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r TRI WEEKLY EDITIGI WJSNSBORO. S.C., MARCH 29., 1900.4SALSE 84
A bird is working all day long
Beside my window in the tree.
And, toilinsr, sings a happy song
Asong that has a note for me:
The wind and rain at night destri.y
The work of yesterday. but joy
Is in the work the builder sing.
While setting matters straight
It does not idly fold its wings.
And mourn its dismal fate.
My Fight With
BY SAM
The Author is an Officer of a
The Adventure Took
was only an apprentice boy at the
te and was just 16 years old. I was
t very big nor exceptionaLy strong,
ut iust about the right size and surfi
eiently strong to inake a fairly even
match for "Jacko," an Indian ape, in
the terrible fight we had, some eight
years 'ago, one moonlight night in the
middle of the Bay of Bengal.
Jacko, a fine specimen of the larger
species of brown-haired Indian ape,
had been presented to our skipper in
Calcutta by a friend of his. Our ship
-was the Queen of England,a fine full
Jrigged steel vessel of 2070 tons, then
Isalfing between Liverpool and Cal
cutta.
When standing upon his hind feet
the ape's height must have been about
3 feet 6 inches. Not very tall, you
mnight say; but anyone who knows the
extraordinary strength of these crea
tures and their wonderful agility will
know that he was quite tall enough to
be a formidable creature for a 16-year
ola-%y to encounter single-handed.
Aehow Jacko, V.ho was docile
eugh with any of the other men,
seemed to have taken an especial dis
lke to me, and I conld never pass him
ithout being treated to a vicious
oo-ch," and a succession of wild
s, any of which would have lifted
right upon me bnt for the sudden
tening of his chain, which, tugging
his neck, invariably "finished up'
is leap in a disgraceful way, as it
isted him suddenly round. and
bought him sprawling ignominiously
on th deck He-ws, during the fine
either,. usually tethered to a ring
bolt-at the fore end of the No.3 hatch.
T eimn tishatch and the main tif
rai was a goodly space of open deck,
where was no other obstruction but
thg "patent
le top
to
iddle of the Bay of Bengal. A lightJ
-Ionsoon just contrived to belly out
each sail and heel our ship over about
five degrees or so. A fine,clear night
was, with a bright fall moon al-ove
a. a mill-pond ripple on t ya
around.
The~watch on deck had coilea hem
se-as is the general enstcm in
'weather-along the deck to the
'side of tlle house, where, handy~ 1
4o any call,they snored in their sleep.
Sonly hands aboard with their I
.e open were the lookout man,awiay
rard in the eyes of the ship on the f
ftc'sle head; the second mate, upon f
1h eather side of the poop, and my
on the lee side. At about five 'f
's(10.30 p. m) the second sent me 'r
fodto e'xa-nine the side light- -and s
Teprtspon them. He then wdat aft, 1
1w~leaning over the taffrail, he l
mg!rself up sailor fashion to his t
dreams. s
I t for'ard, passing Jacko, who i
ep.I then mounted the fo'c's'le
d arned awhile with the lookout, i
- the side lights, and findingi
ning satisfactorily,proceedled
aft along the weather side. 1
at the main fiferail I turned i
-o eewvard,and utterly for'getful t
-presence c.f Jlacko, walked e
a pat. the capstan. The ape1
aic perceived me, gave his usual
vaie "coo-ch" and sprang into -the 1
a ras me. Aeens omned to these'e
~im -t leaps, I stood motionless, j
lhan pockets, awaiting the usual a
3,ding of the performance. - 1
#ee; however, the chain
- oss to his neck, and almost t
was aware of the fact, the ni
'- OrmX, dark and shadow-like, a
ng 'through the air, and he, h
~ghted fairly upon my shoul- ti
staggeged to lee ward under the hi
e g .amd fell into the scup)- o
same time warding off
.ugly face from mine. hi
T aseized that part of my n
as laws and bit, fiercely. h1
~m~o left shoulder; then, elc
* g-~~enyfrom. me, he leaped:a
gng, swarmed aloft, m
-C oen ratlins high, to an
at me. During the* fE
tre'xaordinary strug- h
- : I made no sound F
y, I do not know. h
htily scared of the hz
as the suddenness ni
h gave me notimae.v
n Ring for help and h<
- pmates. te
*y feet excitedly, I m
teek,with-fists doubled,v
- ~ r~1~ ing attitude, awaiting t
Snei sring. Except for the
A nckling .*"coo-ch," we n
jid. I was barefooted, sof
'iy fobtfalls wer-e noiseless. p
n, Jacko in all probabi;ity b
left me alone, but see ng tc
gsomewhat defiantly in his sl
edplace, he accepted ray at-J
a challenge.,l
-came stealthily and cautiously fe
tTigging to the top-gallant lo
edme -awhile from there, al
-s wamied the royal back- at
height of about 1) f.eet im
'his eyes of' me dl he Uf
4.'togiee cm
ESSACE.
