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THE MAN IN THE HOLE.
f A ger.'Ieman who lives in Iowa has for
"wardei to us a stirring little poem which
ie says !s founded on fact, and which,
moreover, aeeordins to his notion, shows
that people are too ready to Jump at con--cluslons.
He has furnished a complete
diajp-am of the meaning which the verses
are intended to convey, liut its publication
is. we think, unnecessary. At all events
we shall content ourselves with the presen
tation of the poem, l.elievin that the
reader will he- aliie to arrive at a proper
understanding of it without any help.
Chicago Times-Herald. 1
'There was a man in our town
r.Vho rushed alonsr the street.
When suddenly he felt the world
lleoede her.eath his feet.
.A toamstvr had delivered coal
And the.i pursue-! i.i- -,vay
ile left the m.u.l.'.ie open, so
There v..is ti.e il.-uce to pay.
Ti.e man who hiurit-l never saw
The a v.-Mi-.:; h-ii-ll"
ma-:.- -..nie l.itier cmmer.ts as
He .i.-.-. i-eared, 'lis sui i.
N.w c-.mes the moral of tile t.ile:
A i-y. from tr.c west
Came down tiie street, as . y lories do.
And never sini;-l to rest.
Tii eoal nan and his team w-re lirst
Tied int. i forty knots,
Ar. t tl-.-n .iistnoute.i ii. eir.ii.ks
Vr :;fty v .leant !ot.
Ti.e street was rip-e.i fr.jtii end to er.d
And :.pi:t up tiir.iii-'ii t!ie ml. idle
t er.e vv:i , waike.: :n .t was leit
Tu oa:.. or piay the li-iole.
r.nt la- v ..... 1 adn't seen ti.e hole.
Ami si i:ad fallen ti.roujh.
Came .i. t, when all was ...vcr. just
About as ood as new.
Keep Lin k the things tliat thou wouldst
W: -n i'ate .-eenis ha:-:: witii tiiee;
'I may turn out tlie i.ti.erway.
So wait awhile an-1 see.
J A Singular Escape
By F. M. Colby.
BUM .1IT imil yellow ruse the sun over
the wintry ice-lit-ItU such a sun
1 1 si; as no one. ever m.t iii any Imt a
northern lantl. There v;ts something
ill the rugged grandeur of the scenery,
ill the w hi'ciicss of t lie snow, the black
ness ol the rocks which peeped out from
its voluminous wreaths, the lightness
of tlie :ii liiospliere. ami. nliovc Jill, the
iinprc ie silence, which would have
i fleeted forcibly the senses of a st ra li
Mo living being was in sight, either
tillKlilU -the stupendous i-riiirs wliicil
towered above, or on the lower ice
fields, whi'-h lay so gleaming w liitc be
tween the black clilV.- and the grt t nut -s
of t lit sea.
I'.iit presently, from a dwelling
1 1 t-iii--. I 1: r t; among the ict -dill's,
t in n a.ieari ! signs of life. Smoke was
.n n issuing from 1 1 1 ; low cliiiiiiiey.jn.il
-hortly a:tcrwanl the single door was
throw:: opi n. ami a woman made In r
appearance, leading :i goat lty a cord,
with which sin- I'asteinil the animal to
:-, pot in front of the lint for the
dwelling was only a hill, and ;i very oild
looking one at t hat.
It was built .f layers of stones up the
or six feet from the ground, with turf
between tie layers to keep out tliecold.
I he root above this was also covered
wit ii turf, which in the short, warm
tn ii it it inn: sprouted with 1 hick, g recti
tri a-s. t hat providid many a nice hrenk-la.-t
to t he nanny goat, who would often
ci;:nlllic family mansion, and clinging
Willi her sharp hoofs to the turf, nibble
a inci'I with much satisfaction.
This sloiu-nnil-cnrth house was the
liome of Hilda Clricson. a poor widow.
It stood on the western coast of (incli
laml. .v lit re the w inter is cold and long,
and The day.- are so short that one can
-en reel in. ri' ihan have time to get up.
turn round, and it is niirlit again.
