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The Donaldsonville Chief
DONAIZ)SONVILLE LGOUSI 2 N.L
'THE SONG OF LABOR.
Sing the -ng of the -orkrran.
'TL- jry ¢;f tr:r' man w-iho'e har.
.-aps ,to f;fil with pratri'ed sk
T"e kern, sur,: lrain u demand,
r'n'o knows Che thrii: of cre:Paon,
Whio stands with th Iord . one-
Sees what nval wrou:ght -rom ICdenl
.nd can say of .ivr w-or: "WVel do .e"
O.i-;r. ;r;, e.k fo' r:k and ;-'e-alth,
And erarch trio w- td- wor:ld :hrou -
1AEi knoa m thi deep whp re grand t.hou :s
:Which Tu'biil ain once. knriw:
:eauty nmay lie n a c.m an'S eyte,
And dwel on nrr lips so sweet-
It lives as as we-i in -i.-, :.. ine's swell,
-.rnd :te l sion's throbbing bet
Th. arfchl which i.dfiis ti:e r-va-r's flood,
,n a h ld.s ires w vr-s in r .c-.tRk, ,
Ls air :,s ;h, ] .in· w .eri, ! .se.s tw-ire,
O - the :urvr of a, tnowy r.,-:k;
aend hPre w1i can f',.Ai .itrrl u .!;tyl.. s rS power,
And bid it live anu moi,-r
n', oson a de-p" r h:u- i t:i an a . -aiten -
Cien giv2 'ao th' h art oa ? liv
Some must ]i' soft and f.Id dai il:y.
Or ihr son:l] in theiri maks moan;
but little i hPerds who ti::ds his needs
in the maker's joy ;i!cn.n
;orrow and pain may co me to him
'Thfy sr,--. rome to all
Bult ever :,r" frels a streni- th that stee.i
His heart to the shafts that fail.
ie gldl;y gree-ts the coming year ;
They bring him ai-edo ski!!.
He fee:s no ruth for the ios.s o youth,
His goal is nrarer still;
And only this t:e asks of fate
That ht may ko-p L.is dower
Of strength, and wil: and labor's akill
Unto his life-'s last hour.
-Nrinetlt .i. Lowater, in Youth's Compan
By J. C. PLUMMER
(Copyright, 19, by Daily Story Pi" b. Co.)
MR. KAGGS pulled himself wearily
up the jacob's ladder. His in
flamed face denoted interior heat; his
dusty clothes a tramp a-shore and his
voice, as he spoke to the men in the boat
below, an irritated temper.
When he stood on the deck of the ship
Abel Dodge, of which craft he was chief
officer, his superior hailed him from
"Did you find 'im Mr. Kaggs?"
"Naw," replied the mate. disgustedly,
"coeuldn't find a Johan Stein in all
Buenos Ayres who's lookinkg for a rife
"'I guess you didn't look for 'im very
hard," said Capt. Eby, "he's hyar some
where and you passed him a dozen times,
"I tell you he isn't here," snapped the
mate, mutinously, "I made a fool of my
self asking Dutchmen if they expected
a wife by the Abel Dodge. I'm asailor
and you don't catch me hunting Dutch
men again on a hot day in the Argen
Just then the cause of the mates ex
cursion ashore and of his inflamed tem
TlIt. MATE PEERED T.Ir.OUGI 'I HIS
per clicked across the deck, in a pair of
sabots, bearing th.a captain's supper to
the cabin. Two weeks ago the Abel
Dodge arrived from Bremen with an as*
sorted cargo and 71 emigrant+. , Ier
cargo had been unloaded and 7ti emi
grants had gone ashore, but Lena Os
tertag stayed because she had tc. Johas
Stein, late of the Fatherland, had writ
ten to his native dorf that being able to
support a frau it would toi well .or Lent
Ostertag be sent out on the first ship so
as to fill that vacancy in his home and
heart. There being several female Os*
tertags of nubile age and the paternal
home and income being alike small, the
request was received with acclaim and
Lena zas promptly exported on the Abel
Apparently the 55 days consumed by I
the ship in the passa: had cooledt the
ardor of Stein for he did t - n :.al for his
importation and the poor giri remained t
on the ship a source - ;:nxiety (oy the of
ficers. Len'a was a, e!.aed epr l)o
duction of one of those chi.na statuettes
of German shephlicrd;ess s eri' Stec' on (
mantrel-p i'ces, with yell:w l air ink a
dltl(l w h ite " fa c e a l )o, * .1 0 0 e , ,i r,,l
devoid of expressirtn Wilthat stih. W-a
so .tmodcst and obliging that ithe .fitcer,
became fud of her and ('apt. .ty o
c'ared het wioul tind Stein if i:"' tId ha
ship in tihe La Plata unt' Lei, i . ',
see her for barnacles.
