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    THE TERRIBLE FAMINE IN INDIA.
LOVE AND MARRIAGE IN COREA.
THE WORLD'S TALLEST GIANTS.
By tbt Rev. Robert A. Hume, Mission
ary from Bombay.)
Many things have conspired to make
the condition of Bombay more dls
treeiring than I have ever known It.
Famine price prevail. The wages of
a laboring: man, which in ordinary time
are sufficient for the necessities of
life, are now Inadequate. In conse
nuenre multitudes, who still have
steady work, are living on one meal
a. day. and are spending- nothing: for
clothe. Owing- to the hard times many
mills have been closed, and tens of
thousands have been thrown out of em
ployrmnt. They and their families are.
of course, In extreme want.
crowds of poor, distressed people
come streaming Into the city from the
district Any of these who have
friends or acquaintances here live on
them as long- as possible, until there
Is nothing- left for the support of en
tertainers or squatters. Strangers who
have no friends have encamped In ev
ery open and available spot, rendering
even public gardens and the flneBt
atreets offensive with their unwhole
some habltsc.
Two virulent epidemics, plague and
wmallpox, have been for weeks wast
ing the city. If the present death rate
ahould continue for a year, 150,000 per
sons will have been carried off in this
city of &00.000 Inhabitants.
In a gTeat city like Bombay, If any
w here, there should be food enough for
the hungry, but even here the people
are dally starving to death. Three or
four times of late dead bodies have
been found near our own gate. Work
of any kind and for a mere pittance is
jgladly undertaken by those who have
Been better times. Borne boys, who for
merly were pupils of one of our schools,
are employed In carrying stone. For
very twenty-five trips, when a load
of stone as heavy as a lad can carry
Is taken about 100 yards, he receives
the equivalent of about half a cent. By
working hard he can earn two or three
cents a day.
There are many who are too feeble to
work, or for whom employment cannot
lie found, whom we have to aid. Wo
men and little children are especially
lit objects of charity. Considering- the
terrible distress about us, I wonder that
more do not beg. It is our desire this
year again to have at least 200 or
phans, and had we the means we might
rescue 1,000. Those who wish to help
the distressed and save the children
need not wait for opportunities, which
God is pressing upon us, and which no
one would willingly neglect.
The Hindus regard their cattle, espe
cially cows, with superstitious rever
ence, and have done more to save them
than to preserve human life. Recently
a large tanning firm at Cawnpore sent
an agent to Ahmedabad, the commer
cial center of Guzerat. He not only
purchased hides, which were to be had
In large numbers, but after a good
deal of difficulty hired from a Moham
medan a piece of land Just outside of
the city for a slaughter house. He then
arranged to purchase cattle on a large
scale for from tl to $2 each.
The whole Hindu community was in
dignant, and efforts were made to have
the slaughter closed by a government
order. Falling this, the merchants of
the city went on a strike and closed
their shops. This caused great incon
venience, but the slaughter house con
tinued to flourish, until Its munager
was Induced by the payment to hlmof
3,500 rupees to close the business and
leave the place.
Wealthy men have subscribed large
sums, which have been used In pur
chasing and feeding cattle, which other
wise would have died. From our stand
point it would be an act of mercy to
end the miseries of these poor creatures
but the Hindu regards It as most mer
itorious to save animal life, even if It
be the prolongation of misery. In the
city of Bombay the Society for the
Preservation of Animal Life was or
ganized many years ago. It Is in t
most flourishing condition and has an
Invested capital of more than $4G6.0OO,
Efforts have been made In vain to get
this society to uw a part of this large
sum for the benefit of the people starv
Ing from the present famine, but not
one anna can be diverted to what the
Hindu regards as a far less Important
Object.
MAN OF 40 LEARNS TO TALK.
Giro Martlno, forty years old, has
forgotten how to talk. His ailment Is
ti rare trie, and frotn a medical stand
point is one of the most Interesting
ver treated In Harlem hospital. New
York.
As the result of a most successful op
nation performed by Dr. Thos. Neaf
ny, the house surgeon, Marllno's life
as been saved. In time he may bp
able to talk again, but he must be
taught as though he were a child.
"Aphasia" Is the medical term for the
tllsence. It Is due to tn Injury of that
portion of the brain governing the pow
er of speech. He tan understand all
that it-- said, but is absolutely unable to
articulate any word of his own at
t ord.
