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A Whale's Terrific Battle With a
School of Thrashers.
AN AWE INSPIRING CONTEST.
the Unequal Fight Was Ended by the
Death of the Courageous Mammal,
Who Was Torn to Shreds by Her
Karly one morning while engaged In
build hi); new quarters for the light
bouse keeper at Breaksea Island, near
Kotlhest. Western Australia, the con
tractor nud his men noticed a bull
whale, wltb a cow and calf, passing
Hie isluud some distance off. They
wnti-hed t lieui with Interest for a while,
noting the Immense size of the two
parents und the methodical regularity
witb which columns of water rose
from their blowholes and then resum
ed their labors.
An boar or so later about 9 o'clock,
to be exact the men were startled by
an extraordinary noise, apparently
coming from the eastern end of the Is
land, a noise unlike anything they bad
ever beard before. Dropping their
tools and staring toward the east,
tbey beheld such a sight as It falls to
the lot of few people to witness.
There, not 500 yards from the shore,
was being waged a buttle to the death
a tight between the great cow wbale
previously seen and a school of thrash
er sharks. The calf was swimming
about distractedly, but the old bull
bad disappeared, having basely desert
ed his family at the first approach of
The sharks, as though acting in ac
cordance with some preconcerted plan,
bad completely surrounded the two
whales and. apparently realizing that
nothing was to be feared from the
calf, concentrated all their efforts upon
ibecow. Again and again tbey charg
ed In upon her. their jaws snapping,
ten ring at her mighty sides until the
sea was red witb blood. Meanwhile
the cow lushed her tail furiously, burl
ing up sheets of reddened water and
occasionally crashing down witb ter
rific force iiKn one of her voracious
opponents. Maddened wltb pain and
rage, she dashed this way and that,
but the slmrUs bung to ber side witb a
persistency and ferocity that made the
fascinated onlookers shudder. Now
and again the wildly lashing tail would
catcb one of the assailants, driving it
beneath the waves no doubt killed or
disabled hut the remainder rushed in
undismayed, tearing viciously at the'
mammal's bleeding flanks or butting
her with the force of battering rams.
Presently the spellbound spectators
realized two facts first, that the calf
had disappeared in the melee and. sec
ond, that the tortured whale was un
doubtedly becoming weaker. It was
obvious that thev unequal struggle
could have only one ending. Still,
however, she fought on doggedly, win
uing admiration and sympathy by ber
exhibition of hopeless courage. Alter
ing ber tactics, by a supreme effort she
burled her whole great bulk clear of
the water for u moment, and the fasci
nated onlookers beheld the sharks
hanging from various parts of her
gleaming body by their serrated teeth.
Then down she went again with a
crash like thunder, and for an instant
whale and sharks were buried amid
masses of foam, heavily colored with
tbe poor mammal's lifeblood. Rising
again, she essayed another change of
plan, making for tbe rocks and desper
ately striving to rub off tbe clinging
sharks against their edges. But tbe
thrashers were equal to tbe occasion.
While 'those ou tbe outside maintained
their grip, the others dived under their
enemy anil charged ber anew, tearing
at tbe whale's side in an ecstasy of
ferocity that was bloodcurdling to wit
ness. More and more feeble grew the
whale's struggles, and at last, to the
heartfelt relief of the spectators, for
ber death right had been terrible to be
hold, tbe great body turned over and
sank beneath tbe red tinted water.
Tbe unequal battle was over, having
lasted from 9 o'clock until noon, as
awe inspiring a contest as man was
ever privileged to witness. Tbe men
went back to their work greatly im
pressed by tbe unique spectacle, and
expressions of sympathy for the whale
were beard on every side.
Forty-eight hours afterward the
whale's body, which had in the mean
time become distended with gas, rose
to tbe surface and exploded wltb a
roar like a miniature powder maga
zine, causing tbe startled people to
rush to tbe shore to discover what had
buppened. On examination of tbe re
rualus It was discovered that every
shred of tbe outer flesh of the whale
bad been torn off by tbe sharks, who
had doubtless gone off to repeat their
Jtictlcs upon some other hapless levla-thau.-Victor
Pltt-Kethley in St. Louis
What Ha Sold.
One of the witnesses in a case in a
Dublin court was asked. "Did you sell
Major Studdert a horse?" "No. sor."
"Did your father sell Major Studdert
a horse?" "No. sor." "Did your
grandfather sell hltn a horse?" "No.
sor." "Well. then, did any member of
your family sell Major Studdert any
thing?" "Yes. sor." "Who did. then?"
"I did. sor." "And what did you sell
Major Studdert?" "I sold him a mare,
or." The counsel sat down, and the
Politeness Is like an air cushion
there' nothing in it. but It easea the
bid You. Gver Hear the Fans Cheer
Him For His Work?
