Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, August 10, 1899, Image 2

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OKO. D. CANON, editor.
csjwaro PMpp. farmer livln Just
waagt of Fairmont, had a flnc carriage
stolen from him stable.
At an adjourned meeting- of the coun
ty commissioners at But-well a contract
wpp let for the erection of a ateel bridge
across the Loup river about a mile
weat of town. When completed thla
will be the first ateel bridge In the
The "Forty Guards" of Geneva will
cob be In uniform at Geneva. The
auKa will consist of white aaUora, with
red bands, white waists, blue ktrta to
ahoe topa and Mack shoes. They are a
credit to Geneva and vicinity and also
to their captain.
About 1 o'clock Thursday morning a
farm hand by the name of Thomson
waa sitting on the platform of the depot
at Johnson waiting for the freight He
went to sleep and had one foot over the
rail. When the freight came In he was
short one foot He Is lying at the hotel
In Johnson and Is being cared for at the
expense of the county.
Mr. Shade, a farmer living just north
of Auburn met with a painful accident
He was leading a cow, and a hook at
tached to the end of the rope penetrat
ed the wrist, plowed through the palm
of his hand and down the large finger
to the first Joint where the (Inzer waa
broken and left hanging by shreds of
kin. The wound waa exceedingly pain
ful and lockjaw was narrowly escaped)
While the steam thresher owned by
Kennel ft Hose was threshing west of
Howe station, Nemaha county, the
boiler exploded and the engineer waa
caided about the feet and legs. Fire
was burled into the straw pile and the
separator and one wagon was destroyed
white two teams took fright and ran
way. They were threshing from the
hock, hence but little grain was de
stroyed. The engineer, John Riddle, is
a deaf mute, though he was considered
a careful and experienced engineer.
Vend Vrba, a prominent Bohemian
farmer living three miles southwest of
Dodge, was accidentally killed early
Thursday morning. He had gone to
his harvest field, a mile distant, on
horseback, and waa either thrown off
or his feet became entangled In the
harness while dismounting, causing the
horse to run and drag bin the entire
distance home. It was necessary to cut
the harness and clothing before be
could be extricated. Life was extinct
when removed to the residence. He
was a member of the Catholic Work-
. and Catholic Knights.
The application for a permit to con
struct a dam and reservoir under the
Irrigation laws of Nebraska has been
filed in the county clerk's office at Wa
hoo. The power behind the scheme is
the Fremont Canal and Power com
pany of Dodge county, with J. F. Han
son, secretary. The water will be ob
tained from the Platte river and the
reservoir will be located on sections 5,
tt, 32, 33, 34. township 17, and section t.
In township 16, all In range S, east of
Sixth prime meridian. It will contain
an area, of 700 acres, with a maximum
of 130 feet and an average depth of 40
feet The reservoir will be located
on and near the farm of W. J. Harmon
n Pohocoo precinct, and will be a stu
pendous piece of work when complete.
The stipulated capacity is 627.2G4.PO0
cubic feet, and length of dam wtu be
2.406 feet The work of construoUoD is
to be begun on or before January 2&,
100, and to be completed on or before
July 26, 103. All legal steps have been
taken to secure all lights of the Im
provement and what it means time will
The corner stone of the new ISO, P00
court house at Wayne was laid at noon
Thursday under the auspices of the
Masonic lodge. Delegations were pres
ent from a number of the nelgh'jor
ing towns. The ceremonies, under the
supervision of Grand Master W. W.
Keysor of Omaha, were very Importing.
The Wayne Corn Palace band furnished
the music At the conclusion of the ex
ercises the visiting Masons were ban
queted by the local lodge at the Boyd
hotel. The grand lodge officers and
deputies present were: William Keysor,
grand master; Robert E. Evans, grand
senior warden; Morris H. Evans, grand
junior warden; John A. Ehrhardt, dep
uty grand master; C. E. Hunter, grand
treasurer; Alvln T. Witter, grand sec
retary; E. Hunter, grand orator; John
F. Poacher, grand chaplain; Arthur P.
Cailds, grand marshal; Z. M. Balrd,
grand senior deacon; A. B. Cherry,
grand Junior deacon; Anson A. Welsh,
grand tyler.
