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VOIi. IilJI. NO. 35.
EOCK 1S1.AND, LLLi.t SATURDAY, !N O VICMJBEIi 28. 1903.
PAGES 9 TO 12.
It Came From Lisbon and Hangs in a Nantucket
Beneath the outlook in a Nantucket
church is the belfry, In which swings
the old Spanish bell." Knowing that
this Is now a Unitarian church, the vis
itor will be surprised to see a Catholic
cross on the bell. If he could read Por
tuguese and had not previously ac
quainted himself with the history of
the bell he would be still more sur
prised at the inscription on it. The
translation of this inscription is as fol
lows: "To the Good Jesus of the Moun
tain the devotees of Lisbon direct their
prayers, offering Hiin one complete set
of six belis, to call the people to adore
him in his sanctuary. Jose Domingos
Dacosta has made it in Lisbon in the
year 1S10." Of course the bell must
have an Interesting history to account
for this inscription. That history is
briefly as follows:
A plague was raging in Lisbon and
certain people in that city prayed to
the Virgin Mary for the cessation of
the plague and vowed to place a set of
six bolls in the Church of the Good
Jesus of the Mountain if their prayers
iwere heard. "The Mountain" is the
name of a certain district in the city
of Lisbon in which there is a very ven
erable church called as above. Shortly
after this the plague ceased, and, ac
cepting this as the answer to their
prayers, these devotees of Lisbon pro
ceeded to fulfill their vows. The work
of casting these six bells was intrusted
to Jose Domingos Dacosta, the best
bell founder in Lisbon.
The six bells had been cast, the mas
ter's labors had been crowned with
success, when Captain Clasby of the
Nantucket whaling f.ect chanced to
visit Lisbon. He had long wished to
buy a bell for use in his native town.
In company with Captain Cary he
visited the bell foundry of Jose Do
mingos Dacosta. Captain Cary, it
seems, was a cpnnoisseur in bells. Da
costa applied the lever to one bell after
another as he struck each to ascertain
Its peculiar tone or tone quality, but
each time Captain Cary said, "That
will not do."
At last Dacosta raised and struck
the bell whose history we are describ
ing. Captain Cary was delighted with
the result. "Ah. Clasby," he said,
"you need look no further. That's the
bell you want. She is a X,P:lHtjj. .l1?
sounds on B." ' I
"Well, sir," remarked Dacosta, "we
consider that to be the finest bell that
we have in our foundry."
At first Dacosta demurred and could
not see his way clear to selling the
bell, since it belonged to the set of
chimes designed for the Church of the
Good Jesus of the Mountain and was
appropriately inscribed and all,, but
Captain Clasby would have no other.
Finally Dacosta decided, since the bell
had not yet been consecrated and since
he could cast another to take its place,
that it would be all right to sell.
So Captain Clasby bought the bell,
and it was brought to Nantucket by
Captain Cary, whose vessel was going
home first. In Lisbon, just before he
set sail. Captain Cary heard of the dec
laration of war with Great Britain,
for it was now the year 1812. On the
way over they were spoken by a Brit
ish sloop of war. Fortunately the Brit
isher had been at sea for some time
and had not yet heard of the declara
tion of war. "The commander asked
Captain Cary the news, but Captain
Cary says he took especial pains not
to tell all he knew. If he had told, our
precious bell would probably never
have seen Nantucket. It might now be
cither at the bottom of the sea or it
might be swinging in the tower of
some English church.
The bell was landed in Nantucket
and placed in the store cellar of Sam
uel Cary, where It remained until 1S15,
when it was purchased and placed in
the tower where it now hangs. About
$500 was given for the bell the society
paid about $350 and the rest was raised
by subscription. Even some Friends
or Quakers subscribed.
After the bell had been In use a little
while the agents of the historic Old
South church in Boston heard of it, and
they sent a letter to the agents of the
South church in Nantucket, saying that
they had a very good clock in their
tower, but no bell; that they had heard
that the South church in Nantucket
had a very fine bell, and they would
like to know for how much the bell
could be bought.
