Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, August 10, 1899, Image 3
l$JQM STORIES. , AN INDIAN' 8 GLASS WAGON. The Oeages as a people are the rlrh est on earlh- From the Interest on the money which the United States bor rowed from them as a nation and from the rental of their grass Unda, the Usages, men, women and children, col lect about 80 each every three months. "The Osags, therefore, are very fond of large families, and it la to the material Interest of every Indian to have at many children as possible. In this case very new child does not represent an other mouth to feed, but another source Of Income. The father, on pay day, collects from the government paymas ter the money coming to the family, and this often amounts to a consider able sum. The Indian has never fully realized the value of money It comes too eas ily. When he sets his funds he goes around and pays his debts, for he Is always given credit by the 'traders," and he settles his accounts because he will shortly need credit again until pay day comes around once more. With the money he has left over be buys anything that takes his fancy and sometimes he makes remarkable and ludicrous purchases. 1 An Osage, who had missed pay day Until he nail accumulated riches be- Efrf.Ju'S.L!' to thcl The healthy, hawr child is naturally m!n- X? rjr cpf us, but I an enthusiast In anything which he un. yond his most avaricious dreams, went ! stand; It Is what casualties what ships 10 ioneyviue, in soumern nanaas, una torn or aisamea that I ask. ' day. with his pockets bulging wuol -None, Lieutenant," I said "The Inc. lieutenant; she to a wreak the beach." -j- , - " " . . - mnm 10 use work busuas ana ne would prefer se another column of smoke; that Is hobo on the pilot. Oo out and a if he to sussS hUerate In soW way that the Oquendo burning. On this side Is stUI there,' I said". wHlbelD " If hfonly SSwi how to h,.. h. i. I. .Jk .. i a . T 'lu TJ.., L. , wn t one thing until the muscles and foe eJi.1 he.bottom ln deeP water, I had crackled as he wended his way In ultles ampioyed become wearied. n.7. " ' w I 1Z' train or tKu I After he has kept his arms, hands, .I. ni r..V.'.r. -k ' . "t tor a few minutes he must change. He .? ,.C 7 ? .t , w N: re.pHed the nfler- There will change so as to bring other parti Wait. Lieutenant." I continued, "and he sat, as large as any hobo could sit. into play, unless he Is arbitrarily Dre- 1K miles further to the west- on the pilot with an oyster can milking vented; and when that happens he loses ward and you will see another column ona of those darned cows." Interest and becomes a dull, sullen, un, of smoke; that la the Vlzcaya, on the interesting: "bother of a bov " ludtrorf beach near Aserraderos. As to the Colon HE DELIVERED THEM. by the ordinary onlooker, when, In " T 7 w.waru, A young village postmaster was hard tact ne ""J t'red out and suffering, her meiSnt., y?ur clpufn'. t'ee ftt work wenTUC whearS e the work "ht and . .w?ter"f. pt. n. "tert at the door, and ln BteDDed a bashful 4o not let th children be counted out .k- " h iT,'. amp maiden of sixteen, with a money order. homemaklng and housekeeping. . SSLST. S '1- " IJShbJI&'S TX FOReTr TROUSERS. "Meln Qott!" he exclaimed. "Then .'h.- li.' .Ti",1" Women using male attire are taxed you have destroyed the whole of that ..1 k J'.V1 iAi tor th" PUese n France. For the splendid squadron? I did not think it possible." After a moment mora of silent aaton- ithment, he said, with a polite sym pathy which concealed eager profes sional curiosity: "And your in juries, captain? What losses has the American squadron sus tained?" "None," I replied. "But, Captain, you do not under- PHOPACa INO FI8H. money. He shopped around ln the tores, buying everything he fancied, until he had accumulated a larger load than his pony could carry. He was wandering ajong the streets, wonder Ing how he would transport it to his home, when he saw a large black wagon with glass sides standing in front of a store. He looked at It wist fully for some time, examined the horses and harness and wagged his head In an appreciative manner. The undertaker, who had observed him, came out. "How much?" asked the Indian. The undertaker, for a Joke, named a price. The Indian went Into his saddle, count ed out the money, mounted the box or the hearse and drove away before the undertaker could remonstrate. And row Mr. Indian comes to town ln style, with his squaw beside him on the seat and the Inside of the hearse full of Try lively little pappooses, who look through the glass sides of their strange carriage. The hearse also does service when the Indian comes to town with a load of wheat, which looks very nice through the glass sides. It Is not every man, Indian or white, who can haul his family and his grain ln a wagon with transparent sideboard. THE IOWA'S CLOSE CALL Captain Robley D. Evans of the bat tleship Iowa Is authority for the story