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Of printer's ink is seen. It moves the world as easily .s does some mighty thing. And men proclaim in despots' ears That printer's ink is king! The man of gold, of wealth untold, Printer's ink may scorn. Or knit his brow, nor deign to bow To one so lowly born ; But printer's ink has bnilt its throuo Where minds their tributes bring, And God's most gifted intellects Shout printer's ink is king! ang of the world of thought refined, No abject slave it claims; Where superstition's victims pine, It- bursts their servile chains, ii every clime, iu coming year?, "Will men prond anthems sinpf. And round the world the echoes dost That printer's ink is kingl BIG OLAF. In the autumn of 1872 I accepted the position of bookkeeper offered me by a Chicago firm, that was extensively en gaged in the lumber business in the central part of the lower peninsular of Michigan. The firm employed nearly a hundred men. My duties consisted in keeping account of their time, making out the monthly pay-rolls, and Mich other miscellaneous office work as the business required. The tract of land owned by the com pany was situated on both sides of Rapid Etui, a tributary of the Tittibawassee River, which, in" turn, is a tributary of the Saginaw, a large stream navigable by the largest vessels that ply upon the j Great Lakes. As is indicated by its name, Rapid Bun was a small but swift stream. Dur ing the summer months it dwindled to a mere rivulet, but when swollen by the spring rains and melting snows, it be came a raging torrent, which was made to serve the company by floating logs to the confluence of the Tittibawassee and Saginaw Rivers, where its extensive mills were situated. Most of the men employed at the camp were foreigners; many of them were Norweigan emigrants but just arrived in this country. Among the whole j number there were only about twenty native Americans. Corporations find it difficult to pro cure a supply of American workmen. Indeed, many of them give the prefer ence to foreigners, who have, at least, this in their favor, that they are much less particular about their fare than are native Americans. At all events, a large proprortion of the thousands of men em ployed in the great lumber districts of the West are aliens, whom the agents of the companies hire fresh from the emi grant trains constantly arriving at De troit and Chicago. Shortly after I assumed my new posi tion there arrived at the cam) from De ! troit a company of twenty-eight men, I most of them iieii iy ariivftl emigrants J from Norwav. Among thein was a man whose e'.aracter stands out in my expe rience with men as the strangest combi nation of sublime courage and heroism, I with a disposion that at times was re.-k- less and vindictive, that it was ever my ; fortune to encounter. His name was Olaf Bjornsen, but' he j was known among his companions as i simply Big Olaf, a designation fully j warranted by his stature. Physically he was a most perfect specimen of man hood. He stood six feet and four inches in his stockings, and weighed not far from two hundred and fifty pounds, but there w as not a superfluous ounce of flesh on him. Beyond his possession of the propor tions'and strength of a giant, there was nothing about him to excite admiration. His face seemed to be the rallying point for all the base passions that ever strug gled for the mastery of the human coun tenance. His features were of the cast peculiar to the Scandinavian people, but from beneath his beetling brows his fierce blue eyes gleamed with a forbidding light that caused him to be shunned even by his own countrymen. At the time of which I write he had been in this country about two years, and before coming to us had been em ployed as a 'longshoreman on the wharves of Detroit. The foreman, or boss, as he was called by the men, was a Mr. White, a kindly, Christian gentleman, who had formerly been employed in the company's office at Chicago. His precarious health had induced him to seek out-door life, in the hope that the pure air and resinous odor of the pines would prove beneficial to him. He was accompanied by his wife, a beautiful and accomplished woman, whose devotion to her husband led her to bear with cheerfulness the hardship incident to life in a lumber camp, and also by their little son Wilton, aged six years, who, with the addition of one ser vant, made up the household. It was not long before the evil dispo sition of the big Norwegian began to assert itself, and to make trouble among the men. He was not a bully in the common acceptation of the term, but his nngovernuble temper and perf.xit recklessness of consequences when under its influence, made him feared by those i who were compelled to work with Jinn. Complaints were constantly being made against , him, and some of the hands even threatened to leave the camp un less Big Olaf was discharged. Mr. White hesitated to discharge him, nnless actually obliged to do so, for, in fact, Big Olaf was a valuable hand. His great strength many times enabled, trim to do the work of two ordinary men, and he was always faithful in the discharge of any duty assigned him. Although he was sullen and reticent and avoided associating with his fellow workmen, it was noticed that he mani fested a peculiar liking for the little son of the boss. The only occasions on which I saw his features relax from the sullen scowl habitual to them was when he was in the boy's company. The little fellow was naturally timid and reserved, but he seemed from the first to enjoy and to return the affection of the big Norwegian for him. The long winter evenings, which were whiled away by most of the hands at various games or in loisterons reeital of stories of adventure, were at first spent by Big Olaf in sulky silence by the warm glow of the open fire; but after a time lie began to amuse himself by carving with his pocket knife really artistic and skillfully executed articles, which, when they were finished he gave to the boy, who was delighted with them. The force of workmen was divided into squails of about thirty men, each of which was directed by a foreman. The foreman of the squad with which Big Olaf worked was a Welchman named Ferron, a dark, wiry man of medium height, and perfectly fearless. He was almost the only man in the camp who did not seem to fear the Norwegian, whom he frequently had occasion to re prove for his haish treatment of the team with w hich he worked. One dark afternoon toward the close of February, Big Olaf was employed in skidding fogs with a span . of horses which were especial favorites of Fer ron 's, who himself cared for them, aud VOL. XVII. NO. who could not bear to see them misused. In attempting to start an enormous log from a hollow in which it lay, after several ineffectual attempts, the spirited team became excited, and refused to draw. Yielding to his ungovernable temper, the Norwegian at length caught the nearest horse by the bit and began to kick him with his heavy boot in a most brutal manner. Ferron, who was not working far away, called to him to stop, bu he paid no attention whatever to the command. The Welshman then caught a heavy ox goad from the hands of one of the men and bounding to the spot, dealt Big Olaf a terriffio blow across the should ers. With a yell of pain the enraged giant left the horses and turned upon Ferron, who followed up his first blow with others, backing away as the Norwe gian advanced. The encounter caused the most in tense excitement anions: the men who came hurrying to the spot The affair j might have ended differently had not the Welshman caught his foot in a pro truding root, and fallen backward to the