Hume Hilda's hiisliand. llf. had been
a hunter and fisherman, ami they had
lived t.itrt ther happily for many years:
Imt oi'.v day the preceding summer, as
he k;ii. out lo sea after seals, in liis
kaiak. there came a great st.irm. and
the stout-hearted Norseman had never
liccn heard of since.
As for his widow, she continued to
dwell in the strange little (irecnlaml
Imt. wh re she lived quite, alone, with
her goat and her two children. Janst n
Janst ii or ,lan. as he was called
was a stout, active lioy of aliout II! years
of age. with thick lirown hair, a round,
vii'.d-taiincd face, and lirave. merry
Mack eyt s. that his mother saitl looked
just like those of poor l lf.
Use. his sister, was a dainty little
thing of six. whose lilue eyes were like
the violets that Iilooiued ainonir the
rocks in the early summer, and long,
goid-n curls, that fell around her laugh
ing face like sunbeams.
".Ian: .Ian!" called his mother, going
within tloors, "it's time you were up.
The storm is over anil the sun is bright.
You have the traps to visit after break
fast, and yon must lie getting ready."
Jan obeyed, like the obedient boy he
was. and presently came yawning down
the ladder from the loft, where he had
slept warmly under his fur coverlet.
As he stepped upon the kitchen floor,
he was greeted by his little sister with:
"You said you would ask mother to
let rue go with you when you went to
the traps again. You have not forgot
ten it. dear Jan?"
The boy looked at the mother in
"No. no." said Mrs. I'lricson, shak'
her head. "Use is too small anil ten
in co with vou. Besides, she would on
lit; in vour way.
tli she wouldn't be the lea?
trouble, mother, and she would like so
much to go. Wouldn't you. Use?"
"That I would," answered the little
girl, tossing her sunny curls. "I am not
afraid of the cold, and I could help Jan
carry the furs, indeed 1 could,"
Mrs. Ulriscon saw that they would
both be disappointed if she refused to
let Use go, and yet she feared that
something would befall her if she con
sented. "It is so far," she said, reflectively.
"And have you forgotten the raven that
perched on our roof no longer ago than
Wednesday week? 1 fear its visit will
bring us no good. The day before your
poor father was lost n raven pi relied
upon the house-top and croaked dismal
ly. It was an ill-omened bird."
"I saw two ravens the same day, and
doirt you rcjiember how hard it froze
that night ? :iml I found three foxes in
the trap in xt morning. No won
der the black fellow croaked so the
other day; I suppose it was because it
lull said this very seriously, but there
was a shrewd humor in his black f;.
His mother sighed. She was think
ing of stout I'lf's late, ant! the raven's
visit had i: I It- i her mind wilh a dread
However, after brcakfa-' wa, over,
she told l!.e that she might put on her
c id e I-lined jacket nnil scarlet cloth
hood, .ind go wilh her brother. The
child needed no second bidding, and ly
the lime .tail was reatiy : he was pie
pared lor the journey.
Mind and let nothing befall your
sister. Jan." en joined tin widow, as the
children, hand in hand, walked away
from the door, the boy carryini: a
-harp hatchet in his hand, liie only
weapon he had. "Lead h-r carefully
over the ice. and return as early as you
"Yes. yes. I will." replied Jan. "We
will gel back by noon: and don't worry,
mother: I don't believe the raven
meant any thini.'."
They skipped away, talking and
laui;hing merrily. Their mo' her stood
and watched them as they went across
the snow-tii Id watched then; until
she could distinguish no longer Jan's
riven spencer or I Ise's scarlet hood, am!
then, uttering a sigh, she returned to
lf.-r household labors.
The place where Jan's traps were set
was at some distance from the hut. He
had several set. indeed, near the sea.
for seals, anil only the second day be
fore he had been lucky enough to lind
a big fellow in one of them.
