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gjjt jlotfniitg gfetog. Monunc News Building, Savannah. Ua THURSDAY, DECEMBEU 22, 1904. Registered at Postoffica In Savannah. THE MORNING NEWS is published every day in the year, and served to subscribers in the city, or sent by mall; one week, 18 cents; one month, <0 cents; three months, $2.00; six months, $4.00; one year. SB.OO. THE MORNING NEWS by mail, six time a week (without Sunday issue), one month, 60 cents: three months, $1.60; 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 mail 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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Fruit Flavoring Extracts—The Ka lola Cos. Medical—Peruna. American Club Ginger Ale—The Ka lola Cos. Cheap Column Advertisements—Help Wanted, Employment Wanted, For Rent, For Sale, Lost, Personal, MU :ellaneous. The Went her. The indications for Georgia for to lay are for fair weather, with variable kinds. Eastern Florida fair weather, with light east winds. After laboring arduously at doing nothing for two weeks. Congress will now take a two-weeks' vacation. Ex-Commissioner of Pensions Ware Vhys he has stopped writing poetry be osuse he has found that ho can "cuss" better in prose. Nevertheless Mr. Ware is never prosy. John D. Rockefeller says Thomas W. Lawson reminds him of a man who at one time tried to sell him (Rockefeller) a load of punky wood. When Mr. Rockefeller declined to buy tl* punk, the fellow raised a big howl. It U announced, on what is claimed to be good authority, that Senator Fairbanks will not resign his Senate •sat until noon on March 3. He will be Inaugurated Vice President on the following day. That will give him the u natorlai salary right up to almost the last minute. And the poor man needs the money. Jie i not worth much more titan t1.0u0.000. A men fiom Mexico has sued a m. Iwuia young uomau fot tttt.uuu for Urea, It if promise of marriage. In e out of <-o<iipigmt he asserts, anions thing*, that h, *evoto 73 * KM, '*‘* ha time to uogttlog to >, An his tune is Worth (Sou a mot it ' '*• bag at sn i-gpeuae of *7 vr t A LITTLE CLOt'D. In this country socialism Is as yet but a small cloud on the political hor izon, but It is growing bigger. What proportions it will reach is a matter of a good deal of speculation. The late Senator Hanna is quoted as having predicted that socialism would be the next great issue in this country, and the chances are his prediction will come true, if something isn't done that will prevent so much of the country's wealth finding its way into a compar atively few pockets by unfair meth ods. The socialistic vote in 1896 for Pres ident was 36,274; in 1900 it was 127,553 and in 1904 it was 426,376. Of course it is a long way yet from the million mark, but it was more than three times as great in 1900 as in 1896, and more than three times as great in 1904 as in 1900. If the increase should be at the same rate during the next twelve years the socialists would practically con trol the country. There is no probability of course that the socialist party will continue to in crease at the same rate at which it has been increasing for the past eight years, for the reason that it has in its ranks now pretty nearly all who are dissatisfied with the other parties, but that it will have accessions to its strength—very large accessions—there is no doubt. The new converts ■will be led to Socialism by the belief that it is the remedy for many of the evils of government of which the people com plain, and which the other parties seem powerless to correct. It is not necessary, of course, to go into details as to what these evils are. They relate to municipal, state and na tional government, and are the source of a great deal of complaint. They could be corrected if there were lead ers in the old parties that would lead vigorous attacks upon them. They grow out of the tariff, railroad dis criminations and the granting of spe cial privileges to combinations that have the means of absorbing the wealth of the country. It is rather remarkable that the stronghold of the Socialists Is in the Middle West. Just why their strong hold should be there it is difficult to see. Doubtless the problems which they promise to solve are commanding more attention there than in other states. They have not as large a percentage of foreigners in their pop ulations as the states of the East and the Northwest. It is the quite generat impression that Socialism flourishes more vigorously among our citizens of foreign birth than among the relatives, but the fact that It Is so strong in the Middle West scents to prove that im pression is erroneous. Here in the South Socialism hasn’t secured a