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HIRTY years ago this
spring my 'wise father
built a flat-bottomed sloop,
45 feet long on tho keel
and 17 feet wide, with
an enclosed cabin that has
square windows instead of
portholes, and head
room of six. .feet III over
it. * This cabin is 21
feet long, and consists of one large
room with four wide berths, and a toi
let room and a kitchen on either side
of the centerboard, at the forward
Father named the boat Macy, after
an old friend, and has had her con
tinuously in commission since she was .
launched; and Andrew Sammis, her .
first captain, is still in charge-a bit
gray now, but still the same careful
and trustworthy skipper as of yore.
With the opening of the ducking sea
son in October she goes into what we
call winter commission, and when the
end of the season comes around she
is hauled out, thoroughly overhauled
and prepared for the summer work.
A few years ago we built an overhang
ing stern on -her and installed a gaso
line engine, so that we are no longer
the slaves of the wind god. The
"Macy's Baby," as the stoolboat that
carries the battery is called, iF al
ways at her stern, and this, with the
addition of two skiffs and one or more
dinkies for use in the ice, makes quite
a formidable tow for the old boat.
When we have more than a day or
two to spend in the quest for the
wily duck, we send the Macy out early 2
to get a good place, and have a cat
boat meet us at the dock to sail over
to. her. Generally we catch a train
that arrives at Babylon at half-past
three o'clock, and we reach the dock
ten minutes afterwards.
Lay aside for a few moments your
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killhombosartin on is hl-pasy woe o'lokan
yo loku fthe platform and s ele yo ahe syour
lag faceu as he oard "Cae Boklyn tai. tie
tong sart Atlntmoenue to have putongm cslad
tan, and weo are onou aca towhe Wal strne
enncoe o the subway, sa ray ande wol
scholys settn hon aiy sres. Wee
youan sthepsatfBborm, and weive yout o your
platfor aAndicneto the dtengc Islad
trasn and soohe days Jaaca wher e hrtned
.eo to make lota mpsstbae fr and whleac
awytnxour ietntonbfr sdarktheMac sois. aaThng
tranchtored at Bayontec, and we eou ourh
platforge andinoff the lidatled hkf thaeed
takese us don orhdoc.At seryi h
seso ad the skaff houvel not ye sotoeask
GorgdestinAtio thefre abr,? the il sawy:n
"Brant? Why, there's 5,000,000 of the cusses in
Cedar Island cove. Weo'll have some o' them crit
ters, and don't you forget it." Captain Andrew
greets us with a cheery "Good day, gentlemen,"
as we reach his side, and you enter the cabin
to find upon the table a pleasant welcome in the
shape of a generous drink for each of us. My
father's hearty toast, "Glad to see you on board,
sir," makies you feel at home at once.
We promptly lay aside oui' "store clothes" and
don our old shooting things, as the men get the
anchor up and heist the sail, and are soon in
the cockpit enjoying the fresh air. Our progress
is slow and stately, due to the flotilla lyehind us,
but we have only about four miles to go. Notice
now the third member of our crew, a big, tail,
fair-haired man with a smile that never comes
off. This is Ansel, a newcomer to the Macy in
comparison with the skipper, for Ansel has been
with us only 20 yeaaru.. He is a very imiportant
personage, for he .is the engineer, chef, mate, gen
eral utility man and fun-maker for us all. Ilarki
There is his voice now calling us to dinner.
You sit down before a smoking leg of lamb and
dishes of vegetables, with an appetite to which
you have been .a stranger for a long time, and
eat and eat of the good things before you until
you are astonis~hed at yourself. Topping off with
some of fthe chef's famous pudding, and helping
yourself to a good cigar from the box on the
centerboard trunk, you are content. I take the
wheel to let the men go below to eat their dinner',
and by the timie they have finished we arrive at
the place where we will test out the battery in the
At ten o'clock we turn into our berths ready for
an early call to breakfast. At four o'clock we are
called, and by the time we are dressed the break
faest is piping hot on the table. We hurry through
o# meal to let the men eat theirp, and while
Aby are fixing out the battery and stool, we
tU e a bit of a nap.
