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VOL. I,V. XO. 33. THE ARGUS, FIIIDAY, NOVEMBER 2i, 1905. PAGES 9 TO 12.
MARK TWAIN AND EIUS DISTINGUISHED CAREER.
ON Nov. 30, Thanksgiving day.
Mark Twain arrives at his sev
entieth birthday. That the
gonial fun lover, the premier
humorist of the whole world, should
Lave attained the proverbial three
score and ten, ami that in a hale and
robust condition, should Ih an addition
al cause for gratitude to himself and
LIb readers throughout the earth. In
the scattering of mental sunshine, In
rmTOLD Home at HARTroao, Con J
the" tearing off oi masks, hypocrisies
find sevndngs. In spreading common
sense and in giving the world new.
taue, wholetiome and rational views of
things, this prince of Jesters has placed
the age under a debt that we ourselves
an scarcely measure.
Samuel I.nnghorn Clemens he was
christened, but it is too much of a
xnouttiful of a name, and iiesides Mark
Twain tits better. He was Urn at
Florida. Mo., but early moved to Hau
liibul. I lis father was an absent mind-
TO BREED FROM ZEBRAS;
Secretary Wilson aud the officials of
the bureau of animal industry of the
agricultural department, with the co
operation of Ir. Frank Itakcr, super
intendent of the National Zoological
park, are alout to engage in the most
curious r. ological exjx-rlnient that was
ever undertaken by a government, saj s
William II. Curtis, the Chicago Kccoid
Herald's Washington corresponded.
The Germans are making preparations
for u similar experiment, uud the Kou
go Fn-e State. In Africa, will also at
tempt it. Kohcrt 1'. Skinner. Putted
States consul general at Marseilles.
v no as recently bent 10 .vuyssima 10
make a treaty with that gov eminent.
Las uhtained. through the Kas Makon
nen at Herar. Africa, at pair of Crevy
zebra stallions. They are large, pow
erful and comparatively rare animals,
which rnuge In a wild state in the
Ahjssiulan forest. Mr. Skluucr en
deavored, to sveure one while be was
In that roimtry, but there was noue
iu captivity at that time. Since then
Emperor Mcneltk has hud his forest
rangers searching for ncbras. and the
first pair that were csiptuicd are now
on their way to Mr. Skiuuer at Mar
seilles, whence they will be shipped to
New York. The department of state
has licen advised of the shipment.
1'y crossiug these zebras with the
Amcricim horse aud the American
mule it is proposed to create an entire
ly new breed of draft animals which,
it is tielievcd. will .exceed iu tqiecd,
strength and endurance every variety
of the horse or the mule which we
How hate in existence. The exiTi-
V incuts will be conducted at the Wash
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perintendent H.iker and the r.oolog:st
of the agricultural department. They
will be watched with the greatest in
terest by ztologists aud live Mitck men
all over the world. Secretary Wilson
is advised that the authorities of the
jeiiuau possessions in South Africa
have lecu eudeavoring to domesticate
the zebra and use it fortress breeding.
Uvau.-e it is proof against the tsetse,
an African tly whose bite will kill a
horse or mule, but does not injure a
This fly prevails iu the Coruau ol
ouies iu Africa, aud has caused a great
deal of trouble. It is lclievd that a
half bred zJra vi)l In' as much im
mune from its effect as a full brd
uuimal; heme the experimcut is con
sidered worth tryiug. The lierman au
thorities recognize alsa the necessity
of providing some beast of burden that
cu endure the climate of Central Af
rica, for neither horses, mules nor oxen
V .brive there. Caralaos or water buf
falo from the East Indies endure the
1-limate iuul-u bclltr. Lut the tcbra.
eu man and forgot the youngster at
moving time. A neighbor heard the
hoy crying, rescued him and overtook
the family on the road. Mark had lit
tle schooling and became a devil in his
brother's printing office. Afterw ard he
was a cub pilot on the Mississippi,
where he has been described as green
looking, plodding and slow. One day
the captain said to him:
-Sajaj j-oy'll make a riyernian.some
day If you'll Just get over tms non
sense of writin fer the paiers. Why
don't you quit?"
