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ALASKA GAME SUPPLY
FUR BEARING ANIMALS RECK-
leer Are Now Almost Extinct, Bea
Utters Are Extremely Bcarce, and
Moose Are Vauiehlng with Great
Ten years ago Alaska was a fur coun
try beyond all else, with a trade annu
ally In excess of $2,000,000. Tbla year
the fur crop, exclusive of the seals, will
not exceeu 500,000. In the judgment
01 a prominent Chicago furrier, recent
ly returned from a fourth trip of four
months In thut country, the slaughter
of the fur-bearing animals, with the
exception of the seals, Is such as to
make the life of the fur trade short
Indeed. The sea otter, one of the most
valuable of all animals, Is practically
extinct. Wolves have killed all the
deer spared by the hunter or have
driven them to the Islands off the coast
The mouse are fast going, and only the
seals are more numerous than they
have been for years. But these are at
the mercy of a United States monopoly
and of the British hunters, who come
openly within three miles of the Ameri
can cotiHt and kill seals In open water.
Yet 20U American seal hunters sit Idly
on the coiiHt, not daring to wo what
the British and the North American
Trading and Transportation Company
are doing unhindered.
Not only are the fur-bearing animals
threatened, but It Is said that the can
neries are raiding the salmon supply of
the country in such a way thut Indians
receiving only 5 cents apiece for salmon
weighing above eight pounds are mak
ing $15 to $20 a day at Ashing. In the
Columbia It Ivor country years ago the
canneries worked havoc with this mag
nificent gome fish, throwing them out
of the coast rivers by machinery, tak
ing the big fish and leaving the smaller
ones to rot In the sun. With the eight
pound limit there are evidences that
the slaughter already has begun when
it Is suld that one company for 11)00
will puck 080,000 cases of salmon at
"The seal fisheries are the greatest of
the fur-bearlug possibilities of this
great country," says the Chlcagoan.
"The Impression has been given out
that these anlmula are rapidly becom
ing extinct But It Is not so. I have
my own eyes fts evidence In this state
ment, and anywhere aloug the Alaskan
coast natives and those long resident
there will tell you that more seals have
ben seen this season than ever before.
"According to lnw the Alaskan In
dian may kill seals for food, but In sell
ing the skins he must make affidavit
that the animals were killed for food
purposes and he must not kill too many
for that purpose, either.
"The most valuable and most nearly
extinct animal now In Aluska Is the sea
oaer. Teu or fifteen years ago a hunt
lug party could go out and kill perhaps
twenty of these splendid animals In
one hunt. Now the same party may
go out and get one, or It may come back
without any. Owing to the scarcity of
the animals, too, the bunting of the few
left to becoming more aud more diffi
cult. A skin now brings from $200 to
$500 to the Indian hunters, and In Lon
don they sell for $1150 to $1,200. Most
of these skins are bought In London by
Hunting the Fea Otter.
"At least eleven canoes, each holding
a hunter, are necessary lu the killing
of sea otters. They can be hunted only
when the water Is glassy smooth, as
their habits are such that they are In
visible on a rippling surface. They are
a strangely human sort of creature.
The mother otter nurses her babe In
her arms, and they sleep ou their backs
lu the water. When frightened or sus
picious they keep ouly their uoses aud
eyes out of the water.
"When the hunters start out each Is
armed with a rifle, and each man uses
marked bullets, that may be Identified
after they are fired. When the nose of
tin otter Is sighted the man finding it
gives a signal to the nearest boatman,
mid In a few moments the little fleet Is
surrounding the creature. Wheu the
great circle Is complete as may be the
uose of the animal may be a thousand
yards from the nearest marksman. A
shot Is fired at the black spot on the
water and it disappears. The animal
Is capable of diving 3,000 feet under
water, aud It may not come up for
tuscy minutes, but If the circle Is well
formed It Is uot likely to break the line.
"The Instant the nose appears agulu
another shot or two Is sent after It.
and the bouts close la on the circle.
