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THE EARTH MAY BE UPSET BY A CONJUNCTION OF PLANETS. Old World to Suffer More Than the New Say the All Wise Astrologers. According to astrologers thin old world of mr 1 entering upon a period of great RtrwM ninl danger which In to culminate In terrible disasters, fatal turban to IU verr existence, by the end of the year. We have, they say. already been ex periencing (he approach of thc.o evil ilny bad weather, fires, marine ill asters, Imttlea and murders, al' belUK attributed to the malign Influence of the planets but from bad we slinll bo going to wo mo from now on until Do rember. when the tun, the moon and nil the planet, with the exception of Neptune, will form inch a conjunction In the heaveni a ha not occurred for C.ooo year. Their relations to onch other and the hIrmh In which they are grouped Indicate, neeenllntf to astrol ogy, that their combined power will be exerted with baleful effect upon the earth. A to the precise and definite form wlilrh the disaster will take, (hone who believe that the fate of men are written In the heaveni differ wldoly among themeelvee. Some Insist thnt the portent It for floods, earthquakes or other great phytleal dlsturlmneee,; other roitd Ike omen for epidemics One of the mon who tako a depress Ing view of the prospect ahead, an ro voaled by astrology, la Dr. J. C. Ktrcct, who confirms his opinion by crystal readings mm (I by the word of nam In dlnn Migfx, aa well as of Western sonthsnyent. Tim latter part of thli year, ho contend, will he tho most mo montou period In Hngllsh history, the mult ImportHiit, Indeed, slneo the fall of Babylon. According to Dr. Street, tho soven planeta with the nun coming Into tho myiitlc sign of Sagittarius In tho tat tr part of November, and continuing through December, la a "prophotle iIrii af fiery trlpllclty," which will af fect tho whole system of governments, religion, political nnd flnanolal econ omy, rh well a the motor norvo eys tern In Individual. Ho does not be lieve that tho effect will bo no mark ed hero an In Eastern land, yet It will bo sultlclently grave to warrant the tit mot apprehension and proenutlon. What AMrnnntnim Nnr. Although not sympathising with tho aitrotoirers nnd other occult betlovera In their prophecy thnt tho position nnd movement of tho planet portend In addition to till unusual appear nnco of to many of tho pianola In the same quarter of the heavens, thoro are to bo many eclipse, conjunction, eomct nnd other phenomena of pecu liar Intereat to the nfttronomor. II. 0. Wilson, In "Popular Astronomy," an nounce flvo ccllpson of tho sun and two or tho moon for 1899. A totnt eclipse of tho moon, Juno M-83, will be visible In tho western part af North America, throughout tho Pacific ocean, In Asia and In Kastern Africa, An annular ccllpso of tho sun will tako plnco December 2, but will bo vlslblo only In the vicinity of tho South Pole. On Dcccmbor 10 there will be n pnr tlal eclipse of tho moon, which can bo seen In tho eastern part of North America, In Kuropo nnd In Asia. One hundred nnd nlno occultntlons of stars wilt bo vlslblo at Washington, nnd most of thorn throughout the United 8tnto. In November tho grent Leonid shower of meteors Is expected to ap proximate the wonderful showers of 1M3 and 1RC0. Although Professor Hoos and many other scientist will not nilmlt that lowing commentary on tho astronom ical nnd nstrologlcnl aspects for tho current yenr: "That tho conjunctions nnd other In terrelations of tho heavenly bodies af fect affairs upon our globe, yea, and directly govern them, la n positive fnet nnd this Is the basts of tho universal Klcnco of etiology that of normnl health, via light nnd Its co-relation. "Already a great many have perhaps contused this coming galaxy of con junction with tho celebrated Maglan ornolo ns to tho final conflagration. Wo think, however, they aro mistaken, s tho combinations now duo tako placo neither In Cancer nor In Cap ricorn, but In Sagittarius, I. o., the Sign, nnd thus tho predicted ono Is still future. Tho fact, however, remains thnt tho coming concert In tho heavens Is a part of ono tremendous whole, nnd of ono that In Its entirety docs not recur In thousan6n of years. Tho or dlnnry astrologers, so called, nro thereforo safo In predicting thnt 'this conjunction will mark an epoch tho beginning of n new cycle' Tholr prog nostications coincide with tho proph et nnd with chronolgy, yon, nnd with tho legitimate expectations of physical astronomy. It Is certainly n rcmnrkablo thing for seven planets to lie found In ono Sign at once, ns, far Instance, upon December 2, while Jup iter, tho 8th, Is within & dogrcoa of tho 1 samo Sign," !