The Yamhill County reporter. (McMinnville, Or.) 1886-1904, October 01, 1897, Image 6

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    OUR BIG WHEATCROP.
HOW IT
IS TRANSPORTED
FOR
EXPORT TO EUROPE.
Method* Employed on the Railrottds,
in the Elevators and at the Harbors
—America Muy Export 200,00
lluahels During Thia Grain Year.
I
HandHnir a Wheat Cron.
Tlie world's eye Is upon the United
States, looking for Its wheat supply,
and there is every indication that we
will have wheat enough to sell to make
Late in
us all feel rich and happy.
August and in September tlie heavy
movement begins, and thereafter the
grain goes to Euro|>e in a constant
stream, amounting in ordinary yeais
to about 85,000,(100 bushels, and it lias
run up to 132.859,33« bushels during
this period. It would not surprise any
of tlie more experienced wheat oper­
ators If tile I tilted States were called
upon this year to supply the world
something like 200,000,000 bushels of
wheat. At so cents a bushel this would
bring into the country $l(>0,0000,000 in
gold or its equivalent. Such enormous
sums, however, are not earned without
nil enormous amount of labor. Part of
this is that of tin- farmer, but another
part, ami one that forms a large share
of the total cost to tlie consumer, is
tliat of transportation.
Tiu- wheat fields of Europe fall so
far short' of fe<*ding the people alwmt
them that hundreds of millions of
bushels are drawn from sources thou­
sands of miles distant. The three
great wheat fields for this supply are
own. those of southern Russia.
car—the box car—for it must not oe
exposed to the weather. The standard
size holds 1,000 bushels or (50,000
pounds. A few cars are made which
hqld 80,000 pounds. Regular grain
cars have an Inside door of light plank­
ing. which is hung on hinges that slide
down rods set in the car, one on each
side of tin* doorway. When this door
is not in use it Is raised to tlie ceiling,
where It lies flat and Is hooked fast.
When tlie car is to lie loaded it Is run
alongside a grain bln and a telescopic
chute Is lowered Into one doorway.
The grain doors are closed, u valve is
opened and the grain |x>urs into the
car until it is two-thirds full, tlie reg­
ular load. Tlie railroad contracts to
bring Hie grain from Chicago and de­
liver It alongside a vessel anywhere
In New York harbor for 20 cents a
bushel. The car Is run Into the ele­
vator structure there on tlie ground
floor. A man with a crowbar pries tip
tin* grain door and tlie wheat comes
rushing out and falls Into a pit beside
Hie car. There are Iron gratings over
the pit to keep out coarse objects and
for tlie workmen to walk upon. Down
at tlie Isittom of the pit Is the open end
of an iron shaft, inside of which works
an endless belt faced with steel cups
set a foot apart. When the belt starts
the grain is caught up in tlie cups and
delivered in an almost unbroken
stream at tlie top of the building,
where the cups tip over as they start
to return. In half an hour a car is un-
loaded and the last vestiges of grain
are swept out and another ear takes its
place. All over the elevator floor are
other cars unloading.
No wheat Is loaded directly from the
elevators into ships at harbor, but goes
to them in barges. Beside the elevator
lie tiers of vessels, built like canal
carry her through endless failures,
equally unlimited tact, good taste, a
quick eye, a talent for detail, and a
genius for hard work. In addition, she
needs training, experience, some capi­
tal. and a field to exploit. Thia may
scent, at first glance, an appalling list.
but it is Incomplete rather than exag-
gerated; although to an energetic, am­
bitious woman, with even ordinary op­
portunities. success Is always possible,
and hard. Intelligent and conscientious
work seldom falls to develop small be­
ginnings into large results.
“Good work should command good
prices, and the wise woman will place
a paying value iqion her l>est efforts.
It Is a mistaken business policy to try
and build up trade by doing something
badly cheaper than somebody else. As
to your personal attitude, be business­
like in all your methods; cultivate tact,
an affable manner, and an unfailing
courtesy. It costs nothing but a lit­
tle self-control and determination to
be patient and good-natured under
most circumstances. A pleasant, ob­
liging and business-like bearing will
often prove the most important part of
a clever woman's capital.”
i11 r
gr*'*
nnd the newly developed ones of tlie
Argentine Republic. The total exports
from these three countries last year
were 27(>.(«•(),(too bushels. In our great
export years of 1802 and 181)3 we had
crops to draw upon of (I85.(MX>.(XM(
bushels grown In 181(1 and 58 o .(H» o ,(M mi
bushels grown in 1892. Last y.-rir* our
crop was -ITo.<)()(> bushels, nnd this
year It Is Iw-Ueved to amount to 575,-
(H)O,(MM) bushels.