The Nantucketers replied that they
had a very fine bell in their tower, but
no clock; that they had heard that the
Old South church had a very fine tower
clock, and that they would like to
know the price of the clock.
The agents offered to pay $1 a pound
for the bell. Since the bell weighs
1,573 pounds, this would have made
the price $1,573, making a net profit of
$1,075 above the price paid for the bell ,
and $1423 above the amount contrib
uted by the society. It seems that the
old Nantucketers must have had some
6entiment after all and were not purely
mercantile in their spirit.
I If the Nantucketers had agreed to
sell, .as they might have done, our bell
would probably be hanging in the his
toric tower of Old South church in
'Boston today. That might have been
a great honor for the bell, bat It would
fliave been a ereat deoriyatiQR.for.Maii-
of its Purchase.
tucket. Moreover. ' it ' would now te
spending its time In elegant leisure in
stead of being a very useful bell where
it is. The history of this bell is like a
veritable parable of human life. The
possibilities which occur In the history
of the bell remind us of the possibilities
which abound in every life. Cor.
TYNER'S LONG SERVICE.
Post Office OSlclal Who Was Recent
ly Indicted In Washington.
James Noble Tyner, late assistant at
torney general for the post office de
partment, who was recently indicted
by the grand jury in Washington for
conspiracy to defraud the government,
has for nearly thirty-five years been
prominent in the service of the gov
ernment. It is charged in the indictments
against Judge Tyner and Harrison J.
Barrett, the latter being a nephew of
the judge and a former employee of
his office, that the two men were in
collusion to promote the young man's
interests In a pecuniary way.
Some months prior to Jan. 1, 1900,
on which date Barrett was to retire
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and' engage in the practice of law.
Judge Tyner and Barrett had under
consideration, according to the indict
ments, the cases of some eighty con
cerns engaged in a bond investment
business which had been referred to
them by the postmaster general.
Tyner and Barrett, the indictment
states, found that the concerns did a
business involving lotteries and
schemes to defraud and that the mails
should be prohibited to them. Con
trary to their duty, however, as charg
ed, they made no such report to the
attorney general. They decided that
the question. of issuing the order should
be kept open until Barrett's retire
ment from office and that in the mean
time they should create an impression
among the managers of the concerns
that it would be to their advantage to
employ Barrett to represent them be
fore the department.
James N. Tyner was a member of
congress ' from Indiana from 1SG9 to
1S75 and served as postmaster general
in Grant's cabinet during the last year
of the Iatter's term, since which time
he has been connected with the depart
ment in various capacities. Judge Ty
ner's resignation was called for byhe
president early last March, but he was
permitted to remain in office until
April, when he was removed.
MUST WED TO TEACH.
Schoolma'arai to Be Darred if CM
cago Doctor's Ideas Win.
"Teachers should be married and
made to stay married. Boys and girls
between the ages of twelve and twen
ty years should be segregated. The girls
should be taught by women wives
and mothers; the boys by men hus
bands and fathers."
When these reforms are accomplish
ed the public school will be in a fair
way to attain the highest pinnacle of
perfection, the greatest educational and
moral usefulness in the community, ac
cording to Dr. Bayard Holmes, who
pointed out the evils in the public
school system and prescribed remedies
for them at a recent meeting of the
educational department of the Chicago
Dr. Holmes took a view of the moth
er's usefulness as a schoolteacher oppo
site to that held by a number of the
school trustees, who have been bo often
on the verge of closing the doors of the
schoolhouses to married women, says
the Chicago Tribune.
After making a simile between teach
ing and kissing, in that neither means
anything unless there is a real relation
existing between the parties to it. Dr.
Holmes pleaded for the motherly
schoolteacher. He declared that the
days of usefulness of the spinster
schoolma'am are over and that she
should be employed only to teach girls
intended to become schoolma'ams.
