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r T the juncture of the rivers
Rhine and Maine, where
the ancient Romans once
had their stronghold, lies
Ajy the picturesque fortress of
Mayence, Germany, and on
the opposite side of the Rhine the lit
tle town of Castel!. Those who visit
this place with its old citadel are sur
prised at its busy and variegated life.
In times of peace the German soldiers
were drilled here, while today may be
seen a picturesque crowd comprising
the officers of practically all the coun
tries at war with Germany.
Besides the red-trousered French
men walks the khaki-clad Englishman,
and the brilliantly-uniformed Belgian
converses with the Russian. At near
ly any hour of the day, however, the
vast grounds encircled by the citadel
serve for tennis parties and other out
door games, in which the Englishmen
despite their numerical inferiority, in
variably excel. Practically every
week there is a football, tennis or
cricket game.
This remarkable population so
quickly collected comprises the offi
cers’ concentration camp. Here are
comfortably housed thousands of offi
cers. In ordinary prison camps the
problems to be faced are usually mere
ly hygienic and economic. It is only
necessary to provide clean and com
fortable quarters and sufficient food.
The officers’ camp on the other hand
has been arranged with the object of
observing certain class considerations,
so that the officers, even though held
captive, may enjoy a high standard
ISLAND WITH QUEER HISTORY
Cephalonia, in the lonian Sea, Has
Many Masters in 2,000
Years.
The occupation of Cephalonia by
French and British forces, for strate
gic purposes, marked another cycle in
the strange history of this little island
in the lonian sea which has played
the role of shuttlecock in international
diplomacy for more than two thousand
years, says a National Geographic
society bulletin. With an area about
three times as great as that of Mar
tha's Vineyard on the Massachusetts
coast, Cephalonia is the largest of the
seven lonian islands. The origin of
Its settlement is shrouded in the fasci
nating uncertainty of Homeric legend,
but from the year of its surrender to
the Romans, 189 B. C., its history has
been marked by a succession of
ownership which would bewilder the
most astute student of wnrld politics.
After the Roman emperor Hadrian
made a gift of the island to Athens,
Cephalonia, and the six other islands
of the lonian group, became “free and
autonomous," but during the ascen
dancy of the Byzantine empire they
were subject to its power.
The next change came in the
eleventh century. While William the
Conqueror was engaged in establish
ing himself firmly in the British isles,
another Norman, Robert Guiscard
(“the Resourceful”), after conquering
southern Italy, sailed to the lonian
sea and captured several of the is
lands, preparatory to overthrowing the
Greek empire. This remarkable ad
venturer died on the island of Cepha
lonia while engaged in quelling a re
volt, at a time w’hen he seemed to
have laid the foundations for a Norman
empire similar to that which William
established in England.
Following Robert Guiscard’s inva
sion, Cephalonia passed in turn under
Owl a Sort of Cat.
A woman selecting a hat at a mil
liner’s asked cautiously: "Is there any
thing about these feathers that migfft
bring me into trouble with the Bird
Protection society?’' "Oh, no, madam,"
the milliner said. "But did they not
belong to some bird?” the woman per
sisted. "Well, madam,” the milliner
returned, pleasantly, "these feathers
are the feathers of a howl, and the
howl, you know, madam, seeia’ as ‘ow
lend ’e is of mice, is more of a cat
than a bird.”
Woman.
A woman may be a fool, a sleepy
fool, an agitated fool, a too awfully
noxious fool, and she may even be
simply stupid. But she Is never dense.
She’s never made of wood through
and through, as some men are. There
is to woman, always, somewhere, a
spring. Whatever men don't know
about women (and it may be a lot or
it mar be very little), men and even
fathers do know that much. And that
is why so many men are afraid of
them. —Conrad.
if .' : >
jjaik. contains more than a
7XST C&rnzzrja' are ex-
of life. The officer of the enemy en
joys a privileged position.
Germany at present lodges in spe
cial internment camps about 12,000 offi
cer prisoners. The majority, about
7,000, are Russians, against 3,800
French, 550 English and 600 Belgians.
Whereas common soldiers in German
concentration camps are nearly with
out exception lodged in barracks spe
cially built, old castles, well appoint
ed modern private houses or hotels
are set apart for the accommodation
of officer prisoners.
