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BANDITTI OF THE AIR.
f he Amazonian Wnrfnro of the Flor
Ida Fr lento lllrds on tho
' Tilth Uawlui.
I was puzzled for quite n while when
IB southern Florida, Bays a writer
The American Naturalist, nt somo mys
tcrions antics of tho fish hawks. Thcso
Areaturcs. bold cnourrh away from the
eca, fiomctiuacs not in tho most coward
Jj manner, starting from tho trees into
tho open ami returning again in fright,
I soon learned tho reason for this cow
ardicc. Stretched at length on tho dock
of a boat in tho early morning in tho
Pass of Boca Grande, ono of tho en
trances to Cliarlotto's Harbor, I saw a
fino specimen of hawk cross overhead
and proceed scawaru 10 unu a umnor.
Tho excursion was successful, as tho
pass swarmed with ilsh coming in with
tho tide. A lino ono soon left its element
and swung aloft iulo tho air in tho tal
ons of tho bird, which nt ouco began
Its return. But a new-comer appeared
unon tho scenco. A black creature
which seemed all wings and shaped
like a flattened letter AI, dropped from
nbovo and confronted tlio hawk, which
nt once dropped its prey and uttered f
scream so brimful of mortal tor
ror that it should have excited
tho sympathy of all living things
within tho compass of its sound. Tho
hawk flow in fright to cover, and
recognized tho intruder as tho frigato
bird. On looking upward whence it
had como I saw a score of frigato birds
a mile or moro from tho earth, floating
round and round on motionless wings,
The dropped fish was soized in tho
beak of tho bird long before it had
reached tho wator, and with a sweep of
cxquisilo grace, on tonso wings, front
ing a mild breeze, tho corsair was lifted
half a mile into tho air, whoro another
astonishing porfornmneo was at onco
initiated. A bito was taken from tho
lisli, which was dropned. Down came
tho fish, and tho bird, folding its wings
tightly upon its body, dropped swiftly
Biter it. Tho part bitcn oft being dis
posed of, another swoop downward wire
made, tho flesh seized, and tho upward
swing repeated, and tins procoss con
tinued until tho entire carcass was do
On another occasion I saw a hawk
seize a ilsh and start for t he shore.
black corsair at onco apponrhd and cap
tured tho booty, as on the former occa
sion, whilo tho frightened fisher lied
screaming toward tho land. But now
a chaugo of nrogrammo took plnco.
Another long winged creaturo from tho
croup appeared in front of and facing
tno irightonou hawie, which turnod sea
ward at ouco, mingling its nolo of ter
ror with ono of despair. Kvory ofibrt
to side off toward homo was frustrated
by tho gliding terror intorposing its
bulk in the intended direction, until tho
victim seemed to accopt tho inevitable
and miuto an at tempt to cross tno gun,
Tho tormenting enemy then soomcd
content, and swung aloft among its
companions. Tho poor fisherman rid
of tho diro presenco, wheolod on its
oourso for homo, and, its frenziod flap
pings rellovcd of oxcessivo tension,
mane very good time, whon on reach
ing tho vory orink of safety tho black
wings again appeared, and tho whole
distressing business was ro-onncted
with increasing despair in tho fright
ened cry. This went on for more than
half an hour. Every ofibrt at retreat
was intorcoptod. During till tho time
tho hawk kept up an incessant flapping
of its wings, and its physical endurauoo
was giving way under tho protracted
strain. This was apparent from tho
changing tono In its scream, which va
ried through all tho gamut of daspair,
from unreasoning terror to supplicating
misery. Jt was tho Komau gladiator's
"Cnjsar, tho- dying salute tlieo," with
tho ambition loft out.
Tho frigato bird at length soemod im-
fiatient. It moro promptly answered
ho movements of tho hawU and urged
compliance with greater vigor, andfin
tilly introduced a now feature into tho
(irococdings. Swooping upward for ono
iiindred feet it turned head foremost
and plunged beneath tho hawk, turned
completely over as it did so, and, pass
ing to tho front, vaulted upward, and
down again in tho samo path, thus des
cribing an elliptical orbit around its
iotiin. It swung near tho hawk round
tho lower curve, causing an upward
(light, until at length, in an exhausted
condition it was introduced into tho
company of its tormentors, widen had
been descending from high levels mid
wcro now about four hundred yards
above thu wator. its strength was now
well nigh exhausted. Its cry was scar
cely audiblo, and It baroly had tho
Power of directing its movomonts.
n whichever way It wont, except
ing ono, n black terror confronted
it- It could rise unimpeded, but
found resistance to every other course.
