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LAID TO REST.
Burial of Benjamin F.
Impressive Military and
Lowoll In Mourning and Doop
A Description of tho Scones About
the Grave of tho Illustri
Lowell, Maes., Jan. 17. Associated
Press. Today the foremost citizen and
soldier of Massachusetts, Gen. Benj.t
aiin V. I In tier, was laid to rest with all
honors, both military and civic, t
which his high rank untitled him
Ironi 3 o'clock this morning Huntiiig
ton hull where tho remains lay in state,
was besieged by a pushing, jostling
crowd. Tho crush was indescribable.
Women fainted, children were trampled
on, still there were many who were
turned away unsatisfied.
Look before tho hour for the service
in the church the side-walks were
crowded and when the bodv was carried
from the hall across the street fully 20,
000 people were within eight. As soon
as ttio casktt was seen hundreds ot
heads were bared and bowed as the
Bail bearers slowly bore their illustrious
burden into, tho sanctuary. Only tho-e
who held cards of admission secured
entrance to the church. The eulo;y
was bpoken at private services nt the
house, so there was no departure from
the regular service at tho church. At
tho close the casket was borne out of
the church and placed in the hearse
and then the lone march was taken to
the cemetery. More than 150 carriage
were in line and when the escort arrived
at the grove with the casket, the last of
the corteee had but just left the church.
Only those persons who came in car
riages were allowed to enter the en
closure. General Peach and stall oc
cupied n knoll inside and troops and
valley firers were grouped near the
jroye. Rev. Dr. Chatuhre concluded
the religious services. The masons
pavu a short ritual and a valley was
red. 'thousands followed tho pro
cession to tho burying' ground and
there was great confusion after the
ceremonies were finished. The city
was in confusion all day long in con
sequence of tho enormous crowd.
STANFORD STANDS IN.
With tho Assessor and the Attention
of tho Grand Jury Is Attracted.
San Francisco, Jan. 17. Associ
ated Press. The grand jury of Santa
Clara county in which Senator Stan
ford's celebrated IJalo Alto stock farm
is located rendered a report yesterday.
It says that isenator Stanford's horses
were assessed for the year 1892 at a
Tuluatioti of 143,000 while in the estimn
tion of the grand jury $5'0,000 would
bo a fairer assessment for the trotting
and thorough bred sto?fc at Palo Alto.
The assessment for buildings and im
rovetneuta amoun' to $100,000 while
the valuation thereof is at least $1,200,
000. These improvement include the
buildings of tho Lelund Stanford, Jr.,
WANTS NO FRENCH SCANDAL.
Senator Wolcoit Concerning the
Waiiinqton, Jan. 17. Associated
Press. J In the senate today Wolcott
offered a resolution for the Investigation
of the cxtenditures in the construction
of the Nicaraugua canal. He said con
tress should see to it that in the con
struction of tho Nicuraugua canal day
light should be constantly turned in on
Champions of tne Chinese.
Poutlani), Ore., Jan. 17. The Port
land ministerial association composed
of fifty five members from all the
evangelical churches of the city today
adopted resolutions asking congress to
repeal tho ami Chinese legislation en
acted at the last ecssiou of congress re
quiring Chinese laborers to register
and furnish the government witli
yhotogrnpha under a penalty of im
prisonment and deportation. " Resolu
tions declaie that it belittles a friendly
power by reducing iier subjects to the
level of criminals.
Staboed While Stooping.
Oaklanh, Jan. 17. Tho non-union
crew of the steam schooner Emily were
attacked by seven unknown men laBt
Jiight and John Kennedy ond Gustav
Abrahamson were stabbed' and beaten.
Abrahamfon was stabbed thirteen times
and Kennedy seven. Kennedy will re
cover, but it is feared AbrahamBon will
die. The men were attacked while
asleep in their bunks and would have
been killed had not their cries brought
DOWN, DOWN, DOWN.
