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NICKNAMES ON THE OCEAN
Tradition Governs - Thorn Among
.i American and Engllah Sailor
.. and Thy Never Altar.
,. In the American and Engllah navlea,
as well as In the merchant marines,
are found nicknames that .have been
In use since before men dreamed that
there was land on the other side of
the western- ocean. Tradition, most
Inflexible of all rules, governs them,
and they never alter, whether the ship
clears from the- Golden Gate or from
London Docks. Some . of the nick
names are of obvious, origin; others
seem to gain .force by their apparent
lack of reason.
, .Ifor Instance, why should all men
named Wright be called "Shiner T"
Clark la Invariably "Nobby"; Green is
"Jimmy"; , and a White is a "Knock
er," "Spud" Murphy explains Itself,
as does '.'Dusty" Miller. "Lofty" and
"Shorty" do not need to present carda
to their mates . when they algn on,
and It la not worth while for the
brunette sailor to resent It when a
friendly chap halls him aa "Nigger"
ho cant whip the entire crew, on
after the other.
The rigid forms of the quarterdeck
do not hold during the watch below,
and the captain la the "Skipper," and
the flrst lieutenant la familiarly
"Jimmy the One." On fighting ships
the gunnery lieutenant la "Gunnery
Jack," or more briefly "Guns"; the
torpedo lieutenant, "Torpedo Jack" or
"Sparks," and the navigating officer,
Even a landlubber would know that
"Tommy Pipes" waa the boatswain.
"Chips" the carpenter, "Jimmy Bungs"
the cooper, and "Sails" the sailmak
er. The Sunday Magazine.
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HE LENDfiNEr ON ANIMALS
Dr. Martby Potter Takes Strange
PledOHAw One of Them
Not even he author of the "Cinb of
Strange Trade conceived of an odd
er means itf. '.livelihood than that of
Dr. Martin P,pjBf.says the New York
correspondentigi4 the Cincinnati
Times-Star. He runs an animal pawn
shop. If yyou';'iiav'e a lion that yon
don't need ""ali'aHly as you need the
money, orvwaiHf:to soak a trained bear
for a feW Weeks.' or put up an ele
phant untfi yWu Hear from home, go
around to t)r?-;Pptter. He'll loan you
the moneyfcgarnst your live Btock and
he will noFcnarjfre you any Interest.
But youlFnave''to pay the board of
your pledge just drifted Into the
buslness.";sald' Dr.' Potter. "1 started
out to fiirrifsh c trained animals to
shows. I've rented everything to show,
men from V'lfrotip of thoroughbred
horses to:fa red" : eyed Numldlan Hon.
By and bj:i found that I had to lend
money now 'na then to my patrons
and take 'their stock In pledge. It
was a necessity of the business, but
now I like-It"';
Hla stables ' contain elephants and
camels tt'yoh't. regular showman
you'll say cahr-uel and monkeys and
a dozen softs ; -of dogs and all varie
ties of the'at- tribe and the deuce
known what.7 And his proudest boast
Is that he was never stuck but once.
"Fellow borrowed' $20 from me on a
trick dog."'" said -he. "Finest dog I
ever sawpuf'd'have loaned 9100 on
him as easy.1 But I wasn't shown all
that dog's tricks by his owner. That
night T. found that he had been trained
to unlatch. the' door and get out and
his owner had -not trained him to
come back." ."vf.-
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OFFER SHEEP IN SACRIFICE
jAnimals Killed at Steps of Palace in
Constantinople on Feast of
The idea of animal sacrifice seems
strange in modern Europe. But it must
not be forgotten that Constantinople
is Turkish, in spite of the numerous
desires on the part of other nations
to possess it or rather because those
are so numerous. -
The new regime In Turkey is up
to date In many things. ' It is establish
ing schools, planning railroads ' and
hoping to take Its place by right, and
not. by Buff ranee, among the nations of
the world. But the favor of the devout
Mussulman is sought by strict observ
ance of religious festivals.
. The second feast of Bariam is the
occasion of sacrifice. Its date is Varia
ble, since the Turkish year is lunar,
and not. solar. Last year came in
December and it lasts four days.
In anticipation of this festival,
droves of fat sheep were taken to
the city from Roumelia and Asia
Minor. The price '.varied from
$4 to $5. In all the rich and even
well-to-do houses these sheep were sac
rificed, and the flesh In most cases
given to the poor.
Naturally the most elaborate cere
many was at the royal palare of Dol
rna Bagtche. The sheep, picked foe
their whiteness and plumpness, were
solemnly led to the paluce. At the
hour fixed the sultan, surrounded by
his staff, descended the steps and read
a prayer, while the first of the victims
was led to the marble step that be
came the sacrifical altar..