It struggled upward for soiuo four hun
dred yards further, until tho distance
was to great as to mako it difficult to
keep tho movements In tho field of tho
glass, when it gavo up tho task, and
rapidly floundered over anil over
through tho air, Its muscular power
exhausted and its mass surrendered to
the gravitating force. Down it came,
tlio wholo half-scoro of enemies cir
cling about it, until it struck the water
tionr tho bcaoh in tho shadows of thu
t fling. It was drowned.
Again sovoral days later I watohed a
hawk, oatch a fish, and saw a frigate
bird seize the prize. But whon tho
faawk started for' tho trees another
frigate bird appoarod. Then tho hawk
went back to Its fishing, and tho second
fish was aurrendored to tho second in
truder. Thus the hawk s forced to
Baton a fish for overy frigate bird in tho
flock. They then let tho hawk go free.
The mystery was clear. Tho frigato
bird makes the fish hawk his slave.
Tko AwcuI'Jofl of TravoL
Affable traveler to neighbor In rail
way oar. "Your name Is very familiar
to me, Mr. er -ah " Quiet stranger.
"My name is Moctaonctskleat Koroczoo
tootber, I am a Pole. Affable traveler.
"Ytu; er it ka't your namo so much
aa your faee; lwiw about to sayyotir
toee was very familiar to Hie." Quiet
trwagw, "lea: I have beeu la Sing
May prwoM fourteen years. I waa dU
nimrjfl tkis morning." Affable trav
ifiFMgM en traveling, Wt quits at-
MAKING KID GLOVES.
The Many Processes Xeccssary to the
Preparation of tho Skin.
"Kid gloves," said a leading glovo
dealcr to a reporter for The Minneapo
lis Tribune tho other day, "arc, for tho
best part, made in Franco. There aro
some made in England and Germany;
but tho best aro of French make, tho
principal manufactories being at Paris,
Grenoblo, and Chaumont. Of all tho
materials used for gloves kid is tho
favorite, yet of the manifold operations
necessary to put tho skin into shape to
cover tho hand few pcoplo havo any
idea. In all there aro 219 separate and
distinct processes that tho raw skin has
to go through before converted into tho
J. ho reporter had been brushing up
his knowledgo of glove making. At
what period of tho world's history pco
plo began to clotlio their hands in
gloves ho had not been nblo to satis
factorily determine. His researches
had carried him back to Genesis, where
It tolls of tho mother of Jacob covering
tho boy's hands with tho hairy skin of
a goat in order to deceive his father,
this seeming to bo tho earliest mention
on record. Coming down to a late date,
Homer sings about them, nnd they aro
spoken of in Shakspcaro's writings.
Having exhausted his own timo and
patience, tho reporter had eono to tho
"Tho first thing to do," continued the
latter, "is to get tho hair from tho raw
skins. A throe weeks' bath in lime
water docs this. Tho skins aro con
stantly turned and shifted, and when
taken out tho hair comes oh easily.
MI;rom tlio limo pit tho skins go to
tho unhairing room, where tiioy are
stretched on a woodon block and aro
scrnpod witli a blunt knifo. Then tiioy
aro taken by tho lleshor, who cuts away
all tho worthless parts, that aro used
for glue and gelatine, whilo tho hair
goos for mortar and felt. Tho sudder
next takes tho skins and removes any
hair that may havo escaped tho previous
operators. A soak in clear water to
tako out all tracos of limo is tho next
stop tho skins aro put to, and then they
are put through a process of artificial
fermentation. The Kronen call it 'miso
on confit,' and it removes every fleshy
impurity from tho skins nnd renders
thorn soft and supplo. Iho tanning of
tho kid skin is not in tho usual way
with bark, but thoy aro put into a re
volving drum with a mixturo of the
yolks of eggs, wheatcn flour, alum and
salt, it takes no end of oggs, ono fac
tory at Chaumont using, I understand,
over tlireo hundred dozen per day.
