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THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA
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L. C. Hajuc,
Chas, C. Howard,
EDGEFIELD. S. C.. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 10. 1902.
3 The Miners of
j ?7 By S. .
V y V W ^ W W'w
jim O'Connell and I were mates
off and\an for years. Thus- it-was
that w?" were_ gold-miners jtogether at
Bendigo, tried silver-mining at Broken
Hill, :and at a later jdate* worked, side.
by . side in the tin mines at Mount
Zeehan, in Tasmania, besides conduct
ing several prospecting trips on our
?Connell was a man for whom I aaa
? wholesome respect. He was a quiet,
reserved/ ' good-natured fellow, 'who
never drank too much, and who hated
nothing.in this won- more than a row.
He was-a man of immense physical
Etrength, an expert boxer, and a mag
nificent sw immer. His placid demean
or, hid an indomitable spirit, and . I
wduld *as soon have fought a steam
roller as Jim O'Connell; the one would
have been as uncompromising as the
other^ '> *
it was jyx one of our ^prospecting j
trips thae..Jim told me the particulars
of" his *?!rB^g^-exper??nce Jon -Copper
island, a brief hint of which I had al
ready obtained from a police court par
agraph some time before in the Bris
It seems that Jim was in Sydney,
out; of w,ork, jMen^hB djpwl oho day an
advertisement tn ttte- Syd/fey* Morning
?erald asking for a half-dozen miners
.fO proceed to Copper island-an un
inhabited island lying between Bris
' pro^pS?TToT oopTWrT^O'Coinwrhtai me
diately made application to the adver
tiser, one Captain D ? --, a .mining ex
pert D- had control of the busi
ness on behalf of a well-known Sydney
firm of shipowners, who held a coiir
cession . for mining oft the island.
O'Connell being a.practical miner of
wide experience, was made the "boss"
of the gang, and five other men having
been engaged and contracts signed for
Bix months, the little party were ta
ken by Captain D- to the scene of
their operations in a schooner char
tered, for the purpose.
Having duly landed the men on the
island, whose sole inhabitants they
were to t^e; D-left them, promising
to return at the beginning of each
month with, rations, etc. For a time
ali went well. The men were amply
provisioned, and, besides, there was
some feathered game to be shot, fish
to be caught, and a fair supply of eggs
of various kinds. The raen soon settled
down trf work in earnest, meeting with
consMerajble success in their search for
..copper^,Buit. the month.,expired.. and,
contrary to their expectations, Captain
D--'aschooner came not. There was
still plenty, ^f food on the island, how
ever, ?nd the men kept at their work
^ end were not at first uneasy. But when I
- ~~ n jgtOutH?iirjum Elapsed ana smi-hrenrj
was no.. sign of the schooner-they be
gan to-get seriously alarmed;
The stores became exhausted, and
soon after a .far greater evil befell.
Hitherto; a plentiful supply of water
had been obtainable, at a spot where
the islanders fondly imagined a spring
existed) bnt no rain had fallen since
their landing, and the basin becoming
empty, it was seen that there had been
merely .a surface supply, and now not
a single drop was to be found on the
In this awkward difficulty O'Con
nell's resourcefulness soon showed it
self. Everybody naturally looked to
him; even had he not been their "boss"
it would have been, just; the same.
Digging for-water proved barren of re
sult,, and, as thera was evidently no
water on the island, O'Connell deter
mined to look elsewhere tor it. About
a mile to the westward- lay another
small island, and thither O'Connell de
termined to make his way. He sug
gested that one of his mates should ac
. company him, arid that they should
take an empty cask in tow and bring
' back a oupply of water if any were
. found. Four of the men acknowledged
themselves to be swimmers, but not
one volunteered . for the mile swim
through the shark-infested sea.
As it; was more than one man's work,
however,, to tow a laden cask, in the
event of. success, lots were ultimately
cast, and a man called Gange set forth
- with O'Connell. The two reached the
island without any misadventure, were
fortunate to find an ample supply of
water, and brought backtheirwellfilled
cask in safety. They had, but one cask,
aLd, as it held only a scanty supply for
one week, it became necessary to make
periodical visits to the other' island!
