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THE FARMER: MARCH 27, 1909.
7 Ho Obeyed. Murat Halstead, the great journalist of war times, went to General William T. Sherman's headquarters once for the "latest news from the front." Hal erend was armed with many fine intro ductory letters, but decided to rely mainly on one given him by Thomas Ewing, Sherman's brother-in-law. He found the general and presented IJwlng's letter. The general opened it somewhat impatiently, read a few lines, folded it and said: , "Ah, you come from Ewing, and you desire to have 'all the latest news,' the 'next probable move' of our army, eh? "Well, there's a train leaving this town for Cincinnati at 2 o'clock. Here, take this ticket and step over there and get your dinner and then get on that train." . "We!!, but, General Sherman" be gan the newspaper man. But Sherman waved him off. "Go over and get a good dinner. We have plenty and always strive to treat our friends well. But be sure you don't miss that 2 o'clock trainl" And Halstead obeyed. . Jcpanese Delicacies. Tinder the head of "Japanese Delica cies" the Berlin Prometheus gives a list of some of the queer things which are served to citizens of the Flowery Kingdom who "have a refined taste." In the provinces which are so distant from the sea that fresh fish cannot be obtained readily, and where meat Is not abundant, snakes and lizards are considered good food and are prepared In many ways. Grasshoppers rank among the real delicacies. They are always kept in captivity without food for a day, then bathed and decapitated and made legless. Heads and legs must be torn off. never cut. They are served in various ways, but dry, with a salad dressing, is the most popular. An Insect of the bee family which lives In the earth is also much sought. This is served with sugar or honey when eaten raw, but It Is also made Into a porridge. The chrysanthemum exists not only in the poetry and art oiithe Japanese, but has an Important place on the table, where It Is met as salad, candy and stew. Tha Right Hand Seats. The Philadelphia Record quoted an observant street car conductor to the effect that the right hand seats are al ways filled first. He could not account for this except on the theory that, as most persons are right handed and ac customed to 'turning to the right, it might be simply force of habit. "There Is another probable reason which he did not think of," says the Record. "It is generally believed that the right side of a car is safer. An old traveler once said to the writer: 'In traveling always sit in the middle of a car and on the Tight hand side. The middle is safer than the ends in a collision, and the right side is not likely to be "side swiped" by project ing objects on trains, cars or any ve hicles passing on the adjacent track.' " Observations on Baldheads. "It you care to observe the bald headed row," remarked the theater goer, "you will find that there Is great variety in baldheads. There are ellip tical bald spots, circular bald spots, elongated egg shaped bald spots, bald spots that are almost square and bald" spots whose shape can hardly be de scribed for the reason that they In clude the entire circumference of the head, with the exception perhaps of a slight row of finishing fringe between the head and the neck. If It wasn't for the baldheads the theater would be a bore before the rising of the curtain." New York Press. - A Remarkable Race. The Lapps are very fond of stimu lating drinks. They think nothing of drinking fifteen or twenty cups of cof fee -a day, while their consumption of punch is on a vast scale. It is no un common thing to see numbers of help lessly drunk natives in the streets of Tgsmso, especially when the sale of reindeer flesh has been profitable. Yet robbery and, indeed, crime in general are practically unknown among them. The Innate honesty of the people is quite extraordinary. Wide World Mag azine. ' The Label Failed. Gunner You can't get the best of those blamed baggage smashers. I labeled my trunks "China" and thought they would handle them with unusual care. Guyer And did they? Gunner No, but blamed if they didn't ship the trunks all the way to Shang hai, and I haven't seen them since. Chicago News. Lapland Reindeers. In April the Lapp lets his reindeer loose to wander as they please, and when the mosquitoes begin to abound, about midsummer, he collects bis herd simply by catching one deer, fitting it with a .ell and trusting to instinct, which