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The Weekly Expositor
J. A. Mkxziks, iMitorand Prop.
The United Statos army Is to be
tuppllcd with smokeless powder.
Many of the soldier boys havo al
ready had exporionco with it in warm
parlor engagements.
It is safo to say that the oriental
jewelry counter in the California
Midway will not bo extensively pat
ronized by the same persons who in
vested that way in Chicago.
Tilfl English parliament complains
of being overworked. If tho English
parliament should work days and
sleep nights, like the rest of the
world, it would not get so tired. The
English parliament is tho only body
of men that, works nights, unless
so compelled by tho necessity of tho
Tub charge against tho Boston
psychological Institute of stealing a
corpso will not find many believers.
If the instituto had an opportunity to
teal a real, genuine ghost it might
yield to temptation. It is not par
tial to soulless bodies; but it would
doubtless pay well for a disembodied
.Te criminal idiocy of parents who
lock helpless children into tho house
while they go visiting is ono of the
things that the law seems .powerloss
to roach. If tho children were
always burned alive, instead of oc
casionally escaping as they now do.
the practice might evontually become
The Metropolitan traction company
of New York offers $5!),000 to any ono
who will invent a new motive power
for street cars. Emerson advised
people, a long timo ago, to hitch
their wagons to a star. Perhaps
this motivo power would work as
well on a street car as on a wagon.
The $50,0v)0 check can now bo for
warded at once.
Being arrested for having caused
the death of a child a Brooklyn man
put forth the defense that ho was a
physician. This plea was not ac
cepted, tho fact developing that the
claim et up was false. However,
the episode would seem to indicate
that the privilege of the healer to
become killer is too generally recog
nized for public safety.
Oxe of thoso coincidences that aro
ns mysterious as they are interesting
occurred in connection with the death
of John Nolan, an officer ot the su
perior court of New York. Last
Saturday ho "took a notion" to make
his will, and, as he was in excellent
health, was chaffed by friends whom
he a.iked to witness it. It was
signed and sealod that afternoon and
the next day ho died of heart disease.
A pleasixo little vico-versa anec
dote emerges from tho classic shades
of Phillips academy at Exeter, N. H.
Tho principal wouldn't let tho stu
dents go to a burlesquo performanco
and thereupon they plastered his
room among othors full of the pleas
ing pesters wherewith the attrac
tions of the show wero set forth. If
Mohammed wouldn't go to tho moun
tain, why, they just fetched tbo
mountain to him.
Jol'no Jewell Flint of Sacramento,
Cal., who shot a girl in the back
because she hal properly estimated
him, and refused him her hand, hal
been allowed to plead guilty to
murder in the second degree. It
would bo interesting; to know what
Is considered first-degree murder up
that way. Young Mr. Flint is to bo
felicitated. If hanged he would
ticablo to kill any more girls, but in
prison he may live in hopes.
V is Baid that tho great flrV
pun will carry a shot sixteen nilr
Tho best English steel rllles c..:iy
thirteen miles, and we havo several
12-inch terrors i 1 tho United States
'that will carry ten miles. And yet
it is a fact that several valuable
lives havo been lost within the past
two months because the best guns
used at llfo-saving stations are not
able to carry a lifo-lino more than 00J
or 700 yards. ' Perhaps if as much
attention wero paid to perfecting
life-saving mortars and guns as to
perfecting doath-dealing ones, the
world's civilization would not suffer.
Petek Neaicy, of Newark, N. J.,
had a billy goat and a ten-dollar
greenback. Billy and tho bill had a
meeting, and, following the fashion
of tho period, effected a cohsolida
tlon; that is to say, tho goat chewed
and swallowed the banknote. This
arrangement waa made without Mr.
Neary's consent, and ho moved in
stantly for a dissolution of partner
ship by killing tho goat and recover
ing the fragments of tho bilL 'J hose
wore sent to tbo treasury, and it
seems that thero was enough left to
identify tho note, and so a few days
ago Mr. Neary received a brand new
$10 noto in return, and is only out to
tho extent of a goat.
A,V0THEtt man with a broken nock
is llvin? In Provldenco, It I. Many
accidents, liko many diseases, which
wero onco considered fatal, are now
known to bo not necessarily so.
Many cases of men with broken
backs and broken necks living are
cow on record.
