Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, June 02, 1904, Image 5

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    Science
The curious theory of M. Boyn Is ;
tut N-rsys keep marine animals In '
tielr mU habitat The rays enter '
ialt water readily, but are completely
topped by fresh water, and they bav
lie remarkable property of increasing
rlsual power, other effwts Mug prob
ble. A baker's oven boated by electricity
a uovelty at Moutautian, l'rauce.
The beating elements numbering
weuty are placed at the side of the
Ulterior, and beat Is quickly applied
lud cut off at once, with a consider
Ilile saving lo time. No heat in lost
ip the chimney, as the only opening
the door through which the bread
passed.
Calculation confirmed by experiment
las shown that, weight for weight,
line wood Is stronger tbttn steel In
Kith transverse and tensile strength.
It is regarded as doubtful If stiy metal
!ould 1 made Into a hollow rxl equal
iig a baiultoo rod In stiffness without
jxceedlng It In weight. In structures
f wood the weak points are always at
the joints.
A recent German Invention to pre
reut suffocation of tlrenien in smoke
filed rooms, of rescuers entering min
ing shafts containing uoxiotix gases,
ud of workmen denning cliumlH-rs
here the ulr Is dangerous to breathe,
fouslsts of a leather helmet, with glass
ryes and a pliable neck collar, iittach
Kl to i rubber hone, through which.
IS In the case of a diver's outlit, fresh
air can le continually forceil, while
Hie explratcd air escapes through a
valve at the top of the helmet. There
is also a speaking tute, through which
the operator can converse with his as
sistant outside the room, building or
shaft In which the work Ik being
lone.
Bishop's Ring Is h slightly rwl. Hub
Colored circle about the sun, which Is
Believed to be caused, by line volcanic
lust floating at a great altitude In the
llr. It was llrst seen, and named from
Its discoverer, after the great erup
ijon of Krakutoa In IKS.-. It nnide Its
tppearam-e ugnln after the eruption
ff Mont Tele and other West Indian
oleanocs two years ago. Kecciitly II.
H. Clayton bus observed that It Is
llminlshlng in diameter, owing, as bo
lupposes, to the slow willing of the
Just toward the earth. In iN'ccmber,
!s2, Its mean distance from the sun
was i degrees, but In IiecemlsT, ltsi.'t.
he distiince was only degrees. The
ring Is faint and not euslly seen by an
inpracticcd observer, but within It
jbere Is a fairly conspicuous whitish
(Ui re.
A new process of zinc production
as recently the subject of a demon
tratlon by Kir William Ramsay at
(lie Hafna Mines, North Wales. The
lew process Installed at the Hafna
Mines will make It ossllile to extract
he zinc direct from the ore. At pres
ent the ore Is treated lo make spelter,
mil from this white zinc Is produced,
tlore lmportunt still, the vast heaps
f refuse locally called "tailing"
vhich cumber the North Wales hlll
ildes can be worked at a high profit.
The cost of production will be 50 per
rent cheaper than the current rates.
The discovery of this new process will
fuahle number of mines now closed
io resume work on a paying basis, and
Is expected that the white tine
Tade, which Is now In the bauds of
the foreigner, will return to that coun
37. WHITE HOUSE CHINA.
Mra.Hooacvclt Is Trying- to Oct To
gether a Complete Collection.
Mrs. Roosevelt has started a move
nient which, If successful, will result
In the Installation In the White House
of at least a part of the china used
by every President of the United
states from Washington' time. The
task which Mrs. Roosevelt has under
taken is no Lilian one, for there are
no funds with which to make the col
lection, and she Is dependent lurgcly
upon those who hold rare pieces us
re i ics.
Only since the days of Abraham
Lincoln has the White House china
been preserved after the term of the
lucumlx'tit had expired. Hefore that
time the china was the property of the
President and went out of the execu
tive mansion with him. Much of the
most valuable of all the relics Is scat
tered over the land, In the hands olv
It- t ...... - .tlUfMl A,ln,,. .. .... V
r"HC IIUIIU in UI ill lunimii urmciiuillILn
Of former Presidents.
