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FISHING FOR STURGEON.
It Is Good, Ilard Work to Pall One of
The fishermen along the river at Es
lex and Saybrook ara now engaged in
sturgeon fishing. Few are aware of the
methods used to catch this monster of
the waters, for a monster it surely is,
often weighing 600 pounds or more.
The sturgeon fisherman is compelled
to use good judgment and master his
prey when caught, for the fish are des
perate as well as powerful. The net is
of the same 6tyle as an ordinary fish
ing seine, the meshes being fourteen
Inches square of twenty-seven thread j
twine. This thread would not be suf- j
ficient to hold the fish when caught be-
cause of its great strength and shape.
k 11 t i in. 1
but no sooner is it caught in the seine ,
than it becomes entangled n the loose j
twine and the work of landing him in j
the fishing boat begins. The fishermen
know when the fish is in the net, for
the seine corks begin to sink and dance
on the water, as though electrified. Two
fishermen in the boat approach this
troubled spot, gradually haul in what
U known as the cork line and the mon
ster is raised till the lantern reveals
its position. Then the hatchet is used j
on its head with repeated blows, after
which the fish is allowed to remain sub
merged for a time until life is thought
to be extinct. Hut the fishermen are
often deceived, for the sturgeon may
have been playing possum, as Mr. Dan
iels and Mate Brock way. of Hamburg.
will testlfv. ThPV reeentlv had a mid- '
night encounter with a 450-pound stur- !
ceon which after being safelv landed
in the b.it. came to life in good shape j
and proceeded to take charge not only
of the boat, but of the crew in such a
manner that the frightened fishermen
started their boat for shore and final
ly reached it. but neither was able to
tell how. so excited were they. The fish
lived two hours and wasted no time; it
succeeded in breaking two of the boards
and one oar, as well as tearing the sail
which was stowed in the forward part
of the boat. This fish was considered
one of the most desperate kind of the
sturgeon species, being known as the
"bull nose," which does not often leave
ealt for fresh water. In gone-by shad
fishing days when a sturgeon got in a
seine with a shad it was always sure
to liberate the whole catch by tearing
a large hole in what is called the
"bust." These fish are always dreaded
by the shad fishermen. Their time for
visiting these waters is from the mid
dle of June to the first of September,
and, like the swallows, all go or seem
to go in one day. Hartford CouranL
Hard on the ItencnerA.
"Charlie Brown later on the famed
Aretemus Ward of literature and I
were walking toward the office along
toward 1 o'clock in the morning, when
we were reporters together on the
Cleveland Leader," said Gen. Warren P.
Edgarton, "when we heard piercing
cries from the second story of the house
" Ah, ha! Beauty in distress!' ejacu
lated Brown. "Let's go over.'
"Over we went, and into the rooo.
where the trouble was. We saw a
burly fellow fearfully belaboring his
little mite of a wife, and I rushed in
to Jo the saving act. Well, that fellow
it, making a clean sweep of the dishes
and the hash. Then I was fired under
the table and had it overturned on me.
Just then as I got a chance to breathe,
I looked around to see what Brown was
doing for the relief of the country.
""Time: he shouted; and as I turned
my banged-up bead I saw him perched
on a chair on the cornet, v th his watc'i
in his hand, enjoying the situation
"The ruffian let me up and we iw.
proceeded on our way. The next daj
aft-r I had the p.epsure of reading a j
vivid account of the fia;ht described by I
rounds' as Brown saw the scrap."-- ,
Tv.;i-v.t.!b;o roii I
iuiunnirum v,.ui. ;
Vnsrl Kp' Svrr h f;tbt.
The shaip keel of Fouie f;:.t steamer
recently cut in two the tch.-zraph cable
connoting f h il.i lr l,.hia with Camden.
Since Ü;.u tl it I. :.t'.i:iis h.u h;d to
go by oilier and l'ii-.t- r w
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while tl.e wei
c:dj!e i. no
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Pc-ton fliobe: Tlo were people In !
the tiiiie (jf ;-,"o;-ii v. ho stood on the!
tops of the moun; ai;?s up to iheir necks
and co.npkiu nliy inforrue.l ICoab jis he
flo ted prist in the ark tli.it there was
going to be no Hood. A flood of pros- i
prrity is now flowing over the land, j
ar it is visi'de to everyone not al
Clcted with partisan blindness.