(THE FIRST TO FIRE. FIP.ST OF DEWEY'S FLEET TO RETURN. Htm n.lallt of th CUtUnt rrt the tUl.l'h Took Other Ship.' Vfmt Thought Jl.r Doomtd at On Tlmr (Special Utter.) It seems strangely approprla'n that tho ship that fired tho first shot In tho battlo of Manila should bo tho first one of Admiral Dewey's victori ous fleet to return to tho United States Tho Halelgh, Capt. Joseph U. Coghlan, not only opened tho battlo on that fa mous May 1, but was In tho thick of tho fight throughout. Tho Hnlelgh was steaming nlonr. third In tho lino when tho Spanish squadron was sighted In tho llttlo Hay of Cnvlte. Ono of her five-Inch guns returned n ready responso to tho Span, lard's tardy salutation. Another shot came from the Spanish -hare batteries and, ns tho Americans wero on a sharp lookout for the fleet, tho Conoord placed a six-Inch shell so oloso to tho spot whenco tho enemy had fired that It killed several of their gunners. Our crullers wero In tho following order nOMAN WOMEN. . Pa Celd, Hard, Slabbed n4 Itrtpli- trabl at Cameo. The faces of rtoman women of th uppir classes are cold, hard, finished and Impenetrable as cameos, says Har per's Magazine. In a fsco which Is at nil beautiful you will not find a lino which Is uot perfect, and this o'egance and surcnoss of line aoei with that complexion which Is the finest of all complexions, pure Ivory, and which carries with It the promise of a tem perament In which thero Is nil tho subtlety of fire. Tho distinction be tween the properly aristocratic and tho strictly plebeian face la, I think, less marked In Home than In any city. Al most all Roman women have regular faces, tho pronto clearly cut and In a straight line; black hair, often with deep tones of blue In It, nnd sometimes urllng crisply; dark eyes, often of a flno uniform brown, largo, steady, pro found, with that unmeaning profundity whlrh means race, and which ono ssoa in the Jewess, tho gypsy. They have- truly Human dignity, nnd benonth that the true fire, without which dig nity Is but tho comely shroud ot n corpse, and though there Is not n trac In them of tho soft, smiling, catllko nlr of tho women of Venice, and not much of tho vivid, hardy, uncaring ptoro catlvcnets of tho women of Naploi, thoy nre content to let you sco In them that reasonable nenrnois to tho ani mal which no Italian woman Is ashamed to acknowledge. They hnvj often n certain masslvontss o( build, which makes a child look llko a young woman nnd n young woman llko a matron; but. for Italians, thoy nn tall, and though ono sees nono of tho trlm Noapolltan waists, It Is but rnrcly that ono aces, ovon nmong tho market women bringing In their biskota on tholr head, thoso square nnd lumpish figures which roll so comfortably through Vonloo. HOW THR PLANETS WILL HI? (IHOt PED IN DICCli.MIJEH NEXT. run! plagues, and another class lay the emphasis on social, inimical and In dustrial upheavals and revolutions. All ngri, however, that the extent ot the evil will ho world-wide, nnd now and then one ventures to predict thnt there will be no world at tho end of these direful days, or at least no) i Us pres ent form and condition. It Is a strange oliK ldenre that prophets and aeers In I ratire are also predicting the earning of Antichrist mid a reign of terror nnd blood for the rloelug mouths of thin yenr and century. Kngllsh astrologers have been moat n'lUe iii studying the phenomena rnnnii'tHl with this remarkable move ment a ad position of heavenly bodies, and they have sent out their warning t rithtr land. Zadklet places the beginning of a tr-riou trouble oh June t. which la the .int.