The sultan .made the motions ,. of
killng the Bheep, but actually handed
the knife to an officer, who waited un
til the sultan had withdrawn before
completing the sacrifice.
In the last three years the custom
has grown up that the skins and wool
of all the sheep killed In Turkey that
day belong to tbe sailors.
One of the old rites of Balrain was
to consign all Christians to massacre.
This is now omitted to Constantinople.
But It can be imagined that in the
oasts of Tripoli this part of the cere
monies is carried nut with emphasis.
USING X-RAY ON PRINCESS
Suspicions of British' Museum's Offi
cials Regarding Egyptian Mummy
A distinguished scientist attached to
one of ' the government bureaus at
Wshington suggests that there may be
sin:h a thing as using the X-rays too
much , and too often, especially, - be
contends, when the rays are made
1 lie medium to pry Into the antece
dents of a young woman of royal lin
eage, resting for the -moment under
Kvery one' knows that spurious
mummies have been planted off upon'
the public- Recently' a .doubt- arose
in a London museum as -to the 'validity
of one daughter' of the: Pharaohs in
the collection,..' , tt. occurred to the
museum officials that, in view of the
general hollowness of life, tbe young
woman vin question- might . have been
manufactured lit some up-to-date town.
So tbe officials at once turned the Ro
entgen rays . upon ' her, with the re
sult that they Immediately perceived
through her many-folded wraps the am
ulets which the Rgyptlans placed upon
the bosoma of their dead. So the sus
picions of the museum olRclala were
allayed. .. One or them remarked: "It
does- seem- a little . hard that after the
lapse of several thousands of years
a lady should be suspected of Impos
ture." An Early Insurance. Scheme. -A
very early scheme of Insurance
for the laborer took heed of the wo
man' worker. In 1786 tbe leaping of
the poor rates gave birth to the pro
posal of a "Universal Benefit Society."
Mr. Hackwood summarizes the scheme
in hla "Good Old Times:" "Every la
borer between tbe ages of twenty and
ithirty years," he notes, "earning 10d
a day should contribute to a national
fund .2d a week, and every woman
earning. 3 a year 1d weekly, and
when sick or disabled should receive
benefit at the rate of 4s a week, with
Is a week added. for-each child. There
were, of course, many other details,
but the chief interest lies in the fact
that this was perhaps tbe earliest proX
posal for the national insurance of the
laborer against. invalidity." . t. .
Will Try to Outlive All Others.
The oldest member of Parliament in
the world, the Hungarian deputy, M.
Joseph Madarasz, who la now in fails
ninety-ninth year. Issues a denial of
tbe statement that he Is about to re
tire into private life. M. Madarasz
says that he means to retain his man
date till he has completed his one hun
dredth year, if not longer. He carries
a list of all the centenarians in the
world constantly with him, and marks
them off as they die. He is deter
mined to outlive them all, and some
day to have the distinction of being
the oldest man in the world.
One Excuse for Chewing Gum.
After all the sarcastic comments on
the chewing-gum habit. It is interest
ing to note, In the recent Issue of
"American Medicine," a good word in
Its favor. Dr. La Grand Kerr Write
that one of the most trying problems
in infectious diseases of children is
to keep the mouth' clean','', and that
tnany of the secondary infections
Which occur as a result of Infectious
diseases in childhood occur""because
the mouth has not been kept clean. The
use of gum is the best relief,' because
attractive to a chidl. ;
OLD HOMES ARE GOING FAST
"Before the War". Mansions of the
South, With Their Romance,
: The grand old "before the war"
homes; steeped in romance and tloar
to the heart of the children of the old
south, are fast going. Set in a grove
of oaks, the big house with its impos.
ing columns, ample verandas and its
air of hospitality and cheer, soon will
be no more. Some of these old man
sions have fallen . into . wreck - and
ruin; hundreds have been burned.
The surviving ones are relics o( an
age that is past.
For several years there has been a
movement In the south for smaller
farms. This movement has been con
stantly accelerated. .-. And it means
much for .the, welfare of this section?
The' old plantations' were manageable
only when labor could be relied upon
and when one person was willing to
pass his life in the employment of
The south is becoming more utili
tarian. Descendants of those caval
iers who charged with Rupert . and
melted their plate to support the tot
tering throne of an unworthy Stuart
have scanned their lessons well. Life
is activity, hurry and turmoil. It
still would be an elysian existence
forever to loiter in the shade and yell
to Pompey for another julep but it
is no longer practicable.
