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la the gpace of ten months and at
distances hundreds ,f miles apart we
of tlx; English ship Castle caught sight
of the famous whale known for some
roars as "Fighting Torn" sis d'ffcrent
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two occasions and put. harpoons into
liini, and in return- he sma-diod three
boats and killed five men. After that
we ran nway from him. After the
sixth time we saw Mm no more for a
year. Then lie came for h's revenue.
We were in the south Atlantic and
had completed our cargo and set a
course for home. About noon one day,
while we were cleaning ship, a whale
suddenly breached right astern of us
and not more than 3i0 feet away. I
wan at the w heel at the time, and wo
were going off at a four knot breeze
from the southeast. I beard the -whale
as he broke water, and the sight of him
standing on bis tail caused rue to shout
an alarm.
Half n dozen of the crew saw him as
he fell back on the water, and it seemed
to all of us as if he were going to strike
the ship. His tail rained three or four
waves which pitched the ship about as
If we were lying to in a gale, and,
though the monster settled away out of
sight at once, we bad Identified him.
It may seem queer to you to read that
every man alward, from captain to ap
prentice, was badly frightened as soon
as it was known that our o!d enemy
had hunted us down, aa it were. We
had left him almost four mouths before
at a point 2,0X) miles away, and yet he
had overhauled us, as if he had been a
steamer sent in search and posted as
to our cruising around. His breaching
so near was taken as evidence of his
evil intentions, and some argued that
he meant to strike the ship?
It was 5:05, I believe, when the
whale disappeared, but for an hour
after that we continued to speak In
whispers and tiptoe about I am sat
isfied that not one captain in a hundred
would have done what ours did that
evening. No living man could charge
him with cowardice or superstition, but
when supper was over he called his
mates and boat steerers into the cabin
and said:
"While I hope we have seen the last
of the whale, I think it my duty to
prepare for trouble. You will .there
fore see the boats overhauled and pro
visioned and ready for hoisting out."
Re fore 10 o'clock every boat was
ready. The wind had freshened a bit
its the sun went down, and the night
was clear cud starlight The watch
was changed at 10, and everything ran
smoothly till an hour after midnight.
Then the odor of a whale suddenly 1
saluted the nostrils of tho men, and,
they looked to windward to catch sight
of a great black hulk on the water. It
was Fighting Tom again. j
A. whak4 cannot remal
Hume .nl!ierlna For (nnndlam. i
Toronto. Out., is to have an old home
gathering this summer to last from
July 1 to July 4. inclusive, says the
New York Times. Tho city Is expected
to appropriate ?5,(!t0 for the expenses
and citizens to add $10,k) more, and
an earnest effort is to be made to get
above fifty minutes at the extreme
limit, ami where this monster had put
in the eight hours we could not. gucsr.
If he had run to windward when be
settled away at 5 o'clock be had trav
eled such a distance before coining tip
again that we had failed to detect his
spout. We had sailed at least forty
miles since losing sight of him, and
yet he had somehow picked us up
again. Word was passed around, and
all hands turned up, aud from 1 to 3
we were in a state of suspense.
At about 3 the whale began lashing
the water with his flukes. We had
done untliing to arouse him, but he
probably thought it was time to begin
business. As soou as he began his "fluk
ing" we prepared ourselves for a ca
lamity, aud it was not long delayed.
When he had churned an acre or so
of the surface to foam he slewed
around and beaded fur us, but miscal
culated our speed and passed astern,
though clearing the rudder by not more
than five feet
As he rushed away to leeward,
swinging his head and thrashing the
water, we luffed sharp up until we
were heading due east Meanwhile I
was watching the whale through the
night glass. I think he ran a full mile
before turning. Whether he located
ns by sight or sound no man can say,
but as he slewed around I saw that he
would come head on for our stern.
As he started on his mad rush the
ship's head was brought due north
again in hopes to avoid him, but he
changed his course as well and came
down on pur port quarters. I lelieve
every man In the ship had his eyes on
the furious leviathan as he came bear
ing down upon us. His bead was car
ried so high It seemed as If a big rock
was pushing along the surface, and he
left behind him a great wake of foam
and a sea which would have swamped
a yawl.
"Hang on! For your lives, hang on!"
shouted the captain as be saw what
was coming, and fifteen seconds later
there was a shock as heavy as if we
had struck a rock while running be
fore a hurricane.