that had not Admiral Cervera made his disastrous sortie on July 3 the bat tleship Iowa and Its crew would have gone to destruction In the harbor. Cap tain Evans told the story to a friend while traveling recently from Cincin nati to Washington. "Only luck prevented the destruction of the Iowa," said the captain. "The day after the storming of El Canty General Shafter made an appeal to the department at Washington for help on the part of the Beet. He desired that the tteet enter the harbor and create a disturbance, thus diverting the atten tion and preventing further slaughter of the Americans when the city was taken. Orders were sent that a bat tleshlp enter the harbor and a consul tation was held. It was decided that the Iowa should enter the harbor the morning of July 4." Captain Evans told the officials that If they told him to go, of course he would go, but it meant the destruction f and every man aboard. "I knnw the harbor to a dot," he said, i "I have been there many times." Then making a sketch of the pass age which reminds one of a letter 8, he said: "Right there," pointing with his penclal about the middle of the let t.r ' the runs of the enemy, ISO feet above the water, bear directly upon this point; the guns have an accurate inaiana was struck twice, sufltred no Injury, no loss. The other ships are virtually In the same condition. We are all of us perfectly ready for anoth er battle as much so as befoie Cer- the same time he asked her If she had privilege of wearing men's trousers the read what was written on the margin French mvKmit .f . of the order. I tax of about lift v.Br "No. I have not," she replied, "for I This, however. cannot make It out. Will you please woman who is willing to pay the tax read It for me?" la right to wear such earment. Th The young postmaster read as fol-1 rovmment confers th rto-ht a. . Iw: Ibute to great merit and mnlca it in "I send you ten shillings and a dozen fact, a sort of decnratinn Hvn kisses." men. as the rlhhnn nt tho r oo-ir.r. t Glancing at the bashful girl, he said: Honor Is given to men. I have paid the money and I suppose I The only women to whom has Wn you want the klssee?" granted the right to wear mal attire Yes, she said. "If he has sent me are Georges Sand. Ro Rrmhonr UmU any kisses I want them, too." Dlenlafoy. the Persian archaeologist It Is hardly necessary to say that Mme. Fouclat. the bardi wnman nri the balance of the order was pomptly two feminine sculptors, Mme. Fourreau paid, and ln a scientific manner at that and La Jeannette. and eminently satisfactory to the coun- How Jealously the right of wearing try maiden, for she went out of the male attire by women ln France has Hi. astonishment wa. now Rnr.inlte. I m1. smacking her Hps as If there were Ibeen guarded may be seen ln the re. Mir. ,...! j 7 b. taste upon them she never encoun-lcent case of Mme. de Valsavre. This "Admiral Sampson s Ueet has destroy! terei! Iad A" w.e" .knowP .for hT Propensity ed these great Spanish shlos. and with- Ar.ler. "ne. mwa. "."J"6 - l? duels and her efforts to get All 1.4,.... n hi. 1 I aim V.-. ...J-., ... -11 KM", . , . ,.,, . , 1. I 1... l,., .....I.I J . It is unheard of. I must go to 10.0 .! my captain." FUN WITH A BURGLAR. The burglar who had served a abort time In the Bridewell for being caught while trying to leave a house he had entered without the authority of the owners was engaged in the practice of his profession again. "They don't catch me ln io self -act- In cage this time, great ining, aeveioping more ana more mem ior me ngni to wear men s every year, and each new feature add- clothes, but the French authorities re ed seems to be the best. Jimmy sent fused her petition. She is a pretty wo me a dozen kisses along with the mon-1 man. with a profusion of blonde hair. ey order, and the postmaster gave me Tlt-BIU. twenty, it beats the parcel delivery I 's. system all hollow." WHY BABIES ARE CROSS. CAT KILLS AN EAGLE. It seems almost absurd to advise mothers not to !lnch babies' feet, and A tiger cat belonging to Farmer Has. yet physicians say that much of the ard of Herrlok, Susquehanna county, fretfulness and Irritation of babyhood he said to himself. Pa., was stro 1 ni out toward the barn ' aue to tignt shoes and stockinars. as ne raised a rear window of the bouse a few days ago, carrying ln her teeth ugni, pernaps, from a grown-up he had selected as the seen.; or his op- a piece of meat for her young. A bald I sianapoint, out sufficiently snu to hurt eratlons and cautiously insinuated his eagle, which had been hovering over I ttte tender, soft flesh of baby feet. The head through the opening. the farm for a week, suddenly de- hoes that are got for the very little I don t see no cards tellln me It s scended upon her and whirled her UP-1 oiby are often actual Instruments of an ngni, ana not 10 mane a noise, ana wara in a rapid vertical night. iiunuio uecause 01 some sngnt