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Sharkey-Choynski Fight Re
sults'in Neither's Favor.
Crowd l>Isgn?t?>d ?r the Performance.
Sharkey Weeps from Disappoint?
ment. About ?80,000 Wag. >i
on the Content.
(Bv T,-'., graph.)
SAX FRANCISCO. Marv'h !l.?Shar?
key and Choymsalci fought tonight at
Woodward's Tu v ilium before 7.000 p....
pie. Shrtly 'before the tight the b< -.
tints, which previously was in favor of
Sharkey. -reai-hed "evens." at which
pr.ce lots of money was placed.
A low estimate of t'he amount wa?
gered upon the event .n this cay plaices
St an from $75.000 to $80,000.
The men entered the ring at ITS and
ICS .pounds reepeotlveiy. but their ap?
pearance When Stripped conveyed the
iin.|.rw.s,i.nn that Sharkey outweighed
his taller and smaller opponi n't by
more than ten pounds.
Each was trained! thoroughly .nil
J>?h were in rnagnMicent condition, but
Wie safflor's compact frame presented a
contrast to the longer form ..f Ohoyn?
ski. whose legs .-specially seem'ed weak
compared with the stout underpinnings
i?f his opponent.
George Green was chosen referee.
Time was called a; 1": 12.
"'Bound 1?Sharkey led with his left
for the hody, but fell short. Joe missed
a very vicious left swing for the Jaw.
Joe 'made the sailor break ground for a
minute, but Sharkey rushed again -and
omSssed a nas.ty right swing. Sharkey
aigoin rushed, but 'mtissed, and Joe
planted his left on the sailor's jaw.
Khsu-k.-y played for tlie body, ami land?
ed a light left on the stomach as tin
gong sound'ed.
Round 2?Joe was smiling be?
lt-ween the rounds, but the saQ-lor caime
up aggressively and swung his left into
Joe's face twice, receiving a hard left
Jah irn return. Joo swung. Iiis right
over tile heart and ducked a v-ictoua
saving. Sharkey played for Joe's wind,
but Joe kept hiim movling -and played
tip-m his heart and ribs. Sharkey
lunged viciously for Joe's wind and Wie
Mow was n.-at'ly warded off.
Joe Jabbed his left into tie- sailor's
mouth, arid as SUarkey played for his
wind swung a right and flett a'l tin
head. The saiilor missed a couple of
swings arid -becaime more anxious for
awhile, hut Joe kept h5tm moving and
ploiyed -ujion his heart and ribs. Shar?
key lunged viciously f..-r Joe's wind,
and the blow wa neatly warded "IT.
R.mni.1 4.?Sharkey landed with his
Oeft on Iii- nwk and then swung wildly
with his right. The Ku,i1or played tor
t'he body, but J< straightened h'm up
wi'tb a right upper cut, Ohoynski Jah
Ibed Sharkey twice on the nose without
return. Another left jalb -was holly
countered toy the sailor, who rushed Joe
to the ropes as th.- gong sound. .I.
Hound f>.?Sharkey swung Iiis I.-ft
twlildily ami .mil-Bed. hut landed -a lofi
swing a moment later and rushed Joe
lo -Ulie ropes, the latter turning his back
on hiim. Joe landed hoi left on the
Bailor's jaw twice, sending Iiis head
tack. Sharkey struck Joe twice at
Close quarters anil sent hi'm down ami
then tried to foice him over the ru[>es,
when tin- referee amd a . ouplc of po
Dlcemen interfered.
Round 6.?The cda'tan of r-oul was n >:
a'-lowed, but Sharkey agaiin. renewed hi.
foul tactics, even hitting Joe white Sn a
Clinch against the ropes. < "h-.-ynski was
game. however, and after straight! hing
up smashed th,- sailor in the jaw with
his right until he was groggy. Tom
Joh-t hSs head again and repeatedly foul?
ed his opponent, but Referee Green did
"iltit. interfere.
i>--vn,.,d_7?-.Toni agoi'ti commenced his
'foul tuctivs and riish<!?tf Joe, pushing
h8im 'against the ropes amd striking
hi'm. Referee Green w.u.- powerless .t,.
stop him. .l-.e ja'bbed the sailor tine
and again in tin- face with hHs l.-ft. hut
Iiis blows seemed weak. Slha'rkey rush?
ed Ohoynski through the ropes, railing
on the platform Iviimsel'f. The crowd
?wais so thoroughly disgusted at this
performance that the referee sent 'Uhe
xnen to their corners anl.ll decil?red t:.v
fight a draw.
