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C.'3 HAT most delightful companion
jfof summer days tbe sun was
tthiulDi; brilliantly through the
pen window into a charmingly ap
pointed dining room one bright June
morning. Breakfast was laid for
three. At the head of the table sat
Mis Priscllla Payne, a sweet gray
haired woman, 'with what is termed a
good"- fare, though Hired with care
aud trouble. Yes; the bowl of happi
ness was low when her share was la
dled out. There was a gentle look of
resignation in her face, which was the
reflection of a brave heart. She bright
ened up as she heard a quick, light
footstep, and her niece, Jessie Burton,
t sweetly pretty girl of about IS sum
mers, entered the room. .
"Good morning, auntie! Is Harry
down?" she asked, kissing her guard
ian. tSa, dear; but be soon will be, I'm
sure. He can only have one twenty
"Many letters for him?"
"A few; one is from Australia."
"Auntie," said the girl suddenly,
with a tinge of lovely color flaming her
cheeks, "I have something to tell
"I do believe I can guess what it is,
"O, auntie, I am sure you haven't a
"My dear, your face convinces me
that my conclusion is correct. Come
here and let your old aunt whisper It:
Harry has proposed and you have ac
) "How did you know?" ejaculated
Jessie. "Tea, he proposed last night
Aren't you going to congratulate me?"
"Yes, yes, darling. May you be
HIS FATHER'S FIRST LATTER.
Very, very happy," and she kissed her
niece lovingly. "Are you quite sune.Jes
le, that you love him, and that there
la nothing that would prevent you from
Jessie replied by a look that Indi
cated such a question was entirely un
"You know, dear, I was In love once,
and some one was fond of rue, but
but things went wrong. Some day
eu shall hear the story, dear, then
you will understand how It Is I am
no anxious about you. Ah, here is
At that moment a handsome young
fellow entered the room. Jessie ran
and kissed him, and led him to her
nunt, who was smiling through tears
Of happiness and sorrow because she
foresaw a bitter parting with Jessie.
; After oft-repeated congratulations
and many happy returns, Harry was
permitted to open his letters. The gist
of the one from Australia ran as fol
lows: . "My Dear Son: I trust you will re
ceive this on the day you attain your
majority. Now that you have arrived
at an age of discretion, I wish you to
know as much of my history as Is nec
Pray, my dear son.
iiot think hardly of me.
All I have done I have done for the
best. I have instructed that
good man, the Rev. WUIIam Xayland,
your guardian and counselor all these
years, to tell yon as much as he thinks
lit. He will see the lawyers
for you. After to-day you will be
able to draw 11,500 a year.
This will continue until my death.
rkn All 1 hlVB niM to VOU.
Wishing you all happiness, my dear
Voy. Your most affectionate
Harry read this through twice, amid
strange feeling of uneaalness and
amotion. It was the first letter be bad
trar received from bis father. He sat
down, looking rather pale, crushing the
letter In bis hand. Was bis three
months of perfect happiness at this
bouse to be marred by some horrible
' revelation? He trusted not.
Somehow or other be thought of
James Banton, bla rival.
Ulu Ptalna hari takm a rTMt fane
to Harry when they first met, two
man ago, and he had latterly been
; raying with her and Jessie, with the
itaMe raawH that be fall bead over
. Civ in lore with her pretty niece.
' nuH, the lev. William
' m t" ealluag t ana ma to-
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The meal having concluded, with
painful evidence that things had gone
atwist Harry strolled into the garden
"Darling what is it? What Is the
matter?" she added gently, nestling up
to him. "Something has gone wrong,
and who should share your trouble
with you but I?"
- The doubts and perplexities which
entangled his mind for a moment
seemed to overwhelm him. Then,
without a word, he took the girl In
his strong arms and held her closely
"Jessie," he began falteringly at last,
"If if there should be anything that
might come between pur marriage,
don't think too hardly of me. If there
be a secret in my family, and I have
kept it from you. believe me when I
say that It was through no fault of
mine. I had no Intention to de
"O, Harry! Harry!" gobbed Jessie,
now thoroughly alarmed. "I don't
know what you mean. Indeed I don't,"
she concluded, with a flood of tears,
and nothing would comfort her till she
had sobbed out her heart to her aunt
That afternoon, the Rev. William
Xayland called, and was closeted with
Harry for nearly an hour. Harry had
the greatest admiration and affection
for bis guardian, who had been like a
father to him for seventeen years, and
had he known the patnful nature of
the duty which the clergyman had to
perform that afternoon he would sure
ly have made it a lighter task.
