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VOL. 19.NO. 34.
THE LOOKOUT' S TALE
"BOSUN JOE'S" LAST TRICK AT
How the Royal Blood of Cape Cod
Seamen Showed True in Their Dis-
cendantFaithfulness in Death as in
Night's great loom -was busy -weaving
with its shuttles, black and gray,
From a warp of grim sea shadows a
shroud for the dying day
The bow surges, silken rustle, purling
past our broad catheads,
Seemed the steady hum of spindles as
they spooled the great loom's
While the rasping of the foremast, with
its listed yards' _hoarse din,
Was the shuttle bar's quick rattle as the
harness frame filled in:
E'en, the warm south breeze that whis
pered in our topsails' arched white
Was the phantom weavers talking at
their task in low, hushed tones
With this goblin crew thus busied with
the shroud of passing day,
An old sailoron the lookoutspun for
me this grim sea lay:
Years ago, when Malay cutthroats
swarmed these "Straits," he tersely
And our skippers eyed each strange sail
with misgivings, doubt or dread
I was coming home from China in the
packet Fleming Knight,
When one morning, off the Narrows,
three great proas hove in sight.
They were pirate craft, and nearing, we
saw 'neath each yawning sail
A great swarm of brown-skinned ruffians
crowd their decks from rail to rail.
From the bulwarks of the largest a big
swivel's ugly snout
Pumped a round shot through our fore
sail, warning us to "come about."
But our skipper fashed the tactics of
those evil birds of prey,
And, prepared to run the gantlet, made
all sail and squared away,
The gun proa was to leeward, and he
thought, by running free,
By a slant, to dodge the others, outfoot
him, and reach the sea.
'"Twill be touch and go!" he muttered
"needs a%trusty at the wheel!"
So he summoned "Joe" the Bosun, a
Cape Codder, true as steel.
Of good stock came our third striker
braver men the world ne'er knew
Than the old-time whaling skippers in
gruff "Joe's" ancestral crew.
'Neath this bronze skin the blood royal
of the old Cape sailors ran
Stern and silentset and watchful
Skipper Burnham knew his man.
The clear open sea, and safety, lay full
seven miles ahead.
When at length we cleared the head
lands, at the wheel old Joe stood
A chance shot from their black swivel
sent the splinters flying wide.
And one jagged piece, thus driven, like a
lance had pierced his side.
For two mortal hours, thus wounded,
through a cross tide's swirling
That brave fellow worked the vessel,
while we stood the rascals off.
"Boys!" the mate said, as we loosened
from the spokes ,old "Joe's" deatn
"These chilled hands have wrought good
service for the Flemish Knight this
But for him the sharks out yonder,
ravening the Malay dead.
Would be polishing their molars upon
Saxon hides instead!
"I am English bornno stranger at the
gunport and redoubt,
Where with vampire wing Death's angel
fans the life of brave men out.
Shipmates I've seen nervy doings, on
red decks where dead lay thick,
But for fortitude that 'downs me* stands
our Bosun's last.wheel trick!"
George Bugbee in Boston Transcript.
ALL HAD THEIR NICKNAMES.
Pupils Sized Up Teachers With Unerr
"Ability to take a man's measure, or,
as they say it themselves, 'to size him
up/ is the possession of nearly every
boy of school age," said an ex-peda
gogue the other day.
"In the school where I taught the
boys quickly hit upon 'Pop' as the cor
rect name for their principal, because
they soon learned that he resorted to
nothing more than a fatherly side talk
as a punishment for school lawbreak
ers. The first assistant, however, im
pressed them in quite a different man
ner, for he was known in their private
councils as 'Fiery Spike,' the first part
of the name reflecting the possession
of much temper, the last part a long,
lean body. Husty Harry' was a name
which brought to the youngsters vis
ions of a young man teacher, whose
hair was the color of oxidized iron and
who was a terror to boys with a tar
nished memory. Each teacher had an
extra label, and each one of the la
bels fitted remarkably well."
Skill in Diagnosis.\
Robert Henri, the well-known paint
er, told the other day a striking story
about the Philadelphia physician, Dr.