Foil David Parker, Seven Long
His Crushod and Lifeless Body Was
Picked Up From the
Sak Francisco, Jan. 17. Associated
rress. About 5:30 o'clock this even
ing David Parker, a well known whole
tale liquor merchant, fell from the
soveiith story of tho Mills building, a
ten Btory structure at tho corner of
Bush and Montgomery streets which
was completed a few months ago. Ho
was almost instantly killed. Parker
was leaning against a railing which
inns around the interior court on the
aeventli floor, and either became dizzy
or lost his balance, for he slipped oyer
the railing inl Ml. lit' sirni-k Hie
J corner of thu etnirwav on tin- fecund
I lloor and Inn hotly then rebounded to
tho steps 1'inl rolled to the Mow piive
nii'ti' on th firr-t lloor. Ho witp.pp-kt-d
up in n dying condition mid .expired b
few minutm later. His skull wa
fractured and hip right aim mid all hi
ribs on tho right sido woro broken
Parker was u native of heothuid mid
was til) yeuM 01 af. Ho wan n pionror
of tbi" in' fl""I "eenninlatf.il fnrtnnn,
bill fulled in l'ililiifpi mine yearn Htfu
Hie only dmiuhter married Campo-
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The Nevada Leulslature.
Oakmi.n, New. . Inn. 17. the six'eenth
session of' tho evudu lcibluitiru con
vened here today.
KEEP A FEW SHEEP.
They I'ny Hetter Thau Any Other Class
I of rurm Animal t.
A writer who appreciates sheep, and
i who succeeds in making ti goo I profit
on them, writes the Wisconsin Parmer,
and says: 1 wish to impress, upon my
brother fanners, through the columns
of your valuable paper, tho importance
of keeepiug at least a few sheep for
several reasons. Ono is that they are
such scavengers that they tvadilr eat
the seed of tho vilest weeds and they
are not like other form stock, nothing
1 grows1 after passing through them.
Anyone traveling through the country
can tell nt a glance the farpij that havo
a flock of bheep on them, 1y their neat
appearance; no rag weed, the scourge
of almost nil our cultivated land, is
seen. 1 might go on and tell of other
, bad weeds, for their name is legion;
I but the: sheep will jji every instance
I annihilate them.
) Ono other good reason is that they
! pay better for the food consumed than
any pthur farm animal, tind I now
1 speak without fear of contradiction.
I No kind of stock will pay such profits
on the cost as a hock oi well-Kent
sheep. To illustrate: Two years ago
in buying some feeders I got among
them a rather small-sized owe, and in
sorting them out In tho late fall I
thought I would keep and breed her,
for there was something about her
that 1 liked. Her cost price was
two dollars; the next spring
sho brought me two ewe lambs
which she raised splendidlv. She then
in.'t w ith an accident and had to be fat
tened, weighed ISO pounds, for which I
pot four and one-half cents or $5.10.
Now I have sold to an Iowa man the
two y calling ewes with sixty others,
at 58 i or hes.d. So her increase brought
me S10, making in all, S-1.S0. 1 think
that tho three fleeces of wool amply
paid me for their keep. I never got a
chance to Ket much education and don't
presume to know what percentage I
realized on the investment.
Another reason, the sheep farmer has
more time for recreation than the man
who follows dairying, for instance; no
matter what happens, rain or shine,
that milk must bu delivered on schedule
time or there is a rumpus. Another
reason is they are so d'oeile and harm
less, requiring less fencing, and if per
chance thej- should break into the corn
they are not such gluttons aad will
not, like cattle, eat till they kill them
selves, as is often tho case. Another
reason is that no stock if properly bed
ded will make as much valuable ma
nure and everyone knows that manure
from sheep is of the best. I might go
on and stato 'other advantages, but
these will suffice. Don't understand
me that the sheep is everything and it
needs no care. There is nothing to be
made withoutcloso attention, and sheep
breeding and feeding are no exception
to the rule.
THE FARM BUILDINGS.
Itcnttcr Them Comfortable IJcforo Iix
trrme Colit Si'U I i.
A farmer should never attempt to
winter more stock than he can furnish
with comfortable shelter. Many farm
ers have largo farm buildings but they
soon get out of repair, a board on", a
door hanging by ono hinge, or leaky
roofs. Such buildings are not com
fortable. The openings allow snow to
contimn.lly sift in, or give free and un
interrupted access to drafts of cold air.
In such cases a pound of nails and a
few hours time in repairing often saves
a ton of bay in ono winter. A build
ing which is simply boarded up should
havo tho cracks battened and thus
mado as tight and close as possible.
Use steel wire nails long enough to bo
clinched. This takes a little longer
but the batten will then always re
main close fitting, which means a
warmer room and stock in better cc n
dition with iess fodder. Tho building
should not bo mado so close as to be
uncomfortable during the pleasant
days of spring, but there should be
free and thorough ventilation when
the higher temperature may require it.