The poilice flooded Ho- roped ar-na
and escorted Sharkey ou'l of it. much
1,. 'his chagrin. Ind.d, he vvepl from
sheer disapixjli'ri'tment.
Entrnm*?h and Clearances at the Custom
lloiute. List of Vessels Now Iii I'ort.
Other .Marine Items.
Weather Forecast
(By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON, Murch U.?Forecast
ofr Saturday, for Virginia?Threatening
.weather with showers; northerly winds.
Calender for Tlit? Day.
Run rises . G: 19
Sun sets . 6:10
High water .. 11:35 A M. and-P. 'AI.
Low water ... 0:17 A. M. and 5:4S 1'. -M.
Marine Miscellany.
BELFAST?Arrived: Lord London?
derry, Newport News.
BRISTOL, March 11.?Arrived: Ma
riejeljr.-s.-'n, Newport 'News.
MALTA. Mar* 10.?Sailed: Saind
hiii. Hampton Roads.
MANCHIESTER, March 11.?Arrived:
rtV-akvfield. Newport News.
PORTLAND, ENG., March 11. ?Ar?
rived: Barry, Newport .\.?s for Leitih.
HAMBURG. -March 11.?Arrived:
StnaithfiKOTi, Nt-wjM.rt News.
LW'BIVPOOL, March 11.?Arrived:
Atrd-rtshatg. Savannah, RoUhertleld,
Newport New?.
ANTWERP, March 11.?Arrived: St.
Enoch, Newport News.
Vessels Arrived Yesterday.
Steamer Plympton (Hr.). Puge, Gal
Steamer Kanawha (Hr.). Maxwell.
Steamer Otto (Oer.). Oitmann, New
Barge Nancy Pendleton, Providenoe.
Barg..- Ctin'tonta. Providence.
Vessel* Sailed Yesterday.
Su-airn-r < >rion (Arn..-.), Boston.
Steamer Plympton (Hr.), 3'age, Ham?
Steamer Appomattox (Br.), Foale,
If mdohi
Norfolk-? I'ort I.!?t.
(By Telegraph.)
NORFOLK, VA., March 11.?Arrived:
Steamer Maurr (Hr.), White, New
Cleared: Barges Enoe Soule, Por-t
San?i: George -M,>ore, New London;
Sto-rmington, N?-w Bedford: hi -a :n.-r
CPinners Point (Br.), Walt. Liv.-rp-ol;
Ktearner Avalon (Hr.). Orchard, Ay
toorg; ?chuoner Mary H. Judge, Morris,
Sailed: Sf-h-K.m-r S. K. M.-rwin. Bos?
ton; Barges San Joaquln, New York;
N. & W. Non. 4 and 6, New York.
Don't sjpend too much money in try?
ing to get someohing for nothing.
Don't heap ooals of fire on an ene?
my's head until you burn your fingers.
>uoof t!u- Few Thlim< That ?1>?- Haml ?I
improvement Una KeglecteA.
One of the eumi aratively few things
lhat the hand of improvement has not
louched is the cowbell, which is made
jow Just as it was fifty, a hundred,
tnd more years ago, and has now jast
.he same peculiar, clanking sound as
?ver. Cowbells are made, some of
:oppcr and some of a composition
metal; but most of them are made of
iron and finished with a coating of
bronze. The cowbell is not cast; it Is
?ut from a sheet of metal which is
lolded Into shape and riveted. The
aieta! loop at the lop. through which
.he stray is passed, is rivotetl into the
'jell. Cowbells are made of ten sizes,
ivhnse sounds range through an octave.
Sometimes musical entertainers who
play upon bells of one sort and an?
other come to tne manufacturer, and
by selection among hells of the various
sizes find eight bells that are accurate
in scale.
