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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
TALK FOR TKACK NOW
SPANIARDS REALIZE THEIR
4, DESPERATE SITUATION.
A Strong ('oinimn lul Unity I'lcniN fur
tlic ''Kiil Ion of llir lilMtitrmiH One
ultleil htriiCRli In I'ulillnliril In u Siuil
IN FULL CON f ROL OF THE BAY.
Ni:w Yoiik, .luno 20. A dispatch tt
lliu New York Ik-raid from MadrW
An allocution to the government by
the powerful council general of Cat a
Ionia, which it-presents the niercnntilc
'.ntelllgcnee of Spain, calling for p.aec.
nas created a deep impression lure, all
the more on account of the logical and
practical reasonings with width the
council advocates a cessation of hos
tilities. It states that alt hough the council
considers America's conduct unquull
lledly unjust, yet that does not justify
Spain in continuing an unequal com
bat, which Is bound to result in over
whelming ruin. "It Is better," it says,
to submit to an amputation, painful
though It be, than to carry on a ter
rible war with its thousands of disas
ters. The matter will not be any
more glorious after wo have been
ruined and the blood of thousands of
our soldiers shed." The allocution
:nds with a call for immediate peace.
The cndlcj-s objections raised in the
cortes to the taxation necessary for the
continuation of the war are met by the
governmental organ. Kl Dia. It says:
"The country neither asks for nor
wants war. It understands neither its
origin nor Its issue, and on that ac
count shows neither enthusiasm of any
kind nor on that account does it re
spond by its attitude to the responsi
bilities which the situation imposes
upon the government. It refuses sac
rifices which would willingly be ac
cepted under other eiieumstances.
With such a sentiment existing it is
impossible to ask the government to
prolong a war for which the country
doesn't seem Inclined to pi otitic the
necessary resources. Without 11101103
we cannot have war."'
The Kpoca, whose seriousness is
alxivo question, says: "Jn our opinion
CI Din rcllccts with thorough exacti
tude the position of the government.
The Kpoca cannot understand how the
government can vaellate as tow hid)
course to take. It says: "There can
Ikj little doubt, according 1o the con
census of matured opinions, which
have been gathered, that peace at the
present moment, when the entire world
gives full recognition to Spanish valor
and bravery, Is highly opportune un
der the circumstances, which may not
be 8o good again."
t MAimm. -dune 20. Ther is consid
erable comment hereto-day over a long
conference which has just taken place
between the British ambassador to
Spain, Sir Henry Drummond-Wolff,
and the Spanish minister for war, den
The newspapers of this city to-day
publish the text of a manifesto from
the inhabitants of Catalonia, of which
Barcelona is the capital, in favor of
peace between Spain and the United
London. .Tunc 20. I'nder the head
ing: "Is the Hank of Spain Solvent?"
the London Statist lengthily discusses
Spain's condition, saying: "Upon the
bank's ability to finance the govern
ment depends the continuation and
duration of the war. Practically the
Spanish government is now reduced to
the expedient of using the printing
press to meet its war outlays and the
longer that printing press is in oper
ation and the more notes are issued
the greater will be the depreciation of
the value of the paper peseta. If the
war lasts much longer we may see the
paper peseta, which is now at a dis
count of 50 per cent, depreciate as did
the assignat of France, at the close of
the last century. The for awl t i.spen
ion of specie payments cannot long
be delayed. Indeed the suspension has
The Statist then presents an array
of figures showing the exact position
sf the bank, with a note circulation of
3tJ3, 000,000 without any coin icserve
available for Its redemption, and fur
ther pointing out that such note circu
lation may be increased to SM10.000.000.
Finally, the Statist says that In three
y.ars the Spanish and Cuban govern
ments have borrowed S200,000,000 from
the Uiuui of Spain.
THINK MANILAHAS FALLEN,
Yahins1Mi Ilt-Hetm Tlint Dewey Hum nri
L'ticlrrNtHiiUltti; With tlio Iimirgt-nU.
