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Monunc News Building, Savannah. Ua
THURSDAY, DECEMBEU 22, 1904.
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lADEI 10 m ADVERTISEMENTS
Meetings—Zerubbabet Lodge No. 15,
F. & A. M.
Special Notices —Notice to the Pub
lic, Railroad and Steamship Agents;
Dividend Notice, The Citizens Bank
of Savannah; Dividend Notice, Savan
nah Bank and Trust Cos.; Crew Notice,
British Steamship Brunhilda; Ship No
tice, Austrian Steamship Jenny.
Business Notices —Time is Nearly Up,
S. W. Thomas; Good Things of the
3eason, Sommers’ Cafe; Watch This
Space Dally, Penniman & Enuen;
Pine Nuts, A. M. & C. W. West.
Appropriate As Christmas Presents—
The Metropolitan.
To-day- The Time—Edward Lovell’s
Sons.
Tetterine-^Shuptrine's Drug Stores.
Big Cut in Perfumes—Rowllnskl,
Druggist.
Fancy Boxes and Baskets—Conida’s.
Christmas Presents For All —At the
Bee Hive.
Lowney’s Fancy Candies—New York
Cash Grocery.
How Does This Strike You, Lady—
Leopold Adler.
Whisky—Lewis' 66 Rye.
A Special Offer—The Four-Track
News.
Watch the Others Copy—E. & W.
Laundry.
Red Cross Coffee—Henry Solomon &
Bon,
No Let Up in Good Work—Savannah-
Seorgla Laundry.
Wines and Liquors—Henry Solomon
& Son.
Christmas Presents—At Lattimore’s.
Eyeglasses and Spectacles—Dr. M.
Bchwarb’s Son.
Old Crusted Wines—The Delmonico
Cos.
Buy Your Piano at Murphy's Piano
Warerooms.
Special Daily Sale No. 16—B. H. Levy,
Bro. & Cos.
Xmas Present Seekers Flock to Us—
Allen Bros.
Eggs—A. Ehrlich & Bro.
Savannah Theater—To-night, “The
Dfflce Boy;" Friday night, "A Girl
From Dixie."
A Box of Imported Cigars—J. S.
Pinkussohn Cigar Cos.
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
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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.
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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.
MMill itf night it IN# <mi# it if #tftt ##*<s
atiinUr4 Ct* tt**h # fc#Jf UmH-
U#f4 lb# or#t
Eruptions
Dry, moist, scaly tetter, all forms
of eczema or salt rheum, pimples
md other cutaneous eruptions pro
ceed from humors, either inherited,
or acquired through defective dl.
gestion and assimilation.
To treat these eruptions with
drying medicines is dangerous.
The thing to do is to take
Hood's Sarsaparilla
and Pills
Which thoroughlycleanse the blood,
expelling all humors and building
up the whole system. They cure
Hood’s Sarsaparilla permanently cured J.
G. Hines. Franks. 111., of eczema, from which
be had suffered for some time; and Miss
Alvina Wolter, Box 212, Algona. Wis., of pim
ples on her face and back and chafed skin on
her body, by which she had been greatly
troubled. There are more testimonials ia
favor of Hood’s than can be published.
Hood’s Sarsaparilla promises to
cure and wds the oromise.
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j Amsterdam Ave
rffiy Fl. andWest 130th St!
‘“j
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TRANSIENT RATES:
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Parlor, a Bedrooms, with bath, $5 and ft per dav
Every improvement known to modern in
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clai're'wor'id o "'’ maßazine * ‘' The Belle
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r THROUGH TRAIN
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via
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Inquire at
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BOXING GLOVES
PUNCHING BAGS
SHOTGUNS AND RIFLES
CARVING SETS
TABLE CUTLERY
HOUSEHOLD ARTICLES.
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113 West Broughton Street.
How to get a
Gold Ring, Opal Setting,
FOR 25 CENT'S.
The answef is found In
every He Round Carton of
Crystaline Salt .
Imported Molasses.
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kdtrele, Muaouvado Melaaaee. re*
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