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CHAPTER XI. (Continued.) I
The storm lasted for ten hourn, and I
the weary travelers anxiously watched
for the morning. About daybreak Us strangely lumlnouB, and tho sloop sail
fury seemed to have spent Itself, and cd along In a zone of electric light
Hatteras, accompanied by Bell and Al-
tnmont, ventured to leave the tent
They climbed a hill abcAit 300 feet
high, which commanded a wide view.
But what a metamorphosed region met
their gaze! All the Ice had completely
vanished, tho storm had chased away
tho winter, and stripped tho soil every
where of Its snow covering.
But Hatteras scarcely bestowed a
glance on surrounding objects; his ea-
ger gaze was bent on tho northern
horizon, which appeared shrouded In
"That may very likely be caused by
the ooean," suggested Clawbonny.
"You are right. The sea must be
there," was the reply.
"That tint Is what we call the blink
of open water," said Johnson.
"Come on, then, to tho sledge at
once, and let us get to thl3 unknown
ocean," exclaimed Hatteras.
Th'elr few preparations were soon
made, and the march resumed. Three
hours afterwards they arrived at the
coast, and shouted simultaneously,
"The sea! the sea!"
"Ay, and open sea!" added Hatteras.
And so It was. The storm had open-
ed with the polar basin, and tho loos-
ened packs were drifting In all dlrec-
tions. The Icebergs had weighed an-
chor, and wero sailing out Into tho
This new ocean stretched far away
out of sight, and not a single Island or
continent was visible. '
After a careful survey of the coast,
Hatteras determined to launch the
sloop that very day, and to unpack the
eledge, .and get everything on board,
By 5 o'clock nothing more remained to
bo done. The sloop lay rocking grace-
fully In the little bay, and all tho car
go was on board except the tent and
what was required for the night's en
The slcht of tho sloon suggested to
Clawbonny the propriety of giving Al- seemed a wholo century, tho sloop sail
tamont'a name to tho little bay. His ed on In this formidable company,
proposition to that effect met with
unanimous approval, and tho port was
forthwith rticTilflPfi hv the title of Al-
According to the doctor's calcula
tions, the travelers were now only
three degrees distant from the pole.
Thv had tronfi over 200 miles from
Victoria bay to Altamont harbor, and
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nvero in latitude 87 degrees & minuies
:and longitude 118 degrees 35 minutes.
Next morning by 8 o'clock all the.ro-
imalnlng effects were on board, and the
3nyaratlons for departure completed.
2l quarter of an hour afterward tho
Uttle sloop sailed out of Altamont har-
bor, and commenced her voyage of dls-
covery. The wind was favorable, but
there was little of it, and tne weatner
was positively warm.
' Toward evening Hatteras and his
companions lost sight of tho coast
Nlght came on, though the sun re-
malned Just above the horizon. Since
the departure from Altamont harbor,
the sloop had made one degree far
The next day brought no signs of
land: there was not even a speck on
At length, about 6 in the evening, a
dim, hazy, shapeless sort of mist seem-
ed to rise far away between sea and
eky. It was not a cloud, for it was
constantly vanishing, and then reap-
pearlng next minute.
Hatteras was the first to notice this
peculiar- phenomenon; but after an
hour's scrutiny through his telescope,
he could make nothing out of It
All at once, however, some sure In
dication met his eye, and stretching
out his arm to the horizon, he shouted,
in a clear, ringing voice:
"HIb words produced an electrical cf-
tect on his companlpns, and every man
-ushed to his side.
"I seo it I see it!" said Clawbonny.
"Yes, yes, so do I!" exclaimed John-
"It is a cloud," said Altamont
"Land! land!" repeated Hatteras, in
tones of absolute conviction.
