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Duke of Orleans Adds 100 Miles to
the Known Shore Line of Greenland
The Belgica.
Capt. Koldewey, the famous leader
of the German arctic expedition of
18G9-70, wrote nearly thirty-five years
ago, after he had planted his flag on
the east coast of Greenland, at Cape
“I am fully convinced that perhaps
never, or at least only in very par
ticularly favorable years, can any ship
advance along this coast. The heavy
sea ice. closely joined to the land ice,
gives one the impression of a ram
part built for eternity.”
The present year has been one of
those “very particularly favorable
years.” If early in July we had been
on the deck of the exploring ship
Belgica, we should have witnessed the
unusual spectacle of open water
stretching far to the north along the
eastern shores of Greenland. The
Duke of Orleans had chartered the
Belgica for a cruise in the arctic be
tween Sptizbergen and Greenland. He
did not expect to go very far north or
to make great discoveries, though he
hoped that his soundings and other
oceanographic work might add inter
esting facts to our knowledge of the
Arctic ocean-: but the greatest chance
an explorer has had for a decade
came to him. and he improved it.
It was the splendid luck of this
princely traveler that he happened
to be in the right place with a good
ship when the time came to make a
dash for the north. The management
the Ziegler arctic enterprise heard
that the duke, was going to cruise in
t^e Greenland sea and asked him if 1
He would be kind enough to call at c
Shannon island and see if Fiala and 11
His party might have reached that 0
4j«t. where supplies had been sent
twOMr. Baldwin, the leader of the first s
Mfeler expedition. C
, ihe duke said he would call at ^
Shannon island. We know now that ®
He found the Baldwin caches undis- 1
tprbed, for no explorer had been near ^
them. But there was open water to ^
the north! The Duke of Orleans did ! tj
what any man of sense would do with -i 1
such an opportunity in his grasp. He R
got up steam without an hour's delay 1
and set out for the unknown. e
He crossed its threshold and sailed a
in waters where no ship has ever been a
before. We have, as yet, only a few c
details of his remarkable journey, but
we may rely upon their accuracy. 11
They were written by Gieut. Bergen- r
dahl, a Swedish officer and a member 1
of the Duke's expedition. Returning 1
from the north he had an opportunity ^
to mail a letter in Iceland, and it was *'
received by Prof. Nathorst of Sweden, 1
a geographer of the first rank and
brilliant explorer who gave us our E
present exact knowledge of the re- v
markable Franz Jozef Fiord in East f
Greenland. o
rror. xsatriorsr mane tne letter pub- a
lie, and it is easy, by referring to the
accompanying map, to see just what
the duke has accomplished. e
The map shows Cape Bismarck in j t
about 76 degrees 40 minutes north ; e
latitude. Up to this summer it was d
the highest point that had been at- a
tained by ship in Greenland -aters 1;
and also the northern limit of clbdge e
journeys along that coast. a
Thirty-five years ago Capt. Kolde- b
wey, with eight men and a heavily P
laden sledge, left his winter quarters r
on the ship Germania at Sabine *
island. Amid baffling winds and deep *
snows the party plowed their way 1
northward, suffering bitterly from the 1
cold, though they tugged very hard 1
at the sledge ropes. When they dis
covered and named Cape Bismarck a
their supplies were so reduced tnat r
they were forced to retrace their steps r
to the ship. x
This same point is said to have j
been reached two years ago by Capt. c
Ole Brandal and his steam sealer f
from Norway. The ice conditions were £
not unfavorable there that year, and t
it is believed that he reached the
neighborhood of Cape Bismarck. r
Between Cape Bismack and Inde- e
pendence bay. discovered hy Peary 1
on his journey across the inland ice, t
still stretched an unknown coast t
about 400 miles in length. It was the c
only part of Greenland's periphery f
that was entirely unknown. It will be
■necessary to determine the trend of (
all this coast before we can accurate- S
!y outline on our maps the greatest 1
islands of the world. i
The Duke of Orleans has reduced <
the length of the unknown coast line i
by 110 miles by steaming that dis- i
tance to the north of Cape Bismarck, i
A west Philadelphia grocer relates
that some few days ago a little girl
entered his store, and. laying down a
dime, asked for ten cents' worth of
“It’s for papa," she explained. “I
want to ’spise him when he comes
The grocer displayed several kinds,
but none seemed to strike the fancy
of his young customer, who finally
“Give me caramels; I just love cara
“But I thought you wanted them for
papa,” said the grocer.