ThI:e n :t mortniing, after brc::kfa st. the
an- imilnln. e u:Iltr i.a atitd ortdert ed a b'a:
"I'm going ashore to find Stein." h:
said, o ftitiet ly. "I'll havte in' :.boare
Iby dinner time, I alhays a. :s goo:d at
fixin' tthings that go wrong and Ili fix
"The mate acniled skeptically. I
"I guess we had bc-tter not wait ,in- 1.
ner for you." he said, sarcastically:, "',
mizht all starve."
"I don't remember," retorted the
skipper, "whether it was the prophetn
Jeremiah o' George Washington who
said 'if -ou want a thing done right
do it yourself,' but, whoever it was. I
agree wlth him," and with this shot he
entered the boat and was pulled ashore. O
It was just short of high noon when a r
sailor hailed the quarter deck with the t
taews that the skiZer was coming.
The mate leered through his glass, he
recognized his commander, but he could
not understand the presence of four men
be~ides the oarsmen. "The old man's
bringing the whole Dutch colony
aboard." he mused.
When the captain reached the deck
he assisted, with solicitude, the ascent
promptly followed by a man in the uni
form of the Argentine republic, he, by
a man :'± semi-clerical costume and he,
again, by a rough looking individu5a who
seemed more l. less drunk.
' ! yar's !tl derelict: , .l. :agg'a,
0..ng o.. ..e ',.ipp' win notes of triumph,
found 'm. :ya. s the officer to see
.nings straicigt fnd hyar's the preacher
'i tie fhe I, cot. This otaer man is the
interpreter to dish up the lingo. Oh,I'm
great at txin' iiiup ings. always was
Bring up the girl. ;r. Kaggs."
' Where did you find him," growled
:asy as holystoning a deck," replied
i -e captain, "I asked where any Germans
worked, went here and asked the boss if
Sherr' s a man named Johan Stein.
There was. Was he married. No. Then
I want him, says I, and I brought him
"How do you know he's the right
man?" asked the mate, with jealousy.
"The lands sakes, isn't he named
Johan Stein and isn't he unmarried.
What more do you want?"
The mate went below shaking his
head and brought up Lena Ostertag.
.t'hen she clicked up to the group in
her sabots the skipper explained.
"Hyar's your lover, Lena, Hyar's
"Ja, Ja," said Lena, not half-under
"See that," said the skipper," she
knows the lubber. Go ahead Mr. Preach- I
"Hold on," put in the Argentine offi
cial, "interpreter, ask this man if this l
is the woman he sent for."
"He says she vas not der woman he I
wants." said the interpreter, after con
versing with Stein.
"In a pig's eye," snarled the captain.
"In der eye of vot?" enquired the in
"In your eye, you lubber," snapped the
The interpreter retailed the captain's
remark to Stein.
"He say if she vas der woman in mine 1
eye I can haf her."
"Did ever a man see such ascoundrel," E
exclaimed the captain, "no, tell this
lump o' lard that he either marries this
hyar girl now or I'll hang him to the
"And be quartered afterwards," added
"And go to hell on top of all," Pr- I
marked the semi-clerical man.
"He say," reported the interpreter, a
after talking with Stein, "dat he vill ga I
"He will, will he?" shouted the skip- i
per, "then he'll go there with a red a
mark around his neck. String him up, t
Mr. Kaggs. String him up."
At the sight of the rope and the trucu
lent face of the mate Stein murmured a
something to the interpreter.
"He say he viii marry her," pro
claimed tha gentleman. 1
"Nothing like a rope to bring people t
to their senses," said the skipper, "go s
ahead Mr. Preacher."
The semi-clerical man rattled through h
the service. Lena said "Ja" at the pro- F
per moment, prompted by the skipper. I
but the groom made no sign. Mr. Kaggs,
however, placing his large hand on the
German's head enforced an affimatory a
gesture that made the groom's neck p
I crack. a
"Go ashore and be happy," exclaimed
the skipper, spreading his hands pa- r
ternally, and Lena's baggage was low- w
ered into the boat. The groom, after ft
narrowly escaping injury from a heavy d
sea-boot hurled at him by an enthuts- t
iastic seaman, but suffering annoyance 11
from a pint of barley which the cook, in n
lieu of rice, poured down his collar, en
tered the boat with his bride and guests g
and was pulled ashore amid the accla. b
mation of the crew of the Abel Dodge. .h
The next day a boat put off from the 3e
city and a stockily built German ft
climbed on the decks of the ship, g.
