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VOL. XXVI. NO. 21. TIONESTA, PA., WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13, 1893. S1.50 PER ANNUM.
Job work oaah on delivery.
Mulhall estrimntcR that the civilized
Nations pay annually $1!1,700,000,000
The. Slaughter family, of Teias, aro
raiit to bo tbo must extonsivo land
owners in America, their combined
ownings amounting to C()(l,0(H) acres.
Fatness in women is regardod an n
mark of beauty in tho Orient. Since
their" advent in tho World's Fair
grounds hn sodnn-chair carriers, tho
Turks liavo liad a good deal to do with
fnt women, and tho Argonant avers
that they have revised their esthetics.
Joint-stock farming, by which larger
agricultural operations can bo carried
on under ono management than is pos
fiiblo for tho single-handed farmer,
will probably be ouo of tho fnturo de
velopments of. our agricultural system.
Thisis a practical way of reducing tho
cost of production.
' An aerial elect rio railway, invented
by Albert Leslie. Widdis, of Detroit, is
expected to perform wonders. Theown
er claims that it will send cars whizzing
through spaco at tho rato of 5iK) miles
an hour 1 Think of it, exclaims tho New
York Ledger, n letter mailed in Chi
cago will reach New York in two
Observes tho Detroit Free Press:
"There is a certain amount of scientific
.interest in knowing that it is not tho
high temperature that makes the peo
ple uncomfortable, Jmt tho humidity
with which the air is charged. But un
fortunately tho scieutifl.0 fact does not
lessen tho sufTering. One is just as hot
after finding it out as when he was in
total ignorauco on the point.''
France is soon to adopt an interest
ing innovation in the postal-card sys
tem, annouuees the Argonaut. The
cards will bo issued in the form of
check-books, with Btuba, The sender
of tho postal curd can make memo
randa of its contents on the stub, and
can havo this stamped at the poBtofflco
before tho card is detached, bo that a
verified record of the correspondence
can be kept. '
At tho moment when horses havo
token a bock seat in this country cam
els have como to tho fore iu Australia.
It is said that five lines of trafllo havo
' been already opened np and are in
regular operation thero. Two thou
sand camels aro in nso daily. It is not
necessary to carry any food for these
animals, as they are able to subsist on
the coarse grass and shrubs where
horses or bullocks would starve.
Statistics concerning tho failures of
farmers iu tho first six months of 1893
throw bright lights on tho present de
pression of agriculture in England.
From last January 1 to last July 1 the
number of failures among farmers has
been forty per cent, larger than in the
corresponding months of last year. In
England and Wales more than 16,000
persons engaged iu agriculture are liv
ing in sheds, barns, tents, vans and iu
tho open fields. Thousands of unem
ployed agricultural laborers are hover
ing on the outskirts of London. In
the same volume of statistics 52,484
persons are reported to bo living now
on coasting merchant vessels and in
Evidence of tho most direct variety
places tho blame for the destruction of
the British battle ship "Victoria on the
Admiral who went down with his ship,
states the Washington Star. All tho
witnesses who testified before the
court-martial at Valetta agree on that
and every other material point and
two of the officers heard Kir George
Tryon confess the responsibility. In
all great catastrophic there is gener
ally an effort made to place the burden
on a corpse, and when Admiral Tryon
was first declared guilty many people
imagined that the accusation was due
almost entirely to the fact that he was
dead and could not, therefore, defend
himself, but it is now certain that he
blundered and did so with persistent e
that brooked no interference.
It is satisfactory to tho Soieutifjo
American to learn that tho geutlemen
who havo urged the Now York botani
cal garden project are nearly now in a
condition financially able to begin ac
tual preliminary work near the Bronx
River. At least the sum of 9215,000
Las been received. There are several
large subscriptions yet expected from
weulthy citizens, and when these are
received it is probable tho general
public will be asked to contribute.
There will be no pains or expense spared
to make the garden worthy of the State
and of the Nation. Kew Garden is the
model which tho far-seeing men who
have undertaken the charge of this en
terprise have in view, and there 1?
every reason to believe that their of
forts will bo crowned with success.