Tt was, of course, impossible for them
to take "ip their residence there. Not
only waa one of their number a non
swimmer, but tney had no means of
transferring their firearms and ammu
nition-upon which they now largely
depended for subsistence-their tent,
cooking utensils, tools, etc. Every
F-aturday, therefore, a visit was paid to
"Water island," as it came to be
known, and each timethe voyage was
made lots were cast for who should
accompany O'Connell-for the brave
"boss" always insisted upon personally
conducting the expedition. There are
probably as many sharks in these wa
ters as anywhere r a the face of the
globe, and the first few trips were
. made in fear and trembling. But as
time went on and no mischance oc
curred the men gained confidence, al
though the sight of the; triangular fin
occasionally ' set their hearts beating
uneasily. It ls probable that the pres
ence of the cask disconcerted the
sharks, but certain it is that they did
not venture to molest the- swimmers.
The miners soon settled down to a
dull routine of starvation rations, the
monotony of tbeir life only broken by
the weekly trip to Water island. Would
the schooner never come? A flagpole
was r'^gedjjp in the hope of communi
cating with some passing ship, but,
although a" sail was sometimes seen
' ' on the horizon no vessel ever came
near enough to see their signals. In
/r,the- meantime, a little work-was-done
more with a view to passing the* time
than ont of regard for the interests of
the emplqyers who "had apparently po
cruelly Abandoned them -on this unin
habited and seldom visited isle.
Four months thus dragged wearily
away, uie men maintaining themselves
as best they could by shooting birds
. and collecting eggs and shell-fish.
' One Saturday evening O'Connell and
popper Island. [
J. REA. fr
a man named Peters, li?ving been "fos
sicking^ ?tont- the -sb-ores; of "Water
island" iii ouest of shell-fish, delayed
"their depart?re"fbr the" larger island till
a. much later, hour than usual. When
.abouthalf-way between the two islands
they encountered the full force of the
outgoing tide, and found their progress
witn the toll water-cask, to which they
were harnessed by ropes, rendered; ex
tremely difficult. After half an hour's
struggle, during which very little way
was gained, Peters announced his in
tention of cutting himself adrift.
O'Connell besought his mate to hold
jn until the tide turned! but Peters,
drawing bis knife, severed the rope
which attached him to the cask. Short
ly" afterwards he disappeared in the
direction of Copper island.
O'Connell, left to himself, struggled
wildly for a time to hold his own, but
tho buoyant cask was towing him out
to .sea at an ever?iricreasing rate of
jspeed, and at last he was reluctantly
obliged to release himself. By this
time, however, he was an alarming
distance from the shore, and he saw
that his only chance was in remain
it^ afloat until the tide turned, when
he might hope, by its aid, to reach the
land. The night was clear and a bril
liant moon was shining. Suddenly, to
his horror, an ominous triangular fin
broke the surface of the water not
three fathoms' length from where he
swam.- Another and yet another ap
peared, -and the unhappy 'man pres
ently discovered that he was in the
midst of a school of sharks! Utterly
exhausted-as--he was, his position was
a terrible one. In descri uing-'his feel
ings to tne. he said that he should not
have believed it possible that any
combination of circumstances could
have reduced him to such a state of ab
ject fear a? that on which he now
found himself. 'Already he seemed to
feel the cruel teeth rendering his na
ked flesh, and he snuddered-with utter
terror. The scene was as light as day,
and the sharks were plainly visible as
they circled round him. He saw one
monster'suddenly change his direction
and make straight for him. But O'Con
nell was like ? fiesh in tho water, and
drawing the sheathe- knife from the
belt round his naked waist iie. ~irew
his arms above his head anrLsank like
a stone. As he rose again some sec
.onds later he found -himself directly
beneathhe shark, and thrust his knife
up to the hilt in the monster's stomach.
The wounded shark ?t once made off,
arid some other prey possibly" present
ing itself, the others followed its ex
ample, to O'Connell's great relief.
