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COTTAGE GROVE . . OREGON.
They ore bringing In tho train rob
bers ono by one.
If (bo enrth wero.-CauMljr tllUik
Btnoiijr it lntiabUHiitr-Tn'i" pWKu
bare would bo nbout 23V4 acres.
Let us hope Mr. Rockefeller may not
bate a cbnnco to pay Hint J 1,000,000
for a new itomacb. Oil Is bleb enough
Eastern society women hnvo tbc tat
toolnf craze. And still tbcro nro somo
who look upon n painted Indian as a
Yalo students arc to collect the voices
of all remaining Indian tribes In a
phonograph. Presumably lnlo Is plan
ning a new yell.
That man who pummcled his wife
because sho declined to join him at
prayers probably regards himself as a
tonlclsm Is not obliterated or altered
by contact with alien conditions and
peoples. It Is this complexion of the
German character, If wo giro to U the
respect which It deserves, which must
needs provide serious cause for reilcc
tlon In considering tho continuance of
our moral rind economic dominance In
tho Western Hemisphere. It Is certain
that, having the necessary physical
power, these (Sermons In South Amen
answinnmlf n continuance
A member of tho Ilelchstag has made
tbo same remark about the Kaiser that
the parrot applied to Itself after the
dog got through with It
The occasional death of a Filipino
sultan doesn't make much difference In
the revolution over there. Tho sul
tanlc understudies are always ready.
We can't all be captains of Industry,
and we don't expect to be. There arc
Quite a number of us who would be
very glad to be first lieutenants re
tired on half pay.
of tho disturbing nnd anarchical condl
Hons characterising tho present condl
tlon of tho countries In which they
nro domiciled, which prevents any real
progress and arrests legitimate eco
nomic and' Industrial advancement.
Who. therefore, could measure the dan
Tor If these self-samo German col'
onlsts. In order to safeguard properly
tbo diversified and valuable Interests
which they have at stake, should deem
It advisable to tako the reins of gov
ernmcnt Into their own bands?
Over In a corner of Europe hundreds
of dark-skinned men arc digging
burled cities, and the wlso ones have
found beneath one set of ruins another,
and below that still another, and no
man can say how many cities and cen
turles lie still further beneath the
ground. Above, tbo sands shift with
the wind, the sun shines, children are
born, grow up nnd die, and the works
of man crumble and decay. Nothing
formed by man's bauds endures. It Is n
far cry from the burled cities to a bed'
side In Cincinnati, where a man lay
dying and gaxlug Into the dear face of
a sick woman who had been carried to
bis bedside to take a final look at the
mau she bad ardently loved through
the long years. "Mamma," said the
dying man, "you have been
coed wife and mother. You have
never failed me, and I have always
loved you. You are a good woman."
Philip," she said, and there were tears
In her voice, "all that you can possibly
say of me I can say of you. You were
always good to me and to the children.
lou have made your wife happy,
Agulnaldo wants the United States
to make tho Filipinos a loan of $S0,
000,000. We have no doubt that Ag.
knows of a man who would be perfect
ly willing to handle tho money for tho . Nothing formed by man's bands en
Filipinos. dure. But love lasts for the ages. The
kindness and svmnathv and tenderness
Tho proposition to limit tho amount that makes a man and a woman cling
of wealth which any man may law- together, fills their lives with hope and
tuny nom to iu,ouu,uw is not meeting happiness. Is a fire that warms human
with tho enthusiastic support from tJ.. jt u pure gold. Time and adver-
ueneral uoxey tnat tne country nas a 8lty do not destroy It. It Is more beaut!
right to expect from mm. fuj tnan a fjcui of flowers, and it bios
I soma and spreads and blossoms again
What a pity it is that our learned an- ln other hearts, nntll who shall tell th
thropologlsts never discover that a man I iImts or tne ute ot one gj ieeili
has criminal eyes, mouth, ears and nose
until after be has committed a murder!
Oh, Science! how many frauds are per
petrated ln thy helpless name!
When this man lay dying he didn't
think of his medals, bis fame, his post
tlon, the material things that had come
Into his life. They were as are the
burled cities, bullded by man, enduring
for a while, to be lost ln the future.