“I know,” assented the little girl,
“tut when I give them to papa he’ll
just kiss me and say ‘cause I’m such
a generous little girl he’ll give them
all back to me,’ so you’d tatter give
me caramels.”
More Than a Hint.
Judge McConnell, chairman of ses
sions, tells an amusing story against
himself of a rebuke that was admin
istered Ho him by a famous judge in
the early days of his practice at the
bar. In the course of a speech he
was continually interrupted by the
occupant of the bench, and at last he
ventured to remark, in reply to an
observation from the judge: “If that
is your lordship’s opinion, I have noth
ing more to say.”
“Then, if you have nothing more to
say,” responded the judge, “why don’t
you sit down?”
In conclusion, Mr. McConnell says
that he took the hint and promptly
sat down.—London Tit-Bits.
Who Could Ask More?
In a certain saloon in the center of
the city there is a bartender whose
knowledge of things not strictly in
the line of his profession is just a
trifle limited. One day the propretor
of the saloon, said, noticing his poor
“Joe, you have no system.”
The bartender slipped around to one
of his colleagues and whispered:
“Pat, loan me your system—the old
man wants one.'—Philadelphia Ledg
, Properties of Tantalum.
The success of tantalum as a ma
terial for electric lamp filaments has
drawn attention to the remarkable
properties of the metal, and may lead
to many demands itf the supply can
be sufficiently increased. Chief of
these properties, as Dr. Mollwo Perkin
points out, is extreme ductility, com
bined with extraordinary hardness. A
diamond drill, rotating 5,000 times a
minute for three days and three nights
penetrated only a quarter through a
sheet of tantalum one-twenty-fifth of
an inch thick, and the diamond was
much worn. This hardness suggests
the use of the metal for drills in place
of the diamond.
Experienced Traveler.
“Look here,” demanded the irate ho
tel proprietor, “what did yon say to
that last guest?”
"Why,” replied the waiter, “he didn’t
pass over a tip, so 'l said, ‘I think you
have forgotten something, sir.”’
“That’s just it After you said that
he returned to the* table and took
three oranges and six pears.”
'here are' now only about 290 miles
f shoreline to be surveyed to give
s a fairly accurate idea of the shape
f the island.
The Belgica party made a rough
urvey of the unknown coast from
ape Bismarck to the parallel of 78
agrees 1 (J minutes north latitude and
ave the name of Terre de France to
le new shores of Greenland they had
iscovered. They report that Cape
ismarck is not a cape, as Koldewey
elieved it to be, but is an island.
is not strange that the German
lilor should have made this mis- j
ike. for be wrote that his party climb- |
i to the top of this landmark during i
violent snowstorm, “which effectu- ;
lly prevented any great geographi
al acquisition.”
The Belgica then turned back to
tore southerly waters. To reveal 110
iiles of unknown shore line is given
) very few explorers nowadays, and
te fact that the work was done in a
;w weeks shows that luck is a very
nportant element in polar explora
The east coast of Greenland has
ow been explored from Cape Fare
ell at the southern end of the island
) the Belgica’s farthest, a distance
f over 1,400 miles in a straight line
nd far greater following the shore
What is needed now is a careful
xploration of the shore itself be
veen Shannon island and Independ
nce bay, with a special view to the
iscovery of Eskimo relics, if there are
ny on the northeast coast of Green
md. It was not known that Eskimos
ver lived on the east coast until
bout eighty years ago, when Scores
y found numerous huts and fire
laces near Scoresby sound. O'her
?Iics have since been found along
te coast, but the east Greenland na
ves were never seen by explorers till
iolm discovered them in the fall of
S84 and lived with them for about a
He found them in little settlements
t Angina gsallk and near it, and they
timbered about 500 souls. They had
ever heard of their relatives on the
rest coast or of the great world be
ond How did they reach the east
oast? It must have been ages ago,
>r they have no tradition of their mi
ration or of natives of their own
lood whom they left behind.
