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The Chicago Would.
VOL. I—NO. 2.
I in ii cm
B)ck?r T. Washington Tells the Ne
gro to Mix Religion with Corn,
Coal, Etc., t) Make It Gcod.
HAVE A PART IN THE BESTTHIN6S OF LIFE
~f Prof. Hooker T. \% aKhlnjf
irfilre** 1,1
l { (.fitrc the Men’s Sunday Club
( 4tlllnn Chapel bast Sunday Aft
*rnoon—Hamired* Turned Away.
Ttlt . Sui.ilii.v Men’s club and their
, . , were entertained last Sunday
< ,n at Quinn chapel A. M. E.
i, v an address from Prof. Hook
| i Washington, of Tuskegee, Ala.
I ) ias been safely estimated that fully
■ yu people were crowded in the
,1 Ul { ||. while hundreds were unable to
lain admittance. The gallery was
beautifully decorated with flags and
bunting, while just over the speaker
, ]lin j.. ihe pictures of Prof. Hooker T.
\V; sEington, Rev. A. .1. Carey, pastor
( ,f Quinn chapel, and Mr. A. H. Rob
,rl>. pr* sklent of the club. On the ros
trian and at right and left of the speak
,r were paiins arranged with splendid
taste, just enough to make one feel
iliev were at home. Mr. Roberts intro
enetd tlie speaker. His address was
-nod. and but for the fact that the
~i 1 ,, (( .|i was a little lengthy would have
-eared a great hit. Despite the great
( . ro wd the audience was good-natured,
aid likened patiently throughout the
entire programme. Quinn Chapel choir
rendered splendid music; thus Mrs.
Adams, the directress, sustained the
reputation well earned.
I ll ' address of Prof. Hooker T. Wash
ington follows:
Mr. President, members of the Men’s
Sunday club, and others —1 say others,
because there seems to be a few others
here this afternoon: I assure you,
ladio and gentlemen, it is a highly-ap
preciated pleasure to have the oppor
tunity of being here this afternoon,
and to receive this solemn tribute at
year hands. I do not and cannot take
this as anything other than as a trib
ute —nm to anything an individual has
done, or attempted to do —but 1 take
lids to mean the interest of the organi
zation in the humble work which a
number of us in the southern part of
lit country are trying to do in uplifting
our people in the south, and the many
evidences of your respect will give us
new courage, new strength for the work
that lias been ours to do. I thank you
for this manifestation of devotion this
afternoon.
There are some tremendous prob
lems that are confronting the Negroes
of Chicago. 1 am inclined to say that
you have too black belts here in Chi
cago. Now. the matter of employment
is becoming a serious one for the young
men and young women of the race,
and unless we prepare ourselves for
the obstacles which are constantly
arising before us. it will become a still
more serious one, especially here in the
forth. I repeat what I said upon an
other occasion; you may send your
children to the high to the
universities and to the common schools,
and the doors are open to them, but
"In n the Negro father or mother seeks
employment for the educated girl or
boy. then you will find that the doors
of the factories or stores do not fly
"pen to them, and for this reason the
matter of occupation and employment
becomes a tremendous one to us, as a
■ace. in t his country, and it is that phase
"I the question that I wish to discuss
to-day.
I'Tr-quently we hear this remark:
I lien is no difference between the
condition of the black man and the
"bite man in this country.” Well, my
’’’bi ds, that sounds all right; it makes
!m tnulience cheer; it makes them
t row np their hats, but when we lay
Tis aside and apply logic, we must
:t(Ml, if 'hat there is a difference —not
,in inherent one. but a distinct one,
mewing out of a lack of principles that
1 > two races have had in the past.
we will take two young men
v are attending the same college.
(, i e is w hite and the other black. They
“ n taking the same course; they are
1 1 r the same professors, and receive
' r 'dplomas at the same time. Nine
1 m ot ten of the white boys, when
! > ''"me out, either enter life as a
J ; I: !! ct - or manager of a business that
I ,' N duller, grandfather or great-grand
,| ,f has established and planted for
' Mars ago, and nine out of every
!' 1 lM s - "here the black boy. attencl
'be same college, and receiving the
"iploina. he finds no such business
bo'hti] for him, and therefore 1
!: at while the black boy is go
' : 'igh college, or after entering
d i black boy should be educat
•' M 'b a manner as to be aide to
: : create a business for him
bs primitive state, as a r^ce,
• ! " man planted himself or estab
. biniself 200 or 300 years ago. by
■ ' ! g with the little things in this
,| and the black man must do
■ .I . before he can ever expect to
~ ' a ' a race. An unfortunate
H a common one among us, is
” ur young men come into contact
with the white man at his weakest
point.