Every soul aboard knew the ship
was doomed. She was heeled to star
board until almost on her beam ends,
and the Instant she settled back there
was a rush for the boats. No one gave
the whale further attention, but every
effort was put forth to get the boats
Into the water as the ship was luffed
into the wind. Her decks were awasli
as the last one got away, and that was
four minutes after she was struck.
When we came to look around for
Fighting Tom be had disappeared from
sight, and no whaler ever reported see
ing blm after that. It has always been
believed that he received injuries that
caused Ids death.
We were picked up three days later
bv a Scotch whaler
none the worse
ja health for our adventure, but the
small fortune which that rich cargo
would have given every man, if safely
landed, had gone to the bottom of the
Atlantic. M. QUAD.
as many as possible of the thousands
of Canadian birth now residing in the
United States to return and Join in the
festivities with the returning sons from
other parts of the world. All the towns
and cities in Ontario are to be asked to
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Bishop Spalding Points Out
Many Perils of Americans.
Fniiurnt Tli Inter !ctara Some of
Oar Grrutrvt Industrie Are Cap
italized at Four mid Five Tlmeii
TUeir Iteal Volae This Coautry
Mont Fxtruvujiau t on I'.artU nnil
True Ideals Not Followed Ideal
So-ltliiu Not Ueired, He Saj-.
In a recent interview in the New
York Herald Bishop Spalding of I'co
ria, a member of the anthracite coal
strike commission, said:
"Here, to my mind, have been the
great results of the work of the, com
mission not only in the anthracite re
gions in particular, but in some de
gree nil over the labor world in Amer
ica: j
"Employer and employed have been
brought from the extremes of social j
conditions near eno.ugh together to see
the common manhood binding them to
gether, On both sides concessions
have been made. The employer has
been shown some of the hardship's of
the employee, living in the squalid
shack, and the employee in turn has
seen some of the slave driving exac
tions which wealth imposes upon its
possessor. The drama of life and liv
ing was bhown not only to the 058 wit
nesses -called on both sides, but to the
crowded halls day after day in Scran
ton and Philadelphia, until the com
mission finally went into secret ses
sion in Washington, and there in-executive
session the striking fact of the
investigation was the almost unani
mous verdict of the commissioners
upon every point finally set at rest
"As to the anthracite regions, both
parties to the long contest are the bet
ter for the arbitration. Irritations and
misunderstandings on both sides have
been swept away. In the conduct of
the commission's investigations its har
monious movement throughout was
more marked than it could kave been
lu a court of law. Lawyers were more
considerate of witnesses. Technicali
ties had less consideration. More ef
fort was made on both sides to placate
the commission than would have been
shown in a jury case of the kind in a
state or federal court"
"But this was voluntary arbitration,"
suggested the questioner. "L'o you un
derstand that an arbitration commit
tee, working under agreements of both
interested parties, would move with
less friction than a possible board of
compulsory arbitration?" .
"Yes," replied the bishop. "New Zea
land has compulsory arbitration and
has called it successful. But It must
not be forgotten that New Zealand still
is a primitive civilization, with no re
alization of the intricacies of the in
dustrint system of the United States.
To consider arbitration in America, it
was Washington who said. 'In propor
tion as the structure of a government
gives force to public opinion it is es
sential that public opinion should be
"Now, compulsory arbitration, what
ever arguments may be advanced in
favor of It, is uot practicable in a
country like ours. The settling of dis
putes can be accomplished by boards
of conciliation, to which employers and
employed voluntarily may refer mat
ters in dispute. When this Is found
impossible aud the business affects
iarge interests in which the general
welfare is involved, then simple in
vestigation should be made compulsory
aud laws to this eilect should be en
acted. - .w ,- V-Jt.
"There is a marked difference be
tween the principle and the effect of
compulsory investigation and compul
sory arbitration. This difference was
made plain in a remark which Samuel
Gompers once made to me when the
subject of the conversation was the de
sirability of the incorporation of the
trades unions as something to make
them more responsible parties to agree
ments. , "'Trades unionism,' said he, 'is just
as strong and never stronger than pub
lie opinion, and just as soon as organ
ized labor has lost the backing that it
has in the public opinion It will fall to
pieces of itself.'