The Mayence-Castell camp at pres
ent contains British, Russian, French
and Belgian officers. In addition there
the suzerainty of the princes of Taren
tum, the five counts of Tocco, the re
public of Venice, the ravaging corsairs
of Greece and Naples, the Turks, the
Spanish-Venetian allies, Venice again,
France, the Russo-Turkish allies, the
French and the British. Great Bri
tain finally relinquished its protector
ate and ceded the islands to Greece
after the latter had allowed the Court
of St. James to name a brother of the
princess of Wales as king of the Hel
lenes in 1862.
The chief city of Cephalonla is Ar
gostoli, which has an excellent harbor
and which is especially noted for its
curious sea mills, operated by a cur
rent of sea water flowing through a
chasm in the rocky shore. Across the
bay from Argostoli is the rival port of
Luxouri.
Cyclopean and Hellenic walls are
still standing on the sites of the an
cient cities of Cranii, Proni, and Sa
mos, while a few T miles beyond Argos
toli there rises a relic of Venetian
days, the strongly fortified castle of
St. George.
The Cephalonians, w T ho are mentally
alert and who are more purely Greek
than the inhabitants of any of the oth
er islands of the lonian group, have
shown great ingenuity and industry in
building terraces far the cultivation of
the vine and olive. One of the chief
products of the island is a peculiarly
flavored currant which finds a ready
market in Holland, Belgium and Ger
many. In addition to their agricul
tural pursuits, the Cephalonians are
interested in shipbuilding, silk spin
ning, basket making and the manufac
ture of carpets. An odd lace, made #f
aloe fiber, is exported.
Elato, also known as Monte Negro
(Black Mountain), which is more than
5,000 feet high, gets its name from
the dark pine forests which clothe its
slopes.
Taking Him Down a Little.
A somewhat conceited clergyman,
who was more celebrated for the
length of his sermons than for their
eloquence, once asked the late Fa
ther Healy what he thought of the one
just preached. "Well, sir,” replied the
humorist, “I like one passage exceed
ingly well.” "Indeed, Father Healy,
and pardon me for asking which pas
sage you refer to?” “W T ell, my dear
sir,” replied the wit, "the passage I re
fer to was that from the pulpit to the
vestry room.”
Emerson’s Poetry.
Emerson’s poetry is a peculiar sub
ject. Carlyle and Lowell, both emi
nent critics, did not condemn It, but at
the same time they were slow to
praise it. Dr. F. H. Hedge, who prob
ably knew more about literature than
either of them, considered it poetry
of a very high order, and Rev. Wil
liam Furness of Philadelphia, when
someone spoke slightingly of Emer
son as a poet, exclaimed: "He is
heaven high above our other poets.”—
Frank P. Stevens,
pected to be up by 7:45 in the morning
and to retire to their quarters at dark.
They are allowed to keep light burn
ing until eleven o’clock. Apart from
these regulations, however, they are at
liberty to move about the camp quite
freely and spend their time as they
like. The camp, like other internment
camps, enjoys a certain amount of
self-government, prisoners electing in
each building two officers, intrusted,
during time, with the supervi
sion of the house and enforcement of
the rules and regulations about rising
in the morning, etc.
The food served in the camp is
not only good and plentiful, but far
richer and more varied than in ordi
nary prisoners’ camps, to suit the offi
cers’ standard of life. The men in the
morning receive the uSua) continental
breakfast —coffee and bread, a hearty
meal at noon, a lighter meal in the af
ternoon, and supper Trefore bedtime.
They are allowed half a bottle of
wine or beer with their dinner and
supper, and will find at the canteen,
a variety of eatables, things to drink,
wearing apparel, and even luxuries.
What is not on stock, the authorities
will get for them promptly. The house
where the canteen is installed also
serves as storehouse fo officers, each
of whom kas a compartment of his
own to store away foodstuffs and the
like.
Those who have visited the German
camp have been impressed with the
fair manner with which the Germans
treat their prisoners. The impris
oned officers live on terms of mutual
respect with their captors and so
friendly is the relation as to warrant
the hope that the actual combatants in
this war, especially those who were
prisoners in the enemy’s country, may,
when again they return home, become
apostles of peace and mutual good
will after the period of fierce struggle
and hatred has passed.
A Grievous Burden.
“Just think!” exclaimed the humani
tarian, “when a man enters prison he
loses his identity and becomes simply
a number.”
“Well,” replied the man in motor
togs, “except for the fact that he is
confined and has to do hard labor, I
don't see that he is much worse off
than I am. I not only have a num
ber, but I’m compelled to pay for it.”
Coffee Grounds.