Shall lie that has a sc.ui !it dwl,
Whon all his labor is IpSet:
AL:d he must bother all the t'w1n
With chiding anI with vain re;ret.?
The structure that is wrecked may be
iebuilded and mad. .air to
- And God upon his throiv* may ki-A
That from the joyous bird
The message that he sends below
Has iappily been heard:
-. E. Kiser.
'Jacko" The Ape.
BOLTON.
Well-Known Canadian Liner.
Place Nine Years Ago.
mened to shake the backstay violent
Iv. But apparently seeing the use
le;sness of wasting his strength in
zhis way, he presenctly stopped. then
leaped ini the air, and I saw his
shapeless body, extended arms and
doubled up legs outlined in the moon
light as he decended towa: ds me.
stepping aside to avoid him, I hit
him as he fell somewhere about the
chest with my clinched fist. The blow
changed the course of his flight, and
his bdv struck with a thud against
the cornetr of the hatch. Thinking I
now had him at my mnervy, I sprang
upon him and seized him by the slack
skin at his throat. I had reckoned,
however, without a knowledge of the
brute's astonishing strength. He put
out his arms and clasped the back of
my neck, and with all his strength en
deavored to force me to him, gripping
my waist at the same time with his
powerful hand-like feet.
With Jacko clinging to me I fell
heavily to the deck. ' For some mo
metts we lay there panting, but mo
tionless. His strength was such that
my arms fairly ached with the effort to
keep his formidable jaws from me as
I lay there watching his hideous face
and teeth. His nails dug deep into
my neck; his teeth gave vicious snaps
in the air: I could hear his breath
forcing its way through his throat,
Which I had tried to grip as I held on
to the skin around it. We must have
lain there soi.e three or four minutes
when Jacko suddenly threw himself
backward, wrenched his throat from
my hand,and !eaped upon the capstan
to consiler the next round.
Without giving me time to rise, how
ever, he sprang at me again and seized
ds and teet
bites he,.
.erage
rant coward. Jacko,
wever, departed from this custom,
or- he buried his teeth deep in my
eft forearm and, with the tenacity of
t uldog, kept them there.
I beat his face ,with my free hand n
Lnd banged his bead on the deck, but h
ill to no purpose. I had no waistcoat r,
>r jacket on, and my shirt sleeves g
rere rolled up, so that he had the b
)are flesh to work-upon. I staggered h
vith him to my feet, and actually car. k
i d him to the ha:ch where, forcing .
rim upon his lack, I beat his body 0
rantically with my free fist. So close, c
iowever, did he cling to me with his et
eet that my blows told with little ef- I
ect. hi
Seeing this, I raised the big ape be- ci
are me, and holding my left arm with ol
y right hand, rushed toward the cap- e
tan, and with all the we~ight of my a
ody behind the blow crushed his tl
ead against its iron rim. Then,
Liough appa-ently not in the least
tunned, Jack >let go and ran a little 'Y
istance from me. le
Jacko, stanling upon the capstan- th
-here he had jumped af ter letting go -
iiy arm-seemed for a moment to pon
er the situation. Thea, judging from "S
is subs2quent actions, he appeared
> have resolved to "board me from
ehind.'' First he sprang from the
apstan to the hatch; then, swift as t
ghtninig, be turned and leaped backt
gain-a leap of some 14 feet from a as
atch at lea<t two feet lower than the
ptnitself. From the capstan he l
imiped to the main fiferail, thence
aross the deck to the lee rigging ad
tstly, back to the capstan again.
I fol!owed his every inovement, de- 1
armined not to let hinm get behind s
be. Apparently pierceiving this, the h
)O changed his tactics. .te came s
isurely down from the capstan and wa
*awled slowly and delibei-ately along
ie deck towards me, until at length
e stopped within a fatborn's length o
my feet.
