TANK STEAMER MANNED
BV THIRSTY CREW
New York has been aroused to
a state of feverish thirst by the
report "brought to Boston by the
crew of the steamer Francisco
that a'thousand cases of cham
pagne has been sighted floating
on the high seas. In the midst
of a .gale the crew saw the iron
bound cases tossing about on the
A wave dashed a bottle from
a broken case on board the
Francisco. It was caught by a
sailor and retained (empty) as
proof of the story.
The Forty-second street Coun
try club and. the Indoor Yacht
club have unfted in organizing a
salvage expedition. Last week
these clubs planned a voyage of
discovery to the Souse Pole, but
this has been abandoned in favor
of the more attractive trip
The schooner Jolly Julep his
been chartered for the voyage. It
Is water tight, the hull has been
painted an absinthe gray. A mint
garden has been built on the for
ward deck and a carload of limes"
lias been put aboard.
If the champagne island is dis
covered', grappling irons will be
thrown out and the crew will
make; extensive explorations,
armed with wire cutters and
The project has aroused great
interest and enough men have
volunteered to equip 10 such ex
peditions). The men are being
carefully selected and only strong
fellows, capable of carrying big
loads, are being signed. The,
captain is a retired tank of great
capacity, whose name has not
Each member of the crew must'
provide himself, with headache
medicine and glasses.
The Jolly Juelp will leave New
York Harbor before the end of
the bock beer season. '
REASON FO& CHANGE
First A. B. (mess cook)
Wot'll we give 'em tomorrow for
Second A. B. (mess cqok)
That'll do; bung it down; you'll
want four pounds.
First A. B. (spelling audibly as
he writes) Four pounds t-a-b-a,
t-a-b-i" (hesitates) we'd bet
ter 'ave macaroni.
Second A. B. AH right; bung
it down, then.
First A. B. Four pounds m-a-k-a
m-a-k-i oh, we'll 'ave rice!
Four pounds r-i-s-e! Punch,
Imports'are decreasing and ex
ports rapidly increasing, which
sounds a note of prosperity for
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