The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, June 21, 1894, Image 8

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    TOPICS OF THE TIMES.
A CHOICE SELECTION Of INTER
ESTING ITEMS.
tMoMM m4 Crttletaau Bawl tpom tfea
MappeainKa af ttm flay- SUatartesJ u
Maoa H'olaa.
A New Jersey man has invented
device to hold doorknobs in place.
The long felt want a device to hold
keyholes in place after 12 p. iu. Is
till unfilled.
The pretender to the Servian
throne, Karageorgevltch. has arrived
in Boucuania from St Petersburg.
He was probably obliged to pay ex
cess laggage on his name
Go into a grocery store about 3
o'clock, and steal a piee of fresh
cheese and a cracker, and there is
nothing better to eat And tbere is
Doth ng you can do that will ause a
grocery luan to hate you worse.
Th's is the season when women
have the best of it A costume con
sisting of a Mother Hubbard and a
hair pin is Just right fo' summer.
Men are all dressed too heavy in sum
mer, although they take T as much
as possible
Ir didn't require that 8 ccessful
surgical operation for cataract to en
able Mr Gladstone to see that his
titled successor to the prime ministry
of England Is making ducks and
drakes of the magnificent political
heritage bequeathed to him by the
grand old man.
When the women become men,
ho will be the women? Or will
there I any women? If there are
no women, will there be any chil
dren? If there are to be no children
what is the use ot inaugurating a
reform if there is to be no future
veneration to enjoy it?
Iv St Louis a few days ago a
cracksman entered a warehouse and
spent several hours in boring a hole
into an iron safe in order to destroy
the comb nation lock. He was. how
ever, frightened away before he had
completed the job. It was after
ward found that the safe had been
left unlocked. Brains are necessary
in all trades.
Foh years the State of New Jersey
has been the resort of persons who
wanted to marry and could not com
ply with the legal requirements of
the States where they resided. Mat
rimonial mil s in all the cities of the
(state did a flourishing business and
preachers and magistrates reajed a
rich harvest. This state of things
has been done away with, the Legis
lature having passed a marriage 11
tense bill that is stringent in its pro
visions. Leforni makes slow progress
in New Jersey, b t this last Is one
of the most commend ible in recent
years.
London correspondents are betray
ing in their present felicitations
over ti e return of the American vis
itors how serious a their defection
last season. The present summer
promises ample compensation. The
p oprietor of o'leorthe older up town
New York hotels said recently, that
the steamer trade had not been so
brick in years as just nt w, with Mg
bookings ahead. Out-of-town trav
elers, bound for Europe, always plan
for several days In New York on the
way, and it is this tide which at the
present moment is exceptionally
heavy.
Tub woman who must have dim
ples or die has only to invest in the
d mple producing machine which an
Enlish paper says has been invented
and i a ten ted by a woman with an
eye for beaut r and a speculative turn
of mind. She, of all others, ought to
be rewarded with one or more of
these fetching marks of beauty. pro
Tiding she can endure the torturn or
her own device, which is a kind of
mask arranged with screws and
wooden points which press where the
dimples ought to be. This is worn
at night but just how long it must
be applied to produce the desired im
pression is not said.
Various are the ways of spreading
disease Some workmen tore down
an old bouse In New Haven. Soon
an epidemic of diphtheria broke out
among their families and friends.
They bad carried tbe wood home for
fire, and thus were spread germs of
tbe disease which bad raged in tbe
bouse the year before. An old feather
bed was thrown into an open lot
Children played with it. and three
out of Ore died of scarlet fever, and
tbe disease wu almost epidemic in
tbe community for a time. Through
Ignorance or carelessness, that bed
had not been properly managed, or It
would Mfir have been allowed to
lew Ue dleease-strlcken bouse ex
papain aaaea,
Turn latest discovery of the Parli
ta pel tea tbrowt new light on An
irefelao. Tb Anarch 1st baa been
regarded a a kind of nad dog, but
KkMMt bnra eupneeed that be was
Dtratir animal, or that bt triad
to kill people for any other reason
than that it gave hitu pleasuie. It ap
pears, however, that a man was hired
and pa d to throw a bomb at Liege.