From tlie moment this crop leaves
•.he hands of the farmers It Is the sub­
ject of the operations of a set of clever
men. whose calculations are made
U|*ou such an accurate basis that the
manner lu which it shall reach the sea
Imaid and the ports from which It
shall be shipped would lx- determined
by a*difference of 1-10 of a cent a
bushel.
As a result tlie method of
gathering and forwarding the grain
has been reduced to a science, and
the cost Inis been brought to the lowest
possible figure. Preparations for buy­
ing Hie grain are begun months before
It Is cut. Every buyer knows not only
the exact acreage planted in the sec­
tion of country where lie operates, but
also the entire acreage It would be pos­
sible to plant there. From week to
week, as the crop matures, lie gets tel
«‘graphic reports of Its condition, and
when it Is ready to sell he is informed
to the hour.
Formerly the operators were often
hampered for ears In which to receive
the grain, and (Ills Is so In some locali­
ties yet, but within a few years there
have sprung up thousands of small ele­
vators thickly dotting every f**ider. ns
well as tlie main railroad lines in the
grain regions Some of these are mere
roadside bins, where tlie farmer may
drive up upon an Incline and shovel
Ills load out. but many of them have
a capacity of 30.000 to 40.(MN) bushels
and have an endless belt elevator, blns
for different qualities of grain, and big
hopper scales for weighing It. It is
chiefly from these wayside storehouses
that the grain finds its way into the
enormous elevators at Chicago, Du­
luth, Superior, St. Paul. Buffalo and
other railroad centers on the way to
tlie seals»«rd, east or south.
The biggest elevator« are those nt
Chicago and Buffalo, and tlie greatest
of all grain routes Is that over the
great lakes to Buffalo, From Buffalo
half a dozen trunk line ralloads carry
the crop to the sea. In aditimi to New
York wheat is slilppisl from Boston,
Philadelphia,
Baltimore.
Newport
News, Norfolk. New Orleans and
Galveston. At each port are elevators
In which the grnln Is received, graded,
stored, and finally passed out to the
•hl|»s which take it across the o<>e«n.
Wheat la shipped In only one kind of
AT A CHICAGO
! boats. Erom
scales the grain
comes pouring down 10(1 feet or more
through chutes which end with steel
telescopic pipes a foot in diameter.
There are two or three of the chutes,
and two pipes to a chute, and the pipes
are pouring tlie grain into the hold of
tin' barge nt every hatchway. If a
man were to hold ills arm under one
of those streams of grain it would be
cut off as with a saw. In each hatch-
wny of tlie barges Is a man with tils
mouth and nose protected by muslin
to keep the dust out.
He Is armed
with a big wooden butter bowl, mount­
ed on a handle.
You think at first
that he is going to shovel the wheat
with this, but he knows a better trick.
He places the butter bowl under the
stream of wheat, and this stream,
turned by the smooth rounded Inside
of tlie bowl, shoots off to one side Just
as a stream of water would, and the
trimmer, by turning the I miw I from
Him* to time, seuds the wheat wher-
ever he wants it. A barge holds about
8,000 bushels. In an hour or less this
Is loaded, and then a tug takes Iter off
to the ship.
A boating elevator lies alongside the
latter. The barge ties up beside th?
floating elevator, a leg of an endless
belt Is thrust down Into her hatchway
nnd a dozen men shove] the grain up
to the elevator to keep It siippll<*d. In
about an hour and a half the barge is
emptied.
The elevator does not de­
liver the wheat direct to the ship.
Midway is another set of weighing
hoppers, and It passes through these
and Is weighed before a second ele­
vator carries It to a chute which sends
it Into the ship's hold. If there Is a
discrepancy between
the railroad
weights nnd the floating elevator
weights, tlie railroad pays lu cash for
what is short or collects In canil for
whnt Is over. A loss of more than two
bushels to a thousand would, however,
require an explanation.
Woman and the Camera.
Miss Frances Benjamin Johnston,
the photographic artist, writes. In the
Ladles' Home Journal, on “What a
Woman Can Do With a Camera.” tell­
ing the requisites for artistic and finan­
cial success In the pusulta of photogra­
phy as a profession. “It is a profes­
sion,” she strongly contends, "that
should appeal particularly to women,
and In it there are great opportunities
for a good-paying bualness - but only
under very well-defined conditions.
