The Daily Herald from Delphos, Ohio on December 6, 1898 · Page 7
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Delphos, Ohio
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Tuesday, December 6, 1898
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AN ADVENTURE : : : : : ; : IN THE ROCKIES. ami lishing Middle Park. A s cooks, old Joe Bruette, and general utility men we hael a French-Canadian ex- voyageur, and his gi'ovui son, Peter, both thoroughly efficient, pleasant fellows, and so warmly attached to each other that nothing less than inexorable necessity could keep them apart for twenty-four hour- would either of them ever engage with a party of tourists or sportsmen unless the. other could go along, even if both had to work for one man's pay. After spending a day or two at Hot Sulphur Springs, we: moved our cam]) down to Williams River, almost under the shadow of Williams Uiver Mountains, where fish and game were at that time plentiful. The trout, however, did not take kindly to onr artificial Hies, so, early one morning, while his son was doing the camp chores, Joe, taking a couple of empty pickle bottles along, went out coolly telling the wagon men to be sure, when ready to return, not to forget the grasshoppers'. And I may as well say right here that in less than two months he was sound as ever, though around the edges of the replaced scalp appeared a semi-circular streak of snow-white hair. It seems that on going for some purpose into the grove he almost tumbled over, not a grizzly, but an enormous cinnamon bear, at: which he rashly ired. Then ensued a terrific light, end- ng in apparent victory for the savage brute, which, though wounded Iry six evolver bullets and a number of knife thrusts, some-how managed to get iway, only, however, to die; for as soon is .Toe had le-ft for camp, Peter, Tom Cooper and I took up the blood-stainee' trail and found the monster's carcass before we had gone a mile. 'Ha! ha!" jubilantly shouted Pete "my brave old father won the light, af toward the foothills to pers tor bait. rather grasshop- ONE ON GEN. WHEELER. ter all, and he's killed the biggest cin- | namon ever seen in these mountains, ' I'll beC" The dead bear, a male, lay in n clump Joke of • Conntry School Hoy nt the Famous Fighter's Kxpcnac. "Yon can't most always swear to the stories you hear," remarked the Philadelphia, drummer, "and I am not swearing to the one- I heard the other [lay on Gen. Joe Wheeler in Alabama, but it is just as good as if I did swear to it, so what's the difference? It seems that once the general, whom yon all know is only a boy's size, and not a big boy at. that, had, in the course of Ills travels on out-.of his electioneering tours, brought up in a remote school house, where, of course, ho was called upon to make a few remarks to the scholars. This lie did in his best .style, and when he had finished he stood by the teacher while that worthy said a fe'f things, among them that timeworn suggestion that when the boys of the school grew up they, too. might be Congressman, like Gen. Wheeler, such are the wonderful possibilities of this great and glorious country of ours. "At. this point a long, good-natured, gangling gawk of a boy. about 14 years old and about 14 feet tall, stuck up his hand, grinning sheepishly Mie meanwhile. " '.Ale, too?' he inquired. "'Certainly, Henry,' replied the teacher, assuriugly, 'just as much as any other boy.' "'I reckon not,' insisted the bny. 'I reckon I'll have to ungrow ef 1 ever run on that there ticket,' nodding to ward the general in a way that brought down tlie house, amidst the embarrassment: of the teacher and the great delight of tlie general. THE "MAINE" AT HAVANA. ."nptain Pijjsbee Tells of Her Reception in Havana Harbor. | Captain Charles D. Sigsbee lias writ- en for the (Vntury'it Now War Series lis "Personal Narrative- of the Maine." Japtain Sigsbee says: In command of (lie Maine at Havana. had lint one wish, which was t<> hi; friendly lo (lie Spanish authorities, as •eciuircd by my orders. I took pleasure in carrying out my orders in this •espect. The tirst Spanish officer to •ornc on board was n naval lieutenant who represented the captain of the :)orr. His bearing was both dignified and polite (which, by the way, is invariably the ruin with Spanish naval of aspen scrub, leaned our rifles All three of us had against a rock about twenty feet away, and, stooping down, were beginning to remove the pelt, when suddenly, with open mouth, blazing eyes and a hoarse shriek of rage, a huge she cinnamon crashed through the surrounding brush, and before we could draw our revolvers, sent Cooper