Time and again It comes up, only to be
frightened down again, each time for a
shorter period., As It weakens nud
grows short of breath the otter raiser
more and more of t.'i liead out of the
water, uctll filially It Is a good target J
for the hunters. As soon u It Is in
range the Indians begin to take careful
aim. Finally a lucky shot kills the
creature, and the whole party lands.
"The otter Is skinned at once and the
Kbots that may have struck It are fol
lowed until the bullet Is found. The
rules of the bunt are that 110 from the
skin shall go to the man who sighted It;
$3 each shall go to the other nine men
In the party, while the one whose
marked bullet evidently killed the ani
mal gets all the rest. There Is seldom
any disagreement In these parties,
"Sometimes an otter killed on land
nay have several bullet holes In bis
Akin, but these holes are no damage to
the fur, as the furrier cloves them easi
ly from the buck. Ordinarily, now,
when one hide has been secured, the
whole party goes back to the trading
post. The Indians are much shrewder
traders now than they were once. They
have need to be. They may take the
hide to every dealer In tlie post and still
be dissatisfied. In such a case they
pick upon some squaw to take the pelt
to another post maybe even to Daw'
son. They would not trust a man to
do It, for he would be almost certain to
get drunk. The squaws are almost
universally honest and dependable,
and the hunters count on every penny
of returns save the necessary expense
Incurred. Sometimes the Indians make
money by this; sometimes they don't.
I offered a party of hunters J300 for a
skin, but they refused to take It. They
sent a woman with It to Dawson frd
there she got only ;tOO after spending
$40 on steamer fares and Incidental ex
penses. She was the wife of the man
who had killed It, and she was quite
pleased with her trip and experience.
"Near Cook's Inlet one finds the best
hunting. There are moose, caribou,
mountain sheep, and bears for big
game. In addition there are millions
of geese, ducks', brants, and water fowl
of all description. Our party killed
three moose, seven mountain sheep,
and one caribou in the four months
that we were there. We have brought
back twelve moose skins and heads,
seventeen mountain sheep, thirteen wolf
skins, and the bides of sixty bears. The
IN ALASKA, WHERE GAME SUPPLY
largest of these bear hides Is more
than nine feet long and Is eight feet In
width. It came from a grizzly. Some
of these grizzlies reach a length of thir
'Deer Hare llecome Kxtlnct.
"Deer In Aluska proper are now ex
tinct, but the Islands off the mainland
are full of them. This Is due to the
fact that wolves will not take to water,
while It Is the deer's favorite method
for escaping pursuit. A pack of wolves
chases a deer to the sea aud It swims
out to an Island. In this way the whole
archipelago of the Alaskan peninsula
Is full of deer.
"Once the moose and caribou were In
great herds, but they have tbluued
greatly. After Sept. 1 the mountain
sheep gather In bunds and even yet as
many as 300 may be found In a flock.
The moose and caribou, however, are
seldom more than twenty-five In a
herd, and they are exceedingly shy and
difficult to kill.
"The territory needs a good, practi
cal game law that could be enforced.
That enforcement would be difficult,
however. Among the thousands of ad
venturers In the territory there are
many who kill game wantonly. The
Indians, too, have no regard for the
preservation of species.
"The fish supply of the country Is
open to the onslaught of dinners and
packers. Something should be done to
regulate this. A fisherman may go
out, and In an hour, with only hook and
line, catch fifteen halibut, some of them
welghlug 200 pounds. These big fish,
of course, have to be let go, as they
cannot he taken Into a boat. There
are millions of codfish, herrings . In
myriads, and salmon lu swarms, but
at the present rate of canulug the sup
ply will be cut luto heavily In a few
years. All other kinds of shell fish
save oysters abound In these Alaskan
waters. It Is only a matter of time
wheu Alaska will be supplying the
United States with fish. Just how long
It supplies will depend upon how the
sources of supply are treated by the
fishermen. There are no reptiles of
any kind In Alaska, not even turtles,
lizards, or frogs. There are a few
BEGGAR ACTOR WON A COIN.
