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About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 26, 1902)
ALtfNCl THE WAY TO MEETIN'.
I wondered If Ilia world wlila had
heard mjr in-art a-bealln1,
Willi Hull Wilkin' it in jr slilo aluil lliu
Way (O Illt'PlIll'?
It aermed Id tlmo in orerjr atrp Jcat
kpcliln time arcorulu
An' anyln'i "There's no rest fer jroii 'eept
t'other utile of Jordanl"
I'll tried mi 'tried In in "llin wont,"
with patlriiteiit cnilcnror
Tln wnnl thai iiiIkIiI, ur tnlKhtti't, make
her heart my own former)
Hut soiwdiow, wlii'ii It ri'tclii'il my III'",
II KCCllM'll too iniirli lit ntlcr,
With my poor heart a-kecplu' up that
evcrlaalln' IIuIIitI .
'Twus sliure my trllinlalluii day clone liy
my ililc to view lir
'I'm pull Ilic wild flowers liy lliv way, uti'
thru nut aire 'i-iii In herl
Hut, atulden come this word from licr
'twin like a beiiedlctlmii
"I'm thliikln', John, thl merlin' day
you're umlrr deep conviction I"
An' then, I up an' tntd lur all my licirt,
wi mini allllctrdt
.1 loved hrr mum than alt Hi world
tlil' how I stood convicted!
An' thru, n rtimr she nunc to ine, with
awri'ter looks an' fonder,
I read my alilnlii' till car clear to earth-
an' over yuuili'rl
rAKMIR BALL'S MISTAKE
HWAH 011 n wheeling lour nml atop
pcd for supper nnd nil night ut n
forlorn looking fiiriiilHJiiaiv I wna
aurprlaiil to are no woiunii about, nil
(hi work Im'Iiik done liy the owner of
Ilic place. I'zrn Dnle. After alippcr t
lighted n I'll"' mid ant on the (Nireli
amoklng, I "lo came nml wit hcalde
"Von linvo finished your evening
chorea eiirly." I anld, "When my wife
la without n aerrnnt, aim never geta
the dlahea wnahnl liefore 0 o'clock."
"Wnnl, ye aee, I don't do It that
n-wny. I wnab dlahea nliret n week.
Then I put 'nil nil oil Irr the wnKou,
drive 'em Inter the creek, tnke a mop,
,iii' when I Krt through they ahlno like
"Don't you think n wife would tie
handy? Hhe could do your mending."
"Don't need no wife, I got needled
mi' thread nu' buttons. Tbrru'a my
kit." And he hnndeil me a cnae con
tiiliilng the articles mentioned nnd no
"Wlierc'n your thimble)" I naked.
"Don't need 110 thimble. I tried one
oncet nu' couldn't uao It, It' liandlet
to Kit the bend of the needle ng'ln Ilic
wnll mid drive It through tbnl n wny"
"Did you never hnve a love nffnlrV"
"Vea, oneel. It wna when I wua n
young feller -very young nn' very
Krrrii, I uaeil to look on a Knl na n
Inn then would look on a aacred lm
niJe. There wna n little one llvln'
neroa the creek. Farmer Owena
ilnuchter Dnlay. Purty? Vc bet, nn'
gentle nn n kitten. Hhe took a alilne to
me. I wna n fnlr-lookln young feller
then, straight an' allm no' IIkIiI on my
feel. One evenln' I wna n-pnaaln'
Farmer Owena', nnd Dnlay come run
nlu' out with her Oncer a-blecdln' nn'
nakeil me ter tie It up fur ber. I bnd
ter Kit ber arm under mine somehow,
nn' bold on ter her band nn' wrap the
linen atrip nn' wind the atrliiK nn' n lot
of tblliKa nil nt the anme time. While
I wna n-doln' of It her hair got ng'ln
my cheek, an' wnal. I loat my bend
un", tiirnln', put nn arm around ber an'
klaied ber. v
"Do y know, stranger, I've alncc
made tip my mlud alio dono It all a-pur-ioae.
I li'lleve abe cut ber finger on
tentlonnlly. 1 tell ye. women folka la
"I think Hint wna a very nice femi
nine wny of cntchltiK your attention,"
I remurkcil. "do on."
