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HUNTING THE WIIAI.K:,
DECAY OF A ONCE PRttPITACLE
Thc Old Hhi p, t're w, and I m I-meata
i . . . i-. . . . i
,D " ,nB,linS down, .ccorUirg u, rr,k. tht fi.rvs
Formerly Koricbed the New Kneland I vary in is with the market and 'he size f
Coast Towns-Perils of Whaling. i the ship. '1 here sr' f.ur mate-, a stew
... ' ard, a cook, a cooper, ordinary .arii.-u and
(tret n hands the itst it.-ttiiitr the iruijr
Ao A latitat ForgotteD Fi-h. , ..ft l -j j11ttT- are
The city of New Bedford, Ma-., re- j m, f()- 'Vx-jerk-noe." and the. j-em-rally
fently eelebrateii it bftieth anniversary
a a mouii.'iiaJiiy. It in a typi'-al New
England city, wbobe people, with Vauke
aJaptivenewa, baTp. replaced the whaling
industry once its principal reliance -with
' rimny more imi;rD busiuens enterprise.
The whaleT, like the Indian, the cow
boy and the logger, is a vanishing type of
Ameriea. A centuty finds him relegated
from among the foremost features of the
New England seaboard to be an almost
forjfotteu figure. The fauioua fortunes
"down Kant" were built on a foiiudatijii
of cetaceous blubber, ami the wheels of
proKjxrity were lubricated with upcrma
reti, but when the rock farms of l'eun
Kjlvauia began, gf-yserlike, to tpout le
troJum, the hollow roar sounded the
death knell of the whaling industry. The
keen Yankee, however, was equal to the
emergency, and the millions that had ac--I-umulated
through Kperni oil were met
e4 in manufacturing. The nisting har
pooua were traiiwforined to shining &piu
illeR, the tempest-tosM-d tiniler of aban
doned ships fed the glowing grates of new
enterprise, romance of the sea fled away
as the electric shadow ed the astral lamp,
but thrifty profit cheerily nestled in the
embrasure of the old New England man
tle tretn, smiling at the ghostly memories
aud heroics of long ago.
Hare Did New Bedford.
What of the licet of 4 whaling ships
once registered from New IWford. Nan
tucket, ;ioucestr and Proviucefowu'r
One would find only a few reninnnts of
ihis glory to-dy. New Bedford. iiieed,
is one 'if tbe largest manufacturing cen
ters of the EiiM, but Nantucket is merely
;in exhibition at and for tourists :tf;er a
dip" or iu scurch 'if colonial curios while
I'rovincetown is a sleepy point at lanil's
end. liowii nt the mosH-growii wharve
of New Hi-dford thi're is mi aggregation of
o,reer old .bim, Heating miiiiimtits of
i he ancient fleet. There they lie, in their
i';:et reservations, hoary in air, linked in
p.-iirs, as though to keep up the old form
o "gam" i whaler' a g"ssipp and look in
in id reMike at the wheezy, impudent Ut
ile lugs t hat. bustle about the harbor ag
grei"ve!.y attachetl to Utrgeand lazy ships
that are tnlng frtuu or going to foreign
shores. These old heroes, that were once
tin- nride and sdorr of American scumc-i
w hen our flag floated in every port on the (
giobe, are freighted with rare romance !
mi A curious in contrast with the craft of
io-uajr. The largest of them did not
ji:'-:isure over 1-5 feet, or exceed 5ia j
- giosts tomiHge. Take the oid Coiuni'Mioie i
M'trria as a type. She was built in l-Ml: '
toMinge, :SSK.2l: length, .!'"; iH-am. -;
depth, l.i. lhe (pinint on! hgiirelieatt is
hatiered almost bcyimd r'Cognit!sti, but
may take pride in the fact that it cleared
f-!;0,CHM) for owners in a brief commis
sion. Tbe Wbaleship Structurally.
