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HORSE THIEF CONFESSES.
Steals a Second Horse to Escape From
Arrest for First.
Winona, j.ug. 16.A horse thief who
came to Winona from Rochester on a
relay of stolen horses was arrested
here yesterday. He gives his name
as John Johnson and his home as New
Ulm. He has made a full confession
and will be taken back to Rochester
for trial. Johnson stole a fine bay
pacer, a valuable animal, Thursday
night. The horse was lied to a hitch
ing post in a street in Rochester and
was attached to a light, buckboard. He
at once started for Winona, and had
reached a point near St. Charles when
the animal gave out. it was necessary
to make a change quickly, so he wont
to the nearest farmer's barn and took
a likely looking broncho from the stall.
This was hitched to the b'.:.: gy and
the pacer was turned loose. Johnson
then continued toward Winona and ar
rived here yesterday afternoon. The
Winona police had been notified of the
first theft and were on the lookout, lib
was arrested, but his horse did not
correspond with the description of the
one stolen at. Rochester. The police
then learned of the second theft. When
Johnson found he was cornered he
made a confession.
Its Sale on Minneapolis Stock
chance at That Figure.
St. Paul, Aug. 16.Cash wheat
for $1 in Minneapolis yesterday
the first time since 1898. The Septem
ber option went to 85 cents, the high
est figure in fourteen years, and is ex
pected to go higher When $1 was paid
for a car of NO, 1 Northern yesterday
a yell went up from the traders on
'change and messages were soon
speeding to every speculative market,
of the world that Minneapolis had sold
at. high mark. After this sale $1.01
was bid and $1.02 was asked for cash
wheat but transactions were small as
offerings were limited. In 1S98 this
figure was exceeded, but it was a
manipulated market Yesterday's
prices were due wholly to natural con
UNEXPECTED GOOD LUCK.
Nichols Will Not Mips the Extra In
Winona. Minn., Aug. 16.John Nich
ols of the town of Saratoga, this coun
ty, is recovering from an accident, i
which at the time it occurred was
thought would prove fatal. About a
month ago he fell from a hay stack
upon the upturned tines of a lferk.
The tines passed entirely through his
abdomen, puncturing his intestines
In Beveral places. Twenty-seven inches
of his intestines were removed. He
has been removed from the hospital to
his home and his complete recovery is
Alderman Accused of Soliciting Bribe
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 16-At the in- fe 5^
stance of the district attorney a war
rant was issued last night for the ar
rest of Aid. Himmelstein. James
Gates, a colored saloonkeeper in the
levee district, charges the alderman,
as chairman of the council committee
on licenses, demanded $100 of him as
the price of renewing his saloon li
cense. The chief of police had recom
mended that Gates be refused a re
newal on account of the character of
ESCAPES THE FANGS.
Duluth Girl Nearly Killed by a Rattle
La Crosse. Wis., Aug. 16. The ar
rival of a passing farmer at the critical
moment saved Miss Anna Herold, a
Duluth girl visiting in this city, from
being killed by a larsre rattlesnake.
The girl, who had strayed from her
friends on the bluff, stood transfixed
and apparently hypnotized by the
snake, which was slowly raising itself
to strike, when it was killed by the
farmer. Miss Herold is in a serious
condition from fright.
BANK DRAGGED DOWN.
West Duluth Corporation Closes
Doors Because of a Run.
Duluth, Minn!, Aug. 16.The Mer
chants' Bank of West Duluth closed
its doors after yesterday's business.
President Smith, in a statement, said
the failure was due to the failure of
the Commercial Ranking company's
hank, causing a run on his bank. Hhe
said he could not anticipate the ex
tent of the withdrawals, and closed to
protect all depositors as much as pos
DIDN'T LIKE HE TUNE.
Fire at Eau Claire.
Eau Claire, Wis., Aug. 16.Fire at
the Phoenix Manufacturing company's
plnrt destroyed the woodworking de
partment and tho lumber warehouse.
