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AN ODD HONEYMOON.
A Texas Congressman's Bridal
Tour by Wagon.
I* Hla Bdouatiom by Hla Brl4t
llklto Perform lug th« Oflioo*
There tn a few lnen in the present
congress whose early histories are
linked with what they still call the
"good old days" when they shaped
and carved their own careers. The
One whose story follows has 6 ya lines
About himself in the congressional di
rectory, says the Washington Star.
H® was in his room the other night
feeding Cesar's Commentaries when
interrupted by a visitor, a politician.
When the business talk was over the
visitor went out and met an acquaint
ance, to whom he said:
"I oalled on a Texas congressman
awhile ago and found him reading
latin. I didn't know he was a college
The visitor's Inference was oor
rect from where he stand*, for he is
one of the present generation. But
80 years ago no one was suspected of
being eoliege-bred simply because he
could translate Latin. The Texas rep
resentative of this story is not only
tolerably well up in classics. He is
•o proficient in the higher branches of
mathematics that few college men
©ould puzsle him. He is a lawyer and
Was a° soldier in the civil war.
When he married 33 years ago, he
Could read and write. Bey "»/that
he claimed nothing. He k/ little
at the history of hia country. His
.honeymoon journey was made in a
%wo-horse wagon from his home to
South Carolina to what was then a re
mote settlement in Texas. He started
on the day of his wedding. He reached
•his destination, which has been his
ever since, on Christmas eve.
There were more Indians in the set-
Alter the young. South Carolinan
cast about for a means of livsll
*on*® of the neighbors suggest
up sohool." That
5*M- the way it was expressed then,
the expression ia adhered to sUU
sonte parts of the eouth.
He went home and told his bride.
'^He knew she was capable of teaching,
•nd the proposition was made to her!
She dissented and told her husband to
accept. He realised hia inability aa an
Instructor. His wife urged him to take
It. "I'will help you," she said.
vj He became a backwoods pedagogue*
and the first few weeks had no trouble
In his work. His pupils were nearly
all of the kindergarten class, or would
be so considered at this time. Later
older and more advanced pupils
into the school, and the young peda
gogue wae troubled in mind. He
Msigned the lessons for the advanced
pupils a day ahead, and at night he,
with his wife's assistance, labored late
over the problems for the next day.
He heard these classes first while the
lessons were fresh in hie mind.
But occasionally an "overly smart
boy," as he said, "would want to know
something I. hadn't thought of, and I
would be floored. But I knew it would
never do to show my ignorance, and
that is where I learned my first lesson
In whatever diplomacy I may have.
I was always on the alert for the
•mart scholar who knew, more than I
knew, and when he asked me a stump
sr I had some excuse ready and put
him off until the next day. Then when
I went home my wife I would
tackle the smart boy's poeer, mvI
maybe We would work on it until
quite late. But we always (Metered
ft, and when called sohool next day
expatiated learnedlv oo ife nea
"But to this there wac serious Ab
jection, for my learned disquisition
nearly always aroused the latent ca
riosity of some other boy, and be
would come at me with a proposition
which I would have to sidetrack until
the next day.
"Preparing lessons in Texas In those
flays had its dangers. The Indians did
their mischief most generally in the
night, and in consequence most whites
were afraid to have lighted candles.
The lights attracted the Indians, and
Shey would come and demand admit
^•cs. If the house was darkened
titey were lees liable to.annoy. Many
a night my wife has darkened the
window* with what few clothes we
could spare and we prepared our lee
eon by the light in the fireplace."
In this way the young pedagogue
worked until by his own exertion and
tiie assistance of his wife he was fur
ther advanced than the average pub
lic school pupil of to-day in his third
year. In tims he was ahead of his
pupils and no longer dodged problems
from one day until the next. He
studied law and was admitted to the
tMr. He was successful. Ths civil
war interrupted him in his work. He
enlisted as a private ia the confed
He waa reelected So the Forty
eighth congress and reelected four
times in succession. Then he d»:
1 .' dined, but two years later was elect
«d again, and has .been redctei twin^
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Turtle Fox Trap.
C. R. Perry, of Ilerrick, I'a., has beer
fattening a 20-pound snapping turtl*
all winter. One Sunday his turtleshif
was taken out of the biixrel and allowed
to wander 'about the yard. Karly on«
morning recently Perry was aroused by
the noise of a scuffle in the yard.
pairing there, he found the turtle hang
ing to the nose of a big fox, which had
been stealing from the henneries in thi
vicinity for a montih. Ur'er Fox wu
near the fence endeavoring to get over,
but his efforts were blocked by th€
turtle. Evenltually the fox reached th«
next yard, but Farmer Perry followed
and shot him dead. The turtle nil th«
time retained hi/» .hold and refused t«
let go until the fox's nose was cut off
Then it crawled back to its home, oar
rying the nose with it as a trophy.