By this.time the tide was on the
turn, and after- a longhand exhausting
R-W?sn; OT?n?nolL*-cha iron san?. n:.n;irY .
landed on Copper island shortly.-after
daylight, having" been eight hours in
the water. His companions had, of
course, given him up for lost, as ac
cording to the account of Peters, who
"had gained the shor? in safety, he was,
when last seen, drifting rapidly out
t~i sea. O'Connell proceeded to the ten:
and pulling aside the flap, looked in
at the sleeping men. Peters was slum
bering as sweetly as though he had not
a few hours before abandoned his mate
O'Connell picked up a p:oce of turf and
threw it lightly on the sleeper's face.
Peters sat up, and seeing the "boss"
si anding there, dripping wet, though'
he looked upon a ghost, and with a cry
.of terror fell back in a dead faint, his
previous night's adventure having left
him in a weak state.
The little colony was now in a very
bad way, being without water save for
a little which had been reserved in
a kerosene tin. This lasted till the
evening of the next day, and then,
when O'Connell was seriously contem
plating a return to "Water islana"'
with the kerosene tin; rain happily fell,
and all hands were at once engaged
In the important work of collecting it.
The tent was pulled down and con
verted into a canvas cistern, and ev
ery available vessel was filled.
Two days later great excitement wad
occasioned in the little community, so
strangely marooned on this inhospita
ble islet, by the appearance of a sa.i
to the southward, evidently bearing
in the direction of the island. The
anxious miners gathered upon tho
beach and breathlessly watched the
Hearing crrft. They soon discovered
that it was none other tuan D-'s ov
erdue schooner. Presently a boat was
lowered, and D- himself, with a
crew of three men, was seen approach
ing the Island. The miners met him
with a storm of inquiries as to tb c."
lay, but I)- apparently had no ex
planation to make-at any rate, he of
He listened to the story of their pri
vations and the dangers they had
passed through with the most insulting
indifference. "You look, all right, any
how," was all the comment he offered,
and immediately went on to make in
quiries as to the success of their min
ing operations. The boat was laden
with provisions, and presently he gave
orders to have these landed.
"Stop a minute," said O'Connell, who
had hitherto spoken. "Do you think
for a moment that after the way we
have been treated we are going to re
main here at your mercy again?"
"You will stay here," was the brutal
rr;ply, "until your contract has ex
"That I certainly shall not," said
O'Connell, and, going back to the
camp, he brought his "swag." "I am
going ba:-k io Sydney, or at any rate
to Brisbane, in that schooner," said he;
"the other men can do as they like."
Upon this D-, who had evidently
been drinking, called a huge negro,
who was one of the boat's crew, and
oidered bim to prevent O'Connell from
entering her. The black sprang ashore,
? and, as O'Connell threw his bundle on
board, laid hold of him. But the blood
of the mining, "boss" was now fairly
up, and big as the negro was he never
had a look in during the scrimmage
which ensued. 'O'Connell gave him the
worst five minutes he had ever had in
his life, and -ultimately left him lying
unconscious in the sand. Then the vic
torious O'Connell rushed for the boat,
to which D- had already returned.
The latter, drawing a revolver, fired
point-blank at O'Connell's face. But
his hand shook with rage and excite
meat, and the bullet fortunately
passed through thc flap of the rainer's
slouch hat. Before he could fire again
O'Connell grasped him by the throat
and battered his head against ':he after
thwart, while the boat's crew vasily
endeavored to drag him off.
When D-recovered consciousness
he was surly, but subdued. Finding
that O'Connell was absolutely deter
mined to board the schooner, he sulki
ly gave way, but he talked the othei
men into remaining on the island.
Upon the arrival of the schooner at
Brisbane, O'Connell was given into
custody on a charge of assaulting Cap
tain D-and threatening to take his
lite. Legal proceedings for breach of
contract was also mentioned, but thc
production of the bullet-perforated nat
and the evidence of a friendly witness
who bad been one of the boat's crew
put a very different complexion on-the
matter, ind O'Connen was discharged.
He got no further satisfaction.
