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tin-; HfittJBtilcA>*, ALOtMiA IOWA, .JtlLf in, i&tt. INDIA, 0*EAf ANS WITH GEESM, DU6KS OTHER GAME. A SOCIAL ARRAISNMENt. and Wife M tietfrcd bfr ft A ttesideht SpoHntnan Writes Interestingly Afeotiii Mow the Feathered SeantleS At* Sagged—Ingcniotia Wajc the fratttes Cftfcch IJneks and Gccsc. In India ducks, teal and geese abound in all tho numerous jheels, as do also coots, 6r Water fowl. These jheels aro largo water storages for irrigating purposes and ate kept filled by the heavy fall in the rainy seasons. They afford most excellent sport. Sometimes, fot company's sake, several form a party and go out for tho clay, but a thorough, keen sportsman moaning business generally prefers going out alone. Of course with a jolly party it is more enjoyable in one Way, but tho difficulty is that each interferes with tho other's sport, more especially when careful stalking is necessary, no matter how well or carefully organized the plan is, and for this reason I generally preferred going out alone. The jhcel to bo first visited having been determined upon, one's syce and coolies are sent on by daybreak. After an early breakfast an hour or so's gallop lands ono among tho haunts of tho feathered tribe. This kind of shooting is all tho inoro enjoyable because of tho variety it affords, a double shot at tho ducks and teal and then a quiet hunt after snipe around tho marshy parts of tho jhecl. Then, if a village is near, which is generally tho caso, sport in tho shape of black partridge, quail and peafowl and an occasional shot at a deer can bo had before remounting and following up the ducks, etc., to other jheels in the vicinity. In this way an exciting clay's sport is obtained, and a thoroughly good mixed bag is tho result. As these jheois aro mostly covorlcss and well in tho open every precaution has to be taken to enablo a near approach to the ducks, not forgetting tho direction of the wind, for in this respect ducks aro as keen as antelopes, and any carelessness in detail would soon see the black and living mass on the wing and away well out of range. Often have I had to creep flat on tho ground for very long distances, placing my gun several feet in advance of mo and wriggling up to it, and so on. This is a slow means of progression, but it is sure when against tho wind. A further precaution is to take off your helmet and place a veil tho color of the ground over your face, for nothing shows out plainer or so scares birds or animals as a white face. Once tho edge of the water is reached, perchance tho duck and teal have moved far out, in which caso thero is nothing for it but to continue crawling, in splto of the slush and dirt, keeping as low as possible until tho depth of tho water admits of a more comfortable attitude, enabling one , to wade, still lowering one's self, keeping 1 tho gun above water. Now tho greatest care has to bo taken for foar of slipping out of one's depth. The plan I always adopted was to advance the loft foot, shuffle along to the front with it and bring up tho right foot, and so on until I had approached sufficiently near to -insure a successful shot. Well do I remember ono most excellent day's stalking somo 20 miles from Lucknow, when, with a right and left, I actually bagged 50 ducks and teal, after which, being in tho vicinity of a village where peafowl were said to abound, I determined to .try my hand at them, and with--the aid of my cooly boaters secured 80 in one hour, all in flno condition, and tho peacocks particularly handsome. The mixed bag of duck, teal, goeso, partridges, quail and peafowl which I was enabled to send in to the men's mess at the close of the day's proceedings was greatly appreciated by the recipients, and my going out shikar was always hailed with delight by the men, who knew I never forgot them. Geeso aro also to bo found in very largo flocks, but only in tho larger jheels, and they generally keep well out in the middle, in the open deep water during tho day, coming into the shallow parts to feed lato in tho afternoon. I sometimes wont out after them in a canoe when such could bo got. If not, I manufactured a raft made out of bamboo, which I made my coolies cut from the adjacent jungles, with earthenware pots at tho corners to give the required buoyancy. With such an arrangement and with bushes and grass fixed round tho sides, I have often paddled out and had the inoSTb enjoyable day's sport with tho goeso. It is, however, next