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HUNTING BIG GAME
IN EAST AFRICA Hunting the Dangerous African Buffalo By H. A. Bryden 11. A. Ilrydcn, the co-author with Percy Selous of ” Travel and Pig (iamc.” is a man who was bom to the chase. From his youth it has teen his ruling passion and he has gone with his rifle all over the world. In every* continent his fame as a Nimrod is known, and he has a mod est direct style of presenting his adventures, tinged with a little touch of poetic sentiment here and there, which is very pleasing indeed. If any fault at all could be found with him it would be that he was overmodest and inclined to boast for others in stead of telling his own story. N incident highly in dicative of the ex traordinarily danger ous character of the African buffalo Is re lated by Mr. Ainsley Williams, the gentle man scout of the fa mous Niger water shed exploring party. 1 A | I had missed him from his ac customed stations and on hiß re appearance he was generally ban daged un and one leg was in splints. It appears that one late after noon when the shadows in the brush were growing to the point of almost complete darkness though the sun still illuminated the tops of the trees, he was returning to camp alone save for a Senegambiun gun bearer noted for hia bravery. Both were mounted on native ponies, wiry and keen of senses. Suddenly Williams' pony be gan to snuffle and snort and both stood stock still refusing to advance into the darkness cf tt% foliage arched trail. Williams quickly un slung a double barrelled ten gauge Parker with which he had been after fowl. He meant to rlip in a buck shot cartridge, but before he more than had his gun ncrosß his pommel, with a grunting bellow the huge form of an old bull buffalo rushed out of the darkness ahead and charged the two with ail ferocity. It waa Impossible to turn out of his way and all that Williams could do was to lean forward and pull both barrels point blank. The massive horus and frontal bones must have shielded the beast from any injury, aavo enough to Infuriate it more than ever. The next Instant Williams’ pony was disemboweled with a side swipe of the bull’s horns and the rider was pitched into the brush with jl broken leg. On over the dying pony rushed the buffalo and his charge drove the second pony end over end on top of his Senegambian rider. The two rifles ho carried flew into the brush and one fell near Will lama. It was the Winchester forty four. Williams dragged himself over to It and found it uninjured, but a tragedy was transpiring meanwhile, tjlving the p.or gun benrer no chance for his life, the bull swept first one tip of his mighty horns and then the | other into the jumble of hors-) and man and In his blind fury knelt on them aud stamped on them. Th's happened in the fraction of a minute of course, and was terminated only when Williams, mistering all his strength, rose to his knees and began pumping soft-nosed pellets into the hull's flank, raking h!m forward into vital parts. The murderous creature fell on top of his victims and when searchers attracted by Williams’ cries, found them, horse, bull and Senegambian lay dead in one heap. Most Danglrous Game in Africa. It is agreed upon all hp.nds by ex perienced hunters in Africa that the buffalo is one of the three most dan gerous four-footed foes that man can attack. Most men class this animal with elephants and lions, as game that requires the highest attributes of skill courage and caution to bring to bag. As a matter of fact, it may be laid down that raoro deaths and dangerous accidents happen annually In Africa in hunting the buffalo tnan in the chase of any other species of heavy game. In regions where large num bers of these splendid beasts still wan der, in troops of three hundred, four hundred and even more, and where they have been little disturbed, the Immune From Fire's Effect Natives of India Take No Harm In Walking Barefooted Over Glow ing Coals. On the anniversary of the twentieth lay after the death of Imam Hussain, which fell recently, the usual cere mony of walking over the fire, which Is held annually at Mushirabad. a sub urb of Hyderabad, took place In pres ence of a crowd which was greater hunter has no great difficulty in shoot ing as many as he requires. In fairly open country, where scattered covert exists, and where they can be readily approached—for they are by no means keen-sighted creatures—a man may, he begins to think, shoot buffaloes as easily as he can shoot oxen. But, directly a buffalo is wounded and his blood-spoor has to bo taken up, and the hunter has to follow him into the dense coverts to which he retreats, the business is entirely changed. Then you may prepare to lo k out for your self, to take up your heaviest and most reliable weapon, and to follow the track of your game with every sense alert, and your rifle handy for an Instant and most deadly ewarge. You will