ground. Before he could recover him self the enraged Norwegian seized him, and lifting him as though he had been a child, hurled him with tremendous force agaiust the trunk of an adjacent tree. The unfortunate man dropped limp and lifeless to the ground and never spoke again; he was borne to the camp and died at eight o'clock the same even ing. So great- was the excitement caused by this unfortunate affair that no one thought of securing the perpetrator of the deed until some time af ier its occur rence, and then it was too late. He had disappeared, and although the most strenuous efforis were put forth to ascertain his whereabouts, and a re ward was offered for his arrest, no trace could be found of Big Olaf. Where or how he spent the interval between that February day and that on which he reappeared to perform a heroic deed no one never knew. The period of greatest interest and ac tivity in a lumber camp is the floating of its logs down small streams to the rivers during the spring freshet, and much skill and daring are required to keep the logs moving and prevent jams. Especially was this the case with Rapid Run, which, for much of its course, ran between precipitous and rocky banks. The most troublesome point was about one mile below the camp. Here the banks rose perpendicular twenty-five feet, and converged so that the passage was hardly twenty feet in width at the narrowest part. For about one-fourth of a mile above this point the bed of the stream descended rapidly. During the first week of March a long ; period of cold weather was succeeded by I a thaw, which soon released the stream j from its bonds of ice. Swollen by the melting snows, it attained the dignity ! of a river, bearing on its bosom fallen limbs and forest debris which had accu mulated in its course since the previous spring. On the third day of the thaw the water was so high that Mr. White determined to begin the running of the logs on the following clay. Accordingly most of tlio Jmild.s vera sot to rolling the 1KH into the stream, while the rest, armed with long pikes, were stationed at various points below to kop the current clear. All went well until the second day. win1 a large tree with upturned roots came down the current, and lodged in the narrowest part of the chasm. A formidable jam ensue I; the foremost logs, driven on by those behind, were piled up between the narrow banks of the gorge for a long distance back from the point where the jam occurred. Above the gully, where the stream widened, the logs, in a single layer, ex tended from bank to bank to a poim a point I unnnt liuffirw-o n lwn-o t.b civnirv I To cut away the tree and start a jam of such proportions was a job attended with no little trouble and danger, and not much progress had been made when night came. During the night the weather became intensely cold, and continued so several days, during which the logs above the jam froze firmly together. Across the run and nearly opposite the camp was a low, swampy tract of land about a hundred acres in extent, which was overflowed several feet deep with water dammed back by the jam. The morning following the freeze, this overflow presented a smooth, glistening expanse of ice, and on several succeed ing evenings it was the scene of much merriment among the hands, who could cross in per.'ect safety upon a bridge of logs solidly frozen in. Little Wilton, the foreman's son, was sometimes al lowed by his parents to join them, The cold weather was followed by a thaw and it was soon evident that the spring break-up had arrived in earnest. The water rose and in some places a strong current appeared, bearing along now and then a log that had become detached from the main mass. On the third morning all hands were summoned below to assist in starting the jam. Wilton accompanied them about half way and then turned back to go with his mother, who had expressed a desire to see the jam start. No one suspected that the boy might venture upon the run. But the glistening ice on the over flowed swamp was too great a tempta tion to lie resisted. Ho would have one more slide. He climbed down the steep bank at a place where the ice looked firm, leaped lightly from lug to log and was soon a ;ross the run enjoying him self on the smooth ice beyond. For a long time the boy played on the ice all alone, but as the time passed, the encroaching current, re-enforced by tiny rivulets from every declivity, widened and lengthened. Still no thought of ,danger came to him. At last he was aroused by an ominous cracking of the ice and a thin film of water creeping over the surface toward his feet. A dull, grinding sound com ing from the direction of the run ill creased his alarm. With all speed he could command he hastened to re-cross the stream, but to his terror found that where a little time before he had crossed iu safety an angry torrent now swept, benring along de tached masses of logs and ice. Mrs. White had started to walk to the scene of the jam. She was proceeding leisurely along the bank of the swelling stream, enjoying the warm sunshine, when above the rising tumult of the waters and the grinding of the tossing logs and ice there fell upon her ear a well-known voice calling "Mamma! mamma !" With a start she tinned and looked in the direction of the sound, over the gurgling ice-plain beyond the run. Again, rising almost from her feet, came that terrified call, "Mamma! O mamma! Save me ! save me!" From the high bank on which she stood she had looked over the object of her search. Now she looked downw ard, and was horrified to see her child stand ing e.lose to the treacherous edge of the crumbling ice. His hands were out stretched to her and a look of terror was on his face. "Go back ! go back !" she cried, as a realization of his peril swept over her. "Go back on the smooth ice and mamma will go for help." Accustomed to obey, the little fellow turned to retrace his steps. He had got half the distance to the shore when with a loud crack a huge section of the ice upon which he stood broke away from NEW 0. the shore ice and immediately a black bine of water showed beyond it. The gap rapidly widened, effectually pre venting the 1k)v s escape. At this moment the aeronized mother lecame conscious of a deep and sullen booming, borne to her ears from down the 'run, and mingled wi h it she could near faintly the shouts of excited men. Too well she knew what had happened, the jam was broken. If her child was saved it must be done quickly. Already the mass upon which he was floating was yielding to the grip of the an sty current. She cave one glance at the terrified little figure stand ing there so helplessly, and with a pray er to heaven for help, sped away down the stream like the wind. The distance she had to go was nearly a mile, and the way was intercepted by rocks anil lallen trees. But m a very short time she sank torn and bleeding in the arms of her startled husband, with only strength to gasp, "Wilton 1 Wilton!" Then she swooned. Mr. White at once despatched several of the men up stream toward the camp to rescue the boy from any peril he might be in. As soon as he could restore his wife to consciousness they both followed on, the almost distracted mother refusing to remain behind. They quickly met the men retracing their steps along the bank, keeping pace with the cake of ice, upon which was the boy, half dead with terror. To rescue him seemed impossible. The rocky banks descended perpen dicnlarly to the water's edge, aud the raging flood was filled with a plunging mass of logs and lagged cakes of ice, At the point where the stream entered the narrow gorge before mentioned, it turned sharply to the right. Here a ragged edge