an emphatic nod of his narrow head. “For instance, do you think it promotes health for the young men to wear those ugly nose-guards?” A few minutes of silence ensued, which was suddenly broken by the Professor, who replied, drawlingly: “It may not be healthful, but I’m pretty sure those ‘ugly nose-guards,’ as you call them, certainly force the youngsters to practice economy.” “Economy,” almost shrieked the Cynic. “11l what way?” And everybody laughed when the usually stolid Professor said: “Why, it helps them to save their scents.” For the Cuckoo. The aggressive man finished his story and regarded us with such a su perior air that we trotted out the lit tle anecdote about the cuckoo clock. “Yes, sir,” we concluded, says Short Stories, "just as he shouted upstairs that it was 12 o’clock, the cuckoo clock cuckooed three times, and the man didn’t have to do a thing but stand there on the stairs and cuckoo nine more to make twelve.” We laughed uproariously and con gratulated ourselves that the traveler was effectually squelched. “Well, go on,” said he, with some impatience. “On where?” we asked. "On with the story,” he replied. “Why, man,” we expostulated, “that is the story. Don’t you see? Just as shouted upstairs—” “Oh. rats!” said the man. “next morning, when the man was going to work, his wife said: ‘Tom, don’t for get to bring home a seidlitz powder.’ ‘What for?’ asked Thomas. ‘Why, for our cuckoo,’ said his wife. ‘I noticed that he had the hiccoughs last night when he struck twelve. ” Hake Haste Slowly. CWauncey Depew credits one of his latest stories to an employe of the Van derbilt lines, says the Boston Post, who once attended an old fashioned camp meeting. The brethren and sisters were giving their experiences, each in the language of his own craft. First a sailor got up and told how he was going to heaven at the rate of 20 knots an hour, before a fair wind. He was followed by a railroad man, who told how easily he was on the way to heav en on a perfectly ballasted track, be hind the newest type of engine, and w*as making sixty miles an hour, in cluding stops. Finally a decrepit old woman got up. "Brothers and sisters,” she said, “I have been walking there for the last twenty years and my rheumatism is so bad that I can't walk very fast. But, brothers and sisters, let some of these fast goers look out or Pll get there first. They irfay bust their b’ilers if they crowd on too much steam.” Break It Gently. Richard Le Gallienne spends much of his time in New York, says the Phil adelphia Ledger. He affects a decid edly poetical fashion in hair, which calls for a sparing use of the shears. Near his lodgings is a German barber shop, where he frequently drops in to have his shoes polished, but never for tonsorial attention, much to the dis gust of the proprietor, who is possessed of the true barber hair-destroying in stinct. The other day as the poet left, after one of his usual visits, a cus teiner beard the barber say to the boy: "See here, Fritz, der next dime dot shentlemans comes in to get his shine I vants you to Say somedings to him aboudt dot shameless hair he got. Doan get fresh, and make some of fenses—shust hint delicate. Say, ’Boss, you looks like a shackasses wld dot hair: vhy doan you git him cut al ready?’ ” Jest ’Fore ’Lectiou. From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. WITH APOLOGIES TO EUGENE FIELD. (“If there could be a presidential campaign on all the time, Theodore Roosevelt would be as peaceable a President as ever drew breath.”