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English Leaders Join In
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fail to support Russia and France. God
bless and protect you."
The British house of commons vot
ed $525,000,000 for emergency purposes
and passed several bills in five min
iltes without a dissenting vote.
The Germany reichstag appropriated
more than a billion dollars to push the
Belgium's parliament voted $40,000,
000 for purposes of defense.
Belgium has mobilized 250,000 men
to oppose Germany's invasion in its
swift attack on France.
It is learned on high authority thai
the admiralty has received a wirelcs;
stating that the German fleet has beei
bottled up by an English fleet north
Vice Admiral Sir John Jellicoe to-
Paris, Aug. 5.—A squad of German
cavalry that invaded France north of
Nancy was completely annihilated,
fifty being killed and seventy-five tak
The raiding force entered France for
the purpose of destroying the tele
graph and telephone lines. They had
reached C'havanettes, a town fifteen
miles from the border, when they were
overtaken by a squadron of. French
cavalry. They stood off the French
troops for an hour but finally their
ammunition gave out and those that
were left alive had to surrender. The
commander of the German soldiers
blew out his brains rather than yield
Two German patrols who crossed
the frontier in the Vosges mountains
destroyed numerous telephone boxes
and cut the telegraph wires. They es
caped to the border after their raid.
At Velliticot the Germans have
crossed the border three times but
on each attempt to penetrate the
country have been repulsed.
Raiding the town of Lepui the Ger
mans seized all the food supplies and
horses that they could find. The in
habitants left without food, have tak
en refuge in Belfort, women and chil
dren being compelled to walk sixteen
miles in a heavy storm.
All the farms about St. Ali, near
Briey, have been looted, the Germans
killing and carrying away all the cat
tle and sheep.
There is heavy fighting going on in
the Luxemburg district, where the
Germans have 100.000 troops.
French aviators are said to have
attacked German airmen near Long
wy, where there is a battie in prog
Tokio. Aug. 5. —The Japanese for
eign office issued a statement that if
the war extends to the far east and
England is involved in it Japan maj
find it necessary to participate in ful
fillment of the Anglo-Japanese al
The Japanese proclamation was is
sued after an extraordinary session Oi
the cabinet and was generally inter
preted as preparing the people of Ja
pan for the action of the Japanese
navy as soon as Great Britain's deci
sion has been announced.
The German fleet is very active
arouDd Kiaochau and has already cap
tured a Russian cattle steamer.
It is pointed out here that Kiaochau
may possibly be occupied by the Japa
nese in the event of a defeat of the
German squadroqf in the far east, thus
clearing the Pacific ocean for the war
vessels of Russia, France and Great
Britain and permitting them to pro
ceed to Euroi**. undisturbed if they
desire to do so.
THE MENACING SEA
It Threatens to Some Day Engulf
New York and Boston.
OUR EASTERN COAST SINKING.
In Time. Thousands of Years, Per
haps, the Atlantic Ocean, According
to Geologists, Will Flow Over the
Cities That Now Tower Above Its
Government geological experts have
calculated that New York, Boston.
Philadelphia and all the other cities
along the Atlantic coast will eventual
ly sink beneuth the ocean. They have
observed that there has been a steady
sinking of the whole coast, and they
say that it is going on at the present
Geologists have long recognized the
fact that the Atlantic coast line was
much farther out than it is now. There
Is a line from 100 to 300 miles off the
present coast at which the water sud
denly gets deeper. Out to that distance
the water is geuerally about 300 feet
deep. Then it plunges suddenly and
becomes ten times as far to the ocean's
bottom. The men of the coast survey
have traced this line throughout the
length of our coast line and find it
similar all along. The geologists say
that the continent once reached out
that far and that there was the coast
line, but a gradual decline through the
ages has caused that line to retreat,
until now it is where we know it.
From a geological standpoint this
has happened in comparatively recent
times. It has all been done since the
glacial period. This brings it into the
present period and makes the action
new. In fact it is positively known to
be going on now.