"I would first of all tell you, Harry,
that I have an unbounded faith and
regard in your father, who, under the
most adverse circumstances, has won
the esteem and respect of all with
whom he has come In contact since re
siding In Australia. He only made one
slip In his life, but It has cost him
well, God only knows what.' When he
left be expressed a hope to me that.
If he married, I would take care of
any children with whom be was blessed
and bring them up In total ignorance
of who their father was. This I prom
ised to do. He married out there .and
you were born, but in giving birth to
you your mother died. When you were
4 years old be sent you to me. When
you attained your majority he Instruct
ed me to tell you the secret of bis life,
and begged that you would not Judge j
him too harshly. Through hard work
he has gained a substantial fortune,
and from this dayyou will receive
from the lawyers sufficient capital that
will yield an Income of $1,500 a year.
You will now hear "
"Stop!" aald Harry quietly, with a
strange look In his face. "I can
not and will not touch one penny of
my father's money. He has deceived
me. He had no right to bring me up
with the thought that his life had been
beyond reproach. It was cruel cruel
He was pacing the room bow; his
face was white and set.
"Jessie the girl to whom lam en
gaged what will she say? What am
I to tell her? I, who have always
been taught to be truthful and open
ever since I learned to speak. 1 have
been kept In ignorance of that which
I ought to have known, and what she
ought to have known."
"It was done with a noble purpose,
and worthy of the noble mind that en
tertained it," broke in hi guardian
julckly. "Were your fiancee to know
the whole story she would revere and
honor the name you bear."
'I shall hear nothing until we are
married." retorted Harry, with rapidly
rising anger. "Is it not enough that
my my father has killed my faith In
him? Xow you wish to kill her faith
In me. Xo! no! no! I can't hear the
truth;" and be strode from the room.
He staggered blindly Into the dining
room. But be paused on the threshold.
He saw Jessie standing near the win
dow, and by her, with his hand rough
ly seizing hers, stood James Banton,
"Jessie, I desire an explanation," he
said, quietly, but with a voice that
shook with suppressed passion and
With a startled cry the girl turned
'My explanation Is this," put In Ban-
ton, with a sneer, "that the son of a
common forger Is not a suitable hus
band for Miss Payne's niece!"
"Recall those words!" shouted Har
ry, "you lying scoundrel!"
"They are true." sneered Banton.
"Twenty-three years ago your father
forged a check, was convicted. Im
prisoned, and finally left for Australia,
where he has since lived. If you don't
believe It, I have ample proof. Go and
ask the Rev. William Xayland.
"It Is a lie! a liet liar!" thundered
"It Isn't true! It Isn't true!" cried
Jessie, moving towards him.
The shout bad brought Miss Payne
and the Rev. Niyland Into the room.
"Yon are not tbe son of Henry Dain
Ing, as yon think, but of James Tren
ton, the forger, one and tbe same
At these statements, Miss Payne gave
a strange cry. Jessie ran to her.
"Auntie, auntie, say It's not true."
Then tbe Iter. William Nayland
stepped forward and told them a tale
of bow a man had fallen among evil
companions, had got Into debt and
had forged a check; bow be had once
bora engaged to Miss Prlscilla Psyne,
and how ho had gos to Aoetralla to
start Hfe afresh, feeling that ho waa
aworthy of her gnat lor. He toM
them of tbe honored name he had
woa, of his bard, bitter struggle, and
of his fortune reaped by long years of
toil, of his marriage to a woman who,
in giving birth to Harry, bad died: how
the father swore that his child should
never know what bis father had been,
so he sent him to live in America at a
sacrifice that none would ever know.
"And you, Jamea Banton," thun
dered the clergyman, with righteous
wrath, "you, the only one In the family
who knows the secret, through Jeal
ousy muRt use your knowledge In a
base and foul way, in order to crush
the love of that true, pure girl
there" pointing to Jessie "for Har
ry, the boh of that splendid spirit,
James Trenton. I have been told of
your cruel letters to James Trenton,
threatening disclosures unless be sent
you more money. Check after check
you received "
"It Is a scandalous He!" gasped Ban
ton, with a livid face. "Xo one cad
Tea, I will gainsay It!" said a low,
quiet voice: "I arrived from Australia
last night. I am James Trenton, alias
All looked up startled. In the door
way stood an old man with bowed
head. Miss Priscilia looked up.