To assist her In the work of collec
tion Mrs. Risisevelt has asked the aid
of Mrs. Abby O. Raker, an nulhorlty
on While House china.
Recently the nucleus of the collec
tion was Installed In cabinets on the
basement Ibsir of the While House,
where It may Iks viewed by visitors
as they pass through the hallways
leading to the east room, now the only
rcHini open to the reception of the pub
lic at the usual hours. Two cabinets
have been filled and appropriately lab
eled with specimens of the china of
each administration from Unroll)
down. Soon the entire sets are to be
placed In glass cases where they may
be seen. The two cabinets already ar
ranged contain the following pieces:
Lincoln China Fish platters, two
plates, large fruit dish, one small com
pote. Grant Chlnti Larue openwork fruit
dish, smaller compote, two platen, long
flab platter, small butter plate.
Hayes China (from the Theodore
Davis decorated set) Turkey plutter,
'"bear and boney;" naiad dish, gravy
boat. Ice cream plate, cup and aaucer,
'dinner plate, plat with painting- of
bouse In which Mr. Iirl made the
designs for the dishes
Arthur Chins Sis plates from tbe
';.ipy wet." two -ups and saucer.
Cleveland China 1'otir plates, tea
ciim. gravy boat
Harrison China "ut glass, two
plates, cup and sau-er. cut glass ice
cream plate, goblet, flnger ImjwI.
McKlnley China Three plates, two
cups and saucers, a small bonbon dish,
lu shape of the national flag.
lu addition to tbia collection there
Is in the Smithsonian Institution some
of the china used by Washington, and
this may be transferred to the White
House collection at an early day. In
MaMiicbosetta there Is a considerable
quantity of the Adams china lu the
bauds of lineal dew e miauls and in the
collections of various historical socie
ties. Chicago Inter Ocean.
BENEFITS OF CURFEW LAW.
U bra Enforced la New l urk Ht
sultn Have Hera Ootid.
There have reitutly lieen
Here from fifteen cities and village in
'he State where a curfew ordinance
has lieeu adopted answers to ques
tions as to how the plan works In
these communities. It is noticeable
that in the few places where the plan
has not worked well the result Is due
to the failure of the authorities to en
force the law. Where it has been en
forced the results are Invariably good.
The city clerk of Oleau. for Instance,
a city of ll.iNK) Inhabitants, writes: "It
is noticeable that there are fewer chil
dren on the streets, which in our city
are considered the very hotbeds of
crime. "
Addison, in Stculien County, with
li.iiu population, udopted the ordinance
ten years ago. Two mouths ago the
Hoard of Trustees voted to do away
with It. Apparently the law was not
enforced, became a dead letter, and of
course was worse than useless. Cuti
Isteo, another village of S.IXJO people
in Steulien County, has had the law
for four yeurs, but It, too, Is letting
it go by default. I-e Roy, with 3..J
people, "found great trouble" lu en
forcing the law, but the city clerk
thinks It would be u good thing if en
forced. Hut iii those places like Ilomelixville.
where the first curfew ordinance In
the State went Into effect; Wellsvllle,
iMiudee, Salamanca, Geneva, Coming
and Elmlrn, where the law is enforced,
tlie resulU are all that advocates of the
law claim. Dundee finds It "easy to
enforce the law" and "results are en
tirely beneficial. The results arc:
"Streets cleared of boys and young
sters; less noise, mischief and disturb
ance; the making of liettcr citizens;
raMug the standard in school."
The village clerk of Wellsvllle says:
"Would advise the adoption Immedi
ately of a curfew ordinance." Geneva
finds nothing to object to In the law
and reports that It accomplishes the
desired results. Corning makes a like
report. In Salamanca, where the ordi
nance has been In force, It Is several
years since there has been "any serious
offense committed by youngsters.
There Is no disposition to abolish the
system."