Tho silver producing States number
a population but little moro than ono
per cent, the total of tho United
A now order of things has lately
come about in Siam, and tho young
men aro getting a great and unusual
share in tho government of tho coun
try. From tho King downward thoro
is scarcely a singlo minister who is
above tho ago of forty, and many aro
Tho piiro Arab horse is now being
largely used in England to invigorate
tho race horse, the hunter and the
carriage horse. He is also used for
the production of tho best clans of polo
ponies by being matched with small
Exmoor and Welsh mares. In those
districts where ho is obtainable ho is
in great demand by tho breeders.
Not tho least interesting portion of
tho nowspapers of New York, to the
San Francisco Argonaut, is that which
describes the efforts of the benevolent
to better the condition of the women
and children of tho poor. In Now
York, before there were any such ex
cursions, the mortality among the
children of tho working-class was
enormous. It has been greatly re
duced since they came into vogue.
Tho New York News thinks it is
worthy of moro than passing notice
when the speed record of the bicyclo
reaches the astonishing paco of over
428 miles in twenty-four hours. This
performance, achieved iu London, sur
passes the distance covered in the first
six days go-as-you-please pedestrian
race in New York City. The simple
two-wheel contrivance has thus en
abled man to travel as far in a day as
his legsalouo would -take him in a
Whoa Buffalo Bill's Indians got
through thoir' work, in Chicago in tho
afternoon, they like nothing better
than to repair to a merry-go-round
near the camp aud revolve to the musio
of a bad hand-organ. " Tho passer-by
stops to soe the show, for the bucks
and squaws are in their full panopy of
feathers and paint. Most people would
ge enongb fun by riding horseback
three or four hours every day without
wanting to rido on wooden horses
afterward; but, thon, you see, real
horses have no hand-organ attach
ments. In other flays the great area called
Okofonokee Swamp in Southern
Georgia was looked upon as utterly
irreclaimable and worthless. It was
lately sold by tho State for sixteen
cents per acre and an enterprising
company of lumbermen has penetrated
the supposed swamp and found it to be
a small iulaud sea with rich islands. It
iB strange, muses the New York News,
that this mystery was not developed
long ago. " Many a time tho old wild
cat banking system was satirized by
bogns issues of the "Bank of Oko
fonokee." Doctor Edward Everett Halo has not
much patience with the idea that a
clergyman must work six days over a
sermon. Ho says: "A sermon con
sists of about 2500 words. 1 take a
cup of coffee before breakfast and
write about six pages that is, 650
words. Iu the morning I dictate to
my amanuensis 1500 words. I am in
tensely interested in the' subject, and A
this takes only a quarter of 4 an hour.
In the afternoon I look it over and add
500 or 600 words, and the sermon is
done. In all, I haven't put my hand
for over two hours to paper."
Says the Chicago Herald: "Secre
tary of State Walter Q. Greshanr, will
go down to history as the first member
of the Cabinet who becamo acting
Fresident in consequence of the ina
bility of both the Fresident and Vice
President. On the same day in July
President Cleveland nd Vice-President
Stevenson were both out of the
country. Mr. Cleveland was on board
the-yacht Oneida, muling out to find
deep sea fishiug off the coast of Massa
chusetts. Mr. Stevenson was on the
steamer Corona, taking a- Pacific
Ocean voyage from San Diego to San
ta Barbara, Cul. Both wero more
than three marine leagues, or say, ten
and a half miles, from shore, which is
the limit of tho jurisdiction of tho
United States. It cannot be said they
were the same as on United States soil,
being on United States vessels aud un
der the United States flag; for, if be
ing on such a craft was the same as being
ou the laud, they might havo suilcJ
around the world, claimiug to be all
the time in the United States. Per
haps Mr. Greshaui did nut assume the
duties of acting President, but that he
was the legal actiug President wbihi
Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Stevenson both
were ten and a half miles from shore
O.oes not admit of a doubt."
Bo patient ! Easy words to sp&ik
While plenty Alls the cup of life.
While health brings roses to tho chock,
And far removod are care ami strife.
Palling so glibly from the tongue
Of those I often think of this
Whom suffering has n")vor wrung,
Who scarcely know what patienoe Is.
Bo patient ! whon the suffror lies
Prostrate bononth some foil disease,
And longs, through torturing agoules,
Only for ono short hour of enso.