to impossible to approach nearer than 80 or 90 yards, which, ovon with wire cartridges, precludes all possibility of a murderous fire, such as ono is able to got among the ducks and teal. The most I over bagged in a double shot was five, They aro invariably in good condition and have not tho fishy flavor generally so prevalent with them. Sometimes jheois aro connected by means of ditches, which enable tho gunner to continue the sport from ono waterway to another all day, following up the birds. I will now explain how the natives catch the ducks and geese, and a most ingenious way it is. Deep shelter trenches aro out a* the different points of attack from tho mainland well out into the open, so as to admit of the trappers moving backward and forward noiselessly and unobserved by the birds. Largo earthenware pots called "chatties" are procured, in which eye- holes are out, These are placed over the heads of tho trappers, who have nets secured around their waists in which to pla^e the birds, Thus equipped those selected wade in along the shelter trench, suddenly bobbing up In and. among the flocks of geese or ducks and • teal, as the case may Be. As only the "ohattie" is seen by the birds, as if drifting on the surface of the water, no notice is taken, and they go on feeding contentedly, until one by one they are seized by the legs and dragged down and placed in the nets. Their comrades take no heed to £his strange performance, imagining that th,eir friends have merely gone dow n ' fw divers reasons, it never occurring to them that they did not rise again for eun4ry purposes, By this in- genuity'a vast quantity of geese, duoksand. teal are secured jwd. brought into the market or sold among the men of tbe^differ cnt regiments in ' ™-»-*Times, A tttiter in Vogue—a man, too, by tho •serves up the matter of family po- lite'nosa in the following piquant fashion: It is not altogether just, and yet there is unfortunately enough truth in it to make it a matter o? regret that such a state of things should exist. Ho says: "The obligation to be agreeable is not, apparently classed among the'oughts' of masculine behavior, tho result being that, as a sex, men lack grooiousness of demeanor. Thero are few women of any social pretensions but recognize the importance and desirability of making themselves generally agreeable, and however far they may fall short of being really entertaining women at least make the effort to bo companionable. "The most usual examples of tho un- iikeuoss of the sexes in this regard is furnished by Wives and husbands in their demeanor toward one another. Man docs not conceive it to be any part of the husband's duty to bo entertaining to his wife. Ho may supply her with opportunities for pleasant experiences—the play, opera, hospitality, travel—but that ho is under any obligation to make himself companionable or to respond to his Wife's efforts to entertain him does not suggest itself to the. masculine mind. "Nothing is more common in all grades of society than tho spectacle of tho husband treating with rudeness of speech or gvuff- ness of manner tho wife's effort at'mak- ing' conversation in her endeavor to create an atmosphere of comradeship. Public conveyances, the theater and hotels offer opportunities for many pathetic studies of tho difference between tho soxes in this regard. The wife essays a few remarks, tho husband answers indifferently or not at all, thus discouraging all conversational attempts on her part. "Ho would greet with derisive laughter tho idea that ho ought to try to entertain his wife as ho would any acquaintance, man or woman, whom he might moot. ^ It is all traceable to tho masculine doctrine that women woro created for man's pleasure, and it is part of the very lordly attitude that man has maintained from timo immemorial until recently, when tho arrogance of man met its Waterloo in tlio self assert!veuess of the now woman." STORY OF DE FOE'S LIFE. One of the Moat Versatile and Catholic Figures In English literature. Men regard with admiring wonder tho career of a Napoleon, a Bismarck, a Gladstone, an Agassiz or an Edison, but they do not seem to realize what can bo done by concentrated and persistent human will, power and energy. A recently published biography of Daniel Do Foo is tho story of tho life of a man who made his mark as a merchant, manufacturer, traveler, politician, polemic, journalist, poet, satirist and novelist. This restlessly active and energetic mortal left more than 350 