As no one could understand him the in
interpreter was sent for mid he an- tt
nounced that this was Johan Stein seek- h,
ing his bride on the Abel Dodge. si
"Why didn't he come sooner?" roared
the captain. s(
"He vas on a sheeps farm and dey a
wouldn't lets him leef," reported the in- ts
"Tell him," thundered the skipper, hi
ftrownaing at the mate who was laughing m
delightedly, "that the girl waited for him hi
till she was tired and then she fell in 10
love with another man and married him. ci
She was crazy over that other fellow.'
"He say," proclaimed the interpreter.
"dat if she vas crazy he no want L tr. He
write for odder sister come. He marry at
I1 always was good at fixin' thing§,' 1i
said the skipper, after the two had de
parted. "it was t born gift."
The mate walked forward scratching tl
his head as if wrestling with a problem. E
"What have you been doing all day.
dearest?" said his ,wife on his return
"Working like a dog." W
At that moment the family pet got up 1c
from a sofa pillow where he had been
sleeping behind the stove. stretched
from his long afternoon nap, whined at
the door to be let out, and after his re- us
Suest "ras granted stood in tile yard for se
an hour or two and barked at the moon. hr
-ileveland lteader. co
. . . - in
Securing a Substitute. ni
'The tork . lad deposited twins in th'e I
.y little flat inhabiterc by Mr. and 2Mrs. i10
IYo' i httr send for your mother,
\'antirt a.' s,-t (sted Sir. Thirdflore.
S'VTihy. nT . i l:nl.v yOU can't ge. ec
:l0;.nf. wl! mi,! " a the wifely rc- m:
- e -;, r , :. :- . 9 g o t to te ll th e c li
•'ani r-" -Pitts t" .- os. tit
Rn"ve t*he utviortant TAiinT .
Betly-~-o 3aud is .ng.'d? Well.
I io entry for ,'e ma 't1 She doesn't
knt,; the iirst thing about keepi;ng d
BeiCsit(-Oh. yes. she does. ro:
Rtiry---'d like to know waht? an
Bessie-The fIrs-t hing is to get a ev
maa to keep house for.-IHarper's Ba- St
Popular Theory U'pset.
W'illiam C. Whitney left only $21.- de
00 ,000. The Chicago Record-Herald
remarks that this upsets the theorr
that only rick mein e. live is style in Cc
AN UNEFALTHY SPOT.
Mr. Hippo-If A catch that wall- eyed giraffe hanging round here aft.
you I'll knock spots off him.
Miss Hippo-How will you manage that, pa?
Mr. Hippo--I'll frighten him out eof his skin.
ISLAND HERMIT LOVES CATS
Strange Old California Fisherman
Has Nothing in Common with
Old Bob Brown is the hermit of Ter
minal Island and a man of moods. He
ias two moods, one of being good-hu
nored, while the other is the very an
tithesis. You can never tell which mood
will be in the ascendant when you meet
old Bob, says the Los Angeles Herald.
For 25 winters and summers Bob
Brown has led a solitary existence in a
:umble-down old shack, holding himself
aloof from the outer world. Bob came
here when this place was called Rattle
snake island, and one went out in the
morning and killed snakes very much as
a gardener nowadays destroys snails. In
those days you could count the houses
)n the fingers of your right hand with
3ut reckoning the thumb, and such con
trivances as shipping and wharves were
an unknown quantity. No man owned
the water front or the strip between
ocean and inner bay, and Bob Brown se
lected a choice location and settled. The
hermit has been settling ever since. It
has been a repetition of Indian chief and
army officer sitting on a log, the new
comer ever urging his neighbor to "move
During the 25 years of old Bob's stay
here Terminal Island has enjoyed a won
derful growth. Shipping interests have
sprung up as if by magic, wharves innu
merable have been built, railroads have
come and the place has become popular
as a pleasure resort. If Bob Brown had
been an enterprising individual he could
easily have been a rich man to-day, liv
ing in a palatial steam yacht instead of
a miserable old house boat that would go
to the bottom in an instant if it were not
supported on logs. But the hermit was
fond of the flowing bowl. Bob imbibed
and retrograded simultaneously.
When Brown was in his cups he was a
hard man to handle. It mattered little to
him who the owner of a choice steak
might be, it he conceived a desire to pos
sess that edible. He had a broad idea of
the ownership of things and he helped
hinself to what he wanted. Bob was
poor and friendless, and for these acts
he invariably was sent to jail.