W. W. Keen.
An artist was escorting Dr. Keen
through an exhibition of pictures. Be
fore the portrait of a man of middle
age the physician stopped*
"Do you know this man?" he asked.
"I believe," the artist answered,
"that it is Mr. So-and-So."L
"Is he dead?"
"Yes. He has been dead almost
two years." 1
"Well,", said Dr. Keen,.'! would wa
ger that he died of heart disease."
The artist, struck by a skill that
could find material for diagnosis in a,
picture, inquired into the death of the
portrait's original, and found that the
man had indeed died of heart-disease
the winter before.Detroit News Tri
To Be Filled.
"Yes, indeed," said the polite sales
man, "we have a letter-file designed
especially for young ladies."
"Any different from the others
asked the pretty girl.
"Yes it has three apertures marked
"And what are they for?^
^*What caused young Sapp to topple
server in that confectionary store?"
"A brick." m"kf^i'S%'-''P^
"You don't sayf Did the brick fall
"No it was a brick of ice-cream nia
QUEER NAMES OF ESTATES.
Baltimore County, Md.f Furnishes
Many in Old Deeds of Land.
The peculiar names given to estates
in Baltimore county in days gone by
appeal strongly to the risibles of the
many lawyers who go to Towson to
search the old transfer books and
should delight the searcher after
All the transfers in former years
began with "The indenture," which
has been of late years changed to
"this deed.'.' The first deed filed for
record concerned the transfer of "Cub
Hill Resurveyed" from Michael C.
Jenkins and William H. Collins-, Trus
tees, to Owen Donovan. This was fol
lowed by the transfer of "Airy Hills
and rpleasant Springs" from Amelia
Gannon to John Thomas Ritter and
then "Adventure," "Solomon's Wis-
dom," and "Beards Branch" were con
veyed from Samuel Dicks to Alexander
In the Second District was a tract
of land called "Plains of Paran." "Pet
ticoats Loose" is the title of an estate
in the Sixth district, and "General
Lafayette the friend of General Wash
ington therefore, the friend of Univer
sal Liberty," is rather unwieldly appel
lation applied to a homestead in the
Sixth district. "Stone's Adventure"
is near Towson. "Devil's Back Bone"
on the line of the Fifth and Sixth dis
tricts, and "Two Down at Once" is in
the Fifth district.
Some other queer titles are "Tipton's
Puzzle," "Frederick Stradt Enlarged,"
"The Great Glads," "Goop Hope," "Fel
lowship," "Good Will," "Frishe's De
light," "Father's Last Will, or Max
Wells Point" "Bridewell Dock,"
"York's Chance," "Little Brittain,"
"Hard Scrabble," "Stephen's Bargain,"
"Addition to Amos Venture Resurvey-
ed," "Wilmot's Retirement," "Short
Leg Tom," and "Soldier's Delight."
STORY WITH A MORAL.
Gov. Cummins Touched Conscience of
When Gov. Cummins of Iowa was
approached by a notorious office-seek
er and political panhandler for a polit
ical promise a few days ago he in
dulged in the following story:
"A colored preacher whom I once
listened to made a strong appeal to
save his church by increasing its mem
bership. The Sabbath preceding the
contribution hat had been ,filled with
buttons and mutilated coins. So he
pleaded _. _* *._*.
'Bruthrun, I am tryin' to prove ab
strepuously that de Lord God has a
despitable hate for a deceiver and a
falsifier, and you can't propogast him
by no mutilations, and I solicit eagerly"
and pointedly that the pussons what
put them mutilations and decepti
tudes in the contribution hat last Sun
day will not come forward when I
calls for those who wish to pledge
themselves to support this church and
"The entire congregation took the
The office-seeker enjoyed the story,
but felt so embarrassed that he went
away without any pledge.New York
The Swedish Goat-Girl's Song.