Man Who Had Been with McCnllouuh
Played Touching- Kole.
"Madam, can you contribute toward
the purchase of a breakfast for one
who has been less fortunate than your
There was a rlug of broken pride lu
the voice that told of better days, and
awakened interest enough to stop a
busy little woman hurrying down Mich
igan avenue to her down-town business
In the early morning.. The uiorniug
was very warm, yet the speaker was
wrapped lu a faded coat, half mantle
aud half ulster, which graced an at-
wnoss ANTum, 73 mem 3 fsen tii to ti .... Htutb't AlAStf ..
letlc figure that once might have trod
den the boards. To bait In ber quick
pace down town was something un
usual for the woman, but the dissipated
face, with the gray, shaggy head, ap
pealed to her, and she asked wonder
lngly: "What has caused you bad luck?"
"It happened, madam," the man re
sponded, "that the world went bard
with me, among other things. I know
all the stages In the descent of man,
and, In fact, I know the stage Itself.
Things were different when I irlayed
with McCullougli In the 70' s." lie
sighed as he leaned gracefully against
one of the foundation pillars of the
Calumet Club building, and let his
eyes wander over the ruins of the
burned church opposite.
The woman was compelled to admire
the beggar, whose figure was as ma
jestic as McCullough's own. and who
belonged, It was evident, to the same
"But what brought you to tbls condl
tlon'r" she asked, breaking In upon bis
abstraction as she saw a far-off look In
bis eyes that might have belonged to
McCullougli In Bloomingdale.
"Oh, I found the current too swift for
me. When I got Into It I couldn't get
out.- When a man gets to going down
ward," he went on, addressing the
charred walls, not the woman "wheu
a man gets to going downward, noth
Ing can stop him unless It Is a woman
and and the woman dledl I should
have been a different mun If It had not
been for that. I left her In a fjrave
back there In Donegal, and I went
down with the current left her In a
grave In Donegal," he continued, for
getting his listener, forgetting bis hun
ger, as he drew his old cloak around
bis once proud form and walked away,
and the soft morning breeze brought
back the words, " grave In Donegal."
The woman called to him, but he did
not heed her, and then she ran after
him, and put a coin In bis band for the
sake of a heart gone to dust In a grave
When she had parted with her money
she walked on, reflecting that It might
IS BEING RUINED.
be ouly a clever bit of acting, after all.
"Aud," she finished aloud, "womeu are
the most gullible creatures on earth."
Chicago Inter Ocean.
The Butterfly King.
The London Express, In announcing
the death of William Watklns, one of
the foremost entomologists of the day,
gives this Interesting story of bis life:
Of Welsh extraction, he began col
lecting butterflies when he was a
schoolboy of nine. At that time there
were fields In the vicinity of Peckham,
and the first butterfly Mr. Watklua
ever caught was the "peacock." From
thenceforth he became an ardent en
tomologist; he gradually went on col
lecting moths, and eventually he made
tbls the business of his life.
Ills parents articled him to some ship
and Insurance brokers, but while out
with them he devoted all bis leisure
time to collecting. Indeed, It was no
unusual occurrence for him to stay out
until midnight In pursuit of the treas
ures he coveted. Taking a dislike to
the shipbroking business, and mani
festing th Inevitable desire to "see
life," he went to India, where he had
plenty of scope for his love of ento
After a sojourn of six years in In
dia, be returned to England, and was
able to sell a large collection to Mr.
Hornlmau, the well-known tea mer
chant. He then began business as a profes
sional entomologist, aud opened estab
lishments lu Piccadilly and In the
Straud. In 1881 he formed the Insect
House In the Zoological Gardens.
During the past ten years he resided
at Eastbourne, where he carried on the
breeding of butterflies of the most di
verse specimens. His success earned
for him the name of "The Butterfly
largest Itoom in the World.
