""A II:M1 1UTIC NKWSTAmt
Fls!i!iod WceUy at Camden, Tcun.
I'ntered at Camdon as BccouJ-CIana
TKAVIS BKOS., I'uUlsherg, "
Tl.3 man who han a pood memory
and an forget inny alill liopo to ba
v)ma a HUccsHsful pMlilician.
How coon tho cloctrio car has bo--roiuo
"the carriap,o of tho people 1"
An cfl'cial report Hays that in Massa
chusetts there aro ono thonrand seven
lmndrcd anil tliirty-fivo miles of street
mil way, auil that only four mi!o3 of
track are now travoiBod by horses. '
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Successful and delichlful anv nirl
. may be, c?en though aho cannot stay
all day in the homo. If it bo her
tliily to bo away, toacuiug in kinder
lergartcn or primary school, writing
in an office or selling goods in a Biiop,
he loses not a bit of her truo worth
in the household through her brave
independence and her endeavor to re
lievo her parents of her support, ob-
servca the Ladies' Home Journal.
Popular feeling against the wanton
destruction of bird lifo is not wholly
sentimental or humanitarian. It has
practical grounds also. Tho treasurer
of the American Ornithologists' Uniou
cstimatfcfl that the ravages of insects
upon growing crops involve a loss to
farming interests of $200,000,000 ev
rj year. The most effective safe
guards against insect pests are the
birds, and it is demoustratable that as
the birds disappear tho losses caused
by, insects steadily increase. The
American farmer is prosaic, practical
aud but little given to fceutitnental
ism. But he knows his friends, and
among the choicest of these ho counts
the birds which guard his grain fields,
hia orchards, his vineyards aud his
berry patch against his iusect en
emies. His plea for tho protection of
the birds is prompted by the Bame
eeuse of self-interest that impells
Mm to keep a watohdog to guard his
sheep and cattle. Audit deserves to
It is one of tho grievous defects ot
the school system that the courses of
instruction are framed for tho "aver
age pupil," when, as a matter of fact,
there is no average pupil. Tho pres
ent tendency toward imparting more
flexibility to public school curricula,
to the eud that the varying tempera
mental characteristics and mental ca
pacities of children may be, adequate
ly accommodated, is one of the most
hopeful signs in the educationa
nvorlA. Educators aro beginning to
realize that rigidity in methods of in
struction is not progress; in fact, it is
not instruction. Give the defective
boy a chance. Thejdull boy who gets
a low marking in school ofttimea tri
nmphs over his physical disabilities
when he gets out into the Avorld and
attains marked success in busiuess en
deavor. But it is. the duty of the
schools to take considerate aud hu
mane account of his defects aud give
mm as equal cuauco, so tar as prac
ticable, with tho more fortunate
'Reports recently published of the
successful 126 township mutual lire
insurance companies in Minnesota
have directed attention to the excep
tional growth in the State of the co-operative
idea in business. It began
-with farmers' grain elevators aud
co-operative creameries, and has ex
tended to general stores, produce, and
live-stock sales, lumber and fuel yards,
railroad construction, and insurance.
Ia the latter line it is estimated, com
paring cost with the lowest premium
rate iu old-line compauies for farm in
surance, that the members of these
mutual companies saved about $3G2,
O09inl890. All the C50 butter fac
tories iu Minnesota, using the milk
from 300,000 cows, are co-operative,
managed by a board selected from the
patrons, who are the owners. Farni
itrtf co-operative elevators and gen
eral stores abound, especially in the
south central part of the State, and
there aro co-operativo grist anil flour
mill. Many commuuistic settlements
exist, most of them iu newer parts of
the State, where land is cheap, and
peopled mostly by immigrants from
Victims of Utah Alius Disaster
May Reach 250.
EXTREME ESTIMATE TOO LARGE
Alany of the Dead Belonged to
Secret Orders, and Their Re
mains Were Sought.
Dispatches of Thursday from Sco
field, Utah, were to the effect that the
extreme estimate of dead was con
ceded to have been too largo, and it
was numerically impossible to place
the loss of life at 300 as there were
not that many men in the mine. The
probabilities are that 230 will be
about the total number of dead.
There were not enough coffins in
the camp to bury the dead, and to add
horror to the situation the bodies wero
There were fifty bodies for which
no provision for burial had been
made. A joiut committee of Odd
Fellows and Knights of Pythias spent
the day among the dead, identifying
members of their orders. They found
about twenty of each among the dead.