- of a lunar eclipse. Me sees war nhead. la of the opinion that nothing hnrt of a miracle ran prevent Kiialand from being drawn Into It. Iii 'he Imd- full there are to be great conflagration und although the l ulled S t i . - will suffer from these jiii. I otb- r lilx he think It will be leas nmiited limn other parte of the world ami will liiive U help feed the Buffer ing and the Mn In ! favored lends. lUpHm i !.. h with hie fellow n ttologor in warning all people to -:it of fiir h lally In the fall, also (f iall.i ilu.iMi'iii I he summer, too. irdtut: to lb1 prophet, I to wt- in- ImU.., uml mrluus labor trouble f tiunt I' and of vast extent. He tr. nl'li- nluuit for IrealleBt Mr Kmli'V ami I'li-illi't that hotti hi . i it H .ml Iiih popularity will euCer. ir mi. .niothi-r Kngltah astrologer, ipI.U a H"' of warning to speculator - lok i.m fi r tmnendous fiuctua- iii n In -t... k mid for paalrs," he "MTU Anal' In nlo l to atHIrt Franc, li d) am) "Uxr parts of Rnrope, and ihi r r- itih that the life of one at tin Ku "i in ruler- U In danger. In tlii "tinny U-lii-vers In aatrol nay an- tK-Rlnnina to emphasise the iippalllug out look as ahown In their fofM-aem for the coming wewths. Krery Itaniiar night one set ot 0e ote meet tor a lecture awl etntly, and on Monster night another little group isMfte taneiher. A veHUble ihaMher ot horrors Is revealed on these noMStons U those whose Imagi nations can gratfi the altnatlon as de pleted by the Waders and lecturer. various cnlamltlott and groat physical uml political rovolutlun for the latter mid of 1800, the astronomers recognize this period as one of uncommon Im portation, ottering opportunities for ob servation which will be of material ad vantage to science. Pnifosaor John Kroin Hid of Columbia University nays: "The grouping ot all tho pianola, with the except Ion of Neptune, In ono part of the heavens, which will occur In DtN-emlier, Is an uxlruordlunrlly In tereetlng condition and will engage the closer study and nbeervatlnn on the iwrt of astronomers everywhere. Pop ular Intereat will be Increased by the fact that the pheuonenn may bo view ed at ordinary Iioiim--after sunset and will not entail the vigils whlrh the astronomer so often Is compelled to keep. "As far the effect upon the life of the earth, there will be none, exeept that astronomers who exitose them selves In the pursuit of their profes sion may take pneumonia. We do not recognise that the heavenly bodlee have ny effect upon meteorological conditions. There Is no proof for It." there Is n direct connection botwoen meteorological or other disturbance on or near tho earths' surface nnd those observed In tho solar systam, theio Is a strong feeling among many other rnputnblo astronomers that some such relation doos oxlst, und that In time It will bo (Uncovered nnd reduced to n scientific lnw. Another problem that Is voxlng the astronomers that tho law af gravi tation, so called. Is not n fixed and ab solute law. It works within limits and under certain condition, but nt the beet It can bo claimed. In the tight of a wider range of experience, that It U "only an approximation to n complete and perfect statement." Astronomy has an Important work to do In recti fying and perfecting this "law." One of the hindrance! to the de velopment of the seleneo Is the dis agreement ot observers In regard to many vital points. The lojlied-for Im provement of methods and Instru ments will serve to lessen this. Professor ('. A. L. Totteu ot Yale University, under the title of "Matter for the Magi." haa published the fol- TAUGHT BY BITTER EXPERIENCE, nORIQUE UnOTHEHS. An- Mks Jones (who haa offered to hear Mr. Oreen tils iirt for the coming UiefttrtoaM Now. what's your oue, Mr. QreenT Mr. Orsen (bewlldered)-My suet Miss J. - Yes, your oue what they say Just before you make your cn tragse. you know. Mr. O. Oh. I see. They always say, "Come on, you silly ass, ean't you?" CoDil.iini.il to Death far rircjr t oUur Cm of Iiijii.tlce. Paris