'1 heir bows, broad, round, are heavily
timbered, ornate with curious earring,
ai.tl their sterns are at might and square,
giving an ungainly look; y.-t these old
sh.ps have boldly battcrl aniic ice and
scorched tmder the "line." Tli'. y h.ive sail
ed in every ea, roving in uiieutl.iig i.tu
ur.MKion, until their water casks were filled
with oil. Not '!!htit nding the Standard
Oil Co., venturesome whah-rs it ill sail
into New I5edfirl, and unload their car
gt os on the ancient tin rvesi, tvlieie bar
rt'; and barrels are wailing a f.i vorable
mnrkel, protected from the wen'ber by
nitisaea of tiriit! sett v hi iI j ;i ' -k - t about '
tl.eiu. Sperm 'jil is no-.v 1W cents jht gal
lon; it used to command from $1 to 1.5(1.
Two obi wlmU'.thtps ensue s:, ; ..,,
New Bedford recently 1 he ItMiig Sun,
odoriferous with nil, after a tbree-nioiitha
cruise, and the Io!ph:n. packed with
whalebone, after a cru'se of thirty-three
months n round Cape I fori!. The Hieing
Sun " 1 serve ;i a type. The distinctive
architectural feature cf In r deck forward
was the big brick furnaces inclosing the
oil try pots. A tiro inspector might call it
a "target," hut whalers, tajnked as they
are with oil, and, when trying out blubber,
the roll of the ship seeinibg to send flames
up to the masthead, seldom bum a fact
due only, to the most extraordinary cau
tion, the wooden water backing about the
furnaces being kept constantly lii'ed. The
cook's galley wat no larger thau n dog
houae, and did not admit, of that function
ary standing up w hile at his labors.
The iiiaster, Captain Taylor, extended
ao invitation to go into the cabin. The
reps inclined at UU degrees and were Tery
slippery: so we desceuded on the air line,
fo to apeak. The Httie room was about
even by eifht feet, w-lth three open berth.!
on a side and a small rowing tanip in tne
center. Things were neat enough, and
lockers nil about the sides and under the
berths showed where thinga not in us
were preserved. A trap door In the floor
opened into tbe Iniarette, where the table
leliciiclet were stored.
la th Captala's Cabia.
Tbe cspf sin's wife, a delicate and re
toc4 llttlviroaMia, bad made number of
TMCt with him, and found this cabin
lte twafaruhfe Tbe apartment was
aasiajy aai 4tatiactly "swell" compared
U tb faraeaatle. op to tbe bow, wbert
aalion tmoM aad slept sn pna
Clir pom. ' Ttor ware parked Iu like
la. C:7 a milted saaviy of iignt
J Cl C3 r tkraO tk IHUa hatck.
which is iw-sled tli In rough IN
S score (if men nn hie and keep
habhy tnJ happy in th drk aiid H-ir
some bole for uioi.ths or ycsr. ta my
A whulw'i .-Tew usually enlm' fr-n
twenty-four to thirty men. en h man on
bin "kiy," for they ail share in percent
age of tli? p'orit the hrst mate. 1 iu 4;
tbe second mate, 1 in 3; the others shar-
fret it in la..'e, unvarnished ijiiantitj.
It w etitimated that it requires $.;0"i
to fit for a long voyage, as every emer
gency must be antifipatod and provided
for say a period of three yean. Into
the hold are packet! 15i Itarrel M salt
beef, se cut y live barrels of salt pork,
thirty barrels of ship biscuit, thirty or
ftjrty barrels of Sour. :'.! gallons of mo-lassa-s,
U H pound of coffee. 'J'") pounds
of tea, 5" jxunds .if sugar, equal q'tan
titles of rn-e, meal, heans. intj appi
bams, butter, raisins, chooe. canned
grsxis, vinegar, arid foisl staple. The
new oil casks are blied with fret-h water,
and then- are quantities of oak and pine
slaves, headings and iron hoops, with a
thousand and one things, from paint and
tar to pills and gunpowder, in the spare
The conspicuous equipment of the whal
er as the sharp, double-prow cd boats that
hang from awkward looking wooden da-
vits, one on the larboard and two or three i
on the atarhoard side. Tbe Vank'i" that i
Oer "Sh' VHi ijr
ised this craft built for sjie.-d, stability
and buoyancy. These twenty -four-f.-.t
bonis, step- d for a mast, and !trraag'-d
for si.v. oarsmen, vvi'h platforms u! cin-h
end for lan.er atid steersman, have
brought more. wealth fr.-ni the n-f:,er
world of tbe de.-p than enn ! c aspuod.
