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ean Springs Progress
PUBLISHED WEEKLT.
ocba Wrings,
the "iisti
MISSISSIPPI.
ISTLING CURE.
One of the medical Journal! pubilchei the
following prescription:
"When the throes or Indigestion and the
qualms of dyspepsia are making your life
miserable, just purse the Hps and whistle
brisk, merry tune. The flrat
thing you know the stomach will have
lighted Itself, the liver will be working
good mid Btrong, the blood will be bound
ing through your veins, your brain will be
clear arid vigorous, and you will feel
twenty years younger."
When you think the world is going to the
dickens right away,
Whistle;
V.'hen you look out in the morning, think
ing "What a gloomy day!"
Whistle;
When it seems that everybody wants to
try to pull you down,
When (t seems that all creation wants to
Plague you just for spite,
When you see those black spots dancing
and your tongue (eels thick and
brown,
Oh, whistle, whistle, whistle
Whistle on with all your might!
When you get lo rather doubting that the
Lord is overhead.
Whistle;
Don't you care who hears you go It till
your cheeks get hot and red,
Whistle!
When you think the work you're doing
Isn't worth the lime It lakes,
When you've got lo thinking nothing that
you try will turn out right,
When your heart feels like a doughnut
and your poor old headpiece aches,
Oh, whistle, whistle, whistle
Whistle on with all your might.
When you hale to hear the children aa
they wildly whoop around,
Whistle!
Don't you worry If your neighbors arenft
gladdened by the sound, 1
Whistle!
Stick your chest out In the atmosphere and
throw your head wuy back.
Tucker up your lips and go It till things
get to looking bright
You can be a locomotive and scare trouble
from the track
If you whistle, whistle, whistle
Whistle on with all your might.
H. E. Kiser, in Chicago Record-Herald.
he start, and they all knew the chat Ac-
ttr of the horse she rode.
What a race It was! Never to her dy
ing day will Lulu Robinson forget the
danger and horror of that time.
Swiftly, surely, steadily, her magnifi
cent steed kept her far In advance of
her pursuers, but if he should stumble
or she should miss her way! On, on
tLey flew, her light weight and cheering
voice seemed to add swiftness to ths
beautiful creature's wonderful speed.
Ten miles were passed in this mad
flight ere the light of the distant railroad
town gleamed before her, and when the
sound of hoofs became plainer and more
distinct.
"Oh, am I to be caught now, and
safety so' near?"
But no; the hoofs that were ap
proaching her came from the little town,
and Lula soon found herself surround
ed by friends.
Then Lula hastily told them of the
presence of the notorious band at her
uncle's house, of her flight and their pur
suit. "You are now safe," they said, "and
we will see If they can be captured."
And away the little party dashed,
their fresh steeds soon overtaking the
tired horses of the robbers. Not until
The Zoo a Relic of Barbarism
A YahKee
Girl's Deed
"til HAT can possibly cause such
YY delay?" mused Lula Robinson,
shading her dark earnest eyes with her
baud and gazing out into the prairie in
the fast deepening twilight.
A mere slip of a girl, with a sweet,
thoughtful face a little "Yankee school
marm," who had come from an eastern
st.itc on a visit to her uncle and aunt;
and to help eke out her slender income
had been teaching in the small school
house in the midst of that wide reaching
prairie land the few young children of
the neighborhood.
"They certainly cannot Intend to re
main away all night. And a violent
storm Is brewing. I can hear the dis
tant thunder even now, and these prai
rie storms are sometimes terrific. Some
thing must have happened to cause such
delay. Ah! there Is dust in the west.
I hope and pray it may be friends."
Lower and lower the black clouds
hung; nearer and plainer the roar of
thunder drew and the hot, dry air be
came -a blast of sand and dust that al
most shut out the other cloud of dust
id the westward.
But at last they were quite near, and
Lula perceived them to be three splendidly-mounted
plainsmen.
The first, a large dark man, lifted his
sombrero with a dash that would have
done credit to-ft eft dandy, and with
a low bow and foreign accent said:
"Good evening, little girl. We are
just in time to accept your generous
hospitality," and with a wicked smile
they dashed around to the stables.
"They are no honest bordermen, but
cruel and dangerous. God protect and
help me!" she breathed, her face
growing white with terror as she real
ized her position.
In a few minutes they returned and
had just time to close the door ere the
storm burst in its awful fury.
'Don't be afraid," said the man who
bad first addressed her; "we won't harm
u hair of your head, child." for Lula had
grown very white, and only at the sound
of bis kindly voice did she recover her
composure sufficiently to answer his
gueslion and place before the hungry
party a humble supper of bread and milk
and venison.
As the storm raged and tore she crept
array to her own little room under the
eaves, hearing the gruff voices of the
men as they smoked their pipes be
tween the thunder claps and shriekiugs
of the wind.
"It's a wonder they haven't been on
our track before this."
"They couldn't keep on the tracks of
Thunderbolt." with a low chuckle.
"I say, Don, what about that little
business at C . Is there any prospect
of a rich haul?"
"Yes, we'll try that to-morrow night
and "
The remainder of the conversation
Lula lost, but she had heard enough.
The men had spoken in Spanish, and in
unguardedly loud tones, supposing, of
course, that the girl upstairs could not
comprehend a word. Ah! they little
realized the little Yankee girl's thirst
for knowledge that led her Into the
mazes and beauties of modern lan
guages. The violence of the storm prevented
any further information fom reaching
her ears, bjjt pressing her hand upon
her heart, she murmured:
"Heaven help me! It is Don Simon's
band, and they are going Jo C to
morrow night to rob and murder. What
can I do? What can I do to give the
warning? 1 must try, but oh! what a
terrible night."
