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VOL. XVII.-NO. 52. : SAVANNAH, HARDIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1901. $1 MATHS.
PITH AND POINT.
A MYSTERY SOLVED.
4 WHAT THE DOCTORS FIND dt
Singular and Selentlfle poets Ascertained by
l)r. Von Eisenbcrg, of Konigsberg, !
recently had a patient who had lost
his index linger in an accident. As
a means of cure an operation was
performed in which the second toe
was nmputated and sewed onto the
original seat of the absent finger.
The toe grew firmly into place and
made a finger very satisfactory in
appearance although not particular
ly useful. This calls to mind the
operation by Nicoladont in 1898 in
Which the second toe was made to
answer for a thumb which had been
lost. The result in this ense was
practically perfect. The appearance
was very good and the patient at
tained the action which he had for
merly had with his real thumb.
Specialists in diseases of children
have been casting about for many
years to find a proper substitute for
temporary use- for food in those cases
of artificially fed infants in which
milk cannot be digested. Some time
ago it was found that ass milk was
much more easily digested than cow's
milk; but to-day it is stated that a
perfect substitute has been found in
almond milk' made by grinding up
blanched sweet almonds with warm
water in a mortar and then straining
through a cotton cloth.
A young woman swallowed a pin
six years ago and felt no incon
venience therefrom. Recently she
hod an attack of appendicitis and on
operation the pin was found imbed
ded in the appendix. Thirteen years
ago a woman stepped on a needle. It
entered the "bull of the great toe.
Very recently she felt some pain in
the heel and the needle was removed
therefrom. A child, two and a half
years of nge, ran a needle in her foot.
When nhe was 18 trouble developed
along her shin bone and on opera
tion n needle was found penetrating
the bone to the mcdullmy canal.
In tho city of Cleveland, O., four
people recently died from lock-jaw
after vaccination. ...This was due to
the impure vaccine used, being im
pregnated with tetanus bacilli.
A woman faith curer endeavored to
cure a family of four of; smallpox.
She acquired the disease herself and
sent for a doctor whose medicine she
took very meekly.
An epidemic of diphtheria among
cats has been reported from Chicago.
It is known that the cat is susceptible
to this disease and can easily be the
carrier of infection.
Dr. II. R. Gaylord, of Buffalo,
cluims to have found the germ origin
of cancer. He describes it as a profo
zoon or animal parasite and not a
vegetable parasite or bacterium. This
announcement is important as it has
been uccepted by many that cancer
was due to a vegetable parasite al
most identical with the yeast fungus.
Prof. Koch,' who discovered the
bacillus of tuberculosis, has recently
declared that tuberculosis in cattle
is not communicable to man and tells
of experiments showing that human
tuberculosis is not capable of being
"HE AYENSI 801HG ONE IIA S STOIE MY CLOTHES!"
WHEHE IS THE! THIEF t
The Manufacture of rtrome Powder.
The shining metallic dust that is
used to produce the effect of gilt and
bronze in wall-papers, printing, lithog
raphy, mirror and picture frames, fres
co painting, and so on, has its prin
cipal source in the bronze-powder
factories at Furth, in Bavaria, where
this industry has been highly special
ized. The material is "Dutch metal,"
. an alloy of copper and spelter. The
larger the percentage of spelter the
more yellowish the alloy. Seven prin
?ipal tints are produced, varying from
golden yellow to bright copper red.
The alloy is first prepared in the form
of leaf metal, which is afterward
ground into powder. Industrial Jour-nali
carried to cattle. The great amount
of work done by physicians and
boards of health to prevent the sale
of tuberculous beef and milk has
been, according to I'rof. Koch's the
ories, perfectly useless. If we are to
believe these notions, we must be
lieve that human tuberculosis and
bovine tuberculosis are entirely dif
ferent diseases caused by entirely dif
ferent germs. This we have not been
able to demonstrate. It must be re
membered, before nccepting the opin
ions of the great Koch without ques
tion, that he is the same man who
gave to the world the "sure cure" fot
tuberculosis in Tuberculin. Tuber
culin was a product of the tubercle
bacillus, on the same principle as
diphtheria antitoxin and vaccine, and
its use resulted iu such general harm
to the sufferers from tubercular con
ditions that it was discontinued early.