"Boys and girls between the ages of
twelve and entysJiould Jtetaugh.t
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separately," declared the speaker. "It
13 more important to segregate the chil
dren of the public schools than the
men and women of the universities.
The school boys aud girls are leading
different lives, and their thoughts are
different. I do not see much need in
segregating students who have reached
the age of twenty. The boys should
be taught by men if they are to grow
up men. The girls should be taught
by women married women, mothers
if they are going to be wives and
mothers. If a girl is going to be a
schoolma'am let her be taught by a
LAVISH SPENDER OF MONEY
Woman, Traveling on Special Car
ExblbltM Remarkable Geaeroatty.
Citizens of Muncie, lnd., and em
ployees of the Big Four railroad were
perplexed over the actions of a woman
who passed through Muncie the other
night in a special car attached to the
Big Four train, saj s an Indianapolis
dispatch. She said she was en route
from New York, where she lived, to
California to spend the winter. She
gave her name as Miss Williams to
some persons whom she met in the
dining car, but said nothing of herself
further than this.
Miss Williams is the most lavish
spender of money that the employees
of the road ever came in contact with,
and she insisted on paying for many
of the dishes which she ordered for
others at the table. She soon had the
reputation of being a millionaire, and
she sustained it by tipping the train
men, from conductor to porter, with
sums ranging from $5 to $23.
At Muncie she noticed a large num
ber of persons standing on the plat
form when the supper gong rang, and
she gave the porter a roll of notes and
told him to have all the people fed
bountifully at her expense.
SHIP MAST UNDER ROOF.
Annapolis Students Have Full Spread
of Sails For Indoor Practice.
The unique spectacle of a full sized
mast, with all the sails, yards, blocks
and ropes exactly as on a full rigged
ship, within four walls and under a
roof is now to be seen at the new
boathouse at the Naval academy in
It is stated by those at the Naval
academy who have studied the subject
that it is the only one of the kind in
the world. There is a large mast used
for purposes of instruction in Ger
many, but it is out of doors, and there
is a small mast in a building at New
port,, but it is not nearly the size of
the one at Annapolis.
The mast which has been erected in
the boathouse fcr poventy-two feet' 1n
height and is exactly like hi every
way the mizzenmast of the T'nited
States steamship Chesapeake, which
was especially constructed for the prac
tice work of the midshipmen.
Mommnen Absent Mlndrdiirai.
The late celebrated German histo
rian, Theodor Mommson, was the most
absent minded of men. says the New
York Press. Once while going from
Berlin to Charlottenberg, a half hour's
journey, the trolley car in which he
rode went off the track. The rest of
the passengers took another car and
went ahead, and the stranded vehicle
was abandoned till help could be
fonnd. Mommsen remained, reading
his book. An hour or two later the
sound of Jacks, levers, derricks, etc.,
arovsed him. Rising from his seat, he
went to the door aud with the most
complete unconcern imaginable re
marked, "I suppose we have come to a
Trouble In' Michigan.
A war aprainst corsets and fudge is be
ing waped by tho faculty of the univer
sity at Ann .Arbor. News Item.
Tell me truly what's the rub,
Michigan, my Michigan?
What unfeeling, meddling dub,
Michigan, my Michigan,
Is attempting to butt In
With a lot of pretexts thin?
Io not listen to his chin,
Michigan, my Michigan.
What self constituted judge,
Michigan, my Michigan,
Ha 8 declared this war on tadge,
Michigan, my Michigan?
Think of all the poor coeds
Going hungry to their beds!
I can see their bowed down heads,
Michigan, my Michigan!
And the corsets sakes alive!
Michigan, my Michigan!
Why should anybody strive,
Michigan, my Michigan,
To abolish that which grants
Grace to lovely debutantes?
Might as well abolish shoes,
Michigan, my Michigan!