Rising from her touch where she had
flung herself, she drew on her water
proof cloak and crept to the small gar
ret window. With trembling fingers she
raised the sash and peered out. The
rain was still falling with a steady pour,
but the violence of the wind had ceased
somewhat
Lula drew back wilh a shudder, but
the voices of the men reached her and
gakarenewed courage. Near her hung
a rope, which sue hastily seized, and, fas
tening it securely, slipped down into the
darkness and rain. Reaching the ground
without accident she hastily sied away
to the stables, where only the robbers'
horses were, for her uncle had taken
both of his own with him
"It Is a fearful risk, but I must run
it." she thought, as t he entered the) sta
ble and threw her own saddle and brNidle
nn the firt horse she found.
With a few little loving pats the met
tlesome steed yielded to the charm of
hrr voice and caresses and permitted her
to lead him out and mount him. J
Turning in the direction of C . j
Lula dashed off. trusting to the wind
?.nd darkness .o conceal her flight Rut I
fhe had only gone a short distance whn !
a flash of lightning revealed her swiitly
disappearing form to one of the men
By MRS. HERMAN J. HALL,
Vice-President National Park and Outdoor Art Association.
OOLOGICAL garden are relics of barbarism. It i9' not
scientific, it is not educational, it is not humane to keep
creatures of the animal kingdom caged and then worried
and harassed by the stream of curious eyes that gloat over
their captivity from day to day.
The animals and birds cannot be healthy and natural
in their unnatural and restricted quarters. Not only are
the poor creatures a menace to each other f roya a health
standpoint, but they are the medium of disease com
munication to their human visitors.
In the zoological gardens at New York there are
hundreds of birds dying of tuberculosis and.communicat-
ing that dread scourge to the hundreds of men, women
and children which flock before the cages daily.
What possible good can come of taking the liberty of these crea
tures? Removed from their natural environment and subjected to arti
ficial conditions, and annoying publicity, from which animals naturally
shrink, how can it be expected that visitors to the zoo especially chil
dren, are going to obtain a clear and heipful and instructive idea of ani
mal life? To be sure it gratifies curiosity, it affords the small boy a
chance to plague the monkeys and pelt the bears with something be
side peanuts when the attendants are not looking, but it does not in
struct, neither docs it develop that kindly sympathy which should exist
between man and the lower orders of life. In fact it develops on the
other hand a disposition to cruelty on the part of the child.
HU3TJHG ?0R EELS.
Wlater aport That to Popalar Alva
the Coast of Lom
Island.
A COLLECTION OF MANGERS.
One of the Interesting Sights In the
New Bavurlan National Mu
senna at Nunlch.
LULA DASHED OFF. TRUSTING TO
THE WIND AND DARKNESS.
they were surrounded did they realize
they were in the hands of the officers of
the law; then there was shooting and
violent efforts to escape, but in vain!
One man was killed outright and the
other wounded severely Don Simon
himself.
The other member of the band had
remained at, the house, but Don Simon
suffered the full penalty of his many
crimes. Ere he was executed he sent
Lula as a present the famous Thunder
bolt a token of his high esteem of her
bravery.
But Lula declined to keep the horse-,
and sold him, giving (he money to those
whom his master had most, cruelly
wronged.
Lula is a lovely matron now. but re
members with a little thrill of horror
the night she fled to give the alarm,
mounted on the back of the famous
Thunderbolt. N. O. Times-Democrat.
ROBBER BEE, DESPOIL HIVES.
Orminio UiiIiIn lo Descend 1'pon
Their More IntlliNtrloiiH efKhhorn
for AVInterN Supply of Honey.
To the person who knows nothing
about bees they represent the supreme
type of industry, says the London
Chronicle. But even the bee commu
nities are disturbed by those of their
own kind who break through ami .steal.
Robber bees are always a source ot
anxiety to beekeepers, and in the au
tumn the marauders seem particular
ly active.
Having gathered no honey, or, at
any rate, an Insufficient supply for
themselves, they descend upon a hive
kill its industrious occupants and
carry off the golden treasure in an
astonishingly short space of time. We
know of a recent instance in which the
attack was developed and the home
hies killed in a couple, of hours. Some
times a hive will attack neighboring
hive. In stub cases the old straw
"skip" was better than the modern
arrangement, for a knife thrust
through 1 lie top would break the comb
and set the honey free, at which the
thieves would instantly return to seal
up their own store. It is not primar
ily in then industry that bees are
human.
BRAIN VERSUS BRAWN.
I'lilcnKO Professor Takes Issue with
Those Mho Talk About Hare
Suicide Ills Mens.
Prof. Wilbur Jackson, dean of the
school of education, Chicago universi
ty, believes that quality of population
is more important than quantity, says
the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
In a recent address he said: "The
highest evolution is in quality, not
ouantltv. I am not particularly dis
turbed bv the hysteria of our strenu
oils friends regarding rare suicide. In
the course of evolution I believe that
the race has passed beyond the stage
of the rabbit and the rat."
The good sense of this is in marked
contrast to much of the rhetoric on the
subject.
When the country is new aiid sparsely
settled brawn is wanted In large quan
tities to fell forests, clear land for agri
culture and expel the wild beasts of the
wilderness. When the country fills up
and the problems of society press for
solution brain of good quality is most
In request.
The problems of civilization are com
plicated and intellect of rate quality is
needed. If quantity is i:o so much In
evidence in families, we have reason to
hope that quality is not absent.
QUEER MATTED FIR TREE.
North lacollnn Has n Ureal atnrnl
( urlosif Treetops n lan
Cm Wnlk I pon.