"Let us make right for it, then,"
It was Impossible longer to doubt
tho oroximlty of the coast In twen-
ty-four hours, probably, the bold navl-
gators might hope to set foot on Its
untrodden soli. But strange as it was,
new that they were so near the goal
of their voyage, no one Bhowed tho
lov which might have been expected,
Each man sat snent, absorbed in his
own thoughts, wondering what sort of.
place this pole must be.
At last sleep overcame the tired men,
and one after another dropped
leaving Hatteras to keep watch.
While Hatteras dreamed of homo
and fame, an enormous cloud of an
olive tinge had begun to darken sea
and sky. A hurricane was at hand.
Tho first blast of the tempest roused
the cantaln and his companions, and
they were on their feet in an instant,
ready to meet it. Tho sea had risen
tremendously, and the ship was toss-
lng violently up and down on the bll-
lows. Hatteras took tho helm again,
and kept a firm hold of It, while John-
son and Bell baled out the water which
was constantly dashing over the ship.
This sudden tempest might well
eeem to such excited men, a stern pro -
hlbltlon against further approach to
tho pole; but It needed but a glance
at their resolute faces to know that
they would neither yield to winds nor
waves, but go right on to the end.
For a wholo day tho struggle lasted,
death threatening them each moment.
Th next evening, Just as tho fury of
the waves seemed at Its highest pltph,
there came a sudden calm. Tho wind
was stilled as if miraculously, and tho
ea became smooth as gloss.
Then came a most extraordinary In
Tho fog, wlthour dispersing, became
ainst, sail, and rigging appeared pen
ciled In black against tho prosphor
escent sky with wondrous distinctness.
The men were bathed In light, and
their faces shono with a flefy glow.
"It Is a phenomenon," replied the
doctor, "seldom met hitherto. If we go
on, wo shall soon get out of this bril
liant glow and be back In tho darkness
and tempest again."
"Well, let's go on, como what may,"
The doctor was right Gradually tho
fog began to lose Its light and then Its
transparency, and tho howling wind
was heard not far off. A few minutes
more, and the Httlo vessel was caught
,n a violent squall, and swept back In-
to tho cyclone,
But the hurricane had fortunately
turned a point toward the south, and
left tho vessel freo to run before tho
wind straight toward the palo.
At last they began evidently to near
the coast. Strange symptoms wero
manifest In the air; tho fog suddenly
rent like a curtain torn by the wind;
ar,d for an instant, like a flash of Hght-
nlng, an immense column of flame was
seen on tho horizon,
Tho wind suddenly changed to
southeast and drove tho ship back
again from tho land,
As Hatteras stood with disheveled
hair, grasping the helm as ff welded to
'his hand, ho Beemed tho animating
soul of tho ship.
All at onco a fearful sight met his
Scarcely twenty yards In front was a
great block of Ice coming right to-
wards them, mounting and falling on
the stormy billows, ready to overturn
at any moment and crush them In its
But this was not tho only danger
that threatened tho bold navigators.
The Iceberg was packed with white
bears, huddling closo together, and evi
dently beside themselves with terror.
For a quarter of an hour, which
sometimes a few yards distant and
sometimes near enougn to toucn.
Tho storm now burst forth with re
doubled fury. Tho little bark was lift
ed bodily out of the water, and whirled
round and round with tho most fright
ful rapidity. Mast and sail were torn
olt - A whirlpool began to form among
tho waves, drawing down tho ship
rT3 rtlln 11 V hv Ita IcfaalotlKlA anntlnn
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nve men 8loa erect. gazing at
each other ta speechless terror. But
suddenly the ship rose perpendlcular-
ner Prw went aoove me eage or
uu scums uui oi uie cen-
ter of attraction by her own velocity,
D"a - eei irum me cir-
cumference, and was thrown far be-
It was 2 o'clock In tho morning.
For a few seconds they seemed stu-
pefled, and then a cry of "Hatteras!"
nroKe rrom every up.
On all sides nothing was visible but
the tempestuous ocean.
"Take the helm, Altamont," said the
doctor, "and lot us try our utmost to
find our poor captain.
