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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, MARCH 3, 1888.
f NEW YORK WOMEN WHO SHOOT. Hunters Among the Fair Sex Who Handle a Gun as Well as a 31am "I'd like you to make me u first class shotgun." The speaker was a Xew York woman of fashiou and the place was a down town gun store. After she had told the pro prietor thai the gun was to have a 28 cal iber barrel, was to be of the Greener style and to weigh o 1-2 pounds, and that she wanted an extra set of 38 caliber rifle barrels, and had left the store, the pro prietor said: "That order will cost her $37o. Are there many., lady , hunters? I should say there were. Perhaps you would be sur prised to be told that at least 500 women of this city are at the present time in the Adirondacks with their husbands, fathers and brothers, hunting or fishing; but it is a fact all the same. Do they shoot big game? Certainly they do, and a good many more of this city's wealthy ladies than you imagine have the record of shooting a deer. Many of them, too, shoot with great skill on the wing, and they develop a great fondness for the sport. The way they handle a rifle or shotgun when they come in here would surprise a man not used to seeing that sort of thing. They take up a gun and bring it to the shoulder just as dexterous ly as a man does. They are just as intel ligent regarding the weapon also, know ing exactly what length they want and what bend of stock." "Are "most of the lady hunters mar ried?" "By.no means. While a large propor tion of them are wives of sportsmen, hav ing learned to shoot when with their hus bands camping out, there are also many fine shots among the younger and unmar ried portion. Why, I have some come in here to buy guns who are not over 16 or 17 years old, and who are expert shots. Only the other day a very bright and at tractive young woman was brought - in here by her father to purchase a shotgun. She was a fine shot and had been accus tomed to the use of firearms since she was a little girl. She was particularly expert in shooting ron the wing, and would bring down as many birds as a regular sports man would . ordinarily. No, they don't care for fancy stocks, silver mountings or any fancy . fixings, singular, as it may seem. What they seem to want is a plainly finished gun, but one that' is of first class material and can be depended upon. -Some of the guns I have made for ladies have cost as high as 250 each." "Are the guns for women made differ ently in any way from those for men?" ' Yes, we always make the stock shorter, from 1-2 to 3-4 of an inch, the same as for a boy 12 or 13 years old. We sometimes, also, make a hunting costume especially for ladies. This is a corduroy, the jacket being cut very like that usually worn by sportsmen and the skirt close fitting. The cost of such a suit runs from $25 to 50. Many ,of them while hunting wear boots with broad soles." "How do they stand the fatigue?" "Exceedingly well. Yes, I can give you an example which will show you how brave and enthusiastic they are as hunt ers. It was in New Brunswick, last month, that Mr. M. Adams, accompanied by his wife, made a trip to the head waters of the northwest Miramichi. Mrs. Adams rode eighteen miles over a por tage road on a blackboard. After a day's rest she went up . the river a distance of nineteen miles with her husband in a canoe. They camped all night near the foot of the Bald moun tains, the lady thus having the honor of being ths first white woman that ever visited that wild jregion. . They returned to their first day's camp the next day again in their canoe. Throughout the whole of the rough passage Mrs. Adams' pluck and endurance were such that any sportsman might have envied." New York Mail and Express. How Jacob Uarker Retaliated. Many years ago the eccentric Jacob Barker offered some good business paper for discount at one of the Wall street banks, and when the board of directors met they threw the paper out. That dis pleased friend Jacob, and in a few days he presented $40,000 in bills of that same bank at the counter and demanded the specie from the astonished officers. It was rolled out to him in kegs of 1,000 each," the teller'of the bank informing him that they were obliged to give him five and ten cent pieces. ...v. Here was a dilemma for even so bright and redoubtable a man as Jacob, but he was equal to the emergency. He ordered the porter to unhead- the casks, which, being done, Jacob"took a handful of the coin from each anif -requested the teller to place the remainder which they were obliged to count--td his credit. It re quired the whole available force of the in stitution to count that money, and many late hours were . made. Detroit Free Press. -f Nursery Rhyme Interpreted. Here is a nursery rhyme I should like to draw attention to,-one in common use in Cornwall, which is certainly of great antiquity and has even the reputation of being of Druidical origin. It runs as follows: Una, mena, mona, mite, Pasca, laura, bona, bite, Egrgs, butter, cheese, bread, Stick, stock, stone dead. The first two lines are said to be a pho netic representation of the incantations performed by the Druids before the im molation of their victims; the third has reference to the fattening process to which the victims .were subjected in anticipation of their immolation, and the fourth of course shows the ordinary mode of im molation to have been either by beating them to death with stiPks or stoning them with stones. Notes and Queries. A Trans-Siberian RailVvay. The scheme for a trans-Siberian railway is being brought prominently before the French public, and teie hoards in the old stockings of the peasants will try to find an investment in it. The iron road prob ably will be