One
anos-
ities I ever saw is Hie njattt d fir trees
f North Carolina, i.iidTV K. Ball, of
I
of the greatest natural
Raleigh, in the Washington Star
have never fourd a botanist who could
explain the phenomena, but there is a
grove of fir trees on the side of Mount
Mitchell, which, when they attain the
height of eight or ten feet, begin to
twine their branches and form flat
tops. They grow in this way until the
tops are perhaps 20 feet in diameter,
and these have in some instances com
bined with the tops of other like
trees, and a person can walk for a
considerable distance upein these tops
They are undoubtedly a specie qf
fir, but wholly unlike the other fir?
which are plentiful in that section, ex
cep! in appearance of foliage I hare
'aken several scientists opt to see
these trees and have not yet found one
wfivn bad ever seen or heard of a sim
ilar g.-owth. They occupy an area of
only a iVw acres, and are found no
where else jn the North Carolina
mountains.
The great charm of the new Bavarian
national museum at Munich perhaps lies
in the fact that its collections were made
first and its building afterward. This
method has resulted in unsual harmony
and surprises at every turn, writes
Emma Ernestine Porter, in "Christmas
Mangers" in the Century. The architect
has planned arches to be borne by stone
columns from early Roman Bavaria, and
rooms to be ceiled by genuine panels
from the middle ages; he has cut door
ways to fit the worn doors at his com
mand, and has built a vaulted chapel to
hold the wealth of ecclesiastical treas
ures. Among the many individual collec
tions of the museum, by far the most
original is the so-called "Krippen-
sammlung," or collection of mangers.
To the ears of Protestant America this
expresses little or nothing, and seems
to be a more appropriate department
for a county fair than an art museum.
But the Roman Catholic church, in its
constant appeals to the eyes and ears
of its followers, has, tTirough long cen
turies, invented some very beautiful
methods of teaching little children, as
well as those children of an older
growth, the unlettered and the untaught.
Thus it is that the holy sepulcher is still
built on Good Friday In many foreign
churches, while on Christmas eve the
story of Holy Night is represented to
the eye by a group of little figures gath
ered about a manger.
Whoever has happened on such a scene
at Christmas time in a Catholic church
in our own country has doubtless been
more impressed with the originality of
the method than with any artistic merit
in the figures; but in the land of artists
across the sea, much skill and beauty
have been wrought inlo the little Christ
mas mangers. These have been a part
of the equipment of churches and mon
asteries for centuries, but In times of
disestablishment and poverty many of
them were scattered abroad. About
1,000 have been gathered into this
Schmeder collection at Munich, which
represents German, Austrian, Neapoli
tan and Sicilian workmanship, and for
variety and Interest leaves nothing to
be desired.
Imagine, if you can, hundreds of lit
tle figures dolls, If you choose, but
rather miniature men and women, for
most of them are carved with a skill
which amounts to art. So full of life is
every line and feature that one half ex
pects to see them move. Some are of
wax, but most of wood or bisque; a few
are only two or three inches tall, but
the majority are from eight to Hi inches.
The coloring of the features is lifelike,
and the poses of the figures are natural;
the costumes are elaborate, and would
charm the doll-loving little girl, while
the soldiers, clad in full armor, would
delight her brother as well.
Many of these fascinating figures are
displayed in cases which fill several
rooms, but the most interesting part
of the collection consists of scenes actu
ally arranged as they were every Christ
mas in the churches and monasteries
for which they were made. Great panes
of glass are set in the walls of dark
ened passages, and behind these are con
structed miniature landscapes, the ex
treme background formed by painted
scenes which seem to carry the eye for
miles. The only light comes from above,
and is so cleverly arranged that it adds
the last touch of reality to the whole.
In such settings the little figures are
CALIFORNIA'S GOLD HUNTERS.
Hed - Shlrted Miners still Roam
Among; the Hills In Search
of "Color."
It is a mistake to suppose that placer
mining is a thing of the past in. Cali
fornia. Bonanza strikes are of course
rare now, but in Lake county, in the cen
tral part of California, men still hunt
for gold with pick and shovel and pack
mule. The red-shlrted miners stilll
tread the lonely mountain trails from
digging to digging as they did In the
days of Bert Harte. says the Chicago In
ter Ocean.
Many ot these prospectors combine
I he business of hunting and trapping
with that of gold seeking. In the win
ter they locate in some lonely deserted
log cabin, many of which were built In
the old pioneer days. During the rainy
season they hunt the deer, bear, pan
thers, wild cats, coyotes, foxes, raccoons
and quail with which the mountains
abound. To them the game laws are
dead letters. The meat they eat them
selves, but the skins they dry and cure
and sell in the 'spring. With the pro
ceeds they buy prtispecting tools and
provisions, and then, to use an expres
slon coined among these same forest
vagabonds, "they hit the trail." All
summer they prospect, hunting among
the crags and in the old worn water
courses for "color."
In that part of California there arc
many old time pioneers who have mar
ried Indian women and settled down to
farming. Farming to them means prin
cipally hunting and trapping, with a
few cows and horses to keep up appear
ances. Even to-day there Is a certain amount
of lawlessness In those districts, as In
the time of the vigilance committees.
Not Infrequently obnoxious strangers
are treated to primeval justice. This is
a country where the tourist seldom
goes, and many of the inhabllants have
never seen a railroad train.