of rocks abutted into it. against which the mad waters hurled themselves with prodigious force, and, recoiling, seemed to gather a new mi etus as they swept away into the nar row defile. Toward this dangerous point the boy was now being rapidly borne, and it was evident that his frail raft of logs, held together by the brittle ice, would be dashed in pieces upon it, while the anxious group on shore would be help less to prevent it. The almost distracted father pleaded with the men to save his son, and offered a reward to the one who should bring him safe to laud. But although there was not one of them who would not have risked his life to safe the boy had there been a possibility of success, they be lieved that to attempt it now was cer tain to be the death of the rescuer, with out hope for the boy, and they all shook their heads. At this terrible moment, when the pareuts where in dispair and they had given up the:r boy as doomed to an awful death, a strange thing happened. So intent had all been in watching the progress of the cake of ice on wliich little Wilton stood, that they had not noticed the stilwart form of a man speeding along the bank towards them from the direction of the camp. He came on with giant strides, and not till he had swept through the startled group, and snatched a pike from one of the men as lie ran, was he observed and recognized. Then thoi-e flew from mooth to mouth the cry tf Hig Olnf .' i is Hig !. ;" It was,- indeed, the giant Norwepiuu. He had thrown off his superfluous cloth ing as lie ran, aud with his shaggy hair streaming m the wind he speuon, uuiii, when he had gained a sumcient uisiancu in advance, he suddenly turned -and disappeared over the brow of the rocky cliff. A moment later he was seen strug gling in the raging flood below, bruised and buffetted by the driving mass that seemed intent on forcing him under. Now lie disappeared entirely from view and the watchers held their breath with snsnense. Like some huge amphibious animal he rose again and struggled on. At last he laid hold of the frail raft that ; bore the little cowering fomi of his favorite. Then went up from the group on shore a subdued but heartfelt cheer, subdued because it seemed certain that the brave fellow had only accomplished so much to meet death with him whom he w as trying to save. As Olaf's huge form rose dripping be side the little one upon the whirling raft, it was noticed that he luid lost the pike, and that his left arm hung limp and useless by his side; doubtless it had been crushed by the plunging mass through which he" had fought his way. He was seen to address a few words to the boy and then to shout something to the men on shore and wave his hand toward the jutting ledge of rock toward which they were now being borne with frightful velocity. So great was the tumult, and so deafening the roar from the gorge, that his words could not be heard, but his gestures were understood. One of the fleetest runners hastened to the spot, crept far out over the raging flood and there secured as firm a posi tion as possible. He had but a moment to wait. As the crisis approached, the Norwe gian was seen to brace himself firmly on two logs yet solidly held together by the ice. He then took a secure hold of the boy's clothes in the middle of the back, and lifting him as if he had been a feather, began to swing him to and fro. The boy held himself, face down, as rigid as possible. Just as the raft seemed to leap from the mad waters to hurl itself upon the rock, implied by the sinewy arm of his preserver, the little fellow rose straight into the air. Up, up he rose, and de scended in a curve safe into the arms outstretched to receive him. Then there went up from the admir ing group on shore a shout that woke the echoes of the primeval woods. It was a tribute to a magnificent exhibi tion of strength? coolness and good judgment. But in that moment of joy over the rescued, the rescuer disappeared forever from the sight of mortal eyes. When a minute later the hardy woodman placed the loy in the arms ol his overjoyed pa rents, as far as the eye could reach down the raging flood could only le seen a mass of plunging and whirling logs, tearing like mad things through the naiTow gorge. Upon the subsidence of the waters Mr. White caused a most thorough search to le made for the remains of his child's preserver. It was unavailing. No trace of him was ever found. But Mr. White caused to le raised upon the lodgo of rock where the brave Norwegian went down to his death, a fitting memorial in commemoration of his heroic deed. There, where the sigh ing pines mingle their solemn cadences forever with the murmuring of the stream, upon a modest seaft of marble may be read this simple inscription: "Snered to the Memory of Olaf Jijornsen, Who, in the performance of a noble deed, yielded up his life upon this spot, March 9. 1873. Whatever mnv hove been the errors of hig life. in death he was a hero." Youti's Companion. UNFORTUNATE ABSENCE OF MIND. Miss Uppercrust (who has been wait ing outside in the coupe) What keepi you fo long, mamma r Couldn't yon match the braid i Mrs. Uppercrust Oh, yes! But I in advertently put my purse into my pock et, and it took me nearly an hour to find it again. Burlinqton Free I'tchs. MOERISVILLE AND HYDE PARK, VERMONT, THURSDAY, MAY THE JOKERS' BUDGET. JESTS AND TARNS BY FUNNY MEN OF THE PRESS. A Lucky Day for Marriages Caught from the Elephants Waste of Ammunition. his FORTE. Tlnre lived once an old medium who said: "My forte is to raise up the dead, And for fame or for frain I can always raise Cain. When the town I attempt to paint red." Philadelphia Herald. A LUCKY DAY FOR MABRIAGES Miss Ann Teak Which day do you consider the luckiest to be married on, Mr. Ulebach? Mr. Olcbach The 31st of June ought to lie about the luckiest, I should think. Miss Teak Why, there isn t any such day. Mr. Olebach Just so. Terra Ilaute Ejrprens. CAUGHT FROM THE ELEPHANTS. Mrs. Lugsby Old Mr. Grumsby, the doctor says, is suffering from elephan tiasis. Mrs. Bagsby Caught it at the show, suppose. Hereafter no boy of mine shall go to see the elephant without hav ing been vaccinated. You can't tell ex actly what the elephants fetch over here in their trunks. JJrake's Magazine. WASTE OF AMMUNITION. Mrs. Quizzlv Why. General, you don't seem to like to see the ladies kiss each other. General Oldbeau The result of a military education, madam. I never like to see good ammunition wasted. HE HAD RECEIVED IT. Customer (returning) Didn't I give you a 85 gold piece just now by mistake lor a nve-cent piece? Alerehanti positively) No, sir. Customer (turning to go) It isn't of any particular consequence. I had a counterfeit g5 gold piee that I carried simply as a curiosity. I must have lost it some Merchant (hastily) Wait a moment. I'll look again. Chicago Tribune. IMPUDENT CHARLIE. Aunt Cto visitor) Little Charlie, mv nephew, is alwavs up to something. Now, Charlie, behave yourself; remem ber I have an eye on you. Charlie Which one? If it is the glass eye, I don't care. Epoch. RICHMAN PENNILESS. Returned Traveler Mr. Richman could draw his check for a million when left. How much money has he bv this time ? Citizen He hasn't any. "Eh? Wha Did he fail?" "No; he died." WIT OF THE WIGWAM. "What makes that Indian wear such a li head dross?" "1 m 't ;'u know? "I ciLintof surmise." 