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THt WAV IT GOtS.
i Taca and Bill were bebr boy
Wm fretful, squall r, full o( noise
Bedfceaded, and It wm fact
lVosn mom till night his pirtoU racked
Vs seep bii neck from being cracked
Troublesome Bill. j
Ashe grew older folks Ould say
Lasy Bill, r
Bat Banght be'd care. It was Ms way,
He'd spend bl time In Idle Joy.
And pat bis jobs on otber boys ,, .
r tools test followed tils decoys
Scheming Bill. ' '
t when tbe boys to college went.
To grinding work no interest lent, "
, While Tom was quick and apt to learn.
And laid bright things at every torn.
That made the slow wuh envy born
School life was done, with all Its joys.
i b slnees life claimed both tbe boys
A chance for Bill
i made a no se a stir yon know.
Bat somehow never wemed to go.
While dose-mouthed Hill raked in the dough
The years have come and gone away
For Tom and Bill.
Tom keeps a set of books each day.
Has office boars from 10 till 2,
He's looking for new worlds to do.
He owns a block, a bank or two
Herbert Sarin was reading a letter.
He scowled as be read, and interrupt
ed himself by various petulant excla
mations, such as "Oh, pshaw!" "Fine
arrangement, on my word." "The
Idea!" "Great heavens, a baby?' and
wen stronger expressions of displeas
are given hi such a tranquil rage that
possibly the recording angel blotted
them out with a tear. For herbert had
t big, generous heart, and as soon as
be had finished reading the lettr it
mad warmed toward the poor mother
leaf baby whom his sister had adopted
ud was now sending to blm by a new
Tbe letter gave one reading it a con
Irmation of the idea that language
was Invented to conceal thought.
"She Is such a dear little thing," it
ran on. "and has never lived out be
forenot the baby, but the maid and
i am sure you win use urr uvt iuc
maid, but the baby and her father
was a country minister or something
and the family lost all their property,
and I know you will hare patience,
iear, and not choke her if she cries
the baby, yon know and I will try to
h home in a week if not sooner."
"How like my erratic sister," said
Herbert. "Here she sends me a peri
patetic orphan asylum, and expects me
to be delighted. I must inform Mrs.
Daniels, and she will probably give no
tice." He rang the bell for the housekeeper.
He gave her his sister's letter to read,
alter all, the house and all therein,
belonged to her; they had simply to
"A baby." said Mrs. Daniels, in much
the same tone as she might have used
in speaking of a crocodile.
Of course It will be a nuisance at
Ant to hare a baby in the house," said
Herbert, "but I dare say It's a nice lit
tle thing. And I say, Margaret, put
them both in the furthest guest cham
berthe terra eotta room until my sis
ter to here. It's far enough away, so
that visitors will not be disturbed if
the baby should cry. But I don't think
it will," be added, hastily.
"I wonder if she will come like the
wolf on tbe fold, bringing the cub with
her," asked Herbert to himself; "I
suppose the correct thing will be to
end the carriage to the depot to meet
the train. Two o'clock! By George!
t ha ti, train is now due. I must rush
Owea off at once."
So the coachman was dispatched to
the train, but scarcely had the sound
of the horses' feet died away on the
avenue when a hack drove up to the
bouse, and Herbert, who was Just go
ing out, saw that the baby and its
nurse had arrived. He ran down tbe
steps ana opened tne aoor or tne car
"I am very sorry," he began, "but
there was a misstatement about the
time. My sister wrote that " Then
he atopped. He could not go on with
Che fabrication when a pair of clear,
radiant eyes were looking into his.
"You are Mr. Savin?" asked the
meld, as she handed out a fluffy bun
die, whence a faint murmur proceeded.
"Yea. But I shall expect you to call
me Mr. Herbert," he said
I snail (to nothing of tbe kind," waf
tbe surprising response, and then Her
bert, who had just bad his ears met a
phorlcally boxed, noticed a daintily-
iibod root on the carriage step, and a
rather tall . young woman Jumped
bghtly to the pavement in a mannej
that indicated a perfect familiaritj
with carriage deportment.
