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CHARLOTTE MESSENGER VOL. IV. NO. 9. CHARLOTTE, N. C„ SATURDAY. SEPE. 17, 1887 Tm $1 isr Aim SaHe On S bA THE KIMO. WbebtlM Idacta thUbMatlfnl land, In tUa beoutlfut land MttM palm aodplnci ritt Ita mllcri gTfen and Its mountalat (rand, I With iUoD and eon and wlosi I With (Is mliw* of Alvar and gold, Its serai, I FitfertbekiiigtlMt djademi; : With Ha ciUfli fair and Iti prairies free. I Blretohhi* from !•« to»a, In the loCareata of the Colored People 1 Who ween the ilgn. on hli brow and i.«~i of the Connirx. j I"ndi vie to itorolamhi from diffnent parti of the' (hidal Whoiif great white ihlpe on the ralghtj mai «4(k *— - . ■ . ' Charlotte Meaaenger IS {tniLlSHED iaverj' Saturday, CHARLOTTE, N. C. v unlrj-, and it w«l moUIn the>tnft 0«i ml News of tbeddy. Tfe MEamvonti a fint-clara nethpaper and will not aUOw pefeonal abnie tn Ita eol- ItliBOt aoctartan or pantan, bnt ii'Jrpnidetit—detllt« faMY hj all Tt ro- ■rrvni the right to critidse the ihettcomliigi of all pabUn eflkiale—oommending the worth.v, and moouneDdhig for elertloii inch men iw tn Itiopinioo an beat raHed to «rve the Interests of the peopfe It Hi intended tu uuppfy the lo^ felt need of a i.ewipaper to advocate the rightt and id the Inter.ita of the Htwro-Amarloan ia(t«* 1m 11m 1,1 ■ 1 * ■iinontb* Cmontha it mootite Addres, • -W.C. SMITH Charlott«NO' Tew pcisent am awam how equable is the I'limatc of nritnh Colmnbin In the Beishborhrod of Vancouver; or bow high ie the tctniKhiturc relative to the Ini- tude. It urmi thatlaaome fears the eooacbcrry liudi ojicn in February, that at the bi-ginulnj Ilf Maich nnlive hemp it three ioihci Iii^b, and by ilay t po tatoes arc nbovegrouTJ. Meteorological obeerratiuui ma Ie in 1800 every day througho'it the year gave the foilowing astoniiiliin,-luiulti: Ihe mean heat oi the whole ,'iar Vmi aboat OS degrees. Is January, the coldist Rmoth, It was 38 degrt’19, mil fn Align*;!, the hottest nootb, it \vt« (id dcTTi-ci. tol- cbildren, It, Mexico, Botwilhslan'llng its rcpnbllraa formof gorernmeat, ii very nneh of a military despotism, nnd tlie general offi- cen of the army naturally Rrrogate to tbemaclves a great deal nf the niiibority that is supposed to be ve ted in the civil arm, A curiou; c.inmpls of this occurred is June of this year, when Ges- eral Ruiz proc^'-dci by (ruin to Chihua- bau with a couple of c imp n diers, with all their nemter aad other field nec'-»,jiric« Jimenez the eugliie tui-nnd a greatly to the iadignathn of the doughty general, who, ea'ling a • i)r|>orai'e guard, put the uaforliiintc engineer under in stant arrevt fur having -au»ed the a-ri- deet.. The ipieMHin in the (icncral's mindwa*^; "What ran wrdo with himT And it mqulrrd all the r:lmer jtidgment o^hiscomhined iiafi to puriuadc him that‘-immeJUie csecution*’was not the right answer. In IfiJii only aiiout sir per reaL of out population lived in citlc ol over 8,000 inhabitants, and the lensus returni of 1880 show thit lb? ratio nf population in these larger towns ha^l increased to tho large proportion of twealy-fivc per cent, of our popniaiion. 