Sometimes a man decides to move his
whole family to other parts, and then
he loads his goods, his wife and his chil
dren into covered wagons like those
that are called prairie schooners. Then
they move on, day after day, until a
suitable- piece of land meets their eyes,
and there they squat. There are some
families who never live more than a
year in one place, as, for example, the
man who was asked by a stranger why
he was moving:
"Wall, ye see," he said, "we struck
this place last spring an' there wasn't
nobody here but the Riggses over at
the flat. But now there's a new family
six miles over by the mountain, and an
other ten miles down the creek, and the
country's getting too thickly populated,
and I guess we'll move on."
MATERNAL KANGAROOS.
Have the Mother Instinct Stronger
Developed, lis Is Here
Shown.
Hunting eels Is the chief winter sport
among the dweller In the stretch of
country lying back of the sand dunes on
the Long island coast. Scores of ponds,
none of them larger than a hundred
acres, lie scattered through that dis
trict. Naturally fresh, they have been
made salt by means of channels cut
through the confining sand banks which
admit the ocean tides. This mingling of
the Bait water with the fresh has en
hanced the growth and improved the
flavor of the shell fish native to the
ponds, and made of peculiarly excellent
quality the eels which abound therein
as In no other waters, fresh or Bait, says
the New York Tribune.
During the summer time no more ac
tive or alert creature dwells In water
than the eel, but it Is of thin blood, and
when the water begins to chill with the
approach of cold weather the eel loses
its vim and frisklness and prepares to
abandon such uncongenial environ
ment. The sand dune pond eel does this
by simply burrowing into the muddy
bottom of Its summer habitat, with the
Intention of lying there dormant until
the winter is over, going down to the
average depth of a foot, then turning
its head upward to the roof of Its winter
home, puncturing a hole through it and
passing into lethargy with its nose at
the ventilating opening thus made.
The holes that eels bore in getting
down Into the mud anJWhose tbey make
for ventilation remairi'fb betray to the
eel hunter their hibernating retreats.
Like the bear and the raccoon, the eels
go into hibernation laden with fat, and,
consequently, even in the months of
their ravenous feeding were never so fit
for the table. When the eels have thus
betaken themselves to their winter
quarters the sand dune natives, being no
longer able to trap o- fish for them, be
come eel hunters.
In his boat, and equipped with a
barbed and many fined spear, the eel
hunter passes along the edges and over
the shallow places of a pond, where the
bottom is within easy sight. The tell
tale holes discovered, he plunges the
spear vigorously into the mud between
them, and almost Invariably draws it
out with an eel impaled upon it, wrig
gling and squirming, for the contact of
the spear seems instantly to awaken tho
eel to all its summer time animation.
But whether an eel comes up with the
spear or does not, the hunter turns his
head quickly and glances about the
surface of the pond in all directions.
This is that he may determine whether
he is over a paying eel bed or not. If
he Is, he will know It by an Infallible
Ign.
The spear may not have brought an
eel from the mud, but If there are eels
buried anywhere near by, the shocli of
the spear plunging Into the mud will
startle them sufficiently from their
lethargy to cause them to instantly
eject from their breathing holes jets of
air. These rise in bubbles to the sur
face. In the language of a sand dune
eel hunter, "if it was a bear thus dis
turbed from its winter snooze, that
breath would be a snort." When the
eels send these- bubbles to the surface
It Is known among the hunters as
"smoking." The current greeting of the
sand dune people during the eel-hunting
season is:
"How do? Heerel whether the eels Is
smokin' any this mornin' or not?"
By this "smoking" sign the hunter
hnowi where to work his spear to atl
vantage, and a good smoking bed will
frequently yield him dozens and dozens
of good, fat eels.
When the etiges and shallows of a pond
have made their yield to the hunter, he
digs new channels In the duneo, or
deepens old ones. This drains down the
A LAND OFICE BUSINESS. J
Public Property la the Tar West Ba
la Rapidly Sold at a Low
Ft tare.
The tremendous activity which is ap
parent throughout the western states
and tet-itorles In filing upon govern
ment laud under the various land laws
is statistically confirmed by a pre
liminary statement which was made
by the commissioner of the general
land office, showing the land business
done by the government jjptng the
fiscal year Just ended. There were
19,742,000 acres of public land passed
into private ownership, an increase of
about 250,000 acres over the previous
year. But the cash receipts were over
$10,500,000, an enormous Increase
about 70 per cent, over 1902. This, says
the Homemaker, Is said to be largely due
to the Increase In the purchase of timber
land and the commutation in home
steads. Both of these laws are continu
ally and shamelessly abused.
It is generally admitted that the
finest remaining govenl'ment timber
land In Oregon and Washington
worth 20 times the prlcO asked per acre,
is being bought in by the big lumber
companies in great tracts, notwith
standing that the timber law provides
that the applicant must be a bona fide
purchaser and that he is. buying the land
not for himself and the purpose of trans
ferring It to some one else. The com
mutation clause of the homestead law
Is likewise being flagrantly abused, and
the result Is that very large areas of land
are being commuted, not for the benefit
of the settlers, but in behalf of various
western Interests which furnish the
necessary money to commute.
Of these cash receipts of over $10,
000,000 about three-quarters go Into the
arid land reclamation fund, which now
amounts to fully $15,000,000. This Is
available to-day feir national Irrigation
work. The surveys by the engineers of
the geological survey are progressing
in every part of the. west, and It Is prob
able that the next half year will see
four or five large contracts let.
The rapid growth of this irrigation
fund would be a matter of congratula
tion were it not for the fact that a tre
mendous sacrifice of valuable govern
ment porperty has been made to realize
this money. What the real value of this
large acreage of land, passed into private
ownership, would be te the nation it is
difficult to say, but It is far and away in
excess of the pittance received for it
a fact asknowledged by every student of
the land and water question in the west.