It transpired, however, that D-V
long continued absence from the is
land.-of which his employers wcro en
tirely ignorant, and which cam? so
very near having disastrous results
was due to his detention in tho receiv
ing-house of a lunatic asylum during
the continuance of a prolonged attack
ol delirium tremens!-Thc Wide World
CUAINT AN") CUR;0'JS.
If all thc land planted in corn in tho
United States this year were massed,
the area would exceed the British
Isles, Holland .. and Belgium combin
ed, or four-fifths of thc area ot
France or Germany.
The remarkable zebra hybrid from
South Africa, lately acquired by the
British Zoological Society, is a pony
bred from a cross between a zebra
and a pony. It resembles a small
pony, i Its : body is brown, and thc
striping is peculiar, the marks on the
body being nearly vertical, while
those on the limbs aro horizontal to
the hocks, below which the color is
Every head of clover consists of
.about 60 flower tubes, each of
which contains an infinitesimal quan
tity of sugar. Bees will often visit
a hundred different heads of clover
before retiring to tho hive, and in
order to obtain tie sugar necessary
for a load must therefore thrust their
tongues into about C000 different flow
ers in the course of a single day's
Careful tending and nurturing on
the part of the beekeeper has re
sulted in increasing the bee's tongue
one-hundred of an inch. The natur
al length is about one-twentieth of
an .inch, but clever keepers, by hav
ing/ only bees with unusually long
the added lengtn, which enables
them to extract more honey from tho
flowers in a given time than their
What is described as an "ancient
draught board" has been discovered
in Crete. It must by all accounts be
a fine piece of work, since it is com
posed of natural crystal, ivory, gold
und silver, but it is by no means uni
que. Chess, draughts, or tho games
from which both are derived, was
known to nearly all the ancient civ
ilizations, and Greek and Egyptian
boards are by no means uncommon.
Our correspondent at Muang Bu
..eeram, says the Siam Observer,
writes that he had been to one of the
eastern Lao provinces, and there he
was astonished by seeing a curious
plant, which is called by the natives
ton kradote din ("the tree that jumps
from the ground"). Thc plant, he
says, is not very tall. It bears few
leaves, but plenty of fruit. When
the fruit drops from the stem thc tree
jumps up from the into the air about
three soks high (say about four feet).
The fruit is about the size of a cherry.
Since the opening of the shooting
season the rabbits in the environs of
Paris have developed a wonderful in
telligence. Sportsmen shooting on
the outskirts or tho city have been
nonplussed at the scarcity of the bun
nies, as. a short time ago they prom
ised to be very plentiful. It has
been brought to light, according to
the New York Herald, that the Cem
etery of Saint Ouen, on the northwest
side of Paris, swarms with rabbits,
which arc devouring every blade of
grass and shrubs. Thc grave dig
gers are likely to enjoy cheap meals
for a long timo to come.
Bunion's Rating In an Examination.
A civil service academy journal re
cently gave a model exercise. The
subject for essay was "Mountains and
their Beauty," and a wily but suspi
cious reader copied out an essay in
competition. He wrote it in the beau
tiful, stiff, civil service hand with all
the letters joined in the. middle; he
punctuated it carefully and made it,
in every sense, a creditable produc
tion. He was awarded 41 percent for
English. He was told that his English
was rather stiff, and that his descrip
tions were not lifelike, and were too
"journalistic," whatever that may
mean. Also his sentences were too
long and his ideas lacking in original
ity. It was a very sad reflection to
think that it was an extract from Rus
kin's "Modern Painters" on "Mountains
and Mountain Beauly." Ono candidate
got 97 percent, being twice as good as
Ruskin apparently.-Live.-pool Post
A Fclinolboy** Logic.
Indifferent correspondents will sym
pathize with tho lad, who, after bc
had been at a boarding-school for a
week without writing to his parents,
penned the following letter: "Dear
people-I am afraid I shall not bo able
to write often to you, because you seo
when anything is happer ?ag I haven't,
time to wrUe. and when nothing is
happening there's nothing to write
about. So now, good-bye, from your
It takes two people to make a
quarrel; but a dozen or more gener
ally take a hand in it before it is
fHE SEARCH FOR COINERS IS THE
Bemnrkable Chane ?fiar A Murderer
Who Fled 31,003 Mlle? Hut Wa* nt
Last Kan Down-lb? Stern ( l.?iso
After Sorsonnt Loy j- Burrell.