The balanco of the plant was saved
with difficulty. Loss. $10,000.
Farmer Takes His Own Life.
L-uverne, Minn., Aug. 16. Chris
Stroeh, an old and highly respected
resident of this county, committed sui
cide at his home a few miles north
west of this city. He was a prosperous
farmer. No cause is known.
The Whistler Shoots the Objector ach case the microbes developed,
After a Quarrel.
LAV/YE.l MADE AN APOLOGY.
Revised the Opinion as to the Intellect
of trie Court.
Some yeais ago there was an old
judge on the bench In Berks county,
Pa., whose decisions, in consequence
of numerous reversals did not always
command universal respect. One day,
in a case in which he was sitting, one
of the lawyers lost patience at his in
ability to see tilings in a certain light,
and in the heat, of the moment re
marked that the intellect of the court
()1 ijgthis htniiicontempt could
not penetratae it. For
the judge showed a disposition to be
very severe with the offender, and it
was only after much persuasion by
friends of the latter that he yielded
and decided to accept, a public apol
ogy. The following day the lawyer,
accordingly, appeared before his honor
and made amends by saying. "I re
gret very much that I said the intel
lect of the court was so dark lightning
could not penetrate it. I guess it
could. It is a very penetrating thing."
HAD HAD LONGER PRACTICE.
Small Boy's Distinction Between Ap
petite and Patriotism.
Gen. O. O. Howard occasionally ad
dresses juvenile patriotic clubs. An
organization of this type entertained
the veteran at a sociable and dinner.
A little chap near the general dis-'j
played a good appetite. 'You eat
well, my son," said the old soldier,
"Yes, sir." "Now, if you love your
flag as well as your dinner, you'll
make a good patriot," Gen. Howard's
eyes beamed on the boy. "Yes, sir
biit I've been practicing eating twelve
years and I ain't owned a gun but six
months," was the laconic reply.New
Most Expensive Tree in World.
Probably the most expensive tree
in the world is in the city of London,
on the corner of Cheapside and Wood
street, about midway between the I
Hank of England and St. Paul's. It
is an enormous oak and is said to be
100 years old. It is protected by a
clause in the deed of the property
which forbids destruction of tree or
branches. Architects were compelled
to plan a rather peculiar building to
avoid the branches. There it stands
in the corner of one of the busiest
streets in London, occupying ground
of enormous valueand positively
the only tree in the city of London
outside of the parks.
Development of the Electron.
Dr. Kaufmann of Germany, in a re
cent lecture, traced the history of the
development of the electron. The
roots of the idea go back about twen
ty-five years. The growth of the stem
has taken place within the last ten
years, and now we have a flourishing
plant jaiui a large literature on the
subject. Broadlvyi speaking, the latest
theory accounts for inertia, suggests
From Saloonkeeper. 'leading phenomena of thespectra of
ically a host of miner phenomena that
seem at first sight to have no discern
ible mutual relationship, says Electri
How Snakes Decoy Birds.
That the rattlesnake uses his tail
to decoy birds has been observed a
number of times by a correspondent
of the Scientific American, who says:
"The snake hides himself in the tall
grass and imitates the buzzing of a
bee. The insectivorous birds, such as
the phoebe and kingbird, are attract
ed by the sound, and become an easy
prey for' his snakeship. I have seen
rattlesnakes concealed in the dense
I foliage of trees twenty feet from the
i ground practicing the same deception
ion the birds and getting the
Colfax, Wis., Aug II).William Hill, ceiving the wad.
a farmer living about four miles west
of this village, was shot and killed by
C. E. Eaton, also a farmer. Mr. Eatou
was driving by the Hill farm whistling.
Hill, objecting to the tune Eaton was
whistling, called on him to change it.
A quarrel ensued and Eaton drew a re
volver and shot Hill dead. Eaton gave
Queen Victoria Paid a Debt.
