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In UaofllcUl Supplication to the Agri
culturalist to ho 1'repared to Answer
All ueitlons rroiuptljr Novel Method
of Instruction.
1. And It shall come to pass la June
:hat a census of agrlculturo bo taken
by the chosen men of the nation, who
lumber two score and ten thousand.
2. Upon a parchment, yet upon a
leparate parchment, which Is called a
schedule, the chosen men shall write
the chief things and the little things of
the farm, and the value of them.
3. But neither the wicked, nor the
assessor of many taxes, nor the col
lector thereof, shall Berve with the
chosen; nor shall he look upon the
returns to know any man's property.
4. ' The anointed only from the cen
sus shall lay hands on the returns and
know the writings thereon. Whoso do
eth more than this surely shall be pun
ished. Thus saith the law.
5. ' The chosen people of the land,
tho enumerators thereof, shall, swear
ing solemnly, write upon the parch
ment, yea, upon every parchment, the
length and breadth of every cro;
verily, the true shekels worth of ail
things upon the farm In 1899 shall be
summed up on the blanks which the
king of the census giveth out, and they
shall be kept forever and ever in the
temples at Washington, where many
nations may behold the correct meas
ure of the strength of the land.
C And all the live stock according
to age, and all the poultry, and all the
hives of bee3 which the husbandman
hath shall be counted, and they shall
be written in value as the law saith
and preserved in the temples.
7. And the length and breadth of
the farm, and the value thereof, and
the value of the houses and barns for
shelter thereon, and the value of the
machinery and implements and chari
ots which man useth shall likewise bo
written and laid forever in the temples
of truth. Thus saith the law.
8. He who loafeth land shall answer
all things to the elect like unto him
who owneth it, for the king of the cen
sus hath said that one man shall not
be called and another loft.
9. Thus Faith tho king of tho census
to his people: "Thou shalt this day
write upon a tablet all the things of
the farm and the value of them; the
value of all thou hast oaten and all
that thou hast sold and exchanged,
and be ready; for In an hour ye wot
not next June the enumerator cometh.
Blessed be he that maketh full and
perfect answers quickly."
10. Send thou unto the king of the
census, at Washington, which is the
king's home, or unto the high priest of
the census of agriculture, and thon
wilt receive light.
There I No "J" In Tlirlr Language or
In Spanish.
Major Samuel B. Jones of the regular
army is now quartermaster at Boston.
He served with distinction until re
cently In the Philippines, says the
Philadelphia Post. A curious local
custom in Luzon authorizes a native to
take and use a foreign name, generally
Spanish, in addition to his own Tagal
patronymic. This accounts for the
multitudes of uch sonorous names as
"Agramonte," "Uriarte" and "Polo
bieja." The major had won the grati
tude of a native, who announced his
determination to adopt the American
family name of Jones before it oc
curred to him that there was no equiv
alent for "J" in either Spanish or
Tagal. He had it written out for him
by, a soldier, to whom he gave a box
of cigars for his trouble, and then de
parted from the camp. Some time
after the native came into camp and
was addressed by his new name. He
looked worried and called his inter
locutor aside and explained to him his
troubles. "Please don't call me by
that name," he said, plaintively. "You
see, I took that written name home to
my village and showed it to my rela
tives. They were much pleased, but
when they tried to read it no two pro
nounced it alike. Rather than have
trouble in the family I am looking for
a brave American whose name is com
prehensible!" II la Address.
The following, from an English
paper, will be enjoyed by speakers who
have found themselves called upon to
address audiences already wearied by
excessively long speeches: A certain
man was invited to speak at a local
gathering, and being nobody in par
ticular, wa3 placed last on the list of
speakers. Moreover, the chairman in
troduced several speakers whose name3
were not on the list, and tho audience
wa3 tired out when he said, Introduc
ing the final speaker, "Mr. Bones will
now give U3 his address." "My ad
dress," said Mr. Bones, rising, "13 531
Park Villas. S. W., and I wish you all
Having Htm Money.
Mr. Wheatplt My failure Is the talk
of the street! At the meeting of my
creditors today I arranged to pay 10
cents on the dollar. Mrs. Wheatplt
(after a moment's figuring) Oh, Hen
ry, Isn't that lovely? Then tho $30
hat I sent homo today will only cost
yon $3. Life.
