Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, June 28, 1905, Image 3

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    JUMPED THE TRACK
Twentieth Century Limited Train
Meets Disaster.
FOURTEEN DEATHS THE RESULT
Cashes Into Op fin Switch at Terrific
8peed and Takes Flra Many
Victims Fatally Burnad.
Cleveland, O., June 22. While trav
Hng at the rate of 70 miles an hour,
the famous Twentieth Century Limit),
the fastest long-distance train in the
world, ran through an open switch at
the little town of Mentor, rant of Cleve
land, at 0:20 o'clock last night, causing
one of the most horrible wrtK'ki in the
history of the Luke Hhore road.
The engine wan hurled into the ditch.
A pari of the train was crushed on top
of It, anI the wr.s k waa partly burned.
The horrors of the wreck were doubled
Jn the horrors of the Are.
More than a score of people were
killed and injured, and the fatuous
train waa demolished.
The train was crowded, practically
all its accommodations lxdrig taken
when it left the city It waa Ixdiind
time, and the greatest of speed was
Itelng made to make up the lost time.
reports gave the numler of in
jured as 21, and of these 15 are seri
ously, if not fatally hurt. Practically
all the injured were burned and had to
he extricated from the blaring wreck
K ly rescue parties.
Traveling at a rate of more than a
mile a minute, the heavy train was
hurled to its doom with a momentum
that was appalling. An instant after
the crash of the wreck the Ixtiler of the
great engine hurst with terrific force,
scattering flro and steam through the
wreck in a manner that made escajm tor
the helpless imprisoned' passengers im
portable. SECOND DAY OF THE TRIAL.
Summary of Arguments of Attorneys
and Testimony of Witnesses.
Portland, June 22. The second day
of the Mitchell trial has panned, Fred
erick A. Krcls, one of the star wit
nones of the government, has testified
and has gone, Judge A. II. Tanner the
other chief prop of the case to le made
t) the prosecution, is on the stand and
w ill llnish his story soon. The com
plainant is smothering the jury under
h maHN of documentary evidence and
the defense is playing upon its heart
strings. Mr. Ileney is showing the jury
the agreement entered into between
Tanner and Mitchell and Kribs by
which they were to exedite claims
held by the latter, is producing checks,
account books, letters and testimony in
support of his indictment, while Judge
Bennett and Senator Tlamto i, so far,
have pleaded the honorable, career of
their client, have held out the fact that
I today ho is to pans his 70th birthday,
have entered technical objections to the
introduction of the testimony and have
made one desperate and spectacular at
tempt to block the introduction of
Judge Tanner's evidence.
The prosecution had its first opening
yesterday and brought out its two most
important witnesses, upon whose tes
timony it will, to a great degree, base
its case.
The defense had finished eross-exam-inlng
Mr. Kribs when Mr. Ileney
called Judge Tanner to tho stand, hut
Senator Thuiston objected to the testi
mony. He called attention to the jour
nal of the court in which was entered
Judge Tanner's plea of guilty to a
charge of perjury. The speaker read
section 6302 of the Revised Statutes of
tho United States, providing that no
person guilty of perjury could be used
as a witness in the Federal court unless
judgment had been rendered.
Mr. Ileney argued that a plea of
guilty without sentence was subject at
any time to a reversal.
Jugde Dellaven held that a judgment
was necessary to bar one convicted, of
perjury from testifying, and overruled
the objections.
Cossacks Slash and Slay.
Moscow, June 22. The Velchernala
Focta piints a report of terrible events
alleged to have taken place June 10 in
the manufacturing town of Ivanovo
Voznesensk, where serious strike dis
turbances prevail. The CoBsacks, while
dispersing a strike meeting in the sub
urb of Talka, displayed ferocious bru
tality, pursuing the unfortunate fugi
tives, including women, to a neighbor
ing forest, dragging them out of their
Louses and ruthlessly killing the strik
ers and disfiguring their faces. It is
said that 28 were killed.
Hard Blow to Governor,
Honolulu, June 22. A. M. Brown,
the Republican nominee, was today
elected sheriff of Oahu county, in which
this city is included, by a vote of about
2,200 to 1,050, received by the home
rule candidate, A. Foepoe, and 830 re
reived by William Henry, the persent
incumbent and an independent candi
date. The closing of the campaign was
the most bitter in the history of local
politics. (lovernor Carter made an
active fight against Brown.
Did Right to Surrender.
London, June 22. A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph company from St.