My friends, we have a serious ques
tion before us, and it will be a more
serious one if the people of the race
do not apply themselves more to the
common things of life. As the years
go by it becomes harder and harder for
any people to compete with the thou
sands that started with the common or
little things in life, and in the north
ern states, where we have so many for
eigners, it will be a still more serious
one unless you do the common things so
well that no one can improve upon
them.
1 am glad, my friends, the head wait
ers have established institutions for
the black men to receive training in
this art. 1 have said more than once,
and 1 will repeat it again here in Chi
cago. “that the class of people that
have grown in respect and confidence
perhaps more than any one else in this
country, are the Pullman porters.
Wherever you meet them, they are
clean, polite gentlemen. You will find
that they have the confidence and re
spect of the company, and I am glad
to say that you do not hear of white
men displacing these gentlemen.*’
My friends, I fear we take the Bible
too literally. When the Bible says:
“ Fake no thought of to-morrow,” w e be
lieve in it every time. The American
white man is mentioned in the Bible
only once, and that is in the fifth chap
ter of Matthew, where it says: “The
meek shall inherit the earth.” We
want to imitate the white man more in
this respect. We must begin by put
ting money in the bank. We must save
our earnings; start a bank account now
w ith a dollar, then add one dollar and
one-half, and then two dollars, and so
on, and you w ill have laid a foundation
for a bank, my friends.
We must plant ourselves in the indus
tries and businesses of life, and, in the
proportion as we do that, in the same
proportion we will begin to rise as a
race. Our board of trustees'elected a
colored man recently to a place ihere.
You ask, “who was this man?” 1 will
tell you. Eight years ago this boy was
a porter in a dry goods store, in a few
years he opened a small store for 1 im
self, and he told me recently that he
had a business which paid him $4,000
this year, and now he has established
another store at Decatur. Ala. lie be
gan at the bottom and gradually came
to the more important things of life,
and he is respected and has the confi
dence of all where he lives. Another
thing about this man; he came into the
probate court about a matter, and the
judge of that county insulted the black
man, and he slapped him down. What
did lie do? He went to his store and
stayed there, and in a few minutes some
of the leading white men came there to
protect him. There was no lynching;
he had the proper iioid on them; he had
property, reputation, a good standing
in the community, and so they said:
“We cannot afford to be lynching a
black man of that character —we can
not afford to disgrace our city.”
I am glad to see what you are doing
in the way of establishing institutions
and accumulating property in the
north. There is Provident hospital. A
few years ago it was without standing,
and had no reputation, and about
$l,OOO, but to-day it has a standing and
reputation throughout the country.
In the city of Washington 1 saw one
of the most encouraging sights that I
have seen in 20 years. I saw a black
man who w as a graduate of a college and
worth about $20,000, but my friends,
that is not what distinguished him.
Although a graduate of a technical col
lege. he is controlling and running a
bootblack establishment, and he is do
ing more than that. lie is using his
education to the extent that he manu
factures all the polishes and blacking
that lie uses in his bootblack stands,
and he has six other bootblack stands
in the District of Columbia. That young
fellow began at the bottom, and propor
tionally. in 20 years he will be worth
$50,000 or $60,000.
The while man who advises you not
to make friends with ihe white man in
the south does not do the same thing
himself, for every time he goes to the
south, the first tiling that he does is to
make friends with the southern white
man. and if the Negro whi get upon his
feet he must do the same thing. There
are some bad white men in the south,
and there are some good ones. When
you find the good ones, you must take
them by the band. A bill was intro
duced in the Georgia legislature not
long ago disfranchising the Negro.