printed works, and two of them, by common consent, aro masterpieces cjf literature that will last as long as tho English language is spoken. His was a checkered career—now tho favorite of ono ministry, disgraced and punished by another like a common criminal, tho master one day of a princely mansion and hiding from his creditors tho next. According to his own statement, Do Foo was in his lifetime "13 times rich and poor," a record not approached by any great speculator of our day. Sometimes wo hear of a man'who has made throe fortunes, but we rarely over hear of a man who has gone beyond that limit, and certainly no man of this generation has boon 18 times rich and poor, fortunate and unfortunate in politics, and the author of 350 books, besides showing ability as a manufacturer, merchant, traveler, polemic, journalist, poot, satirist and novelist. Talking about versatility, Do Foo beats them all! The mere outlines of such a career should encourage and stimulate those who complain that they aro hampered by circumstances. If Do Foe could do what he did, cannot the average man of pluck, energy and determination accomplish at least one-fourth as much?—Dublin Times. AN ENGLISH PUBLIC HOUSfe. Its Arratlgetnent afid 1*8 FatriSStf and HO* It Is Conducted. Let us choose a typical hoiise and go inside. Call it the Blue Boar and say tho hour is 9 p. m. Tho house has a long frontage toward the main I'oad and extends round tlio corner into a bystreet. It is entered by several doors, and each opens into a si'parate compartment of the barroom, wiiich but for the dividing partitions would bo ah extensive saloon fully TO feet in lenath. This arrangement in compartments"is peculiar to the British urban public liouso and is designed partly for tho sake of greater privacy, partly to diminish tho chances of disorder and to assist tho landlord in quelling it when it arises. The Second is tho chief object in places frequented by the lower classes, while privacy gratifies, or is understood to gratify, customers of superior station. The Blue Boar entertains both, having two or three compartments at one end rather more comfortable than the rest, and further protected from the public gaze by a glass screen, such as is now almost universal in tho west end, running along the counter, but raised sufficiently above it to allow glasses to bo passed underneath. This screening off of customers may perhaps bo taken for a sign of grace indicating recognition of tho growth of public opinion against bar loafing, and especially in women, Who seem to doisro privacy tho most. Tho rest of tho Blue Boar bar is quite open, and tho sons of toil stand at it without fear and without reproach. Somo bare wooden benches adorn most of tho compartments, but they aro little used. Tho floor is sawdusted, filthy with spilled liquor and expectoration, tho counter sloppy with beer marks, which are periodically wiped down by a barmaid wielding a wet cloth. On tho other sido all is bright, clean, spick and span. Tho attendants, who include tho "governor," the "missus" and three or four girls, are tidy, quiet and active. This is one of tho roughest houses in a very rough neighborhood, but no fault can bo found with tho management. At tho present moment tho customers aro equally quiet. They number about 50 and aro scattered along tho bar in tho different compartments, somo sitting down, nioro standing up, smoking and talking quietly. Itinerant venders of matches and penny songs come and go. A tall young fellow, perfectly sober, trios very hard to engage tho barmaids in conversation, but without much success.—National Review. RO&EftT LOUIS StfeVENSQM, When from the vista of the boolt 1 From lauded pens that earn ignoble Begetting nothing joyous, nothing sage, No* keep with Shakespeare's use one golden link: tfhen heavily my sangttirfl spirits sink To read too plain on eacTi impostor page Only of kings the broken lineage, Well for my peace if then on thee I think, LottiP, our knight of letters, very knight With whose white baldric singing hope is girt, And from -whose brows her own assume the Truer I am and must bo since thou -ft-ertl And in that ransom, in that young kno'ffn light, Go down to dust contented with my day. —Century. ODD CHRISTIAN NAMES. tfetenta Have Some Queer Fancied in the Matter of title* iPor Children. The selection of Christian of baptismal names is sometimes fanciful in the extreme. Some years ago a farmer of the name of Jenkins presented his firstborn for "christening