finished before the Lesseps Panama canal, although not yet begun. It is. t a run for G.000 versts across Siberia, and will cost 3S0,000,600 rubles. Of course, the state will undertake to do it, but with capital gathered on' the Stock Exchanges of the -vvorld. The engineers will have nice pickings and lickings. Twenty millions of rubles will be spent on ten of the bridges. Paris Letter. ..The Monks and the Indies. The Indian railway officials are likely to be placed in an embarrassing position, - for not only do English ladies demand to travel alone, but the Buddhist monks have requested to be allowed to do so likewise. The government of Ceylon re plied to their reverences that when any number - of monks travel together they will be accorded every facility for not being intruded upon, but that the railway certainly cannot give a single mtuk a Carriage to nimself. LondQn Life. A Remarkable Case. Under the above heading the "Don caster Reporter" of July 6, 1887, pub lishes the following in its editorial col umns: Our readers may recall the circumstance of a young clerk, named Arthur Richold, falling insensible on the Wheatley Lane in this town some time ago, and being picked up, as lie continued perfectly helpless, and taken in a cab by two gentlemen to the office of F. W. Fisher, Esq., the solicitor who employed him. On restoring him to consciousness it was ascertained that he was afflicted with what seemed to be an incurable disease. When he was able to speak he said he had been to his dinner and was on his way back to his work, when suddenly his head was in a whirl and he fell in the street like a man who is knocked down. On coming to his senses in the solicitor's office he thought what this might mean, and. feared he was going to have a fit of illness, which we all know is a very dreadful thing for a poor man with a family ta care for. With this in his mind he at once sought the best medical advice, telling the doctors how he had been attacked. They ques tioned him, and found that his present malady was exhaustion of the nervous system, resulting from general debility, indigestion and dyspepsia of a chronic nature. This in turn had been caused by confinement to his desk and grief at the loss of dear friends by death. The coming on of this strange disease, as described by. Mr. Richold, must be of interest both to sick and well. He had noticed for several years previously, in fact, that his eyes and face began to have a yellow look; there was a sticky and unpleasant slime on the gums and teeth in the morning; the tongue coated ; and the bowels so bound and costive that it induced that most pain ful and troublesome ailment the piles. He says there was some pain in the sides and back and a sense of fullness on the right ide, as though the liver were enlarg ing, which proved to be a terrible fact. The secretions from the kidneys would be scanty and high-coloredi with a kind of gritty or sand' deposit after standing. These things had troubled Mr. Itichold a long time, and after his fall in the street he clearly perceived that his fit of giddi ness was nothing more than a sign of the steady and deadly advance of the com plaint, which began in indigestion and dys pepsia. His story of how he went from one physician to another in search of a cure that his wife and little ones might not come to want is very pathetic and touching. Finally he became too ill . to keep his situation and had to give it up. This was a sad calamity. He was appalled to think of how he should be able to live. But God raised up friends who helped to keep the wolf from the door. He then went to the seaside at Walton on-the-Naze, but neither the change, nor the physicians who treated him there, did any good. All being without avail he visited London, with a sort of vague hope that some ad vantage might happen to him in the me tropolis. This was in October, 1885. How wonderful, indeed, are the ways of Providence which dashes down our high est hopes and then helps us when we least expect it. While in London he stated his condition to a friend, who strongly advised him to try a medicine which he called Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup", saying it was gen uine and honest, and often cured when everthing else had failed. He bought a bottle of a chemist in Pimlico, and began using it according to the directions. He did this without any faith or hope, and the public may, therefore, judge of his surprise and pleasure when after taking a few doses he felt great relief. He could eat better, his food distressed him less, the symptoms, we have named abated, the dark spots : which had floated before his eyes like smuts of soot gradually disap peared, and his strength increased. Before this time his knees would knock together whenever he tried to walk. So encouraged was he now that he kept on using Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup until it" ended in completely curing him. In speaking of his wonderful recovery Mr. Kichold says it made him think of poor Robinson Crusoe, and his deliver ance from captivity on his island in the sea; and added, "But for Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup the grass would now be growing over my grave." Our readers can rest assured of the strict truth of all the statements in this most re markable case, as Mr. Richold (now resid ing at Swiss Cottage, Walton-on-the-Naze,) belongs to one of the oldest and most re spected families in the beautiful village of Long Melford, Suffolk, and his personal character is attested by so high an au thority as the Rev. C. J. Marty n. We have deemed the case of such importance to'tho public as to justify us in giving this shoi t account of it in our columns. Bone Meal! 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