The bulk of the medical thinkers do
not agree with I'rof. Koch in his new
views; but he Is too great a man to
prevent his opinions making a pro
found impression on both the lay
and professional mind.
The London Lancet tells of an
ulcerated condition of the tongue
(cancerous) which began well back
on that organ and progressed until
the tongue was practically amputat
ed by the disease process.
A French medical journal telle 01
the successful experiments of Roger
who inoculated rabbits with small
pox and found that they developed
typical cases of the disease.
The Island of Barri will now pro"b
ably become of interest to the lay
man as well as to the medical man.
It has been selected as the place for
the segregation of lepers from th
A great deal of attention has been
given by surgeons to the infection of
wounds even after the' very best
methods of antisepsis had been em
ployed. Genevct has recently discov
ered that even after the most rigid
sterilization, while the surface of
the surgeon's hand may be absolute
ly germ free, the perspiration will
bring out the germs from the depths
of the sweat follicles. To overcome
this he has suggested that the hands
of the surgeon be soaked for ten min
utes in a solution of tannin before
the operation begins that sweating
may be avoided.
It has been discovered by an Amer
ican physician that diphtheria anti
toxin is very valuable in the cure
and prevention of scarlet fever. When
one remembers that the first and one
of the most marked symptoms of
scarlet fever is the angina or sore
thront, and when we find that diph
theria antitoxin is a valuable remedy
we ore not surprised that it has been
suggested that there is a close rela
tion between the two diseases. In
cidentally it may be remarked that
recent investigation points to recur
ring sore throat and rheumatism be
ing of the same origin. Additional
evidence to this fact is that salicylate
of soda or salicylic acid is valuable in
the cure of both.
(Copyright, 1901, by Lewis D. Sampson.)
. Sign of Intelligence.
Mrs. Glover You told me that par
rot I bought of you was the most in
telligent bird in your collection;
while the' fact is . he doesn't speak
Dealer That's what I meant when
I spoke of his intelligence. Boston
The Eternal Woman,
'I know that justice is blind,"
mused the fair defendant, adding the
finishing touches to lier toilet, which
consisted of a Taris gown, a picture
hat anfl other beautiflers; "I know
that justice is blind, but, thank good
ness, the judge is not." Baltimore
Nearly 4,000 persons are accidental
ly drowned every year in England. Of
these only 150 are skating nccideuts,
and 200 from bathing.
Russia and Austria arc the only
large European countries which pro
duce more meat than they eat. Their
yearly surplus amounts to 105,000
The record sturgeon has lately been
caught in the Volga. It weighed
1,700 pounds. It yielded 220 pounds
of caviare, and was valued altogether
The great Greenland glaciers are on
an average 1,000 feet thick, and move
50 feet a day. Six of them yearly de
liver into t lie sea four square miles
of ice 1,000 feet thick.
(jueen Mnrgherita of Italy has the
record among royalties of being able
to read and write English, French,
German and Italian. She also knows
Greek and Latin.
- A Swiss teacher at Ecubleus has
found 128 swallows nests in 54
houses. There were 785 young ones,
the average nest having live, though
some had only three and a few had
In view of the fact that about hall
a million postal cards are mailed
every year in Germany without any
address, the authorities recommend
that the address should always be
Mr.Benjamin Dennison, head master
of Peterborough British school, in
acknowledging a presentation from
old boys, stated that during his 27
years' connection with the school he
had not missed a single attendance
and the school had never been closed
DUE TO IGNORANCE.
Hovr a Green Keporter Succeeded
Where Trained Hands Failed
to Get a Story.