Mo !IH-I I'orivW-tlorm.
"I think I v.ill have a special bicycle
sermon next Sunday."
"Why, only a few Sundays ago you
preached a sermon denouncing the
"Yes, but since then nearly every one
Ir arish has bought one."
The Man for the IMace.
Manager "Yes, we advertised oi- a
Applicant "Th I'm jus. the one
for the place. Tv slightest noise will
wake me up.'
was a whopper. The table was set for ' and foreign money 1 bought and s-ld I pas,en,Tf.r rir w'iere only a Ui 1
a meal, he evidently being some sort ot ! at the current rate of exchange, j ' f.n,inr can ,,e ,,.ry j
a night-worker, and the first thing he 1 -' "' "f Vanlt ?na0 t.0mrortbIe if he is' unite sn-o of th- I
... . . x, steamers mav also be purchasc-d there, I "" i"ie " 'I"111 i
id was to swing me across the top of . . , , thf nl;1Pe track ahead, and it is only in rounding I
SPORTS ON SHIPBOARD.
Amoimnt Afforded to S.afar.r. bf th
Trick of a Tentrlloqulat.
'Steamship passengers frequently re
ort to practical jokes to relieve the
monotony of voyage," said a retired
sea captain to a San Francisco Post
reporter recently, "and while the pranks
as a rule, are perfectly harmless, they
sometimes have a boomerang effect
Three years ago we were crossing- the
Atlantic and both the owners and my
lelf wer exceedingly anxious to make
a speedy trip, as a rival liner had the
week before lowered the record held by
our company. On the third day out,
Just about dusk, the cry of 'Man over-
board! rang through the ship, and a
hurried investigation elicited the in-
formation that several of the passen-
trs had heard a splash followed by
piteous appeals of 'Help! help save
J. TheneB were stopped and the
gteamer put aboutf a close watch be
lnf kept meanwhlle for the drowning
man. A half hour was spent In cruis
ing about without results, and we start
ed on our Journey under the belief that
the poor fellow had gone to the bot
tom. The Inquiry that followed proved
puzzling. No one was missing, and we
came to the conclusion that a stow
away had committed suicide. The next
day. however, an explanation came.
ve had a ventriloquist aboard, in the
person of a very smart young man, who
was too tickled over the success of hi
Joke to keep the secret. Then the
laugh was on him. As he hart
caused serious delay and much an
noyance I notified him that I had made
an official entrance of the circumstance
on my log and the loss of time, and
that nn ammnchlni' nhnro T wmilii de- I
tain him until a sufficient guarantee j
had been put up that he would answer J
in court to reply to a demand for ilnan
! clal restitution. I talked of $50.000 be-
lng the penalty under the government
i mall contract, and it is needless to say
i he spent the balance cf the v- 'ae on
j tenter hooks. He disappeared lef4e
I we docked, leaving his baggage be
Il;tiki:iff I lit roiluoc. In Depart men J
Store of New York.
A ranking department is the latest
nnelty in a large uptown dry good
store, says New York Journal. Its ob
ject is to be a convenience for the pa
tions of the establishment and resi
Jents ot the neighborhood rather than
to make money for the firm. It is to
all purp'-x'rp a bank, although not bo
ng chart-Ted it cannot be dignified with
this name. Deposits are mad.i and
checks drawn in just the same way as
they are at any bank, so that a cus
tomer visiting the store can transact all
her business under one roof. She can
furnish her home, provision it, pur
chase her clothes and those for the rest
or ner family, have her photograph tak
en, enjoy a delicious meal, buy flowers
for her lawn, take a nap and pay for
all by a check drawn on the proprie
tors of the store The convenience of
this banking department does not end
here, for when the bars and shutters
have been put up on regular banks
money i? still passing in an'i out of
the teller's window. Three o'clock goes
by without notice, and the fatigued
shopper suddenly realizes she has for
gotten to have a check cashed. This
Fhe can have done as late as 5 o'clock
on other davs and 9 n. m. on Satur-
(".ays. Neighboring tradespeople also jibe engine is no .striken and swayed
avail themselves of this convenience, j in a terrific manner, but is rather co;a-L.-'tters
of credit to any part of th j fortnblo. and the speed is not so ap-
worM are issued by this sbo; per's bank. ,K,rent :!s when one is ridint? in a
where stumer chairs
IH-ath or i lr:.tpit.
