Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, April 17, 1903, Image 7

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    A Talo of the Early Settlors
ot Louisiana,
OHAPTHIt X VI. (Coiitlrmcil.l
Ami no, for tlm wlille. Hint iliirltt-Nt n f
1 lot Ion win forgotten: I. lit lifter Milium'
wdiiiiiI lniil lii in properly ilifnni'il, Itcniii
bnck again, mitl I lie 1 1 1 I liiTiiini) only a
passing t tllllll tluil was soon lout III till)
ltl''IT CIUINC of grief, '1 111) -(.'Xt'lLI'IIK lit
was gone, mi. I tlio soul remembered now
( weep over (lir limn or Its lllVI'll lllll'S.
l'"or several ilnys HIiihiii Lnhnls icnlnlll
'd III his t limiln r. inn bIioivIiik himself
nt nil, snvo to 1'i-tiT, nlm waited upon
Mm; liml vtlicn ho became nblo In go out,
lio seemed to take espccliil pnltis not to
lip seen by (ho undo mill III uncut. As
IiiIkIiI lio enpi'ctod Iki i IhtImIiciI ii lilttcr
hatred toward (loupnrt, lint yet lio lunl
n deep consolation In tiir rciiicinbrnnco of
I In' liciirtblniv ho liml Inllleteil upon lliu
youth, lln know (loiipnrl's sensitive un
til ro, nml lin know how deep it ml nbld
liilt were IiIh affections, ami knowing thin,
lio know liuw lu vli intiHt lio tliu iuikuIhIi
of thu disappointed lour.
Ami during nil till time tloupm Ht.
Denis wiih much ulnae, wandering nliolit
In tlio worn!. Of cnurnc ho liml clvm
up tin) iili'it of koIiik for Louise. If she
w on uinrilcil.lo I.obol. I lien tlio complin-
. .Iimshlp lio would necessarily hnvo with
lii-r tinder imch circumstances could only
innke lilln more inlicinhlp, nml, perhaps,
iiiiiI iii'iv piing to her crlef. 4
At tlio cud of elk-lit day Million set nut
on Id ruturn to Now (rlcnus. lio did
not Ht. Denis, for the youth had pur
posely wltlnlmwu himself.
"You will bring my child homo'" said
tlio old man, In n broken, forced tone.
"Of rutirso I ftliall, and 1 trust you will
receive her kindly."
"Kindly? A), poor Louise 1 Bho will
litre need enough of kindness."
"What mean you 'now, lrV" uttered
Wifloh, itnxrlly.
"Nothing nothing," groaned the mnr
jul, covering- lili fncu with Ida band.
"Only let m ace her onto wore. Vou
mill lie kind to her, Hlnton?"
"Of course I ihall Ihi. How could 1 le
The old man gated up Into M nephew'
face, tint ho made no reply; and when, it
few mumenta later, that nephew had Ink
u hi departure, be bowed 111 head and
While the things Jnt narrated were
transpiring at thu ihatami, and at the dis
tant uietropoll, how fared White Hand
and hi ilky princess?
Gradually White Hnuil liecamn tiaed to
.tho primitive Nishlous of the Nut, hei.
n ml though he had mnuy hour of aorrow
nod grief, yet be showed only content
tq the warrior. Hut to hi wife ho win
not 0 reserved of hi trua feeling. She
svmpntlilieJ with 111 u l In hi sadness, and
die crvn went o far a to assure him
that If tliu honorable opportunity ever
offered-Itself for hi escape to hi own
people, tlio should not oppose hi llie.
Early one morning, the (treat Hun re
ceived all Inrltiillnu to visit the seltlp
inpnt of the white men, and taking with
Mm an curort of hi trusty warrior, he
net out. It wa piiNt noon when bo re
turned, and hi brow wna clouded, and
Id atom f rn me ih.ikeii by n powirftil
emotion. Ill 11 nil movement win to mild
for White Hand. Tlio youth went, and
found thu (treat Sun alone with Stung
"White Hand," hetiiilil, overcoming nil
outward algn of hi diep emotluiH, "ymi
luuat fnt nnd prny. The hour I diirk,
unit evil come upon u. The white liinii
heart I hnrd, nnd hi mill I base. Volt
reineliilier your pledge. Will jntl prnyV"
"I will," nnivered White Hand. An I
lie wn then dismissed.
A Houti ns tlio youth wn gone, thu
(rent Sun stinted up from hi aent nnd
leu ped down. Ill brow gicw dark ugulu,
.uud hi hnuil were cleucheil.
"rilling Serpent, he wild, go nnd sum-
nioii your council nt on, e. Hiiinmou only
the wle men nnd the tried warriors, for
Ave wnut no women nor uniiireu now. iiui
them intend mo hero."
Slung Serpent asked no questions, but
with quick movement, ho called up tlio
men who were lit fur deep counsel, nnd
ioon they were nil collected In Iho pl.KO
if council. 'J hey knew Unit something
Iniportnnt hnd hiippelied, for Hover wire
they thu culled together uli oocn
slims of cmergi'licy.
