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;j Tbe Speck! Correspondent
CHAPTER XIV. (Continued.)
As soon as the train pulls up, a dozen
travelers, of whom I am one, get out on
to the track. By the light of the lantern
it is. easy to see that the breakage is
not due to malevolence. But it is none
business matters. -At a venture I make
him No. 13 in my note book.
The verification of the papers or young
Pan Chao and Dr. Tio-King gave rise
to no difficulty, and on leaviDg they ex
changed "ten thousand good-mornings'
the less true that the two last vans, the I with the more amiable of the Chinese
mortuary van and the rear van occupied representatives.
When it came to the turn of Major
Noltitz a slight incident occurred. Sir
Francis Trevellyan, who came to the
table at the same moment, did not seem
inclined to give way. . However, nothing
resulted but haughty and provoking
looks. The gentleman did not even take
the trouble to open his -mouth.- The Rus
sian and the Englishman each received
the regulation visa, and the affair went
no further. J
My lord Farnskiar, followed by Ghan
by the goods guard, are missing. How
far are they? Nobody knows.
- You should have heard the shouts of
the Persian guards engaged in escorting
the remains of Yen Lou. for which they
were responsible! The travelers in their
van, .like themselves, had not noticed
when the coupling broke. It might be
an hour, two hours, since the accident.
What oueht to be done was clear
enough. The train must be run back
ward and pick up the lost vans.
Nothing could be more simple. But gir, then arrived before the man in spec
and this surprised me the behavior of tacles, who looked at him with a certain
my lord Faruskiar teemed very strange, amount of attention. Major Noltitz and
He insisted in the most pressing manner I watched him. How would he submit
that not a moment should be lost. He to this examination? Perhaps we were
itnnkA tn Ponnf. tn the driver, to the I to be undeceived reeardinir him.
atoker. and for the first time I discov- But what was our surprise, and even
ered that he spoke Russian remarkably I our . stupefaction, at the dramatic out
well. " I burst which at once took place. After
The train began to run back as soon I throwing a glance at the papers present-
as we had taken our places. The tier- I ed to him by Ghangir the Chinese tune-
man baron attempted to complain, but tionary rose and bowed respectfully to
Faruskiar gave him such a look that Faruskiar, saying
he did not care to get another, and stow- I - "May - the general manager of the
ed himself away in the corner. '. I Grand Transasiatic deign to receive my
. Dawn appeared in the east when the ten thousand respects!
two wagons were found a kilometer off,! General manager, that is what he is,
and-the train gently slowed up to them this lord Faruskiar., All 'is explained,
after an hour's run. I During our crossing of Russian Turkes-
Faruskiar and Ghangir went to help in tan he had maintained his incognito like
coupling on the vans, which was done I a great personage in a foreign country;
as firmly 'as possible. Major Noltitz and I but now on the Chinese railways he re-
I noticed that they exchanged a - few
words jrith the other Mongols. After
all, there was nothing astonishing in
that, for they were countrymen of theirs.
We resume our seats in the train, and
the engineer tries to make up for lost
Nevertheless, the train does not arrive
at Kachgar without a long delay, and it
is half past four in the morning when
we enter the capital of Chinese Turkes-
What was not done at the frontier has
to be done at Kachgar. Russians and
Chinese are one .as bad as the other
when there are vexing formalities, papers
to verify, passports to sign, etc It is
the same sort of meddling, minute and I He is preoccupied, he is in trouble, he is
overfastidious, and we must put up with anxious, he is confused, he is fidgety.
it. We must not forget the terrible I Why is he shaking, afid bending, and
threat of the formula the functionary of I diving into his pockets like a man who
the Celestial Empire affixes to his acts has lost something valuable?
"Tremble and obey!" I'nm disposed I "Your papers," demands the interpret-
sumed the rank which belonged to him,
And I had permitted myself to- iden
tify him with the pirate Ki-Tsang. And
Major Noltitz, who had spent his time
suspecting him! At last I have some one
of note in our train I have him, this
somebody: I will make his acquaintance.