1 "Why, to keep his wig warm of course." AN ANSWER TO A CORRESPONDENT. Robert inquires if you should look directly at a young lady while kissing her. Certainly, Robert. This habit of ksing a maiden while you're looking for the family bulldog or her father's boot is by no means in good form. 1 etroit Free Press. AN HONORABLE ENEMY, Jack Dorr (recapitulating) Yes, sir, Tom Ginn is his own worst enemj. Sandy Hooks That may be; but I notice he never fails to extend the cour tesies of war to himself. IT HAD NO TERRORS FOR HIM. "So this is my claim, is it ?" mused the new-comer, "My good man, I don't wish to put you to any trouble, but you're on my patch of ground." "Iam, hey?" paid the fierce-looking Oklahoma squatter. "My friend, d'ye see that inclosure staked off thar the other side of the cabin ? Well, that's my private buryin ground, an' it's full o' fellers that thought they hed a claim on this ranch." "I see it," replied the visitor, care lessly, "and it doesn't scare me any. I umpired ten baseball games in Detroit last year," he added, with a capacious yawn. "For heaven's sake, mister!" exclaim ed the squatter, his faceXturning fright fully pale and his knees knocking together, "give me five minutes to pack up my traps and light out." Chicago 2'ribvne. A FIERCER BEAST. Poor Old Coldeck Can you let me have a little money, sir, to keep the wolf from the door ? Wise Old Uprite If appearances don't belie you, my man, it is not the wolf but the tiger you need to shun. Puck. GIVING HIMSELF AWAY. Caller (watching Col. Blood as he ap proaches) What a soldierly bearing your husband has, Mrs. Blood ! He carries himself so very straight and erect. Mrs. Blood (without looking around) I expect so. He has been dining with some friends. Life. A LESSON IN GEOMETRY. Teacher Wliat is a tangent? You may answer, James. James A gent what runs a tanyard. HER CONSOLATION. Bankrupt's Wife Well, at any rate, the Thompson failure was worse than ours. Sympathizing Friend Why, I thought it was just the other way. Bankrupt's Wife No, indeed. Ed ward only failed for ten cents on the dol lar, while Mr. Thompson failed for fifty 1 SYMPATHIZED WITH NATURE. Granger Doc, tlinr mus' be suthin' left whar you pulled that tooth fer me last week. It's ached me ever since. Dentist (examining the month) Nothing here, sir, but a vacuum. "How big ? "Why, about the size of a tooth, of course !" "Whal", yank her out, I knowed suthin' was wrong. I've heerd that na cher obhors a vackeyum an' dinged 'f I blame 'er 'f she ever got one stuck inter her jaw. Time. A BIO FOOTED TITAN. 'Twns a wonder he ever stopped growing At his height of nix feet seven, But if less of his legs had been bent off for feet His head might have reached np to heaven. WHY THIS 13 A JOKE. "Ethel, will you be my wife ?" "Yes, Harold, I will." Note. The joke in the above is the fact that no allusion is made to the young man's income, or to the young woman's money ; that she doesn't want to be his sister; that her little brother is not hidden lwhind the sofa, aud that the heavy footsteps of the "old man" are not heard in the hall. The idea is strietly original. Epoch. AND HALVES AND QUARTERS. An old bachelor, who was quite s wit, lived alone in a very uncomfortable looking place, and his apartments were always m great disorder. "Why don't you get married, ?" said a friend one day. "Then you would have some one to fix up things here and make it look home like. "The fact is I've never thought of it, said he, "but it does look reasonable that a better half would make better quarters." Canner'nand Grocer's Gazette THE HORRORS OF" IT, The Happy Bride Why Mama, what are you crying for. Everything is so lovely, and every body s Deen so good to me. Come and look, at my presents, dear ! The Wise Mama It's the presents I'm thinking of ! Every failly with a regiment of unmarried girla Jias sent you the most horribly epnye tilings and now they'll allbe g5tg married, and you and Charles will have to scrape aud starve to give each of thein some thing handsomer still ! Presents ! O, Angelina ! why didn't you elope ? Puc k. ONE ENOUGH IN THE FAMILY. . "Is it true, De Jones, that your affair with Miss De Rimer is off?" 'asked Mr. De Smith, on meeting his friend yester day. "It is quite true," was the reply. "And may I inquire the cause that led to the rupture?" "I discovered that she writes poetry." "I should think that would lead you to think all the more of her." "There you're mistaken. I write it myself, and one poet in a family is enough, my friend. Were we to marry we should be continually in hot water, for I would despite her productions, and she mine." Boston Courier. AS A PASTIME. Some time ago, when a gentleman of Bucksport was married, he took his bride on a visit to her people at Ells worth. In the afternoon he had petted a little nephew and showed him his false teeth, with which the little fellow was much amused. In the evening when the company was a.'sembled the conver sation lagged, and some one said, "What shall we do next?" The little boy sjxike up and said, "Show 'em your false teeth, Uncle All" Lewiston (Me.) Journal. THE RUSSIAN POLICE. How They Extort Money From the Poor Peasants. Some of the methods resorted to by the rural police for the purpose of ex torting money from the peasants are ex tremely ingenius and original. , Some time before we passed through the town of Tinmen in Western Siberia, the zasedatel for that district received in formation that the body of a dead man had been found in the woods on the out skirts of a peasant village about ninety versts away, and that the man had ap parently been mlirdered. It is the duty of the zasedatel, under such circum stances, to ro at once to the place where tlio ImkI.v Iium lwn found, invoKtigrate the case, and ri----o u- rie t the vil lage dead house, to aw iit -Mr ;-l ui the district surgeon, whose duty it is to make a post-mortem examination. The zasedatel started at once for the village. The district surgeon happened at the time to be absent from home On duty, but an order was left for him to follow the zasedatel as soon as he should re turn. The police officer, upon reaching his destination, inspected the dead body and the place where it lay, and then, pending the arrival of the district surgeon, ordered it removed to' the vil lage. He was aware when he left Tiumen that there was in this village no dead house, and he had already conceived the idea of using the corpse as a means of extorting money from the inhabitants. He therefore ordered it to be taken to the house of one of the most prosperous peasant fanners in the place, whoso daughter, he had heard, was about to be married. The ghastly burden was borne on an extemporised litter of pine boughs to the well-to-do peasant's door, and de posited on the ground in full sight of the windows, while the police officer went in and announced to the' horror stricken peasant proprietor that, as there was no dead-house in the village, he should have to put the body in the peasant's house until the district sur geon should come to make the post mortem examination. . "Akh ! Bozhemoi!" "good heavens!" exclaimed the peasant, "I can't keep the body of a murdered man for two or three days in my house; my daughter is goin g to be manned day after to-morrow! " The zasedatel, in his gravest official tone, f aid that he was very sorry, but that he must do his duty. This was a very serious case; the man had been murdered, no one knew who he was, and the body must be kept in a place of safety until it could be identified and a post-mortem examination made. It might prove to be a serious matter for the whole commune, and the peasant would have reason to be thankful il nothing worse happened to him than the bringing of the body to his house. The poor peasant was in despair. He knew that the police officer had power to bring that bloody corpse into his house that, in fact, there was a sort of legal warrant for it; and he also knew that if he offered forcible resistance to the police he