The burial of a Trappist is a pecu
liar and solemn cerorony. Immedi
ately after a monk is dead, the body,
dressed in the monastic robe, is stretch-
ed on a simple board, the head covered
with the cowl, and then taken to the
monastery chapel. There the body re
mains until the day of interment, four
yellow wax candles burning all the
timef and al, the nionl,s in turn rfvit. j
Ing the praVors of the liturgv. right !
an(j dav 0n tho dny of burjal the
prayers ror tne lend and a reqoiem
mas3 are chanted, after which al! the
I monks form in precession to follow
'their brother to his last resting place
During the funeral procession psalms
are changed in the mournful tones pe
culiar to the Tnppist Order. When the
cemetery is reached more prayers nre
recited and then the holy is slowly
lowered into the grave, not In a eoHin,
but simply dressed in the monastic
robe worn cr.nr g HJe. A tno.nk then
goes down itt'r. the ffrve to cover h'u
(lend ?)rot'K-r's füf i r 1 1 ,? co 1, nft-'r
whb'h tl'e n! i i't'iiT n-i.-t slov. ly
throws a sbf.'ve'ful of or.r'h ovr th!
body. Two other hMoiks do t'v same,
and then the grave is f':!ld i ; in the
ordinary way. Af:er t)-e buiial
cession riurns to the cb lpol
The Tiüi'p-t cemetery is
placed in th interior ji rd o!" the mon
astery, so tlr.t the de::d may Mv.-ns be
in view of the living, nnd as soon as
one monk is buried, another grave next
to the one just filled is at ovo par
tially dug up. that each may see the
pk'O where he may possibly be laid
W'or Tint r T'T-ft.
An actor ought always to have an m.
tbor to windward. Look ot Sol Sinit;
Hussen. If he hadn't bought up thv.
Minneapolis or was It St. Paul:
property when it was cheap, could p-.
afford now to play annual engage:.-':!
In New Yoik? Kcho answers very dis
tinctly. And now here comes Lewi.
Morrison. He, too, likes to play New
York. He hasn't any property in
the twin cities, but he has a "manor"
up the Hudson, and he has a big ga:
plant there, from which he not only
lights his own house, but furnishes
Illumination for all his neighbors at
very low rates. "Shoemaker, stick to
jour last" was a very good maxim, and
till is, but there really la nothing lik
in anchor to the windward.
IS A MONSTER BOOK.
It Is Said the Largest On In the World
It In the BrltUh Moieam.
The Chinese department of the Brit
ish Museum library contains, says a
writer in Cassell's World of Wonders,
a single work which occupies no fewer
than 5,020 volumes. This wonderful
production of the Chinese press was
purchased a few years ago for J6.000,
and is one of only a very small num
ber of copies now in existence. It i3
an encyclopedia of the literature of
China, covering a period of twenty
eight centuries from 1000 B. C. to 1700
It owes its origin to the literary pro
clivities of the Emperor Kang-he, who
from 1662 to 1722. In the course of
his studies of the ancient literature of
bis country Kang-he discovered that
extensive corruptions had been allowed
to creep into modern editions, and he
conceived the idea of having the text
of the originals reproduced and pre
served in an authoritative form. This
was a mighty conception, truly, and in
Its execution it remains unique dowu
to the present time. For the purpose
of carrying out the work Kang-he ap
pointed a commission of learned men to
select the writings to be reproduced,
and employed the Jesuit missionaries
to cast copper types with which to exe
cute the printing. The commission
was occupied for forty jears in its groat
task. Hefore the work was completed
I Kankhe died, but he had provided that
his successor should see the book corn-
Pfed,- and he faithfully carried out
D1S iru.si. i ne hook is arrangi-u in mx
divisions, each dealing with a particu
lar branch of knowledge. The divi
sions are thus designated: First, writ
ings relating to the heavens, second,
writings relating tc the earth; third,
writings relating to mankind; fourth,
writings relating to inanimate nature:
fifth, writings relating to philosophy;
sixth, writings relating to political
THE MAN AT THE LEVER.
