Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, August 20, 1903, Image 3

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Yarmouth, England, exported over
172,000 barrels of cured herrings to
the continent during the past year.
Wearing monocles, the latest fashion
for tadiea, a erase recently started In
Pari by ladles of the Servian colony,
U extending to Loudon.
Many thousand dollars' worth of
railroad tickets wer under water In
tha Union depot. Boil your transpor
tation. Kannaa CSty Star.
Ooo, Joubert's chair, made of ebony,
bok boms and hides, and captured
from his laager at Uaabon, near Ly
(Wnbuxg, hi now treasured by Lieut
Ooi. Urmston, at Qle near-oven, sound of
The Worshipful Company of OoM
emttba baa presented to the Unlver
alty of London the whole of the valua
ble library of economic literature
which ft purchased some ten years ago
from Prof. KoxwelL
The South McAlester (Indian Terri
tory) News relates that a negro crimi
nal In the Choctaw nation was so bad
ly scared by being arrested that he
turned an ashen gray, and has never
recovered his proper color.
King Edward's proficiency as a lin
guist was strikingly Illustrated during
his recent visit to Pari. At a private
dinner given by M. Lou bet, the Fronch
r resident read a vwy forum 1 speech.
The King of England got up Immedi
ately after and delivered without a
note an admirable speech in French.
German newspapers mention among
the signs of the time a recent an
nouncement regarding Hugo Zu Ho-henlohe-Oehrlngen,
the first German
prince who bus turned merchant. With
a merchant named Schode be has form
ed a company, with a capital of $75,
000, for using oil to lay the dust In
M. Fwnlet, the French sculptor, baa
received a commission for a monu
ment, to be erected In Paris, in memory
of the pigeons which carried messages
during the siege. At its commence
ment the restitution of the pigeon post
was of marked service, and thousands
of letters and dispatches were sent out
from Paris by this means.
The Rock Island Railway keeps one
of the largest supply bouses in the
United States, in Trenton, Mo. The
shipments from this "stro" are said
to exceed the combined sales of all oth
er business houses In Trenton, It fur
nishes supplies to overy point on the
line bntwen Muscatine, Iowa, and
Missouri river points. Kansas CKy
Secretary Shaw, of the Treasury 'De
partment, has distanced all endeavor
xn beautiful covers for reports to Con
gress. His annual statement was top
pad by an exquisite creation In mo
rocco, with girt filigree work, as One
as the bookbinders of the government
Cookl supply. The daintily prepared
pages, detailing Treasury transactions
nd policies for a twelvemonth, were
tied up In equally beautiful red rib
bon, with the loveliest kind of bow
knots. Washington letter.
David N. Helleg, who has Just died
at Northport, Mass., though blind since
childhood, made a fortune as a busi
ness man and Inventor. In 1851 be be
gan In a small way the manufacture of
mattresses. The business growing, he
began to make furniture. He Invent
ed now styles of chairs and furniture
and went so far as to dtwlgn and car
ry out machinery for their manufac
ture. His sense of touch was so won
derful that he could detect the slightest
flaws In articles made In' his factory.
The railway across the Andes,, be
'tween Chill and the-Argentine repub
lic, which was projected twenty yenrs
ago, Is at last to be completed, the Chil
ian congrws having recently passed a
bill for the purpose. The loftlwrt part
of the pass, which lies not far south
of the groat Andean giant, Aconcagua,
and which has an elevation of 13,000
ifeet. Is to be penetrated by a tunnel,
iwhlch will serve both to avoid snow
drifts and to decrease the maximum
elevation of the road. The terminals
of the railway on each side of the pass
are now within one day's travel by
mule caravan from one another. This
will be the first rail line to cross the
South American continent.
Aa Ordinary Isn't Worth Bo
Very Much After All.
"Tbo weight of money Is very de
ceptive," says an employe of the sub
treasury. "For Instance: A young
man came In here one day with a
young woman. I was showing them
'through the department, and happened
to aafc Jokingly If he thought the girl
.was worth her weight In gold. Ho
assured me that he certainly did think
bo, and after learning that her weight
'was 10H pounds we figured that she
would be worth In gold coin $iH,'M7.