rough- win x piease snut tne pantry window The path of ascent, to the eye of a I neM or pressure. so s the thing won't freeze. I guess spectator watching the scene, was I I' the shoe fits snugly, no matter how It's all straight." clearly indicated by loose feathers vio-1 aoft It i. the sole Is sure to press into vwin a whisperea caution to his con- lently tossed from the point of combat. "e sensitive nesn and irritate the tem- federate. who was to remain on guard in a brief time the strurallns: Dalr came Per, If not actually injure the nerves outside he crawled noiselessly In, stood to a standstill ln the sky. The eagle's Baby flesh Is so soft that the mothers a few moments to listen, and then pro- wings had drooped now and then, and I or nurses often do not notice how badly ceeaea to penetrate runner into tee in- he had given plain evidence of pain and I lne mue 1001 is Demg crowded until terlor. terror, yet not once had his awful grip Impeded circulation tella the story of Finding only a few thinzs worth appeared to relax. At length a descent ufTertng. stealing on the lower floor, he started was begun, with a rapidity which In-1 An(1 email stockings are frequently a up the stairway. creased every moment, and the two anl- means 01 injury as are small shoes. Al- One of the steps creaked and he mals struck the ground at the very wav DUy both shoes and stockings at stopped Instantly. point where they had at first encoun- I least one size larger than the so-called Not the slightest sound came from tered each other, but the eagle wag I eay nt- This rule should hold srood the rooms above, however, and, after dead, and the cat, as soon as she felt I unt the foot has ceased to grow. The waiting a reasonable time, he moved terra flrma beneath her feet, shot away I reuu woum te a generation of health forward and upward with great cau- for the barn, still carrying her bit of I ler better-tempered and more graceful lion. meat. much ug women. uemorest Magazine. Entering what seemed to be the main Investigation Droved that the cat had upper room, he glanced about him. cut the eagle's throat and so lacerated I A, PNEUMATIC CORSET, umcient ngni came in rrom tne its breast that its body was literally I v .. , street lamp across the way to enable laid open. After the death In midair, to7the use of "women X l.fu to so a bed in one corner occu- however, the cat had been too clever to torwl m 1. i,? ,L "K pied by a man whose deep and .-egular relax her hold and thus fall to the genTraT'll aS. L a mJSS breathing furnished sufficient evidence ground, but let her enemy serve as a Tolble so That the LTnlce tltw tht h unrt uImtv nurhni , v,, At oouoie, so that the air space between The man's clothing was hanging at tne root or tne nea. The burglar moved ln that direction. Instantly he heard a loud whisper: "Don't do that. You will wake him!" Annoyed and alarmed at what he con celved to be a wholly unauthorized and racnute to ease ner descent. v the two thicknesses may be blown up The cat Is none the worse for her I anrt , i. " . . 1" 1 " I an.lnl fllV .-J V..I.U I .- a. ..cell. a.V- ikiioi .k.ii. auu uvtuc, ao I pearanoe to the figure, but also to buoy it up ana give confidence to the mind. A lack of confidence Is responsible for AN INTERESTING DOO. A verv Interesting dog. which one I the slowness with which this accom belonged to the late General Gordon of I pllshment is learned by woman, and u""ul""r:M" the English armv. better known a. this corset should prove a boon to wo- l"""F, n aiipi on in pari m ... cin-A-. i. K-i- . .h men who deliirht In niitlo .rrt. K. . . . w-l- uwaw.i, v. ' a. V w I -w uf. sar Gordon Boys Orphanage at Dover, I nave no narainooa ror them. 1 he very England. It Is the property of Major I Knowledge that they cannot sink leaves Sell of the King's regiment, who says 'h!' brain clear enough to think of the confederates to take a hand in the fine work Of the job Instead of remaining at his por of duty outside he turned his head . d moved back a step or two. s" ' clme tie whiter again, louder nam.e J Wang Proper "roke, for hand, and feet and Km k.f.. I ' ' . ........ . ... ..... . I ...- The burglar glanced at the sleeper, from China to go to Khartoum, about I through the water from one place to I .. .. . I nnnthr nrA ha nnma n ..... i ........ 