A copgrass of tramps who hare been
fcnatlssj high carnival in the outskirts
ef Oasaba for the last few weeks, was
sOeetveily broken up Thursday nlOt
whea the pettee discovered and raided
temporary rendervous, placing four
teen; of the vagrants under arrest Peo-
WW nvtag la vicinity or ivrugs nrew
'jtf Pan the railroad yards near Sec
MMl aad William streets have made re-
f Bated complaints at the police station
Mat a email army of tramps frequency
pltoh eamp in the neighborhood and an
poy all the residents within a radius of
J a, spB. It is s veritable hobos Ho-
mm they complain, where mtmkn
e- UsmiiH themselves to feasting, was.
'j sd tumult. Every night a differ
' cat asmplng ground is chosen, prefer-e-eag-
lis last shown for localities along
railroad yards. About dusk a root
1 v Asewwbty of vagrants gathers from
i J of the city. A dosen of the
ir aw cripples and they are dele
J to beg provisions aad diing for
t'fWMoa thai laflrmlties secure a
TfiMBiitsM from charity. Beds
aw wait In the box ears aad
i flap aw hladled along the tracks
j ti mom. reSBiMis a soldiers'
.-so, ruea w wbbsu over tee
I aaapof
I aad tfca
It pa tip
i of roatataf ssgar pase-
i -fagnaw mi oat
i goat day tt polios
i'u fcaaawi twa onpjptanta Oa
- tj'vr!Z 0m a-ai at
, i f. A t" ttmm IsaaV
' Vis t jr at am
(-v '
The Good Impression They Mao
While in Camp There a Year
Ago Is Remembered.
San Francisco, Cal. (Special.) Con
greesman Stark and Adjutant Genera
Barry left for home Thursday, after
having spent nearly a fortnight here,
arranging for the comfort of the First
Nebraska. Wednesday they visited the
men in the hospitals and Adujtant Gen
eral Barry collected such data as will
be of use In his office to prepare rec-
jrds to at once return to the officers
here in completing the muster out rolla
They called at the general passenger
office of the Southern Pacific to see If
better railroad rates could not be mad
by the men going home in chartered
trains, but were told that It would cost
137.50 from here to the Missouri river,
whether one man or a trainload, and
lhat tourist sleeping car fares would
be 10 a section. So they will try to get
better terms from the other end of the
Thursday the First Nebraska won
fresh laurels as the guard of honor for
the Tenth Pennsylvania from the
ransport Senator to the Presidio, and
at night the boys were very sore from
their ten-mile march over the cobble
stones. They are as yet unused to
pavements after leaving the field and
the truth must be admitted that the
boys arwe none to strong with but
their brief rest after leaving the firing
Although comparison may be unjust.
ilnce all of the returning regiments are
to deserving ot praise. It must be said
that the First Nebraska is the most
popular of the three regiments in San
Francisco, and attracted more applause
jn its second appearance as escort than
did the Tenth Pennsylvania.
There is noticeable comment among
the visitors to the camp who retain
pleasant memories of Nebraska boys as
regiment of gentlemen when here
fifteen months ago, and It is thought
they are the same warm-hearted, manly
fellows as then.
Their fifteen months from home in
soldier camps and in the carnage of
battle has not given them the air of
bravado and reckless moral conduct so
often assumed by soldiers, but has rip
ened them into men of greater stamina
and courage. That's what conservative
tailers at the camp notice the first
thing and quickly so by contrast
The old flag, torn by bullets and the
elements until the stars alone are left
to wave a faded field of blue but little
larger than a handkerchief, were car
ried with the regiment The boys are
proud of their flags, and the brave ser
geants who received them at Lincoln
jne year ago last May 7 and have car
ried them In every march and every
battle since, save one exception. The
sergeant are Frank H. Thomas of com
pany K of Columbus, who bore the
standard, and Otto Todd of company A
of York, who carried the colors.
The exception referred to waa when
Sergeant Thomas broke down under
the hardships of the Filipino campaign
in April. In a very few days he rushed
back to the regiment arriving as the
tight at Quingua was on. He received
the standard from H. E. CJapp of Lin
coln and Clapp was Just returning to
his company when a bullet struck his
left arm, breaking the bone. He has
ust come back on the Relief, still s
With the return of the Tenth Penn
sylvania is a pretty coincidence. One
rear ago the First Nebraska, wearily
returned to Camp Dewey, near Manila,
with the dead and wounded of Its first
battle, that of the night before. The
Nebraska boys found that the neigh
borly Pennsylvanians had policed their
:amp and made warm welcome for the
:ired fighters. Today, t,000 miles nearer
home. In a peaceful camp, the Nebras
kans welcomed the Pennsylvanians and
gave them a good, hot dinner upon
their arrival from Manila.
