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MINNEAPOLIS.
We, the undersigned, hereby hereby
call a meeting of the citizens of Minne­
apolis interested iu the Irish Parlia
mentary movement, to take preliminary
steps for the proper reception of Hon.
Arthur O'Connor and Sir Thomas
G-rattan Esmonds, the Irish envoys
who are now lecturing, in this country,
said meeting to be held at Windom
Hall, Monday evehiag, October 31,
1S87. All are invited lo be present.
Rev. James O'Ueilly,
Thus. Canty,
S. J. McCarthy,
John H. Mciio.
0. K. Corrijrun,
John Lully,
J. H. Uoran,
II. E. MeEtroy,
J. C. Scallen,
Michuel Hoy,
J. E. Moraiu,
Tho^. A. Clark,
P. J. Connolly,
M.
Matt Walsh,
J.T. Tobin.
John .-.Oitou,
Martin King,
M. VV. Nash,
Dr. F.'Collins,
.John McMuiian,
John Fever,
John jharroll,
John M. Hoy.
.Jos. M. Retail,
,1. J. Mac Hale,
Win- Kenney,
Dr J. H. Duun,
Edward O'Brien,
James Slieeh an,
Thonms Casey,
P. H. Me arilin,
Tli v. James McGolrick, W. J.Sheehan,
Anthony Kcly, Jobn P. Fitzgerald,
Kev. P. Kcnnoy, John J. Klnnane,
And many others.
[With regard to the above, we would
say that it remains with Irish- Arneri
cans and sympathizers with tbe Irish
cause to maL: tin's meeting on of the
most enthusiastic that has ever been
held for a like object in this city.
Apart from the lucid manner in which
the Irish situation will be discussed, the
speeches if Messrs. O'Connor and Es
monde will be a grand treat from art
•oratorical point of view. Irishmen of
Minneapolis, turn out iu full force, and
testify by your presence that your inter
est. in Irish affairs is stiil deep-rooted.
Come one, come all!—ED. IRISH STAN
DARD.]
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
Rav. .Father Connol ly, of River Falls,
Wis., was a visitor to Minneapolis dur
ing the present week.
Patrick Keyes, of Stillwater, at
tended the tfherin-Tiilisch wedding in
this city on Tuursday last.
J. E. Elliot, of Stillwater. wan in the
city Thursday. A grain of pleasure, a
mint of business and the "Parnelj
brand" took up his time.
Mr. B. Roche of 331 East Four
teenth street has returned from an ex
tended Western tour. He brings with
him mauv samples of the marvelous
wonders of the Yellowstone National
Park.
The Misses McLean at their home
406 Sixth street south., gave a progress
ive euchre party to a number of friends
last Thursday evening. Prizes were
won by Mr. Marston and Mrs. Laugh
Jin, they having passed by nil competi
tors in the race for the head table.
MATEIMO.NIAL,
Woolsey-Roclie,
On Wednesday morning last, at 8:30
o'clock, Miss Littiaa che, of 331 East
Fourteenth street, was uniied in the
holy bonds of matrimony to Daniel W.
Woolsev. at St- Stephen's Church. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. Father
Kenny, in the presence of a large num
ber of relatives and friends of the con
tracting parties. The bride was assist
ed by her sister, Miss Maggie Roche,
while the groom was sustained through
ont the trying ordeal by his brother,
Mr. J. E. Wooisey. While 'he bridal
party marched down the aisle of the
church Medolssohn's "wedding march"
was played on the organ by Miss Julia
Ru-sell, of Sauk Rapids. The bride
w«s tastily and suitably attired for the
happv occasion. After the wt-ddiny
cermonv had been solemnized the wed
ding party consisting of twenty-Sve
couple proceeded to llie residence of the
bride's parents, where, a wedding break
fast
WHS
partaken of. Mrs. Woolsev.
is an interesting and sensible young
woman and iier friends are as countless
as the sands of the ocean. Mr. Wool
sey is well and vorabi known in this
city, and THE Lsisn STANDARD avails
itself of this oppor'.unity to extend con
gratulations, and hop»*s that the young
couple may live iong and enjoy unal
loyed happiness throughout their mar
ried life. The wedding presents which
were manny, were both usefid and or
xiamental. Mr. and Mrs. Woolsey will
be at home after November 5, at 1918
Chicago avenue.
