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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF, FKIDAY, OCT. 18 1805.
IN FAR OFF JAPAN.
fOHN A. COCKRILL WRITES OF
rtirrlgn Cemetery In Yokohama
WJwrtto Htafy nt tlm Milking or tho
CaHt stair Htramitr Oneida hy
Vwur&rru KnglUh Captain.
HB foreign ceme
tery In Yokohama
la well worth visit
ing nnd studying.
It la n picturesque
spot, covering tho
north Hldo of what
is Known a: tho
"Uluff." It Is ter
raced nnd beauti
fully kept, tho fol-
' lugn being pocu-
ftarly attractive Although the
ceaatMery linn been In existence
warJy forty years, It docs not contain
neglected grave, such 1h tho oxccl
hunne ct Iho cnrc-tnkliig. A cosmopoli
te spot Is thin quaint nnd mournful
sravryard. Within tho enclosure ono
t5a the graves of men of nil tho nn
tlums that ever had touch with Japan.
TIhj humble sailor sleeps bCHldo tho for
ein minister, tho Cnthollo beside tho
dbwenter, tho early Dutchman bosldo
the Spaniard wIiokc ancestors plowed
the main when his were searching for
the sold of tho Orient. Wo llnd here
rexy form of mortuary tablet and
nrsiorlal architecture, each following
national characteristics as near as no
slfcle. On ono Imposing stono we find
Altd At) CAW
tic story or a man who died In Loudon,
an IJiiglldhmun. who directed nt his
Jt!i that his body be cremated nnd
rK ariics sent to tho Jnpan ho loved so
wlL And hero they nro. Epitaphs
t&ay focre be rend In Rimalnn, Italian,
JXxieh. Spanish, German. English and
nr.vly nil the known languages. In
one section sleep tho officers and men
Vhct have died In the service of tho Pn
clftc Mail Steamship company. In an
tOMearc comer one Is reminded by the
Kravcvtones of our naval vessels who
bxvo from time to tlmo visited this ta
t Job tho Tennessee, tho Iroquois, tho
ftsenfaqua, tbo Hartford, etc. Ono
poor fellow from the steamship Ocean'
BkjH? beneath a slnb upon which somo
Rtlred poet, doubtless of tho mnrino
variety, has Inscribed tho following
".V pain of sickness gave the fatnl blow.
The Htroko was certain, but tho effect
With wasting pain Heath found me
ritled my sighs and kindly gavo mo
Tho graven of men predominate hero,
for the founding of this God's aero was
In. tho day when few wamon of tho
western world came hither. But tho
ire of graves, the llornl tributes, tho
bits of, offerings nil toll to-day of llv
Iftj; woman's tenderness and undying
Iva. The most conspicuous object in
thl sadly beautiful cemetery, with Its
deep sense of loneliness which springs
from tho contemplation 6t the graves
of tAnto who die In distant lands, tic
tsoUciMl, unloved mnyhnp, Is the gran
t pyramid erected In memory of tho
aKiXTfl nnd crow of tho United States
steaaiBhlp Onoldn, who mot cruel fato
In Oieee waters twonty-flvo years ago.
The masslvo block Is hemmed with a
chain swung from anchors nt tho four
ratmcrs of tho plot and within tho on
ctesarc nro cotumomoratlvo stoucs
abeW the remntus of three officers
wtoes-i bodies wero recovered. Many
Xipnaeso admirers of the United States
fJj!i a mournful Interest In tho spot,
atMl more than onco memorial services
Iwvc Ijoen held by them In honor of
thj ioor wnndorors of the sen who were
tMfcKalfed with the Ill-fated Oneida.