The skipper calls us when he sees the men
yve the stool nearly all out, and you and I put
ogour sweaters and a dark coat, take our guns
af d shells, and get into the skiff, to be rowed to
d iplayl, full line of
St. up-todate in every res
her before you buy.
ble -Mr. Henry Hai'ris
at- man, Montana, is on
Is at relatives in South Car
spent the week-end h
fa. with-his sister, Mrs. E
sure -Drew Attoway aI
3Y EDWIN MAIN POST
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dcoys, th andt paeouhe aganf thee aroude on
hide rigt froanids coing down ton hee atheadt and
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the stoo sod tha they acmn sett insd
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are hede on ote mostinpirndg tihtsin the
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tr 'ei on ofte mst ipihing sghts in the
world and se Asnho thesae lordlyou bideand
hed or thtool windarayo many eothe aet
deceive beastoe Istaneshoot are oai, of the
cunth and thil gret siveofte osin a chance t
eyec aoeedeoebx as they Yoecantcoirt.-nm
kwling rghtm andaefullyhoweve stoo and wen
they tart intoo age, Ieyo say: three do'n
tryWel aoe find.itu wit or gnt gingo
hand aknd to-d. AsThere are fov yourthie any
bunch rla u us and wilnthvIsgo hae cap
king ryht and lefg t owever ande asn aswecond
besunedo the-ay. Thre arean that fthey ary
6 has. on' 'ttel 1m'anr st. 1911.
infillery, Pickens Oil Mill will gi
p Friday's, onl4+. Dec. 29tf.
West N]nd -For land anywhore in
ens county see or write
Ashmore, 'The Land Man
a visit to -Lost on 19th inst., on 8 I
lina, and of Pickens, gold crescent b
i Pickens pin, set with stones, middle
lelle Atto- missing. Finder return to
office and get liberal rewa
bo You want to sell
id wife. of farm 'or town property?
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to come down in the skiff and pick up
There are three things of great im
portance in battery shooting; the
first is to be able to kill when the
bird is in range, tho second to be
able to call, and the third to know I
how to use the "flopper." Naturally
Q .M the query rises to your lips, "What is
a flopper?" It is a bundle of worn-out
mittens, tied together with a bit of
string, that I keel) in my hand as we
. A lie in wait for the game, and it is
used to attract the attention of birds
V'l that are passing too far away to see
the stool. As I am about to explain
the use of the queer contrivance, I see
a bunch of brant
leading through the
bay to the north of
us, about a mile
away. If they keep
their present course
they will pass us
without seeing our
must be done to at
,M M tract their atten
4,$ 1t tion. Quickly I flop
the flopper up above
A~ the level of the box
two or three times,
- arefully watching
for any sign that
the birds have no
W 4 M ticed something. If
__ M there is no such
sign, I flop again.
EA' H/I -/ T' Ah, this time they
have seen it, for
they rise in the air
and head toward us.
Now we lie close, and they come straight for our
stool. If I wore to flop even once after they have
seen the stool, they w.ould be oft like a shot-and
it is just here that the science of using the flop
per means so much. This time they head up on
my side, and, when I give the word, we fire, you to
kill two, while I am lucky enough to double with
each barrel. WVhen George arrives with the skiff
and we tell him 11 are dowvn, he smiles all over.
I call to George to bring father down when lie
comes out to pick up again, for your de.y would
not he complete without an hour or two in the box
with that peerless sportsman, who is today, at the
age of 77, one of the best shots I have ever seen.
We kill again, and George conmes down with fa
ther. As I get into the boat, father stops intoi the
box with agili-y equal to mine, and I leave you to
an enjoyment that has been the dearest privilege
of my life. We have scarcely reached the Macy
when you swing again, and I take up the glasses
to watch with interest your good work.
As noontime conmes we got the Macy underwA~y
and drop down to the box, to reward you with a
cocktail when you come aboard, and have all ready
a smoking lunch of Ansel's best. After lunch we
take turns in the battery, and, when the time
conmes to take up, wve count a row of brant along
the washer and find 35. We returnu to Babylon in
ample time for you to catch your train, and we dO
not let you go until you promise to come again.