"O. James, James!" she cried, run
ning to him, "you come back after nil
these years! Thank God! Thank
God!" Chicago Tribune.
A DOG WHO TALKED.
HU Etc. Hi. Ear, Bis Tail, His
Month, All Helped.
When two years old Ben was Doted
for Intelligence and industry. One
of the herders remarked of him, one
day, that he could do anything except
talk. Moss become Indignant
"Anything except talk!" he retorted.
"He can talk. Why, we do a lot of
talking on the prairie. He talks with
his eyes, with his ears, with bis tall
sometimes with bis mouth."
The others laughed at this, but it
was true. The man and tbe dog, In
the hours of watching the sheep graz
ing, held lengthy conversations, Mow
sitting with his back against a big
gray rock. Ben with his bead upon tbe
"Feeling all right to-day?" Moes
"Yes!" Ben would answer. "Fine aa
"It's nice weather now, and the sheep
are doing well."
"You bet; this weather makes a
fellow feel aa If be could jump out
of his skin, and the sheep never did
"I think we'll try a new grazing
ground for them soon, though. The
flock needs a change."
"Yep-yap! That's a good Idea. In
fact, everything you say Is ail right
You are a great man the greatest man
In tbe world."
"Yonder goes a Jack-rabbit, Ben,
loafing along. S'poae you try him a
"Not any for me. I got rid of the
Jack-rabbit bablt when I was little"
"Down by Mustang Water-hole I
saw wolf-tracks one day, Ben," said
Moss in a whisper.
The muscles stiffened, tbe ears lift
ed slightly the tall became straight as
an Iron bar, the moist black Hps curled
upward, and a low, thunderous growl
sounded In the dog's throat It said
as plainly as words, and more strongly:
"I know about 'era. I bear 'em come
tlmes at night. I was afraid of 'em
when I was a little chap, but I 've got
over that. They mean harm to our
sheep and If they come around I '11
nail 'em sure."
"Good boy. Ben! You 're not afraid
of a wolf as big as a bouse, and you 've
got more senae than tbe ranch-boas."
This was praise that could be
answered only by a series of rapid
leaps, a dozen short barks, and -a tre
mendous scurrying round and round
Then Ben would make a complete
circle of the flock, driving In the
stragglers, and, returning to a dignified
seat on the bill, cock his eye at the sun
to estimate the time of day. St.
Knew What Man Can Do.
A story of James B. Bads, the engi
neer of the great bridge at St. Louis,
points to the kind of spirit that was In
him, which did far more than his tech
nical skill to make blm a great man.
The story is told by Colonel Frank A.
Montgomery In "Reminiscences of a
When Kads was presenting to the
committee of the House the plans
which he had devised for rendering
permanent the channel of the Missis
sippi River, there was on the commit
tee a man named Jones, from a moun
tain district In Kentncky,
This man, whose presence In Con
gress, not to say In this committee,
was one of the many unexplained mys
teries of American politics, continual
ly Interrupted Ends with foolish ques
tions, and annoyed a man who was
bent on giving to tbe committee the
best of his knowledge.
Presently be said, "Captain Eads, do
you believe It possible to control the
waters of tbe Mississippi River so aa
to prevent overflows?
! Kads looked at blm a moment and
"I should have great contempt for
the human mind If I did not believe It
could do It."
That speech had In It much of the
American faith In the ability of man
to do what has not been done before,
a faith that In this case gave us a
great work by which all the people of
the Union have been benefited, for
prosperity to tbe delta of tbe Missis
sippi baa meant prosperity to many
No one looks well In bla beat elotfcea
who shows by his manner that he re
members that be baa them on.
If a girl la boy-atnek, and can't bala
K, tbe shouldn't let aa.
A Juta Lullaby.
Wyaken, Blynkeii, and Nod one night
Sailed off in wooden shoe
Sailed on river of crystal light
luto a sri of dew ;
"Where are you going, and what do you
Tbe old moon asked the three.
'"We. have come Jo bsh.for lha iiet-lng-fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Net of silver and gold have we,"
Said Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.
