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1 know a spot, a sunny nook.
Where barefoot babies come to play.
Where nature's best unfolded book
Reveals its teachings all the day.
There where the tiger lily lifts
Its haughty face to greet the smile
Of sky blue heaven's snowy drifts
Come naught of worldly care nor guile.
There, close beside a rippling stream
The barefoot babies laugh and prance
And toss their yellow locks that gleam
Like tasseled corn in breeze's dance.
Dear barefoot babies, reap the sweet
Of youth and life and dance your best.
'Twill come dreamlike from years' re
In after time to lull you rest.
—H. S. Keller in Detroit Free Press.
THEY WERE BEARS.
How a Hunter Bagged a.' Ton of Them In
"I believe I got as big a bag of bears
in as short a time as any man ever did,"
said Doc Stadley, the ex-sheriff and bear
hunter of Mendocino.
-^'A bag of bears?" exclaimed the
,young man who had jnet \beeia telling
about a bag of snipe he had once killed.
"What were they—little fellows? What
is it you call them—kittens? No, cubs
"No, sir. They were not kittens or
cubs. They were bears," declared Doc.
"I think I piled up about a ton of bear
meat in about 30 seconds. I was out
hunting in the southern part of Trinity
county about 17 9r 18 years ago. We
had killed about 40 deer and S panthers
and a bear or two in a couple of weeks,
and were pretty near ready to break
camp when I thought I would go out
and kill another deer to take home
fresh. It was late in the afternoon, and
I was creeping along in the brush, when
suddenly I caruo out into a little open
ing. I stopped to see if there was any
sign of deer, arid while I stood looking
about a big black bear climbed up on
the trunk of a big fir tree that had been
uprooted. Ho wasn't 30 yards away,
and I plugged him in the ear. He rolled
off the log and down the hill toward me,
but before I had time to see if he was
dead another bear climbed up on that
same log to see what the row was about.
I shot it in the head, and it rolled
down the same way the other had gone.
Up climbed a big 2-year-old to take its
place, and after I had shot it two big
yearlings, one after the other, climbed
up on the log to be shot.
"Every one rolled down the hill to
ward me and was kicking and thrash
ing around not ten steps away. By that
time I came to the conclusion that I was
in a bear country, and I didn't lose any
time climbing a sapling. When I got
well braced up among the limbs, I sat
and pumpedlead into that pile of bears.
Every time &one kicked I gave him a
ballet, till they sftl stopped kicking. I
had five bears in one pile, and I think
they must have weighed over a ton al
together. ''—San Francisco Post
Learning a Foreign Language.
Borne interesting statistics might be
collected on the effect upon linguistic
power and accent of the possession of a
musical ear. It would seem that a per
son 'with a good ear for musio would be
more rapid in /the acquirement of a for
eign tongne, &u&laying" acqnited^
wonId. possess a morVpetfect pronuncia
tion of the sounds than wonld a person
not having the same ready musical gift.
Similarly such a person wonld be
quick to attain the dialect of the coun
try in which he might be living and to
adapt his speech to the brogue or pro
vincialism with which he found his ears
The greater rapidity with which Ger
mans, Poles and Russians learn the
English language is surely not to be ac
counted for merely by stating that their
own more nearly resembles our language
than does that of the French or Italian.
A Greek, for instance, learns English in
about half the time it takes an Italian
to acquire French, and a Russian will
speak French, English and German in
the same period that a Frenchman will
acquire a mere smattering of the two
latter. —Pearson's Weekly.
The Southern Aurora.
On Feb. 1, in latitude 66 degrees,
longitude 172 degrees 31 minutes, we
ran into open water again, having this
time spent only six days in the ice pack.
On the 17th the aurora appeared, stron
ger than I ever saw it in the north. It
rose from the southwest, stretching in
a broad stream up toward the zenith
and down again toward the eastern hor
izon. The phenomenon this time had
quite a different appearance from what
we saw on Oct. 20. It now presented
long shining curtains rising and falling
in wonderful shapes and shades, some
times seemingly closedown to our mast
heads. It evidently exerted considerable
influence upon the magnetic needle of
our compass.—C. E. Borchgrevink in
There's no such thing in this life as
complete satisfaction. If a man has no
money, he is miserable, and if he has
lots of it, it is next to impossible to in
vest it remuneratively. There is no busi
ness which is sure to pay, not even the
business of stealing, but that's because
there are so many persons in it, and
there would be many more in it if the
penitentiary did not prevent it from be
ing open to everybody, and so be utter
ly ruined. —Boston Transcript.
A countenance habitually under the
influence of amiable feelings acquires a
beauty of the highest order from the fre
quency with which such feelings stamp
their character upon it.—Mrs. S.C. Hale.'
An indelible ink very commonly used
in the middle ages was made with a
basis of the terchloride of gold applied
to a cloth dampened with a solution of
chloride of tin.
The war with the bey of Tripoli be
gan June 10, 1801, and ended June 4,
1805. The number of men engaged in
the naval force against Tripoli was
BANISHED FOR LIFE.