The largest room In the world, under
one roof aud uubroken by pillars, Is at
St. Petersburg. It Is 020 feet long by
150 In breadth. By daylight It Is used
for military displays and a whole bat
talion can completely maneuver In It.
By night 20,000 wax tapers give it a
beautiful appearance. The roof Is a
single arch of Iron.
A Japanese Auction.
A Japanese auction Is a most solemn
affair. The public do not call out their
bids, but write their names, together
with the amount they are willing to
pay, on slips of paper and put them In
a box. These are looked through, an
the article awarded to the person wl
has made the biggest offer.
A Bad Situation.
"Travel in the Swiss Alps is dauger-
"Yes, It Is; I climbed all over the
whole place once, and didn't meet a
man who could understand that 1
ii uied to borrow a dollar."
SUPPOSE WE SMILE.
HUMOROUS PARAGRAPHS FROM
THE COMIC PAPERS.
Pleasant Incidents Occurring- the
World Over-Baying that Are Cheer
ful to Old or Young-Funny Selec
tions that Everybody Will Enjoy.
Mrs. Jiajson My dear, we must go to
the seaside, and the mountains, and
Mr. Jlmson-We are comfortable
enough here at home.
Mrs. Jlmson Yes, we are now, but
you men are so short-sighted! Just
think how uncomfortable we will be
when people come back and begin to
tell where they've been. New York
Ruin in Its Wake.
Blghead-War is a terrible curse,
Critic I should say so. I have notlc
d that every war adds a new dialect
D our magazine literature. Lit
No Hood Vela There.
Weary Willie Let's bonk In dat coal
Tired Timothy-What fer? Dat ain't
a soft-coal firm.
"Bless my soul!" exclaimed the man
with the Iron gray beard, cordially ex
tending bis hand. "Ain't you the tow
headed boy that used to worry the life
out of me twenty-five years ago, back
In old Chemung County, by climbing
my orchard fence and stealing my ap
"If you're the Infernally mean and
stingy old hunks who owned that or
chard and used to set your dog on any
boy who came within half a mile of it,
I am," replied the younger man, grasp
ing the proffered band and shaking it
heartily. Chicago Tribune.
A Sure Thing. .
He Wasn't that you on the plascza
"Then I wonder who In the world it
was I kissed?"
"You can probably tell by going
there to-night at the same time." Life.
He Knew Him.
"I am a maa with a history," begun
the visitor; "and "
"Yes; I know. You're selling it on
subscription to only the best people.
Don't want. It. Good dayV'-Philadel-phla
Would Change It Himself.
"It's a woman's privilege to change
her mind, you know," she said.
"That's right," he replied brutally,
"and I don't blame her a bit. If I had
the average feminine mind I'd change
It niyself."-Chleago Evening Post.
Volumes i in pile J.
"It takes a woman to find the words
to say mean things ubout other wo
men." "Yes, but she can make meaner slaps
by not finding the words. For In
stance, when she says: 'Of course. I
don't exactly know anything about her,
but '" Philadelphia Press.
Had Been Punished Enough.
Judge You are charged with break
ing a lamp on your wife's head.
Prisoner That lamp cost me $t), your
As Experience Had Taught Her.
Farmer B This 'ere paiier says they
ain't nothin' fr an appetite like a long
His Wife Land! they don't know
what they're talkin abtTit. A short
one c'n eat just ei much. Philadelphia
Getting Full Value.
"I paid an eminent artist $15 for a
criticism of my paiutlng."
"What did "he tell you?"
"Said It was the worst he ever saw."
A Careful Guardian.
Mistress I should like to know what
business that policeman has in my
kltchsu every uight in the week?
Pretty Servant Please, mum, I thiuk
he suspicions :ne of neglect In' me work
er somthin'. New York Weekly.
Husband I don't know how nweh of
an allowance to give you next year.