The prime requisite«—as summed up In
my mind after long experience and
thought—are these: The woman who
make« photography profitable must
have, as to personal qualities, good
common sense, unlimited patience to
UNCLE SAM S LOANS
It was a dearly bought victory. Many
precious lives had been sacrificed, and
One of the Early One« of the Govern­
I much treasure had been spent.
ment Was Payable in Tobacco.
»NSURRECTION NEARLY
LOST
INDIA TO ENGLAND.
fhe Rebels Were Six to line and Pre­
cipitated Frightful Outrage«—The
Xwful Massucre at Cawupare and
tlie Siege of Lucknow.
War In Indln.
The disturbance In the Indian empire
brings to mind the atrocities of the last
Sepoy revolt and causes civilization to
shrink from a repetition of such hor­
rors.
The Indian mutiny of 1857 was
brought on by many and varied causes.
The immediate provocation was the
serving out of greased cartridges to tlie
Sepoy troops, who regarded the pres­
ence of the fat of cows and pigs In the
cartridges as an Insult to tlielr relig­
ious customs and beliefs. But the
prime, the fundamental, cause was
that the native forces were much too
large relatively to the European. There
was only one European soldier to six
Speed in Walking.
‘‘There’s no end of persons,” said a native soldiers. Thus becoming aware
man who walks a great deal himself, of Hie fact that In their hands resided
“who think they could walk four miles tlie great balance of power. It was not
an hour, and very likely they could, difficult for the natives to find some pre­
but they would have to move along text for an Insurrection. The rel|l
very briskly to do it. As a matter of troops were not only great In numbers,
fact, very few Indeed do walk four but tlielr equipment and discipline was
miles an hour; three miles is a very fully equal to that of the European
At first the Insurgents were
fair gait, and when one exceeds that forces.
he is beginning to walk fast. If my scattered over the country in tribes,
recollection serves the old common time who continued to harass the European
in the army carried a man two and residents by despoiling their property
five-eighths miles an hour. The dis­ and taking the lives of the men, while
tances which the soldier covers in an the women and children were tortured
to death.
But as the revolt became
more general the rebels concentrated
their forces under one leader, Nana 8a-
hab, who with many able subordinates
organized tlie strongest insurrectionary
force the world has ever seen.
The
whole fighting strength of the mutin­
eers was not less than 242,000 men,
while the European forces in India at
that time did not exceed 40,000.
So
great was tlie ilisaprlty between the
opposing forces that it seemed as If the
English forces would be almost envel­
oped by the insurgents.
The first organized outbreak took
place on May 10, when the rebels
marched upon the city of Delhi and
butchered hundreds of the English res­
idents. About the same time uprisings
took place in many parts of the north­
west provinces, and much destruction
1
* a. , W- -T-T
was wrought. The whole country was
♦- — - JI'
*
-*• ¥«
inflamed with war.
After numerous
engagements in which much blood was
shed on both sides, the forces of Nana
u.
Sahib marched upon Cawpnore.
At
that time there were about 1,000 Eu­
ropeans in this city, of whom 500 were
■ 1* j
women and children. The overwhelm­
If 1
ing numbers of the Sepoys soon over­
came the paltry handful of English
troops, the city was entered and many
lives were taken. The residents sur­
rendered under the promise that they
should not be harmed. They were put
into boats and thought they were be­
ing sent as prisoners to Allahabad. But
no sooner had the boats left the shore
than they were fired upon by the rebel
troops, and of the whole number .only
four men escaped.
ELEVATOR.
! The women and children were reserv­
hour have now increased somewhat by ed for a more cruel fate. Hearing that
slightly increasing the length of his Gen. Havelock was within two days’
steps, but my impression is that the march of Cawnpore, Nana Sahib
He was
common time remains under three marched out to meet him.
miles an hour, Certainly three miles forced by Sir Havelock's forces to fall
would be good. fair walking, and fully back upon Cawnpore. When he saw
up to man's average speed.”—New there was some danger of being de­
feated the rebel leader gave orders for
York Evening Sun.
the women and children to be put to
death. With fiendish ferocity charac­
Redeeming Multilated Money.
teristic of their nature they soon de­
According to the present rule of the
vised a mode of torture which was as
redemption division of tlie United
effective as it was terrible. An old
States Treasury nothing less than frag­
well was found, and after being run
ments representing two-fifths of a bank
through with spears or hacked witli
note or greenback will be redeemed by
swords, the helpless women and inno­
Uncle Sam. "If that much of a note
cent children were hurled headlong into
is presented the United States," writes
the well. Havelock and his army ar­
Clifford Howard, on "Destroying a Mil­
rived Just in time to lie too late to res­
lion Dollars a Day.” in the Ladies'
cue the women and children. He and
Home Journal, “will allow the holder
his men were horrified to see the awful
one-half the face value of it, while
death which had been meted out to
three-fifths of a note will be redeemed
these poor unfortunates.
for full value. Of course, there are oc­
Tlie struggle went on In other parts
casional exceptions to this rule.