"Thnt'a Jlat whnt I did do. I went on
from dny ter dny, week ter week, till It
aeemcd Icr me If anything happened be
twecn iie nn' Hint Kl I'd collnpae,
Homctliln' did happen. Kanuer Owena
tuk a fnnu ban' fur tho bnyln', an'
whnt did Dnlay do but take him out la
her tiiiKRy Hint her father bought rur
her at Chrlatnina an' drlvo right liy Hint
liouao n-purpoHo ter ahow him off ter
me. I tell ye, atniliger, alie Una ttie
wlekedeat eye In her yo ever aee."
"Another feminine trait." I obacrved.
"Mlaa Dnlay wna evidently n woman,"
".Shu wna n woman, almnger, nu' the
worrit kind of a one," Dalo went on
lugubrlotialy. "Hhe broke me all up. I
Jlat rented tbla farm an' went away. I
illdu't come back fur ten yeura. Then
I mndo up my mlud that women folka
wnan't wuth worrylu' about, an' I title
my furin ag'lu u' began tor work It.
The fuat time I went by rnrmorOwcna'
Dalay como oiit-aho bad grown ter be
n fine-lookln' young woman or nu-au
what do yo auppoao abe did?"
"I can't Imagine."
"Aakcd mo If I woulu't Ho up n cut
flncer. She lmd tho aamo wicked iook
In her eye abe had when alio drove that
lopalded furin ban' by my bouso ten
yearn afore. Womeu la the pcralatencat
crlttera I over aee. I Jlat aquared off nu
nhl: Yo don't sit me that a-way ag'lu,
Yo dono It oncet, nn' that's cnougti.'
Hut, do ye know, atranger, alio waa bo
llek about It Hint In flvo mlnutcn I bad
my arm about her un' abe wna a-restln
licr bend on my ahouldor. 8ho waa
u-crylii', too cryln' crockcruno tenra,
"Wnnl. wo waa eiigngctl, but It didn't
Inn' long. Tho (iiicatlon conio up nn ter
whether we'd bo marricu ny a juauco
,,r n iinraou. I uon't iiko pnrsoua my
u..ir mi' I wanted n Justice. Dnlay
wanted a parson, an' abu wna ao blauio
not about It Hint I reckoned If alio wna
na obatlunto about n amall matter llko
that she'd '' wnntln' ter run tho farm,
so I called tho thing ore, nu- rvo ueen
llvln' nlonp ber over since."
"Mr, Dnle," I anld, "you bnvo nils
tnkeu imlurnl femliiluo traits for gun
'That's what they la, I tell ye, strati
L'or. Yo don't understand."
"You bavo declined to give up Hint
which to n woman b 11 great deal, wlillo
to you It Is nothing. Miss Owens was
right to Insist on being married by a
puraou, iiiul'yon wcro ungenerous to re
fuse ber. Now, lot mo glvo you a bit
of advice. Ml" qweus Is nM! single
Yes. Well, ko to hor aud tell bar that
when yon first met Jivr you were n
blunderlug idiot and Hint later you
THE GREAT LAKES
rrplIH condition which wiirroiinil,
IT tint law Hint govern, nnd tli
innrketa which deal with Hailing
(in liilimd IioiIIch of wilier, urn con
slnnlly tin' subject of ninny chiiiutcs,
Mmiy legislatures grapple with lull
nml gamn problema during eiich win
ter, nml In llin spring lioth pleasure-
seekers mut Hkwo who follow Halting
na 1111 Indiiatry mint iiciiiiilnt them
sclvc with tlm new legislation If they
nro to nvolil Iho clutches of tin Inw.
Tin- Great Lnkca fnrnlali tint world
wllli the greatest amount of fresh
Will IT Hall,
Lust hoiikoii there wna no ntrol hont
011 Unit imml liiipnrtnnt llshlng Kriniinl,
A 1,11-T OK TltOt T AND IHTHI'IKII WUKJIIINO A TON.
1 .11 kit Krle. In fnct It Is not very long
allien there wna coualderuble oppoallloti
to the plan to build nnd npernle one
on nccount of tho expense In connec
tion therewith. Tho spring found the
new pntrol bont built by the Htnte of
Ohio rniily for aervlce, mid the C.111.1
dlnu flahermeii who hnve been tn-a-
pnaalug on the I'liltcd Htnlea aide of
the lino hnd to look out. I'labermeii
believe Hint they hnvc nt Inat reeked
Justice In H1I1 mntter It will be re
MtllllllAN STATK lll II ATCIIKIIV.
meuibered Hint, while In the post tho
Cnnndlnii government conatniitly "per
illed the tug I'elrel In Uike Krle enp
luring the llahermcn from ncroas tho
water nnd contlacntlng their propel ty
when found slightly over In Canadian
wnters, the Canadian fishermen could
not bo thus watched. It will nlao be
recalled Hint Amerlenn tlabermen could
not accurately determine when they
were over the middle line, they having
were an obstinate brute. Hay that If
she will overlook your past errors you
will spend your life In doing penance."