There is tin ancient sill in the Charles
town navy yard at Boston with re
gard to which there is definite informa
tion as to its elevation. It was put
In place seventy years ago; its eleva
tion was given with relation to mean,
high and low tide, and also with refer
ence to surrounding landmarks. With
relation to the tide this sill has sunk
seven-tenths of a foot. With relation
to the landmarks it has the same posi
tlon, a positive proof that Boston har
bor and the city about it have sunk
seven-tenths of a foot into the sea in
the last seventy years.
The original mouth of the Hudson
river is now 200 ntiles out to sea. The
ships follow its old channel in leaving
port even now. It is not known how
long ago it was when the mouth of the
river was not far out in the ocean. But
it is almost a certainty that when a
similar time has elapsed the present
city will be an equal distance from the
Similarly will Boston be submerged.
Baltimore will disappear at about the
same time and great portions of Wash
ington. The great Mississippi is bring
ing down great deposits to raise its
delta and counterbalance the decline.
So low is New Orleans that it will be
one of the first cities to sink below the
sea level and be a municipality high
walled against the enemy, the sea. Gal
veston has already felt the encroach
ment of the waters and has been forced
to build itself a sea wall.
The geological survey makes tojto
graphical maps. On these lines are run
at given elevations. For instance, a
line may be run about Manhattan Is
land at a level twenty feet above the
water at the Battery, it would sub
merge the customs house and extend up
Broadway nearly to Wall street. From
the east it would invade the financial
district almost to Nassau street. It
would overflow half the land between
the city hall and the East river. Far
ther up it would submerge a narrower
strip, but its intrusion would create
A fifty foot rise of water would wipe
Manhattan Island out entirely. Of
course, if these depressions came on
very gradually the water fronts would
be diked against their intrusions. In
this way New York city might be saved
from destruction for a very long time.
It will inevitably become a city sur
rounded by a high levee, against which
the ocean will beat with an ever in
creasing advantage. It might perpetu
ate itself by artificial means, but in the
end it will be put in an impossible posi
tion. The waters will follow over the
flats of New Jersey and of Long Island
They will even beat back through
the Delaware and the Chesapeake and
get beyond the city and cut off com
muuication with the main part of the
land. Finally, New York will find it
self a city down in a well far out from
the mainland. Gradually the people
who dwell in it will desert it and re
pair to the then mainland. The waters
will eventually lap away the great
walls that have been built to keep out
the sea and will tumble in among the
skyscrapers.—W. A. Du Fuy's "Uncle
Sam. Wonder Worker."
Presence of Mind.
Only the other day a great steel
beam was being Drought up to a giddj
height by hoisting apparatus. As it
passed a girder on which several men
were at work the beam turned just
enough to push one of them off, says
Harper's Weekly. The man seized the
beam and was swung far over the
street. His weisht gradually moved
down the end of the girder to which
he clung, and in a few moments he
would have *eu thrown off, when a
fellow workman sprang for the other
end. thus balancing it, and together
they were lowered to the ground.
He who loves not his country can
love nothing.- Byron.
Bafety of Principal Is More Essentia 1 -
Than Big Returns.
First, bere is a quotation from a
"Many fortunes have been ni.de and
many more will be made through wi*
investments. Many fortunes are lost
too. through unwise investments. Un
thrifty habits and consulting with e\
perienced jiersons like eonservati\
bankers will give one the wisdom tier
essary to handle money wisely."
Second. 1 set down a quotation from
the advertisement of a wise and con
servative investment banker:
"In lending or investing money nl
possible care should be taken to guard
against hasty or impulsive decision
Every endeavor should bo made to as
semble such reliable information as
will permit of the exercise of intelli
gent judgment. The maiti who assumes
this attitude toward all Investment
propositions conies to Aiave an iucreas
fng "regard for the element of conserva
tism, and is ordinarily the tirst man to
seek the co-operation of investment ex
Conservatism in investment means
first of all. keeping the principal sun
safe. What proti'ts it to get 7 or k
per cent a year/ on your money to
three or four years if nt the end <•
that time misfortune of any sort ovei
takes the company you invested in t
such an extent that you would tin
what you have paid .Sino for is wort
only $75? And when you leave tli
road of conservatism in putting yon-
money out to work this is exactly tli
experience you are likely to have.