“My wife doesn’t treat mo right,”
said Henry Enpeck.
“What’s your grouch?” asked Meek
er.
“She makes such poor coffee.” re
plied Henry.
“Well, if that’s the case,” replied his
friend, “you must-have grounds for di
vorce.”
Why Women Write Good Stories.
The average woman possesses a
greater variety of character,as Of ward
robe, than does the man; she can more
readily lay aside or suppress some im
portant part of her, and bring some
contrasting feature into view. She
carries In herself a ready wealth that
is more applicable to the story than
to painting or to music. Thus it Is
that in painting and in music she is
to be passed by man with ease, but in
the story, if at all, with greatest effort.
—George M. Stratton in the Atlantic.
Modern Nail-Making Methods.
An excellent Illustration of the dif
ference between old and new meth
ods is the ordinary common naiL For
merly the metal was cut into strips
and then forged into shape with ham
mers, and an expert took about one
minute and a half to each nail. To
day they are made of steel and are
lighter and stronger. Strips are cut
with steam shears and fed into auto
matic nail machines. One mao tends
three machines, which drop a nail
every second.
THE SEA COAST ECHO. BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI
PRISON REDEEMS I
SLAYEROFWOMAN
Becomes Student and Philoso
pher During Six Years in
institution.
JUDGE PAINTS HORRORS
Condemned Man Find* Something
Different In Prison Life From
What Jurist Had Promised
When Delivering Sentence.
Chicago.—Six years ago Joseph Wel
come. confessed murderer, was sen
tenced to life imprisonment. That
he might feel the full horror of his
fate the judge told him of the terrors
that awaited him. He had killed a
woman.
“The instinctive unreasoning horror
of mankind regards death as a severe
punishment," said the Judge. “You
are now to receive a sterner punish
ment. Your victim died but once. You
will die a hundred times. Yon will
be wiped out of human knowledge.
Henceforth you will be known only by
a number. You will have no right
except only the right of mere exist
ence.
“In four or five years the eternal
solitude and silence will begin to crush
in upon you like an iron w T eight. You
hear that street car bell ringing in the
street? You will remember it in after
years as the most exquisite music.
There will be few worse men than you
in that great prison, but the law has
taken its full and ample revenge upon
you.”
Mrs. Sarah Welcome has just sued
for divorce from the man in Joliet
penitentiary. The bare notice recalled
the judge’s stern decree six years ago,
and a reporter journeyed to Joliet to
see Welcome and discover if life in
prison had crushed the man who mur
dered. The prison authorities are in
terested in Welcome.
At Peace With the World.
Down the corridor sounded the
cheerful whistle of a man at peace
with the w r orld. Then came the light
step on the stone flagging. Through
the doorway stepped a man of thirty
two years, dressed in the homely gray
garb of thj prison.
“How do you find liie in prison?”
asked the reporter, “You have been
here almost six years now.”
“I understand,” he said quietly. “You
have in mind the statement made by
the judge when he sentenced me.”
He paused and reflected a moment.
“Some day I hope to communicate
with the judge,” he went on. “I would

*
“The Six Years I Have Been Here I
Have Studied.”
write him without malice or enmity.
And why should I not? I regard him
as a spiritual elixir that aided my
barren soul. When he sent me here
he forced me to find myself.
“The judge was wTong. He did not
send me to a hell on earth. When
I killed, I threw myself on the mercy
of the court and he proved most merci
ful.
“The six years I have been here I have
studied. I have studied mathematics,
English, history and literature. I con
fess with pride that I have achieved
what I hitherto regarded as unmanly
—an understanding of the classics.
“And I do my share for my fellow
men. You know, I am an instructor
in the prison school, and they say my
instruction is good, because I can take
the learning of wise men and put it
into the language of the day for the
men who understand only that lan
guage.
Quotes From Classics.
Joe Welcome talked on and on of
his dislikes and likes in literature.
He quoted Burns and Tennyson side
by side with Chaucer and Confucius.
Then Welcome arose to say his fare
well.
‘Good-by,” he said. “Or may I say
*Auf wriedersehn ?’ I learn from every
one. Auf wiedersehn.”
Father Peter and the other officials
smiled when they spoke of Joe Wel
come. He was sent to prison for the
murder of Mrs. Mary McLean In a lodg
ing house. Welcome, who had led a
sodden life, came to demand money of
his wife. There was a quarrel and
he shot her. Mrs. McLean, proprietor
of the boarding house, stepped In to
remonstrate, and he shot her dead.