Be patient ! when the wearyjiraln
Is racked with thought and anxious care,
And troubles In an endless train
Seem almost more than It can bear.
To feel the torture of delay
The agony of hope deferred
To labor still from day to day,
The prize unwon, the prayer unheard.
And still to hope, and strive, and wait
The due reward of fortune's kiss j
This Is to almost conquer fate,
This is to learn whift patience Is.
Despair not 1 though tho clouds are dor!-,
And storm and danger veil the sky ;
Let fate and courage guide tby bark.
The storm will pass, tho port Is nigh.
Be patient I and the tide will turn,
Shadows will fade before the sun ,
These are tho hopes that live and burn
To light us till our work is dope.
All tho Year Hound.
AUNT SUSAN'S QUILT.
F Jimmy and his
that, I don't
know what would
please 'em," said
little Mrs. Doko
. with rms akim
bo and head
twisted to one
side, as she
. stepped back and
gazed with admiration at the object
spread out on the bod. It was a care
. fully-pioced quilt, of a somewhat in
"Jimmy's bride can't help being
tickled with that," said Mrs. Pake, as
she smoothed out a fold; "and if she
knows anything about nice qniting,
she'll see that wa'n't quilted in a day.
V ell, I guess not ! I quilted ev'ry last
stitch of it myself, and there's a Rood
half-day's work income of them blocks
with the feather and herrin' bone pat
terns and tho shell border all 'round
the aidgo. I had that quilt in the
frames five weeks and three days, and
I put all thetimo I could get on it, and
there ain't no slack work, tired as I
did get of seeingit 'round."
She smoothed out another crease.
'Lomme see," sho went on. "There's
2147 pieces in tho quilt, and a good
ninny of em are pieces of Jimmy s lit
tie baby dresses. That'll pleaso his
wife, I jest know. Here's a block made
of calico like a little pmk dress ho had
when his ma first put him into short
ureases. I- remember it was made
with a low neck and short sleeves, liko
they mado baby dresses in them days,
aud his little shoulders and arms was
almost as pink as the dress.
"And here's pieces like a little double
gown he had 'fore he went into short
dresses. And this piece of bluo chain
bery is like a little shnbonnet he had,
all linod with flno white jaconet. And
here is a mece of fino muslin with
little pink sprig in it like the Mt short
dress Jimmy ever had. He did look
so cunnin' in it, with the sleeves looped
back, and a tuniblo-curl on the top of
nis neaa !
"111 show his wifo-to-bo all those
pieces, and if she ain't tickled with the
quilt, sho 11 be a queer one.
Then Mrs. Duke went over to nn
old-fashioned mahogany bureau with
brass knobs, and took from tho upper
drawer a large, square cream-iiuted
envelope, out of which she carefully
drew the "invite" to Jimmy's wed
ding. "Mr. and Mrs. William P. Holbrook
invito you to bo present at the mar
riage of their daughter Helen and
James Barclay Larkin, Wcdnesduy
evening, September 14."
Then followed tho address of the
bride's parents, iu a city 400 miles
from Mrs. Dake's home.
"But I'm goin' !" she said gleefully,
as she slipped the invitation back into
its envelope. "I'd go if it wus twice
as far. I ain't seen Jimmy for near on
to five yeors, and he always seemed
like my own boy to me 'cause I never
had none o' my own, and I hclpod to
bring him up after his own ma died,
when he wa'n't but just iu his first little
"I aint been bo far from homo in
many a long year, and I reckoned my
travel in' "days was done, but I've got
to go and see Jimmy married. I must
seo Elviry Hodge right away about
turning and making over my black
silk, and I must seo Satiiatitha ltose
about a new cap. I guess I'll havo to
havo something kind o' smart for a
city weddiu', where they'll all bo Uni
fied up so. I don't want Jimmy to be
ashamed of his old auuty ; but luwsy
me! Jimmy wouldn't be ashamed of
me if I went iu my plain calico house
dress. Ho wa'n't raised to set clothes
above his relations, and ho ain't got
nothing to bo 'shamed of iu any of his
Then Jimmy's nuut, her face aglow
with loving thoughts of seeing Jimmy
again, folded up tho quilt carefully in
an old sheet, and laid it away iu a
lower drawtr of tho bureau, buying:
"I s'posu they'll huvo lota of nice
presents, but I'll warrant you they
won't have one thutrepreseutsosmuch
loviu' labor an that ijuilt. I had to
cry a littlj when I quiltedtheiu blocks
with the pieces of his baby dresses in
'em. His wife ought to think the
world and all of the uuilt. 1 hope to
tho laud bho won't go t J usin it com
Mrs. Dake, who was a widow and
child! ess, lived in a Bmall, remote
country town in which her nephew,
James Larkin, had been born, and
from which ho had gono to becomo a
successful young lawyer in tho citv.
