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How Itlnlt Ilrrmn WnmuU.
Many birds, particularly those that
nro iirry lor .sportsmen, possess tho
facility of frkillully drcwuing wounds.
Some will even set bones, taking their
own feathers for bandages.
In every instance) the old Injury is
found neatly dressed with down
plucked from tho ntcm feathers and
skilfully arranged over the wound, evi
dently by the long beak of tho bird.
In Bornn instances a solid plaster la
thus formed, and In others bandages
have be'.-n applied to wounds or broken
One day a bird was killed that evi
dently had been severely wounded at
some recent period. The wound was
covered and protected by a sort of
network of feathers, which had been
plucked by the bird from its own body
and so arranged as to form a plaster,
completely covering and protecting the
wounded surface. The feathers were
fair!" n-Hied together, passing alter
nately i ler and above each other and
forming v textile fabric of great pro
tective, power. Youth's Chronicle.
Ilovr Wild A ii I ii Hi Heep.
The ) i3 nothing odd or peculiar
aboiu .ha sleep of the lions and tigers.
In ct-Mvity they show the same in
difference to danger that they mani
fest in the jungle, and by clay or night
will slumber through an unusual tu
mult, unmindful or unconscious of the
noise. Their sleep is commonly heavy
Bears are also heavy sleepers, but
less disposed than lions and tigers to
slumber in the day time. Grizzly bears
usually curl up under the rocks, but
sometimes they crawl up to tho very
top of the rocks, and, with front paws
spread around the iron (age, go to
sleep in what seems an uncomfortable
position; but bears never release their
muscular grasp of any object when
The black bears will curl up among
the branches of a tree when they have
the opportunity and go to sleep in
thi3 peculiar position. The polar bears
Bhow a peculiarity in the selection of
their sleeping places. They choose one
particular corner of the cage for the
purpose, and invariably seek this out
.for the night's rest.
. The high-strung, nervous animals
are the most interesting to watch at
night. They usually belong to the
hunted tribes, whose lives are in con
stant danger in the forest, and they
. possess such a highly developed ner
vous system that they really sleep
with one eye open. The slightest noise
will instantly awaken them.
The prairie wolves merely seem to
close their eyes for an instant and
then open them again to see if all is
lie Wrtit io See tho Kins.
Wilbur Johnson, a 15-year-old Wash
ington City boy, is the hero of quite an
adventure. The boy went to England
last summer for an outing and snap
shot camera expedition, and was roy
ally entertained by the King and
Queen. He set out from St. Johns, N.
B.; on the 9th of June for England by
schooner. Upon his arrival In London
he unstrung his camera and went to
work. One day he came to Marl
borough House, the residence of the
King. Handing the guard a piece of
silver he went inside the gates. Just
as he was about ready to press the
bulb on a good snap shot he was start
led to see an elderly gentleman stand
ing directly in front of him.
"Hello, sonny, what are you going
to do?" he asked.
The boy told his story, and the gen
tleman said, "You can't take a picture
of Marlborough House. v He informed
him that he wa.3 the Duke of Argyle.
He then asked the boy if he wanted to
see the King, and the upshot of the
matter was that tho Duke agreed to
present the boy at Marlborough House
on Wednesday morning following. Of
course the boy was there at the ap
pointed time, dressed in the uniform
of the Washington High School Cadets,
of which he is a member.
"I see you are an officer," began tho
King, after a hearty salutation.
"No, sir I am only a private," he
"Ah, I thought yeu were an officer."
Then the boy explained to him that
the officers wore shoulder straps and
told him all about the high school ca
dets and how for four years the Cen
tral High School at Washington had
carried oft the Hag in drill contests,
and how this high school had the
fastest runners, the best athletic teams,
the broadest jumpers in fact, the best
of eervth!ng in sight.
After a while the King tapped a lit
tle iluT bell, and a cervnnt came In
an 1 bowed low to hi MnJ--: ty. XL
King order. .I da. and the man brought
It !n and nerved It In Utile cups, with
out milk or sugar, Jmt after t a bad
I" :i served Queen Alexandra came In.
linked hi ju u few questions and became
dually Interested In what the boy told
her of hU little sinter and brother.
Thep then Queen left the room.
"I had the audacity," lie says In tell
ing about his visit, "to ask King Hd
ward to let me see some of the royal
Jewels. The King hesitated a second
and then assented, and led the way
Into a Hinall room on one side, where
was Queen Victoria's crown, the sword
of Edward, the Black Prince; the
crown of Mary II., the sword of King
Arthur of the Hound Table and many
other wonderful things."