Petersburg says the commission ap
pointed to investigate the capitulation
of Port Arthur finds that the surrender
of the fortress was justifiable.
BOWEN KICKED OUT.
Preslden Removes Him for Hit False
Charges Against Loomls.
Washington, June 21, The dis
missal of Herbert W, Howen, for some
years United Htates minister to Vene
r.uela, and the exoneration of Assistant
Secretary of State Francis It, IMiinis'
from the allegations brought against
him by Mr. Howen, are the outcome of
the Ioomis-IIowen controversy which
has attracted wide attention lor many
months pant. This disposition of the
case is made by P'esldent Roosevelt In
a letter addressed to Secretary Taft,
made public (tonight, approving Mr.
Taft'a rejtort on his findings and con
clusions in the case. The president
scathingly arraigns Mr. Howen, declar
ing that his conduct is "especially .ep
rehensible;" that Mr. liowen asked
one of his witnesses to enter the employ
of a certain company for the purjose
of, "in plain words, stealing," docu
ments which he hoped might incrim
inate Mr. Loomls, and that Mr. liowen
has "evidently for many months, In
deed, for tho last two years, devoted
himself" to hunting up scandal and
gossip, until it became a monomania
and caused him "to show complete
disloyalty to the country he represent
ed." The president says he had hoped to
promote M r. liowen, as during much
of his service he had done good work;
but that his usefulness in the diplo
matic service is now at an end. The
president adds that he would direct
that Mr. Rowen's resignation be re
quested but for his statement that he
would consider a resignation an ad
misnion of misconduct, and the dismis
sal is therefore ordered.
JURY SECURED.
Will Past on the Innocence or- Guilt
of Senator Mitchell.
Portland, June 21. The trial of Sen
ator John H. Mitchell began yesterday
in the JUnited States court. It was
lacking in anything sensational, but it
was not devoid of interest. It resulted
in the selection of a jury, after nearly
eight hours fo effort, that will decide
upon the guilt or innocence of the de
fendant. It demonstrated what was
not thought to bo possible that out of
25 men drawn from the box, 12 could
be chosen without opinion or prejudice
to try the merits of this, one of the
most important caws that ever came
before an Oregon tribunal.
The jury was chosen yesterdsy after
noon after an effort lasting from 2
o'clock until 5 :30, when the court ad
journed until this morning at 10
o'clock, at vJiich time the charge will
be made to the jury by Mr. Ilenej, the
case of the defense will le outlined by
either Judge Bennett or Senator Thurs
ton, and tiie introduction of evidence
will begin. The jury is thought to be
a good one, and entire aatitdaction is
expressed on both sides with the men
chosen. It is a farmer's jury, all with
the exception of two being men who
follow tlie plow, and those being in
loth cases men of high standing in
their rcMective communities.
SWEEP RUSSIANS BACK.
Immense Strategic Movement Begun
by Japanese Army.
St. Petersburg, June 21. A number
of private telegrams which have been
received during the past 24 hours from
Cidaipudzy indicate that the Japanese
forward ami turning movement now
lading develojtcd in Manchuria is the
largest in the history of the war, and
indicates that it is the intention of
Field Marshal Oyama to endeavor to
sweep all Northern Corea and Man
churia clear of Russiau troops of every
arm.
Three Japanese detachments are re
ported advancing from Corea northeast
ward. T.he first consists of 6,000 in
fantry and 700 cavalry, with several
batteries of mountain artillery, who are
working toward Chtzamy. The second,
the strength of which is now unknown,
is moving from Musan, while the third
is turning from Kenchan on the Rus
sian front. The Japanese lines extend
from the sea of Japan at tienaan across
Corea and Manchuria to the Mongolian
frontier.
Negotiate for Separation.
Stockholm, June 21. The council of
state, at a meeting today, adopted a
proposition which will be presented to
the riksdag tomorrow. According to
the best information, the main points
are that Sweden refuses to recognize the
one-sided dissolution of the union by
the storthing, but that the government
asks the riksdeg for authority, to enter
into negotiations with Ncrway in order
to establish the basis for a dissolution
on which both countries can mutually
agree. Little good is expected, how
ever, from the move.
Will Use Captured Ships.
Victoria, B. 0., June 21. According
to ma.il advices from Japan by the
steamer Km press of China, the cap
tured Russian ships, with the excep
tion of the Orel, which requires exten
sive overhauling, will be placed in
coinmssion at once, it being necessary
to make only a few minor repairs.