That is what has made Bob the hermit
"grouchy." He looks upon men as his v
natural enemies. He lives apart with his
pets and seems well satisfied to be left
Bob's pets consist of a few pink-eyed I
rabbits and a retinue of sore-eyed cats,
which follow him about in a most un
feline like manner. Years ago Bob had a
dog, Ponto, and they lived hermits' lives
together. They were very fond of one
another, and when Ponto died old Bob
mourned the loss of a true friend. r
The sore-eyed felines come and go.
generation is born and generation dies,
but there is always a colony of them on c
hand. Bob is foId of them and they are
certainly fond of Bob, if there is any af- C
fection in cats. Bob lives on fish, and he
goes fishing in an old shell of a boat that e
never possessed a nazie. When he re- e
turns it is no ususual sight to see his y
horde of cats leap into the water and e
swim out to meet him.
This old fisherman, it is believed, has
seen better times. He certainly has bad ti
a hard lot for the past quarter of a cen
tury. He has been driven from one place
to another as Terminal has grown, but s
he won't leave the island. Bob the her- h
mit is old now and he intends to spend
his declining dears where he has lived so
long, scorned by man but beloved by his
cats and rabbits.
Out for the Dust.
"I would suggest," says the family
adviser to the heirs," that you all share
the expense of a memorial tablet to your
"Good idea," agrees the spokesman.
"Say a neat bronze bas relief bearing
the words: 'Here Reposes the Dust of
Ebenezer Flinthart, Until the Last Great
"Not much," objects the spokesman.
"Ii the first place that would look funny
over a ban vault, and in the next place.
we aren't going to let the dust stay there
long."--C bicago Tribune.
Russian Court Balls.
The emperor and empress of Russia
usually give five court halls during the
season. The first embraces all who
have any title to recognition. and
counts about 3,000 guests. The second
includes aomething under 2,000, and the
number is reduced vwith each suc:essive
ball, until the fifth is 400. or possibly
LaMontt-Some of the greatest writ
ere tell us that matrimony i!iunts a
LaMloyne-Nonsense! Why. a mar
ried man must have a superb imagina
tion to get up excuses when he is absent.
-"hicaggo Daily News.
There are some songs that will never
dir." said tae musical enthusiast 'I
guess that's right," answered _Mr. Cum
rox. "My daughter sits down at the pi
ano and tries to kill a few of 'em every
evening. Bet it's no use."-Washington
He Could Not.
"Br'er Williams, kin you pernounce
de names er dem Russian ginrulls?"
"No, sub! I got false teeth on de
bottom en only two on top."-Atlanta
"JIM CROW" LAW COMEDIES
1 Funny Remarks of Colored Humor
ists About the Restrictions
The "Jim Crow" law that went into if
c feet down in Maryland this summer h.a,
been more amusing than serious. While
some of the colored folks took exceptior
to the new law and denounced it vigor
I ously, there were others who found they
had more room and comfort in the sec
b tions of the coach or steamer allotted tc
a their use exclusively. Indeed, says the
f New York Times, on some of the big ex
e cursion steamers of the Chesapeake bay
it is a common sight to see one or two
colored men enjoying a roomy section ol
s the deck. while beyond the "Jim Crow'
r boundary the white excursionists are
s packed together like the proverbial sar
- dines. "Ah blebes de white fo'ket
- stepped on deh own toes when de3
e passed dis heah 'Jim Crow' bill." chuck
led a colored minister, as he rested hit
feet on the steamer's guard rail. "We've
got mo' room den we want en dey ain't
S'Dat's right. pahsoa," assented amemr
ber of his fold. "but Ah had a powahfu:
queer dream last night. Ah dreampt Ab
went to Paradise en Saint Peter met me
at de gate."
"What did de good saint say, brud.
"He sed: 'Wah did :e' cum fum?' At
sed: 'Marylan'.' He aed: 'Praise de
Jaspah walls! Did yo' cum on a 'Jiir
Crow' cah?' "
The laughter that fllowed impressed
the hearer that the new law was a joke.
Not long ago an old colored "mammy"
approached a Baltimore policeman after
"Oicer." she said, looming out of Ihe
shadows, "what kind ob a c'yah am dal
cummin' around' de curve?" The officet
peered at the headlight approachin.
through the darkness.
"Why. auntie," he responded. pleas
antly, "that's an 'owl' car."
The old woman held up her hands.