Then he bounded upward and again
nded fairly upon me. He gripped
y throat in a manner that was almost as
ama: in style and intention. He
asped his strong hind legs around
y waist, and made a viciJns snap at ti
v fa e with his awful jaws. I dlucked
y head, barely in time to save my
atures, and his teeth snapp,ed in my
tir, some of which was torn out.it
ph
earful for my face, I pnt up my right b
md to grasp his throat, my left arm.
iving by this time become some what
imibed from the effects of his s avage be
tes. My hand strayed, however, as
dodged it, and it went between his a
eth. He bit cruelly, and one of his
olars went clean thr-ough, op ening a - 1
in from which the blood comn menced pa
spout in an alarm'ing manner. a
The fight now became a wrestling im
atch, while 1no ether sound camne ret
em either of us save the hiss of onr 9
inting breath and the patter of my as
ire feet. We struggled fruntically SW
and fro upon the deck. Tfhe blood tn~
outing from my hand spread over o
eho's hairy head; neck and face,gr
itil he b:ecamne a ghastly sight. i o
lt myself growing weaker from the
is of blood, while my powerful enea?ry
peared t' be growing rapidly
->n:.er. Wie staggre d- against the a"n
ain fi erail Wimth iy growing weak
ss fear esme upon mae-fear .af the Ibe
nible didemnt mey fentafit.
would forever show should I become
too weak to keep the ape's jaws from
oft my face.
Now the tiferail was studded with
iron belaying pins, placed there for
the purpose of belaying the crossjack
braces. One of these, luckily, was.
free. I put up my left arm and with
it forced .Tacko's head against the
wooden rail; then seizing the irou be
layin- pin with my free hand, I raised
it aloft and brought it down upon
Jacko's brow with all the strength I
could muster.
The second mate, wondering why I
had not returned to report upon the,
side lights, and thinking I had prob-'
ably eat down somewhere and gone tq
sleep, came down the poop ladder:
bringing with him one of the poop
buckets; these, by the way, were al
ways kept hung up at the fore part of.
the poop,and in hot weather were kept
filled with water to .prevent the wood
from becoming too dry. It was the
mate's unkind intention to rouse me
in the time-honored fa-thion by drench
ing me with its contents. Creeping
stealthily along the deck, he came to
the main fiferail, where he saw in the
moonlight a sight which causeA him
to change his intention.
He told me afterwards be could
never forget the sight even if he lived
to be a hundred. Jacko was lying
stretched across the coil of the n eather
crossjack brace, my body being face
downward, stretched across Jacko's,I
a,d a pool of blood marring the.
whiteness of the deck and making
ghastly the sight of our two apparent
ly inanimate forms.
Jacko recovered from the effects of
the blow I gave him. He was pre
sented, I believe, to the Palace menag
erie at New Brighton, #vhere, for all.
I kncw to the contrary, he is to this,
day. . As for me, I bear the marks of
his teeth upon me yet, and shall be'
glad to show them to such Wide World
readers as care to call upon me be
tween voyages at my home, near Man
chester. They are rather faint upon
my shoulders, but on my hand is a,
scar three-fourths of an inch long and
one-fourth of an inch broad. Two of
the scars upon my left forearm each
measure half an inch in length, and
the distance between them is two and
a qua: ter inches-a striking proof of
the size of Jacko's jaws.
Thinking that Wide World readeri
would like to know what became o.f
Jacko, we instructed Mr. Frederick!
Bolton, the author's father, to mak4
inquiries about the ape at the Palac
New Brighton. We append Mr. Bo
ton's report:
"I m-1.. vy ere and foun
L:apre~closed during the daytinie,
; being the off season, but I hunted
p the caretaker. I explained to him
bat I was after.
"His reply was: 'I should think I
o- remember the brute. You see that
uger?' he went on, showing me a
mutilated finger-the middle finger of
is right hand. 'I was going my
munds one day and was trying the
ate of his cage when he sprang at me
ke lightning and had my finger in
is ugly mouth like a vise before I
aew what he was u to. You can
e for yourself,sir, th~e mess he made
it. Another time,' continued the
retaker, 'the brute got out of his
ge, and it took all The fellows about
e place to eaige him again. When
first came t hey put him in with thel
her monkeys, but he killed a numbers
them, so he was placed in a special
ge by hinmself. About 12 months~
:o he got so full of rheumatism thatj
ey drowned him.'
"'How high did he stand?' I asked.