1110 skids aro Kept in mis moss tor an
hour, thon boing allowed to lay for
twelvo hours. Thon thoy go to tho
urviug room, ami are subjected to a
tcmporaturo varying from 140 to 160
degrees. This leaves thorn dry, aud
thoy are next 'seasoned or sammied
with com water, i hon thoy aro
stretched backward and forward over
an upright kniftat half-moon shape.
" Shaving' is tho next process, this
requiring groat dexterity. It is dono
with specifically constructed knives,
and removes all tho under flesh. The
skins are again treated to a composi
tion of egg yelk, flour, and oil, calcu
lated to mako them pliablo, after which
thoy aro ready for dyeing. Tho prelim
inary operation is to tread tho skins un
der water for several hours to soak out
anything that would impair tho action
of tho dyo. Another egg treatment fol
lows, and a day's drying Is given tho
skins, Tiioy aro then brushed with
ammonia aud several coatings of dye,
If tho skins aro to bo dyed on both sides
they aro put in a vat ami covered with
the liquid. Black gloves show first a
decided bluo tinge, but this is workod
oil' until a perfect black is scoured.
This process is called 'lustring.' "
j-no eaiiur who una utKon m me ac
count of tho preparation of kid skins
with increasing interest, began to won
der at this point, not that one of tho
best makes of gloves costs $2 or more,
but how they could bo made so choap.
Trnin flu, sL-mc lind lmnn irnlmv llnviturli
no end of hands, and been da s on tTio
way, yet they had only reached tho dyo
"Having been dyed and dryed," went
on tho affable informant, "tho skins aro
given a 'grounding.' tho object boing to
remove all roughness, ahoy are next
sorted and out up. This may seem an
easy tiling, but it is called tho most
difficult, and requires great care and
good judgmont us tho natural stretch
of thu skin must bo taken into
account. Tho finished skins, hav
ing been selected and mark
ed out by tho sorters, and plocod out by
Iho cutters, are put ovor a framo-shano
llko a 'glove spread out unsown. Tho
gloves, with thumbs duly fitted and
rent togothor, are pressed, and punch
ed, and trimmed n number of times, af
ter which the edges are folded by ma
chinery, aud thoy aro ready for sowing.
The stitching is dono ohiolly by hand,
thousands of women and girls being
omployed. Tho fostonlngs aro put on,
tho gloves aro straightened on sticks,
arranged in dozens, placed in boxes,
and there they aro ready for tho mark
Indicted by Anticipation.
A lawyer at a littlo town in Doiawaro
county. Ind., nppoared in tho Munico
county seat tho other day aud oamo
into court and asked Judge Lots to dis
pose of his case.
"What is your case," quorled his
Well," replied tho rustic Kent, "it's
a plain drunk in a public plaoe; but 1
movo thu court to quash tho indict
ment.'' "For what reason." said his Honor.
"You see," said tho mover, a comical
smile making his gingor colored beard
separate in dtiVerent diiectlons, and his
palo blue eyes lighting up with fun.
I am indicted about six months by
anticipation. This iudlctmeut states
that I was drunk in n public place on
December JW, 1880. Now it is possible
that I shall bo liable to indictment if 1
live to that data for that offense; if to,
I will py all tho tines, but 1 want to bo
indicted after tho efTuase."
Here tho court counH'led with tho
profeecutloH and quashal the indictment
ami tbu lawvw laft thu hall ot buttle.
Ihtrtit Xre. trts.
An Arizona Tarson.
"And how is Parson McWhacker,'"
asked an ox-Arizoniati, talking aboir
old friends with a lawyer just up frou
"Oh, tho parson's all right- IIc'i
left the Methodists and turned liberal,
"Don't say! I hadn't heard of it."
"Oh, yes; ho preaches on his owi
hook every Sunday night in tho opera
house, and bo's doing a big business,
"Glad to hear it. Tho parson's i
"Yc-cs, but ho nnd I ain't friendi
any more. Took offenso at a might j
littlo thing Awful touchy, thcso skj
pilots. Ion sco I went in by the stagi
door not liking to attract attention bi
boing seen at church, . you sabe and
steered for a private box. I had to
gropo along in tho dark bciiind tin
scenes, ami my hand struck against an
overcoat hanging on tho wall. It had
something hard in tho pocket, and J
found it was a flask. I took It along
to the box, and got away with it by the
timo service was over. Tho parson
saw mo sitting there, and nodded from
tho sacred desk. When he'd closod th
case ho came around to sec me, and
saw that ho was mad. Ho said some
scoundrel had picked his pocket whili
ho was preaching.