might have to pay for it with months of imprisonment, if not with hard laljor at the mines. He there fore implored the zasedatel to have the murdered man taken somewhere else, and intimated that he would rather pay fifty rubles than have his daughter's wedding postponed, and all his children frightened into raving maniacs by the presence of that disngurea corpse in the house at night. This suggestion of pay ment was all that the police officer wanted. He changed his tone a little, admitted that it was a particularly hard case when a man had a daughter about to l.o married, and intimated that if the peasant showed a disposition properly to appreciate the favor, he (the police officer) uould take the b wly somewhere else. They Boon came to an under standing as to tenns I think they com promised on thirty rubles and the za s 'datel took the brxly to the house of another well-to-do peasant. Here he went through the same comedy, extorted fifteen or twenty rubies more, and then, encouraged by his success, earned that dead body to' all the houses in the vil lage where he thought he could get money enough to mako it worth while, and finally, late at night, caused the corpse to o put in au old empty fish storehouse, where he might just as well have put it in the first place. Century Magazine. A leading New York bicyclist tells a newspaper man that bicycling is on the decline in Gotham. "You see no bi cycle riding except iu Central Park," said he," and there it is decreasing. The trouble is the granite pavements about the city. It is fatal to the rubber tires," and wears them out so fast that the expense of repairs is ' something enor mous. I was in Washington recently, where tney have smooth and even as phalt pavements, and I noticed that bi cycling and tricycling were quite the f'age. The ladies were out on tricycles in great numbers. A lady on a tricycle in Central Park is a novelty of the most pronounced type. CITI A SNAKE-KILLING SOW. its sex Cheeks Turned to Receive a Rattler's Venomous Fangs. Moodna is a low-lying, unattractive settlement, rather thickly inhabited, on the Middletown branch of the West hhore Railroad, a little above Cornwall, N. Y., and not more than a quarter of a mile below the secluded glen called Paradise. The river that waters Para dise flows darkly through Moodna, but io is a unipiu, sparkling stream at the upper point, and little better than a cesspool at the lower one. There is no trail of the serpent in Paradise, but Moodna is rich in snakes. ml -w-oiilil have a still greater wealth of them were it not for the untiring efforts of Mr. Snm Tarson's sow. Slie kills the rep tiles, and, though her appetite at the swill tub is unimpaired, she eats snakes with great gusto, and leaves nothing but the bones behind. For rensons known only to herself, she picks off the flesh of her prey, and eschews the osseous por tions. Moodna is proud of Tarson's sow, and the surrounding hamlets would like to Ikutow her when snakes multiply too rapidly; but she has all the work she can attend to at home. Of course, most of the snakee that in fest Moodna are comparatively harmless, and the sturdy sow fearlessly oasts her 400 pounds ofadiposc matter upon them, and, regardless of their bites, stamps and gnaws their lives out. The adjacent mountain of Storm King, however, has many recesses that are the homes of ra'tlesnakes. With the first breath of spring they emerged, hungry, venomous and very wicked, and Tarson, aided by Zach Archer, the professional snake- catcher, secured a large one and deter mined to test the power of his pet as it had never before been tried. He led the sow into the barn, where a soap box containing the snake had been placed upon the floor. Then he climbed upon a rafter, so as to be out of harm's way, and, by pulling a string, raised a door w hich he had made in the box. Instantly the snake glided out, and at once sa .v the sow. It threw itself into a coil, its eyes glittered, it hissed vicious ly, and it was ready and eager for bat tle. The sow a!so saw the snake, as her subsequent actions indicated; but it is doubtful if the reptile "saw that she saw it, for no pig undergoing the pro cess of fattening in the hog pen ever seemed more guileless than did she as she trotted around the barn, apparently iu search of a bad potato or a rotten ap ple. She was narrowing the circle, how ever, and each revolution brought her nearer to her hereditary enemy. At last she stopped moving, and look ed straight at the snake. Quick as a lightning flash the reptile struck at her, but the sow knew her business. With equal celerity she turned her head half around, and the poisonous fangs sank into her left cheek. For a moment the I snake writhed around the sow's snout, and she tried to seize it, but it dropped to the ground unharmed, aud. with amazing rapidity, resumed its coil. The or seemed to be chagrined. She ad vanced a step, and as the snake struck fiercely at her for the second time she obeyed the Scriptural mandate, and. having been smitten on one cheek, she turned the other to her assailant. She changed her tactics on .this occasion, n:id did avl utkuiiqilr fcM ifiu; vuc Miui-.c while it retained its hold; but the in stant it dropped she pounced upon it, and grasping it by the neck she pirned its ugly liead to the ground and played a tattoo upon its body with her feet. She was not materially injured by the bites she had received, for the venom wasted itself in the thick layers of fat that underlined her cheeks, and itcouli not reach any vital part of her anatomy. The snake was soon dead, and Mr. Tar son clambered d wn from .the rafter, hoping to secure the body as a trophy of his pet's victory; but the sow was in no mood to brook interference. She felt that to the victor belonged the spoils, and her blood being up, and a little of it running from each check, she drove her owner from the barn. When he re turned fiftee:i minute i later she was in a more amicable frame of mind, and she had made a ske'eton of the snake ns skillfully as if the job had been done by a taxidermist. New Tor k Sun. Stanley's Discoveries. Whatever may be the outcome of Mr. Stanley's effort to bring away the Wa delai garrison, the cause of geographical science will, at all events be greatly benefited. In his interesting letter to the lloyal Geographical Society, he gives a mass of important information about the unknown regions through which he lately pnssed. The country is, it appears, most prolific of vegetable life; w herever the Arabs had not created a wilderness, plenty and prosperity were found on every hauil. Even the dens and widely extended forests bear witness to the same fact; where these multitu dinous trees grow, other and more profitable crops might be cultivated. As for the hostility of the natives, it has to be remembered that these unfortunate people have been accustomed to find ruthless ene nies in every armed conn try moving through their territory. It is not given to them to differentiate be tween one party and another; for all they could tell to the contrary, Mr. Stanley might have lecn another and worst sort of man-hunter. That they are canibals does not militate against their character. The Maoris and the Fijians were similarly addicted at one time, but with civilization came a dis taste for "long pig." Perhaps the most important of Mr. Stanley's discoveries is that the Albert Nyanza is rapidly dry ing up. Even since Eniin Pasha first weht to Wadelai a great change has taken place; what were islands seven or eight years ago have become headlands on which villages now stand. It is con jectured that this is due to the wearing away of the reefs across the Nile near Wadelai. But