'i Storj of Laej lt«ie.
A characteristic story is told of Lucy
Stone. At one of her early lectures,
when she made a strong statement of
the injustice some of our laws did to
women, and an appeal to have them
righted, a hiss, clear and strong, came
out of the audience. The little crea
ture stepped nearer to the front, quick
ly ran her eye over the audience,
fastened her eyes upon one point and
said: "Somebody hisses. I am glad of
it Hiss it again, my fat friend, for it
is a shameful fact and deserves to be
hissed!" The audience was overcome
with laughter and appreciated her
ready wit The man felt as much like
a goose as a man can feel. He got his
head down before she had finished her
sentence, but her finger still pointed
at him. His head went lower and low
er, and, aa soon as the audience turned
from looking at him, he slipped out
and was gone.
A Light and Delicate Totefe.
Penelope—Something seems to be
tickling you tremendously won't you
tell me what it is?
Sappy—Bah Jove! It must be an
idea, don'tyerknow!—Ainslee's Maga
:s*' PXL ,*
V\.» **•'».* &?**' t*^
Insurance underwriters look askance
at vessels which have a final "a" in
their names. The first letter of the
alphabet is considered a hoodoo wh?n
it ends the name of a deep sea 6hip.
Many of the most serious wrecks of
the last year have been of vessels carry
ing the hoodoo letter.
One day lately, says the San Fran
cisco Examiner, the telegraph an
nounced that the British ship Androso,
from that port for Liverpool with one
of the most valuable cargoes that was
aver carried out of that harbor, was
lost within a few leagues of her desti
oation. The next day word was re
ceived that the Orealla, bound from Vic
toria for Liverpool, had' been swept by
heavy seas and badly damaged. Her
mate and one sailor were drowned. The
wires told on the same day of the total
loss of the British ship Villanta and the
flrowning of her master neatr Free
mantle, and a few days later the papers
gave the news of the loss of the steamer
Wallapa and of the beaching of the
Dora in Alaska waters.
During the last two or three years
the lpost serious wrecks on the coast
were of vessels whose names ended with
(he hoodoo letter. The wreck of the
Colima was the most horrifying of all.
2 hen came the loss of the steamer Co
lumbia, and a few weeks later the pas
senger steamer Umatilla ran ashore and
narrowly escaped destruction.
Not a* Kiijtllsli He Was.
He regarded himself as very English,
and lie certainly was very young. He
fancied that he cut a very imposing
figure as he sauntered past the theater
just as the matinee girls emerged on
the street. But a large, coarse man
who was going by spoiled it all by re
marking in aloud voice: "Hello, Willie!
What are you going to do with that
pipe? Going to blow soap bubbles?"
And now there is one young man who
"ill asver again smoke a pipe on ths
Date for redeeming tickets as advertised
in onr special supplement of Jnne 26th is
hereby extended to JULY 31st.
America tor Americana. A. Government of the People, for the People, and by the People. Every Citizen has a Duty to perform—Discharge it Patriotically.
W1LL1STON. WILLIAMS COUNTY. NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY. JULY 10,
FINAL "A" BAP FOR SHIPS.
lease Rseent Wreaks Were Gnlltjr oC
Tkat Lack of Foreilght.
Tlif Finest Complexions.
The, linest ccmr^pxions i'm the worlt'
an' said to be in the Bernii»«Tas. TIms
is accounted for by tbo I'nct that in
habitants live chiefly on onic.-r^f
which they export over IT.'
poundsannually.—Ci'wcir»r.s Er.o" rer
INVENTED BY A WOMAN.
The Spladlo nd Loom Wm Orlsi
aall? b«il(ni4 br a OklstM
All women are not dsgraded In China.
Witness the dowager empress, who
rose, by the force of her own will, from
the position of a slave to that of ruler
over the moat populous nation on the
globe. Notwithstanding the prejudice
against the sex among ths Mongols
women occasionally break through the
barriers and achieve distinction.
In Shanghai, the metropolis of the
most coveted section of that vast em
pire, Is a temple erected ia honor of
Huang, a woman deified for her great
service to her people, and Chinese men
do not disdain to worship before her
Centuries ago an elderly lady of good
family and condition, who had hitherto
lived in the region of Kwan-Tung, re
moved to Wu-Ni-Ching, nesr Shang
hai, where she spent ths remainder of
her life. Since the lady happened to
be Huang, this simple event revolution
ized the province in which she made
her home. It was a great revolution,
yet the most conservative will not ac
cuse her of having left "woman's
sphere," since her instruments were
those associsted with countless wom
en, from Penelope, the terrible Fates,
and the "virtuous woman" of Solomon's
praise, down to our own grandmothers
—the spindle and the loom.
Cotton fabrics have been used to
some extent in China for 4,000 years,
but the cotton interest, now so im
portant, received its first real impetus
about 600 years ago.