Theyouig man was fond enough of her
I to think that was rather cheap.
"Anotiier thing that deceives many
people," he continued, "Is the weight
of paper money. Now, how many one
dollar blUe do you think It would t a ki
te weight aa much as a flve-dol!nr gold
On a gueaa tha writer said fifty, ro
porta ta New York Mall and Kipresa,
and tha clerk laughed.
"I bar beard guesses w that," be
aid, "all the way from tifty to 600,
nd from man who hare handled
money for yearn. The fact of tha mat
tar la that with a II re-dollar gold piece
M oat tea l you would bavt to put
Mgy ail and ooa-balf bills lo the other
to bakusee It"
Tt f, tl afterward wu put to
several friends of the writer and elic
ited answers ranging all the way from
twenty to 1.0IJ0, the majority guess
ing from 1M to 000.
Taking the weights of gold coins
and bills given at the suhtreasury, It
was figured that a $5 gold piece weighs
.21X1 of an ounce avordupols. The em
ploye at the treasury who handled the
paper money said thnt 100 bills weigh
four and one-half ounces. That would
maie one bill weight .045 of an ounce,
and between six and seven bills would
balance the gold piece.
On the proposition of how much
monej one cea lift, figures were ob
tained at the subtreasury, where cer
tain numbers of coins were placed In
bags and weighed as standards. For
example, the standard amount for
gold coin is $5,000, which weighs 18
pounds. Five hundred silver dollars
weigh 35H pounds, while $200 in
halves, or 400 coins, weigh 11 pounds.
Two hundred pounds of coin money
of various kinds Is made up as fol
lows: Silver dollars, $2,617; half dol
lars, $3,031; quarter dollars. $3,057;
dimes, $3,615,80; nickels, $fH7; pennies,
In $1 bills the same weight would
amount to $71,111.
Dan's Wife.
Up in early morning light,
Sweeping, dusting, getting right.
Oiling all the household springs,
Sewing buttons, tying strings,
Telling Bridget what to do,
Mending rips in Johnnie's shoe,
Ituuning up and down the stair,
Tying baby in her chair,
Cutting meat and spreading bread,
Dishing out ro much per head,
Eating as she can, by chance,
Giving husband kindly glance,
Toiling, busy life
Smart woman,
Dan's wife.
Dan comes home at fall of night,
Home so cbeerfnl, neat and bright.
Children meet him at the door,
Pnl at hlra and look him o'er.
Wife asks him how day has gone,
"Busy time with us at home!"
Supper done, Dan reads with ease
Happy Dan, but one to please;
Children most be put to bed;
All the little prayers are said,
Little shoes are placed in rows,
Bedclothes tucked o'er litle toes.
Busy, wearing life
Tired woman, '
Dan's wife.
Dan roads on and falls asleep
See the woman softly creep;
Baby rests at last; poor dear,
Not a word her heart to cheer,
Mending banket full to top,
Stockings, shirt and little frock;
Tired eyes and weary brain,
Hide with darting, ugly pain;
"Never mind, 'twill pars away."
She must work but never play;
Closed piano, nonsued books,
Done the walks to pleasant nooks.
Brightness faded out of life
Saddened woman,
Dan's wife.
Upstairs, losing to and fro,
Fever holds the woman low;
Children wander, free to play,
When and where they will to-day;
Bridget loiters dinner's cold;
Dsn looks anxious, cross and old;
Household screws sll out of plsce.
Lacking one dear, patient fsce,
Steady hands so tried and true,
Hands that knew just what to do,
Never seeking ret nor play,
Folded now and laid away,
Work of six In one short life
Murdered woman,
Dan's wife.
Kara Tannatt Woods.
liootblack and the Critic
Here Is a story that Is being told
about WlU'am Winter, dean of drnmat
lc critic. Mr. Winter's locks are long
and gray. While crosidug City Hall
Park one day last summer be was ap
proached by a bootblack.