He had not been back to tho homo of
his childhood for five years. As his
Aunt Susan sad, he "wa'n't n hand
to writo letters," but ho often sent
brief notes and littlo gifts to his aunt
to assure her of his affection and
Ho had not announced his engage
ment to her, and the invitation to his
wedding was one of tho greatest sur
prises of Mrs. Dake s-uneventful lifo.
"He jest wanted to give his old
annty a big s'priso," Bhe said to Elvira
iioilge, tho village Beamtreos, when
she came to "fix over" Aunt Susan's
black silk. "I couldn't believe my
own eyea at first. It don't seem no
longer than yesterday that Jimmy was
runnin' 'round hero in pinafores ; ond
to think of him bein married I de
clare 1 can t git over it !
"But I'll givo him a s'prise, too.
don t intend to givo him a hint that
I'm comin' to his weddin', and if he
won t bo took back when he sees mo
marchin' in on him, my name ain't
Susan .tilizauetu JJake ! Don t you
reckon his wifo'll be tickled with that
"They'd ought to be, that's sure,"
"I think it's a kind of special Provi
dence that 1 put in the frames when I
did. I didn't cal'late on quiltin' it
until nex winter, but I had a kind of
feelin that I'd botter do it-when I did.
and now it's turned out that there was
a good reason why I should quilt it
Thore was quite a company of Aunt
ousan s friends at tlio littlo station to
Bee her off on tho morning sho started.
There was unusual color in her cheeks
and unwonted sparkle in her eves.
Sho bade each of her friends good-bye
two or three times, and promised to
take good care of herself. Some of
them she promised a crumb of Jimmy's
wedding cake, and a full account of
the wedding festivities.
"An if you could git mo a scrap of
tnoDrnie s weddin dress an of any of
herVther dresses for my silk quilt,
SusaBI'dbe so pleased with 'em I"
said old Mrs. Gray.
"I will if I can, Nancy," said Aunt
snsan. "mere s tho train comin !
I'm bo glad I could get my trunk
checked clean through ! I'd be in a
nice fix if that trunk should get lost
with Jimmy's quilt and my bluck silk
in it I here s my lunch basket? Oh.
yoh're goin' to carry it away on the
train for me, are yon, Hiram Drew?
I'm 'bleeged to you, but mind you git
nflPtl.a 4nin ' . .. e ' i i
uu tuo linm luia 1 W OburiS. VJOOU-DyO,
Nancy; good-bye all!"
In a moment the train was on its
way, Aunt Susan's handkerchief flut
tered frpn ono of car windows as lone
as tho trajn was within sight of tho lit
All tho people in the car noticed tho
happy old lady in her queer, old fash
ioned garb. Somo had not seen for
many years a shawl liko tho ono ehe
wore, with its fringe a foot long and
-:n- i i i A .i .
sua, emuroiuery in me corners; out
nothing was coarse or amiss in her
dreBS, and there was a quaintnoss and
charm about her that attracted tho
sympathy of all tho passengers.
Sho had not gone twenty-fivo miles
uelore sue was telling some of them
nearest her all about Jimmy and Jim
my's quilt, and the wedding to take
plaee on the coming Wednesday.
She was delighted to find that a mid-
die agod, kindly looking woman who
was one of tlie passengers lived in the
city in which young Mr. Larkin lived,
and could easily show her his board
"I'm bo much oblcegod to you !"said
Aunt Susan. "I've boon dreadful nerv
ous 'bout trying to find the house my
self. I hated to write to him to meet
me, 'cause it'll tako off tho best part of
the s'prise. I jest want to walk right
iu ou him.". '
That was jiust what Bho had the
pleasure of doing tho next afternoon.