"'Well, sir,' replied my informant,'
ou seldom saw him stretched full;
.igth, but he was, I should say, fronl
ree feet to three feet six inches.'"
Wide World Magazine.
HOOTING STARS" A MISNOMER.
t Lovers May Still Be Blind to "31,- p
teor's" Claims.
It is hardly necessary to say thatb
e shooting stars are not stars at ali, o
the name seems to indicate, and as. e
ople sometimes think, writes Pro-1 S
sor Toung in the New Lippincott. s:
is '-as the mistake of a sailor on a d
itisn ne.val vessel who had been set 51
watch during the star shower of b
66 to count all the meteors he could P
i in a given fifteen minutes. 'When ci
time was up he begged to be al- p
w ed a minute longer, "becauso," he, TI
d, "1 has my eye on a star that 0f
ggles awful and can't hold on much. si
iger." -T
~shooting stars are only little masses s
matter-bits of rock or metal or U:
udlets of dast and gas-which are.|r
ing unresisted through space lust I A
plane:s and comets do, in pah' et
ich, within the limits of our solar, ' i
stem are controlled by the attrac- 10
n of the sun. They move with a Isi
sed of several miles a second, far a
~eeding that of any military pro..t
tile, but are too.smiall to be seen by d4
except when they enter our atmos
ere, and, becoming intensely heated
terssance they encounter,
ht up and burn for a moment; forn pr
use Lord .Kelvin's expression, a, in
:ly rushing th ough the air at such wi
enormous velocity is during its dt
;ht virtually "immersed in a blow- so
e flame, "having a temperature com- es
-able with that of an electric are. As by
ule they are completely consumed es
the upper air. so that nothing dc
ches the surface of the earth e xcept, Ica
haps, a little ash, settling slowly Isu
a,n imperceptible "smoke." Occa-. by
nally, however, some mass largertr
n usual survives in part the fiery en:
eal and its fragments fall to the' IY
und as specime.is of the material jce:
"other worlds than ours." ' aii
Violent Supposition. I i
'What made that horse tear up the 4
nlue so?' 4ce
'I sup)pose ha had a permit froml au
sneiiat of c+reet ton 4. ha
FE WRNTBENEFIT.3
rearly Teeth.
An authority on dentistry says that
pearly teeth do not wear well, and
that the girl with square jaws and
teeth that make up in strength what
they lack in beauty will stand a better
chance in the long run of preserving
her good looks than a beauty of the
accepted type.
An Objection to "Dowa%er.''
It is said that Queen Victoria's eld
est daughter objects strongly to being
termed the "dowager," and is known
as the "Empress Frederick." . The
Empress of China has also adopted
this fashion, and the former regent of
Holland will be styled "Queen Emma
of the Netherlands." These changes
will probably canse the title "dowa
ger" to be dicarded her6after.
ZiTn.er of the Bride.
The bride's mother has a long list
of materia!s and colors from which to
choose het gown, but, of course, the
goods must-be heavy and rich, pre
ferably damask, satin, moire antique
or a colored gown of plain material
veiled with black tulle. The under
dress may vary in. color, according to
the age and figure, and gray, corn
color, lavendar, all. the -different shades
of pervenche and the new pastelle
tints are very fashionable. Of course
the train is an important adjunct.
Flowers Her Pa4sion.
The Queen of Roumania, "Carmen
Sylva," is so passionately fond of
flowers that she is positively'unable to
rest happily in a roo where there
are no blossoms. As writing with
out the neighborhood of. flowers, that
she has declared to be quite out of
the question. Nearly all' her literary
works have been composed out of
doors, in a roofless room, built of
reeds and surrounded by a hedge of
rose bushes, in the hollows. of which
are cunningly concealed cages., full of
singing birds. The floor is. of mossy
turf. In one corner a tin4' fountain
pours forth perfumed wate ; in an
other swings a luxuriant si en ham
mock; in which the quee n rest
and dream. Her seat. is mossy
bank,her desk a lichened st6i carved
into the shape of a writing k.
SU omen
who succeed ax4 those
work with a etermi
fAtion courage and -6ositive
oviction, a e eneres e
bsolutely tireles
tre often not so p for the
iame work as mei bat that' one o2
:he mistakes of the day that will soon
)e rectified. We 'are growing wiser
tnd one of the thibgs that is most im
ortant for everyon to know is that
,here is no sex in b-aine Those who
ail are usually those - ho expect too
nuch, and presume oa account of
heir women.
