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SATURDXY SEPT s. 1900
STREET CAR COMEDY.
JPears of an Observant Boy Amuseo
le Hiii.|iiii il,,. Mnn .-. 11li the Swrr
?""??<h? *?\ <mi1<1 Kat I p II U 111 r
? nll \iHMinIimr. I tili-.n I'lvrn
a l-"nlr \\ nrnlnir.
She waa a good looking yoaag trta-a
?ran aad ahe had an air of proaptriti
rnxxi ger-terml satisfaction with the
-wor'd. Thr little boy who sat btatda
-Ttser, with hia hand En hers, says the
*CbJcaj-*o Times-Herald. was evidentK
-***-**r **?nliest***?the bright partieula'i
?wlar it; tht Rrmamenl ol her ? ciattnet
'They were tidiag hoaat on one of the
.*?Tort}>\v.steiii Elevated tralas, .-.nd
?s**tos* tht aiale from them sat s man
-?who Lad a muatache that drooped di*
3-ectIy forward over his npper lip
xtus affordlag bim aa opportoait* *<
-draw the haira lato his rooath bg
?Bseari* of his tongae and teeth, a
?sibingr ht did witb apparent reliah.
Th?e little boy becaaat iaterested in
?JsThe operation and **ad**arored tt
?mx-oij-'e liis naother t<? s realiaatioa al
tabe wonder of it. Bvary time tht maa
?-sB-o*j*d let go t<> get t- botttr hold -be
? K*hild. in au excited atagt whisper
i woald say:
"'Mamma, look Bt him!"
fnbf woniaii would blath and pre
"saafcd B*ht didn't Know what bt nirant,
a-aaid 1he man. being dttp ta a mni*a
aBixxc artiele. waa obliviont of 1*is ******
- IThe passengers in that end of th
-**-aT'were not slow tt join tlie ******* ir,
aBBax watchful interest. and whenever
IaV-e tried to attraet his mother's at
ition to the **a*-agi**a** optiatlon
t-niilcd broad ly or "-iggled alond.
old gentleman with mutton-chop
awhiskers and an Knplish .ook sat on
*Jf*r? other aide of the boy fmm the lat
?ttasr'*- mother. He was rather slow tc
3wi? -n the general enjoyment of the
j"***-*?oceding. but he found out aftei
?aBW-hJJe what it was that those around
? "MAMMA. LOOK AT HIM!"
____a were laughing at, and then he,
fa__a__, began to grin.
I ?'-Look, mamma!" cried the child,
""-be a trying to get it again."
~__ush.'" hia mother aaid, endeavor
Wtagj _? hide her face and hold a hand
'__a__r the boy a mouth at the sam.
I """Now he's go. lt.*" exelaimed the
_____jle(! little one. "Is he going to eat
""_._, aa, no! l>e quiet!" his mother
t """"SY-H, then, \\ liv does he chew it ?"
. "TSb-h-h-h. Here, look out of the
-andow. ".Ye'll see the Ferrla wheel
i ""TVould it hurt him if he swallowed
I *9___te man with Ihe mutton-chop
-.sfciekeTs was getting red in the face
-tl.ow.ng apoplectic fymptoms,
_ie managed to blubber:
k*es BBJ boy, he might choke if he
? "lUDinia, maiiLina!" exclaimed the
3__t_._te fellow, "h?- might choke if he
__?__. Uow ?.d it."
_J_ta1..hen the man with the mustache
?*-t a Dew twist aa it with his tongue
_____ \__th and pulled on the haira aa
Jg tthey would be lorn out by the
J^Oh. look at hinil" aaid tha child;
?*__>e*s going- to swa.low It now!"
The )u?ly was luoking out at the
"_B__ndo.\_ they were passing and pre
-__ading not to hear. Therefore. the
*_?y turned to the Engnsh looking
.?ban and asked:
~'W hv don'i joa tell him not to
~_3eca_se he has a right to eat it if
-__? wants to."
**Well, why does he want to?"
*"I dou\ know. Maybe he had honey
*?*"" taffy or something of that kind for
______ ium-h "
""And would that make him want
? eat it?"
"Well, it might if?"
Tbe man with the mustache aud
ienly atuck out his tongue and picked
_f the end of a hair that he had bit
in two, which made the boy cry:
""Why doea he throw them away if
_fca? likea them?"