"When I broke into the newspnpei
business," said the veteran New
York correspondent of a big western
daily, according to the Kansas City
Journal, "I made a hit on my very
first assignment, and, oddly enough,
my success was due entirely to my
ignorance of my profession.
"1 had long had an ambition to be
a newspaper man, nnd wlien J. waH
offered a position on a morning pit
per I jumped at the chance. It
wasn't much of a position, and for
several months I hung around the
office waiting for the news assign
ments which did not come. Now and
then I would be Rent out to get ma
terinl for an 'obit.' note on somebody
who had died, or perhaps would have
a chance nt a late Are. But it was a
red-letter day when I got more than
ten lines into the paper. Still
turned up regularly every noon with
the reporters and stood around
waiting for that assignment.
"One day the city editor called
me to his desk and gave me an
anonymous postal card the paper
had received calling attention to
high assessments which had been
put upon property in a certain street
He told me to look it up. It was one
of those things where the chances
for a story were about one in a mil
lion, but with thntblissful ignorance
which characterizes the 'cub report
er,' I started for the place.
"Not knowing anything about the
methods of reporters, I canvassed
that street from beginning to end-
it was about two miles long and,
nl though I met with many rebuffs, I
did get some stuff that was really
good, although I did not know it a
the time. When I came in I was told
to write a 'column and a half, and
by good luck I put the story in tho
"The story suggested that great
abuses hnd been perpetrated by cer
tain city officials, and after it wn
printed the next day two of the old
reporters were sent out to follow it
up. They came buck without any
thing, and 1 was orderud nut ngnin
By following my method of the pre
vioiih day T secured enough addition
nl matter for another story, the pa
per opened n fight on the ofilcinls i
question and for several days tha
was our lending story.
J hat was my start. JVot many
years afterward I became the nigh
city editor of the same paper.
was ignorance, pure unadulterated
Ignorance of reporters' method
that yielded my llrst story, but
hart sense enough to discover very
soon after that the same thin
would not carry me any farther."
When KliiKHhlp Falls.
The most wretched man on earth
in said to be a monnrch Norodom,
king of Cambodia. He has n gor
geous palace, furnished according tn
the most expensive ideas, but ho ad
heres to the customs of his ances
tors, and sleeps on nn ancient car
pet in a kind of shed that has not
been cleaned since creation. He is
a miserable victim to hypochondria,
and all day long he heaves long sighs
of utter wretchedness. This monnrch
is a short, fnt person with one eye. .
A sir Dijr.
Ethel If ten men were to Dfk yot
to marry them, what would that be?
Amy What would it be?
"And if one should ask you, what
would that be?"
"I don't know. What?"
"A wonder." London Tit-Bits.
Thoroughly Well Cared For.
Dobhs You ought to do something
for that cold of yours. A neglected
cold often lends to serious corse
Mobbs This one isn't .neglected.
Four or .five hundred of my friends
are looking after it. Stray Stories.
tome Henpecta In Which They Art
Superior to Men for That
In its decision to employ girl as
telephone operators the British post
oilice has submitted to the inevitable.
If ever nature created a monopoly
in a profession, she did so when she
endowed girls with the voices they
possess, says the London Mail.
In lands as diverse in custom as
Roumania and America, Italy and
England, men yield place to women
as telephonists. Even in the land
of the Geisha this natural advantage
reveals itself, and the rapidly grow
ing telephone service of Japan is
staffed entirely by women. Germany
has rejected women as telegrnphists,
but udmits their superiority over men
Ihe proprietorship of the profes
sion is dependent mainly upon one
natonucal character, viz., the length
of the vocal chords. This prime char
acter is supported and reenforced by
a number of subsidiary qualities, but
it constitutes In itself the indisput
able claim which women have to su
periority over men as telephonists.
ine vocal chords of a woman are
considerably shorter than those of a
man. As a result the voice has a
higher pitch. The telephone dia
phragm responds more necurntely to
the Higher pitched voice, the mag
netic disturbances are more rapid.
and, therefore, more potent, and the
currents transmitted to the remote
station lose less in transmission.