Way land tried the law for three
years, then became careless. There
was little or no objection to It so long
as It was enforced. It was recognized
as a good thing, but when it was not
enforced It was very properly discon
tinued. Hut now the village clerk
writes: "I believe that it Is only a
matter of a comparatively short time
when the curfew ordinance will be re
stored here. The people lu general, I
believe, are not satisfied with condi
tions as they are, and will be glad to
return to the old curfew ordinance,
provided the authorities will rigidly en
force It. A curfew ordinance would
not be necessary here or anywhere elan
IT parents and guardians would do
their duty, but until parents learn that
the welfare of their children, as well
as the good of society, requires them
to keep their children off the public
streets and awny from public places
fat night) a curfew law will be almost
a necessity."
The gist of all this testimony Is
that the curfew Inw Is a good thing if
enforced. It does accomplish what It
is intended to accomplish so long as the
authorities do their duty. Ithaca
Journal.
ioll Mine .1,000 Feet Deep.
What is believed to be the deepest
gold mine lu the world Is being worked
at Ilendlgo, Australia. The mine In
question, which is called the New
Chum Railway mine, has sunk Its main
sliiift to a depth of 3,!K)0 feet, or only
sixty feet short of three-quarters of a
mile. The chief problem Is how to
keep the tunnels nnd general workings
cool enough for the miners to work at
such a depth. It Is usually about 108
degrees, and, to enable the men to
work at all, a spray of cold water let
down from above has to lie kept con
tinually playing on the, bodies naked
from the waist upward of the miners.
Even then they cannot work hard, or
they would faint from exhaustion.
King Who Ik a Hotolkeepcr.
The King of Wurtemburg Is tup only
hotel keeper who Is a king. When
Peter tho great was traveling Incognito
through Europe lie refused to stay
anywhere but at an Inn. To circum
vent this whim, the King of Wurtem
burg put a tavern sign outside one of
the royal palaces, and, dressed as an
Innkeeper, himself welcomed the Czar.
This monarch's descendants have been
in "the trade" ever since.
A lover Is glad to sec his girl, but
not as glad as the married man Is to
see his wife when he has been left
with the children.
It often occurs to us that the most
shiftless looking work In the world Is
driving piles.
JAPAN'S CHRONOLOGY.
Womlerfnl Advaae After bleep OS
IT Centuries.
The fallowing chronology of Japan's
advance during the last two centuries
is from the New l'ork Times:
' Beginning of the Tokugawa Hue of
I Suoguu. lyeyasu make Yeddo
I bis capital
Edict agaiuat the CLrixtiaus by
ITU
Persecution begin 1614
Will Adaois. au Eutiii-li pilot, land
t Biiugo, April l'J, 10U0; dies.. 1J0
All foreigner, except Dutch and
Ckiuee. banished aud the Jap
anese forbidden to leave the
omutrr Iti'Jti
A several year' massacre of Chris
tian begins. The Dutch factory
removed from Firaudo to la
sliiuia 1I1
Kiting of Sliiuiabara. Christians
hurled from Popemberg 1677
Arrival of Commodore Perry lu the
buy of Veddu, July 8 1S.VJ
Treaty with the I'uited States
igued, Man-b 31 1S"4
Townsend Harris conclude a
treaty of foreigu residence 1S."8
Yokohama, NagaHaki and Hako
date open to trade, July 1 1859
Piit emliuay to the Coiled State,
J miunry HiVi
The regent, Ti Hamuli uo Kami,
askfuoiiuutrd, March .' IMiO
Mr. Ileusken, interpreter I'nited
State legation, assnKsinaled . . .. 1K1
Attack on the legation, July &
Kimt embassy to Europe.... 18i'J
KiiKlixh attacked near Yokohama
and one killed by the followers
of Shiinadzii Saburo, father of
the dnimio of Sstsuma; 100.000
paid by the government
A a American steamer and French
ami Dutch curvet fired upon by
two men-of-war of the Prince of
Kitmiu lS;.'i
The I'uited States corvet Wyoming
engages the two meu-of-war, July IWa!