"Why, stranger. If I was ter do that
I'd never have my own way about any
"It I the only way to have your own
way alKMit everything with a woman.
Toss It all Into her hands, and she'll
toss It right back to you. More than
ll.at alie'll ellieet YOU to Icitll. atld If
you dou't lead she'll not respect you."
"Yo don't mean Itl Hay, stranger,
what sort of a makeup do yo call that
Tho next summer I rode past Farmer
Dale's place. It was tho trimmest-looking
fnrm In tho country. After supper
fanner tnlil 1110 how much better
contented ho wna while Mrs. Dnle was
washing the dishes. Indianapolis Sun.
AN ODD ANT DEAR.
German naturalists arc uow studying
with much Interest nu animal which
was recently placed In tho Zoological
Garden nt llcrltn. It Is 1111 nut beur,
but not nn ordinary one, being n speci
men of nn exceedingly raro variety.
Its habits aro those of the common ant
bear, .but In color nnd formation Is dif
ferent from It In mnny respects! It Is
said Hint thero Is 110 other specimen
of this variety In Europe, and It Is not
thought HUcly that nny other speci
men will bo found very soon, for tho
one nt Hcrllu was only trapped by
chance, und although sovcrnl men hnvo
searched closely through tho district
where It was caught, they bavo not ns
yet discovered the slightest traco of
any other specimen.
VALUE OF 8LEEP.
Ability to Heat O110 of Napoleon's
Hources of Power,
One great secret of Napoleon's pow
er was his ability to sleep. If ho had
irtit nn hour for Bleep ho slept aiC hour,
even though the fnto of 1111 army or
of nn empire hung In the balance while
io fclopt. On"- Grant was another
Brent example of this ability to lay
asldo work nt quitting tlmo. Kven lu
tho Wilderness campaign when the re
sponsibility of thu movements of the
nntlnn'a nrinlea. stretched out Itl bnt-
Ho Hue a thousand miles long,' lay on
VAST IMPORTANCE !
to lie guided by mi estimation of thu
iiiIIch they were from shore, ImaciJ on
tho number of mile per hour which
their llah tug iiinde.
Among Hie.leglaliitlvo mwiaurea. ef
fecting Hie flahltig fiiteresla of I.nko
Krli) during tho Inat aeasloii-of the Ohio
1,1'KlMlutiire, wna tho Otierln bill. Ac
cording to this bill tho tomingo tnx on
Hah wna reduced from 7I cents to WJ
cents. The anmo bill coiilnlued ninny
provlaloiia looking townrd a more Mr Ill
Kent protection of I.nko ICrle llah, mid
It aeema to bnvo met with general np
prolinlloii from tho lending llahcrmcu.
tint Klah Culture Commlaalon having
Ill general more la probably known
of lower lake fisheries tlm 11 those nbotit
Lake Huron, I.nke Hupcrlor, Ht. Mnrys
Itlver and (he Immediate vicinity of
tho Amerlenn nnd Canadian Koos. The
upper bike regions comprise a new
country, nnd will be more to the fu
turn tlinn they hnve been to the piiat.
As n Hailing ground, Ht. Mnrys ItUcr
nnntinlly yields aome handsome lifts.
Whitehall nnd trout, when caught by
net, hnvo been known to yield a ton
nt n haul. Michigan Is taking a de
cided Interest In her fisheries. The
Mlvhlgnn bntchcry la one of the finest
In the country, mid Is altiintcd no nenr
the great cnnals ns to be nu object ot
cotisldernble Interest to tourists In that
section. This hatchery. It Is said,
plnces In Mlchlgnu wnters, nniiuiilly
.'Hl.OOO.OtXI white Huh. l.WW.OOO bike
trout, nnd 1,000.000 brook trout.