After having been with the King
a half hour he backed himself out of
the room and ran to his hotel, greatly
elated over his adventure. The Ameri
Mornni, Die 1 ifim-Ii I'ondln.
One cold night In the late fall of the
year a man entered the farmyard of a
Mr. Bradley. The man was a foreign
er and seemed ill and tired. He was
closely followed by a ehaggy brown
dog, known as a French poodle. The
dog was a grotesque object, as he had
been shaven to look like a dandy, but
was now soiled and worn. His keen
brown eyes were the only attractive
thing about him. Farmer Bradley wa3
a kind man; he never turned any one
he thought needy or deserving away
to starve or freeze. He had upon hi3
place, the old farmhouse where he and
his brothers and sisters were born, and
although he had a fine new home, the
old one was kept in order. There was
a fireplace and a bed, and here the
man was brought and fed and left to
sleep with his dog, which he called
Moreau, keeping close watch beside
In the morning the man was dead,
and as there was no clew to tell his
name or the place he came from, Farm
er Bradley had him buried in the
stranger's corner of the cemetery, and
adopted Moreau. Moreau was a sensi
ble dog. Farmer Bradley said he knew
more than most folks. He did not in
sist on staying at hi3 masters grave, as
you read sometimes but readily fol
lowed the farmer home.
If any pains had been taken with
Moreau's education ho would have per
formed many tricks, but Farmer Brad
ley and his wife were too busy for that
lie was t audit, to drive the rows to
pasture and to bring them home at j
night. A gate wa3 constructed at the ,
end of the lane in such a manner that
it swung both ways, so when the farm- i
er said: i
"Moreau, it is time to get the cows,"
he started without a word and ran J
down the lane. If the cows were wait
ing, he would push the gate open and
hold it open with his paws for them to
go through. But if they had not come,
he would go around the pasture and
get them together, drive them up and
open the gate the other way. This he
did every night and morning.
The next thing he learned to do was
to churn. A little harness wa3 fitted to
him, a band slipped over a water ,
wheel and fastened to the big churn, :
a little platform for Moreau to walk
steadily on and on, tho cfank of the
churn turned by the motion till the ,
butter was there, yellow as gold. Mo
reau was then unharnessed and re- (
ceived his reward in the form of a
drink of buttermilk. Then he would j
rrn and play in the sunshine or sleep
in the shade till it was time to get
the cows home. So the days sped
along, and Moreau was getting to be
quite an old dog. His hair was no
longer allowed to grow In fantastic
shapes, and he looked like any staid,
Farmer Bradley and his wife grew
to love Moreau and were very good to
him. Later, Moreau did something
more than to repay them for their
kindness to the strangers.
Farmer Bradley's farm was very
large, and he had many buildings on
it; barn3 for hay and for cattle and for
horses; and also acres of woodland.
They kept huge fires in the house
night and day, as the winter was very
cold, always intending to see that they
were carefully covered up at night, as
there was danger in the fierce and high
One night when all the family were
sleeping, a spark flew out upon the
rug. It was too large to be extin-
guished in its fall, so it kept growing
brighter and brighter, and at last a
tiny flame shot up. It wakened Mo
reau; he looked at it, sniffed at it, and
found it beyond him, so he bounded in
to Mr. Bradley's room, and jumped and
barked, and caught him by the sleeve,
and pulled. with all hi3 might. Mr.
Bradley was dazed at first, but in a
few minutes was wide awake, and on
the spot. And In less time than it can
be told, a most disastrous fire was pre
vented, and Moreau well, he is the he
ro of the town. Everybody 'loves and
admires Farmer Bradley's sagacious
French poodle Moreau. New York
Mail and Express.
Iron stoves are coming more and
more into use in Bulgaria, having
driven out the tin-plated ones formerly
in great favor. Germany was the
first in the field with iron stoves, but
has found formidable competitors in
Delci im and England.
DISCOVZRY WHICH BROUGHT A WEV
SEX INTO THE WORLD.
In tli Ol.l vg !. et Wmm Pfnr
tlt'Htlr I Innlnm.l t Ion Mhii llmt
Aiiilrm Hits -nn of Itcxnly w limn:
Took liner lira my of Knlymiil Mln.l.