There is plenty of work and money,
oo, for the sharp woman, who will
ight every difficulty in her way.
Every body loves a fighter, whether it
>e man or woman, fighters who see
iothing but success at the other end
If the lung road, fighters who believe
n themsevles and their efforts, and
rho plan their daily battles as a gen
ral plans campaign, figters who are
rave, above board and generous in
he struggle. These are the hercines
*f daily life, and they command suc
ess and respect by thoroughly desery
ag it.-Woman's Life.
BlIack for Spring Wear.
The spring gowns are not t9
f pale hues, misty grays, soft pur
lea, biscuits and blues. Much black
-with "triumphant touches" of color
-is to be worn in spite of its great
opularity this season. Black and
-hite, with gleams of scarlet, tints of
lue and vivid notes of orange or lilac
e green, are promised by the sart
:>uturieres, and the combinati n is
2ch a very becoming one a so
nart in itself t;ht few will regret the
ethronemed~ - gray and tan as
andards fo-' .wear. A,smart
lack gown, e -fi-om a . .
aris house "studio,"is of black cloth,
it all in one a la princesse, the skirt
iped on to the corsage at the waist.
he yoke and top or the shoulders are
panne in a brilliant flame color,
tading from scarlet to orange ti:it.
bis is edged with piping of tenderest E
ring green velvet, which is also
ied for piping on the bodice and i
und the shaped flounce of the skirt.e
decided no.elty in this gown is the
Lt of the sleeves, a plain sleeve 1e
g made with a pointed top, left
ose so as to show a simulated under
eeve of the flame colored velvet for
couple of inches below the shoulder,C
e sleeve being~lef t to stand out quite
~tached.
A Woman's Printina Society. P
Womeu are found now and again in
inting otfices in this conutry, engaged .t.
typesetting and in similar kinds of t
)rk, but it wonla be hard to find a
Lplicate of the Womien's Printing s
ciety of London, whie.e the entire li
tabiishment is owned and managed o
women, and~ all the labior, with the
cep ion of heavy machine work, is
ne by them. This society has been
cried on for a number of years as a
ccessful business. Originally started
subscription for the purpose of
Lining girls who were anxious to o~
en a livelihood in this way, it rapid-"
developed into a prosperous con-t
n. But it has not lost sight of the
a of helpfulness to yo'ung women w~
rkers nith which it was~ began. It m~
managed on the co-operative prin- it
le. No dividend may exceed 5 per:
t. per annum, and abore that the of
~plas is to be divided a iong the ol
dLs by way of bonie. Appreutic.es at
taken for three years, mar.y of , p
them being just out of school at about
16 years of age. Some of the workers
become at the same time shareholders.
About 30 womeu are now employed in
the establishment, and the continual
increase in the business testifies to
the excellent work turued out. A num
ber of well known periodieals are
printed by this society, and various
women's organizations, such as the 2
National Union of Womau Workers,
the Women's Institute, and others, 4.
which require a great deal of printed %
matter, have shown their loyalty by
giving all their trade into the same
hands. Women printers are em- A
ployed also in several large establish
ments in England, and they earn gen- a
e ally from 15 to 30 shillings, or from
$.75 to $7.50 a week.
Street Gowns for Early Spring.
The princesse effect has, as was ex
pected, proved rather a difficult fash
ion for most women to follow. How- I
ever, it is still fashionable, and when
well carri-d out is extremely effective. y
One of the latest Paris ideas is to
have the skirt carried up abive the 3
waist line and then draped across,
thus giving somewhat of the princesse
look; and yet exactly without the
same effect. It is really an adaption
of a fashion that was followed by a t
few smart people last summer. Mrs.
Oliver Harriman's black crepe de
chine gown with the short bolero over
the princesse was the first of these
gowns seen in this country, and the
lashion until now has proved too diffi
cult to become common. When the
sk:rt is draped onto the waist it must
not be draped more than two inches
above the belt, otherwise it will in
terfere with the lines of the bust and
utterly destroy the best ,figure ever
seen. Gowns of silk and cloth com
.bined will again be worn, and a smart
instance of this is seen in a heavy t
qua:ity of black silk. The skirt has
a long overskirt with a double box
pleat in the back and is trimmed h
around with square blocks of black
cloth, while showing just below the
overskirt is a flounce of the silk also
trimmed with the cloth. *The jacket
is in Eton jacket shape, with pointed I
fronts, and h.s a deep yoke in the
back, caps over the sleeves, Y'gh col
lar and rever& of black clota with in-.
