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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1905.
PLAINT OF A WRITES. I vrish they wouldn't thank me when they send my pieces back And Intimate In soothing terms It hurt them worse than me. ' They say "it'B norefiectlon on Its literary . merit." ' ' ': And I wonder If it Isn't what one of them . might be. ' I know the man Is busy, so I never bother . him. , With any but typewritten stuff, quite straight and plain to read, - And on a lutle card that's got my name and address on It I gently stick the postage stamps the ' . . busy man may need. , . They think they fool me, but they don't,1 , , when they say they "haven't space," And that they send back many things as i good as those they print; They seem to want me to infer my writing ' is superior :' To their little one-horse paper, but I can not take the hint. C Why isn't there an editor who'll say Just what he means ! I And write exactly what he thinks instead 5 of sweet regret? There's a lot of us who really shouldl be do-, ing something honest Who put our trust in printed blanks, and alas! are writing yet.' tt they'd write "Rot" or "Beastly bad" on my typewritten pages - They'd not get near so many things from this Industrious hack, fd forgive a candid statement on an ed itor's real feeling. But I wish he wouldn't thank me when 4 he sends my pieces back. -Critic. Private Denny Hogan IT was when I commanded an army poat out on the border. Cornfields wave there now. We had been confined to the stockade for so long that we felt a desire to romp across the prairie like young colts let " loose from the four walls of a gloomy i Stall. There were women, a child, Lieut Elmore, myself and Denny Hogan, an bid plains soldier, who came along to do Our driving. T-. The Indians were hostile; but we had 1' Just finished an active campaign agafnst them, so I felt fairly safe in giving my consent to a drive and picnic beyond the river. It was a beautiful day with a moist, soft breeze blowing from the south. It was a merry party and we drove on and on over the springy buffalo grass until the fort looked like a tiny toy affair across the level prairie. About 11 o'clock we halted for luncheon be Death the shade of a clump of cotton woods. Private Hogan hobbled the ' horses, leaving the harness on, while Lieut. Elmore and I assisted the ladies " with the luncheon. k Presently Hogan came back and, dis regarding our cordial Invitation to sit HOGAN BEGAN A VIGILANT LOOK OUT. Sown and eat, mounted to the top of the tallest cottonwood and began a figilant lookout I fear there was some light chaff at Denny's caution mingled with our ap preciation of his watchfulness; but I knew Hogan for an old and experienced plainsman and felt with a slight degree of uneasiness that doubtless there was some cause for his actions. The meal, which was a long one, was flrawlng to a close. Suddenly we heard a scrambling above our heads, and Private Hogan came slithering to the lower branches from which he dropped In a heap on the ground. Like a flash, however, he was up and walking rapid ly toward the wagon. Little Madge Clapped her tiny hands and laughed a gleeful appreciation of the soldier's feat. "Do It again, Denny!" she cried. "Do It again!" "Hi. Hogan!" I called, "where are you going?" Denny turned upon bis heel and sa luted, stiff as a ramrod. Til Jlst be afther hookln'up, sor-r! he responded, still standing at "atten tlon." "But yon have had no dinner. Den- ty!" said my wife. Private Hogan saluted once more, nil be atln' me loonch in the wagon. thin, av y plaze." he said. I looked closely at the, soldier. His face was smiling broadly upon the ladies; but his eyes Bad a far different expression as he turned them to me, saluted once more and turned upon his "beeL I sprang up and followed him to the wagoa. "What is it, Hogan?" I asked, anxiously. Injuns!" he wfclnpered without turn leg his head. "My God, colonel! tbe women and the little blue-eyed collen! Get thlm In the wagon, sor-r." he con finned, "an' be the love t God snd the Help av the Vargin Mary we ll do what Ben can to saTe thlm!" He threw a broad grin OTer bis shoulder for the tenant of the rest of the party. -Ha, f & Pills. Keep in food hctlth. J Cure yoof constipation. Gel rid xil e 