I will cultivate it like a rare plant, and
if he will only speak Russian I will in
terview him down to his boots. I am
completely upset, and I could not - help
shrugging my shoulders, when the major
whispers to me:
'Perhaps one of the bandit chiefs with
whom the Grand Transasiatic had to
make terms." ' - .- .'
"Come, major, be serious."
The visit , was nearing its end when
Baron. Weissschnitzerdorfer appeared.
to obeyrnnd I am prepared to appear
before the authorities of the frontier. I
remember the fears of Kinko, and it is
with regard to him that the trembling is
to be done, if the examination of the
travelers extends to their packages and
It s 10 o'clock when a stroke of the
gong announces that the police formali
ties are about to begin. We leave the
table and a few minutes afterward are in
the waiting room.
AU my numbers are present, with the
exception, of. course, of Kinko, who
would have done honor to our breakfast
if it had been possible for him to take
er in German.
My papers," replies the baron; "I am
looking for them; they were in my letter
case." . - ' 1 -., '
And he dived again into his trousers
coat pockets, his great-coat pockets
there were twenty of -them, at least -and
he found nothing. - I
"Be quick be quick!" said tre-.inter-nreter.
"The train cannat waitf v
"T nbipot -to its ffoinsr withnnt mpT
exclaimed the baron. "These' papers
how have thev cone astray ? I must have
let them drop out of my case; They
should nave given tnem Dactc to me
At this moment the gong awoke
part in it. There was Doctor Tio-Kmg, echoes of the interior of the railway sia-
his "Cornaro" under his arm; Fulk Eph- tion.
Our train runs at only moderate speed J
since we left Kachgar. On the opposite?
horizon we caa see the high lands of the
Pamir; to the southwest risesthe Bolor,
the Kachgarian belt from which towers ;
the summit of Tagharma, lost among tie
clouds. . . i. - -- , , j
- I da not know how to spend my time.
Major Noltitz has never visited the ter
ritories crossed by. the Grand Transasi-i
atic, and I am deprived of tne pleasure
of taking notes from his dictation, ur.
Tio-King does not lift his nose from his
Cornaro." and Pan Chao reminds me
more if Paris and France than of Pekin
and China; besides, when he came to
Europe he came by Suez,-and he knows
no more of Oriental Turkestan than he
does of Kamtschatka. All the same,
we talk. He is a pleasant companion,
but a little less amiability and a little
more originality would -suit me better. .
I am reduced to strolling from one car
to another, lounging on the platforms, in
terrogating the horizon, which obstinate
ly refuses to replyr listening on all sides.
Halloo! there are the-actor and his
wife apparently " In animated conversa
tion. I approach. They sing in an undertone.
Ephrinell and Miss Bluett are talking
away with unusual animation,; and t
catch the end of the dialogue.
"I am afraid." said she. "that hair
will be rising in Pekin."
"And I," said he, "that teeth will be
down. Ah! If a good war would only
break out, in which the Russians would
eive the Chinaman ' a smack on . ' the
There now! Smack them on the jaw,
in order that Strong, Bulbul & Co., of
New York, might have a chance of do
ing a trade!
Really, I do not know what to do, and
we have a week's journey before us. To
Jericho with the Grand Transasiatic and
its monotonous security!. The Great
Trunk from New York to San Francisco
has more life in it At least, the redskins
do sometimes attack the trains, and the
chance of -a scalping on the road can but
add to the charm of the voyage. ,.
But what is that I hear being recited.
or rather intoned, at the end of our
."'There is no. man, whoever he may
be, who cannot prevent himself from
eating too mnch and avoid the evils due
to repletion. On those who are intrusted
with the direction of public affairs this is
more mcumbent than on others
It is Doctor' Tio-King reading "Cor
naro" aloud,: in order that he may re
member his principles better. Eh! after
ail, this principle is not to be despised,
Shall I send it by telegram to our .cabi
net i ministers? They might, perhaps,
dine with more discretion after it.