Sherin-Tillisch.
Miles Sherin, of the firm & J.
Shenn. plumbers, steam and gas-fitters,
210? Second ave ue south, and Miss
Louise Jane Tillisch were uuited in
marriage at Holy Rosary church on
Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock, Rev.
P. A. Dinahau officiating. A large
number of the friends of both, bride
and groom were pn sent to witness the
marriage ceremony. Mr. Join C. Shenn
acted as groomsman and Miss Mary
Tillisch as' bridesmaid. A reception
was held in the eyemng at 8:30 o'clock
-at the home of the bride's mot her, 2401
Eight and one half..street' south, where
'~a eoodly concourse of invited gnests
were entertained, in a royal, hearfy and
most welcome ma*«iter. Both the bride
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^px^wh
ever known, the latter being a son of
Mrs. B. Sherin, 214 Second ave. south,
who came to Minneapolis in its infancy,
and who is held in the highest esteem
as a lady by the many who have, formed urer, Thomas J. Buxton,
her acquaintance. To the newly and
happily wedded couple THE IRISH
STANDARD would extend its sincere
congratulations.
Wadtlick-Horan.
On the 18th inst-., in the "Cream
City,' William Waddick, of this city.
and Miss Rachel Jloran were united in
the bonds of wedlock. Mr. Waddick is
the esteemed son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Waddick, 912 Fourteenth avenue south,
The Milwaukee papers speak of the
wedding as one of the most brilliant
and most replete wjth valuable presents
chronicled there for many years. The
mother and accomplished sister of the
groom accompanied by Miss Kate Til
lisch, of 2401 Eight and one-half street
south, attended the wedding, which
was held at the home of the bride in
Milwaukee. On the Thursday even
ing following a grand reception
was given the newly married
couple, on their wedding tour, at the
home of the groom, 912 Fourteenth
avenue south, where an excellent spread
was done justice to by a large number
of guests. After supper music, singing
and rd playing were the features of
this most pleasant and noteworthy re
ception.
OBITUARY.
A three-months-old child of Mr. J. F.
Kenney, 1308 Fifth street northeast,
died Wednesday morning and was
buried from Church of St. Anth6ny of
Padua on Thursday.
Mrs. Klinck, mother of Dr. G. W.
Emery, of this city, died at her home in
Illinois Tuesday aged 105 years. She
MOT family
veskling
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was the mother or a lar
97 of her grandchildren are living.
The remains of John O'Conneil, who
died on the 20th inst., were sent to Jer
sey City for burial. Mr. O'Conneil has
a brother
in the city men­
tioned and parents living in Ireland.
Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Reymer, 221
Washington avenue south, on Tuesday.
Her remains were buried in the Immac
ulate Conception cemetery on Thurs
day.
Mrs. Julia Barry, who died at the
Northwestern Hospital lecently. was
55 wars of age, and had resided in
Minnesola about 30 years. Funeral of
deceased t'«ok place from the Church
of Immaculate Conception and her re
mains were-interred at Wayzata.
Thomas Bernard, eldest child of Mr
and Mrs. Bernard Mousso, d^'d of
diphtheria on Friday October 21, and
was buried from the Church of the
Immaculate Conception, Sunday. Two
other children of r. and Mrs. Mousso
are lying very iow with this dread
disease.
Patrick Kennedy, jr., died at hi3 home
in Golden Valley, this county, on Fri
day, the 21st inst., of typhoid pneu
monia. The funeral took place from
the Church of the Immaculate Concep
tion on Monday l*.st and wns largf-ly
attended by relatives and sympathizing
friends. Mr„ Kennedy was the son of
Patrick Kennf dy. sr who died early in
Augu3tof the present year, and who
was one of the oldest settlers in Hen
nepin county.
Mr. Lawrence Garrity, of the Gar
rity House, attended the funeral of his
nephew, Lawrence Stevens, on Thurs
day who died at his parents home in the
town of Richmond, Wis., Tuesday.
