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ifH^ Shorter Hours
During January and February;
Our store will open at 3:39 instead of 8 a. rr.., and close at
5:30 tnstead of 6 p. m., excepting Saturday evening, when
ths closing time will be 9:39 instead of 10:30 (as has been
our custom).
We trust that this encouragement to our ssflespeople in their
efforts for shorter hours will not inconvenience our patrons.
c-e. hasson,^ SEVENTH AND ROBERT
Fifteen hundred couples are married
in St. Paul each year. More than a
tenth of these eventually find their way
to the divorce courts. A few w recks ago
a modest appearing young woman was
admiring the interior of St. Paul's
court house, while waiting for her di
vorce case to be called.
"It's the second time I was ever in
the building," she remarked to her
companion. "I was here three years
ago when we came for a marriage li
St. Paul has one of the speediest di
vorce mills in the country. If a dis
satisfied wife has her evidence ready,
and a good case, she will not have to
wait much longer for her divorce than
she did for a marriage license on the
floor below. In some cases, mismated
couples have been freed in less than
five minutes. During the regular terms
of court, one judge's time is given al
most entirely to the divorce cases. At
some of the sessions, the soon-to-be
divorcees, nearly all of whom are wom
en, fill a comfortable portion of the
room. Some march to the witness
stand asking only that their maiden
name be restored. Others want ali
mony, and they generally get it. It
is an exceptional case where the appli
cant for a divorce does not ask for
the custody of the children, if there
be any.
The whole proceeding is as quiet as
a shopping tour, unless the case be a
contested one, and divorce cases are
safricm contested. Of the 186 divorces
granted during the past year, less than
half a dozen were contested. More
frequently the application for alimony
is contested, but these matters are
disposed of before the case comes to
trial, and there is little left for the
divorce judge to do other than grant
ing: the decree asked for.
Attracts the Morbid.
The divorce courts always attract
the curious, and seldom is a case called
but there are a number of spectators
present, and they will sit through the
proceedings, though they may never
have heard of the litigants in their
lives. These people generally go away
disgusted, for they have heard very
little to repay them for their trouble,
and the sensations anticipated were not
forthcoming. The proceedings are gen
i r illy hurried. The judge mumbles
the names of the litigants. No one un
derstands what he says except the
woman and her attorney. A few per
functory questions follow and the ap
plicant is dismissed —freed.
Nine divorces in one day is the record
of one judge, and half a dozen decrees
are frequently granted between the
its of 9 and 12 o'clock. Some morn
ings the judge in the divorce court
upstairs is much busier than the mar
license clerk on the first floor
of the county building. While not a
Mecca for non-residents, the local di
vorce mills do the work quicker, with
less scandal, and just as completely as
the far-famed courts of Yanktcn and
Sioux Falls. Usually there is a rush to
the divorce courts just before the holi
days. Some say the lawyers crowd
the cases through to get a little money
out of the fees. Others claim that the
applicant looks at a divorce decree as
a nice little Christmas present from the
Four-fifths of the applicants are
women, and fifty per cent of the cases
are sequels of youthful marriages.
While some of the applicants are
young, the greater part of them are on
the sunny side of thirty. Some are
pretty, others cannot be accused of be
ing so. Sometimes there is a poorly
dressed one, but the most of them
appear to be in comfortable circum
stances, although the story told by
them to the judge would not bear out
the statement.
Sometimes They Fight.
Of course, all of the divorces are not
granted in the "hurry-up" fashion.
Sometimes there is a long drawn-out
case which requires a day or more of
the court's time, and in which the de
fendant makes a hard fight against the
granting of the decree. It is in such
cases that the litigants generally get
more or less notoriety out of their do
mestic troubles. But in the cases
where the decrees are granted with the
u^ual dispatch, there is little publicity
attached to the separation.
