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4ING, OCTOBER IS, 1800.
IN THE PUBLIC EYE
Char lee A. Barton of Wortittr, Mm
sachusetts, la going to Braatl aa supse
lntendent of motive power (or tbo Bio
do Janeiro Street Railway company on
a oalary or 14.000 a year.
Jacques Bommeiaert, at various tlmat
pilot ana captain of a nreboat ana now
deputy mayor of Malo-laa-Balna. France,
baa assisted In the saving of 160 Uvea
at. sea. Many governments have hon
ored him. Including hla own, which con
ferred upon him the croaa of the Legion
To a Washington reporter who wanted
him to talk about the late Admiral Blr
Edward Chlcheater. R N.. Admiral
Dewey aent out word that ha waa too
buay to any anything except that ha
"had lost a very warm personal rnena.
and on who had been hla friend at a
time when he needed friends."
A pleasant tittle anecdote la told of
Joseph cnamDeriain. wnen na reureo
from business In 147 ha gave all hla
work people an axcuralon to the Crystal
Palace, but one poor woman mlaaed the
train and waa left behind. Finding her
stranded at Birmingham station, Mr.
Chamberlain thoughtfully took, her to
London with him, and left her safely In
the hands of bar husband at the palace,
Prince Kumar Bhrl RanJItslnhJI. the
famous cricketer, wtto waa a few year
ago the bast player In all England, has
officially oome Into possession of hla
Indian throne and become the Jam of
Nawanagar. Cricket, polo and football
are already played In the lUtle state,
says an exchange, and with such an
athletio ruler Nawanagar may yet be
challenging the athletic supremacy of
the empire. What a yell "Nawanagar"
Ths Washington Post says: "If Jack
son had his Benton, Roosevelt has hla
Taft Rarely has a president had so
wlsa an adviser, and never a president
haa had in hla cabinet a truer man. He
may not be the next president; he may
never be president, but In that great
offloe ha would rank with the great
presidents, able, honest, courageous, pa
triotic, ha haa the genlua of common
sense and the charity of a noble human
ity. e e
William Ptnekney Whyte. United
States senator from Maryland, who haa
Just paaaed hla eighty-second milestone,
haa never boon Inside a saloon, naver
smoked and never rode In a cab. He
framed the Instrument on which the
unique government of the Dlatrlot of
Columbia la founded. Ra Uvea outside
of Baltimore, yet la able to appear at a
trial In Baltimore in the morning and
bo In Washington In time to answer to
the noon roll call of the senate.
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In November the Dickens Fellowship
Dramatic club, of which Mr. Tree la
now prealdant In succession to the lata
Mr. Toole, will produce a new Dickens
play, entitled "The House of Dombey."
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The f am one lace robe which wag pre
sented to tbo Empress Engenle by the
women In Paris la lttt for bar to wear
at the opening of the .flues canal on No
vember IT, 1889, la now In New York,
and will soon be sold, by the American
family who have had It In their poeeea
sloa for several yers. Tan years were
apent In the making of this robe, which
coat 100.000 franca. The empress wore
the gown only once, at the Khedlval ball
given at Cairo to celebrate the opening
of tbo Sues canal.
Miss Theresa Bllltngton haa. bean ap
pointed by the national administrative
council of the Independent Labor party
of Great Britain a "general organiser.
and aha at onoa agreed to fill the post
Her life has sine been full of incident,
traveling throughout the country and
coming into contact with the various
elements) of the, labor movement and
the forces opposed to II
Rev. John K. Browne la now return
ing to Harpoot, eastern Turkey, the
mission of the American board, which
he joined tl years ago. From a physi
cal infirmity which compelled him to
come to the United States three years
ago ha baa so far recovered that, after
moat acceptable service In visiting
oburchea aaat and west In behalf of the
missionary cause, he la permitted to re
sume work at Harpoot, where, owing to
the preaent situation at that station, hla
help la aald to be greatly needed.