And, too, that the native spoorer, who trotted In front of you readily enough on the blood spoor of elephant, and even lion, will now greatly prefer to follow in your rear, and leave you to take up your own person the first and dangerous risk in the dark and shadowy thickets into which you are advancing. He knows —none better —the dark, evil fury and the lurking, noiseless ways of the beast of which you are in search. The buffalo, so soon as he is wounded, seems, indeed, to think of little else than a bloody revenge, i alike most other game, which, when wounded, will almost invariably h-take t.iem selves in flight as far from the pur suer as possible, he usually retreats some distance into the densest bush, and then either hides up in some dark corner, where the shadows are deep and dense, or, timing upon his line, takes a parallel path back, and so waits for his foe; or he will even follow back upon his own spoor and conceal himself. Sometimes he will str.nd lurking amid the dark thickets; at another time, if badly wounded, he will lie down; in either rase pre pared and determined to inflict a bloody revenge for the ni.rts under which he is smarting. Year after year fatal accidents happen in Soutn African buffalo hunting, year after year men. If not killed outright, are terribly mauled; and, until the buffalo is completely exterminated, he will ONE WILD LUNGE LIFTED HORSE AND RIDER FROM THE GROUND. be found as savage and as dangerous arf the lion himself, and, withal, far more revengeful. Stalking a Buffalo Herd. I cannot better illustrric the char acter of these determined and plucky animals than by an adventure nar rated to me not long since in the hunt ing veldt by a Boer hunter from the Transvaal. He had been tracking with some other compatriots far to the northwest of Lake Ngami. Flesh was badly wanted In camp, and as tsetse fly was prevalent In the marshy country, north of the Okanan go river, on which they were out spanned, and the natives reported largo herds of buffaloes, he left ms horses behind him, ferrle.i across the river, and spent the next two days In hunting. Ho had with him his own Hottentot servant, a good and reliable hunter, and a fair shot, and he had as well several natives of the district who were anxious for meat, and ready to show him the game. On the first day the Dutchman came across some fifty buffaloes grazing in fairly open veldt. Getting behind some good and convenient covert, and with the wind In the right dirertion, he had little difficulty in shooting two fat cows and a young, fresh bull. Tho cows were pretty easily secured; but the young bull, although shot through the lungs, jumped on his legs from some long grass and bush, then walked up, charged fiercely at the spooring party, and was only killed | within a few feet of the hunter. The than in past years. “Walking over the Are” Is a wonderful sight. Two or three carloads of firewood are gathered in un open space in front of the “Ashoorkhana," and at midnight the wood Is set on fire. This takes about two hours to burn, and the heat Is so great that no one can stand within a distance of at least a dozen yards from the fire. After the Are has burnt out, the live charcoal is spread out rest of the day was spent in skinning and cutting up the game. Part of the natives were sent back to the Boer camp, laden with as much meat as they could carry—the Boers requiring not only fresh meat for immediate use but enough to make a supply of “biltong" (salted sun-dried flesh); the remainder of the flesh was bestowed upon the native villagers who *vere v itb the expedition. Large numbers of buffaloes were still reported a little further ahead, among the lagoons and marshes of this region, and the Dutch hunter, therefore camped for the night, ate a hearty supper by the roaring fire, and slept soundly till early dawn. Before sun-up the party were again stirring. In less than two hours’ time the na tives had led the way to a broad, marshy lagoon, or “vlei,’’ as the Boers call it, surrounded by drier ground, upon which grew bush, acacia trees, and a few tall palms. Part of this lagoon was shallow open water, the remainder consists of a dense bed of tall reeds, which led to further swamps and lagoons beyond. The sight that met the Dutchman’s eyes, as he and the natives crept cautiously towards the edge of the “vlei,” and sur veyed the scene from behind a screen of bush, was a wonderful one. In and about the “vlei,” stood a troop of not less than two hundred buffaloes, some rolling in the shallow, some drinking, some standing belly-deep in water, dark and motionless. The buffalo birds (a species of starling-Buphaya Africana) those watchful allies of these animals and rhinoceroses, were flying hither and thither, many of them packing and feeding on the ticks and parasites which infest the buf falo. A number of small white herons, too, were about the '‘vlei,’’ some of which were also to be