"Shine, mister? Shiner
"No, my son," replied Mr. Winter,
and then, noting the grime, on tho
face of the urchin, he added: "I don't
want a shine, but I'll tell you what
I'll do. If you will go over to the foun
tain there and wash your face I will
give you 5 cents."
The boot black looked up at the old
man, sneered at the proffernl nickel
and said, disdainfully:
"Say, boss, yer better keep that nick
el ter pay fT a haircut." New York
An Idle Match,
A man was traveling, not long ago,
In the compartment of a Imdon train.
At one of the stations, says Chums, a
German entered the carriage and took
the wat opposite the Englishman.
When the train bad started, the Ger
man, wring the other's cigar, boldly
asked for one.
Although astonished at the request,
the Englishman nevertheless pulled out
his case and handed It to the stran
ger. The German lighted the cigar, took a
few puffs, and beaming affably
through his spectacles, said:
- "I vould nod haf drnuhlcd you, but I
had a match In mine lmggit, und I did
not know vnt to do mlt him."
Ilia Kzperlence.
Miss DeAuber (an amateur artist)
Hare you ever been done In oil, Mr.
Mr. Marks Well, I guess yos.
M1ss DeAuber And who was the
Mr. Marks Artist be hanged: It
was a promoter that did me."
Owned by a few.
More than 2,000,000 persons lire la
Manhattan and the Bronx. About 19,.
000 parsons own all tha land In these
two boroughs- Tha number of prop
erty holders Is 8,000 leas than It was
eight rears ago. New York World.
Allaa We Taaght Trades,
It baa been deckled that aliens In
British prisons sre not to bs taught
any trad la tha future,
Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug. JO. Tom
Horn mur.lerer r.f Wills Ilackell
tind Jim McCloud, murderer of Hen
Mlnnlck, overpowered Jailer Proctor
Sunday morning, car riled him to the
sheriff's ofrlce and compelled him to
upeu tlie safe for tbe keys.
After opening the outer door of the
afe Proctor grabbed Ms Run and a
trerlbie stiuggie ensued.
Pro. tor Managed to shoot Horn
twice, biu not seriously. After
lighting some time, Horn and Mr
Jloud, hearing persons approaching
Id the ball, made a dash (or liberty.
A genreal alarm was given and
many citizens with guns turned one.
The prisoners were soon caught
Jailer Procter sustained several cuts
tod bruises but is not seriously
There Is strong talk of lynching.
. Lives Lost on the Sea.
Rockland, Me., ug., 30
vout young men of this city lost
tbelr lives Sunday night by the sink
!ng of a gasoline lanucboll Ash Point
eight ruiles from here. Two of the
party were saved.
The party started out in the launch
lor Pleasant Peach. When off Ash
Point at 9:40 o'clock, the launch be-
inie entanged lo a fish weir. An
t- nipt was made to.tu.rn back when
mere was a flasb and the launch
was enveloped in flames. Tbe six
iccupants of the craft leaped ver
board. They were within 1, 0 feet
of the shore but Holmes and Ciocker
were unable to swim. The efforts of
the others were directed toward sav
ing these two, aod Crocker oeitly
drowned Hills by grasping him
about the shoulders. Both men sank
but Hills finally succeeded In freeing
Hodges swam thirty yards to a
boat and cutting it loose found that
he had no oars. Py this time Veazle
and Hall had half filled the launch
with water, but the Ore spread and
drove them from there nly refuge.
Veazle started to swim toward the
small boat and Hodges threw the
rudder toward him but the man
suddednly threw up his hands and
sank. The launch soon afterward
sank first with Hall who was clinging
to the stern.
Hills succeeded in swimming to
the small boat in which Hodges had
found a refuge. Fisherman later
put out and rescued the two men.
It was discovered today that the top
of tbe gasoliue tank bad been left
They SPred None.