Of the live Orent Lakes. Lake Uric
furnishes the world with more fresh
water tlsh Hum 11 ny other iMidy of wu-
ter. The I.nko ICrlo fisheries employ
In the neighborhood of 4,000 men. I'lsh
lug companies often operatu fifteen to
twenty tugs. These tugs or boats each
set many nets with n capacity of -100
to rX) pounds each. The nets are set
from five to 'Si or HO miles out In the
lake. The value of each net Is $.". At
thu whnrfs flab arc removed from tho
tug decks to the packing houses In
boxes. Here they nre prepared for
shipment to distant points, they often
going even to tho ocean ports.
his shoulders; when his good-night
commands Involved all-night marchlug
und llghUng of his army of tho Poto
mac, and his waking orders might
mean victory or defeat, the killing or
the wiving of n thousand men under
It all he lay down nnd dropped to
Hound sleep ns quickly as you or I
when we read ourselves sleepy over an
old story book. Grant had what a
great writer has called n "frlctlonlcaa
mind." He saved for the wear of work
what others throw away on the tear
Hero Is a sample of tho other ex
treme. Said a Minneapolis lawyer
to me to-day: "When 1 began tho prac
Hco of law I always lout two nights
before I had a case In court, tossing
nbout and combating every thinkable
standpoint of my opponent. And I lost
as much Bleep nfterward upbraiding
myself for not having thought of cer
talu points at certain I wit occasions
In the progress of the case." Of what
vnluo were these night thoughts to this
young attorney? About as much valuo
ns night sweats to a consumptive! I
venture to say that -all the business
planning a man docs In life while ly
ing on bis back nt ulgbt Isn't worth
an hour's good thlukfiig on his feet on
0110 June morning. As compared with
tho sleep It displaces, such night think
ing Isn't worth forty winks after din
ner. Hunting tho candle at both ends
sometimes makes a lino bonfire. Itut
It always makes 11 bad grease spot of
a good candle. Commercial West.
A l'alutlal Log Cabin.
On Warren's Island, off the coast of
Maine, Is being erected what Is prop
erly described as "a palatial log cab
In." It Is composed of spruco logs, and
cost the tidy little sum or $75,000. The
entire Island on which this summer
palace Is erected was purchased by tho
Into William H. Kolwcll, of Philadel
phia. Mr. Folwcll died beforo tho com.
plot Ion of tho house. The work Is
now superintended by his son, Wil
liam II. Folwcll, Jr. Some Idea of the
slzo of the "cabin" may be gained
from consideration of tho fact that
thero are twenty-two sleeping rooms
on tho second tloor.
Glood Country l'or HunerkrnuU
In Cuba cabbages frequently weigh
as much as twenty pounds. All vege
tables do well, Itadlshcs may be eaten
from fourteen to eighteen days after
sowing, lettuce lu Ave weeks after sow
Ing, wlillo corn produces threo crops
per year. Sweet potatoes are perpetu
al. The natives dig up the tubers, cut
them oti and plant the old vines, which
produce 11 now crop In three mouths.
All sorts of fruits, horticultural nnd
greenhouse plants' arid bulbous utock
nro nlsri grownf t
(" 1 f
Vulutitilo to lllm.
Towiie Scribbler picked up for a
fow pennies at a second-hand book
storo an old book of platitudes which
Iiiib slnco proved to be very valuable.
ltrowne A rare edition, eh?
Towne Oh, uo, but he's been making
tbo platitudes over Into quatrains for
tho magazines. Philadelphia Press,
SUPPOSE WE SMILE.
HUMOROUS PARAGRAPHS FROM
THE COMIC PAPER8,
rieaantit Incidents Occnrrlnif the
World Over Horlnita that Are Clieer
fill to Old or YouiiB-Kiiiiiijr Helec
Hons that Krerjbod Will llnjoj.
f'nuk "I'lpiiac. iim'nm. I want to
glvo 11 week' notice."
Mlstrea-"Why, Jane, this la Indeed
a ainrrlae, Aro you ikH aitlafled with
tho treatment you receive heror
Cook "Oh, yes, mn'nm."
.Mistress "Then I siiiiihuio you hnvo
a better place In view."
Cook "Ob, no, iim'am. I'm only go
ing to get married."
Orowliitf More flrmllali.
Attendant (nt Insane asylum) This
mini seems to be Innately erucl. For
a tlmo be thought bo wna Nero.