1 . A IP IP jfuilii, . ' o " - - - I 1 i - -- - - - i ivrui ei. fs " , uivuaiil mi vr- VI I ....... ". v... iMA.itB.uiiinij lu range and when my snip reacnes maiwno nun not surrw. anu men moveu lne rare black Chow puppies back I tnese movements, the corset may be dis joint, goodby to the Iowa and Bob toward the door, with the intention of w)th hJm and when he arrived at Gib- carded. It Is much more shapely than There was another consultation, and Evans was ordered to prepare to enter teh harbor the morning of July 4. The Spanish fleet left the harbor the morn ing before, Cervera preventing the sac rifice by making his final dash for llb- "th. Inwa was to cend one man with ' the Merrtmac's party, and Captain Ev ans lined up the men fjr the purpose of securing volunteers. The clerk of the ship called 150 names and each man responded, "Here 1 am; send me." Cap tain Evans remarked that he could not send the whole - crew. "Who does not want to go?" be ask ed. , . There was no answer. "Well, boys, some of you fellows got to die. Murphy, step out here. You too, McLean." Taking a penny from his pocket he said: "Murphy, you're heads. Mc Lean, you're tails. If It comes down heads you go. Murphy. It It comes down tails, you are to die, McLean." "I'll give you t&O (or your chance to go." said McLean. Murphy shook his head. The penny was nipped and It came down heads. "I'll give you S100 for your chance," said McLean. Murphy only smiled and hook his head. , "I'll give you J 160 cash." said sic Lean excitedly. Murphy shook his head arain. and McLean burst into tears and sobbed like a child, then was led back to the ranks, administering a voiceless rebuke to his raltar he gave Wang to Sir John Adle's the big rubber rings and cork life pre- rvi-Kirms tiiii pu-i b.i7. rln ilcrh f ttr Hip .Tnhn wab nn r.M frltmri xou Diamea rooi, wmsperea tne 0f aenersl Gordon, and was then com. voice again. -iou naven i got sense mnnrilno- t nihr.itr Wm Hniini enougn to roo a sanooanic. iei me ao in the possession of this lady until her mm. huilhanri. who is in th rnvnl Artl1lrv ine Durgiar peerea wro me gioom rot a staff annointman In UnW or tne upper nanway. . when he gave the old dog to me. The roi seeinu bis pai, ne sieppeu oui other two nnnn h t.llv1 tr. h through the door. dead, so that Wang is the only remaln- omp: eimeu a iouu, ueiermini-u ng one tna. General Gordon owned voice. tr rue move anoiner incn in servers, and. In fact, does not show at all, as it conforms to the shape yj (ho STRANGE SNAKE STORY. ' Mrs. Warren W. JessUD. resldlna- near Conklin Forks, N. Y., was the hyste rical witness of an exciting battle be tween two snakes, the brize thev were "Vrv nriv inta.tin. a. w.n. latter being her three-year-old child. this directiou H put a bullet through h, the kilted boy who acts as his keep- La,t mmer the Jessup farmhouse you!" . er, Robert Robinson. Three years aco w" 'ted with rats and mice. Every He lumped hack and dsrtid In the CI- Robert's father turned th .nrvinr i I effort to remove the vermin proved ln- rectlon of the front window. out of doors at Crewe England. 1 he effectual. Suddenly they began to dis- "Hl, theref spoke another voice, little fellow tramnod rrm t.i.. I appear, and when all had lef t the nrem- "Don't go thsVt way, either! Can't you ni.ee. llvlna-as he could Retnrnina- tr,llf, Farmer Jessup found the cause to see you're running right Into a gun?" Crewe, he found that his mother was! be blacksnake that had taken up Its Trembling in every limn, he stood dead, and the hnm tht h hart hun i residence under the kitchen Dorch. He nesr the center of the room uncertain driven from broken up. Tramping gaVB rlr that the reptile should not sgaln, he eventually got to London, and I De '"jured. and even set out a pan of there a constable found him. a mere m"" Ior 11 occasionally. bundle of rags and bones, asleep at the lne make became quite tame, and foot of the Gordon statue in Trafalgar gnw to P of J-year-old Mar square. He was eventually taken to Berj'' wno fed It dally. The snake got the Gordon Boys' home, and as Wang's 10 Know the little one, and showed no keeper is one of that institution's most fer when she was near. Last week honored Inmates." . . Margery was playing about the yard ., I wnen me motner, hearing strange N0THINO UNUSUAG f ' I "hlrrtng sound, looked up and saw a r ... i- rv . .w . . - 'r" iuer colled on a stone In the It was In a Duluth court, and the wit- doorway ready to strike- She dare not AN AUSTRIAN'S SURPRISE). " Captain Taylor gives an amusing ac count in the Century of his Interview with an Austrian lieutenant who had boarded the Indiana immediately after the fight at Santiago. He was In full uniform, with a bril liant display of epaulets and gold lace, (white waistcoat and trousers. He found us covered with the smoke and dust of battle, groups of half-naked men lining up to salute him as he passed, their face streaked with pow der smoke and coal dust. He reached me on the bridge finally In a state of polite bewilderment, and presented his captains request ror permission io pass tnrougn our Diocxaaing lines anu krlng out from Santiago Austrian refu te desiring to leave mat Desiegea vn. After referring him to Admiral riDson and tailing him that he would found some distance to the west ward he asked for news, and I told him we had Just come out of action 'with Cervera's squadron. ' He showed great surprise and said; "Then there has been a battle?" "Yes. I replied." "And the result?" he asked eagerly. "We have defeated them." "But