Until some method is devised for
equalizing the value of the sonorou
waves set up by the longer, slower
vibrating chords of men, and the
shorter, more rapidly vibrating
chords of women, this primary chnr
acter renders women's position se
cure in the profession of telephonist.
mit there are other lers important
characteristic;, which aid in securing
her supremacy. If you l'sten to an
average woman speaking, and com
pare her with an average man of her
own class, you will notice the follow
ing among other things: Her enunci
ation of the tvords is better. There
Is a lesser tendency to cut the ends
or words, or to drop the voice and
mumble the tarminations, than Is dis
played by her male companion. Her
choice or wotps, too, is better, and
there is a ntirnl purity of diction
that is distinctive. She wilt use a
larger percentage of the rhort, crisp,
homely Anglo Btixon words, and show
an avoidance ff abstract, Latin-de
rived words. Ail this helps in con
versation upon a telephone.
In telephone exchanges, too, the
nervous organisation of women helps
mem. iney e more patient (let
telephone subscribers say what they
Will!), and lee likely to suffer from
prolonged, morotonous work. They
are not so readily responsive to tho
effects of nervous strain. Ferhans it
would be bett-r to sav thev do not
feel a nervoue strnin under circum
stances where the more highly strung
mnie Decomes nervous nnd restive.
These nre a tv of the causes that
contribute to tie superiority of wom
en as telephonists, nnd it will be
obvious that t.Ttey are not likely to
be ousted unlejs some new nnd im
portant modifk-ation of the telephone
The Tostnl Union has in it 47 ad
ministrations, r.nd of this number 35
employ women as telephonists. In
addition to this, all the large tele
phone companies in Europe and
America employ women.
OUT RIDING IN CHINA.
Donkern, Chalr-Cnra and Shrleklni
Wheelbarrow Are the Prin
Here conies a gorgeously clad lady
riding a donkey, her husband by her
side. She rides astride, but round her
Is-drawn an embroidered petticoat dis
playing all its beauties when riding,
her face is painted and powdered, her
lower lip is one large daub of ver
milion, and her wonderfully dressed
hair is shining with grease and gum.
She weurs no hat, however hot the
day, but she carries a fan, or an oil
paper parasol, and he looks very glum
ns the barbarian passes, for he is not
supposed to see her, though very prob
ably she sloops and chatters to her
lord nnd master once he Is well out of
the way, ays the Empire Review.
Next there comes a shent.u, that if? a
long chair with a hood hung between
two mules walking tandem fashion.
Sometimes there is another gayly
dressed woman in it, sometimes a niag-
istrate or other grandee; but oftenest
of all come the shrieking, creaking
wheelbarrow the universal vehicle of
China. The wheel is in the middle and
there is n seat on either aide, and the
way those tortured wheels cry out is
excruciating, the air is- full of Ihe
sound. The Chinaman cannot be pre
vailed upon to grease them; in the first
place he is economical and would not
waste the grease, and in the next he
looks upon a silent wheel with nus
picion. "Would you have him going
like a thief?" he asks, plaintively. Nev
ertheless these wheelbarrows are the
only wheeled vehicles, and a coolie will
wheel two men and their baggage eas
ily. The bishop of northern China de
clare he has traveled thousands of
miles on a wheelbarrow.
Proflt In Grouae Moon.
One of the most astute proprietor
of grouse moors in North Walescleared
jff the sheep from his moors some
years ago, with the result that the
$750 a year he got for the grazing of
7,000 Welsh sheep has been more than
doubled in the increase of grouse rental
he enjoys from this improvement. To
Americans it is a source of astonish
mitui mm kiuubb are lound more
profitable than sheep by a number of
landowners in Scotland and Wle
Some men are so low that they are
a nuisance even in jail. Atchison
When a man is too proud to beg
and too honest to steal he hunts up
a grocer who can be persuaded to
trust him. Chicago Daily News.
