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THE FOUR T'S.
There are four T's, so apt to run,
'Tls best to set a watch upon:
Oft, when alone, they take them wings,
And light upon forbidden things.
Who, in the family, guards it best
Soon has control o'er all the rest.
Know when to speak; yet be content
When silence is most eloquent.
Once lost, ne'er found; who yet can say
He's overtaken yesterday?
-George Birdseye. in Golden Days.
FIGHT WITH A JAGUAR.
A Story of the Arizona Mountains
Which Speaks Volumes for a
Young Girl's Nerve.
Owing to a quick eye, a steady
nerve and a ready rifle, a combina
tion which saved the lives of her
sweetheart and her brother, and
won her the scalp and hide of a
magnificent jaguar, Miss Eleanor
Powell has been made the idol of
the cowpunchers and miners in the
Coyote Creek country, in the wilds
of eastern Arizona. In tile White
mountains, along the New Mexican
line, lies one of the most prolific
game districts in the United States.
Before the advance of civilization
the wild beasts have been driven
from the central and southern parts
of Arizona, but have found protec
tion, and, indeed, a paradise in the
rugged and almost inaccessible
heights of the White range. Here
are the mountain lion, the bear, the
great gray wolf, and sometimes,
from Mexico and Central America,
the spotted jaguar, the fiercest of
the panther family, and known as
the "tiger of South America," finds
The Powell family resides on a
ranch in one of the wide valleys in
the White mountains, and, with their
trained dogs, have tracked and killed
hundreds of bears and lions. A few
days ago young John Powell and
Joseph Zimmerman, to whom Mliss
Eleanor Powell is to be married in
December, started on a trail of a
herd of deer which had come down
to water near the Powell ranch.
With two dogs, one a great stag
hound, the other a cross between a
bull mastiff and a bloodhound, they
followed the trail well into the foot
hills, while Eleanor Powell, wishing
to join in the sport, was endeavor
THE JAGUAR MADE A LEAP.
ing, on her pony, to catch up with
Powell and Zimmerman each shot
a deer and hung them in convenient
trees to await their return. Fol
lowing the dogs closely, they noticed
the big staghound running back to
them, his tail between his legs, and
saw the other dog in chase of a
great black cat. The young men
hurried forward, and the jaguar
took refuge in a large .tpine tree.
Zimmerman sent a shot after him,
and, snarling frightfully, the beast
fell to the ground. The dog closed
with him immediately and gained
the hold which did not loosen, when,
a few seconds later, the great claws
of the panther had killed himn. With
his teeth locked in the cat's throat,
the dog's death struggle only tight
ened them, and the two men came
closer to aid the brave anlimal. Uin
able to shake off thie dog, the jaguar
leaped for Zimmerman, who was the
nearest, anld was on him before lihe
could shoot. With one blow of his
paw the cat sent Zimmerman down
and the gun 20 feet away. Powell
ran in to close quarters, afraid to
shoot, because of the danger of hit
ting his comrade. The jaguar left
Zimmerman, and, with a fierce ruslh,
knocked Powell and fastened his
great teeth in the boy's shoulder.
Zimmerman tried to reach his gun,
but the moves drew the jaguar's at
tention, and he flew to his first vic
tim. A shot rang out 40 feet away
and the big cat fell at Zimmerman's
feet, knocking him down with the
momentum of his leap. Miss Powell
dashed up and leaped from her pIony.
Aided by Zimmerman, who was not
badly hurt, she dressed her brother's
wounds, put him on her pony and
carried him home. Hier other broth
ers returned the next day aind
scalped and skinned the jaguar.
The great creature measured eight
feet from tip of tail to head, and is
said to be the largest sjaguar ever
killed in the north.--Cincinnati Com
Real Floating Population.
About 1,200,000 people are always
afloat on the seas of the world.
YOUNGEST OF PRINTERS.