Hedderich Bros. & Co.
nrslw of Ate aad Sssshlsa
the Temple Bar Bev. Mr. Bacon
says that the best preventives of dis
ease are cleanliness and the access of
sunlight and fresh air as being ths
agents most powerful in the suppres
sion of bacteria. Large towns in Brit
ain have each their true west end, for
the western and southern winds being
those that mostly prevail there, it fol
lows that during a large portion of the
year the smoke and fog drift away to
the east and northeast, leaving the west
clearer and purer. The writer claims
British weather is at once the most
capricious and at the same time the
best adapted to vigorous and healthful
enjoyment of life. The Briton is aatran
ger to the long ordeal of unvarying
southern skies, the breath of pestilen
tial air, and the stroke of sun or ague.
The face and physique of ths t/]Jbal
Britisher is ths true weather of
Indians la riortla,
Even In the everglades of Floilda ths
Indians are not dying out nor removed
from civilising influences. Three tribes
live in the swamps and are on friendly
terms with each other. The squaws
have learned to make the beadwork that
interests tourists with sewing
'""Great lUkblt Catek.
A cat owned by Mrs. Henry Hastings,
yt Poultney Vt., has captured 175 rab
bits during its life, which have been
eaten by the family. The cat carries
the smaller animals home itself, but
leaves the larger ones for some meift
ber of the family' to go after.—Cincin
•p The Cheerful Idiot.
"I wonder why fat ]cople are sp Uni
versally good Mured?" queried, the
"For the reason," answered the cheer
ful idioit, "that it would taike a fat man
so much longer to get mad clear
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MOWERS. RiEES. BQJDERS and
Daisy Flax Machines*
...... We also carry a
The wonder of the
No experimenting when yon buy these goods.
Price, $2 per
a j. .••••
COURTESY AMONQ CHlNUfcW
tie Msnnsrs |sna» the Veer.
The Chinese are, as a rule, ths
courteous people I have sver Coa
contact with, saya Arena. W%lcn it
taken into consideration that the
jority of the Chinsss who come to
oountry belong to ths lower or
class, their gentle mannsra ars
surprising. I have seen partlssof'
dressed Americans go into their st
poke about among the goods
der into the clubroom,
games, handle the instruments, of
orchestra, and ask all, sggts of -qas*^
tions conoerniiig thso.
wore treated as welcome
questions answered and
tions and cigarettes offersd
departure. Fancy the Tscsptlon whUk
wonld be accorded to a party of wsjk
dentified Chinese who attempted jjpMr
take a look through «ns
fashionable clubs! In ths' sslsiupili
their eonduet is tb* same. I
that if three or four Chinees ware tit"
take It into their heads ta.dinejkt
of our up-town restaurants
be subjected to many
marks, probably some insolawi
the waiters, and, If
as awkward in handliajr ths knifej
fork as the average Araerioui -is wttk^
the chopsticks, would eattMr
able merriment afebng thSotfeeN
But in Mott itrest ths practi
breeding is different Tiaasaa&i
I have seen some good-natured
let his own dinner grow cold that.
might show some clumsy
stranger who waa struggling witlM
chopstioks how to use thoee slnStavf
but useful implements. It ^is ^S *er«
simple trick after it Is Irtrnilt is! 3?!',
one which I have often foundi use^dat^
other places than at atable in mCbb^i
eee restaurant Once maatered^ witil^
a couple of pencils one can
a very serviceable pair of tongstopM|
upf bee or struggling worm, a
hot metal or any snoh small
which one does not cars to touch
one's fingers. The first stick,
be held rigidly, about ftittf
from the lower end, between
of the second finger, ths first
the thumb and the hand, jostl
knuckle joint of ths first flngsr,
much, in fact, as a clumsy
holds his pen. The seoond stiok
be held almost exactly as a good
man holds his pfca, nghtly,'
the ball of the tiiamlrMdoi
finger, slightly rsstinf
steadied by that finger,to
the second and knockle
msats are all mUji out In
piecee, so as to be readily
chopsticks, thus matsriaUf
the labor of dining.
Piwelil Tree SOU Allv*
Ths "life tree' of Jamaica growssM
thrives for montba sftsr bstaf^Ml*
sd and sxpoeedtotbssna.
Ammrlnmm ••rees 1
Contrary to prteoneeived
American horses stand tti
ths Philippines first-rats.
Csatoss •eppeataas la
Curious things happen:
few months ago a railway
and was given up as a bad 1
after there was not a trace
rails or sleepers to be found they
disappeared as though hy
cently the grand stand
Enniacorthy park for a
peared in a single night aadasssll'
rants galore hsve not been ahls te I
trace of a single sliver of
lien and women d»not
A wosnn breathes from
while a man breathes
diapforagm lower dhnva. This
difference fis so marked that a
disguised in man's dothea safe
teeted in this manner iiansk
ramHwible far esniny