- Four men were sent to the hospital
today with stomach troubles and nine
-a me back to the regiment from the
hospital- Most of them had been here
tor several weeks waiting for the regl-i
raent to return. Those reporting back
are: -.
Sergeant Hugh Kenoyerr company M;
Arthur Scbultx, company M; Ray Wll
termuth, company M; Hans C. Peter
son, company H; Fred Kuhn, company
C; Charles H. Young, company H; Jno.
Bronson. company D; George Platford.
company B, and H. A. Bennett com
pany L
Two men of company a nave Deen
discharged since coming here: Quarter
master (Sergeant John B. Miller receiv
ed his discharge yesterday, that he
misjbt go to the bedside of a sick
father at York, and James O. Connor
today, that he might go to his sick
father in Indiana.
Lieutenant Marrlan of Ural nerd, as
sistant surgeon of the Second Nebras
ka last summer and since. Is calling on
friends In the First He has an ap
pointment as contract surgeon In the
regular service and la here en route
to Manila.
Company L will enjoy a banquet at
the Colonial Saturday evening, and one
week from today (Thursday) will go out
on the revenue cutter Golden GaU for
an all-day's trip about the harbor. In
cluding luncheon.
The boys have not ceased to feel bit
ter over the way they were treated on
the Hancock In the way of food. Had
It not been for the liberal use of com
pany and private funds they would
have starved, they assert Every com
pany spent money, all the way from
tip) to MOO. the average being about
t6, thus making a total ot about
3,(00 to supplement the food supplies.
The cooks, they charge, cut out the
best steaks, the best Hour and the
beet vegetables, using only the poor
stuff for a vile mixture of "siumgul
Hon," which could not be eaten. Then
the good stuff was cooked separately
and sold to the boy at a quarter a
meal by a sneaking process, maeh like
running a saloon in Omaha on Sunday.
The hoys made a kick aad then no
meats could he bought save at night
"Many a day I had to bay two meals
to satisfy ray hunger," paid one map
today. "1 believe uncle Bam furnishes
mom food for his soldiers, bat 1
kaow that oa the Hancock it
tare H ant to ssV The
aaf r that we eaaM aatast
ry r t pfl pp the am ftfOs
UP sop WmWe"
A great proportion of the coeasanta
received In thla country are brought
here in sailing weails. The auta are
Imported calefty from the Ban Bias
coast, Trinidad and points along the
Orinoco liver, and are consigned to va
rious commission merchants through-
out the country. A number of
ers engaged in the cocoaaut trade ply
at intervals Between mis country sad
southern ports. The majority ot these
vessels discharge their cargoes at Mew
York, and from two to four of them Pee
t be found at all seasons of the year.
An Interesting half hour may be
spent on the piers some morning whea
ine won of unloading the nuts la un
Jer full headway. The auta are drawn
from the hold In bushel basks ts sad
ire dumped on the pier. Before being
placed Into the carta which are waitlac
to carry them the nuts are tested.
rbls is done by knocking two nuts to
gether. If from the force of the con
;ussion milk escapee from the eyes ot
i nut the nut is adjudged bad and la
thrown away. Every nut Is thus tested
"efore It leaves the pier. The nuts
must also meet a certain standard of
ise and weight The best nuts, it is
iaJd, are always the heaviest Some
times when a vessel has been delayed
3y adverse winds and the nuts as
result have lain In the bold a long
time, enough of tbem are spoiled to cut
nto the captain s profits seriously.
One of the largest of the cocoanut
choooera Is the Leila Smith. Captain
rralnor, which left New York recently
for the 8an Bias coast having dla-
harged a cargo of over 260.000 nuts.
"The Smith makes three round trips a
fear, and besides her regular cargo of
nuts, brtngsmacy barrels of Centra
American turtle shells, which com
mand good prices.
Captain Tralnor, when seen recently
gave an interesting account of the wbj
In which the nuts are gathered and ex
ported to this country.
'The best nuts." he said, "are those
gathered on the San Bias coast and
bring all the way from $20 to M0 a
thousand. The nuts are of medium
lze and are sold principally to deal
ers In desslcated cocoanut
When picked the nuts are encased in
i thick husk. No unhukei nuts are ex-
porte dto this country. In England,
tiowever, the demand for nuts in the
busk Is large. British merchants have
long realised the commercial value of
the oocoanut's husk, and it Is put to a
variety of usee, principally, however, in
the malting of pulp.
