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THE AE6U9, SATDBDAY. DECEMBER 15, 1500.
A PATRIOTIC SCHEME
THE TOWN WAS IN FAVOR OF FLYING
THE FLAG PERPETUALLY.
l'n; IVrklm, roiluiailfr of Jericba,
Tells How DiMrniiioa Marred tbe
IHneosaioa of tbe Proposition and
! I be Project Kodrd.
l oj.yribt, 1!i0. ,j C. 11. I-ewU.
It was Knos Hopkins who got the
Idea that Jericho should prove her pa
triot ism to tli' worlil at large by dis
p!;iyiu tin? American Hag for seven
dajs a mk. He pot the iila one
Sunday moriiia as he lay in lied, and
In' hugged it to his soul aii'l chuckled
over it for a week before he said any
thing to a liviu soul. K very body knew
bv his actions that somethin was up,
but they couldu'r tigger out exactly
vh;it it was. At length, when Sut
nnlay night came, and there was the
usual crowd at the iiostofficp, he shot
iff his gun. He had his speech all pre
pared. He lold how the American flag
: t lirst flun;r to the breeze how
men cheered for lilw-rty as they saw
It-how it Lad given freedom to a eon
tineiit and brought happiness to mil
lions. Men had fought cheerin for
thai flajr. and men bad died blessin It.
Hi wanted it h'isted in Jericho at sun
rise every day in the year, and he
wanted children to cry for It and men
iiinl women to venerate it. Monday
was wash day in Jericho, and front
yards and back yards made a leautl
ful bhowiu of -shifts and shirts and
IIAVK WK SO 1'1'IJI.IC 6PKKKIT AMONG VS?"
towels and tablecloths, but nlmvi'
in all would (lap and Hop the flag
which had covered the heroes of Bun
ker Hill as they died in the cause of
As soon as the crowd had recovered
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Our Christmas Packages are of the Finest Cigars in
' from Its surprise and Legun fo cheer
. Deacon Spooner said It was a mighty
I strong p'iut and one worthy of a leadia
patriot of Jericho. He was heartily in
favor of the idea.' and he would then
and there contribute 13 cents toward
the purchase of a public flag. He also
thought a vote of thanks was due Knos
for Lis tuteucss in thinkin out the idea.
A llappin. iloppin flag h'isted to the
balmy breezes of Jericho would give
the town worldwide fame and probably
result in a boom.
Then Hosea Saunders fjoke. HUi
grandfather had died while fightin un
der the stars aud .stripes. His father
had fallen and killed himself while
climbiu a flagpole. His mother had
wrapped him in the flag of liberty
when he was born, and he had Ion;;
thought of bavin a group of stars tat
tooed between his shoulders. He loved
his wife and children, and he set a
heap of value on his boss aud cow. but
he loved the flag of his country morp.
It was hard times, and money was
tight, but he would go without tobacco
for a month in order to contribute a
shillin toward the purchase of a flag.
With his own hands, if agreeable to
all, he would h'ist the emblem at sun
rise and lower it at sunset durin the
rest of his natural life.
The deacon said that was also a
beautiful speech, with a mighty strong
p'int to It, and the feelin's of the
crowd had got .so worked up over free
dom and liberty that tears stood in
many eyes. Hosea was follcrcd bv
S.iuar .Toslyn, I'hiletus Williams. Abra
ham White and others, and there wa
frequent cheerin and shakin hauls.
About ten years ago Abijah Davison's
dog tore the ear off a hog owned by
Joel Hardruan. and the men have been
enemies ever since, but under the ex
citement and the patriotism engender
ed by them speeches they fell into each
other's arms aud became brothers
ng'lu. It was finally settled that a pub
lic contribution should be taken up to
buy a SI.", flag, and then came the ques
tion of where it should be raised. Knos
Hopkins, who had started it all. got
up In a modest way and said he would
go to the expense of plantiu a pole :u
front of his house. It was on high
ground, and the flag could be seen
from every house in Jericho.
"We shouldn't put Knos to all that
trouble," said Deacon SMMner as he
rose up. "lie's done his sheer in think
in ovt the plan. I'll see that the Hair is
duly displayed from the roof of my
cooper shop when it arrives."