The Bachelor "But you should re
member the old maxim: 'Marry in
lutste and repent at leisure.'" The
Benedict "Oh! a man doesn't have
any leisure when he's married."
"There is one respect at least hi
which fishing is a good deal safer
eport than hunting." "How is that?"
"We don't make any fatal mistakes
hooking up men who happen to look
like fish." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
No Mixed Drinks. "Did the pris
oner indulge in objurgations?" asked
the young attorney of the witness.
"No, sir," replied the latter. "I never
knew him to take anything but whis
ky." Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
"I have a great scheme 1" exclaimed
the new clerk to the department
store manager. "What is it?" asked
the manager, listlessly. "Why, to
charge admission to our bargain
6ales!" replied the new clerk, en
thusiastically. Boston Post.
Not Explicit. Mary "When George
took me to a stylish restaurant for
supper lust night he said I had tho
appetite of a bird." Ann "He did?
But he didn't explain whether he
meant a canary or an ostrich, I sup
pose?" Philadelphia Evening Bul
letin. A Boomerang. Tess "I told Miss
Sharpe what you said about her sewing-circle;
that you would not join
because it was too full of stupid no
bodies." ' Jess "Did you? What did
the say to that?" Tess "She said
yet were mistaken; that there was
always room for one more." Phila
OLDEST MUMMY YET FOUND.
Mimeum Pomeanea Me
an EKiptlnn Who
Lived Previous to 5004 II. C
Thousands of years ago the re
mains' of an Egyptian were placed in
the tomb. To-day they nre one of
the most vnlucd possessions of the
British museum. The grnve of this
old settler was first seen by a wan
dering Arab. He reported his discov
ery to a British olliclal, who immedi
ately sent a couple of Egyptian sol
diers to guard it day and night until
it could be safely removed, says the
London Sphere. The body is not a
mummy of the ordinury historic
Egyptian period, such as that of
Rumeses II., the father of the I'har
aoh of the Exodus. It was never
bound up in linen or cased in any
painted coffin, but was merely coated
with a preparation of bitumen, the
Arab word ror which is mumin
hence our word mummy. To reach
the period when this man hunted
along the banks of the Nile it is
necessary to travel backward in
time through the modern period since
Elizabeth, through medieval Europe,
through the whole history of Rome
and Greece, past the time of the earli
est mummied king the museum pos
sessespast even Menes, the earliest
king to whom Egyptian records make
reference, who, nccording to Mnri
ette, ruled about 5004 B. C. Then we
nre among two prehistoric races one
the conquerors nnd the other the
conquered out of which sprang the
Egyptian race of the earliest dynas
ties. It is with these remote stocks
that this man is connected.
Considering the conditions in which
he was found it is evident that he
was associated with a late period of
the new stone age of Egypt. He was
buried in a characteristically neolith
ic grave (the graves of this period
are covered with rude slabs of stone),
which has the neolithic pots and
chipped flint weapons nnd knives
found in other parts of the world.
The fine, thin knives were perhaps
placed in the grave as part of n fu
neral ritual. I hey should be com
pared with the Egypt inn flints in the
prehistoric section of the museum;
they nre almost identical with those
found in the grave.
There is, of course, no inscription
of any kind on the pots, knives or
grnve, all having been made long be
fore the invention of n written lan
guage. It, is curious to note that
certain ancient Egyptian documents
mention traditions of n race called
the Trehennii, who had red hair and
blue eyes. This, mnn had distinctly
auburn hair. He was buried on the
western shore. In later times every
Egyptian was buried on that side of
the river, and Egyptian models ot
the denthboats on which the. body
wns ferried over the stream may be
eeen in the Egyptian gnllery.
A Ilorftenhoelnu; "Pnrlor."
