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ONE CENT weather in Xew*York ami its vicinity for
tin,, thirty-six hours ending at 8 P. M.
Wednesday;—Showers today and tomor
Alex J* Clements Associ
ation Take Sixteenth An
nual Day Off and Visit
Witzell’s Grove
The sixteenth annual outing of the
Alex J. Clements’ Association is on to
da.w. The members and their friends
marched to the Morris Street dock from
the association’s headquarters at Grove
sit roet and Newark avenue, headed by a
mounted police escort aud Prof. Begg’s
mlitary baud. The number of specta
tors, including women and children, was
almost equal to the turn-out on the occa
sions of the Davs’ and the Dickinson’s
outings. Loyalty to the standard bearer
was evidenced by the large number of
men who were in line. These constitut
ed. however, little more than one-liaf
who went on the outing. Many who pur
chased tickets were afrad to march in
this hot weather, when men are pros
trated by the heat. These sought the
shady side of the streets ana bedecked
wth outing hats, canes, boutenniers and
badges made their way to the Morris,
Street dock, where they swarmed the
decks of the steamer Isabel, bound for
Witzel’s Point View Grove. Nearly
every prominent Democratic politician of
the First Ward, of which the standard
hearer is leader, were found in the main
procession. There were also many old
Democratic friends from other wards.
The tenor of general comment was that
the Democrats of the First were getting
together. \
While many balked at the hot, boil
ing snn and lefused to march in this
morning’s parade all will he in line in to
night's parade, which will be embellish
ed with a magnificent pyrotechnic dis
play. In other words there will be a
“hot time in the old town to-night.”
From the looks of the loaded “ammu
nition” wagons no one on the outing will
go thirsty to-day, and the $5 tickets in
sures two of Witzell's celebrated meals.
The eommitteo iu charge of the ar
rangements consisted of Fred Sehnable,
Joseph Malon, Daniel Hickey, John
Crosby, Thomas Ruttledge, James Fay,
Daniel Griffin, John J. Kennedy aud
Jamesj J. Kelly.
The officers of the organization are
William J. Dooley, president; John
Daly, vice-president; Anthony Murray,
financial secretary; Benjamin Taylor,
recording secretary; Alex J. Clements,
treasurer, and Julius Lubbert, sergeant
• George Webster, fifteen' year old, of
No. 410 Adams street, Hoboken, and
Joseph Delaney, fourteen years old, of
No. 422 Grand street, yesterday found a
cigar box filled with bombs with fuses
that had been left over from the pyro
technic display at the recent celebration
of the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.
One of the boys dropped the box and the
bombs exploded. Young WTebster’s right
hand was blown1 off and his right shoe
torn from his foot. Delaney was also
badly hurt.
for teachers, their friends and the pub
lic, taking in scenic features-of Colorado,
Grand Canon of Arizona. California,
North Pacific Coast, Yellowstone Park
and Canadian Rockies. Special trains
leave Buffalo June 30th. A thirty-day
personally conducted all-expense tour at
absolutely net cost and under personal
direction of an experienced New York
Central Lines representative. Many
leading teachers in the States of New
York and Pennsylvania have joined this
tour. Write for itinerary. J. W. Daly,
Chief Asst. G. P. A.. Buffalo, N. Y.
Children Teething
Mrs. Window’s Soothing Syrup should
always be used for children teething. It
soothes the child, softens the gums, al
lays all pain; cures wind colic, and is the
best remedy *or diarrhoea. Twenty-five
eents a bottle.
Buffalo Won But One of the
Two Games With the
Sailors, So Buffalo and
Jersey City Are Tied for
First Place
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The Royals got the best of the Skeet
ers yesterday, but as the Bisons were
downed in one of the games of a double
header with the Sailors, Jersey City and
Buffalo are tied for first place. Somehow
or other it does seem that Newark is
forced to come to the rescue of Jersey
City when the latter needs assistance.
In their game with the Montreals yester
day the^Skeeters were knocked out in the
first round. Moran was hit! for a couple
of triples, a trio of singles andi these,
aided by a wild throw, gave the Royais
a quintette of runs. To these were added
two in the fourth and fifth and a brace
in the eighth—making a total of nine
runs. In the same inning the Skeeters
got a trio of tallies. Tiiat's all they did
get. Not until the seventh inning did
a Skeeter perch on first sack, and he
didn’t finish the circuit. Two others fol
lowed him. In the eighth round they
touched Burke, a former Sailor, for two
singles, a double and a triple, and that
gave them their trio of tallies. Weiden
saul’s playing at second base and a sen
sational catch by Clement were the fea
tures of the game.