WAfiu.soTOX, .lune 20. Dewey's re
port, taken in r-onuection with the
press reports, would seem to indicate
that Manila probably has fallen by
this time. One phrase used by the Ad
miral, that "they do not intend to take
the city at Hit present time," war
rants the Ifolicf tli.it he has reached a
perfect understanding with the in
uirgont leader, and that the town is
not to bo attached until his own
troops arrive. For some reason it is
extremely desirable that such should
be the ens. and that Dewey should re
ceive the surrender of the town in per
con, rather than force the Spaniards
to surrender to the insurgents ami
thereby afford a possible, pretext for
the interference of some of the Euro
pcan powers, whose ships arc gather
ing in suspiciously large number! lu
Maimifrd In r.luilt tlm AiiiiTlriiu War
Mtilptt mitt Arrlten. tit Mmiztnlllo.
KlxeisioN, Jnuv.lca, .lune 20. A dis
patch from Mam-nnillo, ptovlnco of
Santiago do Cuba, announces the ar
rival there of the Spanish steamer
l'urislma Conccpcion, which Milled
from Kingston about 2 o'clock Thurs
day morning with food supplies for the
Spanish troops and carrying, it is uu
derstood, 8100,000 gold.
No More sji.hiKIi ItrnUtiint c to American
In tin niliiu.iino.
Ktvfieiov, Jamaica, .lune CO. The
week's campaign in Eastern Cuba has
resulted in the practical demolition
of the outer fortilleatlons of Santiago
tie Cuba, In anticipation of the arrival
of the troops and the occupation of the
line harbor of (luantanaino, In which
to-day are anchored such magnificent
ships as tlic Oregon and Hie St. Paul,
together with the Marblchead, Dol
phin, Suwauce and eleven other aux
iliary gunboats, colliers and press ills
patch boats, in an average depth of
seventeen fathoms of water.
The military resistance to the tie
Unite occupation has practically ceased
since the bombardment on Wednesday.
An intercepted ollleial report of the
Spanish military coinmanihr. indi
cates that ills riilltarv resoiiiccs arc
exhausted. His soldiers are now on
half rations. There are supplies only
for the remainder of ,1 tint. The com
mandant lias already seiz.d all the
private drug supplies for the soldiers.
The close cordon maintained by the
Cubans about (iuantanamo is illus
trated by the fact that ollleial Spanish
communications, sent in duplicate by
laud and water, have been intercepted
and tlu Spanish messengers in both
cases have been shot by the Cubans
while attempting to pass the lines.
For the last three nights there has
been comparative quiet in the camp of
the marines on the crest of the hill
near (iuantanamo bay. At dusk vol
unteers from the warships iro ashore
anil camp near tlio hill to be at hand
In case of an emergency, and the
Cubans go far out in the chaparral in
order to prevent the Spaniards from
stealing a march on the camp.
(icneral Pare., commanding tlic
Kastern division of the insurgent army,
called tin Captain MeCalla of the
Murblchcail yesterday ami reported
that he had a.000 men, of whom 1.200
would reinforce the marines in a few
days. Many bands of insurgents are
now gathered along the coast, west
ward to Santiago tie Cuba.
The warships have done no llrinp
since Wednesday's bombardment tit
the fortifications of the inner harbor
and the town of Caimanera.
The Marblchead and Texas struck
contact mines w ithout e pIodiug them.
Each mine contained forty pounds of
gun cotton, sullieicnt to destroy any
The bombardment of (lunnatanamo
bay was not so heavy as at Santiago.
The Spaniards fired only five shots and
then lied. Three shots struck near the
Marblchead. but none hit her. The
ships steamed within 3,fiuo yards of the
fort before opening fire, and then fired
with deadly accuracy.
The Texas stopped in the narrow
channel to avoid grounding, but tilt;
Marblchead steamed ahead anil swung
around the south side of the, harbor.
