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BRITISH TRAWL INDUSTRY.
Great Fortunes Invested in Specially Constructed Boats How They Are Operated. The trawl fishermen of England fur nish quite half of the total product of the nation's fisheries and they do their work in costly steam trawlers that pa trol the sea perpetually from Hull to Norway, says the Chicago American. These modern steam trawlers, equip ped with huge refrigerating plants and manned with picked crews, gathered from the great, fishing stations of Eng land, remain at sea for weeks at a time. They are stanch, specially con structed vessels, with hulls of steel and powerful engines. Great fortunes are invested in these trawlers and the dear est ambition of an English fisherman's heart is to own a substantial share in one of them. A hardy, self-reliant, useful class of men are these trawlers of England, dis regarding personal comfort, bearing hardship and risking life in a calling that means nothing but a bare living to the fortunate few. But only a few " years ago trawling was in its infancy, and not a single steam vessel was en gaged in the industry. In 1862 the English trawler, all ready for service, cost but 3,000, and not more than 1,000 of them could be found in English waters. Suddenly, however. the English railroad companies awoke to the fact that there would 7e im mense profit for them in a refriger ating car service that would give Lon don and all the big Inland cities plenty of fresh fish avery day. With the advent of the refrigerator car the English trawler industry sprang into vigor. In 1895 the total product of the North sea fleet was val ued at $13,000,000, and shipbuilders all over England were busy in the con struction of larger trawlers. It was in that year also that the mest Important advancement of the industry was attempted, a change from sails to steam. The first experiments were most satisfactory as to actual trawling results, but discouraging as to attendant expenses. But the "cost " was speedily placed within due limits, and steam trawling forged to the front 5 The most of the trawling is now done in the southern half of the North sea, but the oldest trawling grounds are along the Devonshire coast, where the men of Brixham worked at the net more than 100 years ago. Plymouth Is a monster trawling sta tion, and the number of her trawlers has quadrupled in the last 25 years. But the men of this town are still con tent, for the. most part, to go to sea every morning and return with their catch each night. But from Hull fleets of steam trawlers put out into the JNortn sea to be gone for weeks. The beam trawl, which is used bv all these fishtrmen, is a triangular. flat, purse-shaped net. with its wide mouth kept distended by a horizontal wooden spar called the "'beam." These nets, worked by powerful tackle and engines, are of prodigious size. They, are lowered into the wafer to i?he prop er depth and remain there for hours while the vessel steams ahead at full speed. Into the open mouth of the huge net the fish are swept by thou sands. The weight of the struggling prisoners becomes enormous as the np; fills, but the fiber meshes are as strong as steel and hold tons of fish cantive tHHLaaaaaaaHsflaaaalBaaaalB TOCO'S NERVES STEADIED. Terrible Ordeal Through Which the Japanese Admiral Had to Pass. Admiral Togo. connuander-Js-chief of the Japanese navy, whose prowess as i. fighting mar has won world-wine prais of late, comes lro:n an oin st c. Nippon warriors. His naa! eucatlc. is of the best, and he has been t ri met. in every way to be a fearless, calm, ant. tireless fighter, says Success. In his youth, he and his fellow-students at the Japanese naval academy were accustomed to attend an annual banquet They sat at a circular table around a slowly revolving cannon loaded with a ball and trained to the level of their heads. 'The trigger was so ar ranged that it could be touched from a hidden source outside of the banquet hall. That at some time during the ban quet the cannon would 'be fired every one at the table knew; but just when, or in what direction it would be pointing was a mystery. Of course, there was a possibility that the ball might crash harmlessly between the heads of two banqueters, but it was equally probable that it might carry off the head of some student. Yet no one flinched. The chances were equal to all. The picturesque object of destruction revolving during the jovial hours of the banquet, pointing from student to stu dent, and ready at a given moment to blow any one of them to pieces, was considered in Japan admirable training to steady the nerves of a fighting man. What African Natives Drink. It was stated at a meeting in Lon don that Europeans in Africa some times used the "trade" gin and rum, sent out for the natives, for mixing paint, instead of