The score:—
R. H. P.O. A. E.
Raub, c . 1 1 1 O 0
Joyce, if . 2 2 3 0 0
WeidensauJ, 2b ... 1 2 1 7 0
Wagner. 3b . 1 1 1 S 0
Connor, lb . 1 1 18 0 0
Huelsman, rf. 1 1' 1 0 0
Hannon, cf . 1 2 1 0 0
Hartman, ss. 0 2 1 0 0
Hurke, p . 1 0 0 3 0
Totals . 9 12 27 1G 0
Clement, If. 1 1 4 0 0
Bean, . 1 1 3 0 0
Cassidy, lb. 0 1 7 1 1
Hanford, rf . 1 2 1 U 0
Merritt, cf . 0 1 3 0 0
Keister, 2b. 0 1 0 2 0
Grant, 3b . 0 1 2 1 2
Butler, c . 0 0 3 0 1
Moren, p. 0 0 2 2 0
Vandergrift* . 0 0 0 0 0
Totals . 3 8 24 9 4
•Batted for Moren in the ninth inning.
Montreal . 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 x—9
Jersey City . 00 0 00003 0—3
Two-base hits—Bannon. Bean. Three
base hits—Wagner, Bannon, Huelsman,
Joyce. Hanford. Stolen bases—Weiden
saul (3), Conner, Raub, Huelsman.
Struck out—By burke, 1; by Moren 1.
First base on balls—Off Burke, 2; off
Moren, 1. Wild pitch—Moren. Left on
bases—Montreal, 7; Jersey City, G.
Umpire—Mr, Keliy.
In their first game with the Bisons
yesterday the Sailors bunc-hed their hits
off Kissinger in the seventh round and
scored five rung, which gave them the
victory. The Bisons had already four
runs to their credit. The second game
was a walk-over for the Beasts. In the
third inning they landed on Fertsch for
enough hits to run eight men over the
plate. Then Manager Burnham sent in
Jones from left field to do the twirling
act. The Beasts landed on him almost
as fiercely and doubled the eight. Six
of the additional runs in the sixth round.
The game was called at the end of the
seventh inning on account of darknes.
Tlie score by innings:—
Buffalo.2 100001 0 0—4
. Newark .0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0—5
Batteries—Ivisinger and McManus;
Carrisch and $hea.
Buffalo.0 1 7 0 1 C 0—1G
Newark .1010013—6
Batteries—Broekett and McAllister;
Fertsch, Jones and McCauley.
Costly errors in the sixth inning on
the part of the Bronchos gave the cham
pions yesterday’s game at Providence af
tre the visitors had secured a lead of two
runs. The score by innings;—
Rochester .1010001 0 0—3
Providence.00000400 1 5
Batteries—Me I,<'an and Steelman; Cro
nin and Barton.
In a closely contested game yesterday
the Torontos bested the Birds, who fail
ed to hit Mitchell at opportune times.
The score:—
Toronto.000 1 1 1 (10 x—3
Baltimore .0 0100000 1—2
Batteries—Mitcheii and Woods; Bur
eheJH and Byers.
Montreal, 9; Jersey City, 3.
‘Newark, 5; Buffalo, 4 (first game).
Buffalo, 16; Newark, G (second game).
Found Sleapiag On Wooden
Eenches In a Cellar Flood
ed Two Inches With Water
A sad state of domestic affairs was
revealed last night when Thomas Gray
and his family were found asleep on im
provised wooden benches in the cellar- of
No. 273 Thirteenth street, the floor of
which was flooded with two inches of
water. When Patrolmen Corbett and
■Bleum entered the cellar they were
amazed at the situation. Gray and his
wife and their four-year-old daughter,
Katie, occupied one of the improvised
beds. Another daughter, who recently
ran away from home, and a son, Alfred,
occupied improvised' wooden shelves.
The flickering and sickly light of a candle
pasted on the top of one of the beams
lit up the weird scene. All the members
of. the family were asleep when the po
licemen desceneded into the cellar, and
their sudden awakening and sitting up
from their rude couches lent a sort of
Dante’s “Inferno” aspect to the scene,
except that fire was replaced by water.