"Warriors of the Nntcliez, listen!" com
menced the I i it'iit Sun, speaking calmly
nnd slowly, but with fenrful emphasis.
"Vou know bow the white null hnvo
abused us how thry hnvo trampled upon
us, ahd how they hnve proved recrennt
to every truat wo bntu reposed In them.
Hut you do not jet know the must wick
ed thing of all. Tint white chief has dc
matidcd the beautiful vlllngo or tlio
White Applet Ay ho any the grout
thief lu the big vlllngo nwny townrd tlio
unit wnter ha demnniled It. I told him
bo could not menu It, but ho only laugh
ed nt mi'. I told lilin wo hnd lived hero
In pence ever alnco wo settled upon tho
lunks ot tlio mighty river that our tem
ple wn here, nnd Hint here, In the unlet
vale, we had laid away the bodies of our
departed friend. And even at till ho
ncolTod. nnd aworo hu would posse our
A Hie (irent Sun sat down, n low mur
mur ran n roil u il the room, nml angry ges
ture marked the movement of the dnrl;
wnrrlni'K. Stung Serpent alnrled to hi
feet, mid in a moment all was allent. Tim
toweling ehleflulii gared around with a
Hashing eye, and when ho apoko hi voice
Vila like low thunder.
"I, et the souls or tlio Nntehez he Hllll
now, and let the heart of her warriors
be Htrougl" were his II rat word. "The
while man eiiiiie !o us, and we gnvo him
a hiiine. He asked us fur land, and out
of our nbundiineo we gnvo him ninth. Ho
naked us for friendship, and we Kino him
our whole heart. Hut how hns ho repaid
us for nil our l,lnilni7 Where now Is
our pence? Tho white man calls tliu
Indian n secret foe. Why Is' It no' llu
cauao tho pnlo face are nut to bo twist
ed; bocauso they apeak fair when they
client u. Iook around; look to your
lioiiie, In jour ancrcd temple, ntul lo tlio
grave of your aneeHtors. Will 5011 glvu
ii 11 up? I can rend jour answers In your
look ils well n III your word, (.lino
more, nnd I nm h!!'.' lift the while men
bo extorniliujjgfi'Vt tbein be awept from
our IniirfSP' m"' foreverl"
Ht' lilUW! (iny met;!igors camo
in'Cllfiinirt. tho i-oin inn iul,.f ,,f tint
.I'rpncii tort, to learn what tho Nntrhea
had agreed upon, The wcru liifofmed
that they hud not jet been nble to ngrep
upon n plmo tu which to move, nml tlrtj
(Irent Hun naked two nuiiilh Ii, whkli lu
prepare, promising, nionutlme, lo pay n
new trlbtito ot corn to tins l''reneh. Thin
niosango wiia conveyed o Ohopavt, nnd
lie irgrosd to the term, fondly believing
that In another spring hi people should
Hlinro the rich Imiil spoil of this fu Ileal
Nutchcz vlllngo,
'And now the fork ijrpnt fi alawly but
iirciy. worn nan ciit to oreff
anil all were aolciiiuly pledged, Tho
o dhy
wn n i ei upon which the fntnl blow
to bo alruck; ,nnd ithilt tliPrri'lhoul
nu ntlatakp, n bunillo ot atlcks wa pre
pared for ench village, correaponillng In
number to the ilnj that luuat clnpao bo'
fiim tho dentil stroke. Thcao buud'pa
were plnred lu their reapcctlvo temple,
and ench day tho ehlnf wna to go lu nnd
tnke one stick nwny. And when thoy
were all gone on the day (lint nw the
Inat stick removed- the avenger were to
From the ahnre of t tin Mexican gulf
to tho Yii.uo, nnd from tho wnter of Hie
Tombeebce to thu Hubliie, every wnrrlor
wn nrmcd for the occualon, nnd rngeily
wnltlng Iho coming of Iho fntnl moment.
Tho while were tvnlehel nt every lep,
nnd each red man hnd hi victim markel.
Slowly, one by one, n each aiieceedlug
aim rolled over, those falnl sticks were
removed, nnd I'linpnit only w lilted pa
I If til ly for hi rb h prlre.