Souvenir Shell Lets Go.
Wakefield. Mass. —While John N.
Busch was picking with a steel instru
ment at a souvenir shell taken from
the battleship Maine, which was
blown up in Havana harbor, the shell
exploded, killing Busch and fatally in
juring his young son.
Twenty-Six Years on Wagon.
New York. —“Uncle Rube” Johnson,
tor fifty years a drunkard, celebrated
his twenty-sixth year on the “water
wagon” and his ninety-sixth birthday
at the McAuley mission Easter Sun
day.
BUY HENS A DRINK;
THEY’LL LAY BETTER
Scientist Declares a Little Boozt
Will Increase Their
Efficiency.
Philadelphia.—Hens that take i
drop too much or are subject to drug
habits are not, as might be feared, in
competent Asa matter of (act they
lay more eggs and do more all around
work than hens whose lives have bees
so lived that not the slightest breath
of scandal has ever attached to them.
At the annual convention of the
American Philosophical society this
amazing situation was explained when
Raymond Pearl, biologist at the Maine
agricultural experiment station, rose
to make a few remarks about hens he
has met.
Mr. Pearl explained that an effort
was made to learn what effect drugs
and rum might have upon roosters
and hens. At first alcohol was placed
in drinking water and the coop con
Giddy as All Outdoors.
ventionalists refused absolutely to
drink.
Then it was decided that both ether
and alcohol would be sprayed upon
the backward barnyard specimens to
see how they would act when woozy.
In half an hour an entire hen coop full
of specimens was as packed as a
trunk and as giddy as all outdoors.
Mr. Pearl stated that when the hens
and roosters were so pickled up that
they were cackling “hic-a-doodle-do”
the scientists began to take notes on
their condition and upon what oc
curred. They were amazed to find
that the hens laid more eggs than they
had ever laid before and that both
hens and roosters fattened up so that
it was almost a crime to let them live.
However, those that had imbibed grew
lazy and quarrelsome and in the end
were not fit to eat, in a manner of
speaking.
For all the laymen present knew,
this may prove something. From a
strictly nonscientific point of view, It
would seem that too much booze is no
better for a hen than for a hick.
‘BONEHEAD’ DIVORCE GROUND
Mrs. Nonie Carl of Butte, Mont., Re
sents Term When Applied by
Husband —Sues.
Butte, Mont. —Nonie Carl filed suit
asking for divorce from Herbert J.
Carl, whom she marired on August 2,
1915. She alleges that he called her
a “bonehead” and also threw a box of
matches at her. The plaintiff recites
that the matches ignited when they
struck the wall and set fire to a dress
er scarf. While this was burning, the
woman alleges, her husband shouted,
“I wish you would burn up, too!” As
a result of this cruelty, Mrs. Carl says
she fainted and has since been in im
paired health.
Mrs, Carl declares that her husband
started to treat her in a cruel manner
within a month of the day on which
they were married. The complaint
was drawn by Attorney Charles F.
Juttner.
HIDES HUBBY'S FALSE TEETH
Pittsburgh Man Swears That Was the
Method Wife Used to
Get Money.
Pittsburgh, Pa. —It behooves all
married tightwads who wear false'
teeth to beware. Often the subject of
ridicule, artifleiai teeth have at last
been found to serve a practical pur
pose in domestic life.
Frank Jefferson in divorce court told
a harrowing story of the manner in
which his wife had frequently forced
him to “come across” with money by
the simple expedient of taking his
false teetn and hiding them.
The odd thing, to Jefferson’s way of
thinking, was that even when he
waxed angry his wife would refuse to
return his teeth. Only Uncle Sam’s
coin of the realm would persuade her
that her husband’s molars were essen
tial and necessary to his daily exist
ence.
USE OF WHIP IS LEGALIZED
Man Taunted for Wearing Goatee as
Chin Adornment Is Justified by
Magistrate.
Baltimore. —“You were perfectly jus
tified In using the horsewhip. He de
served Just what you gave him. It was
your only means of protecting your
self.” Magistrate made this
statement in a case.
Ernest King wears a goatee. He
told the magistrate that he is proud
of the goatee, but that he objects to
persona making fun of it He said
that every time he passes a certain
corner where a crowd of young men
congregate they cry “Baa-aa-al" at
him. He admitted that he carried a
horsewhip and broke It over the backs
of several of the young men when
they taunted him.