Yes, captain," replied the future
humorist, "and don't ye s'pose I might
make a pretty good, writer some day
if I'd jest get over this tryln' to be a
At the outbreak of the war he Joined
n 'on federate company of irregulars,
but was never in much of a battle. He
said the enemy never Mauled to light
when his men did, and. when the ene
wulcli Is a native of that zone, would
be even more useful if it c uld be do
mesticated. The inhabitants of the Kongo Free
state, and indeed the communities all
along the Kongo river, which Is now
IxMng rapidly settled and civilize, feel
a similar need of work and transiorta
tion animals, particularly lccause it is
now almost Impossible to obtain negro
lM-iirers to carry I he freight from the
rivers into the interior. I'nlil recently
all portage and interior transportation
was done by natives, but. having learn
ed other methods of making a living,
they are seeking lighter laior, and the
transportation of freight has become
a serious problem. Horses, mules and
oxeu do not thrive in that climate any
letter than in the tierman provinces;
hence last spring the government sent
an expedition into the jungles iu the
southeastern part of the state to cap
ture wild zebras and drive them up to
the capital. A large herd was found,
jyid 1.1 or lioo tine animals are now
being broken to harness. It Is said
that they prove tractable and lire very
Intelligent. They have greater strength,
better sieed and more endurance than
any draft animals that have ever been
used In that climate.
KOSHER COOKS FOR LINERS.
luavvmlon For HaiuburK-Aiurrlra
uui M ajr'u St ramab iis.
Following Its recent innovation of
introducing a la carte restaurants ou
its ships for the convenience of its
cabin passengers, ihe Hamburg-American
line now announces the establish
ment of "kosher" kitchens for the bciie
lit of Jewish emigrants to the Fulled
States, says a special cable dispatch
from Hamburg to the Chicago News.
All frhips of thU line carrving steerage
passengers will now ! supplied with
"kosher" cooks appointed by a super
vising enmmittee of Hauibu:- - rabbis.
This novel idea is supposed to be due
to the jeronal desire of Ii r Ilailiu.
the Jerman "hipping kimr. director
general or the hue. himself a devout
Jew, to afford to the thouai..ls of his
Kussian anil Polish, coreligionists the
opportunity to adhere to a jxirkless
diet while Journeying to the "new land
CaaUloapr I'erfiaf tbr nt.
One would not suppoe a girl from
Charleston, however bright and pretty,
would bo the pioneer in a fashion, but
a maid from that staid city who Las j
been visiting the daughter of Bishop ,
Mackay-Smith In Washington has in
troduced a new perfume, says the New
York Press that is. she has made it
Known iu American society, for Pari- ,
iins have had it for many ears. It Is
a scent which Is so delicate that it j
' a UiXii alWcdUwa.yX JU.oJorl
1 Summer Home at Saranac Lake t t I
my wanted to fight "his folks were gen
erally on the move. So he left
Struck Pay Dirt Right Away.
His brother who had owned the print
ing1 office was made secretary of the
territory of Nevada at about this time
and took Sam along as his private sec
retary. Here he tried mining and writ
ing for the papers. The mining did not
pan out, but In writing he struck pay
dirt right away. At first he signed his
stuff "Josh." but soon went back to the
steamboating term of "Mark Twain."
The San Francisco papers noticed him,
and he got a Job there as a reirter.
In after life he ascribed his rise in the
world to the fact that he lost that Job.
He tried mining again, with no better
luck than before, after which he went
to the Sandwich Islands, writing let
ters to the papers on the trip. He aft
erward returned to Frisco and lectured
about it. Then he wrote "The Jumping
Frog." which Immediately made b!m
famous. He went east and edited, a
paper at BufTalo. In later life he has
lived nt Hartford, Conn.: New York,
Elmira. London, Paris, Florence. Vi
enna and pretty much all over the
world. He now has a home at Tarry-
town. N. Y., where he is a neighbor of
that other famous press humorist John
l. Rockefeller. Twain has more hair
thau Rockefeller, but the oil king has
more money, so the score is even.