During this afternoon, I find by the
guidebook that we shall cross the Ya-
manyar over . a wooden bridge. - This
stream descends from the mountains to
the west, which are at least twenty-five
thousand feet high, and its rapidity is
increased with the melting of the snows.
Sometimes the train runs through thick
jungles, amid which Popof assures me
tigers are numerous. : v Numerous they
mav' be. but I have not seen one. And
yet, in default of redskins, we might get
some excitement out of tiger skins. What
a heading for a newspaper, and what a
stroke of luck for a journalist! "Terri
bleCatastropbe! A Grand Transasiatic
Express Attacked by Tigers J. Fifty
Victims! An Infant Devoured Before Its
Mother's Eyes!" the whole thickly lead
ed and appropriately displayed,
v The two principal stations have been
Yanghi-Hissar, where the train stops ten
hiinutes, and - Kizil, where it stops ' a
Quarter of an hour. Several blast fur
naces are at work here, tne sou being
ferruginous, as shown by the word
Kizil, which means red.
(To be Continued.
of tea made by boiling one-fourth
pound of cocoa shells in two gallons of
water. They gained 135 pounds In
eight weeks, while two other calves
fed on two gallons of skim milk per
day in addition to the other feeds
gained 148 pounds in the same pe
riod. The conclusion was that shells
made as good a . substitute for skim
milk as could be bad, but that noth
ing could entirely take the place of
mut ror young stock.
,. The Egg-Laying Hen. .
Since poultrymen have fcegun to aim
at a high standard in egg production
and to strive for the . two-hundred-ejte
hen (the tm not the individual
much advance, has been made, al
though the White Leghorn still heads
the list. Of course, there are hens
and hens even of. this egg-laying
breed, and some of them fall far be
low the standard. It is Interesting to
note the formation of the real egg pro
ducer, and the Illustration, which has
been drawn from a photograph of . a
prize egg producer, will show this for
mation very clearly, as compared witn
the average hen of this or any other
breed. V " ''
The egg producer has a long back,
which Is easily noted when she Is seen
TYPE OF BEST XAYEB.
rinell and Miss Horotia Bluett, mingling
their teeah and lair, figuratively, be it
understood; Sir Francis Trevellyan, mo
tionless and silent, intractable and .stiff,
smoking his cigar on the threshold; Faru
skair, accompanied by Ghangir; Russian,
Turkoman, Chinese travelers in all
from sixty to eighty persons. Every one
had in his turn to present himself at the
- table, which was occupied by two Celes
tials in uniform, a functionary speaking tionaries.
"Wait! wait! " Donner vetter! Can't
yon wait a few moments for a man who
is going round the world in thirty-nine
'The Grand Transasiatic - does " not
wait," says the interpreter.
Without waiting for any more, Major
Noltitz and I reach the platform, while
the baron continues to struggle in the
presence of the impassable Chinese func-
Russian fluently, an interpreter for Ger
man, French and English.
The Chinese was a man about 50, with
a bald head,' a thick mustache, a long
pigtail, and spectacles on his nose. Wrap
ped in a flowery robe, fat as if he be
longed to the most distinguished people
in the country, he had not a prepossess
ing face. After all, it was only a verifi
cation of our papers, and as ours were
in order, it did not much matter how re
pulsive he looked.
"What an air he has," murmured
Madame Caterna. v
"The air of a Chinaman," said her
husband, "and, frankly, I do not like it.'
I am one of the first to present my
My first care is to look into the front
van. Tne custom nouse offlcers are about
to visit it, and I tremble for poor Kinko.
It is evident that the fraud has - not
been discovered yet, for there would have
been a great stir at the news. Suppose
the case is passed? Will its position be
shifted? Will it be put hind side before
or upside down? Kinko will not then
be able to get out, and. that would be a
complication. ' ::' , .