From Sasebo it is reported that hopes
are held of refloating the Admiral Nak
himoff, Monomach and Dmitri Donskoi.
Investigations are being made.
Looking Into Rebates.
Chicago, June 21. Railroad rebates,
the relationship between the railroads
and the packing industries and ques
tions concerning icing charges are to be
reopened by the Federal grand jury
which is investigating the beef indus
tries. F.ight members of the traffic
departments of as many railroads were
today served with subpoenas and the
first of these witnesses wijl be heard to
morrow morning.
VICTIMS OF HEAT
Torrid Weather in East Prostrates
Many People.
TWELVE DEATHS ARE REPORTED
Dwellers In Cities Flee to Seashore
for 1 heir Lives Children
Among Victims.
New York, June 20. Many prostra
tions and four deaths, the latter all of
young children, accompanied the re
newal of yesterday's torrid tempera
ture, aggravated by a high degree of
humidity in the early hours of today.
At 12:30 P. M. the thermometer mark
ed 8H degrees with every Indication of
a further rise, but soon afterwards re
lief came in the shape of a cool breere
from the sea, accompanied by a rapid
fall In temperature and humidity,
which continued steadily until tonight,
when the air was almost too chilly for
the comfort of the thousands who had
fled to the seaside resorts to escape the
heat of the morning. Nowhere in the
city was the suffering so intense as in
the East Side tenement section, where
little preparation had been made for it.
Ordinarily such days do not come until
early in July. From hundreds of stuffy
tenements, thousands of children
swarmed into the street, many of them
half clad and others struggling to rid
themselves of such fragments of winter
garments as still clung to their little
bodies. Mothers with haggard faces
peered out of lofty windows and shriek
ed in vain for their little ones to come
in. The police were constantly called
upon to quell infantile rioto, and scores
of children were reported lost at night
fall. Eight Death in Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, June 20. At noon today
the government thremorneter registered
80 deg., and was rising steadily. One
death and several prostrations were re
ported up to noon. The maximum
reached by the government thermome
ter was 02. This evening at 8 o'clock
it waa down to 85 with promise of
showers and cooler weather tomorrow.
In the district including Pittsburg, Al
legheny and McKeesport there were
eight deaths and six prostrations report
ed up to 11 o'clock tonight and no
doubt others were not reported.
Several Prostrated in Washington.
Washington, June 20. Several per
sons were prostrated by the heat in
Washington today. None of the cases
was serious. The temperature rose
steadily from 4 A. M. until nearly 1 P.
M., when a storm threatened and some
relief followed. The maximum tem
erature recorded by the Weather bu
reau was 03 degrees.
IOWA FARMS UNDER WATER.
Mississippi River Threatens to Swamp
Several Towns.
Des Moines, la., June 20. The Mis
sissippi river is out of its banks from
Clinton to Davenport. Thousands of
acres are inundated, and the crop and
property loss will run up into the hun
dreds of thousands. The situation at
Muscatine and Clinton is critical. A
iibo of another foot will flood part of
the streets in both cities. The river is
now rising tit the rate of about one inch
per hour.
The Pleasure island at Davenport was
surrounded today, several thousand
people who had gone there on the elec
tric line having to be removed by boat,
the road having been covered. The
river is rising at Dubuque, but is rising
more rapidly at Burlington and Keo
kuk, where the danger is apprehended.
Hundreds of men are working on the
levees at Muscatine, the water threat
ening to break through at any time.
ENVOYS TO CHOOSE PLACE.
President Will Not Intercede In Behalf
of Any City.
Washington, June 20. President
Roosevelt today received the invitation
of Governor Chamberlain and Mayor
Williams to have the peace commis
sion meet at Portland, if it is decided
to leave Washington after the first
formal meeting. It is said at the
White house that the president" will
not advise the commission on that
point, as he does not feel that it is
within the proprieties of the situation
to do so. He will leave the selection
of u place of meeting outside Washing
ton to the envoys, only taking care that
ample provision is made for their com
fort and convenience while in session.
Log Raft Across Ocean.
San Francisco, June 20. A log raft
containing 10,000,000 of spars and pil
ing is to be towed across the Pacific to
Shanghai during the summer. This is
the gigauio plan of a new company just
organized under the laws' of British Co
lubmia, which is to be a branch of the
Robertson Raft company, of this city.
At the head of the concern is II. R.
Robertson, who is said to have been
very successful in rafting lumber from
northern points to San Francisco.
Mutt Leave Port Arthur.