There have been many long pursuits
of criminals, great in thc distance [ ;
; traveled, the obstacles overcome and *
the persistence o? pursuing officers,
but that of Sergeant Wcod of the Na
tal, South Africa, police, is: doubtless a
record breaker. The man sought by
Sergeant Wood was chared with em
bezzling large sums of money at Pie
termaritzburg. He got away from
South ?frica; and went to New York.
Although the detective had information
as to where his quarry was hiding,
yet he had first to visit London to
obtain the necessary extradition pa
pers. Then he hurried to America,
and with the assistance of the United
States police, ran down his man. ~>y
the time be had reached Martizburg,
he had been traveling hard for nearly
three months, and had covered nearly
One of the sternest chases o* recent
years was after Loys Darrell, formerly
sergeant in the Seventh United States
cavalry. Darrell enlisted at the begin
ning of the Spanish-American war, and
distinguished himself in Cuba. There
he fell in love with a pretty Spanish
girl and beggared himself in buying
finery for his sweetheart. To obtain
more money he robbed and murdered
a companion in arms named Crouch.
He then fled.
A detective named Dupuy was put
upon the murderer's track, and finding
a clew, utarted for New Orleans. He
was right in his surmise that Darrell
had gone there, but when he arrived
the bird had flown. He had left on a
British, mule'transport for South Af
rica. Dupuy took train for New York,
fast boat tor Southampton, rushed by
rail across Europe, caught a boat of
j the German-East African line, and
finally arrived at Beira, in Portuguese
There he waited, like a spider for a
fly, and just as Darrell was fancying
himself safe from pursuit, he pounced
upon him. Later on the detective de
posited the prisoner safely in Castle
William jail in New York. He had
traveled in all 31,000 miles and spent ,,
$4257 in the chase.
One of rhe most astonishing crimi
nals England ever produced was a man
named Benson, who began operations
in London, with two confederates. He
organized a series of swindling com
panies in the city, while he, himself,
pretending to be an invalid, lived in
the greatest luxury in the Isle of
Wight. He posed as a great philan
thropist, was foremost in charitable ,
works, and went into the very best sor.
Cl?j-V_ Ttir flint jif hrihjrt>.rAlAm'-0^"
cers of the law, he lived for some
years on the proceeds of his swindles.
But one day the crash came. He was
arrested, sentenced and got a long term
in Portsmouth jail.
No sooner was he out than he was at
his old tricks again. These culminated
in Switzerland, where he managed to
gain the affections of the daughter of
an English officer. Through her he
induced her father to trust him with
the investment of his entire capital,
some $35,000. He bolted with the
money. Chased across Europe, a de
tective caught him at Bremen. To
avoid scandal the victim promised not
to prosecute if Benson would give up
the money. The latter did so and left
for America. Hardly was thc vessel
out of sight before it was discovered
that the bundle of scrip the thief had
handed over was worth at most $100.
Followed across the Atlantic, Benson
escaped to Mexico, where he made $25,
000 by gassing himself off as Mme
Patti's agent and selling forged concert
tickets. By this time his photograph
was In almost every police bureau in
the world. Yet he dodged and twisted
under a dczen aliases, and was heard
of in almost every Soutn American
state before a clever New York detec
tive ran him down in Rio after a two
Even then he cheated justice. Land
ed in prison in New York he walked
up stairs chatting amiably to his jailer.
Suddenly he made a spring and jumpeu
ci?an over the bannister. He was
picked up with a broken back and died.