leads the animals to gather into herds for protection against the mos quitoes, to do the rest In a cool sum njer, when mosquitoes are few, tbii Instinct does not come Into play, ani. I is almost impossible to bring the reindeer together. t -b Very Impressive. .Nouvean Biche is at times an anms Ig person. Said one of these exotics the, other day he was a commuter jost as the train was moving from the station : "Er-John." "Yesetr!" answered the valet. "I I think, after all. 1 would like the asparagus served as an entree to night;" And the train moved off amid smoth ered laughter. New York Times. Tact. j Harry What In thunder did you ask that fellow what time it was for when you carry a watch that is always right (.n the notch? Dick I merely wanted to give him an excuse to exhibit his iwatch. Boston Transcript. And Enjoyed It. t Ethel Didn't it seem an age from 4be time you were engaged till you got married?, Maud Yes, but Jack and I managed to squeeze through it. Lon don Tatler. A happy heart Is better than a fall nK-werman rovero. Persuasion. Dr. A. Is a specialist in nervous ail ments. In his most successful cases "persuasion" has plnyed an important role. Six-year-old Frank has evident ly had opportunity to imbibe his fa ther's views on the efBcacy of persua sion, which. Dr. A. contends, appeals to the highest psychic functions. It was only a few mornings ago that Mrs. A. overheard an altercation in the kitchen between Master Frank and the cook. Mary's voice rose in loud protestations. Mrs. A. hastened to the scene and arrived just in time to see her son seize a convenient broom and threateu Mary. "Why. Frank," she exclaimed In horrified amazement, "what are you doing?" But Frank, was equal to the occa sion. "I'm just trying to persuade Mary for some angel cake." he ex plained In a matter of fact way. If this treatment may not have ap pealed to Mary's highest psychic func tions it at any rate tickled her sense of humor. Frank gained his point. New York Times. A Woman Soldier. Eleonore Prochaska, born March 11, 1785, at Potsdam, was the daughter of a sergeant. After being brought up in the military orphanage of that town she became a cook in some citizen's ; house. When the great war against j Napoleon broke out in 1833 she was led away by enthusiasm to quit her town secretly. By selling her poor be- j longings she procured male attire and weapons and enlisted under the name ' of August Kenz in the Lutzow corps. On account of her tall, slender figure j , her sex was not discovered until she I was mortally wounded. This happened i in the encounter in the Gohrde forest, j Iieglerungsbezirk, Luneburg. Kreis Dannenberg. Sept. 1G. 1S13. The Prus sians were there attempting to storm a hill occupied by the French, she act ing as a drummer. In 1S03 a monu ment In memory of her was erected In the churchyard at Dannenberg and an other in 18S9 in the old churchyard of Potsdam. London Sketch. Stone Eaters. Sir James Ross in the course of hi3 travels noted a curious fact with re gard to the penguin namely, the habit of swallowing stones. In one speci men he found ten pounds weight of quartz, granite and trail. Other ani mals, reptiles, fishes and mammals ex hibit the same strange fancy. In a paper contributed to the proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists' society W. H. Wicks has collected a number of facts connected with such stomach stones. The fact noted by Mr. Wicks that the pebbles are usually white quartz is interesting, but does not ap pear to throw any light on the strange habit. London Globe. A Rude Youth. "How do you account for this, ma'am?" And he held aloft a lump of coal which he had just dug out from the sirloin steak. The landlady slightly flushed. "I suppose the poor cows sometimes stray along the railroad track," she said. "But you must admit the steak Is terider." He thumped the coal with his knife. "Yes." he said harshly, "locomotive tender." And the meal progressed in silence. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Concrete. Concrete Itself is, of course, very Bid. The concrete stairs of Colchester and Rochester castles still show the marks of the incasing boards. The Some of Agrippa's pantheon, which Is 142 feet In diameter, is of concrete, and fragments of concrete buildiugs are found in Mexico and Peru. Lou ion Spectator. Wealthy Poverty. There are still many houses in the rountry In England where the owners are unconscious of the fact that, while they themselves are apparently poor, they possess fortunes In furuiture aud pictures. -Town and Country. Too General. Little Eph Mammy, who was Ve nus? Mammy Fo' de law's sake, I knows to many Venuses Venus Jon sing, Vbnus Smiff an', look heah, chile, you mus' be mo' spllcit! New York Journal. Every man who rises to any profes sion must tread a path more or less bedewed by the tears of those he passes on his way. Bayne. mm v i ftmrn II I i II H-tedUO1 . . MAIN Ho Room 500 and ffl'LLE FMLIA MARVELOUS LIGHTNING CHANGE ARTISTE WILL BE THE ADDED FEATURE AT POU'S NEXT WEEK Celebrated Parisian Protean Actress Makes Forty Costume Changes and Portrays Nearly a Score Different Characters in Sketch that Runs But Fifteen Minutes A Reigning Sensation in Europe. The length of time it takes an or-1 dinary woman to dress is frequently made the subject of much banter, by mere maji, in fact the many painful hours that hufby has to wait while J wifev primps, has long ago come to re , a stock joke. To Poll's next week comes a little woman who has iut the kibosh, so to speak, on the aged jest. She is Mile. Fregolia, the reigning- sen sation in Paris up to this season when she took a flying trip to that dear America to appear for a brief tour in vaudeville. Mile. Fregolia puts the banteing mere man who is always coraolainwR about the delays attend ant upon his wife's changing her cos- 1 OW WHILE 'E offer you a wide stylish models that fashion has decreed to be correct. This is unquanneaiy me dbsd piace .ui yuu ,u my t. ErfcAr timanl because the stock is lareest, the prices lowest and the terms the easiest. You need no money- come and select your Easter suit and pay for it at your convinience. Don't above every and all things look shabby on Easter-this the day of all days to dress best. We can help you. Come today to assure time for alter ations and avoid possible disappointment that is always apt to occur if you wait till the last minute to buy. H J to nepaa Here is sn opportunity, for you to decorate yourself with some clothes, buv some nrettv arbicle for the house, or to use some EXTRA whatever purpose that you may so desire. The money question is a thing of the past (so far as we are concerned,) TO DAY you can come here and get what money you need, without endorsement. We advance mensy on FURNIT URE, PIANOS, ETC. Pay us as thousands are paying us right now, just a little each week or month. The onlv low rate concern in Bridgeport. YOU CAN'T DO ANY BETTER - CAN YOU DO AS WELL? PERSONAL NOTES ACCEPTED. eHold SC2 Meigs Building, Fairfield Ave., and Main St., Bridgeport, Conn. THIRD FLOOR RIG-HT IN -NO PUBLICITY HE3 tume to shame, by one of the most as tounding tits of protean work ever witnessed on any stage. I The petite French woman appears In a clever, y constructed act. portraying fifteen dif ferent characters and making between thirty and' forty different costume changes. All this is done within the remark ably brief period of fifteen to eighteen minutes. Mile. Fregolia is regarded as one of the most wonderful protean artists In the world today. Her light ning changes of costume are sufficient to cause bewilderment but her wonder ful ability as an actress, enabling her to assume a. score of different char acters coiTectly, is the most amazing Showing a Few Character TIE STOCK IS FRESH IS TIE BEST TIME TO BUY range of selection in Men's and snjC The0 ' FRONT OF THE ELEVATOR. feature of her work. Since coming to this country Mile. Fregolia has started the skeptics talk ing and in order to stop their wagging i tongues has been obliged to oiier a substantial cash forfeit to anybody who c m show that it is not she and she alone who appears as each and every character in htr act. To any body who can prove that more than one person appears in the act. Mile. Fregolia will gladly forfeit the sum of J1.C00 in cash. There has been a big demand for the dainty Uttle artiste since she came to this country from "France a few months since. Manager Poli. always alert to secure the Very best things in Changes by Mile. Fregolia Women's Clothing embracing all the most superb and new spring MONEY for vaudeville for his patrons, has been enabled after considerable negotiation: to -book Mile. Fregolia for a limited run. She will appear as the added feature on next week's bill at Poll's and should be one of the big hits of the season here. Mile. Fregolia' s sketch is called "The Lightning Waiter, or a Surprise in a Restaurant." 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