King Edward's appointment of Sir
Evelyn Wood to be a field marshal
has brought out the interesting fact
that the family of the king was once
deeply indebted to the grandfather of
Gen. Wood, Matthew Wood, a London
merchant. It was through the gen
erosity of the old merchant that the
duke of Kent was able to come to
England from Germany so that the
future Queen Victoria could be born
on British soil. The first baronetcy
bestowed by Queen Victoria upon her
accession was on Matthew Wood.
Microbes Hard to Kill.
That the microbes which cause dis
ease cannot be killed by firing them
out of a gun has been proved in offl
cial government experiments. Mi
crobes of malignant postule, of ab
scesses and of the intestine were
smeared upon the face of the gun
wad, put next the powder and fired
into sterile gelatin nad agar-agar. In
after its kind, in the medium re-
One of the janitors of a public
building, who has more politeness
than book learning, was stationed in
the hallway of the structure to guide I
the crowd which was pressing into
one of the rooms to see an exhibition
of artistic work. "Ladies and gentle- I
men," said the janitor, "will you
please make your exit through this
door and go out of the other."Cleve
land Plain Dealer.
A Sad Outlook.
Auntie"Do you let your husband
1 Lave a room to himselt?' Mrs. Mc
Bride"Oh, yes of course he must
have a place to smoke in." Auntie
"You poor dear, I see your future
through a rain of tears. He'll sneak
off there and lock himself in whenever
you want to talk to him seriously.
i You mark my words."Life.
ROYALTY AT THE RECEPTION
Wearisome Duties Imposed on Those
In High Position.
How royalty and their suites ever
manage to survive those weary hours
of standing is always a mystery to me,
says "The Countess," in the London
Outlook. "You get used to it in
time," say the maids of honor, hut ap
parently not till they have been car
ried out two or three times in a faint
do the gentlemen-at-arms tightly but
toned up in uniforms and smothered in
helmets get used to the ordeal.
It is within the memory of many
how in Dublin a certain distinguished
viceroy in the middle of a drawing
room gave the order to ciose the
doors, and having cleared the room the
entire viceregal party sat down on
the floor in various stages of collapse,
and I often wonder how it is that our
own king and queen are not similarly
overcome on these occasions. Royal
ty is the best paid profession, but as
suredly, it must be also the most
HE JOKE OF A KING.
Historic Hoax Perpetrated by Gusta
vus III. of Sweden.
King Gustavus III. of Sweden had
been frequently invited to the little
court of Schwerin. In 1783 he paid a
visit to Germany and as soon as the
Duchess of Mecklenburg heard of his
approach she prepared fetes I his
honor. But Gustavus, who disdained
the petty courts of the small. rulers,
sent two of his attendantsa page
named Peyron, and Desvouges, a valet
who had formerly been an actorto be
entertained by the duchess. The two
personaced the king and his minister,
Baron Sparre, and sustained the char
acters throughout. They accepted as
their due all the homage meant for
their master, danced with the Mecklen
burg ladies who were presented to
them, and Peyron went so far as to
ask one of the ladies for her portrait.
Meantime Gustavus was enjoying him
self elsewhere in secret-
Overlooked a Detail.
A Long Island farmer came, to
Brooklyn with his wire^to do some
shopping the other day. On his way
back the thought caine to him that he
had forgotten something. He took
out his notebook and went over each
item, checking it off, and saw that he
had made all the purchases he intend
ed. As he drove on he could not put
aside the feeling that there was some
thing missing. He again took out his
notebook and rechecked every item,
but still found no mistake. He did
this several times, but could not rid
himself of the idea that he must have
forgotten something. When he
reached home and drove up to the
house his daughter came out to meet
him^ and, with a look of surprise,
asked: "Why, papa, where is moth
er?"Mail and Express.
The Long-Suffering Editor.
A Queensland contemporary re
cently published the following: "Our
foreman printer recently measured
up the space occupied by obituary
notices in the Herald during the last
couple of months or so, and found it
made three and three-quarters yards.