"If yon will bring tbe baby Into th
bonae I will relieve you of it, as yot
don't seem to know what to do wktt
It," she- said, and Herbert meekly led
the way and ushered her tnto tbe 11
. "I will send for tbe housekeeper.
and she will take you to your room. )
presume you know whet your dutiet
are, and It will not be necessary foi
me to explain them. If there is any
thing you need you can mention It tt
Mrs. Daniels. You will And ber verj
"Then yon bare not engaged a nurss
far tne babyr said tbe girl, poshlnf
back the masses at ruddy hair from i
very attractive face.
"He, air dear I beg pardon Mlss-
ye have sot neatioaed year name.'
The leek she fare ratal waa wither
tzs. Tasa she walked eat of Use roos
EJ WC la MBit of tat
..trrr Kil Carta. "A i
v Jt. i in a Wfcnsje
C tftrs CTJist tf Ga way a
to engage such a girl as Hint and bring
her here? Khe'a t floe for the place.
He did not ber ai?aln that day,
but the ltby was dre-d and eeut
down, and he experienced a degree of
astonishment when he saw lu it that he
was not prepared fur in the least. In
the first iiace, it was a irfect cherub
in its aiiK-arao.ee, with the sweetest
and most appealing smile, dimple of
the cherubic order, and golden hair
that fluffed about lis face like an aure
In the morning be sent for the young
woman. She came, and proved to be
more attractive by the cruel light of
day. Her dress was of elegant cut
and finish, and set off her stately form
"You wished to speak to me?" she
said, and Herbert thought he saw a
gleam of amusement in her face, and
it made him angry.
"I merely wish to ask you to know
It w-as not easy to say what was in
his mind, with those eyes looking at
him from under their level brows.
"I would like to know how Mrs.
Rolerts my sister liapp.-ned to meet
you and secure your valuable services
In the your present capacity.'
He had stammered and halted aR the
expression In her face changed from
amusement to anger, and then to con
"You wish to see my credentials?"
she a.sked presently.
"It is customary," he answered.
"I think AH I beg pardon, Mrs. Rob
erts, is the one to demand credentials,'
"You are not what you seem to be;
you are masquerading," Herbert re
"I think you will be satisfied when
your sister returns; that will be to
morrow. Until then I have nothing to
say, and I will not desert my charge."
Herbert tried another tack
"As the baby is to be a fixture In the
family, I suppose I must order a per
ambulator to take the little thing out
for an airing. Or you can go with Mrs,
Daniels and make the selection your
The girl laughed yes, actually
laughed in his face. He was furious
at his own discomforture, and rushed
on to destruction.
"And since you do not seem at all
prepared for filling your position in a
suitable manner, I would suggest that
you wear the customary black dress
and white apron and cap of the regu
lar nursemaid; it will define your po
sition in the family."
If he exytected au outbreak of wrath
he was mistaken. A pained look catua
into tbe refined face, and tears started
in the overcharged eyes. But she an
swered in a calm voice.
"I object on the principle to the uni
form of domestic service, and do not
Intend to wear it. We will wait, l
you please, until your sister is here be.
fore we make any plans," and sin
swept from the room like a young prin.
cess, with her head thrown back in
But an hour later she condescended
to accept his offer of the carriage and
horses to take baby for a ride, and,
accompanied by Mrs. Daniels, drove
to tbe Fark.
Then an incident occurred that had
all the elements of a tragedy in it. A
horseback rider, one of tire gilded
youth of the city, but a good fellow
wilhal, and a great friend and chum ol
Herbert Savin, rode up to tire Itoliertj
carriage at a gallop and nearly flun;j
himself from the saddle In order to
grasp the extended hand of the girl
Herbert caught the words "Nellie,
darling!" in an incredulous, but most
loving tone, and a pang of Jealous an
ger disturbed him, then there were
sudden cries, tbe mad rush of fright
ened horses, and the carriage In which
the girl was composedly sitting was
whirled away at a breakneck run.
Herlert spurred his horse at a pace
that equalled that of the runaways,
and at the same moment a mounted
policeman dashed off in pursuit, and
the team was stopped before any dam
age was done, but Herbert had tbe in
explicable chagrin of swing Gould Lor
raine clasp the form of the frightened
girl to his heart and hearing blm say,
"Thank God, Nellie, you were not
hurt." . -
"Gould, dear, I was looking for you;
that is why I came to tbe park," she
answered, returning his caress.