. Th crude and unnatural division ( t
hbor existing In the good old day a of
Havai;ery had the effect of practically
eliminating sex from the world, ex
cept as regard. tho lowest animal func
tion?. B"fuie the hi sher functions for
which nature had designed women
could be developed a gn u', change Had
to take place ln man. Hn h:t' to acquire
an entirely nw sense, the sense of
It Is, Indeed, commonly supprsed
that a 8em;e of beautyexistsamongall
races of mankind, even the lowest, and
that peculiarities of "taste ' account for
the different ttandaids. In lay "Prim
itive Love and Love Stories" (pp. 229
2S7) I have shown that, on tho con
trary, the is no such thing as a sense
of personal beauty among the lower
races; that sen.se being, like romantic
(superscnsual) love, one of the latest
products of civilization. I cannot take
space here to summarize my
arguments, but I can In one
brief sentence, mention three
things which alone incon
trovertibly prove my point: If these
lower races had a sense of personal
beauty they wonK. not have fattened
their girls literacy like hogs for the
marriage market; they would not have
been indifferent to the fact that they
never washed their facts, and they
would not have compelled them to be
their "mules" to do the hard work
which robbed them of all traces of
beauty nature may have given them,
at a time when they should have been
still m the full bloom of girlhood.
In proportion as men acquired
the aesthetic sense they saw that beau
ty was woman's real sphere, and they,
therefore, began to treat her in such a
way that it became possible for her to
unfold her charms of body and mind,
and make them her specialty, for her
own sake as well as for man's. This
was the first and most important of
"woman's rights" granted to her by
man. But before he could grant this
boon deliberately he had to make the
discovery that she could not compete
with him In trials of strength, and bo
beautiful at the same time. And thus,
ln course of time- was established the
reai anmnesis Detween tne sexes
strength in man, beauty in women; It
was the most important discovery ever
made, for it brought a new sex into
the world the fair sex.
All Europe and civilized America had
accepted this antithesis between fair
woman and strong men when, about
half a century ago; a small band, of
American women (most of them not
conspicuously of the fair sex) came to
gether, concluded that the world was
out of joint, and proceeded In an at
tempt to swim the Niagara Falls, to.
make the clocks of time move back
ward, and change the laws of nature.
For from recognizing beauty as wom
an's special prerogative, they promptly
began a war of extermination against
It. In the years 1851-52 about a hun
dred of them, "r.s a matter of princi
ple," adopted the bloomer costume
the most hideous parody on dress, ever
conceived by human brain.
The public had gradually accepted as
Its ideal of womanhood a lady, refined,
modest, gentle, sympathetic, shrinking,
if possible, from rough conflict of any
sort, and blessed with a voice "ever
soft, gentle and low an excellent
thing In woman." It had learned in
stinctively that these qualities repre
sented beauty of mind, and that beau
ty of body and mind or at least of
mind, the more important of the two
is the sine qua non of true woman
liness. It knew that as the pen is
mightier than the sword, so beauty is
mightier than rcanly muscle; that
beauty needs no strong cords, because
it "draws us with a single hair," and
woman has whole tresses with which to
govern "man's imperial race." Yet here
were a handful of persons clamoring
that women should throw overboard
all these advantages, and once more
enter into competition and conflict
I with man in his own realm of muscle,
strength, strife and struggle for exist
ence! I Of the leaders it was said (I
, quote only from writers entirely
friendly to them) that they had been
for decades "diligent iorgers of all
manner of projectiles, from fireworks
to thunderbolts." One of them is lik
ened to Bismarck (the man of blood
and iron); she "plans the campaigns,
provides the munitions of war," etc.
As a speaker, she is "angular and rig
id." Her face "has an expression of
masculine strength." "She is hard
featured cold as an icicle." In carrying
out her schemes she is "rugged, un
flinching,' and stern.' I respectfully sub
mit that a woman with these unquali
fiedly masculine attributes docs not
6eem the right person to speak for the
fair sex. There is too much bloomcrism
in her mental make-up; and among a
thousand women there are not ten who
like bloomers. Imagine a group of
wom?n undertaking to inaugurate a
rebellion "such as the world had nev
er seen," yet being obliged, in order
I to find tho nun; tier of "grlevanc3s"
!';;lr"d f nclf'.-u, hi car.t!i I Jrrla ra
tion of th' Bien lu H7'i had that
tuniil.er!) tn make "a protracted
Kearch" (I clM their on word.-s)
"through FUtu.V books, 'Lurch u.-ar.eH,
nncl the ciK ttifi.H of Hocl"y." Helen
Ktndrlck Job.i:rt ites tf.tv words of
a young man who wus pics'-it; "Vour
grievances must 1W gricvou.;.. Inc1.-d,
when you are oolUfsl to go to liookj to
find them out."