and He had no more tlian half a mile to go, and as the night-chilled insects would be easily caught we expected him to return within an hour. But he did not come, nor had he done so when Peter, already, as we thought, absurdly anxious, announced breakfast. About forty-live minutes after .Too left \ve had heard several rifle or pistol shots echoing among the foothills, but such sounds were so common that at the moment we paid no attention to them. While wo were at breakfast one of us. calling these reports to mind, carelessly asked Peter if his father had taken his revolver along. "Why, yes, for sure; he never goes anywhere without that." replied the young man. "but I'm afraid he's got into some trouble this lime, or he'd been bade long ago. Maybe, though, lie's wounded an elk and has followed it into Tlie mountains." After waiting another half hour in tlie vain hope of his father's return. Peter became so distressed that, at his earnest reiiIK-SI, I>r. Lewis. Fred Reid and I agreed to accompany him on a search for the missing man. Arming ourselves with rifles and revolvers, we set out at once and, on coming to a particularly green stretch of grass at the base of the foothills, found the two pickle bottles, both duly corked and full of grasshoppers, but no sign whatever of Joe. Then we three began to circle around, looking, but quite uselessly, over the matted grass Cor footprints, while Peter struck out for a grove of young cottonwoods, bounding one side of the meadow, lie had not been gone live minutes when from nut the thickest depths rang a horrified shriek, followed by a frenzied cry of-: "Here. men. here'. Hurry: Oh, for Heaven's sake, hurry"' Dashing like.- madmen across the little plain, we reached the distressed youth in a few moments, and then saw a fearful sight, indeed. In tlie midst of a patch of trampled, blood-stained bushes lay the seemingly lifeless form of pour Joe. The scalp was stripped from the front part of his ln-ad an hung down over his eyes. His left shoulder was frightfully lacerated, and the arm on that side badly mangled, and broken iu two places; the clothing was torn from tiv* upper part of his body, and on his naked nrvri«t gaped How Patti's Talent AVas Discovered. It was in New York, curiously enough, that Arditi first, met I'utti, then "a. little dark-eyed, roguish maiden, with red pursr-d-up lips and quick, rippling laughter." He says in his memoirs: "The first time I ever set eyes on Adelina was in Xew York, when she and her mother visited the hotel at which I lived, in order to eat macaroni, which was always excellently prepared by an myself spinning, heels over head, to the Italian chef of renown; and her deter- ground, where for a few seconds we lay, stunned and helpless. Fortunately, the furious beast, see'm- ing at the moment intent only upon examining the body of her mate, had merely whirled us aside by her own momentum without striking at us at all, and neither of us was seriously hurt. Pair the instant she found that her consort was really dead, and while we still lay dazed, she turned upon us for vengeance. So great had been the force of the creature's first rush against and between us that we were hurled fully fifteen feet away. but. luckily, within five feet: of the slacked arms. Y'c-t this fact would not have saved us from being slain as we lay had not Peter, who never, under any circumstances, got rattled, bounded forward at the first glimpse of the bear and secured his gun —and not the fraction of a second too soon. Too confused and dizzy to even recollect that we had revolvers. \ve were vainly trying to rise. The old she. j frothing at the mouth with fury, was I within three feet of our temporarily naralyzed bodies. Next moment those terrible paws would have crushed our skulls like egg shells, or those gleaming teeth have been buried in our throats— but something happened: In order, I suppose, to more effectually exert her mined little airs and manners then al ready showed plainly that she was destined to become a ruler of men. "Mine. Salvador Patti, veuve Barili, Adclina's mother, was anxious that I should hear the child slug, and so sho brought her little daughter to my rooms one day. Bottesini and I were highly amused to see the air of importance with which the tiny songstress first selected a comfortable seat for her doll iu such proximity that she was able to see her while singing, and then, having said: 'There, my little dear, now sit still and listen while mamma sings you something pretty:' she demurely placed her music on the piano and asked me quietly if I would accompany her in tlie rondo of Sonnambula. "How