In proof of the fact that he Is able
to understand questions are ayked him
to which he makes no reply, but when
told to fhake his head or move his aim
or leg he does so. His eyes look seareh
tngly and then pitifully at his ques
tioner, showing his mental struggle In
an endeavor to express his thoughts.
Already the tank of leaching him to
talk has been started. Kach day for
ten or fifteen minutes Dr. Neafsey
Kives him a lesson Interpreted by Dotn
lnlek Harris, a nurse who speaks sev
eral languages. Dr. Neafsey frames a
sentence of small words which Harris
translates Into Italian for Martlno to
repeat. Hut like a little child learning
to trflk Martlno can only get the last
work of the sentence, and If it Is more
than two syllables he Is able to pro
nounce but the first syllable.
When the lessons begun Martlno could
inonourux- but onp word, that was
"aqua," water. He understands what
"aqua" means. Now his vocabulary
comists of about nine words which he
seems to understand. When he repeats
a word correctly after the nurse, he
smiles .and appears delighted. For fear
of further mental derangement. Dr.
Neafsey limits the time of the lessons.
although each day that limit Is al
lowed to be slightly Increased.
It may be months, perhaps years,
before Martino will be able to speak
hU native language again. Dr. Neaf
sey Intends to try the experiment of
teaching him English, several word
of which he has already mastered.
Martlno Is accused of stabbing a col
lector who came to his home, No. 2126
Second avenue, two weeks ago for
money. The collector's stab wounds
did not demand hospital cure. He shot
Martlno and Is now confined In a cell
In Harlem prison awaiting the result
of Martlno' Injuries.
The bullet from his revolver struck
Martlno on the forehead about an Inch
and a quarter above the left eye. The
skull was fractured as the breaking of
a pane of glass by a bullet. The
cracks radiated from a central point
fully two Inches away.
THE MAN EATING TIBURONS.
In response to the frequent plaint
that very shortly the dark corners of
the earth will all have been Illuminated
liy the lamp of civilisation, and that
there will be no more unknown lands
for the traveler to explore, or the nov
elist to expllot, It may be pointed out
that actually within four hundred
miles of Juna, on the Southern Pad lie
railroad, there Is an Island Inhabited
by a tribe of savages as treacherous
and bloodthirsty as any that have ex
isted on thu earth.
A little above the midway line In the
tiulf of California, close In to the Ho
nor shore, lies the Island a Ttburon,
a compact body of land about twenty
miles In length and fifteen across at
its broadest part. To an observer from
H safe distance the low shore line pre
vents a thickly wooded appearance, with
Iilgh mountains In the Interior, though
fceyond the fact that It is Inhabited by
savage who are cannibals, little fur
ther Is known.
From time to time a few sailors who
liove had the misfortune to be wrecked
m the island, und the good fortune to
escape, have reported that upon reach
ing the shore they were decoyed Inlnnd
l,y natives who spoke sn unknown lan
guage, wnen llieir companions
killed, and eaten. That there Is prob
ble truth In this assertion Is borne out
y the survivors of the expedition sent
ut two or three years ago by Jesse
tJrurit f Han Diego, to prospect the
Island, when some members of tha par
ty who had ventured Inland never re
turned and Ihe remainder were obliged
to aall hurriedly on account ot the
threatening attitude of the natives. So
fierce, Indeed, has become the reputa
tion of these Tiburon Islanders that the
Mexican soldiers are much adverse to
being sent upon expeditions to punish
their depredations upon the mainland,
to which they appear to resort for the
purpose of obtaining wives, much after
the way In which the Romans first ob
tained theirs from the Sablnes.
Many theories have been put forth ss
to the origin of this tribe, a very prob
able one being that they are lineal de
scendants of the Aztecs, driven to this
Island by the Spaniards under Cortez,
where, rumor further adds, they still
practice many of the strange rites of
that conquered people. It Is possible,
also, they may be akin to the Jakls,
with whom the Mexicans seem now to
be engaged In a desperate conflict.
To the man in search of adventure,
Tiburon Island offers an unknown field
comparatively close to the borders of
the United States, where he may test
his powers of courage and endurance
to the utmost. '
"A Corean bride has her eyelids past
ed together until she ha been three
days a wife," says Mrs. 8. L. Baldwin
who has lived for more than twenty
years in China and Corea, and who is
considered among missionaries to
know more about "the hermit nation.
as the Corea ns are called, than any oth-
"Thelr marriage customs are very
curious and perhaps I had better tell
you about a Corean wedding, which,
once, as a great honor, I was allowed
to attend.
