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The Boers An Appreciation.
I have lived with the Boer in peace
and have taken up my rifle against
him in war. I have laughed with him.
I have fought with him; have hunted
wim him and hunted after him; our
rifles have pointed to the same buck
far on the peaceful veldt, and our rifles
have pointed to each other in the dark
er days of war. And yet in all these
widely different circumstances I have
always found the Boer what he is
manly, and a "foeman worthy of our
Perhaps the Boer -was seen at his
best and at his worst during the
last days of the war, but to speak of
him otherwise than a "first-class fight
ing man" would be sheer nonsense. I
had the honor and privilege to belong
to a regiment of Colonial Horse who
kept the field since we first "let slip
the dogs of war" till we called them In
after the conference of Vereeniging,
and for a time we hovered round the
grim fastnesses of the mighty Draken-
well as percentage of product, is due
entirely to scientific treatment. The
production of dry colors, chemicals
and .dyes in Germany shows a corre
sponding increase in production and
dividend-paying capacity, which is due
to the constant maintenance of la
boratories of trained scientists, 'whose
only purpose is to improve and cheap
Will Not Repay.
"While in Lincoln recently Miss El
len M. Stone said that she would not
undertake to repay those who sub
scribed to the fund raised to ransom
her from the brigands. Miss Stone
deems it impossible for her to do it,
the reasons being numerous. The
chief reason is that she cannot hope
to earn the necessary amount; and an
other that she does not know all of the
donors. She expressed regret that it
was announced that she intended re
paying the subscriptions, the an
nouncement being misleading. "What
T Airl snv " vonllorl TWIaa Rtrvna ir r-a
gZLP, JSP "!!"? Uponae to', direct question, "vms that
I would endeavor to repay those who
boundaries of Basutoland and Natal.
It was here that doughty guerrilla
chieftain and "flying Dutchman,"
Christian De "Wet, loved to make, a
stake or take a rest Hero, too "on
1 his native heath" he gave us his last
fight as a pitched encounter. Here,
too, his son surrendered to our arms.
I have met him here as I have met
him elsewhere on the open veldt, and
the Boer is brave magnificently
brave. If he ran away he came baclc,
as Lord Kitchener said recently at
Johannesburg. Discretion is said to
be the better part of valor, and the
Boer is pre-eminently discreet. If ho
fools cover, so did wo. This much wo
learned from him. "A British Sol
dier," in Tit Bits.
PROGRESS OF THE SOUTH.
, It is hard for the southern peoplo
themselves to realize how rapidly their
section of the country is growing.
Especially is this true of Texas.
An intelligent writer in a recent
number of the Bankers' Magazine, re
ferring to the south's progress in an
educational and industrial way, says
that "it is well within the truth to say
that education is nowhere receiving a
larger share of public attention than
is boing bestowed upon this subject to
day throughout the south. Technical
education is being fostered by states
and municipalities, and there are a
number of institutions of the highest
rank annually giving practical train
ing to a largo and increasing body of
Another competent authority on this
subject, Abram S. Hewitt, of New
York, says "there is no corresponding
region on this habitable globe which
has so many advantages as the south,
all available by natural or artificial
communications and capable of more
economical operation than in any other
part of the country."
The figures given in the Bankers'
Magazine aro thus summarized by the
"It is shown, for example, that be
tween 1880 and 1890 the population of
the south increased from 16,369,960 to
23,584,404, or 44 per cent, but in the
same period southern agricultural
products increased in value from $1,
134,586,229 to $2,844,646,440, or 157 per
cent. Farm values grew from $2,
290,364,321 to $3,951,631,632. Farming
is improving,., as is shown by the fact
that, while the acreage in wheat in
creased in the two decades but 12 per
cent, the crop increased 82 per cent.
The average per acre is nearly two
bushels higher than the average for
the whole country. The corn, hay and
oats crops about doubled, and the cot
ton output increased over 99 per cent
The value of the crop of cotton is
1900, seed included, was $550,000,000.