Murphy and his wife were arrested,
but the wife was given proper care. The
children were taken charge of by Ed
ward A. Ramsey, Agent for the Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chil
dren. The pathetic part of the story is
not merely confined to the abject pover
ty to which the family had been subject
ed to , but the fact that the head of the
family had owned not only the hotfte in
the flooded cellar of which he and his
family were found, but also three other
houses in the same neighborhood. Drink
is said to have been the cause of his
downfall. Efforts were being made this
morning to provide Gray with employ
ment that would enable him to take prop
er care of his family.
Toronto, 3; Baltimore, 2.
Providence. 5; Rochester. 3.
W. L. P-C.
Jersey City. 40 27 .507
Buffalo. 43 29 .oJi
Baltimore . So 31 -o3U
Newark . 33 31 .olG
Rochester . 34 35 .493
Montreal . 3£> 37 .493
Providence . 33 38 .40o
Toronto. 20 40 . 303
Jersey City in' Montreal.
Newark in Buffalo.
Baltimore in Toronto.
Providence in Rochester.
With the exception of about twenty
j candidates who decided to submit to
| minor surgical operations to overcome
| slight physical defects that they might,
pass their physical examinations for ad
! mission, the new" fourth class of midship
men at the Naval Academy lias been
formed and the routine of academic life
is now in force. Up to today 176 candi
dates have been admitted into the insti
tution, so that the complete roster of the
class will be about 200. The roster of
New Jersey members of tfce class is as
follows: Chester C. Jersey, Hackensack;
William S. Nichols, New Brunswick;
Harry W. Renner, Weeliawken; J. Mur
ray Whitehead, Trenton, and John H.
Birdsa 11, Ware-town.
Joseph Thompson, thirty-three years
old, an ironworker who lived- at Asbury
Park, while at work yesterday on tlie
new bridge over the Hackensack Rivcf
fell into the river and was drowned. The
body was recovered1 and- taken to
Hughes’s morgue.
Tlie first case of heat prostration this
summer was reported at police head
quarters yesterday. The victim was John
Harrison, fifty years old. of No. 45
I.aidlnw avenue. He. was taken to the
City Hospital.
New York to Memphis, via Atlanta and
Birmingham, and New York to Tampa
via Savannah and Jacksonville. Sea
board Air Line, 1133 Broadway, New
York. .... ^ . .,
Bride, Dignity and Benufy of the
Modern Spaniards.
You may see today in any church'
portal In Spain the somber dignity of
expression immortalized in the por
traits of Velasquez, the sinister cast of
coiintenaucc of Philip II., the nose and
proud bearing of a Homan centurion.
In the Basque provinces the dignity
and pride of the peasantry are relleet
ed in the graceful carriage and sym
metry of movement for which the inen
of that coast and the girls carrying
pitchers on their heads are justly cele
brated. There is no trace of awkward
ness in a Spanish peasant, on whose
features is stamped the pride of Home,
who will talk to you with the ease and
volubility of a Spanish courtier. It is
a noble stock.
Though today the glory of Spain has
departed and the modern Spaniard fa
vors a western “bowler” and the wom
en wear Parisian hats, the national
type of Spain persists with all its dig
nity and characteristics. Living types
of Murillo's street urchins may be seen
in any Spanish village—a group hud- I
died together, in some shady retreat, ;
brown, chubby, curly headed, merry |
little rascals, lunching off a water
melon picked np in the market, happy
as princes in their hempen rags and
with their meager morsel, or you
may see the sunny side of Spain as
Goya painted it—a dance in the open
square, a bridal feast, a bullfighters’
carousal, a brawl, an elopement. s The
apparel Is less gaudy today, but the
sun and the types and the spirit are
the same.
That brawny picador with his wide
brimmed sombrero, his swarthy coun
tenance, aquiline nose and raven locks
looks for all the world like a Roman
gladiator. The lad at his side, with
his finely chiseled features, might have
waited on Poppaea. And that young
girl in her. white lace mantilla and the
red roses in her warm black hair—such
a one Goya would have delighted to
portray as she stands there with her
delicate head defiantly thrown back,
her lustrous eyes aglow with fnischief,
the graceful line of figure and those
pursed and pouting lips^Nineteenth
Two Edged Swords Capable of Mis
chief as Well as Benefit.