The German government 'has In
st rue ted Frauletn Maria Wtnckler to
proceed to Utah to Inquire Into the con
ditions prevailing among the Mormons
and to report on the alleged recruiting
by Mormons among Gorman woman and
k e e
Colonel Edwin T. Cowell of Dorches
ter. Masaachuaelta, recently elected
president of the United Ststes Veteran
Signal Corps 'association. Is a 'great
grandson of Deborah Sampson, the only
woman regularly enlisted aa a soldier In
the war of the revolution.
George L. Sheldon, the Republican
nominee for governor of Nebraska, fear
less, aggreaalva and Independent, la to
day the moat popular man In his state.
He la but SO years old. Is a native of Ne
braska, and lives at Nehawka, in the
house In which hs waa born.
The Princess of Wales haa never
cared for any form of athletics, never
gone In. to any extent, for riding, en
tirely disapproving of bicycling, and la
Indifferent to the fascinations of bridge.
She keeps up her music, but Is more
genuinely Interested In art (vlalttng pic
ture galleries is really one of her hob
bles), and aha sews during every apare
moment she can snatch from her other
"Champ" Clark. Ota Missouri Con
greaeman. never writes hla full name.
James Beauohamp Clark, except on Im
A. Montgomery, the wall known. Illi
nois artist never took a lesson either
In color or technique In his life, yet one
of his pioturea sold for 120,000 In Paris,
and other products of his easel and
brush have commanded the highest
praise from some of the first of con
temporary artists, and have brought blgt
pneas in the woricra most exclusive art
' e e
Tba English Duke of Rutland haa the
Walls of one of hla castles adorned with
thousanda of horseshoes, the collection
having bean begun centuries ago.
Among them la a ahoe given by Quean
Elisabeth and another by Queen Vic
Despite hts (1 years, Blr Charles Dtlke
fa one of the moat active membere of
the hguae of commons. Ha la an en
thusiastic sculler and goes through
course of training every year. He la
alao an enthusiastic fencer. ,
The German emperor Insists upon
goad dancing at court and the arrang
ing of an evening party Is one of his
favorite pastimes. Hs la moat anxloua
that the court balls shall be distin
guished for their elegance, and exacts
that the smallest details shall be care
fully planned beforehand
Every day the young Duke of West
minster gate richer. He is the ground
landlord of miles and miles of houses
the whole of South Belgravla, a fash
ionable district of London and for each
ha reoelvea a shilling a year peppercorn
rent until the leases fall in. Each month
fresh laaaea fall into hla hands, and at
the end of thirty years ths whole of the
property, which Is now worth many mil
lions, will be his entirely.
Bishop Moule of Mid-China has been
In charge of this diocese of 100,000,000
souls for over tl years. Tba first Eu
ropean missionary to settle in an inter
ior Chinese city away from a treaty
port. Bishop Moule made Hang-Chow
his headquarters. Thence year by year
ha made hla wearisome olrcagt some
time on foot, sometimes gin sedan
chairs, sometimes In tba picturesque but
boat 1. 000 miles
not palatial Chine
every It montha
like a native.
He speaks Chinese
PEOPLE OF NOTE
" Luther Burbank.
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The California Wizard, Who Created the Seedless Plum, Which Is
Being Propagated Exclusively in Oregon.
Dr. Melvin Has Charge of the Inspectors Created by the New York
Meat Inspection Bill.
Governor of Porto Rico.
William J. Stone.
Senator From Missouri.
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Last year Mil tramps were fed at
the county bona at Carllale, Pennsyl
vania, ths meals numbering MIS.
In Nellore. India, the Htnda Chris
tian Endeavorers want out night sftsr
night to nurse cholera-etrlcken Moham
medans. e fiJW
Australia has a tobacco combine. 4a- "
clares the federal royal commission la
recommending the taking over of tba
Industry by the commonwealth.
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After a chase of It years sll over the '
world, a letter haa Just taught up with
the man to whom It waa addressed. Ha
waa a French sailor, and the letter waa
poatsd to him to a port In America.