THE OUTCAST OF CHURCH ISLAND IN
GREAT SALT LAKE.
He Has For Team Idved the JJfe of a Wild
Kan and Barely Sees a Human Being
Branded For Bobbing the Dead by Order
of Governor Brigham Young.
In the center of the Great Salt lake
in Utah is a large body of land known
as Church island. This land consists of
mountains and valleys, with trees and
vegetation, and has always been used
as a herding ground for cattle belonging
to the Mormon church. Several years
ago the water on the east side of the is
land was shallow and cattle could be
driven across easily, but now the water
is deep and everything must be convey
ed to and from the land in boats. A dis
tance of about five miles covered,with
salt water must be gone over by canoes
to get to or from the island. On this
famous spot,* amid millions of pelicans,
sea gulls and other fowls, wanders a
lonely old man, without clothing and
devoid of language or any of the in
stincts of humanity. He was banished
years ago by the Mormon church on the
charge of robbing the dead.
Jean Baptiste was a Frenchman who
came to Salt Lake Gity a young man
nearly 40 years ago. He grew up among
the saints, and, after marrying, was
made sexton of the small cemetery. His
duties were light and his remuneration
correspondingly small. He resided in a
little cabin on the mountain side over
looking the city, and spent his time,
when not employed in the cemetery, in
collecting junk and trading and traffick
ing with a few Jewish secondhand
clothes dealers who had the hardihood
to engage in business among the Mor
mons. A regiment of United States
troops was then camped near the city,
and the gentiles engaged in business
were assured protection.
The little Frenchman was an avari
cious man and was noticeable because
of his picking up every cast away arti
cle and carrying it to his home. Old
dry goods boxes, barrels, tin cans and
other packing articles cast away by the
soldiers were especially well cared for
by Jean Baptiste, the sexton. He dress
ed as a scavenger and resembled the
modern saloon loafer, who is always
searching the slums for barrels and box
es of garbage and cast off garments.
The actions of the sexton created some
comment, and not a little curiosity was
aroused among people who had occasion
to visit his residence on the mountain
side, over the city.
Ode day Jean appeared on the streets
dressed in an elegant suit of broadcloth.
A fe#^8*Jfe$re a wealthy- stranger
b^ulvdied aridv^is taairijiid iia the ceme
tery^ Tbe suit in Which4 the body was
dressed resembled that worn by the sex
ton. An examination was ordered, and
the wirpsewae found to have been rob
bed of its clothing. A committee wait
ed upon the sexton and?^ad« |i%iib«tt
startling discovery. & fthel jgraT&fc&efi
of over 200 persons were^ found flilhe
baskets and boxes stbwed awaf in his
ghoulish cabin. Excitement ran high in
Salt Lake City. The boxes of clothing
weref emptied and the winferite takenHo
the city hall, where?x&tfny a fond moth
er identified the burial robes of her
child. Elegant silk dresses, at that time
a luxury even to the rich, werefonnd in
the various bundles. The man'was ar
rested and cast into jail, pursued by a
mob who sought his life.
Brigham Young, then governor and
general dictator in Utah, ordered the
man to be branded with a hot iron and
banished to Church island. During the
quiet hour of midnight Jean Baptiste
was taken from the jail, and his whole
forehead was seared with the following
inscription "Branded For Robbing the
Dead.'' Two men escorted the quiver
ing, naked form from the city of venge
ance. A canoe was entered near the
city, and the doomed prisoner was taken
in chains to the island which in future
was to be his home. Without clothing
or food he was landed upon the shore,
the boat returned to the mainland, and
the ghoul remained a hopeless exile. He
could not leave the island, because in
stant death would follow should he be
seen by any of the inhabitants of the
Mormon land of Zion. He was forced
to seek food and shelter amid wild ani
mals, the birds and reptiles.
The island was soon known as the
land of banishment. People shunned its
shores as they would a haunted house.
Many persons were lost upon the lake
while rowing in canoes against heavy
winds. The general supposition of all
was that those unfortunates drifted to
the island and were devoured by the
wild man. Even the fearless cowboy
has ever refused to intrude upon the
home land of the exile. Wild horses
roam over its acres of broken canyons,
rugged cliffs and grassy meadows. The
sea gulls and other birds find a home un
disturbed on the deserted shores. All
the natives, including Indians, warn
newcomers of the fate of scores of
pleasure seekers who have been drifted
upon the shores of the fated island. The
crags, bluffs, dark caverns and lonely
canyons warn every boatman nearing
the shore to keep away from the hidden
In a dark cave about half a mile
from the shore lives the wild man. His
home is strewn with the wrecks of
boats, bones of victims and other can
nibalistic indications. Away back in
the deep darkness of the cavern is his
sleeping place, made of clothing strip
ped from unfortunate victims ship
wrecked on the fatal shore. A collection
of leaves, grasses and branches from the
trees of the island forms the foundation
for the bed, in which this human mon
ster spends most of his time. Several
hunters and explorers have recently
viewed the man. He is described as old,
stooping, destitute of clothing, incapa
ble of speech and covered with long
hair. Upon the appearance of man he
utters a wild, weird shriek and rushes
to the cavern, from which he cannot be
induced or forced to return.—San Fran
NO FO AFRICA
Manchester Guardian Says Eng
land's Squadron Is Likely to
Go to Turkey
to Back a New Policy lhat Will
Put an End to Armenian
Two Hundred Prominent Citi
zens of the Transvaal Said to
Be Under Arrest.