"Bless de Lawd. Ah thought it was
'crow' car. Dese here bird cars hes go.
me all mixed`'tpr. Is ddh eny 'sparrow
cyahs en 'hawk' cyahs?"
An amusing incident occurred on the
water front in the Maryland metropolis
A rather foppish young steamboat clerl
was in the habit of having his shoe:
shined in. one of the many Italian boot
black parlors. One evening the parlor:
were closed, and the clerk decided to
patronize a colored bootblack for con
venience. This humble knight of tht
box and brush did not relish such pat
ronage, so he decided on a novel plar
to get even. The clerk walked up to tb
rickety chair and was about to sit dow.
when the bcotblack shouted:
"Hold on, boss! Dat's a 'Jim Crow
"'Jim Crow?'" echoed the astonishec
"Yeas. sar. Ah've only got one chair
en one-half is reserved foh white people
en de othah half foh cullud fo'kes. I:
yo' sit down please jes' sit on one cornal
But the prospective patron left with.
out his shine. Then the sable bootblacl
turned to the clam seller with a grin.
"Is yo' got eny 'Jim Crow' clams?"
"Sho," retorted the clam man, "di
shells am foh sech es yo', en de juic.
heart am foh white fo'kes."
HE WAS AFTER A WIFE.
Got IMarriage License for the Wrong
One, But Concluded to
Abide by It.
Uncle Joe is an old negro on a farn
near Chesapeake City. Md., a farn
owned by the family whose slave he
was years ago. He is a widower, asn
lately has spruced up to a degree. No
long since one of the young men of th'
place started for the city, when he wa:
hailed by Uncle Joe, relatesan exchange
"Mistah George," he said, sheepishly
"you done goin' to town? You migh
do a favor foh me."
"Certainly, uncle," was the respoose
"What is it?"
"Well, you might-you might git :
marriage license foh me."
The white man was amused. but seeinj
that the old negro was offended, he said
"I'll get the license sure. uncle. I'll ce
it," and rode off.
After attending to his own affairs i:
town he slddenly remenmbered the mar
riage license, but was nonplussed. fc
he had not asked the name of Uneli
Joe's fiancee. lie happened to recollec
that he had roticed Uncle Joe aroua,
the kitchen a good deal of late. and tha
Amanda. husky.- fat and 40, and th
best cook in the co unty, always had
delectable morsel reserved for the o!h
man;: so. of course, it must be Amand;s
Armed with the happy credentials MI
George galloped home and handed th
paper to the old man, who took it an;
looked at it. The license was read t:
"'Manrly Jones:" he cried, when th
bride's name was pronounced. "Why
it ain't her--it's Liza Allen. down by di
Here was a d'iemma. "Well." said the
white man, "there'sonly one thing to dr
You must get another license. It is jus I
three dollars thrown away."
Uncle Joe took the paper, folded I
and put it in his pocket.
"I'll done ask 'Mandy to have me,'
he said. "foh I don't think dar's thro
dollars diff-runce 'tween dem ladle" '
MARCH OF METRIC SYSTEM
Illustration of the Modern Tendency
to Save Work by Exercise
That the year 1903 marks a distinct
advance toward the universal adoption
of the metric system of weights and
measures is the editorial belief of the
Electrical World and Engineer, which
sees in this fact an illustration of the
tendency of the times to introduce labor
saving machines and to save work in
general by the exercise of intelligence.
Says the writer:
"This country made a great step in
advance when it adopted a decimal cur
rency in 1785. Prior to that time there
existed time-honored but cumbersome
pound, shilling, and penny currency.
There can be no doubt that a shilling,
as a duodecimal thing, is theoretically
superior to a dime, for it admits of di
vision into sixpences, fourpences, three
pences, twopences. pennies and half
pence; whereas the dime is only evenly
divisible into five-cent pieces, two-cent
parts and cents. Nevertheless, we do
not know of anyone who considers that
the old duodecimal system was superior
to our dollar-and-cent system. Our dol
lar system is much simpler to learn, to
think in, to compute, and to reduce.