am I to give an adequate description of the effect which that child's miraculous notes produced upon our enchanted senses? Perhaps if I say that both Botiesini and I wept genuine tears of emotion—tears which were the outcome of the- original and never-to-be- forgoten impression her voice made when it first stirred our innermost feelings, that may, in some slight measure, convince my readers of the extraordinary vocal power and beauty of which the little Adelina was, at that tender age, possessed. We were simply amazed, nay, more, we were fairly electrified, at the well-nigh perfect manner which she delivered some of the most ditlicttlt and varied arias apparently without the slightest effort or self-consciousness."—Saturday Evening 1'ost. prodigious strength, the maddened beast reared partially up: Peter, now standing behind us with his great buffalo rifle leveled, was coolly waiting for this foreseen move. The- bear's mouth i was wich- eipcii, and In- tired into it four ragged furrows, evidently plough- ! pointhlank. The one and a half ounce ed by a single stroke from the claws of ! pointed bullet, drive-it by six drachms some- giant wild beast. Whatever the enemy, it was obvious ihat the olel hunter had made- a desperate fight, for all the chambers of his revolver were empty, a.nd his knife encruste-il with gore, while the underbrush around was beaten fiat and the- ground trodden into biooel-moisH'llfd dust. of powder, tore and spinal cord, of the e-reat lire-': its way through neck coining out at the back ; head, and she dropped if In- I dead as suddenly • lightning bolt. ' In a few minutes Tom and I were all 'right again, and by noon both bear.s i were properly skinned, but the hides Peter, dry-eyi-d. but piteously moan-i were- so heavy that it war ing, was lyiii",- by the senseless body, tenderly clasping it in his arms, and on seeing us. exclaimed: "My poor father ha* been killed by a grizzly bear; and. So help me Heaveii; I'll never lasle food till I've destroyed tlie brute-. Life is no use to me now.'' "Why, Pete, my bny." said Dr. Lew- Is, who had knelt by the old man's side liml was holding a pocket Mask of bran- fly to his lips, "your father is not dead. He'll re-gain consciousness directly. Meantime-, you run to the camp for my i instrument case and tell our friends there to hurry along with the spring wagon, a few blankets and such other articles as they know will be tiecc sary." Actually hugging the doctor in his joyous revulsion of fee-ling, and softlj kissing his father's unhurt hand. Peter sprang to his feet and was off like- a shot. Going and returning, lie must cover nearly a mile, but in less than ten minutes he was back again with the little box of surgical instruments and some clean clothing for the wounded man, now sitting up and in full possession of his senses. On seeing this, the affectionate sou dropped to his knees in an ecstasy of thanksgiving and fairly wept aloud for joy. Two minutes later the wagon thundered Up to the edge of the grove- with our comrades, who had thoughtfully liroiight splints, sponges, bandages and. most needful of all. two covered buckets full of warm water. Then, assisted by his pupil. Fred Ke-id, the doctor cleansed and stitched In place the pendant scalp, dressed the breast and shoulder wounds, set and bound up the broken arm and made- his patient as comfortable as possible. But the tough old fellow would not. ride buck to camp. Accompanied by Dr. no o;isy t;isk re the wagon Lewis und Reid, lie actually walked, I man is a Christian scientist. to carry the-m back to wh still waitcil. On arriving in camp with our trophies old Joe we-iii nearly wild with joy. and I rather think ihat he and his trallant boy found this the- most profitable trip the-y had ever undertaken.---New York Le-iig.-r. Kntei-lainiiig an Angel Unawares. A newsboy look llle Sixth ave-nue- e-le- Viite'd at Park place at noon, says tin- New York World, and, sliding into one of the cross reals, fell as'.e-ep. At Grand street two young women got on and took tin' seats opposile the lad. His . ! feet were bare- and his hat hael fallen j off. Presently the- younge-i 1 girl leaned ' over and placed her muff under ihe little- fe-lleiw's dirty che-e-k. An old ge-lltle- man in the next :;eat smiled at the- act. and without saying anything held out a ([darter with a nod toward the boy. The girl hesitated a moment, and the-n n-ache-d for it. Tin- next man just as silently offered a dime, a woman across i the' aisle held out some pe-nnies. and bei fore she- knew it the- girl with flaming i e-iie-e-ks had taken money from every passenger in that end of the- car. She slid the amount into the sleeping lad's poe-ki-t, ivnioved her muff gently freim under his he-ad without rousing him, and got off at Twenty-third stivet, including all tin- pas.setigers in a pretty little inclination of the- he-ad that se-i-med full of thanks and the possession of a common secret. It is unfortunate that such sensible' accomplishments as bread making, si-wing, etc-., are not given the publicity In society that is given dancing and piano playing. Wl'e'ii it comes to believing that then.