Constantinople, Aug., 9. Late
dispatches from Ilillml Pacha, In
spector general of the reform move
ment, announces tbe Insurgents in
large numbers in the district of
Cllsuri Vilayet of Monastlr attacked
the village of DJivarek.near Kastoria,
and massacred tbe inhabitants, in
cluding women and children, and'
then furiously attacked neighboring
villages, taking many captives, some
of whom were burned alive.
Some Greek peasants were also kill
ed in one of the Karas Of the vilayet
of Monastlr, and in the vilayet of
Okhrida insurgents likewise attack
ed some Mussulman villages. .
They everywhere displayed nge
and ferocity and the Mussulman in
habitants were greatly tcrroized.
The government Is taking every
measure o isiblo to suppress the lis-Ir-g.
Eight more battalions have
been ordered to tbe vilayet of M-nia-stir.
M. Maurocordato, the Greek
minister, has made represcnttouf I o
the porte in behalf of the Greek sub
jects. .
Mr. Ristkovskl, the Uosslan con
sul at Monastlr, it turns out, wa
'murderer) Saturday morning by
La pi to (a member af the Turkish
poilce). who. was on duty outside the
consulate. The assassin was arrested.
Said Pacha, the grand vl.lfr, anil
Tewfik Pacha, minister of foreign
affairs, called on the RussIhii arnbass
h 'or M. Zinovlef, and exprwsed the
0 ernnieots deep regret over tV
Would Not Be Put Off.
Sioux City, la., Aug., 10. Prof.
F. L. Crowley, while teaching school
at Allien, Neb., paid attentions to
Miss Lucy l'eglcy. Last week ho was
to ii n led to Miss Anna Shipley of
Haiti Creek, his home. Ven they
passed through Allen on their wed
ding trip, Miss Feglry boarded toe
train and sat down by Mis. Crowley,
declaring she was going to partici
pate In the bridal tour, She took a
loom adjoining theirs at the Oxford
hotel. Iicfme the biide and groom
she Uled to take arsenic.
Woman Fatally Burntd.
Springfield, III. , Aug. II. -Mrs.
TayoT 8ralt, Mad tlitr-four,
wife af laHaH firf Bad old
settler of this ocuoty residing cast
of Leaml, died this roYmlng as the
result of Injuries received from being
burned. 8he was riding In a spring
wsgon with ber husband and smok
ing pipe, wlib h she put lo her
pocket without Drat cleaning It out.
Her (ireaa became Ignited and she
wa fatally burned.
Ruler !ifli;.na it at KilKng
tbt roas'.au Consul at
Czar and Sultan Exchange
Tha I.atcit R port Sayi Thnt tl RuiKn
Conaul Inanlted Guard Who Did
Nut Salute Him and Struck
H m U'l b a Whip.
St. Petersburg, Aug. ,11. The czar
has demanded the exemplory punish
ment not only of the murderer of
the Russian consul at Mouastir, who
was killed last week by Turkish
gendarmes but of all tbe military
and civil olllclals in any way respon
sibe for the crime.
The assassination of the Russian
consul at Monastir, M. Rostkovskl,"
the second murder of a Russian
consular official in Macedonia with
in a few months, has created ir
tense Indlgoatlon heie. In reporting
the occurance to th? foreign oflict
the Russian aDbassador at Constan
tinople telegraphed August 8:
"The Russian consular atMonastii
has lalleD the victim of an atrocious
crime.. The grand vizier and tht
Turkish foreign minister have come
to'me with expressions of regret in
name of the sultan. Ferid Pasha,
the grand vizier, inf irmed me that
the assassin was a greodarme, named
Hallin, and that he will be subjected
to the severest punishment, and thd
vail of Monastlr will be removed
from his post."
In reply Count Lamsdorff, the for
elgn minister, telegraphed to tht
ambassador August 9.