at the parish church with 26 Christian names, and it was with the greatest difficulty the clergyman could persuade the farmer to accept and content himself with the name Abel Zeehariah Jenkins. Tho full title of the unfortunate infant was to have been Abel Benjamin Caleb Daniel Ezra Felix Gabriel Haggai Isaac Jacob Kish Levi Maiioah Nchemiah CONVERTS TO JUDAISM. Mot The Last Moments of a Queen. At 10 o'clock tho turnkey, Lariviore, was sent by tho concierge into tho cell, and to him wo owe somo knowledge of what passed there. Marie Antoinette said to him sadly: "Lariviero, vous avez qu'on va ma fairo mourir. Ditos a votro respectable mere" (tho fishwife could not have Queen Anne's London. Tho houses are plain 'and substantial, with balconies, and beneath are tho quaint bow windows of tho period belonging to the various shops—the signs of which still hang as thickly as the banners in a feudal hall. Tho footway is railed off from the street by substantial posts and forms a kind of lounge, where ladies in hoops and sacks aro searching for bargains, where beaux salute and exchange snuffboxes, while a chair with its bearers swings steadily along. In the road a huge tilted wagon with five horses tandem has brought up a load of produce—wool probably from Kent— while a bevy of country dames and lassos in brood hats look out in wonder at the movement of the town. There are a few flno coaches and a hackney or two in the street, and a pair of horsemen jog soberly along, and these, with a miller's cart charged with sacks of flour and a dog sauntering along, mako up the traffic of Cheapsido. If it were not for'Bow church that stands there unchanged, we might doubt if this were really the roaring, rattling Gheapside of our own days.—All the Year Bound. ^^^ Tea Sweepings, One of the principal sources of tho supply of caffeine in England is the sweep* ings of tea from the floors of tho various docks, wharves and warehouses in London, These sweepings aggregate about Q76.QOO pounds of tea annually, or, with the dirt, nails, hoop iron and wood which gets mixed with the tea, to about 400 tons. The loss to the tea importers annually is about $185,000, The sweepings have naturally a fair proportion of good to fine grade teas mixed with them, aud consequently contain a larger amount of the active principle of tea, called by chemists "caffeine," than the low quality teas. The sweepings cost thooheroistpnly about h»« a gent per, pound.-"Merchants' Review. "Jt'e been present) "quo jo la remercio do scs soins, ct quo jo la charge do prior Dieu pour moi." Three judges, accompanied by tho groffier Fabricius, entered tho cell. Tho quoen was kneeling in prayer against her little bed, but rose to receive tho functionaries. They told her to attend, as her sentence was to bo road to her. Sho replied in a firm voice: "Such a reading is use- loss. I know tho sentence only too well." They insisted, and tho clerk read the document. At that moment Henri Sanson appeared, a young man of gigantic stature. Ho said roughly to tho poor woman, "Hold out your hands." Her majesty retreated a step and pleaded that 'tho king had not been bound. "Fais ton devoir," cried the judges to Sanson. "O mon Dieu I" cried tho wretched quoon. Sho thought that she was then and thero to bo assassinated. Sansou roughly seized the shrinking hands and tied them with cruel force too tight behind her back. Sho looked up to heaven and tried to restrain her tears. Her hair when out off Sanson thrust into his pocket, and it was burned in the vestibule.— Quarterly Review. Working tip to Jt. "I want to ask you a question," said Trovers. "Suppose that fivo years from now I should bo walking tho streets clothed literally, in rags, wearing a battered old hat and shoos full of holes. Would you think enough of me then to take mo by the hand, buy mo a now outfit, give mo a bath, put a sovereign in my hand and send mo away with your blessing?" "Why, of course I would," replied Dash- away. "How absurd!" "Then bring the scene a little nearer. Suppose that in four years from now you should meet mo as I have described myself, with this exception—that I had on a good hat. Would you still do tho same thing?" "Why, certainly. What"— '' Make it still nearer. Call it three years, and say I didn't need a bath. Do away with tho blessing, and make it two years." "Make it a year, with a good pair of shoos, oh?" facetiously. "Substitute a new suit"— (A groat light dawning upon him.) "Oh-h!" "And if you aro a man of your word let mo have a sovereign."