When It reached there he had Just
sailed The same at his next port to
which the letter wag redirected. At
length the sailor retired and settled
down, and the letter haa Juat been deliv
ered to bum, ,
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Essen !s credited with harboring
many anarchists, and careful precau
tions srs being taken to Insure the
: kaiser's safety during hla vlatt to the
Krupp family there. No foreign work
men unknown to the police, and to the
Overseers at the works are employed, and
from numerous towns In Rhenish Prus
isla detectives' are being concentrated on
Earthquakes are the latest cure for
indigestion. Commenting on the flan
Francisco disaster, the Hospital aaya:
i It Is an undoubted fact that a great i
many men and women who were In a
I poor state of health before the shock,
with bad appetites and defective dlgee-
tlon. are now eating all they can gat
I and digesting It without trouble, while
the mental condition which so often
accompanies the dyspeptic state haa
been equally Improved."
Opium smoking Is Inc easing In
China and Is becoming more respectable
at the aamo time. A customs report
from Ichang says: "The returns show
a more than tenfold Incresse In the
nstlve opium cultivation. The opium
smoker haa no longer any reason to at
tempt to conceal his pleasant habit or
to retlro for Its satlefartlon to the
'kuan' or divan now no longer patron
Iced by the well to do. Every respecta
ble house now haa Its 'fumoir,' snd is
expected to take, sa well aa to offer, a
few whiffs la the course of an ordinary
visit. Opium amoklng among the Chi
nese has ceased to be generally re
garded aa a vice, and like tea drinking
In England, haa definitely taken a place
among the cuatoms of the country."
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Cut shown Ksrmlt Roosavalt, the president's son, in a boot with Ma boxing teacher.
ahova in tba background acting aa referee.
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. , la
ELEPHANT IS A MARVELOUS ANIMAL
st at at
r makes one marvel to aea the things
a wild elephant can be trained to do
In from three to alx montha and
bow tractable the monster becomes,
writes an oriental traveler.
I have seem a little European child,
apparently 4 years old. go up confiding
ly to ons, whloh saw what she wanted,
and lifting her up with Ita trunk, placed
her gently on lta neck.
Under the old Hindoo rajahs, whan
elephants were 'made to put erlralnals
to death, an elephant would be stand
ing skill among a number of people,
when a criminal would be brought up
and the order given. In a momsnt,
without hesitation, the elephant would
throw him uo in the air or rand him
In pieces or tread him under foot or
thrust ita tuak through him, according
to the order given.
Tat thaae tremendously powerful
creatures will take punishment from
their keepers as patiently aa a dog will
from lta master. Every driver oarrlee
a heavy pointed Iron hook with which
ha will strike the elephant on the head
till tbe thick hide breaks If It la dis
obedient. When aa elephant Is utterly
refractory a apear la thrust Into tender
parte of lta skin.
Haa a Mechanical Bye.
But one of the commonest, most ad
vantageous uaaa of the giant anlmala
la to set them to stacking heavy tim
ber. They not only go to and fro
carrying loga to the pile, but puah each
log up and down till it Ilea even with
the rest A wag, noticing how per
fectly straight log was laid upon log,
declared thst he saw tba elephant elosa
one eye and look along tba line.
The obedience Of elephants to spoken
orders Is Instantaneous. I have bean
on the back of an elephant going
through tha Jungle whan a small horn
whloh some deer had shed lay on tha
path. The native driver, who, as usual,
sat on the elephant'a neck, without
making a sign simply aald, "Give me
that!" The elephant heafd htm, saw
the unuaual object and. without stop
ping, picked It up and threw ft up over
lta head Into my hands.
Elephants hav been employed for
war, for labor, for ceremony, for
bunting and for ahow. The first use
passed away with tha Introduction of
flrearma; and the Improvement of
roads In India doing away with tbe
nee of elephants for tabor. When
roada were bad, aa they alwaya were
under former governments; heavy bag
gage could not be carried nor heavy
guna dragged without elephants.