The police never exhibit more re
lentless energy than in hunting down
a coiner. A coiner's crime is against
government, and so the whole forces
of the ?tate are against him. The
United States suffers far more from
coiners than England does and is pro
portionately keen td run down such
offenders. Early in 1900 a man named
Hastings was surprised in his work
shop, from which he had Issued many
thousands of small silver coin, but he
was too quick for his would-be cap
tors and escaped. No fewer than seven
secret service men were put on his
track. The remarkable fact is that
Hastings never attempted to leave the
Ellfer, one of the detectives, got a
hint that a stranger was in the woods.
He took a blanket and some food and
j hie himself in a thicket. Very early
. in the morning Hastings passed, car
I rying a bag of food. Ellfer tracked
. him to his refuge and saw that the
j forger was armed. He waited some dis
? tance away in hiding. When night
I came Hastings came out with a dark
! lantern and searched every bush near
! his hiding place. At last he was sat
i isfied and went back. So soon as Ell
! fer felt sure the man was asleep he
! crept up and had the handcuffs on him
! before he could wake. On the way to !
jail Hastings told his captor that he
had seen bim on 10 different occasions
and bad once, in Cincinnati, been with
in three feel of him in a theatre.-oai
An Kx'TU' loner Ix ??cn I erl.
The official executioner of Tokio died
recently. His death was curious in
itself, and considering his professio",
was lit!le short, of remarkable. 1'
was croping a railroad track nea
Tokio when he was run down by a
fast express. The body was found h'v
the track with the head as neatly t'>
capitated as any which had been ..
otr by the official executioner him?ell J
Oiherwise there was not a mark on his i
PLATINUM VERY SCARCE.
?V?C?HICCI in K'.uctric.il Wiirli, Supply Does
Not Morl i *w?ml.
?zlk good deal of concern has been ex
cessed in the last year or so on the
?ct of platinum, and the source of
iction to meet the growing de
it is beyond doubt that the
?'fcp'piy ls not Increasing-if it is in
-ereasing at all-at anything like thc
same rate as the consumption; and if
thia position is not rectified and the
"balance readjusted it is easy to foresee
a time when enterprises which depend
uprm platinum will languish for want
ot >.he material wiich it will bo im
possible to secure in adequate quanti
ties, .even at famine prices. Legislation
in the relchstag of thc fatherland has
a way of being grandfatherly at times,
but in the circumstances there is much
to be said for the bill which was under
'consideration not long ago with the
object of obtaining a legal prohibition
of^he use of platinum where it could
be replaced without serious inconven
ience by some other metal and to li .1
it its consumption lo cases where its
employment is essential.
Ij. is not easy to sec how such an en
actment as this could be enforced
sirjptly, but, in the abstract, the meas
u rev was undoubtedly wisc; besides, the
restricted use of platinum in one coun
try, would go a very little way to reme
dy a situation that is becoming acute
in ail manufacturing countries. For
tbe^metal is in great request in the ?
manufacture of electrical npparr.lus I
and for electrical engineering gen- j
eraily, as well as for numerous other '
purposes lor which no effective sub- j
stitute has been found. There is no 1
go?l reason to anticipate an actual ex
haustion of supplies, but the fear ia ?
that, mainly with the progress of clec- j
trlcity, the gulf between demand and '
supply may become wider and wider, j
Something like 95 percent of iast
year's production of 13.800 pounds, as
compared with 13,250 pounds for ?UU?, '
came from Russia; and while il is prob- j
able that scientific exploitation of the
whole of the Urals would lead to the
discovery of other sources of supply,
it is pretty clear that in the govern
ment of Perm little enough progress
is being made in spite of the profitable- '
ness of the industry. Perhaps the
sparseness of the distribution accounts .
largely lor tnTs. The metal is ob- '
tained from alluvi?l. deposits or up to
four to five zolotniks (thc zolotnik is
equi platinum-bearing sands, which
frequently include gold, and which vary
in occurrence up to four to five zo
lotniks, the zolotnik is equal to OG
grains Troy, and more in 100 poods of
sand, 3610 pounds).
The thickness of the beds ranges
from three feet to seven feet. The
grains of metal are small in size, but
sometimes nuggets weighing a kilo- '
gram or more are unearthed. The j
piatinum is often accompanied by j
other rare metals, such as iridium and
nr-feru?io^^t g SL Petersburg
are refineries in that, crty^erjr4rf$SS v
is dealt with there, and, as the demand
for the metal is aimost entirely from
abroad, thc bulk is exported as it is
received from the mines.