The prevailing opinion is that they
eached their present habitat by trav
ling around the north end of Green
ind. If this is true the ruins of
heir houses and other evidences of
heir travels will doubtless be reveal
d when the northeast coast Is care
ully explored.
A well known Danish explorer nam
d Erichsen, who lived among the
Imith sound natives of the west coast
□r ten morths, is now trying to organ
se an expedition to explore this east
oast. His plan is to cross the inland
se cap with a party of Smith sound
atives and thoroughly study the
lortheast coast from the land side.
“Here, if anywhere,” he says, ‘‘knowl
edge may be obtained of the very in
teresting migrations of the Eskimos
and large mammals from west to
The only Danish station on the east
coast is at Angmagsalik, where a trad
ing post was opened in 1S94. The ma
terial condition of the isolated natives
has been much improved, and they
have also been beneficially influenced
by the Danish mission established
among them several years ago. In
1899 seven persons were baptized, the
first converts to the Christian religion
on the east coast of Greenland.
In later years the ice conditions
along the east coast have been more
favorable for navigation than they
were known to be before. The Danish
vessel that leaves Copenhagen once
a year for the new colony has never
failed to reach her destination. The
success of the Duke of Orleans this
year cannot fail to stimulate explora
tion on this side of Greenland, and it
will not be surprising if the east coast
is thoroughly well mapped within the
next few years.—Cyrus C. Adams in
New York Times.
Succession of Solid Courses Make Up
Formal Dinner.
With the Russians of the higher
class living is an elaborate function.
When you are invited to dine with a
nobleman you first stroll to a side
board whereon are anchovies, smoked
salmon, pickles, sardines, radishes,
cold sausage, caviar and olives.
The guests eat freely of these and
wash them down with fiery vodka,
taking about an hour to do it amid
animated conversation.
Some of the appetizers you would
like. Salmon in jelly, for instance, is
not bad. But salmon in custard is a
little too much for the average Yan
kee stomach.
The company takes seats at the ta
ble and the real business of the din
ner begins. First, there is a great
thick soup. Next comes a huge pike
or a salmon, cooked to perfection and
stuffed with cracked wheat.
After fish comes on a huge loin of
roast pork, or maybe veal; sometimes
beef, but not often—generally it is
pork cooked in a mysterious way
which has added all sorts of strange
and pronounced flavors to it.
Roast or boiled fowl is the next
course, and with it come pickled cau
liflower, gherkins and vegetables.
Then comes a cold pie of meat, fish
and vegetables. This is cut into
slices and served with mustard dres
ing. After this you will, if you have
survived so far, be expected to toy
with a peculiar Russian salad, and to
end up with a rich desert and black
After a Russian dinner one can say
with particular fervor. “Fate cannot
harm me; I have dined.”—What to
Eat. _
Thomas Q. Seabrooke and Jeanette
Lowrie are back in vaudeville.
Frank C. Bangs of the Thomas Jef
ferson company, was a star with the
famous Bojth-Barrett combination.
Edgar Davenport has created eight
een parts in prominent plays, includ
ing that of Jack Larrabee in “The
College Widow.”
Geraldine Farrar has signed a con
tract for three years, beginning in
1906, with Heinrich Conried for the
Metropolitan opera house,
“Queen Beggar." a new light opera
for Miss Paula Edwardes, is to be
produced soon. Harry Paulton and
Alfred Robyn are the authors.
Fritz Williams has been engaged
to play the role of the Genius in a
new play by William C. De Mille. en
titled “The Genius and the Model.”