Cubic Now York Time: A oaso which scorns to bo qulto an de serving of revision as the Dreyfus enso la that af the K'.rvlvor of the famous brothers Hurlque, who wero con demned to doath eight years ago for piracy and murder (in the high seas. Thcso two men had had a most mi venturous r.nJ, In many rosiwcts, heroic career. They had explored strange lands and saved countless lives. One of them. Indeed, I-conco, who has died In penal servitude, man aged to save the lite of a fellow-can-vlet nt Cayenne, and It was with man acles upon his feet that he plunged Into the sen to perform this worthy deed. The commutation of tholr death sentence waa entirely due to public opinion, for the brothers had been con demned by the Marine Tribunal at I lr est on the sole evidence of a dis honest Malay rook a sea rook In the worst acceptation ot the word. Del bier thought that he was sure ot his prey, nnd gloated over the prospects ot gull. lotlHtng two young men of such spleti did physlgue were the brothers Itorlnue. He was doomed, however, to disappointment. The two rouvlcU re reived the benefit of the doubt which most people flt as to their guilt. Prom thnt inomi'iit until her rerent death, their old mother, a Itelglan named de draff, mm i d heaven and earth to ea tabllsh the lanorenre ot her two atal wart son, but In vain. HfforU of this , kind require a large capital to make Hi em suoreosful. Hoth M. Carnot and M Felix Fnure wore deaf to the arftti menu whlrh she put forward, and In . which. b the way. she was assisted ay ibe leading member ot the llniaael bar. One of the brothers has, aa have said, since died, and the other I has long ago given up all hope of ob talnlng Justice, but M. !ouht has now hlenallxed his nreeHtanre of the preel .lenttal oftlee by ordering the whole dossier of the ease to be sent to lilm and I shall he very much surprised If this ait I not followed by the survlv Ing lterlque's rele.e. Col Ulna Employ. About 1400.000 persons are em ploytd In the eoal mines ot the world. CAPT. COailLAN. wticn tho Spanish squadron was sight ed: Tho Olympln, flnghlp; the Haiti moro, the 1'etiPl, tho Concord, and tho lloxti'ii. They had passed to th north west of Manila and wero holding to tho until. The Spanish tqundron wns luferlo' to the nttuoklng Hoot, but Its position, under (he protection of shore bat teries, gavo It nn rquallxlng strength. It I osllmalod by nil experts that one gun mounted on shoro I worth sev eral aboard ship, The shoro gun has a llxod plntform and Is, therefore, nblo to lire with much gronter accuracy. On tho third turn In tho famous light tho Hntolgh was caught In n strong In netting current and was carried very clmo to tho how of tho Spanish ctu's or. Tho oflcers of tho other Amer ican ships oxpectcd to sco tho Hilolgh go to the bottom. Tho enemy's thlps seemed paralysed. Tho Halrlgh nt n two raking llros before alio steamed back Into place. It was on tho third turn, too, that tho groat duel hotweon tho flagshlpa took place. When the American ship withdrew after the first round, so that tho men might hnvo an opportunity to rest nnd cat break fast, Capt. Coghlan reported to Com modoro Dewey: "Out ot tho Jaws of doath, out of the gates of hell, and only a llttlo smoky from tho trip." n the second round, whon the Unlit moro bonded fur tho Christina nnd Austrln, the Olympln nnd Ilalelgh fol lowed her closely. Tho Chrlstlnn do stroyed, attention was turned to tho Austria. A sholl from tho Hnlolgh struck tho Spaniard's magazine and exploded It So terrific was 1 - ox ptoslon that tho flying fragments of tho cruiser toro nwny nit tr- upper works ot tho gunboat El Corroo, which lny beside her. Tho fleet dlpo&el of. the American vescou next turned their attention to tho batteries. There wero sonio good gunners In ho lllntorlos battery. One of their shells smashed a whalcboit ot tho Ilalelgh. It was not until the 1U- lgh sailed In to about 1,000 ynrds end and had killed six gunners Unit the battery was silenced. Tho Hallmnro and tho Halelgh the lay after tho big fight wont down the bay and destroyed six batteries nt the