"tic) touch of nature makes tho wholo
wnrfc! kin" Is realized bore. On ono
hWu of tho pyramidal nhntt. In bold,
Mark letters, Is this inscription:
Ofllcers nnd Mon
Who Went Down with tho
U. S. S. Onoldn,
When That Vcssol Wns Sunk
Whllo Homeward Hound
Uy the Steamship
in Ycddo liny, Japan, January
Tbnt is It; coldly frank nnd candid,
Hat hietory. And history, too, which
ukunld not bo forgotten so long ns hit-
na iudltfer,oncQ and cruolty upon tho
neos remain to bo detested nnd exc-
cratrd. This Is tho story: Tho maa-
aC-wut Oneida had boon on tho Asiatic
station tomcthlng moro than her al-
lozlrA time. Lying In Yokohama harbor,
trOte ecelved her wolcomo recall. All
wab plco and happiness among the good
rrtlowa who had bcon yearning for
Emuwb and Us delights. The home-
ftmnntl pennant was run tip, hasty visits
T-rc paid to friends on sister ships,
TooHnwru wero drunk, Jolly songs were
smiK nnd In f.e gnthcrlng twilight tho
aachora wero hove, and tho Oneida
wtwt bounding down tho bay to music
band and voice, Never did vessel
asrrj happier hearts nor more hope-
.Iswajcd crew. Tho night thickened, and
there was u breath of galo In the
jmds wind. A few mll03 down Yod-
Sak Bsy the Kngllah steamship Horn-
M "Mill Mill MiMi t'ltitt 1j TCFtV.'an4.'-
'' JJ .k.T''
kittm i&A,'rar -jl
bay, carrying malls and bouid In, swept
wildly down upon tho Oneida, wounded
her to death nnd rolled on to hnven.
Tho heavy wooden war ship, as if
struck by a bolt of lightning, enrconed,
filled and plunged to the bottom, carry
ing with her nearly the entlro crow.
Commander Edward P. Williams and
Lieutenant Commander Alonzo W.
Muldaur wont down with brother of
ficer, firemen, sailors and the twenty
flvo lads and midshipmen who had
helped n moment beforo to fill the ship
with song. Scarce a boat's crow was
savol. A passenger on the llombay,
who tnw tho whole quarter ripped from
tho Onoldn, In tho flercc collision,
leaped from her dock Into tho lighted
wardroom of tho wnr ship and saw hor
officers, with toasting glasses In tholr
hands, ns death reached for them. Tho
piteous voices of soma of theso poor
floating fellows were ringing on tho
night air when tho captain of the Horn
bay, who never halted to sco tho harm
ho had done, was steaming Into Yoko
hama harbor, to subsequently declaro
ovor a glass of whisky In n barroom:
"I run down a Yankee awhile ago, and
it served blm damned bloody well
right." Tho heartless brute! Thoro
was talk of misplaced lights on tho
Oneida, mistaken slgnnla and too much
conviviality, and tho brutal cnptnln of
the Bombay, with a few Inches of water
Ju hlo ship's forward compartment, In-
tiuiged In tho usual talk about his fears
concerning tho r,afety of his own ves
sel tho customary excuse of the sea
coward- and his neglect to Inqulio
otter the condition of his victim was
palliated by n board of Inquiry, lint
ills nnme wnu execrated throughout tho
no plncu more than In
Kngland, whero inhumnnlty upon the
sens is ever decried and chlvjlry for-
ever exalted and today ho Is In oh
Ilvlon. But tho craven's namo Bhould
be graven upon tho shaft In tho Yoko
hama cemetery, to tho end tbnt future
generations may learn to halo his kind
As for the Bombay, she lies, I nm told
by an olllccr of tho Petrol, resting and
decaying on tho shoro of Woosung,
China, dishonored hi her very name.
Thoro Is much that Is pathotlc on tho
stones of this quaint burlnl ground.
Many of the memorials nro set up by
sailor friends, nnd, In tholr eccentric
crudencis. tell of slncero sorrow. Tho
royal marine sleeping under his In
scription "Bill was a good ono"
testifies to loving comradeship: and
how pathotlc Is the story of tho little
boy from Rockwell. In far-off Maine,
whoso mother haB written upon his
" "Pis but a little gravo, but, oh, havo
For world-wide hopes are burled there;
How much of light, how much of joy,
Is burled with n darling boy!"
Speaking to United States Mlnhtcr
Dun recently of the Inadequacy of the
Japnnese horse, he remarked that he
had made a pretty complete study of
that animal, nnd had concluded thnt
nothing could bo done for him. Mr.