where is the Cervera' fleet now?" he Inquired. "His flagship, the Maria Teresa, Is there, Lieutenant," I answered, point ing st the same time, to the beach a iew miles distant. "But I see nothing but gome smoke." "It It the smoke of the Teresa burn- what to do. He put his hand to his hip pocket. "If you make another motion with that hand." exclaimed a voice from somewhere In the darkness, "I'll shoot I've got the drop on you!" He stole another glance at the sleeper. The man had not stirred, The burglar felt a cold sweat break Ing out all over him. Then, as the savsre yell of a fierce dog, apparently under the bed, came startllngly to his ear, he lumped with a yell of terror to the side window, flv or six feet away, plunged through it carrying the sssh with him, and rolled down the kitchen roof Into a deep snow bank, from which he emerged a second later and fled like a deer, followed by bis bewildered confederate. He had made the horrible blunder of trying to robe a professional ventrilo quistwho happened to be awake. Chicago Tribune. THE HOBO ON THE PILOT. "It was way back In the 70s," said an old engineer. "I was pulling the 'limited' east from Council Bluffs to Chicago over the Rock Island. The night was bitterly cold. We had gone about twenty miles) out and had stopped at a night office for order and had atrt4 up again, when the fire man reached orer and said: "There is a hobo on th pilot; saw him get on at the depot.' 8ure?' I said. 'Go out on the running board and see If he's there yet. The fireman did at he was or dered to do and returned with the In formation that the hobo was still there. "Well.' said I, It s a bitter cold night, and If he can stand It out there I am willing he should ride with me.' And on we went toward Chicago, with old '211' barking like sixty at the low Joints ahead and forgetful of our 'bead end' passenger on the pilot "By and by, by the faint glimmering of th headlight, I thought I saw ahead what seemed to be a bunch ot cjttle on the track. A we approached it th bunch seemed to grow larger. It waii now too late to do anything, so I just pulled her wide open, and old 211 hit that bunch of cattle 'ka-blf.' To paraphrase th language of Tennyson, who glide into rapture of admiration over Th chart of the Light Brigade at Balaklava, thsr was Just simply ness was a Swede who was perhaps not scream and precipitate the tragedy, and so stupid as he seemed to be. was ln a f.enzv of terror wh.. n The cross-examining attorney was a I under the norch th hi.clr ,11,1. smart young man, whose object was to ed toward the foe. So oulck was the There are two method which are employed by fish culturists to pro pagate food and game fish. One is to catch the young tlsh, the fry, and transport them to other waters where It Is desired to Introduce them. Th other Is to strip the female fish ot her eggs and to Impregnate them artificial ly. All attempts that have been made to propagate black bass by stripping the female of their eggs have been failure so far, and the only method that can be applied to them Is to catch the fry and nurse them till they are strong enough to be liberated. Other fish, not ably the shad and the salmon, are read ily stripped, and the results are won derful, as the percentage of eggs that fall to hatch is exceedingly small. Were either fry of eggs left to nature only an exceedingly small proportion would grow to adult flshhood. Apart from those which would die naturally a tremendous quantity would fall prey to the host of enemies insects, crtts tacetv Ash, birds and mammals that Is waiting for the spawn ,or the tiny fish. Any one who has handled flsh freshly caught knows how delicate they appear to be and how quickly they die after leaving the water. eYt the experts ln the service of the various states and of the United States flsh commissions, handle millions of the most sensitive food and game fish every year, and few of them die from the process. First the fish are led to swim Into a confined space where they can be reach ed with the landing net. The manipula tion of this dip net alone requires no mean skill. It must not bruise the floundering flsh and must lift the crea ture ln such a way that it does not scrape the scales from Its sides as It struggles. Wherever a scale 1 torn from a flsh, particularly ln fresh water, fungus Is almost certain to form, and that Is generally fatal. After the flsh Is in the net the latter Is lifted carefully and the operator' hand slides downward, gently but firm ly, till it grasps the body immediately above the tall. Then he draws the fish from the net and holds it head down ward. That serves to show at once whether the flsh Is "ripe" that is, whether the eggs have reached that, stage of development which permits of stripping. If the fls his perfectly ripe the eggs sink toward the head. If the flsh Is found satisfactory the operator places a pan between his legs and holds