It is necessary to distinguish. To
set a bomb with a lighted fuse in a
dark ally, and then to run away, is
a pro eeding in wb cb the risk is not
so great that men could not be hired
to run it But such an attempt as
that in the Chamber of leputies is
one that re lulres an active and fero
cious misanthrophy on the part of
the person who undertakes it be
cause the risk of capture and punish
ment amounts almost to a certainty.
Both kinds of Anarchists ought to be
killed as promptly as possible, but
upon somewhat diverse grounds
Lieutenant Baldwin, inspector
ot the life-saving service for the Chi
cago district, thinks the Treasury
Iepartment will order an investiga
tion of the charges made against the
crews I ecause of the inadequacy of
the service fn the late storm. Prob
ably it wilL An attempt will likely
be made to shoulder the lespcmsibil
ity for the loss or life upon the mem
bers of the life-saving crews who,
from all accounts, did as well as any
men could have done under the cir
cumstances. But if the Treasury
Iepartruent begins an Investigation
of this kind the public will insist
that the whole matter shall be gone
into. It won't do to stop at the IJ5-a-montb
men. It will be necessary,
for instance, to discover who is re
sponsible for the rotten, leaky boats
furnished the crews, and who weak
ened the crew by keeping half of it
down at Jackson Park six months af
ter the World's Fair closed. Those
matters are far more important than
the reprimanding or discharging ot a
few amphibious persons who risk
their lives In tbe service of the gov.
ernment at wages that tbe average
office boy would reject with scorn.
According to London Engineer
ing, the average number of working
days In a year in various countries is
as follows: In Russia, 267; in Eng
land, 27; In Spain, 2(K; In Austria,
2!.5: in Italy. 2W8; in P-avaria and
Belgium, :?00; in Saxony and France,
302; in Denmark, No way and Sw.tz
erland. 301; in Prussia 30S; in Hol
land and North America, 30. and in
Hungary, 312. In all continental
couotr es holldavs are much more
numerous than with us, while in this
country there are only two or three
week dars in tbe year when we give
up all work. The tendency in Eng
land and elsewhere in Europe is to
reduce the average numir of work
ing hours in tbe day, and this Is
often accomplished by making Satur
day a half holiday. Manufacturers
have found that the gain in the
efficiency of their help compensates
for the loss of time. All ove- the
world there Is a strung pull on the
part of labor organizations for a re
duction of the hours of labor, and
there are go d economic reasons for
such reduction. It would be of man
ifest advantage, for instance, if the
hoU'S were so shortened that a much
lamer n imtmr of people could 1 em
ployed. This however, is not ihe
sort of phliantrophy that the labor
organizations aim at The idea sys
tem would keep everybody at wir
just long enough to do what wa3
necessary to be dona
A t'nlque Westerner.
During the winter ex-Governor
Samuel T. Hauser of Montana, lives
mostly in New ioric city. He is o t
spoken and fond of humor. One day
while he was here he was taken ill
and sent for a noted surgeon and
physician. He said tbe surgeon
turned him over, thumped him a-id
finaiiy, in triumphant tones declare d
that the ex-Governor would have u
be tapped. "What is that?" cried
the patient "Oh, nothing; I expert
to cut into you a few inches," was
the reassuring tone of the surgeom
"By the etc nal ten-toed, jumping
Jebosapbat do you call that noiii
log'" shouted the ex-Governor. Tne
doctor called tbe next day, thumped
his patient several times and in a re
gretful tone of voice-stated that after
all he would not have to use the
knife in two days the ex-Governor
was walking around attending t
business as usual. New Y'ork Ad
vertiser.
In Factory Village.
1 The advocate of woman's rights
should find life to ber liking in the
factory villages of Maine, where uu u
can t appropriately calied "hou-e-keepers."