Amy Richard, who was in “Babes in
Toyland” and made her reputation as
the Montana girl in “The Stubborn
ness of Geraldine,” is now in vaude
Wilton Lackaye’s production of
“The Pit” is being emblazoned on
the dead walls in the far West as “A
,Hit Wherever There Is Wheat or a
Miss Ada Rehan, owing to ill
health, has abandoned her projected
tour in G. B. Shaw’s “Captain Brass
bound's Conversion” for this season
at least.
Richard Carle rehearsed 330 girls
in New York and Chicago before he
selected the the 60 that are now in
the chorous of “The Maid and the
William H. Crane has begun re
hearsals of “The American Lord,” in
which he will open this month. The
authors are George C. Broadhurst and
Charles T. Dazey.
Henry W. Savage has switched 1
back to the original title selected for 1
the Manuel Klein-John Kendricks I
Bangs musical comedy, and it will 1
be known as “2905.” i
Frank Gilmore, who heads the cast ’
of Rev. John M. Snyder’s New Eng
land play, has been leading man for (
John Hare, Forbes Robertson, E. S. ‘
Willard and others. <
Thomas Jefferson has a son named ’
Joseph Jefferson, whom the former : (
expects will play Rip Van Winkle in | ]
time—the fourth Jefferson to play the j ;
the Box,” Miss Carlotta Nillson. whc
has always been seen in this country
in emotional and characters roles
will play a comedy part.
Jane Peyton of The Heir to the
Hoorah company has just declined an
offer to go to England to appear ir
i romantic play of the sixteenth cent
ury in support of a star now touring
the provinces, but who is to go tc
London in March for a run.
After a performance of “Leah Kies
chna,” at the Manhattan Theater, New
York, Mrs. Fiske remembered that
she had just celebrated the tenth an
niversary of her return to the stage,
which took place Sept. 25 in Lancas
ter. Pa., in Daudet’s "The Queen of
Of all the plays produced by the
late Kirke LaShelle, “The Virginian”
!ias proven the most successful finan
cially. "Arizona” in its palmiest days
is said to have never had such a
profitable season as did this dramat
ization of Owen Wister's story last
Now that Richard Carle has sue
cessfully launched his new farcical
ppera, “The Mayor of Tokio,” he is
spending all his spare moments pre
?arirg the libretto of “The Hurdy-Gur
3y Girl,” an urban musical comedy
which will be produced in New York
text summer.
John E. Kellerd will be seen in his
priginal role of Col. Thorpe in the all
star revival of “The Heart of Mary
and,” to be presented this season by
David Belasco. Mr. Kellerd later in
he season will be seen in a dramat
zation of Miss Mary Cholmondeley’s
lovel. "Red Pottage.”
"The Jury of Fate,” the newest
irama by C. M. S. McLellan, authoi
>f “Leah Kleschna,” has an almost
mtirely different cast of character?
or each act. As in the old morality
days, a man and a woman are showm
n several environments and among
arious groups of people.
Liebler & Co. are going to produce
lhanning Pollock’s dramatization ol
The Bishop's Carriage” somewhere
mtside of New York. Miss Mabel
'alijiferro will play the part of Nance
)ldcn and Arthur Byron that of Mr.
.atimer. Mary Hampton will also be
member of the company.
Prominent characters in the new play, “As Ye Sow.”
part m as many generations.
Thomas W. Ross the star of “Fair
Exchange,” is the brother of Hope
Ross, the charming actress, who re
tired from the stage when she mar
ried a Brookline society man.
It is predicted that unusually large
numbers of foreign performers will
be seen in the vaudeville houses this
year. Acrobats and jugglers are most
numerous in the lists of bookings.
The bowlder over the last resting
place of the late Joseph Jefferson at
Sandwich has no tablet thereon.
Thomas Jefferson and family have de
eded to have the matter for future
Chauncey Olcott was leading tenor
it the Lyric theatre. London, under
Charles Wyndam’s management when
called upon to take up the romantic
Irish roles in which he has since been
so successful.
E. H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe
began their second joint season under
the management of Charles Frohman
it the Euclid Avenue Opera House,
Cleveland, Ohio., Sept. 18, with “The
Taming of the Shrew.”
