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SEAR TOO STRENUOUS A PET
BrooklynIte, Therefore, Converts His Zoological Specimen Into Orna mental Parlor Rug. New York.—Brooklyn nimrods who lad an Idea that bear shooting in that borough had ended with the passing If the noble red man there, sat up ind took notice when they heard that full grown specimen of the game phlch they had visited in Maine and ffova Scotia to hunt, had been killed tight in Brooklyn Heights. The kill ng took place in the yard in the rear if the home of Harold L. Burnett, at 12 Livingston street. Mr. Burnett, who has the most com plete private zoo in Brooklyn, recently ibtained a black bear for a household pet. It was presented to Jpim by a Iriend living in Flatbush. The friend lid not capture the bear in Flatbush, mt bagged It in the Canadian woods, tfr. Burnett had long yearned for a »ear. He had boa constrictors, pythons, game cocks, fighting bull pups, and other pets, but no bear. But he was not so happy after he lad possessed the bear for some days. 3ruin was clumsy and ill-tempered, ind Mr. Burnett found it Inconvenient 0 have him around. He decided that Ihe brute wou34 be more acceptable is a parlor rug. At his request the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals undertook the work of execution, and 1 was carried out after dark. Mr. Burnett's home is in the rear of Ihe Packer institute. Some time ago in assortment of snakes escaped from iIb private zoo and spread terror imong the students. Later a live boa son'strictor, found sunning itself on Ihe sidewalk in front of the old Dime 3avlngs Bank building in Court street, :aused a wild rush for the "water flagon" in Borough Hall square. I/IANY BIRDSH0T IN APPENDIX Find by New York Surgeons Is At tributed by Victim to Eating of Game In Scotland. New York.—Thirty birdshot were mloaded from the vermiform appen lix of William Davidson, chauffeur, the surgeons of Roosevelt hospital. The chauffeur was seized by ex sruciating pains, which failed to field to peppermint. He was in such listress that it was considered neces lary to take him to the hospital with ut delay. The symptoms of appendi iitis were at once recognized and it pas not long before Mr. Davidson and lis troublesome appendix had parted jompany. The operation was per formed by Dr. George E. Brewer, as listed by Doctor Sharp of the hos pital staff. The surgeons recognized that the ippendix had been subjected to much rritation and made an examination of It to see if they could discover the :ause. Out rolled a birdshot. Then mother. After that there was a bird ihcrt census and the count was thirty. When the patient was able "'to talk he sas asked for more of his history. "It must have been that shooting Scotland which is responsible for ill this," he said. "I went to my old lome in the north last July for a rest. The grouse season began on August 12 and I helped around at the shoot ng. Later I took some shots at the lares. I had all kinds of game to tat, but I do not remember biting into my shot." RESEARCH BY STAFF WOMEN Valuable Progress In Exophthalmic Goitre, Baffling Disease, In Royal Free Hospital. London.—If exophthalmic goitre, he origin of which has, up to the present, baffled the medical world, te iver proved to be a microbe disease, great portion of the credit for the liscovery will be due to the women porkers Jn the laboratories of the iloyal Free hospital in Gray's Inn road. In recent years the surgeons of the Royal Free hospital have made a spe tfal study of goitre cases from the op prative standpoint, and from the mate rial thus gained the laboratory staff lave been able to go thoroughly into the numerous theories current as to Its cause. As a result microscopic changes In the tissues of goitres have )een observed, which plmost conclu sively prove that some as yet undis- Se vered microbe Is the active cause of disease. Tbe success of the experiment of NIMMlltiMMWHMVNIIIMMNIIMIk Hope Roller Mills Merchant and Exchange Work. AU grades of flour and feed In stoclr at a//1 timet. Grist grinding for farmers receives I apodal attention. I iwewweeee*weiee*eie»e8«6***e66i6-:®ee#eeeii!e.ee.#ieiaieHB»e«iF laving women c:i tne House staff, be fun in 1901, is shown in the annual ncrease In the number of patients treated since that date. At the annu il meeting it was state 1 that more ihan 100,000 out-patients had been treated in the last year, and that lunds are urgently needed for the inaction of a new and greatly en larged out-patient department. ROYAL MOURNING CUSTOMS In England Sumptuary Laws Were Formerly Found Necessary to Restrict Extravagance. Royal mourning in the past was regulated far more elaborately than nowadays. In pre-Revolution days, when the French court was in mourn ing, the royal apartments were hung with black, and every looking glass in the king's residences was covered with crape. French queens, when widowed, were expected to remain se cluded for six weeks in a room draped with black cloth on which were fas tended white velvet dots, supposed to represent tears. The same