Bandon recorder. (Bandon, Or.) 188?-1910, August 03, 1905, Image 3

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The number of rattle destroyed by
wihl boasts i:i India last year excell
ed MUtjO.
Tin' entire output of sug.r :u lM,;ia
for the yesir liHi.Vimn; hits been ulacod
111 70.(KKMXU poods.
Tlu' natives of Mor.M-ii) think Furo
poans arc ilirty because the wn-Ii in
water that is not runtiiur. has people ui lln square
niilo again.-5 only l i u thi' mile foi
tin' rest of the Ccnnnn empire.
Tin' wreck of tin Fro:t.h battleship
Sull on tin Cochin China i-onst recent
ly represented a money loss of sfo.i'niii.
An effort to form an actors union is
lutiiir mailo in Ktigkmd. 11. P.. Irvine
ami Seymour 1 licks are at thi' head of
the movement.
Some French engineers an ail to
havi' applied to the Russian govern
ment for a franchise to build a bridge
sutoss Bering strait.
Tli' tirst dolls of which there is any
knowiiNlge were fount! among the
measures unearthed from the ruins of
Babylon. They an small figures of
terra cotta ami Ivory, beautifully
A chapel which is being finished in
"Vi minster cahedral. Loudon, will
cost 0.uou. Tlif money is tlu contri
liution of converts to the Roman Cath
olic eliureh its thank offerings for their
The uly tire engine at Ronconsiield.
Kugtand. was bought in 1M.. The lo
cal authorities, afraid that it may got
out of order -ome time or other, sire
beginning to lisuss the purchase of
a new one.
The son of one of the Indian prince
ws recently in London and is said to
lmve gone to the circus every night
while there. Now that he is at home
uraiit he says that the clrens is the
greato-i thing in the world.
A foiirtc-n page letter written b
Mary. qtie 11 of Scots, in .limitary.
1772. statins that she had under con
sideration the formation of a large par
ty of the nobility, was sold at auction
lu liHioii the ollnr day for i.rH.
Katie Bodkins, aged thirteen, of
Marion, Ind.. eseajH'd a hard lesson in
arithmetic by marrying. After an ab
sence of three days from school the
principal sent the truant ot.icr to the
girl- home, where the ceremony had
u? been performed.
.Tame MoKemta. who wa natural in
Oil in 1S(;s. ha just found that in his
pltN's he i- made to fore-wear al
losrUiuee to tlie kin? of Italy, lie in
lllTiiatUly retpnjs the Fluted States
district court. Sau rraneisco. to set
tin paper right, declaring that lie nev
er had anything to do with Italy.
With a view of drawing an audi
ence apjurently the London rhemical
society announced the other day in j
tiie papers ttia; that evening at its
itt?iMimr W. il. IVrkius. Jr.. woiikl read
iKr in "The Action of Klhyl Dibro
iiwrpatioiotraarloxylate on the I is
Ddium (ouimmim1 of Fihyl Propanoic
t raa rl o xy la t e."
Recently Barcelona invited the archi
Ul- .f the w..rk I i eiHl in iinupeil
tlve plans fur iiibtrsrsuu tin town. btu
Ufjini: ihe workiiu: class iiartrs and
far unit Mir.: the rive or i suburban
ti us. "Jlie rirt iriae. rt.O'O. lias been
won by a youn'j: rreuelmiau. Only live
ifcneliiiei-ts two Siuish. one Fri'ii-h.
MHk German aud oue Italian -oiupt
A Mouireal emple. Mr. l'irre lor
rt aud his wife, recently celebrated
the seventj -sixth anniversary uf Uieir
mania Mr. !rt is l yinrs and
I". inoutii iM. while U:s wife is ninety
stv. aui llli are in eiHul health. One
of tlwlr thirtHii chihlreu will herself
CtMrate Imt troklen weddinic throe
years lH-ue. thou-h she is only sixty
senwi now.
''jonre Y. WooilhiMtM has presented
UK public lilrtiry at Uuilainl. Vt., with
a iMfty of the New Kntrland Primer
triutii in 1777. The look is rare now.
etudes !rotu this iilition l!ii'- valueil
at "0. The work is a lK)-k of soventy
llve pases and iHntaln lesides die al-h.-'.lM't
anil oue syllable words the
Lm!"s anil other prayers, catechisms
nd epteraimnatie verses. These bear
tite caption. "Learn by Hiart.'