seen actually perching on the broad backs of the great game. In any case the stalk re quied caution, and, with these watch ful “buffel-vogel” about, extreme care was, as the Boer saw. essential. Con cealed behind a thick mass of bush, to which he and the Hottentot had crept, the Dutchman waited patiently till the troop moved and a fair shot offered. Attacked by an Enraged Buffalo. At laßt several fat cows, for which he had been waiting came, together with a tremendous old bull, within 30 yards. Selecting the best cow, the Boer aimed behind the point of the shoulder, and brought her down. She fell instantly to the shot, struggled a little further, and soon lay dead. The Boer had hoped and expected to bring down another cow. His Intentions were frustrated, however, by the bull, which charged upon the instant direct ly towards the rifle smoke. Within ten yards, the Dutchman, who was kneeling, fired again. Kitting the grim beast in front of the chest, and turn ing it. Meanwhile, at the ound of the firing the whole Immense herd floundered out of the “vlei," and went off crashing through an angle of the reed beds, and thence far Into the bush. As they fled the Boer shoved in another cartridge, took aim at a retreating cow eighty yards off, and by a lucky shot, broke her back. She fell bellowing, and was quickly dis patched. Leaving the natives to skin and cut up these carcasses, the Dutchman now took up the pursuit of the wounded bull, which he bad marked in his flight through a dense patch of reeds to the ight of the la goon. The beast had turnia oV. aione, and the greatest care had to be taken in following it through such covert. But the Dutchman had hitherto al ways had great luck with buffalo. 1 evenly on the ground In the form of a circle. When everything is ready, two men jump barefooted into the fire and walk across tho fiery carpet, not once, but at least a dozen times. The heat from the glowing embers is fiercer than when the wood was burning. The example of the two men is followed by several hundreds. The strangest feature of the ceremony is that not a single man receives any injury. Even children of all ages jump into the fire and run across It without the least hesitation, and all seem to be at and was determined to finish off his task. As soon as the reeds were reached, the blood spoor was easily to be followed. The heavy bullet had evidently raked the lungs, the bull was bleeding freely, and large patches of crimson marked its path. The reeds were very tall—twelve or fourteen feet —and thick, and the spooring seemed so dangerous an operation that the Hottentot, who was carrying a second gun—a Martini Henry—fell behind, leaving bis master to take the first risk with his heavy eight-bore. At every step—they were wading knee deep i:: water —the hunters stopped to listen. They had not pen etrated fifty yards through the avenue of Klroken reeds, afforded by the pass age of the bull, when in an instant, and without warning, the beast was upon them. The lloer was knocked flat upon his back by the charge; the bull had miscalculated his distance, had no doubt, charged for the sound, and had struck his nemy with his nose, which was hold high, as is the habit of these brutes when charging. Galloping over the prostrate Boer, the Buffalo went straight for the Hotten tot a few paces behind. This unfor tunate the brute struck with bis horn and tossed on one side some yards into the reeds. Then, continuing its career, the bull passed on out of the “vlei” and took shelter in some thin bush, where it was afterward found dead. The Boer, ail the wind knocked out of him, and severely bruised, picked himself up, retrieved bis rifle, which was flung yards away, and then sought the Hottentot. The unfortunate servant lay among the reeds and water, a terrible wound gaping just below his chest, to the left —breathing his last. He lived only a short time, and died a pathetic and unwilling ob ject lesson in the risks and dangers of following a wounded buffalo into thick covert. Some Perils of Buffalo-Hunting. Occasionally hunters have been at tacked by a solitary buffalo which has charged them before a shot has been fired, and w'thout apparent provoca- tion. In such instances it has usually been found either that the animal had been previously wounded by some other hunter, or had been clawed by a lion; in either case its naturally morose temper having been rendered yet more dangerous. No hunter ought to attempt to tackle a buffalo with a rifle of lighter calibre tnan a 577 double express. Once plentiful all over Southern Af rica wherever water was to be found, the buffalo has now to be sought far in the interior. There is one singular exception to this statement. Many years ago the Cape government passed an act protecting under se vere penalties the buffalo —as well as the elephant—in Cape colony. In the forest and densely bushed regions bordering the coast line, some