"The San Bias coast," continued the
sa.pt ain. "ts full of islands and keys
which are as wild and as uncivilized
as any locality In the world. We work
along, collecting cocoanuts at most of
the important islands, until we get to
the gulf of Dajlen. By that time we
have a full cargo and are ready for
"The San Bias onooanut trade Is en
tirely carried on by Indians. Th
palm trees grow wild and the native
make no attempt at cultivating the
trrowth of the nuta. The trees yield in
January, February, March and April,
Put nuts are gathered at all seasons
of the year. The natives are a copper
solored race and are not warlike They
will not. however, tolerate the pres
ence of a white man in their villages
White men prospecting for gold occa
ilonally pass through the country, and
b long as they mind their own busi
ness they are not molested. But II
they show any disposition to settlf
town they are politely requested t
move on.
"Ttm natives are not pharp at a bar
rain, nor do they attempt to drive ona
TTvey sell two nuts for S cents, and
this standard applies to any number ot
outs from two to 2,000. They could not
be Induced to either raise or reduct
this price,
"The Indians have their tribal chiefs
and exhibit many of the characterisUi I
which mark our more savage NorU
American redskins. They love beadt
and other finery, and we always find i
profitable to carry a load of looking
gUuaes,' brass rings and ribbons whlct
we give to the natives In return ,foi
what they deem their equivalent it
outs. They will give more nuts foi
a plush bound looking-glass than yov
could purchase for K.
"The natives are eager for education
and especially desire that mlssionarlei
be sent to tbem. It certainly would
be an excellent field for some mission
, ' - iY I
learn readily, and are sincere, simple i
and honest
"Although part aad parcel of the Co
lombian governroentthey pay no taxes
(hat I am aware of ind have no voice
n the government All they want 1
to be let alone and the government ac
commodates them."
Coaxing Bees.
One warm June day a swarm of bees
emerged from one of my hives at II
o'clock a m., writes George D. Stanton
to "Our Animal Friends," and alighted
m one of my neighbor's pear trees only
i few feet distant from my garden,
where, by the way, there were plenty
jf trees' which I thought should have
ulted their purpose, but they decided
differently. However, I placed a table,
and hive under the bunch, and Jolted
them down upon the table; they at
once entered the hive, and again
alighted on the tree, and again they
Were dropped upon the table, and thtty
repeated until the fourth time, when,
Instead of realigning on the same tree,
they repaired to a tall apple tree in an-,
other neighbor's yard, where I let them
remain unmolested until nightfall. ,
I then went to their first place of ren
desvoua for the table and hive. I there
found moving rapidly about on the
cloth overspreading the table a queen
bee. apparently In a great state of ex
citement I took the queen in my hand
and she became very docile. I placed
her In a tumbler, where she was secured
a prisoner, until an assistant, a ladder
and a saw were procured. The llmt
holding the bees was carefully sawed
off and brought to the ground, and th
bees shaken off on the sheet at the
mouth of the hive. I took the queen In
my thumb and Angers, moved her all
around among the bees for several sec.
onds, and then placed her at the mouth
of the hive; she Immediately walked In
and the army of bees followed her with
as much regularity as our troops fol
lowed General Hhafter Into Santiago,
and thry stayed there the hive being
played In my garden beside the on
from which they had swarmed, where
they remained without further trouble
Whether they recognised their queen
by sense of smell, faculty of communi
cation or Instinct, Is a question I leave
for others who have a more thorough
Insight Into the habits of bees than I
have after aa observation of fifty years
Two rata, carrying local freight, art
now In nee oa the Consolidated Trac
tion Unas of PKUfcarg Although the
freight PtaHoap have been established
for tht priatPt It la Intended U altl-
pai-ty bouse aanveriea
more care aa the pss-stat
a It p aald the Up Trae-
V 'jm WHI shortly bagtn a U2 aer
The most celebrated breed of shep
herd dogs ever known In the west,
said Jud Bristol, the old-time sheep
maa of Fort Collins, Colo., "were those
bred from a pair of New Zealand dogs
brought to Colorado In 187&. I had
several of their pups on my ranges.
and could fill a volume with Instances
of their rare Intelligence and falthfui-
"I remember one pup In particular.
He was only six months old when he
was sent out one day to work on the
range. At night, when the herd
brought up to the corrals, we saw at
oaoe that a part of the herd was miss
lng. There were l.SSO head In the
bunch whea they went out In the morn.
lng, but when we put them through th
chute we found that two hundred were
missing. Weil, all hands turned out
for the search. We hunted all the night
and all of the next day, and did not
find the lost sheep until along toward
night. But there they were all bearded
In a little draw about Ave miles from
borne, and there was the faithful dot
standing guard. . The wolves were verj
plentiful In those days, and the dog had
actually hidden the sheep from th(
animals in the draw. The poor fellow
was nearly famished, as he had been
for thirty-six hours without food oi
water. From that day he became
hero, but was so badly affected by nun
ger, exposure and thirst and subse
quent overfeeding and petting that h
died not long afterward.