Better keep your money in the sa\
ings bank, where it will earn about -t
per cent find where, if you wish, intei
est will be compounded, until you are
positively certain of the soundness oi
the investment advice you receive
Adding to the saved sum in a saviugs
bank, too. is a mighty good way to
fusteu the thrift habit upon yourself
Choose as your first adviser in invest
meut some que who has selected in
vestments for the savings bank. From
him learn what the elements of sound
investment are. Go slow!— John .V
Oskison in Chicago News.
LURE OF THE OPIUM PILL
And the Way the Cost Piles Up as It
Enslaves Its Victim
In the American Magazine appears
an article entitled "A Modern Opine
Eater," written by a former newspapet
man, who became a victim of tin
habit and is now a convict in a pent
tentiary. The following extract froit
bis article gives an idea of the aniontr,
of money required by an opium eater:
"By this time the cost of opium had
become a very appreciable and permit
nent expense. From a few pills at first
I increased my allowance day by day
uutil it took thirty or forty 'fun' (a Chi
nese measure: there are seventy-six
fun in an ouiioei to give me the mental
relief 1 craved. The physical craving
the body's demand for it—can he satis
fled with approximately the same
amount each day. The mental craving
—the mind's demand—lncreases daily
What satisfies tonight is too little to
morrow, and so on. To feel even not
mal 1 now needed three or four time
the half dozen pills which at first had
given me such exquisite pleasure. To
get the exit ila ration, t lie soothed nerves
the contentment I craved, J. like each of
the millions before me. had to use more
and more each day.
"Thirty six fun of opium at retail
costs, at an average. $3. A fifty cent
tip to tny 'cook' and a quarter for tin
privilege of the room in which I sntok
ed made my habit cost me about $4 a
day, which made a ghastly bole in even
the good salary I earned. I began to
buy my opium by the can, paying from
$25 to $3O for tins averaging 400 fun
The elimination of the retailer's profit
helped temporarily, but the ever in
creasing demands of my habit soon
overcame the saving."
Books Made by Slaves.
Some publishers in ancient Rome
could turn out books rapidly and
cheaply. A publisher of the Augus
tan era produced 1,000 copies of the
second book of Martial in ten hours.
and these, sold at about 12 cents
apiece, gave him a profit of 100 per
cent. This was done by employing
slaves carefully trained to write swift
ly and legibly. Working in batches ot
100. with an overseer dictating the
book in hand, the task was completed
in a very short time. As soon as the
copies were written they were revised,
corrected, rolled up and bound. Be
ing slaves, the men required only
maintenance from their master, and
thus he could afford to sell their pro
ductions at a very low rate.
French Win Over Uhlans.
Paris, Aug. 4. —French arms have
scored a victory in a sharp and bloody
engagement at Petit Croix. A corps
of Uhlans attacked the French forces
entrenched just beyond the town. The
defenders replied with machine guns
and mowed down the advance guard
of the Germans.
The Uhlans charged several times
but were unable to withstand the with
ering fire of the defenders and finally
retired in disorder, leaving a number
of dead on the field.
The scene of the fight is a customs
post on the Lorraine frontier the Uh
lans participating in the attack com
prising the advance guard of the Ger
man army that was advancing from
Metz. with Nancy as the objective,
s'evs that they were en rout€ had been
brought to the commander of the
French customs guard by an aviator
who reconnect ere-! from the outposts.
Wireless Tower Quits Business.