This question attracted the atten
"*-hon of the object of the boy _ inter
__rt, who suddenly raised his head to
?_a__eover that the other passengers
were looking at him and laughing.
i Be turned red, felt of hia nerktie,
;<ttn_?k_d bimaeli over as far as possible!
<*?__- ___e__, after an embarrassing mo
as__rat, went into another car, wa'k.ng
^sMewise, ao as to prevent anyvhlag
M_er?o_a from happeniag in ctm hia
'-S-rt-H-a might ba tom whesa ha
W_l_a BailartS Ay leslBl \g.
Ten. yeara ago a atroke of : alyala
caused tbe loss or speech to IT. T. *lt?f
?ey. of Riaing Fa*vn. Ga. Since that
time until a few days ago. he continued
speechless. As he was handling an
electrio apparatus he aecidentally r?
eelved a shock whieh restored his -/oice.
MAID AND MATRON.
The total number of women over 18
years old employed in the faotories
and WOsTsrBbopa of the British islands
ia about .XKJ.OOO, of whom 11 per cent.
bt-lOBg Io trade unions.
Miss TatiliiH Astor is more patriotic
than her sire. Willitun Waldorf Astor.
She was asked recently whether she
was an Baglis-h girl or a Yankee girl.
She replied that she wasn't quite sure.
Her father. she said, was a n Knglish
man. As for herself, she said she
would be an Ameriean if the choice
were left to her.
The distinetiort of beinj? the chara
pion woman nall driver of the eountry
belonps to Mrs. F. ('. E. Mehlhouse, of
l'ottstown. Pa. Out of U fair eontest
aatt she earried off first honors by
drtviag si\ eight-ptmay nails into a
two-iach plaah ia ij trrondt. In her
hast.- sht dropped one of the nails.
but despite this handicap she finished
Mdlle. Jant May. the French actrcss,
has attd her influenee as the daujrhter
of an efieer to get a govcnuaeat per
mit to keep ? tobaceo shop in l'aris.
60 that whea she has grow n older and
less in denaaad than ahe is to-day she
will have soinethinfT to fall baek on.
Tlie shop is already opcB and is prov
in^- a popalar
Mrs Mary (."hurch Terrili. af Wa>li
iagtOO, D. ('.. is svaoag tbt most en
Ughtened eolored women of tlie I'nit
ed Btatea. She la n gradaatt of Ober*
??*?? aad lt t trustee of the public
schools of Waahiagtoa. Bbt has
atadied abroad in l'aris. Beriia and
Lnaaaaat, and was oace oftcrtd a po?
sition ln Oberlin **oUege.
Mrs. Laura \. Alderniau OWTAS the
larjrest orchard in South Dako;a. \.
cordin- to \V. N. Irwin. ohief of the
divisiou of pomology of the depart?
ment of agriculture in \Vn.diin;:tnn.
Mrs. Alderman has. near Hurley. Tur?
ner county. l.">0 acres. in whieh are
8.000 trees. two aeres being given over
to plums. I'esides the trees there are
l.rxiO currant bathtt, 1.W0 goosrberry
bushes. |Q0 giaptllatt and three acres
of straw berries.
PEOPLE OF PROMINENCE.
The Wichita Eagle is authority for
the statement that Gen. Adna K. Chaf
fee has a brother in Wichita who is a
aoldier in the Sahation Army. He is
a little. silverj-haired ?]d man, and
plays the bass drum.
Lord and Lady Kathes sailed recently
for the United States. His title of
grand bootjack to the sovercign dates
from the days when it wa? the duty
of the earl of Bathtt to remove the
boots of thetr Scotch majesties upon
their return to the palace after a func
The Xew York Evening Post relates
a story characteristic of the late King
Humbert and Queen Margherita. The
queen, it seems, had a stron*-a#-Rartialitj
for white dresses, but with the advanc?
ing years she feared that they looked
too girlisb, and asked the king what he
thought about it. He replied that he
would think it over. A few days after
she received a box containing half a
dozen white dresses fresh from Paris,
with her husband's compliments.
(Jen. Chaffee. la command of the
Ameriean forces in China bears the
unusual Christian names of Adua Ro
manzn. Adna is a Ilebrew word sig
nifying pleasure, while Romanza is
derived from the Italian, nnd in Eng?
iish is appiied in music to a tender
sentiment, or a song without words.