foothold yet. A few Social istic votes were cast in the cities in the late election, but in thq last four years the Socialistic party has not shown sufficient growth to cause the leaders of other political parties un easiness. Asa matter of fact the South is quite free of the things that are needed for a vigorous growth of that party. There are factions among the Social ists, and it may be several years before they get together, but if a leader of ability and forceful character should arise among them the factions would soon be welded into one compact, vig orous party that would make itself felt. SECRETARY TAFT’S HORRY. Secretary Taft is running up against a great deal of opposition in his ef forts to make something out of the Philippines. It is he who is back of the proposition that this country shall loan the Philippines, either in credit or money, *50,000,000 with which to build railroads, and it is he who is urging that the Philippine products shall be admitted to our markets free of duty. If the tariff should be taken off the products from the islands it would be a good thing for consumers of those products In this country and It would be exceedingly helpful to the Filipinos, but how about our tobacco and sugar growers, and makers of the commoner grades tof cigars? The cigar interests have already held a meeting and taken steps to head oft the Secretary, and put a quietus on his efforts to take the tariff off of Philippine goods. They say that If he should be successful fairly good Manila cigars could be sold at a profit in this country at two and a half to four cents apiece—such cigars as now sell for five and ten cents apiece. As for stogies, they could almost be given away, and that, too, at a profit (o the dealer. The reason Is the cheap ness of labor in the Philippines. A cigarmaker there gets only 40 cents a day against $1.77 in this country. Both the beet and cane sugar grow ers are said to be taking steps against the Taft programme. How successful they will be It is impossible to fore see, but it is evident there Is a pretty strong sentiment among Republicans in Congress In favor of doing all that it is possible to do to show that the Republican party Is right In holding on to the islands—that is, that the Is lands can be developed so they will ylelci to this country a large and prof itable trade. An officer of the French General Staff thinks Port Arthur presents an illustration of the old proposition in physics, "Suppose an Irresistible force came In contact with an Immovable body, what would be the result?” He tays that the Russians ran neither hold Port Arthur nor the Japanese take it “It looks,” he says, “as if we shall get the astonishing spectacle, unpiecedented In history, of a place which belongs no longer to any one, abandoned by the defenders, untenable by the assailants; and this situation will U Indefinitely prolonged.” If that indeed Is ths sltuwtion. It would seem that ths perfection of war had boon uttallied. A piait that ian neither be taken nor held must embody the climax of Military genius. ■n Why ( fiov *4 f4 nriHf by #tt|ng or* 4#f<* Ui his tiuiriy IJ*f. Jllttrma h M M#U. Ui huhl tht hi#. jMtM y Wi mi tuil# iiii* fliiiu it SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY. DECEMBER 22, 1904.-. WALL STREET DISTURBED. The war between Thomas W. Law son of Boston and Henry H. Rogers of New York is giving Wall street a series of sensations such as it has not had in many years. It is doing more than that. It is giving the confidence of the public in Wall street methods some severe Jolts. Just when and how the war is go ing to end no one seems to know, but the impression appears to be that Mr. Rogers will be goaded into taking a step that will result in a thorough exposure of the ways and means by which some of those who are now prominent in the world of finance have built ud their great fortunes. Mr. Rogers’ lawyers notified the pub lishers of the magazine which is pub lishing Mr. Dawson’s articles on ‘‘Fren zied Finance” that they would be lia ble to prosecution for criminal libel if •they put the January number of their publication on sale. It seems that in that number Mr. Dawson is particu larly severe on Mr. Rogers. It is be ing sold, however, notwithstanding the threat. Mr. Dawson is quoted as saying that he would like nothing better than to be brought into court by Mr. Rogers and his Standard Oil associates. He pretends to know a great many things Mr. Rogers and his associates wouldn’t like to have known—things that would place them before the country in a most unfavorable light. Just how much of this is bluff and how much is truth the public doesn't know, but it is curious to have all the facts Mr. Dawson