Chefoo, June 20. American and
European firms still in Port Arthur
have been notified by the Japanese au
thorities to depart and to remove their
merchandise. Many of the firms are
now arranging to charter steamers for
that purpose.
JUDGE FACE8 DISGRACE.
New York Legislature Will Remove
8uprm Justice Hooker.
New York, June 20. For the first
time In its history, the legislature of
New York will meet in special session
this summer for the purpose of form
ally ci el ling a justice of the Supreme
court.
The last time that this power of the
leginlature was invoked was during the
exposures following Tweed's downfall,
when three Supveme court justices who
had worker! hand in hand with the old
Tammany boas, were stripped of their
judicial ermine. But that was at a
regular session.
The machinery of the law is now be
ing invoked by a Republican governor
to enable a legislature overwhelmingly
Republican in both branches to retire a
Republican judge.
The person who will be removed is
Warren B. Hooker, long a congress
man and longer still an influential Re
publican politician in the upper section
of the state. There is not a doubt in
the world hut that he will be put out,
and every big Republican in the state
has begged and implored him to resign,
but he is stubborn.
New York state rewards its judicial
oflicers more liberally than any other
section of the Union. In New York
city a justice of the Supreme court re
ceives $17,500 a year for 14 years, witL
a court day lasting from 11 to 1, and
2 to 3:30 or 4, together with nearly
four months' vacation in summer. And
the United States Supreme court, the
highest judicial tribunal in the land,
only pays $10,000. Hooker is an "up
state judge," but was transferred here
by the governor soon after he ascended
the bench, and, in consequence, is paid
as highly as the men who were elected
by the city voters.
The charges against Hooker are
many, and are involved in the case
against Machn, the celebrated, or
rather, notorious, postal official.
Hooker's young nephew wanted
money to go through college. Hooker
had him appointed a clerk in a post
office. He never did any work, but he
drew the salary.
A man in the district owed Mrs.
Hooker, wife of the judge. $2,500. He
was promptly appointed a letter car
rier, and each month turned over his
check to Mrs. Hooker. This man ad
mitted on the stand that he never did
any work for the government and never
expected to. He simply adopted an
easy way, suggested to him, to pay off
a bill.
A building owned by the judge was
leased by the government for a post
office at what was admittedly an ex
orbitant rental. Despite this the
amount was twice raised at intervals
of a few months.
SPY OUT TRADE CONDITIONS.
Government Sends Out Five Special
Agents to Foreign Countries.
Washington, June 20. The depart
ment of Commerce and Labor has com
pleted preparations for send.ng five
special agents abroad to investigate
trade conditions, with the object of
promoting the foreign commerce of the
United States. The five agents selected
are: Professor Lincoln Hutchinson,
University of California; Charles M.
Pepper; Harry R. Burrill; Raymond F.
Crist and Dr. Edward Bedloe.
As the appropriation is only $30.
000, it was decided to limit the several
fields of investigation in order that the
best results may be obtained for pre
sentation to congress early in the ap
proaching session. Messrs. Burrill
and Crist will go to the Orient. Pro
fessor Hutchinson will go to South
America, and has already entered upon
his work. He will visit all the ports
of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of
that continent.
Mr. Pepper will go to Canada, and
subsequently to Mexico, extending his
investigations to the Central American
countries. Dr. Bedloe will be sent to
the West Indies, Venezuela, British,
Dutch and French Guiana. It is ex
pected that the investigation will be
completed in the field by the close of
the present year, and that all of the
agents will have their final reports
ready for congress in January.
Driven From Jewish Quarter.
Warcaw, June 20. In connection
with the discussion of the proposed law
which prohibits Jews obtaining the
right to the National assembly, the
Warsaw Socialists yesterday organized
a street demonstration, ostensibly to
protest. A procession was started to
ward the Jewish quarters, and when it
reached the principal street there it
was fired upon by the soldiers and two
persons were seriously wounded. The
soldiers then charged the crowd and
wounded a number of persona withthe
butt ends of their rifles.
Swedish Prince for the Throne.
Stockholm, June 20. It is openly
asserted that the plan to have a Swed
ish prince ascend the throne of Norway
has been perfected, and I hit it will be
brought before the Rikadrg soon. King
Oscar, according to those who are cog
nizant of the plan, will protest at first,
but will finally reluctantly consent. It
is positive that one of the conditions
to be expected will be that the Nor
wegian fortifications on the Swedish
frontier be dismantled.
Fatal Explosion in Colliery.