10 w vo,yurbiliousn"s- H,Ted,nT A Jl fjf i movements of the bowels. Use T w Ayer's Pills. Can you possibly ha! Yis gor-r, thank ye, sor-r, a wen dhrap av whisky and a sandwich, av ye plaze! An ould sojer do be likln' to ats ontheroon!" ' I turned. "Hurry, colonel, for the love av Christ!" groaned the brave fel low. HU eyes wandered furtively over the prairie; his hands worked at the har ness with frenzied haste and his face was white as death but his stiff lips struggled bravely with "Saint Patrick's Day in the Morning!" .' I hastened back and informed the par ty that Hogan hadiound it necessary to return at once to the fort. The news, however, failed to meet a favorable re ception. The ladies went reluctantly about their packing and Lieut. Elmore grumbled audibly about high-minded privates. I glanced out upon the prairie. A little cloud of dust decided me. "Do not be startled," I pleaded, "but the seconds are as precious as the drops of our life blood! Leave everything and get in the wagon for your lives! Elmore," I said, hurriedly, "you and I will take our positions In the back of the wagon with the women and child In the bottom protected by the blankets. We have each a revolver and I have my shotgun. Oh, God, for our rifles! " Elmore saluted, pale but steady as a rock. Denny swung up with the wagon. Before it stopped we had flung the ladies in, bidding them lie flat upon the bottom of the box and hold the child low. "Go, Denny!" I shouted. "Yis, sor-r!" . ' . ! He leaned forward and lashed the horses into a run. Elmore and I swung on behind and the wagon headed away for the fort which now looked farther away than ever. For half a mile we kept the clump of cottonwoods between us and the dust- cloud. Then we were obliged to swerve in order to avoid a buffalo wallow. A savage yell floated faintly to our ears. The race with death was on! Hogan lashed and cursed the flying horses. "How far behind, colonel?" he bawled. "Half a mile, Denny! How far to the ford?" "Wan mile, sor-r!" A puff of smoke burst from the dust- cloud and a bullet sped angrily over our heads, knocking up the grass 100 yards a head. The heavy wagon lurched and bounded and the labored breathing of the horses rose above the noise of the pounding wheels. "Half a mile to the ford, sor-r!" He glanced over his shoulder. "Pray!" he shouted, "pray to the Vargin! We'll need her help this ride!" "Whip!" I yelled. "Lay on the whip, Denny!" "Yis, sor-r!" The whip whistled shrilly. "Their backs do be a mass av blood already, sor-r!", ' . ' i A volley came knocking among us Elmore and I fired our pistols without effect "Courage!" screamed the brave Irish man. "Courage! Here s the ford ana the cavalry comin' beyant! I hear the bugle and bless God 'tis slngln' the 'Char-rge!' Whooroo! Kape 'em off but a minute longer only a minute longer Fly, ye divils, fly! Don't ye hear the bugle? Fly! A hundhred yar-rds Shoot close, colonel, I can hear the breathln' av their ponies" He half rose and beqt fdrward pvtr the horses; but even as the lash fell another volley came and he rolled from his seat to the torn ground while the maddened team dashed on into the ford. One Meet ing last glimpse I had of Private Denny Hogan as he dragged himself to his knees and drew his revolver. Twice he fired and two horses flew riderless Out of the dust-cloud. Then he fell forward upon his face and tbe savage wave rolled over him and Into the river, whence presently a broken fragment of it fled away over the prairie with the Nemesis Df cracking rifles upon Us track. And the cornfields now wave where Denny Hogan fell. He was one who helped make them possible. Cleveland Leader. Ken In Majority In United States. Taking tt "by and large," the male sex is in the majority in our country by some 1.638,321, according to a recent census bulletin. In some of the states, however, the women exceed the men In number, notably in the District of Columbia, Massachusetts and Rhode Is land. Usually men are in excess in sparsely settled communities and wom en in thickly populated regions; cities, for example, as a rule, have more fe males than males. In the later years of life, the women exceed the men, which seems to Indicate that they are longer lived. In the period from 16 to 25 years of age, also, the reports