Making a Llvlnr
First Swell They say this fellow ac
tually earns his living with that voice.
Second Swell Is that so?
First Swell Yes by collecting the
things that are thrown at him. 'Ally
Bred In Captlrltr Develop Ferocity La
Spite of Training.
There is a current tradition that wild
animals born in captivity do not attain
the savageness of those bred in their
native Jungle, and that the teeth of
such animals do not develop as they do
In the wild state. Mr. Alexander Day,
assistant superintendent out at the
zoo, whose experience with wild ani
mals has been almost lifelong, says
that he has not found those assertions
to be true. However innocent and ap
parently tame the cubs may appear, he
says, there Is a time when they attain
savageness apparently from instinct,
and show all the characteristics of the
animals whose home has always been
the forest or the plain. As for the de
velopment of teeth, Mr. Day points for
Illustration to full-grown lions which
were born and reared in captivity and
may be seen any day cracking bones
of meat with which they are fed with
every evidence of possessing the most
sound teeth possible. The only way
In which wild animals in captivity usu
ally suffer with their teeth 13 that
when they are fed they may grab at
the meat which is pushed through the
bars with a big iron fork and break a
tooth on the fork, or they may In
jumping against the bar3 Injure a
tooth and suffer afterward from Its
loss. The little lions, when baby cubs,
are shy at first; then become as play
ful as kittens. For the first year ot
their life usually they may be treated
as domestic animals. At the ago of
about twelve weeks the cubs are taken
from their mother, but in the mean
time she has taught them to eat meat.
At first the cubs suck a bone or a scrap
of raw meat which the mother tears
off for them. Often they may be seen
gnawing upon a bone which the moth
er lion holds In her jaws and paws.
When first taken from their mother
the cubs are given finely chopped meat,
the pieces being gradually made larger
until they are given bones, upon which
they sharpen and develop their teeth.
In time tho lions can crush the bones
with ease. From 12 to 14 months of
age tho young lions are, it i3 said, $0
cross as to be almost unmanageable.
At the age of IS months or two years
the cubs are taken In hand by the
trainer and then, having reached their
growth, they are ready to be perfected
in their tricks and to be exhibited. It
is said by tho.s? familiar with lion
taming and training that lions which
have boon brought up as pets are the
hardest to train for performers. They
do not seem to take the training seri
ously, and are not so easily mastered
3s those which have grown to maturity
without potting. Baltimore Sun.
raid SIO for a Shot at a Wounded
Charging tirlz.ly Hear.
"A friend of mine," says a New York
er, "told me the following story about
Gov. Roosevelt that I had never heard
before. The present governor was out
with a guide after grizzlies, and if
one was found the agreement was that
Roosevelt should take the first shot,
and if he missed, the second was to
go to the guide. The governor, you
know, is near sighted and has to wear
glasses. They finally got a shot at a
grizzly and although the governor suc
ceeded In winging him the bear was
not fatally wounded, and came charg
ing down on them at a terrific rate.
Now, big game men unite in 6aylng
that, hunt the world over, and there
is only one form of sport to bo found
more dangerous than grizziy hunting,
and that is a cowboy who has gone
wrong, and that he, and he only, is
likely to give you a better run for
your money than a grizzly bear. Well,
to return to the story, the bear was
coming down on them like the Empire
State Express and emitting loud, rude,
belligerent snorts at every jump.
Roosevelt's glasses had been knocked
off by the recoil of the gun, and while
he could locate the bear by the row he
was making, ho was without the limit
of accurate vision. Nothing daunted,
however, and with every drop of sport
ing blood in his veins a-tlngle, he
yelled at the guide: 'Say, Bill. $10!
Is it my shot?' and upon that worthy
falling a victim to bribery and cor
ruption Roosevelt laid his bearshlp low
when he arrived near enough for him
to see where to put a shot in a vital
Involuntary Twitching.