Visitor Whnt la he now?
"Ob. now ha thinks bo's Hie land on
an excursion ntcambont" Life.
Mr, 'Koxy-So you nre a grass wid
.Mrs. Oraaa-Why? Are you a graaa
Cauie for Borrow.
"Kay, Hags, why Is Willie weeping?'
"Just because the weather baa been
so cold during dog days Hint he hasn't
lii-eii mnd enough to bite a lot of
1'rnud of It.
Ilunco Ike Kin you write. Bill?
Illll-Dat's a funny question to ask.
me. Wasn't I arrested fer forgery
Mrs. Jones I always. think twice be
fore I apeak once, slrl
Mr. Jones (sighing) Kxactly. Maria;
but you're such a quick thinker. I'uck
A Common Trait.
"All authors aro alike." m
"In what respect?"
"Let one of them write any kind of
a volume nnd he Imagines he's booked
I1III Collector I've been carrying this
bill iigulnst you for so long that It's
almost worn out.
Kklnner They certainly do make a
miserable quality of iiaper nowadays.
A Natural Conclusion.
Tommy Where you goln', Jimmy?
Tommy Dug ycr halt yet?
Vlu l'rrntit Inn.
New Hoy (to prospective employer)
"Yesslr, I kin do anything nbout the
office so long as It's not dlsrespectable."
An Kxcnae Wanted.
"Hero's a story In the paper," said
the sentimental typewriter, "about the
death of a poor old woman who Jturt
passed away at the age of 00 without
a single relative In the world. Isn't
"Sad?" cried the hill clerk. "Why,
It's almost criminal for a woman that
old to dlo In the height of the baseball
season and not have nt least ono
grandspn." Philadelphia Press.
lis Waa 80 Ilaldheailed.
"Do you know why I'm starting to
raise a beard?"
"I suppose you want to be ablo to
locate your face."
Why She Hesitated.
"John, that dog annoyed me all
"Well, why didn't you shoot him?
You havo a revolver handy."
"I know, John, but It was a bulldog
revolver, nnd he was a black-and-tau."
Lady Do you ever touch strong
Tramp Yes, mum, I have drank Chi
cago wather when de bulletins said It
"I wish you would do something for
my husband," said tho anxious wife.
"He's worrying about money."
"Don't be alarmed," answered tho
physician, reassuringly. "I'll relieve
hlin of that." Philadelphia Itecord.
"And did you tell her she was worth
her weight In gold?" asked Archibald.
"Far better!" responded Claude. "I
told her alio was worth her weight In
ha itl coal."
In the I'reitnce of Qreatneaa,
Parke I suppose you have great
hopes of that new baby of yours,
Lane Well, yes, I have, old man.
iifi 1 . .!.. 1... 1. I.
I t lieu 1 lliiuft ui yuui unuj in
likely to bo I fairly tremble at my own
Inslgulllcuuce! Detroit Free Press.
Iter Little Jokr.
Ho had sprung so many gags at her
expense that she thought It time to
, "Henry," she exclaimed, as she came
home to dlnucr, "1 hoard something
this morning that opened my eyes."
; "Whnt was It?" he demanded, excit
edly. "Why, tho alarm clock, goose."
Kaiser "Was the American Impress
ed when you told him I allowed only
forty-live mluutes for dinner? '
Secretary "Yes, he said ho couldn't
sco why you wasted so much valuable
I tlmo on something that was over In
ten minutes at home."
Ily the Pad Hen.
Ida "How funny this placo Is this
yenrl There aro a 1l07.cn men and only
May "Yes, and they are all of one
May "Yes, alio promised to bo a sla
ter to all of them."
Ilia He ward.
Cohcnsteln (rescued from tho surf)
"Allno frlcudt, you haf saved my life."
Llfo Saver "Dnt's about do size of
CohcnatHn "Mine frclndt, nodding
Is too good for you: Kef I die before
you I rill abcak apoud dls la heaven I"
"Did yer. hear about Mrs. Mulligan's
son ruiitiln fer oltlco?"
'Oi did not. I'hwat kolnd av office
Is he runtiln' fer?"
"Th" postofllce. He Is a special de
Ilehlnd tbe Tlmti.
"What is It," he naked breathlessly,
'a runaway horse?"
They looked at him In derision. "A
runaway horse? No! a balky automo
Wanted to Know.
lua "jiauue aays me man sue is Hir
ing to marry Is hold and fearlesa."