show them to be in excess. Success Magazine, Cats as Food. In northern Italy the cat Is a favor Its article of food, even though people are forbidden by law from partaking of tbe animal. Indeed, cats are fat tened and grown for the market with great care, and the Italians believe that they far surpass rabbits in every grxd quality. The method of cooking the animal is to roast it In an oven until brown, with onions, garlic, para ley, bay leaf, red wine, and some fragrant herbs other than those men tioned. Priae-Flghters Supplied. In view of a probable general elec tion, an old member of the prlie-r1nr. living In AVhitechapel, has Jurt opened an establishment for the supply of protectors to parliamentary candi dates and others whose business or pleasure may lead them Into danger ous situations. He already number several members of the nobility and a few members of parliament among his patrons. Deaf Han Hit, Kow He Haara. Benjamin Zehcer. of Ashland, Pa., who had been deaf since an attack of typhoid fever some years ago, was truck by an engine and thrown 30 feet. When he picked himself up he was able to hear, and the doctors say he srobably will have 09 farther trouble A STRANGER IN CAMP. Ho Knew Just a Little More About the Civil War Than His Host Did. It is best to be sure of the ground be- foer one goes too far. A mining expert tells, in the New York Press, some thing that happened to him when, in the self-confidence of his youth, he was prospering near what is now Lead- yllle, back In the 70s. He had been after a load of supplies, and rode into camp alone at noon one day. - It was no uncommon thing for a stranger to come to a camp and wait for the own er's return, so the prospector was not surprised to see a man sitting at the door of the rough hut or shelter. Paying no particular attention to the guest, I cast the lash rope from the pack and called him to help rermve the load. He responded cheerfully, and that done, I told him to rustle a little wood and we'd have dinner. He quick ly brought a load of dead limbs, and I sent him for a second lot Then he asked what further service he could perform. Wishing to humor his desire for work, I told him he could fill the camp kettles at the creek. After this I graciously gave him permission to sit down while I got dinner. - Among my various weaknesses at that time was that of imparting unre stricted information to apparently un instructed strangers. The habit came from a desire to escape from the tan talizing distinction of a tendafoot which I then enjoyed. No sooner were we at the table, which was a board wedged between two trees, than I began. , I poured forth a Niagara of information con cerning mines and mining. He proved an excellent listener, and his appreci ation encouraged and gratified me. Finally, my Information becoming exhausted, I had to resort to other things. I happened to turn to the civil war, and sailed along, manufacturing history right and left, and making a free grfft of it to the stranger. Pausing a moment for breath, I was startled by my hearer modestly venturing a cor rection as to a portion of the mass of detail I had so generously given him. I began to reconnoiter. Had he been in the army? Well, yes, he had. "Were you a private or an officer?" "Well an officer." "How did you rank?" "Well, I suppose I ranked as a gen eral at the close of the war." I realized trouble was ahead, and meekly Inquired: "What may I call your name?" "My name is Logan," he replied. For the first time I scrutinized his face. There could be no mistake in tte dark, swarthy features of the man, the long hair, the high cheek bones. Sail ing a sickly smile, I slowly rose, stretched my hand across the table, grasped his, and said: "Gen. Logan, I can only express my regret at not having been able to fur nish you with this information at an earlier date. It might have changed your course of action during the war." The general laughed heartily, but best of all, although he remained In the camp several days, he did hot monV tlon the affair in the presence of oth ers. EXPOSED TO CONSUMPTION Chis Is a Danger to Which Those Engaged in Laundering Are Subjected, - Statistics have shown over and over again that washerwomen are much more likely to contract tuberculosis, and actually suffer from