Aside from th.-'r c tnalcic eq'i ptii -t.t th-ir
distinctive furii'-'.iitig t a t't. w iirc spir
ally coiled -n concentric layers, i,r vlf,i .,
is the whale line. This lino is n maaila
rope, two-thirds of an inch in thickness,
and mtastire soinetbins: over -'''I fath
oms. This line is attached to the harpoon,
and the other end is iimitlaclipd, first, as
a matter of safety: second, for fastening
to a second line should the whale "sound"
so deep as to take up the entire length of
line. (Scoresby records an instance where
the quantity of line withdrawn from the
different boat's engaged in Hie capture of
one whale amounted to 10.4'iO yards, or
nearly six English miles.) The upper end
TIIK CH ASK.
ut the line is taken aft from the tub, and.
after passing around a loggerhead, is car
ried forward the length of the boat, rest
ing upon the handle of every man's our.
; so that it jogs against hi. wrist in
; lug; passing between the men as
thcy j alternately sit at the opjiosite gunwale,
to the groove in the extreme prow, where
! , littl wooden pin prevents its slipping
out. The whale line thus enfolds the
j boat in its complication, and sll Its crew
in its contortions; when it whirls out fast
to a frightened and frenzied whale it
fairly smokes, and keeping the line free
Is essential to tbe safety of all concerned.
The harpooning Is done by- the man who
handles the steerloa oar; this merely gets
the boat fast to the fish; thf officer in tbe
bow does the lancfnt, which is to fire
the whale the quiet ns. In modern whal
tof bomb laaeea are fired at the harpoon
ed whale from a short inn that kicks like
MM. Kvwa wwh these powerful am,
a w&ate k aat always aaay
I'll! !c55r SSmiWiW
I ',' II if, i H , i ,;i f f jt ' i -. ' ' 7 -"-;-.--
I S tr-4 tSc-T- -r- - l-J I-' L .. 'Lh'-' ) -. wir:
I I A P"t of Oi j rir-i ir 3 rrr:" . - " "
j NEW liEMOiiU IH.LICS OF A CUKAT AM IIEKOIC JNOlM'iiV.
i . :
devised this craft built for sj'-1, stability fermline had a gieai p-.rpoi.e ran! fr-.m spern.a. '.; tu its pure l.tnp.d n-l o.;.. -ifer- .
'boais. sti-pi l for a mast, sii.d arraag'-ti I !;e veal bails. Z-.goniii.iti. an old-!:ui j f'.iiid ii'.iillovi-l tu eti.v oiler part of the
d'.siinettre nirn'-'.iitig t a too. here splr- -fritters" and ta-o- !:!-- pork cracklings; i
I ally coilo'l in coticentr-c niyi-rs, or 'ii'-jo", ;i the wtia.i-rs. tiowr-ver. na y aic i
, is t ip wha e liic. l ims uie is n man.ia
r.-.-i.i told the
nf-r (hat it -fc ic '
eri. ialirt. liclllb- ... li
hi last ruiat' II
whalers Istc-am .ti p
l;ri lit. without the
o t lijtTi -even rrl
ii:h l':X whale !
i ii.iera tl.Tinan
i ni' i a 'he wLab-s
li'd of Tli!l boats.
the bar) "a "' b.mh 1st., is i-cits-. fired
from a bl swivel jrim in the how. This
was the way Kmpcror Wilham raptured
a whale two year o, in the North Sea.
It rnay 8pper uncanny tbut mau should
f.-d upou the cr.-ntiire that feeds b.s
lamp; but other thau the tint over fastidi-
niia Eskimo have so feas'ed. without tfi
odoriferous vintage of train-oil. It is re
corded that three cetiturns ago the tongue
of tbe right whale whs esteemed a rare
delicacy in France, and in the time 'if
Henry Vllf. a certain court chef won
royal recognition for coii-octini" aii'
to tie served with narhw oil ix.rp-nse. a
appeies of whale. The monk of Inin-
i7fesff3- -r r - ;,rl.
fcrniline had n gieat p-.-rp..;
i he crown, serving u-l s-as.
