GENERAL CROOK A Comrade's Reminiscences of the 1 Indian Fighter. fa His Characteristic the General Wai More of an Indian Than the Indian —His Stronc Resemblance to Daniel Boone. At the date of which I am now writing, says Capt. Bourke in the course of an article in the Century, Gen. Crook was an ideal soldier in every sense. He stood about six feet in his stockings, was straight as an arrow, broad shouldered, lithe, sinewy as a cat, and able to bear any amount of any kind of fatigue. It mattered not under what guise vicissitude and privation came, they never seemed to affect him. Hunger and thirst, rain or sunshine, snow and cold, the climbing up or down of rugged, slippery mountains, or the monotonous march, day after day, along deserts bristling with spines of the •cactus, Spanish bayonet, mescal, and palo verde—his placid equanimity was never disturbed in the slightest degree. He was at that period of his life fond of taking his rifle and wandering off on his trusty mule alone in the mountains. At sunset he would picket his animal to a mesquit bush near grass, make a little fire, cook some of the game he had killed, erect a small "wind-break" of brush and flat stones such as the Indians make, cut an armful of twigs for a bed, wrap himself up in his blanket, and Bleep till the first peep of dawn. "You ask me to tell you abouj Indians," said an old Apache chief whom I was boring about some ethnological •matter—"go to the Nantan (the Chief- Crook's name abbreviated); he'll tell you. He's more of an Indian than I am." But Crook did not go on "tizwin" sprees like an Apache; he never touched .stimulants in any form unless it might toe something prescribed by a physician; in a room" while making a-search, actually sent a message by an outsider to the city attorney, who lived two miles away, asking him if lie had authority to break out of the room. The attorney was wroth at being disturbed at an untimely hour in the night, and sent word to tear out of the house. Thereupon the brilliant officer broke out and arrested the man who locked him in. —The price of seal-skins all over the world depends on the auction sales of these furs which take place in London twice each year. At the October sale of the present season, prices were nearly doubled, because, while the demand has rapidly increased, the supply has diminished. The great Jv orth American Co. offered only' twenty-one thousand skins for sale this year, and buyers from the large European cities and from New York bid heavily because the demands of their customers compelled them to do so. —An old soldier of the Massachusetts Thirty-fifth regiment gives the following advice regarding cold feet: "At one time while I was stamping upon the ground, in the effort to warm my extremities, a comrade in the same regiment said to me: 'If your feet are cold try this.' He raised his foot from the ground, and struck some light blows with his hand on the upper part of his leg, just above the knee. I did the same with both legs, and instantaneously felt a flow of warm blood coursing downward, and the feet soon became comfortably warm." —The origin of the name "America" has recently been discussed by the Geographical society of Berlin. Some held that it comes from a range of mountains in Central America called by the natives Amerique, and that Vespucci was not called Amerigo, as it is not a name in the saint calendar of Italy. They asserted that he changed his name from Alberigo to Amerigo after the latter was coming into use as a name for the western world. Signor Govi, however, has proved that Alberico, in the Florentine language, is identical with Amerigo, and a letter of Vespucci, dated 1500, found recently in the archives of the chike of G-onzaga at Mantua, shows that he. sometimes subscribed himself Amerigo.. Moreover, the natives call the mountains Amerisque, not Amerique, so that the question may be considered settled in favor of the personal came. ^v. US' & &\ r * it I v * v " I l\ i i#; I j I 'pie never drank coffee, and rarely tasted •ftea. Milk was his favorite beverage when, he could get it, and pure water Iwhen he could not. His personal appearance was impres- «ive, but without the slightest sugges- jtion of the pompous and overdressed 'military man; he was plain as an old stick, and looked more like an honest country squire than the commander of a warlike expedition. He had blue-gray Jeyes, quick and penetrating in glance, a finely chiseled Roman nose, a firm and yet kindly mouth, a well-arched head, a good brow, and a general expression of indomitable resolution, honest purpose, sagacity, and good intentions. He had an aversion to wearing uniform and to •the glitter and filigree of the military profession. He was essentially a man 'of action and. spoke but little and to the point, tut was fond of listening to ithe conversation of others. He was at all times accessible to the humblest soldier .or the poorest ' ; prospector," without ever losing a certain dignity •which repelled familiarity but had no 'semblance of haughtiness. He never •usedprofanity andindulged in no equivocal language. ' Probably no officer of equal rank in -our army, issued fewer orders or letters of instructions. "Example is always .the best general order," he said to me •once when we were seated side by side on a fallen log in the lower Powder rraUey, Montana, in a most exasperating drizzle of rain in the summer of i!876. It certainly was true of campaign- tog in Ariaona, and no officer or soldier hesitated to endure any hardship when ihe saw the commanding general at the head of the column, eating the same ra- dons as ' himself, and not carrying •enough extra clothing to wad a shotgun Ihere is one character in American history whom Crook, saving his better education and broader experience, Tery strongly resembled—and that is Daniel Boone. deseffcefl. "by Sir Samuel Baker Sin "one of his writing-s about Ceylon. He says that it is two inches in length, and spins a. web two or three faet in diameter, the threads of which are so strong 1 that if a walking- stick is thrown among 1 them it remains suspended Mr. P. W. Burbidge tells of another spider, black, yellow, spotted, and measuring' six or even eight inches across the extended leg-s, which spins silk of the thickness of ordinary sewing- cotton. Thoug-h nothing- is said about the sociability of this creature or of the spiders of Ceylon, it seems within the bounds of possibility that at no very distant date spider silk may become a recognized material in .the textile market. Perhaps the enormous success which Mr. Lister made of alpaca may be emulated by some one who manages to acclimatize these silk-producing spiders. —Longmar'i Magazine. How Many Putt's Does an Engine Give ? The number of puft's given by a locomotive depends upon the circumference of its driving wheels and their speed. No matter what the rate of speed may be, for every one round of the driving wheels a locomotive will give 4 pufls —2 out of each cylinder, the cylinders being- double. The sizes of driving wheels vary, some being 18, 19, 20 and even 22 feet in circumference, though they are generally made in or about 20. The express speed varies from 54 to 58 miles an hour. 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