Hut the traps he was going to visit
this morning' were set for wolves, arc
tie foxes, and smaller animals that
sometimes were seen ill that cold north
These trans were nothing' like those
with which the boys of New Knglaiul
Jan diil not have a single steel trap
in his pos-ession. His Iraps were made
mostly of ice. something alter the prin
einle of the colheag'iie and the figure
four combined, or perhaps nunc like
lie had spent live days in tic- early
winter in making thciii. For bait he
u.-cd lish for seals, and for foxes n,.th
inir less than cheese made from oiii
The preceding day and night snow
had fallen and it lay pretty thickly on
he ice. but in many places it had blown
off and t.'ie children had no trouble in
After having passed half a mile or
so. they turned around a cliff and lost
sight of the .cottage. The trap were
a hail'-iuiie further on. and tiny pro
ceeded toward thi'iii in a.; direct a man
ner as thev could, only turning from
their course to avoid the deep drills.
and usually limling a pat h over t he ice
that vvas free from ice and slippery as
glass. In some places, however, this
path vvas so narrow that they could not
walk abi t ast.
When they had nearly arrived at t In
tra ns Jau noticed several large tracks
ii: the soft snow. He pau-ed a moment
to exa mi nc t hem.
Keen as a young I'skinm. he knew
at once that thev were made by a bear.
and also that they must have been left
there since the snow stopped falling-.
I'erhaps the dreaded animal had visited
his traps. lie might even be there
then, and would it not lie dangerous to
The brave I my looked around with a
sharp, eager ey e. but he saw nothingof
any animal in sight.
He st I and listened, thinking the
bear might already be close at hand.
Nothing- was to be heard. Possibly
I'.riiiii had wandered far away by this
time, and at the thought Jan concluded
to go on.
It was only a few steps now to the
traps, or. as they might be called, ice
houses, where he hoped at least lo find
a fox or a marten entrapped.
They had all been securely set. and
with bait that was peculiarly attractive
to the fur-bearing animals of that re
gion. The first one he arrived at he
found undisturbed. Hut the second:
Ah. that one was sprung': He knew it
even before he saw the fallen ice-bar.
There must. Ik- something in it. then.
He ran forward in his great excite
ment, leaving Use to trudge along more
slow ly. The trap was occupied.
He lifted up the block of ice that
formed the entrance, and there lay a
great gray fox. looking gaunt anil
fierce, but harmless enough now. for it
was cold as a stone.
While engaged in skinning the dead
animal, he heard an exclamation from
Jan looked up. There stood a huge,
white, shaggr crenyre. much bigger
than the largest
d ever seen.
"Ilun this vvi
ie cried, in
The girl lj
he word "bear,"
er threatened them.
'ent she was paralyzed
an. ne ran to his sister.
her arm. and pulled rather
than led her. as he rushed back to tne
The bear at this gave a loud sniff, and
advanced toward them, growling sav
apdv. Jan had heard many stories ox the
strength and ferocity of this polar ani
mal, and of course knew the full danger
they were exposed to.
As the great beast trotted toward
them, he caught up his hatchet and the
fox that he had been skinning, and, tell
ing Use to run, started after her, drag
ging the fox by the tail.
The bear halted a moment, and then
rushed on in pursuit.
Catching up with Use. Jan seized her
arm, and pulled her forward still
"Uun faster. Use! run faster:" he
"I can't. Jan." panted Use.
And it almost seemed as if she could
not go anotherstep.
Jan's courage nearly failed him: but,
with a last despairing effort, he pulled
lise forward a few steps. A drift of
snow !.iy in his path, lie set his feet
upon it. The y it Iding-white mass g:ivt
way beneath him. Jan uttered a sharp,
ilivoluiftary cry. us he and his sister
went down through the snow that
dashed in their laces.
They diil not fall far. It was a nar
row cleft or lissiire in t he ice into w hich
they had fallen. As it had been ijuitt;
concealed by the drifted snow, the chil
dren were no! a vv are of ils exislt net- un
til they fell into it.. Almost exhausted,
hey lay ijtiiie si ill a moment at t In; bot
tom. Presently there was a pawing and a
sauiVnig above 1 !ie:n. ami Jau saw a pair
ot (ierceiy es looking" i lo w n upon tlu-in,
oiin! the bear reach tliemv It vvas
only a few fi t t to the top. Tiny hud
dled close togi tht rand wailed.