This is so much dead loss to the pa
per, and if a fatal epidemic struck
the town ruin would stare us in the
face. We have, therefore, decided to
future to charge for such notices. So,
when people feel like dying, we hope
they will give directions to their next
of kin in respect of paying for the
Painting the Dome of the Capitol.
The dome of the capitol at Wash
ington is ,being painted. Every five
years its coat is renewed and 15,000
gallons of white lead are used in the
process. The work is being done by
eighteen men, under the direction of
"Billy" Lewi3 and "Al" Ports. The
latter has been employed for such
work about the capitol for thirty-nine
years. Ports is the only man who
ever climbed to the top of the Statue
of Liberty surmounting the dome. He
did this on Labor day. 1894, and fas
tened a garland of electric light bulbs
around the neck of her majesty.
Congo Road for Motor Cars.
The Congo Free State government
is enstructing a road in the northern
part of the state for the transport of
passengers and goods by means of
motor cars. The new route, of which
nearly 450 miles have been completeu,
will join the important trading centers
of Dongu and Lado. While making
the road a local engineer hit upon the
happy idea of driving forty elephants
up and down the projected highway
until the thick undergrowth was
trampled down, allowing the natives to
complete the task.
No Royal Road.
St. Clair McKelway believes that
the journalism of the future will be a
profession and that men will be espe
cially educated for it. They are and
always have been. Did that important
and valuable member of the profes
sion never hear of "the hard school of
journalism?" There is no other, and
never will he, worth a pinch of snuff.
in our humble estimation. The uni
versity of experience is the one which
gives the real degrees in journalism.
Was Always Running.
The Duke of Argyll tells this story
of Winston Churchill, which shows
that the talent for talk developed
young in the author and member of
parliament. Some years ago he visit
ed Harrow, and noticing a boy run
ring around the cricket field all by
himself asked what he was doing it
for. "That's Lord Randolph Church
ill's son, and whenever he talks too
much we make him run three times
round the cricket field."
THE NEW ARMY RIFLE.
It Is Practically Certain to Be the
Best in the World.
The new United States army rifle
is a remarkable evolution in small
arms since the old Springfield single
loader had its day. Practically twelve
years cover the period of the develop
ment, although the experience of the
Spanish and Philippine wars has nat
urally made the progress more rapid
since 1898 than before that time.
\hen the Krag was made the basis of
the army magazine rifle there was
more or less criticism, but it was
poorly conceived. The Ordinance de
partment has never regarded any
model as necessarily a finality, but has
ever been bent on improvements.
Consequently modifications have been
numerous and steady, and there is no
reason why, with this constant appli
cation of experience and inventive ge
nius the United States service maga
zine rifie should not be equal to any
in the world.Springfield (Mass.) Re
BOY WAS TOO PREVIOUS.
Came Near Causing Physician to
Lope a Patient.
A^doetor tells a good story in con
nection with a lad who until recently
was in his employ. It was part of
this youngster's daily duty to answer
the surgery bell, and usher the pros
'pective patients into the consulting
room. One morning there presented
himself at the surgery entrance a
mechanic, with whom Buttons was on
speaking terms. "Hullo, Jackson!" he
remarked, "what's the matter with
you?" "Oh, I just want, to see the
doctor," replied the visitor. "Have
yer brought yer symptoms with yer?"
inquired Bu tons, '"cos that's the fust
thing he'll ask yer about. If yer ain't
got 'em ye'd better pop back an' get
'em." "And would you believe it?"
adds the doctor, "that fellow was actu
ally about to act on the boy's advice
vvhen I entered the surgery!"Pear
Take a Look at Venus.