But the flame of love burned strong and
clear In those last days, and those who
More money Is being turned Into the
"conscience fund" at Washington every
rear. Either the American conscience
Is becoming better or more people with ttuir manvind and realise the short
troublesome consciences are stealing ness of life and the vastness of eter
each year. At present tne morals or tne nitr must know that the true greatness
of the man lay In that treasure that
cannot die love for his family and for
case seem a little dubious.
A young man In one of the North
western States committed suicide be
cause he was reputed to be the home
liest man In the county. There was a
young man ln this country once who
rose above that kind of handicap and
became Tresldent of tbe United States.
But "Old Abe" was made of firmer
Less than one hundred certificates of
naturalization were granted to aliens
by the British Home Secretary during
the month of November. Tbe percent
age of applications from subjects of
the czar shows that the Itusslflcatlon
of England la more probable than tbe
Americanization, since only one appli
cant was a citizen of tbe United States,
whereas sixty-four were Russians. One ' n the property.
GAVE LUCK THE GO-BY.
8enator Tetter MUsea Chance to Make
Senator Teller, of Colorado, will
fierer forget Christmas day, 18S0. It
was on that Christmas morning he al
lowed to slip through his bands a
chance to make a million dollars with
out putting up a single dollar. Two of
Senator Teller's friends proposed to
purchase tbe Robert E. Lee mine at
LeadvIUe. They were able to buy it
for $100,000. On Christmas morning
they called around to see Mr. Teller,
told him what they proposed to do and
urged him to take a one-third Interest
petitioner Is set down as being the sub
ject of no foreign state, but there Is
no evidence that he was tbe famous
"Man Without a Country."
Prior to 1880 not a single record for
eventa on standard athletic champion
ship programs was held by an Ameri
can. They were all credited to Eng
lishmen, Scotchmen and Irishmen. To
day, twenty-two years later, Ameri
cans bold nearly all tbe records. Tbat
Is one result of the "athletic awaken
ing" the Increased Interest In out
door sports ln the United States; but
It Is by no means the most valuable.
Better bealtb, sounder, stronger bodies,
calmer minds, less tendency to dyspep
sia and nervousness these are worth
more than records; they seem ln this
case to go together.
In thoughts of tbe figures of tbe
United States It Is easy to overlook the
rest of the world. There Is Russia.
When you think of the land ot the
Czar, In fancy you see snow-covered
plains, hear the bowling of wolves and
the cries of persecuted peasants. And
you wonder bow such a Godforsaken,
Ice-bound wilderness can support so
many tens of millions of people. It
Isn't Ice-bound, tbe wolves do not bowl
any more strenuously than tbey do In
some parts of the United States, and
the peasant's condition is Improving
light along. Tbe country Is prosper
ing. The estimated revenue for 1003
is $tH8,B10,000, nearly 13,000,000 a day.
A country tbat can stand tbat amount
of taxation, direct or Indirect, is great,
for the Income exceeds that of any oth
er nation on the globe. This year the
government will put more than $80,
000,000 Into new railroads. Tbe affairs
of the nation are being so run tbat the
Income exceeds tbe expenses, while In
1002 tho value of exports exceeded tbe
value of Imports by more than $180,
000,000. As far as Industrial progress
Is concerned, Russia is becoming the
United States of Europe.
There can be no denying tbe fact
tbat at tbe present time tbe German
sphere of Influence in South America
is greater than that of the United
States or any other power. For many
years Oerman colonists have been
pouring Into Brazil and tbe other re
publics of eastern South America. In
Brazil and the Argentine Republic
there are at the present tlmo no less
than 4,000,000 inhabitants either of
Oerman nationality or Oerman descent,
sufficient In numbers and Influence to
seize upon tbe governments ot these
countries any time they shall elect.
Nor Is this a contlngencey far removed,
'ihe German colonist Is not assimilat
ive, bis sturdy Chauvinism and Teu-
But I haven't any money," protested
"It makes no difference," be was
told. "Yon can give your notes, and
before tbey come due we'll take from
the mine more gold than will be nec
essary to pay them."
But suppose we don t realize our
expectations!" suggested the Senator,
with caution. '
"Then we will put up the money to
meet tbe notes, and you need not trou
ble about tbem."