the disease In much larger proportion, than other working women of the same grade of Ufa. This Is due, says American Med icine, to the fact that the expectora tion of the tuberculous patients cling ing to their various articles of cloth ing Is not rendered non-virulent by antiseptics or by boiling before they come into the hands of the washer woman. It is particularly handker chiefs that are the most dangerous in this respect and the enforcement of sanitary regulations with regard to expectoration Is sure to add to this danger. It would be well if the Chi nese custom of using a paper hand kerchief (which the Chinaman of the better classes would disdain to carry with him once It has been soiled, but which he hands over to his servant to be disposed of by burning) could become the rule in this country. Until It does, however, physicians should call the attention, especially of those suffermg from tuberculosis, to the necessity of having their handker chiefs soaked for some time in a suit able antiseptic solution before allow ing them to be sent out to become a possible danger for the overworked and underfed poor. There Is scarce ly any sanitary regalation the enforce ment of which does not bring In 1U train considerations requiring further development of sanitary precautions. The effort to stop the spitting nuis ance Is only another example of this, snd if It will serve to bring home to the minds of the Inhabitants of great cities generally the necessity for care, then an extremely important lesson in public hygiene will havs beea learned. More Effective Than Whisky. "During the war of the rebellion," said the old veteran, "certain of us boys used to take a big drink of whisky when ever there was any likelihood of a battle, and most of them thought 11 helped them to fight "Something was found better thaa whisky, however. When Grant went for Lee in the wilderness all of ns got soaking wet from the downpour of rain, and ail of as had to pass the Bight ia our wet clothes. As a consequence about 44 of my company got op aext morning with toothache "There was no time to do anything before we rushed Into the firing line, and 40 madder men yon sever saw. Their aching teeth Bade them feel like killing somebody, and they improved the chance. It was said of as tiU fought harder that day thaa ever before or after, and that if we had only kept It ap every maa woald hare received a i vote of tha&ks frost cocjresa," Dta TcrTises. i TENANTS OF OLD BARN barn swallows given HOS- PIT ABLE WELCOME. pie Srown Bat That Hangs Head Downward in the Daytime Dif ferent Kinds of Mice Beau tiful Deer-Mouse. A large toad which lives under my barn is only one of the many tenants of that weatherbeaten structure. Up wards of a dozen different kinds of ani jmals, furred or feathered, call that old barn "home," and seldom it is that a day passes without my seeing one or more of them. I To begin at the top. there are, just under the roof, a number of barn swal lows' nests, literally plastered to the woodwork. From the barn floor they look somewhat like halves of inverted cones made roughly of brown mud, but If one clambers up the piles of hay, and crawls over the beams to the nests themselves, it Is seen tnat there is a hollow in the top of each, lined with, soft and silky feathers, on wnich the thin-shelled eggs are deposited. In t-e end of the barn, at the top, there is a little window, the glass panes of which have long since disappeared. In the winter it is boarded up to keep out the snow, but very early in the spring I take down the boardSi for I feel that thousands . of miles away, in South America, a dozen stout-hearted swal lows are winging their way northward, with that barn as their destination. The mental picture of that old window frame It is, perhaps, which lends them the needed courage to press on through wind and rain storm, and they must never find it closed to them. Early in May they will be back, as surely as the month Itself, and in and out of the darkness of the barn they will pass like flames of purple light. 