- is any heat in a grate- fire, every wo- i The Youngster Cut His ringer. "Well," said Mr. Goslington, "the. youngste-r has cut his linger; the onlj surprising thing is that he didn't do it the first day he got the knife. How he did it he doesn't know himself, excop: that the knife; slipped, and the iirsi thing he knew his linger was bleeding The.-11 be ran to bis mother. His face was white, but he dielii't cry, which thought was very brave, and I thin!so still. His mother washed the linge'i ge-ntly and then bound it up with i strip of soft, worn, white cotton cloth tied around not with a piece of com mon cord, but with a narrow strip tort off the edge of the- cloth itse-lf. 1 heard her tearing it. and I thought it sounded familiar, and then I rcmombe-red that was the way my mother used to do up my tingei'. ••'Then the boy went around with that linge-r held out straight from the rest of ihe hand, and with a solemn look on his face-; but he couldn't stay solemn long, and it was surprising how quickly his linger healed, too. Then his mother put a cot over it, a linger cut from an old kid glove (just what my mother use-d to do, loo, and I wiMider if all mothers do these things just alike). 10 pro;i'i-t for a day or two more; until It got we'll. That was wholly new to him and it ple-aseel him very much. He- wore the glove finger with the. 1 proud but reserved dignity of otic' convalescing from a saber stroke instead of a cut from his first knife-, and it all made- me feel young again myself." ;-ers.i, but t thought he looked embarrassed and even humiliated in carrying 3Ut his duty. I .greatly regretted that such should be the case, and did all that I could to make him feel at ease-. iVfter the arrival of a second Spanish lieutenant, who seemed to take matters more philosophically, and of a German lieutenant, the naval officer who had arrived first appeared to lose his e-m- liarrassme/nt. I made all the visits required of me by usage, and was everywhere received with courtesy. It is aardly to the point whether there was my great amount of actual friendliness for us beneath the surface. The Spanish officials on every hand gave us absolutely all the courtesy to which we were entitled by usage, and they gave it with all the grace e>f manner which is characteristic of their nation. I accepted it as genuine. It: is not essential to enter here into the details of usage in connection with salutes. It is enough to say that convention require,!! the Maine to salute :he Spanish national flag and also to salute Admiral Manterola. But such salutes are given only when it is known lat they will be returned. I there- ire deemed it prudent to determine lis point, although the visit of a Spau- sh oliicer to the ship would ordinarily e thought sufficiently convincing. In he course of conversation with the ^panish naval officer who was the first o visit the Maine, I said: "I am about o give myself the honor of saluting •our national flag; from which battery vill the salute be returned?" He relied: "From tlie Cabana." With that issurance both salutes were fired and •eturneel. The salute to the Spanish idmiral was returned by his flagship, he Alfonso XII. Shortly after the arrival of the Maine, sent my aid, Naval Cadet .T. IL Hold•n. ashore to report to General Lee, and innounco that I would soon follow. I iromptly gave orjtlers that no officers ir men of the vessel should go ashore, inlc'ss by my express order. I desired lirst to test the public feeding, private, uid official, with reference to t he- Male's visit. I made nay visit to Admiral Manterola in full dress, will rocked hat, epaulets, etc. I lauded ai the Machina, the man-of-war landing which is virtually at the Spanish ad iniral's residence. There was a crowc assembled, but only of moderate size. There was iu> demonstration of any kind; the crowd closed in about me slightly. I thought the people stolid and sullen, so far as I could gather from an occasional glance, but I took very little notice of anybody. On my return, however, 1 noted carefully the bearing af the various groups of Spanish soldiers that I passed. They