TO DRAW AND HOLD TRADE
"Most of us," said. Mr. Shovelton, "are looking out
for ourselves; I think wve'll all admit that. The
trouble with most of us~ is that we- don't (do this
intelligently; we are always thinking of ourselves
and our own interest only; and -that's wifere we
slip a cog. Let me illustrnto.
"I buy fruit to carry honme; I've .done that-'for
well, a good many years, and for a long'time I
bought around in various places. . Then . one day
some years ago I stopped at a store where 1 liked
the looks of the fruit and whoere as I noticed a mo
ment later, the paper bags were a little heavier
than those I had been accustomeod to find...
"And when this dealer had put the fruit in one of
these bags he didn't simply twist the neck of it
and hand it over to me so in at form inconvenient
to carry, lHe folded the top of the bag over and
i-oiled it down to form a handle-a gr'ip piece; and
then he tied this bundle around securely with
twine, thus making it up altogether into a bundle
that was secure and handy to carry.
"Of course I liked all that, and I found that lie
always did up his packages so or putting on some
times a wood and wire handle; but always he made
the package secure and handy for me. Hie had
some thought .for me, and I've been buying of him
ever since; and if he should move I'd follow him.
I would go out of my way to trade with him.
"The moral is this: Any small storekeeper, if
his goods are right, can build up a trade and hold
it and increase it if he has the intelligence and the
human quality that prompts him faithfully to con
ider not himself alone but as well the wants and
interest, of his customer.."
BOY HAD A MANIA
'FOR KILLING CATS
THIS SAID TO HAVE MADE 184
YEAR-OLD YOUTH A MUR.
FLEES INTO THE MOUNTAINS
Expert Slaughterer Shoots Detective
When Trapped as Freight Car Rob
ber-Son With Father Afterwards
Overtaken by Rangers and Shot.
El Paso, Tex.-A mania for killing
iats is said by Robert lowe, wounded
md captured bandit, to have made his
brother Guy, eighteen years old, a
As a sequence, Guy and his father,
sixty-four years old, have just been
shlot to death. The other son, Robert,
lias two bullets in his body, but will
recover and will bo tried for a murder
to which he has confessed.
Before the father and his younger
son wore killed as they lay in ambush
they murdered Customs Guard Tom
D'Connor and shot Justice of the
LPeace lemley in the arm.
The Howes lived near Abo, N. M.,
3n a ranch, and were suspected of rob
)ing merchandiso cars sot out at
When several of these robberies
lad been reported, I. 11. McClure, a
3anta Fe railroad detective went to
Belen Junction and secured evidence
igainst the lowes. Trailing the
racks of a wagon from a car standing
)n a siding to the lowe ranch, lie
ound some of the merchandise in the
McClure tried to arrest the elder
lowe and his son Guy, and was shot
)Y Guy. Robert Howe, the surviving
"This was the first tine Guy ever
ehot at a man, but. he was death on
ats and had tried every kind of a
orture on theni in the way of a linger
ng death, and I guess his practico
f killing cats kind of made him anx
ous to get this railroad detective."
After the killing of McClure, the
-owes started over the river into
Ucxico. At Fort Hancock, O'Connor
-n a n
riedto arestthe owe anS a
inr Banc MountainAsh.
)Tlicr ofsses torngr shotarted after
hor luiie wand twcfounded in the
Igh.n Thef byowes fater amed roth
wiatheyolveriedwhilr the rngers into
'anei and otaredfo shterwn thea
:her pande sof wrthgbulletare after e
hod rfuitve and ourrnder. How mn
ms. 'theIo were armedsno kowny
Piih revolers whle good anrkse and
hie fre. intanding cu of raevolrs
avhee the ofuiiers htwn tyen to
he and imson with bulef therllt ta
<ng refusdfot. ene. o mn
loete Hwerlo is nja t knPao.
hel rangersadbre were re ad
hffred $50newrfo the captursae brus
:hde 150ties, aon of the bulling ta
\obre, ande tis nailunt hl as.e
hivided among members of the rang.
fra who tookpart in the Sierra lilanco
SAYS BIG HAT DESTROYED EYE
Nebraskan Blames Size of Headgear
for Carrying Hatpln to Injury
Humboldt, Neb.-James C. Kilgore
las suedl Mrs. Mary R. Poindexter for
$5,000 damages in the circuit court
mere, charging that her very large hat
vas the cause of his losing his right
Kilgore's petition recites that on a
vindy afternoon he was walking
along the pirincipal street of this
own; that ten feet in front of him
lire. Poindoxter was walking, wear
ng a hat which was at least three
eoet in diameter; that the wnind picked
he hat from Mrs. Poindexter's head
nd that it sailed toward him like an
nflatod balloon and that the poinit of
t pin that passed through Its crown,
')ierced his right eye, completely do.
ii~roying the sight.