turpentine. No Eu ropean ever dreamed of drinking it. Potato spirit, made in Germany, is the principal medium of commerce with the natives of West Africa. Its use by the natives was described as "deadly." Longitudinal Limitations. "Can I put this dog hi the baggage car?" asked the tall, angular matron en the station platform. "Yes, ma'am," said the conductor, glancing- at the dauchshund and turning the animal over to the braheinan. "But we'll have to double him up. There's only one baggage car hi this train. All aboard!" Ghicago Tribune. Our Good Friends, the Farmers. Many years of our early business lives were spent doing business exclusively with the farmers To our minds those years gave us the boBt lessons in raer cbandising that we have ever learned. The farmers u here we had our experi ences, have honestly earned the reputa tion of being anion; the best farmers in the world. They're not only farmers, they are mrriculturisls, which means that they are at the same time the very best kind of business men. We learned by experience that any store that could constantly hold the trade of the best class of farmers must sell the best values all the time and give the most sincere, earnest, and honest service in the buei nesB. In this store the closest buyers that we have in front of our counters are those shrewd and long headed farmers, who know the value of their dollars. We have maDy of them, and the a' my of those who come to this store from long distances to buy their supplies is grow ing. We always greet them as old friends. VE T ST. JOSEPH FREE Trade at THE PLYMOUTH For MEN'S, BOYS' and CHILDREN'S CLOTHING, FURNISHINGS, HATS, Etc., JJSTJD SAVE MOITEY WE WILL REFUND YOUR RAILROAD FARE TO AND FROM ST. JOSEPH ON EVERY $15 PURCHASE. THIS GREAT OFFER FOR YOU- OUR GOODS ARE THE BEST EVERY PURCHASE HUST BE SATISFACTORY OR WE WILL CHEERFULLY REFUND YOUR MONEY SPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO OUR SUITS AND OVERCOAT STOCK. TWICE THE STYLES TO CHOOSE FROM HERE THAN ELSEWHERE AT $5, $7.50, $10 and $15 WAIT FOR CATALOGUE fc A Filth and Felix sjjmsmv Enure m Building W0m WAIT FOR CATALOG! E Come and Bring the Children Townsend I Wyatt DRY GOODS CO. Nov. 26 will te CMldren's Day I PUZZLED THE POLICEMAN. J Lawyer's Italian Brogue Was Toa! Much for the German Guar j dian of the Law. I "Justice Peter Fcote, who at one time administered the law in the old Harrison street police court, was genial and popular and an excellent classical ' scholar as well," said Lawyer P. J. O'Keeffe, according Jo the Chicago Daily News. "At one time Justice Foote filled the chair of moral philoso phy at the University of Notre Dame. And it was the temporary adoption of Latin as the language of court and a policeman's ignorance of the same that led to the escape of a prisoner under most unusual circumstances. "It chanced that there had drifted over here from Dublin a barrister-at-law named O'Malley, who had had to make a fleet and furtive exit from the old country on account of his political aftliations. In Chicago O'Malley met Justice Foote and the two became fast friends. They -were convivial and took many a 'horn' together. O'Malley de veloped a profitable law practice and most of his cases were tried before Justice Foote. "On one occasion a man who had been arrested on a serious charge em ployed O'Malley as his lawyer. The evidence against the prisoner was strong, the penalty severe and every thing pointed to a conviction. The preliminary hearing within the Harri son street police court . When the case was called the prisoner was brought in by a German policeman. O'Malley walked up the center of the room took the prisoner by the arm and walked him toward the justice, to whom he majestically waved his band and bowed in the most impressive and ceremonious style. " 'Morituri salutamus,' said the law yer, solemnly. " 'Et, tu, Brute,' returned the judge, just as solemnly. "O'Malley bowed again, then, turn ing around, with great dignity, he con ducted his client out of the court room, the puzzled policeman allowing them to depart unmolested. After awhile O'Malley returned wreathed in smiles. On seeing the inquiring look of 'the policeman he advised the latter to re port to the desk sergeant. " 'Where's your prisoner, Herman, and what disposition is made of the case?' inquired the sergeant " 'I do not know where mine pris oner Is,' answered the officer. 