There are only four factories In the
I'nited States in which cowbells are
made, and In each rase the cowbell is
only an Item of production among
many other things. Cowl.ells arc sold
.11 over the country, just the same as
.ver, 1 i t much the greater number are
sold In the South, the Southwest and
'.he West, where farms are larger, less
likely to be under fiincp, anil cattle arc
more likely to stray. There are sold
In tht:.-:.> parts of the country a hundred
dozen cowbells to every ten dozen sold
In the East. American cowbells are
exported to the various countries of
South America and to Australia.
Itgtlc ol Napoljon.
An ivory powder flask, once the
property of Napoleon the Great?truly
a memento of historic Interest. The
present owner is J. W. Douton, of New
York City, w ho has a large collection .
of relics. It was by a curious coinci?
dence that the flask came iDto his pos?
It lias boon Mr. Bouton's custom to
(to abroad every summer, and during
his travels hp Is over on the nlert to
add to Iiis already largo collection.
I During u visit to London last summer
lie dropped in at Mnie. Tassaud's mu?
seum, on Baker street, where are ex?
hibited mituy relics of Napoleon and
other famous men. Among the arti?
cles on exhibition which mostly in?
terested Mr. Douton weie th" carriage
and pistols which wire taken from
Napoleon after the famous battle of
Seeing that Mr. Bouton whs so much
Interested In the exhibit, he was ap?
proached by a well known collector,
who Informed him that he had In his
possession an Ivory powder flask which
napoi.ponV pnwnER flask,
had been the property of the Little
Corporal and which he was willing to
pari with for a fair sum. According?
ly, Mr. Douton met the collector again,
and after a little dickering purchased
the relic, which he has now on exhibi?
This flask was also taken from the
Emperor Napoleon after ills defeat by
Wellington, and presented by the Iron
Duke to Dr. Gilbert, of Brighton, who |
bequeathed it to Mrs. Charlesley, of
that city. The flask Is a beautiful
piece of workmanship, and has a me?
dallion of Napoleon on each side In
the centre. It is six and one-half
Inches In height and measures four
and one-half Inches In diameter. Ii
weighs about fourteen ounces. The
flask is made of pure ivory, with the
exception of the metal spring clasp at
j the top, which permits the liuw of the
powder. Mr. Douton places a value on
It of $,100. It Is in very good condition,
and its authenticity is unquestionable,
and can bo vouched for. It is possible
thut the great Emperor left the flask
In his carriage, being In haste to es?
cape his enemies, whom he feared
would capture him.
Novel WcildlrlK IlllifC.
A novel wedding ring has just rnme
out. It is a revival of an ancient idea,
and bids fair to be popular among tiiis
season's brides. The ring looks liko
an ordinary, rather narrow, plain gold
I ring. On the inside of it is a tiny hole.
You have only to insert the point of a
pin there to see the apparently solid
gold ring spring apart Into two linked
circlets. The date of the marriage and
the Initials of the bridegroom and
bride are engraved on the upper sur?
face of one ring and a motto?"Si vis
amariu ama"?on the lower surface of
the other. When the links arc fitted
together the inscriptions are concealed
and there Is no hint of the ring'* se?
cret. The bridegroom wears a similar
ring. The jeweler u.-ho is making them
says many couples have bought them,
and that many more Lave ordered
The area of tl.c I'nited States before
the purchase of Alaska was 2,933,606
square miles; Alaska contains 550,000
square miles of mainland. 7,000 square
miles of the Aleutian Islands, and 22,
000 square milts uf other islands, a
total of 579.000 square miles, or one
fifth of the aiea of the rest or the
United States. It requires the areas of
California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho.
Montana and New York to equal rliis.
The area of New York, Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Virginia, and
West Virginia equal only one-half of
Alaska. It equals the combined area
of Great Britain and Ireland, France
Geriaauy, Belgium, arid the Nether?
lands. It stretches from latitude ?1 de?
grees to 71 degrees, and from longitude
130 degrees to 18s degrees.
Municipal Campaign the Hot?
test Ever Known.
lenrlco Mini Charged ?Villi Wir?- Beating.
< ?>?"<.? Coming i<> Newporl fcewi
t<> Witnviwllie Launching of
lio- Ilattlcsttlp?.
(Sp to the Daily Press.)