The Chinese offlcers have come out of
the van and . .shut the door, so that I
cannot give a glance into it The essen
tial point is that Kinko has not been
caught in the act As soon as possible
I will enter the van, and, as bankers
passport, which bears the visas of the gay "verify the state of our safe."
consul at Tiflis and the Russian author!-1 Rpfnre trettin into our car: Mnlnr Nni.
ties at Uzun Ada. The functionary looks tite aBk8 me to follow him to the rear
at it attentively, wnen you are dealing 0 the train.
with a mandarin, you should always be
on the lookout Nevertheless, the exam
ination raises no difficulty, and the seal
of the green dragon declares me all In
The same' result with regard to the
The scene we witness is not devoid of
interest r It Is the giving over of the
corpse of the mandarin Yen Lou' by the
Persian guards to a detachment of sol
diers of the Green Standard- who form
the Chinese gendarmerie. The defunct
ctor and actress. Nevertheless, it was nonae into the eara of twentv nlpatiu.
worth while looking at Caterna while who are to occupy the second-class car
his papers were being examined, He
assumed the attitude of a criminal en
deavoring to mollify. a magistrate, he
made the sheepiest of eyes, and smiles
absolutely the most deprecating smiles.
and seemed to implore a grace or rather
a favor, and yet the most obdurate of
the Chinamen h'ad not a word to say to
him. ' " ' '
"Correct," said the interpreter. -"
- "Thank you, my prince," replied Ca
terna, with the accent of a Paris street
in front of the mortuary van. They
are armed with guns and revolvers, and
commanded by an officer.
Well," said -I., to. the major, "this
mandarin must be. some very exalted
personage if the Son .of Heaven sends
him a guard of honor
"Or of defense, replies the major.
Faruskiar and Ghangir assist at these
proceedings, in which there is nothing
surprising. Surely the general manager
of the line ought to keep an eye on the
illustrious defunct intrusted to the care
As to Ephrinell and Miss Bluett, 'they I of the Grand Transasiatic.
went through like a posted letter. If an
American commercial and an English
ditto were not in order, who would be?
Uncle Sam and John Bull are one as far
, as that goes.
The other travelers, Russian and- Tur
koman, underwent examination without
any difficulty arising. Whether they were
first class or second class, they had ful
filled the conditions required by the Chi
nese administration, which levies a rather
heavy fee for each visa, payable in rou
bles, taels or sapeks.
The gong was struck for the last time.
we hasten into our cars. And the baron,
what has become of him? Here he comes
out on to the platform like a whirlwind.
He has- found his papers at the bottom
of his nineteenth pocket. He has obi
tained the necessary vist and it was
'Passengers for Pekin . take yonr
seats!" shouts Popof, in a sonorous voice.
The train trembles, it starts,- it has
We are off on a Chinese railway, sin-
Among the travelers I noticed an I gle line, the train drawn by a Chinese
American clergyman bound to Pekin.
This was the Rev. Nathaniel Morse of
Boston, one of those honest Bible dis
tributors, a Yankee missionary, in the
garb of a merchant, and very keen in
engine, driven by a Chinese driver. Let
ns hope we shall not be telescoped on
the road, for among the passengers is one
of the chief functionaries of the com
pany, in the person of Faruskiar.
with ordinary fowls. The breast la
also low, and there is. a heaviness of
the body behind. In one word, the
carcass may, be called plump. The
comb and wattles are fiery red, the
eyes bright, and the bird has an alert
ness-which does not seem to be promi
nent hi other individuals not so good
layers. It pays to look over the birds
very carefully, and if one has a stand
ard to go by it will Be seen that nine
cases out of ten the bird which looks
like a layer of few eggs will be found
to be so. Indianapolis News.