'I "dlt not know der language, but I thought der chudge told der lawyer to go out nit him, so I let him go avay, for der lawyer said so.' "Search parties were speedily sent out, but the defendant had made good use of his time." MAN AS A HAIRY ANIMAL. That a Coating of Hair Is by No Means Lacking Is a Physiolog ical Fact. at Saturdav Saturday November 26 Grand Holiday Opening Saturday November 26 Your CHRISTMAS OPPORTUNITY DON'T MISS IT Our new display of Holiday Goods will be opened and ready on the above mentioned dnte The Newest Novelties, The Best Selections, The Most Appropriate Presents for one and all, at fair est prices. Beautiful Gifts Never So Good Never, So Cheap A Cheerful to Santa Claus HEADQUARTERS Santy has sent us word again that he will make his kAoHmiartopc in nup hin Tnv Denartment. as usual. Qontu ie a "uric nlri nwi." and knows where he can WUIIlf '""I w... - . . . . . get all the nicest and best toys for all the good little boys and girls. Come early and pick out what you want and send word to Santy. so he can reserve it for you. Beyers Our bright, sparkling !ine of Christmas Gifts is ready for in spection Come and Look. Your judgment will tell yoo what to do. You will delight in our fine dis play of holiday good because it ie in close touch with the times and anticipates your every want. With pride and confidence in the variety, rich ness and completeness of our beautiful Holi day Stock, we invite you to look through. Come Early and Often AN OLD ADAGE SAYS a "A light purse is a heavy cune : Sickness makes a light puree. The LIVER is the seat of nine tenths of all disease. Tim's Pills f o to the root of the whole mat ter, thoroughly, quickly safel; and restore the action off th LIVER to normal condition. jive tone to the system anc solid flesh to the body. fake No Substitute. pflprtflb BLUING mm SAVE KNOT The Best , . r i i 1. if. Goods sin and helix bis., josepn, mo. The Lowest Prices I No More Itrsaklnaef eisthes reiking an Frtazina af Mies Spilling flluirtf Bluing Balls ana Raft Perfection for the finest linen as well as all clothing, cheaper, better, neater and more convenient tbaa Bluing In any other form. Wabkaxtkd Not to Streak thb Clotsss. Drop a Tablet in half a tnb of water, and the Bis sag Is made. The Tablet In effer vescent and the water is instantly and evenly colored. Ten and twenty washings in a single box, for 5 and 10 cents, Ackymptctrftrll. If httfmMtktta It statf as II casts fsr a fesx ky suil. St. Loiis Granite Co. JES?' L.ady can learn of vhmI opening and em-t ploymeiii. for part of time by addressing CIO Merniod-.Iao-ard t. Louis, Mo Apart .frAim the hairy Ainos of Ja pan and a few freaks in the museums mankind is generally regarded as a naturally naked creature, thereby dif fering from his simian and other an cient relatives, says the Chicago Daily News. But a coating of hair on the human body is by no means lacking although it is useless as a projection against the weather. Dr. Walter Kidd, of London, has written- a book on the direction of the hair in" animals and man and has some interesting- things to say. The arrangement of the hair tracts has a definite and varied slope, as in other mammals and it is possi ble Dr. Kidd thinl-8. lo distinguish be tween hair "currents" inherited Jrum antiquity, and those due to dressing-! be hair: The whole matter of the lie of the hair is not by any means a new one. Most persons are indeed acquaint ed with the fact that the slope of the hair on the monkey's arms is such as to allow rain to drip off when the an imal puts those limbs in a particular position. Habits of a given animal can be traced in the variations of the hair currents, which bear very distinct re lations to its habits of life. The sloth, for example, rbJfh, ' Sydney Smith remarked, spends its life, like a young curate distantly related to a bishop, in a state of suspense, has a uniform downward tendency of hair slop' Then the complicated movements of ruminants have resulted in a more complex series of meetings and oppos ing currents of hair. In man himself the general practice of combing and tying np the bair has left its undoubted traces. It is not without interest to lear that out of 100 persons 13 part their hair on the right, nine in the' middle and 78 on the left. As a consequence the infant, guiltless of partings, nevertheless shows indications of these three fash ions in corresponding proportions. An Eveless Paradise. French West Africa is to be an love less Paradise. The governor general has intimated to the minister of the colonies that the number of stations and posts offering facilities for mar ried officers and functionaries are very few, and that great inconvenience is already caused by the difficulty of pro viding family quarters. The minister is requested to stop the further in gress of families, and am order has ju3t been issued1 warning all whom it may concern that appointments in West Africa must henceforward be ac cepted on the basis of bachelorhood. Aimy officers wifL of course, leave families behind. London Globe. Pride. "Why don't you sell that yellow dog?" "Ml3tuh," said Eras-tns Piakley, "dat proposition is er insait to my Jciends. If I knew anybody foolish enough to j buy dat dog I wouldn't associate wif nun. vvasnicgton mas.