KICHMON'D, VA.. March 11.?Xoth
_ less than ifite entire Spanish fleet in I
!??[:?: i ?:! of tlhe puli
1 .11 tii - city, and t'he tact ?i*t j
are two hundred cuind'iduJteS up?
. ..:n, n. aldernwn, jusivc.-s of the
? an'd members of the city corumk
ogether with th-- genera! officers?I
u.v.- an id.-a of rhe "claims" that |
riends ..f each are waging. In case
- ,.ti.'w's'of wax" are bems
;.. a large extent. Then there ar.
1 b'lX 'It
i. There are fi
igs held 'in vai
> h night, and the oratory
won,!, rful to hear. There
is u;i who can't speak
is l>
v friendly manner. Tin- contest will
ie tea Close with a bang on Mondam?
in, mnd the great battle wii'l follow
?!i the rising of tile sun on next
Inta morning a haWdBome little wo
n, neatly dressed, made her appear.
.- ait tie- Heni-ieo Court House and
Iwn iwto" tin- office, of a justice of (the
I,.- and file t.-'ld the fol'.owl'ng i-tory:
? was Mis. Nei'iie Uivs?, ..v.o.; about
s.x miles from Richnvand; ehe was
marr.ed to John V. Gross, (n Harris
aurg, Pa., about three months ago;
she declined to say what her maiden
ttume was 'I'll,-day following her mar.
ri'age her husband began ia systematic
??Uli- ,,f torture, and mas '
i ti ?
< wife was to thump her in ner eye
? 1 then pulled her down a flight ?,!
-;.s. Mrs. Cross ciamie to Richmond
? ; night, stopping at tie- Lexington
? i.-l. Her eye and n< ck showed the
eots of rough treatment. A warrant
is issued for the^irrest of Gross atld
s ; s ' r'i' v ? I .- ifi in & ,-. pr< K.y
wif... who describes him as "old and
Tie- commissioned officers of the -ch-ii-d
regiment will assemble in Chariocei?
vl'lUo tomorrow t., elect a successor to
A.iJu:.,.,L Generali William Nolle. U is
?r.-neiiiKv tinldersi.1 than Lieutenant
When the Kentucky and K,arsargc
re l.nni -hed on the 24th instant the
,i\.uncil of RSchmond will go t-,
|N,-\vp..rt News on^a special! ear to wit
v,- her.arly on the -morning of the
li .in.l return the saime day. It is ail
- i d that Governor Tyler and Ivis
iff will be on lhiard.
1'ihe fuel lhat two forg.-d transfers
ve been discovered here on the eve
the primary has set the public to
I th'i nkimg. It is not yet stalled publicly
l , the guilty party is. but it is said
I to ibe a man well known in polit'ics.
Tii,- two cases of small pox in Norfolk
-1 not cause imuch excitement here. It
; thought that trie nut-norPttes'com suc
ei.-5?fuliy cope with the discce. There
?i -n-> thought of qua'rainiine here
against Norfolk.
The fiiii.-i-.il oif Mr. Jaimes W. Al'lison.
whose death occurred on Wednesday,
t,-,k place this afternoon at f, o'clock.
Governor Tyler is receiving large
iuinb, rs of implications tor t'he ijMiss?
ion* on the Board of "Fisheries. Oap
aiiin John A. Curtis, a former resident
lor Hampton, is on.f t'he leading us
puivnti- for the ch'alrmansh'ip.
Care i>r Huby No. 1.
With the best Intentions In the
world, most young mothers are quite
as ignorant as baby No. 1 itself re?
garding the rare required to keep its
small person In order. To such, a
word from an experienced nurse may
settle doubts and "make assurances
doubly sure."
As soon as the teeth come, clean dally
with a soft rag or soft tooth brush,
j and inspect carefully once a week for
evidence of decay or spots. If the lat?
ter appear, rub with a little pumice
stone. Cut a match like a chisel, dip
in pumice and rub the teeth. In cut?
ting the tiny nails, do not round them
too much at the corners, especially the
toe -nails, as It Is apt to give rise to
ingrowing nails. In regard to the
hair, a brush and coarse comb are all
that should be used, as the fine, comb Is
a relic of barbarism. If the skin on
the head Is inclined to become "scur?
fy," rub with vaseline to soften, then
wash off with warm water and castile
soap, taking care not to press heavily
on the fontanellcs or soft spot. If the
hair tends to fall out, use bay rum and
quinine in proportion of twenty grains
of the latter to a half pint of bay
An ante-wedding cake la the latest
tiling. When the friends of the pros?
pective bride are cheering her path to
the matrimonial goal with merry-mak?
ing and she is returning the enter?
tainment in kind, the ante-wedding
cake is baked.