"It would be interesting to know,"
says the Philadelphia Reeord, "how
Gen. ChalTee's parents, who were
plain farmer folk, living in prosaic
central Ohio, enme to give their son
t-iest peeuliar nanii's. Thia stem,
matter-of-faot man of aetion would
seem to have a name quite out of
harmony with hy_ eharaeter."
HOW JOCKEYS REDUCE WEIGHT
l__d Archer used to spend entire
days in his private Turkish bath, eat?
ing nothing meanwhile but a little
John Arnull once ate nothing but
an occasional apple for eight conseeu
tive daya in order lo rt-duce himself
to ride a parti.ular _a_BB for the
prince of Wales.
Benjamin Smith, one of the gnmest
jockey3 on reeord, who rode and won
a race with ;i broken leg. used to live
for days in front of an enormous open
fire, eating praetieaily nothing, and
drinking huge quantities of senna tea.
John Osborne once relieved himself
of seven pounds of flesh in a single
walk, but the walk covered 40 miles
and lasted nine hours. His diet on
this oeeasion was a hard biscuit, pur
ehaeed at a roadrfde pubiic house aad
a poached egg served in vinegar.
"Wasting" is tho term used by
jockeys to signify the training down
to weight. Kven a tiny fellow like
Tod Sloan or Johnny Reiff will, if he
lets himself go, soon weigh 20 pound
more than he might. This will hap?
pen every winter. When spring comes
there is the problem of getting rid
of the overweight, and doing it
OUR WITTY CONTEMPORARIES.
Silence is gol.icn, speeeh is silver;
talking without saving anything ia sil?
ver, heavily gold-platetl.?Puck.
A handsome monunient to his wifa'fl
memory overconies 70 per cent. of the
opposition to a man's remarriage.?
lf the people who cannot see a joke
were not so funny themselves they
would have no excuse for being.?
"Oh, yes, our house ls complete in
every respeet," said Mr. Prondpop.
"Here ia onr bawlroom," he contln?
ued, opening the door to the nursery.
"You had a lot of visitors last week,
VVes, but when they went home wa
sent our tbree daughtera baek Witb
BESIEGED BY LIONS.
A Sick Hunter's Experience in Cen?
Fool-_-_.rdl_.eaa nia Not Carry Its J?a.
I>iinl?liin.-nt with It tn Thia In
?<???'?? ? A "omrnhil He?
roic Care for IVv.r.
Lion bunting is dangerous enough
when the hunter's health and strength
are of the best. But an inveteratc
sportsman does not regard conse
quences, and the author of "Sport in
East Central Africa" gives an account'
of a foolhardy adventure which h.
seems to have enjoyed. He was ill
with fever in a little aettlement 01
blacks, but sinee lions were in the
neighborhood he must needs insisl
upon having the carcass of n boat
placed as bait aal far from his hut;
and, although his legs were too weak
to allow him to walk a dozen steps
he had himself proppcd against thi
_O0_ jamb, and lnid his double-bar
reled rifle across his knecs.
lt was nearly one o'eloek, he BBJB
when the lions gave notice of their
whereabouts. 1 heard the hcav.
grunting sighs of three or four ol
them as they BBOVed about in the
scrub 200 yards BWay. Thim followed
a scries of rushes. a* they leaped
down the bank of tiie creek and
lappcd noisilv at the water. Next
came a territied voice from a ncigh
"While man. we are going." it said
and tbe "b-gra*1 raabed pell-mell froa
their shelter. some pasaing in front ol
me, others bebind me. niiiking for a
grove of trees.
Scarcely had the first of them got
well outside the hnts hefore it seemed
as if a lion were right among them.
as. with deep. saxage cruiits. it dasheri
past my lmt. bounding through the
?crab la close paraalt.
Suddenly a J ell rang out from the
darkness. and I was convineed that
?ne of my btacka was beiag d_vo_r___|
A MOMENT OP TERROR.
but I waa too weak to stand, aud waa
powerleaa to aet.
After aome farther noise and eon
fusion _ heard a lion treading over
the dead leavea near by. Then came
a prolonged rouflled sound, half roar,
half moan, uttered ia a deep voice,
which even under the circumstances
I r.cognixed as profoundly musical.