When it was introduced, a number of
colored men. tax payers, properly hold
ers. went to the committee in the legis
lature and said: “We are not aliens,
but citizens of this state; we are tax
pavers, and we must not lie enemies,
but friends. You must not pass this
unjust bill.” When it came to a vote,
three voted for the parsing of the bill
while 127 said that no such Dill should
pass; and that incident resulted in the
black man cultivating friendly rela
tions w ith the white man. and the most
frieiullv relations that we have known
in the south in the last 20 years. We
now have doctors, lawyers and business
men. but what we need is producers, so
that the business men may have a place
to stand. For that reason. I advocate
industrial training. The black man
must, we think, teach school, preach, or
do nothing. We must send out pro
ducers —young men who will start
CHICAGO, ILL., SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1900.
boot blacking stands; young women
who will start laundries. Two young
ladies in New \ ork have recently
opened up a first-class laundry, and are
doing a good business. We must lav
the foundation, so that our boys and
girls may find employment. If we were
taught to get hold of the land, and then
mix religion with corn, coal and such
things, then religion would taste plenty
good; if we are in a rented house, my
friends, and no coal or nothing to eat,
I tell you religion won't do. But, seri
ously. my friends, I don’t want you to
misunderstand me. I have no patience
with anything of that kind. I have
studied my people for 20 years, and in
proportion that we mix religion with
corn, coal, flour, in the same propor
tion we have a religion that we can
bank on seven days in the week. 1
trust, my friends, that you have not
misunderstood me. God knows that my
intentions have been good. No people
starting in the condition that we did
40 years ago —no people has made the
progress that the black man has in the
United States. Do all that you can to
encourage your people to higher things
in the future. Give up no right guaran
teed to you by the constitution of the
United States, but in every way that
you can, lay the foundation for the ex
ercising of those rights. 1 implore you
to lay the foundation deep and thor
ough. so that you can have a part in tlie
best things of life.
Let us not get discouraged as a peo
ple. Men have found ways to hinder
us. They have placed obstacles in our
paths for a few years, but no man can
find a way to stop the progress of the
race —the growth of manhood in the
Negro race. My friends, these tem
porary obstacles will last but for a
day, and if we keep ourselves pure and
honorable as a race, we will come in in
due time for ail that is right.
You might as well attempt to stop
the course of the Mississippi river as
the progress of a race that is getting ed
ucation.
CARE OF WEAK EYES
Simple Remedies! for Granulation,
Styes, Cniarrli ami Ollier
Affections.
The strength of the eyes usually de
pends upon the strength of the body;
if the body is weak and exhausted, the
eyes will frequently display similar
tendencies. In treating the eyes the
general health must be considered, but
when the general health is good, and the
eyes arc simply weak, the first care
must be to see that they are not over
taxed; then they should be bathed in
salt water, fairly strong. Regularly
used several times a day. a salt water
bath will wonderfully strengthen the
muscles of the eyes. It acts as a tonic
not only on the eye itself, but on the
eyelids as well, and the aetio-n of warm
salt water on lids prone to granulation,
or to styes, is most marked and im
mediate.
The salt water may first be applied
with a soft sponge; later, when the
eyes are accustomed to the bath, they
should be held open in .a basin of the
water for a few seconds at a time.
Obstinate cases of catarrh of the eyes,
a frequent cause of eye weakness, ow
ing to the tear-duct being blocked by
the inflamed condition of the blood ves
sels which line the membrane of the
nose, and prevent the eye-waters find
ing their natural channels, yield to
this salt water treatment, and the
bath braces and tones the muscles.
People with weak eyes should have
their rooms well darkened at night be
fore retiring, thus giving the optic
nerves all possible rest: sleeping in
light rooms is sometimes the sole cause
of weak eyes. Another necessity, if
weak eyes are to be made strong, is
never to read, sew or write with the
light full in the face; the light should
always come from over the shoulder
or from the side.
Whether the eyes are weak or strong,
one should never strain them by at
tempting to read or to do other work
In a reclining position. • American
Queen.
A Child’s Sleeping: Honrs.
The baby should be taught to sleep
at regular hours. At first he will
sleep most of the time not occupied
in feeding. At the age of six the child
should sleep 10 or 12 hours at night
and two hours during the day. Be
tween these ages the amount of sleep
should gradually diminish. The meth
od of training babies to sleep is sim
ple: Be sure that they are com
fortable as to externals, and are well,
then leave them alone in a properly
guarded crib. After several months’
humoring it may be dangerous to
leave a child alone, as the little tyrant
may work himself into such a rage as
to have convulsions or to do himself
physical injury, but the young infant
may be trusted to “cry it out in
safety, and after the first disappoint
ment is over he will be happier and
more contented to take the ups and
downs of life uncomplainingly.—Dr.
A. L. Benedict, in Woman's Home
Companion.
Beauties of Warwick Castle.
Warwick castle is he.d by many to be
the most beautiful seat in England.