Senator Teller was assured that his
friends knew exactly what they bad In
band, but be didn't go In. He thought
as be bad not tbe money to put Into
tbe undertaking be bad no right to
reap tbe reward. If there was to be
one. He was assured tnat tney want
ed blm In tbe deal, but no persuasion
could get him to accept tbe offer. One
month later tbe Robert E. Lee mine
bad yielded $200,000 of gold, and In
a year a total of $1,500,000 was taken
out It proved to be one of tbe richest
pockets of gold tbat has ever been
found. Washington Star.
IDEALS Or UNIONISM.
By George H. ftcSellt, Labor Leader,
The violent deeds performed In nn In
dustrial Kiltie are ns a speck ot dust In
a cyclone as compared to the great bulk
of violence performed In tbe name of
property and law. Intimidation begets
intimidation, and some or tne workers
having learned the lesson by bitter ex
istence use the weapon against others,
but Intimidation Is no part ot tntde
union ethics. Ideals or laws. Tho boy
cott of third parties may not only be
Justified, but may be commended. We
qko. ii. m'kkilu do not agree that laborers should work
all the hours tbey can. Work uuder present conditions Is n
monotonous, mlnd-destroylng operation, and n reduction of
the hours of labor to right or six would be Justltled It for
no othcr reason than tbat such labor Is destructive. Trades
union ideals arc exalted as human aspirations are quick
cned by the divine Inspiration ot comradeship lu the bid, old
cause ot the emancipation of labor nnd tho achievement ot
PROSPERITY WILL CONTINUE ITS REIGN.
By Juaes R. Keene, Will Street tlaMatltr.
Tbe prosperity of the year 1003 will. I
think. In every respect keep pace with
that of the years Jlhat have Immediately
preceded it. I have been unablo to ob
serve any evidences ot retrogression In
the situation. Business In every branch
continues to be conducted on a profitable
basis. Manufacturers nro finding a grow
ing market for their output the farmers
arc prosperous and happy, and domestic
trade will also Increase In volume. The
railroads will take care of their Increased
3 Mint n. keexc t of operation by a modcrato advance
rates, and their physical condition has been brought to such
perfection that tbc largo sums heretofore devoted to better
ments will now become available for tho dividend or sur
plus account Tbe only difficulty In the situation Is the
fact that there Is not enough money In the country to trans
act the people's business.
GAMBLING A GROWING EYIL Of SOCIETY.
By Jo Wtrd Howe.
I fear tbat tbe evil custom ot playing for
money has made considerable progress ln fash
ionable society. Heads of families In our gay
cities are sometimes made aware ot tbe Inter
change between their own and other young peo
ple of checks Intended to cover recent losses at
cards. Young ladles are beard to boast of tbe
gains of a season at Newport these gains. In
some cases, exceeding one thousand dollars. We
hear of invitations to fashionable houses which are de
clined by youths of small or moderate Incomes, who cannot
afford losses at the card table. This feature of our time
appears to me a reversion to tbe habits of a low stage of
civilization. In which poverty of object Induces the passion
for games ot hazard which Is common among barbarous
Tbe better culture attainable in moaern society snouia
do much to eliminate thlt false Impression, Our Western
world I rich In opportunities of social Intercourse, Our
youug men and maiden meet freely In college, lu tbo pro
fessions and in tho diversions appropriate to tbo season ot
youth. Pity were it If this Innocent freedom, profitable
for imttuul help and good understanding, should be made
subservient to unworthy tastes nnd dangerous passions. In
this Und of ours Ihe Slate has prohibited the lottery sys
tem. The church has set herself resolutely against rattles
Public opinion In either avenue ought to set Itself
ngnlnst this cruel love ot n gain which necessarily Implies
loss to others. It Is a truism among us to-day that tho
exercise and enjoyment of liberty must found Itself upon
good sense and good morals. If we wish to avail ourselves
of American freedom wo must adhere (o American Ideas
ot good couduct. Tbo standard ot the Puritans may bo
enlarged ami advanced by a culture more liberal than
theirs. It should not bo degraded by a course of action
based upon a conceit of life poor, mean and empty.
TRUSTS ARE CHECKING INVENTION.
Br James If. fMrmonit.