Those who are opposed to t lie move
ment to repeal the laws tinder which this
misappropriation of the public domain
is going on urge with much ehemenre
that it would never do to cut off this
source of revenue to the reclamation
fund. In other words, they would con
vince the people that after all the prop
er method Is to kill the goose that lays
the golden egg.
PARIS WALKING MAD
The Croze for Pedestrlanism Becom
ing a Serious Problem.
Competitor! In the Races PHI tbc
Streets Muu- Classea ot People
Enarag-e In Them Some
AmualBK Incidents.
Paris. Not long ago It was London
and now It is Paris that hai gone
mad with a walking craze. Even
Sunday and holiday the st roeta of this
city are overrun with crow" of men
and women competitors in a walking
race. On a recent Sunday we had
three the mldlnettes, or dressmakers'
apprentices, the carriers, and the
chansonniers, or singers and poets ol
the Montmartre cabarets. As each ol
them brought together immense
crowds of people, I imagine the pre
fect of police will soon get tired ol
the new Parisian craze.
. 1 must say nothing more amusing
was ever seen in Paris than the
man-he des mldlnettes. Of course, as
a sporting event it simply did not ex
ist. The whole question was one ol
getting well away; those who were
favored by the start, if they could
walk at all, had the race in hand
The 1,600 competitors were drawn up
In line across the Place elc la Con
corde. The Avenue ties Champs Ely-
, ft '"fPf
THE DRESSMAKER' RACE.
DECLINE IN CHESS.
Illxtlnct Ion Futnl to the (.nine Tltnl
In Itlsldly Ohaerved In
15iiU'lrtud.
London journals are discussing the
question, "How Is it that Englishmen
are outclassed by foreigners as chess
players?"
In answer, it is said that the English
man's interests in life are of too diversi
fied a character, and he eiocs not possess
an oriental imagination, says the Lon
don Chronicle. However this may be,
the number of chess clubs and chess re
sorts and the number of chess players In
London are salel to be greater than in
any other city In the world. As to the
oriental imagination it does not go for
much nowadays. Gambit openings, like
frontal attacks In war, are a thing of the
past. The strong ehess player must
water and provides hunting grounds I have a mathematical mind, ami there is
that were previously out ot reach. This no reason to suppose that Englishmen
probing for eels in the muddy bottoms are deficient In this respect,
of these odd ponds is not only a winter i The real reason why such illustrious
pastime, but an important business with English chess players as Howard Stattn-
the sand dune native, for by it he sup
plies very largely the New York market
with eels at a season when but for this
supply that fish would not be much in
ton, Shakespearean scholar: Buckle,
philosopher of civilization; Bodcn. the
artist, and others have no successors is
to be found in the fact that the present
evidence on the city stalls, and gains j generation of players, unlike the lovers
substantial profit from It a profit pro
portionately greater than his summer
fishing and dredging return him.
Be
A SUBURBAN JOKER.
Watt "its ftood na old." lint He
Laid It nn Too Thick
at Timea.
"I have heard that men folk, in their
blindness, deem our does to be lacking
in the proper instincts of maternity be
cause they have found that a etoe kanga
roo, when hunted, will throw away its
offspring to save its own skin by has
tening its speed. This," says "Old Man
Jack," in The Autobiograph of an Aus
tralian Kangaroo, in Pearson's, "is sim
ply scandalous and foolish.
"Men-people are evidently not aware
that our youngsters use the mother's
pouch almost up to the age of maturity.
Would they have our does attempt to
fly from dogs and man and horses with
so lifelike that one seems to be look- youngsters weighing nearly oO pounds
Ing at human beings throttgh reversed in ,,,eir poehes? The thing would be
operal glasses, or to be as near the land j impossible.
of Lllliput as the thickness of a pane of j "Among us a mother is taught lo
glass. loss her youngster tr a place of safety
!when she is hartl pressed. If she could
At Clnae Ranee. not throw it to a place far safer, in the
Sir Samuel Baker once had a thrilling circumstances, than her own pouch, she
adventure with an African buffalo bull I would turn at bay with it. and face any
which he discovered standing in the , odds.
shallows of a small lake. He fired two "In the case of my eiwn mother, when
bullets without effect and the animal we were chased, and, as sure as the hunt
charged. Sir Samuel had no ammuni
tion left. but. luckily, the bull halted to
stare at him. "Suddenly a bright thought
flashed through my mind," says Baker.
became dangerous, she would pause,
draw me out of her pouch, throw me
carefully into long scrub on her right,
then turn sharply to her left, pause
"Without taking my eye off the animal ; again till the hounds had seen her. and
before me, 1 put a double charge of pow- ; then be off like the wind straightaway
der into the right-hand barrel and, tear- j from me."
ing on a piece ot my shirt. I took all
the money from my pouch, three shil
lings in sixpences and two anna pieces.
Making them into a rouleau with the
piece of rag. I rammed them down the
barrel. They were hardly home before
the bull sprang forward. The horns
Fine ZoolooJeal Collectlona.
The zoological collec'iors of the Na
tional museum have gr jwn to imm' nse
size, rivaling, and in some cases surpass
ing, those tf any other museum. Of in
sects there are in the government col-
were lowered with their points on either I lection nearly l.jOO.i'Ou specimens; of re
side of me and the muzzle barely touch- ! cent shells nearly .000,000 specimens;
ing his forehead when I pulled the trig- j besides at least MMM specimens of
ger and three shillings' worth of small other aquatic Invertebrates, about 2011,-
change rattled into his hard head.
Down he went and rolled over with 'he
suddenly checked momentum of his
charge."
Not from the Head.