Jonnson and ueu seized the oars,
and rowed about for more than an
hour; but their search was vain Hat
teras was lost!
Lost! and so near the pole, Just as
ne nad caugnt signi or tne goal!
At such a distance from the coast it
was Impossible Hatteras could reach it
alive, without an oar or even bo much
as a spar to help him; if ever ho
touched .the haven, of his desire, it
would be as a swqUen, mutilated
Longer search was useless, and noth
lng remained but to resume the route
north. Tho tempest was dying out
and about 6 in tho morning, on the
llth of July, tho wind fell, and tho sea
gradually became calm. Tho sky re
covered Its polar clearness, and lesi
than three miles away tho land ap
peared In all Its grandeur.
Tho new continent was only an lsl
and, or, rather, a volcano, fixed like a
lighthouse on tho north polo of tho
Tho mountain was in full activity,
pouring out a mass of burning stones
and glowing rocK.
This enormous rock In the middle of
the sea was e.ouu roei nign, just about
tho altitude or wecja.
"Can wo land? said tho doctor.
"Tho wind Is carrying us right to
it." said Altamont
X 1 it I
let us go, men, cum lawuonny,
He had no heart now ror anything.
ne norm poie was inaeeu oeioro ms
eyes, but not tne man wno had dls
As they got nearer the Island, which
was not moro than eight or ten miles
M circumference, tno navigators no
Heed a tlny"flord, Just largo enough to
harbor tneir boat, and made toward
It immediately, uney reared tneir cap
tain's dead body would meet their eyes
on tho coast, and yet it seemed dim-
cult for a corpse to lie on It, for thoro
was no shore, and tho sea broke on
steep rocks, which wero covered with
cinders above water mark.
At last the little sloop glided gently
I Into tho narrow opening between two
sandbanks Just visible above the water,
1 where she would be safe from tho vlo
lence of tho breakers. Before sho
could be moored, Duke began howling
and barking again in the most piteous
"Duke! Duko!" called Clawbonny.
But Duko had already disappeared,
Duko was barking vehemently some
distance off, but his bark seemed full
of grief rather than fury. He had
found tho body of Hatteras.
All four rushed forward, In spite of
' tht blinding cinder dust, and came m
the far end of a fiord, where thoy dls
covered tho dog barking round
corpse wrapped In thollrltlsYi (lag!
"HatternsU Hatteras!" cried tho
doctor, throwing himself besldo tho
body of hs friend But next mlnuto
ho started up with an Indescrlbablo
cry, ami shouted, j'Allvc! nllvol"
; "Yes," said a feqble voice, "yes. allvo
at tho north polo, on Queen's Island,"
For a few minutes the Joy of recov
ery of their captain filled all their
hearts, and the poor follows could not
restrain their tears.
The doctor found, on examination,
that Hatteras was not seriously hurt
Tho wind had thrown him on tho coast
where landing wna perilous work, but,
after being driven bnck more than onco
Into the sea, tho hardy sailor had man
aged to scramblo on to a rock, and
gradually to hoist hlmsolf abovo tho
waves. . .
Then ho must havo become Insensi
ble, for he remembered nothing moro
except rolling himself In his nag. Ho
only awoke to consciousness with tho
loud barking and caresses of his faith
After a Httlo Hatteras was ablo to
stand up, supported by the doctor, and
tried to get back to the sloop.
He kept exclaiming, "Tho pole! tho
Ho had become quite delirious with
excitement, and fever burned In his
veins. His eyes shono with unnatural
brilliancy, and his brain seemod on
Are. Perfect rest was what ho most
needed, for the doctor found It Impos
sible to quiet him.
Altamont speedily discovered a grot
to composed of rocks which had so
fallen as to form a sort of cave. John
son and Bell carried In provisions and
gave tho dogs their liberty.
But Hatteras would do nothing till
the exact position of the Island was
ascertained; so the doctor and Alta
mont set to work with their Instru
ments, and found that the exact latl
tudo of tho grotto was 89 degrees 60
minutes 15 seonds.