Tho aggregations of capital and the combina
tions Of manufacturing Interests have (1) dwarfed
tho peculiar characteristic, the pride, the muni
tion, and tho successful activity of "tho Yankee;"
0-1 to the detriment of the public good have ham
pered, marred, and dwarfed the public benefits of
tho patent system, have resulted lu great flnan
coal loss to our great army of luventora, and In
cidentally lu loss to tho whole great craft ot
patent counsel', nnd (3) have, to an nlarmtng extent de
stroyed the mainsprings of tbo Inventive genius of Ameri
cans namely; prldo of invention nnd hope of reward, to
which genius more than to all other facts, conditions, or
characteristic Is to bo Justly attributed the groat measure
of our national prosperity and prestige, both past aud pres
A slncle Illustration out of many nt hand will sulllce.
Three great concerns consolidate. The three bad been In
active nnd henltby competition nud practically comprised
tho production of all the tooN and machinery used In one
CHAOQINQ IN MARYLAND.
All Iimeiiloua MctiioJ by Which Man)
Are I'ailllM for the Market,
Those wild crnb for market on thu
Ohoptank tlvcr, Maryland, hnvo nil In
genious method ot catching crabs In
quantity. A rope about tbo thickness
uf n clothesline several hundred feet
long, Is kepi colled In a keg. The closer
thn cover Ihe more flcntiint the sail
with the llihcrnnm to tbe crabbing
grounds, for nt Intervals of two feet
along the entire length of the rope bu
lias untwisted It und Insetted between
tho strands short pieces of salted eels,
Tbo torsion ot tho strands holds them
tightly lu place. Each end of tbo rope
has a keg buoy attached, together with
a heavy stone.
Arriving at Ihe favored place, usu
ally on oyster beds, bo throws a keg
overboard and pnjs out his highly
scented rope at he sails. When the
othcr end Is reached he anchors It with
nuothor atone and throws out another
After lowering his anil, he waits a
few minutes, then takes his stand on
tho bow ot bis boat. Alongside of blm
is bis lauding net, with a handlo six
feet long. Ho raises tbo buoy and
tone and, hand over hand, pulls bis
boat along tho Hue. When a crab,
clinging lo Its refreshment, comes lu
sight, ho seises his net, dashes It un
der the crab and flings It Into tho boat.
Tho wary crab may loosen his bold and
dive for tbo bottom, but such It tbe
fisherman's dexterity that bis net Is
swifter than the crab. One seldom
Horeral hundreds of crabs aro often
taken at each overhauling of tbe rope.
When be has caught all ho wants, say
tho writer lu Country Life In America,
be packs tbem in barrels and sells them
to a local dealer, who ships them to mar
ket HOW WOMEN 8TEP OFF CARS.
Kew Understand the Art and Many
Are Injured In Consequence,
All over the country tbe traction com
panies aro being mulcted lu heavy
ii old- ii
i FAVORITES ;
ot our largest and most Important Industries. Prior to tho " . " " " '
consolidation the president of ono company devoted fully , "rL""' "'
one-third of his entire activity, and wna assisted by three
men who were Inventors, engineers, or expert machinists.
and who devoted their entire time nnd energy to making
Inventions and Improvements which should produce greater
economy, efficiency, speed, quantity, quality, und safety.
-lioth In construction nud In operation, nut after me
commercial monopoly was formed, the three assist
ants nnd thoso of tbo other companies were dls-
Tint after the commercial mouoply was formed, tho three
assistants and those of the other companies were dls-
chttged, for tho patterns ot the three companies were com
pared and "standards" or "leaders" involving tnat wnicn
could be made nnd marketed the most cheaply and still
answer the purpose were adopted and offered to the public.
with the Implied statement "Take this and this only, ami
take It at our price, or go to."
Will mibllclty. discussion, n pronounced public senti
ment a DUblic demand, and foreign competition restore tho
"Yankee" to his throne of Inventive pre-eminence, or have
these aggregations of capital and these commercial mo
nopolies permanently dwnrfed our Inventive activity and
our Industrial supremacy?
by patsoiigi-ra who are thrown to the
ground on alighting before the cars
have fully stopped. The verdicts are
oxemplary lu many Instances, especial
ly It tho plaintiffs aro women. The Jur
ors rarely seem to concern themselves
over the questlou whether tbo Injured
passengers of the precious sex get off
with tbelr faces or their bnck-hnlr
turned toward tbe front of the compass
which claims the attention of the mas
culine creature at the wheel. It Is the
proud privilege of tbe better half of
humanity to descend from a car of any
sort In Just the way she prefers, with
eyes to tho front or retroactlvo vision
Chnrae or the Light Brigade,
Half a league, half a league
Half s league onward,
'All In the valley of Death
Rode tbo six hundred.