When the gTind of the divorce mill
begins there is little tarrying. The
questions, few and brief, fly fast. Some
times the cases come to a sudden and
unexpected termination, when the judge
announces to the ycung attorney that
the papers in the case ara at fault, and
that the case is stricken from the dock
et for this reason. Then the attorney,
who is probably getting his first ex
perience, holds a whispered conversa
tion with his client, assures her that
the matter will be promptly disposed
of at the next term of court, and the
party leaves the room, with the appli
cant a very disappointed woman.
"There are more divorce cases strick
en on account of faulty papers than
all others together," remarked Judge
Otis one day, after he had disposed of
three cases in this manner. "And
sometimes the papers are drawn up by
good attorneys, too."
In securing a divorce, the evidence
of the applicant and one witness will
suffice on a pinch; but very seldom
is corroborating testimony required of
more than two witnesses aside from
the applicant.
Had No Grounds.
During the last term of court, a
woman anxious to secure a divorce
Cherry Pectoral
Get well before you have
to think of weak lungs,
bronchitis, pleurisy, or
consumption. Take the
medicine the doctors
prescribe, the medicine
you have known for a
lifoftrn/a J. C. Aver Co.,
from a "cruel and inhuman" husband,
brought.as witnesses her two chil
dren, a boy and a girl. The woman
herself took the stand first. The law
yer asked her a few questions, but they
were not what the court desired.
"I want to know all of this story,"
said the" judge. "Start at the begin
ning and tell us how this trouble first
"He never treated me right since our
marriage; he has always been mean
to me, and " •
"Tell just what he did, and when,"
interrupted the judge.
Then the. woman told the same old
story of how her husband spent all
his money for liquor, failed to provide
for the family, and came home late
at night and abused her.
'"Did he ever strike you?"
"No, but he swore at me and wouldn't
give me moqeyy
The son, a "bright'boy of sixteen,
said his father dcank, but he pro
vided enough to eat, aha ne had never
seen him strike his mother, he had al
ways treated the children kindly and
furnished their clothing. The boy said
his mother and father often quarreled,
but when questioned by the court, ad
mitted that his mother sometimes
started the quarrels.
"Any more witnesses?" asked the
The daughter was called. A little
child, not more than nine years old,
stepped up to the clerk, held up her
little hand and was sworn; then she
started to climb into the big chair
reserved for the witnesses. The judge
laid aside a paper and looked at the
witness for the first time.
"That child cannot testify here; she
is too young. A court of this kind is
no place for a child like that," said the
judge, and after giving the young at
torney a good lecture for producing
such a witness, he announced that the
application was denied. "You go home
and treat your husband right, and he
will probably treat you right," was the
parting injunction of the court, as the
woman gathered up her wraps to leave
the room.
Alimony Is the Thing.
When the next case was called a
young- lawyer stepped before the bench,
and a good-looking woman of perhaps
twenty-five left her companions in the
rear of the room and took a seat in
side the railing.
The woman's testimony was heard.
Her husband had kicked and choked
her, and at one time beat her into in
sensibility. The rest of the testimony
was in the form of depositions. At the
close the judge asked:
"Well, is that all?"
"No, sir; there is the alimony. This
woman's husband is making $95 a
month. We want $12 a week."
The judge looked out of the window
for a moment, jotted down a note on a
piece of paper, and examined a legal
document the attorney had handed
"Make it $10," he said, quietly, and
another case was called.
The woman in this case considered
herself the most miserable creature in
the world, and she apparently thought
the eyes of the whole world were upon
her. She managed to speak her name
and age without crying, but when the
attorney asked when her husband had
deserted her she gave a little sniffle.
The next question brought a sob, and
the third one provoked 'a wail. An
other question, and the case came to
a standstill while the woman wept.
The spectators craned their necks to
get a peep at the woman, and when the
bailiff rapped for order they sank back
in their chairs. Finally the woman
managed* to- answer a few questions,
and was led from the court room by
her "attorney. The ordeal was over,
and she had her divorce; also her maid,
en name!
A Case in High Life.
Another case was that in which the
plaintiff was a very refined woman of
thirty. She was stylishly attired, and
the sealskin coat and furs she wore
indicated that she was not in want.
