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Red Cloud Chief.
it HI) CLOUD.
Once moro tho odor of moth balls
announces the approach of winter.
A monument to Adnm Ir proposed,
to bo built by chips of tho old block.
Ercn if David I). Hill had kissed a
girl he Is too much of a gentleman
to own up.
The Boer lrreconellnbles seem to
bo mainly tho patriots who were not
in tho fighting.
What a lot of troitblo Bartholin
could have saved If ho had dune It a
few weeks earlier.
Mrs. Roosevelt refused to entertnln
tho Grund Duko Boris. Perhaps bIio
needed her slippers.
Sir Wilfrid Laurler declined ti peer
age. What an enigma he must bo to
William Waldorf Astor.
A land trust Is being organized In
Ireland, probably for the better pro
tection of tho old soil.
Emperor William has 200 trunks
out on tho fluid. Tho horrors of
mimic warfare aro Just awful.
John S. Sargent, tho portrait paint
er, Is coining over hero In October.
Mnltc your dates for sittings now.
King Alfonso Is right, however,
about American girls being t'm
smartest and handsomest la tho
Itussla mid Turkey are now having
a dispute. It's up to the sultan to
make another neat little batch of.
, How many times did the girls say:
"Speak for yourself, John!" nt tho
reunion of John Alden's descendants
When n doctor sues a dentist tho
long-suffering public, though It como
not by Its own, can afford to chuckle
In Its sleeve.
Emperor William's great naval vic
tory over tho Haitian gunboat entitles
him to admission to the ranks of tho
heroic sen dogs.
Fourteen Indiana people have been
upset by eating cookies, yet tho
western papers criticise tho cheerful
rand Duke Boris drank wine from
thcl slipper of a Chicago Cinderella. It
is mato to say he did not empty tho
bucket at a draught.
The Indications aro that the army
, and navy will have to go out In tho
alley after all to settle which really
won In tho sham fight.
Prices for all tho necessaries of
life nre' going up. From Peoria comes
the news that whiBky has been ad
nnccd a cent n gallon.
Then, too, Bartholin may havo
been moved by the laudable deslio
to save the peoplo of Illinois tho
trouble and expense of a murder
The deer hunters In tho Adlron
dncks aro engaged in their annual
practice of shooting men by mistake.
Moral: Don't hunt deer in the Adir
ondacks. King Alfonso's announcement that
he will marry a millionairess Instead
of n princess leads to the belief that
the young man is not much of a lun
atic after all.
A leading financial writer estimates
Senator Clark's neBt egg at $25,000,
000. Mr. Clark Is one of the men who
will receive circulars this winter
about hard coal.
There aro more than 4,000 million
aires In this country, but only n few
of them succeed in getting their
names in the papers with any de
gree of regularity.
Congressman Qalusha A. Grow, who
has Just celebrated his eightieth birth
day anlversary, has declined a renonv
lnatlon. Probably he wants to get Into
some regular business while ho Is in
Before a wedding could proceed
down in Kentucky tho groom had to
throw two brothers of tho brido out
of the church window. Here Is ono
woman at least who may be sure of u
A Philadelphia man who has been
courting a woman for twenty-ono
years has finally won her by whistling
"Darling, I Am Growing Old." A
girl in another town would havo de
manded that ho grow young.
It must bo admitted, however, that
the peoplo who Insist on returning to
Martinique deserve fully as much
sympathy as tho man who comes to
grief hunting for tho North Polo.
King Alfonso says ho is going to
marry tho girl ho wants. That's
right; speak up, Alfcy, and if she saya
no hit her a good slap on tho wrist.
Holmes Bays "wisdom Is tho ab
stract of tho past, but beauty Is a
promise of tho future." In other
words, beauty Is a promissory note.