saluted me, (is a rule, but with so much expression nf apathy that the salute really we-nt for nothing. They made no demonstration against me, however, not even by look. The same day I made my visit to Gene-nil Lee, and arranged with him for my visit, to the acting captain and governor general, who at that time was Gene-nil Parrado, Captain General Blanco being absent on a tour of the island. It is customary in the case of high officials to make the visit at an appointed time. When I made my visit, on Jan. -T, accompanied by General Le-e. there seemed at lirst to be a probability of embarrassment. We calic d at the- palace- of General Blanco at the ap- poinie-d time-, and apparently nobody at the- palace- knew anything about our appointment. Tin- ever-present American tic-wspape-r-man re-lieved the situation: lie- ascertained that General Parrael was in a residence across the way. where he was expecting us. We promptly re-paired the mistake, and were re-- e-eivi-d by General Parrado with great courie-sy. lie had a table spread witl refreslime-iits for our benefit. Ail of my official visits were returned prompt ly. General Parrado re-turned my visl in person, and was given the salute' o a e-aptain and gove-rnor general: that i> to say, of tin- governor of a colony— no woman wants to-sit next to n married man if she can help it. Glance around a ball-room, a dinner party or the opera if von have any doubts as to the unsc'ln'shness of our married men. How many of them are there for their own pleasure? Tin; owner of an opera box so rarc-ly retains a seat in his expensive quarters that you generally find him idling in the .lobbies looking at his walch or repairing to a neighboring concert hall. At a ball it is even worse. One wonders why card rooms arc not provided at large: balls (as is the custom abroadi, where 1 the bored husbands might find a little solace;, instead of yawning in the coat, room or making desperate- signs to their wives from the doorway, signals of distress that rarely produce any effect. And yet it is the. 1 rebellious husband who is admired and courted. A curious tra'.t of human nature compels our admiration for whatever is harmful and Inrcos us in spite of our better judgment, to value- lightly whatever is beneficial and of service to mankind. So far. however, there are no signs of a re-volt among the shorn lambs in this country. They patiently be-nd their necks to the collar—the kindest, most loving and devoted helpmates that ever plodded under the matrimonial yoke. SPANIARDS AND THE " MAINE." world >loelel Gue'sts. An idea comes from Halle, Germany, which is worthy of adoption by enter- lainers in e-ve-ry land. A limite-el liabil, ity company has been feiruu-d for iht purpose of supplying guests suited to e-ve-ry need, at a scale- of price's gradu ate-il according i«> their value and gen e-ral utility. The following are sotnt of the charge's mentioneel in the.- pro* pe-ctus: 1 lancing men in evening dress, two te: fifty marks: dancing men, good talkers, two to eighty marks; dancing i-ien with monocle-, three to ten marks; cotil lion specialists, thri-e to sevetily-t'Vi; marks; old gentlemen with elee-oratiops three to se-ve-nty-five marks; retire-d ma jeirs for chaperons, three' to seventy-live marks; noblemen to take Imste-ss in tc supper, twe.-nty marks. se-ve-nteen guns, the- same salute wliie-1 is pre-seTibi-d for the of i he United State-s. governor of em< If all the mountains in the were leveled, the- average- height of the and would rise nearly '2-0 feet. The moon moves through space at the •ate of 3,o3l5 feet per second. Its mean .listaiice from the earth is 238,800 miles. The United States has a long coast line to defend. It measaros ,".715 miles, embracing 2.:',40 miles on the Atlantic Ocean, 1.550 on the Gulf of Mexico, and 1,810 on the Pacific Ocean. For seven years the St. Lawrence River in Canada gradually decreases in depth. Then for seven years it gradually increases in depth, the difference in level being about five feet. The famous thoroughfare of Berlin, filter den Linden, is said to be the best- lighted street in the world. It is illuminated by three lines of electric arc lamps, which are separated by two lines of trees. Prof. Bilslik says that over a large area in central Kussi.i the magnetic needle eloes not point north and south. It is at one part deflected to the west, and at another part to the east, and at one place it points due east and west. Ilerr Puluj calculates that the oscillations from a Leydeu jar are from one hundred thousand to one million pet second, depending on its size, but in order that the electric rays