The rice' and sugar crops much more
than doubled, and the product of south
ern tobacco Is 70 per cent of that of
the entire union. The rural popula
tion Is accordingly fairly prosperous,
and its gain in numbers between ISIj
and 1900 was much larger than that
of all the rest of the United States.
"Extraordinary has been the devel
opment of the manufacturing in the
south during the last two decades such
development being favored by abund
ant water power, coal, railway facili
ties and labor. New towns and In
dustrie are springing up by the hun
'dred. In 1880 there were, for ex
ample, 161 cotton factories; in 1900
there were 400. Between 1890 and
1900 the south gained 2,747,839 cotton
spindles, against a gain of but 2,
172,410 in the north. In the same par
ted the capital in cotton manufactur
ing increased from $53,000,000 to $124,
000,000. But oil mills, furnaces, roll
ing mills, furniture and other wood
working mills have also sprung up as
if by magic. An epitome of the manu
facturing establishments in 1890, with
a capital of $1,111,688,852, against 43,
725 establishments in 1880, with a cap
ital of $251,692,038. The value of prod
uct has grown from $445,572,461 to $1 -419,001,873.
The mining output in 1900
was $115,352,763, against $17,807,646 in
1882. The lumber industry has also
"This industrial progress has re
sulted largely from the expansion of
the railway systems and the improve
ment of harbor facilities. Southern
ports have increased their exports
since 1880 by 95.5 per cent, this being
a sequel of the increase of southern
railway mileage from 2L612 miles to
52,594 miles, a growth of 143 per cent,
against a growth of but 98 per cent
in the rest of the union. In banking
also, 'the south compares most fav
orably,' says the Bankers' Magazine,
'with other parts of the union.' Be
tween 1898 and" 1902 the capital of
southern' banks increased from $63,
000,000 to $77,000,000; deposits from
$165,000,000 to $269,000,000; total re
sources from $318,000,000 to $506,000,
000. Clearings indicate volume of bus
iness. The clearings of southern cities
in the week ended August 20, 1892,
were $47,000,000, while in the week
ended August 16, 1902, tney.were $90.
000,000. The rate of gain was much
greater than In any other part of the
'country." Houston Post, .
General Corbln sententiously ob
serves that "in Germany there is no
legislative Interference with the
army." But in Germany also an ad
jutant general is kept In his place and
not permitted to run the whole show.
Pittsburg (Pa.) Dispatch.
. In a recent issue of the Journal of
the British- Society of Arts some strik
ing examples of the effect of the use
of science in German factories aro giv
en. Jn 1840 fully 154,000 tons of beet
root were crushed, from which 8,000
tons of raw sugar were produced
about 6 per cent In 1860 1,500,000
tons were treated, and produced 128,
000 tons of sugar 8 per cent Last
year 12,000,000 tons were crushed and
yielded 1,500,000 tons of raw sugar 13
per cent This increase of quantity, as
Were embarrassed by the giving or
those who have since been visited by
sickness or trouble." In Miss Stone's
opinion the sultan of Turkey should
bo compelled to make good the amount
secured by the bandits.
Mr. Shaw's Scheme.
- Mr. Shaw's scheme of loaning the
banks government money without in
terest to loan to the people at heavy
rates of interest in order that the peo
ple may obtain money wherewith to
pay their taxes and thus make it pos
sible for Mr. Shaw to have a surplus
that may be loaned to the bankers
Mr. Shaw's scheme, as before men
tioned, somehow or other recalls the
story of the little boy.
"I hate to take medicine," said the
little boy, "but I take it without a
murmur because mamma gives me a,
niciue every time."
"What do you do with your money?"
asked the visitor.
"I put it In my little iron bank."
"What aro you going to do when
the bank is full?"
"O, mamma attends to that When
the bank is about full I've used up all
the medicine, then mamma empties
the bank and takes the money to pay
for some more medi.cine."
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