—Pearson's Weekly. They Are Very Few, and They Are Particularly Welcome. Converts to Judaism aro scarce at all times, but they aro positively prohibited in Russia. Even if tho law there were otherwise, however, and tho attractiveness of Judaism to the infidel were greater than it is, it is safe to say that very few conversions would occur. Tho Jewish church is not given to proselytizing, and the rabbis of tho orthodox persuasion at least are slow to accept proselytes. "Wo aro the chosen people," cry tho orthodox Jews, "because wo have sprung from tho loins of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and mere sympathy with our faith makes not the infidel ono of us." Tlio applicant for admission to tho Jewish church has to go through a long and laborious course of training before he can hope for any encouragement from tho orthodox rabbis. Tho experience of a Gor- mnn army officer who applied for admission to tho orthodox church illustrates this. He was a man of good family and hod fallen in lovo with tho daughter of an orthodox Jewish merchant in Berlin. He was so completely infatuated with her that ho was willing to sacriflco social position, his military career and everything else foi tho sako of possessing her. Sho was not indifferent to his suit, but firmly refused to consider it unless he abandoned his religion and became converted to hers. Tho officer resigned from tho army, bade farewell to relatives and friends and came to this city. Hero ho made known his purpose to ono of tho orthodox rabbis and persuaded tho latter to instruct him in the principles of Judaism and prepare him foi tho ceremonies attendant upon a formal admission into tho church. Tho novitiate lasted for Hioro than a year, and all his impatience did not avail to shorten it in any degree. The feeling against admitting the outsider is responsible also for tho unwillingness to lot go of ono born in tho faith. The Jew who wishes to abandon tho religion of liis fathers must bo ready to give up all his friends and to bo forgotten by his rel- ' ativcs—even by tho mother who bore him. Of course it does not follow that such 11 fate always befalls the wanderer, but it does usually, and tlio relatives actually go so far as to wear sackcloth and ashes in mourning for tho heretic, just as if he woro dead and buried. Sidney Luska gives a very accurate description in tho "Yoke of tho Thorah" of tho feelings of tho orthodox Jew in regard to intermarriage, and it is even stronger whore tho Jew wishes to abandon his faith formally.— Now York Sun. Obadiah Peter Qtiartus Rcchab Samuel Tobiah Uziei Vaniah Word Xytus Yariah Zochariah. A writer states that ho was acquainted with a family whose sons were named One Stickney, Two Stickney, Three Stick- noy, and whoso daughters were named First Stickney, Second Stickney, and so on. Tho two children of another family Were named Also and Another. An instance is nlso given of parents who named their children respectively Imprimis, Finis, Appendix, Addendum, Supplement and Erratum. In Kansas City there are six brothers of tho Frost family, who own tho following odd list of names: Jack Frost, Winter Frost, White Frost, Cold Frost, Early Frost and Snow Frost. A family acquainted with the names mentioned in tho Old Testament selected for three daughters tho designations Vashti, Delilah and Kezia. During tho Crimean war, when tho battle of Alma was among tho topics of the day, tho namo was much adopted for girls who mado their first appearance in this world about that time, while Crimea was in many instances tho name given to boys. An army chaplain relates the following story: "A lady having given birth to a somewhat weakly child, tho doctor advised that it should bo baptized with as little delay as possible. Accordingly a clergyman was sent for, bub ho had scarcely commenced tho baptismal service before tho lady fell into a peaceful doze. Not wishing to disturb her, he continued the service in an almost inaudible voice, and then, turning to tho father, who was present, ho whispered tho words, 'Namo this child.' 'Never thought about tho name,' whispered back tho gentleman. 'Better call it Sarah, after my wife.' Tho child was duly christened by that name, but, lo and behold 1 it was not till too lato to correct tho mistake that the father know his Sarah was a boy! Sarah, contrary to tho doctor's expectations, pulled through his infantile troubles and grew up to bo a fine, strapping fellow and was for many years known among his most intimate friends as "Sally."