Two French war steamers soon af
ter destroy a battery 1813
ltoinhiinluif nt of KagoKhlma by the
English, August 1 Still
American and English legations
burned 1H
Riinnnoseki bombardment by nine
Englixh, three French, four
Dutch and one American men of
war. Sept. 5 and 0 INiW
Jnpnii forced to pay an indemnity
the Simonoseki indemnity of
e.'i.OOO.IMIO in all, which is after
word reduced to one-half 1814
Miijur Baldwin and Lieut. Bird
murdered ut Knmakura 1814
Attack ou the guard of Sir H.
Parks while going to an audi
ence with the Mikado, March 23 1SG
Mutsuhito at sixteen years of age
succeeds his futher as one hun
dred nnd twenty-first (or one hun
dred and twenty-third) Mikado,
Feb. 3 18i!7
Hiogo, Osaka and Ycddo opened,
Jan. 1 1818
The Mikado restored to full power,
Jan. 3 1808
An officer and ten French sailors
murdured at Sakui, near Osaka,
by a detachment of Tosn troops. 181.8
Rattle of Fnshimi, Jan. 2H 18W
Rattle of Ueno, July 4 1818
First year of MeiJI (enlightened
mlel, Nov. U 1808
The Mikado removes to Yeddo,
which changes its name to Toklo
and is made capital of the em
pire, Nov. 'Ji 1808
Hakodate taken; war ended June 8 18!9
Abolition of the feudal system; the
diilmios relegated to private life
and retired on pensions of oue
tenth of their former reveuue,
July 5 10
First appearance of newspapers... 1870
Embassy representing the national
government makes the circuit of
the world 1871-72
First railway in Japan opened Oct.
13 1872
Attempted assassination of Iwa
kura Jan. 14 1873
Adoption of the Gregorian calen
dar 1873
OiHclals obliged to wear European
dress when on duty 1873
War against Formosa, May 1874
Exchange of Saghallen for Kurile
(Chishlma) islands 1873
Revocation of the edicts against
Christianity 1870
Treaty between Japan and Korea,
Feb. 27 1876
Beginning of the southern rebellion
at Kumamoto, Oct. 24 187C
End of the southern rebellion aud
dentil of Saigo Tagamori 1877
Okubo assassinated May 14 1878
National exhibition In Tokio opened
March 11 1881
Rescript promising the opening of
a parliament in 18!K), Oct. 14. . . . 1881
The United States returns the Slii
monosekl. indemnity 1883
Rehabilitation of old notiiiity July 9 1884
Official priesthood abolished Aug.
11 1884
Japanese troops in Seoul attacked
by Chinese and Koreans 1884
The constitutions granted by the
Emperor promulgated Feb. 11... 1889
First imperial diet meets November 18!K)
International exhibition in Tokio... 181K)
Attempt on the life pf the Czar
when traveling in Japan 1894
Jiinan declares war on Chins, Feb.
Vi 1805
Surrender of Chinese navy and sui
cide of admiral 1895
Surrender of Wei Hai-Wcl 1895
Treaty of peace of Simonoseki be
tween Japanese and Chinese; ac
quisition of Formosa 1895
Adoption of cold standard in Japan 1897
Treaty revision; end of ex-territo-riality
1899
Japan Joins the powers in war
against China 1900
Alliance with Great Britain 1901
Force of llublt.
Gunner That man must be used to
trod I tig horses.
Guyer Why so?
Gunner 'tVhen he asked how old
the automobile was be looked inside
for Its teeth.
A woman corn hunker Is all right
enough to admire nt a distance, but
somehow we would hate to be on fa
miliar enough terms with a woman
corn busker for her to smooth our
brow In time of pain.
A wouiun tells her children fairy
stories to quiet them, and her husband
tells fairy stories to ber with the same
purpose.
Opinions off Great Papers on Important Subjects. 4
X4 4414 4 I I 1 1 1 1 1 II Ml 8 1 8 0 8 8 0 C 0 0
ItoraxM of Peace.