James Larkin was taking his wed
ding suit from the box in which it hud
been Bent homo, when there came a
knock at tho door of his room.
Aunt Susan was trembling with ex
citement when her nephew opened tho
"Why, Aunt Susan !" he cried, and
then ho took her into his arms aud
kissed her on both cheeks.
There was no lack of tenderness in
her nephew's greeting, yet the chango
in him was painful to her. He was a
beardless, boyish-looking, young man
when she had seen him last. Now lie
was a tall, broad-shouldered, full-
beurded man with a way that made it
a littlo hard for her to call him
"Jimmy." Ho did not say so, but
she felt that ho would rather havo her
call him "James;" and that sounded
so cold and formal to her.
Ho now had tho graces of a citv-
brcd young man. Sho found it hard
to accommodate herself to them, and
to tho usages of the fashionable board-
iug-huiise in which her prosperous
young nephew lived.
Ho might, perhaps, havo wished that
Elviro Hodge hud made his aunt's
garments more stylish when ho took
lier down to dinner, but ho was iu no
senso ashumed of her. When thev
were going down stairs with her hand
timidly resting ou his arm, ho mado
her very huppy by looking down into
her face und sayiiig tenderly aud heart
ily, "I um so glad you came Aunt
"I thought you would be," she said.
patting his arm ulfuctiouutely. "You
know yoii'ro tho only boy 1 ever had."
"Ami you wero always tho best of
mothers to we."
But when sho was alone in her room
she wondered if it Lad been wise for
her to eome afti-r all. She did not
doubt now that James was genuinely
happy to see her, but she had discov
ered that his betrothed as the daugh-
tor of a rich man, and that tho wed
ding was to bo an elegant affair. Aunl
Susan feared she would bo out of
place that sho might in her inno
cence do or say something to givo
James and his brido cause to bo
ashamed of her.
The wedding was to tako place tho
next evening, and thero would be no
opportunity for her to meet the brido
or her family until then. All was bo
new and strange to her I
She had expected to "tako right
hold" and help Mrs. Holbrook with tho
wedding dinner, even if sho did "keep
a girl.'! 'ere M big, new kitchen
apron in her trunk, brought with Aunt
Susan to be worn while she was "mak
ing herself useful in Mrs. Holbrook's
kitchen." It disappointed her to be
told by her nephew that her services
would not be required, and that a
caterer would provide the supper.
She did not know what a coterer
was, and felt confused and uneasy, and
went to sleep half wishing herself
Whon, tho next evening, she found
herself in tho beautiful house of Mr.
Holbrook, surrounded by finely
dressed ladies and gentlemen who
looked curiously at tho odd-looking
little old woman in the qneerly-niado
and old-fashioned black silk, she heart
ily wished that she had not come.
Mr. and Mrs. Holbrook wero as at
tentive to her as they could be with a
house full of guests ; but Aunt Susan
soon found it convenient to Blip off
into a corner, where she hid liko the
little oountry mouse Bhe was.
But sho was glad, after all, that she
had como when James, looking bo tall
and happy and handsome, came into
the great parlors with his bride on his
arm in her trailing, white satin dress
and long veil. Aunt Susan was bo com
pletely overawed by this magnificence
that, instead of going forward with the
others to offer her congratulations, she
slipped off up-stairs to the room in
which she had taken off her bonnet and
shawl. In it was her wedding gift to
Jimmy the quilt that had but yester
day seemed to her as beautiful and ap
propriate a gift as she could bestow
Across the hall was the open door of
a room almost filled with shining silver
and glittering glass, with pictures, and
rare ornaments, and beautiful books,
gifts to James and his brido.
Aunt Susan folt that her own offer
ing, although it was the gift of her own
labor and love, would be out of place.
It might offend her nephew ond his
brido to see it there. Some one might
laugh and jeer at it, aud she could not
bear to think of that. It seemed bo
poor and trifling, now ; sho could not
bear to think of allowing Jimmy and
his wife to know that she had brought
them such a gift.
She turned back a corner of the
quilt, and looked at a piece of the pink
and whito musHn of which oue of
Jimmy's first garments havo been
made. A flood of tender memories
filled her heart, and sho buried her
faco in her gift and cried as she had
not cried for years.