I side revers of black silk;- The vest
that shows in iront- of this gown is
of pleated chiffon witl_ntre-deuLx oL,
lace, -and at the throat Js a full mull,
r tie with lace msertion -and lace ends.
There are nore of the e gowns made i
up in black than in an# other color, N
but it is said on very C'ood authority S
that the light silks ale to be combined
with the light cloths in the same way, 1
and there cer 'nly will be no difficulty
in tur a -tra ive
tuines of this fashion. -- Harper's an
Bazar. MC
A Strange Occupation. ha!
Perhaps no woman in the United en
Sta'es has a stranger occupation than sid
that of Mrs. Maud Whiteman of Hum- in.
boldt, Nev., who shoots wild horses the
for their skins and earns about $5 a no
day at it. it
Wild horses have so increased in tio:
many of the western states that they to
re ruthlessly killed for their hides or 'i h
they would drive cattle off the ranges oat
and monopolize the best grazing. de1
Mrs. Vthitenman goes hunting always e e
ith her father, Henry Wilman, a 'all<
eteran of the Mexican and civil wars, do'
rho loot his ranch in California about cat
ix years ago by .financial misfortune Ilon
nd removed to Nevada. c at
Father and daughter ride well and wit
hoot well. It is their custom to exi
itch their own horses as decoys and
ide in the timber. When wild horses
~ome up one of them carefully shoots
dhe leader of the herd so as to disable for
~im but not kill him. The others.
eamper away, but curiosity soon im- hot
els them to return. Then father and 3
aughter open with their guns and fasi
ioot as many as possible before the a r<
erd gets out of range. The skins j
re taken off and dried on sage bushes org
Lud then sold for about .$2 each. e
When hunting Mrs. Whitemnan, who jit.
sbronzed, strong, active, black eyed
ad lithe, with perfect te~ and a anil
plendid carriage, wears sser2'ae y
~arb, but when she comes into town ofr
he wears a black silk dress and a sen
'ry feminine plumied Leghorn hat. ~in
- Hits of Femininity.
The latest tulle hats have a garni- WOf
re of crepe roses. suit
There is a perfect rage of velvet
ening frocks in Paris.ki
The rage for things"quite Spanish" fout
bespoken by the revival of the hoop aft
ring.
Large tulle pompons to match one's Bec
~ock are the latest thing in hair or- (ma
aments.
Charming are the muff chains made deal
fwampum, from which dangle wee her
weled- ipped atrrow heads.
Tiny bunches of fruit for the coif- Ierty
re a-e being shown in lieu of the mes
pular rose or banch of violets,. fl
Skirts that are fulled or tucked on te
e waistaand hav-e distinctly taken
e place of the skin-fitting garments. wate
The newest blouses are particularly w
at; they are embroidered and en- sni
ened with all sorts of complicated W
naments- mos1
Crochet buttons are one of the as- W
red revivals of fashion; they are whe1
w being used on silk waists in the W
yv of trimmaing, ing?
Liber ty brocade is the latest triumph
the? mauufacturer's art. It has a
~lvet or silk brocade pattern on the ITI.
ni, lain silk ground. jSilV4
The old time fashionable yJersev bear
it is in again.' It looks very fa- Iness,
iar, styles having so changed that 'y
ctmies in mnch as it went out, to le
A hair net which fasteus at the back the]I
the head with a fancy pin the size show
a small buttonis a novelty which is and
pposed! to keep th4e short ,Iocks in staat
CHILDREN'S COLUMNe
The Boy and the Sparvow.
Father, say. have you ever heard
ow best to catch a tiny bird
A sparrow?"
A hand ful of salt on his little tail
'ill catch and hold him fast as a nail
That sparrow."
hen Jd[punie got salt-about a peck -
nd lavin wait. with outstretched neck
For sparrows. 1
ad as the first one hopped on a bough,
e slipped out, crying, "rve got you now.
You sparrow!" I
ut away the cunning birdie flew.
ad Johnnie knew not what to do
For a sparrow.
Father. father, he will not stay!
threw the salt and he flew away
That sparrow!"
Has he gone? Well, well! Then let him
alone:
.e is twiie as clever as you are, son
That sparrow!"
Jealousy Among Monkeys.