Her first shots went wild, but the lit
tle Suwauce, which was following her,
found the range and sent shots
straight into the foundation of the
fort, hurling into tlu air bricks and
dust. The Teas finished the business,
two of her 12-inch the) Is reducing the
fort to a picturesque and useless ruin.
The Marblchead then turned her at
tention to the barraeks and breast
works southwest, of the harbor nnd
speedily demolished them, sending the
Spanish garrison Hying for their lives.
As the Spaniards ran down the
mainland the M. Paul's ft-lnch guns
were trained ou them, unci several of
the soldiers were seen to bill. The
number of Killed and wounded is not
The bombarilmeiit lasted an hour
and u quarter and in as for the pur
pose of preventing a movement
of Spanish troops from t he town
to the fortifications. Thu Insur
gent forces, which have been armed
and equipped by Captain MeCalla, not
only prove to be during scouts, but
turn out to be bruve lighters and good
shots with the Lee-Metford rifles.
SAYINGS AND DOINGS
the "I ret of Know It'll Ki-" l Hit VI. y
Spoil, il li tlie I'M'M'iicc of it t'liiinit'tt-r
- some of the lllitloKiie ijiiotnl
Vtirloni -Vott-H mill C'Hiiiini'iitK.
T has been n noil ret
of point. surprise
that 'The Tree
of Knowledge" has
? ?L-r-A Tr. Ill l-ll"l""h' '"
, fPyvf ' III nt been rated for
3f f ft II ".iialltlcs wh I f li
. ' j lc ivcic termed vl-
fil If) 0 Gl
clous by some east
ern aiUhorlticH. In
the West there Ii.ih
hi en an Intent to
nccept the piece as
A good sample of clever pla -writing:
there has been no dcslio to examine
into Its uninornls. Where then arose
n crv over the wickedness of the drama
thou was an eye only to the single
character, llelle, the advontincss, who
seeks the ruin of nearly all the men
in the play. Hut it was evidently for
gotten that the author hud made this
woman such a monster of enmity and
depravity as to be an utter Impossl
bllity in the minds of most theater
goers, save those few whose sad ex
perience has taught them she in a true
typo. "The Tiee of Knowledge" as
suredly is no food for the young pcr
Ftin: hut It Is not immoral because Its
atmosphere Is pweet, though spollcti
at times by one Iriedceinabb charac
ter. And as for the way that single
role is handled, a bit from the dialogue
will determine that the dramatist hlm-
I might h.ne lovtil ".mi there In a
thought to put blood Into nur veins,
and a tinge of color into our dreams
- I might have Until oit! Hut the
time Is none, the t haute with it, and
so out of my way.
Nlgll You shall not go.
llelle- Would ou rrnll kill nio' Oh.
no. Nlgll. you couldn't do that. Could
you bear to tighten your grasp on this
pot-r white throat that you have kissed
so often wo often'.' Kenietnlier what
I was to ,ou once. I am ready to lis
ten to you will-you-lower that
lamp'' The light hurts my eyes.
NlBll -Devil! That lamp Is a sli;nu
to our loer. You knew It woulq
bring him to ott.
De'ile Let mo go.
llelle You're mud!
N'igll Mad! yes perhaps I am!
llelle Take your cursed hands
nwa. wiiy, uti poor miiisioue mm
1 shook oir long ago. do you think
there Is weight In ou to hold me hack?
Woishlp at the shrine of St. Monica -or
Htaiul aside and let her console
Hrlaii. by-and-by. when you've tired of
her, he might take your place; It
wouldn't be for the llrst time.
This cowrs the much debated scene
of the play, and in the Hues tpioted you
have all that caused New Yoik to hold
Its hands In amaze, the wondeimeiit
sprung mainly fiom the fact, though,
that the piece should he done at the
Lyceum, "Hie home theater" of
(hit ham. which had been built by the
watery ilelasco-De Mllle society plays.