the flsh firmly in his arm. With th right hand he encircles the salmon Just back of the gills, and, squeezing the flsh gently, slides the hand down to ward the tail, where the eggs spout Into the pan. They are hard then and rattle into the receptacle like pea. Later, after they have been in th hatching frames for a time, they get larger and softer, having absorbed so much water. After the eggs have been drawn from the female flsh she la placed back into the water, none th worse for her trials. Then the milt from a ripe male fifth Is pressed into the pan In the same way, and the Impreg nated eggs are ready to be hatched. Under favorable conditions ninety days is the period of incubation for the grand land-locked salmon, one of the finest game fishes in the world, and hardly Inferior to any as a food fish. The first sign of life ln the eggs Is the formation of a little clot, generally red or pink, which Increases with remark able rapidity, until. In a few days the complete form of a little flsh is plain to the eye. But It is rather a hideous little monster that wriggles out of the shell finally. It resembles a fish only because It wriggles and moves like one. Otherwise It looks more like a fevered dream after to much broiled lobster or welsh rarebit. It Is a trans parent body, with a globular swelling where Its fine fish-like lines ought to be, and its eyes are immense goggles. Then the fish-wise men watch the things most carefully. This Is a critical period of the young things' growth, and a fall or a rise of a degree in the temperature of the water may mean death to millions of salmon. Generally men remain on guard day and night In the hig hatch eries to watch their charges at this time. If they pull through It Is beau tiful to see the successive changes a the tiny swimmers cast off their hid eous appendanges and turn into dainty sender, silvery creatures that dart through the water like bubbles ofr air, and form in thick swarms In the cor-, ner of the tanks, where they hang Ilk bees. e 1 SOME CLEVER CHILDREN. disconcert th witness and discredit Bit testimony. "What did you say your nam wr' was th first question. "Tahn" very dllbertely-"Pter- sen." "John Petersen, eh? Old man Peter's son, I suppose. Well, John, where do you live 7" "Where Ah lire? In Dul.it'." "Now, Petersen, answer this que tlon carefully; ' Are you a married man?" Ah tank o. Ah ras married.'' So you think because you got mar ried you think you are a married man. do you? That' funny. Now tell th gentlemen of thl eceptlonally intelli gent luy wrom you married Who Ah married? Ah married a woman." See here, sir! Don't you know any better than to trifle with thl court? What do you mean, air? You married a woman? Of course you married a woman. Did you ever hear of anyone marrying a man?" "Ya. Mah sister did." Life. TO INTEREST CHILDREN'. Constant change In occupation Is the law of the growing child, becaus the aw of hi growth demands It. The work of the home and Its environs I admirably adapted to this necessary constant change. ' ' Let th children work with yea. Share with them, and they with you m ' all the occupations of th borne. Talk. explain, sing, while at work, and there will be no lack of Interest. It I only when th little on are ef t lo work alone or with other children, on' task which they do not cowiprensnd -that, they boome lisUes. " . ' l I movement that the rattler did not see him until too late. He reared and struck forward toward the black snake, out tne latter, with lightning sneed. colled himself about his enemy's throat! renaenng nis jaws harmless. -In valri th rattled tried to strike. Tighter mtd tighter drew the coils until the Intru der fell back limp and dead.' Vin( the blacksnake uncoiled itself sad retreat ed to th porch. . i " '..: i i I1 1 :. ,'t WILD CATS IN NEW ""TOk. The cat that run wild In Central Park. New York, are obpecUt of de testation i to the v. keepers vwhen full grown; In infsncy.'lt seems;: t:iy, se cure sympathy and assistance. T cat of this story made Ms spring home in an abandoned bird' neat that had lasted through the winter In on of the1 tall tree near the plateau, at 104th 1 street. It first attracted attention by! running 'round and found the trunk ' ot the tree, mewwig terribly. It ae.l tlon led to investigation, aitd lnvstir (ration oisciosed a bilk J and furry fam ily In the cest, quite thlii. feet from (he ' ground. When n Dollcemus climbed Aie . tree the cat climbed toe. and entered !such a demurrer to. any Interference with the nest that it .had to Be removed, with Its contents, In a box,1 the Isquoaling- parent bolng ma.v while' beaten off with a club. 'The kit ten ware duly fed and presumably! preserved.'