Wife You know how much you can
afford, dou't you?
Husband Why, yes.
Wife Then give me as much more as
you can spare. Puck.
Love Versus Housekeeping.
Enraptured Lover And now, darling,
why may we not be married at once?
Charming but Practical Maiden Be
fore the peach season is over? And
have you putting Indelible stains on all
my fine new white table napkins with
your long mustache? I gues9 not.
We'll wait till November, Arthur. Chi
i.ack of Reciprocity.
"How do you like your new .neigh
bors, Mrs. Way?"
'Not at all. She's awfully stingy.
Why, she borrowed our tack hammer
and a nutmeg early . last week, but
when I went over yesterday to ask
her to lend me $8 to pay on the rent
she said she didn't have It to spare.
Wasn't that small -Philadelphia Bui
letln. Didn't Worry Him a Bit.
The Doctor-Above all things, mad
am, your husband mustn't worry. Per
haps you'd better not show him my
bill just now.
"But I did, doctor, and It didn't make
any difference. . He said he k,uew he
couldn't pay It anyway." Life.
All He Learned.
Census Mun How old are you, mad
am? She-Why er let me see.
Census Man If you can tell me
when you were born I'll figure It out
She-Yes, certainly! Why, I was
born on a Sunday. Philadelphia Press.
Scene: Children's Party (Punjjh and
Judy Show Going On)-Tom discover
ed by bis hostess' papa In tears.
Hostess' Tapa Afraid, Tom? Cheer
up, old man, they're only dolls.
Poor Frightened Tommy They
won't be dolls when I dream -about
them to-night. Life.
His Nerves All Right.
"How are your nerves?" they asked
the man who had applied for an auto
mobile operator's license.
"Oh, the best ever," was the prompt
reply. "There's been nothing to dis
turb my nerves, you know. I've been
riding in automobiles, not dodging
them." Chicago Evening Post.
"The Indians out West are holding a
"Yes; If It was a green-cucumber
dunce I could understand It" Chicago
"You had a lot of visitors last week,
"Yes, but when they went home we
sent our three daughters back with
them." Chicago Record.
Dante Never Saw It.
Jinks I don't believe Dante's de
scription of the Inferno Is correct
Jinks Not one of the shades said to
any other shade: "Is It hot enough for
you?" New York Weekly.
The Conductor Keep your head In
side or you'll get It knocked off.
Mr. Gilhooly Me head'll never be
knocked off by the loikes av yws, ye
monkey face! New York World.
. Ths Way-Back Grudge.
"I have always hated the Chinese."
"When I went to school I was kept
In a whole week because I couldn't
pronounce 'Yang-tse-KIaug.' " Indian
"What was the trouble between you
and Willie Jones, Tommy?"
"Aw, I culled Mm a Boxer."
"You shouldn't have done that. You
know he Is nothing of the kind."
."Aw, but he wuz. Look at me facel"
He Felt Relieved.
"I only play the piano a little for nns.
time," said the new boarder.
"Thank heaven for that!" said the
boarder with the most dyspepsia. "I
wus afraid you might play it for rag
time. Indianapolis Press.
A Little Shelf Worn.
"Just look at these eggs, dear," ex
claimed Mrs. Newly wed at the break
fast table; "such a bargain! They were
marked down from 21 cents to 14
cents." And then she wondered why
Mr. jsewiywed didn't want auy break
Fixed for a Campaign.
"Do you take au interest In rmiiti,.,,
"Oh, yes; I do wish my husband was
IMmnlntr fnr anniutlitnrr ah.
- r, -v.vu.Mg,, vui jjuicu 13
just lovely this, summer with all-our
law nralt'ln-irrflea T.1,lt-u
" A ' " r ' v ...... o, uamiuiK ikS,
matting, rues and thiners" Iiwlli.,,,,,.
1 his Restless Age of Progress.
"Look heret! Yesterday, when I
bought this cane from you. von ennr.
anteed that the head was - genuine
Ivory! Now I find that It Is Imitation."