The woman was accompanied by her
father and mother, the father a fine
looking man of sixty and a well knewn
army officer. The daughter had also
married a -regular army officer, and
when he was sent to the Philippines,
he promised" to send for her, but had
never done so. When he returned to
this country he went to the home of
the plaintiff's mother in Washington
and took his little daughter; he is now
stationed at a, fort in Texas, where
the daughter lives with him. After
a few questions had been answered by
the plaintiff, her father and mother
testified, and the decree was granted.
Thus the grind goes on. Five min
utes sometimes, again ten or twenty are
required to annul a marriage, and the
echoes of the divorce court are not
heard in the office of the clerk of courts
on the floor below, where young and
loving couples are waiting their turn
to get to the marriage license window.
Quite often a woman leaving the court
house with a decree of divorce in her
possession will brush against a young:
couple who have just secured a mar
riage license. And of the two, it is
hard to guess which is happiest.
Wed in November, Divorced in June.
The court records for the past year
show that June is the greatest month
for divorces, with December a close
second. Last June thirty-sight mis
mated couples were separated and in
December the number was six less.
January is the dull month, both in the
divorce and marriage license business.
Only eight divorces were granted last
January, but in no other month was
the number nearly so small.
An investigation of the records of the
marriage license department for the
past few years shows that November
i 3 the banner month in St. Paul, and
not June, as is generally supposed.
The records also disclose the fact that
the number of licenses granted are not
increasing in proportion to the growth
of the city. This is partly accounted
for by the fact that the marriage li
cense business in St. Paul is conducted
in a very careful manner, and many
applicants, who are not entitled^ to a
license, are turned away, only to go
to some other place where the docu
ment is issued with fawer questions.
Once in a while a 3'oung- man, not yet
of age, will fool the clerks, a,nd receive
the coveted license, but these cases
are rare, If the clerk is convinced
that the applicant is lying In order to
secure a license, there is no license
Ycung Women Are Independent.
Another reason advanced for the fail
ure of the bureau to show the proper
increase in the number of licenses is
sued yearly is that fewer girls of mod-
erate means marry than was the case
a few years ago. The failure to wed
among the young girls of today is due
largely to the rapidly increasing num
ber of young women who have ac
quired a business college education and
are, therefore, fully equipped to enter
the lists Mt the comercial world and
earn a comfortable livelihood.
No longer compelled to endure a life
of enforced idleness, often without a
fixed income, while waiting for an elig
ible young man to turn up with a pro
posal of marriage, the average young
woman of the industrial classes now
has a substantial position to occupy her
time and to enable her to be independ
"The young 1 woman of today," says
a prominent St. Paul pastor, "who
formerly had little or no income, is no
longer dependent upon the love of some
young man she may be fortunate
enough to win. There was a time when
a girl of the working classes was
threatened with poverty and was con
fronted with grave perils until she
married, and often she would give her
self to the first eligible man who chanc
ed to come her way.
"Now she is well equipped with a
business education and is independent.
She is able to support herself, and there
is nothing to force her into matrimony."
Courts Must Settle the Question, it is
MANILA, Jan. 3.—Solicitor General
Araneta sustains Gov. Taft's conten
tion that he is not in a position to in
tervene regarding- the possession of
Roman Catholic property seized by in
dependent Catholics, and that the
courts must settle the question.
The adherents of the independent
church have seized several churches
and convents and in some instances
native parish pTiests have seceded, con
tinuing in possession of the churches,
and have defied the new pastors ap
pointed by the Roman Catholic author
ities. Archbishop Guidi, the papal del
egate, has formally requested Gov. Taft
to dispossess the Independent Catholics
and restore the Roman Catholics, and
to use the constabulary in so doing if
necessary. But the governor has de
clined to do so, holding that such ac
tion is beyond the powers of the ex
ecutive. He also advised an appeal
to the courts and cabled the facts to
Secretary Root, who sustained him.
Attorney General Wilfley concurs in
Solicitor General Areneta's opinion,
which Gov. Taft will forward to Arch
bishop Guidi. It is expected that the
latter will institute proceedings to oust
the Independent Catholics, who claim
that much of the church property be
longs to the people.