1 No less lovable tenants are a pair ol phoebes which every year build their mossy, hair-lined nest on a beam In the wagon shed under the main floor of the barn. One of them, at least. Is nearly always In sight, sitting on the wire fence which surrounds the buffalo pasture, wagging its tail up and down, turning its head from side to side, and making frequent darts Into the air for insects, which it gathers up with a snap of its bill for each. Often, par ticularly in the early mornings, it comes over to the house, and takes its stand on the piazza railing, just out side of my bedroom -window. From this vantage point it launches ltseli about every half minute, to gather in a fly which has settled on the outside of the window screen or on the celling of the piazza. Even when my eyes are closed, a flutter of wings and a sharp snap of quickly-closed mandibles, tells me that Phoebe has begun her day's work. ' Far up under the roof lives a little brown bat, and in the daytime he may often be seen hanging by his - hind feet, head dqwnwards, his folded wings giving him the appearance of being ' Suspended in a bag" &&aut!3&iltlma ithe phoebe retires, he takes up tha work of destroying insects, which he follows in their erratic flight, on fast- moving and almost silent wings. He, too, comes to the piazza, and swoops repeatedly at the window screens, where he catches the moths and othei insects attracted by the ligh of the ON ALMOST SILENT WINGS. lamps. Tha other night he found window screen raised, and came into the house. He went silently from room to room and through the halls, possibly looking for a hole to escape by. When he flew Into my bedroom. 1 closed the door, put on a pair of gloves and tried to catch him. But ha was wonderfully agile on tbe wing, turning and dodging with exquisite precision Sometimes he would circle tbe room close to the celling, and then dart downwards, passing between the bed and the floor without touching either Presently he flew Into a closet and 1 entered quickly and shut the door. Then I opened the door about half an inch that he might see the light and when he tried to reach It I caught him In my gloved hand and carried him ta the lamp. He was greatly frightened, and, while he struggled to free him self, he contlrjually ottered his feebla rattling cry. at the same time opening his homely little mouth and biting vicl ously at my gloves with his needle-IIk teeth. I found a large Insect parasiu feeding on the back of his ear, and, after removing this, I carried him oul and let him go. It would be difficult to tell how many mice there are In that old ham, but there are at least three kinds. Now and then t see aa ordinary gray boos mouse, but more oftea a beautiful den Bouse, with his yellowish-browa coat and wblte under parts. ERNEST HAROLD BATXES. A Break-Down. A little German girt, whose mother had obtained a divorce from her hus band, was telling one of her playmates aVwt the matter la fcer own peculiar y- "Why. ros know." she said. earaIy. ;apa as' mamma haf ferexea 4wa V BEDTIME IN HUNTING CAMP Picture of Comfort in the Woods Por trayed by One Who Has Enjoyed It Everything made ship-shape for the night, In the fast-gathering twilight for .night falls quickly in this hilly and forest-covered rerion you throw an extra log or two on your cook-fire, spread your rubber ponchos against the damp ness, light your big brier pipes, and. sprawl out before the cheerful blaze for a bedtime smoke, writes Borden H. Mills, in Four-Track News. ,' Soon your fire dies down to a fitful glow, the Impenetrable shadows of the mighty woods creep in upon you, and you, suddenly determine that you are sleepy. Look at your watch. You will find that It is hardly nine o'clock. A ridiculous "bedtime" for one who is accustomed to retiring around' mid night, you think, but if you do not want to fall asleep by the embers of your smoldering fire, and wake in the early dawn with stiff Joints and a stiffer cold from the morning mists, you would bet ter turn in. Roll up in your blanket on the fragrant mattress of boughs, find the two softest spots for your shoulders and your hips, and you'll sleep like a too until morning. Missed His Calling. "My husband would have made a great acrobat," observed Mrs. Tight list . ' . ; "Why so?" said her friend. 