Gloomy as a stone pillar, Herbert
stood, trying later to soothe Mrs. Dan
iels and help ber adjust tbe baby,
when be found his faculties.
But it was Gould Lorraine that waa
the astonished person now.
"When did you come? What are
you doing In that carriage? Why did
you not come home?".
Those were tbe questions tbe young
man asked, and at each one tbe Intona
tion In his voice grew stronger and
more indignant. , " v , ' , ;
"You know, I met Alice Sarin Mrs.
Rolierts abroad after our school days.P
said Nellie, In response to her broth
er's questions, 'l chanced to visit tbe
same friends on the way borne, and
she asked me, or, rather, I offered, to
bring tlie baby she had adopted .home
with me, and left the maid to come
with ber. I bad no idea ber brother
was at home; she did not apeak of
him to me." '
Ho this was tbe charming, accom
plished friend of his sister, Eleanor
Lorraine, whom he had never chanced
to meet. A more complete discomfit
ure could not bare bees planned.
But all's well that ends well. Tbe
timely arrival of Mrs. Roberts with
the genuine nursemaid relieved Miss
Lorraine of any further responsibility,
and In due time Herbert was forglvaa.
And neither of them ever knew that
on pleasant experience was ooe of the
deep-laid schemes of that "erratic"
Mrs. Roberta to briag her dear frtead
ad her bachelor breUer
riding a sea monster.
Sport for the llurlda liars le CaUMeg
Florida !y have one kind of excit
ing sport which the young folk of more
northern lands know little aliout, says
the Chicago Record. It consists In
catching the huge sea turtles which
frequent the bays along the southern
coattt of Florida. Tbe turtles, from
which is made the green turtle soup so
familiar to restaurant fare, are con
fined by the fishermen In huge pens or
"turtlecrawls," consisting of fences ex
tending from the shore out into the
water. When tbe fisherman wants a
great turtle for market, one of the boys,
whose shiny brown body is stripped
bare, stands la the prow of the boat a
it Is pushed from the shore. He
watches Intently, and presently he see
one of the big turtles taking a nap on
the clear white sand of the bottom.
He dives quickly, and, swimming
down from behind, seizes the turtfc
firmly by its shell. Of course the tur
tie wakes up, and like a bucking bron
co begins to dash and plunge wildly
about, seeking to throw its iJucky ri
der. Not succeeding in this, it darts
quickly to the surface, where the bo
gets his first breath. Then down again
it goes tearing through the water, and
beating the foam with Its nippers. Rut
its rid-er never lets go for a moment,
and presently the great turtle grow
exhausted, and the boy, by lifting on
the front end of the shell, forces it to
the boat, where it Is quickly loaded
aloard and taken away to market. It
is great sjKrt, and the boys enjoy it as
much as our western boys like a lively
young pony to ride New York Hit
ADMIRAL JOUETT AND THE CADET.
He Wouldn't Have the liny Court Mar
tlaled for lighting.
Admiral Jouett now on the retired
list of the navy, and familiarly known
as "Fighting Jimmy" was acting Sec
retary of the Navy once when the com
mandant of the Academy at Annajoli!
came over and reported that he .had
been comielld to discipline a cadet
who had behaved in a most unaccount
able mauiKT and disgraced tike Acad
emy, tbe department, the Government
and all civilization. He then proceed
ed to relate how this cadet, when
lug through the lower regions of tin
town of Annapolis had soineltow or
another become involved In hostilities
with a tough citizen, and proceeded to
polish him off. The friends of the
tough came to his rescue, the cadet
backed up against a wall, and whipped
five of them in succession, and then
nearly hammered the life out of two
policemen who attempted to arrext
him. lie was In the custody of the
civil authorities, and the sujsa-lntend-ent
of the Academy was seeking the
aid of the Secretary of the Navy in
having him transferred to the naval
authorities, la order that he might Is-court-martialed
"Court-martial that fellow!" roared
Jouett "Licked five toughs and two
policemen; not by a blankety blank
ety blank sight, while old Jim Jouett
is living. The ly ought to have
medal. What in blankety blankety
blank are you doing down here, any
how? Do you supine the Government
of the United States hired you to raise
a lot of boys to play checkers?" Chi
Kill Njre' Humor.
One day In midwinter the train
stopjied at a way station in the Vcs,
and he had five minutes to wait. Mr.