"His majesty has received a tele
gram from the sultan expressing bit
deep regret at the death of the Rus
sian consul at Monastir. When 1
submitted yjur telergaph to the em
peror lils majesty gave orders that
yo.i should not. confine yourself to re
ceiving explanations from the grand
vizier but should make tbe most en
ergetic demands on the Turkish gov
ernment for full satisfaction and im
mediate and exemplary punishment,'
both of the murderer and of all tbe
military and civil officials on whom
responsibility for tbe audacious crime
ins? fall."
According to tbe report made by
the officials now in charge of tbe Rus
slan consulate at Monastir tbe mur
dcrer is a gendarme. Tbe consul
asked his name because in defiance of
instructions, tbe gendarme did not
salute him. Tbe gendarme thereup
on fired several shots, moitally
wounding the consul in the bead and
hip. The horse drawing tbe carriage
in which tbe consul was riding re
ceived two bullets and snots were
also fired at the coachman.
Conslantinople, Aug. 11. The mur
der of the Russian consul, Mr. Rost-
kovsUi.has caused intense excitement
here and is the sole topic of conver
sation In the streets, cafes and public
resoris. The general believe is that
the incident is bound to considerably
aggravate tbe already serious situa
tion in Macedonia and it Is felt that
it will undoubtedly encouiage tbe
iiulgailans to support the insurrec
tionary movement, which Is spread.
ing rapidly. notably to the southward
of M inasilr.
According to mail advices from
Monastlr dated August 5, the Insur-
g n'.s who r ccntly occupied the lltt f
town of Kruslicvo.twenty-thiee miles
tin-In of Monastir numbered nlr.e
i.uodred. Tbcy killed the garrrlson,
(insisting of fifty-two soldiers aud
buitied the government buildings and
ti.iMi hoisted on a hill overlooking
the town a red flag bearing on one
siih- a II' n with the Inscription,
"Death or
other side
Liberty," and on th
the word: "Courage
The rebels were still In
in sscsslon o' tho town
when the let-
tcr were sent off.
Practically the whole country north
of Monastlr is in revolt. The Turk
lib oillcliil reports state that fnsh
bands of revolutionaries in consider
able notiibcis have cro-scd tho frcn
t let from iiuluaria dm lug the last few
dav. The local Bulgarian officials,
however, deny this and declare that,
the strictest watch Is being kept
along the frontier.
The vail of Monastlr has been dls
mis.scd and Ilusilen II 1 1 in I Pasha,
roiinerly governor of cnien, Arabia,
lias been app dnted as bis successor.
Lightning Kills Two Horses.
Rivcnna, Neb, Aug. 11. During
an electric and rain storm, lasting
about forty minutes. The large two
story frame barn of A. Hemhlnncv,
six miles oirtheait of Ravenna wns
struck by lightning and burned. Two
of his choice and highly priced horse
were also struck and killed.
The structuie waa at once a she I
of (lame entailing a lots of 12,000 u
more, with 11,000 Insurance. ,
Paris, August 11. Ei '--nui
bodies have been recovered and tbe
death list probably will exceed on
hundred In the underground railway
disaster which occurred hero, last
, .
The accident, which occurred on
the electric railwa, assuror? the
nr,nr,rti, .1 . .
proportions of an awfc! catastrophe
during tbe early hours tcNy, when
more than four score bodiea of the
burned aod suffocated victims were
removed from the subterrarean pas-
sag, lhe work continues and Indi
cations are that the death lie, will,
pernaps, exceed five score.
ine scenes at the mouth oi the
tunnel wheie the victims were
brought forth were of the troit
heartredlong description crowds of
weeping men. women and chlldre
shrugg ing forward In an eff. rt to
recognize tficlr missing relatives and
fiiepds. Most of the victims are
from tbe middle and working classes
as tbe trains were carrying tbem
ho from their work.
Although the accident occurred at
8 O'clock last evening, the officials
and tjremci were unatle until early
this morning to descend into tbe tun
nel owing to the blinding clouds of
smofte from the burning train. Fre
quent attempts weie made by voluc
teers, whom It was necessary to
rescue, ha': s-iffocated, and they were
carried a-ay to the hospitals.