Kitty Harry evidently loves me sin
cerely. You should have heard him
when he told me of his consuming af
fection. It was plain enough It came
right from the heart
Charity I suppose you mean It was
so silly it never could have pome from
his bead? Bos'on Transcript.
who happened to giance out of the win- Her i.ote e,.-orn t old.
.tow. I A New York 'ady who told her affi
"By Jove, there goes our little girl, ancrd that she loved him for himself
and on Thunderbolt, too!" I ajoce now wants hint arrestejjMMM
There a;. vm hurrying for tne sta- he f re-J'i to ti- a
jjjand swift mouB'ng, bit Lulu bad i lly re no' n'd (or i; mocy
I fsm-
The Scientific Rebair.
Isabel Are you ever rude?
Dorothy Oh. yes; one has to be
rude n'w and then to teach other peo
ple manners. Detroit fYee Press.
Can't Hr Traated.
Post office orders are not obtainable
in Spain, as officials cannot be trusted
with CRSll.
nn Silver.
M-xieo it present yields about one
tnird of Ike world's supply of silver.
(0 specimens of fishes, more than 60,
000 birds' eggs: MO.OOO specimens of
birds, more than 40.000 reptiles and
batrathians. and more than 75.000
specimens of mammals.
The Feminine War.
Boastful Bess Yes, I have a speak
ing acquaintance with that young mil
lionaire. . .
Sarcastic Sue ImfceiT How long
have you been working in the tele
phone exchange? Chicago Dally News.
The unconventional husband is much
more of a trial to the conventional
wife than the casual, careless world
can ever know, says the Detroit Free
Press.
"It is uphill work trying to be even
civilized with a man like Henry to deal
with." dismally complained a pretty
young matron in a little group of so
ciety women who were affectionately
abusing their respective husbands. "1
live in the suburbs to please Henry,
because he has such countrified tastes
likes to see cows go by, hear roosters
crow, see sunrises, sunsets, and all
that kind of queer doings. Just as sure
as I have any extraordinarily fastidi
ous guests, Henry contrives to do
something horrid.
"The other morning, while he was
at home, straightening up outdoor
things on our place for the winter, I
telephoned out from town that Mrs.
Lofty and Miss Penelope would come
home with me to luncheon. Henry
deiesn't like Mis. Ijfty. In fact, she is
airy, se-orns everything in America
and talks by the hour of everything
and everybody on the other side. Still,
I think Henry might have behaved
himself. He came to the station to
meet us, as if he were the coachman,
only dressed In his old faded farm
overalls, and with hay tied all over the
horse's harness and his forelegs tied
up in hay. as if he were a rosebush or
a hydrant done up to keep from freez
ing. It was too ridiculous and I wish
you hid seen those two handsomely
dressed women riding behind that
horse.
"Ves. I did have to laugh and I wa
vexeel. too. But Henry -said Mrs. Lofty
called him 'The Master of Hayseed
Grange' one time, and he wanted to act
the part. Of course, my husband is as
good as gold, hut I do wish he hadn't
lien a galloping sense of humor."
Aceompllahetl HonkeT.
A traveler in central Africa tells of a
native hunter of the Wanderobo tribe
who was the possessor of a most ac
complished donkey, which, with an an
telope's horns strapped to its head, its
body covered with a skin or painted to
-esemble the animal Its master Intended
to stalk that (L- was the meant of de
of chess of feirmer times, never have an
opportunity of playing With the strong
est players, most of whom are profes
sionals who tlcvote their lives to the
game. A national master's tournament
has not been held in England for years
a meeting such as that lately concluded
at Kieff. where Tse higorln has come out
first, after a hard struggle with the new
master. Bernstein. England, by the bye.
is the only country In the world where
a distinction fatal lo chess is drawn
between amateur itul professional.
WIFE BOUGHT AT AUCTION.
What Wan lleican nn n Joke Termin
ated In the Moat SeritiiiH
Manner,
W hile some furniture was being sold
recently at auction at Orkellyunga. in
Sweden, a curious im ielent occurred, re
ports a London paper. A young girl
lees was so crowded with people that
the police could only with difficulty
keep a narrow lane up the center
for the pedestrians. The result was
that when the starting pistol was
fired those facing the avenue dashed
forward and took the lead, while the
girls to right and left of the line had
to fall in behind. In fact, a proces
sion was formed with ranks five or
six deep; those In the rear had no
more chance of forcing their way
through the solid mass in front of
them than they had of flying.
But it was intensely amusing to see
how seriously the competitors all took
the affair. With set'teeth and clenched
hands, their eyes glued to the road
in front of them, they raced along.
I am afraid, If the ordinary rules of
heel-and-toe walking were applied to
the race, about 90 per rent, or so
would be disqualified. Many of them
covered the ground at a sort of glid
ing run, which was very far removed
from walking. But a3 they were all
more or less offenders, it did not mat
ter much. There is no doubt about the
way they got over the ground. By
the time the Monde point in the
Champs Elysees was reached they
were all flushed; and when they got
to the Arc de Triomphe they were as
red as poppies.
As there were ti'l prize:,-, ranging
fuom n auita of utjtfruuiz tttrniture and
j00 francs down to a packet of pic
ture postcards, It was worth tlteii
while pressing on. Then there were
prizes for categories of all kinds
for the youngest girl and the oldest,
for the prettiest, for the tallest, for
the stoutest and the thinnest. for
Savoyards. Auvergnats, Lorrainers.
Bretons and a dozen other depart
ments; so that everybody could hope
tt get something. In an experience 'of
Hi years I never saw such crowds in
the French capital not even on the
AS EVIL IN POODl
SHOULD
In reference to the in
Ing powders Prof.