"This same pup's mother we an es
pecially fine animal One night th
herder brought in his docks and hur
ried to his cabin to cook himself some
supper, for he was more than usually
hungry. But he missed the dog, which
usually followed him to the cabin of an
evening to have her supper. The herd,
er thought It rather strange, but made
no search for the dog that night But
when he went down to the corrals the
next morning he found the gate open
and the faithful dog standing guard
over the flocks. The herder In this
haste the night before had forgotten to
close the gate, and the dog. more
faithful than her master, had remain
ed at her post all night though suffer
ing from hunger and thirst
"On another occasion this same dog
was left to watch a flock of sheep near
the herder's cabin while the herder got
his supper. After he had eaten his sup
per he went out to where the sheep
were and told the dog to put the sheep
In the corral. This she refused to do,
and, although she had no supper, she
started off over the prairie as fast as
she could go. The herder put the sheep
In the corral and went to bed. About
midnight he was awakened by the loud
barking of a dog down by the corrals
He got up, dressed himself and went
down to the corrals, and there found
the dog with a band of about fifty
eheep, which had strayed off during the
previous dsy without the herder's
knowledge; but the poor dog knew it
and also knew that they ought to be
corralled, and she did It
Another good story of this same
dog: One day she was sent out with
new herder to an outlying ranch,
some fifteen miles distant That night
she came home and by her actions told
US that there was something wrong at
the ranch. Well, we mounted our bron
chos and went over to the ranch, and
very soon found out what the matter
The new herder was simply a
tramp, who, as soon aa he had got a
good feed, had lit out and left the !
Sheep uncared for, save by his more
faithful companion, the dog.
One tune we had a tenderfoot come
to work for us, and the boys had filled
him so full of hair-raising stories that
he never went out on the range with
out expecting to be either eaten by
bears or scalped by Indiana One day
he come running to the house, all out
of breath, declaring that be had seen
a bear. We laughed at him and sent
him back"to- the ranpes-
"A few days afterward he came In
again, more scared than ever, and said
It was a bear that time, sure. Well,
we took our guns and a foxhound and
went out and, sure enough, over on a
hill we saw a large black animal II
wasn't a bear, but we could not make
out exactly what It was. We sent th
hound and the shepherd dog that was
tending the herd out on Its trail, whll
we followed on foot The dogs chased
the animal over the hill out of sight
Soon the shepherd dog came trotting
leisurely back and took her place with
the herd again. Over In a gulch we
found the hound standing over a dead
animal, which, upon examination, wt
. . ' ... . h
found to be a big black Mexican sheep
Now, that shepherd dog, as soon as sh
found It was nothing but a sheep, had
given up the chase and returned to th
flock. She knew It was not game, and
of no account, while the hound had fol
lowed the trail and killed the sheep."
Told By the Hand.
' A large hand Is always better than a
mall one, says the Ladles' Home Jour
nal. It Indicates a person of some un
usual powers. The possessor will be s
good worker, principally at to details;
he will be careful not to make prom
ises, but will keep the few he makes tc
the letter, even at a loss to himself; h
will be easily offended, very quick tc
Imagine slights and not ready to forglvt
either real or Imagined offenses.
The pr assrir of a small hand will
attempt almost anything, rarely, how.
ever, finishing anything he undertakes
Is easily satisfied, both with himself
and with the world In general; Is fond
of gayety and excitement; makes and
loses friends with the same easiness
Is Impressionable and Inflammable to a
high degree; la religious, but not deeply
so; will make promisee and break then:
without compunction, and will be un
able to bind himself to details.
It Is the thumb that betrays thf
weakneas or strength ot the who!
character. With a weak thumb a band
that otherwise shows great nosslbll!.
ties will be nerveless, unsuccessful anl
remain undeveloped. With a large
ptrong thumb, whatever faults or vir
tues the subject may have, he will never
be petty; be may be either good or bad
be Will never be ordinary. A larg
thumb Indicates one who Is Independent
In both thought and action, who It
ready to take the consequences of hli
own wrong doing, who Is awsyed onl
by reason and la only disgusted and
hardened by a display of emotion.
The combination of a large thumt
pad a broad palm shows courage to th
point of rashness; with a long, cleat
headline, absolute lack of tear, and
gnat calmness and decision In the mo
spent of daagor.