- Their salvation, humane aa, It was, ems lharclly consistent, .cosy. slderlnv that Vagrant felines ln that k- rallty wr pursued by the keepers last autvmn"Wlth shotguns- It hi, neverthe less, the nrt case on record of a verit.! bl ,. est of wlldoau being discovered in Central Patk,.,;:. i " English Great Sugar Eaters.'' ,-' In 1869 the English consumed ;o' the average 42 pounds of sugar per capita annually. That this Is enough' tftJf either health or reasonable enjoyment is proved by the fact Vhrft "few popl use so much today., For example, n in ISM Italy consumed 7.19 pounds per cap Iia, OIHUB, 14.91 UOUUUV, AUBirU-nilU gary, 16.84 pounds; ' Gernlanjr, " '71. 14 pounds, and France 28.24' pounds.! In the United States where, the.. use, .of sweets Is said to be injuriously exces sive, only 3 pounds per capita War consumed In 1869 and 1 ' pounds' pr rantta In IMS - In Knsrlsmd dUrinar MMh 97 every human being, Including bebtes. Invalids' and paupers, ' disposed' oo. th average of nearly four ou rice rof sugas a day, or w.77 pounua a year.) q. f. Furthermore, neither frorath ,- eco nomic or the sonlttrv standpoint do the rise to'whlch thls'extna sugat ration is put seem satisractory. una et tne cniet 6t these appears to lie to encourage drinking. Though' tftie exports-of bet from England show a tenftencyi- to de cline grows apace. Twenty-seven rait ions a year pe capita,'.' counting:, wo men and children, are surely t enough. In America, though'the amount of splr. its drunk Ms tho same, 4M gallons of beer suffice; and American beer 'Is light. Twenty-seven and 'dnei-quarter gallons were the measurei for "England, in yH3; ret In; l7ilt, had swelled, to431Vi .gal lons, an, expansion at, the fate or about 1 per cnt a year. ut,f at as brewing arrow, ,th weight ofog.r used in th beer grows faster: In 1SSJ the i public nut un with aomethlhe lees than 'four sound of sugar to a barrel: In WM ft dsroanded .between eight 'and nia Admirers of theija'te . Mr.,'r,0iaVle arWln Will hear with regret (that hit old home at Down, where he lived from Jt842 jto the time pt hip death, Is to be riven un and the contents' dispersed. ,Thoa who desire to refresh their mem-, Sry regarding the Kind of" tsrrantly ouse that It was, both Anstdei and out, tmodld referrto the'admigalfle dra.wintr1 Ur . iltaiil.ninnni. "tv Ufa cohk bn Ilk clockwork. Hfid ath l;d to th 'pot wherer, I , shall end If," Nvrotc Darwin la '184ft.:. and W-Pr0Pb4fcy,wi rtriet1y fulfilled. Down wa ceiWrffy a retired place, hut hardly so rts to VAt. rantf the. statement which rnee rnpL peared In a Oerman,, periodical: thnV It, could only, be apAroaohrfd. by ra muls traok. f it tanda. Indeed, r iff twohjlrh rodSi on leading po Tinbrtcfre snM lhe -other tq.Westerbam. and th mtls'nam-i -tat, frUMinumberand ernlrrenc yf, tit fvlaltlnr pilgrims, Itpertftp. ; oft of th most lntftltMiaA nUIn- dOB NWi. '' , It ha been contended that precoclooj cleverness foreshadow a career th re verse of brilliant But this la not al ways the case, for, while It is undoubt edly true that most men and women do their best work at about the period of middle age. there are plenty of In stances of persons who have risen to positions of eminence who displayed signs of genius at a very early age. At the age of 9 Dickens used tJ de light his companion by telling them stories, while Scott composed a num ber of Interesting tales when he was only 12. Charlotte Bronte, too, wrote nu merous stories, poems and plays when he was 14, and at the age of 8 Hacau lay compiled a universal history. Writers in other lands have not infre quently given similar evidence of preco cious cleverness. The great Scandina vian poet, Adam Wehlensch lager, when quite a child, evinced unusual skill in writing verses, and In his ninth year produced several short comedies for private theatricals. John Payne, an American actor and dramatist, was an other prodigy - from childhood. He wrote for the Press and was editor of the Thespian Mirror when only 13. The musical world has brought forth many Infant prodigies. Before he was 8 years of age Mendelssohn excited th wonder of his teachers by his incredible faculty ln playing music at sight, and when he was 5, and Beethoven at 7 at tracted attention by his phenomenal performances. The distinguished German musical composer, Robert Schumann, also showed at a very early age remarkable talent for playing and composing. Al though at the outset of his studies he worked steadily on, struggling against all obstacles, and achieving success by his Indomitable energy and genius. Among artists, Raphael worked in the studio at 12. at which age Titian painted a Madonna. Landseer, the great animal painter, exhibited his pic tures at 13, but he had previously given early indications of his genius by draw ing animals well before he was 5 years of age. Turning to Individual Instance of youthful precocity It Is recorded of a Hanoverian lady named Dorothy Schlo zer that she had the degree of doctor In philosophy conferred upon her when she was only 17 years of age. Before she was 3 years old she was taught Serman, and three years later she had .earned