produced \ hereby should be-coine- visible as red ,ght the number of oscillations would lave to be increased to 4(iO,OOO.UOn.OO(). The amount of powder required tc >ropel canonn projectiles is about half lie weight of the projectile. A projec- ile four inches in diameter weighs hirty-three pounds, five-inch fifty lotmds, six-inch one hundred, eight- nch -TiU, ten-inch 500, twelve-inch 850, hirteeii-inch 1,100, sixreen-iiich 2.370 xniuds. Climate has a great effect on the color if the complexion. For example, the .'aucasians are of all complexions, ac•circling to the climate, but white is the latural color. Thus a native of north'"ii Kuropc- is fair, of central le-ss so, of southern swarthy, a Moor more so. an Arab olive, and a Hindu nearly black, such of the Hindu wonu-n as have nev- -r been exposed to the sun are as fair is the inhabitants of tin.- south of Europe. It has be-eii shown that, while Xan- se-n's observations prove that the.- north polar region is a great ocean cavity, nearly iwe> miles eU'e-p. the south polar region, on the contrary, is. apparently, a vast solid mass of land, surrounded by a belt of wate-r about two miles in depth. The- are-a ed' the south polar continent is estimate-el to be- about 4.IXHI, (Kii.i square miles. I.IIIM.I.IMIII more- than that of the United States, excluding Alaska. A correspondent of Nature, who is associated with the observatory at Toulouse, calls attention to a very singular phenomenon, the- scientific explanation of which he se-e-ks. Take- a bar of iron in the 'land by one end. and plunge the other end in the tire, heating it strongly, but not so much that the hand cannot retain its bold. The-n plunge the.- h.-atci: end in a pail of cold wate-r. Imnic-diale Iv the end held by the hand becomes sn e";ipt. B lenlico Tells of the llcmonntrn- 1 tiocis AijiiiiiHt tlie VcsHfl. Six- bulls wore- killed at the Sunday bull-rtg-ht. Onr party arrived as the- first one was being hauled away dead. After the fifth bull had be-en dispaie-hei' it was decided, as a considerate me-as ure in favor of Ge-neral Parrado. thai we- should leave the- building and return to Havana early, so as lo avoid the' crowd. We- there-fore; left Very quietly, jus; be-fore.- the 1 sixih bull c-nteivd tin ring. \Ve; tried lo reach the; ferrj promptly, so that we might return lo Havana on a steamer having but t'e-vs passengers. Three- members of our patty wen- successful in this attempt, but General Lei-. Lieutenant llolman and 1 failed. On our arrival a steamer had jus! left the landing. We- I lieu bailee' a small passeijp-r lioai. and were- pulled to tin- .Maim-. While- General Lee; and 1 were conversing on the ((iiarler- de-ck of Mie Maine a ferry-boat, came- across- the bay. carrying hack lo Havana a large number of people- from the 1 audience. Then. 1 was no di-nioiistrai ion of any kind. The passe-ngers were doubtless those who had lul'i early, hoping, like ourselves, to avoid the- erowd. The next, ferry-boa', was di-nsc'lj crowd,-d. Among the- passengers \\er-.; a uinnli'-r <i( officers of the Spanish army and of the volunteers. As the- ferry-boat passed tin- Maine tln-iv won- derisive calls and whistle.-. Appaivnily not more than lifty people participate-d :n that demons! ration. It was not general, and might have occurred anywhere-. I have never believed that tin.' Spanish officers or soldiers rook part, it is but fair to say thai this was the 1 only dc-monstra t ion of any kind made against the .Maine.- or her olfice-rs, either collectively or individually, so far as was made known to tin-, during our vis it. Adverse feeling lowarel us was shown by the apathetic bearing of soldiers when they saluted, or of trades men when they supplied our needs. After the Maine had been sunk, and when the Montgomery and the Fern were in Havana, Spanish passenger- boatmen exhibited bad tcmpc-rby withholding or delaying answers to out hails at night. The failure of the Spanish authorities to compel the boatmen to answer our hails impressed me as being very closely akin to active unfriendliness. It was at the time when the Yizcaya and the; Oquendo were in Havana, using picket-boats and occasionally search-lights at night, apparently to safeguard themselves. Hails were made sharply and answered promptly between the Spanish men-of-war and the boats constantly plying about the harbor at night. It must have been plain on board the Spanish men-of-war that the boatman we're trifling with us. This was after the Vi/.caya had visited New York.