8o observes a Penn sylvania corrcajHindent of tho Aaffonol filarl-maii; wlieveupon the Miehifon Fnnrur remarks: “The statement that there ia * loaa ]iemestige of the popnla- iioD engaged in sgricuUore than for merly U true, and the farmer ia the man who ahoold feel pl'n'c l ot^ thi* fact. The fewer farmers, the bettor prlcfi for farm producta. The Icsa wheat, wool, pork, beef, com and tottOA grown, tho better pricea they rcalixe. That firm ^odneta, wheat possibly exeepied, fetch larger prices than ibey'did in 1890 moat be admitted. At that time beef in the shambl'a was bongfal «t 4 to 3 cents per pottod, eggs in msrfcet from S to 10 cents a dozen. bsttM 10 ceoia per pound, • good fat turkey from S7t to 30 oenta, fst yellow-leggod chickeBS |I to $1.90 per doieo, and other producta la proportion. Prom |8 to tlO prr montb, whh board, hired a good lialping band. waicoa- teat with S74 to Mcaals per di^. Tme, mediaaics' wagea wet-i aboot oae-haif ol prsseat ratea, aad on tba oUur haod gto- gevtet aad store gooda wera AoMe their praMat anmiaal coMa. We Ihiak a fair compariioD throogboat vroaM prore faming to I a a far moia raiaaaanHra boalons than H wm fifty fmn age thia conauy, bat pamlbly dw halk of the fsrmisg coeMBaalty aaa aat ao wsD cooteat with awbivafa ratana aa thoy we{e fonaeriy. Tba ptWaaf aad toasa othar Uadaof Mfta* per caaL highas aow'tha* firiaf qaiMty wttb qaalily>» Laden with treasures ridel It la be who looks to the Mat aad wrat, And Nea, wherever fab glaneearest, Rls own green vines, his ferUle Belds, With their •vor-bounUful ytehhl Dees be wear the tsd and sign Of ring by a right dMne) la it he whose meed of a noble faioe is W(m on the brrible fields of warl Whom the nations liq/I with a loud acclaim As hero and oonqnerori Or is it be who in patienre dslvea Fbr the wisdom storei] on the ceatarles* shriveel Who seeks with a master's eye to scan The secrets bidden in natnre's planl IWlll we crown tlie sebotar with one accord, brhlm of Uie conquering sworJf Is It that one who sings woodrrfol songs. Whose Ups are touched with the altar first Who sways the beirtoCtbe listening throng' Aa the wind the chordei lyrel Is it be who earvei from the marble white Bis own groat thought for the world's de- Ughtl b It bo who points la'colors rare Aa those that his own dream-pietores wearl Shall artist or poet for their renown Wear the ecopter and thecrownf niougfa the noet bis truest song shall sing. Though the drums of tama for the soldier boat, Though the scholar fall truest lora shall bring And lay at a glad world's feet. Though tiie picture glow enH tbs marble gleara, With the baaotv bom of the arUrt's dream Though the landnl lord in hit hand shall hold Treasures of silver and Onest gold, Though oownol irith honors foirond fit, None of thao on tho throne shall ilt. Is there then so one in this bcnntlfiil land This fairest land on the great round globe. Tosrearlhe ring on hli royal hand' To wear the purple rohel From the mat and tha west a voice comes From tho smiling routh, from the ley north. From the sounding sen. from the tmightz Prom the vallen that lie between. We hear it echo and surge and sing, Aye, the MAN Is the king. ^ Tba leaf of laurel that genius wears. The soldier's fame or the learned degroes That the scholar wins, lo, the voice declaree. That the **!» is more than these. Re stands In a realm 03 high and broad As the heart of nature, the iruibof God, The realm of manhood, nud who cun reign Asa ruler wise in tliat vast il'imainl He luvds no purple, no robe, no rlug. For ha isa twice^-rowned king In this heantiful land of the free, A king ia he. —CttrioUa fVrrp, in f/norf rAssr. A THUNDER SHOWER. Itw such a at any jilace. an tatinj: under a I But the sun I hot flay—no rool breeze ■I the whole world jialpi »roilinc i.m, incl at sunk slowly into a mass jtf flecey. feaihcry cIourl^ which pilr.