Ekaterinoslav, Southern Russia, June
20. Five hundred persons were killed
in th explosion which occurred at the
Ivan colliery at Khartsisk, belonging
to the Russian Donets company.
Conquest 53s Great
American Desert
Irrigation New and Hereafter.
No Irrigation exhibits of prominence
were In evidence at the St Louis
World's Fair as such, yet In everything
agricultural they formed a leading
pnrt and their withdrawal would have
left huge gape and taken away the
best Had the products of the dam
and ditch all been labeled "Grown by
Irrigation," the Irrigation exhibit
would have been very large. But few
of the hundreds of thousanda of peo
ple who viewed with amazement tbt
magnificent fruits and grains from the
Western States, far more notable In
size, appearance and yield than any
thing they ever aaw In the East, were
fully able to realize that thoee prod
ucts were raised upon lands which a
few years ago were useless deserts,
but now made fertile by the art of
Irrigation. Practical methods of irri
gation were demonstrated at the Gov
ernment building by a model of Salt
Hirer Valley in Arizona, where a sys
tem of ditches and laterals, by which
the water Is distributed onto the farms
and orchards below, are now under
construction to the mountains. Real
water was running through these
ditches. This great work of Uncle
Sam's In Arizona Is progressing rap
Idly. A cement mill, to make the 200,
900 barrels of cement needed In the
masonry, Is completed; a $100,000
mountain road, to convey the dam
material from Phoenix Is finished and,
most remarkable, the river Itself has
been carried through tunnels around
the dam site and la furnishing 1,000
electric horse power with which to
build the dam. This Is to be used to
construct the giant works and thus the
river will build its own dam and form
the greatest reservoir In the United
States. Of all sizes and classes were
the Irrigation pumps exhibited In the
farm and Implement department; but
more striking than these were the
wldnmllls. These busy machines rear
ed their tall heads above the surround
ing buildings and whirred gaily In
the breeze, forming a striking exam
ple of man's Ingenuity In harnessing
the elements. The highest of these,
built by one of the largest windmill
manufacturers, spread its steel wings
120 feet In the air, and with a moder
ate wind pumped 40,000 gallons an
hour. The water gushed up like a fine
srteslan well, enough to irrigate thor
oughly a good-sized farm. The West
Is at the beginning of tremendous
progress in agriculture. The govern
ment has undertaken the work of na
tional reclamation of the desert and
Is pushing the work vigorously. Vast
engineering works huge dams and
canals are being constructed In the
Western States and Territories, and as
the work proceeds the people will real
ize Its wisdom and worth, and It will
be extended until the former desert
places shall become the most fruitful
of any In the land. Twenty years
hence. If the government's irrigation
work continues along right lines and
Is kept free from politics and graft,
we may see a West with nearly double
Its present population and the splen
did products of American Irrigation
reaching to all parts of the world.
Agricultural Epltomlst
DUCHES8 OF MANCHESTER.
Former New York Beanty Whose Mar
ried Life Waa Unhappy.
When, about 1874 or 1875, the gay
Lord Mandevllle, son of the then Duke
of Manchester and heir to the title,
showed a strong inclination to
"a-courtlng go," the butterflies of so
ciety In England and in our own "title-
flOWAOER DVCHE88 OF MANCHESTER.
hating," democratic country fluttered
their shimmering, silken wings, looked
longingly toward the ducal prize and
waited. After whispering a pretty
sentiment here and snatching a kiss
from inviting Hps there, for his lord
ship was Indeed a merry dog, he dis
covered that better than anything else
he liked to look Into the shy eyes of
an American girl. He spent a lot of
time Just doing Unit, but he didn't con
sider the time wasted. The girl was
a creole pinned Consuelo Yznsga.
daughter of Autonlo Yznaga. She had
lived for some time In New York,
where her father had large mercantile
Interests, but she didn't fit there. Her
dark beauty would have harmonized
w;ell with the sunny, southern atmos
phere of her futher's Louisiana planta
tion and his Cuban estate would have
made for her still a lovelier setting.
But Consuelo was one of the butter
flies and New York Is where human
butterflies seem happiest, so It wus in
that city that th yonnf heir to fh
Manchester dukedom courted hr. For .
court her he did, ardently and with
apparent sincerity, and when on Ma
22, 1870, he made her his bride after,
figuratively speaking, walking over the
heads of the hundreds of young Amer
ican men who were at the feet of the
beautlfal creole, the social world
sighed, envied and applauded, for
though "all the world loves a lover"
the world of pleasure loves beat of all
a lover with a title.