At ten minutes after three o'clock
Sergeant Ahrcns, wearing a respir
ator, succeeded in making tbe
descent. He remained seven minutes
and brought the first Information to
tbe effect that corpses were strewn
all about she roadway of the tunnel
Then he collapsed and was taken to
the hospital. Twenty minutes later
firemen f a-eJ their way down
through the tunnel station at Menll
montant and returned soon after
ward with seven bodies, two men
two boys and three women. These
persons had been asphyxiated, as tbelr
positions showed they had been grop
ing through the smoke that filled the
tunnel, seeking a way to escape when
they were overcome
The work of bringing up the bodies
went on steadily after that under the
personal direction of Prefect of Police
Lepine, who summoned a large reserve
force to hold back the surging crowds,
Including the relatives of the victims.
T I . . . .
L.ong lines or ambulances were
brought into requisition and the
bodies were carried to the morgue,
After daylight the crowd around tbe
entrance of the tunnel increased to
enormous proportions, obliging the
poilce to form a solid cordon, through
which tbey admitted only those seek
ing to identify their relatives among
tbe victims. Tbe failure of many
men, women and children to return
home during the night gave many
the first news of tbe disaster. Fathers
and mothers came hurrying to the
mouths of the tuunel to try to find
their absent ones.
The corpses from this death angle
soon swelled the list until at 6:15 a.
in. Prefect Lepine placed tbe rnra-
ber of victims at forty-five already
recovered, while the steady file of
fireman bringing bodies continued.
At tbe station of Les Charonnes
the same scenes of death and despair
had been enacted. Tbe accident oc
curred midwar between the stations
of Menilmoutant and Les Charonnes
so that the work of salvage roceed-
cd from both ends of the tur.nel. In
addition to the blinding smoke the
tunnel belched forth a f-rrlble heat
us one of the car were burning
One fireman succeded in throwing
several streams of water In the di
rection of the wreck, while seme
fireman and military engineers, at
great hazard, pushed on loside the
tunnel. They brought out two
bodies, and soon atterward three
more. The latter were laborers who
had almost suceeded in reaching the
exit when they were overcome and
Further on the firemen stumbled
upon a terrible mass of bodies. These
wete the pissongcrs of the burned
train. They had leaped from the
coaches when the fire broke out, and
groping through the suffocating
e'euds of smoke, sought the exit at
Les Charonnes street station, but the
tunnel makes a sharp turo near the
scene or tho disaster, and at the
angle the entire mass of humanity,
apparently became tightly wedged.
The panic which took place at this
poiat In the daik subterranean pas.
ags must have been terrible.
Braktman Loses Foot
Pattsroouth, Neb,, Aug. 12.
James F. Ruby, a Turlington brake
man, met with an accident at Glen
wood last bight which resulted In
the loss of a portion or till right foot.
Tbe train had bucked on a tldelrn k
to pick up a stock car, when Robr
lipped In some manner and gat bli
foot en ugh t in some manner under
tbe wheals. He waa brought to this
cltj aooo after the accident. It was
fo'ind ruceaaary to amputate tbt foot ,
bought for ben butler
Fifty Cent, if lie Won aud 23 if Ha
Loat-IIe Got tbe Fifty.
"When I was a boy in Lowell, Just
after the war," said a Massachusetts
man, "I met Gen. Henjamiu F. Put-
ler on the street one day, and follow
, ing him was a boy who wus yelling;
Old Hen Butler! Cock-eye ButlerT and
! dodging
and running whenever the
Seueral nliule a "tion to catch
or strike Iiiru with a stick.
I "'Son,' said he to me, Til give you
fifty cents if you'll thrash that boy;
but 1 want -T0U t0 thras!i him good.'
I " 'What do I get if be licks me?' I
agked( for as a ynkee boy f wanted
all there was in it.
" 'A quarter if he whips you, and
fifty cents if you thrash hiin. Now,
give it to him good!'
