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NICKNAMES ON THE OCEAN
Tradition Governs Them Among
Amarlcan and English Sailor .
and They Never Altar.
In the Amarlcan and English navies,
aa well aa In the merchant marines,
are found nicknames that have been
in uae since before men dreamed that
there was land on the other side of
the western ocean. Tradition, most
Inflexible ot all rules, governs them,
and ther never alter, whether the ship
clears from the Golden Gate or from
London Docks. Some of the nick
names are of obvious origin; others
seam to gain force by their apparent
lack of reaaon.
For Instance, why ahould all men
named Wright be called "ShlnerT"
Clark is Invariably "Nobby"; Green to
"Jimmy"; and a White Is a "Knock
er," ."Spud" Murphy explains Itself,
ma does "Dusty" Miller. "Lofty" and
- "Shorty" do not need to present cards
to their mates' whan they sign on,
and it Is not worth while for the
brunette sailor to resent It when a
friendly chap halls him as "Nigger"
he cant whip the entire crew, one
after the other. 1
The rigid forma of the quarterdeck
do not hold during the watch below,
and the caoUln is the "Skipper." and
the first lieutenant is familiarly
"Jimmy the One." On fighting ships
the gunnery lieutenant Is "Ounnery
Jack." or more briefly "Guns"; tne
torpedo lieutenant, "Torpedo Jack" or
"Sparks," and the navigating officer,
Even a landlubber would know that
"Tommy Pipes" was the boatswain.
"Chipa" the carpenter, "Jimmy Bungs"
the cooper, and "Sails" the sallmak
er. The Sunday Magaslne.
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HE LENDS MONEY ON ANIMALS
Dr. Martin "Potter Takea Strange
Pledgee How One of Tham
X "Buncoed Him.
Not even "the author of the "Club of
Strange Trades'1 conceived of an odd
er means of livelihood than that ot
Dr. Martin -Potter, says the New York
correspondent of the Cincinnati
Times-Star. He runs an animal pawn
shop. If you have a lion that you
don't need as badly as you need the
money, or want to soak a trained bear
for a few weeks', or put up an ele
phant until yon hear from home, go
around to Dr. Potter. He'll loan you
the tnoneyagainst your live stock and
he will not; charge you any Interest.
But you'll have to pay the board of
your pledge. ."'I iust drifted Into the
business,'!? -said Dr. Potter. "I started
out to furnish trained animals to
Ihows. I've-rented everything to show
men from a troup of thoroughbred
horses to a red eyed Numidlan lion.
By and by I found that I hud to lend
money now; and then to my patrons
and take their stock in pledge. It
was a necessity of the business, but
now I like it." - -
His stables contain elephants and
camels if you're a regular showman
you'll say cam-u-el and monkeys and
a dosen sorts of dogs and all varie
ties of the cat tribe and the deuce
knows what. And his proudest boast
Is that he was never stuck but once.
"Fellow borrowed S20 from me on a
trick dog.",, said he. "Finest dog I
ever saw. - I'd have loaned 1100 on
him as easy. . But I wasn't shown all
that dog's tricks by his owner. That
night Tfound that he had been trained
to unlatch the door and get out and
his owner - had ' not trained him to
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"I'Wi LITTLE, BUT I'll TRY"
Brave Child of Section Foreman Saved
Train and Set Example for
She was only seven years old.
Eileen Martin, the section foreman's
daughter, as she stood reaching up to
a telephone at the little town of Alta,
Cal., telling the agent at the nearest
station that a rail was broken. Child
like, she knew the semaphore signals,
had come to the track to see the Over
land Limited whirl by and had watch
ed the long finger drop, letting the
train into the block.
"I'm pretty little, but I'll try," she
said, when the station agent asked ter
if she could not stop the train that was
past him, and started out with her
sister of fourteen who had just appear
ed. They fan down the track, stopped
the train and saved a wreck. ,
Pretty much every primary school in
the city ought, within the next week,
to hear of Eileen's "I'm pretty little,
but I'll try." The alert attention
which knew the semaphore signal, the
quick wit which understood what a
broken rail meant, the decision and in
itiative which alone sought the tele
phone, the courage with which she and
Jier sister started up the track, waving
their aprons to stop the big Overland
Limited as it bore down upon them
these are the qualities which through
life bring self-help, for others, success
' And she was only seven years old.