In the new Shubert production of
the English extravaganza, "Babes in
the Wood,” not only the babes but
vlso Humpty Dumpty, Cinderella, Sin
bad and Little Jack Horner are
among the characters.
There is talk of an Augustin Daly
memorial for New York city. Old-time
members of the Daly stock company,
among them John Drew and Otis
Skinner, have recently been ap
proached on the subject.
Richard Mansfield asks a denial of
the report that he is to produce a
henchman’s version of “Don Carlos,”
translated from the German by R. D
Bovlan, and edited into- a practical
acting version by himself.
Eleanor Robson may appear in a
new play by Clyde Fitch in the course
of the present season, but just at
present “Merely Mary Ann” seems to
have as geat popularity as ever. She
is playing it in cities never before
visited by her.
When Henry E. Dixey and company
begin their engagement at the Mad
ison Square Theatre in “The Man on
Miss caeciha Rhoda, who is play
ing Betsy Lincoln with "The Mayor
of Tokio,” is the only Icelander on
the American stage. She was born
of American parents in the cold nor
thern country, and came to this
country as an infant. She has never
since visited her native land.
May Boley, one of the prima don
nas in "The Maid and the Mummy,”
says she never has known stage
fright. Adele Rowland, the other
principal singer of this company, says
she suffers agonies every evening
during the fifteen minutes that pre
cede her first appearance on the
v-uenuan oimpson uas a novel
gown. It is a glass dress discovered
by the singer while in San Francisco
with a Chinese merchant, and the
brilli'.nt shimmering effect from the
front is said to be bewildering. The
glass, is woven wonderfully into the
silk, and the fabric is soft and pliable
as the ordinary material.
“The Lion and the Mouse,” by
Charles Klein, author of “The Music
Master” and other successes, will
have its first presentation on any
i tage at the Park theatre, Boston, Oct
23. Henry B. Harris, under whose
direction the production will be made
has selected Grace Elliston and Ed.
rnund Breese to create the two lead
ing roles.
Rev. John Snyder originally wrote
"As Ye Sow’’ for the late Sol Smith
Pussel, who died before the play was
.%-.dy for production. He says it is
not a miracle nor a scriptural play
but a simple human presentation oi
New England life, In which the good
man and the selfish man reap the
kind of harvest they have sown and
nothing else.
De Wolf Hopper's new musical com
edy by Ranken and De Koven, was
at first called “Elysia,” For the ben
efit of the public this has been tran
slated by Prof. Morgan of Harvard
with the aid- of other learned class
ical scholars, into “Happyland,’
which translation now stands as the
title of the piece. They say It is not
so happy as yet, but shows promise.
American Settlers on Land in Canada
Wheat Acreage of Our Northern
Sister Enormously Increased
by the Influx of " Yankee"
Farmers Into the Country.
The Yankee settler has turned Do
minion ranching country into valuable
wheat lands by the mile and has in
creased the wheat acreage in Canada
by millions of acres, says Public Opin
ion. He has brought into the mining
center of British Columbia the mod
ern process of smelting ore. His is
the controlling force in the important
extensions under way by the Canadian
railroads, including a new transcon
tinental line through the north coun
try; for Canada’s two greatest railroad
systems are directed by Americans,
men who gained their railroad experi
ence in the “states”—Sir Thomas
Shaughnessy, president of the Cana
dian Pacific, and C. M. Hays, presi
dent of the new Grand Trunk Pacific.
The Yankee canal at Sault Ste. Marie,
which celebrated its fiftieth anniver
sary recently, caused the construction
of a similar interlake waterway on
the Canadian side, and these canals
combined discharge more freight than
any other artificial waterway in the
Time was when Jack Canuck resent
ed the encroachment of the Yankee
settler. His feeling has changed, for
Yankees and Canadians amalgamate
I readily, being of the same Anglo-Saxon
stock, both having forced recognition
of liberal institutions from the throne.