When night with her peace o'er the sil
ver lake sleepeth,
When sadly the wind o'er the purple
Then high from the lichen-crowned berg
where she dreameth,
The goat-girl's soft note riseth sweetso
"Kosa, Kosa!* My children, why far do
Kosa, Kosa! My children, 'tis time to be
Then down from the heights where dar*
shadows are falling,
Then up from the lake shores they come
at her calling
Goats distant, goats near, their soft bells
As children of hers, they list to her sing
"Kosa, Kosa! My children, why far do
Kosa, Kosa! My children, 'tis time to be
Up, up from the vale where gray mists
Up, up to the sky where the first star
That lone voice rings out, entreating,
Wafted but on the nightHush! The
soft breeze is signing!
"Kosa. Kosa! My children, why far do
Kosa. Kosa! My children, 'tis time to be
The peculiar calling cry in Sweden for
the cattle and goats.. The Swedish is
softened into u.
Germany Past and Present.
In 1871 Germany was a nation of
39,000,000 inhabitants, of whom 60 per
cent were engaged in agricultural
pursuits. In 1900 it had increased to
an empire of 58,000,000 inhabitants,
of whom 35 percent were engaged in
agriculture and 65 per centnearly
two-thirdsin industry and trade.
It Always Works.
A man can always make a woman
believe he loves her if he remembers,
when he writes her he is coming to
see her, to ask her to wear a certain
dress that she thinks she looks pretty
in.New York Press.
Since the return of the polar expe
ditions led by Peary, Sverdrup and
Baldwin, only the Russian expedition
of Baron Toil is left in the North. He
spent the winter of 1901-02 on the isl
and of Katemoi, and has not been
heard from since.
)J- To Diminish Floods^
It !$ suggested that the height of
the Mississippi's floods could be di
minished, with great incidental profit
to agriculture, by building reservoirs
in its western branches.
& r^AIHn Their Place. ^-W
"It's powerful easy to abuse a good
thing," said Uncle Bben. "A razzer
is all right in a barber shop, but it's
troublesome at a parlor social."-^
Washington Star. JjS$,
The Chancellor's Court in London
has reserved decision in the case of
the Attorney General vs. Trustees of
the British Museum, brought to de
cide the claim of the crown to the gold
ornaments as treasure trove which
were found in a field near the shores
of Lough Foyle, Ireland, by two men
plowing, and which afterward came
into the possession by purchase of the
*Some of the articles are amazingly
and delightfully fine specimens of the
goldsmith's art and might well serve
as models for the best craftsmen of
They were found in 1896 by Thomas
Nieoll, a farm laborer, while he was
plowing for a Mr. Gibson near Lim
avady, County Londonderry,. on the
shore of Lough Foyle.
All the articles are of alloyed gold.
The model boat is 7% inches long and
3 inches wide, and is fitted with nine
rowing benches, oars, grappling iron
and other equipment. It weighs 3
ounces 3 pennyweight. The oars are
lance shaped, and there are fifteen of
them, each about 2% inches in length.
The model is made of single plate of
gold, alloyed with silver, which is slit
and rejoined at the bow and stern. It
is, without doubt, a true representa
tion of the ancient seagoing craft of
the Irish, in which, as legend says,
they even crossed the Atlantic to
America before any other white man
saw it. The "carraghs" to be found
yet in use at the Arran islands and
at Tory, vessels made of rawhide
stretched over a ribbed frame, are
but decadent forms of those early de
signs. The bowls are of plain pale
gold, each beaten out of a single
sheet, and about the size of a tea
cup. The largest weight 1 ounce 5
pennyweight and 12 grains. It has
ST. PAUL AND MIMEAPOUS. MJm. SATURDAY.AUGUST 22.1903.
ORNAMENTS RECENTLY I)UG UP IN
IRELAND MANY CENTVRIES OLD
four gold wire ringsfinserted near its
rim and has a twisted golden handle
like that of those iron cooking pots
which hang from craf&es.
The chains are funong the best
specimens of Celtic! art. They are
wrought so fine that they look like
twisted floss of yellolr silk. The large
chain is 14% inches long, of dull gold,
of a different allojjrjfrom that of the
boat or bowls. It weighs 2 oz. 7 dwts.