A small thumb always Indicates s
sentimental, Impressionable nature, In
capable of forming any very high aim
or of executing work of any value. Th
opinions of subjects are formed foi
him, never by him. although he wll
believe himself to have thought then
all out, and will quote them aa his own
A thumb easily bent back shows ex
travagance of thought, adaptability
pad a tendency to "fad." The Srat, oi
nailed, phalanx of the thumb repre
sents will power; the second logjo. II
the first la Ism and the second short
tap subject wirl bt seU-wUled and vlo
lent, having no restraint whatever over
his aapaliiaa If the second Is long ane
the flrat short, be will be logical" cal
cplatlng aad wttl rsas everr actloa bt
ssstasa; pat tha apart and daUrs ftp
pawas ssajr bt (awtarWV ascrsaesd.
John Murphy, a longshoreman, was
the only Irishman living In the six
story tenement at 28 Henry street. Sew
York. All the other tenants were He
orews, out Murpny might have got
along peaceably with his fellow ten
ants had It not been for his love of port
and intense aversion to onions. Ik
Lipschitx, a shoestring peddler, lives
on the floor beneath Murphy, and loves
onions as dearly as Murphy loves pork.
It waa thla difference In tastes that
caused the trouble. , Several of the He
brew tenants, headed by Lipschitx,
called on Murpoy several nights ago.
"Ve are a commlddee," said Lipschitx,
"vat gomes to deu you, Mr. Murphy
aat ae horrible porg smell py youi
rooms vas too much. If you don't stob
Id ve vtll pud you owd of der pulldlng
"Ho, hoi yer will, will y? said
Murpny, rubbing his hands at the pros
pect of a tight "Thin star-rt In now.
it would cause me Intinse pain to do It,
but Ul ll tell yes wan thing, and that
ain't two, before a Jew, or tin thou and
Jews cud put out of this building Ol'll
lick ivery van of yes In th' house. And
Oi want to auy to yes, ike Lipschitx,
if yes cook any more of them lnions
Oiil star-rt in at wanee. Now, Ol'll
give yex wan mlnoot to git away from
me doo-r.
The committee hastily got out of dau
ger, and word went around the neigh
borhood that trouble was likely to hap
pen in the house at no distant date, it
happened a few days afterward,
when Lipechltz arrived home after sell
ing all his shoeetiings and began to fry
some onions. The odor soon found Its
way to Murphy's rooms, and soon Lip
schitx turned pale as he heard a well
knwn voice suy: "Lave me at him!
Ol'll stand it no more."
Ltpschlts hastily bartioaded his door.
It was proof against the kicks admin.
lstered to it a immient later by Murphy,
and the Irlnhtiuu) pajused on to the
other flats, shouting: "Come out! Coma
Bewhlskered men, scantily clothed.
swarmed into the hallways, armed with
sticks, but none of them went within
striking distance of Murphy, and when
ne rushed at ihem they hastily retreated
Into their rooms. Windows were thrown
up and a chorus of shrill female voices
shouted: "Bolioe! Murda-! Vatcn!''
Murphy was master of th- situation
when Polk-enmn Henry of the Madison
street station appeared on the scene.
Uegorra! h cried when be saw th
policeman. "If Oi can't find a Jew tc
whip Oi'H whip a cop."
He rushed for the policeman, and botfc
rolled down the stairs, but Henry vei
his club and Murphy soon subsided.
I have heard It said that one Irish-
man tan lick four Jews," remarked the
magistrate when the man was arraigned
before him In the Ksxex Market court
"But I'll fine you 16 )uet the same,"
Murphy's wife paid the fine. "Oi'H
move away from the aste side if th
rolghts of the Olrish oan't be respicted,"
her husband threatened as he left the
Buffalo Hunting In Early Daya.
If we may believe the old accounts
of buffalo hunting in the period before
the advent of the horse, it waa not
only arduous, but hazardous. We have
picture of it in Pere Marquette's
Journal of his expedition to discover
the Mississippi river. Like all the Jes
uit missionaries who explored the con
tinent In advance of other white men,
Marquette gives familiar Insight Into
savage life and ways, and takes pains
to record not only his observations of
the people, bw " the ah and game
as well. On hie way down the Missis
sippi river he saw vast herds of pisl
klous or wild cattle "more corpulent"
than the cattle of France, having great
humps and manes which falling over
their faces gave them a hideous ap
pearance and obscured their vision.