Tests of modern riflos are being
mado by using human corpses for
targets. This sounds brutal, but it
really is less brutal than making tho
tests on bodies that aro not corpses
la tbo beginning.
taoaetliuet tlio Modern Ilnrg'ar I
Scientist Who40 C.'le vernesi I Quite
Superior ti Kvery Kind of l'roteclton
Tho squao door is generally held in
position when closed by eight round
bolts of one and a half inches in di
iraeter. Thoso aro shot from behind
tho door across tho joint to the rear
jt tho jamb of tho door, and tho
strength of the door-jamb to rosist
being torn out is tho maximum
strength of tho safo to resist tho
ulet but forcible eloquence of tho
burglarious visitor. Tho second, or
round, class of doors aro built of
plates similar to thoso of the safe,
and generally havo a coarso thread
ut on their periphry, tho door being
screwed into the safe. Tho square
doors are generally more open to
persuasion than tho other kind.
In opening a modern bank safe the
burglar putties up the entire joint or
rack except for about an inch at
top and bottom, says the Boston Her
ald. A wall of putty is then formed
about, tho top crack, whero it is un
covered, and two and a halt or three
ounces of nitro glycerine poured into
It If the safo is not protectod by
felt or rubber, it will require but
throe or four minutes for tho glycer
lag to distribute itself over tho en
tire joint of tho door and drip out at
tho lower crack. An ordinary do
tonating cap. such as is used in ex
ploding dynamite, is inserted in tho
upper well and tho fuso lit. When
the explosion occurs the door comes
off. When tho operation takos place
In tho vault thero is raroly any noise
nioro than fifty foot away.
The burglar docs not carry nitro
glycerine with him. He goes to a
hardwaro storo and buys a few
pounds of dynamite, which ho breaks
up in a convenient vessel, as a wash
basin, covers with ' alcohol, and
allows it to stand until tho glycerine
has all combined with it. The al
cohol and glycerine aro then poured
off, and an equal amount of water is
added; the water and tho alcohol
combino, and tho nitro-glycerlne
sinks to the bottom, whero it is
ready for use.
A bank in a Western state had its
safe located within ten feet of the
street window, thus making it visi
ble to everyone who passod. In front
of tho safo at night burned an arc
light, while the safo door was ar
ranged so that its opening would ring
a bell in the cashier's sleeping apart
ments by means of an electric con
nection. After banking hours tho
burglar called on the occupants, rep
resenting himself as an inspector of
tho electric light company, thus
gaining access to tho top of the
building, whero ho short-circuited
tho electric wires and thus prevented
tho ringing of tho cashier's bell.
That night after tho street cars
stopped running, tho burglar cut the
trolley wire at two points about six
hundred feet apart. Taking ono end
of tho pioco between two buildings
and placing it in a cistern, tho other
end was connected to tho electric
wire, thus making a "ground" and
putting out Hi's arc lights in tho
bank. Tho safe was then opened in
less than twenty minutos with nitro
glycerine and several thousand dol
lars taken.
Tho chrome steel, of which the safo
and vaults of banks aro now largely
built, is easily drilled by first heating
tho steel. A basket of wiro netting
is mado to cover a space of about six
or eight inches square, and this is
wired to tho hide of tho safe or door.
It is filled with charcoal, which is
Ignited and a fierco heat generated
by a pair of bellows. In four or fivo
minutes tho basket is removed and
tho heated spot allowed to cool. It
may then be drilled or cut liko ordi
nary boiler iron. Onco a holo suffi
ciently largo to admit a man's arm
was cut through a chromo-stool bank
safo four inches thick in four hours,
so that a man's arm was passed
through and the locking bolts discon
nected with a wrench. In a littlo
less than two hours a smaller holo
was cut through tho back of tho safo
into tho money vault and its contents
taken out through tho hole.
The large vault door behind which
tho safo is placod is raroly blown
with glycerine. It is generally
opened by drilling a two or three
inch holo between tho handlo and tho
combination lock. This cuts off tho
locking bolt, and tho door opens
when tho handlo is turned. Safes
with round doors which aro screwed
in are often opened experimentally
by building a well of putty at the
upper part of the joint and exploding
about a toa.spoonful of glyoerino on
tho outside, the result being to cut
out the top of tho outer plate ot
A largo well, embraoing the cup
ped portion, ia then made, and two
ounces of glycorino placed therein,
which foods around the threads in
about ten minutes, tearing the door
and part of the frame out when ex
ploded. One round door is men
tioned, which was' found to be so
tight in the threads that glycerine
would not flow. This was opened by
first cupping out the inside plato, as
just explained, and pouring half a
toaspoonful of glycerino into the
opening. This soon passed down the
joint between tho plates, and when
exploded brought off tho outsido
plato and some! of the screws holding
it In place.