The 90 degrees of latitude was then
only about three-quarters of a mile
off, or Just about tho summit of tho
When tho result was given to Hat
teras, he had a formal document drawn
up to attest tho fact, and two copies
made, ono of which should bo deposited
on a cairn on tho Island.
Clawbonny was tho scrlbo, and In
dlted the following document, a copy
of which Is now among the archives of
the Royal Geographical Society of Lon
"On this llth day of July, 1861, In
north latitude 89 degrees 50 minutes 15
seconds, was discovered Queen's Island
at tho north pole, by Capt Hatteras,
commander of tho brig Forward of
Liverpool, who signs this, as also all
"Whoever may And this document Is
requested to forward it to the admiral
'John Hatteras, Commander of, tho
"Altamont Commander of tho Por
After tho party made themselves at
comfortablo as they could, and lay
down to sleep.
(To be continued.)
Seamen are strict disciplinarians,
and a ship's crew seldom even dreams
of Interpreting a commander's orders
otherwise than literally. Of the ree
ognlzed rigid type was a certain Eng
llsh captain. The way the strict let
ter of his law was observed aboard
his ship is described by a writer In
the London Telegraph.
One day, while the ship was In a
certain port, the captain gave a din-
ner to some town acquaintances, and
as the resources of the ship wero not
great, some of the sailors were deput
ed to wait on the table to re-enforco
the insufficient number of stewards
As these men were not used to such
work, each one was told exactly what
service would fall to his share.
The hour came, and the dinner went
merrily on. Presently, however, one
of the ladles wanted a piece of bread
There was none near her, and the fine
ly disciplined stewards seemed to bo
quite blind to her need. She turned
her head and spoke softly to the man
at her elbow.
"Bread, please," she said.
He looked regretfully at the bread
and then at her. It was evident that
he would fain have helped her If It
had been In his power. He saluted In
fine naval style.
"Can't do It, ma'am," said he. "I'm
told off for 'tatera."
The Ilent Proof.
Little Ted, 7 years old, was sent to
tho bathroom for a "good scrub" be
fore dinner, but returned so quickly
that his mother declared he couldn't
possibly havo washed himself. He re
plied, "Truly I did, mother, and If you
don't believe It you can Just go to
the bathroom and look at the towel!"
Scot A Bohemian Is a chap who
borrows a dollar from you and then
Invites you to lunch with him.
Mott Wrong. A Bohemian Is a fel
low who invites himself to lunch with
you and borrows a dollar. Boston
Well h c II ncd
"Dad, what sort of a bureau is
"Oh, any bureau that has five draw-
era full of women's fixings and ono
man's tie In it." Houston Post.
Heat We'll Oct.
"Well, the proofs aro out"
"Of the pole discovery?"
"No; of the book?' Kansas Clt
A high British court has followed
the example of one In France In rul
lng that bleaching' 1b not deleterious
Trailer Mnll Hox.
Many natrons of rural dollvory
routes Hvo a .consldornblo dlBtnnco
from tho hlchwav. and a dovlco which
would carry tho mall between tho
hnuao nml tho road would bo a great
convenience. A Kansas subscriber
whoso houso lah 90 rods from tho
nival route nnd who has a straight
lino of telcphono poles to tho road,
nsks If an endless wire cablo could
bo arranged In somo way to carry R
A No. 10 wire can bo attached to
. (Ht -.
DETAILS Of BOX AND TUOLtET.
brackets fastened to tho polos at such
a height as not to Intorforo with
teams, etc A emnll hox and carrier
can bo run over this between tho houso
and tho road. The box can bo sent
down and brought back from tho houso
by tho use of a cord or light twisted
wire cablo. Attach it to tho box nnd
pass It through a pulloy on a post at
tho road and around a drum or
through another pulloy at the houso.
