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FIRES NOTHING BUT MOKES,
Judge Thacher Refuses Demand of
Southerner for Satisfaction.
Documents in the congressional
library at Washington show that when
the establishment of the mint was un
der discussion in Washington's time
there were some amusing debates in
congress concerning the devices the
coins should bear. There is one ac
count of a squabble over the design
for the silver dollar.
It appears that a member of the
house from a Southern state bitterly
opposed the choice of the eagle on
account of its being the "king of
birds," and hence neither suitable nor
proper to represent a nation whose
institutions and interests were whol
ly inimical to monarchial forms of
Judge Thacher, in reply, had play
fully suggested that perhaps a goose
might suit the gentleman, as it was
rather a humble and republican bird,
and would also be serviceable in other
respects, as the goslings would an
swer to place upon the dimes.
This reply created considerable
merriment, and the irate Southerner,
considering the humorous rejoinder
an insult, sent a challenge to Judge
Thacher, who promptly 'declined it.
The bearer, rather astonished.asked:
"Will you be branded as a coward?"
"Certainly, if he pleases." replied
Thacher. "I always was one, and he
knew it, or he would never have
risked a challenge."
The affair caused much mirth, but
was finally adjusted, cordial relations
being restored, the irritable Southern
er concluding that there was nothing
to be gained in fighting one who fired
nothing but jokes.
Tiger and Elephant Hunters Wanted.
A reward of R's. 40 is offered for the
'destruction of a man eater that has
been wandering about the village 'of
Chapparmukih in Sahari Mauza and
which has lately killed a man near the
Tailway bridge af Chapparmukh. He
5s reported be doing great havoc
among the cattle of the villagers and
the Napalkhuti on the other side of
Titaimari stream, which is in the dis
trict of Nowgong.
The deputy commissioner of Kam
rup also offers a reward of Rs. 50 for
the destruction of a rogue elephant,
which has killed a man and is doing
considerable damage to property and
crops in the village of Mauza Pan
bari. The elephant is a makna, one
about eleven feet in height with tusks
about two feet long.Bande Mataram.
Not the Same Growl.
Mrs. Rachel Foster Avery, the noted
woman suffrage leader, was talking in
Philadelphia about divorce.
"Ill temper is at the root of divorce,"
Mrs. Avery said. "Men and women
are not so vicious as some people
think. Impatience causes more di
vorces than immorality.
"When I was living in Pittsburg, 1
called one day on a certain married
"At dinner time my hostess rang for
the maid. She said:
'Mary, is that Mr. Brown down
stairs? I thought I heard him.just
'No'm,' Mary answered. 'That wuz
the dawg what wuz growlin'.'
A Wit in Overalls.
Said the speaker at a lawyers' din
"We lawyers couldn't do better than
to resolve in the new year to be gen
tler in our cross-examinations. Rude
ness in cross-examination never, never
pays. This is a tvuth that I once saw
proved in a damage suit. In this suit
a cross-examining lawyer shouted at a
witness in overalls:
'You,, there in the overalls, how
much are you paid for telling un
'Less than you are,' the witness re
torted, 'or you'd be in overalls, too.'
Kansas City Star.
Mme. Z., who went away from home
for a few days, found she hnd forgot
ten to bring a valuable brooch^ She
wrote her maid to look carefully over
the dining room for it, as she remem
bered having had it there last. The
"Madahie: It looked carefully for
your brooch while sweeping the din
ing room this morning, but all I found
was thirty matches, four champagne
bottles and two packs of cards."
Mme. Z. returned home the same
Why He Gave Short Weight.
Senator Tillman was attacking an
offender who bad pleaded a hypocriti
cal and false excuBe.
"Why," he cried, "the man is worse
than that rich coal dealer who said to
his weigh clerk during a blizzard
'Jim, make that ton of coal for
Smith 250 pounds short. Mrs. Smith
is a poor, delicate widow, and she will
have to carry all of it up two steep
flights of stairs. I don't want her to
overtax her strength.*"
Mongoose in Grenada.
Mongoose, which were introduced
into Grenada by the planters to de
stroy the cane rats which attacked
the sugar canes, have (become a
plague. They have exterminated the
rats, but they have also almost ex
terminated the fowls on the island
and have attacked sheep. On several
occasions they have entered the la
borers' houses and bitten children.
Photographed Only in Full Dress.
An Agra correspondent went to the
amir's camp to take a few.photo
graphs. The amir was personally ar
ranging the troops of his bodyguard in
front of his pavilion for the reception
of the viceroy and was in mufti.