October 25. Mr. Stevens was a voung
man, but 23 years of age at the time, of
his death. whi :h was caused by typhoid
fever after an illness of about fiye
weeks. lie was a resoeoted son
Patrick and Mary Stevens of the town
above mentioned and many acquaint
ances will deeply regret to hear of their
sad loss.
Mary E. Allen. «ife of W, W. Allen
died at her late home, 1628 Fifth street
south-east, on Saturday last, pged 36
years, leaving behind her one child, an
infant daughter. Ths funeral took
place from the Chnrch of St. Anthony
of Padua last Tuesday morning, her
rem ins being interred in Maple Grove
cemeterv. Deceased was the daughter
of Patrick and Bridget Devery, of
Maple Grove, and was the oldest of
e'even children. These together with
father and mother were at her bed-ide
when death came. Mr. and Mrs.
Devery are pioneer residents of Minne
sota and are deeply grieved at their
loss.
0ITY BRIEFS,
Farmer Brown, of Shakopee, fell in
an epileptic fit, at the Short Line June- jand avenue.
tion. Sunday.
Prof. Mons, S. Baker organized the!
St. Anthony of Padua Singing Society
years ago, is in the city.
Frank L. Morse, R. O. Benton, Win
throp Young, A. LI. Camp and En
gineer Kendrick left for Kansas City
Sunday evening.
Burglars entered Mrs. Nora Dona
hue's house ThuVsday night at 316 8th
avenue south, and carried off a small
jewelry.
Tbe Minneapolis Globe Building
Company has elected as president,
Lewis Baker vice-president, John C.
Oswald secretary, H. J. Black treas-
The Uniou of St. Joseph of Notre
Dame parish has decided to hold its
fair in the Stetson building on Nicollet
island. The iair will open November
3, and continue for one week.
H. G. Merrill, a prominent member
of the local Knights of Labor, has gone
to California for a short time. He will
moke the labor question a particular
study during his visit to the Pacific
coast.
Peter Bradley, a member of the po
lice force, sues the Western Union Tel
egraph Compauy for $2,800 for cutting
and mutilating shade trees on his lot
I at the corner of 11
th street and second
avenue north.
The Twm City driving club has de
cided upon a plan for issuing stock.
Minneapolis and St. Paul have each
subscribed $25,000. Certificates will be
furnished on payment of 2 per cent of
the face value.
The site for the new court house has
at length been secured and without re
sort to litigation or condemnation pro
ceedings. The lot3 on the southerly
side of the Washington school have
been secured at an advance of So,000.
Thursday afternoon J. H. Bates, re
siding at 1815 Laurel avenue, commut
ed suicide by shooting himself through
the head with a revolver. Mr. Bates
has for a long time suffered from par
alysis which, together with some
business troubles, is supposed to have
caused his self destruction.
Miss May McNally gave a very en-
All members of Division No. 1 A. O.
H. are earnestly requested to be pres
ent to-morrow(Sunday) at 2 p. m. at
Windom hall, for he purpose of having
a photograph taken of the organization,
in a body, the same to be placed in the
Pope's aHrurn. The attendance of each
and every member is earnestly desired.
Mr. Robert MoFarlaud of 222 West
twenty-ninth street, v/as severely in
jured while stepping from the out-going
motor at Twenty eight street on Mon
day evening last. Mr. McFavland at
tempted to cross the opposite track not
noticing the incoming motor, and was
thrown, some distance. He was badly
cut and bruised but it is believed not
dangerously.
Upwards of Sixty Couples attended
the second of the season's series of part
ies given by the Crescent Club at Mal
colm's Hall last Wednesday evening.
The popularity of the Crescent increases
with each succeeding party and in the
list of social organizations in Minne
apolis this club ranks among the finest.
LHsnz' Orchestra furnished excellent
music. The next party will be held in
two weeks.
The list of prizes to be awarded
holders of the lucky tickets at the com
ing French fair on Nicollet island has
been prepared. The following ave a
few of the prizes: A lot at Lake Min*
ne onka, presented by Father Dangauit
and valued at $250, a barrel of flour, a
ton of coal, a parlor bed, and a half
dozen dining room chairs. The fair
will open. Novembers, in the Stetson
building, on Nicollet island.