—Mil waukee News.) I. Jokers call me Teddy, Cowboys call me Ted. Uncle Sam he calls me Theodore in stead; Most all the time, the whole year 'round, there ain’t no flies on me; But, jest ’fore ’lection I’m as good as I kin be. "Constitution,” yer kin bet’s a highly worried cat; Sick ray tender Root at her, she don't know where she’s at; Got a Tariff sled, an’ when us kids goes out to slide, Long comes "Prosperity," an’ we all hook a ride— Uncle Sam he holds the reins; some times, when he's cross, He reaches at us with his whip, an* larrups up his hoss; An' then Ila ft an' holler: "Oh, ye never once tetched me!” But jest ’fore ’lection I’m as good as I kin be. 11. Columbia says she hopes that when I get to t)e a man I’ll take a genuine Interest in that quiet Hague Peace Plan; But Columbia she has never been to see a Wild West show, Nor read the life of Daniel Boone, or else I guess she'd know That Buff'lo Bill an' Cowboys is good enough for me, Except Jest ’fore ’lection, when I'm good as I kin be. ' 111. An’ then poor Root he hangs around, as if he wasn't fed; His eyes they seem a-saylng, "What’s the matter with yer, Ted?” And "Constitution” leaves her perch, an’ wonders what's become Of them two enemies of hern that used to make things hum; But I am so perlite, an’ tend so earn estly to biz Columbia says to Uncle Sam: “How Improved our Teddy Is.” But Uncle, havin' been a boy htsaelf, suspicions me. When Jest 'fore 'lection I’m as good as I kin be. IV. For 'Lection with Its prizes of offices an' toys. Rewards, they say, the proper kids, an’ not the naughty boys; So wash yer face, an’ bresh yer hair, an’ mind yer ps an' qs, An’ don't bust out yer pantaloons, an’ don't wear out yer shoes; Say "Yearum" to the ladles an’ "Yes sur” to the men, An’ when they’s company, don’t pass yer plate for pie again; But thinkln' of the fun yer'll have, when four years more yer see Jest 'fore MeoUeu, be as good us yer kin bat ~-J. A, SPIDER VENOMOIS AS BATTLER. From the Philadelphia Record. Washington, D. C., Oct. 23. —That the one poisonous insect of North America is a little black spider, plenty of whose species are found in this city and whose bite is nearly as bad as that of a rattlesnake, is the assertion of C. F. Schwartz, one of the entomologists of the Smithsonian Institution. “The noxious insect in question,” continues Mr. Schwartz, "is no differ ent in appearance from any other spid er that there is no mistaking it. It has a globular shining body devoid of hair, black in color, and usually with a red spot. "The investigations into all reported fatal or harmful results from the bites of spiders which the Agricultural Department has been conducting for the last fourteen years has led to the determination of one Instance in which the bite of this black spider, whoso scientific designation is latrodectus mactans, has resulted in the death of the victim. This case was that of a child about two years of age, who was bitten upon the lip, and there is no doubt that the death of the child a few hours afterward was the result of the bite. ‘‘This spider is chiefly a menace to persons handling old wood, as it is usually found under logs and in wood sheds. I would undertake to go out now and find a dozen specimens in an hour. "Frequent reports have been re ceived at the Agricultural Department of full-grown persons having been killed by the bite, but it has been impossible to fully verify these. “A farmer in North Carolina sent an account not long ago of one of his laborers being killed by the bite of this snider. He described the symptoms exhibited by the victim, which were similar to instances re corded in Southern Europe, where this spider is known by the name of ‘mal mignlatte.’ ” MISS ROOSEVELT A DANCER. From the Indianapolis News, New York, Oct. 21.—Society hopes Miss Roosevelt one of these days will appear in amateur theatricals, so she may be Induced to give rein to her really remarkable talents as a singer and fancy dancer. Miss Roosevelt’s girl friends whisper interesting accounts of her ability in that line. Everybody in her acquaint ance knows she is fairly athletic, of course, but it is not within the ken of many outside her intimates that she also is a gymnast of no mean skill. Her close friends speak of her feats as "stunts”—a generic term which to the debutante mind covers a multitude of acrobatics. The fact is, Miss Roose velt has such a supple frame as a result of the active life her parents al ways have encouraged her to lead that gymnastic performances far be yond, the powers of the average girl are. simple to her. She dances for her chums with grace and abandon that positively thrill them, and which they enjoy more tWan matinees, judging from their gleeful