Young man, when you have finish
ed your dinner to-night, go up to the
roof or out in the street or yard by
your home and take a good, long look
at the star of the evening. She will
do you much good. In the first place,
the mere fact of your having thought
enough to spend the time to do this
will aid your mental development. In
the second place you will have to lift
I your eyes and chin from the mire of
the street about you to clean glory of
Omnipotence. In the third place, you
cannot look for five minutes at Venus
or at any other planet or star without
absorbing into yourself some of the
calm, silent power which wheels this
universe along its unbroken track,
with never a slip of the tire or jostling
of the axle.New York News.
Charity in England.
Some idea of the charitable disposi
tion of the British people is found in
the report of the charity commission
ers, just issued. The total value of in
vestments held by the official trustees
of charitable funds at the close of
last year was 22,314,735, divided
into 22,798 separate grants. The ag
gregate income from stocks, securities
and annuities aggregated 646,517 in
1902. During the three-quarters end
ing Dec. 31, 1901, 1,670 new charities
founded by will or deed came to the
notice of the commissioners, involving
a capital of 6,500,000 and upward.
Differing Views on Providence.
A recent traveler in Macedonia
writes: "The views on Providence
entertained by Turks and Jews re
spectively and the extent to which be
lief influences the conduct of each
are well illustrated by the following
anecdote: A Turk and a Jew were
one day in a boat. Suddenly the
weather changed and a fierce squall
arose. The Jew proposed that they
should turn back at once. The Turk
was for going on. 'Fear not, my
friend Allah is great,' he said, 'Allah
is great,' retorted the Jew, 'but our
boat is small.'
Wrong Foot Out of Bed.
About half the world puts the wrong
foot out of bed in the morning. But
which is the wrong foot? It is a
superstition as old as the hills that
if the left foot touches the floor first
I you will have bad luck that day.
Probably many men avoid this by
sleeping on the right side of the bed,
I so that in rising the right foot natur
ally comes first in contact with the
i floor. It is said to be a fact that most
people lie on their right side because
I of the prevalent rotion that the"heart
has freer action.- -New Ye-lc Press.
What We're Cerrirg To.
As we have already transmitted fair
I ly recognizable picture of individuals
I by wire we may be ablp. before l~:.g,
I to do the same thirg withrut vires.
Why not? And then for the wireless
by which we can see everybody, hear
everybody, talk to everybody, when
ever and wherever we please without
ccst, anywhere on the surface of the
globe. And then, hurrah for a short
trip to Mars just to inflate our chests
and show off!Magazine of Humor.
The Development of Mexico.
Facts in regard to the commercial
annexation of Mexico are given in the
I National Magazine. Twenty-eight mil
lions of JJnited States capital is now
invested in that country, and forty
Mexican investment companies in Chi
cago are sending in a million dollars
a month. In the city of Monterey
i alone $10,000,000 was recently invest
ed in one plant. The Standard Oil
company has invested $18,000,000 in
Mexican mines within two years, and
will put in $40,000,000 more.
CAME BACK FOR HIS OWN.
How Wilkinson Was Outwitted by a
When Wilkinson went to his office
one day last week he felt calm and
contented. He hadn't any need to
worry about his wife's loneliness any
more, for he had bought a capital
watchdog for her.
But, alas! when he arrived home
his wife met him with the deplorable
news that the dog had gone.
"Eh!" said Wilkinson, "did he break
the chain, then?"
"No,", she replied "but a great,
ugly-looking tramp came here and
acted so impudently that I let the dog
loose. But instead of tearing the tramp
to pieces the nasty dog#went off with
"Great Scott!" said Wilkinson, "that
must have been the tramp I bought
Danger in Big Guns.
Recent accidents disabling some of
our best battleships offer rather start
ling evidence of the weaknesses that
are inherent in vessels of this type.
For years inventive genius has been
applied to contriving guns of bigger
size and longer range than those used
before, and each increase has added to
the demands laid upon the strength
of guns and turrets and their mobility
In action. Inevitably the line of safe
ty has been passed and the result is.
shown in accidents which have caused
loss of life, besides exposing the para
doxical delicacy of massive machin
ery.Philadelphia Nortn American.