French. Other languages fol lowed ln rapid succession, and before he was 14 she had become an excellent ;lasslcal scholar. In addition, she made aerself acquainted with every branch )f polite literature, as well as many of the sciences. Another prodigy was Thomas Mai iln, who learned to read and write with i rapidity that enabled him at the age of 3 to compose letters. A year later he nad acquired remarkable proficiency In Latin, and in his seventh year he wrote fables, while some attempts he made it poetical composition were very cred itable. But his most celebrated achieve ment was the conception of an Imagin ary country called "Allestone, in which, in a series of letters, he gave a vivid 'and Intelligent description. He drew a map of this fanciful kingdom, giving Imaginary names to the principal mountains, rivers, towns and so on. This, however, was one of his last efforts, for he died at 7 years of age. Of an Individual named John Bar retter It Is declared he was the master of five languages at th age of 9. WMle In his 14th year he published a learned letter In Latin and translated 1 1 thj 'Travels of Rabbi Benjamin"-won He brew Into French. Four year later this fame of his learning an weltlag at tracted the notice of the professor of the university at Halle, wb Wens so delighted with his wit. and knowledge that they offered him th degree Of doctor of phllosopfcy. i "i s 'i lo. Blaisse Pascal, one of the- most 'pro found thinker accomplished .writ ers of France, Is said to have shown precocious proofs of genius,' particularly In mathematics, from his earliest child hood.1 At the sage oS l he comp6sed a tractate bn conic -sections whlcJr excited great admiration, 'and -beforhe was 9S he Had Composed the greater part ef dti mathematical works, and made the bril liant experiments in- hydrostatic and pneumatics for whleh -be Js renowned. At the present moment the jt-yeajvold son of a butcher Is- attracting consider able attention ln Germany sby his won derful gifts. Cmry recenUy he 'wa pre sented to the AnthrojNL0101 society, of Berfln.' as k remarkable i example ,of earljr Intenigwnce. His chief idelWrht Is reading',' hi'1 which he-showed himself exoeptl6nalIy proficient rnt th age qt.2 years. -He" evidently poss ar, reten tive memory, for ne can repeat a large number '-'of historical, biographical and B-eoExanhlcal -dates. 'Including the: date of the births and deaths of innumerable generals, poet i and .phllosophetw. T All thl knowledge, It Is staled, hae been self-acquired. li'i -.'liiel e.. n rina U nr.-n, an.hln nil. i vi"""t-v !.',, ,r ' A very' thrilling 'exhibition of" superb horsemanship 'and brute eegaelty wa witnessed; i on, , the Brlgiy wood road near ' Washington A young j farmer rrom Montgomery county,, w(as . driving lome from the cityv the herse .attached to hi 'buggy being; a magnificent ani mal.'' about three, year ojd.',, WTren about opposite thefcar sheds Bright' ood one of th old worhpu.ca cams down the track . and. reached. the spot at the same time, j There was a fiat wheel attached to the car and it made almost as much noise as , a, locomotive, added to which was the bumming of .the .mo tor. I'The iftnei youag, thorpughprefl pranced and pawed, the eartjh as, the car approached, but refused te, advance. Just at the Instant the .caj was PMs Irg thle driving, outfit the now thois bughly frightened ' animal wheeled arouhd on - the track and directly ' ih front 'of the car,-At . thj same, instapt the 'horse made a dash for, the tradlt, the Vduns man handling the reins sav a mighty pull en the rein and alttjost Instantly drew the frightened anjmsjl straight up'on his hind leas.. There h stood pawing the air,-,, not mpr lhah a foot from the car. and In hat, 'posi tion he -remained until the grinding conveyance,, .crowded with shrieking women and astoritshed Hla, swett by. Durins these., thrilling seconds the driver, in tle. buggy kept his teat! and In the most maker -nf'-faet way allowed the 'horse' td place his! forefeet, upon rb earth when ia.ll danger was past.. , ,, ' H- the driver wavered for ah In stant and allowed the animal lb be hit by the car, fit would hay thrown the magnificent brute off bl hind jeg and urfdoubtedlyi smashed .the. buggy ,,d mofV 'probably killed the horse., h' An assistant chief pf the Are depart ment,, and several, of the men attached to the HrlahtVortd' enstne hdasevwlt- 'nertse1 the IrtMdent, '.and were loud ln the praise of i both driver and animal. Sevcrali of the passenger In th front Lf it he car were badly scared ai tbdy reanzea me imiwranre ' iH osm ' xtn'ylhg In 'the air and not descending upori'them with hi forefeet, ; f r i, f -.'V1.-1;,' rTV . " n Visitor-ln 8L Loulsi-r-They tofts m In: Chicago that I iwoutja find, fhlf tOwa (Mstresstnsjly. aulef, , Tf roar of traCA inert 1 1 something trenjendon. ) Native (listening with, soaiartMil' ness) I'm afraid that' another Ufci do. Chicago Tribun.