"It was stated last year in evidence
before the congressional committee on
coinage, weights and measures by a spe
cialist in national education, that one
twelfth of the average eight years of
elementary school education in America,
or about two-thirds of a year of study,
could be saved if the metric system took
the place of our multitudinous medley
of customary weights and measures, and
that the waste of money in teaching the
present system to children. apart from
the question of the value of the waste
time to the children, was $18.000,000 an
nually. This estimate seems a reason
able one. Manifestly, if the children
could be put on the same level as the
children of France. Germany and the
other European countr.rs in this respect,
the assumed two-thirds of a year saved
could be devoted to other things that
cannot now be included in the elemen
tary school curriculum. Our crude and
unscientific system handicaps all our
citizens, in education, in thinking, in ap
plication, and in computing. The very
best system in the world should only be
good enough for the American people
"Great Britain has made greater vis
ible progress than the !fates toward the
metric system during the past year.
mainly owing to the official actions of
her colonies. Most cf these have either
singly or jointly petitioned the British
government to adopt the metric system
throughout the empire. We learn that
Lord Belhaven has given notice of in
troducing into the house of lords early
Text session a bill for the compulsory
adoption of the metric weights f.nd
measures throughout the United King
dom, and that Lord Kelvin will second
the motion. We wish the bill every suc
cess. and feel sure that any branch of the
English-speaking people adopting the
metric system will give the signal for all
branches to follow forthwith."
TOOK CHADW .'S ANCHOR
Shot Showed rh .Admiral Evans
Knew What T? Was Talk
La wardrooms and navy clubs this un
published story is related of Admiral
Evans, says the New York Herald.
When he was given command of the bat
tleship Indiana he discovered that ves
sel's steam anchor-a 1,500-pound piece
of metal-lashed against the after super
structure and in the "wake" of the after
13-inch guns when fired at extreme range
"Curious place to have that anchor!"
was Evans' comment to the officer who
was accompanying him on his round of
"Orders from the chief of bureau of
equipment," was the reply.
Captain, now Rear Admiral. Chadwick
was then chief of the bureau. Evans had
occasion to go to Washington the fol
lowing day, and there met Chadwick.
"See here, Chadwick." he said, "that is
a remarkable place you have picked out
for stowing the Indiana's stream
"Proper place!" said Chadwick.
A few days later the Indiana went out
to test all her guns at all angles and
elevations. It came the turn of the after
13-inch guns, and the group of officers
composing the board of inspection were
on the bridge and with glasses trained on
the target. some 3.000 yards away. The
big ship quivered as one of the great
guns went off, and through the acre of
smoke something went hurtling to
splash heavily in the water 500 feet or
"That shell must have 'tumbled,' "
said one of the inspection board, "but
swash my turret if I ever saw-"
Just then a geyser leaped in the air a
few yards from the target, and down
the wind came the distant boom of the
far flung shell.
The group looked blankly at the spot
where the supposed shell had splashed
into the water and then at Evans.
"Chadwick's anchor." he said. quietly.
Which not only illustrates sententious
speech, but the power of 13-inch rifles to
"kick" anchors a long, distance when
these are lashed where they can be affect
ed by the blast.
Egyptian Smokers and Madness.
An Egyptian smoker of hasheesh is
even a more helpless slave than the
Chinese opium fiend. He knows that
in the end he will hbecome a madman.
yet he rushes toward the awful goal
withb u-nrelaxed speed. With the strange
exaltation which first comes to the
smoker, he feels hiimself floating from
cloud to cloud or alighting in the gar
dens of palace4 all his own. Most of
the hasheesh which Egypt consumes
comes from Greece. From the husks of
the hemp seeds and the tender hops of
the hemp plant the Greeks manufacture
a greenish powder, whose fumes bring
the ecstasy of its victim's desire.
Cheap Chinese Labor.
In the Chine~s reeling mills the men
are paid a mAximum of 24 cents a day
and the wom,-: 15 and 18 cents. There
is n%!aw in Jaaan regulating child la
bor, and child:ca are employed at from
fou; to six centu. per day. In France it
is 4ldom that a. woman or girl receives
less than 30 cents per day in the reel
Japanese Tobacco Law.
The Japanese strictly enforce a law
which prohibits the use of tobacco by
boys under 20 years of age.
PROMISING FILIPINO BOY.
Incidents of the Two Years' Resi
deuce of the Youth in
A very interesting Filipino in Wash
ington is Pablo, the servant of a promi
nent physician, whose office is on H
street, across the street from the
Shoreham hotel. This physician was a
contract surgeon in the army. He saw
active service in the Philippines, and
was commended for bravery and effi
ciency by his superior officers. When
he resigned and came back to this coun
try he brought, as a relic of his island
service, a Filipino boy, who had been
with him several months. Between the
doctor and Pablo, says the Star, there
had grown up a strong mutual feeling
of affection, and when the time came for
his master to leave Manila for America
Pablo wept sorely and begged to be
This was two years ago, and Pablo has
now grown wise in the ways of Amer
ica and Americans. His employer and
benefactor promptly put him in the
public schools, and now Pablo is a
full-fledged high school boy. working
during out-of-school hours. He is about
19 years old, and unusually bright. His
understanding of the English language
is perfect, or otherwise, as he sees fit.