In a Fishing Village. ,
It would be difficult to find through
out England a finer looking and health
ier set of women than those in a. York
shire fishing village, clear-skinned" and
bright-eyed, with slender, upright fig
ures, und usually with three or four
splendid sturdy children clinging round
their skirts. They are ' living proofs
that work, and extremely hard work,
does not affect the health. Every
evening at sunset during the summer
the fishing boats go out, and the wo
men come-down and help launch the
boats. No easy task this; it la very
picturesque, but to do it every muscle
must be strained and every sense be
alert, and when some forty boats havo
to be helped out every night it means
a considerable addition to the day's
work, which includes besides the or
dinary household tasks bringing up
the nets, spreading them out to dry
every day, and "boilingthem in a solu
tion of tar every week or so in order
to preserve them. . -
Then, as the days shorten, the fish
ing times change, and during the cold
est part of the year every wife comes
out with a lighted lantern ' between
two and three in the morning to speed
her lord on his way, or, should the
tide belftw," to dig for bait A hard
life, one would say, and yet these wo
men are happy and contented, living
only for husband and children. '
Beat Cure for Lameness.
' A roomy yard or large box stall Is a
better place for a horse requiring rest
on account of lameness than a grass
field. Very often the rest may be ren
dered more complete by judicious sur
gical shoeing, which throws the part
actually involved into a state of rest
Many make the mistake of turning
horses out during the day and bring
ing them in at night Generally speak
ing, the animal would be better off out
at night than during the day, the ex
ception being when there is a great
variation between the day and night
temperature. The horse Is nocturnal
In his habits; he can graze and get
about comfortably In a low medium
of .light, if he cannot actualy "see In
the dark," as he Is popularly sup
posed to be able to do, and he can get
food, moderate exercise and the bene
ficial effect of night dews and damp
grass to his feet, and is subject to no
disturbance. American Cultivator.
Skim Milk for Piga.
On any farm where pigs are raised
and skim milk is available, ' it may
be fed with profit in connection with
grains of various kinds. To use the
skim milk without the grain Is not
getting the best out of it The usual
plan of feeding skim milk to pigs from
two to three months bid Is to make a
"mixture of middlings or ground corn
with five times the quantity of skim
milk. ' This ration furnishes' about the
same nutriment that does the milk of
the sow, and the pigs will thrive on it
Some pig raisers try a ration consist
ing of one part of middlings, one part
of oil meal and four parts of ground
corn mixed with water in lieu of skim
mflki and find It fairly satisfactory.
Considerable care must be used in the
feeding of young pigs, and it pays to
try and arrange a ration which will
keep them growing as sturdily as pos
Simple Garden Marker.
A marker is one of the handy tools
of the farm, and Is readily made bytlon of matter , We have
J 1 - 1 - . .... I.. I - . r. 1 "
'Mangel Warzela as a Stock Feed.
- David Imrie, in an address before
a Wisconsin Institute, gave excellent
advice from a Jong experience in swine
breeding, making a few good points.
He said: "l- am satisfied wexmust
raise more mangels for . our swine.
They are peculiarly adapted for fur
nishing cheap nutrition, easily digest
ed and health-giving. I. am sure we
must look more carefully to this ques-
taking a strip of inch material of the
desired length, and, at the proper dis
tance from the ends, making holes In
which to insert poles to form a shaft
to which a horse may be fastened. At
intervals on this strip make holes so
that the teeth may be moved as de
sired. These teeth may be made of
wood and of varying thicknesses and
lengths to suit the various seeds. .' A
few bolts will do the fastening per
For general use the necessary num
ber of teeth may be made triangular
in shape, the upper end containing two
bolt boles, so as to lengthen if desired.
(See Fig. 1.) A neat adjustment of a
Another Pocket Device. ' ...
A typewriter for the pocket is one of
the latest bits of American ingennlty,
specially designed to meet the require
ments of journalists and authors who
need to take notes under conditions
where a pencil and paper would not
be convenient ' It may be worked
without removing the hands from the
pocket - It is four inches long by three
Inches wide. - . : ;
"Whtere the Parn Came In.