LONDON, Jau. 14.—The political crisis
has reached a stage when "further de
velopments" must be awaited before
the general public can form a definite
idea Of how the wind is blowing. The
•uncertainty prevailing in usually well
informed quarters is well illustrated by
the fact that while The Standard says
that it is authorized to declare that
the German emperor's telegram to
President Kruger was at most an ex
pression of a feeling of momentary irri
tation which has now passed away,
leaving the relations between Germany
and England as friendly as heretofore.
The Manchester Guardian comment
ing on the British naval preparations
says that considerable credence is at
tached to the story that the flying
squadron which is to assemble at Port
land early this week is more likely to
go to the Dardanelles than to Delagoa
Emperor William's message carne at
just the right time to give the minis
ters an excuse for making preparations
really intended to back their new policy
which will end the Armenian horrors
and bring the sultan to his senses.
The latest rumor points to a land in
vasion by Russia and a joint naval
demonstration at Constantinople by
Great Britain and France.
TWO HUNDRED ARRESTS.
Leading Foreign Residents of Johannes
burg Locked Up.
LONDON, Jan. 14.—A special dispatch
from Johannesburg says that warrants
are out for the arrest of 200 persons, all
leading men in the mines and principal
members of the Stock Exchange, and
of the professional element, but not of
the mercantile classes. Among those
arrested are several Americans and Ger
mans, including J. S. Curtis, an Amer
Three More American* Arrested.
LONDON, Jan. 14.—The Gape Town
correspondent of the Pall Mall Gazette
cables that the persons arrested by the
Boers at Johannesburg include the fol
lowing additional Americans: P. J.
King, Captain Main and Charles Butler.
NOW LAUD THE AMERICANS.
English Government Organ Cpnunends
This Nation's Attitude.
LONDON, Jan. 14.—The Standard, the
Conservative government Organ, says:
The cabinet on Saturday decided to
publish the Venezuelan papers at the
earlist possible moment.
We gladly take this opportunity to
bear, witness to the magnanimous atti
tude of the American nation to us at a
time when communities less generous
thought a favorable opportunity had
arisen for adopting towards us a tone of
insult if not of menace. This conduct
was worthy of the Americans and has
materially influenced Lord Salisbury's
The maintenance of friendship with
America is always a first consideration
with England. We say this to the
American people with the absolute can
dor of deep-seated cordiality.
WANTS ITS OWN GOVERNMENT
The Island of Hawaii Decides to Secede
I'rom the Group.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14.—The steamer
Australia brings the following from
Honolulu, Jan. 6:
Minister of Foreign Affairs Cooper is
on the island of Hawaii. He will see
the leading men of the island regarding
a rumor that Hawaii wishes to secede
to form, its own government. The legis
lature will meet next month and the
secession movement will be brought up.
If the residents of the island decide to
form their own government, nothing
but outside interference would prevent
them. This government would be pow
erless, as Hawaii is more thickly popu
lated than any other island of the group.
The friends of Liliuokalaini would
like to see war between the United
States and England, believing England
would seize these islands and restore
Liliuokalani. The remaining political
prisoners were released New Year's day.
All claim, they will support the present
The Hawaiian band stranded in a
town in Ohio will be brought back at
the expense of the government.
DEEP WATERWAY COMMISSION.
First Meeting Held in Detroit—Cana
DETROIT, Jan. 14.—The three com
missioners appointed by the last con
gress to inquire upon behalf the United
States the feasibility and probable cost
of establishing a deep waterway con
necting the Great Lakes with the At
lantic ocean, held their first meeting at
the Russell house. The three members
of the United States branch of the
commission are President James B.
Angell of the University of Michigan,
ex-Congressman John E. Russell of
Boston and L. F. Cooley of Chicago,
an engineer of world wide reputation.
The three members of the Canadian
board are expected later in the week.
Killed by a Falling Scaffold.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14.—A scaffold
on which three painters were working
at No. 38 South Second street fell.
Will Anderson and Edward Petrosky
were instantly killed and Henry Peter
son fatally injured.
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MASONIC—Charity Lodge No 98, A. F.
and A.M. Stated communications on the
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.
Jos. A. Eckstein, W. M. Gottl. Schmidt
New Ulm Chapter No. 57, R. A.
Stated convocations on the 3d Friday of
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W. H. Heideman, Sec'y.
Orient Chapter No. 60, O. E. S
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