However, let us 1. fallant aitf Just,
and give these womn their dues. Somo
nlevancfs, no doubt; did exist,, and
they certainly helped to abolish them.
St.san B. Anthony. Vt be nure. inti
mates that they did not help, for that
is the only construction that can
possibly be put to the words she ad
dressed to a meeting i,r Cleveland a',
few years ago: "Women, we might asr
well be dogs baying the moon as pe
titioners without the power to vote."'
But her biographer, who has a de
lightfully undiplomatic and honest way
of letting the cat out of the bag, ad:
mits in regard to the things asked for
by the agitators that "the close of the
cent in y finds practically all granted
except the ballot."
By the inexorable laws of logic this
proves that wonrm do not need tho
ballot, since it Ehows that they can get
everything they want and need with
out it. Henry T. Finck in the Independent.
VAGARIES OF THE TIDES.
rurioti Current in thn Orrim and IU
AriuM Throughout the World.
There are as many vargarics in the
waters as in the winds. Why, for In
stance, should three great ocean cur
rents send their warm waters across
tho wide Pacific, Atlantic and across the
Cape of Good Hope? There have been
many theories advanced to solve the
problem of their origin, but all have
proved fallacious. Other and equally
mysterious currents exist in well nigh
all parts of the world. The tides aro
so erratic in different parts of the
world that one hesitates to accept tho
theory that the moon controls them in
all cases. It is on record that the sea
has run for weeks out of the Java sea
through, the straignts of Sunda and
thence back again for a like periol
without any perceptible rise or fall
during those times. Then there is the
equatorial current that flows into the
Caribbean sea, the ever-flowing cur
rent to the eastward around Cape
Horn, the cold stream flowing from the
Icy regions of the North past New
foundland and Nova Scotia and along
the American coast to the extreme end
of Florida, the continual current run
ning with a velocity of from four to
five knots an hour through the
straights of Gibraltar into the Med
iterranean sea, the swift currents run
ning across the rocks and shoals off '
the end of Billiton Island, which appar
ently starts from nowhere and ends
somewhere in the vicinity of tho same'
place, and the current which, starting
half way up the China sea, runs from
two to three knots an hour to the
northeast and finally ends abruptly off'
the north end of Luzon. Then we have
those tidal vagaries known the Wrorld
over as bores. Residents on Severn
side are familiar with them, and those
that run up in the Hooghly and lira
waddy rivers from side to side ln a
zig zag shape until, they reach thety
limit, often tearing ships from their
anchorage, originate nobody knows
where or why. The rush of waters
ia the Bay of Fundy is nothing but a,
huge bore sweeping all before it up to
the bead of the bay until the waters
have risen to the height of fifty or six
ty feet. Off Southampton we have the
double tides, while at Singaport it has
been observed for. days at a time that
there has been but the one rise and
fall in the twenty-four hours. The
tides may be, and very often appear,
as though they were, "moon struck,"
but they certainly- not controlled with
hard and fast rules by that or. any
Half-Done- Work U Wnateful.
The extravagance and waste- of do
ing work badly axe most lamentable.
We can never over-estimate the value,.
m a successful life, of an early formed,
habit of doing everything to; a finish,
and thus, relieving ourselves of the
necessity of doing things more than
once. Oh the waste in half done,,
careles3, patched work!
The extravagance anu lejra resulting
from a. slEp-shod education is almost
beyond computation. To be undec
the necessity, all through one's life,
of patching up, of having to do over
again, half done and botched work, is
net only a source of terrible waste,,
but the subsequent loss of self-respect
and life is also very great.
There is great economy in putting
the highest possible personal invest
ment in everything we do. Any thor
oughness of effort which raises per
se nal power to a higher value Is a ju
dicious expenditure of individual ef
fort. Do not be afraid to show thor
oughness in whatever you undertake.
Thoroughness is a great quality when
once mastered. It makes all work
easier and brings to life more sun
A sweet potato six feet long and
seven inches In circumference haa
,c:u grown la Riverside county, Cal
CCYONO' CIVIL IZMIR'S PALE.
t 'mull ttotm In Mm Ituilou fat (nnnlrf
li tiImmI by ti."n,
MIl' S Spemer, agent for tl.e lli. l
ion F. if company, In the i.itno."t un
known Jl.strlr-td of Hudson l ay. Is mi
hla first vinit to clvlHzathui. Though
M he has never i;e n a railway train
previous to his present trip, Mid had
of conveyance as tin cba trie nr.
veyance as an electric car.