TRIP IS ABANDONED
Prosident Roosovolt Obliged to
Give up Tour
UNDERGOES AN OPERATION
Knee Injured nt I'lttftflrlil tllce tint III-M-titlie
Much Trouble. (.'hiiitIr Dates
Only When I'iiIm Heroine In
tense Koturim llimm
An Indianapolis, Intl., Sept. 23, dis
patch says: President Roosevelt's
western trip enmo to an untimely end
in this city todny. He was found to
be suffering from a swelling in the
left leg between the knee and ankle
thnt required Immcdlnte surgical at
tention, and, Instead of being taken
to the trnln to continue his Journey
to Fort Wayne and Milwaukee, he was
conveyed to St. Vincent's hospltnl,
where he wns operated on. The opera
tion occurred at .'!: 15 o'clock, and last
ed only n short time, when he was
taken to a private room In the hos
pltnl to rest.
After taking n light luncheon nt 7 : i0
p. m., he was conveyed on a stretcher
to his train, which had been backed up
on the "Y" nenr the hospital, and at
ten minutes to eight o'clock tho train
left for Washington. The first Intima
tion that anything was wrong came In
tho form of rumors to the great crowd
that was patiently waiting around the
Columbia club and the soldiers and
sailors' monument for the president to
At 5:15 p. m. the following official
statement was Issued:
At:i:15 p. m. the president went from
the Columbia club to St. Vincent's hos
pltnl in his own carriage, and shortly
after he was In the hospital. The
operation required was performed by
Dr. George H. Oliver, of Indianapolis,
in consultation with the president's
physician. Dr. George A. l.nng and Dr.
George J. Cook. Dr. Henry Jameson
and Dr. J. J. Rk-hnidson.
At the conclusion of the operation
the physicians authuil.cd the follow
"As a result of the traumallsm
(bruise) lecelved in the trolley acci
dent at Plttstleld, Mass., there was
found to be n circumscribed collection
of iKTfoetly pure serum In tho middle
third of the left anterior tibial region,
the sae containing about two ounces,
which wns removed.
"The Indications nre that the presi
dent should make speedy recovery. It
Is aboslutely Imperative, however, that
ho should remain quiet and refrain
from using tho leg. The trouble Is not
r-erlous, but temporarily disabling.
Secretary to the President.
Wlit-nt Milken II Ciuln of II) Cent In H
few llmii-H lit I'liie.igii
September wheat Tuesday gave
strong evidence of a congested con
dition, advancing from Tii cents, tho
bottom prlc nt the opening, to X.1
cents, a gain of nearly 10 cents over
Monday's bottom price.
Tuesday's sharpness of advance was
clue to covering of short contracts, al
though operations in that line were
said to have been on a smaller scnle.
Monday the buying wns chiefly by an
influential house, but the demand came
chiefly from outside shorts, represent
ing numerous but generally small lines.
Tho running of "corners" cm the
bonrd of trade has been enjoined by
tho courts, but it Is stated that the
available supply of contract wheat Is
nearly all In the hands of a prominent
elevator company. Representatives of
this company did not sell openly, but
were credited with letting out some
September through other houses. This
relief became effective shortly before
noon, when the price had reacted to
S cents. The short Interest Is be
lieved to represent between 2,000,000
and 3,000,000 bushels.
Think limn l Spying
The Correlo Da Mnnha. a Brazilian
newspaper, 'omplnlns of the United
States battleship lown's Isit in Bra
It says the warship Is mnklng sur
veys of Rio Janeiro bay and observing
the strategical points and taking photo
graphs of the forts. The newspaper
asks the government to stop Iowa's
An Italian deputy. Signer Gnvottl,
has arrived at Rio Jeueiro and will
confer with the minister of foreign af
faire In regard to the emigration of
his countrymen to Brazil.
(lorn tu CiulluHN
George Gantz was hanged In the pri
son yard at Reading, Pa., Tuesday
morning for the murder of fifteen-year-old
Annie Rltter In October, 1901. The
girl had rejected a proposal mado by
Gantz, who was intoxicated.