strong troops of buffaloes are still to be found between Mossel bay and the Kowle river. A few years ago, dur ing a great drought, some of these fine beasts wore to be seen drinking in the river within a few miles of the town of Ultenhage. These animals can only be shot in Cape colony by a special permit from the governor, and on payment of the sum of ten pounds for each specimen obtained. Beyond Cape colony the sportsman has to travel nowadays several hundred miles before he can hope to find buf falo. Perhaps the best country exist ing at the present time is the low aud unhealthy region lying in Portuguese territory between the Sabi and Zam besi. Upon the Busi and Pungue home. The only effects after passing through the ordeal seem to be that one perspires profusely. Wise Idea of Matron. The spirit of independence is driving men and women into apartments, where they can live as they please and be under obligations to nobody. Favors are returned, and so are slights, and a degree of harmony pre vails. Such people are welcome guests In many places, for they have the good sense to limit visits. “Live rivers and their tributaries, and about the tributaries of the Zambesi, on its easterly course, large herds of buffalo are still to be found. This country, however, is only accessible during the African winter—April to October—unless the risk of deadly fever be taken. There are still buffa- , lo to be found, to, about the Chobe j river, in the far-off swamps an<J marshes of the Upper Okavango. In these regions the tsetse fly is ceitain j to be found in the buffaloes' haunt, j and the hunter must perforce do all his work on foot. As the African buffalo is one of the | toughest and most difficult of all game 1 animals to bring to bag, so that hand some creature, Burchell’s zebra Burchelli), the zebra of the plains, is by far the most easily de- J stroyed. A single 450 Exrress or Mar- i tinl-Henry bullet will at once turn this fleet and handsome animal of the troop, an easy victim (if not a eadv ; killed outright) to the hunter’s next j shot. With a broken leg the zebra Is instantly helpless; with a broken limb, and a shot through the body to boot, one of the larger African an telopes, such as a hartebeeat or brin dled gnu, will often run for miles, and Anally escape the hunter altogether. As an almost invariable rule Burch ell’s zebras are hunted on horseback; they are fleet and enduring, and even a first-class South African hunting pony must be In very good form, and upon hard even ground, to carry his rider within hail of them. Most usu ally these animals are to be met with feeding on open grassy plains, or in open bush, where large glades and clearings are to he found. In a tail-on end chase across flats, with a fair start, they can usually gallop clean away from the mounted man. If it were not for a habit of curiosity, they would, indeed, be “kittle cattle” to come up with on the great plains. I But their curiosity is often their un- 1 doing. I have many times galloped steadily behind a troop of these ze-. bras, and then halted for a moment. The zebras would then wheel quickly; round In line and stand for a minute to have a good look at the pursuer. This was the time to put in a steady shot. Sometimes, even when the hun ter is galloping, they will turn round and stand for a moment, apparently out of sheer curiosity. Exterminating the African Zebra. In semi-bushy country, where their view is more circumscribed, these ze bras are without much difficulty shot. In Mashonaland large numbers of those zebras have been shot within the last few years by the pioneers and settlers, Y have found that by making a long d 'our an-* getting be-j tween them and the bush to which they run for shelter, these animals when feeding in the open can be driven about and shot pretty much at I will. They seem for the time to be-! come r.ustered, lose their heads, try to make short cuts past t*»'» mounted men, and so fall victims. In former days these magnificent beasts ran in Immense numbers in all the open, country from the Orange river to the Zambesi. They are still to be found in large troops in the Xgamiland coun try, in remoter parts of Mashonaland, and in still 1 rger numbers east ant northeast of Mashonaland, toward the coast. Beyond the Zambesi they are widely distributed in Africa, be coming exceedingly plentiful again upon the great plains between the east coast and Uganda. South of the Orange river they seem seldom, L : ever, to have ranged. Burchell’s ze I bra is not to be confounded with| the more asinine black and white mountain zebra (E Zebra), which is perfectly striped all over. The B rch ell’s zebra is best mown to the Brit ish public of all this handsome group, good examples being alway- on view in the Zoological society's gardens.' As a general rule this zebra is not perfectly banded down the legs—as is its mountain cousin—but a variety, l sometimes called by