Fodder may be cheap, but nails and
boards are cheaper, whereas feed is
gone in a single season, while build
ings are a permanent investment
Provide suitable racks and mangers to
feed the stock from, and do uot feed
from the ground or snow bank. Keep
the different kinds of stock in a sop
nrato inclosurc. Peed regnlarly. and
provide an adequate supply of fresh
water. American Agriculturist
A I'ln ile Sleclu Crowd.
Visitor (- poorhouse) Where did
that flne-1 -ing pauper come from?
Superintendent The city. He owns
the St. Fashion flats.
"My goodness! Why is ho here?"
"Ho charges such high rents that they
have been empty since the second year."
"Huml He seems to bo on familiar
footing with a good many of tho other
"Yes, they aro the people who wcro
Ids tenants tho first year." N. Y.
"Henrietta," he said, somewhat stern
ly, "these hairs upon your shoulders
are from the head of a man."
"True," replied his fiancee, "but papa
used to wear them I stood near him
this afternoon while mamma gavo me
a lesson in cutting hair."
"Henrietta," he returned, "such les
sons are a waste of time. You may prac
tice later on my digestion, but not my
F011 LITTLE FOLKS.
Tho Youn Duke.
Tho now Duko of Manchester is only
fifteen years old ami doesn't get his hair
cut often enough, judging from his pic
ture. , Tho boy duke's name is William
Angus Drogo Montagu, and tho death
of his father gives him ono of tho proud-
est titles in England. Tho young peer
is at his books at Eton, ono of England's
greatest public schools. Ho is very
bright and clover, thoy say, and a line
hand at a pair of oars. Ho rides horse
back and plays football and gets good
marks in his Latin exercises, and is par
ticularly obedient to his mother. The
boy duke has two sisters who are only
tbi -teen years old. They are twins, and
their names aro tho Hori. Alico and the
Hon. Jacqueline Montagu. William
Angus, etc., is tho ninth Duke of Man
chester and as yon grow up you may
hear more of him. Now York Recorder
A Music. Loving Spider.
Mr. W. J. D. Leavitt, writing of his
experiences in playing tho great organ
formerly in Music hall, Boston, tells a
pretty story of his most regular lis
tener u spider which had taken up its
ubodo in tho organ case over the per
former's head. It remained there for
about a year. Mr. Leavitt says:
It was a musical little fellow, and
when I began to play it would spin
down almost to a level with my left
shoulder and gently swing to and fro
and listen. When 1 had finished n piece
it would draw itself up to its nest, and
when I began another down it would
come again and resumo its position as
an interested listener.
It had six legs. Two it would put out
in the air as n balance pole, two it han
dled tho web with, nnd tho third pair
it used iu pulling itself up hand over
hand, as sailors climb n rope.
Why IIo Caught Hit.
She was n wee bit of a toddler.- not
more than six or seven years old but
her eyes sparkled like diamonds and her
golden hair tumbled down over hor
shonlders like u tangled mass of silken
sheen. Sho was romping with a dozen
pretty nnd vivacious playmates. Touch
ing a fine looking youngster on tho
shoulder, she challenged him with
"You can't catch me." Off they started,
she twisting and dodging with the dex
terity of a half back on a football team,
and ho following her every movement.
Tho little fugitivo finally brought up
against a fence, breathless and panting,
and her pursuer, throwing his arms
about her, shouted, "Thero, I've caught
"Oh, yes," gasped the little fairy, "but
it was 'cause my laugh broke and I
couldn't run any more." New York
A Girl's Kssay mi'Hojii.
At a recent board school examination
for girls one of the tasks was an essay
on boys, and this was ono of the compo
sitions just as it was handed in by a girl
The boy is not an animal, yet they
can bo heard to a considerable distance.
When a boy hollers ho opens his big
mouth like frogs, but girls hold their
toung til they aro spoko to and then
they answer respectable and tell just
how it was. A boy thinks himself clever
because he can wade where it is deep,
but God mado tho dry land for every
living thing, and rested on tho seventh
day. When tho boy grows up ho is
called a hnsband, and then he stops
wading and stays out nt nights, but the
grew up girl is a widow and keeps house.
Dull) ' Health I'liillng.