A nerve specialist stated, not long
ago, that one way to judge of the con
dition of a person's nerves was to
watch his thumbs. Ever since that
time, says a correspondent, I found the
greatest fascination in looking at peo
ple's thumbs. The doctor said that if
they moved involuntarily outward it
wa3 a sign that the nervc3 of that man
or woman were not In the best condi
tion. I find myself now sweeping the
line opposite me In a steet-car, and if
that doctor's test i3 a good one, there
is a surprising number of people
whose nervc3 nocd looking after. There
are few among the women who do not
involuntarily move the thumb3 out
ward at intervals of every few minutes,
and when your attention has been once
attracted to it, the process of watching
their gloved hands grows very Inter
esting. I have found the habit much
less frequent Among men, but take the
averago number of women In a street
car, and it will be a surprise to you to
see how many of them Indulge uncon
sciously in this little habit. I only
hope it might not mean anything so
serious as it might Indicate, if that
nerve specialist's diagnosis was a good
A Fine Cleaner,
Mirrors and plate glass can be
cleaned very thoroughly with alcohol
on a soft piece of mu3lln or flannel
Story of Alfred 1'acker'e Cannibalism
Likely to lie ltetold in the Forth
Coming Trials A Case That llae Ex
cited World Wide Notice.
The latest development in the cele
brated Packer case, which has in the
twenty-six years it has been in the
courts become Inextricably mixed with
the politics of Colorado, was the shoot
ing a short time since of F. O. Bonfils
and H. II. Tamman, editors of a Den
ver newspaper, by the prisoner's coun
sel. Attorney Anderson, who accused
them of misrepresentation. The two
editors are now on the way to recov
ery, and a bitter fight over the pro
posed release of "Man-eater" Alfred
Packer from the Colorado penitentiary
will soon bo resumed.
Alfred Packer, over whom all this
agitation has arisen, is serving a for
ty year term in prison for having kill
ed and eaten his five companions
while on a prospecting tour in the
Colorado mountains In 1874. A lead
ing worker for the conviction of Pack
er was Otto Mears, twenty-five years
ago proprietor of a little general store
in the mountains and now one of the
most influential men in state politics.
He declares that hl3 life would not
be worth the snuff of a candle if the
convict were released from the peni
tentiary. When Gov. Thomas had un
der advisement a short time since his
pardon of Packer, Mears hastened
across the continent to prevent favor-
able action upon it, and was successful.
Other leading men were active in pre
venting his release.
Packer claims that he is not guilty
of killing his companions on the pros
pecting trip, as charged. He said that,
owing to hunger, the men had been
killed by mutual consent, one at a
time, until only he and a companion
were left. They agreed to spare each
other's lives, but the other attempted
to shoot him and, in self-defence, Pack
er killed him. The bodies of the men
were found at a place identified by
Parker and proof tnat cannibalism had
been practiced was not wanting.
Packer was tried and sentenced to be
hanged, but a stay was granted and
subsequently the sentence was com
muted to forty years' imprisonment.
Now claim is made that there is a flaw
in the original indictment which will
lead to Packer's release and a suit
against the state for restraining a citi
zen unlawfully for a term of years.
Much interest is taken in the case
and sensational developments are
looked for.
Trades That Kill.
There are many legitimate occupa
tions or trades that steadily kill those
who are engaged In them. Lead is
death-dealing to all who use It In their
work, as house palnter3, gilders, calico
printers, type-founders, potters and
braziers. Mercury is a foe to life.
Those who make mirrors, barometers
or thermometers, who etch or color
wood or felt, will soon feel the effect
of the nitrate of mercury In testh.gurm
and the tissues of the body. S1I
kills those who handle It, and photog
raphers, makers of hair dyes and ink
and other preparations ere long turn
gray, while a deadly weakness subdue3
them. Copper cnter3 Into the composi
tion of many articles of everyday life,
and too soon those who work in bronz
ing and similar decorative processes
lose teeth and sight, and, finally, life.
Makers of wall paper grow pale and
sick from the arsenic in. its coloring,
and matchmakers lose strength and
vitality from the excess of phosphorus
used in their business. But mankind
Is by nature brave, and very few are
deterred from action because of sup
posed danger. If the great builders and
engineers of the world would stop and
ask, "How many llve3 will this under
taking cost?" It Is probable that the
world would be without some of the
greatest triumphs of modern thought
Everyday life end common occupa
tions are full of silent courage, and all
around are workers who bravely die In
the harness.