In almost auy town where
much manufacturing Is done num
bers of these men may he found. If
one calls soon after meal time he will
be likely to find them with aproi - n
washing dishes At other hours r. - y
may be seen sweeping up, ma- n,'
I eds, washing the children, clea,,nu'
bouse or cooking. These men uri
housekeepers for the simple rea-oti
that their wives can earn more work
ing in the mill than they can. anri it
becomes a matter of money savin to
let them dolt Some of them saw
and pile the wood in the shed do the
I chores, take can of tbe garden and
dootber man's wo-k around home,
a well as tbe 'Housekeeping, and t he
I arrangement seems to-be profitable.
Hyp oris will never reach Its per
fected ttate until a dead beat can
make a creditor believe b bat yii
hie bill when b hasn't
A BELATED LAUGH,
at the EuAbhitM Frooaaaed tha ran
Very Goo.
The Chicago girl's joke about West
irn corn came very near suffering
ihe fate of Mr John Franklin, and
being lost from the sight of human
Ity forever. It may be of interrst
to briefly review tbe history of this
lingular international episode
it appears then, that last autumn
Lady Poyie Ayie of Somersetshire,
visited certain of the Western States
or America just before harvest time.
The enormous fields of Indian corn,
covering areas like kingdoms, with
the.r beautiful products,
. "W lib iii thining rubea about It,
And U looif. ;fl jreUuw lreMa,
filled the patrician traveler with
amazement From the Wabash to
tbe Kaw extended these Illimitable
areas of precious g aln, of which lili
no s alone has yielded more than 3u0, -UUO.OOO
bushes iu a single yea . (Jut
uf the H,0j0,000,00J produced yearly
by American farms, it was shown that
the value of the corn alone reaches
b00,0O0.0OO.
Wbile standing before the cereal
exhibits at the World's Fair with a
young lady lriend of Chicago or. gin,
Lady Poyle Ayie remarked. "May 1
iwsk you, my dear, what becomes of
this (,uite too awfully immense
quantity of mal e? (You Americans
very wrongly call it corn, don't you,
but wheat is tbe only proper corn in
the United Kingdom.) I really
cawn't comprehend, my dear, how
you Yankees manage to dispose of
such amounts of maize."
To which the fair illlnoisan made
reply: "Oh, that's easy enough. We
eat what we can, and can wbat we
can't"
The British matron, of course,
missed the point, but the incident
was noted down and borne back to
England as an illustration of the
flippant inconsequence of the young
American female. How long this
inspired gem of repartee m.ght
naturally have lingered unrecognized
and unvalued about the snores of the
Bristol Chacnel we cannot estimate.
But one evening Colonel Sabretoche,
a widely traveled military officer,
came over from tbe adjacent garrison
town to dine at loyle Ayie Ca-tle.
and was regaled with the hpbinx-like
remark of tbe Chicafcoau. He e
mained in a pensive frame through
out the rest of the evening, smiling
in an increasing broadness asthe pur
port of the words dawned upon him,
bit br bit, until suddenly he broke
into a roar which clattered the n.ori
ons and hauberks on tbe walls of the
ancient ball, ejaculating:
'Yaas, by Jove, lsee! Just fawncy!
To can what they can't! Why, my
lady, it is positively a bong moe
worthy of Sidney Smith or the Carl
ton Club."
By the aid of a careful and patient
explanation and a suitable diagram
her ladyship in time came to compre
hend the bright quip, and tbe gallant
Colonel also communicated it to cer
tain friendly officers of the Ciack
mansbire Battalion. Thus the long
buried pleasantry was lifted from Its
catacomb, stripped of its dusty cere
ments, and hew back to gladdeu
millions of American newspaper
readers.
TO RAISE THE PEWABIC.
Superior Men to Search for tha Treaaare
Ijiilen HulL
It has been over two jears sin
an attempt was made to ra.se the
bull or secure the car o of tbe ill
fated steamer Pewablc, which ie
posei on tbe bottom of Lake Huron
In 128 feet ot water. Pieparations
are now being made to raise the
abandoned wreck. Superior, Wis,
capital will t put into the new un
dertaking, as It was in the last ill
starred expedition in which Diver
pelkey lost his life. The diver, who
will join the new expedition on
shares lives In Pennsylvania. So
confident Is he that be can raise the
the Pewabic that he is willing to per
form the work on much better terms
than any other man of his profession.