Ttiere is one unique phase connected
with the life of the umpire which per
haps bas never occurred to most lov
ers of baseball. You have often been
to a theater and seen the hero or hero
ine yes. even the villain win round
after round of applause for some ex
cellent bit of acting.
You have been to a football game
and beard some ball gladiator cheered
to the echo for making a long run that
resulted in a touchdown or for a fly
ing tackle that prevented imminent
defeat. When some player is injured
they convey their sympathy to him by
cheering his name.
You have been to a ball game and
heard the fans cheer some crack
pitcher because in a pinch he fanned
some mighty batter. It's just the nat
ural way of the American to show ad
miration and appreciation.
Rack your brain. think your hard
est, recall every game you have ever
attended, then see if you can remem
ber a time when the umpire drew ap
plause forx his work. Have you ever
heard the fans cheer the name of the
umpire after he has worked a fifteen
Inning game which fairly. bristled with
close and unusual plays and got away
without a kick? If you can recall such
an Incident, just dot it down In your
notebook that you were present at a
very, very unusual happening.
Do they cheer the umpire's name
when be stops a foul tip witb bis shin
or bas a swift shoot bounced off bis
mask? Yes, they do not. Any injury
to the umpire usually gets a round of
derisive laughter from the crowd.
Generally, if he bas been going bad.
some leather lunged Individual re
quests that he be killed or chloroform
ed. Of course there are many people
in tbe stands who sympathize with the
umpire. Their sympathy is usually
silence. That Isn't much balm to his
injury or feelings.
Applause would sound so strange to
an umpire's ears that be would proba
bly become so thoroughly frightened
he would Jump the back fence. Billy
Evans In New York Tribune.
Galilei's Rude Instrument the First
Used In Astronomy.
Tbe first telescope was pointed to
ward the sky on Jan. 7. 1610, when
Galilei first tried bis rude Instrument
and was rewarded by discovering some
of the moons of Jupiter. No great
magnifying power was needed for this,
as at least one of the moons is large
enough to be seen by the naked eye
did not the nearness of the brilliant
pluuet prevent this.' Lenses had been
known for. a long time and were at
that time In common use by near
The name of the real discoverer of
the telescope seems to be unknown,
but the accepted story now is that
two young sous of a Middebury op
tician named Ltppersley some time
between 1U05 and 1008., while playing
wltb some lenses, happened to bold
two of them at .a distance from each
other and were surprised and delight
ed to find that tbe weather vane on 'a
neighboring tower seemed to come
near them when looked at through tbe
two lenses. In April. 1G09, a little
telescope made In Holland was offered
for sale In Paris. :
The next month Galilei, then a pro
fessor in tbe university, at Padua,
beard of this instrument aud realized
at once its importance in the study of
astronomy. From the description of
tbe Dutch Instrument be bad one
made at once, and In August he as
tounded tbe people of Venice by show
ing them from the top of tbe cam
panile persons entering the doors of
the church at Murano. This spyglass
was less than two Inches In diameter
and magnified three times. From this
crude instrument of Galilei to the
monster telescopes forty Inches In
diameter of tbe present day is the de
velopment of only three centurles.
Argonaut. An Interruption.
Among the primary pupils enrolled
In a Baltimore school Is tbe son of a
prominent business man of that city,
says Harper's Magazine. One after
noon at close of school tbe youngster
sought out his father in his office, to
whom he said:
"Dad, I'm getting tired of school. I
think I'll quit"
"Why," asked tbe astonished parent,
"what's the matter. Tommy? 1
thought you were fond of going to
"So I am. dad." responded the youngster,-
suppressing a yawn, "but it
breaks up the day so."
His Opening Break.
A congressman bad returned to his
constituency to deliver a carefully pre
pared address. The day arrived, and.
loosening the first button of his Prince
Albert, be uttered his carefully pre
pared prefatory remarks, and to this
fay he cannot understand the ripple
of laughter which swept over his au
dience when be uttered his opening
sentence. "Before I begin to speak to
you I desire to say something." He
said It. Kansas City Star.
On the Way.
"I understand that you owe every
thing to your wife." said tbe tactless
"No," answered Mr. Meekton, "but
I will if I don't stop playing bridge
with her and her mother."
He Do you think if 1 were to kiss
you your dog would bite me? She
Well er he's never done It to any
Interesting Facts That Were Un
earthed by Bill Nye.
HIS STUDY OF SKY SCIENCE.
The Humorist's Researches Shed a
Flood of Brilliant Light Upon the
Peculiar Traits of the "Astronomical
Parodies on the Planets."
The famous American humorist. Bill
Nye, wrote the following article on the
traits of comets for the San Francisco
Argonaut. In which it was published
a number of years ago:
The comet is a kind of astronomical
parody on the planet. Comets look
some like plauets. but they are thin
ner and do not hurt so bard when they
bit anybody as a planet does. The
comet was so called because it bad
hair on it. I believe, but of late years
tbe bnldheaded comet Is giving just
as good satisfaction everywhere. .