"Thus you see, in the first place, a
law demanding a public investigation
Into the merits of a labor controversy
becomes an appeal to public opiuiou;
second, it involves the laying open of
the details, of private business to the
world, something that is not relished
by any man or any body of men.
"Third, it W-ould prove a costly proc
ess to both sides to it. Whatever the
finding of such a board might be, the
application of the remedy would not be
In the hands of the board, empowered
by any authority to act It would be a
finding addressed virtually to public
"We will have strikes and lockouts
and perhaps violence in the future. The
fierce competitive system under which
we live, aud which results In overcapi
talization and overproduction. Is re
sponsible for many of tho evils from
which we suffer.
"Some of our greatest Industries are
capitalized at four and five times their
real va'ue, and every possible device Is
resorted to In order to pay dividends
on the watered stock. The outcome,
sooner or latr, is a panic which de
stroys hundreds of millions of dollars
and brings wretchedness and want to
millions of human beings.
"Whore Is the reason for all this? It
Bprlngs from our American hurry to
get rich, which is a disease of a people
who lack ideals, who measure the val
ue of religion, culture and art by the
Influence of these things on thrift and
material prosperity. T the midst of
bUsllV'OS, Of
expau.-i'Mi .-ilia n -. . we are rap.a!y
grown, inciipiihie i" taking or luviug
the deejif vi s of life.
"Our .will i.-i cua a;icm is at bottom
the fai,h in its powers to enable us to
get more money. Our preaching, leav
ing aside the tilings that are eternally
right and true and indispensable, con
cerns itself with that which is frivo
lous, startling and vulgar.
"There Is, 1 think, somewhere In the
Bible a text which says that God Is
angry with the nations that are rich.
If we look profoundly, there is much
lu our social and political life which
should make our persistent optimism
soeiu little else than an unwillingness
or an inability to set! things as they
"How- many of us in the contempla
tion of the lives of, men who have
spent all their energies in accumulat
ing riches have had an eye for the ex
actions of this wealth have thought
how misspent these lives for tho motst
part have been, how barren the ideals?
"Look what this spirit has done for
us. It has defiled our rivers until In
our cities today a thirsty man may not
get ft glass of cold water that Is fit to
drink. It has blackened and poisoned
the atmosphere with smoke and nox
ious vapors. It has desecrated the
face of nature where such desecration
was a blasphemy. It has made hovels
for the occupation of man where not
even swino could live in comfort
"And ail for what? That a nation,
already the most wasteful and extrav
agant 011 earth, might be able for
greater extravagances.
"We need not so much new meas
ures, but a new heart. In our labor
difficulties the moralization of both em
ployers and employeea is an indispen
sable condition la the bringing about of
a better state of things. And since the
employers are fewer In number and
presumably more Intelligent than are
the laborers the chief effort should be
to give them new minds and new
hearts, that they may understand that
they are trustees uot less of public
Interest) than of private interests and
that the rights of workers, to say the
least are as sacred as are' the rights
of owners.
"Labor and capital are allied forces,
and ' workers and owners therefore
should live at peace and work in co
operation. When disagreements arise,
they should be settled by systematized
arbitration, in accordance with Joint
agreements between tho employers and
the employed involving the recognition
of unions.
"For the uuion movement has been
for good always. Here and there it
has destroyed the individual In his
marked capacity above other men, but
in the equilibrium established by un
ion forces the best interests of the
greatest number have been conserved.
"Therefore I believe that anything
which will work to the fuller recogni
tion of the union principle on the part
of the capital of the country will be of
far more significance than will the
mere patching up of a forced agree
ment for a fixed period.
"Just as the union Is recognized, just
to that extent it is forced into responsi
bilities which it could not shirk if it
would. The time may come when it
will be advisable to Incorporate unions.
but it is not yet here; it is enough that
union labor Is recognizing that the un
ion which repudiates its contracts
literally kills itself.
"America should take the lead ia this
coming understanding and mutual rec
ognition of rights between labor and
capital. As a people we should be
more in sympathy with labor -than al
most any other people on earth. Our
ancestors worked with their hands.
They came here young, active, vigo
rous and progressive, and they were
the literal builders of the new country.