Messrs. Bailey, Moghan and Smith,
appointed at the last regular meeting
of Division No. 1 A. O. H. to secure
mere satisfactory quarters for holding
meetings reafter have accomplished
that work and No. 1 will bold its
sessions iu Windom block as heretofore,
but in the neat hall on Second street
side, on the same floor, and just op
posite the main or Windom hall. Heat
and all the necessaries will be added to
make the new quarters most pleasant
and agreeable.
Two new fire alarm boxes were put
in Saturday. The numbers are 612and
613, the former at the corner of Chicago
avenue and Lake street with keys held
bv the following persons: Dr. Bell,
2925 Chicago avenue Mrs. Williams,
2942 Chicago avenue and Chicago
avenue Drug Store. Box 613 is situat
ed at Fifth avenue south and Thirty
second street and the keys are to be
found with E. A. Cloor, 3200 Fifth
avenue south M. S- Alies, 3135 Fifth
avenue south and A. Nichols, 82 Port-
The
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of thirty last week ing and afternoon newspaper compan,
lies ended Monday evening when the
Silas Bundy, of Indiana,, who sold the arbitrators, Me srs. O. W. Miller, of
Lyndnletarm to Col W.S. King thirty I
the
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A pprmit has been issued to the Globe Auditor L. A. Condit, rendered their
company for the stone foundation for decision-to this eifect: The men give
its new block, to cost SlO.OjjO. v.
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THE IRISH STANDARD, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1887.
Kni
J"vaWe b.rtMay par at her home, 501
Fourth street north, last Thursday even
ing. A large number of her young
friends spent the evening in dancing and
other amusements. Refreshments were
served at twelve o'clock soon after which
the guests departed for their homes.
»''b.trat on between
VP"«ra,,h,cal union ana the morn-
Tribune job office, E. R, Getchell,
^,e typographical union, and county
up the advertisments and cuts, whica
will now be set by men working on sal
ary, and will receive 42 cents ppr thous
and ems for ordinary matter the after
noon scale will be 37 cents per thous
and. The scale heretofore has been
39 and 33 cents per thousand. The new
price goes into effect on the first of
November, and gives general satisfac
tion.
1 1
A Sermon by father Oorbett.
The following is a brief synopsis of
a sermon delivered last Sunday by Rev.
Father Corbett, at the Church of the
Immaculate Conception:
When thinking men cast a glance at
the workings of individuals in the var
ious spheres of life, what alarming sen
timents spring up in their minds. The
intellectual world is sick. The creature
not unravely nuts to bad use the gifts
of the Creator His faculties he vainly
employs as instruments of destruction
to annihilate, here below, the work of
the Creator.. The Divine attributes are
being denied an over-ruling Providence
is being denied yea, more, God's very
existence is being denied, both by the
lips and pen of mortals. The strength
of the human intellect is being used to
foster passion, to honor vice, to spread
corruption by poisonous writings that
tend to giye empire to man's inferior
nature. And what is more, deplorable
individuals, under the mask of God's
ambassador, may be classed among his
enemies. To keep alive the human con
cern, a revolutionary monk, invented a
few centuries ago,they amusingly attack
the truth by sophistry. But logical
arguments, and not empty ascertions,
convince ths human mind, whose object
is the truth and only the truth. The
moral world is
sick. The youth grows up
ignorant of its duties towards its neigh
bor, its country audits God, Virtue is
vanishing in the very sanctuary of so
ciety, the home, matrimonial fidelity,
and parental obedience. Respect of
rights, without which a nation shall
crumble safety for purity, without
which society is doomed to destruction,
and honesty in commerce, all are dimin
ishing. The political world is sick.
The prospect of success for our grand
republic v/as once all but gloomy. Our
forefathers rightly congratulated them
selves of having founded tbe best gov
ernment under the 3un. But of late,
to far-seeing n, there is a foretaste
of evil. Respect for authority ana fra
ternal love are decreasing, and distinc
tion of nationality, the mother of fac
tion, is augmenting. Whence comes
the cause of these evils? The essential
cause is a lack of union between
creature and the Creator. Nation and
individual imagine they can get along
without God's "intervention. The
sacredness of tha marriage tie if med
dled with. Meu iaek aguid:iug power.