Tram np Italtrnatl Track
The railroad between MItrovItza and
Vuchltrn, Turkey, hns been torn up by
tho followers of tho Albanian chief,
Izza Boljetlnaz, who announced his de
termination some time ngo not to al
low the newly nppolnted Russian con
biiI to tnko up his duties at tho for
mer place. This will further delay
tho advnnco of Turkish troops sent to
protect tho consul. Although It Is al
leged that Boljetinnz Is surrounded by
troops, he is still ensconced at Mltor-vltaz.
SLASHED WITH KNIFE
Wnrri'ii Nnelllng (tt lf hy mi Angry
Walter Sheldon, a horse trader who
has beforo demonstrated his partiality
for the knlfo as a serviceable close
quarters weapon, Is a fugitive pursued
by the Lincoln police, nnd young War
ren Suclling is Inld up with n scries
of deep slashes that promise to have no
more serious effect than to give him
time to reflect upon tho advisability of
keeping better company.
It ns all due to a quarrel in Rosen
r.tock's saloon at !Mr O street. Snelllng
wns In tho company of a party of
friends at the bar when Sheldon, who
was In the rear end of the snloon. ad
dressed some Insulting remarks to the
coterie that wus making good at the
mahogany. Snelllng resented the In
trusion and aproached Sheldon to
demonstrate It. There was a collision
and when Sheldon broke away and ran
It was ascertained that he had inflicted
several painful fish wounds upon young
t'olttri-il Hut Admit Kllllnc
William Paul Caldwell, colored, aged
seventeen, son of John Caldwell of
Clinton, III., wns arrested at Spring
field, III., on n charge of murdering
Eugene Mitchell, who was found lying
in nn alley In Springfield In u dying
condition. Caldwell went to the homo
of Mrs. Kate Williams and returned a
bicycle which he had borrowed of.
Mitchell. Mrs. Williams saw a ring on
Caldwell's finger which she recognizee!
as the property of Mitchell, and sho
notified the police, and un officer ar
rested Caldwell at the house of Justice
Connoly, whore he was employed. Cald
well admitted killing Mitchell, but
said the icvolver went off accidentally.
Mini I'oUiin In Cell
A satchel containing several poison
ous drugs was found in the window of
tho cell of the county Jail at Des
Moines, In., occupied by Mrs. James
Gallagher, accused by her alleged ac
complice. Harry Holiula, of the murder
of her husband, who Is confined at
lown City. The county officers say It
was placed there by a friend of tho
woman to nsslst her In a desire to
. liiton-xU'il In llio Fair
Alfred Davis, a member of the radi
cal side of the lower house of tho
English department ami head of one
of the Inrgest international express
companies Is In St. Louis, Mo., to con
fer with the Louisiana exposition offi
cials regarding the scope of the fair.
He said it is his Intention to call up
the matter of an exhibit appropriation
Immediately upon the convening of
Illertrlc Cur .1 ti Hum Truck
An Akron, Kent &. Ravennn electric
ear Jumped the track In Kent, saH an
Akron, O., dispatch, and ran into a
telephone pole. A dozen passengers
were on the car, all of whom were more
or less Injured. The most seriously In
jured were: Jacob Rcpbogle, Akron, cut
about head: S. K. Force. Akron,
bruised and cut about body and head;
Miss Lottie Reinhlc, arm broken; Miss
A I inee Heroff, Kent, bruised and cut.
Attempt nn I.I fit of V.rur
In a dispatch from St. Petersburg the
correspondent there of the London
Dally Express reiwrts of an attempt to
derail the train upon which the cznr
traveled from Kursk. Ralls were re
moved on the two routes which tho
czar might travel. In one Instance tho
plot wan discovered and In the other
the train was wrecked. The czar
reached St. Petersburg safely.
Cum llxplutlon III it Minn
By an explosion of gas In the Staf
ford mines of the New Central Coal
company near Fairmont. W. Vn.. four
men were killed, six badly wounded,
and several others were hurt. The ex
plosion is said to have been caused by
the firing of a charge of dyunmite. At
the time of the accident there were
only twenty-five men at work and all
have been nccounted for.