He has perfected a new style of div
ing suit and has experimented with
it for some time. He Is not In the
least concerned In regard to the
depth of water In which the Pewa
blc 1 es, and says tbe stated depth
will not embarrass bis working to
good advantage Two good sub
marine divers. I elkey and McCarty,
have lost their lives In trying to get
the treasure imprisoned In the sunk
en hull
The Pewablc was a propel of
about 1,0'iU tons she was u. in
Lake Huron off Alpena ouuiide
Thunder Bay In June, lvifj, she
and the Steamer Meteor came in col
lision at night and the former was
sunk. There were 2.0 persons aboard
and the number lost Is variously es
timated at from u to 1(0. So far
as the loss of life Is concerned tbe
sinking of the I ewablc was one ot
tbe greatest lake rnar.ne disasters on
record. The cargo of the Pewabic
contained seventy-five barrels of sil
verware, 3o5 tons of copper ore, l?.j
tons of pig iron, 250 rolls of leather
supposed to be buffalo hide and
a great numiter of trunks, for which
there are big rewards offered, rang
ing from $luu to 45,000 Tor a singe
one. Among these trunks is one e
longing to the army paymaster,
which Is supposed to on tain a large
sum of money.
Ilia Explanation.
In a certa u town in Nevada there
was atone time a justice of the peace
who bad been born in the Emerald
Isle, and whose blunders occasioned
many a amile to tbe better educated
members of the community.
At one time a subpma had been
Issued from bis court to another
Irishman to attend at witness in a
case where Jamea Smith was tbe
plaintiff, and Isaac Williams et aL
were tbe defendant
Michael Fenneaaey, tbe desired
witness, appeared In onurt before
ihe trial commenced, and during an
informal prelim. uary conversation be
osk d, bluntly:
Judge, who In tbe wurrld Is et
al?' That's fwat O'lm wantio t be
towld"
"WelL well, Molchael." exclaimed
his honor, in evideut amazement
Oi must say Oi'm a bit surprised
that an Amirlcan citizeo, an' a man
av orthinary imiliigince, should not
kuow the mania' of et al! But for
the binitit av the witness an' any
other gintlemin prisint that moigbt
te ignorant as well as Moicbael Fen
ne sey, Oi will explain. It is diriv
ated from two Latin wurrds con
tbracted, an manes in its litheral
au' Amincan sinse, at al, at all'."
An Knjojranle Fire!
While tbe author of "In the
Shadow of the Pagoda" was making
a journey to the interior of Burmab
he came to a village that was on lira
The inhabitants did not seem to be
doing anything, and tbe Englishman I
sc i bis men at work and cal.ed for
help. At last one old native and two j
younger ones took very reluctantly I
tbe r places at the pump I
ihey putuped half-heartedly for '
live minutes; then, as ill luck would
luve it. a Dock of paddy birds ap
jieared overhead. They hovered
above the rolling smoke, and the
tlames gleamed rosy-pink on their
snow-while plumage.
'Ahuiay! lied paddy-blrdj: Look!
i ed paddy-birds!'
Tbe sight was too much for tbe
la y wretches at the bandies. They
squatted on their heels re-lighted
their cheroots, and stared upward.
"Whose bous8 is that?" the En.
glishman demanded, pointing to one
uow threatened
Your honor, that is tbe bouse of
I'no Too."
Where is Pho Too?"
"He is there."
The Englishman turned. The man
Indicated was one of the two that be
had driven to the pump. He was
squatting on the root of a tree smok
ing. 'Are you Poo Too?"
The man nodded.
"Is that your house?"
He nodded again, and smiled pleas
antly. It will be on fire at once," the
stranger said, catching the other
man's infectious coolness.
Yes your honor, I think so." and
he contracted his brows and looked
at the house with a disinterested
air.
The Englishman burst out laugh
ing; he could tot help it, and he
made no further effort to put out a
tire which seemed to le giving so
much pleas re to the persons inter
ested.
Hettli-d imp Ian KleniL
I called upon the general passen
ger agent of one of the big railroad
lines running into the city yesterday
and was u.hcred into his private office.