God is kicked out of the schools. Where
is the remedy? Is it simple secular ed
ucation? No. Intelleganee alone will
not force men to do right—professional
criminals are often educated. Knowl
edge and virtue must go hand in hand
to make well-meaning men. Is civil
authority a remedy? No, civil author
ity has no jurisdiction over the heart,
the throne of crime and rebelion, it re
gards but external actions. Is Protest
antism a remedy? No. Religion
worthy of the name muse come from
God, but Luther gave birth to Protest
antism. Religion, to be efectuai. must
be stable, but Protestantism is annu
ally dividing and sub-dividing, and
thus constituting a religious anarchy.
Protestautism shall, of necessity, dis
appear, for division is death. Protest
antism is powerless to direct the human
conscience, for it has no fixed doctrine
for acceptance, no real belief, neither
does it possess effectual means to stop
crime. As long as men conserve an
exterior satisfactory to the world, all
is well. Protestantism is an enemy to
the American republic, because spring
ing from revolt, it is naturally the
mother of disunion. Where, then,
is that power of which the world
is so much in need of That power is
the Roman Catholic church, the pillar
of truth, the friend of morality and the
American republic. Couvince man of
the existence ot a hell and a heaven
convince man of the instability of all
things, if God be absent, convince man
of the strict obedience he
owes the laws
of God and the laws of his country,
and then the world will go on well.
•And such is the constant preaching of
the Catholic church. Society needs not
only learned members, but also consci
entious members. The church, there
fore, unites religious and secular educa
tion, From the beginning, as a careful
mother, she pla,ces the child in a religi
ous atmosphere, where the voice of duty
to God and man echoes in its suscepti
ble ear. The Catholic churc i, alone,
reaches the ry fountain head of mor
ality. the human heart, and this through
the confessional. Hera she cures evil
iu its root here she vindicates the
claims of justice. Ill gotten goods
must be restored, or no pardon. Here
she thunders against infanticid the
damnable evil of the day, both to
country and to God. Here she speaks
to tbe rulers as well as the ruled. The
master and the servant kneel here to be
corrected and instructed. Yes, parents,
do you wish to save your children, eeud
your children to confession citizens,
do you wish to save society! send so
ciety to confession patriots, do you
wish to save America! send America to
confession. Liberty does not mean
that man should raise up in rebellion
when things suit not his fancy. Lib
erty does not mean freedom from re
straint. Liberty means submission of
pa-sion. Man is a slave when passim
ate. Liberty means freedom from
error. Christ says, "You shall know
the truth and the truth shall make you
free." Lie enslaves the human intel
lect, as disobedience to just laws,
whether human or divine, enslaves the
butnan wll. The Catholic church, the
bright model of unity and behold, that
old institution of how, nearly nineteen
hundred year?, with her unbroken sue-,
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cession of pontiffs, from Peter to Leo,
extended throughout the universe, one
in government, one in liturgy, one in
faith, imposing this unity on men, dif
fering in manners, what .no human
power eyer, and has never accomplished,
gently crushing those who wish to
crush her. coming out of struggles
victorious aud more beautiful than
ever—proof that the works of the Crea
tor can not be destroyed by the creat ure,
In this common belief lies the source ot
harmony. Abolish this, and only opin
ion remains, and opiuioji leads ro divi
sion. aud division begets destruction,
Therefore, as a ie icher of true liberty,)
and a promo
tor of unity, and a friend of I
morality, the Catholic church is the sal
vation of society and the hope of
nations.
LOCAL AND OTHERWISE.
Bargains in Gloves and Mitts at O.
T. Swett's, 228 Central avenue.
Angora Wool yarn, 10 cents per ball
at O. T. Swett's, 228 Central avenue.
Best bargains in underwear ana hos.
iery atO. T. Swett's,228 Central avenue.
Carpets, stoves and furniture all on
time. Smith's Installment,
111 Nicollet.
Biggest drives in Blankets and Com
forters in the city at O. T. Swett's, 228
Central avenue.