We have been toid to look to New
South Wales as an important source of
supply, and probably with scientific
exploitation, the investment of a rea
sonable amount of capital and the di- :
version of miners from gold seeking '.
that colony would bc of use in supply- 1
ing the world's requirements. The
metal there is obtained ch icily from the
Fifield district, about 322 miles west
of Sydney, where it is found associated
with gold. Here the principal work
ings are ct Platina, a township situated
about two miles from that of Fifield, ?
a deep alluvial "lead," containing plat- j
inum and gold, extending from near i
the former place for over a mile in I
length and varying from 60 feet to 150
feet in width.-Engineering.
Denonnee AV onion Knteher*.
That there is a growing tendency
among many of the butchers of tho
city to employ young women in their
shops, and put them behind the coun
ter at ihe block, where they are taught
to do all the work of the journeyman
butchers at a much smaller rate of
wages, was the assertion trade by
William C. Wellman, of Local Lodge,
No. 181 of the Amalgamated Meat
Cutters and Butcher Workmen.
These young women, it is declared,
are employed ar small wages and are
ostensibly cashiers or bookkeepers,
but in reality cut meat and do tho
work of a journeyman butcher o:'
meat cutter. At a mooting this sub
ject was brought, up by the members
of Local lodge, No. 1S4, and denounced.
It is said lhat over a hundred such
women butchers were employed in
the city. Resolutions denouncing this,
declaring for shorter hours, und ask
ing the wives o? trades union men to
purchase their meat before 6 o'clock
on Saturday evening, were passed.
New York Tribune.
Bad Tnprd Kronoli Poller.
A curious instance of the paralyzing
effect of red tape in the French ad
ministration has just come to light.
In 1867 a Hollander named Stallcn
berg was expelled because he cried
"Vive la republique!" in the streets
of Paris. After the fall of tho Em
pire he returned, but the republican
police arrested, imprisoned and ex
pelled him anew. He then went to
New Orleans and made a fortune.
Since then he has returned 27 times
to Paris, where each time he has been
arrested, Imprisoned and expelled. He
is now back for the 2Sth time, and is
awaiting the action of the police.
Paris Dispatch in New York Herald.
/ Qm-Mtlminb':. foil 1 .?rei?.
Three little school children were
seriously dis cussing thc social condi
tions and positions 0! their respective
parents and their ancestry, each one
evidently determined to go one better
than the other.
"Mother says I am descended from
Mary Oneon of Scots." triumphantly
asserted lillie Eva.
"So am ?. then." retorted Cousin
"Don'; be silly. Willie." interpolated
the third. "Why. you're a boy."
New York Times.
The cattle which drew the mahog
any logs in thc foresis ci the [fthmus
or Panama have to be ppnx.NcI with
kercsci.e to destroy tho p"Xra*?itos
which arc their deadly enemies.
A NICHT MARE OF MONEY.
Ch, it's dollnrs, dollnrs, dollars,
?Every way you turn.
Dollar? for thu nient you eat,
And for tba conl you burn.
Dollar? for yof.r clothing,
Dollnrs for your Led,
Dollnrs for tho booka that put
A thought Into your head.
Ifn't any tel'Ing
When thu thing will end
Dollnrs for a cheery word,
Dollars for n friend.
Dollar? for u minuto
Passed1 in inlk polite.
It's dollars, dollar? all the day,
And dollars all the night!
Wigg-Arc thc verses widely road?
Wag:.-Yes; they're read by every
magazine editor in thc country.
Nell-They are going to be married
at last. Beile-So everything is set
tled, eh? Nell-Everything but bis
bills, and her father will settle them.
"Statistics prove," said thc. Wise
Guy, "that poor people live longer than
rich ones." "Naturally," replied the
Simple Mug. "The doctors let the poer
Ernie-Is he stingy with l?is
kisses? Emily-Well, he likes to
make them go a loiig way. Ernie
Indeed! Emily-Yes, he kisses over
"I wish you would do something for
my husband," said the anxious wife.