Is is claimed that the deefiest jmnc
wire the earth has ever received was
i.utly sut iiinil at the hands of
.lames Tobin. an Ishpemint: man. who.
iie:.r .Jh a urn bun,'. South Afri-:i.
jwniierl mi oriiice iu the erottml to the
dofrfh of ."..."S; I't-'t. lb 1 a diamond
ftrill with a rated capacity of l.ian
f. 'lue weifdit of the rods u--el iu
ike drilllnir was dut fifteiii tons,
wiueii is a iuo.strfiis load for ?uch a
A llille rwl button worn ny some .ii!'
voxnti. o.i ami vihiu. marniil an-d
itM!e. anions the leadlnt; social sets of
the "ity of Mexico, marks a new de
jmrtMre. or. rather, n new stej In pro
resp. This little round red button sc
uffles ineuilKMhip in what i known as
tin AutiklsMiit; kaue. MenilH-rs of
tlie league take a solemn pledtre not to
klw one another in public or private
on the ground that kissing Is contn
Iwis. or. rath"r. the means of coiivey-comajrir-;
diseases from one fair
M to the OthT.
For one of the most important coi
lccikus of Napob'ouic reli-. whIHi
lwve come under the liatuuier only l."'.d
guineas was iven at Christie's rooms,
in London. r -ecu tly. It i.ver-d his
wlKile career, start inu with a silver
statuette of the fnt consul and endini;
with a lock of UU hair and the death
niHi.k taken at St. Helena. There were
miniature of the jrri'at (or-ieu him
Helf. of his sou. the il! fated kiim of
Koii'io, of I'esiret I?eauhR.-!iais. Marie
Louise. Mux. I'.onnparte. medals,
croe? of the U-lou f Honor, Wa
terloo relics and a remnant of the Has
In which his eoilin was wrapped, with
splinters, of the collin itself.
I'olson I it Wiir.
When th" I'rcn.-h beat the Formo
sa its aloii the coast in 1SS1 the latter
ret i nil to the Interior. When the
French pursued them they found a
ifiieer line of defense, beyond which
they could make no progress and in
Wonniiitr which many died. The For
uiosans had poisoned the springs, wa
ter coursesi. etc. as they retreated, and
the i-ampa! of the French against
them never iul farther than the poison
line. The poison was a native one, as
deadly ns arsenic or strychnine.
,t. .ti
HE travel at night began. By
day the sun was so hot that
the atmosphere was a smoth
ering glare, and the drag by
night would be easier on the animals.
They could nil rest and sleep In the
day. for there was not even a fly to
disturb them-nothing but that deep,
deathly silence, which seemed to creep,
creep, creep, stealthily In from every
where. Frequently they stopped hi the dark
to breathe the animals, and then the
tired travelers sank, in the sand for a
few blissful moments and dropped Into
sweet obliTion.. They clutched at the
wagons, with hand upon the spokes,
or the hind end. or lay in front of the
o.ven, or sat between the wheels, that
at the first movement every one might
Next morning they said to one anoth
er it was a wonder no one was miss
ing: the next, that they wondered how
long they could, keep It up; the third.
they tramped dully on till sunup with
out a word, although an awful thing
had happened. x They had rested four
times during the night, and just how or
when or where it had occurred uo one
knew, but their number had been less
ened by one. and some one whispered
that Roy had been. left behind. l!od
knows, with all that weariness weigh
ing upon limb and eyelid, it was all
one could do U see that ht himself
waked without bearing another on his
- j
"Its cooflby. said one woman in a
low voice, "and it may be our turn
next." she added, glancing at Mrs.
Robinson ahead. The child had mur
mured several times about water dur
ing the night, and the mother walked
at the side of the wagon, holding the
little one's hand. iu dull dread.
I'ut the captain's eye, responsible for
every one. searching anxiously down
the lines on both sides of the wagons,
missed a face, and his voice had a
trembling note In its bass as he began
isking of e.ich: "Where's Hoy? Haven't
you een her'; IVrhaps she's crawled
in otie of the wagons, ami that's
against orders. My Cod. men and wo
men, where's my girl 7 Not left behind
in this trackless waste:"
There was no need to tell him in
words. The faces he looked into were
plain as a read tale. Running ahead
he plucked Sevadra's sleeve. Hut the
Mexican turned his burning, anxious
gaze backward at the forms huddled in
a whisnering group and with an elo-
.pient sweep of his hand slowly shook
his head. "Madre de Iios. senor: you
miht go alone." he said. "I must still
stai with these. I shall find water
soon. I hope. Keep to the north and
east on vour return and iod be with
you. senor!"