Dun vumo out to Japan twenty odd
years ago under tho nusplces of Horace
Caprou. and In conjunction with hlra
had charge of a great stock breeding
farm up In Yc.o. Coming from Madi
son county. Ohio, tho finest stock rais
ing district north of the Ohio river, Mr.
Dim wns well equipped for hla work.
It is to this that tho nnwnpnper corre-
sponuenis reier wncn tney speak of
Mr. Dun as "a former omployo of tho
JnpuncbP government." This model
stock farm in Ycxo embraced at ono
tlmo 150,000 acres under fence. A num
ber of .foreign horses. Including Pcr
chcromi, wero Imported, und every at
tempt wiib made to cross tho natlvo
ponies, but with llttla success. The ex
periment, which cost tho Imperial
government a considerable sum of
money, wns finally abandoned, nnd for
all practicable purposes It was u failure.
In accordance with an ancient rule, tho
equine suedes In Japan is to this day
maintained upon a plan which confines
tho brood mare to ono district and the
males to another. One never Bees n
marc In harness In Tokyo or Yoko
hama Geldings are not known. All
tho horses employed In thp army for
cavalry, artillery or transportation pur
poses aio entlro; therefore, that most
majestic of spectacles In physical na
turo, "a fighting man riding on a stal
lion" (vldo tho Kentucky philosopher).
Is qulto common In Japan. Mr. Dun
Bald to mo: "Aside from military pur
poses tho pony of Japan aoems to fill all
requirements. Carrlago riding and
horsoback riding aro chlotly affected by
foreigners. For farming purposes the
horse Is little required. The cooliea
and their carts for light hauling arc
sufficient, and for heavy work the big,
black bullock Is wholly adequate. Tho
late war demonstrated tho fact that tho
Japanese ponies nro by no means tho
hardy, tough animals that thoy have al
ways been supposo to be. Thoy died
from exposure in great numbera. They
could not do tho heavy work expected
of thorn. About fifteen tulles Is as much
as a Jnpnue&G pony can do In tho way of
travel lu n day. . Ho can Uvo on straw,
aud he requires very little attention.
For this reason he Is highly ncceptabh
and desirable. Foreign bred animal
requlro groat attontlon, feeding and
grooming. I nm satisfied, from my ex
perlcnco. that the nntivo breed of horse:
cannot lie satisfactorily inbrod with
foreign horses nt least, it would re
quit many patient yenra to produce
anything like satisfactory results."
JOHN A. COCKIULL.
ROBBED OF ALTAR PLATE.
Valnahle Cliatlcot anil tllmrlum. Ar
Htotrn from Caltn.tlc ChurchM.
Tho work of robbing Catholic
churches In tho city still continues.
Thursday night two edifices wero plun
dered of chnllcca nnd clborlums, and
the thlovcfl loft no clew behind. At St.
Bridget's church, Archer avenue and
Church place, the thieves broke open
the closet In the oltnr where the sacred
pluto containing the sacrament wns
kept. A chalice nnd clborlum were
taken, tho sacrament being thrown on
tho floor. Hov. Daniel M. J. Dowllng,
thi parish priest, had taken overy pre
caution to guard against the thloves.
wuu nun open plundering so many
churches, but it was without avail. Tho
value of tho property taken from'st.
Bridget' church Is $500. Tho samo
gang probably visited St. Josoph's
French church, 2033 Josonh street.
Brighton Park, nnd there removed n
chalice and two clborlums. tho total
valun of tho pinto being $750. Row
Father La Sage, the pnrlnh prlost, was
much chagrined at the loss, as he had
taken extra care to guard the church
property. Both rebbcrlod were report-
ed to tho Brighton Pari; pollco, but otll
cent detailed on tho case failed to find
any trace of tho thieves. The police are
convinced that In order to apprehend
the thieves it will be necessary to place
ft guard at each Catholic church In tho
city, and this will doubtlers be done
within n fow days.
SHE IS NOT A
Whulovrr i:io lht New Woman
lie Slio Ik f'crtulnljr Not Tluit.
From tho Buffalo Express: My only
excuse for telling n political story be
tween campaigns Is thnt I heard this
particular anecdote Just the other day.