It has come to be the- fashion to call
any place of business a "parlor." For
many months we have been surfeited
with parlors of all descriptions; but it
remained for the blacksmiths to lay
on the last straw. The proprietor of
a Fifty-third street shop took the lead
in this direction. He painted out the
commonplace sign by which he had
hitherto advertised his trade to the
public, and substituted the Inscription:
"Horseshoeing rnrlors." The letters
are large and gilt, on a black back
ground, and are bound tn attract at
tention to the novel "parlors," which,
notwithstanding the high-sounding ap
pellation, are the same old tegulal.ion
blacksmith shops they always were.
V. Y. Times.
. Iff r Tn.M.
Mr. Fussy (rearranging the things
in tho parlor) You have wretchedly
poor taste, my dear.
Mrs. Fussy (resignedly) That's
what everybody said when I mar
ried you, Henry. Detroit Free l'jesa,
Miss Knownll (a visitor on the farm) Do you give your cows water?"
Farmer Why, yes'm.
Miss Knowall Oh! I thought you gave them milk. No. w onder there i
water in the milk.
POSTAL SPIES IN FRANCE.
Government llorean in Which Su
peeted Letter Are Opened
It has always been denied by the
French police that under any circum
stances is "the sanctity of private cor
respondence violated," but everybody
who has come, in France, in contact
with political movement or the crim
inal police is well aware of the fact
that the cabinet noif, or the black cab
inet, is ns much to-day a part of gov
ernment and police machinery as it
was in the days of Louis XV., who is
generally credited with its Invention.
Tho black cabinet, according to the
London Express, is an office In the
Faris prefecture of police where let
ters nnd pneumatic cards comman
deered from the G. F. O. nre opened,
read, and possibly photographed, and
where telegrams nre examined and
translated if in foreign language or in
The employes of this office have a
complete outfit for dealing with let
ters, for opening the envelopes or ab
stracting the contents and for remov
ing seals or reproducing them.
Where the envelope is so closely
pasted ns to render the simple method
of steaming it open too dilatory vari
ous methods of getting at the in
cisures nre practiced.
Sometimes one side is opened with a
very sharp knife, the separate covers
being afterward skillfully gummed to
gether when the letter has been read.
Where a black edged envelope has
been used this tapering can be most
effectually concealed by the use of a
Sometimes an Implement resembling
a bradawl is inserted at one corner of
the envelope and twisted round so dex-
trously that the contents can be drawn
out in the shape of a spiral spill.
Or the stamp is removed and a slit
cut on the paper beneath, through
which the letter is abstracted, and,
aftir perusal, returned.
When the letter is ready for for
warding the stamp is gummed down
again into its place and hides all trace
of the operation. Seals nre easily dis
posed of. A very thin, sharp blade of
steel is heated and passed under the
wax, removing it bodily. As easily is It
afterward put back into its place.
All these tricks are the same as those
practiced by post office thieves.
Where in 1he course of its manipula
Hon an envelope getsso disfigured that
it would be obvious to the receiver that
It has been tampered with, it is usu
ally "suppressed." This happens often
In the case of missives whose senders
adopt Col. ricquart's method of baf
fling the cabinet noir.
"The only way I have discovered,"
said Col. Ticquart, at the first Zol
trial, "of rendering a letter absolutely
inviolable is to use two envelopes, one
smaller than the other. You put the
communication into the smaller envel
ope, smear this all over with gum, and
place it in the second envelope, on
which you write the address. The
black cabinet cannot get nt the con
tents without entirely destroying the
nowever, in such n case the chances
are a hundred to one that the letter
would never reach its destination.
Criminals, conspirators and politi
cians who suspect that their letters
may be tampered with at the ca-binc-
noir often take advantage of the cir
cumstance to dupe the police to throw
them off the scent.
Major Esterhazy has had more to
suffer from the cabinet noir than per
haps any man living; and while th
"affaire" was at its height devised va
rious schemes for protecting the nu
merous letters he dispatched daily
He My idea about those girls o
ours is that they should leurn how
to earn their own living.