Natives of the old English provinces in
eastern Canada—many of whom, by
the way, are descendants of the "loy
alists,” or, as Yankees called them,
“tories,” in our own early colonies—
with Americans from the “states" have
established in Canada's “west” free
schools, a free church and religions
toleration, liberal local autonomy and
the eternal supremacy of the English
tongue. Old Quebec province, domi-'
nated yet by French customs, the
French language and the code Na
poleon, contended stubbornly against
the growth of Anglo-Saxon toleration
in Prince Rupert's land, but her pow
er has been vanquished. Manitoba
province, until 1890, was compelled
to recognize both English and French
as official languages, but popular sen
timent ressinded that dual compulsion.
In the new western provinces there
are settlements of Galicians, Menno
nites, Doukhobors, Mormons and oth
er sects or creeds, but, over all, Anglo
Saxon influences predominate. On Do
minion day I saw the stars and stripes
and the union jack waving together
in Regina, the capital of the new Sas
katchewan province; three days later
I saw them again entwined in Calgary,
Alberta province, on the Yankees’
Fourth of July.
Fisherman in Rain of Mountain Trout
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Waterspout Drew Fish from Their
Native Element and Sent
Them Back to Earth Before
Astonished Sportsman.
About nineteen years ago, before the
hills hereabouts became the summer
resorts for the state’s elite, and rustic
cottagers were scarce on the moun
tain sides, I rode over from Golden to
Wellington lake on a burro, more to
acquaint myself with the country and,
of course, incidentally to shoot any
game 1 chanced to spy, says a writer
in the Denver Post. From a distance
I caught sight of the lake glistening
in the sunlight like a big patch of
snow, and the closer I got the more
decided I became to pitch my t£ut on
its green carpeted banks for a few
days’ recreation. There were trout,
two and six pounders, in the lake in
those days, and I caught lots of them.
One afternoon dark clouds began hov
ering around the mountain tops, and
by dusk the wind had gained in veloc
ity and great whitecaps appeared on
the lake, to be transformed into
clouds of mist which sprayed the
mountain sides like an April shower.
Off in the distance I heard a peculiar
wind sweeping over the mountains
and shortly the pine trees on the op
posite side of the lake began swaying
heavily, as if they would break, and
broken boughs filled the air like the
wreckage of a cyclone. Hardly had
the trees ceased their violent shaking
when I gazed in wonder at the water
spout forming in the middle of the
lake. It was a splendid spectacle as
it gradually grew in height, spira
shape, and in diameter appeared to
be twenty feet at its base. Like a
monument it rose on the surface of
the water, when there came another
distant weird sound, and in the fierce
ness of the trees' agitation I lost sight
of the waterspout, but soon another
loomed up nearer to shore, and when
it collapsed there was a rain of live
trout, gentlemen, I say genuine Colo
rado mountain trout, and they lay
scattered on the ground for quite a
distance around me, but hardly any
weighed over three ounces.
How do I account for it? Well, I
figured it out this way—the water
spout happened to form over a large
school of fish near the shore where
the water was quite shallow and the
suction of the whirlwind was so great
it raised the fish that were in water
only a few inches deep. Rather than
see the fish perish on land I busied
myself for an hour throwing them
hack into the lake, but in many life
was extinct, having fallen on the
rocks from a height of probably fifty
Truth About “Friend ot Your Youth”
Not Always as Welcome as the
Verses of Poets Have De
picted — Knows Too Much
About the "Salad Days/*
It s a subject that's dear 10 the makers of
In mellifluous measure they love to re
The tender affection, unchanging as truth.
Of the tie that unites us to friends of our
Now, I find the friend of my youth oft a
Whose very existence I’ve cause to de
A rem’niscent ruffian of unerring mind.
Who rakes up the past that I wish left
If you are not as young as you'd have
folk believe
He’ll expose all your guileless attempts
to deceive;
On the slightest excuse he stands ready
to state
That you were at college in seventy
When wooing a maiden you hope you will
This friend of your youth is quite sure to
butt in, ,
With irrelevant anecdotes fitted to show
You a heartless Lothario ages ago.
He never allows you a chance to forget
That you did foolish things that to-day
you regret.