At the Age of Five Harry Roeee Is
as Accurate "at the Case" as
A. E. Roese is the proprietor and
editor of the Osceola (Wis.) Sun, a
weekly newspaper. dMr. Roese has
one son, Harry, who promises to fol
low in his father's footsteps. Before
he was three years old little Harry
displayed such a fondness for the
printing office that his father some
HARRY AT THE CASE.
times allowed him to play about the
composing-room. There, with the
assistance of a "tramp print," the
child picked up in a few months
a knowledge of the business, and on
his third birthday surprised his fa
ther by setting several "stickfuls" of
type from reprint without making a
single mistake. Since then Harry
has become a full-fledged compositor,
and now at the age of five he is said
to be as swift and accurate at "the
case" as most adults. Wisconsin
claims him as the youngest practical
printer in the country.
A RECKLESS ROOSTER.
Autocrat of the Barnyard Fouight a
Looking Glnass with Unprece
Chickens are born with the pugna
cious instinct largely developed. It
is a common thing to see little fuzzy
chicks sparring at each other, and
mere pullets will frequently fight un
til one or the other is seriously in
Of course all chickens will not fight,
and this difference in disposition may
be tested by placing a piece of look
ing-glass against a tree and laying a
train of corn in front of it.
Some hens will discover with mild
curiosity what appears to be a new
arrival, and will merely look at it
intently, perhaps peering around be
hind the tree, and then walk away.
'Others peck the glass angrily, and
insist upon fighting, while a few
show the same noisy excitement that
seizes upon most hens when they
see a snake.
A boy who tried this trick on an
old autocrat of the barnyard tells of
the amusing result. Dropping his
head when some ten Beet in front of
the glass, the rooster began a cau
tious advance by parallels, which
everyone familiar with poultry has
seen before a fight. But, of course.
he soon lost his enemy by moving
toa far to one side.
After crowing fiercely and looking
around uneasily for a few moments,
he returned to the train of corn, and
almost instantly saw the strange
rooster nearer than before.
More stealthy approach, another
failure to keep sight of the foe, and
I greater excitement. and a third time
he began to eat, only to be startled
by the hostile presence nearer than
At last he worked right up to the
glass and braced himself for the
shock of combat. the counterfeit, of
course, following his every movement
with ominous celerity. There was
I one fierce peck at the angry head in
the glass, and then a crash as the
infuriated champion hurled himself
against his likeness, breaking the
glass into fragments.
The mingling of astonishment.
rage and triumph in the rooster's ap
pearance as he whirled about, star
tied at the cracking noise iand bewil
dered at the total disappearance of
his enemy, was comical to behold.
Then he rushed around behind the
tree, evidently thinking that the
stranger might Ibe hidden there. Not
finding any foet. the victor strutted
about, too excited to eat, and cackled
long and loud over his unprecedented
·What had appeared to him as an
other rooster was entirely wiped out
of existncei. and th- old filghter could
scarcely credit the evidence of his
own senses.--Golde . Days.
Bad Little Italian Girls.
A whole Italian girls' boarding
school has been 'imnprisoned for
smuggling at Maslianico, on the
Swiss frontier. The teachers were in
the habit of taking the 40 girls out
on daily tramps in procession, walk
ing two by two. Thie walks led so
often over the border that the cus
tomhouse authorities became suslpi
cious, stopped and exantittnd tihe
young women,. and found their
clothes full of cigars, eigarettes and
tobacco. They have figuiredt out that
they smuggled in $30,000 worth of for
These (Cata Live in Clover.
A family of 90 cats ,f assorted kinds
and colors keepl house in a buildin ig set
aside for their sole use along t he road
leading front W-eston to Nusemburg,
Pa. Their benefactress is Miss Sarah
Brill. aged 70. who lives with her
brother, a few years young.-r. near the
house in which the cats are domiciled
SURE CURE FOR BLUES.
Tarn Up the Corners of Your Month
and Keep On Trying
A well-known doctor of Minneapo
lis, who has made a specialty of nerv
ous diseases, has found a new rem
edy for "the blues." As no drugs are
administered, he has felt safe in ex
perimenting with at least a half hun
dred melancholy patients, and now de
clares himself thoroughly satisfied
with the good results of his treat
ment, says the Minneapolis Journal.
His prescription reads something like
this: "If you keep the corners of your
mouth turned up you can't feel blue."
The directions for taking are: "Smile,
keep on smiling, don't stop smiling."
It sounds ridiculous, doesn't it ? Well,
just try turning up the corners of your
mouth, regardless of your mood, and
see how it makes you feel; then draw
the corners of your mouth down and
note the effect, and you will be willingi
to declare "there's something in it."