The other is 16% inches in length and
is of a most delicatfcF pattern of plat
GOLD COLLAR AHD CHAIN, BOTH OF WONDERFUL WORKMANSHIP
There were originally two golden,
or twisted, necklets, but of one only
about half is preserved. The perfect
specimen is about five inches in
diameter and weighs 3 oz. 7 dwts. and
The collar which was found is of as
beautiful a design as any, though not
of such artistic execution as some of
the ancient goldsmith work in the
Irish museum. But it is an excellent
witness of the ability and skill of Irish
craftsmen, and to the high civiliza
tion of Ireland in very ancient times.
The collar is IVz inches in diameter
and is hollow. A section of the tube
measures 1% inches across. It is
formed of repousse plates of thin
gold, folded over a tubular frame, and
soldered together. The relief work
is executed in a dashing and brilliant
style. It is believed to date from the
first century of the Christian era.
Arthur James Evans, archaeologist,
after discussing the possible Viking
origin of the ornaments, dismissed as
far-fetched the suggestion that they
were plundered from a shrine. They
collar, he said, was undoubtedly an
ancient Irish fabric, and was the finest
example existing of that class of gold
work. The conclusion which Mr. Ev
ans formed was that the articles were
.H^J^J- 4| Pnpvagi
deposited probably in the first century
(A. D.), when the custom of making
votive offerings was very widespread.
All the circumstances, he thought, as
well as the nature of the articles point
ed to the conclusion that these ar
ticles were a thank-offering made by
some ancient Irish sea king to a mar
ine divinity for having been saved
from the perils of the sea
Mr. Munro, Edinburgh University,
and member R. I. Academy, saw the
gold ornaments. He knew of no in
stance in .Ireland or Scotland of votive
offerings having been made in the
manner suggested by the defendants.
The theory put forward that these
articles were votive offerings was, in
his opinion, a very improbable one.
There was no evidence at all to sup
port the assertion that they were
votive offerings. They seemed to him
to belong to a time between the late
Celtic period and rue introduction of
Christianity into Ireland.
Mr. George Coffey, Council Member
of the R. I. Academy, and keeper of
antiquities in the National Museum,
Dublin, deposed that, in his opinion,
all the circumstances pointed to the
conclusion that these articles were
concealed treasure. There was no evi
dence that the ancient Irish made
votive offerings to sea gods. The
very fact of the finding of these orna
ments excluded such a theory.
Mr. Fraser, C. K, said he had made
a special study of the geology of the
north coast of Ireland. His opinion
was that the elevation of the beach
was completed in prehistoric times.
Mr. Grenville Cole, professor of ge
ology in the Royal College of Science,'
Dublin, agreed that the upheaval of
the land at Lough Foyle occurred be
fore the close of the stone age in Ire*
land, and that age was distinctly pre
TOASTS WORTHY OF LIFE.
Some of the Choicest Expressions of
Here's to the woman who sots aside
the best preserves for her husband
instead of for company. She is an an
gel and doesn't know it.
America and England, and may they
never have any division but the At
lantic between them.Charles Dick
ens. Here's health to all that we love
Here's health to all that loves us
Here's health to all those that love them
That love those that love them
That loves us.Archbishop Dennison.
Here's long life to the mother-in-law,
With all her freaks and capers,
For without our "dear old ma,"
What would become of comio papers?
drink It as the Fates ordain it,
come, fill it, and have done with
Fill up the lonely glass, and drain it
In memory of dear old times.
Here's to the friend whose friend
ship, once determined, never swerves
you can bet on him every time.
Three cups of wine a prudent man may
The first of them for constitution's sake
The second to the girl he loves the best
The third and last to lull him to his
Then home to bed.
Here's to the ships of the ocean
Here's to the women of the land
May the former be well-rigged,
And the latter be well manned.
Let's be gay while we may,
And seize love with laughter
I'll be true as long .as you,
And not a moment after.
CONTROL OF SURGICAL STEEL
CHARMS USED IN JAPAN.