But leaves the impression you’re still the
young ass
You were when belonging to So-and-So’s
You wish to appear a man sober, sedate;
To pose as a pillar of Church and of
But vain are your hopes while this keep
scented sleuth
Drags into the light' indiscretions of
If you show him the door or cut him, ’tis
That the world that knows little of what
you endure
Will dub you a heartless hyena, in sooth,
A monster who turns down the friend of
his youth.
Oh. no: it is vain that you hope to elude;
He’s always at hand with rem’niscencts
And when you are dust he’ll publish a
On "The Real Mr. Blank,’* where your
goose he will cook.
Nay, I’m sure if I’m called to bright
realms in the sky
Some friend of my youth I shall find hov
ering nigh,
Rem’niscent as ever and quick to ac
The angels they needn’t take me for a
—Ernest De Lancey Pierson, in New York
One Strawberry—One Franc—One Tip
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American Diner in Paris Restau
rant Remembered the Waiter
in Leaving Portion of Fine
Fruit as Guerdon.
Roland Morrill qf Benton Harbor,
Mich., has a peach orchard of 5,000
acres in Texas. This is probably the
largest peach orchard in the world.
“When I went to Texas,” Mr. Mor
rill said recently, "they raised only
cotton there. But I soon found that
peaches as line as California’s .could
be grown in Texas, where they would
ripen nearly a month ahead of all oth
ers, and accordingly I went in for
Texas peach-growing, and my fruit
fetches the highest price on the mar
ket. So rare are peaches when mine
appear that they command a rate al
most as high as fruit brings in Paris.
The best and also the costliest fruit in
the world is to be found in the Fris
ian restaurants. 1 know a man who
lunched at the Cafe de la Prix one fall
day and noticed with surprise some
superb strawberries on a sideboard.
How much are your strawberries?’
he asked the waiter.
“ ‘A franc, monsieur,’ the waiter an
“And accordingly the man ordered
some, and a dish of berries, each as
big as a crabapple, was set before him.
He enjoyed the splendid fruit. But
when his bill was brought he found
that he was charged 10 francs—$2—
for the berries. ■>
“ ‘Waiter, how is this?’ he said. ‘I
am charged 10 francs for these straw
berries. whereas you told me they
were only a franc.’
“ ‘A franc apiece, monsieur,’ the
waiter said gently.
"Though this man had been ‘done*
he paid. But he gave the waiter no
tip. As he was walking out the waiter
said reproachfully: ‘Sir, have you
forgotten me?’
“‘Forgotten you’’ the American
said. ‘Certainly not. I've left you a
strawberry on that plate there, which
is equal to a tip of 1 franc.’ ”—Chicago
Good Reasons for Keeping Boys Busy
Old Adage About Idle Hands as
True To-Day as When First
Uttered — Statistics That Are
Worth Ponderinit.
That “Satan finds some mischief
still for Idle hands to do" is as true
to-day as in the days when men could
see, or thought they could see, the
horned head looking over their shoul
ders. It is now claimed that there
is satisfactory proof, derived from
prison statistics, that busy hands keep
boys from starting in lives of crime.
A writer in the North American Re
view asserts that manual training is
almost as good a preventive of crime
as vaccination is of smallpox. It is
said that the warden of a penitenti
ary was asked:
“What per cent of the prisoners un
der your care have received any man
ual training beyond some acquaint
ance with farming?”
“Not 1 per cent,” replied the war
"Have you no mechanics in pris
"Only one mechanic—that is, OBe
man who claims to be a house pain
“Have you any shoemakers?” asked
the. visitor.
“Never had a shoemaker."
“Have you any tailors?"
“Never had a taiior." %
“Any printers?”
“Never had a printer.”
“Any carpenters?”
“Never had a man in this prison
that could draw a straight line."
if these are facts, and representa
tive facts, that rapidly developing
branch of education which deals with
the training of the hands ought to
enjoy a well-deserved boom. Even
if the picture here painted is too rosy
to apply to any other penitentiary it
is, neverthless, true that our boys
will not learn much badness while
they are busy with something that is
worth while.