The doctor treats his nervous pa
tients to medicine when necessary, but
when the case is one of pure melan
choly without bodily ill. he simply rec
ommends the smile teire. He has the
patient to remain in his office and,
smile; if it isn't the genuine article, it
must at least be an upward curvature
of the corners of the mouth, and the
better feelings follow inevitably. The
treatments are followed up regularly,
and the patients all testify to their
good effect. It takes considerable.per
sutasiont to induce sonie of theta to ap
ply the cure, and, of course, the great
er numnber of patients are women, for
when a tman is blue he is houndl to be
blue in spite of everything, but a wom
an is more easily persuaded to try to)
find a cure.
The doctor declares that if persons
will only draw down the corners of
their mnuths antid tuse suflicient will
power. they can aietutally shed tear..
On the other hattnd, if they will lper
sistently keep the corners of the mouth
turned ulp pleasant thoughts will e-hn.se
away the gloonmy forebodings. His
discovery grew out of an experience in,
his own home. His wife was of a
nervous and rather mlorbid tempera
ment, andll when in a despondent mood
he would ask her to "smile a littl'e"
until the saying came to be a house
hold joke. But it lbrought albout good
results, andt then came the inspiration
to try the salme curet on others.
The doctor has not patente d his rem
edy, and it is free to all who choose to
take advantage of it.
CENTERS OF INTELLIGENCE.
Cities in This Country Tlhat L.ead in
the Production of Printed
Nearly 28,000,000 pounds of print
ed matter, designed for general dis
semination, was shipped in one
month last year by publishers at the
rate of a cent a pound at. the hun
dred largest post offices in the Unit
ed States, ranging from New York
at the top to Fort Worth, Tex., at
the foot, the total amount of such
shipments having risen from 296,000,
000 pounlds ill 1896 to 450.000,000 ill
1900. 'These shipments of printed
matter, collected and transmitted by
the post office department, consti
tute a very fair gauge of the dis
tributing points of news and litera
ture in the United States, and the
relation which they bear to each
other is peculiar and has little ref
erence to population, says the New
New York stands at the head with
more than 23 per cent. of the whole
shipments of tihe coiintry. Chicago
follows with about two-thirds of the
shipments of New York. Then fol
low St. Louis. Philadelphia and Hos
ton, inl the order named. hoston's
shipments seemningt unduly low, anild
then Kansas City, Cincinnati and Au
gusta, Me., the shiipnments of Augusta
seeming unduly high. Minneapolis,
San 1Franctisco. Pittshlurg, I)etroit,
St. Paul, C'leveland and Milwauk,'e
follow-all of them initor but. pop
ulous cities-and then come Sprinig
field, 0.. and Elgin. Ill., two small
places. Springfield being notable on
account of its output of agricultural
iltachinery, and 1'gtin on account of
its antnnltfature of wa tcI'hCs and its
shipmtents of eondiens'd milk.
litIltinmore comes next. then Den
vet', Omnthn. Des .Moiaes. Atlanta.
Lincoln. Nashvillh, Louisville. Indianl
apolis tnd \'Washintgton. litngor. Me..
exceeds lultftalo: l)illtas. 'lex.. excet'tls
Net\ ()rleants. l'irooklyn has ship
menut.s little laIrger than ttt hose oif Wa
tervil. e. and cheter. le N. Y..
Williamsport. Tex.. tnd Memphis.
Tenni.. have about the same ship
ments. Albany, N. Y., antid l'rovi
dence, it. I.. are far down on tile list.
Newark, N. .1.. is still further down
anid ('harleston. S. C., ranks below
HItine, . \is. It would take 23,000
postal cars. it is estimated, to carry
these second--elass ma ma matter ship
Change in the Tenderfoot.
"This is a rtemarkmbly healthy cli
mate, they say," said thte easterner.
"You're right thar," said Arizona
Al. "F'"r instance, not long ago a ten
derfoot with a weak chest an' a pale
face dropped inter the 'Miner's )De
light,' call me a liar an' o' course
I had to clean utip. 'Bout two mouths
after a big sunburmnt cowboy stopped
tne on the street, wipled the earth iup
with me, an' slammed me up in a tree
to recuperate. 'amet feller. Best
climate in the world, pard."-lndi
An Ancent Aqnednct.