The woman whose turn it was to ride
old Lucy cried as she was displaced.
for she was a weakling, but she clung
P the back of the first wagon, with old
I luck's breath, coming on behind, at
her shoulder, and Sevadra stopped
back and told her he could almost re
member a spring in a spot of brackish
maiisli which he hoped lay a few hour
With a quick, last look at the bent
head of his already grief burdened
wife, yet without a word, the captain
was "one- swallowed up. lie became a
thing of the past in a moment. They
said to each oth'er he could never find
Hoy. She would be lying asleep, and
he might pass even within a mile of
her. Several men told how they had
heard the faint, low voice of a hoot
owl through the night made and re
turned far too regularly to have been
given by the bird, and other Indian
"signs" had been noticed -a compara
tively fresh chewed cud of soap root
twice, and once an arrow and again
the hidden marks of a camp. Indeed,
roving bands had kept the train In
watch all along the road, but it was
no use telling the women before, yet
now it was perhaps best to reveal ev
erything. Adelaide shivered and look
ed back in fear, but her mother still
walked on. holding the little extended
What strange hallucinations filled the
captain's whirling brain as with his
heels pressing his poor horse's ribs he
tried to retrace their steps! In vain.
The sand which had sucked at each
withdrawn hoof and foot had run gen
tly back and tilled In the track smooth
ly and evenly till the whole lay like a
tawny carpet, spreading away in every
direction to the horizon. Then the sun
wheeled up, and he remembered a pic
ture he had once seen of Phoebus
drawing a red car up the day. Oh,
what a glaze! And then oh. strange
and beautiful product of his fancy si
ship, with canvas spread to some cool
ing breeze, sailed sicross the vaulted
sky. with men aboard of her, her very
cordage standing out to his strained
gaze. On she swept without si sound,
si phantom ship, si dream of derision, a
thing for men to curse. And there
ahead a shimmering bike of water,
dimpling and alluring. No; a crystal
stream It wsis. O Cod. for one sweet
moment he hsid believed his desire a
fad, but he knew It was a mocking.
j taunting mirage, oft seen before, and
j there was no lake and no stream save
in a world apart from this desert!
At hist he bowed his bead on Lucy's
drooping neck, where she had paused,
and. dry eyed, sobbed aloud. Lo, Just
ahead lay :i saffron wad of soap root.
He dismounted and felt it. It wsis
vet moist from the mouth that had
spat it forth. Indians! Indians! In
.U....C -Hov." he shrieked. "Bov.
paw's coming!" He thought or ncr
terror, he thought of- that- instant he
remembered those Mexlcsin women at
Albuquerque, Sevadra's wife and
daughter, and of how the older had In
sisted that Hoy was no longer a child,
but of an ago to be In that country
even si married woman. He himself
but lately had noted In this tropical
climate her rounded limbs and slender
ing wsiist. A thought may be a thorn
piercing the soul, and so was Captain
Kobiuson slung back to the steadied
poise of a man.
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B. F05TJ5R.
C(jyni;it, ifOi. by
Julia li. Fouler
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He sprung from his saddle and, tak-
' Ing his canteen, poured a little water
under Lucy's hanging tongue and wet
her nostrils and psittcd her Hanks, bid-
ding her nerve herself for a last effort.
lie tipped the canteeil to his lips, took si
swallow and stepped out upon the wil-
ilornoea io-mIii .itnl .iu if Sf .-..n.
up of itself, there, under his eye. lay a
limb of mesqulte. a little tuft of the
foliage still clinging to its tip. as he
himself had trimmed it and given it sis
a plaything to the sick child. His own
knife had rounded the end to make tt
smooth for the tender p:uv. His blood
leaped within him, and he stepped on
afoot, his hungry look searching hither
and thither, roving into the perspec
tives or every direction, w hat was
that faint depression over there? It
was It wsis the trace of si cloven hocf.
for there yet remained the fairly de
fined impression of two toes. Way be
yond there wsis smother and oh. mar
vel! beyond another, and by and by
another. Examining closely, he dis
covered si thin, crisp crust lying in
patches siloug the surfstce. which ex
plained the tracks sind that he, too,
was leaving the mark of his foot in
this alkali spot. By this time he had
been alone several hours it seemed
a year--and then he stooped and pick
ed up the Isisso he silwsiys csirried
slung to the horn of his saddle. Had
he dropped it Just now, or wsis he real
ly retracing the trail of the night be
fore? He would have bartered his last
possession to know.