HU life ha ben spent nmoir,' the
Indians and Esquimaux who ot-oupy
the northern parts of Labrador an.l th
rountry immediately cast of Hu-tsoil
bay. Contrary to the general b Hcf
arising from the reports' of missionary
societies end others, Mr. Spencer Hay
that in many respects the d iff en at
tribes kU1 ad'jcro to their old custom
Teh Es vilmcanx In particular, ar-v
according to Mr. Spencer, a very J !!!.'
.'lilt people to civilize. There has neve "
(jeen such ii thing as a marriage cere--mony
among them, and the nearest,
they have got to one today ln the dis
tricts controlled for the company by
Mr. Spencer Is that the young man
generally tries to go to some post to
buy :t blanket,, and that Is all the cere
mony there is about It. They are not
30 numerous as formerly, and it ia
thought that this falling off is princi
pally due to the fact that for the past
generation they have been taught to
use English and American foods.
Formerly they never even cooked their
meat, and they Feeroed to derive more
benefit I'rom'it raw than in its cooked
Money has not yet come into usi
among the people" with whom Mr.
Spencer has business dealings. Both
Indians and Esquimeaux bring the.r
furs into the company's posts and .n
return receive diftVrent kinds of mer
chandise. Counters are used which
are known as "made' beavers," each of
which is worth about GO cents of our
The chief animali now hunted by
these people are, Itrst, the fox, and
then the marten, beaver, otter, rein
deer and fisher. The silver fox is of
course most eagerly- sought, yet not
withstandings its extreme value in civ
ilizatlon, the finest specimens sold
at the posts yield only SO made beav
ers, or $18.
By far the largest amount of tho
credit received for furg goes for tobac
co. When an Esquimaux or an Indian
gets CO made beavers-,, it is safe to say
that he spends 59 oastobacco. The Es
quimaux, . in particular, will sarrifico
almost anything else for it.
They are wonderfully friendly peo
ple among themselves, and it is very
seldom, if ever, that" quarrels arise be
tween the people of different districts.
The same thing caiinot he said of the
Indians to the east. of Hudson bay.
Mr. Spencer-is. authority for the
rather surprising statement that there
has-been no falling off. in recent years
in the number. of lura sent out of this
Nearly all the white men in this ter
ritory marry squaws, and young chil
dren,, too, often grow up neglected.
The only education; any of them re
ceive i3 when a missionary happens
to pass that way, for schools are un
known. New. York; San.
Four Clnnew f Lawyer. ,
There are today,, roughly speaking,
four classes- of lawyers first, the
corporation attorney, who draws an
assured salary or retainer of ample
magnitude; second, the lawyer of the
old school; who maintains the ideals
of his profession, anj who is being
blowly crushed between centralization
of commercial interests on the one
hand, and the- sharp . practice of his
competitors on the other; third, those
men nominally lawyers who supple- .
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come-by collections, loan and insur
ance, business; fourth, the "rustler,"
who. seeks business by the same metn
ods.as the-travelling salesman secures;
his- of'ders, and who .either never
knew, or has forgotten that the duty
of an upright counsellor is to prevent;
not to foster, litigation. From Julge !
Stephen A. Lowell's Address at the
University of Oregon.
"Minne Glegle" Fnll.
"Some years ago I visited an ohli
friend ,of mine in Minneapolis," said! a
well known Milwaukee railroad maoi,
"ami he spent considerable time, tatt
ing me about to show me the many
interesting places in-, that interesting
city. One day he totjk me out fco see
the famous Minnehaha Falls, and. aJftij
I had feasted my eys on this, beauti
ful work of natus he invited! me to
accompany him down the gulch
through which ttb? little stream flows
at least half a. raile and tbjere called,
my attention to a little cascade that
is an exact miniature of Minnehaha.
"'What da you call this cascade?' t c '
asked my friend.
'"We call this Minnie Giggle.'
Nor '"re Jur!lel.
"I'm afraid, Edward, you're marry
ing me only because I've inherited:
$30,000 from my uncle."
"Why Blanche., how can yon think
that of me? Your uncle is nothing to
me! I would marry you no myter
from whom you Inherited tho rccajl1