HB nrcaent war tn th ICaat lik all of hr
M "V I which have preceded It will
I I its Individual heroes. Deed
dS I l ,1 mAa r.? amIIm, .link . .
between Husla and Japan have a spectacular
effect and attract attention and admiration en
tirely natural under the circumstances. But
let us not forget the heroes of peace who are always with
us. There have been some notable cases of heroism lately
outside of the wsr cone, and the Philadelphia Ledger ap
propriately alludes to some of them:
"To charge up to the cannon's mouth with thousand
of comrades Is a small thing compared with going alone
into a burning building, groping through the smoke up
stairs thst cannot be seen snd may be on Are, and search
ing an upper room for a person threatened with an awful
ileaih. Five fireiuru stayed on the roof of a building In
Baltimore till the roof was about to fall In, and then hung
to the eavesgntter. swung themselves to a telephone pole
and slipped dowu to the earth.
The engineer who atands by his engine with a collision
Impending; the Qreman who crawls into an engine room
where a steam pipe has burst and shuts off the steam that
parboils him, snd from which he does not always escape;
the man who steps out nlto the Btreet in front of a run
away team, catches the bridle, is dragged for a block, but
stops the horses these and other heroes of everyday life
have not the support of numbers and discipline, they can
rarely look forward to promotion and still more rarely to
monuments for their rewards; but the men who wear the
Victoria Cross or the Irou Cross are not greater heroes.
A beginning has been made in Txmdon of the erection of
tablets not to the memory of dead heroes of civil life, but
to record their names and acts while they are alive, and
while the respect and admiration of their fellow men may
be of some comfort to them. Every city ought to com
memorate upon tha walls or its public buildings the heroic
acts of Its citizcuts who, not being soldiers, are in danger
of getting no more substantial recognition of their daring
aud their sense of duty than a few lines in the news
papers." There is nothing grander or nobler than doing one's
duty and risking one's life under such conditions as these.
The honor and applause won by military heroes constitute
their Just due, but save something of approval for the
quiet fellows who do equally daring deeds wholly because
It is part of their calling to Jeopardize their lives for others.
Troy Times.
The Cost of Living.
mHERE is food for thought for all classes of
society In the published results of an Investi
gation at nine of the leading cities of the coun
try bv the International Mercantile Aienev
into the recent course and the tendency of In
dustrial wages, of rental values, of prices for
many essential articles of food and of clothing.
The showing Is mude and thut at all but one of the ceuters
covered the average rate of wages remains practically sta
tionary, with a weakening tendency in some instances, the
significance of which Is driven in by statements that at
almost all the cities reported rents have shown a tendency
to advance, and that many of the more important food
products and staple fabrics are higher In price than a few
months ago or than a year ago.
A further increase in the cost of living seems to be fore
shadowed by the results of the inquiry as to bouse rents,
and food and clothing prices, when contrasted with what
seems to be a sharp check to further Increases In wages,
and In some Instances a tendency to moderate reaction.
One may hardly Infer that rents, food and clothing are
to cost more because of the average gain within a year of
perhaps 10 per cent In wages in many lines. The argument
for the latter was based upon an Increased cost of living
that had already taken place. That the existing wage level
may not be long maintained In Its entirety seems a natural
Inference from late refusals of railways to heed further
MAGAZINES OLD AND NEW.
Contrast Between Those of Fifty Year
Ago and Now,
The contrast between the American
magazines of fifty years ago and those
of to-day is so marked that It will Im
press the most careless reader. Take a
bound volume of Putnam's Magazine
from the shelves of a public library,
free it from Its layers of dust, turning
Its yellow pages, and, lo! you are con
fronted with some of the most famous
names In the literature of the nine
teenth century. Contrast this treasury
of wit, humor, pathos and sentiment
emlsidied in the clearest of English
prose, in the most musical English
verse with the current numlxr of a
magazine of to-day, and the unfavora
ble gulf between the two periods will
at once be apparent. The great names
of literature have given place to those
of men and women who have gained
a passing notoriety through Rood or
bad fortune.,
A successful Wall street broker is
traveling for henlth and pleasure and
In tt mountainous country of Eastern
Europe Is captured by bandits. The
bandits, In n businesslike manner, de
mand 1(150,000 as a ransom; otherwise
the American traveler will return to
his sorrowing family and friends
minus his ears. Negotiations are en
tered into with the outlaws and after
long delays, during which tlie bro
ker's precious cars are constantly
threatened, the money Is paid, nnd ho
returns In an unmuttlatod condition to
his otllce in Wall street. But Ills ad
veutures have made him a famous man
and magazine editors are clamorous
In their demands that he shall tell the
story of his capture and retention by
the bandits In his own way. Their or
dinary rates of payment shall not stand
In the wny of this much desired contri
bution; the manuscript, if accompanied
by photographs of his eminent ears,
will be paid for at his own valuation.