It contains, in addition to the usu?
al ingredients, pennies, thimbles, rings
and all sorts of tokens full of mystic
meaning. To receive a slice contain?
ing a penny foretells riches; one with
a ring, approaching marriage; one with
a thimble, old maidenhood. This an?
te-wedding cake has become a great
fad in the We'st.
The silence cloth of the fashionable
dinner table takes on several guises, a
new sort bring knitted of cotton.
This both washes and wears well. The
double-faced canton flannel holds
stains with most untidy effect, though
It may be fresh from me laundry.
Mats of asbestos can he had large
enough to cover a table, and the pro?
tection of these Is absolute, making
their choice frequent to owners of
handsome tables.
A new sweeping cap has a deep cape
attached which buttons under the chin
a visor piece crosses the face just be?
low the eyes, buttoning at the unat?
tached side, this to prevent the dust
from entering mouth and nostrils.
R Is unnecessary to recommend these
improvements upon the old mob cap.
Shut CpinaCloKAt With Her Rliml Daugh?
ter by Her Stewart! Lover and Starved?
Curious Light on South Italian Ule?In
Koiiiotit* Fortune Hunting.
Palermo, the most wideawake and
important city in Sicily, has Just been
startled by the discovery that It was
possible for two well-known women
of noble family to be kept close prison?
ers for four years in their own palace
on one of the principal streets of tho
town without any one knowing It. A
reputable lawyer recently Informed tho
police authorities that the Princess
Carini, a member of the highest aris?
tocracy of Sicily, was kept prisoner
j with her blind 20-year-old daughter in
j her villa In the Via della Liberta by
l her steward, Giovanni Cannella. A
j large force of police and carbineers
wits sent to the villa to make sure
that no one escaped; at the door the
porter told them that the Princess was
travelling abroad. They passed him
and were stopped by Cannella's moth?
er, who told them they could not enter
the house in the Princess's absence.
Thoy arrested her, broke in the doors,
anil after a long search found tho two
women in a dtirk closet, nearly naked,
half frozen and starving. Cannella,
his family and all the servants were
arrested, the remarkable story of tho
Princess was verified, and the police
are now hunting for the accomplices in
the crime.
Maria La Grua, Printipossa Carini,
has had plenty of excitement during
the course of her life. In her youth
she was a uotod society beauty and at
IS married the Marchese Artale di
Bollalto^e Sant' Onofrio. After some
years of married life her husband sur?
prised her with a lover, secured a Judi?
cial separation with the custody of his
children, but left to her the youngest
child, a little girl born blind of whom
he denied tha* he was the father. This
was about twenty years ago. The
Princess led a fast life after that, tak?
ing one lover after another, losing her
money at Monte Carlo and estranging
all her relatives by opeu scandal; even
Palermo society had to givo her up.
When the cholera epidemic broke out
in Sicily In 1SS5, however, the Princess
Carini volunteered as a nurse and
spent months in the hospitals of Paler?
mo tending tho sick.
In 1S92 her muther died, leaving her
an estate that yields an income of
$10,000 a year. The Princess, by that
tlmo a middle-aged woman, fell in love
with Cannella. then a clerk earning i2
a week, and a married man, though
she did not know it. She made him
her steward at a high salary and sot up
a strange sort of a household, such as
are not uncommon, however, in south?
ern Europe. Tlie Princess, with her
daughter, occupied rooms on the
ground floor of one wing of the palace,
the steward, with his family, rooms in
the opposite wing, and they took their
meals together. Cannella then pre?
pared his plan to obtain possession of
the whole of the Princess's fortune.
Little by little he removed all of the
old servants and put in their plates
creatures of his own. He maltreated
the Princess and her daughter, forbade
their appearing at the windows or on
the balconies, and spread the story
that they had gone abroad. When lie
found the statement accepted by what?
ever persons Inquired for the Princess,
his usage of the women grew harsher,
he deprived them of clothes., of fuel,
and of food, so that they were forced
to hog for bread from the gardener and
such servants as they jaw from time to
time. His intention was apparently to
drive them mad or to kill them slowly.