'DE USIST ONFW
I have been seling Dr. Klmer's Swamp.
Egot for the past three years and those
of my customers who buy it, speak fa
vorably regarding It. I have used it. in
my own family with good results, and I
believe the preparation has great curative
value. You may use this as you like.
0. B. RUPE & SO,
By C. B. Rupe, fgr.
Personally, appeared before me this
20th day of July, 1909, C. B. Rupe, Dzug.
gist, who subscribed the above statement
and made oath that the same is true in
substance and in fact.
R. C. JANES,
J. P. and Ex-Officlo.
Prove What Swam-Root Will Do For You
Send to Dr. Kiimer & Co., Bingham
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writing, be sure and mention this peper.
For sale at all drug stores. Price fifty
cents and one-dollar.
WHAT SHE THOUGHT.
Mrs. Gumim-And what d'yer think
of that there Jones as is moved In
next dore but one to you?
Mrs. Jawkins-Why, I don't like
talking about my neighbors;, but as to
Mr. Jones, sometimes I think, and
then again I don't know, but, after
all, I rather guess he'll turn out to bo
a good deal such a sort of man as I
take him to be.
The Duchess Diacazes, as all the
world knows, was an American-a
daughter of tho enormously rich Sin
The duchess was once taking part in
some amateur theatricals at Ragaz
when a New York girl said to her
"Is she a real duchess?"
"Yes, my dear," the mother, a
Knickerbocker, answered. "Yes, real,
but machine made."
The Subtlety of Him.
"John, dear," said Mabel, as her lord
and master enLered Lhe honse, "I've
just had a letter from mother, and
she is coming to visit us. It is a pret
ty expensive trip for little Muddy, and
I wondered if we couldn't help her out
"Of course we can," said John, giv
ing his wife a generous kiss. "Just
you write and tell her' that I'll be only
too glad to pay for her railroad ticket
back home again as soon as she de
cides to go."--Harper's Weekly.
Not Boasting of It.
Theatrical Manager-I understand
that you played with IBooth, Miss
The Actress (with much spirit)-.
Well, I don't think it's anybody's busi
ness how 01(1 1 ami!
By Mother's Feed and Drink.
Many babies have been launched
into life with constitutions weakened
by disegse taken in with their moth.
era' milk. Mothers cannot be too caro
ful as to the food they use while nurs
ing their babes.
Trho experience of a Kansas City
,miother is a ease in point:
"I was a great coffee drinker from a
child, and thought I could net do with
out it. But I found at last it was do
ing me harm. For years I had been
troubled with dizziness, spots before
my eyes and pain in my heart, to
which was added, two years later, a
chronic sour stomach.
"The baby was born 7 months ago,
and almost fmrom the beginning, it, too,
suffered freom sour stomach. She was
taking it from me!
"In my distress I consulted a friend
of 'more experience and sho told me
to quit coffee, that coffee .did not
make good milk. I have since ascer
tained that it really dries up the milk.
"So, 1 quit coffee and tried tea and
at last cocoa. But they did not agree
with me. Then I turned to Postum
with the happiest results. It proved,
to be the very thing I needed. It not
only agreed perfectly with baby and
myself, but it increased the flow of
"My husband then quit coffee and
used Postum and quic~cly got well of
the dyspopsia with which he had been
troubled. I no longer suffer from the
dizziness, blind spells, pain ini my
heart or sour stomach.
"Now we all drink Postum from my
husband to my seven months' old
baby. It has proved to be the best
hot drink we have ever used. We
Would not give up Posttun for the boat
coffee we ever drank." Name given
by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
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