Mark Twain's opinion of himself is
best told In a story. Like Grant, he
often pauses to look at shop windows,
especially those of bookstores. 'When
out so occupied an irrepressible who
had not seen his face paused beside
him. Spying a picture of Twain in the
window, the young person asked:
"What do you think of LimV"
"1 think," said Mark, "that he is the
greatest impostor the American people
ever refused to take seriously."
"Well, lieeause he really is serious
and because uobody'll believe him.
He passes for being humorous."
Twain then faced his questioner, who
promptly fell dead, but revived suffi
ciently to tell the story.
Ever a Practical Joker.
It may "be that his estimate is right,
that he docs try to write seriously,
but that he has in him such a pent up
force of native fun that he cannot keep i
it from bubbling forth. The American
people rememlier when he did try to
talk soberly on Chinese missionaries.
Christian Science, imperialism and .oth
So'far'aVu name may be given to It. it
may be called "cantaloup." All the
young women are delighted with it,
and orders are flying to Paris. It
comes in a powder and as a liquid. It
makes one think of pleasant fields and
the Joy of living. Violet, rose and helio
troie seem crude In comparison.
A Copper LIued Hallway Station.
The vaulted train shed of the Penn
sylvania railroad at Jersey City is said
to le the largest in the world. It is
constructed mainly of galvanized Iron
and was vaulted high In the hope that
the gases from the puffing locomotives
would not reach it. The engines belch
the gases away up to the iron beams,
however, and there they linger, eating
away and corroding the inner surface
of the structure. The company lias de
cided that there is no way to save it
except by sheathing it with copper,
axid in place where repairs are neces
sary the face of copper will le stretcb
d over it. The refacing of the struc
ture will go on from time to time as it
becomes necessary, and the expecta
tion Is that it will all have received a
new lining iu about two years. The
cost will exceed $00O,OtiO.
Fruit and ut lMct.
Exiieriineuts with a dietary of fruits
and nuts at the University of Califor
nia have shown that both furnish the
body with energy, aud the nuts yield
some building material also. The cost
of a diet exclusively of fruits and nuts
varied from 18 to 4G cents a day for
each person, which will compare favor
ably with the cost of an ordinary mix
ed diet. One student gradually chang
d from a mixed diet to fruits and
nuts without apparent loss of strength
or health. He was able for eight days
of the experiment to carry on his usual
-ollege work, and for a part of the
time he also performed heavy physical
A Xew Third Hall.
An entirely new kind of third rail '
has been adopted by the New York
Central road for use on its electrical
service between the Grand Central sta-
tlon In New York city and Croton and '
White Plains. The system is the Joint
invention of Vice lresident Wilgus
and Frank J. Spragne. The third rail
is suspended Iu a wooden sheathing. .
which is held up every eleven feet by
Iron brackets. The shoe of the train
will make Its contact with the under
surface of the third rail. The Central
officials say there will be practically no i
danger In this kind of a third rail. I
oiI Method of Handllag: Garhaxr.
"We freeze all our garbage solid be
fore we tend it away." says Chief En
gineer G. H. Sheneulieb of the Pelle-vue-Stratford.
Philadelphia, to a Rec
ord reporter. "That Is to make It
entirely odorless nd to stop all fer
mentation. In th.it shape It is easily t
haudJe4 and wholly Inoffensive." j
er topics, but" even then they would
not believe he was in earnest- There
are few more imaginative or better de
scriptive writers than he, few who can
grow more indignant at injustice, few
who can more effectively puncture a
sham. Cut the spontaneous fun in him
must have vent. It is so much a part
of his nature that it shows in every
thing he says or does. In his letters
and private conversation it is present
as much as in his books. It is even
revealed In his actions, for he has ever
been a practical joker. He himself
says that he smokes all the time when
awake, but has never learned to smoke
in his sleep. It is the same with his
Self Never Seems to Enter His Mind."
There is a tenderer side to his work,
a quality of pathos, and this gentler
vein shows forth in his home relations,
lie is a model host, famous for his fine
compliments, and is affectionate in all
his home relations. His sister-in-law
has said of him that "self never seems
to enter his mind. The wants of oth
ers are always uppermost."