Recent dtliscovery in cJerusalem
proves that the ancient aqueduet
which brought water from Bethlehem
through the tliinnah valley, thought to
be the work of Herod, wats built by
Emperor Severus, 195 A. D. Iniscrip
tions to that effeect have been found.
NEW GAME IN 1(USIC.
Western Girl Makes a Reputation by
Being a Persistent Substi
tute for Singers.
The contralto soloist looked serious.
"I have just witnessed an amazing
example ,of western push," she said,
reports the New York Herald. "About
half an hour ago the maid brought up
the card of a woman who was a total
stranger to me. I was busy at the
time, but, thinking her errand might
be important, 1 went down to see her.
"She was a nice-looking girl, with
'Energy' written in capital letters from
the topmost flower in her new spring
hat to the tips of her shoes. No sooner
had I said 'How do' than she sailed
into me full tilt.
"'I see by the papers,' she said, 'that
you are advertised to sing at the bene
fit concert to-morrow night, and I
would like to know if anything has
come up, or is likely to come up, that
will prevent you from filling your en
"'No,' I said, with some asperity, 'I
am perfectly well and apparently in
good voice, and I expect to sing accord
ing to progranmmle.
"The girl sighed. 'I didn't know,' she
said, 'but what you might be indis
posed. Of course, I'm glad you're all
right, and I hope you will pardon my
auldacitty in asking such personal qlues
tions, but there wa, no other way of
"'Why did you want to know?'
"'Well,' said the girl. 'if there had
been anything the matter with you, i
was going to ask vou to let me act as
your sublstitute. You know yourself,
being in the business, that popular
singers are given to ttaking sick at a
mninute's notice. and 1 didn't know
whether you were an exception or not.
ltnder those circllnmstanlces the man
agernent is oift(en haltr put to it to find.
an acceptable sublhtitute. Not buit
what there are plenty of good singers
who ar en capable of filling the v'eant
places. The difliculty is that thoise
singers are all ulnknowin. and nobody
ever thinks offgivitg thema a trial.
" 'When I Teame on here from ('hicago
early in the season 1 saw scores of
girls eating their very hearts out-adti
it was about all they had to eat, piar
things-waiting for appreciation from
audiences they never got a chance to
sing before. a ml I just mustered up tall
miy piluck and coinlnlletced a campaign
of mny own.
'" 'All winter I have been watching
musical programmes, big and little,
like a hawk. andl 1 have visited all
thei contraltos just as I have conme
to you, and asked to be allowed to
"subtil for them in case they should
be suddenly incapacitatedi for duty.'
"'Have you profitled by your novel
schelme?' I aske'd.
" 'To be sure I have,' said the girl.
'TI've sung 4.5 times this winter. count
ing in chitri'h socials and all. Some
times I got paid for my work, but
more often I idid inot. Biut I didn't
worry lmuch about the financlial Iend
of the arranigement. for I was mak
ing amyself known to musicians getn
erally and I expec't to reap my re
ward hereafter-not in the remote
hereafter 20 or 30 years away. libut
"'Sometimes they took me, bhee us(s
they couldn't pick up anybody else
on siuch short notice': agitaiil. the ail
ing sitnger insistedtl upon ime for a
substitute bectause shet ctouhli thus
prevenlt a professional tlenemy from
filling her place.' "
EARS OF ANIMALS.
Queer 'Poitions in WVhichl They Are
Placed in Some, of the Low'er
A -wise nitti's etes are in hi.s head,
and lhis -atl's also, blut thliese latter
organs ill sonme aninlals are plat-tedl
quite otherwise. Fishes, for exat
lilt'e, have both ears in their head,
anld also strullcrt' res ill the- skin of
the body whith it help them to perctteive
any imovements in the watert. A dark
line. easily setn alonlg either side of
a lish's boldy. is the seat of such or
gtlls. says Natliure.
If you examine a lobster or prawn,
you will find two pairs of horu., or
feelers, sticking out of his head, opie
pair being latrge. another small.