"The Tiee of Knowltdgc" is splen
didly written, and It Is a model that
asplilng dramatists might place side
by side with "The Princess ami the
Hutterlly" as an example of careful
NIK OKADliV MAXIM. I
fines si:: HUNnrtCD shots in
THE SPACE OF A MINUTE.
Hum It tViiH Iti-Riiii tin Wntpon In
Ciipntile or Aiiiillillittlin: Armlet stij;
gevtfit liy tin- KlrU of u SltlnUt-t No
Army Cmi WltiirMnil It.
Nil of Hi" most lie
strurtlu of modern
digitus of warfare
If. the automatic
gun, Invented by
Hiram S. Maxim,
nnd k n o w n the
wot hi over as the
Maxim gun. It Is
call ed automatic
b e ea u s e all the
functions of load
ing and firing ate performed by energy
derived ft tun the burning powder. The
opirator anus, pull-t the trigger and
the gun does the itst. The terrible
effect Iwncfis of this wepon will be
understood when It Is known that It
Is callable of llrlng something oer
COO balks a minute, ami can be aimed so
as to mow down the lanks of an ad
vancing foe. ien as Hie siekb of a
i caper (ills down grain. The gun
should nut be confounded with machine
guns, such as the (J.itllng. the (hirdtier,
etc., which nn usually operated by
means of a crank tinned by the hand.
The automatic gun had Ita origin when.
In ISM. the fattier of Hiram S. Maxim,
then living In Ornevllle. Maine, con
ceived the idea of making a gun to be
Hi oil by machinery. This was before
the time of the metallic cartridge, and
Mr. Maxim's idea w.m to load short
sections of steel tubes, each provided
with a common percussion cap and to
fasten them together In the form of a
chain. These were to he fed to a sin
gle batrel and llred by the drawing
back of a lever. Mr. Maxim was con
fident that such n gun could be made
to lire 100 loiinds a minute. 'I Ills, so
far as known, was the Inception of the
machine gun. Hlrntn S. Maxim, his
son, although at this time not 10 year
old, made drawings and models of his
father's gun. and took th'-ni to a guti
luuker at llangoi, who was well pleas
ed with the gun. but told the lad that
It would take a gieat deal of money to
make one. The money his father did
not have. Hiram, however, with the
Instinct of a gieat Inventor, knew hi
had hold of a valuable Idea, anil con
tinued the Investigation. He made Im
provements, and tried to Interest those
who had money in the Invention, but
without pueet-ss. Now enmo tho civil
pvety ount. of th world, nnd for
eurv eoiiri'lvahle m- mis of firing nm
t hint ("ins I powder derived from tho
burning of powder. This done, he be
gan Ihr making of automatic guna, and
mm produced a weapon, weighing for
ty poinds and capable of firing 2.000
rouiidii In a little over three minutes.
The operator sits nn a seat In the rear
of the gun. hU head slightly protected
by a small metal shield, pulls the trig
ger, and, as the gun pours forth Itst
deadly hall of bullets, he swings tho
ban el hack and forth so as to sweep
down the rank of an advancing foe
The lightness and mlr.pliiblllty of tho
Maxim gun makes Its use possible In
all departments of the nervier. In "
mountainous country It can bo car
ried on the backs of mules, or. If need
be. by the men themselves. It may bo
mounted on a ttlcycle, or placed on
wheels dinwn by horses. The military
inaMs of a battleship are usually arm
ed with these weapons; and their
decks are prnteeled against boaidern
by uMaxIm guns. Uatlonul where they
could get In their deadly work to tho
best advantage. Nor Is this gun con
lined to darrein of a small calibre. It
Is pnislble lo make an automatic gun
weighing 1.V) Ions, with scentrcn or
elghtem Inch lore, capable of firing
from two to three shots a minute. Mr.
Maxim Is confident that, In the near
future, the autoniallc system will bo
applied to ne-nilj all styles of ll'earmH.