"Is that possible? Well, 1 get all
my goods direct from Ceylon, but. nf
course, It Is quite possible that the ele
phants tliere have taken to nsiug false
Pugnacious Little Birds.
In the Island of Mouora, one of the
Philippines, the humming birds are
pugnacious little creatures. A hunting
party had a novel experience with
them. One of the huntsmeu wandered
off from his comrades, but soon his
screams were heard. Thousands of the
humming birds hud attacked him and
wounded him on hundreds of spots on
his face and neck. When rescued he
was streaming with blood.
King; Humbert's Widow!
Queeu Margherita is not ouly ac
quainted w ith all the languages of the
continent, but Is familiar w th them and
eujoys their literatures. She Is not
ouly clever, but the most beautiful of
all the royalties, and rivals the Prin
cess of Wales In youthful appearance.
Her Interests In life are many, and her
activity Is wonderful. London Mall -
t - ,
A Potvh Party.
"Did you have a good talk with the
Dwiggses last night, daughter?"
"io. ma, we didn't talk; the men
quarreled about politics, and Clara and
I abused the weather." Detroit Free
am fJHL : I
Successful Long-Distance lxperlment
by a Honolulu Amateur.
One of the queerest freaks of hypnot
ic influence ever recorded to reported
from Honolulu, where, according to the
Pacific Commercial Advertiser, a aub
ect was put to sleep by a hypnotist
who was several blocks away. J. E.
Davis plays a typewriter In the office
of the attorney general at Honolulu.
He Is an amateur musician and a prom
inent member of the Triangle club,
which is allied with the Young Men s
Christian Association. He Is an ardent
student of hypnotism.
One evening recently a number of per
sons gathered in the New England
bakery to see the telephone experiment
A youth of 21 years who had been op
erated on by Davis several times took
the telephone receiver In bis baud while
Davis spoke to him from an Instrument
In the Judd building, several blocks dis
tant A card over the telephone In the
bakery bad written on It the name of
Thomas Williams. As seen and beard
from the Judd building the following
was the procedure. Davis called to the
subject-who being well kuown here
docs not want his name meutionel-to
take the card In his hand.
"What is the name on the card?" he
Then be said: "It's grow ing dim. The
letters are blurred. You can't see them
well. Your eyes are closing. You are
getting sleepy. You want to sit down.
You aie going fast See, there you
Those In the bakery saw the subject
take the card In his hand, heard him
answer the questions, and finally reel
and fall Into the chulr, assisted by Mc
Laughlin, Davis' guide In the creepy
snienna. MeLauirhlln telephoned to
Davis that the youth was "gone" and
the Davis hastened in a liacK to tue
bakery. There be ordered the subject
Into the lanal, where there was more
rrufn fnr exnerlment. The V0UU2 man
tottered along with one hand on Davis'
arm and seemed glad to sit down when
he reached the spot pointed out to mm.
Ills eyes were closed, but when com
manded to open them he did so slowly
and stared vacantly ahead. A candle
held to his eyes did not cause him to
wink nor did a needle passed over the
eyeballs bring any signs of feeling. He
was like a man drugged. When tola
in hold nut his arms perfectly stiff be
nbeved and kent them there for four
minutes without evident fatigue. So
when made to believe by Davis' per-g-jttsive
language thut he was at a hula
he luughed aud dapped his hands ana
seemed pleased. He ambled through a
Cakewalk not being a graceful dancer
In lila n-flkiiiir hniirs and shuffled his
feet when told that he was listening to
Tim most rurioiis nhenomenon of the
experiment was in the startling differ
ence between the pulses of the subject
Before he submitted to the test the sub
ject's pulse registered 74. After fif
teen minutes it was 06 Under the di
rection of Davis and McLaughlin the
left pulse went to 00 and at the same
moment the right was 114, Bringing
them lower-the right was 112 when the
left was 91.