He was er. gaged in conversation with
a gentleman when 1 entered, and
after a few minutes of abrupt ques
tioning took a small book from his
denk and began writing. An expres
sion of intense delight crent over the
visitor's face as bis eye followed the
ageut's p -n, and 1 immediately sur
mised that he was about to receive a
pass. By this time two other per
sons came In, presumably on the
same mission. They sat down in
the "ipposiie side of the office, and
realizing the situation ast wistful
glances at the fortunate man. The
agent contiuued his writing and
asked the man where be wanted to
go,
"Make It New York City this
time," resonded the man, who had
evidently dead-headed liefore.
A few Unishing to icbes were ap
plied i.nd the pass was handed over
to him. lie thanked the agent very
politely and a-ssired him that he
would not bother him again, lie
examined the ticket and started for
the door, when he noticed that It
was good for only one way.
"Why. I guess you have made a
mistake," be said, in a tone of sur
prise, "this t cket will only take me
one way."
"i)o you expect to return?" asked
the agent unconcernedly.
"Well, 1 should say I da"
"AH right, hand me your ticket"
Tbe man gave the agent his ticket
and was astounded to see hirn tear
It up. "Well If you're coming back
you can't get any ticket from me. I
thought 1 was goliu t get rid of you
for sure this time" Without fursber
ceremony the chronic pass seeker
took leave and tbe other two persons
having seen enough, lollowed In his
train. Buffalo Enirer.
Mlllf'poda.
The little creature which possesses
the distinction of having more legs
than any other animal Is that whl h
belongs to tbe family of I ri.ee ts
known as mlllepeds, o.' thousand
footed. There are so eral different
species of these, but thev all possess
tbe common characteristic of hav.ng
segmented bodies, each segment of
which Is provided with its own pair
of feet These are cct so closely
along the body as to resemble nairs,
and when they move one after an
other with rerfect regularity the ef
fect is precisely the same on a small
scale as that of a held of oats undu
lating under the inlluence of tbe
wind.
Some species of mlllepeds have as
many as .Vu separate and distinct
legs. They arc all perfectly barm-
; less, unlike the censipeds, which fre
; quently have tbe power cf Inflicting
' poisonous wounds.
, The hk is one good thing about tbe
man with a trouble on his mind; he
doesn't break Into your office wltb
rbislle or song.
Caution la sometimes too near
sighted. Rawed trousers may nave sound
pocketa
WHY aREWE RIGHT-HANDED?
A Prtnratoo rrofeaaor 4awara by Ex
prrimeBOoc atta HI C nlld.
Prot J. Mark Baldwin, of Prince
ton I niversity, has tx-to performing
a series of exp-nments upon one of
bis child eu with a f.ew to finding
out tbe origin of right-haudednea
There '.s no apparent scientific rea
son why a man sbou'd use one hand
more than another, or why tbe mus
cles of ne arm should be M :ouger
than those of another. A nuiuljer of
tbeoiies have been advanced to ac
couot for tbe phenomenon. One of
the most plausible is the people be
come right-handed from the manner
in which they are held add carried
when small children. The mother
cairies tbe child In such a way as to
leave the right hand free, and from
this early experience the habit Is ac
quired which ruus througn its whole
life. It is also a curious fact that
tbe observation of animals fails to
show an uneven development of the
muscles ot limbs on one side of the
the body as compared with those of
tbe other. .Monkeys especially are
known to swing freely by both arms
equally well, although this is a po.nt
that Prof. Garner might well have
studied in the jungles of Africa.
Tbe experiment made by Prof.
Baldwin of Princeton, extended over
a period of many months, beginning
while the child was an Infant This,
however, was only in regard to ob
jects placed at some distance from
tbe body of tbe child, and wnere it
had to reach out for them. When
ob ects were placed near tbe child It
used both band equally.
More than 1,000 experiments of
this kind were tried by Prof. Bald
win, and when the objects reached
for were near its body It used both
hands about an equal number of
times. In stretching out bowevsr,
It almost Invariably used its right
band. From this be argued that tbe
tendency is inherited. Left-handed
children are, it is said, generally de
scended from left-handed mothers or
fathers. Those that are right-banded
learn to shake bands more easily
than left-handed children, who have
to stretch their arms across their
body in an awkward fashion to per
form tbe act
P of. Baldwin thinks that the
right-handed function has some con
nect on with the power of speech.