The Modern Race After Wealth.
The mania for money-making has
developed into downright madness.
And the explanation is easy. People
see that it is fast becoming the chief,
if not the only, standard of respecta
bility. When Talleyrand was asked if
he was not ashamed to sell his influ
ence in making treaties under the
first empire he replied: "My friend,
do you not see that there are but two
things left in Francemoney and the
guillotine?" We are rapidly ap
proaching the period in our own his
tory when there will be but two things
left in Americamoney and contume
Society to-day in search of fresh sen
sation tioc'-s to hear its manifold follies
denounced from the pulpit, and the
more outspoken the preacher the more
it enjoys his discourse. Times have'
changed since the day when Lord
Melbourne walked out of church in
disgust after a rousing sermon on the
consequences of sin, exclaiming:
Things have come to a pretty pass
when religion is allowed to invade the
sphere of private life!" To-day society
revels in hearing itself denounced and
plumes itself with joy when a fashion
able preacher discourses on bridge
scandals and divorce cases.
Cecil Rhodes' Dream Realized.
The dream of Cecil Rhodes is real
ized in Ame-ica before the funds left
i by him have made it possible in Ox
ford. The workshop university in the
great electric manufacturing works at
I Schenectady N. Y., has among it3
studentsall college graduates
young men from England, Scotland,
France, Germany, Switzerland, Nor-
I way, Sweden, Denmark, Holland,
i Spain, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Mexico,
Canada, Siam and Japan. Nearly all
the leading engineering schools of the
I world are represented there.
His Strong Recommendation.
The old gentleman showed his dis
pleasure plainly. "It seems to me
i rather presumptuous for a youth in
I your position to ask for my daughter's
hand,"' he said. "Can you advance
any good reason why I should give my
consent?" "Yes, sir," replied the
i young man promptly^ "What?" "I
am comparatively modest and eco
nomical in the matter of my personal
expenditures, and I think you win find
me less costly to maintain than any
other son-in-law you could pick out!"
The Spare Room.
FILARIA 18 A NEW DISEASE. SHE DID NOT DRINK.
Responsible for the Death of Many
Capt. Charles Kieeffer, a United
States army surgeon, says the Phil
ippines are infested with mosquitoes
more troublesome and dangerous from
a medical point of view than those
that swarm in the Jersey swamps. A
strange malady kjjpwn as filaria is
traced directly to them, and Is com
mon among the American soldiers
quartered on the islands. Soldiers
contract the disease by drinking
water from stagnant pools in which
the mosquitoes have laid their eggs.
The first indication of filaria ap
pears in the form of a worm in the
victim's thorax: This develops into
elephantiasis, which causes the pa
tient terrible pains, accompanied by
a constant cough. The sufferer is
worst at night, and the patient be
comes a prey to, insomnia.
The only remedy lies in an opera
tion, which in itself is dangerous and
rarely successful. If the worm, which
is a female, is injured and dies
through the operation, its poison gets
into the blood, the disease is increased
a thousandfold and the chances of re
covery are small.
The guest from the city sat in the
bedroom that had been alloted to him
in his brother's house in the little
country town. He watched his breath
I turning to Icy clouds as it left his
lungs and wondered how long it took a
man to freeze to death. "They call
this the 'spare room,' he said, shiver
ingly, to himself. "And it is weli
i named. I don't wonder they can spare
it I think that I could get along with
out it myself."- -Magazine of Humor.
And Consequently Did Not Need First
American pushfulness is ax unlim
ited quantity. The women are as ir
repressible in society as the men in
commerce. A ortain visitor to the
Riviera found tnis out recently. He
was occupying first floor rooms at a
well-known hotel. An of a sudden,
without any introduction or prelim
inary, a note was brought to him
signed by the wife of a well-known
American millionaire. It asked him
whetner he would object to giving up
his rooms to her niece. He was much
amazed, but wrote back inquiring
whether the niece drank. Mrs.
wrote in reply, in surprise and indig
nation, winding up with an emphatic
statement that her niece did not
drink. Lord concluded with
the following note: "Lord re-M'
grets that he cannot give up .his first
floor rooms to Mrs. 's niece,
for he is convinced that, as the young
lady does not drink, it is very much
easier for her to get up stairs than it
is for Lord ."London Tat
A NEW BOILED DINNER.