She O Henry! That I should live
to hear you say such a thing! Why,
don't you know that thflir whole fu
ture depends upon how useless they
san be made to become? Puck.
Customer The chair is very preV
ty, indeed, but I want one with three
legs to fit in a corner.
Furniture Dealer Veil, mudam, 1
vlll saw you Ton, ley off. Boston
A DUMMY CAMERA.
Clever Device ly Menim of Which a
New Jemrr Mail Get Itid
A gentleman who lately visited a
friend who has a country seat in Bur-
ngton county relates the following
xperience, reports the cwarit i.n.
"I was very much interested in a
camera, which stood on the luwu near
he house, and which had a command-
ng view of the gates to the grounds.
asked my friend why he kept it
there, and, turning to me w ith n smile,
he said: 'Don't give it away, but that
is only n fake camera. Come ulong
ud I'll show you.' I went and found
that which I look to 1 c a camera was
nothing but a cigar box mounted upoik
tripod, and having nn old silk spool
fastened in f cm t ns a lens, the w hoV
being covered with tins usual dark
cloth. To my question of what It was
for, he said: 'It is the most effective
means that I have yet devised for keep
ing off tramps. If there is anything
next to soap and water that a tramp
dislikes it is to have his picture taken,
particularly when he knows it might
be a means of leading to his identifi
cation. I tried dogs, but found they
were no good. I used threats, but only
to be blackguarded; and, as n last re
sort, I rigged up the camera, and it
has proved a wonderful success. Last
week a hobo came wandering along
the road and gave mc the first oppor
tunity of trying the trick. He made
straight for the gate, and was coining
up the w alk, when I leveled I he camera
at him. The effect was magical. He
took to his heels as fast as he could go,
and I made believe to pull out a plate.
Since then I have used it sevrral times
with similar results. In fact, some of
my neighbors have adoptcilthe plan,
and speak very encouragingly of it.'
"We then sat upon th" porch, nnd nol
long afterward my friend observed
two seedy-looking specimens of the
genus hobo, coming up the road ami
said to me: 'Now watch. Sure enough,
the men came to the gate and wcro
about lifting the latch, when my friend
look his position behind the camera.
threw the cover over his head, and
tried to get a focus on them. Wit'i
a look of disgust the tramps walked
away, talking together. What they
said, of course, I couldn't hear, but I
guess the language was not compli
mentary to my host."
These Antarctic lllrds !Ulny Great
Cnrlonlly and AicuremilvrneiiH
We often met companies of six or
eight or more penguins promenading
on the pack in the sunshine. When
they saw us they generally exhibited
curiosity, nnd approached to get a near
er view. I do not know if these, bird
have the instinct of the naturalist, and
take a lively interest, doubtless purely
philosophic from their point of view,
in everything new which presents it
self, or if the object of their investiga
tions is entirely practical, but they
certainly came near us with 0 distinct
purpose of making examination. But
if we had the misfortune to excite
much curiosity, they became aggres
sive, writes Hcnryk Arctowskl, in Geo
graphical Journal. One would firct
come close to us nnd rcconnoiter, and
then, on his order, the others would
advance with a menacing air, and thn
battle began a battle in which we
sometimes had trouble to demonstrate
effectively our superior strength. Oa
one occasion we were able to observe
that the penguins nre musical ama
teurs. Unfortunately we could not as
certain if they are equally able to ap
preciate "talent and classical music,"
for we had no virtuoso among us, nor
indeed nny musician, although we ull,
without exception, played iiuineroun
melodies and even operatic airs on tho
ship's barrel organ. Hut in uny cuse
and the thing is worth noting one of
the sailors delighted to exercise him
self upon the trumpet, nnd the pep
guins came from grunt dUtnnceu to
listen to him no doubt' to learn some,
Often, very often, these brave pen
guins amused us, and when we were
tired of preserved foods, especially of
Australianrabbit.they afforded us renl
succor, after we learned that the flcnh
f the penguin is exceKeut eatinjf.