Last fall u now woman Bet out to
proselytizo. 8ho wob n very young now.
woman, well satisfied with hor own po
litical disability, but strongly deter
mined to mako converts for tho pnrty to
which alio fancU'd slio belonged. She
wiw particularly Interested in a certalti
candidate running on tho Democratic
ticket. 'Her tlrnt call was on her own
godfather, a Democratic wnrliorso, a
man who bus -workod and hold ofllce
for the Democratic pnrty for ninny
"Godrathcr," began the now woman,
"I wnnt to get bomo votes for n friend
of ttilne. He Is a perfectly lovely man
nnd I wnnt you' to promlbe to vote for
"Moudle." replied the old man. who
naturally thought that the girl wus ask
ing him to make an exception in favor
of a Republican, from his llfeloug habit
of voting tho straight Democratic
ticket, "you know I would do almost
anything for you, but, I can't go back on
Maudie pleaded nnd pleaded, until
finally her godfather relented so far ns
to ask who the favored candidate might
"Why, Judge Blank, of course." an
swered Mnudio in somo surprise, though
his namo had not been mentioned up to
Tho obi mnn's face was a study for a
while. Then ho chuckled softly to him
self nnd said,: "Girlie, have I o bo
naked at my time of life to Kupport n
nominee or my own pnrty? Don't you
knqw that Judge Blank is n Democrat
und I am a Democrat?"
But Muudlo had burst Into toars. "I
think you nro a mean, horrid old man
not to havo told mo that when I began
to talk? How was I to know to what
nasty old party you belonged. I think
politics nro Just awful!"
And the promising political career oJ
one now woman ended right thoro.
ircrnn for n I'oilillnr'a Clart.
Tho yankoe has nlways had the repu
tation for being an ingenious fellow
He has been credited with doing a great
many things ho never did, and ho has
done a good ninny things ho has novor
been credited with. But It recently de
volved upon a real Vermont yunkee to
buy a Rerom1-tund hearse und turn It
Into n peddler's cart. lie fixed it ovet
a little, boarded up the sides and
"daubed" a Uttlo red paint In several
places to take off the funeral air. He
also took off the plumes and
canopy over the driver's aeut.
A Ilrnprrknl Hiiro.
"A hero of a hundred battles!"
She cried, admiring him through her
"Indeed. I am." ho murmured sadly,
"For I've been married twenty years."
"Well, wo have a feminine attorney
among us now." cald ono Pittsburg
lawyer to unothen "Yes," wa3 tho re
piy, -wani reinuon is sue to us a
VmSHM! . .. Mfc.ttW ' ''I... . !uffii :.
NAVIOATES AIR OR SEA AND
At I.ent, TJiat It What l CUli.ied
ThU I-atnt A Mil.lt noun Imentnr Woulit
Cnpr the VUghl of lllnlt Conlrnlleil
Uy m Motor.
HR ancient astron
omers who named
wero but prophets
of a Inter age. They
placed n wagon In
the heavens, nnd
tho strange, nmor
p Iiouh creation
which strikes tho
reader's eye on this
pago Is it confirma
tion of their pootlc foresight.
The Illustration is not Intended to
represent tho famous wooden horso of
Troy, nor tho hybrid gods of nuclent
Babylon or Nineveh. Neither Is it
taken from somo geological treatise
tho reconstructed remains of some v.
tlnct species of a romoto period. No,
wondering reader, It constitutes an idea
for a universal motor vehicle, designed
to skim along tho ground, to wing Its
way through the nlr, and to navigate
liver, lake or sen as occasion may re
quire. This Is tho cherished H?heme of
a lenrncd nutural philosopher nnd In
ventor, who for many years lias been
studying tho problem of aorlal lllght
and terrestrial locomotion.
Tho inventor believes that previous
investigators In ncrlal navigation have
erred In adopting as their prototype In
nature the fish Instead of the bird.
Thoy have been &ing to build air
ships propelled by screw propellers and
similar devices, or to utilize balloons,
which exposo a largo surface of resist
ance to tho wind nnd are, therefore, at
Its mercy. Tho bird, on tho other hand,
goes with or ngalnst tho current.