The old moon laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe
And the wind that sped them all night
Ruffled the waves of dew;
The little stain were the herring-fish
That lived in that beautiful sea;
"Now cant your nets wherever you
But never afcard are we,"
So cried the stars to the fishermen
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.
All night long their nets they threw
For the fish in the twinkling foam
Then down from the sky came the wood
Rringing tbe fishermen home.
'Twaa all so pretty a sail, it wemed
As if it could not be,
And some folks thought 'twas a dream
they'd dreamed. ,
Of sailing that beautiful sea;
But I shall name you the fishermen
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.
Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is the little head.
And the wooden shoe that sailed the
Is a wee one's trundle bed;
So shut your eyes while mother lings
Of wonderful sights that be.
And you shall see tbe beautiful things
As you rock on the misty sea,
Where the old shoe rocked the fisher
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.
Let Eria Hamcmber.
Let Erin remember the days of old.
Ere her faithless sons betray'd her;
When Malachi wore the collar of gold
Which he won from her proud invader;
When her kings with standard of green
Led the Red Branch Knights to dan
ger; Er the emerald gem of the western
Was set in the crown of a stranger.
On Lough Neagh's bank as the fisherman
When the clear cold eve's declining.
He sees the round towers of other days
In tbe wave beneath him shining!
Thus shall memory often, in dream
Catch a glimpse of the days that are
Thus, sighing, look through tbe waves
For the long-faded glories they cover!
A MINISTER'S SNAKE STORY.
Few Laymen Conld Produce Better
Article in That Line.
Dr. Watkins, the veteran missionary,
who has just returned from a four
months' evangelical trip through tbe
outlying States, tells a strange story
of o wonderful snake which he killed
In an old. abandoned shaft of a mine
down In tbe State of Guerrero:
"My attention was attracted one
day " says Mr. Watkins. "by the hor
rified cries of an Indian miner who
came running toward me, his face
ghastly with fright and the perspira
tion dripping like raindrops from bin
Lrow. 'i'lie man rushed up and cast
himself at my feet w-here he lay
trembling and gasping. Aa soon as be
was able to get bis breath he told rue
thst be had been seized by a horrible
monster which had suddenly sprung
upon hifa from one of tbe hidden re
cesses of the mine, and that he bad
narrowly escaped being drawn down
In 'ts embrace.
"My curiosity was aroused and I pro
ceeded to the mouth of the shaft with
tbe man as soon as I could Induce blm
to return. We looked down, but In the
dense obscurity could see nothing.
Drawing my revolver, I made the man
go down Into ttoe shaft a way, assur
ing him that no barm would befall
him, as I wovrd follow close with ray
cocked revolver ready for use.
"The miner did as I commanded and
had gone down for a number of feet,
when suddenly from the dense black
ness I saw a huge and ludlserlbably
hideous bead with wide open mouth
shoot op. The Jaws of the creature
were wide open, showing Its sharp
fanged teth, ltsjrnoutb looking lurge
enough easily ti take a man down
at one gulp.
"The miner streamed with terror
and I feared be would lose bis bold
and fall, but be clung desperately to
tbe ladder while I thrust the barrel
of the revolver full Into tbe creature's
mouth and fired. Wltb a tremendous
hiss It dropped Its bead, and then we
aaw It waa a huge serpent, like unto
nothing I bad ever beard of before.
"As Its struggling body came Into
my view I fired again, and tbe snake,
slipping from the ledge on which It
bad stretched Itself, fell with a
squashy thud to the bottom of tbe
shaft where we could bear It thrash
ing about In struggles which momen
tarily grew weaker and dually ceased
altogether. Tben we went below,
fastened a rope about the body of tbe
reptile, and bofstetf It to tbe surface.
"Then was then unfolded before our
70a the moat hideous creatare fuaa
could ever dream at Its bead waa
like tbe bug stone bead of a fiightfnl-
ly carved Chinese dragon. Its body
about tbe middle was as large as a
man's thigh and its length was so
great that I dare not say how many
feet It measured. I very much regret
ted being uiyble to preserve the skin
and bring it back for the study of
scientists, bxtt I was compelled to leave
It behind." Mexican Herald.
PLUM CREEK DISTRICT.
Btrife fur tka Favors of a Pratt)
Uncle Dan bad come up from the
country to spend a winter vacation
with his city nephews and nieces. Some
of the younger members of tbe family,
says the Chicago Tribune, had been
relating a school episode," which put
Uncle Dan in a reuiinlmvnt mood.