Considered Efficacious for Jealousy
Japanese ladies afflicted with the
green-eyed monster use a charm
somewhat similar to those practiced
in England and Scotland by the
Witches of a few centuries since. The
aggrieved damsel rises at "the hour
of the Bull"about 2 a. m.dresses
herself in white, with flowing hair,
places a tripod bearing three lighted
candles on her head, a mirror round
her neck, and a lighted torch of bam
boo and pine roots in her mouth, and
takes the effigy of the faithless one
to some shrine where she nails it to
a tree in the grounds. The unlucky
original suffers untold pains in the
spot where the nail is driven, but
should the charmer meet the ghost of
an enormous bull ,and show her terror
the spell will fail. Charms for the
smallpox are also used, and they con
sider a piece of paper with the in
pression of a black hand or a similar
scrap of red, with three of the charac
ters for horse, as an infallible safe
Fact and Aspiration.
We see one another dimly through our
selfish, blinded eyes
We hold one another lightly when we
ought to dearly prize
We withhold the cheer and comfort that
our lives around should shed,
And come with wreaths of flowers when
the heart is cold and dead.
There's many a heart that's aching with
a sorrow we might share
There's many a heart that's breaking
with a load we might help bear
And there's many a conflict raging, rag
ing terrible and strong,
'Tween the marshaled troops of light
and the gloomy hosts of wrong.
We might help to win by aiding him,
who, faltering, yet still strives,
But we scarcely note the struggleoh,
we live such little lives!
We love but those who love us, and
please but those who please
For our souls mount up to higher things
by pained and slow degrees.
We curb our better feelings, and are
studied in' the art
That with fitting ceremony gives the
hand and not the heart.
Oh, the world is wide before us, and the
bounds that we have set
Circumscribe our noblest purpose. They
must be extended yet,
Farther still, and farther, in the world's
wide field of strife,
To a broader scope of action, to a larger
view of life,
Tin the law of love and kindness shall
have universal sway,
And the law of selfish blindness shall
forever pass sway.
S. W. Dixon, Wheaton, 111.
A Boy's Decision.
Edwin Hawley, railroad president,
financier, speculator, stood at the cor
ner of Exchange place the other day
watching a lively game of craps be
tween three newsboys. One of them,
known as the "Angel," chiefly because
of his language, thought he was
"broke/* went through pocket
after pocket, and at last found a cent
^"Nodder t'row!" he shouted.
Again they threwand the "Angel"
was really broke. He picked up hit
papers disconsolately! Then he not
iced Mr. Hawley. He looked up in the
stranger's face, and said, as he turned
down the street:
"Ifs hell, .ain't it, mister?" t-:
^And Edwin Hawley, thinking of the
big white building- across the street
rather than of the boy, thought maybe
was.-New York Times. i*.
THE APPEAL STEADILY GAINS
4It is the organ of ALL Afro-Americans.
5-It is not controlled by any ring or clique*
ej 6It asks no support but the people's.
AntericaiT-Made Article Has
Many of the best surgeons in New
York, including those in the larger
hospitals, send their instruments for
repairs to a man in the Williamsburg
district of Brooklyn. He has also a
contract with the city for repairing
surgical instruments for the public
hospitals. According to this special
ist, American-made steel has not yet
reached a point of perfection that
makes it available for a superior class
of work. "Surgical steel can be
wrought and bought only in England,"
he said. "Tne famous surgeons of
Berlin and Vienna must send to Eng
land for their instruments. In mod
ern surgery, where life or death de
pends absolutely upon the reliability
of the instrument to do exactly the
work that the operator expects of it,
no surgeon will take chances with
knife, scissors or forceps that he can
not depend upon as absolutely as he
a man who cannot command his
nerves has no more business at an
operating chair than a man with no
knowledge of navigation has on the
bridge of an ocean liner."
2.40 PER YEAR.
IN CIUDAD BOLIVAR.
NOT AN IDEAL SPOT FOR TV\Q.
Inhabitants of Venezuelan Town Nev
er at a Loss for ExcitementEvery
House Easily Turned into a Forlrczz.
Ciudad Bolivar, the scene of the
Venezuelan revolutionists' last stand
against Castro's army, is an excitinK
place to live in, even at the best of
"It is a semi-civilized spot on tbo
verge of the unknown jungle," said a
New Yorker, who has been there. "I
was condemned for my sins, to spend
a week there shortly before the town,
fell into the hands of the revolution
ists last year.