"The groom wore a costume similar
to that of an official at a royal audi
encesand let me say that this wed
ding suit is invariably hired, never be
ing owned by the groom. The robe was
dark green and wore 'plaques' with a
pair of emroidered storks on the breast
and back, while a stiff black enameled
belt encircled his body like a hoop.
He wore a 'palace-going" hat, of woven
horsehair, with wings on Its sides, and
a par of shoes when closely resembled
'arctics' and were at least three sizes
too large for him.
"On entering the court of their fu
ture home he was preceded by an at
tendant, attired in white, with a red
hat, a long string of beads around hU
neck, and carried under hs arm a live
goose. The legs of the fowl were fast
ened together and a skein of red silk
was passed through her beak. This
man, followed by the groom, entered
the court, around the sides of which all
the guests were seated, advanced to
a red table standing In the center, and
the ceremony began.
"The groom, standing Immediately in
front of the table, bowed three times,
touching the mat on which he stood,
with his forehead and hands. Then he
gracefully resumed his standing posi
tion, and taking the goose under one
bower as low as before. The goose Is
the symbol of fidelity In Corea, and
It Is popularly believed when a wild
goose die its spouse never mates again.
The groom then walks to the front of
the porch and stands at the foot of
the steps, waiting for his bride.
"Two middle-aged women stepped
from an inner room on to the porch
with the bride between them, each
bridal chamber and seated upon her
eushlons on the floor, where he sat
in placid meditation until Joined by
the groom, a few minutes or a few
hours, as It suited his convenience.
"The life of the Corean woman.while
secluded, is not as unbearable as that
of the women of many other oriental
countries. They are poor and conse
uently compelled to work very hard,
but as a rule are well treated by their
husbands. They have pretty names,
meaning plum blossom, treasure, etc.,
but after marriage are known only as
so-and-so's wife, until they have a son,
after which they are known as the
mother of that son.
"As a little lass the Corean girl is
taught all about domestic work, and
begins early to assist her mother in
making the family clothes. If too young
to paste she can at least hold over
the stove the long iron rod to be used
In pressing seams. The heating of this
rod is the first thing taught a little
girl. Later she learns how to paste
clothes together, then to wash and iron
them.
"Now, this use of paste Instead of
thread Is a custom, so far as I know,
practiced only by the Coreans. It is
done on account of their mode of Iron
ing. To accomplish this difficult feat
they rip their garments to pieces before
putting them in water. After the wash
garments are laid on a smooth block
of wood or stone and are beaten smooth
with Ironing sticks. These sticks re
semble a policeman's club and each
Ironer uses two.
'Girls and boys wear their hair
hanging In two plaits until engaged
to be married, after which the boy
fastens his on top of his head, and
the girl twists hers at the nape of the
neck. Coreans hold marriage in high
regard, and phow a married man pro
found reppect, while a bachelor lg treat
ed by them with marked contempt. I
have seen men greet a slip of a boy
waring a top-knot with ceremonious
respect, saying to each other: 'He Is a
nan; he Is abou to be married;' while
of a much older man, and poaHibly a
richer, who wears his two plaits, they
remark that 'He Is a pig; he cannot
ge' a wife. He will always be a boy.'
holding an arm and guiding her steps,1 "Jn the choice of his first bride the
for, as I have told you, her eyes were Corean leaves everything to the 'go
sealed completely. Her entire face was between.' Hut all other wives, and a
painted a ghastly white, while on the
middle of her forehead and each cheek
was a dab of bright red; her Hps were
also colored a brilliant scarlet.
"After the feast was finished the
groom was conducted to the bridal
chamber, where he changed his wed
ding suit for clothes presented him by
Ihe bride, and which were made by
her own fingers. He then came out
and tine brldv was taken Into the
Cm-ear may have ten, the man makes
his own slectlon. It is seldom, how
ever, that a second wife is added to
the household except where the first
wife proves childless. In such Instancs
other wives are taken, but the dignity
always remains with the first wife.
Women are well treated, and as a rule
live happy, contented HveB. They ara
gentle, attractive little bodies and de
voted to their homes."
Legends of the Indian tribes of Ari
zona and Northern Mexico teem with
tales of a race of giants who once lived
on the mesas. Scientists say that pre
historic man was a little hairy creature
bearing a closer resemblance to a mon
key than a man. Darwinism enforces
this belief. The hilts of the weapons
of the men of the bronze age are too
small to be clasped firmly by men of
today. Thrtr armor Is too small for
men of today.