Tou have won a lasting name,
Michigan, my Michigan,
In the strenuous football game,
Michigan, my Michigan;
. Your escutcheon you will smudge
If you carry out this grudge:
Vive la corset and la fudge!
Michigan, my Michigan.
The Labor of a- Wateb.
The little balance wheel of a watch
vibrates five times per second. Imag
ine that this wheel, instead of swing
ing back and forth like a pendulum,
should roll on continuously over a given
surface. Its circumference in a gentle
man's watch of ordinary size is two
and a quarter inches, and it iuakeB a
Bweep in each direction of about three
fourths of its circumference. In other
words, It would traverse In one second
a distance" measuring about eight and
a half inches. According to this com
putation, the balance wheel of a watch
would travel in a year over a distance
of 3,077 miles In round numbers, and
It would take the little wheel just six
years eight months to circumvolve the
globe by way. of the equator.
AMATEUR COIN MAKERS
Growth of Iowa Community's
THE MOSEY IS MADE OF ALUMINIUM
Novel Scheme Adopted by William
(la.) Citizens to Eipaad Circula
tionThe Coins Have o Intrinsic
Value, but Can Be Passed For Mer
chandise and Drinks.
Tired of hearing of an "expanded
currency" and seeing it only in "bargain
counter lots, the merchants and farm
ers of Williams, la., and its vicinity
have gone into the minting business on
their own account and are turning out
barrels of coins dollars, half dollars,
quarters and dimes which pass cur
rent for anything from a shave to a
thrashing machine. The coins are made
of aluminium, and . an individual's
wealth is gauged by his shape, the
lumpiest person being the richest be
cause the bulging pockets contain hand
fuls of fiat money.
The coins have practically no intrin
sic Value, but are redeemable at stores
for merchandise aud at saloons for
drinks, their value being guaranteed
by the association of merchants au
thorizing their issue.
The first coins minted were given out
by merchants as rebates on purchases
on the same basis that the varicolored
trading stamps are issued by merchants
in the east and were redeemable for
their face value in merchandise. So
many merchants went into the scheme
and the coins became so plentiful that
they began to pass current as freely as
authorized coin, and instead of hoard
ing the aluminium disks for a purchase
at the store from which they were is
sued the people began to make small
purchases with them, pay debts and
use them in poker games. When thej
men folks found that they could pur-j
chase liquid refreshment with the light j
weight coins they ceased to turn them '
over to the goodwife for her to save up
enough to get a grand piano or a seal
skin sack and kept them in their pock
ets as they would loose change.
With the enormous expansion in the
issue of these coins, coupled with the
growth of their general une, pockets are
now being made longer, and the women
find the valise-like handbags now af
fected a real blessing when thej- start
out on a shopping tour. The size of the
contribution boxes in the churches has
been increased, and the only place in j
town that won't accept the aluminium!
fractional currency is the post ollice.
Uncle Sam demands money of his own
: At Webster. Ia.,' the fiat money
scheme has also been successfully in
troduced and promises to spread over
the state like a plague of locusts. Once
or twice at Webster the coins have been
at a premium. At present it looks as
though the aluminium coins would soon
be the popular medium of exchange for
the entire west.
A COoTUME' OF LACE.
Smart and Handsome tiovrn For tlie
Theater and Ifkf Occasions.
Batiste, painted chiffon and lace
gowns made high In the neck will be
popular this winter for theater wear.
Many summer frocks may be furbished
up and will do duty beautifully for
these occasions. As nothing is more un
becoming than to be noticeably cold.
A CHABMIN'G THEATER GOWN.
these light gowns will need a heavy
wrap to give necessary, warmth and
The charming dress illustrated is of
white lace. The skirt is mounted over
a "drop" of white chiffon trimmed
with many light ruffles. Three hand
some lace flounces run with narrow sat
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and bouffant sleeves. A white laee pic
ture hat and moleskin stole ara worn
with the lace costume.
A'HEAnT TO HEART TALK.
BY QUIEBPOST GORGON.