Then there waa a heavy but silent
foot fall aa the b.aat walkad to the
baek of my hut, and thruating hia
nose aroongst the thatched gTaas
aniffed loudly, till I could aee the
lighttr atalka atirring, when ha en
deavored to inaert a paw between the
intersticea of the -rattles.
Each instant I expected the whole
atructure to eollapse, but luckily the
beast forebor* to take a mean advan'
tage, whieh would have aeenred my
destruction. I should have flred, had
I not been afraid of settlng flre to the
At length the brutes cleared out,
uttering deep growls. They had de?
stroyed one hut and pretty much
ruined two more, not to speak oi
amashing the hut next mine, which
?aa_.a--.a__ all my stores. I eould hear
them there, making a terrific noiae,
anufflng.grunting and snarling, break
ing sticks and clanking metal, while
every now and then one would leap
down the bank into the water and
then come learing baek, breathing
heavily and growling low. Yet not a
whisker hair did one of them show in
the firelight in front of me.
The excitement did me good. The
next morning I was up nnd about in
pajamas and an ulster. Not one oi
the boys had been lnjured, although
one bad had a marvelous escape. The
lions were close upon him as he reached
a tree. He sprang at a braneh, and in
his terror seiaed tha leg of another
black who had clambered up before
him Fearlng lest he, too, should faH
into the lion's inaw, the other fellow
kicked his leg elear, so that the unfor?
tunate f ugitive fell to the ground, ut?
tering the yell I had heard.
Why the nearest lion did not seize
bJm ! eannot say. The boy explained
that it merely grow led aa he scram
bled to his feet and climbed up an?
other tree as fast as his black legs
Ham* 1'srUfd la Oals.
Hams are generally sent to Singa
pore. India, packed in bran or oats.
then sewed in eanvas and afterward
packed in salt, this process preserving
the flavor far better than any other
method, besides keeping the ham
Sad t**at?* of aa Amatru
That Philadelphia man who wa*
made dumbby a fall from his wheel wai
no professional raeing man, els*e h?
would still be talking. Nothing but
d?ath stops the profesaional's flow ol
BEST POEMS OF THE WEEK.
When I waa but a little boy, my rnothar
uaed ta aay,
If X was vary good I might b* prastdant
I have se*n no tndlcatlons of ????sh hsppen
Insrs as yet.
But 1 **l<1e my tiru* In pattenc*; lt'sawaat*
of strength to fret.
I have scaaned tha situation and I'v* nasd*
a f*w, rapatra,
Det*rmlned that no accldent shall tak* m*
Ana lf a nd'mTnatlon ever sweepa within ray
Well. I've (ot my front porch ready and
I've learned a little epeech.
I have had lt freshly palnted. and I've
cleared the vlnea away
80 that whtn I'm talking to them they can
watch my faclal play;
And I've taken elucutlwn. I can aay lt
with great art:
"My countrymen. I thank you from the
bottom of my heart!"
They aay that opportunity comes once and
I'm bound I won't be napping if lt ever
seeks my door,
lf men de_MU that i'm ths aata tolead 'em
and to teaeh.
Well. I've got my front porch ready and
I've learned a little spe.ch.
Who-;. baby is lov.liest?
All roiiiwi th,. world north. aouth. east.
For whether It be a Chinese tot.
with ajraa aalaal an<i a afeavea crown.
Or a dear little girl of the I.atol of the Free,
Or a toddlhg Frince ln l.ondontown.
Or the one ran treasur. a Soudan slave
Hugs to ber heart. all wee and brown?
Each ln Ita mother's gentle pa
Ik falrer than all the world be.UIe.
Whose mother is loved the best?
She whose cheek was first care.-sud?
For whether she be an Kskimo.
Or colored mammy, or stately queen,
Or a wandcring organ grmder's wife.
Jlngling and beating her tambourine,
In every land where children are
The baby eyes from their deep. aerene
G-BBa, rapture bound by the tender graee
In the month.r's bended, lov.-llt face.
?Woman's Home Companion.
?oil wc can say. with a sigh and a
"Times will be better after a while!
The light will stream through the elouds
And flowers vrill bloom where the thorns
What of the sigh. lf we say, with a smile:
"Times will be better after a while .'?
It's a long?long way to the light of day;
But winter givea ever a promlse of May,
And ever we dream. lu the darkest night:
"The joy will eome with the mornlng
Even in our sorrow we say with a smile:
"Times will be better after awhile!"