(Inn of tho wive of the (Irent Hun wa
called "lira I'liiie," or Pricked Arm,
from tho ninny alraugn device which she
had marked upon her arm, l'rlcked
Arm loved the Klein h. nnd alio failed not
to aprve them on every occnaloii when
alio could. She anw thcao secret meet
lug of Iho wnrrliira, nnd her suspicion
were nrntiaeil, She knew of tho ileiiilin
Hint hnd been mmle for Iho vlllngo or Hie
While Apple, nnd she knew Hint there
meeting of the council weru touching
Hint mutter. She noticed the flerco look
of thu men, Ihelr angry geatuica, nnd
their vengeful glance toward Hie
French fort, nnd alio feared that som
calnuilly wn to bernll her white frlemla.
l'rlcked Arm made up her mind to sine
Hie I'rcinh'lf possible, not only lit
Nntihe., but nt nil other points; nml to
this end ami must not only put C'hopnrt
on hi gunril, but alio must cntian the
.Nnli lie to give n premature, alarm, and
t la tlfl the white lu other srcllou would
tnke warning, for she ilnred not attempt
to convey Intelligence to other atntlon
for fenr of being detected by her own
people. Her llrat movement was to make
her way to the temple, but alio could not
gain acceaa there, nu woman ever being
allowed wllhln the anered building, Two
night lu aucceanlon alio skulked about
the place, but tho warrlora within, who
watched the holy fire, were too vigilant
for her. In this extremity ahe thought of
bit Hand, and late one nlgbt she went
to him and called him nut
"While Hand," she an Id, when they had
reached the very tree under which the
Oreat Hun had once before apokpn with
the youth, ' have you the courage of
warrior J"
"I have the courage of a man," ho re
pllrd, In aatonlshnient.
"Then can you keep an oath?"
"If It mny be kept with honor."
"The oath which I require may, but I
will not nak It of you, for your own afety
will hold you. Know, then, that there
I a plot on foot for the mnaancrt for
the entire extermination of rvery white
man, woman anil child In the country
And mark me this plot la deep ami well
founded, and It more on to It conautn
matlnu n surely na the now absent aun
move nu toward the morning.
"All every one?" uttered Whlto Hand.
In alarm
"Vc. livery tribe ha the .slgnnl. and
the one fntnl dny la act. It is to be on
the dny when our people pay their tribute
of corn, livery white man I marked,
and unless something be done to thwart
the red men. the terrible blow mint fnll.
I.oula clnaped bla lunula, for hi
thought were of hi fit t her nnd of hi
sister nml of hi friend St, Denis,
"Cnu there lie no stop to this?" he
"Ye If you hnvo courage."
"Then put me to It."
"I.lnten. I can wnrn the people nt
Nntchex, but Hint will not save the oth
er, in nit- temple mere la n nuuiiie ur
cypress stick. They nre bung by two
thongs of bearskin back of the illtar. In
Hint bundle there nre na ninny allek n
there are day between now and tho fatal
blow; could we remote seven or
stlcka, the Natchez would make a prema
ture attack. The people nt tho rort would
be prepared. In other place down the
river, nnd on the grent salt lake, the red
men will mistrust nothing, nnd while they
wait cngerly for the piissiug of the next
seven day, the alarm can be spread. Do
you understand?"
"IVrfectly," returned White Hand.
"And will yon tin It?"
"I will try, even tu tho denlh."
"(looil. lint (et It be soon."
Ity. different paths the two returned to
the village, l'rlcked Arm relitlng to her
own dwelling, while the youth spent some
time In walking thoughtfully about the
great square. When ho nt length eiucrcd
his own dwelling he found bis wife
asleep, but ho did not Join her. He spent
anmc time In walking up nnd down Iho
plate, nml bis fin e b, t rayed the deep anx
iety Hint moved within hlin. He h id
marked tlio stern, angry looks of the
atout warriors, nnd ho hnd noticed their
fretpictit councils, but bo did not dream
that such n dreadful plan had oeeupietl
their thoughts. He fancied they were,
nt moat, only planning some moans for
aclr-dercnae. Hut now the truth wn ap
parent. Ills fnlhcr wn lu danger nil
III countrymen were lu dnnger. Thus hi
was walking up and down the apartment,
when hi wife awoke nnd looked for him.
"White Ilund," she snld, sitting up lu
tho bed, "w hy wnlk you thu when thu
night Is waning?"
"I was thinking of my homo, Coqiinlla."
Tho prince arose nml approached her
"And thou nrt Bail," tho murmured,
looking up Into his face.
"Yea, Cotunlln very sad. I would go
Into the temple nnd pray."
"Then why go you not lu?"
"Hocnuso I ennnot guln admittance
there. I am not a wnrrlor, nml liono but
wnrrlor nro admitted there,"
"Hut thou nrt by marriage n Little
Hun of tho Nntclicj, nnd ns such, thou
const demiiiid ndmlsalon there, mid' none
ahull tlnro refuse tlieo. Tnko thy olTer
Iug of walnut wood nnd go. Say to the
guardians there, 'I come ns n Sun of the
Natchez, and I would pray lo the (ileal
Spirit. Accept my offering, nnd optu
to mo the wny,' They will not daro re
fuse thee,"
a Coiiunlln apnko alio went to the llro-
place, and from the wood there piled up
alio selected ten slicks of walnut, from
which alio removed tho bail;. It was a
religious law, given by tho first (Ireut
Sun, Hint only wnlnut wood should bo
used fin.' tho sacred liie of tho temple, nnd
Hint Hie bark must be carefully removed
before It was carried lu, Whlto Hand
nok the wood In hi arm nn.l went to he
temple, nnd when bp reached the door, ho
demanded admission a n Utile Mill or
the Natchez, and after somo questions
he wa admitted. Ho carried hi olTerlug
to Hie altar, nml one of the priests plac
ed some or It upon the lire.