A Pennsylvanian has patented an
improved coal bug and unloading ar
rangement, comprising a central sus
taining member, surrounded by a bag,
which has a gathering cord at the top,
the bags being suspended by the stems
on a wooden support for filling from
Dustless roads can be rapidly made
by a Californian's machine, which has
a plurality of dust-stlrrlng fingers,
which are adjusted to stir up the earth
in the road, a series of pipes extend
ing at the rear of the fingers to sprin
kle oil from a reservoir mouuted oil
Shoes can be quickly laced by the
use of a new attachment, comprising
a pair of slotted rigs carried by the
edges of the upper, with headed studs
set In the slots to slide freely, with a
lacing attached to the studs to draw
the edges of the upper together as the
studs are raised.
An improved automatic safety lock
for elevators Is formed of two triangu
lar blocks pivoted on top of the car,
and held in a folded position by the
cable, the breaking of the latter throw
ing the blocks out and operating two
links, which catch In the sides of the
well and support the car.
In New York a man has patented a
collar button which will save trouble
In fastening a stiff collar, the shank
of the button being telescopic, with an
Internal spring which prevents the
shank extending too far out and also
locks It In a contracted position after
the collar Is fastened.
A handy tablet for telephones has
been patented by an Ohio man, com
prising a reel suspended In two brack
ets at the edge of the battery box, a
roll of paper being placed on the reel
and held smooth across the top for
writing, with a sharp metal strip to
sever the sheet after use.
Mowing and reaping machines can
be provided with a new whip holder,
which is formed of a support attached
to the tongue of the machine, carrying
a whip socket with a gear wheel at the
rear, which meshes with a gear shaft
extending In position for the driver to
turn it and operate the whip.
A handy adjustable bracket for use
on painters' easels has a sleeve to fit
around the upright legs of the easel,
with an L-shaped arm pivoted in each
sleeve to engage notches In the-legs
when in a lowered position, allowing
the sleeve to be raised or lowered
when not engaging the notches.
Runaway horses can be brought un
der control by a new dashboard attach
ment, which has a base bolted to the
dashboard, with a lip pivoted to damn
to rein against the base when pulled
from the front, a backward pull releas
ing it for tightening the reins when a
new hold Is taken by the driver
Mrs. Watson-I broke one of tho
eggs you sold me into a cup, and tht
white of It was all green.
Grocer-Certainlr, mum. It's all riht
mum. Those gg i, ,aid by " J
Another bau-u of Marie Bashklrtseffs
private thought, are to be pubShtf
WHEN TO MARRY.
Depends Upon People,Tlmo, Knil ,
and Circumstances, '
At what agj should a man mar,
That deoends upon the man, Som !
are more fitted for the responsihn
of matrimony at 25 than others
85, said a maa In discussing tui m
portant subject recently, if m . '
however, be postponed after that T
figure a man Is likely to get luto wh!
may be called the habit of CelK,
from which as from other bad habi?'
It Is hard to break away. ln tbl faabb
of celibacy he will continue till u
about sixty years of age, when J!
desire will come over him to try ,h i
"""""""J JUKI Ul'IOle l( (
and be will propose, right and eft
everything In petticoats, until at i
be Is picked up, not for himself, but J
his money or for his position, or t
cause some one Is tired of being caiy
"Miss" aud wants the novel sensaUuu
of writing "Mrs." before her name.
An old man told a friend that k
wanted to marry before he died If otslr
to have some one to close his eye,
"Perhnps," suggested the friend,
will get some one who will open then,'
It Is not natural for a young Kirj te
wish to marry an old man. A father
said to his daughter, "Now, when It u
time for you to marry I won't allow juj
to tnrow yourself away on one of the
frivolous young fellows I see around.
shall select for you a staid, sensible,
middle-aged man. Wiat do you nj
to one of about 50 years of agef
"Well, father," replied the girl, f tt
Is Just the same to you, I should prefer
two of twenty-five."