"Times will be better!" In Joy and woe
Is It not sweeter to sing them so?
Sweet er to dream. when the dark's o'er the
The eyes of the angela are looking at you?
Away with th? sigh. then, and sweet be the
"Times will be better after awhile!"
?F. I_. Stanton. ln Atlanta Constltution.
To drink the drega of rank lnjustlce's cup
And smile as though the draft were sweat
To f??el the dagger-thrust of wounded prida.
Yet to the bosom clasp the steel more
To cheek the passlon of the beast?re
Yet seemingly do naughi but raise thy
To keep sure sllence when the hot words
At wrong, before the soul can under?
To rise a moment from the mort.il ialre
To aee things past and present and to
To grant the heavenllest biesslng earth be
With heart and soul- nor hold the llps
Kver to seem obllvlous of tha hurt,
Though in remembrance lt may ever Hve?
O, human aoul, ao often tom and tried,
All this It means alncerely to lorglve!
?Faith Bradford, ln Youth':. Companion.
Kver Moving 8_n.
What of dark and what of bright?
Ever moving on
In the shadow ?tn the light?
ln the wrong, and ln the right;
Time staya never ln hta Might?
Kver moving on!
Orleving hearts or oomforted?
Kver moving on
Where the vloleta are spread?
Where the bloom* to light are led?
1'aat the graves that hlde __r dead.
Ever moving on!
Peace or palntlna?gloom or gleam?
Ever movii.,, on
I-lke an ocean-faring stream
Where the shlp9 Uke apectera seem;
Do thy deed and dream thy dream,
Ever moving on!
?F. L. Stanton. ln Atlanta Canatitution.
When I was young. before tbe hair
Upon my lip were plenty.
I fell ln love with you. so faLr.,
I aeventeen?you twenty.
You laughed and ealled me "silly boy;"
Ah! how lt raiaed my rancor!
Within a year you killed my Joy,
And marrled Burns, the banker.
I.ong, aa a baehelor, by Jeers
Of huabands. I was hurried;
Until. at last, at 40 years,
I happlly was marrled.
But still It fllls my soul wltaawe.
Now, aa when firat I sought her,
To think I've you for a mother-ln-law
By marrying your daughter.
?George Birdseye, ln Braaklyn Life.
Oh, the boy that threw the snow bail
In those happy days gone by!
A high bail or a low bail!
How I'd like to see him try
The aklll I once upbraided!
How I'd chuckle with dellght?
I would have him serenaded
By the band 'moat every night
When the mercury lasplnning
Up to ninety in the shade.
Then his antlcs seena so winning
I regret the fuss I made.
Ula p-u-Uoia seems to fit ma * _-*-.
In these days of heat Intense,
And every time he hit me
I would give him lifty cents.
F-r Value Reoelved.
So many Uttle mouths to fed,
So many little shoes to buy.
So many tulcs of woe to heed. '
So many things that sor, ly try.
So many little arms that cllng
About roe softly, tenderly;
So many happy songs to sing.
So many lovlng smiles for me.
So many happy look.-. from eyes
That i/mk.- Uu- bii.-y world so br'ght,
So many UlO* pravers that its,
To Him abOVB for me. at night.
- Chletaf-O Tlmes-Ileral.l
I iiffunnlrd Sprecb.
Mrs. Bingo--You must be careful
what you say to the cook, dear, or she
Bingo?Why, was I hard on her?
"Were you? Why. anyone would
have thought you were talking to
Made Hln* Sorry.
44 A burglar went through our ict
chest last night."
"Did he earry off your breakfast?**
"No; he left a note saying he'd be
ashamed to rob people who couldn't
afford to take more ice than we did."
Mr. De Fashion?I aee an Englieh
woman haa been flned for having her
two doga putl the baby earriage.
Mrs. De Fashtoa?Sha ought to be,
tha cruel thing. Why dlda't she make
the baby pull tha dogs??N.Y. Weekly.