Tho sky Is blue arid the weather In fair,
Itut Dolly U sick anil itilltifr.
In ph of all my trouble and care,
I can sco that her health la falling.
Tho weather In fair and the sky Is bine.
And there'll natiulit to trouble or frcther.
But, spite of all I can xay and do.
She's worso la the placo of better.
- ? JVR V I' Vi
I've given her baths both hot and cold,
I' e regulated her diet.
And every remedy, now or old,
I'vo hastened at once to try It
So many errands for her I've run;
I've tended aDd trotted and rocked her;
.If sho docs not Improve with all I've done,
I really must send for the doetor.
Eudora 8. Iiumstead In fet. Nicholas.
Our Curloim Languitge.
llcmembcr, though box In the plural makes
The plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes;
And remember, though fleece In tho plural is
That tho plural of goose Isn't gooses nor
And remember, though house hi the plural Is
That the plural of mouse should bo mice, not
Mouse, it Is true. In the plural la mice.
But the plural of house should ho houses, not
And foot. It is true. In tho plural Is feet.
But the plural of rco.thould be roots, and cot
THE LONE FISHERMAN.
Disoovory of a Hormttln tho Chi
j cago Harbor.
He Lives in a Dilapidated Old Scow and
IUa No l'rleml. Hut a Hough,
Shaggy Dos-A Mystery of
Special Chicago Letter
Out on tho waves forever always
their lapping voices to lull one to slum
ber; a rudely built scow for a home and
tho wide lawn of green waters for a
door-yard; the only companion in the
perpetual solitude a rough, shaggy dog,
full of good spirits and nffectiqn for his
silent master, his welcoming bark the
only familiar sound in the wide silent
ncss. What a lifel
Away out on Lake Michigan, at the
extreme end of the old government pier,
moored by a strong cable to the timbers
of the pier, may be seen, winter or sum
mer, an old scow, very small of stature,
black of body, strongof sinew and Puri
tanically disdainful of paint, ornamen
tation or fine attire of any sort.
It does not require a nautical eye at
once to detect that its black beams and
worn timbers were wrought together
by the unskilled hands of a decidedly
This queer old shell is tho only home
of a hermit fisherman named Carl Ilium
who, by means of his solitary habits,
has earned among the fishermen on the
pier the pseudonym of the "Lone Fish
erman." He is gray and old, and his face is
worn and leathery from years of buffet
ing with wind nud weather. Meeting
with financial reverse some years ago,
climaxed by the death of his wife, he,
having been a sailor for most of his
life, in his grief sought peace and ref
uge from his troubles in a solitary life
on the wave. For four years ho has fol
lowed this romantic, if primitive mode
of living, his only companion his faith-
f ul dog.
I Every day, as long as the lake is open
j and Jnck Frost has not yet stiffened to
a frozen glare the smiles of the blue
j waters, he stands at his net, grim and
silent, in tho midst of his jolly com
panions, waiting and watching like a
great gray spider for tho wriggling vic
tims to get snared in his toils.
I His strict attention to business, how
ever, and his very economical ways have
secured for him stores and gold more
than sufficient to keep him in compara
tive affluence the remainder of his days
j but ho prefers his wild way of living
and will probably so continue till the
final frost shall have stiffened his
features to ice like to the wintry face
1 of the lake he loves.
I Evcrv morning, while the early fogs
yet press their white coverlets down on
the sleeping bosom of the lake, he be
stirs himself, and, watched with great
tS T"B S iVlJ.?
TIIK I.OXE FISHEItMAN.
interest by the faithful Hobby, prepares
his simple meal, and sallies forth.
Leaving the dog to finish his breakfast
and Jceep guard, ho stops down into the
queer little dory that bobs around the
old soow all night like a rat terrier nip
ping tho staid heels of a great New
foundland. A great peculiarity of the old man's
oarsmansliip is that he invariably rows
stern first nnd "backs water," that is,
facing the dire -tion in whi"h he is go
ing and reversing tho usual motion of
the oars. The difficulty of this method
of navigat'nn is more readily seen when
an examination of tho little red boat
shows it to be flat-bottomed and square
stcrncd. It is very solidly if rudely
put together, however, and is the hand
iwork of the old fisherman himself, as
is his house, the old scow. Both are
made of the heaviest timbers, the planks
in the dory being put in double, and yet
stronger beams forming the skeleton of
It was a new "find," to us two peo
ple on the pier that afternoon, this
queer mode of life to us, whoso busi
ness is to find out "how the other half
The gray old fisherman after his day
of solitary toil at the net, with the
glittering, gasping spoils in the bottom
of his boat, was now pulling or rather
pushing homeward through the hun-
hgry whlto caps and the waning light.