Nye's roving eye had discovered thai
the plush leather pillows of the sofa In
the smoking compartment we were
riding in were unattached, says the In
dianapolis Journal. Without a word he
picked up the leather cylinders and
placd one uihUt each arm, with tas
sels to tlie front. lie was an invalid
iu looks, as well as in strength, and
when he apiicared upon the platform
thus equipiKxl tlie astonished natives
watched him with silent, KytnjKithet-ie
curiosity as he strode up and down,
apparently seizing the opportunity for
a little much milled exercise. The rest
of us had to hide to keep from explod
ing, but he was utterly oblivious to
the stares and comments until he re
turned to the car. No explanation was
vouchsafed, and the primitive Inhabi
tants of that town are prolrably still
wondering what horrible nmlady com
pclhl that Invalid to wear those out
How Foreign Substance Got In His Y.yr.
Mrs. Mclnty-An' phat did th' doc
tber soy wos th' matter wld y'r eye,
Small Son He say-ed thur was some
foreign substance In it.
Mrs. Mclnty (with an ' I told you so"
air) Now maybe ye'H tape away from
thim Oitaliau. Nw York Weekly.
yot a Com won Carrier.
"George, I wish you'd leare this lit
tle jwickage at the express office."
"Me carry a bundle? I guess not.
Beside. I've got to lug both my tire
and a handle bar down to tbe repair
shop. "Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A Voter Would Io. ,
The Strong-minded One "My dear
child, you ought to join us. You want
a rote, don't you?"
The Pretty One "No-o; I guess a vo
ter will do me." Cincinnati Tribune.
A Falnful Kaeollerllon.
Robbie Ton Just ought to i
slater's band embroidery.
Bobble Hub! I've felt my father's!
Professional Contempt "I byahi
dat de geromen you wuks fob la er flue
"Yas," replied Erasttia Plaklev. "he
kin paint pictures good 'nough. Bat
rob orter see de way he done atop de
waste-rash aroaa' whea be tried tor
ELEPHANTS WITH MEMORIES.
Oue 1 hat Avenged au Injury and Anoiiier
That lUc:gulied a llenefaclor.
F.lephants have a way of rememtor
berlug Injuries and kindnesses which
surprises men not accustomed to the
beasts. E. I Lnyard and his wife
were in Ceylon, In the Amblgamoa dis
! fiH,rf Ti.nr n-Ara IrmrnevlntT alone
. x. a ' j '- j ' . "
gathering Insects, shells and birds by
easy stages when they came to the
station of a road making party, which
was In charge of Woodford liirch.
Mrs. Layard was interested In ele
phants, not having seen any close at
hand, so Mr. Birch took her out to see
a large fine female. Mrs. Layard pet
ted the beast, gave It a bunch of plan
tains, which were eaten with a relish,
and after making comments on the
beast's gentleness returned to the bun
galow. There Mr. Birch incidentally
remarked that it was a violent beast,
having killed two keepers during the
Iast month. AVben Mr. Layard heard
that he reproached Mr. Birch, while
Mrs. Layard grew pale. Then Mr.
"Do you think I would have allowed
Mrs. Layard to go near her if there
had Ikh'u danger? That elephant Is
the quietest and best temix-red beast
in the stud. She was quite right to
kill the keepers. They had roblred her
of her food. 1 had observed that she
was growing thin, and seeing ouly a
little grain or feed In the box one day,
I rated the keeper soundly In the pres
ence of the beast. Next day he took
her out to work. She went along qui
etly till she came to a flat rock. Then
she w rapped her trunk alwnt the ma
hout, put him against the rock, and
with her forehead squeezed his life
out. The next man she killed was for
the same offence."
Dan Cjuiutou and Mr. Layard were
in Colombo when Qulnton heard ele
phants trumpeting, and wanted to go
and sre them. One of the beasts was
tied up with more chains than the
others, anil Quinton went toward this
one, in spite of the warnings of the
keepers that It was a particularly vi
cious beast. Quinton put his arm
around the elephant's trunk and pet
ted it, tlie elephant seeming most
pleaseil. Quinton had recognized It m
an elephant he had seen Injured by a
huge thorn, or jungle nail. The
keeper In trying to pull the thoru out
had broken It off. In a few days in
flammation had set In. Quinton went
to work with a ktdfe and a pair of
pineers, and the elephant. In spite of
the pain, allowed tlie man to take the
thorn out. lie had recognized the
lx-.iKt bv the scar, and the elephant
remembered him after several years.