C. L. Barry, contractor and bu'lder.
Stone and brick a specialty,
versity aveuue northeast.
JAeuiovai.
Dr. J. H. Dunn has removed his
office from 516 Nicollet aveuue to his
residence, 1016 Second ave south, 'iele
phone calt, S91 2.
Wanted,
The
725 LTm-
If you want first-class coal and wood
call on John Norton, room 11. Temple
Court. Telephone 314 2.
Toboggan caps and fascinators, a
large assortment at lowest prices, at
O. T. Swttt's, 228 Central avenue-
Novelties in millinery a^e arriving
daily at Mrs. J, A. MacCarthv's, 244
Nicollet aveuue. Latest Fall styles.
Come and see them.
Buy your wood and coal of the Penn
sylvania Fuel Company. M. W. Nash,
President: P, R. Gibbons, Manager.
Office, 221 Hennepin avenue, corner
Washingt and Hennepin avenues.
An agent in every town in this and
adjoining states to canvass fo.: the
Jubilee edition of the life of His Holi
ness Pope Leo XIII, Big money can
be made by active agents selling this third protects the hinder parts of
interesting and very popular book.
Write for terms 10D. O'Halloran, St.
Paul, Minn.
William J. Soanlan.
Scanlau is coming. Next week com
mencing Monday night and for the en
tire week, the great Irh.h com median,
author of "Peek a Boo'* will be at the
Grand. Concerning Mr. Scaulan's
new play, Sbane-na-Lawn, there is un
animity of praise. The play is Hiber
nian in conception, and Hibernian in
execution, None but Irish characters
appear, and none but Irish sceneiy, but
Irish men and Irish women are por
mosphere of the Emerald Isle above
and around them. Not one scene is
invaded by the gaunt spectre of that
prevading poverty which is tbe curse of
the poorer classes in Ireland. On Mon
day, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
and Saturday matinee,Shnne na Lawn
will be given, and on Thursday, Fri
day and Saturday evenings, "The Irish
Minstrel."
Reserved seats on sale today.
trayed with the charm oi the m.yst'c at- eighteen feet, in length, with bones
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as massive as those of elephant, and
Minneapolis Produce.
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 29.
WHEAT—-No. 1 hard was steady, closing at
71 cash. 71Vj November.
No. 1 northern 69 bid for rash.
COUN—Light sales: according to con
dition.
FiooB—Minneapolis patents, in sacka. to local
deiilere, $4 [email protected] 25 for shipment in 6«icke, car
loti, [email protected] 15 in barrels, [email protected] 85 delivered
at New England points, $4 [email protected] 95 fct New York
points, $475^4 85 rye flour, pare, nominal, at
$175§2 per 100 lbs, and buckwheat, [email protected] per bbl.
BBAN—Held at §10 50 in boik.
SHOBTB—Bulk, $11 50
OATS—No 2 -white nelline nt 23c on track
Tbe range of sample nalee is from [email protected] t.
RIK—Nominal at [email protected] for Nos 2 and 3.
BABLBY—Qaiet at from [email protected] 50c for Nos 2 and 3
by sample.
BUTTER—In job lota: Taney creamery, [email protected]
extra firsts, [email protected] dairy, fancy, [email protected] dairy
seconds, [email protected] diary, thirds, [email protected] packing
took,8®10c grease, [email protected]
EH»—Strictly fresh, 19c. r"~'
CHEESE—Fancy full cream. [email protected]: fine falJ
cream, [email protected] part skims. 8g9c.-
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SINGULAR ANIMALS. £f{
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Sloths, Armadillos and Great
Eaters of South America.
Australia has its ornithorhynchui
and its kangaroos, and New Zealand
its wingless birds. Another examph
of this partial distribution of animali
is found in South America, which i:
exclusively the home of the sloths,
armadillos, and great, anr-eaters.
These sluggish animals belong to the
order Edentata (toothless), -which is so
called from the fact of its members
having- no true teeth.
The strangest thing about the sloths
is that they pass their whole life Imag
ing from the branches of trees with
their backs downward. The structure
of the bodv is especially fitted for this
peculiar position, and scarcely admits
of any other so the sloths hang there
day and night, even while they sleep,
trusting- to the grasp of their strong",
curved claws.