This month will see two of the fine
old plantation . homes of Barbour
county go under the hammer. His
toric Roseland and the splendid Pugh
estate alike are to be sold. , Some of
these days when the south gets enor
mously wealthy again the grand old
times may be revived. Birmingham
STRANGE CRATER IN ARIZONA
'Geologists Have Offered Several The
ories to Account for This Singular
. About forty miles from Flagstaff,
Ariz., in the midst of a great plain,
there is a saucer-shaped hollow about
three-quarters of a mile, across and
'600 feet deep. The rim of this strange
crater rises between 150 and 200 feet
above the surrounding plain. Rocky
fragments are scattered for several
miles around the crater. Among these
rocks many fragments of meteoric
iron, some containing; minute, black
diamonds, have been found. The in
ner walls show that the crust of the
earth was broken when the crater was
formed; yet no volcanic rocks exist
there. Geologists have offered several
theories to account for this singular
phenomenon. One is that an Immense
meteerite made the hole, and that the
meteoric fragments Just mentioned are
remnants of the falling star. Another
tfiecjj ascribes the origin of the cra
ter to a tremendous explosion of steam
Jn the rocks beneath, and a third com
blneWthelr8t two by suggesting that
the "blow of a falling meteor, striking
tne earth's crust at a point where
subterranean water had accumulated
in the neighborhood of heated rocks.
'Was the cause of the explosion.
First Woman on English Stage.
- January 3 is an important anniver
sary in the development of the Brit
ish drama, for upon this date In 1661
Pepys Went to the Clare Market thea
ter, saw the "Beggar's Bush" well per
formed and records, "the flrst time
that. I ever saw women come upon the
stage?' '"?.'-.' .'.'.'
"Previously all female parts had been
taken-by boys or young men.. Tbe
change was probably suggested bj
rharles II. from his continental experi
ence, and arose from an amusing epi
sode. The king had gone to the thea
ter "before his time," and finding the
actors not ready, asked for an ex
planation, whereupon he was gravely
information that "the queen has not
shaved, yet!". As the Merry Monarch
loved to laugh at a jest as well as to
make one, the excuse was accepted
iand a -reform Initiated.- -
-Mourn Saleswoman's Death. -
, .-There is mourning in one of the
large department stores because ol
'the death of a saleswoman who wae
; probably as well known in New York
' as any one of the great sisterhood
"Little Ellen," as every one called het
1 because she always retained the name
by which she was known when she
became an employe of the house thirty-five
years ago, was for many yean
at the head of the glove selling de
partment and had customers by the
hundred, whowould be served only b?
her. She knew the sizes of gloves
they wore and had many friends
among her patrons, for whom she se
lected gloves when they were small
children. At holiday times she was al
ways liberally remembered by them,
and her death is regretted as much by
them as by her associates and employ
$word 3,400 Years Old.
. Among several , relics . of ancient
times. Including temple reliefs - from
Abydos and a. mummy from- Melr.
dated about 100 A. D., J. Pierpont Mor
gan has given the Metropolitan Mus
eum of Art an Assyrian sword, believed
to be 3,400 years old. It was found by
Colonel Hanbury, an English explorer,
about .1875 a( Nardin and is said to
be the earliest example known.
. Frederick Remington's large, paint.
Ing, "A Cavalry Charge on the South
ern Plains," .has been presented to the
museum by several donors, including
former.. Park V Commissioner Henry
Smith, George A .Hearn, WilUam T.
Evans and Augustus Thomas.
PYTHON DONE UP IN SPLINTS
Interesting Surgical Operation Pr"S
formed on a Reptile at the '
Zoo in London.
A second operation has just be i
performed on the great python at tfc'3
Zoological Gardens, who fractured hla
jaw while swallowing a goat a few
After the jaw and ' head had b tn
enveloped in a rigid casing for a
couple of weeks he began to shed bis
skin. It was impossible for the pa
tient to complete the shedding -nftiile
the head was bound up, and th ban
dage was therefore removed. . The
bones of the jaw, it was found, had
partly reunited. '':
. With his head free again the pyUaon
was obviously in the best of spirits,
and celebrated the occasion by swal
lowing a duck. The skin of the head
was then shed, ' including ' the trans
parent outer lenses of the eye. After
ward It was decided to replace the
plaster of parts.
Awaiting a moment when the giant
reptile was coiled in his tank, six
heavy keepers crawled into his cage,
each carrying a stout board. . These
were quickly slid over the top uf the
tank while the operators sougnt for
the Injured head through 'an opening
between two of the boards. s Once tbe
neck was seized the six heavy keep
ers sprang on the boards and were
ordered to sit tight, thus forming a
living room. As the powerful coils
heaved inside the tank the heavy
keepers were lifted up bodily, but
their combined weight was too much
for the heavy python, and the splint
and bandages were rapidly replaced,
. It will be some weeks before the
bandages are removed and meantime
'the python will not be able to eat or
see. When. I visited him in his cage
during the week-end he seemed rath
er sorry for himself. London Mall.