They went to England and the
young wife waa happy for a while.
Her homo waa a castle, hT new
friend were of. noble blood and ahe
was the wife of the hlr to one of the
proudest titles In the realm. But It
wasn't long before there was a at range
feeling of discontent She smiled tim
sweetly as ever on her new friends,
entertained as lavishly, danced as gay
ly but there was a tiny rift within
the lute and It spoiled the music.
She found that the ardent love of her
husbsnd had cooled, though he waa
still kind, very good-natured and de
sirous that ah should thoroughly en
Joy life, if position could rive enjoy
ment Well, she could stand that One
could not expect one's husband to be
quite tike a lover. So she kept on with
her duties as wife and hostee and all
commented on her fine mind and gra
cious bearing. After a time there came
to box ears rumors of her husband's
flirtations and behavior unbecoming a
gentleman. She learned, an time went
on, that he belonged to that class of
titled Englishmen who admire and like
to make companions of the queens of
the concert ball and the ballet On his
father's death he became the Duke of
Manchester March 21, 1890, but still
kept on with his disreputable conduct
He waa associated with the London
music hall singer. Bessie Bell wood,
and on one occasion appeared In a po
lice court as a wltneea against a cab
man who charged the singer with as
sault Three children were born to the
duke and his American duchess but
paternal cares did not weigh heavily
on this pleasure-loving Englishman
who made domestic happiness an Im
possibility. He died in August 1892,
after having lived a life of uselessnes
and unfaithfulness to the woman who
bad given the keeping of her life into
his hands. Through it all, Consuelo
Yznaga, Duchess of Manchester, never
complained to anyone. She gained the
sympathy of a wide circle of friends
who realized that her youthful dream
of happiness had not been realized.
The son of this ill-mated couple, who
la the present Duke of Manchester,
was born March 3, 1877. He married
Miss Helen Zimmerman, daughter of
Eugene Zimmerman, of Cincinnati.
The twin daughters of the dowager
duchess died when quite young.
At present the dowager duchess lives
quietly, but elegantly, In Paris, Berlin
and London. Her husband squandered
most of the ducal estate and for a time
the duchess was not wealthy but
through the death of her brother, Fer
nando Yznaga, a few years ago, she
came into a fortune -of f 1,000,000.. In
the French capital, where she spends
most of her time, her social position is
an enviable one and continual court Is
paid to ber. She is still a superbly
beautiful woman, richly gowned and
the possessor of many lovely gems.
She has the largest diamond necklace
of any of the noble ladies of England.
For long, Mrs. Willie K. Vanderbllt
looked upon it with envy but its equal
was at last secured for her.
The marriage of Consuelo Yznaga to
this English nobleman was one of the
thousand Instances of international
marriages resulting In sorrow and un
happiness for the wife, but stHl the
strife for title goes on among the de
votees of society In the United States
and apparently it will continue as long
aa position It put ahead of real worth.
A Remarkable Cure.
The proceedings of the Royal Soci
ety were not always taken so seriously
as they are now. A hundred and fifty
years ago a sailor who had broken his
leg sent to the Royal Society ail ac
count of the remarkable manner in
which he bad healed-the fracture. Hla
story was that he had dressed it with
nothing but tar and oakum, and waa
now able to walk well. This remark
able story naturally caused some ex
citement among the members of tho'
society. No one had previously sus
pected tar and oakum of possessing
such miraculous healing powers. The
society wrote for further particulars,
and doubted Indeed whether the leg
had been really fractured. The truth
of this part of the story, however, was
proved beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Several letters passed between the
Royal Society and the sailor, who con
tinued to assert solemnly that his
broken leg had been treated with tar
and oakum, and with nothing else.
The society might have remained puz
zled for an indefinite period had not
the sailor added In a potscrlpt to his
last letter: "I forgot to tell your hon
ors that the leg was a wooden one,"
A Ijong-ButTnrtng Kye.
A teacher In English composition
had been giving lessons In the use of
the active voice. "For Instance," said
he, "Instead of saying a 'tree might
have been seen on the lawn,' say, 'a
tree rose from the lawn.' " The next
dny a boy handed In n composition
which begun: "Every morning when I
look out of the window a brick wall
falls on my eye."
I'retty Good Scheme.
A Somervllle man is thinking seri
ously of keeping his furnace fire go
ing all summer long. He heard hla
wife soy tho other day tuut it Isn't
any use at all to begin cleaning housa
until after the furnace fire hud gout
out. Somervillo Journal.