How a locomotive Knginerr An When
Kim ii in;; 3 Very Kant Train.
The locomotive engineer is a remark
ably placid fellow, with a habit of de
liberate precision in his look ar;d mo
tions, lie occasionally turns a calm
eye to his gauge and then resumes his
quiet watch ahead. The three levers
which he has to manipulate are under
bis hand for instant use, and when they
are used it Is quietly and in order,
as an organist pulls out his stops. The
noise in the cab makes conversation
difficult, but not as bad as that heard
in the car when passing another train,
with or without the windows open, and
in looking out of the engine cab the
objects are approached gradually, not
rushed past, a. when one looks lat
erally out of a parlor car or window.
The fact is that the engineer does not
look at. the side he is looking aliejid
and therefore the speed seems less, as
the objects are approached gradually.
Those who have ridden at ninety miles
an hour on a locomotive know tlu-t on
a good road (and there are many siich)
art I curves or in approaching crossings
J that ho feels nervous, and it is doubt
j ful if it is any more strain to run a
, locomotive at high speed than to ride a
bicycle through crowded thoiough
fares. Judging by the counten:mi e of
i the bicycle rider and the engineer, the
! engineer has rather the best of it.
Don't snub a boy because he wears
shabby clothes. When Edison, the in
ventor, lirst entered lljston. he wore a
pair of yellow linen breeches iu the
depth of winter.
Don't snub a boy because of the ig-
! norance of his parents. Shakespeare.
; the world's pne!, was the son of a man
; wiio was unable to write his o vn name.
; Don't snub a boy because his home
is plain and unpretending. Abnihm
J Lincoln's ear ly home v as a 1)1 cabin.
I Don't snub a boy ' vau-;e he elioo'-e.
a humble trade. The author of the
V lT I III Ix' l .
beenu-e of his
Don't sunt n hoy
i ph steal disability. Millen v,;s blind
! Don't uib a boy bec:iu -,o of
: in his. I llogar-h. the
priinter and engraver, w.'s a sin,,
! ;Uo 1
at his ho ;1
! Um t Mtijt) a I'ov br.'Ki-e he .i!i't'"'s.
Demostlaines, the geM orator i.i
'Greece, oviv-anie a h m'-. h and statu
: ipermg voire.
; n.m't .-."vh liim foi any reason. Not
'only because he m:iy some d.jy outstrip
you in Mi''' race o1' lil'e. bur because it
i is neither kind, nor right, nor Clins
IVo ! HiiTe-rnllr.
Young Mrs. ChuMy's Neighbor How
do you like the r.ew preacher as a
board, r, Mrs. Chuhly?
Mrs CiinblyOh, very much!
"Sleeps in the front room, doesn't
"No. That's our room."
"Why. I was sure I beard him in
that room, late last night, rehearsing
"No. I guess that must have been
John you beard. lie was walking
with baby and stepped on a l.u k."
'Ihrii4t l'oii Him.
Jones Smith woke up Iho other
morning arid found himself famous.
Hrown- I'm surprised to hear that.
I never knew be amounted to any
thing. Jone He never did before.
Ilrown What, has happened then?
Jones lie found that his wife ha.'
eloped in the night.
H. B. REEVES,
Justice of the Peace,
OVEK NUSSBAUM & MAYEK.
Collections promptly and carefully attended
On improved farms I can
get you a loan at as low a
rate of interest as can be
had in the county. You
have the privilege of paying
100 or more on the princi
pal each year. Call and see
me. C. P. TIB BETS.
Plymouth, I ml
JAS. K. HOUGHTON,
Collections, Depositions and Civil
Dullness Attended to Promptly.