Such Is the terrible weapon known as
the Maxim gun, probably the niopt de
Ktrucllve arm In xlstenec. Annie'
will fall before ltd hot blasts of death,
like grain before a sickle, and the men
who will he called upon to face tho
(laming missiles of these guns Will
"Into the Jaws of death,
Into the mouth of hell."
In a tense even more terribly realistic
than did the hero-rldera of ISaluclava.
EFFECT OF WAR
CAUSE OF THE DELAY.
Ilwllroail Official Sny It Wim the flrnm
Inruiuprtt-iir.r of Army tjintrtermanterit.
Cincweio. .lune 20. A prominent
railroal ollleial who returned from
Tampa to-day said: The delays attend
ing the transportation of troops from
Tampa were caused by the lack of
ubility on the part of army quarter
masters, who seemed to be utterly
unable to properlly elischarge their
duties. Many carloads of provisions
for the troops were not handled
promptly and their conduits, in conse
quence, spoiled, and hail to bo thrown
into the sea. The magnificent military
system of tlu I'nlted States is defect
ive in the quartermaster's department.
There is apparently a lack of quarter
masters who have a thorough knowl
edge of up-to-date rail as well as ship
transportation. It seems that the
remedy for it is to give instructions at
West Po.nt in transportation, so that
army otliccrs can supervise the work of
this most important department and
see that it is properly done.
elf holds out little for her, even If he
declines to let us into tho secre't of her
ultimata fate.. Further than that, he
puts into her mouth such utterances as
are hound to alienate all sympathy. In
one passage she says to Nlgll: "Come,
come. !eFs be honest. Why discuss
what I mlgbt luive been? I am what
I am; virtue Is a question of tempera
ment, whatever tlic good people may
find It convenient to say. You remind
mo I may still have a husband tD
maunder and drivel children I hato
children! Jo cling to my skirts. Are
these the elements of the 'moderate'
comfort you promise? Look at me,
Nlgll. You knew me well enough once,
and I'm not the kind of a woman a
mnn forgets. Look at me nnd find your
To which Nlgll makes retort; "I
am looking at you; and I can see far
on into tho future, -when the beauty
that men has bought will no longer
have a price; when the auction-room
will be deserted; when death will be
Tho ncrew of an
costa about -1,000.
Vrlnt'i HUniurcli'8 llt-itltli,
IJiMti.i.v. June 20.- Prince lllsmarck's
health is causing renewed anxiety, lie
Is reported to be, suffering great pain
from Inllamniatlon of the veins of his
right leg, I !s daily drive has been sus
pended, anil his sleep id broken.
llnnull In thu ht'iiHtt.
Wamiinoton, .lune St). The foreign
relations cominltteeyesterday reported
favorably to the Semite tho "Newbiiuls
resolution for the annexation of the
Hawaiian islands. Debate will begin
Monday. The Democrats will maku
vigorous opposition to tho bill.
I.trj.-o U.itlroiil Ki.'nlnzJ.
Cnicoo, .June 20. dross earnings
1 1 1H2 American railroads for the firjt
live months of the present year show
an Increase, as compared with the cor
responding period of IM'7, of 520,002,.
SltO. The aggregate gross earnings of
these roada was "5221,701,111.
Aw i.. Warn
war "r . 'I
a . atfB ft iffrti.J
A s.itiin published by the Italian
professor, (i. Lanzone, under the title
of "Thorny Flowers," and directed
against the tendencies and writings of
tlnbrlele d'Annuiu'.lo, has urotiBcd the
.inger of this Italian poet to such an
extent that he considers It necehsnry
to wipe out tho Insult with blood. He
has challenged accordingly Professor
Lanzone, who has aicejited the duel,
which will slim tly be fought near
Florence, unless the affair Is previously
fho only bidder left, and tho hammer
will full for the last time." This dia
logue follows and brings about the
actual climax of the play, a ell nax, by
tho way, as stirring as any noted this
Belle Well, wc must all dip some
time. Meanwhile, I shall have lived.
There! I have listened patiently. Help
tne on with my cloak.
Nlgll if you mako a movement to
ward that window, I kill you.