Tiger Shooting will always he safe
with eleprfanr and In seme places could
not well be done except on an elephant,
which enables the hunter to ass over
the- tall bushes and rank grass that
denaely cover the ground.
Most native chiefs and noblea dsln
consider it neoessary for their dignity
to kasp one or miro elephants, but they
do not use them habitually, aa they did,
for ancient cuat ms and fashions are
faat dying out In India, and those of
Europe are beinn adopted in their
plaoaa. Elephants are atlll ridden In
procession on great occasions, however,
and are often obligingly lent to foreign
tourlata who want the novelty of an
Elephants need to be common In all
the wild forests of India, but ths sprsad
of cultivation haa caused them to 'dis
appear from all parts except ffepal, As
sam. Bsngal and certain foreata In the
I predict a day when tourist agencies
will keep an elephant or two for tbe
gratification of their patrons, aa an ele
phant ride will not be otherwise ob
tainable. In ths places I have men
tioned their destruction Is strictly for
bidden and their capture Is a govern
ment monopoly of the British gov
ernment In Brltlih India and the native
government In independent states.
Although elephants would boon be ex
terminated but for thta law, their free
dom le occasionally a sore vexation to
farmers, plantera and cultivators, and
even to owners of flower gardens. Tbe
proprietor ta awakened from sleep by
the crashing of branches and though he
say scare the Jepredators off (which is
easily done) by shouting, waving a light
or rising a gun, he finds In the morning
that hla eropa have been wasted, bis
fruit trees broken, his garden trampled
down and perhaps nhla outhouaaa
A tea planter once aald to mo that
he Juat clapped hla hands at a hard
of v IS and they hurried away, leaving
him tba beat place of plowed land la
tbe district for ruch huge beasts, with
lire hoofa on each foot cannot move
quickly over aoft ground without turn
ing over the soil.
Elephants breed in captivity, and
wherever they are kept a baby ele
phant may occaalonally be seen. But
the number produced In Ibis way la net
sufficient for the demand; so wild onaa
ere caught and trained. And aa the
price of the ordinary elephant la some
times S. 000. a good catch aaya.
The old-fashioned native methods of
cajohlng alephanta was to dig pitfalls
in their way, tba top being loosely cov
ered over with bamboos and grass or
leaves. When an elephant fell into one
of these he was left without food or
water for two or three daya. Loopa of
ntout rope Were then put around its
neck snd feet from shove' snd the other
ends of the ropes fastened' ta trees.
Wood snd stones ware neat thrown into
the pit, the elephant rising as the bot
tom wss raised, and the ropes being
drawn tighter, until tbe pit waafull
enough to perm't the elephant to step
This method with pitfalls waa very
cruel and sometimes resulted in the
death of one elepnant nut of two. Even
If the bottom tt tbe pit were covered
with a deep layer of brushwood to break
the fall, the losses amounted to one
third of ell tbe animal a taken.
An animal weighing several tons can
i.ot fall tan feet without suffering In
Jury. Bones were broken and Joints die
located; a fall orf a tusk wonld split the
upper Jaw, Worst of all were the In
o w..en India came into possession
of the English the use Of pitfalls waa
Which Are You?
From Harper's Weakly,
There are two kinds of people on earth
Just two kinds of people, no more. I say;
Not the sinner and saint for 'tis well
The good are half bad, and the bad are
Not the rich and tha poor, for to count
a man's wealth
Tou must first know the state of hla
conscience and health;
Not the humble and proud, for ta life's
Who put a oa vain aire la not counted a
Not tbe happy and sad, for the swift fly
Bring each man his laughter snd each
man his tears
No; the two kinds of people on earth I
Are the people who lift and the people
In which class are you? Are you easing
Of overtaxed lifters who toil down the
Or are yon a leaner, who lata others bear
Tour portion of labor and worry and
t Oct S3o a Weak.
From the Philadelphia Preea
TeastOb! she'll nsvsr marry him.