There sho sut for a long time, pay
ing no heed to tho noise aud merri
ment downstairs. Presently Bho heard
a rustle of silk and satin in the hall,
and a low murmur of voices. In a
moment a pair of soft arms were
around her neck, and a girlish voice
was saying :
"I am so glad that we have found
you at last ! We havo been looking
everywhere for you !"
When Aunt Susan looked up she
found tho brido kneeling by her side,
while James was bending low over
"You haven't been np here all this
time, have yon?" ho said. "We havo
wondered where you vere. Helen was
so anxious to seo you. "
"Uf course 1 was," said the brido.
"Thero is no one hero I am so glad to
soe. James has told me all about you,
and it was so good of you to come bo
far to boo us married. You must kiss
us both aud wish us joy, won't you?"
' if you 11 let me, said Aunt Susau,
with the tears still in her eyes.
"Let you !" said James. "We should
think it very strange if you didu't.
What have you here? It looks like one
of the quilts you used to make. It is
a quilt, isn't it?"
Aunt Susan tried to conceal the auilt.
but James took it from her and un
folded it. Suddenly he said :
"Why, Aunt Susan, didn't voubrinu
this for a wedding present?"
"Well, t I did think I d give it to
your wife, James," said Aunt Susan,
soberly. "I thought that well well,
you see, I made it ev'ry btiteh myself
and and there's lots of pieces "in it
from the first clothes you ever had,
and I thought maybe she'd like it be-
causeldid it ev'ry stitch mysolf.aud "
"Liko it?" tried Helen. "I shall
value it above any gift 1 havo had ! It
is beautiful 1 never taw such exquis
ite needlework ! What weeks of labor
it must huve cost you. 1 am so proud
"She said them very words," said
Aunt Susau to half u dozen of her de
lighted friends who came to seo her
the day she reached home. "She was
so tickled over the quilt. Sho fairly
cried when I showed her the blocks
made out of pieces of Jimmy's things.
"'he said she'd think tho world und
all of it. She and Jimmy had to go
off their weddiu' tower iu about uu
hour, aud 1 expected to come ou homo
that night; but Mr. and Mrs. Hol
brook wouldn't hear to it.
"They made me stuy there a wholo
week, and they treated me us if I was
ono of the greatest ladies iu the laud.
They took mo to ride ev'ry day, uud
they never seemed to mind a bit
ubout my old-fubhioued wujs and
"I had a beautiful time; and the
best part of it is that Jimmy and his
wife are coming to' make me a visit on
their way home from their tower next
week. You never see such a splendid
young woman as she isl"
TRAPPING A LIVE TIGER.
HOW JTJNO. THE LARGEST WE IN
THIS COUNTRY. WAS CAUGHT.
The Mnn-Katlng Brute wns Induced
to .lump Into a Big IMt Secured
After a Hard Flglit.
ANY men havo been around
the world four or five times,
but a man who has mado
tho circle twenty-one times
is an exception. This record-breaking
globe-trotter, savs tho Now York
World, is Mr. J. B. Gaylord, of Inde
pendence, Iowa, Mr. Gaylord is known
to all the circus people of this coun
try as haviug owned shows of his own
years ago, and having been foreign
agent for P. T. Barnum for a number
of years. He has amassed a fortune in
bringing wild animals from their
native jungles to the United States.
He has enptured and handled moro
tigers, lions and elephants than any
other man alive in this country.
A year or so ago he severed his con
nection with the Barnum show, and is
now about to make another animal
collecting tour of the world for a new
zoological garden about to be opened
in a Western city.
Mr. Gaylord looks upon tho captur
ing of tigers and lions as a matter of
ordinary interest. He says the work
of trapping wild animals is done so
systematically now that there is no
more danger attending it than catch
ing a tamo pet. This is how he de
scribed the way the largest tigor . ever
brought to this country, Juno, now
being trained at tho Barnum head
quarters in Bridgeport, was captured :
"First wo located her drinking
place. Then wo set a forco of 150
natives to digging a holo sixteen feet
square at tho top, twenty feet deep
and twenty-fivo feet squaro at tho
bottom, and carried the fresh earth a
quarter of a mile offiu tho baskets.