—New York Dispatch. ffcey Allo* fte Waste Witft in* plie* of their flotnc*. Economy and cleanliness ate eyn'bnymff. • especially in tho household. We have tj'tit to refer to the French people to prove the tvuth of this. Their thrift, economy and cleanliness form a sequence demonstrated in their beautiful capital, extended totlielr Very kitchens, where tho nicety of their food manipulations, their careful marketing and dainty repasts all seem as aids to tho great sanitary problem. Tho Frenchman wastes never a crumb. He markets for tho day. His larder never overflows. His meals are composed of tidbits. Sometimes to the American palate it seems insufficient, but when all is considered what cuisine can take the palm from the French? This secret of the Frenchman's cleanliness and thrift lies entirely in his method of supply. Tho smallest bit of food is not too poor to turn into somo dainty appetizer. Small things nre not abhorred by him. Indeed it is revolting to see largo quantities of good food cast before swino in the shape of garbage. Ono never sees in France whole loaves of bread, moldy and unsightly, cast into unfrequented fields or lots oi thrown into gutters by beggars, a familiar sight in tho streets about American hoinos, especially in large, cities. Money is saved, labor minimized and health is preserved by economical, careful observance of tho food supply Contamination of ono kind of food with another grown stale is avoided, and ,tho troubles oi disorder, uucleanliness and unhygienic conditions unpleasant to taste and sight escaped in a great measure. Until are thero is full recognition of the danger from contaminated food, becoming so by contact with decaying material, perhaps in tho icebox, perhaps from tho refuse' heap or can, perhaps from grease clogged sinks, etc., our domestic hygienics aro not above reproach. In these days when Spartan constitutions are unknown and deaths from malnutrition aro found on all sides in tho improvident classes a lesson or two upon the question of waste and Want should work a wholesome euro. Lot the supply equal only tho demand, and thero will bo little or no waste.—Baltimore American. LONDON BRIDGE SUICIDES. The Romance and Reality. A young student of sociology, who bo- longs to ono of the oldest and most exclusive families of Now York and has spent most of his life in tho circles of tho Four Hundred, is making a queer collection oi data which, he says, 3jo intends to publish, It is a study of tho blasted lives of tho old, wrinUod beggar women who are so often mot with in the streets. Ho never gees one but he accosts her and asks her, "Were you ever happy when you were young?'' If he finds that his query develops an interesting story, he tips a good silver piece into the trembling hand. That gets the oW woman's tongue loose, and tales of youthful romance and PUiu are unfolded, that might make matter for novels far more intense and powerful than the average.—New York Recorder, -.: : A Suggestion-to Busy Men. . A statistician has computed that the average business man spends 87^ eight hour days at luncheon, 33% at breakfast and 1514 at dinner every year— that is, he spends one-third of his entire life at the table. It is suggested that this timo might be economized by hiring somo one to read to him while he is eating. The business man who spends his mealtime thinking and planning over his business probably would find this a profitable experiment, not so much because of the improvement to tho mind, but because of the distraction and consequent rest that it would give. The best way to occupy one's mind during meals, however, is in pleasant, light conversation, nor should anybody consider time so spent wasted. But, speaking of hired readers, a better plan can be followed through tho perfection of the phonograph. This instrument will have reached its real stage of general usefulness when a person can sot it going during his meals or at any other time when his eyes are occupied and his mind at liberty and have the latest novel, tho daily newspaper or the current magazine read to him from it. —Buffalo Express. He Did His Best, Arizona Pete had boon called upon, in tho absence of all the deacons and other qualified church officers, to pass the contribution basket. In a scat half way down tho middle aisle sat the wealthiest man in the congregation, fast asleep, Arizona Peto stopped when near him, held the basket under his nose