!;e vi;il balls, ...gontijisti
io.-ior. recommended strip
for infants ns very juicy a
III tla- case of ft sni.-iil ',.'
bra. us are a u:ii-l a 11;.- di.-b
,-ures. The s.-r.:pi of (dui bi-r ar-
s and t:.te i:i-- porx era
haters, however, ll.ey a
for fwdiiig the flu that try out
Wha I era wreked in i reeulu nd have If
knoun to subsist up..n inolciy s. rap
blubber that had bei-u left ashore, which
is a tribute to their nourishing quality, in
Ia the order of levint.hans, the sperm
whale and the right whale are the must
imiirtant, as the only ones regularly
bunted for by man. 'I be external differ
ence between them is mainly marked In
their bends, the sperm species having a
symmetry that is lacking in the right,
whose chief treasure is whalebone. Cant
over the sperm whale's head that it may
lie lioitom up, and have a peep down the
mouth. What a really beatiiiful mouth!
From floor to ceiling. pacred with a glis
tening, white membrane, glossy as bridal
satins. Pry up the lower jaw and expose
its rows of great ivory teeth. It sems a
terrific portcullis, and such, alas! it proves
to many a sior wight in the fishery, upMi
whom its spikes fall w ith impaling for. e.
But far more terrible is it to behold, when
fathoms down in the sea you sw some
sulky, harpooned whale, floating there
suspended with his prodigious jaw. Siuie
fiefeon feet long, hanging straight down
at right angles with his body, for all ibe
world like a ship's jibbootn.
The Powerful I,owi-rJw.
The lower jaw can be unringed by a
practical artist and hoisted on deck for tbe
purpose of extracting the ivory teeth that
the sailors decorate with India toik de
signs, and the hard, white nhalebone that
they fashion into canes and whip ha miles
during their long days of Ina.-tivity. There
are forty-two teeth, those In old whales
much worn down, but never decayed.
One of ibe darx-st tragedies of the
..can res ul tel from a whale sinking the
whaleship Essex, Nov. 11, lM'.l. Tbe in
furiated monster first struck the ship just
forward the foreehalns, with a tremen
dous shock that started her butt. The
fated ship was settling hen the whale
returned and struck her under the cat
hesd, and completely stove in her bows.
Home of the survivors of tbe crew drifted
in open boats for three months, (heir lives
living sustained by cannibalism.
As for the head of the right whale loos,
at that hanging lip: what a mammoth sulk
and pout! By meastirinu M is twenty fee!
long and five feet deep, and will yield you
some 510 r "ins of oil or more. The
roof of the month Is about twelve feet
high, and runs up to a sharp angk", like
a rtdfe pole: while these ribbed -rched,
hairy sides prasse.t as with those-wonderful
vertical sriailter shaped slataof whale
bone, say 100 on atde. which. diaI
A vinalliia mi-'mn
In 1);.- case of ft sni.-ill sperm halc :!n- j f.-t long the In Jld ) -i ! "lit 1 !,! -i I
! bra. os are a un:-l a !in- !l.-h by ;:- " f. -1 I'.iii,-. b.e ttciy assijii,.. (bat the idole
I .-nr.. '1!. s. rvis i.f l.'ai Va-r arc (;.!'.!
frojii tb upper wart tif thm rnn heaie, t
f'-rni Hi til iMntian liMnda. The e!-
f !hw are triiie( with hairy Mr-fi.