But the finding of a prehistoric skele
ton In the Grand Canyon of the Colo
rado would, if authenticated, overthrow
all the arguments of the scientists.
Forty miles from Flagstaff, Ariz.,
Hull, the guide, has- unearthed the
petrified skeleton of a man whom he
estimated to have been at least 17
feet high. An old Indian led the guide
to the human monster's tomb. The
skeleton lay face downward on a shelf
under a projecting rock. The right
arm was extended. The left leg was
missing. The right leg had been broken
off at the knee, but the foot was found
lodged In a crevice near by.
Lime water falling on the corpse had
turned It into stone. The outlines of
the body were perfect. Hull did not
turn the fossil over or make accurate
measurements. He and the old Indian
studied the stone skeleton for ten min
utes and then returned to the trail.
Near by Hull found perfect footprints
of the giant imprinted in stone. Their
distance apart showed his stride to
have been at least five feet. .This
would, however, indicate a height of
not over 10 or 11 feet.
When Hull returned to Flagstaff
scientists scoffed at the story and his
friends laughed at him. He has not
since visited the skeleton because of
his fear of ridicule, and of course
though he clings to his story and says
he will lead any scientist to the spot
to prove or disprove it his giant must
for, the present be labeled "Interesting
If true."
But there are plenty of sure enough
giant remains.
Travelers In Peru, tell of monster hu
man skulls found at Chancai, thirty
miles from North Lima. Of this race ot
giants a tribe lived on the island of
Puna, in the Gulf of Guayaquil. Their
skulls and weapons are in in Smith
sonian institute. Yucatan Indians have
a legend of the giant Navapach, who
t ripped up belated travelers by lying
down across the trails.
The Mexican giants were buried in
sitting posture In enormous stone urns.
Similar coffins made of clay have been,
found on the plains of far-off Chaldea,
ni Asia. Skeeltons of these men nine
feet high have been fond near Pro
gressio, Mexico, Their skulls and wea
pons are In the Smithsonlon Institute,
Washington.
The giant skeletons discovered by
travelers from Arizona to Peru have tha
same average height. Their weapons
and utensils are alike, showing that
the tribe once hunted and ranged along?
the Pacific coast of the two continents.
In the curious burial mounds scat
tered over the American continent
skeletons of giants have been found,
sometimes reaching about eight feet
in height. The skeletons of tha women
are a half foot shorter.
Giants of olden days, legends, say.
were cruel and ot enormous strength,
feeding on human flesh. Unromantla
science points out that modern giants
are good natured, weak physically and
small meat eaters.
To cap the climax scientists deelara
that a giant is only a freak, like a
dwarf or a three-legged chicken. They
have even invented the name gigant
ism for the particular disease that
makes giants.
The comparative tables given of mod
ern and prehistoric giants seem to
show that allowing for the uncertainty
of measurement of the latter, there i
probably not much difference between
them. But a man 8 feet 6 Inches, high
would of course seem much bigger to
a race of pigmies than he does to tha
average modern Yankee.
Miss Ella Swing, the Missouri giant
ess, is accounted eight feet high, and
she is one of the best modern instances
of abnormal growth.
: FULTON AND PERPETUAL MOTION. :
SALARY OF ONE CENT A YEAR.
Iowa county, Wisconsin, lays claim
to having the lowest-salaried official in
the employ of thet'nltcd Statijs gov
ernment. The government hires Frank
Lynch for 1 cent n year to carry the
mall between DodgevMIe, the county
seat of Iowa county, and Mineral Point,
nine miles distant.
It Is the law that such employes shall
be paid quarterly, but Lynch, although
he has been carrying the mails regu
larly since last July, has as yet re
ceived no quarters of a cent or creaks
for those months. The young man is
not looking for any remittances on his
ilary until next July, when he expects
check for a whole cent. It Is sup
posed this will be the smallest check
ever Issued by the government and
efforts have already been made to se
cure possession of It. The mall ear-
across country. Whoever has the con
tract for carrying the mail feels that
he Is certain of all the passenger trade,
for no one has yet had the courage
to compete for passenger business with
the I'nlted States mall carrier. For
this reason the transfer of the mall Is
deemed a valuable privilege.
Every four years the poHtofllee de
partment awards contracts to lowest
bidders for transfer of mall sack.