entrance. The Spanish garrison bad seen enough of Amorloan marksman ship the day before and took care to keop out of the way. The Halelgh. a sister ot the Clnrln iiatl, waa launched at Norfolk In 1SS She Is n it eel erulier of the c nd class, with twin screws and two sehoonor rigged masts, with military tops. 8hs is W feet long, it feet beam, 18 feet draught, and has a ton nage ot 1.181. Her speed la 11) knots he carries vertical four cylinder triple expansion engines and four double-ended awl two single-ended boilers. Her deck Is protected wl'.h armor from one to two and one-halt Inches thick, and she carries a eellu lose belt. The armor oh her conning tower 1 two Inches thick, and she ha two Inches of ateel In her s ponton (the carries one fl-lnch rapid-fire gun on her forecastle, ten 1-Inch rapld-Ur guns two In th poop and tour on each side of the gun deck, In sponrats eight 0-pound and tour 1-pound rap Id-lire guns, two gatllng starhlue guns nnd six torpedo tube. Her crew numbers V. Tobareo U.ed by th Aitrri. Tobaeeo Is a native ot Moxleo and was used by the Aitees, who smoked It In amber tubes long before the ar rival ot the Spaniards, The best to baieo semes from the states ef Vera Cruz. Tobasee, Chiapas, Oampejh Yucatan, Qutrrcro and the southern part of Tataaullpas, The, average yield per aere Is from 2,600 to 4,009 ponitM. AMERICANS AUrtOAU. Hum. ol the Amu. In; Fnperl.nrr. Thnt They Hate Met. A writer In What to Hat gives wmo nnnisliii; experience ot travelers abroad. Ono man had qulto a tlmo with n official In Hufcilu beonuso that Individual could not bo mado to under stand Minneapolis wob tho unnio ot n town. Ho Instated It was woman's nnmo nnd should be written Mlnnlo A. Polls nnd thon wanted to know wlioth or alio was madamo or mndomolsollo. In Turkoy a man registered from Sknnonlelos, nnd every ono thoro took 111 111 to ba nn Indinn chief doing tho grand tour. Ills nnmo wns Ilnmes, so otico ho registered aa Mr. Ilarncs ot Now Yorlc. A Hungarian mngnnto who hud read ttio novel tiy that nnmo Insisted on Inking him to his manor mul entertaining hi m royally for n month. A cynic tried registering as plain John Smith at Uuropean hotels. Ho got a cold, dark room nt tho top ot tho house. At tho noxt plnco ho pre fixed Judgo to his nnmo nnd wns riven better quarters. At tho noxt ho registered nn "Hon." nnd enmo down a floor; presently ho wns "major" and got n bathroom attached to his noxt quarters. As ho moved from place to placed ho Increased his Importance. As "colonel" ho was given a good room on tho first floor and when ho regis tered ns "general" ho was given the bcrt suite In tho houso at n discount. AH INTREPID niDER. Mr. Spong of Hoohcstcr, England, was ono day riding down tho High streot nt Urompton, whon his horso took fright nnd dashed away at a frightful pace. Tearing through the itrcn at Urompton barracks, It contin ued on Its mad career In tho direction ot tho Hon fenco at tho other sldo of tho barrack yard, beyond whloh was a fall ot forty-two fcot. It was whllo crosslng the yard that Mr. Spong ar rived nt n full senso ot his fearful po sition; the dwarf-llko nppenrnnco ot a large tree beyond the Iron rails In dicated tho great depth. Tho animal presently arrived nt tho five-foot fence, which It nt once took, nnd horso and rider disappeared, tho animal car rying nway some sevontecn or eight eon ot tho iron burs Into tho chasm below. Furluuately a flight ot steps 5 jji OFONQ'S LEAP. Intercepted the fall, and on these tho horse alighted after falling n distance of seventeen feet The distance tram the spot where the Uorse look his leap to the spot he arrived on below was thirty-six ftvt. Singularly enough, neither horse nor rldor was serleitaly hurt. Mr. fipoug. who stink to his saddle all the time, afterwards rode tho animal heme. It OtlU Off llottlllll.., "Well, Mickey, tie war wld Spain 001110 to aa end Ohewsoay." "Is dat sot Well, I'm mighty sorry to hear JL" "What far?" "Why, dent's a Spanish oleni maker en nur stmt dat I've been tiring to git me ban's on fer do laa' two wont's." Cleveland Plain Dealer.