thri.iiKli bit h be (raiii the waier, at'l
Hi h h'te Ititru at i- be retain the leall
bb, when oe)i-miiitbitl be ir'e through
of brit ia minute )et!w stilnta rue
Uft hi h the ritht whale larpely fee.li 1
hi ttiiYun truie off the famoii Brazil
bank. The rolonaih- of bone m meth'l- j
blly arfanirfd renihlva pipe nrtan. r ,
a i-arjiet ti this oryan in a tii'ie that the ',
Ubl vorat ioiia harka iw"rainH)' nali-h
oot s.iine?i!ne-" whi n the tormented
whale is alive !.efore the whaler can ecn
vert it into five barrels of oil fwhalehotie
commands from &1 to ?'! p-r pnind'. The
right whale has two external spout holes
on top of bis bead, the ;perm lisle only
one. The great battering ram of Ibe
spertn n hales bead yields bis most pre
cious oiiy vintage, the highly prized
rtn a . i
four d u'
e' ga linns of si
fet I long the la
fi -! lolli,-. ' !,- 11
l.cr i- the i-pidi ra -;
the cms i-ten.v of ',.
toiijlit-r, ttioie clasii
no ti, i.g of !
! beef, but
or even hftccii
tlie i r. -.- ..f a
rang from eight to ten,
iii lies i si thii km. In
large sperm whale tliere w
yield of barrels of oil.
tie a tiiab'.cr
When Otie en.
siilcrs that ibis only represents three
fourths of the entire cm!, and that ten
barrels to the ton is a fair allotment, one
may guis that a whale weighs as much
as a Ismail locomotive.
t-perm Wliult'a Characteristics.
The sperm whale, like other leviathans
but unlike other fish, breads indifferently
at sll seasons. Again it is warm-blooded
nd requires air to fill the Inngs. The In
haling 1 done through the spiracle or hole
in tbe top of his head; not through his
mouth, which is eight feet below the stir-
FAST TO A ITISII,
fsi-e when the big fish comes np to "blow
and inhale; something like an hourly pro
Aside from the wide expanding and
massive jaw of the sperm whale his tall la
his powerful arm of defense. To begin
with, at that point where It Upera to the
girth of a man, H comprises on its upper
surface an area of fifty square feet; tbe
compact body of Its root expanding into
two broad flakes, shoaling away to less
than an' Inch In thickness. Tbe entire
member Is webbed bed of wedded sin
ews, with subtle elasticity and amaalnf
siissfigth, that ee-nds the owner through
the sea like a flash, flourishes gloriously
graceful in the aoaablae aa be dives, ar
deals out death la a jtroka wha ririoaa-
ly aiming at a wkaJe-.; (harCK Wt
nntr'.ti-.its. ' r" gallons of , .tin. In n fcha'c e.ghfj-
.tev ?r-u- R' l -.
wph their entire crews into tf sfv a t
Juggler tiHwos up a ball
ben a ttbsle ha soi . miiiImsI to lane
it and died the nea with sponltng Mood
the huge ImhIv is tow.st to the .hip Slid
larg chains arc put ntx.ot ' bea.l and
fluk.-s to bold the b.-lv fast. K..nu.l
tackles are swayed up to Ibe ai: top
sod firmly hi.hcd to Ibe lower uui-t b-ad,
the strongest Miitit stw the ship's deck,
to the Mid of a hni-cr-likc r... ndmg
through the intricncie. is the bbibl.. f
hook, weighing a hundred pounds lbs
bluldwr i tivel..s s a w liale like a rind d'-Ti
an orange, and ss the ship curevti to the
strain f the tackle fixed to Ibe b.-avifig
windlass, tbe hook takes bold and follow
ing the line s arf made by the keen cut
ting spades, the great b.sly roll- over as
atrip aft-r strip of the bbsHl-dnpping blub,
her is pulled aloft and lowered through
tbe mainhatch to the blubber room. Tin-re
it is cut np by Jonldr-lninded kniws. snd
pciM.nl lip to the de-k ls in.--' ''it in
the smoking bri.k funm.-e. with ....-ls
w ater back als.tit their hs.-c
Kdaed Tools of the Wliutcr.
The whaling spade, liki all the lajiclug
and cutting equipment. i of tba hl kt'-sl,
is kept as sharp as pwible and m Ix.lwd
like a raor. This spmle is mImiui as large
as a man's spread hand, and has a so ket
in whi. h is a pole handle twenty feet long.