Vrcw or Parral
PARRAL, Mexico, which recently
was the scene of tragic happen
ings in connection with the ar
rival there of General Per
shing’s punitive expeditionary force, is
in the heart of the fabulously rich gold
and silver mines district of the south
ern republic, mines which were among
the first discovered by the Spanish
conquerors and which began pouring
their streams of wealth into the cof
fers of the mouarchs of Aragon and
Castile as early as 1547. This town,
which has a population of less than
20,000, has been the center of Francis
co Villa’s operations for several years,
says a bulletin issued by the National
Geographic society.
Situated on the banks of the semi
dry Parral river, at the foot of the
Sierra de la Cruz. Parral’s whole his
tory centers below ground, in the mar
velously rich Veta Colorado (red vein),
which runs from north to south
through the Parral mining district, in
cluding Minas Nuevas and Santa Bar
bara.
As early as 1600, before the first
permanent English settlement in the
United States, there were 7,000 miners
employed in this district, bringing
from the depths of the earth the yel
low metal destined to sustain in splen
dor, for a time, the opulent court of
the then most powerful monarch in
Europe From that day up to the pres
ent Parral has continued to enrich the
world from its seemingly inexhaustible
store of silver and gold, the only in
terruption having been caused by a re
bellion of the oppressed natives, who
on one occasion flooded all the mines
of the district and then deserted the
city by the thousands.
The richness of the ore in this sec
tion is shown by the fact that Ameri
can mining companies find it profitable
today to smelt the tailings or refuse
of the old Spanish works.
Indian Kept His Secret.
One of the most interesting inci
dents in the early history of Parral
centers about a time-stained church
known as La Iglesia de la Vlrgen del
Rayo, the favorite place of worship
among the Indians of the district. In
1690 a devout native began the con
struction of the church, paying his
helpers with ingots of pure gold, which
he produced mysteriously once a week.
During the twenty years required to
build the structure the pious Indian
baffled the spies commissioned to dis
cover the source of his treasure, but
when his work was finished the Span
ish commander summoned the miner
before him and demanded that the lo
cation of the mine be disclosed. When
the Indian refused to tell he was tor
tured to death, carrying with him to
the grave the secret which 200 years
of search have failed to reveal.
One of the “sights” of Parral is the
palace of a multimillionaire mine
owner, once a humble peon. In this
house, which is shut in by adobe huts
and narrow’ streets, there are big draw
ing rooms and museums with luxurious
carpets, over which the owner’s fight
ing cocks are allowed to roam at will,
it is said. Twenty pianos are among
the most highly prized possessions of
this simple, public-spirited native, the
source of whose wealth Is La Pamilla
(little palm) silver mine, which he dis
covered many years ago.
Parral was not always the chief city
of this mining district. In 1580 the
nearby town of Santa Barbara was the
seat of government for a vast region
equal to one-third the area of the
United States today, exclusive of
Alaska. The country over which it held
sway embraced the territory now com
prising Chihuahua, Coahuila, Sonora,
Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Califor
nia and Colorado.
Durango Also Rich in Mines.
Parral lies only a little north of the
borders of the state of Durango, which
is surpassed in the number of its rain
ing properties, aggregating more than
4,000, by only two states in Mexico —
Chihuahua and Sonora. Its natural re
sources include silver, gold. lead, tin,
copper, sulphur and rubies. The state’s
w’ealth is not confined to minerals,
however, for there are extensive for
ests of valuable timber and the- agri
Magistrate’s Trick.
Monsieur Adolphe Guillot. member
of the Institute, was in his time a fine
magistrate, subtle and circun*>pect. He
had a profound knowledge of the soul
of criminals. Among other things in
his psychological studies of
he made use of a trick which nine
times out of ten succeeded admirably.
When a culprit was brought before
him he at once began to write, as if
continuing a letter. Then at a cer
tain moment he would drop his pen
holder. His doctrine was that if
guilty the accused would pick up the
object; if innocent he would let it re
main upon the floor. “There is,” he
said, “a certain politeness and obse
quiousness among the guilty when
brought before a Judge, and this the
innocent do not have.” —Le Cri do
Paris.
Woman and the Arts.
In the minor art of dancing, and in
the nobler work of reproducing the
music of the great composers, and in
acting the characters of the great dra
matists, there are women of high, and
even of highest rank. But to leave
cultural resources are capable of al
most unlimited development, while 1,-
000,000 head of stock find rich pastur
age on its fertile tableland.