King Airnimo In Lot
A dispatch from San Sebastian,
Spain, says Miss Anna Campbell, a
very rich and beautiful Buenos Ayres
lady, has fallen In love with King Al
fonso and attends every function where
the king appears. Alfonso, says the
dispatch, has shown an inclination to
reciprocate, but the queen mother has
nsked tho girl's father to keep her
away from the king.
HERE AND THERE
A dispatch from Montpeller. depart
ment of Hcrault. says that Count do
Vnulx's balloon has been driven ashore
safely and descended yesterdny after
noon at Capltc, between Vlllerol nnd
A dispatch dated Mammoth Hot
Springs, Wyo.. and signed H. G. Young,
riivr thnt S. Oscood Poll, of New York.
sustained severo Injuries to his left arm
In a fight with a grizzly near, wnicn
he tlunlly killed.
The Union Pacific depot nt Agnew,
between Lincoln and Valley, burned
about 2 o'clock Tuesday morning. Tho
station records weio burned with some
other company property. The total
damage will not exceed 500. There Is
nothing to show how the Are started.
A drizzling rain has prevailed In
Nebraska most of the time for the
past four days. A great amount of
moisture has been afforded. Many of
the roads aro in bad, condition and
business is considerably Interfered
It Is again stated that the Burling
ton will remove tho brass foundry from
. t n tllnttntnnllll. nKrv.O 1 I n Unl .llr
IHU L'lUllOHIUMlll DllUin tu liuti-tmn. I
This has been rumored occasional!
ror two years, urn. u is ueneveti me
company intends making this move
now as soon as practicable.
W. C. Woldon of Boone, la., died In
tho hospital at Des Moines, the result
of Injuries received In the collapse of
a one-story brick business block on tho
principal business street "of Des
Moines. As ho wns passing the build
ing the front suddenly fell outward,
burying him in the debris.
Seventy-Eight People Killed and
as Many Injured
FIGHT CAUSES STAMPEDE
Crnncl In (,'linrrli 1'ut In Frcmy by
Mlntnhliig Cry of "right" for "Fire"
8trugg fur the Kilts n Fierce
One Otlitr Niiuh of Interest
A Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 19, dis
patch says: hi an awful crush of hu
manity, caused by a stampede In tho
Shlloh negro Baptist church at Avenue
O and Eighteenth street tonight seventy-eight
persons were killed nnd as'
many more seriously Injured. Tho'
catastrophe occurred at 9 o'clock, lust
as Booker T. Washington had conclud
ed his address to the national conven
tion of colored Baptists, and for three
hours the scenes around the church'
were indescribable. Dead bodies were
strewn In every direction, nnd the am
bulance service of the city wns utterly
Incapacitated to move them until nfter
midnight. Dozens of dead bodies were
urrnnged In rows on the ground out
side of the house of worship awnltlng
removnl to the nrloii3 undertaking
establishments, while more than a
score laid on the benches Inside.
The church Is the largest house of
worship for negroes in Birmingham
nnd the pastor says there were at least
two thousand persons In the cdlflco
when the stampede began. Even the
eutrnnec to the church was literally
packed. ,& ..
Just ns Booker T. Washington con
cluded his address Judge BIllou, a
negro lawyer from Baltimore, engaged
In nn altercation with the choir leader
concerning an unoccupied sent, and it
In said a bio wwas struck. Some ono
In the choir cried, "They are fighting."