is prepared to give out. Mr. Rogers, it seems, has been ex tremely restless ever since Mr. Daw son begun the publication of his ar ticles, and would have begun legal proceedings against Mr. Dawson before this if his associates had not per suaded him that silence was the bet ter policy. Mr. John D. Rockefeller, so it is stated, is the chief adviser of that policy. In his very successful career he has seldom taken notice of attacks of any kind, and there is no doubt that he was wise In* pursuing that course. He is a much more pa tient man than Mr. Rogers, however, and is able to stand the attacks of his enemies with little or no evidence of being disturbed. There is considerable speculation as to when the drama of which Mr. Daw son and Mr. Rogers are the principal characters will turn out to be a trag edy or a farce, but there doesn't seem to be any reason why there will not be exposures that will be damaging to the reputations of some men who are now high in the world of finance, and excite, pretty general dis trust of Wall street methods of get ting rich. THU MERCHANT THE SPFPGHER. When the books relating to this sea son’s cotton crop are closed, it will probably appear that the chief suffer ers by the slump In the price of cot ton are the factors arid country mer chants. The farmers have sold the greater part of their cotton or have drawn on their factors or country mer chants against it for amounts based on a market value of 7, 8 or 9 cents a pound. There is, of course, a great deal of cotton on the farms, but much of it is there not because it is owned free of incumbrance by the farmers, but because the country merchant Or the factor who has a lien on it has been waiting for the price to Improve before ordering it shipped. That there is much truth in this view of ithe situation is evident from the difficult which the wholesale deal ers are having in making collections from the country merchants. The mer chants are calling for more goods all the time, showing that the farmers are able to buy liberally, but there Isn’t a prompt response to the demand for payment of bills. The usual reply of the country merchants to a request for payment of bills long past due, is that they have plenty of cotton, in which their ready money is tied up, but that they are waiting for a better price. No doubt the farmers are holders of considerable cotton on which there are no liens of any kind, and they are hop ing to get something out of that on which there are liens, but If the price shouldn’t advance beyond what It Is now the chances are It will be found that the chief losers are those who made advances on cotton when the price was somewhere near 10 cents a pound. In the early part of the season the Impression that the price of cotton wouldn’t drop below 10 cents a pound was general. Indeed, some of those wise men who take it upon themselves to advise farmers when to hold and when to sell their cotton, were abso lutely sure that the price of cotton would never again drop below 9 cents a pound. If they can be convinced of anything they are probably now willing to admit that they knew nothing of the subject of which they wrote so glibly, and with such a show of con fidence, and that to say in the early part of September what the price of cotton will be in the latter part of December is a very difficult thing to do. A dispatch from Mobile. Ala., dated Dec. 19, says: “The record cargo of cotton was shipped from here this aft ernoon. It consisted of over 11,500 bales, and was valued close to *500,000. The cargo was carried by the steamer Inchmario, of the Elder-Dempster Company." Evidently they do not watch records closely In Mobile. A 12,000-bale cargo is nothing unusual to be sent out of this port, while on Nov. 1 of last year the steamship St. Andrew sailed from Savannah carry ing a cargo of 25,537 bales of cotton. 260 tons of cotton seed and 600 bar rels of-rosin. This, wa think, slightly lops the "record" cargo to which at tention has been called. 11 • —— • The Nt York I'rsss directs atten tion to the fact that the Democrats of New York state are In (aver of the Candida*)' of I>epw to succeed him* ••If In the Senate. And why not, pray? It Is s foregone conrlueion that a Republican Will get the place. Thera is imi help for that. Then, manifestly, | It Is wisdom on the pert uf the brita- I •-rote to Mi* that the weslumt Mo* There seems room, and plenty of it, for criticizing our vaunted jury sys tem, when, under It, the guilt or in nocence of a man charged with a serious crime can be determined by the toss of & penny. Yet that Is what occurred in New York the other day. Nine Jurors stood for the acquittal of the accused and three for his convic tion. There