Bel!e-.A man at last, Nlgll! Ah,
you biiohju navo rounu your courigo
In tho old days, and not cringed at.il
groveled like tho rest of theu. Fooi!
Phnobn Davles was horn
Cardigan, South Wales, in
but was brought to San Fran
cisco, Cal when a child. Her father
was a sea captain, employed in gov
ernment service. She made her first
appearance upon any stage In the
Baldwin theater, San Francisco, on
AugiiHt 0, 1881, appearing as Marie In
George M. Clprlco's play of "Adolphe
Challet." In the cast were such skilled
players ns Osmond Tearle, Gerald Eyre
ami Jeffreys Lewis. From Inge-nut!
roles Miss Davles inpldly advanced to
the position of leading Indy, and a
great number of Importnnt paits were
Intrusted to her. She was the original
Nadla In "Michael Strogoff;" she play
ed the women of Shakespeare; she Hup
ported such stars as Hossl and Win,
E. Sheridan, and lieforo she was eight
een she wan selected to create the title
Kile in Clay M. Green b "Chlspa." Her
hiiecesa was so great that slio wan
utgptl to (omo East, but her patents
would not cmifcnt. When Chas. H.
lloyt'H "A Midnight Bell" was origin
ally produced with n sprclal east, In
San Francisco, MIjib D.ivlrs was the
Dot. An leading lady of Joseph It.
Crlstner'n company her name bei-amo
a household word upon the Pacific
coast. William A. Brady was then tho
comedian of this company. When ho
hecatno manager ho brought Miss
Dnvies EaHt, anil she was co'nsplciiotis
In such productions as "Humanity"
and "Tho New South." But It was re
served for '"Way Down East," Mr.
Brady's eunent production, with width
ho inaugurated his skillful manage
ment of tho Manhattan, to enable Miss
D.tvlea to worn her greatest triumph.
"'Way Down East" Is essentially a
woman's play, and Plioeho Davles a
womnn's favorite. She has the tt-ai
((impelling gift, and has become n
very cor.qilcuoiiB flguro upon the
Indian oak, ono of the hardest of
woods, will sink In water,
.var and with It metallic cartridges.
Renewed efforts were made to have the
gun given a fair trial; but tho govern
ment had no confidence in it, and no
private Indlvldiml or company could bo
Induced to undertake tho testing of
one. When the war was over Hiram
Maxim went south and while there was
kicked, not by n mule, but by a Spring
field musket, which he was firing at a
target. Tho forte of the kick surpris
ed him it did more. It suggested to
him the idea of utilizing the energy
of a military rlflp to more purpose than
the making of black nnd blue marks
on Innocent shoulders. This waste en
ergy was just whnt was needed to fur
nish n gun similar to his father's ma
chine with motive power for feeding,
firing and ejecting the cartridges. Ho
returned home, elated with the possi
bilities of tho idea, and showed 1i!b
father his plan for making the energy
of the kick of a military rifle perform
all tho functions of loading and firing.
Ho believed that, If the cartridges wore
fastened together, on n belt, It would
bo only necessary with such a gun to
pull the trigger and the recoil would
continue to keep the gun going ro long
as the cartridges lasted. But his father
thought the mechanism would bo too
complicated nnd expensive to make tho
gun a practical military weapon, and
advised him to hold f'ist to tho original
machine gun. In the meantime, how
over, other Inventors had brcn nt work
nnd tho Gntllng and similar guns
wero placed on tlio market. This dis
couraged tho Maxims. During 1881 to
1883, while In France. Hiram S. Max
im again took up the subject of tho au
tomatic gun. and thought out ono that
ho was confident would be n practical
success. Ho now wont to England,
hired suitable qtiarteis, provided him
self with tools and besran a series of o::-porlme-nts.
In his first experiments
the recoil action was confined to the
breech mechanism and tho cartridge
case, the barrel .remaining stationary.