They were scattered over the prairie
like herds of cattle. Marquette count
ed one band of 100. 'They are very
nrce," he writes, "and not a year
passes without their killing some In
dian. When attacked they take a man
with their horns, if they can. lift him
up, and then dash him to the ground
trample oa him and kill him. When
you fire at tnetn from a distance with
gun or bow you must throw yourself
on the ground aa soon aa you fire and
hide in the grass, for if they peroeivt
the one who fired they rush on him and
attack him."
This was in 1973, before the firearms
brought Into the country 1-y the fut
traders had become common, and when
the usual weapon of the chas was still
the bow. Under these conditions we
may well undt-rwtand how the buffalc
was a frormldaWe creature, and how
the savage who hunted tfoot vertlf
took his life In his hands. When
horses were acquired by the tribes, and
feeble man became a centaur, the sit
uation was changed. From this new
apparition the buffalo fled In terror
When the white man appeared on the
scene the fear of human kind grew
with experience. From the undaunted
creatures which, when attacked. "II
they perceive the one who 1red rush
on him and attack him," the game
stampeded at the sight of their pur
suers; and the most vivid and mort
lasting picture of the American buffalc
as we recall It today Is of herds in re
treat a whole species "on the run," en
veloped In th dust of the retreat, aitd
vanishing Into oblivion.
LontrevKy of Ships.
The average life of a wooden ship If
said to be fifteen years, writes Clark
Russell in the Pall Mall Magazine,
Thlh was probably assumed as a basil
for Insurance purposes, yet a large per.
rentage of wooden ships flourish much
longer than fifteen years. I could quot
many Instances of wooden ships which
kept afloat an Incredible number of
yeara About eighty out of every hun
dred were coasters. Two extraodln
ary Instances of longevity In ships may
be worth quoting here. In February
1827, the Betsy Cains of Shields sailed
from that port with a cargo to Ham
burg. She met with a heavy gale from
east southeast, and bore up for Shield
Harbor. The sea was raging on Tyne
mouth bar; the ship struck, waa drivet
upon the rocks and lost. What shl
was this that waa lost In the year 1827'
Will It be believed that she was thi
yacht that In MM brought over U
iOn gland, William. Prlnee of Orange
and that ah waa then called thi
Princess Mary? This at all events wat
claimed for her. How old waa shi
when she carried the prince T
For a number of yeara afterward ahf
waa ona of Queen Anne's royal yachtr
and was reckoned a very fast sallln
vessel. The other Instance la that ot
a vessel called tha Cognac Packet
which, aa aha waa afloat In 1M4. mai
still be trading and In good health. I
took note of her In that year, what
she sailed from Saaharn Harbor, coal
laden for Harwich, In command ef Cap
tala Button, pad aha waa then ninety
four yeara old, having beep built at
Barlandmv Kaata In MM. fas aaaf
to carry braady to Franca, aad aa thai
named bar pp above. Mm waa alsaoat t
baa la
There Is a lot of talk about new
methods of self-defence," said an old
sporting man, "but It seems to me that
It Is only an elaboration of what al
most every man who followed the game
in past days had to know or go under.
Now, take the case of that Jap a few
weeks ago In New York. He had
drunk a little wine and was making a
noise, and so was arrested. He was a
little man, but It took ten big policemen
to handle him without hurting him. He
did not strike them, simply slung them
around. All be did was to upset their
balance; this is a wonderful specialty
of these people. Now, I remember see
ing the same thing done years ago in
a row at New Orleans. I and another
man were set on by the men on the
levee because we had made some big
winnings, and I was for pulling my
gun, when my pal said: 'No; you'll
bring the whole roost on us. There are
only six of them. You take the big ona
and I'll attend to the others.' He waa
a tall, muscular Irishman, and the first
man he tackled was a big mulatto with
muscles like an ox. He rushed at him
and the mulatto stepped to one side,
throwing his weight on to his left leg aa
be lifted his right arm for a swing. My
pal caught him by the right elbow as
the arm went back, slid to his wrist
twisted it. caught him by the trouser
waist lifted him and threw him at the
others, felling two and breaking the
mulatta's right arm. One of the oth
ers rushed at him with a knife, and he
reached as if to shake hands, caught
the man off his balance, placed his
foot behind the man's nearest leg and
then throwing his chest and full weight
against the man, tripped him and frac
tured his skul. The other fled and I
had my man down and was sitting on
him. My pal's cigar never even went
out. and I could not understand how
he did it until he told me afterward.
I went down to the West Indian Isl
ands once. I learned a. trick there.