Concerning his mother, the famous
humorist ouee said: "As to wit, I have
met my Waterloo. There is one wo
man whom I could never get ahead of
in repartee my mother." When Mark's
steamboat captain reproved him for
his drawl in speaking, asking him,
"What makes you pull your words
so?" the then cub pilot replied: "You'll
have to ask my ma. She pulls them
the same way."
Mark Twain's wife was a Miss Olivia
Laugdon of Elmira, whose father was
quite Avealthy. When the courtship
was young Twain called on the old
gentleman. Sidling toward the door,
he timidly asked:
"Have you noticed anything leveen
your daughter and me, Mr. Langdon?"
"No," was the sharp reply.
"Well," said the Irrepressible Mark,
"if you keep a sharp lookout you will."
The Twains had three daughters, and
to commemorate their birth the prou 1
father erected three handsome stone
watering troughs, with the name and
dale of birth cut on each, thus publish
ing to the world what should be a wo
man's most hidden secret her age.
He never had a son, unless "Tom Saw
yer," "Huck Finn," "Harris," "Pudd'n
head Wilson" and "Mulberry Sellers"
may be considered boys of his.
The death of his daughter Clara and
of Mrs. Clemens were sad blows to the
An Illustration of the Thirst For In
formation bv Orientals.
The tairst for' information, which is
oue of the noticeable characteristics of
the Japanese, was well illustrated by
an Incident that occurred recently on
West Ninth street. In Kansas City, Mo.
An old man who cnrrioU an car trum
pet with a tube attached was walking
up the hill aud was passed by a little
Jap, says the Kansas City Star. The
lattcr's bright eyes noted the trumpet.
and alter hesitating a moment he turn
ed and Lurried back.
"Say, what do you call him. talking
tube?" he asked, tapping the old man
on the shoukler and pointing to the
The old man obligingly replied that
the instrument was usually called an
ear trumpet, or speaking tule. Then
the Jap asked many questions how
the tube was made and where, how
much It cost and whether or not it re
stored the hearing. Then, his curiosity
gratified, he thanked his Informant and
" FAD in underwear.
Steel KorLi Kmplujfe Covered Hla
Bodr Willi I'oroui I'laatera.
A new use for porous plasters was
recently brought to light when it was
discovered that a foreigu employee of
the Minueijiia steel plant had convert
ed a number of them into a suit of un
derwear, says the Pueblo Chieftain. It
was not exactly a union suit, but was
more on the crazy juilt order. The
discovery was not made easily, and it
was only after a strenuous effort that
the foreigner was obliged to reveal to
what use he had put the porous plas
ters which had Ix-cn handed out to him
for medicinal purposes only."
As is known, all the employees of the
Miuuetpi.i plant pay 1 a month for
the privilcgos at the dispensary. Of
the hundreds who call there each tlay
comparatively few come to have inju
ries dressed. The balance are troubled
with -oiighs and colds, rheumatism
aud a hundred oi her small ailments. A
gKl per cent of them make regular
calls and ask for liniment, salve or po
rous plasters without saying anything
aloiit their ailments. As a rule the at
tending physician takes it for granted
that the men are iu need of the differ
ent articles, and they are handed out
without asking any questions other
than to ascertain the name.
It was discovered, however, that the
foreigner iu question called almost ev
ery day for the plasters, and the physi
cians legan to think that he was a
healthy looking patient to having
so many paius. A few days later they
were given the tip that there were
some of the foreign employees of the
plant who were wearing the plasters
&i aVtiija tAi-lAli la imiLXLs axtisi
great author, and under this" double
liereavenient the world saw him in a
new light. Telegrams of condolence
came from all corners of the earth. It
is said that more were received than
at the death of Queen Victoria, so uni
versally known and popular J thi-
Yankee wit and philosopher. On the
modest block of marble over his wife's
grave he placed this Inscription:
Warm summer sun.
Shine kindly here:
"Warm southern wind.