Jess Why not?
Tesa Oh: It's a case of sxtreme shy
ness. Jess What? Nobody could possibly
consider her ahy.
Teas No, but bo'a extremely shy of
Wot Wo Bad ss a
Townsend Notes In Fttchburg Sentinel
A. D. Barber of Wallace hill haa lost
aa ear trumpet. The Under la asked to
communicate with him direct or leave
It at the poet off! re
From the Providence Kvenlng Bulletin
Why shoulf any one expect China to
look wlt favor upon foreigners? Is
th-re e country oi. the face of the globe
where a China awn Is not treated like a
A curious custom Is still In force at
Norwich. England, In virtue of which, on
three daya la the year, any one can
claim a substantial meal for nothing.
The only qualification Is that the appli
cant shall repeat aloud In St Giles
ehurch a prayer for the sovereign's
hsalth. Afterward they partake of a
meal of broth, beef and bread, finished
off with a liberal allowance of beer.
a s' . 735,
Port Llmon, Costa Rica, saya Consul
Cheater Donaldaon, Is ths largest
port In ths world, the shipments
10,000,000 bunches ror the year
June 10, 190. worth S4.000.000.
i Tha Framllngham Agricultural Co
operative society In England, which
makes a specialty of the egg trade, haa
during rhe pant alx montha gathered In
Ita dlatrtet of Suffolk more than half a
million eggs. The farmers have bene
fited to the extent of between ISoe end
400 owing to the difference between
the prlcea formerly paid by dealera and
those given by the society.
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King Edward's pet dog Is Caesar, a
long-haired fox terrier, who, a London
paper suys, carries himself with a dig
nity befitting the Inscription on hla
collar, '1 belong to tha king."
In Liverpool tha old tramway eara are
being adapted aa bedrooms for consump
tives undergoing the open-air treatment.
At a poot-mortem examination of a
cow at Warrscknabeal. Australia, a hank '
of twine and a -packing needle, an eye- '
bolt and a few links of chain were
fonnd in the animal's atomach.
Canada la preparing a mint of her
own In Ottawa. At present the Csna
dlan government purchases the raw ma-
tertai through the high commissioner ia
London, and it Is minted there at Cana
da's cost. The paper currency of the
dominion Is manufactured In the United
Statee and in Canada.
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The Japaneee. with their usual la
sight aa to the best methoda of develop
ing trade, have established a line off.
steamers between Chile and Japan and
have arranged a treaty between the two
countrlea with the purpose of lncreaalne
trade relations not only with Chile, but
with other South American countrlea.
The newly appointed government to-j
bacon expert for the Transvaal, in South!
iMiw haa mrnpmMl tha T.......1 .
rloultural union that tha colony at
nrndnee aa mod n1nrett ft wm r and line
, Auavi , in' vuimb. U0 I m
garda the tnduatrfal prospects as very
The letters delivered In London gsj
Monday are SO per cent mere nums
thsn those delivered on sny other day HjK
The guardians of Keynshsm
Knsrni. , niiann nave aeruiea inmx r
't-la In thtr at-hnils aho.ll K t,u
cookery, and. to prevent wasts,
have to eat the puddings and other
The famous rlensvdrs or wnter A
of Canton la housed In s temnle on tha
city wallg: rhree big earthen Jars at
successive sneives, ana a i (Turin
lowest one with a wooden cover.
atltute tha whole clepsydra. Tbe
d sac ends by slow drops from eg
snother, the brass scale on a
the lart Jar telltng the hours aa It
Every afternoon at o clock
A. IX, the lowest Jsr haa been
the upper one filled, and the
wound up for another day.
In northern Italy the cat le a I
article of food, even though
forbidden by law from
animal. Indeed, AMI
grown for the asarket with
sad the Italians belters that
surpass rabbits In every
The method of cooking
to roast tt Isi an oven until
onions, garlic, parsley, M
wine, and some fragrant
than those mentioned.
are fattened ssaal
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