But this method was not entirely sat
isfactory, and subsequent experiments
convinced him that It was necessary to
allow tho barrel to recoil with tho
mechanism. Ho made an enparatus.
holding seven cartridges In Its maga
zine, all of which ho wns nhlo to flro
in less than one icconil, or at the rate
of about fifO rounds ner minute. This
wns tho first successful mm that would
load nnd flro Itself. Mr. Maxim knew
tho value of his discovery, and ho now
wIrcIv set about securing patento In
II IIiih Aitiiki-iiril Sin nil y
Eveiy proce-Hof our national thought
and ad Ion bay been niarveloiisly quick
ened, Just iih the Boman Intellect win
fired when Borne was expanded from u
miinltlpallly Into an empire. Through
out the length and breadth of this land
petty polities is losing Its wonted savor
for the average American. Why should
ho trouble his held about parochial af
fairs when he Is confronted with quen
tlons affecting the fate of great depend-
tneles either at our own iloors or tit
the antipodes; why should ho llenwnke
about tin niylncs and doings of locnl
politicians when any hour may bring
news decisive of the fate of an aimy tr
of a lloct of battlchips on which thu
hopes of the country rest? This wart
shown by u tirgrnin addrc-'td to tho
TlmeH-Diniocnit on Sunday last from a
little village in Mississippi. The tele-,
gram read as follows: "Please wtru-.
iui Immediately, at out expense, the-exact
situation in the Philippines and tlio
whereabouts of Sampson's and Schley's
lleitti; nlbo what attitude Franco la as
suming In the execution of the neutraV
ty laws In Martinique." It required iia
vivid Imagination to realize tho sconiw
when the telegram was sent. Evident
ly then had been along and thorough
discussion of all the tremendon". ques
tions that confront the country and at
last rnxlety to know tho Int'-st develop
ments became uficontiolinble, r.nd tho
u-legraph was Invoked. The mental at
titude of this Mississippi hamlet Is tinf-M-rsal,
from the Atlantic to the Parltlo,.
and from the lakes to the gulf. It
nn huh that 70.000.000 of Anglo-Saxona
have awakened to tho fact that theru
Is other business In life besides rain
ing cropii. manipulating stocks and"
"scalping" markets. We have some
times forgotten that nations arc not so
great boeauso they are rich, and that in
the eternal order of things they can
only be pcnnanently rich becnuso they
are gieat. The lesson will not bo for
gotten In our time. The real basis of
our abounding prosperity In recent
years must be found In the limitless de
votion with which millions of Ameri
cans, In the four terrible years, laid ev
erything on the altar of their political
principles, Now once more tho foun
dation of our national life is to be wid
ened nnd strengthened, not by war be
tween brother and brother, hut between
tho lounlted nation nnd a power that
stands for nil the most reactionary
methods and policies of the Bourbon,
school of thought and action. New
Aluminium Slinm for C.-tvlr.v Horse
ItiiBski hns tiled experiments with,
aluminium shoes for cnvnlry horses. A.
few horses In thn Finland Dragoons
weio shod with one aluminium shoo
and three lion shoca each, the former
being on the fore foot In some cases,
and on tho hind foot In others. Tho
experiment lasted six weeks, and
Bhf.wed that tho aluminium shoes last
ed longer nnd preserved the foot better
than the iron oneti.
Not Tliut Kind.
A lady who advertised for a girl "te
do light housework" received a letter
from an applicant, who said her health
needed sea air, and asked If tho lady
would kindly Inform her where tl
light-house was situated. Tit-Bits.
Tho burro wan disgusted with the Mi
tics of his hop. Tie shook his head for
a long tltpc and then said to his wife:
"That boy of ours is n natural fool. I
never saw nn use make such a man of
himself an ho has."
Hurt llr FeMliiGH.
"No; my wife fcelB worse since shr
went to teo Dr. Blunt." "Indeed?"
"Yes; ho told her there wns little tho
matter with her, nnd there was no rea
son to mako such a fuss ubout it."
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