Lucv whinnied wistfullv and looked
over the wimpling sands to the right
and whinnied agsiin.
"Coad horse. If vou were a dog, if
you were only Tige. I might hope iu
your scent." the captain said aloud.
"Hut. surely, old girl, with your legs
and my eyes we ought to find her." stud
he pushed on.
By and by he came to a standstill
and. despairing, looked about him for
the hundredth time. Then he took his
revolver from his hip pocket and tired
si shot into the air. reckless of the dan
ger it might bring upon him. "Five
hots left." he thought sts he replaced
his six shooter sind listened. Away off
on one side there was the cry of a hoot
owl. responded to in the distance by
the same weird note, pitched in the
same key. "An owl in the daytime,"
he thought contemptuously. "Why.
that's too plain. You hounds of hell.
If you've hiid hands on my little girl.
heaven must give me my revenge on
more than one of you!"
Mechanically he set his gaze ahead
upon a dark spot, and in that hot and
yellow air, sill meshed and mazed with
a tangle of golden rays, it seemed to
move sind quiver. "Another mirage.'
he muttered. "Oh. Boy! I'm going
mad. I know. Somewhere on this wide
desert you are. paw's only boy. Oh. lot
me find you!"
And again the spot way yonder seem
ed to move. He had passed it now iu
the distsuice and wsis lcsiving it off
to the left. Cod help him. he was mad
to leave it so. stud, despairing still, he
once more took out his revolver and
fired it in the air. then listened.
The spot seemed like a figure rising
to its k;iees. then to its teet. tearing sit
Its breast with beating hands. Indeed.
It even seemed to wave si suulionnet of
the slat kind, worn iu Iowsi where he
csime from. Strange, how it reminded
him of Boy! And then there came a
scresun- a long, wild rush of sound
and the figure struggled a few steps
toward him, then stumbled and became
a spot again. Oh, how could he wait
how could he live to get there! And
then, frenzied, crazed, he had snatched
her up. had forced the canteen be
tween her teeth, assured her in fond
and endearing words, used a dozen dif
ferent wsiys. that he was her father.
and no other: tlmt she was safe, safe.
Do .ol I'iinm'vs I he . 1 1 1 1
11' One Iteiuls About.
I lid the old eagle show tight? is the
first oiterv put bv the casual listener.
I silwsiys see a trace of disappdut-
inent sweep over his countenance
when he hears the answer. The mo
ment you speak of climbing to an
eagle's aerie ihe average man gets an
idea of si harrowing tale of the pho
tographer hanging to the edge of si
cliff or the top of a tree, with the old
eagles clawing out pound chunks sit
ery swoop. Few eagles possess the
mad ferocity pictured stud magnified
by sensational story tellers. When we
first scrambled over bowlders of the
canyon up toward the nest t ssiw the
no esigie sup omeiiv irom ner eggs
sind suini out over the mountain top.
When I strapped on the climbers to
ascend the tree I had one eye opened
for trouble. But each time we visited
the spot the parents silently disap
pea red sind stayed siway as long as we
card to hold possession. They kept a
watchful eye. however, from the blue
dit:itice overhead. For a noble bird
like th' eagle this abandoning of the
nest aud young seemed to me cowardly
sit tirst. Perhaps the long years ol per
secution have taught him Mimethiug.
The first rule of self preservation of
this pair seemed to be to keep half si
mile distant ft mi the sitiiiual that
lights with m ither beak nor claw.--
( "ouplry ( 'aletiihir.
When tlie .Neurit Wns "re:ilcil.
The Mexican Indians, as well as
hose of must of the Central American
republics, have st superstition to the
elT ct that the negro wsis inside before
either the white limit or the Indian or
even before the sun wsis created. They
ace unit for his color by declaring that
he was made and dried in the dark.
Their own race, they say. wsis made in
the morning of the first day between
daylight and sunup. On this account
they delight in a term which they :tp
ply to each other ami which signifies
"dawn people." The white man. "who
fv:r darkness sind cannot stand heat."
was inside, according to their belief, at
noon ou the first dav of cresitlon.
i -
(Sown Kor Miiamcr Day.