-i high in the heavens, and gradually grew daikcra.v they sln-tchcd down tn the western horizon; and slant ing shoflows fell .softly on the picnicking party in Howland's (>mvo. “It seems to me that we will all be perfectly cooked before tho day is over," said Meg Chrisilnn, in a voice as sweet and clear as a bird’s carol. “1 am sure, were there any rannibals of-sr at this moneot, it wouldn't be ncccmary for them to light a fire liefore (hey made a meat off us." “SoDicihing else wwld be noccasary, before they should tnko a meal off you,” said the gentleman who was |y. ing on the grass at her fejg. “Yea," she answered, laughingly—. “for them to catch ne, 1 think.'' “You would ilyT' “I would run." And again she laughed a little, and put tl>b damp treaaea from her forehead, looking down on him with her pretty gny eyea alight wHh merriment. Ue Was a rather pale-foced yoaUi, at- Hnd ia a faihioa which left no doabt of kb being aonntiva of the lltllo town be* low. bnt oaa of tho many stoau which drifted into Itv each enimnar—a city boardtf, •• they were tenaed by the peo ple of BeaviUe, who, by-the-w^. geaec- ally treried them well while they re- BatUww whiepeiad that Kag Ohria- - tewanMhemvy-aay.wwetbaaaonr ^the woild aboat thma; a UpA,. Me attaagm drifted back tokia P>^ t\nin «rBlM •Mg taMi aadweme tkat whea ha Hb*** bcada Ev«» Mag ^ Maw * Mmhi MM him, with the gray-eyed giri who was treating Jack Linton so shamefully— honest farmer Jack. Meg knew that Jack was near, leaning ' idly against a tree, and frowninga little, when she laughed down at Percy Vigues; but Jack had not spoken a dozen words to her through the aftemOoOi acd Percy Vignes had been very devoted; so, when a bunch of roses which she had thrust in herbelt fell on the gram, and Percy, gathering them for her, kept on^ in hia band, shedid not claim it; and whea ho brought bar innCb-hasket, sheaat cozily betide him.aad shared all the good thing! it contained with him. “You will allownie to drive you back, win you ootf" laked Percy, u they ate nnd chatted. ‘.Tt is qnite • mile, yon know, and I have a botoe and Uo^y in the edge of thc^mve,” Meg looked tbnt her a moment in U- lence. Bbe may have been thinking of ' other picnics, fran which ahe and Jack, Linton bad walked haad in band, before the clond hadliriseo between them, which she had not understood. Ah, there Jack was. lunching comfort ably with Uclla Ray, the prettiest girl in the town, and bo seemed to be having a merry time of it. .By this time the sun was wholly ob scured, tho white clouds had become dun, and a quiver of lightning ebot over Hasltf. “You will go with mel” Percy said again; and she answered him with un- smillog lips; “Y’es; you ere kind." Another flickering thread of light across the whiteness of the fleeces and the darkness of the dusky clouds, a sod den, loud peal of thunder, and all save Meg sprang to their feet “A tbuD&er-sbowcr!" some one cried. “Webad best start for home at onue.” Jack Linton waked to where Meg was sitting in the shadows, with Percy b^' side her; but the stalwart young farmer took no notice of the elegant Kew Yorker, aahe oddreued Meg. .“ Ws aro going to have a heavy shower,” be said. “Will you not come to the farm with me? ItU near, and the otberi arc going there, hly mother will' I be delighted to receive you. ” j His tones cold, hismannerscvere, I Meg thought^^ Some impulse of contradiction made her turn from him. i “Mr. Vigiics has kindly offered to take melioincin his buggy,'' she said. Then .iack looked fiiet at Perev. "You have Dalton's black boise,” he said. “.\rc you awnre that the animal [ always takes fright at thundcrl” ; Mr. Perry Vigues brgan lo look un- I ca-«y. I “No,” ho replied. ".Miss Christian, ' would it not l>e Itcst to I ‘ Hurry? Yes,” cut in Mig. crisply, j “I'll l>u rcatly in a momi-nl! Thcrelyou ; take the liincli-linskrt and we can go at “But,” .lack began, h- Tali'- ’> "L ' tell you it isn't safe lo dri>e Ihrt .