There Is perhaps no class of remedial
agents more abased than tonics. The
abuse consists both in the excessive
use and the misapplication of this class
of agents, which within a restricted
field possess an indisputable and im
portant therapeutic value. The misuse
of tonics is doubtless the outgrowth
of a misconception of the real nature of
this class of remedial agents and its
limitations. Many physicians also seem
to lose sight of the fact that tonics are, j
as has been said of drugs in general,
two edged swords which are as capable
of mischief as of benefit. Indeed, when
the true nature of tonics—as is true, in
fact, of most medicinal agents—is thor
oughly understood, it is apparent that
even in cases In which they accomplish
the maximum of benefit there is also
a certain amount of injury inflicted
upon the organism, so that the effect
obtained is really and simply the differ
ence between the mischief done and the
good accomplished. If the difference
is on one side, the total result Is benefit;
if on the other side, the result Is harm.
This principle holds good with regard
to most remedies, whether the means
employed is a drug or a nonmedicinal
The popular idea of a tonic is well
expressed in the following definition,
which we find in the National Medical
Dictionary: “An agent which augments
gradually and permanently the strength
and vital activity of the body or its
parts.” A stimulant is defined by the
same authority as being “an agent
which Increases the functional activity
of any organ or series of organs.” The
distinction made seems to be that a
stimulant produces temporary excite
ment, whereas a tonic produces a per
manent increase of strength and vital
activity.—Good Health.
The Word “Policy.”
That “policy” which a man gets
from an insurance company is no rel
ative of that other word "policy” which
the statesmen use. The latter is a
lineal descendant, along with “polity”
and “police,” of the Greek “polls,” a
city. But the former is the late Latin
“politicuin,” "poletlcum” or “poleati
cum,” a register wherein dues were
enrolled, which is believed to be real
ly the Greek “polyptyehum,” a docu
ment folded into many leaves. If .so,
the development of the word may be
paralleled by that of “diploma,” the
parent of “diplomatist,” which meant
simply a document folded double.—
Chicago News.
A Popular Welsh Drlnlc.
All the Welsh counties swear by a
drink called sowbeer. It is made from
fourteen different field herbs. Is harm
less, except for its sleepy effects, and
resembles treacle more than anything.
The Welsh villagers always smoke a
thin cigarette of dried sage when they
drink sowbeer. The stuff is too com
plicated a mixture for the villagers to
brew, but in all the larger towns there
are dealers who make it—London Tele
Minister—I'm sorry to find you eom
Uig out of a public house again. Ham
lsh, after all yon promised mo. Ilam
ish—Aye, sir, it’s wonnerful what an
awfu’ deceivin’ thing this mist is.
D’ye ken, I went in there the noo
thinldn’ 'twas the butcher’s shop.—Lon
don Tit-Bits.
Leaves seem light, useless, idle, wav
ering and changeable—they even dance.
Vet God has made them part of the
elk.—Leigh Hunt
, •' . ... . ■
AuccHiral Memory,
As I walk along a dark, lonely road
my ears are on the alert. I glance to I
right and left. I look over my slioul- j
dor. Where did I learn this habit? ;
May it not be the memory disk giving j
off its record? My savage ancestor j
learned by long years of experience to I
be specially on his guard In a lonely
place and In the dark. When my In- j
dignatiou is thoroughly roused I find '
my hands clinch, there Is a tightening ;
of the lips, the teeth are more plainly
visible, and the whole attitude Is sug
gestive of making a spring. Hero is
a trait of early man, who gathered him
self together and sprang upon hi3 en
emy to rend him with tootli and claw.
I have often noticed that when people
use the word “offensive” it is accom
panied by a quiver of the nostrils and
an Involuntary movement of the nose.
The Imagination Is still haunted by
that piece of very offensive carrion
which my primitive ancestor with a
prejudice for raw meat found too
strong for him, so strong that his nose ,
rejected It at once.—Nineteenth Oen- i
How to Learn a Foreign Language.