In spite of its decorative ami rather
elaborate appearance the house gown
shown here is quite simple in its mak
ing :hd may esisily be put together by
a in giniier :u uressnuiKing. it is :i
model which may be used satisfac
torily by si young woman or bv si mid
dle siged or elderly woman. Made up
In lawn it becomes a cool sind easy
house gown for summer days. The
HOfSi: lioWN.
fullness In the body is confined by
lucks, which give st slenderness to the
figure. The sleeve is also tucked, and
lit daintv little collar, which adds so
iiiucn in uie design, is niaue wiui iucks
wh:.-h open out lo form the frill. As
one may ob.-erve by glancing sit the de
sign, the entire dres may be self
trimmed, and then' is no further ex
pense in the way of decoration. The
ni'rt'cl is not only sultsible for wash
materials, but is si good one to follow
iu the making of eahmoio or silba-
Cooilhy to Wilclnir Collars.
WoincM who like to wesir high col
lars ,r t it t ti stuns with their summer
trt.-k- have been bothered heretofore
by the collar.-, wilting or through the
pricking of the wearer.- n eks by biu
of featherboiie put ill to stiffen the col-
lirs. For this summer sin ingenious
per-on has designed a little contriv
ance to do away with these two sin-
!iomee-. ihe device takes the lorni
of a set of little gold extender bars
that are fastened behind the collar aud
are caught sit the lower and upper ends
with little jeweled screw studs. These
tliii are made in imitation gold and
in tin real thing.
Shirt waist, closing ni the hack sire
very popular this season, sind au ex
ception;! llv prettv one is here shown.
Pongee was chosen for the develop
ment, with bands of insertion in the
-ame color for decoration. Tucks In
the front, on either side a center box
plait, give beeourug fullness that
pouches fashion. iblv oer the belt. The
simrr waist.
3'oke may be omitted if desired, as the
lucks extend up to the shoulder. The
sieeves sire quite tun in the upper
part, finished by a deep cuff. Madras,
chatubray. tJitTota, albatross and all
the fancy weaves of cotton will make
up stylishly. The medium size will
require two sind live-eighths yards of
thirty-six inch material.
Summer Petticoat.
Wash silk petticoats are to be worn
with daintj' summer dresses. A charm
ing model Is of white liberty silk trim
med with two graduating flounces of
accordion plaiting in which insertions
of lace are Inset. Accordion plaited
skirt flounces are not possible to laun
der, and where a skirt Is to be "tub
bed" thev should be avoided.
X'ii Pnrnnol.1.
Animal aud bird head parasols and
folding umbrellas sire the very latest
things in the wsiy of protection from
the weather. There sire parasols of
every color. Natural wood sticks anil
handles are still the proper thing, but
llm animal sind bird heads sire an evi
dence of a purchase this season. The
animals are Boston terriers, hounds,
collies, spaniels and horses, and they
are realistically fashioned.
Sj-month die O In tine lit.
An old time quack compounded his
"sympathetic ointment" according to
the following prescription : "Take nio.sse
of a ded man's lied, two one; man's
greaee. one i-nc; niununisi, man's blood,
of esich half an one; Unseed oyle, twenty-two
one.; oyle of roses, bolearmlulck,
of each an one. Bet them together In
a mortar till It be fine leeke an oynt
meiit; keep it in a box." Then all the
sick person needed was the weapon
with which a man had been stricken.
This he anointed with the ointment,
pressed to the wound and wsis well
again, or should hstve been.
(.olonu!o. Soda l.nke.
One of the most remarkable discov- J
eries ever made in the region is thsit of
a lake of liouid soda in the inaccessible
desert between t 'rest one. i 'olo..
Hooper, in the San Luis valley. Tin
fake is sin siere sind si qtisirter in ex
tent and lies at the bottom of a little
basin valley in the desert. On its sur
face sodsi crystals have collected to si
depth of eighteen incites, the whole hike
having the appearance of a body of ice
with si hard snow covering.
A recent examination by the State
School of Mines shows that these cry a
tals are "JT per cent pure soda, pure
than most of the commercial soda of
fered on the msirket. A Henver. ma .
Ei M. I'silke. has secured a lesise oi tii"
land containing the lake ami is uou
insialling machinery which will .on
vert the native crystsils into msirkeia
ble form. There are -I.ikio tons iu
The School of Mines experts say that
the soda is a creation of feldspar. The
granite masses of the Ssingre de t'risi
range stsind sentinel on two sides of
the little vsilley. The feldspar iu the
granite, undergoing decomposition. cl
leets in the lake bsisin, where it is hel l
in check by sin impervious clay, sind
proper conditions sire turnislied for
concentration and evaporation. 'hica-
go Chronicle.