"'Painless 'dentistry!'" snorted old
Hunks, who had just had a tooth ex
tracted and was opening his pocket
book, with extreme reluctance. " pain
less! Hmph! You don't seem to think
It hurts to have to pay $2 "for two
minutes' work!" Chicago, Tribune. :
I f M . It '
certainly overlooked the value of food
nutrients In this form, not only for
feeding pigs, but all kinds of live stock.
In my judgment, no other root growth
will take their place. Potatoes surely
will not I hope farmers will earnest
ly take hold of this question and raise,
so far as their farm arrangements may
permit mangel wurzels." National
To Relieve Heaves.
Wet all food. Feed green grass In
preference to hay. Do not work soon
after a meal. Give half ounce Fow
ler's solution of -arsenic twice dally,
Breeders' Gazette' says the disease is
Incurable, but may be relieved by this
MARKER FOB THE GARDEN.
tooth is shown at Fig. 2. . Heavy board
teeth may be used where coarse seed
is to be used if one desires, the teeth
being attached to the bar In the same
manner as the others. Figs. 8 and 4
show such a tooth and Its attachment
to the bar. Exchange. -
Magic in Art. ;; .
There is a magic In the word that
makes men, even when they are so
cross and Ignorant that they don't
know the meaning of it, profess a love
for art Chicago Record-Herald.
Clay modeling in schools Is con
demned by doctors as being worse
than slates for transmitting infectious
J Get Acquainted 'With Your Cows.
That is the advice of Wallace's
Farmer to those of its readers who
take milt to creameries. Then the
Farmer explains what It means by the
phrase, "getting acquainted with your
cows." ', It is a curious fact, but one
that is as true as the multiplication
table, that there are thousands upon
thousands of farmers who really know
less about their, cows than any other
animal on the farm. They never know
Lhow much milk they give or how much
butter or cheese they make or how
many in the herd are paying for their
board. : - - ' - -
Calves Raised "Without Milk.
As a substitute for skim milk In rais
ing calves, cocoanut shell tea appears
to have some merits. v . At the Ontario
Experiment Station calves were fed
tM Jt li-l . - l X M
i iii nuiuuuu lu tviuti win aiiu greeu
feed they wanted six to eight quarts
, Poultry Pickings.
There is less profit in half -starved
hens than In those too fat
The crocodile, the chicken and the
ostrich take pebbles with their food to
aid in grinding it
The qualifications for a successful
poultryman are patience, perseverance,
pluck, enterprise and capital. '
If you do not love your poultry well
enough to give them the proper care,
you had better go out of business. -
If there is any tendency to looseness
of the bowels among the poultry, give
them coal ashes to pick over. This
will correct It
Milk may soil the old hen's feath
ers, but there Is nothing better for her
in the way of food and drink. ,
A good way to clean ducks, after
picking is to rub them well with a
cloth that has ' been dampened , and
dipped in corn meal. ; -:
To save the annoyance of foul-smelling
chicken boxes in which you Jiave
live poultry, slip two or three sheets
of thick paper In the bottom; when
empty throw these away.
The California poppy is the most
brilliant red. annual. Do not trans
plant " .-' .
Early plants of marigold flower in
pots before replanting, and never stop"
until frost - -
Zinnia is gorgeous and always In
flower. It is well to get selected
strains for pure colors. , .
Sow sweet peas early' and cut the
flowers promptly If yoa want flowers
through the whole season.
Sweet William, the "cluster-flowered
pink," is very fragrant L Remember,
it likes moist, rich soil.
Morning glory Is the best . vine for
the trellis. Soak the seed in warm wa
ter before planting. It self-sows. Tha
first frost kills it
"Lawson's associates will not talk."
says a Boston dispatch. Lawson's as- -sociates
probably do not get a chance.
Admiral Beresford wants the United
States and Great Britain to have one
flag. Judgment will be suspended un
til the Admiral specifies the flag. Mil
Young Rockefeller does not deem It
necessary to defend his father. He
is right The eld gentleman Is able to
retain good lawyers for that purpose.