One may begin the attempts of free '
expression, and thus an Independent
use of the language, with a compara
tively small vocabulary. Conscientious
reading and well conducted conversa
tions will then quickly enlarge the vo- '
eabulary and develop the facility of ex- j
pression. But I cannot lay too much
stress upon the fact that the free and
exact rendering of one’s own thought
in writing is the most efficient exercise
in acquiring a language. In mere con
versation jye are apt to slip over diffi
culties by permitting ourselves vague
ness and inaccuracies of expression '
which would sternly demand correc
tion—-and correction, too, easily kept
in mind—when the written words look
us in the face. To-quickeu the efficacy
of this exercise requires, of course, a
teacher able not only to pound gram- :
matical rules into the head of the pu- j
pii, but also to stir up in the study of !
the language a mentally active inter
est in the subjects spoken or written
about.—Carl Schurz’s Reminiscences In
Sailors on Strike.
That English soldiers or sailors ;
should strike' for more pay in a way
such as we are accustomed to in trades
sounds Impossible, but such things
have occurred, the last time being in !
£pril, 1707, when the sailors demanded
higher wages and literally struck, oth- j
erwise mutinying. The admiralty •
agreed to meet their demands, but, not j
doing so at once, the sailors aboard the '
London struck or mutinied again, and j
for ordering the marines to fire, there- j
by killing some men, Admiral Colpoys (
and his captain were made prisoners
by the sailors. On May 10 a special
act was passed granting the increased
pay, and the king pardoned the muti- j
neers.—London Telegraph.
Natural Spectacles.
Many birds are provided with natural
spectacles, a transparent membrane
called the third eyelid. This third eye
lid when not In use lies folded In the
Inner corner of the eye. Two muscles
work It, spreading It over the cornea or
folding it up again much more cleverly
than a man can put on or take off his
spectacles. But for its third eyelid the j
eagle could not look at the sun. The j
spectacled bear belongs to Chile. Its
Latin name Is Ursus ornatus. It Is '
black, and around its eyes pale rings
are drawn which have exactly the ap
pearance of a pair of goggles.—St.
Louis Globe-Democrat.
Wind Velocity.
The average velocity of the wind is
low, In most places between five and
ten miles an hour, corresponding re
spectively to wind pressure of from
two ounces to eight ounces a square
foot. During portions of nearly every
day, however, somewhat higher veloc
ities are recorded, since the averages
contain considerable periods of very
light breezes occurring often within a
few hours before and after sunrise
and sunset. There are few days with
out periods of brisk breezes of from
fifteen to twenty miles an hour.

Rather Cnnstic.
“Did you tell your father I was a hu
morist?” asked the tall young man
with long lialr.
“I did,” replied the pretty girl, “and
he laughed.”
i “Laughed? Why, I thought he used
to say writing jokes was hard on the
i “So he did; but he says he never
heard of your writing any jokes."—
Chicago News.
The Very Thins.
I “Yes, ma’am,” said the salesman, “an
j establishment like ours has its own lit
i erary staff. Here, for example, is an
‘Ode to Our Furniture Polish,’ written
by our own poet and set to music by
our own musician.”,
“An ode to furniture polish!” ex
claimed Miss Peekay-Booh. “Why, that
would be just the thing to take home
and try on the piano!”—Chicago Trib
“What’s the difference between vi
sion and sight?”
“See those two girls across the
“Well, the pretty one I would call a
vision of loveliness,,but the other one
—she’s a sight.” — Cleveland Plain
The Dim Past.
j Professor (Ipcturing)—Oxygen, gen
i tlemen, is essential to all animal exist
ence. There could be no life without It.
Strang? to say, it was uot discovered
I until a century ago, when— Student—
' What did they do before it was discov
j cred, professor?
Tile Soi;bird.
■Very cu. ions are the nests of the snn
tird, scarcely larger than a butterfly.
It chooses some exposed spot, probably
close to the public road, and proceeds
to bul.d on an overlmnging twig. The
finishing touches being put to the small !
abode, it Is left, according to one au- j
tbority, severely alone until spiders i
have woven their webs over and around
It. Another naturalist says that the
birds themselves turn ragmen and, col
lecting any rubbish they can find in the
way of moss, faded leaves, ends of cot
ton and other such trifles, stlek them j
on the outside of the nest by means of
pieces of purloined webs. In either
case the result la the same, and they :
make their future home a thoroughly
disreputable object. Then, and not till
then, does the little hen sunbird lay
her two greenish white eggs, which she
hatches under tho shelter of a small
porch which has been constructed over
the nost, shielding her from sun and
Hamsun Bread.
Bread made from banana flour is
common enough In Europe and Eng
land. Ouo pound Is said to contain
more nourishment and energy produc
ing material than one pound of the
finest beefsteak, is much more digest
ible and less than* one-sixth the price.