"We should pot have a class so soon
ouf 0? touch with hie man who laliors
with his hands. With a logical under
standing between capital and labor it
might seem on the face of the situation
that the public would need to protect
Itself. With competition more nearly
obliterated, however, the prices of com
modities may be more nearly subject
to the regulation established by de
mand. "There Is no necessity in society for
that condition described as prosperity.
At the best it is a season in which the
careful man looks to laying up enough
to carry him through the lean years
that because of the competitive system
are sure to follow.
"There Is an immense difference be
tween the Idea of a general welfare ex
isting in society and in the dream of
the socialist of the time when man
shall exist on the flat levels of sloven
ease, devoid of ideals and Insensate to
the finer impulses of his nature. This
Ideal sovialistu Is a condition not only
not to be desired, but it is a physical
impossibility. The general well being of
our country, as compared to the ebb
and flow of the tides of prosperity and
panic under the competitive system,
may depend immeasurably upon the
certainty of work for the laborer and
upon the certainty of a market for the
product of the capitalist's investments.
"For the capitalist freedom from
strikes and the certainty that at all
times he may operate his Industries
upon a basis of fair remuneration for
his employees would be an incentive
against overproduction. It would be
an inducement for capital to employ
men for fewer hours iu the working
day. '
"It has been said by those arguing
against the shortening of the working
day that for a man to work eight hours
and have sixteen hours to himself was
a proportion of idleness that could lead
only to intemperance and crime. This
position was regarded with a good deal
of Interest In the anthracite investiga
tion, and I may say that I am certain
of its fallacy as an argument There
was a better class of workers in these
fields than the public was led to be
lieve. There was not more drunken-
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Itow Labooeliere Pronnht About the
Artist' Weddln-,
The New York Herald's European
edition publishes the following from its
London correspondent:
Henry Labouchere tells the following
anecdote of James McNeill Whistler,
which corrects certain apocryphal ver
sions of the late artist's marriage:
"I believe," writes Mr, Laboueherw,
"I was responsible for his marriage to
the widow of Mr. Godwin, the archi
tect She was a remarkably pretty
woman and very agreeable, and both
she and he were thorough Bohemians.
"I was dining with them and some
others one evening at Earl's Court.
They were obviously greatly attracted
to each other, and in a vague sort of
way they thought of marrying; so I
took the matter in hand to bring things
to a practical point.
"Jimmy, I said, 'will you marry
Mrs. Godwin?'
"Certainly,' he replied.
"Mrs. Godwin,' I said, 'will you
marry Jimmy V
"Certainly. she replied.
'When?' I asked.
'Oh, some day,' said Whistler.
" That won't do I said. 'Wo must
have a date.
"So they both agreed I should choose
the day, tell them what church to
come to for tho ceremony, provide a
clergyman and give the bride away.
"I fixed on early date and got them
the chaplain of the house of commons
to perform the ceremony. It took
place a few days later. After the cere
mony was over we adjourned to Whis
tler's studio, where we had prepared a
banquet The banquet was on the ta
ble, but there were no chairs; so we sat
on packing cases. The happy pair
when I left had not quite decided
whether they would go that evening to
Paris or remain in the studio.
"How unpractical they were was
shown when I happened to meet the
bride the day before the marriage in
the street
'Don't forget tomorrow,' I said.
' 'No,' she replied. T am just going
to buy my trousseau.'
"A little late for that is it not?"
I asked, - !- "' "'- -"- -
"'No she answered, 'for I am only
going to buy a toothbrush and a 'new
sponge, as one ought to have new ones
when one marries.' .
'However, there never was a more
successful marriage. They adored each
other and lived most happily together,
and when she died he was broken
hearted indeed. He never recovered
from the loss."
Enough to Supply a Bl City For n
Whole Summer.
Harrison Martin, a carpenter of
KIchmoud, Ya., has discovered a cave
In Pocahontas county containing an
Inexhaustible supply of ice, says the
New York World. F-y what strange
freak of nature the ice was formed
in the cave is not yet explained. Mar
tin has buiii a passageway from the
mouth of tho cave, which Is high on
the side of a rugged hill, aud is mar
keting the lee over many miles of ter
ritory. Martin was prospecting about. in an
aimless way when he saw the hole in
the side of the hill. The opening in
terested him so that lie decided to In
vestigate. He let himself down to it
by a rope from some trees above, and
on entering was astonished to find
himself in a vast hall piled high with
irregular blocks of ice. The ice pile
extended as far as be could see, and
Is sufficient for the needs of a big city
for a whole summer.