New Jersey Woman Who Is Strangely
Affected by Light.
In a Spruce street boarding house
there is now living an elderly spinster
who for thirty years has avoldel the
light. She Is no misanthrope, no re
cluse, nor does her aversion to light
arise from any constitutional defect
Of wide Information, charity and fond
of company, her peculiar condition
precluded enjoyment of society in cir
cumstances making social Intercourse
most pleasant. In the evenings when
the gas is lighted she retires to a
cloaked corner, and hidden under an
umbrella especially constructed to
ward off rays of light, she holds con
verse. Thus she sits for hours, like
some sorceress, unseen by those in the
same room and not seeing those to
whom she talks and charms with his
fund of bright and Interesting things.
Not that her eyesight Is affected it is
as good as that of any woman 60 years
of age. She simply cannot bear the
light to strike her. Diffused sunlight,
as a rule, does not trouble her, but a
tiny ray Illuminating a near-by object
upsets her physical system and Is fol
lowed by an attack of nausea. The
patient is Miss Ford of Moorestown,
N. J., a descendant of the Fords, In
whose house Washington made his
headquarters while In that part of New
Jersey. She came here recently to be
treated for her peculiar malady. The
physicians who have her case In charge
will not say whether her condition is
pathologically natural or reflex. Her
ailment has existed for thirty years.
For all that time she has been unable
to suffer the radiance of gaslight, and
when an electric light was introduced
her retirement from Its presence was
rendered imperative. Its effect upon
her nervous system Is so baneful that
she Is made ill, as though some nau
seating dose had been administered to
her. So sensitive has Miss Ford be
come to the Irritating effect of light
that should a sun's ray invade her cor
ner and flicker upon the hangings, or
tint the window shade, she would be
Immediately thrown Into a nervous
spasm. The sun which brightens and
cheers all the world Is to her a dread
visitor, whose benign sparks are mal
evolent messengers. The effulgence all
nature glories In induces only abhor
rence in her. When she drives out,
except on cloudy days, the curtains of
the carriage are drawn, the draperies
so arranged that there may be no In
vasion of distinct rays of light. The
most peculiar fact connected with Mis3
Ford's unique condition is that It Is not
necessary for her to see the ray of
light to be adversely affected. It's
mere presence in her immediate vicin
ity, at her side or behind her bark,
renders her susceptible. Philadelphia
North American. .
Deathbed Repentance.
A clergyman went to pay a visit to
an old Yorkshire yeoman, who was ly
ing on his deathbed, and after a few
preliminary words the minister said
that if the veteran had anything on
his mind he hoped he would ease his
conscience and confide it to the pas
toral ear, so that he might die In
peace. "Well, sir," answered the old
sportsman, "if I only had to live my
life over again, I'd fish more with bait
and leas wkth files." Scraps.
The First llattle Took 1'lace There In
the Early Thirties The Zulus and
Kaffirs Were Then the Principals lias
Ever Sluoe Ileen State of Slaughter.
The Tugela river in South Africa,
where Buller and Joubcrt were con
testing for the mastery, is called the
"river of blood" by the Zulus, and
frequently, too, by the Boers.
The first known battle to have oc
curred on its banks took place dur
ing the early '30s, between the Zulus
and Kafflr3, not far from the modern
town of Weenan. The Kaffirs were
utterly routed, the bulk of them being
killed, and the rei .alnder were reduced
to slavery.
In 1837 another bloody battle was
fought along the Tugela between the
paramount chief of the Zulus and a
sub-chief, Sibayo. The latter and his
followers made a stubborn stand, but
were massacred to a man. The trav
eler who visits tho scene of this bat
tle will be shown a large tree, where
tradition says Dltawayo, the last man
left alive, fought single-handed
against his foes, like the heroes In me
dieval romances, slaying over a score
of warriors before he was finally
hacked the the ground.
In 1838 a party of seventy Boers un
der Piet Retief were massacred by the
Zulus a little west of where Buller
and Joubert have been struggling for
many weary weeks. The Boers then
swept along the Tugela, killing off
Boers wherever they could, until the
number mounted Into the hundreds. A
relief expedition, partly English and
partly Dutch, was pent from Cape Col
ony against the Zulus.