-imsl | when it thunders, and— " | A long, loud reverberation broke hit i Meg looked St Prre-y, “('ume,” >ihc mid. gaily, “let us try Ifl race the shower. Not a drop has fallen yet." TTiere was nothing for Vigues to dc hut accompany her through the gather ing dusk of the now darkened day; and when they reached the clge of ihegrove, iherrstooii [HUon'v black horse, quiver ing in every Umh, with dilated noilriU and rolling ryes, “Perhaps,"mutlorH Vigue«, nneasily, sbiioking back and turning pale—"per- lui|is you hsd lirst arcept Mr. .lack's offer, sflerall. I wouldn't rare lo lx the cause of a fright to you. you knew, and Ibio—this ereatur > looks decidedly vicious.” “Nonsnnsel” Meg laughed. “You will be nble to control him very easily. I'll get in while you uatitf him.” Muttering a few unpleannt words, he moved toward Che buggy to assist her. “Pray hurry I” she cried, when he had put her in. “lam sure It ia going te rain hard soon. Do untie the bom, Mr. Vigues." I'ercy went to the animal's bead, ao evident ahrinking upoirhim, and began to fnmble with the baiter. The creature started back sharply, and M did Mr. Vigoei. Meg’s Up curled. “I believe you are afraid,” ahe said, wtUi a low litUe U^h. Aad be triedy^bo the ieiigh, aa he •gala advaaCtSTuat warily, toward the reaUvoborse. At last he toeeaeded in nafaetoatog 4Me halter from the tree, aad at that moaeat a vdvid itaeetof UgMwaatdaae* Perey Vlgnea, looring his nervotti gra^ af the bit, performed a seriea of rapid backward stepa. The bone eronebod an instant, trem bling violently, then, with a snort of ter ror, plnngd madly through the bnsfaet, both reins flying loowly on his back. Meg gave utterance to ashriek of fear, and then sat, silent an^ white faced) ctfnging to the back of the scat. >lr. Perry Vigues h^no thought save for his own safety, and made no attempi to eaptnre the runaway. But a tall figure darted out in the very path of the flying black animal, and a pair of strong bands closed Srmly on the The horse plunged, reared wildly, but those firm hands did not lou their nold. At last, in the sodden fall of great plash ing drops, the horse stood, panting bnt subdued, and Jack Linton, gathering up the reins, sprang in beside Meg. “I'U take you to the’firm,” he said, breathing hard after the struggle. “All the otbon are there by this time. Yon are not hurt at silt” with a keen look at her pretty, white face. “Ko; but— Ob, Jack, if yon hadn’ come ”' "Viguea would have let you go—te death,”said Jack,calmly. "Andyetbe- cause he can quote poetry prettily and looks like a tailor's block, you have giver him your heart I" veryacornfully. allbougb be was having nil he oceld do to keep tbt black hoiao in the roadway. “I haven't!” cried Meg, indlgoa “and if you are going to say auehTdia- agrccablo things, I wish you bad lAthi horse run as far os he wanted to. F Vigues is only a dandited fool, aiid J bate him!” “You hate me, toe, I suppoaeP’ Uie Jack, curtivi u be drew the ^imd uy and turned in at tho fa.'m, which bclongec to himself and his mother. It was just pouring. The great drojv bad become a sheet of rain by this time, and Meg's murtin was soaking wet. Shi was a little pale, loo, hut her tips begat to quiver aa she stole a look at her com pnnios'sfaco. “I don't bate you,” she said, softly “but you have acted lately ns though yoi hate me. Why Is it, Jack?" “Boenuse that idiot was always hang ing around you, and I knew I wasn'i wanted. Ah! there they all are, gathered on tho veranda." And the picnicking