"What's the matter with h'istin it
over my grocery?" asked Ian Skinner
as he wiped the tears of emotion from
"Or with h'istin it ver my coal
yard';" said Darius Waterman, who
calculated to chip In 10 cents and no
Then everyltody bobbed up and do-
j inauded to be heard. Kver.v man jires-
Pipe of Peace
An establishment catering to smokers of good tobacco that has won in
the community a place peculiarly its own. Our cigars and tobacco are the
kind that carry with them the sweetness of contentment. That delightful
fragrance that brings rest and ease gives our goods prestige all their own.
Late plain or elaborate Pipes of all kinds suitable for presents. Leading
brands of fancy smoking tobacco in attractive packages for holiday presen
tation. Cigar and cigaret cases, cigar holders and smokers' articles of all
kinds at prices to suit all purses. Variety of pretty things to select from.
ent "jv&hted tfiaf flag In front, of his
house or place of business and no
where else, and purty soon they was
shakin their fists and pay in they'd be
durned if they wouldn't hare It there
or refuse to contribute a red cent.
Thare was a lively row on in two min
its, with no more weepin over patriot
ism. As the row grew hotter Abijah
D:tvison turned to Joel Hardman and
fctsJ he was glad his dog had bit the
ear off that hog and that he'd like to
serve Joel the same way. Deacon
Spooner rattled on the stovepipe with
his cane until he quieted the racket,
and then he said:
"Feller patriots, but have we no pul
lic speerit among us?"
"We have!" yelled the crowd.
"Then let us exhibit it. Itein my
cooper shop is the highest buildin in
town and bein the American flag has
got to flip-flap in the breeze to be seea
and venerated. I unselfishly offer to
put up a pole and take charge of the
"So do I!" shouts every man in the
Then Sqtiar .Toslyn made a speech.
He told how a million men had died for
that flag: bow its stars aud bars had
made ryrants tremble; how a young
nation had worshiped it and made all
the world respect it. He wound up after
ten minits by offerln to float it from
his boss barn, but only hisses and
groans follerd. There was signs that
three or four patriots would soon be
punchin each other's head when L.ish
Hillings strolled in in that careless way
if his. Deacon Spooner pounded and
rutthil till he got order and then said:
"I want to hear from l.ish liillings
on this matter. Mehlte he can suggest
fiomcthiii. l.ish. what place in Jericho
would you say the American flag ought
to float from?"
"How many stars are there on the
American flag?" calmly asks l.ish. ,
Nobody could tell.
"Well, how many stripes?"
NoImkIj- could lell.
" 'Pears to me," said Lish as he start
ed to wander out ag'in "'pears to me
that as none of you can tell the differ
ence between the American flag and a
tablecloth you'll better hang up an old
army blanket most anywhere aud let
it go at that."
And at the end of five minits more
there wasn't a patriot left In the post
ol!ice. and noihin more has ever been
said about buyni a public flag.
Having several pairs of shoes and
changing them daily or regularly at
longer intervals will enable the wearer
quite frequently to avoid corns even
after they show signs of formation.
Ict a boy follow his natural business
tendencies. So many plow horses are
being worked In carriages. Atchison
PALACE CIGAR STORE, 1706 Second
ETHICS OF FISHING.
A SCIENTIFIC VIEW OF THE ALLEGED
CRUELTY OF THE SPORT. '
Tbe Creatures Are Moat Happy When
Tbey Are Hooked They Have Little
Capacity For Sufferinir and Even
Little Pleasure In Eating.
A little be was fishing for tbe first
time. With the customary luck of u
beginner he bad bass and ierch galore
to answer the invitation of his bait.
Presently the impulses of the hu
mane side of his nature made a little
hesitating protest asrainst the more
savage instincts of the sportsmanlike
side. The wriggling of the lish when
he cauzht them troubled him. and he
sought to ajxilogize to his conscience
for the suffering he was apparently in
flicting. He said. "I think the reason
they jump so is that they are so glad to
get out of that wet water."
Curiously enough. If we may accept
the testimony of the scientists, tbe lit
tle boy was quite right. A lish is never
so happy as when be Is drawn out of
the water. The air is t him quite all
that laughing gas is to a human being.