Five Men Engaged and Two of the
Number Captured.
GALESBURG, 111., Jan. 3.—Five men
entered the First National .bank of Ab
ingdon early this morning, bound and
gagged the night watchman and leis
urely blew open the vault, securing
$4,800. Thirteen charges of dynamite
were exploded before the cash was
reached. The robbers escaped.
QUINCY, 111., Jan. Two of the
five Abingdon bank robbers were i ar
rested here on the arrival of the fast
mail on the Burlington from Gales
burg-. Both men carried enormous pis
tols and tried to draw them en the offi
cers who made the arrest, but were
overpowered and disarmed. Officers
were on the lookout for the men. The
latter gave the names of Edward Ray
mond and J. A. Haines. Raymond had
a card bearing the, name of IL A.
Vance, of the .government; secret ser
vice. He admitted that he, himself
had been in the secret service depart
ment. Haines had the name of Quinn
on his shirt, and also a matchbox with
"Q" on it. Each man had a grip filled
with loose money, and also burglar
tools, and explosives. The money
amounted to $1,752.
Not Much Damage Came From Low
Temperature. ? \*> C"»
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 3.—
The weather bureau's monthly sum
mary of crop conditions' is as follows:
In the principal winter wheat states
the month averaged cold with more
than the usual amount of precipitation.
The temperature conditions were not
.unfavorable to winter wheat until the
last of December, when th« upper Mis
sissippi and Missouri valleys experienc
ed temperatures ranging from zero to
28 degrees below. During this period"
the Ohio valley states were generally,
well protected with snow covering, but
in the central Mississippi and lower
Missouri valleys the crop was exposed.
Only slight damage, however, sems to
have resulted, and at the close of the
month the crop appears to be v&ry
promising. Complaints of injury by fly
are not extensive and are largely con
fined to the Ohio valley. , ,;
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Copper in 1902.
NEW YORK. Jan. —According to
a report compiled by the New York
metal exchange, there has been an in
crease in the production of copper for
the year just closed. The figures are
293,830 tons, as compared with 266,716
tons in 1901. Adding the net importa
tions of foreign copper, the total for
1902 is 368,757 tons, as compared with
328,002 in 1901. The exportation!-*,
however, have been nearly doubled.
Hindoo Teacher Touring. * '
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Jan. 3-Swa
ma Trigunaita, a distinguished Hindoo
savant, has arrived here direct from
the Rama Krishna monastery in Cal
cutta, India, to make a nilgilmage
around the world. He will remain In
San Francisco for some weeks teaching
the philosophy of the Vendetta to fol
lowers of the cult.
Few People Know How Useful It Is In
Preserving Health and Beauty.
Nearly everybody knows that charcoal
Is the safest and most efficient disinfect
ant and purifier in nature, but few real
ize its value when taken into the human
system for the same cleansing purpose
Charcoal is a remedy that the more you
take of it the better; it is not a drug at
all, but simply absorbs the gases and im
purities always present in the stomach
and intestines, and carries them out of
the system.
Charcoal sweetens the breath after
smoking, drinking or after eating onions
and other odorous vegetables.
Charcoal effectually clears and improves
the complexion, it whitens the teeth and
further acts as a-natural and Eminently'
j safe cathartic.
It absorbs the injurious gases ■which col
lect in the stomach and bowels; it disin
fects the stomach and bowels; it disin
fects the mouth and throat from the poi
son of catarrh. .
All druggists sell charcoal In one form
or another, but probably the best char
coal and the most for the money is in
Stuart's Absorbent Lozenges; they are
composed ol the finest powdered Willow
charcoal and other harmless antiseptics
In tablet form or rather in the form of
large, pleasant tasting lozenges, the char
coal being mixed with honey.
The daily use of these lozenges will soon
tell in a much Improved condition of me
general health, better complexion, sweet
er breath and purer blood, and th<f» beauty
of it is that no possible harm can result
from their continued use, but on the con
trary, great benefit.