These Ige tools are kept in canvas pock
et, lined with wool.
line of the most profitable and curious
products derived from the sperm whale it
I ambergris tgray amber, a morbid score
I tion of the liver or imestmes. It is a
solid opaque inflammable substance,
lighter 'ban water, having the cous.hI
ency of wax. and luiving when heated a
fragrant odor. It Is highly soluble In
alcohol, and is uw-d particularly as the
holding base of perfume, mid whs once
cotisalensl as haviug gnat medicinal
iroperii-s as an iiphrodisiac. and for fpic
itig wines. It is Mtmetimi-s ohtairii-d from
jstst-niortcius . n diseasisl w bab-s, or found
floating on the water in the ncitihhorh'xs
of tin Bahamas In mass.-s of from sixty
to 'S-'i pounds. AmU-rgris of the liest
grade is now quoted at .ZT per uiince.
t hus. E. Nixon, in the Chango inler
AN ABSENT-MINDED MAN.
Kroults of a I.tarncd IVofc-soor Losing
lliuiHi If in Kealrnn of Thointlit.
"When I was .younger than I will
ever be again," i-alil the professor with
n three story bead and eyeglasses of
telescopic psouer, "1 was Hi'1 victim of
sti. h intense menial abstraction that 1
removed iu.vi-lf en irely ftotii the world
of practical affaire. I was In the
boundless realms of thought mid paid
but fleeting attention to the active tlcbl
of human notion. It was necessary to
notify in.- when I should attend my
class, cut my iiu-als, mid even when I
"I was at one time requi stcl to lec
ture in a Western village, and agreed
to do so. Tin tbelne was one that l.a 1
received my best thoughts, all"! ttit
lucre pr...-pecl. of delivering it was it
physical pli-iiMite. When I art hod at
the il.-jsit toy tlii(!i:.lits were concen
trated tip.ui Itie pro posed address. I
realized that my tniiti v.-us nti hour Int.'
aia! that I must hurry, b-it ti. yoinl the
mere fact of bunyin' I did not grasp
"Itrlve fast,' I shout. -d to the driver
of a dingy lie-Mug vehicle as I aira:i.g
in and h.iii.l.-d him a bill. 'Spare
ro iiS.cr lini'M tu-r uiiln.'
"A nay we went with fi plunge. Tlie
enn inis'e t oilctl like a siiip iii I be troil;'!i
of tin- sea. Street light -a-elui'd M
torchlight prncc-.-soti nc, ing riipldly
t!ic other way. Constables- sliotllcd,
dogs. Larked, stioill boys cbn-,.-.! us,
nnd Lusli.c-s c. n-.. .l that ..-.ib- might
stand "ti the- s.bleniilk and gaa. I'p
(Hie street and dou n lutothcr we dashed
inadly. We lo-ik t .u ticrs on t w o wlicc.s.
grazed t !-grap!i j.i.lea and oti's k d
over sui li iiinvab!' s as asb li.-irrcl.s and
dry goods Imiis.
"After half an b-.nr of ibis Lew ildcr
itig ep rb tice 1 stuck my bead tro'ii
tbe wltiiloiv ami iboutcd: 'Are w'e
tii nrlv there?'
" 'Where did yez watil to go, sor'.''
came the edlfyin;; answer."
The Oldest Plow Maker.
Chicago has the oldesf plow-maker !'
the I'lilti-d States. His name is Oavbl
Bradley, and he la nt !he head of a l!j
manufacturing; comiany m Ibe Wet
Side. Mr. liradley first workisl at the
btwlness in Syta-tise, N. Y., In IXC In
1W5 he r-arne to f.'hlcago, which then
Durnliered als-iut 2,f0 InhaMtants and
a camp of several thousand Indiana, to
help ertv-t the first Iron foundry estab
lished here. Mr. Bradley was the first
man to brlnK pig Iron Into Chicago. In
connection with tho foundry which he
helpc-d build was a machine-shop, and
the establishment soon began along
with Ita other business the manufac
ture of plows. Mr. ' Bradley, by the
growth of bla btislnejsa, was finally
forced to build a little town of bla own,
which Is known as Bradley, 111. Mr.