The Wall street broker, being a man
of business, If not a man of letters,
writes tlie desired article or series of
articles, and receives In return a check
thut satisfies even his own conception
of the value of bis work. Ills eminent
ears are photo-engraved for the public
edification, and all that can possibly
doubtless develop
of speal bravery
, k -1 nAM,
H
be made known of bis perilous adven
tures is given to the waiting public.
The result Is double-distilled dullness,
presented In the most unattractive
form and without the slightest natural
or acquired literary aptitude. But "the
editor believes that he has satisfied the
curiosity of the readers of the mag
azine of which he has control; from his
point of view, the lastiug value of the
article for which he paid so high a
price does not enter Into the question.
And when the eminent ears of the
Wall street broker have ceased to in
terest a fickle public the frost-bitten
nose of an arctic explorer may be used
as a substitute.
There can be no doubt that a famous
or notorious name odds a seeming im
portance and weight to a magazine
article, however lacking it may be
in Interest or attractiveness of treat
ment; ond a contribution which on
Its intrinsic merits would be rejected
is published if it bears the name of
some celebrity of the hour. Of course,
readers are primarily to blame for this
state of things. They yearn for names
with which they are familiar, and the
editors of regular magazines endeavor
to satisfy them as a mere matter of
busliiPRS. The question of literary
culture Is not considered either in the
editorial rooms or by the purchasers
of the periodicals of to-day. And it
must be admitted that the voice of a
foghorn carries farther than the most
dulcet notes of Pan's pipes.
INDIAN LEGEND,
How the Ciller Hquaw Found a New
Diiih.
"One morning the mighty hunter,
Woksis, bode his wife cook for his din
ner a choice bit of niooso meat, and
have It ready when the tall stick which
he stuck In tlie snowdrift should throw
Us shadow to a certain point. Moqua
was a meek wife, so she promised to
obey, and well did she know her fate
In case of failure. After her lord de
parted she hewed off tlie meat with
her sharpest slone knife, and filling an
earthen pot. or kokh, with snow for
melting, she hung It over the fire.
"Then she sat down to her em
broidery. It was her pride that Woksis,
her lordly husband, tUiould sport the
appeals for advances; from many Industrial ahut-dewaa
as a substitute for wage reductions; from the outcome sf
the New York building strikes; from the Brie Railway
Company's appeal te its employes to refrain from asking for
advances; from the murmurlngs which have been beard
In big steel manufacturing districts, and last, but not least,
from the merits of the argument of Was tarn bituminous
coal miners ia their explanation of trade conditions and
why they were impelled to ask for a lower wage rate.
Considerations such as these, in a year which is evldeat
ly to be one of convalescence after the tnancial shock of
1903, founded upon an exhibit of prevailing tendencies bear
ing upon the cost of living, should be well calculated to
appeal to the conservatism of employer and employe.-'
Newark News.
F eadesMiess, Courage, Iravery.
T goes without saying that whatever positive
moral element there is In courage comes not
from the sbsence of fear, but from its pres
ence and the self-command exerted to over
come its effects. The normally constituted
man, except In moments of irresponsible excite
ment, is frightened by sny danger that con
fronts him. This does not necessarily mean thst be la
panic-stricken, but only that be is conscious of the gravity
of the situation In which he finds himself. It is then tho
part of manhood for hlra to take himself In hand and re
press any demonstration of his fear which might react in
a demoralizing way upon himself. The courageous man
makes up bis mind that, no matter what comes, and no
matter what threatens, he will keep cool and do the bes
he can. He knows, when he thinks it over cslmly, that
bis only hope rests in never letting go of himself, but
being constantly in such a state of mind that he can tako
advantage of any opening that offers. The frequent ex
ertion of this self-control results In gradual hardening or
seasoning, so that, although he never overcomes his fears,
it is progressively easier for him to avoid being overcome
by them.