party were grouped on the wide veranda of the farm house in gny spirits sermingiy. v.alchiog Me; and her cavslier drive up through th “But, Jack, I didn't want him,' whispere*! Meg. desperately. "I Iiavi been very miserable fur the last few "Because r' Jack looked at her with kindling eyes She cniorcil hotly. '-Yes,” she said, very low. He reined ia the block horse and spnn; out. Lifting hia luinds to help her frntr tliv buggy, be asked u qiie-Uion whie ry man asks nt least oiiec in his life: You love me a little, Meg?" •'I hive you very inueh, .lack!” she at swered, as his stiong hands rinsed r Tlien aim ran up to the lumse a sadI; drenched little ligure, and .laek took the horse to the stable. It was not long Ixforc f’erey Viguea appeared, looking rather whiip faccd, with his while flannel suit elinging to him more tenderly than he could wish. But Meg greeieil him with a scornful glance and turned to her lover. “You thought I car.-.l for himr Oh, Jack!” she whispered, reproachfully, as the brief shower Imgan lo abate and the •tin shone out through Ihe rain-drope. And Jack smiled happily as his moth er bustled out to offer Meg dry gannenU. “I ought to know better," bean- awercrl; “but 1 wouldn't have eorae to my senses to-day hut for this blemed shower. I'm awfully glad it didn't for get to rain on this particular day. But Percy Vigues was not—SalurAan mtu. Homo singular stnicti.enia have been made in a German |apt’r conrerning the affect proauccl by different tnJea and indostrial occupations upon the general health. Among these facta are those contributed by Frif. licMe, of LoipeSc, who points nut the deplorable condition of the teeth of bakers, and who aleo serta that he U freqttentiy able to iadicsto the occupation of persons by the dition of their teeth. In the raa bakers the caries is soft end rapidly pro- groMlve; the principal partaattocked a» the Ubialand buccal sorfoeas oftha teeth, comneaeisg at tho cdkvix aad rapidly as- tondiag to the griadfaig surf^—tha •pproxtaral soitooes not aei^ng toboat- taekad more Oma in other tradsa. Prof. bcHcvei fhnt this dlasAM la owing to-tba iabahtioB of floor dnat, tha cariM .bi^ run led by Hw acUoa of aa asld 'kfllMt ia torrosd la the of fsi> FACTS FOR TME CURIOUS. A church organ conatrnete^ entirely of ]apeT ia on exhibition at Milan A Florida woman baa made a bed qnilt containing 10,000 {licces less than the size of a man's tbumh-nail. Texas has 180 countie*, aad ia Minrge as Kentucky, Indiana. Ohio, IIIiDoi^ Wisconsin and Michigan combined. The first city in America to employ gns lighting tl.e streets wa* Baltimore. The street lamps were fliit lighted in 1610. A trnmpet bss been Invented for tele phoning at tea, by which coavenations arc said to be carried on milea apart with no wire. Coining with a die wu first inrented in 1017, and first used in England in 1020, the year the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, Mahmoud, the Mohammedan Bultan of Ghizna about A. D. 1000, invaded India twelve times and laid the foundation of the Bfojnl empire. Among the early Romans commanded of armies were called “imperltores,” but when Cmsar liccame Emperur, the com- inandera were called dukes or lieutenants of provinces. There are cities in Asia the date ol whose origin is not actually known, bul it is known that they aro older that .Jiome'or any other city ia Europe. Jera- salem and Hebron in Palestine and Da mosTUi in Byrla are all many ceoturiei older ibnn Runie. ■ Thf Miodlc Apes” i» a name applied to Ihe jicriod Ixlwcen the fall of th« Roman Empire in the Fifth Century and the invention of printing in