The little gosling can teach tho phil
osopher a valuable lcsan In land loco
motion, for even before It can tly
A UNIVERSAL VEHICLE FOR
through the ulrti it accelerates its prog
iess In the water and on tho land by the
use of its wings. Yet up to the pivsent
tlmo no student of tho motor, a chicle
problem seems to linv thought of up
plying mechanical wings to the propul
sion of vehicles.
So, discarding nil previous thcorios,
this inventor begins by making an In
dependent study of the wings of insects
and birds, with the Idea of determining
how they fly, und what is the precise
sustaining power of their wings. In
looking over the winged kingdom his
attention was urrcsted by tho duck,
which waddles on the land, swims in
the water and ilies In the air. The
whistle-winged duck in particular is a
wonderful example of wing power.
Though its wings are comparatively
smaller than thoso of other fowls, they
carry Its body at a very lf.gh velocity at,
the ratio of about three to five pounds
of sustaining power to each square foot
of wing surface. Some Insects' wings
show even more remarkable Mistalntng
power than this. Tho duel:, Bcemlng to
afford- the best example for a universal
vehicle, the inventor takos this fowl as
his model, elongating the body some
what to suit It to his purpose.
The length of the body of the vehicle
represented Is twenty feot, the breadth
four feet and the height six feet, Tho
weight is estimated at 400 pounds, nnd
it is Intended to carry four persons. In
front is the elovuted outlook, from
; which the pilot can govern the move
ments of the vehicle, und back of this Is
a passogoway for ingress and egress.
Five pairs of wings, four or five feet
wldo and five to sevon feet long, giving
a total of about 275 feet of surface, ex
tend along the upper part of the mn
chluo. Theso wings have an aluminum
frame work supporting prepared palm
leaf or other like material of extreme
toughness and lightness, and under
neath each wing are eight or ten para
chute valves or oval underflaps, acting
llko tho feathers under a bird's wing,
which give momontum when the wing
Is raised, and buoyancy with momen
tum when tho wing is lowered,
Oscillating shoulder Joints, with In
clining air-cushion pivot Joints near
the houldera for active propulsion, at
tach the wings to the body of th vehi
cle. From a close computation of tho
wing surface, and a comparison with
the buoyancy of bird and Insect wings,
the Inventor concludes that the vehicle
would sustain a weight of from 1,000 to
But tho wings nro not tho only curi
ous thing about this modern Pegasus, If
such It tuny bo called. Passing over
th three wheels one In front, and two
j uumim vwiivii niv )iutiiivi vu. .uuu
. : V .-'V.
.t," ' ' ' MUC1
travel, wo come to tho three vibrating
and revolving fins two at tho rear nnd
ono In front to propel nnd guide tho
vehicle In water and also In nlr. These
line, which aro modeled after tho (Ins
of a fish, are made of flexible metal and
are about, three or four feet In length.
WIu'ii not In ubo 1. c., on land they
are to bo folded up agaltiBt tho body of
tho vehicle, but In tho nlr or water 'they
drop below tho body, nnd nro nctuated
RidoAvnys by tho trarao power thnt moves
the wings, thus guiding tho vehicle In
any direction, ns a llsh niters Its course
by the uso of its 11ns.
Four turns of these flna wll reverse
tho motion of the vchlclo oven at high
speed. In wator they become propel
lers, nnd the wings may also be used In
conjunction with them to Increase
speed. In fact tho wings could bo so
manipulated us to accelerate the speed
both on land and water, tho vehicle
skimming along tho surrare of the
water like a gigantic seagull.
Tho wings ulternate In nctlon by suc
cessive pairs, while tho fins are operated
together or Kingly, ns tho pilot may de
sire. Complete control of the wings
and fins Is secured by a donbfo crossing
cable connection, from an oscillating
crosshend In the rear of the vchlclo, tho
orosshead being operated or vibrated
by u light, single-acting, double-cylin
der vupor ouglno, consisting of a gener
ator, condensing 'colls, so that tho vapor
can bo used over and ovor again, nnd the
two cylinders. Either liquid or dry
fuel may be used, 1. e gusolcno, kero
sene, ether, pulverized coke or charcoal.
The fuel will be so economically fed
that the combustion will bo perfect, nnd
no smoUo will stain the pure cerulean.