A Buffalo physician, in speaking of the
i benefits of charcoal, says: "I advise Stu
art » Absorbent Lozenges to all patients
suffering from gas In stomach and bow
els, and to clear the complexion and puri
fy tho breath, mouth and throat; I also
believe the liver is greatly benefited by
the daily use of thorn; they cost but twen
ty-five cents a box at drug stores, and al
though in some sense a patent prepara
tion, yet I believe I get more and better
charcoal in Stuart's ; Absorbent . Lozenges
than In any of the ordinary charcoal tab
i lets.
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Rise ol Elizabeth Banßs dI St. Paul
"So I graduated to the top floor of
the newspaper building and was turn
ed over to what proved to be the very
tender mercies of the managing editor
and his assistants. In the pursuit
of news I flitted hither and thither
among the leaders and would-be lead
ers of fashion, taking notes of how
Mrs. Brown was giving a pink tea and
how Mrs. Green was going to pay a
thousand dollars for a dress to be worn
at a ball," relates Miss
Banks in the first chapter of her "Au
tobiography of a Newspaper Girl."
That newspaper building happened
to be a St. Paul building; that the
managing editor happened to be a St.
Paul managing editor; and that Mrs.
Brown of the pink tea and Mrs. Green
of the thousand dollar gown were both
residents of the Saintly city is what
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Famous Author of the "Autobiography of a Newspaper Girl," Who Had Her
First- Newspaper Experience in St. Paul.
makes, the first two chapters of Miss
Banks' book particularly interesting to
St. Paul readers. These chapters treat
entirely of her experiences first as sten
ographer and later as a newspaper
girl in this city.
It was in 1887 that a slight, auburn
haired young woman, not yet twenty,
left her home in a Wisconsin village
and came to St. Paul in quest of a ca
reer and fame. Her ambition was to
do newspaper work, and she found her
first employment as a newspaper re
porter on the St. Paul Globe, which was
then owned by Lewis Baker.
While stenographer to a St. Paul
wholesale grocer, Miss Banks one day
conceived tbe *dea of writing up her
experience in the work. She did so and
sent the account to the paper which in
her autobio&r-aphy she calls "The
Hustler." The fbllowing Sunday morn
ing she found it printed on the first
page of the paper and decided that the
longed-for fame had arrived.
"On Monday morning I said to my em
ployer, the wholesale grocer," relates
Miss Banks in fhat first chapter of her
"Autobiography." " 'I shall be leaving
you on Saturday night. I am going
to be a newspaper reporter.'"
She Was Misguided.
Miss Banks acknowledges that the
only reason Shef'had for thus summar
ily resigning 6 wias that she had seen
her article iii print and thought that
all she had ta(do Jwas to ask for a situa
tion and find It ready to hand.
"During the noon hour," she goes on
to relate, "I went to the man I had
heard referred to as the owner of the
paper. His office was on the fifth floor
of the great newspaper building. To
my knock at his office door he answered
'come in,' and then I confronted an
elderly, white-whiskere<s man with a
kind face.
" 'Do you own the paper?' I asked.
" Tm inclined to think I do,' he an
swered, looking rather amused and sur
" 'Then will you sive me a situation
on it? I had st! article on the first page
yesterday,' I went on. *It was about
typewriter girls. Now that I know I
can write well enough to be published,
I would like a regular salaried posi
" 'I read your article,' he said, 'and I
thought the editor was giving too much
prominence to the first effort of a be
ginner.' "
Miss Banks tells of the chagrin she
felt at this heartless criticism, and
also at the advice the owner gave her
to go back to her typewriting and let
newspaper work alone. But he re
lents, and gives her a position in his
office as stenographer and also an op
portunity to do some newspaper work.
Finally she "graduates to the top floor"
and becomes a real "newspaper girl."
But the aspiring journalist soon begins
to tread some of the rough places in
her chosen profession.
Just an Experience.