“Some time since a man from New of tlie country. Although the British
England forwarded a bunch of discol­ forces were far outnumbered, they
ored paper money that he had found were nevertheless firm and dogged in
buried In a field. It had laid in the their resistance to the enemy. Many of
ground so long a time, and had been the rebels were cut to pieces, many
so generously feasted upon by worms, were taken prisoners, and many more
that it fell to pieces as soon as it was were forced to capitulate. On May 30
touched. It would have been utterly and 31 the troops of Lucknow, the cap­
impossible for any one unacquainted ital. mutinied, and soon every Sepoy
with the secret marks that the gov­ regiment in Oude followed their exam­
ernment places on its bills to gather ple. The rebel forces organized an at­
these decayed pieces of money together tack upon the city that was stubbornly
in their proper order; but some of the resisted by the European troops with­
clerks in the redemption division of in. Night and day the gallant defend­
the treasury are iwrtleularly expert In ers were forced to stand nt the loop­
sorting and deciphering bits of muti­ holes nnd pour forth a deadly fire upon
lated money, and through long years of the bloodthirsty Insurgents. Hearing
experience are able to tell In an In­ of the beleagured condition of the
stant to what particular note or kind town. Sir Henry Havelock crossed the
of note a certain scrap belongs. When Ganges and marched upon Lucknow.
the pieces contained in this bunch of Before reaching the town he fought
old money were finally sorted and eight victorious battles, nt the end of
mounted It was found that while there which time his forces were so over­
was not one complete note remaining come by fatigue nnd were so few in
(not more than two or three scraps in numbers thnt he was in doubt as to
some Instances* the rightful owner was whether to proceed. Just at this time
entitled to a redemption of four hun­ Sir James Outram arrived, and, thus
dred dollars. Unfortunately for the re-enforced, they marched main Luck­
man who found the money, he could now, Gen. Havelock in command. They
not prove his ownership, nor couhl he fought their way through the besieging
make affidavit as to what had become lines and to the delight of the almost
of the missing portions of the notes. worn-out defenders entered the city,
Consequently, the United States was Rut as the force within was now
the gainer In this case. Accidents of strengthened so the rebel forces in-
this nature are by no means rare, as creased their energy and fought more
Is attested by the number of boxes of vigorously than ever for an entrance
charred reninanta of money which are Into the capital. But tile British fought
kept among the curious records of the manfully and held out against the foe.
In November Sir Colin Campbell arriv­
redemption division.”
ed. and the insurgents were compelled
to raise the siege. By this time England
Canada'« Vnexplored Territory.
had put fresh forces in the field, and
The unexplored area of Canada la es­
ere long British supremacy asserted
timated at l.tMW.tMtO square mile«. A
itself. The Sepoys were disarmed and
quarter of thia will be explored next
placed under English surveillance, and
year la the «earch for goal.
soon law and order was restored. But
M ¡
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LOADING
GREAT SEPOY REVOLT
THE
GARROTE.
' epata*« Horrify ng Method of Execut­
ing Condemned Murderers.
The garrote by which the anarchist
who tilled the Spanish premier was
executed is named after its iuventor, a
Spanish Ironworker, who witnessed a
bungling execution of u relative on Hie
gallows, which was the method em­
ployed by Spain up to about thirty
years ago for carrying out the sentence
of death.
Garrote wondered that a more expe-
i dltious and, therefore, merciful method
had not been discovered. He little
tnought tlieu that he would be the one
to furnish Ills country with a substi­
tute for the gallows, but the thought
haunted him so long that he at length
1 found it assuming ordered form in his
! mind, and In time the ponderous death-
j dealing machine that has Immortalized I
I him in his country came to be a fact.
The two points of excellence claimed
for the garrote are these: That It can
be made with reasonable care to kill
Instantly, and that it sheds not one drop j
of blood. Force that is measured by
horse-power is the agency it employs
and its aim is the breaking of the vic­
tim's neck.