'I he silver-lined wings of the sea gulls
Hashed across his way, so close as to
seem with tho friendship of famili
arity, and tho brisk breeze toyed care
lessly with his tangled beard and broad
flapped cap, but" he regarded them as
old friends whoso friendly advances he
had known for years.
Putting out after him in a rowboat,
we came up with him as he was climb
ing into his houso from tho dory's stern.
When mado to understand the friend
ly curiosity wo entertained toward his
dwelling place he, not ungraciously,
bade us to come on board in very much
splintered-up English. Hobby, seem
ing to possess the nstonished impression
that his master had gone crazy, forth-
with proceeded to protect him by de
nouncing the intruders in what was no
I doubt canino profaijity accompanied
by a goodly show of fang. IIo was
speedily pacified, however, by the
united efforts of host and guests and
incidentally by a dainty morsel of food,
and we "walked into the parlor" of the
I Tho scow was about twelve feet long
' and eight wide, divided into two com
partments. Tho bouth one was tho
I storeroom and fish well. Here ho places
I ill tho fish he catches, ready for sale.
Tho greater part of this box-like float
JANUARY 19, 1893.
Dr. friuHM J liivnrinc JGxtrnots
Of perfect purity
Of great strength
Economy in their use.
Flavor as delicately
and dclicioiisiy as tho fresh fruit
being under water, he, of course, cf
icendi into these rooms, and for a stair
way in each he has provided a plank
leaned up against the wall with cleats
nailed across "chicken roosts," as one
of the visitors remarked, in an aside,
"with just enough room on each stair
for one hen."
But the central point of interest lay in
Clambering out of the store room up
the chicken roost, we stumbled over
what seemed to be a tomato can lixed
upright in the roof of the ' room under
our feet, but which proved on investi
gation to be tho chimney if one might
so dignify it to the micioscopic stove
underneath. This tiny fuel-cater re
joiced in one small lid and a fireplace
about the size of a newspaper man's
pocketbook just big enough to show
what there wain't in it. A square
shelf low down the wall served as
pantry and dining table. The furnish
ings thereof consisted of two tea cups,
a tin pan, and a wooden spoon. The
cooking utensils wcro of primitive
simplicity and numbers and were
summed up in an infinitesimal tin kettle
and one small tin pail.
A sailor's bunk at one side and a
camp stool completed the furniture of
the living room of this family of two.
Up under the roof were small port
holes for windows. But doubtless the
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THE IIIX'I.USE AND HIS HOME.
meals of fish and dry biscuit eaten from
that rude table were more keenly rel
ished than fine feasts from many a ban
quet hall, possessing that rich flavor
which the millions of the wealthy can
not procure, imparted only by a keen
appetite; doubtless the slumbers that,
wooed by the lapping waves, descend
upon that tired gray head are sweeter
and sounder than the dream haunted,
perhaps liquor-fumed, sleep of more
fortunate so-called sons of the earth.
So each life has its compensations and
who knows but this crude old hermit
may have found a truer philosophy of
happiness than others seemingly more
Anyway, this queer habitation, while
it savored unraistabably of fish, was
quite clean and tidy for a man. The
hale old housekeeper understood his
business; and tho culinary methods
were most expeditious.
As we were leaving, we noticed a
plank overhead, fastened to upright
posts at cither end of the scow, and
when one asked concerning it, by point
ing toward it inquiringly, he replied:
"Mine vashing, und sail oafer it in de
winter," and one could soon understand
' '' 1 i I . ' i ; , "?
HIS OW.1 "CIIKr."
when he showed what ho meant. In
cold days when the northeasters come
swooping down over the lake, he would
freeze but for some further protection,
so he spreads a patched up piece of sail
ing cloth over the frame work, weights
it down at tho sides acd is comfortably
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammouia; No Alum.
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
tented in from the wind and dashui?