Dear Little Boys and Girls There
Isn't anything I would rather do than
talk to you except lending money to
the government at a ten million profit
or reorganizing a railroad.
Because, j-ou see, I love little children
and want them all to grow up like me
and have enough money to make an
Episcopal bishop or a new senator or
possibly even a new president.
Itemember, children, if you can't be
president yourself j-ou can be the next
best thing, which is Me.
Now, I wonder if any little boy or
girl can tell me what a syndicate is.
Some one has said that a syndicate is a
body of men entirely surrounded by
money; but, my dearies, that isn't the
answer. In reality a syndicate is a
body of money entirely surrounded by
Some day, little ones, you may be a
syndicate all by yourselves. When you
are cable me at my expense, and I will
exchange your stock for bonds.
Both of us will make money.
The only party that will lose Is the
Can any bright little boy tell me
what the Public is? To? Well, the
Public is merely a lot of people who
buy worthless stock just to oblige the
syndicate that wants to sell.
The Public is very tender hearted and
wants all the good syndicates to make
all the monej' they can, so it helps them
out in this way.
Sometimes the Public is sorry for
what it has done and sheds bitter tears.
But I am not sorry, are you? Why
should we be when we can make so
much money to give away to the
churches that really need it?
And now, little boys and girls, I want
you all to remember that if you would
be like me you must begin early and
work hard. And not only work your
self hard, but everybody else. That is
the secret of success.
And here's a little steel plant for each
one of you. Put it in the ground, and
some day it may grow up and bear
lovely dividends to cut. Tom Masson
in Life. A
THE BANKRUPT GIRL.
London's Latest Victim of the Preva
lent Extravagant Era.
A new victim of hard times has been
found, says a London cable dispatch
to the New Y'ork Herald. It is a vari
entof the girl question, and, in addition
to the bachelor girl, the matinee girl
and the thousand and one other classi
fications there is now the bankrupt
girl. Her sad straits are not directly
due to financial stringency, nor is
bridge specially to blaine. She is an
outcome of the increased cost of living.
The allowance which was sufficient for
the needs of the unmarried girl a few
years ago is now declared to be entire
One young woman voices the plaint
of herself and her sisterhood.
"Five years ago," she writes, "I had
an allowance from my father of 73
($37o) per annum, and it sufficed. To
day, after my allowance has been rais
ed to 100 tr00), since Jan. 1 I find I
am behind in my accounts, although
I've not been one whit more extrava
gant than when my allowance was
This letter was put before a woman
who has four daughters, each of whom
has an allowance of 100 ($.00) a year.
"It is quite true," she said, "that the
expenditure of unmarried girls has
risen. It has gone up in proportion
with the demands made upon the
purses of married women. As their
dress has become more expensive, so,
too, has that of unmarried girls. My
daughters Insist upon being turned out
as well as married women, and their
allowances do not suffice. They are in
a constant state of bankruptcy in spito
of their 100 ($500) a year, paid quar
terly. "I attribute this to club subscrip
tions, theaters, tips what woman ever
gave a tip twenty years ago? countrv
house visits, gewgaws, luncheon par
ties at west end restaurants and wed
Hrenklnf a Wishbone.
The divining rod Is a feature in all
early mythology, especially eo among
the Hindoos. As the forked branch or
a tree it indicated in various parts of
Europe, Asia and Africa where treas
ures were hidden or where water might
be readily found. From the forked
branch of a tree it was but a step to
the forked clavicle of a bird, and this
bone was soon invested with the power
of securing the gratification of the
.wishes of those who in breaking it re
tained the forked part, for it was the
fork that was possessed of mystic
Two of a Kind.
"Sir," said the shipping clerk, "I
should like to attend my mother-in-law's
. "You have my sympathy, young
man," replied the manager, with a sigh
long drawn out. "I have been wanting
to do likewise for thirteen years." Au
For AH the Lives.