It gives him a hundred times more
oxygen per second than his gills ever
got for him Croi 1 the inhalation of wa
ter. It makes him delightfully drunk
en. It exhilarates him.. It fills (him
with a completeness of physical joy
the only joy he is capable of feeling
wholly unknown to him in his native
lenient. He dies presently, it is true,
but he dies in an ecstasy of enjoyment
instead of dying in his appointed fash
ion by suffocation in the maw of some
In a footnote to the thirteenth canto
of "Don Juan" ISyron denounces Izaak
Walton as a "sentimental savage"' and
characterizes fishing as "the crudest,
the coldest of pretended sports." That
only shows how little ltyron knew
about the matter. His sports involved
the sacrifice of women rather than
It Is time to set this matter of fish
ing upon its moral i gs. as it were, an
end to be accomplished merely by tell
ing the truth about it. A fish is the
very lowest form of the vertebrates, it
is incapable of any joy except that of
getting hooked and thus drawn out of
the water to which its nature con
demns it and for a time breathing the
air that intoxicates it in delightfully
deadly fashion. It has not even the in
stinct of sexual association except In
the case of a few rare species. It
knows nothing of companionship, for
the scientists tell us that even when
fish t-wim in "schools" it Is only be
cause they are engaged in a common
predatory pursuit of prey, each endeav
oring to snatch from the others the
morsels they seek to swallow. .
so iow in the scale is the fish that
even in eating be has no pleasure ex
cept that of distending his stomach.
For K:e scientists find no "taste gob
lets" at the base of his tongue, and ev
ery fisherman knows that the fish
swallows his prey whole, with no pos
sibility of detecting" its flavor. And
further, every fisherman who, has troll
ed knows that the fish is so far an in
discriminate gormnnd in his search for
food that he .will swallow a coffee
spoon with a bur attached as readily
as the daintiest bait morsel that could
be displayed in front of his greedy eyes
and his rapacious mouth.
Still, again, every fish that is caught
upon a hook gets only what he de
serves. He is caught every time In au
attempt to swallow some other crea
ture whole and digest it in slow tor
ture. Indeed the entire life of every
fish is passed in a ceaseless endeavor
to .catch and swallow other fish. So far
as science can discover, fish of most
species make no distinction even in fa
vor of their own young, their only
ground of selection being a considera
tion for their individual throats in the
act of swallowing. On that account
alone the severely splned sunlish es
capes the predatory perch, and the
bullhead the moment his "horns"' are
hard ceases to be in danger even from
the most voracious of pickerel.
The fisherman is not a monster of
wanton cruelty. He Is merely a de
scendant of Adam exercising that "do
minion" over inferior creatures which
God Authorized him to exercise.
George Cary Eggleston in New York
A I.onatlr'n Wit.
As Horace Mann sat in his study one
evening an insane man rushed into the
room and after abusing him for all
kinds of fancied grievances challenged
him to a fight.
Mr. Mann -replied: "My dear fellow,
it would give me a great pleasure to
accommodate you. but I can't do it, the
odds are so unfair. I am a Mann by
name and a man by .nature two
against one! It would never do to
The insane man answered: "Come
nhead. I am a man and a man fieside
myself. Kot us four have a light."
Don't Be Slow.
If a child is "slow" around home and
takes an hour to dress when only a
quarter of that time is necessary, it is
n bad habit. The "slow" men and wo
men are those who fail to make a suc
cess of life. How often you see grown
people tinker about something a half a
day that could be done in an hour!
They learned the habit as children.
Atchison J lobe.
a SlBKolar Ailment.
One of the lending alienists of Chi
cago, with a practice of yo years be
hind "him. had an "experience not long
ago that was entirely new to him.
It was near his hour for stnrtlm? to
his lecture class in a West Side school.
Three women were in the waiting
room. Two of them were willing to
make an appointment for the next
day. The third one. a stranger, would
hear to no delay, and the doctor's as
sistant showed her in.