Blow sottly here:
Green sod above.
Lie liKht. lie lixht:
Good niKht. ilonr heart.
Good r.iKht. pood night.
His kindness of heart Is shown to
others than his own family. He has
started more than oue young man in
Lusiness. He g)t a din-tor his first pa
tient by telling a banker in need of
medical services that he knew a physi
cian who had never lost a case. He
then gave the name of the young would
be practitioner, who indeed never had
lost a case he uever had one to lose.
It is not generally known that Sam
uel M. Clemens is an inventor, but he
has taken out patents on a vest strap,
a scrapbook and u game. Most of his
inventions, however, are covered by
copyright rather than by patents.
And now look out, for I am going to
shake the chestnut tree and open a lew
anecdotal burs. They were not chest
nuts, however, when Mark Twain grew
When Mrs. Astor said that a man
could not be a gentleman without a
college education Mark said he regard
ed it as "a direct personal insult."
When the' humorist was slightly ill
Lis death was reported aud a newspa
per senjt a man to lind out the particu
lars. Mark said to the reporter:
"Young man, just wire your paper
that the report of my death Is greatly
When asked as to the sort of people
who make the most sympathetic listen
ers he replied, "College men and con
victs." He is resourceful and ready on the
spur of the moment. One morning
when his telephone was not working
well he used words hot enough to blis
ter the receiver. Then when he discov
ered an eminent divine at the other end
he said blandly:
"Is that you, doctor? My butler has
lieen at the telephone and said ho
couldn't understand iou."
who was doing the latest stunt in sani
tary' clothes wearing. They did not
have long to wait, for on that evening
the foreigner approached the window
at the dispensary and whispered "Plas
ter." He was then invited into a room
and was given to understand that it
would please the court much If ho
would remove his clothing. The for
eign gentleman realized that he "was
up. against It" and refused in no un
certain manner. However, he was
given some help in doing the disrobing
act. His ready to wear garments con
sisted of a shirt, a pair of overalls and
a pair of shoes.
When these were removed, what the
physicians and a few other workmen
beheld was what resembled au Egyp
tian mummy. From the ankles up ev
ery portion of the foreigner's body was
covered with porous plasters. They
were pulled off until the operator grew
tired of his task. Then the foreigner
was given an unlimited amount of
good advice, was told to get on his
other articles of clothing ami make a
hasty exit. It Is belVved that a mini
lr of other employees are also expo
nents of the new fad.
Maya Ilotra Dreed onuinpl ton.
Professor Landouzy of the Paris fat
ulry of medicine makes the remarkable
statement that dogs are largely re
sponsible for the spread of tuberculo
sis. This disease has been not only
prevalent but on the Increase among
dogs during the last five years. The
proportion of tuberculous dogs dis
sected at the Alfort Veterinary school
has risen from 4'.w to ! per cent. Most
of the diseased animals belonged to
small cafe and restaurant keepers in
Paris and suburbs. The professor
quotes a case In bis own experience of
a young music hall singer who died of
consumption and her inseparable lap
dog. which died soon after its mistress
iand was found to have tubercles in the
lungs, bronchial tubes and liver. Lan
douzy deems it quite possible that the
Tady caught the disease from the dog.
New York World.
In Smart Livery.
Housemaids iu livery are the latest
innovation iu "smart" Iudon houses.
One fashionable woman has attired her
maids in neat skirts, tight fitting bod
ices, with natty double breasted waist
coats of yellow and black, tiny brass
buttons on either side.
Probably the most elaborate .'tnd
costly target in the world has recently
been launched by the New York navy
yard. The targ-t ii n'-iost an orn:t
duplicate of a f-ection from the bull of
a battleship an 1 Is estimated to have
w "Wear for Poaebera.
English poachers have adotded thill
for wear during business hours. They j
Cud it makes the evasion of watchful
He once told Willlaui Dean llowens
that indecision had made his fortune.
When he could not decide whether to
spend his last nickel for a cigar or an
apple he J;ept It aud so got rich.