Tlie I "our OiiiiiI Dltlleiillic.H.
First. Climatic conditions. The so
lution for this lies in sanitsition. We
will have the gresttest sanitsiry experts
lu the world associated with us. sind I
am sure we will overcome the climate.
Second.- Lsibor. The solution for the
dillieulties involved in securing enough
of the right kind of labor lies in fair
treatment, fair wsiges and enforced
Third. The engineering problem is
not per so more diiheult than others
that Inive been put through success
fully. Its immensity is the only stag
gering thing about it. The same or
gstuizsitioii and the same forces applied
to this project that sire used in less gi-
stutic enterprises of the same kind.
but on si similarly large scale, will, in
my opinion, make a successful job.
Fourth. I istsince front the base of
supplies. The solution of this lies en
tirely in the perfection of an organiza
tion m Panama aim m this country.
What will be necessary will lie the
maintenance of an absolute equilibri
um between demand sind supply rela
tive to the class of labor sind material.
President Shouts in Chicago Journal.
relieve ami Poverty.
A recent bulletin of the Massachu
setts labor bureau shows thstt iu Har
vard, of ton called "a rich man's col
lego." nearly Id per cent of the young
men sind nearly 11 per cent ot the
young women sire the children of peo
ple classed by statisticians as wage
In Boston university, the I;irg'st
Methodist institution of New England.
over ,;. per cent ot the students are
the sons sind daughters of wage work
The record of Clark university is
even more reinarksitde. Hits is de
voted entirely to postgraduate and re-
so.iien woiK inai is. io mo kiihi oi
itudy which must wait longest for
monetary returns. ot nearly per
cent ot Its students are trom wage
working families. Chintgo Inter
A Model Street Cn r I. Inc.
Leeds, England, is proud of its street
car line, as wen it may ne. uu or
about tfl.-HiO.Oi.O gross receipts in l'.'U"
j?l!00.iiU0 was clesir profit sifter making
all sillowauce for depreciation. Nine
teen cents out of every dollar taken
went back to the city treasury to light
en taxation.
The usual fare is '2 cents. Out of
tHJHrUM fares taken over fiO.tiOO.isihi
were '2 cents each. There were -i.t)0O.("
one cent lares and only i.imo.tHNi six
cent fares, the highest paid. The aver
age fare last year wsis '2:2$ cents.
The average Leeds passenger pays.
In other words. l.S cents for the actual
cost of his ride and a trltle less than
half a cent additional to the city treas
ury. This Is a city smaller than Balti
more and mainly containing people of
very small income.
Hours of School Study.
Investigations stmong ld.tiuo school
children of Halle. In (lertnany. .showed
that the number of sick among the
children attending morning and after
noon sessioiis was one-half greater
than among children who attended ses
sions in the forenoon only. A Cent) an
scientist favors a morning session of
five hours, giving a resting pause of
fifteen minutes at the end of each hour.
He ssiys thsit the afternoon sessions
exhaust the vitality of the children.
disturb their digestive organs sind tire
their brains. From si medical stand
point afternoon sessions should be abol
ished. The afternoon hours should be
given to play, outdoor exercise ami
physical training.
Life of Modern Ilu ( t lesh i ps.
One of tl Hi ers of the Washing
ton navy yard has figured out that the
life of a modern steel battleship is los-;
thsin half of that of her wooden proto
type, the ma ii -of-war of si previous
generation. He said the old wooden
frigate was good for forty years of
cruising, while the steel vessel of lu
cle Sam's superb twentieth century
navy reaches the Junk pile in less than
t went j' yesirs after she is launchwl.
"To build a modern battleship.'" said
the naval otllccr. "requires five years,
counting from the time of Ihe signing
of the contract until the vessel is final
ly accepted after trial."-Washington
Scholarly Version.
On the campus of Emory college, in
Oxford. Oa.. there is a table to the
memory of Ignatius Few. the first
president. One day a freshman wsis
crossing the campus with his cousin,
who asked him to explain tin? Inscrip
tion on the stone.
" 'Vlvit lion - niorttiUR est.' " she
read slowly. "What does thsit mean.
"That," said the freshman easily,
"oh. that means. 'He lives no. he
don't, he's dead.' "
Time For a Chiitiuc.