DOG AN1> HEDGEHOGS
Snoozer Was Bo Match for theQuill
He **i n.jtsj l,-,r Sravrl)r to Drive Aw-**
tbe Armored laitadrri. Uat Final?
ly tiaxtf 1 i> thr Isrqutl
Slruaisl** tm Urapalr.
ln the \ ieinity af EmeraM I.akes. Cot.
porcupines are exceediitly mniierom
this season and afford fine apart foi
the hunters. But the sport is uot al
ways on one side, aud if the porcupinej
have any sense of humor they inusi
have enjoyed au im-idenl of re*cent oc
currence. A party oi campers at th?
iakea were surprised oa BWakeaiaj
one morning to find that their saddles
thrown carelessly outside the tent, hac
been gnawed and ruined by some nov
turnal vis-itors. Watch wa-, maintairie
the followiag evtalag aad it was foaai
that the poreuplaea were tae guiit*,
ones. Bvidtatlj they lik.- the !a?t(
of leather. for similar iaataaeeS hav?
occurred, and Charlea t.raham. th<
hatchery superiutendent, carefuli*.
Loeka the stable door* at night*.
Old Snoozer, the watch dog. is al
ways kept within the boaat "at night
At tirst he was allowed to roarn at iarj*e
but despite the pain from their poi
S-onous quills he seemed to persist ir
attaeking the porcupines. Kolling
themselves into balls of spik.-s. the lit
tlt animals would defy the dog-. afOTB
?Bg after raomiag he was found w him
pering with pain from cruel prieks. r*a?j
at last a wateh was deteraiined npoi
to deci?le whether Snoozer waa foolisl
enough to continue Bghting the poeu
pines of hiv oa n will.
Soon after darkness had s?*t t led oTet
the mountains Watchfttl eyes were kepi
upon him as he lay a few yards* from
the eabin. The moon rose early and il
Iuminated the scene to the satisfaetioi
of the watchers. Suddenly one ot
them started in exeitement. Down a
little footpatb leading into the preal
dark forest of platt came a coinpan*.
of little animals. Xoiselesslv the\
aiVOOZJCR FIGHTS THE POHCtTPINJs***.
trvaded their way toward the cabin
Tbe dog, sleeping with one eye c.nen
aa is his wont. seemed to divine theii
coming as they drew near. Sitting up
on hia haunchas, ha flanced about a*
if in dread.
Nearer and nearer came the stealthy
creaturea and the men aaw unmistaka
bly that they were porcupinea. Sev
enteen there were, and in twos and
threee they ambled. forward, with
large one aoting aa leader. AlraoM
breathleaa wlth aurprise, the men in
tha cabia waited.
The dog, catching s-ight of them
whined with a note of fear that even a
brown bear oould not inspire.
Steadily the procession of porcupinci
advanced, and tbe dog, retreatlng* to
th* doors-tep, began to quiverwith ap
prehecsion. Undoubtedly he had aeen
theae foes before. Marching closer, the
eurious little visitors began to encircl*
the dog. Suddenly, unable to atand
the suspense any longer. he barked
ahrilly and ruahed atthe neareat porcu
Inatantly it rolled itself tightly intc
a ball, aa did moat of the other*, and
Snoozer's skin was punctured severely
hy the sharp quills. Yelping with pain,
he retreated, and after a few second*,
unrolling themselves, the porcupines
drew near with merciless intentiona.
Snoozer might have leaped past them
and fled away ln the night, but per?
haps the lonely mountaina at night,
with their atrange inhabitants. filled
him a ith terror and iuduced him to s-af
fer at the doorstep of his master ia
preference. Closer the- porcupines
came, until the cowering dog was
hemmed upon the log s-ill.
Within six feet wa* the impregnable
circie of bristlea, and what the result
would have been will never be known,
for one of the men, whose warm heart
was wrung by the pitiful whimpering
of the faithful dog. w hieh never feared
bears, snatched a six-shooter from the
wall and through the window shot the
nearest porcupine. A jelp of delight
succeeded the report of the pistol,
and there waa a sudden scattering of
porcupines and Snoozer was nevei
again compelled to sieep outside the
Great CHanee for Tlpplera.
Thrifty tipplers have had a gay time
in Gardiner, Me. The beer-seliers
there cut down the price of beer to
half the usual rate. Then the rivalrv
became so great that some of them
gave away the foaming beverajje with?
out charge. The general thirst so in
creasedt that extra bartenders were
necess-ary to serve the patrons, and at
last the -.aloon-keepers, seeing ruin ap
proaching, decided to supply no more
B>*r to Pay (or Waraalp*.