There was a big row one night in the '
street. One man on foot was attacked
by three men. He carried only an ordi
nary stout cane, and as they set on him
he backed against a wall, holding the
can in both hands across his chest. One
man rushed in on him from the left
unnrher from the riant, the third re
maining a Httle way off In case e should
slip past the others and run. Quieklv
stepping to one side he dodged the left
man. Both hands went up in the air,
the left hand pointed the lower end of
the cane at the base of the man's
thnmt. there was a quick swing of the
arms downward, the lower end of the
cane Jarred on the upper part of the
sternum, and the fellow dropped M "
shot howling with pain. I ne next
man followed, and the third bolted.
Then the man rolled and lit a cigar
ette and walked awa I have tried
that trick with good effect Done right
ly It Is a dead sure fall, and a hard
one. It is even better than the old
trick of leading at the forehead with
the nwn nalm. thrusting the head back
and getting in with the left under ths
"Anoth- very good plan Is, If tackled
by two or more assailants, to get with
the back to the wall and with a light
cane or umbrella prod at their eyes. A
Well known dry goods man was attacx-
ed four years ago and put one fellow's
eye out and tors a second man's nose.
"Not long ago some one asKea boo
Fltsslmmons what was the best thing
for a man. unversed In self-defence, to
do when tackled, and he said: 'Whip
off your hat, or pull out your handker
chief, dash It in Ore face of the man
and quickly follow it up with a left
hand blow on the solar plexus.' Now,
that Is all right but how many men
not accustomed the gloves or me
punching bag and hit a blow worth
hotherln about with the left hand?
Let some of them try it and they will
be astonished t Bob's Idea ts all right,
Rheumatic Potatoes.
The most famous man In eastern
Washington county, Maine, is Caleb
Cushlng Clark, a Cape Cod fisherman,
who came ashore at Bailey's Mistake
In company with his schooner during
the gale or September 4, 13. Ths
schooner landed among the rock and
alder bushes twenty yards beyond
high water mark, and lies where she
struck. Clark discreetly remained be
low deck until the storm had subsided,
when he went to a neighbor's house
and was taken down with an attack of
rheumatic fever, which kept him in
bed three months. The owner of ths
bouse liked him so well that he ob
tained employment in the sardine fish
eries as soon as he was able to work,
making him so contented that he has
never wished to return to Province
town. Though Clark can place an attach
ment on fame on account of the perils
he has seen, his chief claim to distinc
tion lies In the poaeslon of a remark
able breed of potatoes, the original
seedling of which waa given to him by
his benefactor for the purpose of cur
ing rheumatism. He began to carry
this potato In his pocket In March, 1894.
At that time It was larger than a hen's
egg, hard and full of Juice. During the
summer it began to wrinkle and grow
flabby, so that Clark thought of throw
ing it away fr a new one, and would
have done so several times had he not
been assured that to shift a "rheumatic
potato" meant bad luck. During the
net year it had fallen away to the sire
of an English walnut and became hard
ened, lying In his pocket like a block
of wood.
Meanwhile Clark's rheumatism had
entirely disappeared, so one day In ths
spring of IWi, after getting badly wet
ted from dipping sardines, he hung his
trousers on a fence to wash out In ths
rain and left the osseous potato in one
of the pockets. In June the rheumatism
returned with fury, which reminded
Clark of his potato. On searching his
trousers pockets for the talisman ha
found It had sprouted and partially
decayed. Remembering the good It hsd
done him. Clark planted the touber in
the garden and procured a fresh potato
for his malady. He continued to ache
all summer until the potato which had
proved so useful to him had produced
Its crop of tubers, when he selected a
small one from the lot of six and put It
In his pocket.
That was three years ago. Since then
Clar khas been propagating and selling
rheumatic potatoes every season. He
has sold Individual tubers for as much
as fl for a single specimen, though his
regular price ts S cents.
Tha success of the bicycle and th
automobile has led many Inventors tc
attempt a resilient wheel, simpler than
those In use. A promising Improvement
Is described In an English Journal. It
consist essentially of two concentric
shells at the hub, connected by radial
webs which extend the breadth of tht
hub. Between each two webs Is insert
ed a piece of India rubber, exactly fit
ting the sector-shaped space. Tht
outer and Inner sides of the hub er
covered by circular plates, Into the cen.
ter of which Is fitted the sale bearing.
Botta pass from the outer plate to tht
Inner plats through the India rubber
geotora Tha sectors, therefore, are In
terpooed between ths carriage, sspport
ad oa tha sale and the wheal, aad alt
vibration la effectually prevented.