"Shall I ever forget," she asks, "how
I was once left on a hat rack in the
hall of an aspiring social leader while
I heard the lady say to the servant,
'A reporter, did you say? Well, I sup
pose I must see her. She may be of
use to me.' " Miss Banks goes on to
record how mad she went back to
the office eager to "do the lady up,"
and how she received her first lesson
in the art of returning good for evil in
the newspaper profession, for instead
of being allowed to do the St. Anthony
Hill lady up, she was instructed to
give her a good "send-off," her hus
band being a large advertiser.
But the newspaper girl has a silver
lining for this gray cloud. She is sent
up on "the hill" to report a state ball
at the governor's house and tells of the
courtesy of the governor's wife and
how she finally enjoys a waltz with
the governor's son.
Miss Banks' paper was a morning pa
per, so her work frequently took her
out late at night. Frequently sh*
was kept until after the cars had stop
ped running, and then there was th«
problem of how to get home. The
city editor finally decided that each re
porter should take turns escorting her
home, but the newspaper girl one night
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hears the man who is detailed as her
escort make the following remark:
"It's an all-fired shame for girls to be
working in newspaper offices at night,
and I don't care how nice they are as
girls, they're nothing but a nuisance
in a place like this at midnight. While
I'm walking home with her I'll ask the
young lady to marry me, and that will
put an end to all our troubles."
Friendly Policeman Helps.
But the "young lady" hurries home
by herself that night and meets a
friendly policeman, who passes her
along to the next "man on the beat,"
who also passes her on and she finally
gets home safely. The friendly police
man apparently agreed with tJ&e re
porter that a girl has no business to
do work that kept her out late at night
for one night he asked her to be "Mrs.
Policeman," thinking this a happy so
lution of a difficult problem. Instead
of accepting the policeman's gallant
offer, she goes to Peru as the private
secretary to a Wisconsin newspaper
man who had been appointed minister
to that country. So her experience in
St. Paiil ends and if Miss Banks ever
revisited the scene of her early strug
gles, the "autobiography" makes no
mention of it.
She remains In Peru about a year
and then takes a position on a South
ern paper. From there she goes to
London, where her experiences are
numerous and exciting. Once she finds
herself very hungry with no money to
provide food, so she goes out to serv
ice as parlor maid and writes an ac
count of her experience for the Lon
don paper. She sells flowers on a street
crossing and receives a good-sized
check for writing up that experience.
Coming back to New York, she be
comes a "yellow journalist," and there
are more exciting experiences. The
autobiography closes with a pen pic
ture of the newspaper girl in her Lon
don flat, "facing the beginnings of suc
cess," with her dog Judge, with whom,
so she assures her readers, she intends
to live happily ever after.
Will Keep Open Nights.
Beginning January 5 th, the office of the
Doyle Air Burner Company, of 86 East
Fifth street, will be kept open each even
ing until January 15th, inclusive. The
stock of this company Is selling rapidly
at the present price of $5.00 per share,
and, as previously announced, it will be
advanced to its par value of $10.00 p&r
share on the 15th inst. The office will be
kept open evening for the convenience of
those who have already signified their in
tention of buying, but stock will be sold
to the general public at $5.00 per share
until January 15th, after which none will
be sold for less than $10.00 per share.
Carried a Chunk of Ambergris That
Brought Nearly $100,000.
More than $100,000 is what Capt. James
Earle, a New Bedford whaler, now visit
ing in Honolulu, realized in 1883 from one
sperm whale. In fact, the whale was
one of the most valuable ever caught in
any ocean. It was not the ninety barrels
of oil which gave the leviathian its ex
traordinary value, for that was sold for
something like $4,000, but within the
whale's vast interior there was found a
solid piece of ambergris weighing 780
pounds. This was the largest single piece
of ambergris ever found, according to
the records, and that it came from one
lone whale made the rich discovery the
more interesting to the scientific world.
This 780-pound piece of ambergris was
sold in chunks 5n all markets of the
world for about $100,000, and it laid the
foundation for wealth for almost every
man interested in the whaling expedition,
which originated in New Zealand.