The large baronial hall is a magnificent
room. It is decorated with the most
perfect specimens of armor, furnished
in a luxurious manner, and masses of
flowers and large palms abound on
every side. —N. Y. Journal.
fl HEil GRIP
The Knight Templar Charity Ball
Largely Attended by the Best
Colored People.
MEDINA TEMPLE USED THE FIRST TIME.
The Heat Colored People in (htenjro
Dance for Sweet Charity Over
Two Thouwand People Attend—Ar
mnnt'a Fall Orrliextra FnrnUhea
the Muxic—Notes of Interext.
Last Monday night Medinah Temple
was initialed by a representative gath
ering of Chicago colored people. We
say initiated, and it was, for this is the
first time this high-class amusement
hall has been rented to colored people,
and it is gratifying to know that the
management of the hall was able to
prove that Chicago had at least 2,000
well-behaved and dignified colored peo
ple.
Promptly at seven o’clock the doors
of the Temple were opened and col
ored people from all over the city began
to gather, and by nine o’clock there was
hardly standing room. The Knight
Templars, representing several differ
ent lodges, attended in a body, but ow
ing to the immense crowd could not
drill, as was intended.
The splendid deportment and perfect
order of such a large gathering has
never been equaled by any class of peo
ple before. Not once was it necessary
to quell'even the slightest disturbance.
It was a representative crowd of about
2,000 colored people, and the people
will hereafter know when St. George
and Godfrey comnianderies entertain
it will be of the highest order.
The grand march was led by Mr. R.
E. Moore and w ife, and among those
noticed was Maj. R. It. Jackson and
wife, Mr. and Mrs. Capt. Hunt, Mr. and
Mrs. Col. Ben. Johnson.
The committee of arrangements was
composed of the follow ing well-known
gentlemen:
J. B. Foster, chairman; W. H. Smith,
secretary; E. Totten, It. Mason, T. H.
Alexander. W. B. Kennedy. L. H. Curl,
R. J. B. Elington, A. Horn, A. Christian,
1.. W. Dickerson, D. Edwards, (’. T.
Berry. J. T. Jones, It. C. Waring.
Arlnant’s orchestra was at their best.
Prof. Armant especially doing splendid
work.
Somebody wanted to know why the
gallant “knight o’ whiskers” did not
lead the grand march.
J. C. C., the greatest living dancing
master, again demonstrated the.often
repeated fact that he is the “only, the
only great and only.”
Batese, the barber, was there and had
his hair combed “ah la pompadore"—
his own patent.
Where, oh. where did all the pretty
girls come from? one would ask tlie
hundredth time.
The North and West side people were
said to be better looking, better dressed
and had more money than the South
side folks.
CHARACTER IN ONE’S VOICE.
According; to Tills Authority It Is ns
Perceptible as the AVords
You Speak.
Unless the voice sounds cordiality,
words arc powerless; unless the voice
attests self-confidence, protestations
do not convince; unless the voice
speaks sincerity, the apology is use
less. It is necessary that we should
control the voice to a reflection of
that phase of mind and mood which
we desire to present. When we would
convince people of our efficiency we
must not permit a weak-kneed voice
to stagger under the words. hen
our hearts go out in warmth and affec
tion it cannot get far in a brass-lined,
iron-bound voice. Conciliation is vain
when the voice rings defiance.
Imagine yourself at a telephone
when the instrument whirrs and
wheezes. The most impassioned ap
peal to John to come home to dinner
and meet Cousin Mary is likely to
prove ineffectual. A message to “that
brute of a dressmaker-man” who
wants his money may be divided into
the receiver with all dignity of tone
and ehoiee of word, but the wobbled
reproduction at the other end does
not go. You may use all your words
when you are talking through the
possessed wire to the business man
ager. but if the possessed wire is in
a creaky fit the business manager
does not get the right idea at all.
The truth is that most of us are
always talking through a telephone.
The honest will, the courteous intent,
the high heart of courage, speaks clear
and sweet and strong, but the muffled,
wheezy, creaky, thin, unnatural, col
orless result at. our lips misrepresents
us. and John doesn't, the dressmaker
man insists, and the business man
ager gives the other fellow the job.
What can we do about it? The dif
ficulty is almost always first a voice
habit—a color the voice has taken on
from some prevailing tint in our life.
This is so with almost everyone. This
stain of the natural voice color is not
voice individuality; it is a modifying
of voice individuality, an obscuring of
it. It is a habit —not a characteristic.
It must be gotten rid of.