(Ilyeerine being introduced Into
thoso holes and exploded brought
off tho second plate, and this pro
cess was continued until in twenty
minutes tho entiro door was lying
on tho floor in pieces. The most ex
peditious modo of taking out round
doors Is said to be to drill an Inch
hole all but through the edgo of the
door and safo, and to explodo glycor
ino In this hole. In this way tho
joints between tho plates of tho safe
and door are opened out so that tho
explosion of a few ounces of glycer
ino in tho crevices will bring out the
whole door at once.
llAfieured Vy bjr Iay I'ntll Hope de
ferred Mnketli lit Hrt Sick.
Not all tho peoplo who haunt the
capltol aro office-seekers, but a good
ly proportion of them are, says tho
Washington Star. They come from
all sections ot the country and repre
sent all classes of society. Of all th
groAt concourse that stroams through
the corridors of the vast building
day after day tho office-seekers aro
tho most forlorn looking. They im
portune their senators and represen
tatives over and again, and refuse to
bo turned from the phantom they aro
pursuing. Before congress me-its
every day the general roception room
to the south of tho senate chamber
is full to crowding with tho.;o wait
ing to send in their cards to senators.
A majority of these are after office,
either for themselves or for relatives
or friends. By the timo the invoca
tion of tho chaplain is finished the
bits of cardboard begin to fall in
showers upon tho desks of the states
men. Thoso gentlemen do not havo
timo to go through their mail beforo
they aro interrupted by callers. Tho
visitors hand their cards to ono or
tho other of tho numerous door
keepers and assistants and retire to
tho great leather covered chairs and
sofas scattered around tho reception
room to await tho result. It is a no
ticeable fact that women largely pre
dominate in these waiting and anx
ious throngs about tho senate en
trances. Perhaps it is thought that
their earnest solicitude will more
favorably and deeply impress tho
men who aro supposed to control the
dispens-ation of official favors. They
aro of all ages, appearances and con
ditions. The fashionable society
woman elbows her more humble sis
ter of tho work-a-day world, and
blushing, diffident young girls sit
and wait by the side of aged, infirm
women in the scar and yellow leaf.
Silk rustles against the simple garb
of the humble poor, and beauty
smiles into the faco of decrepit age.
Many of them wait long and
patiently without reward. Their
senator is "not in," or ho is "en
gaged,"" or he sends word, "please
call again." And tho recipient of
the message goes away with a heavy
heart and troubled countenance, to
come again in a few days and try it
all over.
One pound of cork is amply suffi
cient to support a man of ordinary
size in the water.
Kane, the Arctie traveler, was car
ried 700 miles bv dogs at the speed of
seven miles an hour.
There are 'forty-eight distinct dis
eases of the eye. No other organ of
the human body hits so many.
A new steel of extraordinary quali
ties is reported to bs discovered by a
Japanese named Yamana llanhojye.
The agricultural capital of Europe
has doubled sinco 181:); that of the
United States has increased over six
fold. Four tramps took possession of a
Santa Fe dining car at Riverside.
Cal., tho other day and helped them
selves to provisions.
Amber, often classed a:nong gems,
is a fossil product. Most of the speci
mens inclosing insects are manufac
tured from gum copal.
The law which makes capital pun
ishment in New York death by elec
tricity went into effect in 18'JO. Since
it lias become operative eighteen mur
derers have been electrocuted.
"Waiter, it is almost half an hour
since I ordered that turtle soup!"
Waiter Sorry, sir, but you know how
slow turtles are.
"Do you think, Schmidt, that your
affection for f raulein is reciprocated?"
"I really can't say. I am loving her
at pre-ent on credit."
"Why don't you strike the man
across the street for a quarter?"
Raggs I've been waitin' for two
hours to see if ho won't come over
this way.
"Tommy," said Mr. Waters, "isn't
that a pretty big buckwheat cake for
a boy of your size?" "It looks big,"
said Tommy, "but really it isn't It's
got lots of porouses in it."
Girl at the Central Just wait a sec
ond; somebody's telephoning for an
ambulance. Man at the Telephone
What for? Girl at Central Man run
over by another ambulance.