Sir Henry Stanley was a firm believer
In tho banana. lie went so far as to
advise that Its consumption would cure
rheumatism, gout and all lirer affec
tions. When lying at the point of
death from gastritis a light gruel of
banana flour mixed with milk was tho
only food ho could retain and digest.
The secret of the banana as a health
and strength producing food lies In its
high percentage of proteids and the
great number of its calories, respective
ly 20 and 201.71. It is a perfectly bal
anced ration if sliced for breakfast
and served with milk and sugar.—New
York Tress.
The Nose.
The nose is Intended for breathing,
the mouth for speaking and eating.
Who has ever coon a- horse breathing
otherwise than through his nostrils?
Minute scientific investigation has re
vealed the fact that the number of peo
• ple who breathe through their nostrils
are becoming gradually but surely few
er In number. Tho consequence is that
the nostrils decrease in size, while It has
been found that the prevailing nose Is
quite an inferior organ to that of our
forefathers. It i3 n well known phys
iological fact that unused muscles and
bones gradually disappear. Fish who
live In the dark, for Instance, or the
mole, who resides underground, be
come blind. Thus if we cease to use
our noses for breathing they will cease
to exist. They will become superflu
ous!—Fearson’s Weekly.
Mo*art's Quick Work.
On one occasion Mozart was mak
ing merry with his frle:id3 at midnight
when not a single note was written of
the overture to “Don Giovanni,” which
was to bo produced on the following
evening. When he had said goodby to
his friends he calmly went to bed and
slept until 5 o’clock in the morning.
Awaking refreshed, he set to work on
the overture, dashing off sheet after
sheet with incredible rapidity and dis
patching them to the copyists. The
opera was to begin at 7 in the evening,
and a few minutes after that hour
Mozart was in ids place as conductor,
baton in hand, while the parts with
the ink still wet on some of them were
being handed to the orchestra.
A Wonderful Island of Chalk.
The English island of Thanet, form
ing a part of the county of Kent, is al
most wholly composed of chalk. The
Island is ten miles in length and about
five In breadth and has more chalk ex
posed on its surface than has any oth
er spot of equal area on the globe.
British geologists say that there are
not less than 42,000,000,000 tons of
chuJk “in sight” on Thanet and that it .
would take 10,000 men and 5,000 horses ■
and carts 20,000 years to move it, pro- i
viding it were dug up ready to be
carted away.
_ I
A Peculiar Tree.
A singular maple tree on the left
bank of the Oder, in Germany, is at
least a century old and has been twist- j
ed and cut into a kind of circular bouse
of two stories. A firm, leafy floor has
been formed by causing the branches
to become gradually woven together.
Above this is a smaller second floor,
similarly formed, and the ends of the
branches have been woven into solid
walls, in which eight windows on each
story have been cut.
Catholic Priests and Mnrrlage.
Marriage by the clergy was first posi
tively forbidden in the year 1074 by
Pope Gregory VII. The controversy,
however, which had been going on for
centuries on that subject was not alto
gether settled by Gregory’s decree. The
council of Trent in 1593 was the ec
clesiastical body which formally pro
hibited priests from forming marriage
alliances. That permanently settled
the matter.
The Strennons Lite.
There can be no question th; t the
prevalence of certain diseases has in
creased during the last half century.
Conspicuous among these are diabetes
and insomnia, both of which arc large
ly due to the mental stress of a harder
druggie for existence.—Practitioner.
Or Complete hack of It.
Talesman — I wish to be excused
from serving on tills jury. Judge—
lVliat I3 your reason? Talesman—Pm
very absent minded. Judge—Can’t ex
cuse you. Absence of mind is the best
qualification for a juryman.—Cleveland
Go on and make errors and fail and
get up astain. Only go on J—Brackett.
The Customary tlvaetloau on Board
tile Atlantic Liut-rs.
Do not take fright at what you may
hear about excessive tips on steamers
and in Europe. They are numerous, bul
need not be large. To scatter youi
money wildly In tips will mark you
as a novice. All the servants will
quR&ly spot you, pass tbo word around
and fleece you. Tips vary, of course.
In accordance with the grade of steam
ers, hotels and other accommodations.
If you travel in a specially equipped
floating palace you must expect to pay
at least $25 for steamer tips. On regu
lar first class steamers, however, the
following are customary and will be
ample: Stateroom steward, $2.50; state
room stewardess, $2.50; dining room
steward, $2.50. These are obligatory.