State University of
"The deleterious tttMtM
the soluble salts of nlUm..
human system, even
small quantities, are
to need relating; their
powder Is dangerous, and
gtricted."
The effects of th
alum baking powq
up in a medical
"Alum tiken lfllb CHS
tarda the digestion of the i
"It is an irritAt gblch Inflfil
Irritates the stomach-and nestlris
nal.
'It is an astringent and tends to con
tipate the bow(B, which interfere
with digestion.
"It renders the albfcmen of the food
partially insoluble, and therefore taked
away from lis nutritive value.
"It Is absorbed InM the blood, which
it tends to thicken and coagajate. The
free flow ot the blpOB throtie the or
gans of the hearc is thus retarded.
"Its contlnue(Ljbsqrption Into thi
system causes SOTne form! fcf nervoul
prostrations and many of those affect
Hons of the nerves from which both
women and men suffer.
"Fourteen grains. of. Blum-ttkye caused
the death of achild. Largfcf Cotes havd
frequently result eU fftally"!!: the case!
of adults.
VNo drug so powerful and
mattern w2t prPort
employed, can safely be us
article of food." ,
WHERE PEACE" REItlNS.
Money la Rot Needed and
lion or Irregular-It
Permitted.
The lone: haired irountE n
holding an informal debatejSkv
they liud agreed that the woW
about as corrupt and bad a platen
could bo, a grim-fueed man arosl
Mnaon iit-JUte.
"What vou scorn to want, fr
Eaid. "is a place where everyone ,
U hkI hv law. Jab
"That's it!'' chorufievHhe reOrl
I "Where smoking ain t allowed
a Uunir as drink is unknown.'
one need worry about food and
and where money does not ex
"We do!"
v nere everyone lias to go tu Ofl
r, andays, and everyone keeps
hours?"
"That is just what we do want.
find such a place!" said a soulitl
fellow, speaking for the others.
"Well, I've just come from
place "
"Vou have?" cried the soulful i
toll us, tell us, man of wonderful!
ence, where it is, that we may
11 h a place cailea prison: sail
grim man.
FIRST AT T1-:E FINISH.
occasion of the arrival ol toe czar.
There were at least half a million peo
ple between Paris and Nantcrre. All
LtlouK the U kilometers of route there
were unbroken lines of people; while
20,000 or so on cycles, automobiles, in
carriages and on hcrfebacU accompa
nied the procession. The race was
Ilrlalifa Dlaenao Cnrrda
Whitehall, 111., Deo. 7. A cans
recornVd in thia place recentlv.
sets the theory of many nhysicia
Hright's Dtseaea is incurable. Itl
case of Mr. Lou Mauley, Whori tl
tors told thane oould never recove
Alanley tells the story or ins call
how lie was cured in this way:
,.r I . . T-... ..)' 1.':J I
1 nt';'.:n using jjirnu s iviuiic
four or live years I had Kidney,
:!T!il Liver troubles; I was a generafl
and at. times 1 would trot down wl
back so bad that I could not turn 1
in bed fur three or four davs at
"I had several doctors and at Ian-
told me I hail llnchts rnsease.
1 could never get well. I eommone
use Dodd's Kidney, Pills and I
ably to do all inv work and am I
I most heartily recommend Doddl
ney 1 ills and am very thankful
t'urc thev worked in mv case
saved my life., ; f! -v,1''' tloctorf- Uad,
K'.C up
Aceoptnhle na a Juror.
A murder ease was on trial, and tic
jury was Deing selected. Among the
nire was a negro who had t passion
listening to socialistic speeches when nl
otherwise engaged, aJuch was 'general
always.
..
I he .iltornoy askeil: "IJo yon:elievc,t
capital pumsujnentr
"Ves, snh, I does." ' '" f
"Do you know what capita! puni'thift.
is?"
" 't.'oursd I docs." the negro reOlled.
"Well, what do you understand capital
I'linisiimenr to oer
"It means a-gitten eben wid de rich, 1
who are a-rulin obrr de pore. I l.le'be
hit's right, an' you cain't make me b'etbe
nulnlfl else.
"Accepted! iiliocicd the attorney .-4-
Philadelphia Public I.-lger.
. Do Not lt,liiy. Hut Write Tr-llay.i
Tn this Hsne of the oaper (be V i
(,'rentpst Jewelry Estahlishnlent, Men!
& Jaccard's 'St. Louis), i imounee thev1
send Free to our readers their mngnioo
('jitnlogue eontalnins ii .in. of ill
trations with prices of tin.' most bea
tbineein the world in v a-w
Jewelry, SILverwaret ecaet
are the lowest in Auiell fin
If you aro going to irialA'iu
you would do well to t-f t-i
pushed her way through the crowd until I won by Mile. Cheniineile.
she was quite close to the auctioneer
so close, Indeed, that she somewhat im
peded him when he deelred to make ef
fusive gestures. Being a man of humor,
he resolved to get rid of her. and, there
fore, taking her by the arm. he shouted:
"Here. now. is an excellent bargain!
i The walk ot tne CBBIUOanleN w.rs.
however, perhaps the mos' original
held yet. For (Mfc of he poets had
not only to cover the Hi kilometers be
tween Montmartre and Suresnes and
back, but he had to compose a poem
on a subject to be announced at ihe
'ripping "I'm afraid the Balkers
get along very well together." FVtc
T don't see why not. They arc w
in harmony, you know. Mie thinks urere
is nobody in the world who can come up
to her husband, and he is certain of iti'
Boaton Transcript.
At: Old Field Weel.