Bradley haa passed bla Willi birthday,
but Is stiy hale nnd hearty, and thor
oughly enjoys the prosperity which
hard work haa liroucht blm. Tlie ac
tive business ha Ix-en surrendered to
bis sona. Chicago Trlliune.
Where Iluels Are Fouglit.
More duels are fought In Germany
than In any other country. Most t,f
them, however, ure student duels,
which culminate In nothing more sc
rlotts than alashed checks or torn
scalps. Of all fJermnn university towns,
little Jena and Gottingen are moat do
voted to the code. In (lot tinmen tho
number of duels average one u day,
year In and year out. On one dar, mil
eral years ago, twelve duels were
fought In Gottlngen In twenty-four
hours. In Jena the record for one day
In recent times la twenly-one. fully
4,000 student duels are fought every
year In tbe Or Din n Kmplre. In addl
t'.'.m to tbs there nre the more sk-.-I-iiih
duels U'tween olflcei-s and clvlllntis.
Among (JerinmiH of mniure yenea ih
annual numla-r of duels Is about lsi.
ajtreets n H g Plea.
Londoo liiis I. '1' m! of Mreeis
Paru. hum mliu , nnd M-w iom oi
Ti Jxllas I t -
FMr Walter F-atit haa written a vol
ume of ' draw room plajra" in col-lals.rat--n
with Mr. Waiter PoUoclu
Kunmus baa a new monthly uia.fasJne
:ar..-.l Western Homes. It Is jui)l!bod
t Tiq- ka, Is eslited by J. H. 0. Tbomp
.u. and (iiln to be tbe tirat dUUoo
lively home niagaine published weat
;jf 1 'blcago.
Mrs. Craigie luis nniMbed iiT novel,
1 In S b.. fr alntK." which will b
pubiub.si by U". Flaber I'nwln. Tba
st.ry ifers to .oiitcal life Id tb ruld
lle of the ictitury, ami one of the cbar-i.-ti-rs
Is modd'sl, so It Is said, on an
"tiiinclit polltU inu of the time. .
The t'-.U- f Sarah Oraml s forthcom
.tig no' el Is derived from tbe tiatno ot
1-sr Ucrtiin. "Tbe Iteth Itook" la tba
story vf El zals lb. a child who deveJ
a.s into a woman of geniu-. This la
lb.- tii-st tii.vel which the author haa
written since "The Heavenly Twin."
Aubrey dc Yore's recollection are
about p. U- .uldifdt'sl in Uw-k form by
Edward .Vni'dd. They ought to be high
ly reiuialile mid worthy of preservation,
for Aubrey dt ere combines the ela
ti.it; iiiid Minor of a rare teller of is tori,-
wi ll i-si-ijllar dignity and lofUneaa
It is said Unit thf highi-M price pef
word ever paid to an author waa paid
by Messrs. Scril'iier to Kudyard ICIp
llng for hia railroad story, "No. 0O7,
published in Ncribnor's. The story
number over seven Uioilsitud word,
and the price paid ".va.- -'.l-out fl.500,
covering all serial rights. This la 20
celHs ;i word.
Marion tlrawford s fort!i-oniltJ nov
el. "Corlc'ite." la unusually foil ot
thrilling lira i natlo action. A Kh1 vl
dcticc of this author's popularity uiaj
Is seen In tin .slateinelit of Ilia publish
ers that three weeks before tbo day set
for the Hppe-iranoe of tin; book the
wa re In retcl-.! of orders iimoutitlnn to
twice fho mituLer printed for a Ural
Of Mr. Crook-jtt'b new novfj, "Loca
lnvar," tbu hero 1 a younx cavalier
driven by adverse drcuiu.slancit ta
n-rve as n coiuinon soldier in the regl'
in. -ins of the Prime of Orange. H!
sweetheart Is Mdnaped 'inl carried to
ti b.tit iy Island whither ho follow to
b. r !- -.. Their luck if again ros.ed,
however, uii-1 the cavalier gets renew
e fighting with ' Bonnie 1 undee."