Mistaking the word "fighting" for
"fire," the congregation rose en masse
nnd started for the door. One of tho
ministers quickly mounted llie rostrum
and ndmonlshed the people to bo
seated. Again the excited congrega
tion mistook the word "quiet" for "fire''
und renewed the struggle to reach tho
door. Men and women crawled over
benches, fought their way Into tho
nislcs nnd those who had fallen were
The ministers tried ngaln and again
to stop the stumpede, but no power on
earth could stay the struggling, fight
ing mass of humanity. The screams
of women and children added to the
horror of the scene and through mere
fright mnny persons fainted and as
they fell to the floor were crushed to
Hum IIiiiuI Shot Off
Friday afternoon nbout 4 o'clock n
young man living n few miles north of
Alnsworth, Neb., met with an unfor
tunate accident resulting In tho loss
or his left hand at the wrist. In at
tempting to plnce a loaded Winchester
on a load of millet he was hauling the
gun slipped back and In trying to catch
it beforo reaching the ground his hand
closed over the muzzle Just as the gun
exploded, tenrlng the member Into
shreds. His hand was amputated at
the wrist by Drs. Remy and McKnlght
nnd the boy Is getting along ns well as
the seriousness of the accldeut will al
low. Arrlte for Christening
Governor A. B. Cummins, of lown,
with Mrs. Cummins and thirty-five
men nnd women of the Des Moines
christening party, arrived at Boston
Friday. The cruiser Des Moines Is to
be launched at the ynrd of tho Fore
River Ship and Engine company,
Qulncy, and prominent people of tho
western states and cities will bo pres
ent Lieutenant-Governor John L.
Bates will do the honors for Massachu
setts at the launching and during the
visit of the Iowans.
llelglun Uurrn Driul
Mnrie Henrietta, queen of tho Bel
gians, died at Spa, Belgium, suddenly
Friday night at ten minutes before 8
o'clock. Neither her husband, mem
bers of her family, nor her majesty's
doctors were present nt the time of her
death. She was seated at n tabe eat
ing a light dinner when she was seized
with an attack of syncope.
Fatitl Duel In Turds
In a duel between Speclul Officers
Benjamin Nolnn nnd John Kratzmeyer.
of the Illinois Central railroad, and
two negro roustabouts who were skulk
ing about the Central yards In East St.
lxnils early Friday morning, Officer
Nolan was fatally shot by Gustav Du
bois, a roustabout, and Dubois also re
ceived fatal wounds.
Woiitt Hirer Atlvwnreil
The fourth-class postofflcc at Wood
River. Neb., will be advanced to the
presidential doss on October 1.
lloy Killed by Lightning
F. B. Taylor, aged nineteen, working
for J. E. Owens on the grade north
of Butte. Neb., was struck by lightning
and Instantly killed. He wns on horse
bnck und tho horse wns nlso killed.
Ills folks live south of Sioux City.
Hail Kevoltvr In Hi-honl
Walter Schllskey, a 10-year-old boy,
went to school Friday last with a load
ed 32-calihro revolver and proceeded to
frighten his schoolmates by flourish
ing the weapon. The teacher took the
gun nway from hlni before he had dona
'pli H7 mo
L..-.i -vfa- i..
Milk Hauling Factories.
Tn some of tho localities where thero
aro creameries tho milk is hauled by
tho patrons. In other localities the
creameries do tho hauling themselves.
Thero aro Bomo advantages and some
disadvantages for each method. One
of the reasons why tho factory can af
ford to haul Its own milk Is that It
thereby gets about all tho milk there
is In a locality and gets it all tho
time. Whero farmers haul their own
milk they cannot bo depended on to
orlng tho Btipply nt nil times. In the
summer tlmo when the field work is
pressing they not infrequently find It
pays them better to keep the milk at
home for a day or two and niako but
ter from It than to take tho time of a
man and horso going to the creamery.
Of course thero are obstacles in the
way of tho milk being gathered by a
factory employe. One of the obstacles
Is tho difficulty of working in the
Babcock test with such a system. If
a man goes out to gather milk he can
not carry one or more cans for each
customer If his milk route Includes a
largo number of patrons. He wants
to economize Bpaco by putting tho
milk of several patrons Into one can,
whero that can bo done. Analysis of
any value to the Individual patron be
comes then Impossible. Nevertheless
It may well be doubted If It pays o,
farmer with a few cows to haul hla
milk to market himself, If his time la
of any value. Whero It can be prop,
erly controlled the hauling of milk by
the factory Is advisable.