They loth belong Ui tbe same lobe of
tbe brain, and before a child learns
to speak It has been observed that it
endeavors to express omotious with
its hands. There are some people
who are neither left nor righi-
handed, but who can use both hands
e iually well, even In writing, the
muscles on either arm being tbe same
size.
Whitewashing the Va.
The human view of wasps seems
to tie lacking in breadth Because
they are given to stinging u-s we fail
to do justice to their virtues Grant
Allen says that the main doctrines ol
tbe wasp are, "If any wasp will not
work, neither shall he eat;" and
"Every wasp to lalior according to
his capacity, and receive according
to his needs in a free community."
Divis on of labor, 1 believe, goes a
long way in the nest home oi the
workers seem to be socially em
ployed as foragers and soldiers: others
appear to e told off as nurses and
guardians: while yet others are en
gaged as paper-makers and masons.
Wasps are at all times particularly
fond of honey. Indeed, they have a
very sweet tooth for sugar in any
form. Toward the end of summer,
tbciefore, as bee-keepers well kuow,
they will force their way into bee
hives as open robbers, and carry o:l
by main force as much as they can
gonze of their winged neighbors'
boney.
The drones of the race, instead of
being idle and luxurious creatures,
are sober, indu.trlo is, arid well-behaved
members of the community.
They clean the streets of their town
with exemplary diligence; they act
as public scavengers or sanitary oil
cers. And they have their reward;
for unlike the doomed bee drones,
they live their alloted life In peace
and quietness, til winter involves
both them and their spinster sisters
in one common cataclysm of death
and destruction.
Observe herein the virst sujierlority
of the unobstruslve wasp over the
boastful bee, whose sting is imbued
iu lbs brother's blood.
The llantj Word.
lo tnmK oerore you speak is so
wise an axiom that one would hardly
think .t need:ul to emphasize it by
repetition. And yet in how many
cases the nasty temper flashes out In
the hasty word, and tbe latter does
Its work with tbe precision and pain
of the swift stiletto Singularly
enough the hasty word oftenest
wounds those who love one another
dearly, and the very closeness of their
Intimacy affords them opportunity
for the sudden thrust.
We know tbe weak (joints In the
armor of our kinsman and our friend;
we are aware or his caprice, and
originally are tender and compassion
ate even o bis vanities and whims.
but there dawns a day when It is
written in the book of late that we
shall be as cruel as we are loving.
We arc anxious over unpaid b lis, or
our e peeled letters have not arrived,
or some of tbe children are ailing,
and we dread tbe outcome of the
malady. So politeness falls us, forti
tude is vanquished, philosophy Is In
abeyance, and we say that which we
repent in sackcloth and ashes.
But though the basty word may be
forgiven, it Is not at once forgotten.
It has flawed the crystal of our
friendship; the place may be ce
mented, but there is a shadowy scar
on the gleaming surface. Oh, if the
word of bate bad but been left un
spoken; If tbe strong hand of pa
tience had but beld back tbe sword
as If to strike! Harper's Bazar.
AMIABLE LAWYERS.
a Client TV 1m Found It lupoaalbla to Ka-
aannarata Mia Lffal Adttaer.
Lawyers, as a matter of fact are
as a rule extreu.e.y amiabie witn
tbelr debtors. Some lawrers of ex
tensive practice and ample incomes
have a happy-go-lucky way of send
ing in bills some time." a New
York lawyer who is extremely suc-
ce-slul in conduct ng cases, and so
not worried about tlodiug bread and
butler for himself and his family, re
cently made a ry ng tr p on business
to the Pacific coast He was detained
there ionger thaii he bad expected
One of his New York clients was
spend ng tbe season there, and to
him the lawyer mentioned tbe fact
that he was running short of lunds.