seemed no way of break ing the deadlock. One Juror proposed that a penny be flipped, head "guilty,” tails “not guilty.” The proposition was accepted. The coin was tossed in the air and fell with heads up, and a verdict of guilty was returned by the Jury. The attorney for the accused man has moved that the verdict be set aside and anew trial ordered, and it seems that his demand is reasonable. It is a great pity that there is no way of preventing one-cent men from sitting on a jury. One of the show pieces at the Colum bian Exposition, Chicago, eleven years ago, was a so-oalled solid silver statue of Ada Rehan, on a so-called solid gold pedestal. It was claimed that the statue contained $60,000 worth of pure silver and the base $200,000 worth of pure gold. A few days ago the statue and base were broken up, after ex hibition in various parts of the coun try, when It was found that both of them were hollow shams. A hundred exact duplicates could have been made tor the price o£ the "solid” silver and gold statue and base. However, no body suffered any actual damage be cause of the fake. One of the most serious charges against Judge Swayne is that he charged the government $lO a day for expenses, whereas his expenses were much less than that amount. He is to be tried by members of Congress, many of whom invariably charge the government mileage at the rate of 10 cents a mile, notwithstanding the fact that they travel between their homes and Washington on free passes. There Is no secret about the fact that many of the senators ride on free passes, yet If there is one of them who has declined to accept mileage the fact Was escaped public attention. Happy is the Ohio banker who can convince his depositors that he holds no Chadwick notes. PERSONAL —The will of Edward L. Wentz, the young Philadelphian who was myste riously slain in the mountains of West Virginia a year ago, has been filed at the office of the Register of wills in Philadelphia. The bulk of the estate, valued at $500,000, is devised in trust for the benefit of ,(he testator’s fiancee, Cornelia Brookmire of St. Louis, Mo. The will was dated Sept. 8, 1903. Let ters of adiministration were granted to two brothers, Daniel B. Wentz of Wyncote, Pa., and John L. Wentz of this city. —When Prince Fushimi and Justice Holmes of the United States Supreme Court met in Washington the Judge said, jokingly: “1 suppose the Em peror sent you over here because he was afraid you would get killed un less he prevented you from fighting any more?" Tfie'famous Jap fighter replied, seriously; “Well, in the Chi nese War I was really apprehensive of getting a bullet, because I wanted to live to achieve jsomething, but now I am ready; I do rmt care; I felt no ap prehension.” BRIGHT HITS. —Bacon —"Where do you suppose that 203 Metre Hill got its name?" Eg bert—“Oh, I guess that's where the Port Arthur Gas Works are located.”— Yonkers Statesman. - —"So you come from Chicago, eh?” finally remarked the quiet passenger. "That’s what!” proudly replied the Windy City man, who had been boast ing about his town. “Well, you’re lucky. Think of the poor fellows who have to stay there.”—Philadelphia Press. —“How is your daughter progress ing in the study of languages?” "Beautifully,” answered Mrs. Cumrox. “Has she a good foreign accent?” “Yes. Her teacher says that she speaks German with a French accent and French with a German accent."— Washington Star. —Clarence—"l don’t believe in this— aw—telepathy, y' know. A professional mind readah experimented on me to day and the fellah positively got no wesults at all, bah Jove!” Florence — “That doesn’t prove anything. But it certainly corroborates something I’ve long suspected.”—Cleveland Leader. CURRENT COMMENT. The New Orleans Times-Democrat (Dem.) says of the Reed Smoot case: “There is no technicality of law stand ing in the way of his expulsion from the Senate. That body is the sole Judge of the qualifications of its own members, and may seat or unseat members at will. The lower house of Congress pointed the way in the case of Roberts, elected as a representative from Utah, whose case was analagous to that of Smoot. The case is made up against the Mormon apostle, and he should be voted out of the seat which his presence disgraces.” The Charleston News and Courier (Dem.) says: “It Is again alleged that white slavery exists in the mines of West Virginia. We only mention the matter in order to observe that West Virginia is a Republican and not a Democratic state. Senator Elkins and not the Hon. H. G. Davis should be held accountable for this alleged la mentable condition of affairs.” The Baltimore Herald (Ind.) says; "The United States Senate is the most expensive legislative body on earth. No corporation would think of forming committees that meet at moat but once or twice a year at a salary of *1.200 a year each, and yet our na tional legislature does this at every session. It Is not surprising that Con gress Is spoken of as a bllllon-dollar body.” The Charleston Peat (Dem.) says: “Mr. Roosevelt has said he would be the President of the whole people and not of u faction or a section. He Is saddened at tba South’s distrust of him, and it two been hinted that he would try, during his second term, to will the respect and affection of ‘his mother's people.’ Ha can not expect to make any progress in ths regard of the Southern people by mere words, but his altitude upon ths < 'rumpacker sgttattoo shows a tendency toward deeds that may prove of some effeu I both to the Mouth sod In the North for It Is nut to he supposed that the Southern people stone regard t'rum* pecker and hta Imitators end support* era sa mischief makers, There are tn tefltgsnl sod liberal minded mss la the North m>4 Heat, also' A StHtemuan Kindle. History. Senator Culberson of Tfcxas and Bob Cowherd, a well-known figure at the Capitol, are both students of the bat tle of Gettysburg, and they discuss it whenever' they meet, says the Wash ington correspondence of the New York World. Representative Burleson of Texas heard several of these discussions. Burleson knew nothing about Gettys burg except that it was a “right smart” fight. He was ambitious to take part in the discussions of strategy and all that, however, and a night or two ago he bought a book on the bat tle and took it home to post himself. Next time a discussion began Burle son butted in. He advanced all sorts of propositions and maintained them vigorously. Culberson and Cowherd listened for a time in amazement. Then they went oft in a corner and discuss ed Burleson. “Let’s question him,” said the sena tor. They put Burleson through a cross examination. As gently as possible they told him that everything he said was wrong. "I can prove all I say by a book,” Burleson Insisted. “Pshaw!" said Cowherd. “No book on top of earth has any such fool stuff as that you have been telling us about Gettysburg. Let’s see your authori ilurleson produced the book. The ex perts examined it. They found noth ing in it to substantiate Burleson’s Ideas. Then it developed that while he was reading the book Burleson skipped a couple of chapters, and that those chanters contained denials of every proposition he made. Now Bur leson, chastened, listens to the discus sions of the battle and does nothing but summon the waiter. Jacob Rii. Tells It. Jacob Riis and Chief Defaney held a short “fanning bee” at the police station a couple of days ago, in which both were telling stories of their ex periences, says the Seattle Post-Intelli gence. Riis is a story teller of merit, and Chief Delaney delights in a comi cal yarn. Riis was telling the chief of his ex periences in New York when Theo dore Roosevelt was 'a police commis sioner there. Roosevelt had filed charges against a sergeant for drunkenness on duty, and the “copper” was before the board for a hearing. The sergeant appeared with eleven children, all dressed for the occasion. The sergeant remained impassive while tihe charges were being made against him, but finally it came time for him to 'give his side of the case. “Mr. Roosevelt,” he said, “these are my children. They have no mother. I am their only support. That is all I have to say for myself.” “You can go back to work, but be careful of your conduct next time.” The plea of the sergeant had reach ed the heart of the man who is now President. A few months later Roosevelt found that the sergeant did not have a chi 1(1 in the world, but that the children he appeared with before the commission were borrowed expressly for the occa sion. The same man is now a cap tain in New York, and rated an, effi cient officer. Bold Head Men Want Many llalr Cuts. The sensitive, taciturn.'barber was finally, induced to talk, says the Provi dence Journal. He remarked: “I’ve noticed one peculiarity about my cus tomers that I could never qbite ex plain. The less hair a man has the more attention he pays to it. c.r ‘‘There’s a real estate agent who comes in here nearly every week for a hair cut, and If I shaved him clean from the back of his collar to his fore head you’d never know that I’d touched him. He’s got a short, light colored fringe that plays around under the rim of his hat, like the soft, fluffy fringe you see on those shawls the women wear over their shoulders, but you’d think, to hear him, that he could braid it and do it up in coils. I hu mor him, of course. I take a handful of somebody else’s hair and sprinkle it on the