If Pablo wants to speak English, he does
so with ease, but if told to do anything
he does not want to do, he falls back on
a flood of protesting Spanish.
Like all of his kind. he is devoutly
faithful, and many curious little inci
dents have served to prove this. One
summer day, shortly after Pablo came to
Washington. he was left to hold the
doctor's horse and buggy while the doc
tor went across to the Shoreham to
answer to a call. While he was gone
a rainstorm came up. The physician, of
course, waited in the hotel until it
was over, and then went home. What
was his surprise to find Pablo stand
ing where he had left him half an hour
before, holding the horse. Pablo was
weeping, weeping bitterly.
The doctor had been of a mind to bring
Pablo to task for not taking himself and
the horse and buggy out of the rain, but
the lachrymose condition of the Filipino
restrained him. He tried to get the tear
ful Pablo to tell him what was the mat
ter, but the grief-stricken youth would
only shake his head and mutter unin
telligible Filipino patois.
"And do you knw.," said the doctor a
few months ar-o. "it was months before I
found out what that 'oy was crying
about. I had given him a new blue
serge suit a few days before, and I
thought it was because he had got this
wet that he was crying, but it wasn't.
All his tears were due to the fact that
my horse had received a ducking."
The "time of Pablo's life," however,
was when the Philippine commission
was in Washington not long ago. Pab
lo hobnobbed with the visitors exten
sively. So did his master; who had
known several of them in the islands.
Pablo's associates here are mostly the
well-dressed negro girls of the high
school class, with a few white friends
thrown in for luck. When it came to
his countrymen, though, he was strictly
in it. The commission was stopping at
the Arlington. and thither, upon sev
eral occasions, went Pablo. to dine.
Finally the doctor, who was also going
to the Arlington to dine, began to won
der who was boss, he or Pablo.
Pablo was not as attentive to his
work as he might be. and at last the
doctor thought it would be Well to have
an understanding. He called Pablo up
and discussed the matter with him. It
was decided that the doctor was still
the head man of the firm, and now Pablo
is working as blithely us of yore.
WHEN THE cBLIND FIRST SEE
as Pensations Experience by .an
of Thirty Who Was Blind
Ihf Yt .tia. of Glasgow, týals of a moan
whoe. haing suffered from cataract from
his birth, recovered his sight at the age
of 30. The patiert before the operation
was unable to distinguish objects,
though he could tell daytime from night
and could locate a light, says a London
paper. "For about ten days after the
operation the patient appeared dazed
and could not realize that he wa' see
ing," says Prof. Latta. "The size of
everything in the ward seemed very
much exaggerated, and on that account
he had very great difficulty in interpret
ing what he saw.
"The first thing he actually perceived
was the face of the house surgeon. At
first he did not know what it was. but
when the doctor asked him to look down,
the sense of hearing guided his eye
straight to the point whence the sound
came, and thence, recalling what he
knew from having felt his own face, he
realized that this must be a mouth and
that he must be looking at a face." He
was entirely ignorant of color, but
learned to distinguish hues very quickly.
As he looked out of a high window he
felt as if he could tuach the ground with
a stick. He di rlot retain his faculty of
moving easily about in the dark. Be
fore, he could guide himself fearlessly
through a ward, but now, says the physi
cian, he has lost all that feeling of con
fidence, and when his eyes are shut he is
afraid to move, and is impelled to open
them to ascertain where he is going.
In Early Days.
Capt. Kidd ha-I just lowered a chest
of treasure into the sea, after careful
ly charting the spot.
"I suppose," he mused, as hp
watched the bubbles rise and floa'
upon the water. "I suppose that one'
of those corporation pirates wiou!l
call that my sinking fund."
Those who heard him afterward
claimed that the captain was one of
the pioneers in the watered capital
Smith-Was the judge's charge
Jones-Yes; but that wasn't a
marker to my lawyer's charge.-Cht,
FROM FASHION'S NOTEBOOK
Hints Concerning Some of the Mo
dish Fancies in the Costumes
of the f-ason.
Modish silks are of the soft, rich va
Soft old rose shades are galining stead
ily in favor.
t Sleeves show as increasing acllness
above the elbow.
Hosiery worn with ttn shoes should
match the shade of leather exactly.
Stocks of etamine are trimmed with
Arabian braid and silk buttons.