A Warnlogr From France.
Under the caption of "Neurasthenia"
the Journal des Debats of Paris says:
"This Is becoming a popular A'merican
malady, Alice Roosevelt having made
It quite modish. The doctors ordered
absolute rest for a year, after calculat
ing that in fifteen months the presi
dent's daughter had attended 408 din
ners, 300 parties, 350 balls and (ISO aft
ernoon teas, shaking hands In that
time witli 32,000 people, besides pay
ing 1,700 calls." The Debats counsels
Americans, says the New York World,
to remember that there is a limit to
human endurhnce.
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Yale university and Audover Theo
logical seminary intend to celebrate the
two hundredth" anniversary of Jona
than Edwards' birth, which occurs Oc
tober next
Dr. George Harris, preslder,t of Am
herst college, told the educators in con
vention in Boston that if sports stopped
at colleges and schools the moral tone
would suffer.
Dr. Albert C. Eycleshymer has sev
ered his connection with the University
of Chicago and will become the head of
the department of anatomy In the Uni
versity of St Louis.
Professor Lindsay, commissioner of
schools In Porto Rico, Is putting two
teachers in each rural school, one to
teach in the house and the oilier out of
doors, the children being divided Into
two classes, one-half working in the
house and one half In tho garden. Each
child 'spends half his time .working
with books and the other half with
A purchaser of goods who has a
right to rescind cannot keep part of the
goods and return the remainder with
out becoming liable for all. (11 S. E.
A grandmother js held In Western1
Union Telegraph company versus
Crocker (Ala.), 09 L. It. A. SOS, to be en
titled to recover damages for mental
anguish for failure to promptly deliver
to her a telegram announcing the seri
ous Illness of her grandchild.
An insured who, pending efforts at an
arbitration to determine the damage to
goods by fire, against the protest of the
Insurance company proceeds to sell
such goods at auction cannot Insist that
the companies are bound as to their
value by the amount realized. (115 Fed.
Rep. 303.)
An abundance of whitewash in and
about the houses will be conducive to
It is not a good plan to give young
chlckeus water before they have had
their Diornin;; feed. . .- -' -
Tilth will make short work of young
turkeys. Care should b taken always
to feed them In a clean place.
When hens are confined they should
have meat two or three times a week
to take the place of insect food.
Once a week during dry weather It
Bulphi.r and powdered charcoal be mix
ed with the soft feed of the young
chickens It serves as an admirable
cleanser of the stomach, aids digestion
and assists in keeping them free frooi
lice. . , - :
AretheStatenieuts of ttarre Citizens Not More
Reliable Than ThOfe of Utter Stringers ?
This Is a vital question.
It is fraught with interest to Burro.
It permits o( only one answer.
It cnti not be evaded or ignored.
A Barre citizen Bpeaks here
Bpeaitg (or the welfare ol liarre.
A citizen's statement is reliable,
An ntttr stranger's doubtful.
Home proof is the best proof,
Mrs. John Bresett (J. Rresett, stone
cutter), residence Pleasant street, near
t'ortuey, says: "Poan's Kidney Pills,
sold at E. A. Drown's drug store, did me
more good than ail the other remedies for
the kidneys 1 ever used. From the resolts
I obtained I most emphatically endorse
the preparation. At different, times for
three or four years I suffered from acute
backache and when that was not present
there was a dull aeh.ntj through tny loins
and kidneys, sometimes changing to
sharp twinges, positively proving that
In some way the action of these organs
was disturbed. When in the acute stage
twinges were sore to catch rne if 1 stooped,
and If I attempted to lift anything even
light I was always rewarded with extra
aggravated aches. In the morning I have
often been so lame and sore across the
small of my back that I could hardly get
out of bed, and although I tried remedy
after remedy advertised I received little
If any benefit. A friend was so emphatic
about lbs merits of Doan's Kidney Pills
that I took his advice and commenced the
treatment. They helped me after a dose
or to and when I had completed the
treatment of two boxes the backache
ceased, my kidneys were thoroughly
cleansed and I was in better health than
I had been for many a long day."
For sale by all druggists. Price 50 cents
a box. Foster Mliburn Co., Buffalo,
N. Y., sole agents for tho United Btates.
Remember the name Doan's and take no

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