When he saw my camera he smiled
in a good natured way, and, putting
his hands over his costume, at the
same time looking down to his attire,
he said in English: "Not yet." He then
sent one of his officers to say that "his
majesty wishes you to take no photo
graphs till he is in full dress."Lor*
don Daily Graphic.
Her Way of Putting It.
HeEvery fiber of my being yearns
SheAw, you're stringing me!
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BIG CATS MOST DANGEROUS.
Even Grizzly Bears and Rogue Ele
phants Must Take Second Place.
Of all wild animals, including the
rhinoceros with his frightful chargG
and his dreadful horn, including the
rogue elephant with his unbounded
strength, his marvelous cunning and
his villainous trunk, and including
that gray shaggy rogue, the American
"grizzly" with his rib-crushing hug,
his ponderous paw and his hot, reek
ing maw, no beast is as dangerous to
man as any one of the big cats. ,For
besides the mouth provided with teeth
that can crush through the leg bone
of a man as if it were a pipestem, each
foot is provided with five poniard-like
^laws, pointed like needles and from
three to four and a half inches long.
As the beast strikes with these he
draws the claws in,.keeping hold of
muscles and tendon's* and ligaments
and tearing them out of the flesh until
they snap like rubber bands, so that
unless the victim succumbs it will be
months and months and sometimes
years and years before he can regain
the use of an injured member.
But not only do these talons tear.
Curious to say, considering that al
though the claws are needle pointed
the edges are dull as the tip of a little
finger, a cut with one of these hooks
is like the cut of a dagger.
DEVICE O PACK BUTTER.
Method Used in Australia Said to
Bring the Best Results.
Attention has been attracted in Ger
many to a new method of packing but
ter, which has been tried with .satis
factory results in connection with
shipments from Melbourne to Kimber
ley. The method, which is said to
have been already extensively adopt
ed in Australia, consists in placing
the butter in a box formed of six
plates of ordinary window glass whose I
edges are closed with gum paper.
The glass box is covered with a layer
of burnt gypsum (plaster of paris) six
to seven millimeters (about one-fifth
of an inch) thick,and is then wrapped
in specially prepared waterproof pack-,
ing paper. As gypsum is a bad con
ductor of heat, a regular temperature
is maintained within the glass box.
At present the cases axe triaSfe of suf
ficient size to contain 100 kilograms
(220 pounds) of butter. I
What the Tree Would Have Said.
An alumnus of St. Stephen's col
lege said of the late Bishop George
"Bishop Seymour founded St. Ste
phen's, and we treasure here many
anecdotes about his wardenship.
"The bishop was very fond of trees,'
and one day, while walking with a
young lady, he pointed out to her
some..of...the fine trees in the neighbor
hood. She professed great interest
and delight. She cried:
'How the noble aspect of beautiful
Tees stirs up the keenest emotions
of the soul." Then, patting a great,
rough trunk, she went on, 'You superb
oak, what would you say to me if you
"The bishop smiled.
"'I believe I$an be his interpreter,*
he murmured. 'He would probably
say, "I beg your pardon, miss I am
Why He Didn't Know Him.
An up country busines sman was
once introduced to Abbot Lawrence.
"Mr. Smith," said Mr. Lawrence,
with a musing air. "I don't think I
know you, do I?"
"Well, you ought to," was the re
ply. "I've traded with you for twen
"Always paid your bills, perhaps?"
"That accounts for it,' 'said Mr.
Lawrence. "I know the others."
Manhattan island was once named
New Orange for fifteen months.
When the English took it from the
Dutch the name New Amsterdam was
changed to New York, and then when
the Dutch recaptured it in July, 1673,
they called, it New Orange. It held
that name until the English retook it
in November, 1674, when the name
New York was restored and has been
retained ever since.
Mistake His Calling.
First SenatorRoosevelt would have
made a great composer, wouldn't he?
Second Senator-^-Because he com
poses so many messages? Yes! But
think what a great conductor he would
First SenatorHow is that?
Second SenatorWhy, who would,
have dared to miss a note when he
wields that big stick?
Trading Quali for a Wife.
Quail are plentiful at Lake Nyanza,
and after being snared in the grass by)
ihe natives they are kept in small
wicker cages strung on a long pole
stuck in the ground. When a suffi
cient number of quail have been col
lected they can he exchanged with a
neighborlike coupons-rfor wiveV,
Wide World Magazine.
Not Missing an Opportunity.,
The following epitaph may be seen
in the cemetery of a parish in the en
virons of Paris:
"Here lies Mme. Ns,
wife of M..
N- master blacksmith. The railing
around this tomb was manufactured
by her husband"London Mirror.
Visiting FriendI suppose you be
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Suburban CitfzenNo, I /belong to
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