cloth I put on him and then I snip the air gently for ten or fifteen minutes and make a great ado when I whisk him off. “And when he leaves the chair and says he mustn't let It grow so long again I say it was pretty long. I hope the Lord will forgive me. Nine out of every ten of the bald heads are that way, but men who’ve got plenty of hair will keep away from here until they look like the edges of an old fashioned hay loft. It’s curious and, as I said, I never could account for it.” Selfish. Marie Corelli, who has recently been lashing the selfishness of modern life, went from Stratford to London recent ly and lunched with an American lit erary woman at the Carlton, says the San Antonio Express. During the luncheon, apropos the selfishness that she has been discuss ing In the periodicals of late. Miss Corelli said: “A typically selfish modern man was a farmer who visited my Stratford dentist last week. “This farmer, as soon as he entered the operating room, blurted out his business. “ ‘A tooth to be pulled,’ he said, ‘and I will pay nothin’ hextra for gas. Just yank It out, If it does hurt.’ “The dentist smiled. “ ‘You’re plucky, sir,’ he said. 'Let me see the tooth, please.’ “ ‘Oh, ’tain’t me that’s got the tooth ache,’ said the farmer. ‘lt’s my wife; she'll be along 4n a minute.’ ” Wm on Forbidden Ground. "A debating society was formed in one of the counties of my district," said Representative Kehoe of Ken tucky, according to the NashvlUe Ban ner, "and among the first questions debated was: Resolved that the ne groes have more cause for complaint than the Indians. “It was stipulated the arguments should be confined to the United States. The first disputant on the af firmative opened with a speech to sus tain his position, every word of which was listened to with close attention by the chairman. The disputant for the negative made a few remarks in an swer and then turned to the Bible and commenced reading passages for the purpose of proving thut some of the points made by his opponent were not backed up by the good hook. "The chairman stopped him with. ’Halt right where you are, Jim. Don’t go any further. You have gone out of the United States for argument.' ” II It ml oil Ihr Mlitlilrr Ikr Dog, A minister waa one day walking along a road, saya the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and to hla aatonlahinent aitw a crowd of bn ye atttlng in front of a ring with a email dog In the center. When he came up to them he put the following munition: "What are you do ing with that dog'.’’’ One of the buya aaldt "Whoever telle the htggeet fie wine It." "Oh," eatd the tnlnleter, "I am eurprteed at you boye. fur when I wae like you I never told e lie," There wae eitenre for a white, until one of lb# boye shouted fiend hlia the dug*" “SPOOK” THE THIE® 1 . From the New York World. •Dr. I. K. Funk, the eminent Prohi bitionist and publisher, would not suspect a spiritualist, and much less a disembodied ghost, of vulgar thiev ing. But somebody alive or dead walked off from a spirit seance with a gold-framed portrait of Dr. Funk’s mother. It happened at the meeting of the First Spiritualists’ Church in Aurora Grata Cathedral. Bedford avenue, Brooklyn, a week ago last night. The Spiritualists who meet there are the very aristocracy of the cult, and they were all shocked last night when Mrs. May S. Pepper, the medium, made this statement. “I must ask members of the congre gation not to place anything of value on the pulpit.” It is the custom for believers and seekers for knowledge from the de parted to place various articles on the pulpit. Mrs. Pepper takes them up, one by one, when she is “under con -trolt” and delivers messages that many believe to come from the other world. “Last Sunday night,” Mrs. Pepper went on to say, “Dr. Funk left a much-prized portrait of his mother, in a gold frame, on the pulpit. Clark Bell, the president of the Medico-Le gal Society, left a wallet containing a large sum of money. After the serv ices these articles could not be found. Someone must have stolen them or taken them by mistake. If any per sons have made a mistake I call up on them to return this property. “To-night I see on the pulpit a wal let and a package which seems to con tain something of value. The owners of these should keep an eye on them, as any delay to claim them at the close of the meeeting may be danger ous.” Here Judge Abram S. Daily, a leading Brooklyn lawyer, rose and announced that he represented Dr. Funk. “We hope,” said he, “that the portrait will be found to have been taken by error, and we have no In tention to take any steps if it is re turned. Also I hope *M r. Bell’s wallet will come back with the portrait.” Dr. Funk, at jn spirit