—Capt. Sigsbee, in the Century. Au-liinan Globe The drujrrist and the doctor 1UM cousins. People are tired of see-ing smart chll- ilren do smart things. Sonic' people act all Ihe- lime as though I hey were at a pie-uic. Kve-ry man who starves his wife Is said by the.neighbors to be rich. The woman who never marries nevei finds oiil whal a poor e-ook she is. A good many cooks make- a gone] quality of hard tack and don'l know ii. It is iie've'r safe- lei accept all aiuiitc-ur singer's verdict of aii opera company. A woman's idea of j.'e-11'.iu; real reek- is to cm loose, a in! it'll all she le knows. ( 'imsi f t lie live r is hard to much harder it musl to Use of Him. Mr. Feiielragon weighs 2-10 pounds. He calle-d em Miss Flyrte the othei evening. "Oh. Mr. IVndragoii," slu-said, "1 am so glad to see yon. Would you mind silling in this big chair. I put a portfolio of autumn leaves underneath the e-ushiriii yesterday." And later iu the- evening Mr. Pendra- gon suggested that she should help Vim press thc-iii. - Sonu-rville Journal. .Ylxmt all tluu a married man goes through thai a single man mUses, if the experience oV lie-ing the center figure In a family group photograph. Xim- City. "A City of Xiiii-" is the name whid may appropriately l»- given to th mushroom city of Portuguese Fas Africa, Xeira. AH iho house-s, all tlu hole-Is and public buildings, barrack and ware-houses, are- built of /.inc. S< ureat has been tin- speculation in build ing and so urm-nt the- need for supply inn- the' inbabiianis with cheap am spe-edily ereole-d dwellings that a cii has be-e-n built ui> in six. months. Thou sands of tons of zinc from France Kuglaud and America supplied the ma lerial. The unpleasant impression pn eluceel by the- aspc-e-t -if this Kim- town is he-ighte-iii'd by the thought that men have to elwell in these houses under a tropical heat. K\vn whe it a person falls ill he is e-arrie-d on a /.'me stretcher to a hospital, which N al>o, of'. made eit' zinc. And if he- dies he- is laid tei rest in a zinc coitiii.- London Tablet. You can occasionally nice! all kinds .if people-: e-voii ihe' man who means ii. when he asks you lo .-nine and visit him. About half the time a man fe-.-ls like .1 cat which has just eaten the e-anary: 'ic is getting a lot of abuse for e-aling i mighty poor bird. The man whose- hair has e-onie- out "in make.- himself very interesting lo •my woman by announcing that ii came jut through a fever. There isn't any one so good thai it loesn't make him mad lo go home; to ilinm-r. and find some one sitting in .lis chair at the table. Whenever we see a man having a, tooel time 1 ," we are g'.ad that we have juit. There; is nothing so dismal as aiiviug a. "gooel time." It should bo as much the duty of the 'committee of safely" to get loafer* ml of town as it should be to bring desirable men to town. Whenever you se-e a girl with her :iair neatly braide'il in tsvo braids you [•an make a pretty good guess that her iiother is a neat, housekeeper. A man went into a store; to-elay. and said: "1 wan!, enough rope- to rope my lied." Are.- you ohl-fashioned enough to remember a bed that was roped? Young people' are apt 10 stuff their pocket books with pare: 1 , lo appe ir rich. Older people, however, have louud it. wise lo appear poorer than they are.. It is well to remember that if your friends think you arc 1 a charming conversationalist, your enemies regard you as a great gossip, and ihat: they may be right. hot ihat it is impossible to re-tain i: iu the; lingers. This phenomenon, said b> the- ceiiTespeiiulon: to be familiar to workmen in iron, is a:-.-ribed by ihe:i: te> some ivpclle-n: action which tho\ ' exc-ri upon •on. which is exuvmit v. I>u Manner's "Trilby" has at las oeeu translated into Italian and is run aiug as a feuilleton in a Milan daily paper, the Corierre elella Sera. Boston books of the season are: Janus Russell Lowell and His Friends. In Rev. E. E. Hale, and Mrs. Julia Ward Howe's lie-mininise'e-uees. Marion Crawford's m-w book is Av Roma Immortalis. a sele-ction of stuelie* fnuii tlie 1 chronicles of Rome-, and wil be issiu-el in two volumes. Florence K. Fpton's juvenile book foi this year is called The' Gollywog-j; at the- Seaside. Her first success was The Dutch Holl, followe-d by The Golly- wogg's Bie-ycle Club and The; Yc-ge- man's Re-venire. He/.ekiah Butterworlh will publish shortly through the- Double-day & Me- Clure Company "South America," a bis toi'.v of the- struggle for liberty in the; Andean republic's. Cuba and Porto Rico. It is said to be- the first connected history c-ve-r writu-n of this tropical :uid subtropical America, and Mr. Butterworth prepaivd himself for the- task by two e-xle-ndc-d journeys through South America. "The War as a Suggestion of Manifest lie-stiuy" is the subj.