"Forward, the Light llrlgadel
Charge for the guns!" he said )
Into the valley of Death
Rode the sit huudred.
"Forward, the Light llrlgsdel"
Was there a man dismayed)
Not though the soldier knew
Some one hsd blundered.
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die)
Into the valley of Death
Rude the six hundred.
Cannon to rliilit uf them,
Camion to left uf them,
Cannon In (rout of them
Volleyed and tlmiideredl
Stormed at wllh shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into tho Jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell,
Rode the six hundred.
Flashed all Ihrlr sabers bare.
Flashed as they turned In air,
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army while
All the world wondered;
Plunged In the battery smokt
Right through the line they broke;
Cossack and Russian
Reeled from the aalwr stroke,
(haltered aud sundered,
Then they rodo back, but not
Not tbe tlx hundred.
Cannon to right of them.
Camion to left of tbem.
Cannon behind tin in
Volleyed and thundered;
Stormed at wllh shot and shell.
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came through the Jaws of Dealk
Back from the mouth of Hell
All that was left of them,
Ift of sli hundred.
When can their glory fade?
Ot Ihe wild charge they made!
All the world wondered.
Honor tho charge they made!
Honor the Light Brigade,
Noble all hundred.
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THE HARMLESS, NECESSARY CAT.
The word cat, as used by the (Irreks,
apparently signified the martin est, a
and footr.'eps, and our transportation sort of arboreal ferret The cat camo
companies mutt revise their rules-In Into domestication, however, lu Europe
"Shoot, sir, quick!" cried the guide.
as bunny, pursued by tbe dogs, scur
"Ah, I say, guide. Is that a rab
"Yasslr, shoot "
"Just one second, fellow," continued
the dude hunter; "do you know If the
laws allow rabbit shooting at tbe pres
"Sure; shoot quick."
"What game laws, ma good fellow?"
"TbB State game laws,"
"Ah," exclaimed the dude hunter, rn.lilnir from the wound rn Mia .on
triumphantly, "but do tbe same laws of tbe tree, and fifty to a hundred or
A SEQUOIA FOREST FIRE.
Sublime Spectacle Witnessed by John
Mutr Near tbe Ksvcah River.
In the forest between tbe middle and
cast forks of tbe Kaweah River John
Muir met a great fire; and as tbe fire
Is tbo master scourge and controller
of tbe distribution of trees, he stopped
to watch It and learn what be could
of Us waya with the giants. He de
scribes tbe Impressive scene In an arti
cle on tho sequoia.
It came racing up the steep chapar
ral-covered slopes of the East Fork
canyon with passionate enthusiasm In
a broad cataract of flames, now bend'
Ing down low to feed on tbe green
bushes, devouring acres of them at a
breath, now towering high In tbo air,
as if looking abroad to choose a way,
then stooping to feed again, tbe lurid
flapping surges and tbe smoke and ter
rible rushing and roaring biding all
that Is gentle and orderly In tbe work,
But as soon as tbe deep forest was
reached tbe ungovernable flood became
calm, like a torrent entering a lake.
creeping and spreading beneath tbe
trees where tbe ground was level, slow
ly nibbling tho cake of compressed
needles and scales with flames an inch
high, rising bere and there to a foot or
so on dry twigs and clumps of small
bushes and brome-grasa.
One of tbe most Impressive and beau-
tlful sights was made by tbe great
fallen trunks lying on tbe hillsides, all
red and glowing like colossal Iron bars
fresh from a furnace 200 feet long,
some of tbem, and ten to twenty feet
thick. After repeated burnings have
consumed tbe bark and sap-wood, tbe
sound, charred surface, being full of
cracks and sprinkled with leaves. Is
quickly overspread with a pure, rich.
furred, ruby glow almost flameless and
smokeless, producing a marvelous ef
fect ln the night.