"Say," began the determined looking
man, "I want a good revolver."
"Yes, sfr," said the salesman, "a six
"Why er you'd better make it a
nine shooter. I want to use it on a cat
next door." Philadelphia Press.
m THE LAND OF
How King Solomon's Mines are to be Developed
African Explorer Claims Rediscovery.
The fabled mines of King Solomon,
which for centuries have been lost to
mankind, will again be made to deliver
up the riches they are supposed to con
tain if Dr. Carl Peters, the German
African explorer, is right in his con
clusions. Supported by American cap
ital. Dr. Peters is soon to lead an ex
pedition of German miners and en
gineers to Portuguese East Africa, in
the extreme northwest of which terri
tory he claims to have discovered un
assailable archaeological proof of the
sources from which King David and
his illustrious son Solomon obtained
the stores of gold which were taken to
Jerusalem and used to adorn the fa
mous temple of the children of Israel.
It was in 1SSU that attention was
first called to the possibility that Ophir
was in the Zambezi region. Dr. Peters
in that year led an expedition up the
river through Portuguese East Africa
to northern Rhodesia, and in a report
of the journey he made known remark
able discoveries which seemed to prove
that miners who worked for King Solo
mon had established themselves at a
point near the border between British
and Portuguese territory.
Dr. Peters discovered a mountain on
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wuicn are ancient rums or an identical
character with those of Zimbabye.
It is now agreed that the builders of
the ruins at the latter place were min
ers who worked for King Solomon,
and the conclusion reached is that the
ruins in the Zambezi region are of the
same period and are the remains of
buildings erected for a similar purpose.
In his report Dr. Peters referred to
the old tradition that half a day's jour
ney from the "river Mansoro" is a fort
named Masappa and that near this is
the "great mountain of Fura. very
rich in gold." Dr. Peters added that
"Fura" was possibly a corruption of
the name "Ophir." It was to find this
mountain that Dr. Peters made his
journey in 1SU9. He worked on the
theory that the river Muira is the Man
soro of tlie old maps.
Describing the ruins. Dr. Peters said:
"With a feeling of awe I stood in the
midst of these remains of ancient hu
man activity. I discovered toward the
center of the top of the mountain a
ground wall which had undoubtedly
beou part of a building, maybe a tem
ple, tnaybe a storehouse. This wall
had been worked into the natural rock.
The remains of a ground wall along
the edge of the top led me to believe
that a second wall formerly ran around
the platform itself. Why the old con
querors chose this spot for their fort
is easy to see. The river Muira touch
es the bottom of the hill, so water was
Dr. Peters, the son of a Lutheran
clergyman, was born in Hanover, Sax
ony, about forty-six years ago. After
graduating from the University of Ber
lin he spent several years in England
and gained a thorough knowledge of
the history and state of the English
colonies. Returning home, with the
support of rrince Bismarck he formed
the German East African company, of
which he was elected president.
His first visit to the dark continent
was made in 1SS4, when he led an ex
pedition to central Africa, opposite
Zanzibar, and hoisted the German flag
in Usagara, Ukami. Ugara and Use
guha. For this he received the first
imperial charter ever given to a colo
nial enterprise by the German nation,
thus becoming the founder of Ger
man East Africa, of which he was
made governor. In 1SS9 he returned
to Berlin, after some especially advan
tageous coup, and was the hero of the
The following year he again went to
Africa, and in reports found their
way to civilization telling of stories of
infamous conduct on the explorer's
part. It was alleged that he killed the
natives of the countries through which
he traveled as a man might kill beasts.
As a result of these charges he was
tried by the German reichstag in 1S5X3.
dismissed from the German service
and ordered to pay the costs of the
The specific charge on which Peters
was tried was lodged by. Bishop Tuck
er, an English missionary.'' Peters had
married the daughter of an African
chief according to the rites of her tribe,
and afterward caused her and his body,
servant to be hanged. Ills defense
for the action was that as her husband"
he had the right of life and death over
the woman in case of her wrongdoing.