"pretty little," but ready to "try."
WORKED LONG FOR SUCCESS
Mrs. Stannard Wrote Steadily for
Years Before "Bootle's Baby"
Made Its Hit.
It is interesting to recall just now
that the late Mrs. Stannard, other
wise "John Strange Winter," once de
scribed herself as a woman writer but
not a "woman's Tighter." Yet there
was certainly no lack of character or
brain power about the author of
"Bootle's Baby," who was indeed an
eminently carsb!e woman with a
clear, well-balanced Intellect, much
robust common sense, and a great ca
pacity for organization-, which served
her in good stead when she turned
from literature to commerce.
Struggling authors may be interest
ed to know that it was only after ten
years of incessant work that . Mrs.
Stannard, who lived to write some
thing like one hundred books, scored
her first real success. And even this
might net have been ' achieved - but
for a little piece of luck, for "Boot?e'S
Baby," the work in question, had then
been rejected by six London publish
ers and cast aside as hopeless. Mrs.
Stannard's husband, however, hap
pened to pick up the manuscript one
day, read it, liked it, and suggested
that he should send it to the Graphic.
Mrs. Stannard answered: "Send it
anywhere you like," and no one was
more astonished than herself-when "-hi
cue course the Graphic " took it-
One of the huge stones ot the
Avebury Druidical circle, which is
much larger and older than Stone-
lienge, has fallen owing doubtless' to
the effects of weather. Aubrey, who
acted as guide to Charles II on a
visit to this district in 1663, declared
that Avebury as far surpassed Stone-
henge as a cathedral does a parish
The rampart and fosse enclose
nearly 30 acres, but of the original
600 stones there are now only 18
standing, the number in 1722 being
44. In addition to the circle Avebury
possesses an interesting church dat
ing from before the Conquest and an
iMizaDetnan manor House, while a
mile away is Silbury hall, the largest
artificial mound in Europe, being 135
feet high and having a base which
covers five acres..
Bunttna Thoroughly Tested.
In very truth a modern battleship
does, In modern phrasing, carry some
bunting. About $150,000 is spent by
the United States navy for flags each
year. Every case of bunting costs the
government $560; every roll costs
$11.25. The bunting comes from Mas
sachusetts. Every piece is subjected
to the most severe test. It must
weigh five pounds to every forty yards
and stand the weight test of seventy
pounds to two square inches. It is
steeped in salt water for six hours
and then exposed to the sun for the
same period of time. If after this
treatment it continues to be bunting
of a distinguishable color it is pro
nounced fit for service.
Snakes in Plaster.
In a small part of a South Carolina
. w ,
floor of the American Museum of Nat
ural History is included a snake
group among the logs, vines and wa
ter hyacinths. The group shows side
by side poisonous snakes, the water
moccasin, and the non-poisonous, the
brown water snake.
An example of the deadly moccasin
water snake of the south is made
from a wax cast by James C. Bell,
with color work by Frederick H. Stoll.
t is extremely lifelike and realistic.
duite enough to give the visitor an
Acquaintance with the species.
Shortleigh My Uncle Frank is a
' Longleigh Why, how's that?
Shortleigh Plenty of wealth, but-
cold and distant. Smart Set. .
By M. J. Phillips
(Copyright, Mil; by Associated literary
sis " Tess.)
"You're a brute, Tim Moloney!"
said Sheila O'Brien, her blue eyes
flashing, "to whip Danny Cassidy!"
"Poor little Danny," mocked Big
Tim. "Sure, he weighs two hundred."
"But he isn't as big as you are,"
returned Sheila, with a glance of ad
miration, sternly repressed. . "You
had no business to strike him."
"He danced five times with you
last night," accused Big Tim. "Every
time he docs that, and brags about
it, I'll thump him."