Tho school children of the city gath
ered a carload of flowers which were
sent to Soofield in a special car at their
Subscriptions for the relief of the
sufferers are coming in from all over
the state, and the total now amounts
PRESIDENT SEND3 MESSAGE.
President McKinley sent the follow
ing telegram to Ihe governor of Utah:
"Executive Mansion, Washington,'
May 3. Governor Wells, Salt Lake
City, Utah: I desire to express my in
tense sorrow on learning the terrible
calamity which has occurred at Sco
field and my deep pympathy with the
wives, children and friends of the un
fortunate victims of the explosion.
condolence from fhanoe.
The French ambassador called on
President McKinley and Secretary
Ilay Thursday and conveyed the con
dolence of the French republio to the
people of the United States over the
mine disaster at Salt Lake City, lie
handed the secretary the following
personal letter on the subject:
"Embassay of the French Republio
in the United States, Washington,
May 3, 1900 Mr. Secretary of State:
The president of the French repubiio
has just heard of the terrible catastro
phe which has taken place at Salt
Lake City. He has instructed me to
be his interpreter near the president
of the United States of America, and
to assure him of the sympathy which
he feels on account of this sad event.
In transmitting to me the expressions
of the sentiments ol President Loubet,
M. Delcasse, minister of foreign af-
. fairs, likewise intrusts me to convey
to the American government the ex
pression of the profound sympathy of
th government of the republic.
"Bo pleased to accept, Mr. Secre
tary of State, the assurances of my
WILL USE OWN TRACKS.
Florida Central and Peninsular Gives
Southern Notice To That Effect.
The Florida Central and Peninsular
railway system gave formal notice to
the Southern railway Thursday that
on and after May 10th it would dis
continue the use of the tracks, bridge
and terminals of the latter company at
and near Columbia, S. C, and will
operate their own trains over their
own tracks all the way from Peters
burg, Va., to Jacksonville and Tampa.
Track laying on the line between
Richmond and Petersburg has been
finished, and the new Seaboard Air
Line railway will soon run through
train service between New York and
Tampa, using its own tracks from
Richmond to the extreme southern
portion of Florida.
D. B. CULBERSON BEAD.
Was Prominent Texan and Many Yean a
Ex-Consxressman David B. Culber
son, father of United States Senator
Charles A. Culberson, of Texas, died
at his home in Jefferson, Texas, Sun
Ex-Congrossman Culberson served
soveral times as , a Democrat in the
lower house of the national legislature,
and was at one time a prominent can
didate for the speakership. lie was
for a long time chairman of the judi
ciary f-ommittee of the house and was
regarded as ono of the best constitu
tional lawyers in public life.
PESTILENCE AND MISERY.
Cholera Now Adds Its I forrora to
the Fearful Famlne'aging
The report received at London that
cholera is strengthening its deadly
hold on famine-stricken India brings
the pitiful condition of that country
more than ever to the' public view.
About 93,500,000 persous, for this is
the population of the districts affected,
are sheltering their squalid existences
away amid pestilence and misery that
show no signs of abating. Hundreds
of thousands of pounds in good British
gold, good German marks and Amer
ican coin have boon thrown into the
country, but, judging from the latest
advices, all this charity is merely a
drop in the ocean.
The famiue and its attendant com
plications appear to exceed in viru
lence any previous visitations. The
viceroy, Lord Curzon, of Kedleston,
and the government are making cease-
Mess exertions to meet the terrible
emergency, but the stupendous diffi
culties confronting them prevent the
present supplying of relief to more
than five millions. In the meantime
the native states are dotted with heaps
of dead and dying, and the roads ore
crowded with ghastly bands seeking
to' escape from the stricken territories,
but who, for lack of food and water,
mostly succumb in the attempt. Ono
of the most hopeless features of the
whole affair is contained in the state
ment of a special correspondent at
Simla, who writes:
"Ten times the total relief could
be laid in a single district without
fully describing its distress. All we
can hope for is a succession of good
years to put the people on their legs
The British districts are reported to
be so far escaping the large starva
tion and mortality that mark the native
states. But that their condition ia
not enviable is evident from the fol
lowing description sent by a Bombay
correspondent on the scene at Ahenv
dabad, a city in the presidency of
"In an open space upward of 200
were sealed, old and young, being
famine personified. The smell arising
from their filthy rags was sickening,
and had attracted myriads of flics.