Russia protests that Japan proposes
to kidnap the Emperor, of Korea. Why
didn't Kuropatkla stay and see that
the eutrage was "net "perpetrated?
New York Evening Sun.
. air. tjarnegie nas presented ivuig
Edward with a dlplodocus. He neg
lected the usual provision that the -King
should supply a dlplodocus ef
equal value. Washington Post
The University of Chicago has "cut
out" . the lamp of learning heretofore
appearing on its seal. This would seem
to be a direct slap at the Standard
Oil Company. Topeka Herald. .
Talking about frenzied finance how "
is it that New York legislators, with
$1,500 per annum, increase their bank
accounts to $25,000 in a single ses
sion? Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
What boots the Czar's rescript, re- -
moving the more vexatious disabili
ties from the Poles and Lithuanians,
when he is likely to recall it as soon as
the wind changes? Boston Transcript
The Duke of Manchester condemns
the American scramble for the al
mighty dollar, but sees nothing to cen
sure in the British scramble for rich
American heiresses. Louisville Her
While so much is printed in the -
newspapers about Mr. Taft, the aver
age citiien will feel like wondering
what has become of the Vice-President
No notice of his death has been '
published. Birmingham News.
Henry Clews gives a list of 22 men
whose fortunes range from $15,000,
000 to $500,000,000, but It is dollars to
doughnuts that he did not base his es
timates on any information gained at"
the assessor's offices. Spokane Spokes
Ambassador Choate is still being as
sured by our kin across the water that
he is a jolly good fellow. Mr. Choate
Is expected to bring home one of tha
most gigantic cases of dyspepsia that
has ever been imported. Chicago Record-Herald.
If Secretary Taft should ever hope
for a new and an original coat of arms
he might have a lid rampant a Pres-
idenj expectant and a Bowen and
Loomis squabble coucLant as part of
the arrangement with a pretty kettle
a crest Cincinnati Commercial
Tribune. .. .
Outside of Chicago the country la
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see it ended, though not directly con
cerned. In the matter of the publlo
peace the whole country is concerned,
and desires to see it maintained,
whether the strike continues or not -Pittsburg
"The professors, the teachers in col
leges and universities, these are the
u ue anaiuuiacj, uiese are me Hap
piest men,"; says Andrew Carnegie.
Beginning of their three months'
vacation season convince two-week
men that they are so. In fact New
York Evening World. .
Lumber Is ordered up the - ladder
another round or two by the Christian
gentlemen forming the combine to
whom, to quote Baer, the Almighty.
In His infinite Wisdom, has commit
ted the lumber property of this nation
that they may care for the comfort of
His people. St Paul Dispatch.
Secretary Morton is reported to have
said that the complaints about the
railroads overcharging ' shippers are
mostly unfounded. It is also reported
that Mr. Morton ir to retire from the
Cabinet to re-enter the railroad busi
ness. Is there any connection between
the two reports? Oakland Tribune.
A Cleveland genius has rl vented a
contrivance to prevent women from-'
stepping off backward when they leave'
street cars. This is a good work. We
hope the Inventor will now turn his
attention to the business of inventing
some kind of a device that will keep
fcols from -rocking boats. Chicago
President Roosevelt is peculiarly
fortunate in having his 'Americanism
on straight at all times. In the posses
sion Of that uncommon commodity
known as common sense he is almost)
the richest man in public life In this
country. And so long as he is able.
by some odd process of intuition, to go
as straight, to the mark as he did in
his Chicago speeches, he will command
the respect of his countrymen and
win new evidences of approval. De
troit Free Press. , . ,
One inkstand at $500 is of itself a
thing hardly worth talking about But
asn evidence of that vulgar osten
tation in the- details of government
against which the founders of the re
public set their face, it speaks vol
umes. Boston Post j. : -:
..Now that there is a discussion of
safer means for the transportation of
high -explosives, interest centers in the
method that will . be employed in conveying-Thomas
W. Lawson from Bos
ton to Ottawa, Kan., for his Fourth of
July speech. Indianapolis Star.