The weight of the entire motive ap
paratus would not bo over 200 pounds,
und from threo to six horse power could
be developed, according to speed nnd
tho resJstanco of the air. Fuel aud
wnter needed for a day's Journey, tho
Inventor believes, would scarcely ox
cccd 200 pounds "In weight.
Tho wings would upt with a vibrating
disc motion, nnd both wings and fins
would bo double-geared, so that they
could be shifted at any desired angle.
In case storm or contrary winds nrt en-
AIR. WATER AND LAND.
countered, the pilot is supposed to either
ascend to a moro favoring current, or
descend to tho earth or water, which
ho could do by manipulating the wings
nnd flna In the propor manner.
Fly? Yes, 100 miles an hour!
It is estimated that a Bpced of thirty
miles nu hour could bo attained on land,
ono hundred miles an hour In tho nlr,
and forty miles an hour In tho water.
The flight of tho muchlno in tho air
would naturally be greatly accelerated
y tailing ndvantago of favoring cur
Itrruiril to Arcept (tin Apology.
The car won crowdod. and when a
paa6i.ger boarded it ho was nearly up
set by the sudrfon starting and trend
on the too of a man standing at tho rear
"I beg your pardon," he naid, very
politely; but tho mnn of the hurt toe
scowled and In an undertone muttered
The innocent offender again apolo
gized. "Yea, but -that doesn't help my
too any;" nnd he growled aomo moro In
Nearby passengers began to smile.
"I begged your pardon, didn't I?"
said tho other man.
"Yes, but my toe hurts Just tho
same," was tho reply in an ugly tow.
Thou tho other man's dander rose,
and In very forcible laugungo ho said:
"Now, look here. I accidentally ateppod
on your foot and I apologize for It. If
you say another word about it I will
give you' tills Instead of my foot (show
ing his doublod-up fist), and it will land
right Jn your face."
This warning was not taken, for ho
continued to talk about the clumsiness
of somo people. Suddenly tho passon
gers wero electrified by seeelng a fist
shoot, nnd the growler lay In tho street
ns tho car passed ou. Nobody said any
thing, but somo thought it wasn't wlso
to talk too much.
There Is a telephone newspaper now
being "published" dally In 'uda Pesth,
the details of which I will Bond you In
a future totter. It has a large and in
creasing "circulation" and Is beating all
the prlntod Journals. Tho prlco Is only
two cents and it Is making money.
A' French Journal thus Itemized tho
Ingredients of French coffee: "Roast
ed horse liver, roasted black wuluut
sawdust, and caramel, or burned su
gar." I - . . .w . . ilyti, ' ? . .,T'-7.5. '. ..'
..AAwJ-raT " JIU&JUIKVU&.UL&. .MMa
THIS FROO HAD SENSE.
nm lllimclf 80 That U10 Sn.rt
Couldn't Swallow Ulm.
Milton Lake Is a good-sized body of
water at the cxtrcmo northwostern sec
tion of Rahwny, N. J. It Is famous for
Its black bass, turtlos and water ptlota;
and Its wooded, picturesque shores aro
a great resort for fishing nnd picnic
parties. At tho eastern, extremity of
tho lake is a largo dam ovor which'
superfluous water empties Into tho Rob
inson branch of tho Railway River.
Thousands of huge rocks and bowlders
support this dam, und during a lry
spell, when very little or no water Is
running over the dam, scores of huge,
ugly looking, browp-colored water
snakes uso the rocks for sun baths. It
was at this point that Nick White wit
nessed a singular scene Monday. Ho
w!tH watching tho snukes, and had his
eye on an old fellow, who, he declares,
"had scales on him like a salamander."
when his attention was drawn from the
pilot lo n frog thnt was hoping along
on the bare ground between the rockn
nnd tho river. The frog was ncariug
tho snnke, apparently unmindful of his
peril, for snakes love frogs and toads.
But this frog had evidently "been to
school," as subsequent events proved.
"I guess the old snako had one oyo
open," said Nick, "for as soon nH tho
frog camcHn reach he sprung for htm.