"I noticed that if anybody went out
after dark he always stuck his revolv
er in his belt, and I was warned by
several friendly citizens not to stay
out late in the streets unless I wished
to be held up and perhaps murdered.
"It was a paradise for the adventur
ous. One day I saw a rum-shop keeper
chase the local barber down the street
with a loaded pistol in one hand and
a machete in the other. I offered up a
prayer for the tbnsorial artist, be
cause I had no razor and he was the
only one. Luckily he escaped.
"The trouble was about an overdue
account. The purveyor of liquid joy
was simply trying to collect his money
according to the approved local cus
"Another day an imprisoned revolu
tionist escaped from the cuartel, or
barracks, and a couple of soldiers ran
out to stop him with bullets. He got
one in the leg and pulled up howling.
The people thought the revolutionists
had 'come, so in a trice shops were
shut, doors bolted, and everybody dis
appeared off the streets like magic.
"The doors and shutters of the mer
chants' stores are made of sheet iron.
When they are closed the stores be
come veritable fortresses.
"Most of the private houses are sim
ilarly protected, and have little grilles
through which the inmates can spy
out to see whether visitors are ene
mies or friends. Truly, a soothing
place for a nervous man to live in.
"When the shots were fired at the
runaway I happened to be in the Brit
ish consulate, spinning yarns with the
Vice-Consul. Immediately he heard the
shots he locked his safe, the clerk shut
and barred,the steel doors, and then
w-get -Gur tevoterom SBd-wea^- QV en'
the balcony to see the fun. But it]
was all over in a moment, and the*
poor,wounded wretch was dragged,
roughly along the street back, to the*
"Ciudad Bolivar is probably the hot
test place on earth. It is built on sol
id black rock which retains the day's.
heat far into the night, so there is
practically no respite. New York's re
cent heat wave would have been wel
comed as a cool spell by the inhabi
tants of the Orinoco hades.
"All day long one is plagued by myr
iads of mosquitoes more aggressivo.
even, than those which have made
New Jersey famous and at night bat
talions of frogs croak horridly and
"The walls of the houses are UaJly
pitted with bullet marksgrim relics
of former revolutionsand many are
in ruins. Ciudad Bolivar has oiten
been a battlefield before to-day.
"The streets are unpaved, and irt
the center of each there is a green,
stagnant ditch. 'Where strests inter
sect, a plank is thrown across to
bridge these ditches.
"There are no vehicles, and indeed
very little civilization of any kind. Tiie
place is always swarming with nickel
plated generals and bandit soldiers,
who fatten on the unfortunate inhab
itants, sip aguadiente, smoke their
eternal brown cigarettes and discuss
the glorious victories they are going to
win."New York Sun.
The Oldest Ship in the World.
The time was when American ships
carried a broom at the masthead (fol-[
lowing the custom of the Dutch) as'-
a sign that America swept the seas,
writes Broughton Brandenburg in Les-.
lie's. In those days fine shipbuilding
timber grew right down to the shore
of the Atlantic coast, and there was
hardly a bay on the New England
shore where there was not a ship
building yard. So it happens that
roost of the old sailing ships are built
of American or Norwegian timber.
I have seen hundreds of old square
riggers roaming the world under
strange flags whose every stick grew
on American soil. Ships bUilt of Es
sex oak are famous for their logevity.
The-oldest ship in the world, the mail
schooner Vigilant, running into St.
Croix, French West Indies, is now un
der the French flag, but was built
so I havo been told, in 1802, of Essex
oak at Essex, Mass., and was long un
der the Stars and Stripes.
All They Could Raise.
The old colored man was wading
about his inundated farm in the flood
"Look here, boss," he said, rubbing
his brow, "do nature make eberything
to suit its surroundin's?"
"I suppose so, Uncle Thad," replied
the tourist. "Why?"
"NuthinV much, only I was thinkin'
det nature should hab supplied de
people down heah wld en appetite fob
New Nitrate Field.
The nitrate of soda, the important
element In fertilizers, in sight in the
recently discovered deposits- in the
Mojave desert, California, is-said to.
be more than 20,000,000 tons. Hither*
to the o^ljr nitrate beds known were
-those on the rairJcss coast of GUl*^