She.p Ti-M-'b'tl l,y (lime Cock.
iA'i.MHi Ti i-Hits: One of the most
le 1mh of Southdown sheep in
V rr.ited States is the property of
.':f. Mnns.in Mi::g. the beet-root sugar
.agnate. peculiar fact in connec
tion with the ikvk is that it is looked
after, not by sheep dogs, but by six
trained Spanish game cocks. They are
armed each morning with spurs, and
have so fierce a way of attacking any
sheep that tries to run away or will not
be driven that the animals are now
thoroughly afraid of the birds and obey
their directions perfectly. Mr. Migg's
daughter brought the birds from the
Iiogu Kiiirlixh Fntate.
Ex-Consul General New reiterate.
the statement that there Is no estate of
any description amounting to as much
as 11,000.000 In England, either in the
Bank of England or in the Court of
Chancery, in which American heirs are
interested. The same statement has
been made by indubitable authority a
hundred times. But whenever a smart
lawyer gets out of another job or wishes
to take a trip to England at somebody
else's expense the deathless "fake" of
a vast English estate waiting for a
number of guileless Americans to come
over and get it is revived.
Struggling Author "You say m
book won't do?"
Publisher "No, sir. It's too ol.)
Struggling Author "How 'old-fas!'
Publisher "Your plot is a plot, you;
characters have characteristics, an.
vhcn they talk they say som"tMing. '
V!: I-.-.- r.i
Why don't 'be me
many New York women can sympathize
with this wail from across the water!
". wonder how many little tragedies
there are scattered about the town at
the end of a London season. Do you
know, my heart oft- n aches when I
notice the prile cheeks r.m sa;i eyes of
some inorher-ridden maidens who have
not succeeded in capturing an establish
ment r.r their own, in t-pite of all their
new dresses and gaudy hats, and who.
in cons;juuce, nre a disappointment
to their chaperons. I believe the whole
mo. Urn system of society 'fe in Lon
don is. to ?.y the Ir:ist of it, mcst gall
nnri tryi7ig to girls. Of course
'!:( ;-e ;-re many brilliant exceptions.
H.m for the average well-born, well
e(:;i ated so d'-ty daughter the present
s:-v of the ':.;arr!nge market cannot
or to io -''a' -tcry. and it nver
will he till tl.p vosd :--'!f is obsolore
in the .' of v:ii': iu. 1."
The !:j.m ; "'vr. :-n vhat da you
r ' ; ' " ' '; ftutsidr your shop.
r ': (" . -1 r.h-r.ii tlirl I am
re to ' ' ! ''a doors and v;ntlo-.vr
of yo :r ho:: v.-y.j;j nre avay for
(- vi;. ,!: ; e"
1 1 t .'S' ,; ; I .
That L: -i.v Alva V-uiderhilr hns t'f"
prt Ui'-'sl i""t at r.Vvvport. She wears ;i
That the Willie Is", faction a-e uear.
enough to say that v!;e r:i't b;f averse
to show it: 5, it, 'K'mkimI in the xv.tetest
and pr::üki-;-?t of Kreiuh boois, ".vhen
she moifnfs her wheel.
That ? I is---- (Yn?ue!o Vnnderbilt in
herits the tiny foot and beautiful Ar.
dalu.-ia.ii instep oi her mother, the erst
while Mobile belle.
That this daughter of the famous
house is a pied uro fair to see in her
white satin ball dress, with fairy slip
pers to match, embroidered with seed
That the other Vanderbilt women all
have ari. taciatic feet, melded on Trilby
lines long and daintily slender.
That drawn work is the fashionable
craze of the hour, and that Miss Ger
trude Vanderbilt excels all the fair
maids of the ISO in this dainty needle
craft. Only Cure For Dyspepsia.
Mrs. Franklin Bush, of New Castle,
Del., says: "I Buffered for years with
dyspepsia. Used to have great distress
und belching. I tried everything I could
hr n. irt nothing helped me till I took
.. t .iiiHn Balm, and one 60 cent bottle
...... I - ...nlalol..
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