No. tht savage brute could not ipiilt?
reach t heiii. i hough he tried si viral
! iines to do so. st i t lehiug t low n his long-,
hairy fore-leg. t bice, indeed. he sharp
claws caught Use's jacket, and the poor
g irl, t rt lubling. cried out : " Hi. t he bear
has got me. .fan :"
It was thcu Jan thought of his
hatchet. Holding on to Use with his
left hand, he grasped the weapon with
his right. Two sharp, powerful blows
he struck, and bruin drew up his
wounded paw with a ferocious grow I.
Use fell back into Jan's arms and be
gan to cry. She had been very much
Jan soot 1 I her the best he could, and
waited with the hatchet in his hand fur
any further attacks of t heir enemy.
Hut 1 he bear did not choose to molest
them any more. After a time he moved
away, slowly and painfully dragging
his maimed foot over the ice. No soon
er, however, did Jau show his head than
the animal returned to the cleft again.
The boy did not dare to have their
refuge, and so concluded to stay where
they were until help ca me.
The two children remained tin re ail
that day and night. They did not suffer
from the cold, for they were warmly
clad, and their narrow ipiarttrs wire
sheltered from the wind. They sic jit
oiiiidlv and securely all night.
In the inorniflg- tin y were aroused by
tin- report of a gun not far from tin in.
presently voices wen: heard, and Jau
lookiil out from 1 heir ret real to sec I a If
a doen of their nearest neighbor-, at
t he set t lenient, vv ho had come 1 o sea rcii
lor thini. They had shot the hear,
which they had f id only a short dis
tance from where the children lay .
Jan hail no more trouble that spri:ir
with his t raps, and I u u ill's skin con nt t r
balaneeil the loss he had experienced
from the bear's iii pretlai ions, lb-sold
it for 11 rix dollars to,t he merchant at
the settlement, ami to-day it probably
adorns the sledge of some sty lish young
I. it enl.iinlt.r at I pt i i.avik. lioldcu
Smiir Trite Sniimi from tlie Land
nl the t latlreltf null
Tin-re arc many line epigrams and
proverbs in Spanish. Many of them
cannot be translated o as to pn serve
the terseness and aptness of the orig
inal. Many, of cour.-e. arc the siuiuj
as the Knglish proverbs or simply
ehat'gc the simile. They are Usui with
all possible variety of application. A
gentleman who was seated near a
group of young ladies at a railway sta
tion, busy with their farewell kisses,
stood it as long as he could si ml thcu
protested: "Don't count your money
in the presence of the poor." Follow
ing are some of the proverbs not uncom
monly heard in Mexico:
"lie who never ventures will never
cross the sea."
"There's no gain without pain."
"Flies cannot enter a closed mouth."
"Hehinil the cross is the devil."
"A cat in gloves will never catch
"To the hungry no bread is dry."
"A 'iHiok that is shut makes no schol
ar." "The good laundress washes the shirt
"No evil will endure a hundred
"When the river is passed the saint
"lie who has little has little to fear."
"If the pill were not bitter it would
not be gilt."
"Do not trust your money to those
who keep their eyes on the floor (make
Ian outward sign of piety)."
"Wind and good luck no not last.
"Don't take a pawn that must be fed.
"It is good fishing ill troubled wa
ters." "A frugal, rich father and a spend
"No word is ill-spoken if it is not ill
"A tongue may inflict a deeper wound
than a sword." Modern Mexico.
A Slow- Vlre.
Mrs. Crumniet Cookliooks are so un
reliable. Mrs. Cruller I know it.
"It said the eggs should be cooliea
over a slow fire. 1 followed directions.
The result was that the eggs hat-i hetl.
The lok ought to have said tha! it
would not do to have p fire too slow,"
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
Xeosho, Mo., has named its new pub
lie school in honor of Eugene Field.