"That reminds me," he said, "of the
teacher we bad down in thu l'lum
Creek district three years ago this win
ter." Then he went on lo tell the story.
She was a mighty pretty girl, and It
wasn't more'u a week In-fore every
young fellow In the county was shying
round trying to make up to her. They
took her to all the church sociable, and
one or another was always waiting for
a chance to wulk home from meeting
She finally seemed to give up all of
them but Tom Hammond and Bill Itlg
elow. Then It looked as if she didu't
know which one of 'em to let go.
What made it more interesting was
that Tom and Bill was the worst kind
of enemies. They'd both licked nil the
other young fellows around lln-re. but
somehow they'd never got together
Finally they was to be a spelling at
the achoolhouse, and some way it got
noised about that Tom said be was go
ing to give Bill a walloping if they met
there that night 1 guess nearly every
body in the district was on band when
they commenced choosing Hides, and
the little teacher up on the platform
looking her prettiest.
Bill and Tom got (spelled down before
they'd beeu at it long, and slipped out.
Everybody knew the fight would be
started right off, and all except the ones
that were still spelling slipped out.
When I got there they were at it good
and hard, and pretty soon they went
down, with Tom on top.
Everybody was so excited that no
body noticed when or how tbe teacher
got there; but the first thing any one
saw, she'd got through the crowd with
a bucket of lce-watT and poured it all
over both of 'em.
The light stopped qulcker'n a wink,
and when they stood up she told 'era
they were rowdies and ruffians, and to
shake hands and beg each other's par
don. Well, they did it, and she asked
everybody to go back In the school
house. When things got quiet she said, "I
understand this fight was on account
of me. I hate fighting and I despise
fighters. If there Is any young man In
this achoolhouse that never had a fight
In bis life, let him stand up. I'm going
to ask hlrn to take me home."
Every fellow In the house but Tom
and Bill stood up. When they all set
down again she said they was only one
thing she hated worse'n a fighter or
ruffian, and that was a liar. She rode
home with Deacon Swasey and his
MISCHIEF IN WATERCRESS.
Uncooked Veicetablea tthould be Thor
oughly Waabed l eforc Katlnic.
Cancer has been attributed at one
time or another to the consumption of
tomatx-8. salt and arsenic, or. ralher,
to write accurately, it lias been sug
gested that these articles might be
contributing causes. A correspondent
a short time ago wrote to the Ixindon
Dally Chronicle stahiug his belief that
cancer might be caused by eating wa
tereren, because he had found fresh
water shrimps nnd some worms iu a
specimen of this vegetable which he
had purchased. Tbe letter to the Chron
icle has given rise to a somewhat ani
mated discussion, and among others
who took up the matter was George
R. Situs, the well known writer, who
contributed to his own Journal, the
Referee, some well-matured thoughts
auent tbe subject
Andrew Wilson then entered the
liHts, arid In both Journals ridiculed tbe
idea that there could possibly be any
connection between watercress and
cancer, says the New York Medical
Record. At the same time, this la by
no means the first occasion on which
raw vegetables which would comprise
watercress have been laid under sus
picion as a possible means of cancer.
Some of the most eminent German In
vestigators have given as their opin
ion that there may be some relation
ship between uncleanly raw vegetables
and the disease. If It be granted that
cancer la of parasitic origin, then
might not the germ be taken Into the
system by means of eating raw vege
tables? Dr. Lyons, of Buffalo, some
time ago made Investigations Into the
relative frequency of cancer among
the different nationalities of that city,
and found that the malady was most
frequent among the German popula
tion, notorious for coosumlng un
cooked vegetables In largo quantities.
Of course scientific proofs are want
ing to substantiate the theory, and
that vegetable eaters , In Buffalo are
more subject to cancer than tbe rest
of lis citizens may be nothing more
than a coincidence. Nevertheless, if
such were found lo be the case in other
parts of the world, a strong a priori
argument would be established that
there is a decided relationship between
cancer and uncleanly raw vegetables.
There are many not spots la lore let
ten at first, btu after a time long be
fore the marriage then an bnt two
at tbe beginning, and just bafon the
Ever since telescopes were Invented
astronomers have been troubled iu
their observations by the unsteadiness
of the air. Prof. S. P. Laugley has
latelv Dointed out a surprising method
of getting round the difficulty. He has
shown, experimentally, that If the air
In a lung telescope tube Is vigorously
agitated, a quiet image of stars and
other objects will be produced. Photo
graphs "Of 'telescopic Images taken la
this manner appear to justify Prof.