The'trolley wire should bo soldered to
the brackets so tho carrier may run
MAIL DOX TROIXET LINE.
over It without trouble. With a Httlo
Yankee ingenuity anyone can rig up
a device of this kind. Farm and
Fowls Heaulro Salt.
Fowls require salt In thoir ration In
order to thrive best, tho samo as do
all other animals. The mineral ele
ments In the salt are desired by the
fowls, and their systems crave them.
But only a little Bait Is needed not
moro than a handful a weok to the av-
erage-slzed farm flock. Too much may
be more harmful than too little. And
since fowls often do not know wh;ii
they havo had enough of It, wo dare
not place tho salt before mem, and
let tnem eat all they want, as can be
done with most other farm animals.
So the best way Is to mix a handful
occasionally with the soft food or
mash. This seasons tho food and glvis
It a palatable taste, as well as proving
a benefit to the fowls. Agriculture
Superior to the Male.
The greatest hybrid that tho world
has ever known Is tho mulo. This la
a cross between tho horao and tho as a.
The resultant mulo was, however, uar
ren, and tho possibility of developing
a more perfect typo through selection
did not exist. The mulo had to bu
taken as ho was and made the most f.
At that he has borne the brunt of corn
field labor at home and tugged the a a
tlon'a cannon Into the ever-advancing
frontier. Ho haa aurpaaaed both tho
horse and the ass that bred him in
many ways. Tho zebra 1b evidently a
creature superior In every way to the
mule, and It Is believed, with selecton
and scientific breeding, It will take a
place In the world that will tend to re
tire the latter, and, possibly, tho horse,
'om tho field of action.
Value of Humus In Soil.
The valuo of humus in the soil is
not only that It supplies an elemont of
plant food, but that It absorbs mois
ture and Ib an obstacle to evaporation,
says tho Rural Callfornlan. It also
prevents soil erosion and .waato. Tho
most succesaful farmer la the one who
takes tho most pains to utilize every
element of his farm producta that con
tributes humus to tho aoll. Thla Is
eapeclally Important in localities where
tho aurfaco la uneven or broken, and
the earth Is not firm, or, In other
worda, Is easily eroded by rainfall.
Points In Pruning.
Do not choose the dormant season
to cut back trees that aro growing too
fast to bo fruitful; it will only make
them grow tho faBtor In tho spring.
Walt till thoy are In full Hush of
growth In May or Juno If you want to
drlvo their Burplua energies Into fruit
buda. Bo sure to carry a Dalnt not
along with tho pruners, and whenever
a limb as much aa an Inch In diame
ter is cut off, cover tho wound with oil
and whito lead to keep out dampnoss
and tho entrance of fungi spores that
will produce rot. In the spring this
cover io not bo necessary, for as Boon
as growth begins tho tree will begin
to cover its wounds with new wood
that will creop over it from U
Itu rI Wop'
The Fnrmer'N Automobile.
Whllo automobllcB aro expcnslvo
rehlcloa, In a sonao. thoy aro dally
becoming loss ao. Improvements In
mothoila, materials and knowlodgo havo
made a choapor car possible and tho
fact that tho purchasers of fancy cars
aro already auppllod has caused man
ufacturers to dovoto tholr onorglea to
turning out a car that la medium
priced and of high quality. A now
field for tho marketing of tho product
of their factories was nocesaary and
this field waa found among tho farm
era. High-priced, fancy cars would not
go with them, but quality would, and
thosw manufacturers who woro ahrowd
enough to mako a car of high Qual
ity at a roasonablo prlco havo found
ready customers among tho farmers.
It li oatlmatod that thoro aro. now
In io about 100,000 automobiles among
tho farmors of thla country and some
thing liko 5,000 of thoso aro In Kan
sas. Thoy aro great favorites among
tho dairy fanners as tiino savors In the
delivery of milk, but thoy aro no leas
so among othor farmors, who find In
them a means of rapid transit without
disturbing tho farm teams. The now
farm automobtlo is here to stay,
Wbeut for Lnrl"tr Hens.