The alumni of the University of Cieor
gia are to raise an endowment fund of
Siam's crown prince is a student at
Harrow, England. He is opular with
Within the tierman empire there are
lli llaptist churches. lij.uuO memlicrs.
r.l stations, Hii preachers and elders,
03 missionaries and colporters. .If.T Sunday-
schools, w ith 1.4ti2 teachers and 17.
Senator Depew. though himself a
graduate of Yale, does not think a col
lege education necessary. "In these
' days." he says, "it is well to know much,
i but it is imperative to know someone
Dmloinas issued bv the dental eol-
leges of Harvard. Pennsylvania. M ichi- j
gau ami Yanderbilt universities are
j r.- cDgnicd in the Netherlands, a royal j
: order to that e'Teet having been pulv- '
, Tjshcd iii the f1ici.-.k tiazt tte at The :
: Hague on April .
i They have a new name lor Assistant '
' Vrofessor Walter A. WyekotT.of Prince- i
ton university. Since he had his re
' iiiarkablecxpei ience asa laborer, which
I d to his epoch-making 1 k "The
Workers." he has been called "Weary" j
WyekolT. after Weary Waggles, of the '
Miss l.illie J.
ogy in I.eland
st iiilied fur four
ler in icrmanv. ;
Martin, who has .pist
professor of psvchol- .
Stanford university, i
years with Prof. Mul
:nd was the first worn- '
:jii ev t-r admitted to that scientist's la
boratory. The professor thought so
much i f her ability that he rci,-u--stcd i
heraid in preparing one of his books.
The Madison Avenue and the Phil-
lips Presbyterian churches of New j
York city have decided lo unite. It i
proposed to sell the Madison Avenue ;
chun-h for iS.Vmi.mhi. Of this sum :i.-
I) in w ill be used for rebuilding the Phil-
lips church, and i?.':ivi.iinn set aside as an j
endowment. P.oth pastors will remain .
with the united church. I
CUBAN CAMPAIGN STORY.
Native root Who 01t mI IIIn m er
ica n MaHiir'tt Order Too
"Apropos of the hardships of our lioy '
in t uba." said an officer who saw a good i
deal of duty on the island. "I'M tell you ;
a bit of a story . Shortly after our regi- !
meiit went on duty mar Santiago, at
the beginning of Wood's administration '
as governor, we bt gau lo iie.-iblt to lake ;
a little bi tter care of oiir.-t Ives than
we had done throughout the campaign. '.
One of our captains 1 won't mention
his name, for lie's sore about tiiis ulTair
was a great crank on the subject of
inicrob- s. and took cxi raordinavy pains
to avoid their society, lie had picked ;
up a raw Cuban for a cook, and gave
liim the most explicit orders to boit ail
the water used in '.he lilt s. no matter
whtre he got it. l'.oil t very thing wc
drink." he said, "or I'il kick your back
bone t hp ugh I he top of you;- hat." The
Cuban pitiinist ti faii hf uily . and oIm vciI
t!u order to the letter.
I "A w. i k or so afterward the captain, '
wl ile foraging about town, vvas prc
sMited with a i;uart bottle of chani
I pagne from one of the ships. He was
ovi riovt d. ami. securing- a sinail liin.p
' of ice. he hustled back to e.inip an i ;
' turned over his prizes to his cook. "1
' want you to get up something extra
tuiod to-day." hi' saitl. 'for I am going to
' ask a l. vv friends lo dinner ! help
drink this wine." At thenppointcd hour
I tin- party assembled, and al t r serv ing
j a repast of stewed beef and .-wtct po-
ta'.oes the cook stalked in. carrying a
I steaming' saucepan half full of a mad-
dv-looking yellow litpiid. "What in
thunder is that-.'" asked the captain,
j 'That's th" wine, scnor." replied the Cu
ban, gravely. 'I boil im good dial.
! an V mos" all go "way. The guests
roared with laughter, and the captain
was so thunderstruck he couldn't say a
word, lie subsequently recovered him
self sufheit ntly to grab a cicaningre.il
and chase the Cuban in arly half a mile.