tales. With those pranks, Miss Roosevelt mingles a tune ful jumble of coon and college songs, which her hearers regard as the quin tessence of music. Her men friends are treated only to her vocal feats. MONKEYS AS GAY WAYS. From the Lahore Tribune. Recently a monkey got the better of the common enemy, the carrion crow, by feigning illness. He was fastened to a bamboo pole with a running ring. When he was on his perch the crows annoyed him by stealing from his por ringer on the ground. One morning they had been specially disagreeable. He closed his eyes and feigned a bad illness. When his day’s food Was brought him the crows de scended upon it, and he had scarcely strength to defend it. By good acting he managed to capture one of the crows. To pluck it alive was the ob vious course. Then, instead of pulling it to pieces, like the king monkey whom Kipling and Sir Edward Buck watched enjoying a similar triumph at Simla, this monkey tossed the crow into the air, where its own compan ions fell upon it and killed It. Monkeys certainly hav£ a sense of fun. Darwin used to spend hours watching a young female orang-outang in the Zoological Gardens, and was sure that she had the comte sentiment. She delighted to put upon her head, like a cap, a peculiar shaped bowl, which had a droll effect, and she was sensitive to the effect which her joke produced upon the spectators. SIN FISH IN ONE. From the Los Angeles Times. When Angelo Carnella, of the fish ing boat Rlva, cast his nets off Alca traz Island, near San Francisco, the other night he hoped for nothing bet ter than a good catch of sea bass. On hauling them in he found that he had nearly 4,000 pounds of fish, but hie weight was all united In the body of one—a shark. To the excited imagi nations of Carnella and his crew of seven men It was fully eighty feet long and weighed somewhat over seven tons, Calmer estimates reduced these proportions to somewhat nearer the true figures, which are twenty feet of length and a weight of about 3,500 pounds. With considerable difficulty the shark was hauled aboard, after It had de stroyed about SSO worth of nets. The crew heroically held down sudh por tions of the fish as they could grasp, while Carnella attacked It with a boat hook. After a short struggle the shark was subdued and the Rlva made for home. Upon cutting the shark open there were found Inside six large porpoises, which had been swallowed whole. SHOOTS FOR 100 MILKS. From the Philadelphia Record. Remarkable claims are made for the new American gun invented by J. Hamilton Brown. The work of con structing a six-inch experimental piece is in charge of Col. John M. Ingalls, retired United States Army, an artll erlst of high standing and reputation. Despite the Incredulity of contempora ry gun-builders, Col. Ingall9 and the officers with him assert that this six inch gun will throw thirty miles a pro jectile weighing 100 pounds, which will pierce a six-inch steel target. A writ er In Everybody’s Magazine calculates that a ten-inch gun of this construc tion, with a powder chamber of 14,259 cubic Inches and using 360 pounds of smokeless powder, would hurl a 600- pound projectile a distance of fifty nine miles. v Increasing this ratio, a 16-inch gun would have an extreme range of more than 100 miles, and equipped with such coast-defense rlllcs, England and France could shell each other across the Channel. THE MEXICAN NAVY. From the Washington Star. Mexico recently added two modern gunboats to Its smalt nav&l fleet, and two similar vessels are now In process of construction at Genoa, Italy. In recent years Mexico has devoted some attention to fortifying her coasts, but has not Increased her navy until now. The two vessels building In Italy will be named Bravo and Morelos. Exclu sive of these Italian built ships the Mexican navy consists'of four gun boats In the Gulf of Mexico and two on the PadAc coast, besides several small patrol boat* in Southern waters. The two vessels recently built In the United States are the moet formidable ship# In the Mexican navy. There Is a naval school at Vera Cruz, also an arsenal and a small floating dock, aa well as a small wooden dock at Ouay mss, In the Gulf of California. Headache Biliousness, soar stomach, eocsttns. tion and all liver ilia are cured by Hood’s Pills The non-irritating cathartic. Prtca 25 cents of all druggists or by m.n 2 C.L Hood <4 Cos., Lowell. Mass. SAVANNAH ELECTRIC CO. WINTER WEEK DAY SCHEDULE. Effective Oct. 3. 