Recently In Chicaco a car of butter
from a Kansas creamery company
was examined by government experts
and found to contain 24 per cent of
water. It consisted of ladlo goods,
and this explains how the water got
Into It. It was probably worked in
Intentionally in tho process of work
ing over the butter. This is a trick
that is worked with variations. Some
times chemicals are used to help In.
corporate the water with the butter,
and nt other times heat alone Is de
pended upon. This butter was evi
dently reworked at a high tempera
ture. At tho present tlmo the ruling
of the government Is that butter must
not contain over 16 per cent of water.
In the past, as there has been no law
on thlB point, no Investigation has
been made, and It has been assumed
that tho trick was not being worked as
extensively In thlB country as In Eu
rope. It may turn out, however, that
wo have been constantly victimized In
this respect, and that the imposition
has been going on all the tlmo. The
government Inspection will now bring
It to light and will at least prove a
heck upon It.
Correspondence Los Angeles Times:
Some months ago thero appeared In
the Times a paragraph rogardlng the
beneficial effects of feeding green al
falfa to milch cows, speaking particu
larly of Its prolonging the period of
lactation. Permit me to speak of this
from experience. We have two cows,
Beauty and Bonltn, the former a
grade Guernsoy. nine years old, tho
other a grado Jersey, four years old.
For a year or so past we have had an
alfalfa patch about 90 feet long, from
which I mow a strip about 3 feet wide
acrosB It dally. It therefore usually
lasts Just about a month. I divide the
cut alfalfa between the cows at noon.
After getting to tho end of the patch
I begin at the other end and go over
It again, watering It as I cut It. In
the summer It Is genorally coming
Into bloom when cut. It has been a
frequent remark in our family for
somo time past that "Beauty has
never held out on her milk bo," and
that Is tho case. I think it also tends
to keep the cows healthy. They have
not beeu outside tho corrals for
months, yet It 1b rare that anything
Summer and Fall Feeding.
WlBe i dairymen now feed their cows
In both summer and fall if the pas
tures aro such as not to glvo a full
feed without too much labor on the
part of tho cows. Allowing cows to
fall off In their milk Is not a proflta
ble operation. It may save a little
feed, but It loses far more In the value
of lost milk. When cows aro allowed
to drop in their milk yields for even
a few weeks thoy can not bo brought
back to their provious yields until
they again como In fresh. The men
that havo planted corn, oats, peas
and the like for summer feed will
have no trouble this summer and fall
n keeping up tho milk flow. Those
Bt av 6unB will And no difficulty
at all. Tho men that have no green
stuff to feed can only lament their
misfortune, as it Is very doubtful if
at tho present prices, It will pay to
feed considerable quantities to the
cows on pasture.
Palm Oil In Oleomargarine.
Tho Commissioner of internal
Revenue bos notified the Chicago
manufacturers of oleomargarine that
they will not be permjnuse piSS
oil In tho manufacturer oleomar
garlno. This tho raintftacturers take
"ePlont0' They Bay the law per!
mlts the use of vegetablo oils and
hat they will go Into court to defend
their rights. But tho path of the
commissioner Is plain, it takes less
than ono per cent of palm oil to color
tho butterine yellow like butter Th
fraudulent Intent In its use is
Speaking of di7ck u takes green
backs to catch canvasbacks.
SAFE FOR HIM TO APPEAR.
Mark Twain Escaped the Bible Read
"Ing and Family Prayers.
When Mark Twain wnB In tho West
many years ago his humor was as
droll as it Is to-day. While there he
mnde the acquaintance of Senator
Stcwnrt of Nevada, vvhJ tells this
story of the humorist, vouching for
Tho Incident occurred In Carson
City: "At that time," said Senator
Stewart, "the humorist had not at-
tolned to the philosophic calm which
comes with college degrees. He was
a Journalist and an unterrlflcd one. In
Carson City ho bonrded nt tho honu
of his brother, who was a model citi
zen and n Christian.
"One morning I wns a guest of this
brother nt breakfast. Wo had Just
seated ourselves at the table when a
volco drawled from the stairway
" 'Have yon read tho scripture les
son this morning?'
" 'Yes,' wns the reply.
"'Hnd family prayers?' continued
the voice from above.