and waited, A soft snore was the only contribution. He touched him on tho shoulder. Another snore. Then ho shook him, "Fuddloston," he said, "you can't mako a, sneak out of this game, Punglo up, or I'll throw you out of tho window I" It is recorded that Mr, Fuddloston at onpo pungled up to tho extent of §5 for the first and only time in his religious career, —Chicago Tribune. Robbery oi Pius VI by the French. Rome had called to her service, for tho reorganization of her army, Provora, one of tho Austrian generals who had been active in the last campaign. Joseph Bona- parto demanded his dismissal. This spark fired tho revolutionary spirit of tho few determined Liberals at tho capital, and a rising took place in which General Duphot, who was oxDCctiug soon to become Joseph's brother-in-law, was killed. Tho insurgents woro defeated and sought refuge in tho French embassy. Tho papal authorities humbled themselves to make restitution, but Joseph would not be appeased and demanded his passports. Within a month, on Feb. 10, 1798, Ber- thior and his soldiers entered the Eternal City and proclaimed the Roman republic. With no consideration for his estimable personal character, the French agents stripped Pius VI, the aged and feeblo pope, of all his jewels; his very rings were drawn from his fingers by their hands. Tho papal government was declared at an end, and tho cardinals were forbidden to elect a successor. Tho pope himself was allowed to withdraw to Siena; but, disappointing his captors' expectations of his speedy demise, ho was removed at their convenience from place to place, until at last ho died in the following year at Valence. Naples, of course, was in an agony of fear, but her hour had not yet struck. —Professor W. M. Sloane's "Life of Napoleon" in Century. Bishop and Bishop. It is reported that the bishop of London became dissatisfied with certain arrangements in his palace of Fulham and called Jn an eminent architect to advise as to possible alterations. Tho architect took timo to consider, and when he finally brought in his plans and estimates tho figures were so great that tho bishop relinquished his project. "And now," said tho bishop, " I shall be glad if yoxi will tell me how much I shall pay you for your trouble in the matter," "I thank your lordship," was the answer. '' Five hundred dollars.'' Tho amount was disconcerting. "Why, sir," said the bishop, "many of my curates do not receive so much for a whole year's service." "That may be true, my lord, but you will remember that I happen to be a bishop in my profession.'' Thero was nothing more to be said, and the check was drawn.—Youth's Companion. Dark Waters of the Thames IJallj Fed With Human Life. London bridge scorns to bo the favorite resort of tho misorablcs who wish to leap into eternity, says a writer in tho Boston Herald. Scores of suicides jump from it every year, and it is a tradition in Scotland Yard that its suicides aro the ones which always give tho greatest trouble to tho police. Thoy seem to generate puzzling mysteries. One night last winter four persons—ono woman and three men— jumped from London bridge between tho hours of midnight and 6 a. m., and- each one bothered tho police. Ordinarily a suicide is not mu^h.bother. It is simply necessary for tho patrolmen in tho.policeboat to catch the body with a boat hook, tow it ashore and turn it over to tho tender mercies of tho coroner. But sometimes it is not so simple. Ono of those suicides, for instance, was the wreckage which had been left in tho wake of a young nobleman's dissipation, and it is always a uuisanco in England for a young woman of that sort to kill herself. It attracts public attention to her and ta the aristocrat's dissipation. That is certainly enough to bother tho p&lice. Another of that night's bits of human flotsam was a man who had.thojtiad taste, to a long letter to the papdrs T shbwiiig: * ho had boon literally driven to his death' by-tho laws of England, which would not permit him to make a living, yet insisted on sending him to jail if ho did not clothe his children well enough to permit them to appear at school. Tho' third was well dressed and of a finely bred appearance. His identity was a great bother. When it was finally found out that ho was a member of a family well known indeed, but secretly affected with an insane taint, which had taken this way of making itself felt, there was as much trouble in hiding his name as there had at first been in unearthing it. Tha fourth victim-r-and his death was a real misfortune—was a man who had been long searched for by the police, and who could have given very valuable information in a most important criminal case,, had ho not killed himself just at the wrong moment. In A Wonderful Automaton. tho year 1770 tho most wonderful Slavery te &ewi§ Pfttesjs proWy the he said as he newspaper, "that some people tMok freeeoinageat JO to 1 .,. fho commented severely m< » & e - en ? 