Just an Ky One.
"Let the children nsk all the ques
tions they want to," Is tlie domestic
motto of a gentleman connected with
the Smithsonian Institution. In his
case the rule is safer than It would 1h
in most homes, for he is regarded by
his acquaintances as a comiK'itdiuiu
of almost any branch of learning that
happens to come under discussion.
His ltoys, having his reputation ns an
endorsement of their natural confi
dence iu his wisdom, regard him as in
fallible. Being youths of nelive Intel
leit, they never allow him to run any
risk of ennui. He had Just put on his
overcoat and had his hand ou the door
knob, when one of them hailed him:
"Father, will you please tell tue
"I haven't lime now."
'I only want to ask one quel ion."
"Can't you wait until tonight?"
"I might forget it."
"Try to rememlM-r it It will be
good mental discipline. Good by."
"I wanted ever so much to know
right away," he ix-rsisted.
"It won't take you a minute."
"Are you sure?"
His father looked at his watch and
Well, go ahead. What Is your
"Why, all I wanted to know is how
they work miracles and make con
densed milk." Washington Star.
She Knew I he General.
During tlie American Civil War,
while In command of a division of
Confederates, the late General Ma
hone was slightly wounded. An ac
quaintanee about to visit Richmond
was requested to call uion Mrs. Ma
hone, to relieve her anxiety by ex
plaining the nature of her husband's
Injury. He found her In tears, having
already received the news by tele
graph. "Why, madam," he expostu
lated, "you ought not to give yourself
so much concern. Your huslmnd re
ceived only a fl"h wound; no Itones
were injured." (General Mahoue was
very small and very lean.) "Ah, Col
onel," she sobbed, "you don't kuow
the General as well ns 1 I do, or
you wouldn't tell me me lie could be
be wounded without striking a
Sleep Plenty and Live Long.
"The proper way to economise life."
says Tesla, the electrician, "Is to sleep
every moment that It Is not necessary
or desirable that you should be
"A man In bis lifetime has Just so
many hours to le awake, and the
fewer of these he uses up each day,
the more days tbey will last that is,
the longer be will live.
"I believe that a man might lire l.V)
years If be would sleep most of that
time. Tbajt Is why negroes often lire
to advanced old age, because they
sleep so much. It is said that Glad
stone sleeps seventeen hours every
day; that Is why bis faculties are still
unimpaired, in spite of bis great age."
What is It ws all frequently say ws
will do, and no one baa arer yet done?
-Stop a mlante.
PAINTS WITH HI3 MOUTH.
ArtulrM llertraua lilies lus F rises tmr
III Ueoorattte Uealgaa.
The achievements of Bertram niles,
an Lngllxbuian, .urp""" la earnestaees
and perserverance those of all other
armless artists, lilies Is a young man
who is making his mouth play a double
part In his existence. With IU aid be
is taking prizes In drawing and art
designing, and making not only a liv
ing for himself but a reputation for the
excellence of bis designs and composi
tions. Without arms of his own Hlles, the
Magazine of Art says, paints beautiful
women with exquisitely modelled
amis, and does work that any one In
possession of all their muscular capaci
ties might be glad to lay claim to.
Hlles had arms, but when eight years
old was the victim of a tram-car acci
dent and lost both. Before this eveDt
he had developed so strong a passion
for drawing that tbe loss of both arms
in no way diminished his determina
tion to become an artist. So Ililes
educated his mouth until It grasied a
pencil, for brushes were beyond his
wildest dreams then. First he
learned to write, and then to draw firm
The muscles not only of the mouth
but of the neck required training, and
it was between five and six years be
fore such control of them had been ob
tained as permitted Hlles to work with
a free touch. From that time Hlles
has continued to progress, and has
not only obtained a number of Eng
lish medals and prizes In the decora
tive Industries but won a scholarship
at the National Art Training School
tenable for two years. Ililes has vis
ited and studied in Farls, and now Is
earning his living in England, com
bining decorative art with pictoral
work. New York World.
A Fatal Omelet.