Lodlgetd in e;ac'h sniital feeler is it lit
tit, bag otp' nin"g it, the ouitsid,. lchich
1nIl-abl1 tJ: li·th Creat url'( l 10 eitl'r .
There i i a little shrimtli, the, opos
sum shrimp, whic(h has an e-'ir isn
I h'dit d-l in i-;tch tuite tIlp otf his tail,
quite -at the \l ronlig t'l fr it. Slt'll
fish, stcli ih t. ititissI ls tliltl cic'kles, are
llt'ssted withi a sinigile flshy foot
which stlicks oiit fIronl the utlnder sidt,
itf thc body, oli.and is isedl to slhoro tlhe
ainimal a lntg. Twit litiltt bag-like
ears are (cOllt!illtd in tilli.s, sot that
the crc attrlllt- tnaiit listcll ti l Itis iowit
footsteps, so to slpeak.
Flies attl(i othert sorts of inistcts
carry clle pJlir of feelers on thi- hlta'd,
antnd tlih'r, is reiason to thiiik thlit
these enalilt- their possessoir not oly
to feel, but also to smell anti I hear.
iSuch thingsl as gra.sslIoppers git in
for a piair oif ear.s containedI ill two
out of their six legs, and these are
constructed to appreciate the "hlirp
ing" noise we hiear in the counitry
during the siummer time.
And mt, nlaty stlllpose that. .Mother
Grasslhopper has to box her unruly
otTsprinig's (-ars by siting his lgs..
New North Chrolinn In~dstry.
A new industry is promised fur
North tatrolina i the discovery- f i tlihe
mattitg-reedl in its river -itia:ihies. It
has loug liten said that mUlttilug 'oiitldt
hi' antlid- only in China, bit-i its- t lihe
redcl stitaitblC for its tlnanltfairllltri \\aw
folllnd only in tIhait col ntit .. I e-. rl l-tt y
reed has licen foiiund glerowing in the
greatest profusion in the \waters of the
Trent andti SNeuse rivers above New
bern, N. C., which experts state is itden
tical wilth that uisedt in China for mak
CAUSES OF WHITE HAIR.
Experiment with a Lemming in the
Aretic Zone Has Strange
Mr. R. Lydekker in an interesting
article on "Arctic Animals." in Knowl
edge, discusses, among other things,
the experiment of Sir John Ross on an
arctic lemming: "In this instance the
little animal was kept in a comparative
ly warm room till winter was well ad
vanced, when it was suddenly exposed
to a temperature of 30 degrees below
zero; a. continued exposure to this and
a still more intense degree of cold
eventually resulting in its death, which
took place within three weeks of the
commencement of the experiment. In
consequence of the conditions under
which it had been kept. this lemming
was still brown in midwinter, when it
ought to have been white. As a result
of its first. night's exposure, the fur
on the cheeks and a patch on each
shoulder became completely white,
and by the end of the first week the
whJle coat had turned white. On ex
aminnation, it was found that only the
tips of some of the hairs. had become
blanched, and that these white-tipped
hairs were longer than the rest of the
coant. apparently owing to a sudden
growth on their part in the course of
the experiment. Byv lipping these long
swhite-tipped hairs the animal was re
stored to its original brown condition.
* * * In spite of the very obvious
fact that these changes occurred un
tder extremely abnormal circum
stances, it has been argued that arctic
mammals which turn white in winter
tdo so normally by a similar blanching
of the hair of the summer coat, and
that the greater length of the winter.
as conlparedl with the sumnmer dress
of such .while un inlals. is luet to :1
lengthening- of the individual hairs of
the former. Moreove r. it has been in
ferred that the (olor-change is direct
ly under the control of the animals
then·mselv(es. Quite apart from any oth
er conlsidtertionls. one weallk point in
this argument is that the hairs in the
subject of the experiment were white
only at their til)t. It was doubtless
assumed that hlad thie experiment been
(ontillnuedt o\(ver ia longer period. the
white wotuld haltve gradualllyl extended,
do(lwnward till the wholle hair berame
blanched. TItt had this been the nor
mral way in whlieh thle change firm a
.ate to a white eontI is brought l)about.
it is obvious that. animals ought fre
quently to ble aptur'ed in which the
coal is in the saulme condltion as that of
the lemningt-. So far. however, as I
am aware. no, suc'h condition has ever
WATER IN JERUSALEM.