sclentists“Chap man's zebra," is to be found In th« interior, with the white 1 gs pretty generally banded as far down as the fetlocks. The average European sportsman, having shot a few of these beautiful creatures as specimens, will usually stay his’hand and spare them, unless meat for his followers is abso lutely needed. The Boer and native; hunter, on the contrary, shoot them whenever they get the chance, merely for the price of the skin—a matter of a few shillings up country. And so the species becomes exterminated. It is a thousand pities! Of all sights in the fair veldt—and there are many to charm the eye—l know of few no bier than a good troop of Burchell’s zebras, creatures which seem to have been created for on other purpose than to adorn the wilderness. Whether feeding quietly among the herbage; or resting in the heat of mid-day; or fleeting across the plain, their striped coats, as clean and shin ing as a well groomed race horse, gleaming in the sunlight; brisk, beau tifully proportioned, and full of life and spirits; these zebras represent the highest perfection of feral life. True children of the sun-drenched plains, long may they yet flourish to decorate the African veldt! By permission of Longmans, Green A Co., New York. (Copyright, 1909, by BenJ. B. Hampton.) Worldly Wisdom. As there is a worldly happiness which God perceives to be no more than disguised misery; as there are worldly honors which in his estima tion are reproach, so there is a world ly wisdom which In his sight Is fool ishness. Of this worldly wisdom the characters are given in the Scriptures, and placed in contrast with those of the wisdom which is from above. The one is the wisdom* of the crafty, the other that of the upright; the one terminates In selfishness, the other in charity; the one is full of strife and bitter envyings, the other of mercy and of good fruits.—Blair. with my son?” repeated a handsome matron the other day to a friend who wondered why she was not an Inmate of the pretty home she visited fre quently, “Not I,” with emphasis. “There is the deepest affection be tween us, which I take precious care to preserve by this sensible arrange ment. I am an Important personage now, but if I was located in the best chamber of that house I would be come a nuisance. I have seen some thing of the world, and I want to end my days in peace and comfort.” NEW TURKISH RULER Mohammad V. Said to Be Broad in His-Views. J No Experience in Government, Says Acting Consul-General at New York, But His Sound Sense Will Guide Him. New York.—Pretty nearly every body In New York that knows any thing about Mehemmed-Reschad Ef fendl, the prisoner of the Yiidiz Kiosk, who has suddenly found himself ele vated to the position of sultan of the Ottoman empire, were assembled the other afternoon In the editorial rooms of the Syrian newspaper A1 Hoda. There were Reouf Ahmed, the first secretary of the Turkish legation in Washington, who has been acting con sul-general in New York since Mundji Bey departed under a cloud some weeks ago; M. A. Mokarzen. the editor of A1 Hoda, himself a Syrian: two rep resentatives of the Syrian society of New York and two of the most vigor ous proponents of the Young Turks in America. The consul-general gave a few facts, the editor gave a few more. The Young Turks and the Syrians nodded gravely over their cigarettes and said little for publication. “The new sultan has of course had no experience in diplomacy or the ways of government,” said the acting Turkish consul-general. “He has been practically prisoner in the Yiidiz Kiosk since Abdul Hamid succeeded to the Mohammad V., New Sultan of Turkey. place of power. We know little about him except that he is a man of broader and more liberal tendencies than his elder brother. We believe that he will come to remedy the mistakes that Abdul Hamid made, that he will be a repairer and not a destroyer, and that all of his attention will be given to placing Turkey in the place she de serves among the nations of Europe.” Acting Consul-General Reouf Ahmed would have it understood that once and for all time the American news papers and all others in the English language should get the title of the new sultan straight. Reschad-Effendi should be started right in that regard at least. Ho will take the title of Mohammad V., said the consul-general. His real name is Mehemmed, which means glorious. Mohammad, the title which has been held in the line of the Oth mans four times before, is translated glorified, or the man who is praised. There is considerable difference be tween a man glorious and glorified, as Reouf Ahmed sees it. and the new sultan of Turkey is one glorified. Mohammad V. Is the thirty-fifth in male descent of the house of Othman. the founder of the Turkish empire in 1299, and he is the twenty-ninth to rule since Constantinople fell. By the Turkish law of succession obeyed in the royal family, the headship over the state