Only just what you want, must go
into your voice. Think of that a lit
tle. When you call to the child who
stands on the edge of a fall, shall
your go into your voice, or just
the reassuring note of gentle author
ity that you know will bring the child
to you, instead of starting *him over
the dreadful edge? When you inter
view' the insubordinate cook, shall
your sense that she very well deserved
to be thrown out of your back door
and her trunk on top of her prevail in
your voice, or your earnest desire to
keep her in hand till after the im
pending dinner? When you face just
the personality in your world who
holds at the minute your fortunes in
his gift, shall your sick sense that he
dees nqt know and may not believe
in your fitness for what you are go
ing to ask, color your voice, or shall
your firm belief that you can fill the
place characterize it? That is the
whole question. Shall your voice vi
brate to such a quality of your mood
as you choose, or shall it be at the
mercy of just what will do you injus
tice in the mind of those who hear?—
Werner’s Magazine.
THE CUBAN ENGINEER CORPS.
'led Lemonade It Came from himl to
Bed Lemonade It ll.td
to Ketnrn.
“I noticed in the papers the other
day,” said an cx-volunteer soldier, “that
an oid street corner telescope man had
got into a comical row with a lot of
newsboys. The item was of no special
importance, but it recalled a singular
character I met when I was with the
army down in Cuba. He was known as
‘Col. Todd, chief of the Cuban engineer
corps,’ and, although he was engaged
in selling red lemonade on the plaza in
Havana when I first encountered him,
the title was bona fide. Possibly you
remember the once famous ‘Florida ex
pedition’ that sailed from Tampa with
men and supplies for Ihe insurgents
shortly before we declared war. Well,
the junta agent who had the affair in
charge was especially anxious to secure
a corps of engineers, but he w as Tillable
to find anybody in that line who was
willing to go. The night before the ex
pedition sailed he happened to notice
a telescope man on a street corner sell
ing peeps at the moon for ‘five cents a
squint.’ Business seemed to be dull,
and the agent had an inspiration. Here
was an astronomer in hard luck. An
astronomer was necessarily something
of a mathematician, and a mathemati
cian was, or ought to be, more or less
of an engineer. By that process of rea
soning he arrived at the conclusion that
the telescope man was exactly the per
son to fit the job of chief engineer of the
army of Cuba. In two minutes he had
made his proposition and it was accept
ed on the spot. The teleseope man’s
name was Todd, and the agent immedi
ately brevetted him colonel and chief
of corps. At first he was a little nervous
and said he was afraid the engineers in
the corps would kick about being un
der his command. ‘Rest easy, colonel,'
said the agent, blandly; ‘you are the
corps.’ That settled it, and he went
over, his uniform consisting of a cap he
got from a trolley car conductor. After
that, when the war correspondents re
ferred to ‘the newly organized engineer
corps of the patriotic army’ they were
really referring to Col. Todd. Shameful
to relate, no provision was made for him
at the conclusion of hostilities, and he
Was obliged to fall back on red lemon
ade. Maybe ere now he has purchased
another teleseope.”—N. O. Times-Dem
oerat.
IMMUNITY FROM PLAGUE.
Certain Kaorx Tlint Have Strnnjtely
Eseuped the Bnhonie
Pestilence.
Apropos of the bubonic plague new
creeping into Portugal, has it ever been
noticed in what an erratic manner im
munity from this disease seems to have
conferred upon certain races and sects?
Thus in 1584 it was noticed that the
Protestants of Lyons escaped almost to
a man. So did the Jews in an outbreak
at Nimeguen in 1736. Something of the
same sort has been noticed with regard
to other diseases, for while in the out
break of typhus at Langoens in 1824 the
Jews remained immune, their coreli
gionists in Poland have always been
the first to catch cholera. But the
strangest thing in connection with the
plague is that in most cases the seeds
of the disease seem to remain dormant
in the systems of those exposed to the
risk of contagion until some new epi
demic calls them into activity.
Procopius, who observed the plague
in Constantinople pretty closely during
Justinian’s reign, declares that if per
sons born in an infected town settled
in a town hitherto free from it they
were sure to be the first attacked if
the plague again visited the country,
even after the lapse of several years.
A similar fact was noted during the
Nimeguen outbreak, where two chil
dren of one Yan Dain were sent to the
immune tdwn of Goreunen and re
mained there in perfect health for three
months. At the end of that time the
plague came to Goreunen, and the3' died
there at the same time as the rest of
their family.—Pall Mall Gazette.