Tbe juvenile lesiks aiiiioiinci-d Ly the
M.i-j-rs. Appb ton are as follow". "True
i to ltis Hoi,..'.'' a ory of the boyhood
i of franklin. !iy Jie;,.-kiah Itutii-rworth,
I iiltis-tratcd by II. Wiii'hro., pierce;
i " The K ! Patriot." by V. O Stoddar.!.
! ii!iis;;ai.l by P.. West Cllmslin.st ; "The
I l.poi!s of M!-s Suutdi.sli." by lleo
I ry Jo aii...ri. Illu-t rnH-i; and "i.amino
1 d..re I'. iiuiii i.lgo." by .lames Harm-a, 11-
by ;.,-;. ;itL- a nJ oitiora.
I'crl u men.
; T 1 1 1 . v -j-i which are the most
to ii.e seii.-cs aru not always
, I. ;'..! lo the ii. rve.s, saya tha
ir.u lillics. AtllUTKHf, IOT in
liositiiciy ofictinive to many,
yet H i.s mi !l to, im-AiM a woii'lerTUl
jsiwcr of (Uaiitig tlie btiiiii and dr!v
Ing away ii oe evil sp rits known aa
the 'blues." an tin other band, attar
of rMs, with the siiggcstloii of glow
ing suns ami --.riotis eii.-stt'ru ct, n a,
pre I.-pos.-s on.- lo tears. A faint txlof
of umk act as a tonic, while civet
bring.- ''ro liii of soul, for which
the Ua.t .iii::-!".?'- is .In .iiu-iit Oiior
of a-iiidalwiMxI. 1 la- t.-avratici? of citron
U us .ootbiii;4 bi .i. : -."otis jit-opk' a far
uiT music. - -
Msuy pet fumes delightful In the open
air isi-oiiie psti tu ui;triy uisuijrw.ii.wo
In a close room. A wbol; evening can
lie. sMj;k-sl by the preacii'-e of. tuberowa
or liHts In u reception r.m. ThoJr
htrong fragrance has a very had effiK-t.
Mngiioll.t blossoiiia, too, ha ve a djllgh
ful perfume lu their uaUv grove, but
woo to her who Bleep through, tba
eight with a tilngU? blossom on her pil
low. There are many frugrajit flowers.
atich aa cartuitiona, clove pinks, aweet
bticr ami a-iple blots-sotua, Uutt are a
Ibt.nntltni a. ttiev u re u uves-t acejitisi.
A vivid perfuuie la tioarly alwaya,
bracing, while a aubtk one la generally
epervatlng. Utw may become poalUva-
ly intoxkatcd Ly tlie odor of the pt-ach,
almond, wild cherry and other bloa
Botns of the aame clatmn, bx-cauae tbey
tyuitaln a luxgeatlon of pmaatc acid.
No !oro WlilstlnK.
Ao old geoiluman reve-rtily remarked
a to how much loax whlt-tllng la nrw
hearxl on the trfji tlian when he wag
a boy. "Why," uald he, "when I waa
sji apprentice lad we all whistled.
There waa whistling, whistling by er
ery brlpiu young lud you met." Blng
asked ';' be accounted for the change
In thii rt:'iect, he replied: "Well, I w ill
tell you one rcaton. Our young lad
can't whlsile now be-ennae they hav
clgn relies In their mouths." And thera
is 'oo lunch truth In that remark.
Cora lIiibLard, the Plnevllle (Ark.)
Link robber, is 25, and was born In
Ohio. She Inherit from her father a
silent admixture of Indian blood. 8b
la fairly well educated, and her favor
lie book in childhood waa the "Life of
the Jame Boys." Cora doaan't drink,
but an Inveterate smoker, and swears
like a trooer. Her chief complaint
against her captors la that they didn't
allow her to put on bar beat toga, but
carried ber off In a Mother Hubbard.
Utility or Sheep.
In Kartern AuatraJla - 100,000,000
cheap now And turtenance la a fa?0B
which tMrty yean aq wh a modf
dsaert Tbe sheep grmdaaUV tmapMO
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tba aotl into inWK ae. w n
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