The characteristic features of the
comet are a nucleus, a nebulous light
or coma and usually a luminous train
or tall worn high. Sometimes several
talis are observed ou one comet, but
this occurs only in flush times.
When I was young I used to think
I would like to be a comet in tbe sky.
up above the world so high, witb
nothing to do but loaf around and play
witb they little uew laid planets and
have a good time, but now 1 can see
where 1 was wrong. Comets also
have their troubles, their perihelions,
their hyperbolas and tbeir parabolas. A
little over 300 years ago Tycho Brahe
discovered that comets were extrane
ous to our atmosphere, and since then
times have improved. 1 can see that
trade is steadier and potatoes run less
to tops than they -did before.
Soon after that they discovered that
comets all bad more or less periodici
ty. Nobody knows how they get it.
All tbe astronomers had been watch
ing them day and night and didn't
know when they -were exposed, but
there was no time to talk and argue
over the question. There were 200 or
300 comets ail down with it at once.
It was an exciting time.
Comets sometimes live to a great
age. This shows that tbe night air is
not so injurious to the health as many
people would have us believe. The
great comet of 1G80 is supposed to
have been the one that was noticed
about the time of Caesar's death.' 44
B. C, and still when it appeared In
Newton's time, 1,700 years after its
first grand farewell tour, Ike said that
it was very well preserved indeed and
seemed to have retained all its facul
ties in good shape.
A late writer on astronomy said that
the substance of tbe nebulosity and
the tall is of almost inconceivable
tenuity. He said this, and then death
came to bis relief.
Another writer says of the comet and
its tail that "the curvature of the lat
ter and the acceleration of the periodic
time in the case of Encke's comet in
dicate their being affected by a resist
ing medium which bas never been ob
served to have the slightest influence
on the planetary periods."
I do not fully agree with the emi
nent authority, though be may be
right. Much fear bas been tbe result
of the comet's appearance ever since
the world began, and it is as good a
thing to worry about as . anything 1
know of. If we could get close to a
comet without frightening It away we
would find that we could walk through
It anywhere as we could through the
glare of a torchlight procession. We
should so live that we will not be
ashamed to look a comet in the eye,
however. Let us pay up our newspa
per subscription and lead such lives
that when the comet strikes, we will be
Some worry a good deal about the
chances for a big comet to plow into
tbe sun some dark, rainy night and
thus bust up the whole universe. I
wish that was all 1 had to worry
about the comet's crashing into the
sun and knocking its daylights out.
There is much in the great field of
astronomy that is discouraging to the
savant who hasn't the time or means
to rummage through tbe heavens. At
times 1 am almost hopeless and feel
like saying to the great, yearnful. hun
"Grope on forever. Do not ask me
for another scientific fact. Find it out
yourself. Hunt up your own new laid
planets and let me have a rest. Never
ask me again to sit up all night and
take care of the newborn world while
you lie In bed and reck not."
Pocketed the Silver.
There is an amusing anecdote re
garding Lord Crewe bow on one occa
sion at a charitable eutertainment be
leaned against a corridor wall and
went fast asleep with his hat in bis
hand.' Some, young fellows started
dropping half crowns and coppers into
the hat from a balcony ubuve, and tbe
chink of the coins woke him up. when
he promptly pocketed all the silver
aud pelted bis Impromptu benefactors
with the pence. London M. A. P.
A Wink In the Dark.
There was to be an attack by night.
Tbe darkness was impenetrable. A
sergeant addressed bis section as fol
lows: "Now. pay uttintiou. No. 2 sic
tion. We are going to do a night at
tack. There'll be no talking or smok
ing. If there are any orders to be
passed down 1 will just tip you the
It is a great misfortune not to have
mind enough to speak well or judg
ment enough to be silent.
THE LEGISLATIVE JOKER.
Easy Way In Which the Intent of a
Law May Be Changed.
"A joker in its simplest form con
sists in a word or a clause which. In
troduced Into proposed legislation,
filches away from the public its power
to establish such laws as it desires,
either by emasculating an enactment
or by perverting the essence and pur
pose of it." So writes Samuel Hop
kins Adams in American Magazine,
and be cites these instances of bow
the joker game is worked:
"Sometimes it is In one word,, as
where the sale of a piece of public
property to the lowest bidder was once
authorized. Sometimes it may inhere
in that elusive character, the comma,
as in the case of the tariff clause of an
old schedule providing for the free en
try of fruit plants, where somebody
carelessly allowed a comma to creep
in between 'fruit' and 'plants.' thereby
admitting millions of oranges and lem
ons into the country duty free and
costing the treasury hundreds of thou
sands of dollars in loss of imports.