This was necessary, for if we had left
any fresh Boil about the boast would
scent it and change her course in going
to drink. Long before nightfall our
trap was ready for the tiger. The
surface of the ditch was covered over
with light bamboos very carefully.
Then dead leaves and foliage were
spread about until there was no sign
that thero was an excavation anywhere
in sight. This last work was done
with extraordinary precaution, for if
we had left any traco of our prepara
tions our work would all havo gone
for naught. Now, in all thiB work
there was absolutely no excitement or
thrilling escapes m beating off other
animals. We knew wo were laying a
trap for the largest man-eater ever
seen on tho Malay peninsula, but what
"Well, after wo had covered the
holo carefully, we took out our young
lamb and placed him in a specially
prepared jacket of straps and hung
him in gypBy-kettlo fashion directly
over the centre of tho big holo that
had sloping sides.
"Now, I suppose youthiiitho tiger
just walks into that holo. Not at all.
He is uttrueted by tho lamb's bleating,
and prepares for his meal. He reaches
the trap, but instead of walking right
up and putting up his paw to seizo the
lamb, he circles round and round at a
distance. Ho is wary. But tho de
sire for a meal gets the best of him,
and ho makes a leap for tho lamb. He
has gauged tho distance so well he
lauds right over the center of the pit.
Down he goes with a roar a roar of
rago and fear, for ho has found him
self in a bad hole at last.
"Juuo mado a great fight. It was
more than four hours before she was
exhausted, as all we had to do was to
wait until she hud completely tired
herself out by attempting to leap out
of tho pit. Then we brought up tho
tiger cage, a ten-foot squaro bamboo
affair, with ono side open. Tho bars
of bamboo wero a few inches apart,
and about four inches thick. These
bars wore securely fastened by smaller
bamboo and ropes of wiry grass. Our
flock of natives grasped tho cage on
all sides and let it down quickly on the
exhausted beast below. As the cago
was let down over the tiger a score of
the natives quickly slid down on top
of it. Juno was too exhausted to make
another struggle, and sho lay quietly
in the cage.
"Wo took a number of prepared
bamboo poles about an inch thick and
pointed at one end. They bend but
do not break, and are very strong,
Tho men ou top of the cage in the ti
ger pit poked these pieces of bamboo
under cage and tiger an euHy matter,
as the soil was very soft. They fast
ened them lengthwise and crosswise a
great many times until the tiger was
in a cage so strong that if she had tho
btrcngth of a d(zcu animals she could
not get out.
"Hopes of bamboo wero put down
ond cage uud tiger wero lifted to the
surface aud placed on a litter of poles.
A score of natives picked up cage und
tiger and trotted off to the seaport
"There are men who make a splen
did living out of trapping tigers ami
lions. The king of tlieiu all is a man
who lives at Pudaug, ouo of the Malay
Island towus. For three generations
tho relatives of this man, who is
known us Siueen, huve been tiger uud
lion-killers. They have killed uud
captured more lions an I tigers tliau
any other known family, uud Siueen
has broken the record, too. lb' ii al
most an object of worship at 1'adang.
lie has been in the business ull his life
and kills or captures ubout loll tigers
every yeur. The (ioverniueut pays
him lil'ty dollars for the head of a ti
ger, and he gets a good sum besides
for all he captures. He is really a
splendid specimen physically for his
height, live feot four inches. Ho is'
like a block of iron, his muscular
power is so great, hineen has made a
fortune out of tiyer limiting uud I
drcbtos iu wlkvu guriucuts. J
THE SECRET OF HAPPINESS.
Are you almost disgusted
With UM, little man?
I will tell you a wonderful trlok
That will bring you contentment
If anything can
To something for somebody, quick ;
Do something for somebody, quIuM
Arc you awful tired
With play, littlo girl?
Weary, discouraged, and sick?
I'll tell you tho loveliest
Game in the world
Do something for somebody, quick j
Do something for somebody, quick 1
Though it rains like the rain
Of the flood, littlo mnn,
And the clouds nre forbidding and thick,
You can make the sun shino
In your soul, little mnn
Do something for somebody, quick ;
Do something for somebody, quick !
Though the ckles are liko brass
Overhead, little girl.
And tho walk liko a wcll-heatod brick ;
And all earthly affairs
In a terrible whirl?