Many .--ing that old field weed, the
mullein stalk, never consider tin- trood
it i accomplishing in curing lung
troubles. It presents in Taylor's Cmj
kec Remedv of Sweet tmn and Mllieiu
the finest known rc
' roup, colds and cons
At druggists, 25c,
otlle.
A young girl, age 19. very pretty and well moment of the start. The poets start
educated! What am 1 offered? Come, led from the Cabaret des Quat'z Alls,
we'll start it at 3,000 crowns." I that last fortress of Montmartre wit
At once there was hi isk bidding, which ' and humor, the last of the cabarets
! continued until an elderly bachelorfarm- artistiques on the Sacred Hill. M. I
! er offered 10.000 cro ns. The auction- ' Trombert. its genial owner, acted as;
j eer tried to get a higher bidder than this. ' starter to the score or so of chanson-
but failed, and so lie declared the tanner ' niers wno mien up on me uuateiaiu. I
to be the purchaser of the girl. j The subject given out for the poeta, I
All those present thought it was a announced just as the competitor
good joke, but it was more than that, i went oft, was: "The inconvenience of
for a few days later the farmer and the
girl were married in the presence of the
mayor, and before the ceremony the
farmer presented the young woman,
who is an orphan, with lO.noo crowns,
the exact amount which he was willing
to pap for her at auction.
having corns on the feet, M. Trom
bert gravely adding that the treat
ment of the subject might he JJtave
or gay. The prize was won by M. de
la Fouchardiere
RBQlKALO I.KAVKR
" i'his i-, where era pax
tat eomo to tne m
out in the guest's
Jester.
To l ure a Cold I
Take Laxative Hromo Ql
draeejtta island money ii
It bt generally more pi
up con- defeats than to
tainnicnls. Carlyle.
I am sure Pi-o's Care!
saved no" life three rearsl
Roberta, Were a a, N Y.
.s.-me chronic gtumbler
a alsaaograph oa the groij
o: igiaanqr. Judge.
You can do your dyeeugj
wit:i ruinam r.etcie-s irs
In brapging ot the seed
soil. Judge.
eet (film and Mllieiu
remedy for ccighs,
nsuinption.
., 50c, and fifC a
t.ettmu ilnek.
Rrroni t.oiii porket. "Gee. nol" exclaimed the pretty i ash
The largest mass of gold ever found girl. "I don't want nothin' to do with
native is supposed to be a mass found in 1 you. I wouldn't marry jou if you was
New South Wales in 172. It Wfighcd the last man on earth Is that plain
Ml pounds, was about 0:l'l fine, and was enough English for you?"
worth $148,000. It was 57 inches long, i "It is certainly plain enough." said
.18 inches wide, and averaged four ir.ches the mortified bookkeeper. "But it isn't
in thicknesf, and was found embeded In English." Chicago Tribune.
blue slate 2o0 feet below surface. Pockete
of gold nearly twice the -alue of this
have been found in California, but they
contained gangue matter mixed in w ith
the gold' to a greater or lets extent.
EVERY WALK 11
, A li .icc. a wrtoer
aud a half
nber
DipIonMry.
Fr.ir Customer I only wear num
twos, but these don't fit me.
Shoe Clerk No: they're too large.
I'll get you a smaller pair. (To the
i slock boy). Get me a pair of fives.
N. Y. Mail and Express.
Mr. Swinburne, the poet, is the most
methodical, even mechanical, nf men.
! luding many an unwary creature into t and ery day at the same hour he
falling a victim to the poisoned arrows
of the hunter crouching behind his four
footed assistant.
stint. Diaaaiae-a.
The present czar and czarina of Russia
have never yet traveled incognito.
Food for Praalaalal.
Pessimists thrive on disappoint men la.
Chicago Daily Newt
rarrriss Tfclapa Too Far.
"Well, this," said the South Amer
ican citizen, "is carrying things too far
In our base and servile imitation of
Yankee methods "
"Whats that?"
' WhMDf urgent and govf.r,rrnt
- th( -fl ftk' ' n c forenoon and
fl hmts printed for
our r aaal in acn
leavrs his home at Putney Hill for the
same seven-mile walk over Wimbledon
common. It 1 largely to this regu
lar exercise thai Mr. Swinburne owes
the extrtme'y youthful spirits, which
to those who know him intimately
make him si ch a delightful companion.
still Hope for Him.
Parson Goodleigh My friend, t
should hate to see you In perdition.
Bill Applejack Then why don't ou
reform, elder, before you git thar?
Judge.
Harrt to f aiderntaad.
Mrs. Stubb John, this paper saya
that in some countries the bouses have
no doors.
Mr. Stubb Goodness, how ran a
woman display her temper without
Flamming a door? Chicago Daily
News.
m
slrf
Cake Wii ""no
Thai'a aTi. Little David Ma, can't 1 play makia
Tommy "op. why do people have to believe I'm entertaining aajotherittle
pav duty on things thev bring from boy? " .
Europe? His Ma Yes, dear, of courV.
Tommy's Pop Just a matter of LirUe David All riht Gimme some
custom, my eon. Philadelphia Record -akeforbim' Cincinnati Bnqnlrer.
miles from
j Trenton,
j Mo., bays
"A lerere
cold settled
in my kid
! neys and de
. veloped so
quickly that
I was obi ied
to lav off
1 work on ac
: count of the
j achingm ray
back and sides
to walk at all
tr ied and all the medicine
1 not the slightest effect
tinpej to grow weaker nil
taking Doan s Kidney Pills
say I was more, than
gratified to notice the back
, pearing gradually until
stopped."
Doan's Kidney Pills sold 1
era or by mail on receipt cj
' cents per box. Foster-Mi
i Buffalo, P, Y
I .
mm
Foratime I
and everv

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