"That's all right,' says I, fishing tin
flask ui) from under my chair; 'hero she
"The parson's face lighted up, and
ho reached for it.
'Empty!1 says ho.
" 'Betchcr,' says I.
" 'It's a mighty moan trick,' says the
parson, furious. " 'You might have left
mo ono drink.'
" 'Pshaw,' says I; 'conic ovor witji
mo to tho Elite, and you can have all
tho drinks you want'
" 'That's all very well, Mr. Lushkin.'
says tho parson, mad enough to cry;
but you know well enough that a
clergyman can't go up to a bar on Sun
day. You aro a man of profligate prin
ciples, Lushkin, and, dang me, if it was
not for my clotli I'd givo you a deal
right hero that'll mako your head
" 'Of course tiiat ended overvthinc
between tho parson and me. Being a
gentloman, I couldn't lick a preacher.
you know; so I quietly told him to go
to tho lower levels, and wont out into
tho house aud joined tho departing
congregation." San Francisco Post.
Born in a Stable.
Congressman Loutitt, of California,
said to a compiler of tho Congressional
directory whon asked for his history:
I can give it to you vory quick.
Born in a stable; brought up in a black
smith shop; educated m tho common
Tho compiler looked at him in amazo-
mont. Loutitt quietly remarked:
"That is thu size of it."
Tho fact is that Loutitt was born in a
stable in Now Orleans, says a Louisvillo
Times correspondent. lie is a self-made
man. Ho is ot medium stature, but
powerfully built. Tho muscles of his
arms stand out in great cords and aro
as firm as a club.
Ho gained a vote in a peculiar way
during his race for Congross.
J hero was a blacksmith in tho upper
pari of the district who sneered at the
idea of tho lawyer candidate for Con
gress having "served at tho trade."
llo thought it was a political trick.
When Loutitt got to tiio blacksmith's
town ho walked down to tho idiop and
without saying who lie was pulled ofl
his coat, rolled up his sleeves and wont
to woi'K with tho big hammer
The blacksmith had heard tho candi
dato was coming, but stood back and
watched the performance in astonish
ment. After Loutitt had gotten in somo
of his "bust licks," tho blocksmith
walked over and felt of his powerful
arm. Fully satisliod, ho walked back
to the forge, saying: "It's all right;
that gets my vote,' Xcw l'orh Jour
nal. A Solitary Horseman.
Captain Njgglosworlh, who is a can
didate for tho legislature, stopped at
tho unpretentious house of old Sam
Sabor. After supper, whilo the candi
date was sitting on tho porch, smoking
a olgar, saber s littlo boy shyly ap-
l;oiuo noro, mv son. &n on my
Kneo. xsowyou re iixeu. itn you go
to school P"
"No, but mo an' Dick killed a wator
"Woro you not afraid ho would bito
"Uo, ho couldn't
bito me. I could
git outon his way an'
hit Ulin with a
"My little man, after awhile van can
toll tho people that you sat on Captaiu
llo, that am i nuthm ter toll. I
sot on my pan's knee yistidy, an' he's
bigger n vou. '
"les, it would bo something to toll.
for I am going to tho legislature."
"What?" puttinir th
puttinir tho bov dowu.
"les, when he seed yer eomln' he
said, 'yonder comes that blamed fool.
Ho thinks lie's goin' to tho Icglslatur'
but ho ain't got senso enough to holler
whon lio's do'' bit. Thats what mr
A fow moments later, had tho nieht
not boon so dark, a solitary horseman
mlirlit havo been seen riding alonsrtho
old military road. Jrkausaw Traveler,
A Stupid Alan Sorvant.
"Charles," said bachelor Benson to
his new man servant, us ho was settling
himself comfortably in his literary
arm-chair tor an atier-uinner siesta,
"you aro to waken nio whenever I am
tlltrsty," tossing oil' a glass of old port
as ho spoke.
"But how shall 1 know sir, whon you
aro tulrxtvr '
"i snail be tnirsty whenever l am
roused, of course," with n look of good
natured piety at the new man's stup
idity. Drake' a Magazine.
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