custom prevailed in Scot land. In the pamphlet which George Buchanan wrote against Mary Queen of Scots he dwelt severely on the fact that long before the forty days fol lowing Darnley's death were spent she showed herself at a window and "looked out on the light of day." Sumptuary mourning laws were for merly found necessary in England tc restrict the extravagance of the no bility and their imitators in the mat ter of funeral costume. At the end of the fifteenth century it was laid down that dukes, marquises, and archbishops should be allowed sixteen yards of cloth for their gowns, "sloppes" (mourning cassocks) anc mantles, earls fourteen, viscounts twelve, barons eight, knights six, anc all persons of inferior degree onlj two. Hoods were forbidden to all ex cept those above the rank of esquire of the king's household. In the fpHowing century Margaret Countess of Richmond, mother ol Henry VII, issued an ordinance foi "the reformation of apparel for greai estate of women in the time oi mourning." So it seems that mer and women have met in the extrava gance of sorrow. Even two hundred years ago Lon don tradesmen found that couri mourning seriously affected their busi ness. Addison relates that a-tav ern he often met a man whom he tool* for an ardent and eccentric royalist Every time this man looked throrgV. the Gazette he exclaimed "Thank God! all the reigning fnmil'es of Europe are well." Occasionally he would vary this formula by making reassuring re marks respecting the health of Brit ish royalists. After some time Adtli son discovered that this universal royalist was a colored silk merchant, who never made a bargain without insertina: in the agreement. "All thip will take place as !ong as no royal personage dies in the interval." Diet Affects the Carriage. "There are foods that make for a jjood carriage," says a teacher of physical culture. "The Japanese wom an, who live on rice, carry themselves very erect. The Russian women, who live on hearty food, are also noted for their brilliant bearing. The Irish and the English are notoriously fine in their walk. "Sweets give a woman a bad walk, ff she takes an afternoon tea of bon bons she will have little appetite for her dinner afterward, and soon she will bend forward as though there were an emptiness in her stomach. "Yet I must qualify this. When I take my pupils out for an afternoon walk I make it. a point to give them two lumps of sugar each at five o'clock. A little sugar just at this hour wards off fatigue. I also give them a little green stuff, which takes away the thirst. For dinner I tell them to eat lettuce and watercress, so that they will not feel the need of jel lies and other heavy sweets. The re suit is a loss of flesh and a gain of appetite. I insist that my patronesses carry themselves well. Otherwise of what use is a fine gown? I can not design tor a woman who walks as though she were pulling a cart." Valued Results. last FROM THE RIVER The man on the bridge gazed idly down at .the river that swept so silent ly beneath him. Near him a young woman, fair and slender, stood leaning on the railing. She, too, looked down at the water. Suddenly she gave a little exclamation of despair and sprang far out Into the dark, her body striking the water with a splash. Quick as she had been, the man was quicker, for she had scarce struck the water than an answering splash told that he had sprung to her rescue.' A few minutes more and he had dragged her to the shore. "Why did you do that?" he asked sternly, as he held her in his arms— she was so weak that she would have fallen. "Why didn't you let me die?" she asked in reply. The man began to wring the water from his coat. "Come, now," he said, "you really didn't expect me to let you drown yourself?" "I didn't know you were there," th€ girl faltered. "I thought I was all alone." "Where do you live?" "Nowhere." "Wheer are your friends?" "I have none." "That's bad," said the man, musing ly. Then he added: "Come." The girl arose and tried to walk, bui almost fell to-the ground again. The man, with a quick glance around, picked her up in his arms and walked hastily along the street which bor Jered the river bank. The street was '.ined with warehouses and factories, ill dark for the night. On a far cor ner, however, a light shone from an :ipen doorway. There the man bore his half-conscious burden. The light shone from the rear room of a saloon, used as a restaurant. "Was your gard.cn a success year?" "In some respects," replied Mr, Crosslots. "I got some of the best fish. ing worms out of it that ever saw."