"You have no' thought of a poor
girl's reputation," rejoined Sheila, on
the verge of tears. "Sure, what will
folks say, when they know two big
cmadhauns were fighting about me?"
Being unused to the ways of wom
en, Tim blundered then. "If you
didn't dance but once with Cassidy,"
he pointed out triumphantly, "there'd
be no fighting and no talking."
"I'll dance with who I please,"
flared Sheila, white and angry. "Here's
your ring, Tim Moloney; you can't
It was a rueful Big Tim who found
himself in the street soon after, his
modest diamond ring in his pocket
and desolation in his heart. That the
hammering of the bumptious Cassidy
would bring any such result he had
never for a moment dreamed, or he
might have been slower about going
But tne damage was done. He
promised himself sternly that If Cas
sidy didn't keep a civil tongue in his
head another beating would be his
Big Tim, lately promoted to the
"Broadway squad," governed the busi
est corner in the city with a rod of
iron. Inches over six feet, with shoul
ders as broad as a door, he carried his
bulk "like a willow wand. He was a
handsome chap, with roguish brown
eyes. His brown hair showed an un
ruly desire to curl behind, though it
was clipped short. He was always
clean shaven, with a tinge of healthy
red In his firm cheeks.
Chauffeurs, motormen and teamsters
were on their best behavior at Us cor
ner. .-. He had a singular dislike for ar-
"traitln'ii fooofjor Mem??
gument and a red-blooded love for ac
tion. The man who did not heed the
white-gloved hand was likely to find
himself jerked bodily to the paving
stones by a blue-clad giant with a leap
like a catamount.
The next day after his quarrel with
Sheila he ruled his little kingdom
with the impartial excellence of Solo
mon, albeit it was all done subcon
sciously. The warning whistle blew
and traffic stopped. With one hand
he' held three converging strands; a
gesture of the other and the fourth
thread worked its way through. Then
he shuttled the others back and forth
with the calm confidence of the weav
er who carries his design ever before
him. i i h jtk WiSSS
His thoughts were not on ils work.
Everywhere he looked he saw Sheila's
blue eyes blazing with anger, clouded
with tears. Every sound resolved
Itself into Sheila's voice. "You're a
brute, Tim Moloney!"
Again and again he rehearsed their
quarrel, or thought of the seven hun
dred dollars saved up with which to
start housekeeping. The poor little
spurned ring throbbed and burned
against his heart.
He did not know that, mldafter-
noon, Sheila, lips compressed and
head held high, came down the ave
nue. She was on a wholly - unneces
sary errand which, she assured her
self, was very important. Nor did
he know that on pretense, of waiting
for a car she was watching him with
a betraying wistfulness.
Despite his preoccupation Tim saw
the little old lady on the curb as
soon as she arrived there. She had
silvery hair. It showed around the
delicate face, beneath the bonnet,
which was fashion's last word in the
seventies. She was bent and carried
a cane. She wore a shawl; her gown
was pitifully shabby. In her faded
blue eyes was a look almost of terror,
The streets were slippery with new
. '; Tim's whistle shrilled. Both hands
Wept up .decisively. All traffic
trucks, motors, trolleys stopped. The
living stream, pouring in from four
directions, was dammed. Motormen
banged their gongs peevishly, chauf
feurs honked inquiringly. But Tim
looked neither to the right nor the
left; he hastened to the old lady on
"You want to cross, ma'am?" he
asked, with his .sunny smile, and of
fered his arm. '
The old lady took it gratefully. "I
suppose a lame old woman has no
business on this busy street," she
said, a little breathlessly.
"Sure, and you have, ma'am," re-
t irned Tim, stoutly. "Take your time
( V don't slip. 'TIs bad footing."
"Thank you, young man; you're' the
first person I've met since I left home
that wasn't in a hurry. ' The" city's a
"It Is so, ma'am," agreed Tim, so
When their slow journey was half
completed, the old lady realized that
the lane of six feet which they were
traversing was banked on every side
by impatient hundreds who waited on
She halted and withdrew her hand
from the policeman's arm, the bettei
to raise a chiding forefinger. "All
these people waiting just for me? You
shouldn't have done it. They're more
important than I am."