Princeling, opening the shooting
match Donnewetter, I have gone too
far to the left? Gamekeeper Oh",
not at all, your highness the target is
fixed too much to the right
A I can not understand why you
shed tears at the theater last night It
was one of the most wretched per
formances I ever saw. B' Yes, but I
was fool enough to pay for ray ticket
lie Janette, I'm afraid you are a
vain little wife. You gaze into your
mirror so much. She You oughtn't
to blame me for that I haven't your
advantage, lie What's that? She
You can see my face without looking
into a mirror.
"I am not expecting any package,"
said the lady of the house. "This is
the number," persisted tho driver of
the delivery wagon, looking at his
book again. "Name's Illggins, ain't
it'" "Yes." "No, 374?" "That's
our number." "Then it's for you."
"I think not It must be a case of
mistaken identity." "No mum. It's
a ca9 of beer."
The Commander Tell What He Expect
to Develop In the Vait Ire 'outliieiit
of tlio Antarctic Kegloii Interrtliif
DUcoverles Kipectet
and the regions sur
rounding it have
long and often been
y brought before the
V- notice of the public.
While t h e geo
graphical pole has
g.y not been reached,
mMsfcA many of th.e hCk:n
tic questions in
vW volved in these
frozen northern regions are now
known. The north polar regions have
been visited so often by navigators,
adventurers, and recently by scientific
explorers, that the geography of their
surroundings is .fairly well charted,
nnd I feel confident that ere the lapse
of five years the north pole will be
reached, nnd a fair idea of the topog
raphy of its immediate surroundings
will be at the command of geograph
ers. While this state of chronic excite
ment, with epidemic enthusiasm, has
Showing routes of previous explorers.
been constantly directed northward,
the south polar regions have been neg
lected, and very little is known of tho
Antarctic zone.
It seems natural that this should be
the ease when we consider the re
spective relative positions of the two
points with regard to the more densely
inhabited portions of the earth. The
one is situated almost in the center of
the land hemisphere; the other occu
pies a corresponding position in the
water hemisphere, surrounded by a
waste of wild seas, and lying thou
sands of miles away from any inhal
ited land.
So utterly isolated is the south pole
and the regions surrounding it, so
lonely and cold is it in its solitude,
tha"t one would hardly feel astonished
if it had failed to attract the curiosity
of mankind.
It was to satisfy curiosity that the
first expedition to the south frigid zone
was undertaken. Old geographers en
tertained the quaint idea that in the
southern seas great continents existed,
as a necessary condition of terrestrial
construetion.in order to counterbalance
those in the north, and maintain the
earth in stable equilibrium. From tune
to time search for these imaginary
lands was made.
Previous to the beginning of this
century man' attempts had been made
to enter the ice barrier and discover
the continent supposed to exist, but
their only success hr.d been the discov
ery of a few barren islands. As a re
sult of this the old geographers were
disgusted that nature should have
neglected to construct an Antarctic
continent, and scratched from off their
maps the great mainland of the south
ern seas, which had figured so long on
their charts.
Early in this century a few import
ant discoveries were made, and about
J83." the American and several European
governments began to take an interest
in these regions. As a result of this
international interest, which was per
haps international pride, intermingled
with curiosity, the L'nited Sates gov
ernment tdaborateby fitted out an ex
pedition under the command of Lieu
tenant Wilkes, and the Trench an ex
pedition under the command of Ad
miral Dumont dTrvellc. Shortly after
these had been fitted out the English
fitted out an expedition on a grand
scale under Captain James Hoss.
,The meager results of thee expedi
tions and the iotensely bitter contro-
vcrsy which they excited, I presume,
are familiar tonll.
An expedition to the South Polar
regions is an enterprise far more diffi
cult of conception in all its bearings
than the one to the opposite hemis
phere, a climate perhaps vastly more
severe, a navigation Infinitely more in
tricate and dangerous in character,
and so far removed from any base of
operations, with no known harbor for
the security of the ship as winter quarters.
The right or Greenland whale is rap
idly becoming extinct Whale oil has
become less desirable since the intro
duction of other oils to take its place,
and whaling. In general, has become
very unprofitable within recent years.
This has thrown several excellent ves
sels, built for Arctic service, on the
market, where they can be bought at
low figures.
I propose to buy one of thesa steam
whaling vessels of about 300 tons, nnd
refit her for Antarctic service. She
must be provisioned for three years.