Here Is a sample of a rather startling
practical joke. A kindly old couple on
whom the Clemenses were ging ta call
were surprised in the early evening at
finding a young baby left on their
front steps. They decided to adopt tho
When the visitors arrived Mrs. Clem
ens almost faiuted on discovering that
the baby was her own.
Twain was always fond of c:its. He
had a bunch once that did not iive
long. They were overweighted with
their names, be thought. The names
were Sour Mash. Apolliuaris, Zoroaster
Detests Collars and Cravats.
He is not overfond of clothes, pre
ferring pajamas around home. He spe
cially detests collars and cravcts.
When living at Hartford he used to
climb over the back fence ami call ou
Harriet I'eecher Stowe, usually iu a
collarless condition. One morning aft
er such a call Mrs. Stowe received a.
package containing a collar and cra
vat with this note:
Mrs. CIcniPna tells :m that I spent half
an hour at your house this morning with
out the Inclosed articles. Therefore I
must ask you to look at them for that
length of time.
1. S. Please return them; they are all
This Hartford house, by the way,
was built with the kitchen iu front iu
order, as the owner said, that the serv
ants might see the callers without tak
ing time to run into the halls and peep ;
Much of the humorist's work is doue
at his summer home at Sarauac Lake,
where he goes to escape from his ad
mirers. When during a contagion one of tho
Twain houses was disinfected Mark
said that the fumigator was so strong
"that it took all tho brass off the doer
knobs aud all the tune out of the pi
ano." Mark Twaiu's latest book, iu which
ho skins King Leopold of llelgium, is
probably the boldest attack ever made
on a crowned head, and It is as right
eous us it is brave.
The crowning act of the career of
this most famous of American writers
was iu paying off the debts of the pub
lishing, lirm of Charles 1 Webster &
THE JEWISH MASSACRES;
BRUTALITY OF MOBS
Among the victims of the massacres
jf Jews in Kussian cities during the
past month are many who have friends
and relatives in Philadelphia. Some of
these have received letters from sur
vivors describing the heart rending
scenes, says the Philadelphia Press.
Kev. Jacob Challiu of o37 Lombard
street has a letter from his wife in
Kovno, in which she says:
"There are L.OiK) dead here and 5,000
injured. The brutality of the Kussian
mobs was frightful. Kovno is no
longer a city. It is a mass of ruins,
uud wo live in dread of another attack
It may come at any minute, aud we
ure all defenseless."
Herman Sachs of Kiev wfites to
oumuel Ioiidou of 7;t South Third
"A Jewess, Sarah Goldman, was
dragged into the streets, and several
spikes, fully seven inches long, were
uriven into her brain with heavy steel
sledges. A man named Kaufman was
found in the street near my liouse with
his whole lower lip cut off. He was
suffering torture, and no one gave him
aid. The man's tongue had been pulled
out witlj pinchers."
Aaron Eoth.-dciu, another resident of
Kovno, writes to his uncle, Abraham
Chabrov, of 312 South street:
"I saw the mob break into the home
of a jioor woman seventy-two years
old. She was asleep hi lcd, but tin:
brutal men entered her room and ston
ed her to death. There are 5.000 per
sons here absolutely homeless and
without a kopek to buy food or cloth
ing. The terrible winter is already up
on us. God knows what will lecome
of us unless aid arrives soon."
John liaum, a merchant at South
street, recently received a letter of this
sort from his brother Solomon, why
lives iu Odessa, and pleads for money
enough to take him and his family
from the country where they see noth
ing but doom for their race.
The letter was written on Nov. u. A
part of St, which has lecn translated
by Jacob Ginsburg of the Jewish
Evening Post, reads:
"Our jicople are being unmercifully
slaughtered iu the streets without any
interference from the authorities.
"It I- more than two weeks since we
took refuge here iu the cellar. We
are tinder the dreadful terror of Ix ing
discovered and killed. We are prac
tically shut up without any food or
water, ami I fear we will starve unless
something is done for us.
"We cannot sleep, for the howling
and curses of th? unruly mobs riiig
constantly Pa our ears. .They call 'Kill
the JewsT The streets r.re btrewn
with mutilated bodies. Many of them
ore XLiiuiii iuAiimm. liSthi and arms, JTbe ,
Co., though not legally bound to do so.