This force defeated the latter in two
battles, but finally ran into an ambus
cade and was exterminated. The Zu
lus, then led by the chief. Dingaan,
fell upon a Poor laager of 400 mn
with a force estimated at 10,000. The
Boers, however, defeated them and
killed 3,000 of the dusky warriors.
Save for innumerable small fights,
peace now rcigr.od along the Tuirela
until Cetewayo' and FmbulazI, the two
sons of Pandft, king of the Zulus, be
gan to quarni over their right of suc
cession to lhe 'throne. So fierce did
their quarrel become that it finally led
to a civil war. The nation was divid
ed over th? claim? of tho brother, an 1
their forces met on the Tugela within
sijrht of the Draakrr.sburgs, in Decem
ber, IS."?. All day the- struggle con
tinued. The ground trembled with the
rush of fighting nun. and the hills
echoed the shouts and the roar of bat
tle. For hours the struggle continued
without an apparent advantage on
either side, when Cetewayo and Umbu
lazi, who had been fighting in the
front rank3 of their respective armies,
finally came face to face, and a terri
ble duel ensued between them. Might
ily did these brothers, giants in
strength, battle together, but Umbu
lazi was at last dispatched by an as
segai thrust, and his army, disheart
ened. at the lo.-s of their lcad?r, fl?d
from the field. Thi3 was one of the
mightiest battles In the history of
South Africa, and if the ghosts of war
riors linger about the field of their
death, over 10,000 who died In that
struggle arc now watching tho opera
tions along the Tugela.
Although Umbulazi's followers were
defeated, they did not abandon the
cause, but carried on a guerrilla war
until 1861. During that time fifteen
fights, in which enough warriors were
engaged to warrant calling them bat
tles, took place, and in one, which oc
curred during the latter part of ISfiO,
at a spot about one hundred miles
from the mouth of the Tugela, nearly
12,000 warriors were slain, including
several of Cetewayo's most prominent
The last great native battle along the
Tugela took place between the Zulus
and the Basutos, in which the former
were defeated. Thousands lost their
lives In the defiles of the Draakens
burg mountains, among which tho bat
tle occurred.
Sir Walter Feott'e Pop.
Sir Walter Scott had a bull terrier
named Camp, which he taught to un
derstand a great many words. Camp
once bit a baker, who was bringing
bread to the family. Sir Walter beat
Camp and explained to him what a
great offense he had committed, after
which, to the last moments of his life,
he never heard the least allusion to
the incident without getting up and
slinking off to the darkest corner of
the room. Then, if you said: "The
baker was well paid," or "The baker
was not hurt at all," Camp would come
out from his hiding place, caper about
and bark joyfully. When he was old
and unablo to accompany Sir Walter
when horseback riding, Camp would
watch for his return, and, if the ser
vant said that his master was coming
down the hill, or through the moor,
Camp was never known to mistake
him, but would start off to greet his
master. Buffalo Times.
The first sin committed in this world
Was a lie, and the first liar was the
devil. The Greeks, who allowed their
dletles almost every weakness and
every vice, held that they forfeited
heaven by falsehood, and that an oath
was as sacred to Jupiter, the cloud
compeller, as to tho meanest denizen
of earth. A regard to truth is the
last of all the virtues, and supposes
high civilization. The savage Is full
of falsehood, both in word and deed,
the Ignorant man will deceive if he
can, but learns. If he promises to per
formIn other language, to keep his
word when he has given It; an impor
tant part of truth, but not the whole.
Cecal Reported Dead, la Discovered In
New Vork.
Count Gebhard von Blucher has been
found. Recently ho was reported dead;
now it appears he is in an institution
near New York. His affairs are in the
hands of his attorneys, Dean & Ho
hannsen of Baltimore, who are making
arrangements for him to go to Ger
many and claim a recent inheritance.
George D. Dean is in that city, at the
Sinclair house, to consult with th
countess and arrange a settlement ot
differences. Mr. Dean said yesterday
that the count Is ill, but is recovering.