The unfortunate Is first made to sit
In a chair directly under two heavy
iron bars, one of which is adjusted on
the back of Ills neck, and the other, vul­
garly known as the corbatín, or neck
tie, under his chin. Then the execu­
tioner grasps tlie handle, gives a vig­
orous twist, and death is instantaneous.
The entire machine is made of iron and
ordinarily weighs several hundred
pounds.
Persons who have witnessed all sorts
of capital punishment are unanimous
In the opinion that garroting is the most
revolting and appalling of all. It is not I
always as expeditious as its inventor I
made It possible to be. A vicious exe­
cutioner can prolong it practically at
will, anil herein is the system's great i
drawback, as it Is now constituted.
Cases are citable in which the process
was prolonged twenty, thirty minutes,
even three-quarters of an hour! The
executioner merely gave twist enough ;
to tlie handle or lever to choke his vic­ !
tim. Then he turned It hack and twist­
ed again, this time a little more than at
first, and so on until his spite, having
been satisfied, or his Instructions, per­
haps, obeyed, he gave one final turn
and ended the tortured life. Such was
the execution of Maloja, in Matanzas.
Cuba, in 1888!—New York Journal.
How One Phyiscian Vaccinate«.
Dr. John B. Read, an old practitioner
of fifty years’ experience, anil county
health officer at Tuscaloosa. Ala., made
public the other day his formula for
vaccination, which, he says, he has
never known to fail. The process is
simple. Take a fine needle and thread
with silk or cotton thread, and moisten
about one-fourth of an Inch of 'lie
thread with vaccine matter or virus;
then draw the needle through the skin
until that portion of the thread contain­
ing tlie virus is passed under the skin;
then clip both ends of tin* thread, leav­
ing tlie portion with tlie virus under tlie
skin. Dr. Read says the idea originated
witli him in his early practice and has
never been made public before.—Nash­
ville Banner.
|
Two curious facts are brought Into
prominence by Register Tillman In his
recent report, says a correspondent of
tlie New York Tribune. They are thnt
the first loan made by the United
States was made payable in tobacco,
and that Secretary Alexander Hamil­
ton negotiated a loan in the absence of
any law authorizing him to do so. The
loan made payable in tobacco was au­
thorized by a resolution of the Con­
tinental Congress oil Dec. 23, 1777. The
length of the loan was Indefinite and
the amount authorized was $10,(H)0,0(M».
Tlieamount Issued was $181,500, which
sold at par. with Interest at 5 per cent.
This was received on June 4. 1777,
from the Farmers’ General of France.
The purpose to which the loan was ap­
plied was the "purchase of supplies
uud to aid in the building of cruisers to
prosecute the War of the Revolution.”
The Interest on 1153,082.8'.), the balance
of this loan, ceased on Dec. 31, 1795,
when it was merged into the general
account of the French debt. In those
days tobacco pased as currency be-
tween the colonies.
In 1779 Secretary Hamilton found
tlie treasury without funds. On his
own responsibility he negotiated a loan
of $191,008.81. It sold at par, with a 6
per cent. Interest. The first issue of
this loan was on Sept. 13, 1789, and
June 8, 1790, was named as the day of
final redemption, and the duties of im­
ports and tonnages were set aside to
meet It. The money was obtained from
the Bank of New Y’ork and the Bank of
North America. The Secretary said:
"Obvious consideration dictated the
propriety lu future cases of making
previous loans as the public exigencies
may call for, defining their extent and
givingspecialauthority to make them.”
A third loan followed, under the act of
Congress of March 2(5, 1796. It was ue-
gotiated by President Washington, and
the amount Issued whs $55,000. The
contract for the loan provided for Its
payment on terms similar to those of
the preceding loan of the Bank of New
York the revenues derived from duties
on Imports and tonage being pledged
for Its redemption.
The money was
needed for the compensation of the
members and employes of Congress,
the payment of the salaries of the civil
list, etc., and of arrears of interest on
the Dutch loans.
There was in the
treasury at the time a sum not exceed­
ing $50.000. Other loans followed in
quick succession, and their history, as
related in Register Tillman's report,
contains valuable information for stu-
dents of Government finances.
Metaphorically ?
A venerable and pompous bishop, re­
ports the Ixindon Telegraph, was hav­
ing his portrait painted, and after sit­
ting for an hour in silence thought he
would break the monotony with a re­
mark.
“How are you getting along?” be in­
quired.