The Nazas river, w’hlch empties into
Lake Habas, is the principal waterway
of the state. It is known as the Nile
of Durango. In the spring, as the
snow’ melts, the river inundates its val
ley, leaving a rich deposit of silt
brought down from the mountains
After the waters have receded the land
bursts into bloom like a miniature
Egypt, cotton, barley and wheat grow
ing in great luxuriance, while the
whole landscape assumes the aspect ot
a flower garden.
One of the most interesting trees to
be found on the mountain slopes of Du
rango is a species of pine, the needles
of which the Indians and Mexicans boil
and use as a remedy for stomach trou
bles. Its taste is like that of anise
seed. The wood of these trees is much
used by the Indians in the manufac
ture of their primitive violins.
One of the products indigenous to
Durango, but one of which the state
does not boast, is a venomous species
of scorpion whose sting is almost in
variably fatal in the warm regions of
the state, but which is more painful
than dangerous in the higher and cool
er altitudes. In the vicinity of Duran
go City 60,000 of these spiders are
killed annually, some of the natives
making a business of destroying them
collecting from the municipality a
bounty of one centavo per scorpion.
City Has Wonderful Climate.
At an elevation of 6,000 feet, the city
of Durango, capital of the state, enjoys'
a matchless climate, which has earned
It the sobriquet, “town of sunshine.”’
It is one of the oldest Spanish settle
ments In the republic, having been
founded by Captain Ibarra two years
before the followers of Don Pedro
Menendez de Aviles Initiated the per
manent colonization of the United
States at St. Augustine. The site ot
the present city was reached by the
adventurer and silver-seeker, Mercado,
who in 1552 discovered the famous
Iron mountain of the suburbs. When
Ibarra arrived with his colonists the
country was occupied by nomadic sav
age tribes.
One of the odd customs of the Du
rango district is the funeral ceremony
for children. “An angel is being bur
ied” is the explanation which a native
will give of a gay procession headed
by a woman bearing aloft on a board
a bundle bound in white. The parents
of the child are obligated to give it
joyfully to heaven, to the accompani
ment of music and dancing. If there
Is weeping the baby cannot enter para
dise until It has gathered all the tears.
One of the places of historic Interest
is the town of Santiago de Papasquia
ro, said to derive Its name from “paz;
quiero,” meaning “I want peace." The
phrase alludes to the defeat of the In
dians following a massacre of the mis
sionaries and a burning of the churches
by the Tepehuanes and Tarahumarea
in 1616. After the outrage the Indians
gathered a force estimated at 25,000
and marched on Durango City, The
governor of the province, with 600 val
iant w’hites, determined to resist and
save the territory for Spain. In the
battle which followed, the Spanish
chroniclers declare, the governor com
pletely overcame the insurgents, who
lost 15.000 men. After this overwhelm
ing defeat the Indiana wauled peace.
Durango derives its name from tin*
old Spanish town of that name, in the
Basque provinces.
He Sold.
He was trying to sell a dog, a bandy
legged brute, with features calculated
to stop a motor car, and the old lady
did not seem averse to buying one.
Their ideas as to the brute's value
scarcely corresponded, however, and
there was little prospect of agreement,
when suddenly the lady demanded:
“Will he bite?”
“Only his meat, mum,” responded
the fancier.
“Oh. but I wanted one for tramps.”
“Tramps is his meat, mum,” was the
artful reply, and there was a deal after
all.
these more interpretive or reproduc
tive arts, only in fiction does she ap
proach the mark of men. For here
she must be counted with the great
of the craft. And even should some
crabbed soul insist that the rare com
pany in which are George Eliot, Jane
Austen, George Sand, Madame de
Stael, and the queen of Navarre, does
not include the one who is greatest
in the guild, yet there is no discom
fort felt in naming these women along
with Scott and Dickens, Hugo, Cer
vantes, and Boccaccio. But speak of
the other creative arts, and we feel at
once the chill. Chaminade looks ill
at ease in the presence of Beethoven;
Joanna Baillie, with Shakespeare; An
gelika Kauffmann, with Michelangelo.
—George M. Stratton, In Atlantic.
Little Willie's Chirp.
Father brought home a bachelor
friend to dinner and mother took spe
cial pains to cook everything nice to
eat. After the meal was over th©
guest said: "Weil, I certainly enjoyed
that; it’s the best dinner I’ve had in a
long time." Little Willie spoke up:
“It’s the best wo'v© had, too.”

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