The actually fearless man, if we can imagine one, ia
not likely to be very highly organized, for a fine organism,
means emotional susceptibility, and substantially all sav
ages are brave. He may be a worthy enough person, but
more or less wooden. He must be classified in an exclu
sive category, since he possesses a trait of distinct value to
himself and his fellows, but devoid of any high moral qual
ity. As the ancient philosopher explained why the g
wiHhed for nothing, by noting the fact that they bad
already everything that heart could desire, so we may say
that the fearless man deserves no special credit for his
good conduct in the face of peril, because he Is under no'
temptation to behave badly. Washington Post.
Seals in Lake Superior.
L'MAN ingenuity Is tireless when a profit is iu
sight. Now they propose to maintain the sup
ply of seal coats by breeding seals in Lake
Superior. As a matter of act, seals have been
bred in fresh water, so that this transportation
from their natural habitat is not Impossible.
But there are other considerations which
stand lu the way of Its profit and of Its desirability. One
Is the climate. The ice in Lake Superior Is said to be
heavier than salt water ice, through which the Arctic seals
find their blow holes, and incidentally enable the Eskimos
to catch them and secure their own dinners. Then If the
seals could live in Lake Superior it Is a question whether
any other form of life would long survive them. A colony
of seals would be worse than a fleet of fishermen that cov
ered the whole surface of that inland sea. They are glut
tonous beasts, aud they would respect no close season.
The fish of Lake Superior are more valuable than the
seals would be, even if seal culture there ia possible. The
seal has the broad Pacific for his own now. He is dis
appearing there, but his disappearance, with his shiny
and luxurious coat, would not be an unmitigated calamity.
Brooklyn Eagle.
gayest moccasins In the tribe, and
many hours did she spend every day
in working with bright colored porcu
pine quills. For no brave lu ail that
country was so warlike as Woksis, no
squaw so skilled In embroidery aa
Moqua. As she worked on the mocca
sins hours passed as minutes. She took
no note of time, so busy was she In
her labor of love. Suddenly she heard
a startling noise, the bark string that
held the kokh suspended was burned
off, and a quenching, scattering explo
sion followed the overthrow of the pot.
"What could she do? There wi s no
water, the melted snow was gons, and
she must boil the moose meat Vforo.
ber lord's return. It was growing late,
there was no time to melt more snow,
so seizing a birch bucket of maple
water that was always tapped iri tho
spring for its sweet flavor, she filled
the kokh anew and bung it over tho
mended fire. Into It she popped tho
moose meat, and set a cake of pounded
corn to bake on the slab before tho
tire. Then she resumed her embroi
dery. In which tho quills were both
needle and thread. She was working
the totem of her race, the bear, so dif
ferent from the wolves, eagles and tur
tles of other tribes.
"Dreaming of her husband's futuro
success in bunt ond battle, the hours
passed by; the shadow crept past tho
mark; the fire burned low; the once
Juicy meat wns a shriveled morsel in
! mixture of gummy dark liquid. When
she saw this the frightened squaw ran
Into the bushes and bid herself from
the rage of her coming lord. After a
long and silent waiting she carefully
drew near the camp once more, and
what did she see? There was Woksis
devouring the morsel of moose meat,
and her wonder was great when he de
liberately broke tho earthen pot and
carefully licked out the last vestige of
her spoiled cooking.
"She forgot her fears and cried out
In surprise. When discovering her"
Woksis sold: 'Oh, Moqua, my wisO
squnwwho taught thee Mich a marvel
of cooking? Was the Great Spirit thj(
Instructor?' With great Joy he em
braced her, and in his sticky kiss sbJ
tested the first maple sugar." Pitta
burg Gazette. ,