To Ills astonishment, the artist, ab-
I sorbed in his work, replied:
"Move your head a little to the right
and shut your mouth.”
Not being accustomed to such a form
of address, his Lordship asked:
“May I ask why you address me in
this manner?”
Tlie artist, still absorbed in his work,
said:
No Umpire Required.
“I want to take off a little of your
He was feeling sentimental and lie
dropped into tlie guiding star and load­ cheek.”
stone of hope strain.
Its Full Name.
"I feel.” he said, “that with you to
The intricacies of our language, from
cheer and urge me on 1 could win any
prize tliat the great arena of life lias to the |M>int of view of the foreigner trying
to learn it, are limitless, and furnish a
offer.”
“Let me understand you,” she said. never ending supply of anecdote.
"In our best circles,” said an instruc­
“You want uie to get on tlie coaching
line nml wlioop tilings up while you tor of English to his pupil, a young
man who had not been long on this slue
make your run."
"Er—that is the idea," he said, a lit­ of the* water, “nicknames are avoided.
tle surprised.
Where it is necessary to address one
"Th< n,” she said, “the grounds will by the first name, or to use it in conver­
have to be laid off in a little better sation, we give the name correctly and
shape. So far I haven't been able to see in full. And so of things. It is well to
form the habit of accuracy in speech.
the diamond.”
lie caught on sufficiently to bring the Avoid the appearance of slang or
ring the next night, and tlie game went coarseness. Do I make the idea plain
to you?”
right on In spite of tlie darkness.
“Oh, yace!” responded the young for­
The Printer Coined a Word.
eigner. “And ze correct name of zees,”
The old proofrender was holding he added, touching with his finger a
forth upon the question of typographi­ musical instrument that lay on the
cal errors and their occasional influence table, “ees ze banjoseph, ees eet not?”
on posterity. “The word ‘hoodlum’ is
an instance of this," he said. "Out in
Lively Wall Street.
Sau Francisco twenty-five years ago
The GOO odd brokers in Wall street
there was a notorious character named split up $500,000 one week recently.
Muldoon, who was the leader of a gang The big exchange has about 1,100 mem­
of young ruffians. They were a terror bers on its roll, but no more than 000
to the community and about as tough are active, and the busy ones got the
a lot of citizens as you could find on spoils. The days of $5 and $10 tips
the coast. A reporter who had been to messengers may be coming back as
assigned to a story in which they had of old. It means so much more money
figured, undertook to coin a word desig­ put Into circulation Instead of staying
nating the gang. He reversed the name In the strong boxes of the men anil
of the leader and referred (o them as women who have been hugging their
‘Noodlums.’ The compositor mistook money close. In the prosperous days of
the n for an h. and as hoodlums the the street even the modest broker
word passed the proofreader. And now spends $1 or $2 or $3 for his lunch, and
'hoodlum' Is a recognized word and will the pop of the wine l»ottle is as merry
probably survive.”
as It is incessant. Wall street is just
now well worth a visit.
Fed His Arm to a Tiger.
Col. Sir Edward Bradford, the vet­
Magnanimous Lee.
eran military man who is now the chief
The following anecdote of Gen. Rob­
of the metropolitan police of Ix>n<lon.
lias an empty sleeve. Y’ears ago, whle ert E. Lee Is characteristic of the mag­
an officer In India. Sir Edward was a nanimous greatness of the Virginia
very k»en sportsman, with a strong chieftain: “At a faculty meeting of th«
liking for that most dangerous of all Washington and Lee University during
pastimes—tiger shooting. One day, Lee's presidency one of the professors
while engaged In this hazardous diver­ made some disparaging remarks about
sion, he fired at n tiger, which, only Gen. Grant. Lee In indignation rose
wounded, charged ujmn him.'and bore from his chair, and looking the profes­
him to the ground. Never losing his sor full in the face said to him. 'Sir. If
presence of mind for a moment, the In­ you ever presume to speak disrespect­
trepid hunter, with a view to peevent- fully of Gen. Grant in my presence
Ing the Infuriated animal from attack­ either you or I will sever connection
ing his head, thrust within hts jaws with this university.’ ”
bls left arm. The tiger simply gnawed
it off. but the life of the cool nlmrod
A sentimental chap Intends to peti­
was saved by Ills comrades, who ar­ tion councils for a grant to improv«
rived In time to shoot the creature be­ the channels of affection, so that hence­
fore it had time to Inflict any more se* forth the “course of true love may run
rlous Injury upon Sir Edward.
smooth."