Assisting mo down, with a doffinz 0
his grimy cap, he called down am'
tho ferocious barking of the rc-jr..
nnd indignant Bobby:"Auf iiMu-r .,
Fniulein." Pulling shoreward an. h fr
ward in the gathering twilight p.,i "tf
warship Michigan, where the j . ,
wcro singing and taking In th. , 3
ing" which was unfurled to thr i.rp
through the green swells anu an,,,
...l,lfn .,r,Q nnn nnlr1 cni. . i. ,
i growing dreamy over the endless thea
i the queer folks in the world. And
yet we are all queer: "For who
I wholly sane?" But, as we were assisted
to land by tne Kinu anu burly one.
armed boatman at the boat house an,j
plunged into the smoke-wrapped rwtj
of the city, the cable's roar and the
voice of the wind seemed ec-hmn? t,,
each other: "Auf Wicdcrsch'n, Fria.
lein." Lilian C. Paschai.
A Hard Winter.
Wife I don't sec what we are golaj
Husband What's wrong?
"The iceman won't stop leaving itt
until his bill is paid, and the coal tnJn
won't bring any coal unless he has the
money in advance."
"Urn well, I still have credit at the
drug store. Get some phosphorus and
put it on the ice." N. Y. Weekly
The Thlnu to Do.
ICenniboy and Whitney had fcind a
"Let's bury it in my garden," said
"No; let's bury it in mine." aid
"I'll tell you, we'll bury it in both,
only mine first," said Kenniboy.
And they did. Harper's Young Peo
A German Joke.
Corporal (to soldier) Why is the
blade of the saber curved instead of
Soldier It is curved in order to pre
more force to tho blow.
Crrporal Humbug! The saber u
curved so it will fit tie s?abbard If it
was straight how would you gt it in
the crooked scabbard, blockhead'
A ?.IItuo of Ternn.
Bilton It is a great misuse of term
to say a man is the architect of hi own
Chilton -How so?
! Bilton W hen an architect plans i
fj.OOO house it costs $10,000 but uhen i
man plans to get a $100,030 fortune he
usually lands somewhere in the neigh
borhood of ?1..'-C0. Pui-k.
That Was Utioiili.
Maud I have just refused an offer
of marriage which I received bv mail
this moruing. He said his love f .r me
was very great, but that his income was
Marie What a pity! Whom was it
Maud I really did not notice
FULL OF REPTILES.
Iu Our Geological I'ormatlon Creepinr
Animals Once Predominated.
There was a time "in the wide revolr
ing shades of centuries past" when rcr
globe was wholly in the possession if
walking, swimming and flying reptiles.
Being of the dominant type tin were
divided into three great classes. In the
ocean they became gigantic paddlmjt
enallosaurians; on dry land, or rather
wet land (for the whole fae i-f the
earth was doubtless a quagmire at that
time), they became monstrous i hthv
osaurians, some of which had 1p?s fif
teen feet or more in length; those wm a
inhabited the regions of the air wire
the terrible flying pterodachtyls. For
a vast but unknown length of time
these awful creatures literally ruled the
earth. Finally, after they had seen
their day," they began to grow less and
less. One by one they died out m the
face of the younger and more vigorous
fauna, until at the present time on'y a
few miniature alligators and crocodiles.
a few toy snakes as reminders of skulk
ing lizards and geckos remain of the
enormous reptilian types that onct
crowded land and sea.
i:viitciiro That He Was Overworked.
Laura I just know that my dearhm
band has been overworking while I "'
Anna What makes you think '
Laura His eyes seem overt itcJ
Sometimes it takes him a g""d half
hour to get the door unlo. ked h-n he
convs home late. Chicago Inter ikean
In I.rxlcojjrnphir Mindes.
ioswcll I find that I have omitted
to make a note of your very feU it"us
definition of a picnic. Will you obu?e
me by repeating it?
The Doctor Sir, with pleasure A
picnic is the stupidity of several and
I the misery of all. Puck.
Mi:ikcpearo as it PlagiarM.
Scribcndus I've got a beautiful dra
matic idea for a story.
Editor Then, why don't you writ
Scribcndus Well, the only trouble is
that it has been done before by Shakes
peare. Boston Globe.
Ought to Ho as Good.
"So the sarcastic theater manager
said your comie opera wasn't quite
good as Strauss', did he?"
"Yes, the idiot! Why, half of it '
copied from Strauss' opera myself
Chicago News Record.