why should the erosion have taken place all of a sudden, as seems to have been the cas-) ? Were the lake to continue to fall at the same rate a great change would come over all the surrounding regions. While los'ng, perhaps, some of their present fertility, they would become much more healthy, and so present a more promising open ing to European enterprise. That con summation may seem a long way off, but when once the Arab slave dealers are suppressed, even the dwarf tribes "ven omous, cowardly, and thioish" of Ituri land may be won over to peace and industry. Louth: Givhe. A Prehistoric Canoe. A discovery of considerable archaeo logical interest has been made upon the Barton section of the Manchester (Eng land) ship canal. Recently, while the excavators were at work in what is known as the 'Salt Eye" cutting, the steftm navvy l.u ought to light a prehis toric canoe It was emlicdded in the sand, about twenty-five feet below the surface. With some difficulty the canoe was removed to a shed in the vicinity of the engineer's office and examined. It was found to consist of a portion of an oak tree, roughly hi-wn and fashioned. In length this relio is thirteen feet eight inches from end to end, with a width of two feet six inches. Unfortu.iately the vessel sustained some .lunrice ?n the ruthless grip of the "navvy,'' the bot tom having been cut through at i !ie bow end, while a portion of one side -s bro ken in. But for this mishap the canoe would have been recovered piactioslly intact. 9, 1889. Children in Algiers. The city of Algiers, the capital of the great Jtrench province of Algeria, in Northern Africa, has so mild a climate that snow is almost unknown. The average temperature in January is fifty four degrees; palm trees grow freely in the gardens and suburbs, and the coun try has a trophical aspect. No little ex citement was produced, therefore, when one day last wintar there fell snow enough to cover the ground. The last such snow-fall had taken place in 1861, so that none of the younger people of the country had ever seen anything of the kind. The sensation was so great, indeed, that all the schools were closed, and the pupils, rushing out, were heard to make such remarks us these: "Look! It is raining cotton!" "Let's get some, and take it home and save it!" The boys gathered masses "of the fleecy snow to keep' for a curiosity. They were astonished to see it turn into w ater in their hands. The boys of Algeria are a strange race. Most of them are Arabs, whose speech was brought hundreds of years ago from Arabia. They are Mussulmans in religion; if they go to their own Arab schools, called zawyas, they are taught little except to recite verses from the Koran. They are for the most part bright and merry, much like other boys among themselves, but inclined to be grave aud suspicious in the presence of foreigners. uirls are seldom admitted to the Arab schools, and they do not go, except rarely, to the French schools. .They are usually married at an age when Ameri can girls are still playing with dolls. A good proportion of the Arab boys attend the French schools, and in some of the townr all tne Arab children speak and write French. There is, however, a race of people in Arabia who are much more eager to learn than the Arabs. They are the Kabyles, who, although Mussulmans in religion, some scientists believe to belong to the same race as the inhabitants of South ern Europe. They are mostly farmers and mo'uitaineers, and are very indus- tnous; they are eager to learn, and Fend all their girls and boys to school wher ever schools are founded. Among them are some strange colonies descended from the ancient Romans, and still call ing themselves Romans, or "Rumi." The Algerian Jews, too, who are de scended from the Jews whom the Span iards banished from their country, pay much attention to the instruction of their children. Under the influence of education great changes are taking place in tho chnracter of the population of Algeria, which, at the beginp;.ng of the present century, was almost entirely Mussul man, and practically uncivilized. Now, although there are not quite half a mil lion Europeans in the country, more than a million people speak the French language. Algeria, moreover, is but a part of the French do:na"n in Africa. There are French colonies here aud there around the whole northern half of the conti nent, and nearly all Northwestern Afri ca, including Tnnis,ATgerin,- Senega! and a great part af t.h Wctoru Hondnti, promiHPH t i-ucouie KrenoU evviitiuv'ly. PrAnclt fllfc. .llllH Vm?ou f"irid H far into the interior of Africa as Tim buctoo, which, not many years ago, was a synonym for all that was strange, far away aud inaccessible. Big Basin of Pork Pickle. Moi-ris H. Frost, who wrs collector of customs at Port Townsend,. Washington Territory, in 1859, used to tell this an ecdote about himself : He was raised in the northern pa.it of New York State and came to Oregon across the plains. He knew what table salt was and coarse salt for pickling beef and pork. He also knew about epsom sal sand glaub:-r salts, such as are given to sailors on long voyages, but had never seen the boroni of the briny deep; he had never seen the ocean. After residing a while in Oregon he came over to the sound and was riding on horseback from the Cowlitz lauding toFortSteilaeoom. Tho weather was warm, the road dusty and his hone very thirsty. At last through the dense forest he discovered the glim mer of water, and, thinking it a lake, he drove his horse in to drink. The animal, in his raging thirst, plunged his head in up to his eyes, then drew it up suddenly, snorting and blowing. The Colonel got off, and, taking tome of tho water in h's hand, tasted it, and ex claimed: "Pork p'ckle, by thunder!" A man coming along the tiail at the time explained that it was the salt water of Puget Sound, and showed the Colonel a brook near by where the horse quenched his thirst. The Colonel, when relating this to a reporter of the Port Townsend A rgus, said that he was not as green as a friend of his from Pike Cqunty, Missouri, who went to Olympia for a few days. He noticed the tides, but did not know what to make of them. He told Colonel Frot-t that this was tho strangest country he ever saw, for there were two freshets every twenty-four hours and naiy drop of rain. "The fact was," said the Colonel, "he and I had our hair full of hay seed, but I have got the hayseed out of my hair by wrap ping some kelp leaves round my head, and now I am as salt as any one." Lord Dunraven's. Yacht Valkyrie. Lord Dunraveu has gone to Scandi navian mythology and has selected the weird name Valkyrie for tho boat with which he hopes to win the America's trophy. Valkyrie is the name of one of the twelve nymphs of Valhalla, the place of immortality for the souls of heroes slain in battle, where they spend their lime in feasting and drinking and having a splendid time generally. These twelve goddesses were armed and mount ed on fast houses, and in the thick of buttle they selected those whom the Fates had des'ined to be slain and con ducted them t Valhalla, where they reived them with mead and ale iu the skulls of their enemies Another name for these nymphs is the Wish Maidens. Thus we may con clude that Valkyrie is a boat that wishes to capture the America's cup and to g for the scalp of any Yaukee competitor. We have a boat w hose name begins with the same letter which Valkyrie in vain may try to vanquish. Valkyrie is de rived from the Icelandic word Valkr the slain and some of our more enthusi astic aud confident yachtsmen already talk about her as a dead bird in tho pit. Perhaps they are just a little bit hasty in coming