Itesidents of the Holy City (Quench
Their Thirst from Solo
The ancietnt aqueducts arid reser
voirs tof.l ter'usa'lent testify to the abuil
dant provision that was mlade for rlunl
ning watter ill the holy city when it
wasc he metropolis of the. lewish stale.
It. is only within thet last few wv-eeks
that. -aey hale lbeenll brought again
iln'.. servicet for the city. which dlur
in" int 've 0ilig centutriets has beenl ti'e
pendent uponl tile scanty accumttula
tions of rain w\ater. says a Loudon ex
'T'he dIrolught - of the present sulntmel'
led to dist ress, which, happily, the new
governor of .J'rusatlenm. M3ahlanuted
1)jevati 'Pasha. had thte will and energy
to combanltt. , ti secured thte sultanll'
consent to lay inin'ediately a pipe from
Solomon's pools, (nine utiles soutth of
the ('ity. 'Thl' pipe idraws from the
sealed fountain mllLentiolne'd in the son(i
of SoleO1 mti:
11,y behl(veld Is like spring, shut up in a foun
tain --a hle-d.
It, is a Ieepl-downvl. sulbterranlean
spring. which. fro(i tile time of Solo
nlan. flo\ed throblugl an art'hed chan
nel to a distributin.g chamtber. "rhe
tuInnel is root' fed with l stones in the
shaltpe' of an inverteld V. It is lone of
the' oldest str tull tlres ill existelnce. . It
passes: ' thr'otgh the 'vaIlley whetre th,1'
heautiful aneieit gardens of Solomonl
ill'are mentioned iln ':ehlesiaste.. It
passes theit spot whert' Elijah said that
hle rested illn his flight frollm ezt'be.,.
anld cro-ses the plaiu s of Ilhllraill.
where 1)iaiid. in tlh hei t oIpi f rht. tithe
with tilt" Philistine' . lon'ted fotr w\'atte, r
from the 'it. i ill ef hl' h 1 kilrtrhem.
hFinally. aft'.r pal.lsin. a'oi(in(I theIo
slop' tf Zionl.(it ' nt'nsrily thelita ihroulgh
\ihrgoh isf in the w Sl l'empl'e areia. This
drhaw igl ff tromll St. oli n's pool,, \\'ill en- :
llt. c'it'. i 1sii il requirt S kilm. iters -
tof r ipin , to t nl oiml of rs in li la ll t I tilrou l
tvht'I i('l t'll' ii 1 -,5 Il lt( il- . 'l'sht Ii" t'il'lnt'
ishen ip ti i tll. ' ii llt'st i 'Xtlll1l. 11 So li
has till.' , 1l ut (fturll'.' l ritlr' et rile the(
Virs t in' a fuIll' ill at ('ilr ofst llthno.pla
ph't. ,Lktside tho le 0ii wallis. Its w - for
ters pas.-llo th, il of Siltas ithroughs re
oa t'n el built be t'e 'lr.iaht stit.,t to -
insc(' riptieonr i, tu dist exi tllnlt. It wasn
t .Stolten. aftetrwlrd rtovere l , Ik ian
thorities introtlduced to the lake a
yo)lllg female swan of great beauty to
lwhom the male that had so long been
notted for his c'onjigall fitlelity inlme
ldiately t· ransferT'ed his affect ilons. The
leserted femualt' s\Snll shorl'tly ftte'r
wardl conlmmitted suicidte 1 - heating its
i'ains out against the quay. The body
o(f t111' nfortnnle bIird has been
St lffed 1(nd placed in the (;'neva mu
slum.-Dctroit Free Press.
Proper I'laee for It.
Customer-See here. waiter! I
found a buttonll in this salad.
1Yaiter-Yes, sir; that's part of the
ADIRQIDACKS WHITE DEER.
t A Number Have Been Killedl Withis
the Last Few Years, But Not
An albino deer is so rare a sight
in the Adirondacks that when one
does appear it is regarded with su
perstitious feelings by some of the
natives. Many of the so-called na
tives of the Adirondacks are French
Canadians. A white deer is never
killed by the French Canadian, and
he does not molest it, although he be
lieves there is an evil influence about
him while the albino deer remains in
his neighborhood, says the New York
Some white deer have been Billed
in the Adirondacks in the last few
years. In 1898 a white deer fre
quently visited nomes of natives in
the Keene valley. It appeared in the
fall and became remarkably tame.