On the cheaper first class steamers
they may be reduced to $1 each and
be entirely dignified, it all depends on
the boat. By talking with other pas
sengers you can readily learn the cus
tomary scale for your steamer. If you
use the bathroom regularly, pay the
bathroom steward $1; if less frequently
this might be cut to 25 cents a batlf
If you read books from the library,
give the steward a tip varying from
$1 down to 25 cents, according to grade
of steamer and frequency of bis service
to you.
The deck steward’s gratuity is a
variable quantity; be has opportunity
for getting tip3 from so many people
that he fares better than inside stew
ards, who are restricted to a certain
number; bonce do not tie uneasy about
him. Give him what you think he has
earned In waiting on you, according to
relative service with the other stew
ards. A dollar Is the maximum expect
ed on ordinary boats.
Thus your total tips need not exceed
$10 a voyage and may not be more
than $5. Be reasonable in what you
require of stewards, and if you should
ask special service of them outside the
line of their regular duties, pay them
for it—Myra Emmons in Good House
All Solid Substance May Vanish In a
Moment of Time.
The late Professor S. P. Langley, sec
retary of the Smithsonian institution,
speaking of earthquakes, said:
"The consideration of the unfamiliar
powers certainly latcut in nature, such
as belong to a little tremor of the plan
et’s surface or such as was shown in
that scene I have described,” referring
to phenomena lie had witnessed when
the comparatively insignificant effect
of a few tons of dynamite was to
make solid buildings unrealities, “may
help us to understand that the words
of the great poet are but the possible
expression of a physical fact; that ‘the
cloud capped towers, the gorgeous pal
aces, the solemn temples, and we with
them, may indeed some day inconceiv
ably vanish as the airy nothing at the
touch of Prospero’s wand, and without
the warning to us of a single instant
that the security of our ordinary lives
is about to be broken.’
“We concede this, however, in the
present case only as an abstract possi
bility, for the advance of astronomical
knowledge Is much more likely to show
that the kernel of the comet is but the
bigness of some large meteorite against
which our air Is an efficient shield, and
the chance of evil Is most remote—in
any case duly such as may come in
any hour of our lives from any quarter,
not alone from the earthquake, but
from the pestilence that walketh In
darkness from the Infinitely littley,_
low and within us as well as from the
Infinite powers of the universe without.
“Something common to man and the
brute speaks at such times, if never
before or again; something which is not
altogether physical apprehension, but
more like the moral dismay when the
shock of an earthquake is felt for the
first time, and we know that startling
doubt superior to reason whether the
valid frame of earth is real, and not
‘baseless as the fabric of a vision.’
Washington Star.
The Oldest House In Louisiana.
The oldest building in Louisiana, the
ancient archbishopric on Chartres
street, New Orleans, boasts of one of
the handsomest courtyards. The build
ing was erected in 1727 and remains
exactly as It was first erected. Vis
I ttors will remark the ancient stairease
of cypress, worn by the passing of
generations. In the courtyard is seen
one of the oldest and best preserved
specimens of the “Spanish dagger.” It
dates back, so those who claim to
know aver, to the building of the pal
ace, and indeed Its height and dignity
indicate anything- but youth.—Crafts
Originally the word “impertinent”
signified merely “not belonging to.”
When Wycliffe said that there were
many men in this world who were
“impertinent to earthly lords” he did
not mean that they were “cheeky,” but
merely that they had no masters.
Then, as used by Shakespeare, “im
pertinent” came to mean “Irrelevant.”
Just 200 years ago it was defined as
signifying “absurd, silly, idle.”
“Darling, yours shall be a sunny lot
In life.”
“Now, look here, George, are you
talking of your behavior or of where
we are going to build in the suburbs?”
-Baltimore American.
One Vain Wish.
The Wife—He told me that if I mar
ried him ray every wish would be grat
ified. The Mother—Well, Is it not so?
The Wife—No: I wish I hadn’t married
him.—Cleveland Leader.
The nobler the hlood the less the
pride.—From the Danish.