The unfortunate women were com?
pletely In his power. The Princess,
half out of her mind, signed every pa?
per that he directed her to sign. Can?
nella meanwhile lived in fine stylo,
kept a carriage, but showed himself
to be a careful administrator of tlie
properly which he intended should be
his. So matters went on for four
years. At last Cannella drew up a will
for the Princess to sign by which
everything was bequeathed to him.
That roused the Princess; through all
her adventures she had shown a pas?
sionate fondness for her helpless
daughter, and when the will was sign?
ed, if they were not both suppressed,
her child would be left at Cannella's
mercy. She refused to do his bid?
ding, and, working on the gardener's
feelings, induced him to take a letter
to the lawyer, who called in the po?
As this affair occurred in Sicily, the
Italian newspapers attributed it to the
workings of the Mafia. This seems
very unlikely. Cannella's accomplices
arroste.il so far are members of his
own family and dependents of his;
those sought for are the persons to
whom he intrusted his stealings. The
scheme,Machiavellian in its simplicity,
was carried out with the strict atten?
tion to business that marks the Italian
lower classes, and could have been
foiled at any time had the Princess
Carini roused herself to action as sho
did at the end.
The Husband's Way.
She (at the desk)?Dear, please tell
me how to spell costume. "I'm writing
to mother about my lovely now gown "
He?Well are you ready?
He?C-o-s-t, cost?
He?M-e, me??65, as yet unpaid.
She?You're a wretch.
The State,i.i.s ii.
Ho nits where the throng may behold
And pensively gazes on high,
And they say, as gloom seems to en?
fold him,
"Inspiration is certainly n.gh."
Then swiftly a paper he seizes
And traces It over with ink,
\nd they echo, like whispering breezes,
"Now watch him; he's going to
\nd the shades of the great seem to
As he struggles to drain wisdom's
\ai they'll probably never discover
He's at vorlt on his mileage ac
The Clrcamnttinces Attending the
1.011a of a Large Anaconda.
"We lost a big anaconda once," said
jthe old circus man, "in the most sin?
gular manner you ever heard of; you
j:ouldn't guess how if you should guess
l!or forty years.
"This was at the time when we had
^he great eighteen-foot giraffe that
it've told you about, and, by a very
singular coincidence, this anaconda
was Just the same length ? Just
eighteen feet long. It got out of its
cage one day, how, nobody ever knew,
and strolled over to where the giraffe
j was lying, outside the big tent, asleep
on the ground. What under the cano?
py could have possessed the anaconda
to collar the giraffe I don't know, un
I less it was because It was the first liv?
ing thing it came across; but it began
:oiling itself around the giraffe's head;
It had taken about two turns, I guess,
when the giraffe woke up.
"Frightened? Well, now! The show
was going on?Just started for the aft
srnoon performance. The clown waS
j (valking around the ring cracking his
Whip when in rushed the giraffe, sway
ng his long neck and cracking his
whip, the lash made of fifteen feet of
inaconda, which the giraffe slashed
?round in the air and slatted up
against the canvas roof and slammed
lown on the ground, jumping around
?tself mad. I'd been in the show busi?
ness some time, but I'd never seen any
ching like that.
"The people didn't know what to
make of it first; they kind o' thought
it was part of the show, though they
icted as though they thought it was a
pretty skeery part; but in about five
seconds they realized what It was, and
then they thought they'd had their
money's worth, and they wanted to go;
md they did go, dropping down from
.he buck of the seats, and down
?.hrough the seats, and getting out
tny way they could; and leaving the
?jig giraffe there 'rustling with the an
iconda and thrashing it around and
slatting it down, and making every ef?
fort to shake it off, but without any
"Then's where the old man come In,
is he always did in any real emergen
:y. He was walking around the ring,
aow back of the giraffe and alongside
3f him, and keeping as close to him a's
30 could and waiting for a chance.