It was a beautiful creature, having a
neck and tail of pure white, while
the upper parts of the body
and the back were nearly white.
The eyes of this dleer were white, al
though usually the eyes of an albino
By common consent the albino of
the Keene valley, a doe. was left un
molested, and it was decided to await
a heavy snow, when it could be run
down and captured alive. But the
dogs got after it and chased it un
til it passed in an exhausted condi
tion near a traveler, who caught it
and cut its throat. The traveler was
not aware of the agreement among
the 'hunters to preserve the doe as
long as possilble, and deeply regretted
his act when he was informed of
The guides of the Adirondacks say
that within their memory not more
than a dozen white deer have been
reporled, and the appearance of one
is sufficient to excite them greatly.
Men of the steadiest nerves under
most hunting expleriences are some
times upset at the sight of a white
(leer or an altino bird.
MIany visitors to the North woods
scout the idea that there is such a
thing as a white deer. At the same
time the superstititious prefer not to
see one, as they believe it indicates
danger. So deep seated was this su
plerstition: among the natives at Wild
('at Pond in the Cranberry lake re
gion of St. Lawrence county that
they left an albino deer alone when
it appeared there three years ago.
It was frequently observed accom
panied by a fawn of the usual color.
W\hat became of it has never been
known, but the native there tells the
inquirer that he did not shoot it, nor
did any of his relatives. They all
admired it too much to think of kill
ing it, and while they won't admit
that they were superstitious about
shooting it, they will say they pre
ferred to take no chances so far as
that white deer was concerned.
Last fall two hunters succeeded in
killing two rare white deer. One of
them was shot near North Hudson by
.John (;reenough. It was a two-year
o.t buck. and those who saw it de
scribe it as being perfectly white
with pink ears. Another peculiarity
was that it had very short legs. Clark
Cox, a gumekeeper of the preserve
of George It. Finch. shot a white deer
near the lIoreas ponds. This was
also a young hueK with pink eyes and
a spotless coat of white.
It is said that a great white Iiuck
was the leader of a herd of deer
whicli had a yarn in the vicinity of
Btonaparte lake last winter. It is
said that the buck was a two-year
old and that it had for a mate a
white doe. It was one of the most
unusual sights that ever greeted a
hunter, that of the handsolne buck
and its white companion, both of
them seeming naturally to be the
leaders of all the others.
Th'le white buck and doe of the
1ounaparte country escaped without
beinig hIared, and it is said that.
there are white (leer in other parts
of the region. Thley were reported
near tlie c'los,' of the last hu nting
season and were tillowed to go un
IT WAS THE LAST 'BUS.
i.Lat one at lthe Door anud the I.ast
o(li HRiltn uni g ''Thal
It wa- mildnight.
FarI awayi. over liet hIouset(ops of
he sl.hceping city. tilhe deep tones of
a 1ell rose tltlllltious oni thie air,
s\rites \'ill .7. Lamptoin. in Hlarlei
O()nI . tw(-three-.and then others,
nieurer and chlarer, rang out in the
full dinpisonl of the noon of night,
l)ut s~weeplin g thlroughli thleml all canme
the deep bass of the distant bell,
throbblingl ouit thie measure of time
four--five--six--unt il all was still
The youlg lnall stood in the open
door of a great house, and. close
bIeside him, the fair girl, who had
promniised to ble his.
''They had been talking there for
several minutes in tender under
On the floor above, the girl's fa
ther leaned listening over the stair
As the last notes of the bells dtlied
away, a rumbling followed, as of
wheels over a stony street.
''The young man bent forward to
catch thie sound and the girl came
closer to him.
"G(ood night. darling," he nmur
inured. elasing her in his arms, "I.
must take the last 'bus."
A monoent--and the olt man jerked
his head back out of sight.
"I guess he got it." hlie chuckled
to himself, as he ambled away to his
And thle front door was lishut soft
ly, and dainty footsteps tripped up
ward on the stairs.