Some, especially the old men, were
bony frameworks. A girl suckling
two children was ghastly to look at,
but the little oues, with hollow tem
ples, sunken eyes and cheeks and the
napes of their necks falling in under
ther skulls, which seemed to overbal
ance their emaciated bodies, and with
wisp like arms and legs, were mere
dreadful still. Many were suffering
from disease and numbers had the
fever. Those who could work were
sent on where tanks were being dug;
others were given a meal and passed
on to the poorhouse."
This picture is from a less seriously
affected part of the country. The suf
ferings in the remoter districts, where
the famine is severe, where all the cat
tle have long since died, where the
water is" precious and where cholera
has now added its dread scourge, can
well be imagined.
CULTON BACK JAIL.
Application For Bail Refused By
Judge Cantrill Evidence
Was Too Strong.
A Frankfort, Ky., special Bays:
At the conclusion of the arguments
on the motions for bail of W. II. Cul
ton, charged with being an aocessory
in the murder of Governor William
Goebel, Saturday night, Judge Can
trill denied the application and Culton
was remanded to jail.
In rendering his decision Judge
Cantrill said that the uncontradicted
evidence on some of the points in the
case left the coort no recourse but to
refuse the defendant's application Jor
bail. Culton's trial will coma up at
the regular September term of court.
The trials of the other accused prison
ers will be hld at Georgetown.
Off For Populist Convention.
Senator Butler,' of North Carolina;
Senator Pettigrew, of Dakota; M. C.
Gavock, of Virginia; N. W. Fitzger
ald, of West Virginia, and George H..
Shibley, of New York, headed a party
of eastern populists that left Washing
ton over the Baltimore and Ohio rail
way Saturday for Sioux Falls, S.D., to
attend the populist national convention.
PROHIS ROAST M'KINLEY.
Indiana Contingent Rrlng Cp Subject of
The Prohibitionists of Indiana met
in state convention at Indianapolis
Wednesday to nominate a state ticket.
The platform vigorously denounces
the liquor traffic and pledges perpetual
war against it and invites all people iu
sympathy with the movement to assist
by co-operation; denounces tho annul
ment of the anti-canteen by the presi
dent and members of his cabinet and
charges the president with moral cow
ardice in refusing to exercise his au
thority as comraauder-in-chief of tho
army to abolish the sale of liquor in
"Tommy Atkins" Is Doing Som
Hard Marching, Just Now.
ROBERTS TAKES BRANDFORT.
The Irish-American Brigade Is
Discovered Fighting Under
London advices of Friday contain
ed the followed "war" news:
Tho mounted infantry with Lord
Roberts, among which are the Cana
dians, have picketed their horses on
the south bank of the Vet river 18
miles north of Brandfort. The head
of Lord Roberts' columns has thus
advanced thirty-two miles north of
Little powder was wpent. Tho Brit
ish woik was hard marching, the
Boers retiring out of the reach of Brit
ish shells. The correspondents supple
ment Lord Roberts' plain statements
with a few details. As General Hut-
ton, with the First mounted infantry
brigade, drew near Brandfort, he saw a
khaki-clad body of troops ahead of
him. He was surprised, but thought
they must be British. Soon, however,
they opened fire upon the men, who
replied heavily. They were the Irish-
American brigade from Lourenzo
Marques, and it is reported that the
Irish lost heavily.
The Boer flag was flying over Brand
fort as the British entered the town.
Several British wounded were found
in the hospital. The Boer postmaster
gave up the keys of the public build
ings to Captain Ross.