After that ail anybody had to do to
get a light was to say 'lMiih-d cham
pagne.' Winn I left the wound still
-anklcd." N.. Times-Democrat.
A WONDERFUL TREE.
Ialn l.nmiiiK In UrajiH
MiniiUe early All of
Nature does some wonderful things
in the tropics toward supporting a pop
ulation rendered lazy by her climatic
moods in tho-e regions. For example,
there is a carnauba palm growing in
Brazil which yields a nutritious milk
from which flour is made. The same
tree produces edible nuts from which
a fair imitation of coffee may be ex
tracted: its roots have medicinal prop
erties: its palmetto is eaten as a
vegetable; yields a sugar and a sago,
both very nutritious, and from it wine
and vinegar are produced: .the stem
contains a pith which can be used for
cork, is covered with a straw that is
woven into hats, baskets, brooms and
mats; the wood of the stem is used
in the manufacture of musical instru
ments, for building material or ground
up for paper and cloth: with the pith
punched out it becomes available for
pump stock and tubes. And, finally,
this wonderful tree gives up a resin
ous wax much used for making fine
The carnauba tree is naturally high
ly prized in Brazil, since it supplies
about all of man's necessities. But
what additional value it would have if
it could be grown in this temperate
zone, where humanity has been taught
by necessity to hustle for subsistence.
If the carnauba could be grown by the
North American farmer there would
be a vast amount of surplus energy to
be turned into other avenues er wasted.
Nature is a wise distributor. Pittg
Where Criminals More on Like tn
Wandering Jew. Bnt Always
Id Siberia murder is rarely punishec.
lit death; the criminal in only sent
farther east. If the crime is repeated
he is passed on to a distant and more
inclement zone. Some convicts at the
Lena mines were credited with beiutj
murderers to the fifth degree. The
nurse of my motherless boy was an ok
:le who had killed her husband. One
lost the sharp sense of antipathy to the
criminal so instinctive in the west.
Robbery accompanied with murder is
common enough. I saw four crosses
on the road just as I entered Irkutsk,
one of which marked the spot where
ten piople had been murdered in open
daylight. At night robliers w rap them
selves in white calico, ami. invisible in
the snow, cut the luggage from behind
the sleighs. Ni ar the mines a consider
able tratle in illicit spirits is carried on
by the spirit! nocti. as the smugglers
are called. These buy contraband
vodki at Yitim and carry it into th
mining districts, where they mal.
fabulous protit in exchange for stol
gold. They travel along obscure foot
paths which cross the main road at
These are notoriously dangerous
spots, from tin- murders that take place
near tin in. Travelers gallop swiftly by.
peering anxiously around. Shafts of
old disused mines hold ghastly secrets.
1 was told that over a hundred frozen
corpses lay in some of these, and that
the company is afraid to reopen them
for fear of the scandals that would
arise, lit turning home one midnight
from a distant mine. I rode toward a
light in a dt II. to find two mounted
Cossacks keeping watch over the body
of a man who had been murdered a few
minuteii lie fore. Men are slain for a
pair of boots or even a passport.
I repeatedly met or overtook bands
of exiles going east, in slow, loose or
der, guarded by Cossacks. Escapes are
not infrequent, but thev are made at
a terrible risk. Days may pass by with
out food, and flies and mosquitoes are
more deadly than wolves. Escaped con
victs travel by night, and peasants fre
quently put food outside their huts for
these poor runaways. Forged or stolen
passports are carried, but many a man
is detected or captured by slight errors
in their preparation. The Cossacks
have to dt liver tit the journey's end the
exact number of nonviets they started
with: and ghastly tales are told of
peasants kidnaed to make up the nv.ni-lt-r
for those who have escaped en
route Once when 1 was traveling' on
a by-road with a governor of a district
he pointed out to me a ragged man as
an "escaoetl." !!e covered him with his
revolver and called the man to him.
saying: "Show n:c year passport:"
The man turmd while ami trembled.