Do something for somebody, quick ,
Do something for somebody, quick '
HUMOR OF TIIK DAY.
Bo sure you're right, then agree with
your wife. Beading Times.
It is genernlly n great blow to a cnt
die to have its light put out. ltocn
You never seo an old man who nr
sertsthat ho understands woman LOturt'.
A dumb man frequently makes hiii
presence in a community known by bin
calling. Bostou Courier.
Almost any employe can tell yon that
somo one is liable to be fired when the
boss gets hot. Troy Press.
Manila "Did ho marry her for her
money?" Leila "No ; for her father's. "
Kate Field's Washington.
Hnttio "See Chollio Softed ovYt
there, buried iu thought." Hannah
"Whose?" Detroit Free Press.
All tho world may lovo a lover, but
before uu nverago jury tho maid's
chances aro as ton to one. Life.
When a man is about to fail ho
usually tries to work all of his frieudu
into tho trouble. Atchison Globe.
Speaking of hollow mockery, doesn't
a hungry parrot come very near an
swering that description? Buffalo
Many may understand woman, but
it generally puzzles her horso to tell
what sho Is driving at. Buffalo
Our idea of a Christian is a man who
doesn't laugh when it rains on n picnic
party to which ho was not invited.
Mrs. Banks "I do hate to discharge
my 8ervaut." Mrs. ltivers "I wish
you had mine. You'd enjoy it."
Tom "How do you know sho was
out when you called ?" Jack "I heard
her oak the girl to tell me bho was. "
New York Times.
Leave an order for work with s mnn
and tell him that you are in uo par
ticular hurry and he will do it that
day. Atchison Globe
No matter how hopeless the futuro
mny bo to other men, the good mathe
matician always has something to
count ou. Troy l'ress.
Ilugson "How are you, old fellow
What are you working at now?" Old
iron (tired and cross) "My vaca
tion." Chicago Tribune.
Miss Prim is of tho opinion that no
lady who had any claim to modesty
would regard undressed food us a deli
cucy. Boston Transcript.
"Is your friend Wilkius tho sort of
a man who would borrow a dollar from
you and never pay it back?" "Nixie!
Not from mo." Detroit Tribune.
Mrs. Van Twiller (who mistakes Doc
tor Jovial for a physician) "And
where do you practice, Doctor?" Tho
Kev. Doctor Jovial "Ah, madam, I
do not practice; I ouly preach."
Young Wife "Now, sir, I've given
you half my picnic pies, ami you
promised to work for them " Tramp
--"Bless your sweet eyes, mum, I
did-as I wuz eatin' of 'cm." Clevo
laud Plain Dealer.
Jess (in rcbtuuraut) "I'm hungry
enough to cut u horse aud chuse the
rider." Bens "What are you going
to order?" Jess -"Waiter, bring me
three cream puffs and ucup of cocoa."
New York Times.
Slie---"I never saw such a man! Ho
never has auy money but he fritt is it
away." He "Aren't you then afraid
of marrying him?" She "Oh, dear,
no. Aft'-r ho has married mo he'll
never huvo auy Money." Boston
"You see that y.'v.ig . ouple in front
of us? Well, they'.-. ji;;i. married."
"How do you know ?'' "Hccause ho
treads so carelessly on the skirt of her
ilicss." "But that in no sign." "i)h,
yes, it is; he'll be much more careful
as soon i s lie finds out what her dresses
cost. " Flicgciido Blaetter.
Kaln, But No Clouds.
A curious natural phenomenon i-. re
ported from the neighborhood of 1'itls
burg. It was u bi'ii;ht clear day in
Pleasant valley uud the entire neigh
borhood, when Mel h uly ii heavy 'ain
bi-gau to fall, without the sli;liu:l
warning, and a il. u. e bin !; cloud up
pi llled over tie.' elley. l'o.' tol tv-'uo
minute.-, the rum l !! iu torrent--, swell
ing the little htrestu that fl.w.i timet -h
the valley into a lnging toiit ut, which
111 llll' III to i hollies, hWcjit KW:iy scvtlttt
bridges end iietiily ttiowuc.l r-etial
people. Two miles awsv tlieie ui ; no
ruin at all aud no l igu of st 'i in -