While two strongly built steamer
of this kind would bo perhaps most
desirable, their use would so increase
the expense as to render the enter
prise almost impracticable. I think
that one vessel can be so equipped us
to render retreat safe and certain if
the vessel is lost.
On the decks of the steamer we shall
carry two lifeboats. One of these shall
be largo enough to cross the rough
waters between the South Shetland
islands and South America. The other,
a smaller one, will be built for ice
Since the seasons are reversed in the
southern hemisphere, the months for
exploration will be December, Janu
ary, February and March. Therefore,
the expedition should leave New York
about Sept. 1, next.
The course will be New York to the
Falkland islands, there replenish our
coal nnd provision supply. From the
Falkland islands we shall steam
directly for Terra Louis Philippe. On
one of the islands oif this coast we
shall deposit one of our lifeboats, with
provisions enough to reach the Falk
land islands from here.
From Terra Lou's Philippe our course
will depend much upon the movements
of tho-o vast packs of ice drifting
around the polar area at the mercy of
the prevailing winds and currents,
leaving temporary openings in the
direction of the continent or the Pole.
We shall hero take advantage of the
first opportunity to enter the ice bar
rier and proceed in a southerly direc
tion to the most southern point at
which we will be al io to reach land.
There search for some nook or harbor
for our vessel, establish our headquar
ters, beginning systematic observa
tions at once.
What remains in store for us to face
on this frozen continent during the
long, gloomy Antarctic night, one can
do little more than conjecture. We
shall be so fortified against the ele
ments that if the storms are worse and
the temperature lower than in the
! northern regions it would no I materi
! ally affect our existence. We shall be
! thoroughly prepared to meet the worst.
The immediate surroundings will
I first receive a detailed geological and
j topographical survey. Meteorological
observations, which will lugin on our
arrival, will be continued right along
unremittingly for one year.
A party will be k-pt constantly in
the field in search of an'wji.'l and vege
table life in the sea and on land. This
party shall also search diligently for
fossil remains of earlier life.
The inland ice, if it exists, will be
examined with a view to utilizing it us
a highway for more southern explora
tions. If we find it practicable for
this purpose we shall establish an ad
vance station.
From this advance station of pro
visions we will begin operations the
following spring, when the 6un re
turns, for an extended southern sledge
journey across the continent.
As the sun disappears explorations
in the field must etasennd a systematic
routino of mental und physical exer
cise betfin. The length of this Ant
arctic night will, of course, depend
upon the latitude that we will be ablo
to reach. After my experience in the
Arctic regions this phenomenon pre
sents no terror to me. I feel confident
that if a proper system of exercise be
enforced, and by the aid of modern
foods, we need not fear the curse of
earlier explorers scurvy.
As soon as the sun returns our ae
tions in the field will again begin
The inland party for more southern ex
plorations will then start on their
journey across- the inland ice. lhe
scientific observations will be con
tinucd along the coast and as much of
the coast explored on sledges and In
boats as the time before our retreat
will permit.
After the return of the inland party,
which will be ubout March 1, we will
at once begin our retreat We shall
use every endeavor to protect our ves
sel from ice pressure and try to keep
her from being jammed or detained in
tho ice packs. If we should be so un
fortunate as to lose our vessel, our re
treat is so planned that by the use of a
combination of small boats which can
be drawn over ice, nnd sledges, we will
be able to reach our life-boat on nn
island off Louis Philippe Land, and In
this cross over to the ! alkland islands.
After we have crossed the Antarctic
Circle, if the time nnd weather con
ditions will permit, we shall endeavor
to study the mainland and islands in
the region of Jcrra Louis Philiooe.
Leaving here we shall probably reach
the I alkland islands about May 1:
from there, after stopping at one or
two South American ports, we shall
steam direct ior ew iorit.
wyff mi
The llllllnj of I'resideut Lincoln and
It KfTVict Upon the Actor'a Life.