Many farmers grow nnd soil wheat,
but thoy do not foed any of It to tholr
chickens. Wheat Is ono of tho best
egg-producing feeds, and It will pay
to foed It to tho hens at all eoasont,
even when It Is abovo a dollar a bush
el Wheat Is similar In composition to
wllk and eggs; It contains nearly ill
the elements In right proportion for
perfect animal growth and mainte
nance. A little of it will go a long
way In feeding.
A Men'tlesa Farnsite.
Tho flcua macrophylla, commonlj
called tho Moroton Bay fig, Is a morel
loea Australian parasitical growth, says
a writer In tho Wide World magazine.
It takes root in tho forks of Its host
treo (which In this cose Is a Queens
land blood wood) and ultimately smoth
ers the latter and usurps Its placo as
an Independent tree. Many valuable
trees In the scrubs of Queensland are
destroyed In this mannor.
Certified 31 lilt Vnya Dest.
Certified milk sells In all large cltto
for about twice tho price of othoi
milk. It Is absolutely clean, no Impuri
ties bolng allowed to get Into tht
milk. A layer of fine cheesecloth Is
stretched over tho milk pail, a layer
of absorbent cotton Is placed upon that,
then another ploco of cheesecloth,
Thero Is no sediment In the bottom oi
the milk vessels of milk treated Id
this way. It's not expensive, either.
Ensilage nud Alfalfa Peed.
The scientific ration for a cow gi
lng twenty pounds of milk with 4 pjr
cent of butter fat a good average
dairy cow Is forty-five pounds of en
silage and ten pounds of alfalfa hay ;i
day. Ensilage coats about 2 a ton and
alfalfa about $10 a ton. Thus tho
cow feed cost of 9 cents a day, which
Is moro than a third cheaper than
could be sustained on an ordinary
Protect the Grindstone.
A grlndstono should never bo left ex
posed to the Bun. Tho weight of iuo
handlo will always cnuao ono portion
of the atone to remain uppermost, and
this from exposure will ronch a differ
ent degreo of hardness from the under
sldo, so that after a whllo tho stone
will bo ground out of circle If tho
atono has to stand In tho open a flat
box can eaally bo obtained to serve .4
Meat Darrel Cover.
This sketch shows a meat barrot
cover that can't be beat. Get a barrel
that has top and bot
tom and saw It through
In the middle, making
two tubs. Uso theso tubs
for covers on moat bar
rels by turning them
over tho barrels as
shown In tho sketch
and they will assuredly
keop out tho duet and
Testluir Kicks in Inculmtor,
During Incubation, egga should b
tested on the seventh and fourteenth
daya. At tho first teat tho air cell
should measuro about a quarter of an
Inch; on tho tenth day, one-half Inch;
on tho fifteenth day, five-eighths of an
Inch; nlnotoenth day, throe-quartora ol
a"n Inch. Tho measurement should be
taken from tho middle of the large
Car of Horses' Teeth.
Horses seldom Buffor from decayed
teeth, but becauso of tho upper teoth
closing on the lower ones n Httlo on
tho outaldo points nro somotlmes found
which lacerato tho cheek or penetrate
tho gums, creating a tondernesa that
provents tho proper mastication of
food, annoying the horao bo much that
he falls away very rapidly.
Mixture for Pasture.
Minnesota farmors havo found six
pounds of timothy, flvo pounds of
whlto clover, threo poundB of Ken
tucky blue erass, and ono pound of
red top seed per acre, to be an .excel
lent mixture for pastures. if the
ground is Inclined to bo wot, the red
- -m .v. rjiace of the timothy.