Alter Whlto Hand had deposited his
offering, III next movement wa to slop
toward the back part of the temple and
kneel down. Tho wurrlnr-irlet whum
turn It waH now to wutili, stool mil
irnxod upon the youth fur awhile, and
then turned hi attention In hi tiro. Still
kneeling, Whlto Hand looked about him,
and cloo to him, against tlio wall, ho
saw tho Iiundlo of o.vpiea sticks. Sovcn
of Iho watcher slept, and only one wn
nwnko, Slowly Hit) youth worked hi
tlfka Itmlg loosely In the thongs) he
could rench tbein whero be was. He cast
hk; eyp tflirnFd the , watcher, and that
llllliTitiiini wiippoHiug np inu lire, ijiuei
ly"tbo jViitli raised 111 hnml uml counted
nut seven sticks. Ills heart bent quirk,
but ho thought of hi father, nnd hi
liefU's were atrong. Silently h wllhiliew
the fatal time tellers, nml hid them be
hind him. The watcher still limited up
on the lire, With a quick movement,
Wblle Hnml placed the end of the slicks
In hi boaotn, nml forced them dtmu with
in tho clothing until they Iny airing hi
ablu, reaching from the nrm-plt to tho
knee. Then ho arose, and having walked
about a few moment with as careless nu
nlr n hu could assume, ho left the tem
ple. After brenkfnat tho next morula;
H I ii ii k Kerpenl en inn lu, n wn hi wont.
He lighted hi pipe, nnd n ft it smoking
for some (lino ill silence, lie looked up.
Ill brow wn clouded, mid bis counte
nance wore n Hnd, moody expression.
"While Hnlid," he anld, "nre the
1'renth a very forbenilug people lu their
own counlry?"
The nut Ii Jmaglneil ho saw thu old
chief drift, nnd trfter a mument's
thought, he replied:
"Not under wrong, my fnlhcr."
"I thought not. Hut suppose another
people should come upon their soli, aelra
thu homes of their aubjet I. steal tlioLr
cattle, rob them of their right and lc
pernio their temple?"
"Then the 1'rpnch would drlvo them
off," tuiswcred the youth, quickly.
"And they would drive them oil with
the Nword nnd gun, ill?"
"And put all to denlh they could Hnd?"
"No, my father only such ns held out
III resist. mi e."
, "Hut hnvo not thn Preach put whole
grent village to the nword, n they cnH
it, nnd murdered nil?"
With n shudder, the youth nnswered In
the nlllnnatlvo. Stung Serpent gazed
sharply Into While Hand's face, but he
Could see no murk of suspicion there. He
smoked away nwbllu longer In silence,
and then he arose and left.
"What doc he mean?" asked Coquallt.
after her father had gone.
"I do not know, unlcsi he desires to
know bow much consistency my people
have," returned Whlto Hand.
"I fear our warriors medltato some re
venge upon the whites. Hut you need
not fear, dearest one, for no harm shaft
come to you."
As the bright-eyed princes thus snoke.
she threw her arms about her husband's
neck. Hu kissed her, but he dared not
whlaperthe terrible thing he knew not
but that he would truat her, but he had
worn that he would nut.
(To be continued.)
The Pnnrlse Kltindnm lias Aclonlcrt
Wtern WnTof training; Children.
Jup.-incse children used to sit upon
thi'lr heel In the Hcliool-room, grouped
round their master on the Biift matting,
dunning toftether their Iroba, or read-
Ins In concert Iho wlo maxims from
their render which lmvo been the ineu
tnl food of counties generations ot
their nice. A clinnui' has conic, nml
now they nit on lieticlics before desks
fn Western fashion, though they do not
think till method of sitting very com
fortable, nnd nro glad ou returulim
homo to Indulge In the usual squat.
Hilt they still roclle In concert. In a
monotonous sort of chant, thu Iroha
(ce-ro-hali), which corresponds to our
t'udcr tho former system of kcIiooI-
lug, nil Japanese children learned to
read ami wrlto the Illragana cbarnc-
tci-H, mid to calculate; nml It was nu un
heard of thing for n grown person to
bo unnblo ut least to rend mitl write.
and do simple calculation. They wore
(seldom (.cut to (.chool beforu the age
of Koveti, uml were not bard pressed
tu their studies. In lcsrulng to write.
they were acquiring the dexterity of
linger nnd wrist needful lu drawing.
uml without doubt their method of
writing Is one of the traits which lmvo
tended to inuku the Japanese a nation
of artistic tendencies. A soft paper Id
used, nnd n brush Instead of u pen.