> Germany ia putting a tax on import
?ed beer to help in covering the cost
\ol the new warships.
Tree to a Reaca Ipos Walcta ?
Yoona < oaitle Ara Slttls.*;.
A eracking of hranches in the tree
under whieh they were sitting in
Washington park, Chicago, late the
other night, followed by the tread of
a dark objeet as it alighted on the
Dark bench besids them, and strange
and uifcamny w.iinea aodfyelps. frighl
cned \> fllis Johnaon art- hia cousin.
Mias Mary Waterbury, ao badly that
Misa Waterfcury scream. d and faint
ed, while Ju_.u?on waa aluioet panic
The screams of tbe frightened wom?
an were heard by Detective James
TIIKN' MISS WATERBURY FAIKTED.
Duffy. of the llyde Park poliee- sta?
tion, wbo rushed to tbe scene. Ar
ri.ing there. he found a jabbcring
monkey. dressed in outlandish cloth?
ing, and a young man standing over
an uneonscious notiiati trying vauily
to bring her to I normal state. The
ofticcr brought water from the lagaoa
nearby nnd revived the \ouuc wom?
an, while a keeper soon appeared and
earried off tbe monkey. together witb
a paracbute whieb the animal cla.-.ped
tightly in its hands.
The affair happened shortly aftsr
ten o'eloek, when visltora la Washing?
ton park were beginning to thin out
and but few people were around. Mr.
Johnson and his cousin had been
walking through the park and sat
down to rest a short time before tak?
ing the street cars h-ime. Tbey were
but a short distance from a raaot.
where a bnlloon ascension, witb _v
paracbute drop by a monUey. known
as Mrs. Murphy, had been | promi?
nent attraction. The monkey has not
been particular about the plaee of its
descent, and the other night it eame
sperding down through the air just
above the young couple.
While order was being restored and
tbe unweleome intruder had been
identified as a harmless monkev. a
man appeared, and. taking the animal
in tow, marched off with it.
".Sure, you needn't be afraid." he
said. "Mrs. Murphy ia as kind as the
day is long and wouldn't harra a soul.**
BEAR RUNS A TRAIN.
Aalmal In Travellng Iktw llrraki
Oat of ('age aad Chai?a Condao
?or Into tha Cibonir.
A Chicago Tribune correspondent ia
authority for the statement that tba
other night aeveral beara took eharge
of a train on tbe Toledo A Ohio Central
and mada things intereoting for a time.
A train waa carrylng a ahow from
Coming to Toledo. Tha car next the
cabooae contained two oages of beara,.
together with aome other wild ani
J .at after the train left Bucyrua one
of f_e beara broke out of hls cage and
COWBOY l_,ASSOE-_>.THE BEAR.
?tarted on an exploring expedition.
The conductor made his escape, "vith
tbe bear iu hot pursuit, to thecaboose,
where the train crew wa*. The <:od
ductor won the race and slamnied and
locked the door. Tbe bear, seeing that
he could not get the conductor. con
teuted himself with e'.imbing ar.-und
over the other HSgiB. in which past-.me
he was joined b\ other occupants of
the broken cage. Seeing that the
chances were good for a whole train
full of tigbting wild animals. the train
was _dd.t___]___ aad tbe cow boy of t_e
aggregation armed himself witb a
lariat and started to lasso the Wars.
The train was t'.elaye.! o\er BB hour
aad atcaaagca began to aeeaiaalatc
asknng tbe eause. Tbe conductor,
however. had troubles of his own. and
be wire.; tbe general olliee here that
he was _,i?.etraoked to take a Mraw vote
and find out who was* runniirg tbe
train. be or the beara,
The parehment on tbe best banjoes
is made of wolfskin.
In the United States and Canada
there are 960,094 odd fellows and 837,
The'Merusalem artichoke" has noth?
ing to do with Jerusalem, but is a eor?
ruption of girasok-, tbe sunflower,
which it resembles.
A beauty specialiat ia recommend
ing her patients'to eat a finely-graded
carrot before breakfast eacb morning
to improve the complexlon.
An apparatus for condensing aea fog
Into drinking water haa been invented
by Prof. Bell. It will be welcomed as
a desideratum by ocean voyagers.
In tbe treaaure bouse of the shah of
Persia ia a terreatrial globe three feet
ia diameter, which ia said to have
been used by the laat monareh of that
country for the atudy of geography.