"WelL" eald his client, "1 have a
comfortable dejiosit out here. Won't
you take w of It?" The lawyer
accepted It with thanks, and as soon
as he returnea to New York sent a
draft to his friend for tbe amount
Now, for five years the lawyer bad
been conducting extensive legal busi
ness for his friend, and in that time
his client bad never been able to get
a bill rendered. So the client wrote
back: 'Vireat Scott: Isn't there
any way In tbe world that I can
make a payment on my account? I
was congratulating myself that I bad
been able to force you to take tr00
on account Now, you return it to
me." To this the lawyer dictated a
little consols Ion in the following
form: "You won't congratulate
yourself when vou get the account"
Now the client goes around wonder
ing if there will be anything left of
bis estate alter the lawyer's lightning
strikes it Tribune.
Lioaaon from "Chestn ot."
Every one knows tbe story of tbe
indolent man who could not mend
his leaky roof wbile the weather wai
stormy, and who did not see tbe use
of mending It in pleasant weather,
because then It did not leak.
Not to be disrespectful toward
Congress, this fable seems, with a
slight variation, to describe the at
titude on tbe subject of Immigra
tion. For It does not even take note
of the damage the tlood causes when
it Is pouring Into tbe national domi
cile. Just at present the roof does not
leak. In other words, the bard limes
In this country deter the people of
other Countries from coming her,
and they are even driving back to
their former homes some hundreds
of thousands of discouraged immi
grants. There 1 little consolation to 1
taken even from the return current,
because those who are departing
must Iks persons who have earned and
saved something while here. onse.
quently they are men and women
who might have become good and
valuable citizens. The idle and
thriftless remain here.
Cortsress has many great ijueions
to decide, but there are not many
more important than this. A restric
tion upon the horde of foreign
tramps who m nglc with the useful
Ir-imlgraDls would mean an enor
iuous saving in taxation. For It
would lessen tbe cxjienditurc for the
supportof taujiers. and would dimin
ish vastly the i(nt of detecting and
punisWiig crime and maintaining
prisons.
A vigorous treatment of this mat
ter cannot be ixi-tponed Indefinitely.
--Youth's CoiunauioiL
SiioecKxriil "l aklrn,"
An interest ing book might be writ,
ten on "street men" or "fakl s," as
they are called. Iir. Flagg of Balti
more wai probably the p.oneerln the
business. Vov twenty years he cold
patent medicines from the s.de of a
buggy, with a negro banjo player as
the attraction to draw a crowd. He
retired twice, with fortunes of lbO,
CuO ea h time. John Minson was one
of the old-tlrners. His specialty was
the sa'e of glass-cutters, and when
he died he left t;;.,0 )0. Tom Wood
was another. He sold razor strops,
dentifri e and soap for taking out
stains. This he used to describe as
being useful in taking "htairis from
your coat, stains from your vests and
stains from you- haractcr. If you
should get shipwrecked, gentlemen,
this soap will wash you ashore."
Charles W, Thorn jsoti, of New York
has sold goods on street corners in
every city of more than . 0,0i 0 inhab
itants In the I'nited States, and has
t aveled through England, Germany
and France, disposing ot a wonder
ful razor strop, which he warranted
to put a tine cutting edge on a hoe.
New York Mall and Express.
Got What lie M anted.
A small boy. with long yellow
curls and lcggfus to match, was tak
ing a lunch with his nurse at a hen
Francisco restaurant, says the Post,
while bis mother sat at a neighbor
ing table, gossiping with a friend
and nibbling at a piece of cake.
The toy was quarreling with his
nurse, and bis lusty bowls had dis
turbed his mother three or four
times.
"Mary, why will you tease that
child?" demanded the exasperated
mother. "What does be want?"
The boy knew he was about to trl
umph, so he dls reetly ceased his
bowling,
"Sure, mum, I'm r.ot teasing him '
paid Mary. "He Is crying for what
ho calls a firecracker pickle."
The temporary silence enabled tbe
mother to resume her gossip, so, ot
course, she forgot about the boy. In
a moment she was disturbed by
another howl from the boy.
"What Is the matter wltb that
child, Mary? Why don't you give
hlrn wbat be wants?"
"Sure, mum, he's got It"
A TfioRoroHBEcc dog Is oefer as
smart as a cur.
o