seance some time ago, received a message alleged to be from Henry Ward Beecher, which reminded him that he had bor rowed and forgotten to restore to its owner a rare coin. Dr. Funk thought he had returned to the coin, but found that "Beecher” had told him the truth. The owner of the coin was dead. Dr. Funk has since investi gated spiritualism a good deal. He took the portrait to Mrs. Pepper to see whether, through that means, he might receive a message from his dead mother. SHE GETS GOULD’S PENSION. Hazleton, Pa., dispatch in Philadel phia Record. The story of how a poor Luzerne county widow was granted a life pen sion by George Gould of New York, the American railroad king and multi millionaire, has just come to light. It unfolds a tragedy enacted on the American warship Chicago in the har bor of Gravesend, England, before King Bdwttrd VII ascended the throne. His royal highness, then Prince of Wales, paid the ship a visit in com pany'with George Gould, the Vander bilts and some other prominent Ameri cans. It was after the war with Spain when American naval offiicers were feted in every foreign port. After paying their regards to the officers and inspecting the ship, his royal highness and party were about to take their leave, when George Gould, prompted no doubt by a love of variety, offered a $lO gold piece as a prize to the sailor who would climb to the top of the mast and descend the quickest. About thirty entered the contest, among thefn being Thomas Quinn of Luzerne. In descending Quinn missed his balance and fell headlong to the deck, landing within four feet of the Prince. The dead sailor was the only son of a widowed mother, to whom he had sent a few dollars every month dur ing his time of service in the navy. Every month George Gould forwards to Mrs. Quinn an allowance far in excess of the amount she had received from her son. and she has been in formed that the pension will continue during her life. HAIII TONIC FOR SENATORS, Washington Correspondence Pittsburg Gazette. A statement of the goods held in store by the sergeant at arms of the United States Senate shows some in teresting articles one would scarcely expect to find among the necessities for running the national Legislature. The public may Indulge its imagination to the limit. Here Is the list: Thirty-three bottles of cologne, sev enteen Ice-picks, sixty-nine funeral re galias, seventeen bath brushes, three gallons alcohol, two cakes, shaving .soap, seventy nail brushes, twelve bot tles hair tonic, one funnel, one half gallon copper measure, eight lemon squeezers and one hundred and eighty six glasses. There ‘are many other things equally as odd. Glancing at the Senate in session from the galleries It requires no stretch of Imagination to guess the need of hair tonic. The cologne, the nail brushes and the bath brushes are accounted for by the official barber shop in the Capitol, but the lemon squeezers, the ice-picks, the funnel and the one hundred and eighty-six glasses are open to a slight suspicion at least. CHAMPAGNE. Interview In London Telegraph. And what do you say of champagne? I see that the Rheims Chamber of Commerce has published figures which show that the number of bottles ex ported in the year 1903-4 fell off by nearly a million and a half, while sales for home consumption increased more than half a million bottles. These figures are interesting. It Is very certain that the consumption of champagne has dropped very largely here, not only in hotels, as the pub lished reports have disclosed, but in private houses. Yes, I think there has been a certain change of taste. Whis ky is displacing champagne even on special occasions. People are drinking less sparkling wine. Champagne is a very extravagant wine, especially at hotels and restaurants, where 12s. to 15s a bottle is charged for the best brands which cost 7s. or Bs. Any quantity of good champagne Is to be had —’98, '99 and 1900 were all good wine years. But the object of ship pers Is to keep up the price of cham pagne. It 111 MH EROS ni'TTfi TRAIN. From the Bt. Jnnies's Gazette. A collision recently occurred on*the Uganda Railway, British East Africa, th’tt would be possible nowhere else on earth, A hugh bull rhinoceros rush ed out of the bush and charged at full speed the so-called "up-mixed" train which was slowing down aa it ap proached the station Hultan Hain <>nd, 211 mtlea from Mombasa. The train was stopp'd, and the “rhino” was discovered about 100 yards down the track. Mlowjy ha returned to the Jungle, and was loot to eight. He did not BTifif uuh*rm#4, t*nr pi# ,f bis thick skin were found adhering to III# tr*in. but III# A*r<‘*n*a of t)i H m. 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