Last year there was the liveliest com
petition ever known for the Dodge-vIlle-Mlnerai
Point contract. Several
different men signified their Intention
of going into the contest, and the "talk"
was kept up until each bidder knew he
would have to go pretty low to get the
prize. The man who then held the
contract had been receiving about $10
per year for carrying the mail. It la
rler has received several offers of la said that when the bids for the new
or $20 for the check, hut he has so far contract were opened In Washington It
warily avoided any definite entangle
merits.
Both Dodgeville and Mineral Point
have railroads, but there Is none be
tween the two towns. The trip from
one place to the other by mil Is ho
roundabout that It Is out of the ques.
lion, so passengers and mall are driven
was found that the threo lowest offers
for currying the mall per year were I
cent, 39 cents und $1.50. Frank Lync.i,
being the 1 cent bidder, was awarded
the contract for four years.
The tobacco war now raging promises
to end in smoke.
TURKISH BOYS AT SCHOOL.
Mrs. Domlnls, otherwise- known ns
Lllluokalanl, the ex-queen of Hawaii,
will snll from Ban Francisco on May
1.1 for her home near Honolulu. She
Is bitterly disappointed by Ihe failure
of her pension claim and snyw she will
never again set foot In Ihe United
States. She is about 63 years of age,
and enjoys an annus! Income of about
$26,000 by Inheritance, largely from the
private estate of her brother, and other
property that was not confiscated by
the Dole government
The beginning of a Mohammedan
boys' school life Is always made an oc
casion for a festival. It occurs on his
seventh birthday. The entire school
goes to the new scholar's home, leading
a richly caparisoned and flower-bedecked
donkey. The new pupil Is placed on
this little beast, and with the hodja,
or teacher, leading, the children form
a double file and escort him to the
schoolhouse, singing Joyous songs.
To a stranger the common Turkish
school presents a singular scene. The
pupils are seated cross-legged on the
bare marble porch of the mosque, form
ing a semi-circle about the hodja, who
Is as a rule an old, fat man. He holds
In his hand a stick long enough to
reach every student. By means of this
rod he I enabled not only to preserve
order among the mischievous, but to
urge on the boy whose recitation Is not
satisfactory. But as a ruje hodjas are
lazy and often fall asleep. Then It In
that the pupils enjoy what the Ameri
can boy would style a "picnic." A
trick they specially like to play on their
sleeping teacher is to anoint his hair
and long gray beard with oil and wax,
which Is, of course, very difficult to be
rid of. You may be sure, when he
hodja awakes he makes good use of
his lengthy weapon.
Some of the answers these little
Turks receive to their questions would
make an American child open his eyes
In amazement. A half-grown boy, in
the presence of a missionary, who tells
the story, asked the hodja:
"What makes it rain?"
"Up In the clouds," answered this
wise teacher, "our prophet Mohammed
and the one who belongs to Christians
went Into business together, the profits
to be divided. One night Mohammed
stole all the profits and ran away. In
tha morning when the Christian God
discovered his loss he pursued Mo
hammed In his golden chariot, the rum
bling of whose wheels makes the thun
der. The lightning is the bullets of Are
which the God shot after his fleeing
partner. Mohammed, finding he could
not escape In midair, plunged into the
sea, the Christian God following him,
ii nd the shock splashed the water ou'
and It fell to the earth In rain."
Indianapolis Press: "I wonder," said
the soda fountain clerk boarder, "why
the women are so set on marrying sol
diers?" "They like 'em because they
have already been trained. A soldier's
first duty Is obedience,'' suld the Sav
age Bachelor.
It would appear that Philadelphia has
been selected, more than once, as a
ripe field for "promoting" perpetual
motion schemes. From out the musty
pages of Cadwallader David Golden's
"Life of Robert Fulton," published In
New York In 1817, and picked up at a
second-hand book store In Washing
ton, in 1900, comes a great story of
the credulity of the Quaker City, and
the part the great Inventor, Robert
Fulton, played In dislodging the great
fake.
"Many men of Ingenuity, learning and
science had seen the machine," says
the author, "and some had written on
the subject; not a few of these were
his zealous advocates, and others, tho'
they were afraid to admit that he had
made a discovery which violated what
were believed to be the established
laws of nature, appeared also afraid to
deny what the incessant motion of his
wheels and weights seemed to prove.
These contrived lngenlus theories, which
were hardly less wonderful than the
perpetual motion Itself."
From what the author staes at length
It would appear that the Implicit be
lievers and "stockholders," supposed
that Redheffer had discovered a means
of developing gradually some hidden
power, which though It could not give
motion to his machine forever, would
keep It going for some period, which
they did not pretend to determine.