A cueuii t in the employ of a big
New York eomp.ii.y resp-d in cer
tain Mont :na mines .-.ays that not loir
ago tl.i or fotr scientific gentlemen
troio an e-t.erit institution undertook
for puri'"-'" ' sin y. p. penetrate
into the depths of n certain mine.
Hue of the easterner- was evidently
of a most nervous temperament. f,r
he was continually asking qiiestious
sis to the precautions adopted to avoid
disaster to those going down and com
ing up the sis;; ft.
On the ascent by minus of the usual
bucket the nervous scientist perceived,
or thought he did perceive, unmistaka
ble symptoms of weakni'ss in the rope
by which the bucket was suspended.
"How often, my gimd friend." inquired
he of the attendant when the party
were sibout halfway from the bottom
of the awful abyss, "how often do you
change these rojws?"
"Oh. alwMit every three months or
so." carelessly replied the sittendant.
"We'll change this one tomorrow If we
get up safely." New York Times.
Openiuir 1'or a Populist.
The first day the senate committee
on interstate ciuniuen met to take
I up the rate question there was some
cha fling with Senator Oolliver about
his various engagements.
"I low soon are you going to get
through?" asked one senator. y
"I am prepared to stay here until the
1st of June." replied Senator Oolliver.
"Then the Chautauqua circuits do not
Irt'gin until that date." was the obser
vation of one of the men present.
"I have abandoned the Chautauqua
busine-s for the summer." said Sena
tor 1 Kdliver.
"That was what I thought." chipped
in Senator Carinack of Tennessee.
"Down in my state the other evening I
listened to l.'eneral (Irosvenor and
chimp ("lark doing si turn, stud as
Clark wns your old sparring partner
on the Chautauoua circuit I concluded
that you hail turned It over to fJios
"How did they come out?" inquired
Oolliver. showing a languid interest In
the subject.
"Well," answered Cannsick. "(iros
venor got up and abused the Oenio-
cratie party as hard as he could. Clark
followed with abuse of the Uepublicsin
party. Neither of them hsid anything
to say iu favor of their own parties. It
occurred to me that it would have been
an excellent opportunity for a i'opullst
to gel iu his work." Washington I'o.-t
"When llenerxil (Srant .lokeil.
deiieral (runt seldom indulged in
hnniiw. i in one octsion. however, he
si?t mpted -oinetiiing in this line at the
cvpense of his West Point classmate
stud roommate, comrade iu the Mexl
can and i-i il wars and intimate and
devoted friend. Major Ooneral Kufu.5
Ing.ilK of Denmark. Me., writes C. O.
Stiekney in the Bangor t.Me.i Commer
cial. Ingalls was quartermaster gen
oral of the armies liefore Richmond.
(.rant ami his stall were seated one
evening before the blazing enutpllro.
when Oram suddenly turned to In
gsills and. jninting to a yellow dog
whi.-h had accompanied the latter
through many a campaign and which
now lay at his master's feet snoozing
st way. jocosely asked:
"Sav. Ingalls. do you intend taking
that dog along with you into Bich
"Certainly." w. the quick response.
"Why not? He belongs to a mighty
long livitl breed!"
A roar of laughter followed this
good nit tured sally, and for once at
least the face of the grim commander
relapsed into a broad smile.
liuetv Mini, hut Couldn't Place Illm.
A rather seedy looking stranger drift
ed into the room of Ass tant Secretary
of the Treasury Reynolds the other
day. With his hat lu his hand he sidled
up to the desk of the genial Mr. Keyn
o!(K aud In a faint hearted way said:
"I guess yon don't know me. Mr.
"Well. now. I remember your face
IH'tfectly." replied Mr. Reynolds, "but
1 am sorry I can't place you."
"That's too bad." said the stranger,
preparing to move off with a disap
pointed air. "I was in hopes you could
plait me. I've got sin application iu
for a job In the New York custom
"Oh. here." called out Mr. Reynolds,
"you want to go to the civil service
commission! All positions In the cits
toms service are under the protection
of the clusvliled service now." Brook
lyn Eagle.
Could Xot Qunllfy.
A well known Scotch horse couper.
who was considered si respectable
member of a congregation, was fre
quently pressed by the minister to al
low himself t. be nominated for the
eldership, lie always put the matter
off with evasive answers, but at length
'the minister demanded the reason for
his refusal Thus driven Into a corner
the worthy replied: "Man. I wonder to
hear you, Mr. McNab! Hoo can a man
be an elder and sell a horse?" Scottish
I f.7 ' nnhtT-
A Pen eh.