to such a conclusion. Han Francisco Chronicle. Sons of Revolutionary Fathers. When the Massachusetts descendants of revolutionary patriots were called to gether recently in Poston the chairmau stated that in communication from the other States he lu:d learned that outside of Massachusetts there were in all sil persons whose fathers fought in the revolution. He then called n all pres ent who were of the same class to rise and it was discovered thai there were eighteen ns. Announc'ng hbrself as also the son of a revolutionary father he stated that the total was nineteen. The group of venerable men were heartily applauded. Chiuiyo Timis, TERMS $1.50. DIAMOND JOE'S B ILR0AD. It is Short, But Has Made a For tune For Its Owner. There is at least one railroad country that pays more that a turn upon investment. It runs in the fair re- from a point on the Iron Mountain Railroad in Arkansas, to Hot Springs, in that state. It is twenty-two miles long, and it cost $300,000 in the usual way. It was a naiTow gauge when it was built, seven teen years ago, and it is a narrow gauge to-day, though it is the intention of its owner to change the gauge soon, as Hot Springs loses that sort of patient ho is too weak to stand the fatigue of K-en a single transfer. On the front of each locomotive on !lie Hot Springs road is the coat of irms of the owner, Joseph Reynolds, tt is a large diamond, inside of which is die letter "J." To the Southwestern nubile, and over a large portion of tho West also, Mr. Eeynolds is known as "Diamond Joe," not on account of the Jiamondshe doesn't, but is able to wear, out on account of his coat of arms, or, as he calls it, his trade mark. Before lie was known as Diamond Joe the owner f the title got his start in life from the man who Jirst put Jay Gould on his feet. With the money advanced by Zadoc Pratt, late of Prattsville, this state, Jay Gould went into the tanning business, not in Wall street, but in Sullivan coun ty, and Joseph Reynolds emigrated to Wisconsin and undertook the raising of wheat. He raised lots of it and gave his wheat a market reputation by marking the sacks in which it was packed, with a large diamond inside of which was 6tamped a "J." Hot Springs was small pumpkins when Diamond Joe paid his first visit to the place. He had made a lot of money in wheat, and having worked hard in the meantime, found his health not what it should be. A friend told him there was some wonderful water in Hot Springs. He went there, saw the springs, bathed in the water, was made well, and con cluded that some day Hot Springs would be a popular health resort. He con cluded to tap the Iron Mountain Rail road with a nan-ow-guage road, for prior to 1872 people who wanted to reach Hot Springs were compelled, after they dis embarked from trains on the Iron Moun tain Road, to reach Hot Springs by stage coach, and neither the coach nor the road over which it traveled was iu the best condition. Diamond Joe ob tained a charter from the Legislature of Arkansas which permitted him to charge each passenger on his road at the rate of 10 cents per mile until the road was brought within the limits of Hot Springs Diamond Joe continued to charge 10 cents per mile until a couple of years ago, as the terminus of his road was just outside the limits of Hot Springs. .. . . . .? A couple of years ago the Legislature, egged on by philanthropists who felt certain that Diamond Joe was making too much money, compelled 31r.- Rey nolds to carry his road into Hot Springs and to reduce his rate to five cents per mile, i. Being a man who is open to rea- when it , Wked with snfhei..nt lovity, he ..Wed the oidtv. He haa lost money by the change, tor the son autl not lost money by the change, for tl crowd that visits llot Springs is annual ly growing larger, and every atom of it im compelled t' travel to mid from Mu? DpringB oil Anamond Joe s railroad. His little railroad, it is believed by lL lo Ui co, tfofui Kno !ut annum n on ruid.ii- rf M(M IHlO ry , a fair pront, at least as railroads go. i,ew 1 1 ... A Society of Hemp Smokers. . , , , A new and curious sect has; recently (iTi mil nn in Afi'i.m 41m 1 ...... . ........ 1 . j-, - -j -. .2 " -"iil.il, wit; mil J.14lJilL'i, K'L journey up tne ivasai oy diaries hoiner ville Buteman : "Its initiatory rites are a profound and unfathomable mystery, and whether to describe it as a secret brotherhood or religion I am uncertain. So far as the smoking of Ihiaba (hemp) is concerned, there can be no reasonable doubt but that the Matchioko intro- duced it primarily for the purpose f I irauu, since persona uiiuei uiu umuciica of that poisonous narcotic are tempor arily insane, and therefore at the mercy 1- 1 1.... 11... . 1 1 n of the first cruel and crafty trader that j came across them. Another authority, I however, thinks that the society grew I out of a political revolution among the Bashilenge people in 1870, when the progressist party broke down old com- merciai oarners, aim uiw uusujiu w bhang, or "hemp smoking, was intro duced from Zanzibar to become, "one of the most baneful institutions in Central Africa. Remarkable Hog Statistics. Some rather startling computations have been made on the subject of hog breeding. It has been found that, il permitted, hogs will live from fifteen to twenty years of age, that they com mence breeding when they are from nine to twelve months old, and that from one pair only in ten years, allowing - " - 1 - "v . -i , i only six to a litter, male and female, upward of 6,434,838 pigs would be ob- j tained; that is to say that if, instead of j threj acres and a. cow. u countryman started with some acres and a pair of j pigs, he might in the course of ten years 1 count their progeny by millions. This is not reckoning on any out-of-the-way j basis, for it has been shown that one j sow actually produced 3o5 pigs in twen- ! tv litters: while at an exhibition of tho j Agricultural Society a boar was snown which, although only twenty months eld, was already the father of l,4(!(i hogs. Here then is wealth for the million. Lice Stock Journal. A Butter-Meter. Modern improvements must be ac counted a blessing, all things consid.'ied; but they are apt to cause a little incon venience, especially when they first come into use. Since the Soring Yallev meters w ere put in on Franklin street, little Johnny i 1- izzletop has been impressed witli the importance of economy in the vsi of water, having heard no' lung but me.ers and w ater rates discussed morning, noon and night. A few days ago he was burying his hot cakes in butter, w hen his mother said: "Be ea-eful, my son. Don't hike too much butter." "What, mother !" cried the start Vd Johnny, "are there a meter on the but ter, tobi" Saddle Sky Rockets. the air, and that the rider may then, at will, land about five miles from the starting firing rather point. Mr. Ed s:dle claims an appli ability for his ma chine equal to that of wnr balloons ond fulfilling all desired purposes of bird's eye observation. An Aiiieriuin showman has bought the machine. sons of hemp, a society of hemp proposition, they acceded to his terms. -mwT' ? Ci IUlgn thmflw5 "I have been all my life trying to learn 'frieids are. bound together by ties of how to build a bridge," saul he, "but I mutual hosmtalitv. Tt lin1 ko nw i .- ' . ' . . , - , . . , 1 ., . " . . , am ony a generauzer as yet, and nave iiunii uiiuwii upon lb in me account 01 a ! ,,;i nr p.i.nii ,.f rvilLr. IWn 1ms filed two distinct Ml. - t .;(,, ..to insure," "to consum a caveat covering an imcnt on, a rocket; ..'