"I'nhutton your coat:" shoiPed the of
ficer. Tlie man obeyed and fell on his
l.nees. Ther" wi re tlie polished iron
chains that he hail not been able to
remove. The oilici r broke intoa merci-
...1 i 1. ..,.1 Or.
nd -.'n-.w ing him a piece of
. d him to c; cup.-.-boston
BIGGEST GAME CLUB.
(nnnil'im Sportsmen llnyc Oritan
ir.nl : "I'rrnprvr" ::o.'mo Sijnn.-c
:ilen of Territory.
r-v.rt.-i-.:. n's nbs have become com
mon i iL-h with rich men who delight
in bagging game, ami many of them
have Im-cii organized iipin a grand
s.-a!e. but all become insignificant be
side the proposed St. John club, which
vvili preserve :;..t!oa square miles of
Of course, tiiis will have to be fenced
in. and the cost of this fence will be
:? I.C.'iii.niiii. which gives an idea of the
magnitude of the undertaking.
The organizers of this eii.b and most
of the members are Americans, al
tliiuiL'h there will be a few prominent
Canadians and Englishmen. The mem
bership will immlM-r many thousands,
which is possible because of the re
sources of the great territory. The
initiation fee has been placed at SjilO,
although this will likely be increased.
Already more than ifhi.uon has been
expended ill securing the fishing waters
of Lake St. John and tributaries. All
Cue rivers flowing in from the north
and west, some of which are 2Gii and
::o) miles long, and all the water con
nected with them, are included.
Arrangements are also being made
with the Quebec government for se
curing two immense tracts for game
parks, each having 1.C00 square miles.
They will be fenced in with wire net
ting. In addition to moose, deer, elk
and caribou, it is proposed to stock
these parks with the best, species of
foreign game and birds from localities
having similar climatic conditions. X.
Marvrloni) Plueon Fllaht.
Pigeons have flown from Nantes to
Lancashire. 440 miles, in a single day;
p.nd they have flown from the Shet lands
to London in one spell of daylight.
In June. 1SH7. the winner of such a race
flew from Lerwick to Stanmore, 191
miles and l.h-ii yards, and made a rec
ord for long-distance flying. It was lib
erated at 3::;u a. m., and reached its loft
at 7:2- in the evening. In Mr.
Tectmeier. the great authority on
pigeons, got sonic friends to send him
2Mi birds from Brussels. They were
tossed at the Crystal palace at noon,
and a telegram was sent off a nii3iincing
the time at which they were released.
The birds reached their loft before the
message was delivered. These facts af
ford ample proof of the marvelous pow
ers of endurance of the birds. Tit-Bits.
Then the Tnlk I.nnnoIhed.
Stranger (who has been out between
very act at the theater) These high
theater hats are a great nuisance.
His Next Neighbor Well. I don't
know that they are any more of a
ouisanc; than" these broad theater
ireaths. N. Y. World,
Stub-tailed dogs are often re-Uiled
by dealers.!- A. W. Bulletin-1
Teacher "What is syntax?" Tom
"I heard my father say that any tax
was a sin." Golden Days.
"Dasher didn't weigh his chances
when he went into that enterprise."
"And yet he speculated on a large
Classical. Phidias "Say, Tericles,
you make me weary with your shouts
of war." Tericles "And you make Mi
ncrvas with your mallets and chisels."
In Boston. "How much are these
string beans?" "Seventy-five cents a
quart." "Isn't that rather altitudi
nousV" "Yes, madam, but these are
very high strung beans." Yale Beeord.
"Do you believe one can find the in
itials of one's future husband in the tea
dregs?" "No. I've tried it and tried it,
and 1 never could find anything but the
initials of my present husband." De
"You have a new dress, Anna." "Yes;
I went too near a freshly-painted fence.
ie a and my dress was ruined, and my hus
olen band had to buy me a new one." "O,
Anna, tell me where the fence is:
i I'nsere tiesellsehaft.