" 'Yes, Sam,' said the host, smiling
There wns a pause, nnd then In the
now well-known drawl camo the fur
" 'Snid grace?'
" 'Yes,' responded the patient head
of the household.
" 'All right, then,' enme the cheer
ful comment from tho stairway, 'I'll
be right down.' And presently the Ir
reverent youth who in n few years
was to promote tho gnyety of natloin "f
Joined us at the bioakfast table."
WHAT CHICKEN WAS LIKE.
Effect of Prenatal Influences On a
The following story was published
recently. It was attributed to Rep
resentative Flanagan of New Jersey,
a millionaire from Morrlstown. He
told the story at a picnic of Patrons
Df Husbandry at Tuttle's Grove, near
"I was riding from Baltimore to
Washington on a fast trnln one day,''
said Mr. Flanagan. "Tho car window
was open. As wc pnssed another ex
press train going In the opposlto ill
(lection n hen caught in the vortex be
tween the two trains was lifted In the
nir nnd slnmmed against the side of
our cnr. As It struck, an egg was cast
In at the open window and fell in my
"Of course It didn't break," said a
cynic among the listeners.
"It did not break," went on tho rep
resentative. "Because of its prema
ture appearance the shell was not '1
hard, but tough and leathery instead.
I took it home and put it in an incti
bator and in time hatched out a flno
"Did you observe in tho egg's off
spring any evidence of prenatal influ
ences?" nsked the Bchoolmastor, shov
ing his glasses up on hla forehead.
"Only this," said the representa
tive, "the chicken was a rooster, and
whenever It tried to crow it whistled
like a locomotive." New York World.
Horrors In Haiti.
F. J. Raskin, who recently visited
Halt!, says In tho Washington Post:
'Haiti is tho degenerate of tho West
Indies. It has had independence for
nearly 90 years, and yet Is !t still grop
ing In the darkness of barbaric night.
African savagery Is aB rife as If it,
were on the Congo. Everything bends
to the power of bruto force. The
lives of men nre taken ns coolly as if
they wero so many flics. When the
voodoo drum beats Haiti bends the
knee. Voodooism lifts Its hideous
head nnd there is none powerful
enough to strlko It down. There are
occurrences in Haiti which aro hor
rible enough to disgust the devil. In
the sncriflce of the "goat -without',
horns," a voodoo priest, Burrounded.
by worshipers, dances to tho low
throbbing of a drum and n crooning
chant, until, in the height of fanatic
frenzy, with eyes upturned and lips
frothing, a chlM is seized and stabbed,
its blood sucked, and its body after
wards boiled and eaten. Tho govern
ment Is powerless to prevent."
Makes a Living by Clapping.
There is a blind man in tho west
end of Ixindon who earns his living
In a very novel mnnner. An Amerl
?ao was passing down a street quite
recently and heard a curious sound,
suggesting rythmic npplauso. Half a
lozcn people stood between him and.
'ho place whence tho sound came, but
ie was curious enough to pnss them,
ind he saw nn old blind man, with his
hands close to his mouth, producing
some faint Biiggestlon of a popular air
by clapping his hands together. Somo
llttlo attention was required to find
nut tho tune he meant to express, but
as everything chosen was very popu
lar, the effort was easy to follow. The
blind man's companion explained tho
work nnd collected tribute, and from
whnt could be Been thoro is a living
In the business.
A Disastrous "Joke."
Thinking to play a practical Joko on
his father, a Berlin schoolboy filled
a table poppermlll with gunpowder.
His father, who was very near-sighted,
looked closely into hla platcuas ho
turned the handle. There woman ex
plosion, and tho poor man Tt tem
porarily blinded, whilo tho tip of his
nose was blown off.
Tho delinquent, who was sitting
close by, received Bomo of tbo gun
powder In his eyes, nnd was so aghast
at tho result of IiIb trick that ho
fainted, and is now dangerously ill
with high fover.
Tho father will loso tho sight of "
one eye, but tho plcco blown from
his nose has been put on again by a
clever young Burgeon. London Mall.
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