Lfov"lni1oo.lt I lm an llmlllra or
a book agent?"
Hpolled the Arrangement!.
"We'll aure have to pass a law to pre
vent suicides," said the Southern legis
lator. "I didn't suppose suicides were espe
cially prevalent hereabouts," remarked
the Northern tourist
'Well, sub, thar was one prevalent In
our town Jail last week. A nigger hung
htmaelf Jest as the boys were gettin'
ready to lynch him." Philadelphia
"Money talks, you know."
"Rn I've lienril. Hv the WflT. Would
you mind letting me have a dollar to
converse with for a few minutes?
Cbolly Miss Peppery, how do you
Miss Peppery I pronounce It per
fectly Idiotic Philadelphia Press.
"Why didn't you tell Toughboy that
"My telephone la out of order." Nor
Xrfoka Had for Him.
"Willie, your mamma wants to give
you some cookies, but she can't find
they key to the pantry."
"That's all right, pap; I can get In
without a key!"
"Ohl that's what I wanted to know!"
"Why do you think your town is en
titled to distinction?" asked the tourist.
"Hecause. stranger." responded the
native, "we barred out automobiles and
refused a Carnegie library." Chicago
She Is It a liner landscape over
He Oh, yes! It's wuth twenty dol
lars an aero more'n this Is! Puck.
Jumpuppe Does Wlsehead keep good
cigars at his house?
Slowdown I shouldn't be surprised;
the ones he gives away are very had.
"You say the pitcher has a glass
arm," persisted tho young woman In
the grand stand. "How can a man have
a glass arm?"
"Can't be have a' pane In It?" said
the young man, Impatient at having bis
attention diverted from the game.
Sue Jack can't sit by me In the ham
mock any more.
llelle How Is that?
gue Why, paw has attached n belt
that will ring If more than one occupy
An Hxcellent Plan.
"I wish there were a sure plan ot
ridding the country of the locusts,"
complained the farmer.
"1 bet you," declared the postmaster,
"that If the milliners would start to
trimming hats with stuffed locusts
thero wouldn't bo one of 'em seen
around here any more for a hundred
I'laylns in Luck.
"Did you have a lucky run at the
last town?" askeJ the comedian.
"Well. I should say It was a lucky
run," responded the wandering Hies
plan. "Wo Just crossed the limits of
the town before the constables grabbed
A New Lincoln Letter.
When Lincoln was In Springfield
practicing law, he had a pass on the
Chicago & Alton Hallroad, perhaps be
cause he was attorney for the com
pany. The following letter asking for
a renewal of his pass or 'chalked
hat." the old slang word that Lincoln
uses Was found seven years after It
was written lu a box ot old papers be
longing to the railroad, and was re-
rcceutly published for the Orst time In
the Century Mazazlne:
Spring-Held, Feby. 13, 185a
It. P. Morgan, Esq.
Dear Sir: Says Tom to John, "Here's
your old rotten wheelbarrow. I've
broke It, usln on It 1 wish you would
mend It, case I want to borrow It this
Acting on this as a precedent, I say,
"Here's your 'chalked bat' I wish you
would take It anil scnu me a new oue,
case I shall want to use It the Qrst of
Starch." Yours truly,
Lots of people find marrlago a failure,
but the grass widow considers It only a
THE PACIFIC GABLE
U M pnatltl llin iXoMttnn tlf f!l!l.
prn. In Innva llin lillltillnt of
tho new trans-Pacific cnblo to
private enterprise, the work will be
Immediately begun by tho Commercial
Pachc Cablo Cotupnny, a now concern
formed on tho bnals of the Commercial
Cnblo Coiniwuy, which will consum
mate n duplicate alt-the-world-arotind
It Is specifically stnted that while the
United States government docs not In
cur any expenso or responsibility, It
will havo at Its discretion command of
all facilities. This Is particularly Im
portant because the government has
already gone to tho expense of laying
more than 700 miles of cnble In the
Philippine Islands. These cables were
laid as a necessary strategic meaatiro
during the recent trouble there and arc
Intended to be a connecting link In
the general system covering our posses
sions. Length of the Cable.
The new cable will run from San
Francisco, n distance of 2.113 miles, to
Honolulu, thence to the Midway Isl
ands and Guam, another 2,293 miles,
and then to Manila, another 1..100 miles,
enabling the company to connect with
a cable to Hong King and all points on
the Asiatic continent.