"1 had my hat In my hand." said the
doctor, "and she bad been told that I
was in a hurry. She came acros the
room in a most leisurely fashion, how
ever, taking three times as much time
as the ordinary ierson would. She
was chewing an unusual wad of gum
a whole package. I should say and she
was chewing it with desperate vigor.
"She sat down slowly, and I asked
her a quest iou. She looked straight at
me anil went on chewing. I spoke
again and again, but she sat looking
at me and ehelvins in as much silence
as was possible under the Circum
stances. Finally I said to her:
' 'Madam, will you kindly stop chew
ing long enough to answer my ques
tions?' "Then she burst out, sobbing:"
"'That's just what I'm here for I
can't stop I've got to chew and I've
been chewing just this way for more
than two years.' '"Chicago Tribune.
W heeler's Bravery.
Wheeler's charge at the battle of
Shiloh was said by General Grant to
be one of the most splendid exhibitions
of human bravery he had ever witness
ed, and a feat which roused admira
tion among both armies was when the
intrepid little general accomplished the
destruction of Kosecraus' provision
train after the battle of Chickamauga.
On Dec. ."'.). ISti."!, General Wheeler
attempted and successfully carried out
one of the most daring, perilous aud
Important duties ever assigutid a cav
alry commander, lie crossed the Ten
nessee river in the face of a division of
cavalry under General George Crook,
drove back and worsted the troops that
guarded the Federal trains of OtM)
mules aud l.twxi wagons and captured
the whole, with l.'ioo prisoners.
While he was thus engaged Itose
crans' cavalry, S.0(o strong, swept
down upon the Georgians. The latter
charged and repulsed the northerners,
capturing the forts at McMiuuville.
Tenn.. with iVx prisoners and great
stores; capturing the forts and destroy
ing the bridges near Murfreesboro, and
then, as full of light as at the begin
ning of the engagement, they turned
and put to rout General Hooker and
the Eleventh and Twelfth corps that
en mo riding down at the moment to re
en force the Yankees. Chicago Journal.
In 1S43 England conquered ann an
nexed the Orange Free State and evac
uated it six years later.
A PORTER'S MISTAKE.
: . ' - '
Tbe Story of a. Lair'o Friiaea and au.
, As the porter passed through the cat
she called him aside. There was a
xt'hlsper and a gleam of silver.
"Now, remember they are in tbe yel
"Cyau't miss dem. ma'am."
"You woiv't let any one see you :" :
"The major is sitting in that car."
"He won't see in e. ma'am."
"Well, here is the key."
The porter took the key and passed
through to the next car.
"Guess dis am it." he said, slipping
the thin key in the lock of a yellow
satchel. He put his baud in the satch
el and pulled out a bunch of hair. Then
he rehvoked the satchel.
"H call's yo' frizzes, ma'atu!" c.
"Don't speak so loud." ' ;
"Anything else, ma'am?"
"That's all. 1 believe. I just have ;i
rrinute to put these on before dinner."
The porter reached the platform in
time to meet an irate tragedian.
"Not a step!" he thundered in tones
that almost lifted the porter's cap.
"What have yon done with iny whisk
"Your whiskers, sab?"
"Yes: my false beard. The passen
gers say you opened my satchel with a
skeleton key. Where, are those whisk
ers?" "Laws." muttered the porter, "All
went in de wrong satchel!"
Just then a lady passed toward the
"Dab's yo" whiskers, sab," grinned
the port er. "'on top ob dat lady's bald!"
The Star Chamber.
The "star chamber" was so called
from the place In which the court was
held in one of the rooms of the king's
palace in Westminster. I'pon the ceil
ings were stars, hence the camera stel
lata. or chamlter of stars. It was of
very ancient origin ami had excessive
powers, but could not pronounce the
death penalty. It was atiolivhcd by a t
of parliament In liMl during the rein
of Charles I, but this unfortunate mon
arch .was sentenced to be beheaded
from this same "star chamber."
It Hurt Him.
Candid Friend I think young Ity
mer. the poet, felt hurt at a remark ymi
made the other night.
His Companion What did I say?
C V. You said there was only on
Tblnka He's Important. '
"RIowhard has a big opinion of him
"Well, he's beginning to Imagine he's
annoyed by camera fiends." I'lu !:.