Tbo Immense bonfires, where fifty or
hundred cords of peeled, spilt.
smashed wood hare been plied around
some old giant by a tingle stroke of
lightning Is another grand sight In the
Perhaps tbe most startling phenom
ena of all was tho quick death of
childlike sequoias only a century or
two of age. In the midst of the other
comparatively slow and steady work
of fire one of these tall, beautiful sap
lings, leafy and branchy, would be
seen blazing up suddenly, all in one
heaving, passionate, booming flame,
of Wales, over In Great Britain, al
"What has tbat "
"Why, that rabbit may have been
a Welsh rabbit!"
Tbe Soft, Purring Answer,
Ethel Mr. Jones has asked me to go
to the theater with blm to-morrow
Helen Tliat't strange. lie asked me
Ethel Yes. I told blm I wouldn't
go without a chaperon. New York
High Art Marked Down.
Speaking of the government In bus).
ncss, perhaps it Is not generally known
that this government Is selling fine en
gravings cheap. Tbe subject Is Martha
Washington on tho now 8-cent stomp.
A devoted father Is ono who takes
care of tbe children when ho doesn't
more feet above it, with a smoke col
umn bending 'forward and streaming
away on tbo upper, free-flowing wind.
To burn these green trees a strong
Are of dry wood beneath them is re
quired to send up a current of air hot
enough to distil Inflammable gases
from tho leaves and sprays. Tbon, In
stead of tbe lower limbs gradually
catching fire and Igniting the next nnd
next in succession, the whole, tree
seems to explode almost simultaneous
ly, and with awful roaring and throb
bing, a round, tapering flamo shoots
up two or three hundred feet, and In a
second or two Is quenched, leaving
tbo green splro a black, dead roast,
bristling and roughened with down
HERMIT CRABS ARE 8QUATTER8.
They Tuke Any Kuipty Shell Tbey
Chance to Fancy and Live la lu
Hermit crabs aro like squatters
among men, who take any unoccupied
HUMAN "FREIGHT CAR" IN MEXICO.
accordance with feminine caprices and
Otherwise Juries will deal unkindly
with tbe owneri of tbc trolley Hues,
whether their power Is overhend or un
derground. The matron or maid who
la Interfered with In her choice of grace'
fully alighting from a car platform
backward or frontward or In any other
way evidently has a sufficient liasls
for litigation If sho suffers Injury and
the car Is put In motion befuru alio lint
taken her way In uurutllcd security. So
tbe Juries seem to think. Thu hiiniwetl
and unfortunate mala nonentities on
the front or rear platforms of thu cars
who are distraught already over the
uncertainty whether lovely women will
make her exit without barm have even
wort troubles ahead than any which
hare hitherto afflicted then).
QILDINQ REFINED FOLD
In several parts of Mexico all freight Is carried on the backs of burros.
Heavy seems tbe burden which Is resting on this patient animal's back, yet
be bears It stolidly, and doubtless never murmurs at his bard fate.
For many generations bis ancestors havo borno equally heavy burdens
In this fashion, and presumably bis descendants will continue to bear sim
ilarly heavy burdens until tbat golden time nrrlvea when alt freight will be
carried by railroads,
Mexico, however. Is a large country, and some time must clapao before
It Is thoroughly honeycombed with railroads. Meanwhile these patient
freight carriers will continue to form one of tbe picturesque sights of the
bouse of slabs on It These crabs
back Into tbe best shell they can find
which fits them nnd proceed as If II
always belonged to them.
There aro two species at tbe New
York aquarium water and land tier
mlt crabs. Tbey both have tbe same
characteristic of living ln shells left
empty by other animals. It does not
seem to matter whether It Is a couch
shell or a snail's shell that tbey creep
Into they adapt themselves to the
shape of either with equal facility and
nimbly carry It around on tbelr pere
grinations until tbey find ono wblcb
suits them better. It appears to be easy
for tbem to more out of one bouse
and take np tbelr abode In another.
Probably Tboreau would count them
among the most fortunate of living
things, for tbey appear to bavo no su
perfluity of goods to prevent them from
getting out ot lit all tbe happiness
there Is In It
Evidently tbey do not believe In
nelgbborllneas, for tbey enjoy a little
fight or appear to. Thoy aro armed
with a claw tbat would cause consid
erable pain If Inserted In one's flesh.