In Brussels. Malines and other Bel
gian towns, a novel method of not
only getting rid of smoke, but turning
It Into use. has recently been employ
ed. Tbe smoke Is driven by a valid
ating fan into a filter tilled with porous
material, over which a continuous
stream of petroleum. Iienzlne. alcohol
or some liquid hydrocarbon flows. The
result is thnt the smoke Is entirely sup
pressed, while the filter yields a gas
of great calorific power, which can
be used for beating purposes and for
driving gas-engines. The filtering ma
terial Itself also becomes a good com
bustible. The members of the Royal Society
of Edinburgh were Interested, at a
recent meeting, In the announcement
by Messrs. A. E. Shipley and Edwin
Wilson of tbe discovery of an appara
tus, heretofore overlooked or neglect
ed, at the base of the mosquito's
wings, where!).- the characteristic
humming of that insect may lie pro
duced. The species examined was the
anopheles macullpennls. and the ap
paratus consists of a slightly movable
bar provided with a series of well
marked teeth, which, as the wings are
raised and lowered, rasp across a serlea
of ridges. The structure of the ap
paratus is described as very complex,
but the music produced, as everybody
knows, la extremely effective.
Mr. Marconi believes that at some
future time be will not fix a date for
It wireless telegraphy will become
available for domestic and office use,
thus performing the functions now al
lotted to tbe telephone. He has al
ready made experiments which con
vince him that It will be possible, with
the aid of small models, or miniatures,
of his sending apparatus, as now erect
ed on a gigantic scale at Poldhu and
elsewhere, to transmit messages from
the Interor of rooms which can be
received In other rooms In the same
city, or In neighboring towns. Tbe
walls of the houses will form no ob
stacle, but one of tbe chief problems
will be that of a proper attuning of the
Instruments to prevent Interference of
waves, and to secure privacy for the
In the new SImplon tunnel under the
Alps, which will be by far the great
est tunnel In tbe world, having a
lerigtn of fourteen miles, and which,
it Is now reported, will be completed
in July. 1905, the quantity of water
flowing out of the southern end. from
the many veins encountered In the
heart of the mountain, amounts to
l.'.OOO gallons per minute, and fur
nishes sufficient power lo compress the
air by which the drills are worked,
and to refrigerate the tunnel The
necessity of refrigeration may be Judg
ed from the fact that the heat In the
deeper parts of the tunnel rises as
high as HO degree Fahrenheit when
not artificially reduced. Life would
be Impossible In the tunnel, where
4,000 workmen labor. If a successful
system of refrigeration had not been
devised. When a continuous hole
through the mountain has been made,
the temperature can more easily be
kept down. Two-thirds of the work
was completed last July, and the great
est obstacles have now been overcome.
Madden Death Forbidden.
The sultan of Turkey Insists that
every ruler or person of high political
Importance should die a natural death.
The Stampa, of Turin, says that other
manners of death are not officially rec
)gn!zed by Nlschan Effendl, the censor.
When King Humbert was nsfml.
nated at Monza. the Turkish news
papers announced ue sad event In thia
"King Humbert left the hall amid
the frenetic cheers of the people. The
king, much affected, bowed several
times, and to all appearances was im
When the Shah of Persia was assas
ltiated, the Turkish papers said: "In
the afternoon the shah drove to bis
jummer palace, and (here complained
of Illness. His corpse was sent to
One paper excelled all others by this
tbsurd piece . euphemistic simplifi
cation: "ihe shah felt a little 111, but
flnally his corpse returned to the
This was too much even for the
Turks, bo keep tbj phrase as one
if their proverba.
A new book on Nantucket contains
wme stories that are well known to
overs of the good old town, but ma
iot have been widely repeated. One
)f them bangs on the Quaker custom
f numbering the months and the day a
it the week Instead of using tbe pro
fane mythological names.
A Quaker schoolmaster set this cop
n tbe blackboard for bla wrltina
"Beaut fadeth soon,
Like a rose la Oth month."
It waa probably the same mas who
"ed ta bis scholars about Roblosoa
-itiaae and bis good man "With Da."
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