I "You arc quite run down." said the
j facetious cyclist to the man he had
j knocked over: "you ought to take sontc
! thing." "I w ill." said his victim, jump
j ing up: "I'll take your name and ad
j ilress." Fit k-Me-l:p.
j Mr. Lakeside, visiting a Broadway
. restaurant, was so annoyed by a stupid
I waiter who hovered about the table that
: he told him to leave. "Excuse me. sir,"
j was the reply, "but I am responsible for
the silver." Town Topics.
The 31pn'n Panliion on the Zayder
Zee Arc Queer, "Jot the Women-
The great feature of Markeu Li tht
costumes of the people. The Marken
girls w hen they take service away from
home iu the neighboring cities of the
Zuyder Zee still teuaciouslyclingfastto
their native costume iu all its oddity.
The men of .Markeu wear full black
woolen knee-breeches, with black wool
en stockings, aud at home wooden
bhoes. Above they have on a wide
blouse fastened at the neck with a pair
of gold buttons, and underneath this is
a red flannel shirt, which shows at the
waist. The women outdo i hem. They
wear, oue and all, a black bodice, over
which is a stomacher, or "babbetje,"
iu the vernacular, of bright-figured
chintz, often of large and pronounced
pattern. Their black woolen skirts are
short and full, and show at the bottom
the edge of a red flannel petticoat;
their stockings arc black, and their
shoes, at least out of doors, are the
wooden Klompen. that the Dutch name
so expressively descrilies. The head
dress, as everywhere in Holland, is the
most distinctive part of the whole. It
...... .... ,.r hl.rl. vlir.der-sll.'liv.'ll ran
j of t.olure(, 1iI,1.n.".ovt:rPd in its turn with
, mus,in ,.an with an Hge and insertion
I of lace, all most carefully and elaborate
ly made, l'roni under the edge of the
cap projects, stiff and straight, a long
bang of blonde hair, and from each side
over the ears hangs down a thick curl
to the waist. These curls are the par
ticular feature of Marken. Old and
young wear them, through all the vary
ing degrees of luxuriance and growth,
from the younsf girl who assumes this
whole costume when she arrives at a
marriageable age. through the plentiful
abundance of young womanhood, to
tin stringiness and ultimate paucity of
age. The Marken children it is utterly
impossible to distinguish as to sex at
an early age. since all wear skirts and
tight-fitting caps. The boys, however,
have a star-shaped crown in the latter,
which is apparent whn pointed out.
When a boy is five years old he lays
aside these garments for the garb of his
father, whom he straightway resem
Vles in miniature. The Mark on costume
is one of the brightest and most various
ly colored that can be found anywhere
out of southern lands, a circumstance
that renders a Marken clothesline a
glory to In-bold.
Marken is not the only fishing village
along the Zuyder Zee where the folk
life is interesting, and full of color.
These characteristics are particularly
true of Yoler.dam, which lies on the
coast of the mainland just beyond. The
women here, however, are not so strik
ing, but the men are more so, because
of the fullness of their long black
trousers, which makes them look, par
ticularly as seen from the back, like the
be-bagged women of the orient. Key
stone. Development of Enjcllnh LaaKnam-e.
If some recently published statistics
are to be trusted the English language
is developing more than any other, past
or present. While the German contains
80,00.') words, the Italian 45,000, the
French 30.000 and the Spanish only 2-0,-Oi'O,
Dr. Murray's English dictionary is
expected to contain no fewer than 250.
C'CO words, more than half of which
have come into use during the last half
century. A great part of these addi
tions are, of course, technical or scien
tific terms, which the wiser German
translates. Chicago Chronicle.
Feedlne Bottles In Greek Dar
Those who lielieve that feeding bot
tles for liabies are the result of modern'
civilization are out of date. The Greek
nurses used to carry with them a
sponge full of honey in a small pot to
stop the children from crying, and in
the British museum are two Greek
vases dating from 7000 B. C. which are
mnc& like feeding bottles nsed by the
Boman ts subsequently. N. Y. Sun.
Tie Corafe Pblloaopaer.
"Generator" said the Cornfed Phil
osopher, "wlrn a man of mature gar
begins to be orried about his soul' '
there is sometliing wrong with hto
bodT." !ndianafclis JournaL : ,?
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