Care uud exactness are necessary, ow
ing to the nature of the materials, uud
It Is Impossible to use the baud lu a
cramped or stiff position; hence free
dom and grace of movement result. Tho
child holds the paper In one baud uml
thu brush In the other; tho whole arm
works, motion coming from the shoul
der, elbow, and wrist as well as from
the linger muscles. The impel', as soou
as touched absorbs the Indian Ink with
which be writes. The child thus Muds
It necessary to touch with precision
anil care, mid acquires Insensibly a cer
tain power ot drawing In this preclpo
touch mitl In the exercise of the arm
ami hand muscles.
Western principles lu education ns
well as Western school furniture hnvo
been adopted lu the Sunrise Kingdom.
The Arable numerals, 1, 2, .1, etc., nro
tiM'd; for the Japanese at once recog
nized the advantage of thesu signs fur
numbers Instead of their owu cumber
some ones. Maps, charts, diagrams,
are seeirou the school-room walls, ob
ject lessons are given; ami foreigners,
hearing the children's rccltatitms, even
though not umlcrstaiidtug their speech,
recognize, that the young Japanese nro
getting somo good results ot modern
In the government colleges tho stu
dents eat food prepared In Western
style, using knives and forks, and spoons
Instead of ebop-stlcUs, nml sleep on beds
Instead ot on tho matting. When beds
were llrst Introduced, lu a few eases
they were not supplied with mattresses,
mid tho olllclals, Ignorant Hint these ar
ticles were a necessity, required their
imfiit'Uiiuite students to sleep on tho
bard wooden slats covered only by two
or three quilts; so between the tortur
ing beds by nlgbt, ami the uncomfor
table, becausu unusual, position of sit
ting Ity day, tho poor students had a
hard tlmo of It. It was not wonderful
that tliey thought the foreigners' ways
nbburd and barbarous!-St, Nicholas,
"hut, miimmn," said tho beautiful
South American 4ic!rea, "do you bo
lievo I will have any trouble MnJielug
received In society lu thu United
"I don't see why," iinswcied ber
mother. "You have plenty of motley
and you can nmkc the best of tliein
look HUo small change when It comes
to being a daughter of tbe revolution."
Pnllnwint t hn Hoiite,
namu'dctorro Yes, I always take a
short walls after tho show.
Mr. Ifiiawsltt To the next town?
Ualtiuioro Amerlciiu,
Tbc British Home Secretary has at last promised to release 11 rs. May
brick, the American woman who was convicted fourteen years ago on the
clmrgB of murdering her Kngllsh husband. Hhe Is to be released next year.
Tho organized movement to secure a pardon for Mrs. Maybtick was begun
ns soon as she was convicted ond the case became famous owing to the
almost general belief that Mrs. Maybrlclc wrb Innocent, and tbe efforts of
thousands of men and women on both sides of tho Atlantic In her behalf,
persons of worldwide prominence, and oven tboso concerned In ber prosecu
tion petitioning Queen Victoria and ber successor, King Edward, for the
rather unli;
tho West '
It's, all 1
KnitASKA'8 theoretical economists aro alarmed over a new and
ubiue phase which
because tho Western
bumper crops for the last live or six
forced him to ncccpt large prices for
become an aphorism that the fanner who owns Nebraska or Kansas land
Is a rich man nnd could get richer, but Is nt present rich enough to retire
from following the plough.
Each spring nnd fall there Is a big heglra from the farms to the towns
and cities of men who have tnnde their pile In the wheat fields and want to
rest and educate their children. Most of these men expect to and do live
on tho reutnls from their farms. In the eastern section of Nebraska a good
quarter section Is worth, according to Its Improvements, from ?(J,000 to
fU.OOO. It Is comparatively easy for Its owner to get from f500 to $800 a
year rent In cash, or. If bo Is willing to take chances of a crop, to do even
better by making It grain rent, and a third of the crop.
Usually a farmer Isn't satisfied to retire unless be bas a half section,
nnd this gives him Income enough lu a town to give the boys and girls a
run for their money, nnd, with his simple tastes, to live well.
This, the professors sny, will lead to the degeneration nnd demoralization
of the Western farmer, nnd will soon place agricultural conditions on the
Bamo level as lu England, Germany and Austria, with landlords living In
luxury In tho cities nnd the tenantry Impoverished. Usually, however, there
Is not much of the bloated bondboMer about the retired farmer as he ap
pears to-day, though possibly tho second generation from tho soil may dis
close n different condition. Utica Globe.
l'orcheatcr Cuatle, One of the Oldest
btructure In Creat llritutn.
In the many ruins of castles, fort
resses and palaces found lu various
parts of tbc Ilrltlsh Isles, Is found h
vailety of architecture. Most Interest
ing, perhaps, from nn architectural
standpoint, Is l'orchestcr Castle, on a
narrow neck of laud Jutting out Into
Portsmouth Harbor, which Is a quad
rangular structure showing trnces of
many different styles of architecture.
The Itrltons possessed a fortress on
this spot which they called Caer Perls.