1904. „ . ISLE OF HOPE LINE. ' —etween Isle of Hope and 40th Street Lv. 40th St. Lv Isle of „.■ A M - - A. P°£ 7:30 7-00 1:30 2 ; 30 . • Wo ITo |s.|2 3:30 * 0: °0 *4:00 11,30 . 11:00 •••ee0.30 a .! 6:30 i zrr ?22 10 :° _Vla Montgomery to city.'* 11,45 Between Isle of Hope & Thunde^ir "lil *6:00 17:22 Hilo •iii 22 3:22 6(33 fl2-m4nute wait "at Sandfly. o 1,38 j- arcel car, passenger trailer. MONTGOMERY SCHEDULE Between Montgomery and 40th Street. iV-SSE”* •5:50 (1:30 g.SV I 6:50 82:30 . do'3o lie t7:53 t3:05 H® 9:50 t5:50 .’ H 0 - "*••• 2:5® •Connects with parcel car ifor city tThrough to Thunderbolt. y ’ cltv mit< * WaJt at Sandfl y ffolng to Between Montgomery & Thunder A. M. P. M. A M p~ir" m 3 :®5 7:23 P ':3B 7-o° . 8: . 22 mill-haven schedule. Effective July 13. 1903. A Leave Whitaker and SajT~streets. && 5% 6:49 10:40 1 : 20 tin •7 oo ii:2o J.’oS 2:22 2. 40 *:2O 8:00 —?■ 2B -• • 4:40 .... . .. Leave MiH-Haven. •fi VTf s&K* PM. PM. 7 : 00 iw2 12:20 5:40 11,40 1:00 *:O5 V. 40 1 : ° 6:20 HX :20 7:00 900 ■*"’*' 5 :0 ° 7:40 2-22 * :4 ° 3:20 !•:* ::::: B 4 ; : 0:00 •Dally except Sunday. * ** *■ _S_*TTTRDAT EVENING SPECIAL - Leave Whitaker Leave \riiT~ and Bay SU. Hav,?' 9 M 20 10-40 10:20 12:12 11:00 1 1 : 20 - 13:00 THUNDERBOLT LINE. City Market to Casino and Thunder bolt via Bolton street junction Beginning at 6:30 a. m. cars leave City Market for Casino and Thunder bolt every half hour until 2:00 p m after which cars run every 16 minutes until 11:30 p. m. Cars leave Bolton street Junction 15 minutes after leaving time at Citv Market. Beginning at 6:68 a. m. cars leave Live Oak station for city eveVhaK hour until 2:38 p. Vn„ after which time cars leave every 15 minutes until 12:03 midnight. COLLINSVILLE LINE. Beginning at 6:05 a. m., cars leave Waters road and Estill avenue every 20 minutes until 1:45 p. m., after which cars leave every 15 minutes commencing at 2:07 p. m., until 12 07 midnight. <U? 5 a - cars leave City Market for Waters road and Es tll avenue every 20 minutes until 1-45 p. m„ after which Thunderbolt cars leave every 15 minutes, commencing at 2:00 p. m„ connecting with Collins ville cars at Bolton and Ott streets. Last car leaves Market at 11:46 p. m. WEST END LINE rT-In coin Park.) Car leevw west aide of City Market for Lin. coin Park 6:tf> a. m. and every 40 minutes thereafter until 11:45 p.m. minutes Car leaves Lincoln Park for Market 6:20a. m end every 40 minutes thereafter until 12 o'clock midnight. I FMIGH/ ANb PARCEL CAR ' . eßt Me of City Market for Thunder bolt. Cattle Park. Sandfly. Isle of Hope and all intermediate points—:lsa. m.. 1:15 pTm.,6:IJ Leaves Isle of Hope for Sandflr. Cattle Park. Thunderbolt and all intermediate point. a. m., 11:00a m.,3:00p. m. Poinis-e:w freight car leaves Montgomery at 550 a ra sed 2:35 p. m., connecting at Sandfly with reg ular parcel car foi city. Parcel car from the city oarrtes freight to Montgomery on each trip Regular parcel ear carries trailer On eaoh trip for accommodation of passengeia Any further information regarding passen ger schedule or freight servloe can be had by applying to L. B. NASH. Manages FOOTBALL TIME IS HERE AND WE HAH THEM—THE ONLY THING TO KICK ABOUT IN OUR ENTIRE STORE. Wli ARE HEADQUARTERS FOR HEAD HELMETS, PANTS, JACKETS, NOSE MASKS, SHIN GUARDS, AND INFLATERS, Edward Lovell’s Sons 111 Broughton Street, West, DR. PERKINS' -American Herbs- Guaranteed to Cure Asthma, Lungs, Rheumatism. Kidney Disorders, Livsr Complaint. Constipation, Sick and Nervous Headache, Neuralgia, Dyspepsia- Fever and Ague, Scrofula, Female Complaints, Nervous Affeotiona, Erysipelas, Catarrh, and a’.l dis eases arising from lmpurs blood. Mall orders sl.lO. Office, No. 1® Congreae street, west. PROP. R. 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