The approved summer wrap is on the
I mantilla order, with long stole ends.
Auto coats fashioned from white flano
nel are trimmed with Aralian braid.
Supple fabrics will take the lead for
street costumes during the coming win
A variation of brown likely to be pop
ular in the fall is termed leather color.
Moire antique is to be restored v!o
favor, both for trimming purposes and
Purple. particularly in its softer shad
e ings, will be much in evidence in the
Bonnaz embroidery will figure on the
simpler styles of tailored hats for ,nu.
Newest shapes in corsets are not quite
so box-like as those in vogue for the past
High-draped belts of taffeta. louisiie
and liberty silk are worn with fetching
Ostrich feathers will reign supreme
for hat trimming and Prince of Wales
tips will be revived.
The high-crowned velvet hat. accord-
ing to Parisian advices, will be the lead
er for fall and winter.
Round broad brimmed felt hats are
seen in champagne shade, with a single
quill for ornamentation.
Burnt orange is a favorite tint fo?
trimming purposes and black and blue
is a frequently seen combination.
Modes of the time of Louis XVI'. and
the directory will be the prevailing ones
during the coming season.
Bebe hats of embroidery are trimmed
with fruit such as peaches and cherries
and foliage in natural colors.
An extreme Parisian fancy is the
wearing of a short, semi-loose crimson
jacket with a white costume.
The Paradise feather is the trimming
novelty and in the most brilliant hues it
will be seen on the high-priced headgear
of next season.
For morning wear at summer resorts
the surplice waist gown. with short el
bow sleeve, is enjoying considerable
vogue. A chemisette or guimpe of eyelet
embroidery is the usual accompaniment.
SOME WAYS OF TO-DAY.
In Which Are Exemplified _, Few of
the Short-Comings of
It befell that a youth t ho deemed
funny the trick of shouting for help
while in swimming, thereby fooling his
friends, at last needed help, which not
forthcoming he was drowned.
Thereupon a writer of modern fables
I made moan, says the New York Sun.
"How can I," he communed with
himself, "write aught of this fool boy
and not appear to plagiarize Aesop?"
The Kentuckian had just smitten
Carrie Nation to the ground and k'cked
her six times.
"You understand, of course," he re
marked to her, "that this is more pain
ful to me than to you. However, there
are times when Business must crowd
Chivalry into a back seat. Permit me
to summon an ambulance for you,"
A man taught that by sleeping on
the stomach, the same pressed against
the bare ground, one might absorb the
elevating forces of nature.
"But," said one prone to unfaith.
"does not this give to the swine an un
due advantage over mankind?"
Of course an inquiry so trivial was
met with silent scorn.
An American having been held by a
bandit for ransom besought the autjor
ities thereafter that the bandit be
made a king.
"There is likelihood," he explained,
"that this mighty man may capture me
again, and it ill compoits with my dig
nity to be the prisoner of a mere ban
After losing all his money at the
races, and also certain su s to which
his title had been dubious, a man
looked into the muzzle c, a pistol and
lost his brains.'
At the inquest the scientific sharps
expressed wonder that a loss so trifling
should have been fatal.
A passenger having fallen from I,
surface car into the subway was gin
gerly hauled forth and asked bow he
"I am grateful," he replied, "that if
I had to fall into the subway ; was
permitted not to start from an elevated
Thus may the silver lining oe .i:s
Damson cheese is an old English
preserve, made much stiffer than
either jelly or jam. It is used as a
dessert and keeps well if sealed up in
a cold place. Put sound plums in an
earthen jar, set in a pan of cold wa-o
ter and bring to a boil over the fire.
Cook until the fruit is soft., thro ruim
the pulp through a sieve to r.nmovct'
pits and skins. iFor each pound of
the pulp allow half a pund of loas
or granulated sugar, ant boil to a thick
paste. Crack some of the pits from
the fruit, take out the k.rnels. L!anch
and add to the cheese. Whei:n th
pulp clings to the spoon in a sna:.
pour into pots and cover, or pour 5o·'
a cold dinner plate, cot intq s:,at
pieces and dry for d.ssert.-;. t.
Score down center of grains and
press out the pulp from four .r five
tender ears of corn; beat four eggs
just enough to mix the yolks and
whites, add the corn, sprinkle w'ith
pepper and pour in one tablespoonful
melted butter; put another spoons ui of
butter in a frying-pan and, when hot,
turn in the omelet and shake over a
good fire until well set; when nearly
done, dust with salt; when done but
not solid in the center, begin to roll,
and then turn out on a hot platter.-
people's Home Journal.