Lord Kitchener arrived at Brandfort
at noon and Lord Roberts at dusk, j
General French's cavalry is sweeping
the country northward. The expecta
tion is that the infantry advance will
bo continued toward Krooustad imme
diately. Although no prisoners were
taken and although no hot pursuit was
attempted, the news greatly cheers
London. Nevertheless, it has not been
received with the flue rapture that at
tended the first successes of Lord
Brabant's division now occupies a
strong position on a range of hills on
the Ladybrand road, about twenty
miles from Wepener. The troops are
confronted by a large force of Boers
who recently occupied Wepener and
who have now been located in the
mountain known in the Free State as
Zwartlapherg. Friday morning the
Borderers Horse, under Colonel Max
well, came in contact with the Boer
outposts, but returned to camp after
haviDg located the enemy. Later a
group of 500 Boars was discovered
marching past the Boer position, but
the British were unable to tell whether
they were friend or enemy until they
had disappeared in a hollow a few
miles away, when they proved to be a
General Hunter's crossing the Vaal
at Winlsorton brings the relief of Ma
feking, 195 miles beyond, almost
within a calculated interval. It is
now regarded as quite possible that
Mafeking may be succored before the
The debate in parliament on the
Spion kop dispatches proved a disap
pointment to the supporters of the gov
ernment. The ministerialist papers
confess to a certain amount of incon
sistency and weakness in the state
ment's of the spokesmen of the govern
ment. On the other hand, as The
Standard points out, the opposition
professes to be well satisfied with the
debate, as they believe it has injured
the government and has rendered Lord
Lansdowne's continuance at the war
Wepener is to be garrisoned with a
strong force from General Chermsida's
division, commanded by Lord Castle
town. Henry F. Lucy, writing in The
Daily News, says he has ascertained
that Sir Alfred Milner's letter against
ladies visiting South Africa was writ
ten as the result of an intimation from
FOUR KILLED; SIXTEEN WOUNDED
Filipino Surprise Reconuoltering Party
of Twenty-Sly.tH Infantry.
A diepatch received in Manila Thurs
day from Iloilo reports that a desperate
fight took place at Leambanao, in fee
center of the island of Panay. " It ap
pears that a reconnoitering party of
the Twenty-sixth infantry was sur
rounded and that four of the Ameri
cans were killed and that sixteen
others severely wounded were left on
ti,A field. The remainder of the sol-
liora lifiil a. narrow escape. The dis-
vmtph Rilda that re-enfurcements were
seut from Iloilo as soon as news of
the affair was received, whereupon
the Filipiuoa retreated to mountains.
tj?Ou G 0 cilia. I
Creat fami of a Croat Medlctne
Won by Actual Merit.
Ttift fame of Hood's 8rapnrllla U bmn
won by tha good It ha dona to thonu who
wrra iiiffrtrlnjf from JIhbih. Its eurm liv
exoltrt.l wonder n l admiration. It lia
cnuseJ thouxand to rJloo la the enjoy
ment of koo.1 hrtalth, nn 1 It will Ao you tho
same good It baa done otlior. It will ei
pol from your blood alt Impurlthn; will
give you a Rood appotito and malto you
strong aud vigorous. It Is Just tliemndl
clna to holp you n.nr, whou your sytoin Is
la nftad of a tonlo and lnvlorator.
Eruptions "An eruption all over mv
bo ly (itus.id a burning Munition I could
not Klp flight. JJy taking Hood's Sir
siipirllla I was oomplotnly curod." Jcnmr
Tiiomi'ho!, V. O. Box 3(3, Oaksvllle, N. Y.
Is America' (Irealent Med irln.
Patagonlan Floating Stonef.
The Btirprhin;; phenomenon of heavy
stones floating on wai n va observed
last summer In Houthwest 1'utagonU
by Drs. Nordenskioltl and llorge. In a
river were seen numerous clusters of
small fragments of bituminous slate
that had UvH-ubrokch from thecliffs and
were floating on the water, and with a
slujllo cast of the net 7(H) of them, some
of them more than half an Inch In dia
meter, were obtained. Tho specific
gravity of .the pieces was nearly three
times that of the water. The top of i
tho stones was dry, and when this be
came wet they immediately sank. Tht
cause of the phenomenon Is Romevh;U
complex. Minute bubbles held by n
microscopic til m of seaweed probably
contributed to the effect, which was
chiefly due to the repellent action of
the greasy surface. It Is suggested
that floating stones may have played a
hitherto unsuspected part In geology,
as ocean currents may have transport
ed thorn long distances, farming new
strata far from the original source.
A Boy's Revenue.
The present Jerman Emperor, then
a small boy, attended the wedding of
the Frince and Princess of Wales. He
was under the charge of his two uncles,
the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke
of Gonnaught. As may be expected,
young William fidgeted sadly, and con
sequently received an occasional warn
ing tap on the shoulder. Hut how he
did revenge himself! Ills uncles were
In tlighland dress, and the future em
peror slyly knelt down and bit Into
their bare legs with great earnestness.
Thoroughly at Home.
Jiggs I called to see Brassey last
night, but he wasn't at home.
Biggs Oh, yes, he was.
Jiggs I tell you he wasn't. He
wasn't at home all evening.
Biggs He was perfectly at home all
venlng. He monopolized our easiest
chair and kept his feet on the piano
stool. Philadelphia Press.
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