"He's worrying about money." "Don't
bc alarmed," answered thc physician,
reassuringly. "I'll relieve him of that."
Stubb-That conceited young man
boasts that his ancestors carried every
thing before them. Penn-He means
behind them. I understand they car
ried peddlers' packs when they first
Mrs. Phamley-I see thc board of
health reports show a falling off in the
death-rate last week. Mr. Phamley
Ah! that reminds me. I noticed in the
society column that our doctor is out
of town on his vacation.
"Say," whispered the young brother,
"didn't I hear sis say 'Kiss and I'll
make up?'" "Yes," replied the- caller.
"Well, she had it wrong. Sis always
makes up before you come. I saw her
with the paint and powder."
She-He didn't succeed in convinc
ing her after all his argument. He
"No, he merely made her mad." "But
his explanation was clear." "Yes; and
that's where he made his mistake. He
told her it was as 'plain as the nost on
her face.' "
"Papa," began the young hopeful,
"where does the sea go?" "It doesn't
gc anywhere, my son," responded irri
tated papa. "Why do you ask .iuch
foolish questions?" "Well, if it doesn't
go anywhere, why do they say sailors
'follow tho sea?' "
"How often does the earth have a
revolution?" asked the teacher. "What
part of the earth?" inquired the pupil.
if you mean in South America they
have em oftener."
"John,'' whispered Mrs. Stubb, in the
wee hours, "there is a burglar down
stairs, and I want you to go down."
"Well, I guess not," responded her hus
band, turning over for another nap;
"I'd have you know that I don't asso
ciate with burglars."
"She had a premonition that some
thing was going to happen," said the
observer, "and sure enough it did.
There's a sense that's most highly de
veloped in woman." "There is so,"
replied the married man, counting the
few coins he had left out of his week's
salary. "It's the sense of touch."
Cuts Npoil a Sermon.
Rev. Page Milburn's recent experi
ence while delivering a sermon on the
judgment day is being told among his
lt was a peaceful summer night,
warm enough to have all the windows
open, but not sufficiently hot to cause
a fluttering of fans. The reverend
gentleman was preaching upon the
last solemn moment t judgment day
and presenting a graphic word picture
of the majestic and triumphal coining
of the judgment angel. Extending
his arms, ne began impressively:
"Hark! \Vhat is that sound that
bursts upon my car?" The infuriated
and appalling yowl of felines in
mortal combat on a neighboring fence
rent the air.
There was a general titter from the
younger folk in the congregation.
Thinking to stem the current of
amusement by the reproof, the clergy
man continued in impressive tones:
"Let not our minds bc diverted. I
say again, what is that solemn sound
that bursts upon my ears?" An ear
splitting series of spittings and yowls
came in instant rejoinder from the
combatants upon the fence. It was
' too much for the speaker and audi
I "Will the congregation join in the
closing hymn?" said the discomfited
preacher. And with a speedy benedic
tion the service came to an abrupt
i conclusion.-Baltimore Sun.
Borrie? Grown on Sunday.
j Sousa, the~bandmaster, was recently
. discussing at Atlantic City the ques
j tion of Sunday obeservance with a
man who recalled the experience of a
local manager who had been fined for
! giving a vaudeville performance on the
first day of the week.
; "Tales of that sort," replied Sousa,
"always remind me of the little girl
i who early on Monday morning carried
j a basket of freshly picked raspberries
j to the family minister. He expressed
j his appreciation of the gift, but added
I with a suggestion of doubt in his
I "I trust you didn t pick these on the
Sabbath, my dear?"
"Oh, no, sir," responded the child.
"I picked them this morning, but they
were growing all day yesterday."
Too E i?y.
Ascum-What's your objection to
Markie? as treasurer of our loan as
Borroughs-He isn't sufficiently
careful. Ho doesn't use any judgment
at all. Why, he has loaned me a
fiver manv a time.-Philadelphia Press.
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