..j 0,rrMed the chance n. of great power with lvachute attach-, J tf n.ent wlu, h fi,k8 m , tt,lork the word obtainsamouggamblcrs aim. tubes connected w.th the finnu w ork; "to copper" a card at fan contain explosives. T he motor s, , al led g the gambler bets th dvnioasccniinite; it is sanl not to be lie- ' . " , c "iIC "Vli"; ! ruVrivlVirof the original wo Kill W III MiniU IL IIIILI1 lil.'Fl IW Jli-U llliw MEN WITH ONE IDEA. HOW STICKING TO A SINGLE THING BROUGHT WEALTH. A Fortune in Clothes Pins and Mil lions in Other Queer Things Med- . ical Men and Engineers with Prof itable Specialties. That this is the age of specialists, when any man who can do one thing better than any other person, or even better than most persons, reaps the reward, is proven in a thousand ways, in small matters as well a in those under takings that leave their impress upon an age. There is an old fe'low down on Nas sau street who has grown richer than half the bTg merchants around his hum ble store, and all that he sells is insect powder. So gie it did the fame of the vermin destroyer become tlat a dozen imitatora sprang up iii various parts of the city, yet without injuring the pros perity of the original. Good-year was a one-idea man, and he haunted capitalists with his gum shoes until they began to call him a crank, but he carved out for himself fame and fortune enough to fit out a dozen average men, Governor Ames, of Massachusetts, acknowledges that the colossal fortune of his family was founded upon shovels. -His firm made shovels and shovels, and at last the Ames shovel led the world, wheh, presto! Ames was rich. One chap made a fortune out of clothes-pins that shut np with a Bpring, but the funny point in his success is that the people never found out that his pins were intended for the security of the weekly wash, but misappropriated them for paper clips and made a run on him. A Yankee began the manufacture of padlocks to fasten dog-collars. He made no other padlocks, but got rich all the same. Another man, who hit out the idea of the return ball, and stuck to that and nothing else, amassed a com petence. But, perhaps, tli3 most singular single idea worked m the mercantile line was that of the fly-trap man, who had a place of business on William street. He sold nothing but fly traps, and had them of all varieties aud various styles of archi tecture each one better than the other. He had crowds of customers, and got rich just in time, for the poor fellow to whom he sold out was ruined by the combined efforts of the single idea fly paper man, and the equally solitary-idea window-screen man. Both these worth ies declared a revolution against the house-fly, were victorious, and retired upon ample fortunes. Ihere is a famous down town drug store, whose proprietor is a convert to the one idea, aud that one idea soda water. He doles out oceans of the foaming temperance beverage to thirsty thousands, and it is safe to say that his enormous profits are made up, fully 1)0 per cent., from the sales at the fizzing fountain. Among the professions the scope of the specialist is more pronounced than among the commercial branches of human industry. The neurologist, who studies the nervous diseases, and who would consider himself insulted if asked to prescribe for a case of measles; the oculist, who charges you an outrageous fee for looking into the iris of your eye with a microscope, and who chiefly looks wise and talks mysteriously; the aurist, and half a score of other medical and surgical specialists, reap the big rewards of their profession, and get most of the "i r ,7' " lST' 5? n0Li,iewly'fled8T? medico is to blossom out into a consult ing specialist, sit in his office and take fat fees, and refuse to go out of his office save to see old Money-Bags, who is willing to pay handsomely to cheat the gentleman who is bound to get him sooner or later. - Among engineers specialties pay j time into BJtn1ying rilro,t bridges, i railvoaa corporations have lwn ku. to uim fc--,,oOO fi- mtpervimnff ...,;;.,, nlK)11 iliris. One cclelm enormously. One engineer puts all his IMKt pay linn -i., m) !r mnwrviwui? "u 1 pa.ssing upon plans. uc engineer celebrated among i-,trl. builders tit liu.r.lly known oiti.n f that bruueu. ol nnlustry--was nsiva i'J the constrnctor8 0 ft Western road what he voulJ h for haMing ft bridge ! of consider.! length, and presenting Borne specially . . J intricate engineering i problems. j Twent 'Twenty-five thousand dollars down, I all my expenses, and carte blanche i1 authority to employ any engineers, if I fihd any( who kuow more about certain j portions of bridge-building than I do," was tho answpr alul although the rail- i ' . . .. myself who have confined themselves to certain : specialties of the art." This from the j greatest bridge builder in the country, j It is curious to note what odd special j ties will make men famous. Bradlaugh, I the English Radical, may be a great ! man, but his single idea, which he de veloped into a perennial kick against the Porlianientarv mith mmlrt liinf fnmnni . .. ' very much as Boquet Johnnie's eccen tricity makes that harmles lunatic a notable. Berry Wall, the qnaudam monarch of the dudes, is now a success- fuj man jn a commercial line, owing BOieiy to his single idea in the line ol are8Sj -which made him famous. Henry Labouuhere, the World's Loudon special oorresjiondent, achieved his world-wide celebntv as much t irougll tlie use Ol the first personal pronoun in the editor ial columns of Truth, which idea he. pursued until he popularized it wherever the English language is read, as through the matter they contained, for, of all the writing in that journal credited tt the!. great politician . and journalist, but a small percentage ema nates from his pen. N. Y. World. A Kit Studded With Coins. Arthur Sherman, a young bootblack who drifted into the city a few days ago to rmv rjliicaco a cursory visit, is the I . o . ' proprietor of a curiosity in the shape ol a foot rest, w hich is clot ely studded w ith valuable old coius set into the wood. It was over four years ago when young Sherman left his home in Milwaukee and started out to see the world. He has accomplished his object, and during the past four years has visited nearly every city of importance in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Among the coins with which his blacking box is decorated are Jiamsn pieces uaicu iroiu 1680 to 1095, Turkish coins of 1225 and 1611, a Russian ruble of 170, bd Lug lish sixpence of 1C81, a New Jersey cent of 1787, a coin about the size of a dim with the Lord's prayer engraved upoa it, a Groek coin belonging to an era be fore Christ, American copper.4 coined in the years between 1797 and 1803,Arabic, Chinese and Jaanse coins of unknown dates, besides many other coins from all parts of tho rrlobe. The face value ol the coins enibcdded in the b'-ackiug boj is over $50, but young Sherman has re- fused offers of several times that s for his queer " kif." Chicago Herald, sum Origin of i he Word "Cop." Mr. E. W. White, of this city, aski for information as to the "origin of th term 'cop' as applied to a policeman, says tho Chicago Meirs. It is a eon trac tion of the word "copper," which il English slang for a police officer. Ac cording to Hotten, "to cop" means U sei.o or to lay hold of anything unplea sant. A "copper" is one who "cops" ol apprehends unpleasant objects. Il America the phrase "to copper" is fro fluently beards, and it seems to hav meanings one signiiyin "cop can only be surmised, it maj have word been been a contraction of the Lath "capcre," to take, or it may hayi a contraction of another Latii word, "corpus," a body. Perhaps th funniest, philological eo:ncidenec is t be met w ith in tlie English word "pole horse" and the oid Greek word "polos,' both words meaning the same thing.