Carson was briskly wending his way
up Broadway, n serenely happy expres
sion on Ids face. At last his efforts bad
been crowned with success, and yet
this jewel he had found and possessed
himself of was well worth waiting for.
No wonder he was hurrying forth to
acquaint them sit home with his great
gKid luck.
"She is mine!" he cried to himself.
"Mine, mine!"
"Hello! Sir Cupid landed another vic
tim?" inquired a cheery voice from he
hind. And then as his friend turned
about and facet I him Gebhard added:
"You shouldn't talk so loud, old man.
Well, since the secret is out, what's
her name?"
"Nsitsie!" exclaimed Carson, with a
twinkle in his eye. "Wait until this
evening. ( ome up. and I will intro
duce Oll."
Oebhsird knitted his brow. "Then I
don't know her?"
"No. but you will. Don't forget to
come up. She's a peach."
"What! Your prospective"
"Quite so." broke in Carson. "My
prospective cook." New York Press.
A Xervon Ilnnte.
"The trouble with you Americans Is
that you eat too fast," said the Euro
pesm. "We can't help It," was the contrite
answer. "We feel like getting through
a meal before the waiter brings back
the cheek with an announcement that
the tuestt trust has raised prices."
Washington Star.
Xot Her Purpose.
"She strikes me as a woman of con
stant singleness of purpose. She's
"She does seem likely," Interrupted
the spiteful thing, "to be a woman of
constant singleness, but I wouldn't
ssiy "of purpose I think she can't help
herself." Philadelphia Press.
A Query Ml.sundcrntootl.
;race He insisted upon kissing me
good night when he left.
Virginia -The idea! Wasn't that
Orace I don't know whether it was
oild or even. I didn't keen count.
A Startling Statement.
"Yes. I believe that brevity is the
soul of wit."
"Oon't be hasty. Look at little Codling-
four feet one in ids socks. He's
the briefest thing we have about here,
and he doesn't know wit from a water
melon." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
("lipid Shooplntc.
First Duke Well, do you think Miss
Van Bullion intends to buy you?
Seind Duke My dear boy, I don't
know. Some days I think she does.
At other times I fear she Is merely
shopping - Louisville Courier-Journal.
A Iteiiiiirknhle Mini.
"Yes sir; he wsis honest when
went hit politics."
"That-; nothing remarkable. Plenty
of holiest men have entered politics."
"But he was still honest when he
came out." Chicago Record-Herald.
Professional Ailvlee.
Tramp Would youse give er pore
man wot is starvin something ter eat?
Physician -Certainly. That Is the
proper thing to give him under the cir
cumstances. Two dollars, please. De
troit Tribune.
The Gnrrulon Man.
Ii's not the man who talks the mo3t
Who has the most to say.
1'ou sec sad cvidenco of this
Around you every day.
You hear men talk and talk and talk
When their Ideas are nil.
And nil their hearers would rejoice
If they would Just keep stilt.
Tho man who r.?nlly has Ideas
Is silent as u rule.
Yet when ha says a few brief wordt
You know he Is no fool.
Whllu he who talks and talks and
He makes our courage sink.
And wo bxclalm. "If only he
Would top awhile and think!"
Somervllle Journal.
Xot by a
Old Chum Does
tone Shot.
your little girl take
after her mother?
Married Man Not especially; she's
three years old and can't talk more.
than half a dozen words. Detroit Free
An Iiiillcntlou at 1,
"(.'race Is a Jewel! I never snw a
woman like her!"
"Ahem! Well, if the women don't
like Iter that goes to nrove she's a
jewel, all right."-New Orleans Times-
l H'luocrat.
Wlint, Already f
"Bobby, here's your pcunj and you
must go straight to bed."
"Pa, I want more pay and longer
lours." New Yorker.
The fountain of content must spring
up in the mind, and he who has so lit
tle knowledge of human nature as to
seek happiness by changing anything
tit his own disposition will waste his
Ife in fruitless efforts and multiply
the griefs which he purposes to re
move.- Johnson.
It llbln't Work.
Jackson- Some time ago my wife aud
I agreed that It would be best to tell
each other our faults. Waxton How
did it work? Jackson She hasn't
spoken to me for six weeks.