Under the Itomnns It was called Portus
Magnus nnd tho circular nnd scml-
circular towers, as well as the outer
walls, still show signs of Human work
imuishlp. Human coins uud medals
bnvu often been dug up In the neigh'
borhood. Tbe keep nt the northwest
angle of tbe castle seems from Its nn-
pcnianco to have been orglnally Saxon
and there are clear murks of Norman
nnd Tudor styles.
In the time of King John tbe castle
was a prison, but more attractive to
the King, and the cause of his frequent
visits there, was the wluo store 'in the
cellar. At ono time, during wnr with
I'Vance. K.000 prisoners were confined
tbero at one tlmo and were huddled
together In the castle. The walls of tho
castlo nre ft om eight to twelvo feet
thick and enclose nearly live acres.
Adults Who
Are I.cornliii; to Itcntl
nml Write,
Visitors of tho Jonos public school,
Ilnnlson street, between Statu anil
Dearborn, are frequently astonished at
sight of tho largo and eager groups of
adult studuuts at work lu tho second
anil third hall ways. Long tables have
been placed In theso hallways, uud
about them sit serious faced, deter
mined youths of anywhere from sev
enteen to tweuty-ouo or twenty-two,
each busy wllh slate, primer, or souiu
simple school problem,
lletwcen seventy and eighty, ot these
ambitious young students sit out In tho
hallways dally, and most of them nro
"studying In thu llrst render," or work
ing nt similarly simple; mid elementary
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they call "the menace of landlordism In
farmer has Insisted on raising such
years, and the rest of tbe world has
what he has uroduced. It bas now
problems. All are determined, bow
ever, Jo "know lots more" before tbe
advent of tho warm spring weather
calls them away from scholastic labors
and bnck to the workaday world.
Most of these young men are of
Italian and Greek extraction, and
nearly all are busy, during the more
temperate seasons, nt fruit selling or
some kindred business efforts. Ko
time for tbe securing ot the education
they nre so desirous of attaining can
be found from early spring until late
autumn. Hut when' Jack Frost sets
them free from their ordinary labors,
the Jones school claims iuterest and
time. In order to facilitate their ef
forts and endeavors tho boys nnd
young men are placed by themselves In
the hallways of the second nnd third
lloors, Instead of In the rooms and
classes where preliminary Instructions
aro more normally carried on. Thus
the adult students are spared the mor
tlllcatlon nnd annoyance of receiving
the Instruction nlso Imparted to the
more youthful first grade pupils In
company with these fellow workers of
unall size and fewer years.
Few of these students meet with
any home encouragement or nsslstunco
toward studying, and their school work
Is necessarily of a fragmentary nnd In-
termlttent nature. Hut Miss Cora Cn-
verno, the school principal, says that
they mako thoroughly good, earnest,
and devoted students. Chicago Trib
une. Man nml tho Automobile'
"Did you ever watch a iiiiiti dodgo
nn automobile? If not, It Is au Interest-
lug study," remarked a man who ob-!
serves things.
Tho average citizen will uncomplnln-
lngly step out of the wny of a trolley dor half way across tho lobby of a
car that grazes bis coat tails, and gaze Dearborn street hotel, and turned
admiringly at tho pair of thorough- gatn to tho city man. "Seed n lain
breds which nearly runs him down, fired? I'vo seed millions on 'cm. Hut
Ho will even smile when bo Is bumped youlon't see 'em any more. Crow day"
Into by ono of those Uends who per. Is well nigh gone. Tlmo wuz when
slslt lu pushing n bicycle ou tho side-, the pesky birds mighty High eat us
walk. Man takes glee lu running across outen house an' home. I ain't seed
tho rnlltoad track In front' of a fust i 'cm 60 tlllck fer flvo or 6ls W r so
train nnd then turning around with n 1 reckon thoy ain't n-Eoln' to be so
pleased smile and lingering to watch plentiful again. I lamed n good many
the Hying engine and ears. Hut Just,'113 "bout crows when tney used to
let tho chauffeur mako bis unenrtlilv
whistle cronk and watch the face of
tbe citizen.
He will glance up and down mid say
things that would cattso nn application
of tho blue pencil right hero were they
Inserted. He will glare nt tho driver
of the automobile and ninke remarks
derogatory to tho soclul status of his
ancestors back to the dawn of creation.
Just why this condition exists Is haid
to tell, but tho man with the dlsposl-
tlon ot n friendly puppy becomes n
glowering demon of bate whenever ho
has to get out ot the way ot nn auto."
A man Is a woman's natural pro
tector: By marrying her, bo protects
her from tho Utlo of "old maid."