. "They think they are, but they're
not, ma'am," assured Big Tim. "Wait
in' is good for them."
He gave the nearest motorman a
level glance that stopped him in mid
bang. A grim, contemptuous stare,
sweeping over a befurred chauffeur
and significantly to his license num
ber, brought the fellow's gauntleted
hand quickly from the horn.
The other curb was won at last,' and
the old lady turned for a final word.
"You're real good," she said, earnest
ly. "The city can't be such a dread
ful place when there are boys like
you in it. Is your mother living?"
"Yes, ma'am in Ireland," returned
"I hope you write to her?"
"Twice a month, ma'am."
"Keep on writing. Don't ever miss.
Mothers set store by letters." She
smiled lonesomely. "Good-by, Mr.
Big Tim, bareheaded, bowed courtier-like
over her fingers. f She
dropped him a little curtsey.
To Sheila it was like a scene from
a play. The snow was clean and
fresh. The glittering show windows,
pricked out by their myriad lights,
were the background. The old lady
and Tim, unconsciously graceful and
sincere, held the center of the stage.
The hurrying crowds on the walk
The temper of the audience in the
street changed at the little tableau.
Impatient scowls gave place to
Big Tim dove into the tangle and
zigzagged his way to the middle of
the street again. His whistle sound
ed. His white-gloved hand was aloft.
beckoning. The snarled strands of
traffic straightened out and shuttled
back and forth.
The motorman who had hanged the
loudest gave Moloney a friendly grin
as be rumbled past. On all sides
people nodded and smiled. There' was
something heart-warming about the
gentle kindliness of the big police
Td like to get across; Mr. Mo
loney," said a timid voice when traffic
had settled down again. Tim turned
like a shot. It was Sheila, demure and
"Y-yes, ma'am," he stammered.
Almost at the curb she hugged hla
elbow suddenly to her breast. "You
aren't a brute, Timmie," she said,
warmly. "I'm a mean, ungrateful girl.
bo I am."
"Sheila!" cried Tim, huskily. "Can
I come up tonight?"
She smiled dazzlngly, and a blush
mounted to her rounded cheeks. "If
you'll bring me my ring."
"Darlln.'!" said big Tim, fervently.
Success In Life.
-, The service in philosophy, of specu
lative culture, towards the human
spirit is to rouse, to startle it into
sharp and eager observation. Every
moment some form grows perfect In
hand or face; some tone on the bills
or sea Is choicer than the rest; soz.e
mood of passion or insight or intel
lectual excitement is irresistibly ror.l
and attractive for us for that mo
ment only. Not the fruit of expo
rience, but experience Itself is t-c
end. A counted number of pulses
only Is given to us cf a variegated,
dramatic life. Hew niiiy we see la
them all that is to be seen in thc:z
by the finest senses.' How sitaii we
-pass most swiftly from point to point,
and be present always at the focus
where the greatest number of vital
forces unite in their purest energy?
To burn always with this hard, gem
like flame, to maintain this ecstacy, is
success in life. Walter Pater's Con
clusion In "The Renaissance."
Mystery in Corner Stones.
One phase of New York life that
lures me past all resistance : is the
opening of an old corner stone," said
the city salesman. "Every time my
progressive townsmen pull down a
building that was put up a few years
back with impressive ceremonies I try
to be present at the unsealing of the
old stone. Nothing reveals the
change in fashions more mercilessly
than its contents. The other day they
opened the cornerstone of a building
that had run its course in 12 years.
It had been the whim of the owner to
preserve certain articles of feminine
adornment for future ages to marvel
over. Along with the more serious
documents representative of contem
porary life were a box of hairpins, a
baby's feeding bottle, several toys and
photographs of pretty wociaV
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The State of Nebraska, ss.: Credi
tors of said estate take notice that Ure
time limited for presentation and fil
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16, 1912, and for payment
of debts is April 15, 1913; that I wlE
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Dated February 9, 1912.
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