the Fifteenth. Or, ns timed by some historians, from the iuvasion of France by Clovis in 48S te iliat of Naples l>y Cbarlea Vfit. in 1463. It cumpru-cxl abobt ten ceoturie, and b often callcil ‘The Dark Ages,” In a recent letter to a daily paper, correspondent states tliat be has made twenty-six trips or fifty-two tours acrosi across the Atlantic, and Las in every in stance except the last, suffered very much from seasickness. (Jn this last trip, hi had with him a rubber bap, twelvi iorbe* long nnci 4 inebea wide, thi moulhof which was closed by an iroi clniiii', Tlii-i he fillel with imall piece! of ire. and applied to the spine at tbi ba-r Ilf the bra-n for Ii.tlf or tbree-quar ters of nu luiiir ovi ry iiiorniug. II Iiad i moM luKithiDg c-ffrci, and he enjoyet every hour iio'l every meal. Mills in India. The Indian mt-ihixl of griiiding carries enc back to the Bible, says n writer, rcnieniljcr wlicn I was a little boy being cry much puzzled with the saying: Two women were grinding at a mill; lx- one '■linll Iw taken and the uthcrlefL' ly i'lea* of mills were confined to wind mill* and water mills, nnd in neither cose could I understand what functions "two women" were required lo perform. But a single visit to an Indian bazar will probably iniike Ihe parable clear, for the visitor can scarcely fail to see several sets of women nt work, sitting in an open shop or by the street The instrument employed consists of twosmall mill stones. In the upper one. toward the edge of it, u flxeil an upright stick about a foot long. The two women sit on opposite aide* of ihe stones, each grasping the up right slick with one hand, and working together they turn tho stone, just as two men sonetiroei work together on a wind- la'wi. With their free bands they fend in the roru. and the flour, m it ia thrown out by the stones, ipreada outon tbeflooi beside them. A morning call-“Cbarlea, gat up « light the fire.”—7*J-Rft». The poiat of the hornet in geaenOY ^ well given, if not well taken.—B&rfaH . Bazar. There is one household article tbata^ i' peant to have escaped the decorating enaa —the washtub.—.8ymenseiirentl>f. The man whgUseeking to elnda - detectives is not much troubiqd by I weather. He keeps him>elf shady. Three years’undisturbed poeaeestem o4 ■ letter dog will destroy the vatad^ at' - the beat man in America.—JCsom (A.) TeUffrapi. ABurlingtoogiriialraningtopUy th»' cornet, ami her admireia speak of her Hfii “the fairest flower that blowt”—Aif* lingUm Fret Prett “Humph!” grdinbled the clodt, “I don'tJuow of any one who is harder., worked than I am—twenty-four hoort a day year in and year out.” And than 1( •truck. —Jeteeiry A'cim. “WhatislUe and no krvtag," aba tmdsriy'. slghwl Aa be thought of bis boaitl-bin nopald. A yacht under fall sail went ashore on tlie rocks on tho Marne coast the other day. The captain explained it all by saying that if he had had a reef injUi tails he should not have had a reef undat ' his keel.—Botloa Pnt. A seedy farmer In ok! Md. Moved West and took up eoiDe FlA, Where be prospered so ireli Tbst he sent back to tell Row at last be had lighted inFd. —PdUbvry Chra/aieU. “How to write B check” ia one of the filings treated of ia a neat Htlie pamfdtlot issued, That sort of, information will hardly fill a long-felt want up to tha- brim. N'nspccial learning is requited to write a check. "How to get a check cashed” would make far mora interastiag resiling,—nti'iivf BuV'tin. ■ riti'iivf Bu Atitio ( The I’annnia Canal Company has been nble lo obtain only about $28,000,000 out of the $43,000,000 it wu to niie by the usurious loan it hu placed