Ignorance of cooking It not often the
direct cause of a man's death, but
such an Instance is related by Miss
Edith Licbel in a recent volume en
titled, "The Story of Two Salons." In
the time of the French revolution one
Monsieur Condorcet, ujon whose head
ns an aristocrat a price was set, sought
refuge with a friend, Monsieur Suard.
who bade him return at nightfall,
when means of escape would be pro
Unhappily Coudorcet, being unable
to exist without tobacco, went Into a
tavern to buy some. Still prostrate
from fatigue, he thought ho would take
advantage of this opportunity to get
some dinner and ordered an omelet.
"How many eggs do you wish to be
used?" Inquired the landlord, who had
been eyeing him suspiciously.
The Innocent Coudorcet was at his
wit's end. He reflected ujou the size
of the ordinary omelet.
"Twelve," he boldly replied.
Ills fate was sealed. None but an
aristocrat could be so ignorant or so
extravagant. lie was arrested and
led away to prison, frum which he
How Two Pauiuui soiign Were Written.
"Marching Through Georgia," the
favorite of military bands, and some
times called "The American Marseil
laise," was written iu Chicago in IS;."..
by Henry C. Work, a remarkable song
writer. lie was a printer, and often
composed the words of a song at the
caw as he set up 1he type, and then
If he had access to music tyie, he
would also comiwse hi his mind aud
set up the music, these pieces seldom
requiring more than two or three al
terations. "Marching Through Geor
gia" was thus composed, without ever
being put In manuscript. Mr. Work
wrote "Wake, Nicodemus," "Father.
Dear Father, Come Home," "Ixss of
the Lady Elgin," and among two or
three hundred others "My Grandfa
father's Clock," which brought him a
"My Old Kentucky Home" is said to
have been suggested to Stephen C.
Foster ou hearing an old negro sis ak
with love and longing of his home in
Kentucky. Several of Mr. Foster's
best songs were comiOHed on pieces of
brown wrapping paper in the bsu-k
room of a little grocery store in New
York.-I-ndy's Home Journal.
The Festive Peanut.
Everyone eats peanuts and scarcely
anyone knows anything about them.
The peanut crop Is one of the most
profitable of the south. The yearly
production of peanuts In this country
Is about 4,(XK),(MiO bushels of twenty
two pounds each, the bulk of the crop
Itelng produced in Virginia, Georgia,
Tennessee and North Carolina. These
4,0(10,000 bushels constitute but a small
proportion of the peanut crop of the
world, as ihe exportation from Africa
and India to Europe In 1802 amounted
to nearly 400,000.000 ismuds, half of
which went to Marselles to be made
Peanut oil Is used for lubricating
and for sonp, and is a good substitute
for olive oil, lard, cottolene and butter.
The residue from oil making, known
ns "peanut cake" in Europe, Is highly
valued as a cattle fodder and Is also
ground Into fine flour and used as hu
Xtfsr Forgot His Prayers.
Mr. D. L. Moody, the erangellst, told
a story In Philadelphia tbe otber day
about hia life before bis conversion
when a boy of seventeen. He said
that while be was a pretty bad boy In
his unregenerate daya, deep in the fol
lies and errors of the world, he never
broke so far away from bin early re
llgloua training aa to forget to say his
prayers every nlgbt, "I used to sleep
with my brother." be said, "and If
either one of ns happened to Jump Into
bed without first getting on his knees,
the other would swear at blm vigor
usly, tad klcfe blm oat a the floor."
UlVt MOUSE IN A GAMECOCK'S CRA
rhe li.M-.ler .rrte. I ' .! Hi
"I alvwi.vi'klicw Hiat pi me rters
were !lion'Ui'ljly up to dale lu rvcry
iliing and always r tidy to fight any
thing, whether it U' a circular saw or
a bald headed encle," said Chief Clerk
liooute of Afihtaut Manager Fay's of
fie in the Southern Pacific building,
"but it was a revelation to me to see a
gamecock act the iirt of a rat terrier.