Sloths feed upon, the leaves and
young- shoots of trees, and rarely de
scend to the ground if they can avoid
doing so. In. a dense forest they can
readily swing from the branches of
one tree to another to iind a fresh sup
ply of food, and in thus changing thtur
abode they often take advantage of a
time when the boughs are swayed to
and fro by the wind. But so great is
their aversion to coming to the ground,
that when the trees are standing too
far apart to be reached in this ingeni
ous manner, the sloths will devour
every particle of foliage on the fcrei'
upon which they are hanging before
they leave to climb into another.
These singular animals u-« clothed
with dull, thick hair, much the color ot
the bark and moss: sr. they are with
difficulty distinguish!..-'I among the
leafy branches, and are much safer
than or. rhe ground, whe.ro they have
great dilHeulty in walking, as their
curved feet and long claws prevent
their treading fairly on the bottom ot
the foot. For this reason ihoy arc
obliged to step on the inside of the foot,
and the sole is turned toward the body.
Owing partly to this defect, and partly
to the fact that their fore limbs are
much longer than the hind ones, their
gait is extremely slow and laborious.
Seen uiHi.jr these circuinstanoes, the
sloths appear to deserve the nam
•rjA
AnV
1
1
they
have received: bur when really at home,
in the tree-tops of their nat ive forest1*
they climb about among thd branobe.-i
with jrreat ease, and thuir movement'.-,
are ?ui then particularly slothful.
Armadillos, on the other hand, are
burrowing animals, and their strong
claws asv used for digging in the earth.
These r-reutures are oliie.tiy remarkable
for their thick coat of mail, which con
sists of hard bony plates united at their
edges. One these plates covers the
head, another the shoulders, and a
the
body, while between, these last two
shields there is a number of movabh:
plates of the same bony material ex
tending around the body like bands,
and allowing it to bond fruely. When
these animals arc attacked they bur
row rapidly into the ground. Some
species roll up into
&
bail, thus securely
protecting themselves. At such times
the head and tail a,re drawn close to
gether, and tucked snugly into a little
crevice wher. the two extremities oi
the shell meel, and. the result is a hasd,
solid ball, which may be rolled about:
and trampled upon without injury.
Still another phase of life is shown
by the great ant-eater, an animal four
or live feet in length, with a large
bushvtail, which is sometimes thrown
over his body as a shade from the sunP
or which may also be used to protect it
from the cold. Its long jaws are cov
ered with skin, except at the. end,
where there is an opening through
which the worm-like tongue is throvm.
lout. The ant-eater, as well as the
sloth, lias curved claws, and it also
walks upon the side. of. its foot. ThU
curious animal feeds almost entirely
upon white ants. Lt tears open the ants'
nests with its strong claws, and as the
inmates rush forth from their hiding
I place in alarm, the huge invader thrusts
out its long, sticky tongue, and swal
lows the multitude of ants adhering to
it. This operation is repeated again
and again with surprising rapidity,
and large quantities of ants are do
vonred.
Not. only is this order of toothless
animals peculiar to S-mlh America in
the present day, but here are found
I likewise most of the fossil remains of
extinct animals of this type. Sonic of
these fossils are interesting from their
great size. The megatherium, for iu
stance, wa3 an immense sloth-like ani-
the glyptodoi. resembled a large arma
dillo, except that it had no transverse
bands in its shield. The body was
covered with one large plate of bone
shaped like a turtle's -hell, and the
glyptodon must consequently have btvn
unable to roll itself up as the armadil
los of our own time do.—Harper's
Young People.
A Dissipated Young Man.
Tom An jerry, one of the most dissi
pated students at the. University of
Texas, was seen by HostetterMcGinnis
on Pecan street the other day. Tom
had a big bundle under his arm.
"What have you got there?" asked
McGinn is.
"These are unpaid bills that have
been sent by my creditors here in Aus
tin.''
"What are you going ,to do Vith
them?"
"I'm going to sell them,to a butcher
to wrap up meat in anil then. I'll have
money to persuade my washerwoman
to bring back my other shirt, "r— 'Jexas
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