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CITY people whoso nelgblrors uso their telephones think they know nil
about trouble," anld a ruddy-faced amateur farmer, "but I'll compare
notes with them any dny. If you are not obliging to your neighbors
In the country you would better tnovo back .to town; so thin Is what
wo go through with fn order to be obliging. Wo have the only telephone)
In our vicinity; and my wife and I ought to draw salaries as rural mes
sengers. "The other dny a call came to our telephone for "some ono In town who
wished to talk with Mrs. Jinks, our tenant's wife. So my wlfo hnd to leave
her sewing, don ber smihoniict and plod ncross tbe rough fields a third of n
mile to tell .Mrs. Jinks to come to tho phone. When Mrs, Jinks got ready
she lumbered up to our house with a fnt baby under each arm, and found
nut Hint Itosy, a friend of hers In town, wanted her to come and bring her
nut to spend tbe day.
" 'Nnw.' bawled bnck .Mrs. Jinks, 'ain't got no boss.'
"In a day or so another friend of tho Jinks family telephoned out to
any that she nnd three children would spend Sunday with tho Jlnkses, nnd
Mr. Jinks must come In with the wagon to bring them out. My wife could
not nnswer Hint the Jlnkses hnd no horse, ns they hnd Just got one; so sho
promised to deliver tbe message. She gave the errand to tho Jlnkses over
to me; I Intended to attend to It. and forgot It. Tho folks lu town got ready
and waited all dny Sunday, but no Mr. Jinks appeared. About Tuesday
there was n great disturbance on the farm, Involving all the Jlnkses, my
brother nnd myself, nnd both of our wives. Tho mcssago hadn't been car
ried, and everybody was to blame.
"This Is only a sample," said the amateur farmer, according to tho
Detroit Free I'rcss. "We .have other neighbors near and far; but our bouso
Is the telephone office of the district. People In town got mad nt us and
people In the country get mad at us; our lot Is hnrd."
A new process for drying fruit and
vegetables already In use for drying
bops consists In drawing air through
a grldwork of steam pipes Into a chain
ber below the slotted floor holding the
materials to be dried. Absorption of
sulphurons gases Is avoided, while
burning Is Impossible, In a test nt
Worcester, England, samples of car
rots, potatoes, sliced and shredded ap
ples, and other fruits and vegetables.
were kept at temperatures of 90 to
100 degrees for six hours, reaching tbe
ordinary commercial state of dryness.
The cost of working being small. It Is
expected that an Important new Indus
try will soon develop In England.
The curious phenomena of "symphil-
Ism" are ( being Investigated by E.
Wasmann, a German zoologist. This
s the harboring of foreign species of
Insects, etc.. In tho nests of ants and
termites, and It Is found that more
than one hundred species of arthro
pods, or creatures with Jointed legs,
are thus associated with the ants, at
least, elgnty-Sve or ninety species be
ing beetles. All are recognized easily
by certain peculiarities. Most notable
among the characteristics of these bee
tles are their oily reddish-yellow or
reddish-brown color, and special exu
dation organs or pores with brownish
hairs, but there are also modifications
of the month and other parts.
Borne of the discouragements and
failures of amateur photographers may
be due to such Imperfections ot shut
ters as were disclosed In a paper read
at the recent meeting ot tbe American
Association for the Advancement of
Science by E. W. Morley of the West
ern Hcserve University and D. G. Mil
ler of the Case School of Applied Sci
ence. The better grade of shutters
were found to be fairly constant In op
eration, but the actual duration of ex
posure was often not even approxi
mately that Indicated by the maker.
Different shutters of the same mako
and form cave widely different exoos
ures when set for the same time. With
the best shutters of the diaphragm
class the duration of exposure was
nearly Independent of the apprturo of
the onenlnc. Somo shutters of the
cheaper grades, designed to give long,
medium and short exposures, gave
equal exposures In the three cases.
The effects of the swift ndvance ot
knowledge, which sometimes causes a
new book on some branch of science to
appear a back number shortly after
Its publication, nre felt no less lu
practical scientific undertakings. A
striking Illustration Is furnished by
the enormous new coast-defense gun
recently tested at Sandy Hook. This
gun was Intended to be not only the
most powerful In existence, but also
the 'representative of the most advanc
ed type of such weapons. Hut after It
had'beeu planned a special plant bad
to be established for Its construction,
nnd the few years' consequent delay
before It could be completed sutltced
for such Improvements In gunpowders.
and In the designing of guns for their
use, that now the finished monster Is,
In some respects, out of date' before
It has fairly been mounted for service.
The new gun Is of Id Inches' bore and
40.7 feet long. It Is calculated that
It can throw a 2100-pound projectile
twenty-one miles.
It Tormented lloica antl Cansed a
Farmer No End of Woe.
"Say you seed a hundred crows In
one flockJ' asked an Illinois farmer
of a man who was telling him of a
visit be had tnade to tho country a
few weeks ago. The farmer leaned
over In hlsvchalr. took aim at a cuspl-
bo lots on 'em.
"You may not know that a crow Is
tho thing that comes clostsst to a cat
In bavin' Its life renewed a-- lots of
times. It's a fact. When the com belt
.was simply n-swnnnln' with them, nn'
you couldn't Mienr ycr own enrs for
the cawln', they would almost eat our
hogs up.