I saw a blaik-breusted red wade Into
a covey of ink that Dr. Merder bad
corralled for the bird's amusement,
and inside of six minutes the rooster
had killed sixteen of the rodents and
bad eaten eight of tbe covey. The
doctor says that bird has a particular
fondness for mice, and never seems to
"Some time ago, after a diet of the
mice, tbe rooster grew sick. He lost
his appetite, and seemed about to giro
up the ghost, and the doctor was great
ly worried Is-cause of this fact. After
treating the fowl for a couple of days
he chloroformed him and dlswcted the
craw. To his astonishment he found
three mice In this portion of the bird's
anatomy, one of them still alire. The
mouse laid gotten its tail into the
small entrance leading to the bird's
gizzard, and consequently had put a
stop to the digestion of the rooster.
The mouse must have realised this and
that it was his sole chance of life, for
when the doctor attempts to with
draw the tail the mouse set up an aw
ful squeakingand feebly objected to the
process. To make the matter more in
teresting, the gizzard has gripped the
end of tbe mouse's tail and would not
"Between tbe two, tbe rooster came
very near dying, but upon tbe mouse
and tall being removed and the craw
sewed up again, the bird speedily re
covered, but now It runs from a mouse
as if It were a bull terrier. New Or
HATS OFF IN THIS CHURCH.
The Ksperlrnent so SatUfactorj that They
1' red let Great Results from the Start.
There is nothing slow about the good
women of Indianapolis, and the men
out that way can't accuse them of do
ing things by halves. They not only
remove their hats in theatres and oth
er places of public amusement, hut
have put their veto on the church bat.
It all came about In this way: In
the First Baptist Church of that city
there was an organization called tbe
Womeu's Circle. It has a meiubershlp
of Lio, including many prominent so
ciety women. At a recent meeting a
member suggested that It would be an
excellent idea for those belonging to
the circle to remove their hat in
church, and that all the women In tbe
congregation would be sure to follow
their good example. The suggiwtion
took like the measles In a free school
and was hastily put In the shape of a -J
resolution. The president of the circle
was enthusiastic over the idea, and
spoke In favor of the resolution, which
was adopted unanimously. The wom
en decided that every member should .
remove her hat tlie following Sunday,
and the congregation was amazed
wheal they saw it done. The nun In
the congregation were so enthusiastic
concerning the stand taken by the cir
cle that the ladles of all tbe otber
churches In that city are raid to be
talking about following tbe example of
their Baptist sisters, and many pre
dict that the movement will spread to
other cities. New York Run.
HARVARD MAN A PAUPER,
W. K. Cotter was Once Kich and a Mem
ber of Ksclnnlre Club.
W, E. Cutter hns Just been admitted
to the Worewter, Mass., poorhouse af
ter a varied and romantic career.
Ten yeiirs ago Mr. Curter bad a fine
bouse In Linden street. In the "swell"
residence part of the town, belonged to
the most exclusive clubs and wag a
great favorite. He Is a graduate of
Harvard, and one of the bent industrial
chemists in the State. He was propri
etor of successful copper and venctian
Eight years ago be sold out his busi
ness and moved to Waukegan, III.
Then came a family trouble, which
was ended a few years ago in divorce,
tlie result of a mutual agreement to
After leaving Waukegaa Mr. Cutter
went to Ohio and engaged la business.
There be married In 18U5, a Mrs. Ga
A few days ago he turned up in Wort-ester
again, penniless and despondent,
and applied for admission to the poor
I louse, not letting his friends know of
bis presence in tbe city.
Chinese Sailors and the Fire Drill.
. On a certain man-of-war on tbe Pa
cific station a few years ago the offi
cers had Chinese servants, and al
though they could scarcely speak a
word of English, they were quick to
learn what was shown to them, and
soon did like clockwork the fire drill
with buckets. One day there was a
real fire. Volumes of smoke poured up
from the fore bold, and It took several
streams of water nearly aa hour to put
out the flames. When the Are was un
der coutrol some one thought rf the
Chinamen, and behold I there they
were, ranged In line and la plain sight
of the smoking hatchway, rapidly
pnsslng their buckets along and emp
tying tin-in over the ship's side, as they
had been taught to do. St. Nicholas.
An American naral offlcer, wishing
to Unite in a Oylon river, askeaj a na
tive to show him to a place wbre
tihere wrce no alllgatora. Tlie native
took Mm to a pool dose to the eat nary.
Tle officer enjoyed bis dip. While
drying hlmeeif, be asked Us gukle why
"ber were nsvar any aV gator in that
pool. "Because, sab," tbe Cloga!""
rapHed, "they plasty '(raid of shark!" ,
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