From Hong Kong the connections of
the Commercial Paclflc cable will run
north up the Chinese coast, finally pass
ing through Siberia to St. Petersburg,
and thus completing the route through
Northern Asia and Kurope. From the
aame Junction they will extend down
through Slam and the Straits Settle
ments, connecting with the Australian
and New Zealand cables, and passing
west through India to Aden, along the
Red Sea and Mediterranean to Gibral
tar aud Lisbon, thence to the Azores,
where the Commercial Cable Com
pany's system has another headquar
ters, extending to New York. Both the
San Francisco and eastern ends of
these cables will be connected with the
land telegraph system of the Postal
Telegraph Company for all points in
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LIFTING THE PACIFIC CABLE ASHOIIE.
the United States. A uniform rate of
$1 a word will be charged for messages
from Ban Francisco to Manila and
The flrst section of the cable from
San Francisco to Honolulu Is being ;
manufactured by the India Itubber
Gutta Percha Telegraph Works Com
pany, Ltd.. London, Hngianu. 'J.no
length is about 2,413 miles.
Laylnic the Cable.
The cattlcshlp Sllvertown, owned by
the manufacturers, will convey this
section of the cable from London to
the Paclflc coast via Capo Horn, where
she will proceed with the laying opera
tions. It is expected to complete tho
entire cable from San Francisco to Ma
nila by January, 1003.
The laying of tho new cable will In
volve searching ocean depths to possi
bly as far as three miles. While the
government work was being carried
on In the Philippines the greatest depth
reached was one and an eighth miles.
The estimate Is that a depth of at
least threo miles will be reached lu cov
ering the Paclflc ocean.
The operation of laying so many
thousand miles of cable will necessar
ily Involve a great deal of skill, but
the difficulties which those who laid
the Atlantic cables encountered have
passed away, those having charge ot
the present work being able to carry
out all details. The dellcato and par
ticular work, however, will be the land
ing of the cable at Its objective point
at Manila. The shore end conveyed by
the Sllvertown to this point will be
lifted gently from the ship toward the
land, where It will be placed In a deep
trench, through which it will bo con
veyed to Its flnnl land communications.
thence connecting with the cable to
Tbo death ot John W. Mackuy called
attention to cable-laying projects In
the Paclflc. It Is stated that the plans
contemplated by his company will be
pushed forward with all possible dis
patch. The project has been delayed
by the falluro of the government to
furnish tho company with soundings
taken In tho Pucflc. It Is expected that
these soundings will soon be furnished
and that the work will then be pushed
to completion. Possession of tbo Philip
pines has mado tho necessity of a Pa
cific cablo very apparent.
QOATS WARD OFF DISEASE.
They Should lie Kept Wherever Horse
Are Keieularly Housed.
"Goats are good things to keen
around the stables where the hor?"
aro housed," said an old dealer I'
horses, "aud the man who wants his
horse to remain healthy will make a
mistake It ho does not keep a few goats
around. I do not propose to go Into
an analysis of tho reasons, but I am
In a position to state tbo fact, aud I
do It after mauy years of experience.
I have been hamulus horses for more
than a quarter of a century and I bnyo
had occasion to observo very closely
thoso things which tend to beneflt'the
horse. Occasionally I have been with
out goats and nearly every time I havo
been called upon to doctor one' or more
of my horses for soma complaint pe
culiar to this kind of animal. Wbtu 1
had goats nrouml Hip stables to rub
up against tho stalls and wallow
around generally sickness among my
horses was a rare thing.
t vvtil wuiiipiaic an. uiec
trie Olrdla About tlm
liarth Our Government
win nave special Facili
ties lor Communlcntlnt
with Island Poaaeulon
In the Pacific. A I
"My Attention was called to the fnct
a good many years ngo by n mnii who
hnd apent the grenter part of hla llfo
In tho horse business. 1 hnd Jiift tost
n cotqile of lino horses nnd I wua great
ly grieved over tho loss. I hnd dealt
with them very cnrefully nnd, In fitet.
hnd mndo pets out of them. I hap
pened to meet my old friend nnd wna
telling about my loss. 'Do you keep
nny goats around your stables?' he nsk
cd. I told htm I did not. There U
whero yon'mako a big mistake,' ho
said. 'II uy a few goats and turn them
lu the lot with your horses and let
them run together. I have tried It
and It Is a good plan,' .1 never thought
much of It at tho time, out 1 con
cluded that I would try It Jual for luck.