When a monkey gives way to jeal
usy it shows a degree of hatred forj1
se animal that has innocently aroused 1
:s malice that makes it for the time a H
ionster of cruelty. On a ship re
1ruing from one of her tours in tropi-I
Al lands was a monkey which became
great friend of the stewardeso.
One day she fed another monkey, aji
retty, gentle creature. This trifling H
ttention enraged the other monkey,
-hich coaxed the little thing to its
ide and then, before the stewardess
ad time to realize that mischief was
ieant, took it by the neck and flung i
:overboard.
Of another monkey the same person
lls that while preparing dinner for a l
rand party the cook was absent fromjj
ie kitchen for a minute. No sooner I
ad her back been turned than the
ionkey slipped a kitten of which it
ad always been jealous into the soup I
ot. The poor kitten's fate was only 2
iscovered at dinner time, when the
nests sent back their soup untasted,
ecanse it was found to be full of
Lort hairs. In both cases there is
o doubt the monkey was cruel by I
ialice aforethougbt.
Wild Oats That TraveL
b41out all our inter '
'ay
it
H
y. If
of wild oats ar
I lay it on able over night,first -C
istening the oats. Next morning t
i will discover that the head of oats cI
c crawled off the table, and, likely 7
>ugh, has made tracks for the out- 2s
e door. This peculiar bit of travel: fi
lies in the spikes that extend from P1
coverings of the grains. As the to
isture soaks into the head of oats 1
wells, and the spikes change posi- of
a in such a way as to set the head se
tumbling over and over, sidewise. ar
e larger and coarses varieties of wild b
s -have this power of locomotion m
reloped to a remarkable degree, and
n domestic oats will develop it if P'
wed by neglect to degenerate. Go t
vn into the fence corners of the in
f eId and see if you cannot find a ide
g and well-bearded head of "tame" e
s that has been allowed to grow- tr4
d. Then take it hoine and try the us
eriment.--Chicago Record. ha
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oness.up
That sort of a day would be good
running for a cup? A muggy day.jit
Vhat have you to expect at an
el? Inn-attention.
Vhen may a man be said to break
:before he gets up? When he takesu
>ll in bed.
f a church be on fire, why has the ab]
an the smallest chance of escape? he
ause the engine cannot play upongl
rhat is worse than "raining catsgr
. dogsa?" Hailing omnibuses. c
7hat is even better than presence t
aind in a railway accident? Ab- ar
ce of body.
7bat word contains all the vowels
[lue order? Facetiously. jAs
Thy has a man more hair than agr
aan? .Because he's naturally her Im
or (hirsuter). ',
That tree is n:ost suggsieo k
ing? Yew. witiv f k
hen may a man be siid to have' ski,
hands? When he doubles hishi
in
Thy are sailors bad horsemen? Ihe
ause they ride on the main He
ne). the
hat letter is the plessantest to a dee
woman? A, because it makes sto
hear. -
'hen does a pig become land prop. p
?. When be is turned into a reib
dow. Ithe
by are fowls the most profitable cr
restock? Because for every grain
give a peck.
by does a duck put his head under sun
~r? For divers reasons, day
by does he take it out again? For the
iry reasons. Ihon
hat vegetable products are themo
timportant in history? Dates. tifu
hat is higher and handsomerdo
i the head is off? Your pillow.- the
hat is the keynote to good breed- B
Bl natural. te
- --day1
Four Lit le Grizzlie,.. lior
ieir mother was just an ordinary Ifron
~rtip, loving the quiet life that all long
aprefer, minding her own busi- gay
and doing her duty by her famn- dan<
sking no favors of any oue exoept coul
I her alone. It was July before wild
ook her remarkable family down jthe
ittle Piney to. the Graybull, and
ed them what strawberries. were iA
where to find themn. Notwith~. ther
ling their mothefs deep eo;vk- rs
tha cnhs ware no menira1.A mm~
)ig or bright, yet they were a remark
tble family, for there were four of t
hem, and it is not often a g izzly
nother- can boast of more than two.
The woolly coated little creatures
vere having a fine time, and revelled
n the lovely mountain summer and
the abundance of good things. Their
nother turned over each log and flat
tone they came to; the moment it
ras lifted they .all rushed under its
ike a lot of little pigs,' to lick.up the
6nts and grubs there hidden. It never
>ccnrred to them that mammy't
treugth might fail some time, and let
,he great rock drop just as they went
Lnder it; nor would any one have
hought so that might have chanced
o see that huge arm and that huge -
houlder sliding about under the great
rellow robe she wore. No, no; that
rm could never fail. The little ones
vere quite right. So they histled
md tumbled over one another at each
resh log in their haste to be first,and
quealed little squeals and growled
ittle growls, as if each was a pig, a
>up and a kitten, all rolled into one.