It is entirely covered with geans, of
wbieh there are 51,366 in all, reckoned
at a totcl value of $5,000,000. The vari
oua countriea of the earth are repre
aented in precioua atonea ot different
colors, while tbe oceana are of emer?
CONQUERED MAD DOG.
'**ammn Clatebet tho Craaet Aala
by taa- Throat W hlle tho Ur?n
Mrs. Charles F. Lenone, of Paaaaic.
X. Y., is a lover of dogs, but deoiare*
she wiU never again own one unleas it
be a bulldog. for that species never
goea mad. The other day she had an
exciting adventure with a pet dog of
hers. While driving* on the Lexington
road the animal suddenly developed
aymptoms of the rabie-*, Mrs. Lenone
was four miles from home oaadrive
way filled with vehicles. A
With rare presence of mind, tn her en
Brtavat to save otaert from the fate to
whieh she wa- bttatlf exposed. ahe
GRASPED TME DOGS TRBOAT.
aoiaed the eaapping, yelplng brute by
the throat with OBt hand and by main
force held it down on the floor of tho
earriage. Ber young son drove at top
speed baek to 1'as.saic.
When Mrs. Lenone was seen by a re?
porter at her pretty home in Montgom
ery aveaat aht was a bolly aa w i.iing to
rtgaid herself as-a heroine.
"I suppose 1 was nervous,'* she ad
mitted. "It would be folly to say that
a drive of that kind, with an animal
frothin- at the mouth and making mad
etTorts to escape. di** not frighten me.
It did. 1 knew if I once loosed my hold
th*- people we met would probably be
hit ten. perhaps fatally. On the other
hand. I hopeR that once under proper
control the dog* might be saved."
Mrs. Lenone is shert of atatur**,
though strongly built, and the hand
whieh grasped the dog's throat is so
small and soft that its muscular grip
could scarcely be guessed at.
i)ixie, the big French poodle whieh
caused all the trouble, was Mra. Le?
none** constant companion.
"Since the dog was clipped," aaid
Mrs. Lenone, "he had been aeting
queerly. He seemed all right on Mon?
day, however, when I atarted for a
drive. I had no warning that anything
wa* wrong until he auddenly began
yelping, anapping at me and striring to
jurnp from th* earriage. I bad tha
leaah with me and attached it to the
collar with the greatest difflcnlty.
There wa? only one thing to be done.
I wound my hand in th* halr on hia
neck and clutched hia throat. 1 held
him down with all my strength.**
Wlaa Unit H. Tlnksr, of New Torls,
****** a SallTaoat Aft.r *h* Hav*
Brskta Her Wrla*.
The heroine of the Long Island coaart
just now is Miss Annie R. Tinker, only
19 yeara old, and the daughter of Henry
C. Tinker, of New York. While out
yachting tha other day sbe waa steer
ing the boat when ah* waa struck by
the fly ing spokes of the wheel and her
wrist fractured. She made no outcry,
however, but remained at the wheel aa
if nothing had happened.
Mr. Tinker's country remdence,
"Briarcroft." ia on the west side of tha
8TUCK TO THE W11KKL.
bay at Port Jefferson. Some time ago
he had a yacht built, and when the
boat was rlnished announced that in
the near future he would give a lunch?
eon party to the men who worked upon
it and their families. It was arranged
that the party should be carried from
the viilage of Briarcroft in one of Mr.
Tinker's launches, and when the party
got aboard Miss Tinker took her po?i- '
tion at the wheel. The minute the
craft got under way the wheel spun '
round and struck Miss Tinker on the
right arm. But not a word did the
brave girl say of the accident, and
steered the boat for a mile and a half
with her left hand, to her father's land
When all were ashore she ordered
her horse hitched and drove thfye milea
to a doctor's office, where the be-** waa
?et. Returning home she -s-u.de no
?tention of the accident aad a-a-iavted
In entertaining her father's gueat*.
Aad There's Lota mt tt.
"It*s in the air," he aa-serted.
"What is?" asked the official of the
atreet cleaning department.
"Dust," replied the citizen.~-Chic-a.ro
"You say he has adopted art aaa pro
"Yes; he has adopted it. But he
treat* it like a cruel stepfather la a
atory book."?Washington Star.