In 1813 New Yorkers were also taken
In very badly with a perpetual motion
scheme. It appears that Mr. Robert
Fulton was a perfect unbeliever In
Redheffer's discovery, and although
hundreds were dally paying their dol
lar to see the wonder, Mr. Fulton could
not be prevailed upon for some time
to follow the crowd. After some delib
eration, however, he concluded to pro
tect, If possible, the very crowd he re
fused to follow. It appears the ma
chine was in an isolated house In the
suburbs of Philadelphia.
Shortly after Mr. Fulton entered the
room devoted to the exhibition, he ex
claimed, "Why, this Is a crank motion."
It appears his well trained ear enabled
hm to distinguish that the machine
was moved by a crank, which always
gives an unequal power, and, therefore,
an unequal velocity In the courBe of
each revolution, and a nice and prac
ticed ear may perceive that the sound
Is not uniform. Fulton knew that If
the machine had been kept in motion
by what was Its ostensible moving
power, It must have had an equable
rotary motion, and the sound would
have always been the same.
After five minutes' talk with the In-
merely to keep the corner posts of tha
machine steady.
Golden's own description at this point
Is vivid: "It was found that a catgut
string wa sled through a lath and the
frame of the machine to the head a,
the upright shaft of a principal wheel
that the catgut was conducted through
the wall, and along the floors of the
second story to a back cock loft, at m
distance of a number of yards from
the room which contained the machine,,
and there was found the moving power.
This was a poor old wretch with, an
immense beard, and all the appear
ance of having suffered a long impris
onment; who, when they broke In
upon him, was unconscious of what had
happened below, and who, while he was
seated on a stool, gnawing a crust,
was with one hand turning a crank.
The story goes that the proprietor oft
the perpetual motion soon disappeared.
The mob demolished his machine, the
dectructlon of which immediately put
a stop to that which had for so Ions
a time and to so much profit exhibited
in Philadelphia. Fhiladelphliins- might
aid New York in her attempt,, at thi
time, to appropriately mark Pulton'
grave.
CONFECTIONERY IN RATIONS.
The Germans abot ten years ago tr
troduced candy into the rations of their
soldiers. The idea was the outcome of
experiments undertaken by the German,
government. It was demonstrated that
the addition of candy and chocolate to
the regular ration greatly conduced toi
the Improvement of health and endur
ance of the troops, and at the present
time the army authorities in Germany
Issue cakes of chocolate and a limited
amount of other confectionery.
The British were the next to follow
this example, and the queen, as has
been extensively advertised, forwarded
five hundred thousand pounds of choco
late In half-pound packages as a Christ
mas treat for the soldiers in South.
Africa. Jam has also found great fa
vor with the British war office, and
1,450,000 pounds have been dispatched
to South Africa as a four months' sup
ply to 116,000 troops.
The United States Is following in
the same path, says the Medical Rec
ord, and candy has been added to tha
regular army ration of the American,
soldier. It Is stated that one New Tork
firm has shipped more than fifty tons
of confectionery during the past year
for the armies In the Philippines, Cuba,
and Porto Rico. The candy supplied Is
of excellent quality, consisting ot mixed,
chocolate creams, lemon drops, cocoa,-
nut maroons and acidulated fruit drom.
ventor, Mr. Fulton did not hesitate to Tnese are packed In tins especially de-'
declare that the machine was an Im- BKne(J to flt the pockets of a uniform
position, and to tell the gentleman that
he was an Impostor. Notwithstanding
the anger and bluster which these
charges excited, Fulton assured and re
assured his friends and the crowd with
out examining the machinery closely
that the whole thing was a fake, and
that If they would support him In the
attempt, he would detect It at the risk
of paying any penally If he failed.
Having obtained the absent of all
who were present, he began by knock
ing away some very thin pieces of lath,
which appeared to be no part of the
Machinery, but to go from the frame
ttt the machine to the wall of tha room,
coat. The question of providing Jam
with the army ration is also under can-slderation.
A correspondent of the Hartford"
Courant In Manila writes: "Mall Is
held, often ten days, to be shipped by)
a transport Instead of. mall steamer,
and as there Is no proper place for tlM
stowing of mall on transports much
has been lost and damaged and did
wait three weeks. It seems to me that
the least the government could do fas
the exiles who ore fighting for their
country Is to see that they get thaif
mall promptly."