! her marfy me on trust the next day, r- .. ... I Placing the girl in a chair at one oi the tables, the man called a waiter, who, at his request, brought a glass of whisky. The fiery liquor made the girl choke and gasp, but it brought a faint glow to her cheek. "You're not used to that," the man said. "No," she replied, "I never tasted ii before." Then she glanced around the room. "When did you eat your dinner?' the man asked. "Yesterday," she replied, with a wan smile. "And you arc famishing?" cried the man. The waiter speedily brought some food, which the girl ate eagerly As she did so the man studied hci carefully. She was not more than 2G and would have been pretty were not her face marked by the lines of suffer ing. She was neatly dressed, but her clothing bore the marks of poverty. About her throat a white collar re lieved the monotony of her attire, while neat white cuffs encircled hci wrists. But everything she had or was soiled and bedraggled by the dirty waters of the river in which she had sought to drown herself. When she had satisfied her hunger she told him her story—a sordid story enough ol a struggle to earn her own living in a great city, of failure, and finally of di spair. "What will you do now?" the man asked. "I don't know," the girl replied. For several minutes the man bent his brows in thought. Then he leaned forward, took the girl's face between the palms of his hands, turned ii toward him and looked long and searchingly into her eyes. She flushed, but met his gaze steadily and fear lessly. "Could you look my old mother in the eyes like that?" he asked, finally "Yes," she replied. "Do you know," ho said, after an other long pause, "I have a feeling (hat you belong to me. I fount! you in the river. Out west, where I live, finding is keeping." The girl flushed. "I think I would prefer to go back to the river," she said. "Wait a moment'and let me explain. I am willing to trust you if you are willing to trust me. Marry me to morrow." "Marry you?" the girl faltered. "I mean nothing else," the man said, earnestly. The girl looked at him wistfully Still she hesitated. "I will say this much and no more,' the man added. "I can give you good home. You will never regret me or be ashamed of me. I will not tell you where my home is, nor who I am nor what I am. You must take me as 1 am willing to take you." "I will marry you tomorrow," said the girl. Then she broke into a tor rent of tears. "O, be good to me!" she cried. "Just be good to me. Give me peace, and a smile, and a kind word once In a while. That's all I ask. The world has been so cruel, and I am so tired of it all." A year later they were back in Chi cago, standing in the evening on the same bridge. "If I should jump over, John, would you spring in after me?" she asked, with the light of love shining in her eyes. "My girl, I would spring into the bottomless pit for you," he replied, fondly. "I never shall regret the night I found my girl in the river and made We vi-•' Stray Roll Safely Home. Darby, Pa.—After practically giving up $165 for lost, K. II. Wilson recov ered the roll, which he had neglected io remove from a vest pocket when he took i'. to be pressed at a local tailor shop. Wilson was on hand when the suil was returned, and, putting his hand in fhe vest pocket, pulled out the miss ing roll. also Dry He is undecided whether his vest was thoroughly cleaned, or whethei everybody is honest. Tortoise Speed. According to the fable the hare and (he tortoise had a race and odds were Jecidedly against the latter because af its lack of speed. Now there is a tortoise in Ohio township, Bartholo mew county, that would certainly "show up strong" in a race with the fabled creeper. The Ohio township tortoise has only moved about an eighth of a mile in 20 years. Twenty years ago O. A. Sprague, hcn a small boy, found a tortoise on the farm of his father in Ohio town ship and carved his initials on its back. Me turned it loose and the in cident was forgotten. A few days ago Everett Sprague, a local school teach er and a brother of the man who carved the tortoise, was walking 'bout the farm, when he ran across the tortoise and examined its back. The initials were as plain as the day they were carved and the tortoise had' only moved about an eighth of a mile [rom the place where the carving was lone.—Columbus Correspondence Indi inapolis News. Vocal Cord Warts. Laryngeal or vocal cord warts may be as little as birdshot or as big as a pea, and even larger. They are' often rough and warty, ftfll of little, rough, warty growths, the size of a pinhead, and are thin, pale or rosy or yellow. They have a core or tiny| blood vessels and so bunchy are warts as to look like little cauliflowers or cocks combs. Some of them are soft and flabby and swing to and fro with the breathing or speaking. Others are hard and horny. Horny warts are mostly considered to be a bad sign, but Professor Moure of Bordeaux has bad harmles horny wart cases in old men for years. The A. S. Davis Machine Col Black Smithing and HorseShoeing General Repairing and Auto Work Gasoline Engine Repairing Ng Boilers and Engines for Sale Boiler and Engine Repairing a Specialty Carry a Pipe and Fittings,jjBolts, Globe Valves, Check Valves, CyHnderjfCocks, Steam Guages, Inject ors, Oil Pumps, Packing, Wagon and Buggy wood stock of all||kinds, Paints, Oils and Hard Greese. -. Give us a trial we give you your moneys worth at prices that are right. Bring in your work and .SAVE MONEY HOPE, NORTH DAKOTA. Phorve No. 38. 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