For the next year I paw hlrn con
stantly, either In Philadelphia or in
Mew York, whero ho was then play
ing at the Winter Garden, write
William Uispham in tho Century, ia
those marvelous revivals of Shake
speare's plays which made hi
fame as a stage manager only second
to his fame as an actor. Ihen camo
tho horror of the event of Good Fri
day night of 18t)., and Kdwin Pooth
was stricken to tho ground. Nothing
but tho lovo that waj poured Jut for
him by his friends saved him from
madness. For days his sanity hung
In the balance, and wo all wero fear
ful for the result, but nature and
friendship gained the victory, and
though his very soul was torn with
anguish, his clear, strong brain re
asserted itself and ho was himself
again. For nearly a year ho with
drew from tho stage, and it was only
when-the call of the public for his:
return became too strong to longer
be withstood that ho consented to
play again. During the timo that ho
was in retirement it was ray great
privilege to pass nearly every
evening with him. I had come to-
Mew York to live in tho spring of
165, and being alono here could
follow my own inclinations in being
with him as much as he dosirod. Wo
used to sit in his library on tho first
fioor of the houso ho occupied in
Nineteenth street, east of iJroadway,
whore his mother, his sister Kosalie,
and his littlo daughter Kdwina wero
with him. Often we ".fould talk so
late that when wo were ready to go
to bed (we wero never ready to stop
talking), it was too lato for me to go
to my lodgings, and ho would insist
on my turning in with him. which I
would do, sharing his room and bed.
Ofton in the evening we would stroll
through the dark streets, for it was
only at this timo that ho would ven
ture out, hardly knoring what kind
of a reception would bo his if he
wero recognized, for. to its eternal
infamy be it said, ono of the leading
(P) papers of Mew lork had de
nounced him in the most bitter man
ner, arid said that neither ho nor
any of his name would ever again
do permitted to appear upon
tho stage of any theater in
tho United States. It is a singular
comment on this that the only
vote ever cast by Edwin Booth
for president of tho United States
vas for Abraham Lincoln in 18G4,
and that ho 6uvcd the life of one of
Abraham Lincoln's sons. Booth
himself told mo of this occurrence
He had started for Philadelphia from
New Ycrk, and while he wa9 stand
ing on tho platform of a car, still in
the Pennsylvania railroad station at
Jersey City, and just as the train
was about to move, a young lad. go
ing from ono car to another, stumbled
and would have fallen between them.
had not Kdwin caught him by tho
collar of the coat and landed him in
safety by his side. The boy, whom
Kdwin had never seen beforo, evi
dently recognized him, and holding
out his hand said to him: "That
was a narrow escape, Mr. Booth,"
and thanked him warmly. Two
weeks later Kdwin received a letter
from General Adam Pad can in which
tho latter mentioned thatUobert Lin
coln had told him that it was his
life that had thus been saved.
Strain I'ower in sinrr Mil'.
Steam power is being gradually
introduced into tho sugar null., but
tho island of Barbadoes is still well
studded with windmills, which pleas
ingly diversify tho monotonous as
pect of tho over cultivated country.
Indeed with so constant a power as
tho trade wind, most of tho work of
this favored land can bo performed
almost free of cost. If you need
water you havo only to tunk a well
anil erect a windmill over it. which
will keep your reservoir full. The
coral rock is so porous that there is
no such tning as a river in tho
whole island. Tho whole rainfall
sinks through the soil to form un
derground streams, which discharge
their copious Hoods below the sur
face of tho sea.
Will Any Deterred?
Mr. Darley, reading A shower .cf
rice thrown after a bride and bride
groom in England as they wero
starting on their wedding journey
caused tho horses attached to their
carriage to bolt, with tno result that
the oridegrom was thrown out and
received. serious injuries!
Mrs. Darley, who has been -refused
money for a new bonnet,
spitefully Another warning against
marriage. Voguo.
Hard Time Soiteneil Illrdle.
Birdie McGinnis Aro you still
angry with mo, Charlie?
Charlio Bondcllpper Angry about
what Birdie?
. Birdie Mc(ilnnls You know about
a year ago you offered mo your hand,
and I cruelly rejected your offer. 1
havo havo thought bettor of it
Charlio Bondcllpper Hump! So
havo I. Texas Siftings.
Kief trio Light for HtU.
Electric light is being usod as a
bait by fishermen who ply their call
ing along tho Pacific coast This
Yankco adaptation of electricity
brings big hauls. Tho fish aro at
tracted by tho bright light in the
water, and their investigations gen
erally end in their being hookod
whilo trying to swallow tho glass
Whr He IHned at the ini.
"Hullo, old man! How's it you're
dining at the club? Thought your
wifo told me sho had tho Browns and
Smiths to dinner this evening."
"No; that was yesterday. This
evening sho has the odds and ends."

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