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WANING OF THE GRAND ARMY
Veteran* of the Civil W ar Will Soon
Have Mnreheil to the
Other Shore.
One of the bravest “standing- armies”
in the world is dying- out. The Grant!
Army of the Republic, that band of
gray-haired warriors whose pride and
dearest recollection it is that they once
served their country, is sinking wifli ap
palling swiftness to the point where it
will be only a memory of good deeds
and brave men who have done them.
Statisties as to the membership and
death rate of the organization tell a
story as touching as the tenderest fu
neral sermon. They show that in a ftw
} ears more the roll call will be an empty
ceremony—the summons to the ra
tional encampment a vain appeal to
the heroes of 18(51.
Within 12 months—the year of 1898
—according to a report just issued,
more than 17.000 members of the grand
army died. This death rate was more
than double that of the previous year.
If the past year (1899) has shown a cor
responding decline in membership the
friends of the organization have ample
ground for the concern they express as
to its future.
The high-water mark of the grand
army’s prosperity was not reached un
til some time after the death of its
founder, Dr. Benjamin F. Stephenson.
The army’s excellent organization,
however, is due to Dr. Stephenson’s
genius as a founder.
It is set down to the eternal credit
of the army that it originated one of
our most inspiring holidays-—Memorial
day. This is the most interesting act
in the history of the army and by all
means the most popular act of Gen. Lo
gan’s administration.
This holiday, which has been cele
brated with such fervor for 30 years,
was originally the suggestion of a cit
izen of German birth, whose very name
lias been forgotten. It was established
by Gen. Logan, and the leaders of the
army, and a few years later made by
congress a legal holiday.-—X. Y. World.
OTHER PEOPLE’S PREJUDICES.
I.ittle Things Thai Should lie Re
garded by Those Who Deal
A gentleman Avho has traveled much
and has a very large interest in Amer
ican export trade said in conversation
the other day that the principal draw
back to a wider extension of American
commerce in certain parts of the world
is that manufacturers in the United
States do not sufficiently study the
wants, the customs and the tastes of
their prospective customers. “For ex
ample,” he said, “a certain American
firm sent some electrical goods which
were decorated in green to Japan. They
did not sell any. No Japanese would
bring such things into his house; it
would mean an invitation to the evil
deities. Green is an evil color in Ja
pan. What a Japanese wants is red
things. Upon this simple matter of
color rested the failure of that manu
facturer to succeed in export trade.”
A German employer of labor said:
“I like American machines so far as
their performance of their work is con
cerned, but they demoralize my men.
They come here in sober colors of paint
and with no bright parts. The nun
who tend the machines do not have any
brass to keep clean or any surfaces to
rub, and they get lazy. The German
workman needs to be kept busy with
things of this sort.”
Here, now. are some practical in
stances of what the American manu
facturer must learn before he can at
tain the widest success in the new field
of foreign trade. Do not send to tier
many catalogues in the English lan
guage. or to Japan things decorated in
green, or to the Isthmus of Panama
anything with blue spots on it. It looks
as if we need in this country a com
mercial kindergarten in which such in
formation as the above may be taught
for those of a curious and inquiring
mind for their everlasting benefit and
profit. —Electrical Review.
Decoy Dok'm in Koien’ Skins.
There are still left in Kngland about
30 “decoy dogs,” whose intelligence in
their queer trade is something remark
able. It’s the decoy dog’s Life work
to catch ducks. lie is usually a red
dog. and is besides sometimes “dressed
up like a fox,” with a fox’s skin on his
back and a fox’s brush tied to him.
Thus fantastically arrayed, or in his
native colors if they are foxffke enough,
the decoy dog jumps about at the
mouth of a stream leading to a pond
favored by the ducks. So far as known,
only one decoy dog in England now
actually wears a fox’s skin when on
business, and he is a marvel worth
studying. Drawn by curiosity as to
the antics of their ancient enemy, the
ducks flock nearer and nearer until
the hidden hunter is actually able to
catch them in a net. There are many
kinds of wild birds which seem unable
to keep away from a fox when they
see one. and these will sometimes
“mob” a red dog bj' mistake.—X. Y.
World.
Mr. Fitzharkey—Look here, you! I
hear you said that, intellectually, 1 was
a freak.
Mr. Small —Not at all. my dear sir!
I was misquoted. I said that intel
lectuallj' you were a giant.—Puck.
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