Tbls claw Is of such a shape and size
that It fits tightly over the opening In
the shell and seals It against tbe In
truslon of an enemy. When tbe enemy
Is of a size and aggrcsslvenessi tbat
makes discretion tbe better part of
valor, tbe crab pulls bis small claws
Into the shell and locks the door after
him with bis great claw. This Is hard
as well as large, and acts as an effective
barrier. Tho water hermit crabs aro
fed with bits of clam and fish. They
do not wait to be fed, however, says
tbe New York Tribune, aud spend much
of tbelr time digging up tbe sand In
the bottom of tbelr Jar and throwing
It Into their mouths In search for food.
Tbo land crabs eat bananas and other
fruits. Tbelr only use for water Is for
IllKli-Water Marie for ileal Estate.
Tho highest priced land In tbe world
Is that bounded bv Wall and Broad
land which tbey chance to find and erect J streets and Broadway, In lower Now
JelTcreon and Florencs CrlltcUIn
Their Own Performance,
One night, somo years ago, as I en
tered Dorlon's oyster house on West
Twenty-third ttreet, wrltet E. II. Solh
ern In I.esllo't Monthly, I taw Joseph
Jefferson aud W. J. Florence sitting ni
a tablu near tbe door. Jefferson was
talking earnestly to Florence, who wni
looking very much ashamed of himself,
with eyes cast down nud fiddling with
bis oyster fork. Glancing up he taw
me, and, at If glad to escape from a
scolding, he cried, "Come over hero and
tit down wllh us."
"How do you do," tsld Jefferson
"Pardon me a moment. I am telling
Billy about a point be spoiled this even
Ing." They wero plsylng "Tbo Rivals''
at the Garden Theater.
"Well, I was thinking of something
else," said Florence,
York city. A square foot of ground on
a corner of Broadway and Wall street
cannot bo had for less than f tBO. Tbo I "Ah. that' It." said Jefferson.
most expensive land In London ells'rou missed tbe point, and let mo tell
for $300 a square foot, Tho avorngo ' y0U that you would bavo got a round
price of land In Now York city's flnan. 0f npplauso there" naming some other
clal district Is about $I71. Next In the portion of tho scene "if you had mado
scale comes tbo woman's shopping dls- lne pauso In the right place."
trict, from Fourteenth to Twenty-tblrd ( "iok here," said Florouce, suddenly,
streets, on Sixth avenue, nnd from 0,B bis remorseful expression, "you
Thirty-fourth street to Forty-second klllod your own effect by tpenklng too
street, on Broadway. Hero land range qutcklr on tbat line," and he Instanced
all the way from $00 to $350 a square on9 0f Bob Acres' best moments,
foot On tho northwest corner of Jefferson's face fell, "That's so, Billy,
Broadway and Thlrty-fourth street tho ,ntt. i spollsd that line. I was
latter price was obtained. The real thinking bow well I whs playing, too,
citato man who can tell tbe future nn(i i torg0i my look before I spoke."
movement of population on Manbnt- Florence became quite cheerful again,
tan Is In a position to realize a for- ..jr,.., ueen givK me fits," sa)d he,
tune. Tbo growth of Brooklyn and ,.for tUa ,t ten minutes. He wasn't
Jersey w 11UB cuwru ,uo movement ,0 devlllab good himself to-night."
ui uiu iMjjiuiuiiuii uuriu, uuu ii is sain
wiiii several ui uie iiniiier native wna
cats, and tbe same may bo stated re
garding tho cats of America, cons.
qtiently we have a great nmount of
vnrlatlon and variety In the domestic
animal. Some varieties have exceed
ingly long hair. These were formerly al
ways known ns Tertian or Angora cats.