on the FarU market. A* Ihe interest charges are now $18,000,000 annually, this is but a drop, soil, while it j)ostpoBdi, cannot prcventtliecollapse of tho enterprise. A great fluancial writer in France, H. Leroy Beaulieu, hu just attacked the manage- meet uf the company in s iledgehammer article, nnd it ia difficult to lee how the enterprise can be kept on its legs a year tengcf, Semlndera at Ilaata. (Wala, plaao-poandir, Wutortarinitba keyi, Whan In a straagsr walkw aad raUi ” Baeuia ms, U you ptaass; ” Bat I, alut asa biansikk, And wbsn 1 heard Mw din OC crashlaE hammara, blew ea blow 1 Ihoa^ I'd vaatws in. "‘TaiTiTta'ssss- The San Praacitco AUtt boaal voUag eltltaBa .«f sw dly o sixty diffmat pedftiemi ^vW«m ot Um world, Egypt bring aboat tiai oalj CMR- MVaatniaaMri^ Com. A person who hu never been In th* polar region* can probably have no ides - nf what|cold really is; but by reading the terrible experiences of arctic travel- * era in that icy region some notion can lx formed of the c.xireme cold that provaib there. When we have the temperatort \ down to zero out of doors, we think it bilterly cold, and if our houses were not HO wirm as at Irut. sixty degrees above zero, wp should Itcgin to talk of freezing to dcath^ Think, then, of living when the tbcrmomctvr goes down In thirty-fiv« _ deforces Irelow zero in the botiao in spit nf Ibo sintc, (l( rourso, in such a can’ the fur gannenls arc piled on until a mar looks like u great bundle of skins. Dr. MoH-s of the English ]>otar expeditifri ol 18TS and 1870, among otb^odd things. lelU Ihu effect of cold on a wax candb which he burned there. Tlie lempenV lure wu thirty-five degrees below rcro, and the doctor miutl have l>een consider nbly discouraged whoo. upon looking at his esndir,'he discovered that the flamt bad all it could do to keep warm, It n a* ao cold that the flame -ould not mall all the wax of the candle, but wu forced to cat its way down the candle, leaving a sort of skeleton of thu candle standing. There was beat enough, however, to mall oddly shaped holes in the thin walls ol wax, and the rniult wu a beautiful lacw like cylinder of while, with a toogoo oF yellow flame burnirig inside it and saa^ - ing out into the darkness many straaki ofligbt. Thisis notonlyacuriooieffaet of extreme cold,' bnt It ibowt kow diflF cnit it must be to And anything Uki warmth in a place where even fire itaoll ^ almost gets cold—Neiriifi/fe Amerieaa, The United States is supposed to ba Ipm exposed to rhancca of war than aay other country, but one of the chief lecaat topics hu Iwcn Ihe armament of fight ing sbi|ia and the failure of tha gan-flx- torcaoD the cruiser Atlanta to bold bw pivot guns. Thsaeguni ara eensidand formi^ble, yet they are not fo bo etna- pared to the hrarieat ordaaaca now car- nVl onwar-shipa. In 1800 the largest at tbcM threw a ball weighing slxty-cl^ pounds, with an initial volodty of 1,87$ feet per aecond, and aa energy of 1,100 foottona. Now, initial vetodtira hav*. been toctaaied to 9.100 feet, the laq (wojoctilea weigh u much •• 9,900 pounds, aad the 110-ton giiaa of tho EngUth veaael Benbow rmA aa aaaso of about 90,000 foot tooA Every eootiy iaprovidingUarif witbamora aad OMCO formidabla artBaznent. Roccat Piaaala vaasels ara equipped witit Tfi-toa gBa% ' while the improvtri Aimitrong gaao foi ^ Italian mcn-of-wai*weigh 100 Mas, and. Dthm bars been mada wrighing t9ti. toai. Tha largest Krapp gaa wrilRa' 119 toM; the SagUrii are ■akiagaaeofl. - Blovidtwrighliig 110 tone aad 44 tHl^ loM.BadAlfiO-iMiOni^lobeattoaipl' lgi«$llMaBHaw^ -

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