Hot m» Kaxy Feat to Twiat a Bank
Bill In Two. 21
“The paper that is used by the gov- r'*j
erumeut in its currency is inanufac
tured by a secret process and has char- 'll
acteristics with which the average man
is not familiar,” said a Minneapolis
“Recently I was in a small Minnesota
town and witnessed an incident that
demonstrates this. A well to do farm- 1
er living in the vicinity came Into the
bank to transact some business. In the
course of the conversation the cashier
began twisting a five dollar bill. The
farmer watched him with interest and
finally asked the man back of the
counter if ho wasn’t afraid of tearing
the bill.
“ ‘Here is an easy way for you to
earn money,’ said the cashier. ‘Here Is
a thousand dollar bill and I will give
It to you If you will twist the bill In
two. You are simply to twist it and
not tear It.’
“The farmer seemed dumfounded at
first. He seemed awed at the thought
of mutilating a thousand dollar bill.
Upon further assurance by the officer
of the bank, he timidly took the money
and started twisting it In the middle.
He tugged away for some time without
being able to twist the bill in two.
Finally he gave up, and he was cer
tainly a surprised farmer. It is im
possible to twist a bill in two, so firm
and elastic is the paper used.”—Ex
Practical Method* of the Snake
Charmers of the Orient.
For many years it was regarded as
one of the East Indian miracles that
the snake charmers of the orient could
encounter the cobra in an arena, allow
the serpent to bite them time and
again and survive the deadly poison.
This dangerous feat puzzled the doc
tors of the British army and was never
quite understood by scientists general
ly until within recent years, when the
secret of these jugglers with fate leak
ed out. The East Indian snake charm
er begins at an early age to make him
self immune from the venom of the
cobra. He takes the infant serpent
and allows it to bite him. This injects
Into bis system a very mild dose of
the poison. He repeats the operation
many times, and then ventures to al
low a cobra somewhat older to bite
him. Gradually lie permits himself to
become inoculated with the venom of
younger serpents until he has become
so accustomed to the poison that his
system is immune. By the time he
grows up he has become so thoroughly
accustomed to the spell that it has
practically no effect upon him. It Is
like the drug habit—one can work
oneself to a pitch of enduring a dose
that would lie sufficient to kill several
persons unaccustomed to the influence
of the drug. Thus the seemingly au
dacious trick was exposed as a very
practical thing, after all.
It Is Said That It Was Located on the
Pacific Coast.
There is a common saying that if the
pilgrim fathers had ouly landed on the
Pacific coast a large portion of the
Atlantic seaboard would never have
been settled. Californians, Oregonians
and Washingtonians believe this im
plicitly. In other words, the charms of
the Pacific coast in the way of climate
are so appreciated that, having once
experienced them, men are unwilling
to live elsewhere contentedly. Now, not
one man in a thousand living on the
Pacific coast knows that as a matter
of fact the accents of our mother
tongue were heard on the beach not
far from San Francisco forty-one years
before English was spoken on Plym
outh rock.
More amusing still is the fact that
the original New England was on the
Pacific coast, for Sir Francis Drake in
1570, at the close of a month's stay,
took possession of the country for his
sovereign, Elizabeth, and named the
new acquisition Nouva Albion (New
England) because lie thought the white
cliff near what is now Point Reyes re
sembled the chalk cliffs near Dover.—
Alexander McAdie in Outing Magazine.
The OHf»rey.
In the highlands of Scotland at the
present time the osprey usually makes
its nest in the flat top of a pine tree,
but formerly it just as frequently se
lected a battlement or a chimney of
some ruin, generally on an island. The
nest is a pile of sticks as much as four
feet high and as many broad—the ac
cumulation of many years—intermixed
with turf and other vegetable matter,
lined with finer twigs and finally with
grass, much of it often green.—Glas
gow Times.
“Did you sell horses to those two
customers yesterday?” we ask of our
friend the horse dealer.
“Make anything?”
“Off of Jones—yes.”
“Jones? Why, Jones was the one that
said he knew all about horses.”
“I know. He was easy. The other
fellow didn’t know a tiling about them
and brought around three or four ex
, perts before he would buy.”—Life.
j “Poor Mrs. Wilkins! She is so young
and her wedded life has been such a
bitter disappointment!”
“In what way?”
“She married that wealthy old Wil
kins under the impression that lie laid
heart disease, and the doctor says he’s
perfectly well.”—Milwaukee Sentinel, f
Hicks—But what makes yoi
that your boy will go to the g:
this afternoon? Wicks—15eci
I him not to.—Somerville Jou

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