5 *° »f |U iwths jrai have *w Japanese On ono of tho streets is' the sanguinary sign, "Native awi -fomm booksellers shPt f "a.«<3 conversation is boiaiy entered uron by people whose knowledge of Epg* iisb is <jcmfln.ea to one expletive or to the wei-a 'Ayes." Tbomss Bailey Ajdrioh, who, Juw sojourned, ju these p&]% squght out a oWwnw vffaoje ,wqu ft mtanee with, . w«s pi«J to to Yfry wjde. (( PQ speak $n.gW|b?" inquired, th,e poetUMJ- *" " Too Great For Words. He came dashing down Second street like one possessed. Ho was fat and red and no longer young. It was hard work for him to run, and it Was hot work, but he did run, for he wanted to catch the heretic, and he wanted the herdio to catoh the train. Ho climbed aboard almost dead. And as he sat there the herdio waited for a woman Who had been walking leisurely behind him. There are some emotions. ,of th§ Jiwnan breast which cannot be expressed in words, His were among them.—Washington. A Farm Larger Than a State, The largest ranch now running in full blast in tho state of Wyoming is that owned by ex-Senator Warren, The dimensions of this immense "farm" are of such mammoth proportions that figures on its area appear almost fabulous and beyond belief. Its dimensions aro 75 by 100 miles, and it is stocked with upward of 800,000 animals of various kinds, including horses, cattle, sheep, goats, hogs and half breed buffalo. Tho itemized inventory shows that $00 horses, 80,000 cattle and over 100,000 sheep daily graze on the ex-senator's 'broad acres," Compared with the state of Bhodo Island, this gigantic farm is as a four horse bus to a baby cab. The stato mentioned is only 87 miles ono way and 47J^ the other. The farm is 75 by 100 miles.— -St. kouis Republic. automaton that has ever been constructed was exhibited at Exeter Exchange, Lon- , don. This automatic wonder represented, a country gentleman's house and was of such intricate and elaborate construction- , that no one disputed the claim of the,.gx,-' hibitor when he declared that he ha^ ; worked 87 years in perfecting it. It showed ^ the regulation English country house,'': with parks, gardens, cascades, temples, ^ bridges, oto., besides over 100 appropriate,-,* 1 ' ly clad human figures in the gardens, on,^ the bridges, chopping wood and at various »•' building operations. In the park were« r several door moving naturally about and t i four horses and a coaoh following the 1 meandering road. Besides the above" figures of boys wero seen fishing from bridges, while a boatload of ladies gentlemen regularly rowed apross an enii largemont in the brook, much to the eon,, sternation of the natural looking figures^ of geese and ducks which were paddttnjf|j| about in the water. The whole of tb^fo^ 1 ' animate and inanimate figures were ; ing closed in a space only iM feet Di< * Louis Republic. is not a goad plan to do muph of «ny* iil the WOTOiPg before eating P?ea.fe, or at a,ny yate drinking a eup ol opf, jge,,' Owe is «iQt JA condition to wprfe WiW' oijj jjetriwewt to the genera; health,- ftjftS nto iqne ago, a doptPf advised, a friend g,ot read before eating her 8w# that it was pad for the eye ?8 y n\a.rfced,, Jjft lfoaesj w 4 gum IB Oriental A» oriental died, leaving 17 camels. Be W iUed ono-hatf to his eldest son, one*tbird to the eeoon4 wd one-ninth to the third goo,, While disputing about the division e oam.e,i driver came along and offered to &ettie the emotion. This he dW t>y tap them, me o| his ovm caweis, thus jg $n ail, when, the division was a- 1 fe«* »i» e ownelp, No. g p& #0. 8 twp oajn,eJs-*47 i» aJWaM , ,*?# * te mum* Bsw pflB wo sjptato «» JJafl A New York undertaker • PJ? rector, as the reader msy prefer, fop a driver for a hwse; and, ft3n,ong" applicants he selected a good , l strong fellow with a solemn coun and took him, into his private qftpw '"Before employing you," paid. dertaker, "I want tp know if yau any experienpe i» this business? 1 ' "Well, I never drove a hearse," the applicant, "hut J'ye thing to it,-and

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