It could do no harm. I bought me
"Since that time I havo always kept
goats with my horses, and tho health
of my horses has been a matter ot note
among thoao who are familiar with
my business. I do not pretend to say
Just what It Is about tho goat which
will benefit the horse. lint thero In
something which acts ks n great pro
tection to tho horse la the matter of
health. I bare often heard that tho
odor of tho goat,- while offensive
enough to a great many persons, was
n very healthy thing even for members
of the human family. I guess It It
the odor of the goat which benefits tho
horse. I have often wanted to see a
chemical analysis of the goat odor, so
that I might understand Just what the
active purifying principle was made
of. It is evidently n good disinfectant
of some kind. Goats are good iiorso
doctors, and the man who wants his
horses to remain healthy and vigorous
should keep goats around tho stable."
New Orleans Times-Democrat
Hooka Named from tho Illble.
A close acquaintance on tho part of
authors with the terse and expressive
phrases In the Illble Is plainly shown In
the titles of a host of books. Among
the titles taken directly from the Illble,
says the Philadelphia Saturday Even
ing Post, ore the following:
"If Sinners Entice Thee," "The Day
of Temptation," "Tho Favor of
Princes," "Wayfaring Men," "Weighed
and Wanting," "The Wages of Sin,"
"Black but Comely," "Dross," "In
Kcdar's Tents," "Tbo Valley of Deci
sion," "The Unjust Steward," "Sons of
the Morning," "Vlfitlng the Sin," "Tho
Quick or tho Dead," "Tho Prodigal,"
"The Bondwoman," "Tinkling Cym
bals," "The Crown of Life," "Unleav
ened Bread," "A Laodicean," "The
Birthright," "Tho Garden of Eden,"
"The Story of the Innumerable Com
pany," "The Wings of tho Morning,"
Until the Day Break," "The Mantle
of Elijah," "They That Walked In
Darkness," "I Go a Fishing," "The
Tents of Shem," "The Snare of the
Fowler," "Glvo Me Thine Heart,"
Mine Own People," "The Measure of
a Man," "Resurrection," "The Market
Place," "From Sly Youth Up," "His
Brother's Keeper," "The Hosts of the
Lord" and "On the Fnco of tho Wa
ters." Their First loe-Crenm
Seven hundred Immigrants were
spending on Ellis Island their flrst Sun
day In the New World, nnd through
somebody's kindness Ice-cream hnd
beon ndded to the bill of fnre. This
wns a novelty to most of the Immi
grantsso great a novelty. Indeed, ns
to amount to a puzzle. Tho New York
Times reports some of the comments
which It called forth.
"Sure, an' there's frost In th' milk,"
said an Irish girl, when the flrst cold
spoonful had surprised her throat.
".Milk, did ye say?" said a North of
Ireland lad, "Ah, but It's more like
swatened snow, It is!"
An' how did they kape It from melt-
In'?" Inquired another.
Somo Italian Immigrants did not
take as kindly to It, nnd tried to make
the attendant understand that they
would like to have It warmed.
Oh, what stuff this would be to
cruise with In 'ot weatherl" exclaimed
an English fisherman, smacking his
Standing on the Illaa.
During tho trial ot a street railway
damage suit In ono of the circuit
branches ot the Supremo Court of the
District of Columbia a few days ago
an Important eyewitness of the acci
dent took the stand In the person of
an elderly colored man. The plaintiff
had been Injured wlillo the car was at
n street crossing, and one of tho attor
neys wns endeavoring to elicit from tho
witness Just where the latter was
standing at the moment tbo plaintiff
was struck by the car.
"As I understand you," remarked tho
attorney, after a number of questions
had been asked, "you were standing nt
tho street comer diagonally opposite
tho point where the nclcdent occurred."
"No, sir, I wasn't," declared tho wit
ness, "I guess I was standing kinder
sort er bias from tho spot."- Washing
Ituts CI0W Hum.
ItaU, suy the Pittsburg Dltpateb,
have contracted the gum-ehewlug hab
it at Hoboken. Itats!
We. have often wondered which
came flrst: the thought In tbo widow
er's mlud of marrying again, ot tun
story ou bln-