Presently the giraffe, sloshing the
;reat snake around in the air in all
lirections, doubled it around the een
.er pole. It just happened so, but that
was the old man's chance. Whcii the
inacouda's tall swung around he selz
;d it, and fourteen other men tallied
in in less than that number of sec
mds. A canvasman came out with an
" 'Chop!' says the old man, and one
slow on the bend of the big serpent
vhere lie went around the center pole
was enough. And that's the way we
ost the big anaconda; but as compar
td with giraffes anacondas were cheap;
tnd we were glad to get out of it as
veil as we did."
Uentixtry at Sen.
When a sailor on a deep-water ship
jas a toothache he is likely to go to
die Captain. The Captain gives him
lomething out of the medicine chest
x> put in his tooth, and if that does
10t cure it perhaps he pulls it. It is
1 common thing for sailors to pull
;heir own teeth. Their method is to
put a string around a tooth and pull It;
put dental forceps are carried on deep
sater ships, on some vessels a fair out
it of them. A ship Captain of long
ixpcrience said that in the course ot
als life at sea he had pulled 200
The ship's medicine chest on large
ressels is like a closet or cupboard,
Aith a glass door, built in the ship. In
.his chest the medicine bottles, gilt-la
pelled, are arranged on shelves that
?ise one above another in receding
.iers; it is practically a woll-appointed
ittle drug store. There is supplied
with the medicine chest a book ex?
plaining the uses of the medicines.
The Captain is likely to have some
Pther book on medical subjects which
ae has read and studied, and he is
likely to have had a good deal of ex?
perience before attaining the rank of
master of a ship.
Tho sailors are generally healthy
men, but when occasion requires, the
Captain prescribes; he is the physi
;lan. Limbs broken at sea are of
course set there, and there might be
:ircumstanccs in which the Captain
would not hesitate to perform a sur?
gical operation.
A CooIi'h Siranffe Employment.
There is a celebrated cook in Lou
ion who is said to have an income ot
over ten thousand dollars a year. He
.s attached to no house, but in his own
orougham sets out toward evening* for
?.he home of some rich man who is go?
ing to give a dinner, at which every
Jish must be ab ve criticism. Here he
llights and, making for the kitchen,
joes through the process of tasting all
he soups, sauces and made dishes-?ad?
vising when his palate suggests a lit
;le more salt here, a pinch of herbs
here, a dash of sugar in this entree,
1 suspicion of onion in that salmis.
Ihis done, he pockets his fee of twenty
live dollars and drives on to the next
iinner-givlng patron, who has bidden
Uim to his feast In this strange fash
Ion. His nightly list comprises many
houses all through the London sea?
Stole a Tombstone.
William Bachman, a tombstone
maker of Pine Bluff. Ark., is in jail
1 'hurged with stealing a tombstone
from the cemetery and working it
over for the purpose of selling it
a gala.
Women at vale.
Tt Is now five years since women
were admitted to the graduate depart?
ment of Yale College, and It is stated
pn good authority that the men have
.?eased to be afraid of them. They
nave decided that this is not coeduca?
tion, and that the women who come
and go so quietly and scarcely ever
stay more than a year do not do their
lordships any particular harm. Be?
fore this department was opened to
women, most of those who wished to
intinne their studios after graduation
rent to Germany.
An Am?>ln|; Prediction.
A letter written in 1830 is publish?
ed, which a Buffalo mna deplores the
prospect that the completion of the
first railroad would set "the whole
world a-gadding at 20 miles an hour."
He contended that the canal afforded
the Ideal travel, and that three miles
an hour was fast enough for the good
of the human race.
A Largo Communion
Ten gallons of wine were consumed
at a communion service held in Tom
llnson Hall, Indianapolis, on October
17, when the Christian Church Conven?
tion was in session. Thirty-two dea?
cons distributed the bread and wine.
Don't think every woman wiho looks
In a mirror in hopelessly lost ?n admi?
If you want pictures of any kind or
size see Wagoner, 2412 Washington av?
enue, feb 20- tt.
When bilious or costive, eat a Cas
oaret, candy earthartie, eure guaran?
teed, 10c., 25c.
Cascarots stimulate liver.kidneys and
bowels. Never sicken, weaken or grip".
A Happy Woman
Is tho housekeeper who buys he
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Wood C
.'he Wnrwi.-k Coal and
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