These long-haired Angora cats are re
markably beautiful In nppearance, and
tboy have been carried as pets to the
various countries In Europe, and even
to India and China; lirnco varieties of
tbem are now exhibited as French and
Russian and othcr loug-lmlrrd cats, but
tbey aro merely descendants from ths
original Persian, altered somewhat by
clluiato ami ny incir new condl out ot
nV. ,m Ihmji turn Vittorrtfl nnltuhllit? life. Thus the Russian lomr-hnlrr.l ..
tho most valuable land on Manhattan ,uer worki ,0 fln(j tbem im,r ,our exposed to the cold temperature of that
country, nas uecomo coarser in rur than
tho original Persian, Thu majority ot
cats retain the short hair which It char
acteristic of the different wild tpeclct,
but lu consoquenco of the mixed parent-
shortly after the Christian era, and the
first specimens brought Into I.ngland
were very highly valued. Blnc lis In
troductlonaaa domesticated animal, tint
cat has been carried by voyagers to al
moat every part of tbo habltshta globe,
and It la quite certain that It hat ro
mingled with the various smaller wild
cats of the countries to which It hat
been taken. Thus, In Scotland It It
known to have' mated with tho wild
cat which was formerly so abundant
lu tbe forests of that country, ns, ac
cording to Kir William Jardluo, cats
were bred and kept In houses that could
scarcely be distinguished from the or
dinary wild cnt; tint such specimens
were never seen lu tho south of Eng.
land, lu Africa the domestic cnt crosses
freely wllh the wild Coffer cat, and the
Ii j lirlils so produced are quite tame. In
India the domestic speclct bat crossed
I.OXO ll.MltrD AMJOIU CAT.
l?lrZuaiWZZ Zl'Xr.0' of recreation gliding refined gold was
Central Park. The lower half of the obJec, ,el,0 of totm vnluc,
cept office buildings, factories and ten-!
cment houses. Success,
What Mado Him Feel Ttaillr.
Auntlo (finding Jacklo sobbing in a
fiuuti a Blmple Wuyl
The Pilgrim tells tbe story of a
woman property boldor In New York age, varleus coloring! mid different
wboto agent brought her an Insurance' markings hnvo been produced
enrnori wi,v jnnki ),. i... policy on ner nouse. -loua notter
pened to make you feel so badly this "'Te ma a 8ck ,or ,lle promlum
. . .tnnr " llA M I H
Jacklo M ma missed some Jolly.
Auntlo Ho, ho! I see. And her sus.
plclous fell upon you, eh?
Jackie No, auntlo, It was her Up
Mamma I was surprised nnd shock.
cd by tbo coldnes with which you
greeted Miss Borcsum when sbo call,
Ethel Yes, mamma, but I mado un
for it later.
Mnainn Did you?
Ethel Yes, Indeed, you should have
seen how cordial I bade her "good-bye."
Wigwag "Are you a femalo suffra
gist?" Hcnpcck "No; but my wlfo is, I'm
merely one of tbo sufferer."
now," be saia,
"How much Is It?" sho asked.
"A littlo more than ono hundred
dollars. Walt a mlnuto and I will get
tbe exact amount"
"Oh, how tlresomo!" said tho lady,
"And I am In such n hurry! Tell tho
company to let It stand, nnd deduct
It from what they will owe mo when
tbe house burns down."
IIoarliiK nf tho Thrush,
Tbe hearing of tho common thrush
I marveloutly acute. It can hear a
worm moving underground, locnto the
prey by tbo noise, and haul It out
It I said that the Lord tampers tho
wind to tbo shorn lamb, but this doe
not cut any Ice.
Misfortune usually coma In pnlrs,
but tho first ouo came In nn npplo.
j ...,.,,, 1....V .. IMWKUIVM III (HO
uoiiicsiicuicu species, inns we have
numerous samples of what may be call
cd solf-colors, ns, for example, pure
white, puro black and various tints of
yellow or snndy brown. Tbon, Rutin,
In others, these colors are Intermixed
without nny delliilto nrrnn'gement, n
may bo seen In thoso pnrtl-colored cntt
In which white la present And, In con.
tequenco of their kin tn various wl'd
species, various marking are lo bo
seen In the domesticated vnrletlcs,
Thus we hnvo striped or tabby cats of
various colors, nnd spotted cats, both
of which have a strong resemblance to
tbo largo wild striped or spotted spo
cles known as tigers nmr leoimrds.
Komctlmcs markings tnko plnco In
which It Is difficult lo truce the origin.
Such, for cxnmplr, may bo seen lu (hut
lingular variety tormrd thu Hlnmcso
cnt, which la of n dun color, with black
oxlicmlllon very much like the murk
Ingn of n pug dog, Montreal Stur,