Perhaps the best advice one could
give a young man In this matter U to
say: "Wait until you ennnot wait inj
longer." Wait, that is to say, until tk
that not Impossible she comn wltli
smiles so sweet and manners so jrj.
clous that you cannot wait any longer,
then marry, and may you be happy erei
after! As to the age at which woma
should marry, I am afraid of burning
my fingers with that question. All I
shall say Is that If some women art
not worth looking at after thirty yean
of age, there are quite as many not
worth speaking to before It. Let a mm
please himself, but let him not marr;
either a child or an old wouian,"-Piii.
There are 20,000 different kinds of
A statistician of small things figure)
It out that the posterity of one English
sparrow amounts in ten years to some
thing like 270,000,000,000 birds.
There are 1,200,000 miles of copper
wire used ln the telephone service la
the United States, aud 4,000,000 calls
are received daily ln the telephone ex
changes of the country. The wire would
girdle the earth at the equator forty
eight times, or reach from the earth to
the moon five times.
Although Queen Victoria does not per
mit smoking in her Immediate neighbor
hood, yet she keeps on hand a stock ot
the most superb cigars for her guests,
and the consumption thereof is about
three thousand a year. They are spe
cially made for her majesty, of the
most carefully collected tobacco leaves,
and when finished are hermetically
sealed in glass tubes in order to guard
against deterioration, connoisseurs In
sisting that the leaf Is affected by i
change of climate.
A new lightship of novel design i!
soon to be moored In the stormy
waters of the dreaded Diamond Shoals
off Cape Hatteras. It has been found
Impossible to place a lighthouse there,
and the lightships moored on the spot
have, one after another, beeu torn from
their fastenings. The new ship Is to In
propelled by steam, and furnished wlta
electric flashlights to be displayed from
her masts, fifty feet above water. She
will be anchored on the shoals with
strong tackles, and in case she Is torn
loose by a gale, can take care of her
self with the aid of her powerful ea
gine. ' 1
The Ingenuity of architects aud build
srs Is sometimes severely taxed to pro
vide for the comfort of the dwellers la
lofty apartment houses. In New York
City plans have been filed for a gigan
tic building of this kind to stand on
Fifth avenue, and to be connected with
a well-known restaurant across the
street by a tunnel, finely fitted up and
lighted, whereby the occupants of the
apartment house can, go out to their
meals In all kinds of weather without
the necessity of putting on hats. The
only drawback appears to be that they
are limited In their choice of a restau
rant Wllllem W. Evans of Deal's Island,
Delaware, has a horse which hasprofed
a remarkable Investment and has over
ridden the Ideas and records of tlie a er
ase useful life of horses. Twenty-seven
years ago Mr. Evans purchased the
horse from Scott Covington, who guar
anteed at that time that the aulmal waa
six years old. Mr. Evans proved to b
a good master, and the horse returned
the kind treatment by retaining. Its Ml
activity and energy, and now, at thirty-
three years, the horse works uearly ev-
sry day, see and hears well, and has ta
Bold and Sleepy.
The boldness of wolves and coyote
in the presence, of man Is well known.
"It is not uncommon," says the author
)f "Adventures in Mexico," "for these
inimals to gnaw the straps of a saddle
n which your head is reposing fr
One night, says Mr. Buxton, when en
.'amped on an affluent of the Platte,
heavy snow-storm falling at the time,
I lay down In my blauket, after flwj
heaping on the fire a vast pile of wood
to burn till morning.
In the middle of the night I
awakened by the excessive cold, an
turning toward the fire, which
burning bright, what was my astonish
ment to see a large gray wolf sitting
quietly before it, his eyes closed ni
his head nodding In sheer drowsiness.
I looked at bim for some moments
without disturbing him, and then
closed my eyes and went to sleep, leav
ing hlui to the quiet enjoyment of the
! Some Area.
j England consists of 37,000.0000 aw-
Scotland 19,500,000, and Irelaad A