Ills ConilHinn n Coniimrca ,
llsh nml Germiin 1.1,1
lah dc-partmont of commorce mJ
uui) nuu uun uuuu in ' Lnllf atlrik
purntlvo conditions of working J
throughout aormany, th9
. ... i.i. . .. uft-
Amoncnu wurKiugiunn uvea ku
works leaser hours and has C
umu mi iwuunu .mini ouncr hit (
man or English brotliron.
r fln.l flint Hin olIIU.I . l
... ...m ... Hi,iuu lunn la h
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unuou outios tins a uouer and
ih.IaiI .1 1 I it.n.. (h mm.. 11..
mi iuu ,u.vb Htm. 111 mi oiner COllljJ
i iiiivu iiivoHiiKiiiuu, no said,
ICngllBh workman has as much i
but ho hasn't tho varloty of veiy
nna bwooib, uib moais lack lourv
Tho Gorman mochanlc Mr,
finds to bo In tho worst condliioj,
all. His trnuos unions aro tht i
comnloto nnd . host organized m i
throo countries considered, nnd ?et
works moro hours, gots less my ..,
loss, jind is worse housed tbaivaojl
them. Thoy got 25 per cent lew JL
than Englishmen," said Mr. 8tr
"Tiiey work iu uours a day aa atua
nlno in England and eight In i
Unltod Btatos, and tholr cost ot lirl
Is 18 por cont higher."
Tho poor districts of Amen
cltlos failed to horrify Mr. Street. I
said thoy had worso at home.
"I'vo been through your pooreilijJ
tlon," said ho. "It Is much the ux
as ono finds In nil tho largo cltlep i
tho world. Tno dirroronco here Ufa
thoro Is an appcarnnco of enorgy i
hopefulness In most of your poor
plo. Tho reason la, I tako It, thatt
had enough ontorprlso and thrift!
start with to got themselves over l
with tho Intention of bettering tlx
Fnnlariit are rnmlnf In luch loTtlf
shades and patterns, that It's no wondtf
they nro to bo more than ever popouj
this season. One of wistaria, figured
over with irregular dashes of white, U
Imun hr It t li!rnrtl for CCDtrtl
A lltiln Kin, I ftmlirntilerv on tilt
vest adds to Its attractiveness, The"Ul
mona" or " peasant" type of should ,
and-ilecrc-in-onc, is again lasmonsui
Pish Versus Ileef.
When tho Dcof Trust puta the prlei
of stoak un to $1 a pound wo can goto
eating moro fish, Grazing land di
minishes ovory year, so It Is onir
question of time until beef gets J
eomowhoro near canvas back duck la j
prlco. Old ocean will always be l
business at tho old stand and with tin
samo undiminished confines, unleu v
run afoul of a wildcat comet or planet
and nro wined out: then it won't ma
any difference So long as fish l
trifling incldont of our diet Its prW
will somewhat follow up tho price ol
boof, for lack of gonoral supply. Whs
It becomes a chief artlclo of food enor
mous fish industries will bo establUhrf
overywhoro, and tho supply will keep
up with ho steady demand. Tberj
can't bo a monopoly of tho ocean;
thero can't oven bo bucIi a monopoj
In tho handling of fish as In tho slaug
torlng, packing and cold Btoraglng
A Ilrluht Lawyer.
An eminent lawyor wns once cross
examining a very clovor woman
mother of tho plaintiff in a breach
promlao action, and was complfl'W
womtod In tho encounter of wltfl. At
tho closo, howovor, ho turned to tn
Jury and oxclalmed: "You flaw, ge""
tlomen, that ovon I was hut a child !
her hands. What must ray client
been 7" By this adroit etroko of ad
vocacy ho turnod his falluro into
Accessions or almost priceless vftW
form a part ot tho 107,077 voluoj
which woro addod during tho year t o,
tho library ot Congroaa, making '
total number of volumes in that gw' ;
library 1,702,035. Tho valuable aa1"
tlons includo a Bet of tho great CW
ncBo encyclopedia given hy tho CW
Early historic times in Norway
to bo illustrated at an exposition w
bo hold at Dorgon noxt summer.