BIRDS SING ON THE WING.
Their Notes Are More Charming?
When Warbled Dnrlnar Flight.
The songs of all birds gain in beauty
when they are uttered on the wing.
They seem to be delivered with mora
abandon and greater volume. The wa
ter thrush's first cousin, the oven bird,
furnishes a striking example of this.
His ordinary song consists of a repe
tition of the same note, hammered out
with a constant crescendo.
Very effective it is, too, as a part of
the general music of the forest, though
lacking individual attractiveness 011
account of the monotony of its itera
tion. But when the bird rises above
the treetops and descends after the
fashion of the indigo bird to an accom
paniment of scattered notes he takes
far higher rank as a performer.
Not always, however, does he require
the exhilaration and inspiration of aa
aerial toboggan to cause him to aban
don his plain chant for a more florid
song. I have heard him sing the latter
perched on a grapevine not two feet
above the ground. And as if to shv
that he did not reserve his superior;
powers for special occasions he min
gled it with his plain chant and end
ing with the song and sometimes re
versing this order.
I love to see the oven bird on the
ground. There is such a ludicrous as
sumption of dignity on his part as he
strides about the stage, never for a
moment forgetting himself so far as to
hop. There is the same even, meas
ured steadiness about his movements
that there is in his chant. It is only,
when he launches himself into the ef
fervescing song that he forgets his
staid demeanor. Lippiucott's.
A TERRIBLE INSECT.
Reasons For Handling the Boll Wee
vil vrith Care.
A man living near Morrilton, Ark.,
has returned to that town from Texas
and brought back a dozen cotton boll
This man is playing with fire, says
the Arkansas Gazette. He might as
well have brought back a gelatin tube
full of yellow fever germs from Laro.
The plague of rabbits in Australia
started from a handful of these ani
mals that Mere imported from another
Everybody knows that certain grass
es and weeds that have been brought
into a country have spread from an in
significant beginning until they have
permanently established themselves
over a vast territory.
Our dispatch from Morrilton says
tlxse boll weevils are in a bottle which.
Is kept tichtly corked, but some of tho
Insects have been alive for a month.
The dispatch says further that a "cot
ton square put into the bottle will be
But suppose a female weevil lays her
eggs in a cotton square and it is then
thrown out. The eggs might develop
Into larva? and these into weevils,
which next spring would proceed to in
crease and multiply.
The safest way to show what the boll
weevil looks like is to use the method,
adopted by the Gazette, simply show a
picture of the terrible creature.
oofrmor .lilrker' Streunosiiy.
Governor Mickey of Nebraska stood
on a stack of wheat at the farm of the
State Insane asylum at Lincoln tho
other morning and tabled bundles for
a thrashing machine so fast that the
feeders were kept busy, says an Oma
ha dispatch to the Chicago Record-Herald.
The governor was shown over the
field by Superintendent Greene. With
out wailing for formalities he climbed
a stack and shed his coat. Then ha
seized a fork from one of the men ancl
told him to go and chase himself. Even
!ets were offered that the governor
could not keep the table full, but he
Aronnd the World In Fifty-four Days
In the November World's WorK
James Willis Sayre tells how he went
around the world in 54 days, 9 hours
and 42 minutes, lowering the next pre
vious record by 0 days and 3 hours. He
covered 19,500 miles, and the trip cost
$S19. lie used no special trains and
made all his own calculations for boats
and trains. Mr. Sayre left Seattle for
Yokohama June 20. He then crossed!
Siberia and Russia, visiting Moscow.
Thence the route continued by way of
Berlin. He reached New York Aug. 15
and was back in Seattle Aug. 19.
Conld Keep a Secret.
Smith May I make a confidant of
Jones Why, certainly.
Smith Well, I'm hard up and want
Jones You can trust me. I am as"
silent as the grave. I have heardl
nothing. Pick-Me-Up. . j