1 "Because he goes up in the air every lime a bill comes in." Detroit Free Press. ' ' The Beason. s r Youngster Say, papa, why Is a lady's head on a silver dollar? -- - , Father Well, lad, because" money talks. N. Y. Times. Lemon Snaps An appetizing nibble with the flavor of the refreshing lemon. A revelation in modern baking. The Evening Democrat is Read Daily by from; 25,000 to 35,000 people in this vicinity. . The Democrat adopts no flr by night schemes to Increase Its cItcq laiion. . El . c , Passport to the Pole. . i Certainly the oddest passport ever issued was one signed by the governor of the Russian province of Povolsk, on the shores of the Arctic ocean, who granted safe conduct to the north pole. ; He was approached by two mem bers of an expedition fitting out for a polar exploration who gave as their destination the north pole. The gov ernor was nonplussed at this unique request, but his visitors insisted on being supplied with the desired papers and their request was granted after the governor had thoughtfully written in a clause stipulating that the respon sibility of the Russian government ceased when they . passed from Rus sian territory. The explorers assent ed to this qualification and since their travels carried them but a short dis tance toward the pole, they are still possessed of their unique documents. PortheBal Constipation and many other infantile disorders are the re sults of improper feeding. Give your baby Mellin's Food and see how quickly infantile troubles disappear. Send for our book "The Care 4 Feeding of Infants " and we will send it with a sample of Mellin's Food free of charge. , Hellla'i Food It the ONLY Infants' food, which received the Grand Prize, the hUhest award ef the Louisiana Pur chase Exposition, St. Louis, 1904, High er thaa a Sold medal. MELLIN'S POOD CO., BOSTON, MASS. Marks There is a story of an old lady who made up a batch of mince and apple pies. Wishing to be able to distinguish one kind from the other she marked the mince pies T M for"tis mince "and the apple pies T m for "taint mince." The baker's marks on the ordinary run of bakery products are of little more value for pur poses of identification than the marks on the old lady's pies. VutHZRZ it a trad mark that really identi- fies that enables you to distinguish the world's best baking the Biscuit, Crackers and Wafers madeby the NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY This trade mark appearing In red and white on each end of a package guarantees the contents to be of hfghert jualitVpttWi clean and fresh. To learn something of whatdthia trade mark means trya package of either of the products mentioned below. Butter Thin Biscuit Unique little biscuit in much favor with those who want "something different." NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY - IT'S THE Home Circulation That Makes Advertising in the Evening Democrat PAY It Reaches the Buyers R. r: Time Table. -V. NADGATUCK DIVISION. Trains leave Bank street FOR BRIDGEPORT AND NEW, YORK 6:85, 7:66, 10:52 a, m.2 1:13. 2:40, 4:35, 0:15 p. m. SUNDAYS 7:05, 8:50 (to Bridge port) a. m.; 1:15, 6:10 p. m. FOR ANSONIA AND NEW HAVEN 1:00 (except Monday), 0:86, 7:55. 10:52 a.-m.; 1:15, 2:49, 4:35, COS. 7:60 p. m. SUNDAYS 1:00, 7:05, 8:80 a. m.t 1:15, 5:10, 750 p ,m. FOR WATBRTOWN 6:45 832, 11:08 a. m.j 1:23, 3:57, 5:10, 6:12, 7:0V n;uv, ii m p. ui. SUNDAYS 9:63 a. m.j 8:17 p. m. FOR THOMASTON, TORRINGTOM and WINSTBD 8:27, 10:58 a, m.z 1:19, 853, 6:58, 854 p. m. SUNDAYS 9:68 a. m.; 8:17 p. m. - HIGHLAND DIVISION. '-, Trains leave Meadow street J FOR HARTFORD, WILLIMANTIOL PROVIDENCE, PUTNAM AND BOSTON 6:45, 8:32 a. m.; 12:20, 3:15, 7:34 (to Hartford) p. m. 7 FOR DANBURY 8:30 ,a. m,; iiOSL 7:00 p. m. FOR POUGHKEEPSIE 830 a. m.J 2 :05 p. m. , . SUNDAY for BRISTOL (connect ,ng with third rail trains) 830, " 10:05 a. nu; 2:00, 5:05, 7:00 p. m. DUBLIN STREET STATION. ., FOR NEW HAVEN 7:00, 10.D0 a.m.j 1:40, 4.-01 p. m. , SUNDAYS 750, 11O0 a. m..; 330 p.' m. 1 FOR MERIDEN AND MIDDLE-" . TOWN 9:21 a. tk; 6:15 p. m. O.M.SHEPARD, Q. T. HEMPSTEAD, , Gen. Supt ' ' Gen. Pass. Agt , The Erentnjr Democrat Is the Peo ple's Paper. The price is 2o a copy, 42c a month, $5 a year, by mall or carrier. . .', - Graham Crackers Possessing the rich, nutty flavor of graham flour unlike any graham crackers you ever tasted. 92 Written Answers. Received in Reply taj One 25c Adv in the Evening Democrat . I No Lottery er Chance Schemes to attract Transient Readers for a Few Days. . . I