is inherited according to senior ity by the male descendants of Oth man sprung from the Imperial harem. The deposed sultan, Abdul Hamid, would be succeeded by his eldest son, Mehemmed-Sellm. were it not that Mehemmed-Reschad, the ex-sultan’s oldest brother. Is living, and by the Turkish law of succession in line for the occupancy of the high seat of power. Mohammad V. is the third brother to take the throne in the Yiidiz Kiosk. Murad V., eldest son of Sultan Abdul Hamid, was deposed because of in sanity on August 31, 1876. Then Ab dul Hamid succeeded. A sister. Djemile Sultana, was the next in age to Abdul Hamid, but because of her sex she is passed over in the selection of a successor to the one who so long held the position of the sick man of Europe, and Mehemmed Reschad. the next elder son of Sultan Adbul Medjid, has the unenviable throne. The present sultan was born Novem ber 3, 1844. The next in succession to the Turkish throne is not one who bulks large in the public eye over there. Inevitably his brother, or uncle, as the case may be. sees to it that the people know nothing more about a possible successor than that he exists. Abdul Hamid was no exception to this general rule. He gave his younger brother a place in a detached pavilion of the Yiidiz Kiosk, a retinue, guards, and that was all. Reouf Ahmed, who is something of a Young Turk himself, believes that most of the retinue and all of the guards were spies. For a Hungry Marquis. The Marquis De X.. who is best known as the strongest supporter of the royalist cause in Paris, wishing to please a certain pretty actress, sent her a present. Only the present was accompanied by a note to the ef fect that he “regretted that the ex pense of living at the present day pre cluded him from making the present of greater value.” Imagine his surprise when the next morning his baker brought him six extra rolls in a neat little basket, to which was pinned a billet bearing, above the actress’ sig nature, these words: “So that the Marquis De X., shall not starve!” Seek to Abolish Hat Tipping. A men's league has been formed at Darmstadt with the object of abolish ing the custom of raising the hat. 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BEEF STEERS— Puln and grain fed. good to choice $5.5606.25 Pulp and grain fed. fair to good $5.000 5.50 Hay fed. good to ch0ice....5.4006.00 Hay fed. fair to good 54.7505.35 Hay fed., medium to fair... .4.5004.75 COWS AND HEIFERS— Pulp and grain fed. good to choice $4,500 5.25 Pulp and grain fed. fair to good $3.900 4.50 Hay fed. good to choice... .$4.35 05.00 Hay fed. fair to goo-1 3.750 4.30 Canners and stock cows.... $2.25© 3.50 Calves, veal, good to choice. . $6.0007.75 Calves, veal, fair to good.. .$5.00*96.00 Bulls $3.00© 4.00 Stags $3.50 0 4.50 FEEDERS. F. P. R.— Good to choice $4.75©5.50 Fair to good $4.0004.65 STOCKERS. F. P. R.— Good to c.holce 4.5005.25 Fair to good $3.7504.45 Stockers, common to fair. .. $3.0003.75 Hogs. Good hogs $6.86© 7.15 Sheep. Ewes $5.1506.00 Wethers $5.7506.25 Yearlings $6.500 7.25 Lambs $7.50© 8.50 Stock sheep $3.0005.00 Clipped sheep and lamhß. 50c to SI.OO per cwt. less than wooled stuff. Grata. ■Wheat, choice milling per 100 lbs.. $2.20. Rye. Colorado, bulk, per 100 lbs.! $1.40. Oats. bulk. Idaho No. 2, white. $2.10; same In sacks. $2.20; Nebraska oats, sacked. $2.10. Corn. In bulk. $1.45; In sacks. $1.52; corn chop, sacked. $1.53. Bran. Colorado, per 100 lbs.. $1 50. Rolled oats, cwt.. $1.78. Flaked barley, owt., $1.58. Hay. Upland, per ton. $17.00018.00; second bottom. $13.50014.50; timothy. $17,000 18.60; alfalfa. $14.00 015.00; straw-. 87.000 8.00; South Park wire grass. $20.00021.00. Dressed Pon I try. Turkeys, fancy dry picked .. 23 Turkeys, choice 20 021 Turkeys, medium 17 018 Hens, fancy 15 Hens, choice 13 Hens, medium 12 Hens, culls 09 ©lO Springs, lb 20 Roosters 09 Ducks j® Geese 11 ©ls Live Poultry. H enß 15 Roosters 08 Ducks 15 Geese, lb n Turkeys, lb 21 Broilers, doz.. U 4 to 2 lbs... ,$6.0007.00 Broilers, doz.. 1 to I>4 lbs... 3.5004.50 Springs 19 Batter. Elgin 25 Creameries, ex. Colo., lb. ....26 027 Creameries, ex. East., lb 26 ©27 Creameries. 2d grade, lb 24 Process and renovated, 1b....21 ©2.3 Packing stock jg _ Egg*. Eggs, case count, case. $6.10. Eggs, candled, case. $6.60. The Speaker a Servant. . ..w a The Hon. Joseph G. Cannon, Speaker of the House of Representatives,“Uncle Joe” himself, will discuss In the June Century “The Position of the Speaker —ls He an Autocrat or a Servant” Mr. Cannon holds that “the Speaker Is the servant of the House,” and his rea sons for his stand.form part of an arti cle which will be widely read. A Conscientious Sentry. An officer at a state camp, decided to see for himself how his sentries were doing their duty. He was some what surprised at overhearing the fol lowing: “Halt! Who goes there?” “Friend—with a bottle.” “Pass, friend. Halt, bottle.’’—Every* body’s Magazine.