"His mind is not Impaired," ho Bald,
"and he will live to enjoy his inherit
ance of $200,000 and the castle of Wlet
zow." Mr. Dean refused to give the nama
of the Institution of which the count
is an inmate, the attitude of the
countess Is uncertain. She was for
merly Ella Ohlsen, and a nurse when
she married the count. In his inability
to support his wife Count von Blucher
left her with three children two years
ago. She heard from him last In Oc
tober. A few weeks ago she learned
of his whereabouts. Count von Blucher
was an Inmate of the Soldiers' Home
at Washington after leaving hli wife.
He left that institution in October and
went to Annapolis. Later he wen: to
Baltimore. He received money from
friends to provide his passage to Ger
many. He fell sick in New York and
was taken to an Institution. Mr. Dean
said that the count was a grandson of
the famous Marshal Blucher of Water
loo, and that there was positively no
doubt a3 to hl3 legal right to the In
heritance. He added that the law
yers would receive $50,000 for fees In
assisting the count to the possession
of the fortune and the castle.
Hoy WaiKler About All Night Without
rimllng the House.
Recently a farmer living four or five
miles ca?t of town was out in his corn
field shucking corn, and a little four--year-old
boy went along for company,
as the afternoon was pleasant and the
little fellow wanted to "help papa
shuck corn." Along toward night b.5
started alone to go to the house, which
I Is but a little way ofT. and that waj
the last .seen of him t:il about sunrise
the next raornli.g. The father finish
ed picking W.i loa I of corn and went
to the hoii.-o, supposing the boy v.ii
there, bat on Inquiry fcrand that such
was not the case. Search was at one a
instituted, and the neighbor.-; were
called upon to assist, and It wasn't
long before the cornfields ware alive
with men and lanterns looking for the
lost child. And to add to the grief ot
the parents and friends, the rain bejan
to pour down in torrents, betwi-en 10
and 11 o'clock but the boy was no
where to be found. They continued
the search In the rain, calling for tha
little fellow, but hearing no response.
The next morning one of the searching
party came upon the wee one traveling
In one of the neighbor's cornfields, a
little over half a mile from home, wet
through to the skin, his clothes cov
ered with mud. indicating that ha had
probably tired out during the night,
and had lain down to take a snooze.
Herrington Times.
Music and Health.
Music, if we are to believe ancient
historians, has produced some , very
extraordinary effects. The fierceness
of Achilles was allayed by playing on
the harp; Damon, with the same in
strument, quieted wild and drunken
youths; and Ascleplades in a similar
manner brought back seditious multi
tudes to temper and reason. The Cory
bantes and effeminate prie6ts of Cy
bele were incited by music to cut theii
own flesh. Pinar addressed his harp
thus: "Thou quenchest the raging
thunder." Music is also reported to
have been efficacious In removing dan-
Lgerous diseases. MIrandola observes;
in explanation of Its being appropriat
ed to such an end, that music moves
the spirits to act upon the soul as
medicine does the soul by the body.
Theophrastus, in his essay on "Enthu
siasm," reports many cures upon this
principle. The Thebans used the pipe
for the cure of many disorders, and.
Zenocrates is said to have cured sev
eral madmen. The bite of the tarantu
la is said to have been cured by. music;
and the Phrygian pipe was recom
mended by many of the ancient fathers
as an antidote to sciatica. We could
enumerate many other Instances of the
estimation, amounting as it would
seem to palpable superstition, in which
music was held among the ancients,"
but the above may be considered suf
ficient Bowed Down hy Grief. mJf.
John Richards, who killed Gus Nor
-ton in Hot Spnng3, Ark., a short time
ago, and who was released from Ja'ir
on a $3,000 bond, received a telegram
from his brother, informing hrra'that
their father had dropped dead 6n W
southbound train near Texarkana. The
remains were put off there to be pre-
pared for shipment to his home in Cor':
sicana. The senior Richards, .Immedi-i
ately after the killing of Norton, as
sisted in getting his son out of trou--ble.
'ihe old man deposited ;tho amount
of tho bond, $3,000, in cash, In a local'
bank, and thus secured his son's re-:
lease from Jail. The old man, bowed
In sorrow over the matter, started back
home, accompanied by a younger son.;
Before tho train reached Texarkana ha
was stricken with an affection of the '
heart and expired instantly.
"Pelleo," of the Zulu tongue, la. la;
general use in South Africa. It is lit
e rail 7 translated Into English as "dona

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