\* w Y°ri-- Aug 4. —Rather than
r-A a breach of the neutrality laws r
' ANDREW JACKSON'S FINE?* 1
How Judge Hall Came to Punish th#
When the war of 1812 was over
vague rumors of peace drifted Into
New Orleans, but still Jaeksou did not
feel Justified in revoking Ihe martial
law. under which he had placed the
city. While the city was in this state
this peculiur incident started. A man
named Louaillier was tried as being
a spy and was acquitted. This die
pleased Jaeksou, and feeling that In
the martial law he had complete com
mand of the city, he, in opposition to
the court, retaiued I.ouaillier in prison
and sent Judge Hall out of the city
with orders not to return until it wa|
regularly posted that peace had been
declared or that the enemy had left
The following day came the overdue*
notice officially explaining that peace
been deck red and that the treaty
Gad been ratified Upon hearing this
Jackson revoked the martial law and
set all his prisoners free. Then pre
paring to send home the detached mi
litia from Ixuiisiana, Tennessee and
Kentucky amid the greetings and dem
onstrations of the populace. Judge Hall
returned to the city.
In order to uphold the honor, as it
seems of the civil over the martial gov
ernment, Judge Hall issued, ou March
-21, an order summoning Jackson to
court for contempt of a habeas corpus
writ and also to state his reason for
so doing The next day Jackson ap
peared in court in person. He held a
written protest against the decision
which was to be given.
Hall then imposed a tine of SI.<.K)O,
remarking that "the duty was unpleas
ant, that lie could not forget the im
portant services of the defendant to
the country, and that in consideration
thereof he would not make imprison
ment a part of the punishment"
The fiue was promptly paid amid
cheering of the crowd for the popular
THEY JUST MADE HIM SING,
When Scanlan Wooed Minister Wu and
the Chinese Officials.
When W. J. Scanlan was in the show;
business he Invaded Washington on
one occasion with a brand new comkj
opera. In order to give the piece a flns
sendoff he formulated the plan of send
ing free tickets for boxes to the presi
dent, the cabinet members aud othqr
men high in social life.
"That won't do," one of his newspa
per friends told him. "Too common.
Do something "picturesque. Why don't
you go after Mr. Wu, the Chinese min
ister? If you get him lie will bring
down a lot of other diplomatic people,"
Scanlan fell for the proposition and
called at the Chinese legation.
"What sort of show is this?" asked
"It's a comic opera." replied Scanlan.
"Any good Jokes In it?"
Scanlan said It was full of good
' "Tell me some of them," commanded
Scanlan did so, and Wu got such a
series of laughs out of them that he
sent for his whole establishment, num
bering thirty-two people, and made th®
embarrassed Scanlan tell them all over
"Now," continued Wu, "are ther*
any good songs in this show?"
"The show had so many good songs,"
declared Scanlan. "that we had to
throw some of them away."
"All right." said Wu. "Sing me some
of the best."
"I sang them." said Scanlan, telling
the story afterward. "But that wasn't
so remarkable. I had to sing 'em.
There were thirty-two Chinamen to
make me sing 'em. The amazing part
of the thing was that all thirty-two of
them came to see the show that night."
Her Art Not Appreciated.
Varnishing day at the Royal academy
is always an important and interest
ing function. Canvases and panels
that have been thirsty enough to ab
sorb the oil from the whole or portions
of the pictures painted upon them have
once more the luster of their first
painting restored by these pick-me nps.
Members of the year's hanging com
mittee are always at hand on these
occasions to consider suggestions and
complaints about their recent labors.
The chief complaint was by a ladjf
who found her work had
horizontally instead of vertically. Un
kind friends cautioned her that possi
bly it had been accepted on the hori
zontal understanding.—New York Sun.
Why the Boiler Rumbles.
That noisy rumbling and clattering
in the kitchen boiler after the gas wa
ter heater has been lighted for some
time has soared many a woman. The
editor of the Monthly (ias Chat says
It need alarm no one. as It is caused by
the expansion of the water as it is
heated from the top of the boiler. The
colder water below, rushing up to dis
place the expanded water above, will
often cause a concussion.
The Sire What would you think If
I told you that at your age I never
disobeyed my parents or teachers?
The Son—You'd lick me if I told you
what I thought. Nashville Tenues
Interested Party—You say this boat
cannot upset? Inventor—lt's impossi
ble. The tanks are filU-d with
fluid. - Buffalo Express.
Virtue baa many preachers, hut few" Isjk/
martyrs.—Hel vet ius.
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