Little One's Astonishment Natural Un
der the Circumstances.
"I have a little niece," said the ra
conteur of the Sewing Circle, "who
is never so happy as when she is al
lowed to visit the kitchen and watch
the servants at work. Fortunately,
her mother has good-natured servants
who rather enjoy having the child
around, so many are the charmed
hours which Jessie spends downstairs
making little pies under the cook's
superintendence, and pretending she
is 'grown up.'
"The other day she descended to the
laundry to oversee the family wash in
her busy little way. She gave one
look of after astonishment as Mary
put on the clothes to boil, and then
fairly flew upstairs to her mother, ex
"'Oh, mamma! What do you"think?
Mary's cooking the clothes for din-
ner!'"New York Times,
The Cosmopolitan says the longevity
of the medical man is mater:ally less
than that of workers of other profes
sions. Only those with & sound
physique, other things being equal,
can win in a struggle for success-. The
sick look with confidence to the well.
Tney demand the hearty dogmatism
that comes from the overflowing of
animal spirits. They enjoy the cheer
ful optimism that comes'from a good
digestion. They lean upon the doc
tor in their weakness and yield willing
obedience to his kindly influence.
Much of the power possessed for good
may be outside of pills or potions, cor
rect theories or sound deductions.
A class in a Sunday school was list
ening to a lesson on patience. The
topic had been carefully explained, and
as an aid to understanding the teach
er had given each pupil-a_card bearing
the picture of a boy fishing. "Even
pleasure," said she, "requires the exer
cise of patience. Look at the boy flsh
ing! He mu?+
sit and wait and wait.
I He must be patient." Having treated
the subject very fully, she began with
the simplest, most practical question:
"And now can any little boy tell me
what we need most .when we go fish
i ing?" With one voice was the answer
The correspondent of a London pa
per, writing from British South Afri
ca, says the Kaffirs are bound to in
crease in population more rapidly
than the whites, whom they already
greatly outnumber, and, being barred
from work in many cases by the im
portation of cheap labor from India
and forced to leave their land hold
ings, which they retain only under
lease from the Boers, to whom it has
been allotted, and under liability of
eviction, a serious uprising of the na
tives is not beyond the possibilities of
the near future.
Losses by Drought in Australia.
The wheat harvest of 1902 in New
South Wales is only one-tenth of the
harvest of 1901, and this represents a
loss to the wheat growers of over 2,-
000,000. The losses in grain, hay and
vegetables are at least as great in the
aggregate, while the disasters of the
pastoral industry are on a yet more
tragical scale. In the flocks and herds
of the state there is a decrease of
47,401 horses, 319,461 cattle and 15,-
669,632 sheep! Taken at low rates,
this represents an immediate cash loss
of something like 8,000,000.
Had Him in Doubt.
"Is your wife a good manager?"
"I really don't know." "Don't know!"
"No. You see, I always thought I had
pretty much my own way in every
thing, but the other day I got hold
of an article on the diplomatic man
agement of husbands, and since read
ing that I'm not at all sure that my
wife hasn't been managing me right
along. If that's so, you can put her
down as one of the best and cleverest
managers that ever lived."
A Mother to the Girl.
The woman who had lost her maid
at the moment that she was expecting
visitors went to the janitor in her
distress, hoping that he might be able
to find some one to help her ouL He
was Hibernian and effusively sym
pathetic. "Shure an' it's too bad," he
assured her, "an' you afther bein' a
mither to that girl!" As the girl was
as black as a negro could be, the
woman took the compliment with res-