"I made for the boy, who was about
my size, and in a second we were mak
ing tbe fur fly. We hadn't bwn at it
long enough to give any idea of the
outcome when one of the two or three
policemen the town then had grabbed
the pair of us and marched up off to
the station bouse, which was but a
half square or so away. The general
followed, and after the charges were
made against us he said:
" 'How much collateral do you want
to release this boy?' Indicating me, 'I
know bis parents and will send him
" 'Five dollars will be enough, gen
eral,' said the man in charge, which
the general put up, and I left the sta
tion with him.
" 'Now, as your attorney, I think you
had better go fishing to-morrow,' said
he. 'Go early and stay all day. Here's
your fifty cents. You didn't lick him,
but I believe you would.'
"I took his advice; the case was
called the next day, and my recog
nizance wus forfeited and I heard no
more of it. The other boy got off with
a le-cture, I believe.
"Ten years after that, while Gen.
Butler was in Congress, I called on
him, brought myself to his recollec
tion, and through his good offices I
obtained a clerical appointment which
I held for several years." Washing
ton Post-
Monkey's Can't Throw Stones.
The recently published story of lbs
British soldier in the Transvaal about
monkeys throwing stone has raised
the question as to whether the tales
of travelers are true to the effect that
those animals sometimes pelt them
with stones or eocoanuts, says the Salt
Lake Herald. Waterton, In his "Es
says on Natural History," writes:
"Monkeys know nothing at all of the
combined act of moving an elevated
arm backward, and then, while bring
ing It forward, to open the hand just
at that particular time when the arm
can Impart motion to the thing which
the hand has grasped. Thus man, at
a distance from you, can aim a stone
at your head and break your skull.
The monkey can do no such thing..'
Sir James Brooks says, with refer
ence to the or&ng-outang, that he never
observed the slightest attempt at de
fense. Wallace, also talking of the orang
outang, declares that he has seen him
throw down branches when pursued.
"It is true he does not throw them at
a person, but casts them down vertic
ally; for it ie evident that a bough
cannot be thrown to any distance from
the top of a lofty tree. In one case a
female rotes, on a duria.ii tree, kept
up for at least ten minutes a continu
ous shower of branches, and of the
heavy spined fruits, as large as
thirty-two pounders, which most effect
ually kept us clear of the tree she waa .
on. She could be seen breaking them
off and throwing them down with ev
ery appearance of rage."
Taine's Advice to His Sinters.
When Talne was a professor at Nev-
ers he ended a letter to his mother
with the following "few words" to
his sisters:
"Do not concern yourselves about
your acquaintance with all kinds of
technical di tails mid with some tech
nicalities In geography, physics, etc..
which are repeated by the accom
plished parrots In boarding schools.
Merely learn the orthography, the
arithmetic, tbe essential part of geog
raphy. Doueud for tbe rest upon your
rending, conversation and reflection,
The did of education Is to open the
mind, to acquire Ideas and to accus
tom one's self to search for them.
Studies nre but the means. A woman
has not to pass an examhuitlou before
coming out; she is not questioned at a
party almut a date or a chemical solu
tlontlon. Provided that she bus Ideas
about things In general, that she can
follow a conversation on any subject,
that her Judgment Is sufficiently freo
and wide to hold her own on questions
of morality, of conduct and religion
which nro disemmd In her presence,
Klin knows quite enough, and the
wisest ninn chii enjoy eonvi rslng with
her. A conversation which Is nn ex
change of Ideas imlntcdly expressed Is
perhaps the great cut pleasure which
can bo enjoyed, and from the time
we begin to th'nk we have It without
much Instruction. The only examina
tion a woman must pass concerns
ilms, deportment, (lancing and music.
ami I w thnt you will succeed In It
atlsfactorily." London Athauaeum.
Unnr i-ary
Arid who is this Miss Smith that
lives across the street'" asked the vis
itor. "Oh, I never talk nciiixlal," hastily;
remarked her homes.
ur Aat 2A.
A Russian does not become of
until he Is 26.
Naomi was WJu years old when sbe
finally secured a husband. Truly sr
erjrtblag comas to those who wait. -
..... "Vk