QUEER TOWN IS IR0NSPORT
Nobody In Ohio Village Writes Let
ters, Gets Arrested or Stays .
. Out Late. v
The most remarkable town in Ameri
ca, in some respects at least, is to be
found among the - hills of southern
; Ohio. It is Ironsport, with 700 In
habitants, ten miles east of Zanes
' The Ironsport postofflce was closed
October 31, because Joseph Barney,
the postmaster, said he had not sold
a single stamp in five weeks nor had
he received any incoming' or outgoing
mails. The people explain that they
have no friends to write to and that
they are all too busy to write any
how. There has not been an idle man In
Ironsport since 1909. The mines are
'running full time and every' miner
owns his own home. Some time ago
the' police department disbanded, the
chief declaring there bad been no ar
rests made within six months and that
It is only a waste of public money to
keep salaried policemen. "'
' The village records one fire in two
years and the damage then was $200.
, .A recent census showed that ie
population Is composed of 637 Irish
men, 11 Welshmen and 52 Germans.
Until October, 1911. there were only
11 men and women In Ironsport who
had "no church." A Zanesville priest
recently reported that he had succeed
ed In converting these 11 persons.
;' The school teachers of Ironsport,
four in number, declare that Ironsport
children are unusually bright, owing
to the moral influence ol the town. Not
since a circus visited Ironsport three
years ago has there been a person seen
on the streets so late as midnight.
Friendly Tip to an Architect.
Ollie James, who is soon to be the
new senator from Kentucky, is well
known for two reasons in Washing
ton. One is his perfectly, artistically
and entirely bald head. The other Is
the admiration and esteem in which
he is held by Handsome Tom Hefiin,
a member of congress from Alabama.
"I tell you," said Heflin, one even
ing, to a crowd, "Ollie is a fine fel
low. What's more, he's self-made, and
he deserves a lot of credit for that.
Think of it! He started put with
nothing but his brains, and now he's
about to be made a senator. A self
made senator!" -
"Well," drawled Harry Maynard, a
member of - the - group, "if he made
himself, and did such a thundering
fine job of It, why didn't he put some
hair on the top of his head?" Twice-a-Month
American Students of Singing. '
Slg. Randegger, the famous singing
master, whose death has just been an
nounced, had a great partiality for
American pupils. "Not,',' he once said,
"that I think that their voices are bet
ter in themselves. But Americans
have so much more ' 'go as pupils
they are so much more enthusiastic;
they understand and act upon every
thing one tells them with greater
eagerness and Intelligence. There are
plenty of good voices among the Eng
lish people, but as pupils I find them,
with a few exceptions, more or less
cold and self-consctous."
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Not Up on the 8tyle Card.
! The new proofreader, in the per
formance of his duties, came upon this
i "An electrical cow milking device is
to be exhibited," etc.
"Gosh!", he muttered; "something's
wrong about, this. What is an. elec
trical cow, anyway? And how could
an electrical cow milk a device. Or am
1. going crazy!"
Is a quick and positive remedy
for all coughs. It stops cough
ing spells at night, relieves
soreness, soothes the irritated
membrane and stops the
tickling. ... v
25c per bottle:
12th and O St
1211 O Street
Jewelry and wares ot
Best selected stock in Lincoln.
Here you can get anything you
want or need in the line of
jewelry, and at the inside
price. Especially prepared for
commencement and wedding
gifts. '. ; ' . ;; . . : .
Watch repairing and
See Fleming First
Attpntlftn Money toloan
AUenilOn on Chattel?.
Plenty of it. Utmost Secrecy.
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Sarahs ud UadWnfei PrafitSSO,000 ;
Rate Day 50c ' Week $2, $2.50,93.00
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Everything in Watches
and Clocks Repaired
' REPAIRING ONLY
-. 114 So. 12th St. ' ,
: sat hon hold goods, ydanoa, bor
sss, o. Isac er staeti urns, Ho
otuirm far papars. Ns Interest
1b aovaBoa. No fmbUeitf erfll
psBsrs, . V (parnates better
isOBS theft otbsrs Bake. ' MpntT
paid immsdiately. COLUMBIA
True Hospitality. -
A woman who possesses a charming '
temper and cordial manners is auce t
uv yupiuttr. .oua-s-wtuj.innftuu
an: "I do like to have people behave
as If they were glad to see me. whether
w.J vi UUk , ft luium r
should speak in a pleased tone, even -If
she only says, 'My dear Mrs. So- '
and-So, I am perfectly delighted to .
see you! Do sit rteht down on this '
bent pin!" Harper's Pazar. ,
r ; Exact Definition. s i
' 'A gentleman is ' a gentleman, a
party is a man wW gets his nair cot
on Saturday night'. Tbpeka Capital.
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