It took him years of hard work in hla
old age. but finally every cent was met.
The world had laughed with Mark
Twain before. It learned to love him
then. J. A. EDGERTON.
Monkey In Society.
So much attention is being lavished on
a monkey which is the new pet of one
of Boston's social lights that it looLs
as though many of these little animals
may enjoy a happy existence under so
ciety's iH'uctieent roof before the win
ter is over, says the New York Press.
The woman iu question does not keep
her pet indoors, but takes him out
driving with her. giving the aeat to
him in her equipage which formerly be
longed to her lapdog. On these occa
sions he has worn an elaborate seal
skin coat and a Jewel studded collar.
Of late, however, some of her family
plate ami odd trinkets have disap
peared, and it Is suspected that this
latest addition to the woman's happy
family is the gniilty party. However,
the mistress is loyal to him and pre
fers to believe that her things were
stolen by a common thief.
How MlarLta Par Flnea.
A chauffeur roivntly Hned at Ken
singtou, England, said he had agreed
with his employer that he (the chauf
feur) should iwiy aJI lines. The prac
tice, he added, was almost universal In
The w Ilata.
nats show the infttience of long ago
In their shapes, and. curiously enough,
many of them are replicas of the hats
worn by men betwven 1J00 and lS?r
In both countries.
WreKtler OVn nel Pa Well.
J. O't'onncll of New Haven, the real
Icrftiinate lightweight champion wres
tler of Connect "jcut in fact, of New
Englaud would like to meet any man
in the business, bar none, from lXi to
11 pounds. OVouuell would like to
wrestle George Hthner of New York
at 13. iMHinds and will give him a Bide
bet and let winner take the whole
Wesley Coe. the amateur champion
shot putter, cut box a bit. and he talks,
of becoming a professional pugilist and
trying for the heavyweight champion
ship. gutters of the streets have ln-on turn
ed luto small rivulets of blood. We
fear any minute we will be extermi
nated. "Please rescue us. Take us to Amer
ica or send us enough money t get
over the frontier. We don't asU you
to help us for a livelihood, only to pro
tect our lives.
"The Kussian newspapers don't men
tion one half of what takes place. We
pray, O God! O God! that you will be
able to rescue us so we can tlee from
terrible Kussia and the awful death
that faces us.
"While I am writing this I can hear
the awful curses of the howling mob
as it passes along the street kllliug
Jews. The mob is made up mostly of
KflTerlltrneaa of Self lovli
rhlar SuotTa In Drudaad.
A new and sieclal type of automo
bile has recently been put on the mar
ket iu Scotland which Is designed espe
cially for farm work and which Is not
only suitable for plowing, but may be
equipped with a cultivator Or reaper.
It will prepare the ground and sow tho
scil at one operation and cau le op
erated ut a better speed than a horse.
Thus when plowing it can cover from
six to seven acres a day and goes over
the lield so as to leave it in tinal shape
for cultivation. When not in use hi
the Held the motor can be used to drive
all farming machinery, aud when
plowing the cost of fuel, labor aud de
preciation has 1hcii computed at ?1
per acre, or less than one half the ex
pense of plowing by horse.
It is interesting to note that the cost
of the machine Is al-out $l.!jOOt an
amount that does not seem prohibitive
for a large farm, where a thorough test
of the new machine could readily lie
made. Tin automobile, unlike the farm
animal. dcs not have to be fed when
It is not working, ami It Is here that
a substantial element of economy can
probably le secured. Harper's Week
ly. Wllllas to Ubllare.
"If I agree to permit you to marry
my daughter," said the multimillion
aire sternly, "will you let whisky
"You bet I will."' replied the gilded
youth, with alacrity. "Nothing but
champagne for rne after the wedding
comes off!" Louisville Courier-Journal.
Manager Weren't you afraid
sleep lu that baunt-d rooru?
Disgusted The-nian No: it was a
real comfort to le la some place where
the ghost walked. Baltimore Aonrl