The frog, seeing him, essayed to get
away, making a high leap toward tho
water. Rut tho snake was too quick
for him, and got between hlin aud the
water. It wns then that the frog man
ifested his schooling. Ho picked up a
twig about four Inches long and held
It in his mouth like 11 bit. I wondered
what for, and when I ascertained, Bald
I to myself: 'Nick, that is the smartest
frog in tho United States.' The snako
seized tho frog by the foro leg, aud.
lengthening out. opened his Juws and
wriggled forward. In went the Trog's
leg and then, after many efforts, the
snake got the frog's nose and part of
his head In until he came to tho tvlg,
which, attending an Inch beyond his
own Jaws, queered him und saved tho
frog. Tho Biiako writhed nnd wriggled
frantically. Ho relaxed the muscles of
his Jaws, as does a darky Just after he
cuts a watermelon, but all In vain.
I laughed SO lotlil itml en Inner Unit t
became weak In my knees nnd had to
sit down and rest beforo I 'looked for
a club to help the frog out of his diffi
culty. Then I nt a big stick and
moved quickly down upon tho snake,
who was too busy to hear ine. With
ono strong, well-delivered blow I broko
his spine and paralyzed him, and ns
his jaws relaxed tho frog backed out,
dropped tho twig, looked up nt mo and
gave a croak of thanks. Before I
could reach him he gave two leaps, ant
was In his element."
WORKING IN FINLAND.
"I" 'I'rjXK Haw KutiililUlioil a l'eopln'
Away off In Finland ami how very
far away It does seem a woman is
doing her best to elevate her fellj
llolllCH. Klll lu .1 Mine Allln Tram
sho lives in tho worklngmen'a seotlbn
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of Helslugfors, whero she has estab
lished a people's kitchen and has in
vented a now fermented beverage con
taining a very minute per cent of alco
hol, In order to kecpa'hem from drink
ing strong beer and brandy. But he
efforts aro not confined to tho physical
needs of the laborer. Sho has seen tho
palaces and buildings erected In Eng
land and America for the benefit of the
worklngmen-nnd longed to found a sim
ilar institution In Finland. Undaunted
by the pecuniary deraunds of tho
scheme, she visited tho niembora of tho
Finnish Senate and Induced thcn to
make her n grant of 60,000 marks for
her purpose. A year from that tlmo
tho worklnginen'H homo was ready for
use. It contains, among other things,
a free reading hall, with papera and
periodicals, a leading library, a largo
hall, where the men can meet for Sun
day and evening lectures nnd also can
practlco their muslo nnd gymnastics.
Thero Is also a kindergarten nnd nur
sery In the building. Miss Trygg makes
her home In this pnlneo of her own
creation nnd Is the soul of tho whoii
"Sir Arthur Sullivan, realized $:.o,03(
by his song, "Tho 1.ost Chord."
Professor Huxley's widow has re
ceived a civil list pouslon of $1,000.
Ono half tho week Sir Isaac Holden
is a vegetarian. Tho other halfilie i.i
When in the best of hoalth Lord
ilosebcry seldom alepps moro than flvo
hours out of tho twenty-four.
Dr. Buggraeno, professor of nedlclno
in tho University or Ohont. is 00, but
feels pretty well. Ho drinks nnd
John Blghnm. Ph. D.. of tho Univers
ity of Michigan, has been elected pro
fessor of Philosophy In Do Pnuw uni
versity. Calvin Ayilcnx of Jowott City. Conn.,
is said to be the largest landholder U
eastern Connecticut. His holdings ag
gregate 2,000 acres.
Lord Sholto Douglass, who recently
married Lorotta Mooney, concert hall
singer, has decided to locate in Los
Angoies, Cal whero ho will engage la
Father John Bannon, formerly known
as the fighting chnplnln of Gultar'a Mis
souri confederate battery, is now prlost
of St. Francis Xavler'a church, Dubilu,
In private life Mr. Asqulth Is said to
be impartially disagreeable to everyone
he meots, whllo Mr. Chnmberlafa'a
mannors aro charming nnd he in the
most pleasant of hosts.
. General Armstrong, when talking
bout the business profits connected
with missionary work, said: "Tho first
sign of grace In a penitent savage la a
request for a shirt.
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