"Ono year I hnd a bunch ot fino
porkers and tlio crows would light on
tho backs of the hogs and peck away
until they nearly killed 'em. 1 stuck
up all kinds of scarecrows, Jbjtt that
didn't do a speck of good. It got so
bad at last that I bad to lay out In the
hay mow by tho winder and shoot
crows all day. They nro mighty shy ot
the smell of gunpowder, but thoy will
risk a good many feathers fer a blto
of live bog.
"One dny I seed a big, fat
come a runnln' ncross the lot n squeal
In' and on his back rode a crow a
peckln' away fer dear life. I run out
and scared the bird away, but It
wasn't long until here he como a-rldln
In on another. He kept It up till I
got tired of chasln' out nnd I got my
old rifle and hid behind tbe woodshed.
In a few minutes 'long come another
bog a-squealln' and the same old crow
a-peckln' boles In bis back. 1 knew I
could plug a chicken hawk on tho fly,
so I took aim at old Mr. Crow. The
rifle went 'blng and I'll be durned If
that bog didn't drop as dead as a door
nail. The crow flew away cawln' at
me, and I was so all-fired mad I hit
tbe gun over a post and knocked It Into
"After that I got a dozen shots at
the same crow with an old muzzle
loader and I knocked enough feathers
out ot the bird to make a suit of
mournln' fer an Indian. One day I
kind o' crept np on him, took good aim,
and blew his dad drated bead often
him. That bird had nine lives It he
had any at all and I ain't so snre be
wouldn't have got away after I shot
blm If I hadn't tied him on a pole fer
a scarecrow.
Marriage Needs Regulation More than
the Dissolution or the Tie.
There Is a general demand through
out the United States for tbe enact
ment of more stringent divorce laws.
A recent writer In an Eastern maga
zine, however, presents some reasons
for regarding divorce as the only prac
ticable way out of an unfortunate sit
uation In many cases and points out
what he considers to bo the true solu
tion of the matrimonial problem. Ho
"We nre told that the Institution of
divorce separates husbands and wives
nnd breaks up homes. Nothing could
be further from the truth. Divorce)
never separates. Just as the marriage
ceremony never unites. Each Is but
the symbol, the sign, which sets Its
seal upon that which took place be
fore. If the husband and wlfo find
that they have made a mistake and
that the lives of both are made wretch
ed by the mutual companionship It U
their duty to separate and obtain free
dom by legal process.
It Is a mistake, n perversion of tho
truth to make tho statement that
homes nro being wrecked In this wny.
Xo homo that Is a home Indeed has
been brbken by divorce, and nono will
be, for this legal step Is but the clos
ing scene of the Inst act In n domestic
tragedy. It Is a crime to rear chlldreq
In a homo life where father nnd moth
er nre mutually abhorrent, where love
dwells not, where tho contact of nn.
rents serves to bring out all the Innato
evil of their natures Instead of being
an Inspiration to virtue.
"Tho rational, reasonable way to
minimize divorce Is to placo barriers
against' easy matrimony nnd uinko
marriage a bulwark of sincere nnd
holy purpose against which tho waves
of youthful Impetuosity and unripe af
fection will dash In vain. Tbe greatest
social evil In our country Is the marry
ing habit. There Is practically no
check on marriage, nnd young people
wed at will nnd at times In baste,
with an nngry parent In pursuit. Even
tboso below lawful nges find little dif
ficulty lu getting the protection of law
and are pronounced married.
His Style ot Hull-cut.
An elderly anil rather Irritable gen
tleman entered a barber's parlor to
have his hair trimmed. All the seats
were occupied. Ho was about to lenve
when n voluble operator persuasively
remarked: "Heady In n minute, sir."
Iteassurcd, the customer sat down.
picked up a paper, and nbsently begau
to peruse It. Meanwhile the barber ex
hibited nn extraordinary loqaclousness.
discussing the merits of ruco horses,
tho possibilities nt Saratoga, and vari
ous other subjects, l-'lually he luvit
lhly offered tho vncated chair to tbe
old gentleman.
"How would you like your hair cut?''
the barber Inquired,
"In perfect silence, please," was tho
curt nnd Ironlcnl rpply, Philadelphia
Public Ledger.
Hthel You say Algy bas been heart
lessly deceived by a young ,wolunu.
Did she lead him ou-to think that sho
loed him?
Mny Oh, no. She led blm on to be
lieve that sho didn't euro a ntp for
blm, and then whan be carelessly pro
posed necepted him on the spot.
Gootl Uso fur a Hypnotist.
Mesmerist's 'lfe Outlosl
Mesmerist Well, dear?
Mesmerist's Wife I wish you would
como here nnd tell baby bo Is asleep.
The children of a very thrifty woman
are alwnys given little banks, and In
structed to show tho mechanism .to vis
way to tue wall, sun on nu uucea, iua j