-e-t of a critical study by Professor 11. II. Powers whii'h should aitraci wid.-spread anen lion. It lias just bc'e-ll issued by Ihe American Ae-ade-my of Political and Social Science. Profos-or Powers shows the de'Velopille-ni of the- policy of im perialism from the linn- of .Icfforson, -ind the- lice-vita.>le-ness .if the war. He :hen sets forth ihe ri'.-.ulis which must i'ollow from our appearance as a world power, and why the final struggle I'm ld mination IUU-M 1'- xou and Slav rae bet' All About a Shoe-Peg. It is laughable- to see how takes to rai-e a crowd, or start ill a city si re-el. "Never vein mind me-.' over old man. when ; Kiiivr-s "Made It is auiiotiuce'il 1 method for the man cutb-ry is be-ill": intre tie-Id. Kimlaiid. and inti-resi. A round bai in a machine, ami by lie pressure a pe-rfee- — blade, bolsic "fash" is taken off. -|Ui-ntly ground am e-him-rv. (Hi-- such by I're-ssui-e. at an cnuivly ne-w lU:f.-!el lire- of table; '•In 1 into She-f .s exciting mil of st nie-a n- knife 1 han and :i Coreaii Gcoinaiieet-s. The influence of ihe geomancers. ex- te-uds from the King to his humblest subjects, ami illustrates die <-[!iii)tug and simplicity whie-h are combined iu the Corean character. These professional oraclc-s are consulie-il on all occasions by all sorts of people. The King never thinks of doing anyihing without lirst asking their opinion. They are more' important to him than legal aeK vise'i's are- to railways anil other corporations that employ them, and they are attadieel to all the' elopartmciiis of the.; government. At the same time they are notoriously corrupt, and t heir advice- is always influenced by the payment of money. If any one de-sires 10 obtain a favor from the King he usually emleavors to se-e-ure the gooel ollice'S e.if the geomancer who is likely to be consulte-.l, and the annum;, of ihe bribe corresponds to the importance' of the matter. While the ge-omancer pn-ionds to consult the spirits and observe the- move-me'iits of the; stars, his client knows that it is the money that gove-rns his aciioti. Never- the'h'ss. when the clii-ut is n-quired to perform some oth'cial ad. lie consults the same' old humbug, who has been bribed by some- one i'1-e- to influence his eh-.-isioii. and he is perfectly aware of tin- fact.- -chauiauquan. I'ei-l'-ctly I'tvie-iieal. An odd and e-ouvonii-iu .-usiom exists ,n Ge-noa. Many of ihe well-to-do people a- we'll as those in mo'lcratc e-ir- c-iin'siaii'-e-s elo iieit own i-iiher horses nr e-oache-: they own only ;;i- interest in iheiu. Four or live- or a half-dozen Lireai families club logiMher and buy a • eiae-h aitel horses, ilii-ii they arrange- imong ihe-mselves ihe day- the- diff.-i-- •nt will use- ii. Thus , fam- lv use'- tin- coach or. Monda\>. her m Tuesdays and a third ->:i \Yeelnt 1 -|,iv-. s,, thai an e.uab!:-;iini"iii i hat would be impossible for ie- piTtV -tly is,livid.'.I Model Husbands. I \Vhate-vcr America may or may not have produccil. it is certain that we- owe to her the- model husband. Any one who has observed marital ways in other lands will reali/.i- that in no country have llie- men efface-d the-mselvcs so entirely as with us. The? married man is expe-cti-d to give- all and rece-ive- liitle- in return. If an Auu-rie-au girl brings lueiiu-y to her marriage it is e-xpi-nded principally on lu-r own lollet or ple-a-- uivs. Kve-rytliing is required oil the benedict; he is the- family purse-. 11,- le-ave-s the house at half-past eight in the morning; when he returns at live, if his wife is entertaining OIK- or iw,, iiu-n at tea, it would be' considere-el the height of indelicacy for him to intrude- on that e-ircle-, for his arrival would east a chill thai only his departure could remove. When a couple dine out the husband is always a trial to the hostess, as i- staled, ol pr all sice-1 knive- iralive-ly sm: lies ai aiial ind of diilerv ..n j; . i o u ; Wile-: 1 '.il I Hey live- te. d a \\,ni'.au made up a Widow P.eeiotl. t tie- !tia -I ill a A \\orlelly Hiiliit. lleiWs You seem 'o fornd world owes ev.-ry man a liv;i,; Bellows- N-'. 1 elon'l. bill l'\ ere-d that it lias imbibe,I habit of not payin:: ii- . 1 lis-patdi. Shore 1 l.ine-s Stales -hofe are- il:- I'ejIl.'W He-inc'ly lor Freiichma n ha- 'i -1 a 111 a 11 e' 111 - in I- ir< A mcteo!' i'e-11 on a wai e-t it o through tin in i he -lift, !.- that It m.lliN diffel same ruof. A curious baroineie-r . many ai:d Switzerland. I, > wate-r, with a froi: and a little tier in it. When tin- fro;: com t he- wate-r and sits on t in: storm will soou occur. buby

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