They were weu acquainted with the
ommon brown ants that harbor un
ler logs in the uplands, but now they
ame for the-first time on one of the
iills of the great, fat, luscious wood
nt, and they all crowded arouns I to
ick up those that ran out. But they
oon found that they were licking up
aore cactus prickies and sand than
mts, till their mother said in Grizzly,
"Let me show you how." She
:nocked off the top of the hill, then
aid her great paw flat on it for a few
noments, and, as the angry ants
warmed to it, she licked them up
rith one lick, and got a good, rich
nouthful to crunch, without a grain
i sand or cactus stinger in it. The
ubs soon learned. Each put both
tis little brown paws so that there
ras a ring of paws all around the ant
ill and there they sat, -like children
)laying "hands," and each licked first
he right and then the left paw,or one
uffed his brother's ears for licking a
>aw that was not his'own, all the. ant
Lill was cleared out, . and they were
eady for a change.-Ernest Seton
'hompson, in Cenury.
The Laplander at Home.
Away to the far, far north, where
he nights are long and cold,live:some
ery happy'and contented people. I
a afraid that if you livedthere you
rould find it hard.to be as conteitedl 4
is r isnqqIg1ElpM
Aef or eightee , fe I
onad it. He cov4rs thepoljs-?ih
arse cloths in the' summOr;'a,d
e winter he spreads on another
vering of skins. The floor is earpsted
th reindeer skins and in the centre
a stone hearth where he builds his
e. The smoke goes out at an- open
ice in the top'of the tent; and there,
D, the rain, wind and snow come. in.
ronder if he gets cross when a flurry
snow almost puts out the fire, and
ads the smoke into his eyes. Al
Dund the side of the tent hang
>wls and kettles and other useful
ticles.
The Lr->lander's pantry is in aqueer
ice. .it is on ashelf away up be
een two tall trees. There he keeps
1k, curds, cheese and dried rein
er meat. You wonder how he ever
ts at these things? He has a talk
le pole, full of cross sticks, that he
es for a ladder. He is obliged to
re his pantry in this airy place, or
e the dogs and wolves would eat
his food. I suppose he would
ild a better house, with a pantry in
if he ever stayed long in one place.
all a Laplander's. wealth lies in
reindeer. If he has 1000 or
re reindeer, he is thought to be a
althy man; all the poor Lapps look
to him and respect him very much.
he has 500, he is -respect-4
e; but if he has no more than 50'
is a very poor Lapp indeed, and
dly serves his wealthy neighbor.
rhe reindeer lire in the licheins-that
iw on the cold, gray rocks. The
bens are not very plentiful,so when
reindeer have eaten up all there
in one place, the Lapps have to
ye to another. They hardly ever
y more t ban two weeks in a place.
it takes the lichens a long time to
w, it may be years before the Lapps
y come that way again.
:he people have long skidders, or
tes, made of fir wood, and covered
h young reindeer skins. These
Iders are as long as the Laplander
self. It would be hard to travsl
vinter without theni. With then.
can run as fast as the wild beasts.
has a.long pole, with a knob pear
end of it, so that it will not sink
p in the snow, and with this he
ys himself when he wants to rest.
[e has also a small sledge, or
ilka," which he hitches to -the
ideer. The sledge -is rounded.on.
bottom, . and he has to bevy
sful or lhe will fall outX
he Lapps live in a beautiful con~
in the summer time. Then t'
hardly goes to bed at alL. Fo -
a his round face is to be seen above
horizon, eucept for a few short .--&
rs when he dodges behind the - -
ntain to take a short nap. Beau
istreams of c!ear, cold water flow.
n the mountains to the sea, and
land.is clothed in green.
ut when the short summer is over;~ -
~omes the long, cold winter. For.
the'sa. hardly glauces above the,
zn. Now'the- Lapps move. .away.
L the seashore to the forest. The>
,dark nights are lighted up to the>
northern lighty, that flame saT
~e in the sky Jike fireworks: Y
d not get a Lapp .to, chac
cold country for any
vorld.
~cording to a
a are at
inhia

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