Capt. Earle came here in 1867 on the
whaling ship Europe as a cabin boy, his
father then being first mate. He later
went to New Zealand to join the whaler
Splendid, which he fitted out, obtaining
thereby a bounty of $10,000 offered by
the New Zealand government for the first
whaler fitted out for service. He went
as second mate and rose by promotion
until he became master and part owner.
It was in October, 18S2. that the Splendid,
while cruising about the Chatham islands
east of New Zealand, came -upon the
sperm whale which was the biggest bon
anza of the sea on record. Ninety barrels
of oil were taken from it, and while delv
ing- into the carcass a huge piece of am
bergris was found.
Ambergis is a concretion formed only In
the intestines of the sperm whale and is
sometimes found floating on tho surface of
the sea like pumice stone, near where this
animal cruises. In it are often found im
bedded the horny beaks of the souid3 on
which the whale feeds. It was formerly
used in medicine, but is now dissolved in
alcohol and used as a base in perfumes,
rendering them more lasting. It affords
about 85 per cent of a peculiar fatty and
crystalline substance called ambrein.
The voyage of the Splendid hi that sea
son was a fortunate one in every respect,
for she came into Littleton port. New
Zealand, with the big piece of ambergris
worth its weight in gold and 1,100 barrels
of sperm oil.
"When we arrived in port," said Capt.
Earle recently, "I telegraphed to the agent
of the Otago Whaling company to come
up. He came, the ambergris was taken
ashore, loaded into a car, which was
locked and the key Etowed away in the
agent's pocket, and be stood g-uurd there,
too, until the stuff was safely placed. The
first year that I had brought any amber
gris into port we got £26 a pound for
twenty-one pounds, but when this big
piece came in the news so «'-•
everybody that cablegrams were sent all
over the world, and the result was that
the price dropped. Some went to London,
but as for my share I took it in bulk and
carried it home with me. I wasn't in a
hurry to sell it, but thought by waiting
the market for it would rise. I got $18
an ounce for the gray and $8 for the
black, while in London it had only
brought $12 and $4. The last of my shar»
was sold in 1891. I remained with this
company until 1886. when I went home. I
have taken more than a thousand sperm
whales since them and have never found
in any of them a piece of ambergris."—
Pacific Commercial-Advertiser.
Dr. P. Munn reported the other day
an alleged inquiry on the part of a guile
less Rochester young man who was visit
ing the house of the object of his admira
tion and who asked her young brother:
"Has your -sister said anything about
me recently?"
"Yes." replied the youngster; "I heard
her tell ma you would never set tha
Genesee river on fire."
"What beautiful confidence!" respond
ed the young man.—New York Times.
He Works.
"What is your occupation?"
"I haven't any."
"What! You mean to tell me a big fel
low like you doesn't work?"
"Oh, yes, sir; I work in a box factory."
"Well, don't you call that an occupa
"No, sir; I only get $3 a week; that's
no occupation, that's a job."—Baltimore

He Needs the Money.
Uncle Russell Sage has resumed friendly
relations with the call loan department of
the New York stock exchange. Somebody
will have to pay for his turkey.—St. Louis
Begins to Need It.
Senator Depew's bill to authorize the is
suance of "emergency currency" shows
what happens to a man when he is wed.—
Houston Post.
The minister of Britain
He spake to Bowen thus:
"I'm leaving in a hurry, i
I wish to have no fuss, i
So kindly run my office
While I keep out of sight-
Now, do —I say—aw, really"—
And Bowen said: "All right!"-
Then came the noble German
And called on Bowen, too.
He said: "I have a somdinga
To speak about mit you!
I'm leaving in gonfusion,
Dere's going to be a fight—
Just tend the counter for me"—
And Bowen said: "All right!"
The gentleman from Holland
He also spoke as such:
He's having his vacation
While Bowen runs the Dutch;
And lo! the proud Italian
Has now remarked: "To flight!
You sella de bananas!"
And Bowen says: "All right!"
—New York Sun.
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cient telephone service
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phone service furnished
before the Twin City
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