Nobody ever found out whether this
was a printer's slip or a carefully de
vised scheme. Certain It is that tbe
framers of the schedule never intend
"Again, the entire body of the pro
viso may constitute the joker by pur
porting to carry one meaning when it
in reality carries quite another. Con
gress still preserves the tradition of
the Irish representative from Massa
chusetts who proposed that March 17
be made a legal holiday In celebration
of the 'Boston tea party."' Several
New Englanders whose zeal exceeded
their erudition warmly supported the
measure until some one pointed out
that March 17 was much more closely
associated with the supposed birth of
the proposer's patron saint than with
the destruction of the obnoxious tea,
which latter, indeed, was a midwinter
SWISS DIVORCE CASES.
The Court Always Tries to Settle
f ' Them by Reconciliation.
In one Important respect the Swiss
surpass other nations in the manage
ment of their divorce ; cases, says an
In every town there is a kind of offi
cial paper known as the Feulile d'Avis,
in which one may read daily the fol
lowing announcement:. -
"M." and Mme. X.. who are in In
stance of divorce, are requested to ap
pear privately before tbe judge, alone
or with their lawyers, . in order to
come to a reconciliation if possible."
Before the beginning of every di
vorce case in Switzerland this notice
is published and sent out to the inter
ested parties, leaving the couple, of
course, free to attend before the judge
or not, as they wish. Often the couple1
Although there are no statistics pub
lished on the subject, I am told by a
leading lawyer in Geneva whose spe
cialty is divorce cases that at least 30
per cent of divorce cases "much to.
my loss unfortunately," the lawyer
added, with a smile are settled by
the paternal advice of the Judge at
these meetings out of court.
In fact, Swiss lawyers will not defi
nitely take up a divorce case until it
has passant through tbe reconciliation
If one of the couple does not attend
the rendezvous this means that the af
fair is to be fought out. but in any case
Swiss divorces are not expensive.
The average cost in a contested case
is $200. often $100, and the lowest
when both parties are agreed $10 or
$15. San Francisco Chronicle.
Be a Real Power In the World.
It is a great thing to start out In
active lifewith tt rewtation that yon
will not be U nt'W. ciptair to your com
munity, but a real constructive force;
that you will stand for something more
than .a real living getter or a dollar
gatherer: that you will not be merely
one more citizen, but a strong, robust,
vigorous force, a power respected, a
force that moves things. To be known
as a progressive man who stands for
everything that is for the betterment
ot his community, every one should be
ambitious to be something as a citizen
besides a specialist in bis vocation.
The Wild Beet.
Beets were first found growing wild
in sandy soils near tbe sea in Europe
and western Asia. The wild beet still
found there is regarded by authority
as tbe original type. This wild beet
is slender rooted and bas a taste so
different from the beet we know to
day that one must consider the first
man who tasted one and thought it
possible to develop bad gifts of hope
and imagination far beyond ordinary.
The beet has been cultivated since 200
800 B. C. '
The second Duke of Wellington was
handicapped through life by his fa
ther's fame. Bernal Osborne once ask
ed him why witb his undoubted tal
ents he made no effort to shine in pub
lie affairs. The duke replied: "if you
had sat so long as I have under the
shadow of a great tree you would be
as colorless as I am." '
Hotel Clerk Let me see. You're the
Mr. Barne who acts Romeo, aren't
you? 1 think I've seen you climb
down from Juliet's balcony. Barne 1
am that famous actor, sir. Hotel Clerk
Cash In advance, please. You climb
too well for any other- terms. New
The love of beauty Is taste; the crea
tion of beauty is art, Emerson. '
THE TERRIBLE BATH0LITE.
Molten Rock That Bores Upward
Through the Earth's Crust.
Batholite is a term invented by tbe
great German geologist Eduard Suess
to describe the gigantic Intrusions of
molten rock which, according to him,
bore their way upward through the
crust of the earth from the "eternal
depths" below, cutting through the
strata and folds of the mountains very
much as a white hot soldering iron
may be thrust through a plank, burn
ing its way across the grain of the
wood as if it were cheese.
These batholites lurk deep in the
earth, where the temperature Is thou
sands of degrees, and gradually melt
their way to the surface above them.
Generally they issue in the form of
tremendous domes of hot rock, tower
ing up to mountain heights and often
giving birth to volcanoes. When a
batholite. as sometimes happens, does
not reach the surface its roof opens
in a network of fissures, lava pours
out and a whole group of volcanoes
appears at that point.
Suess has recognized tbe remains of
many cooled batholites on .various
parts of the earth's surface, and be
says that the consolidated crust of the
earth, even at the present day. may
be exposed to these mighty intrusions
from below. The batholites bring up
with tbem many metals from tbe in
terior of the planet, and rich mines
are often opened in the dikes that are
Suess describes tbe rock about Boul
der, Colo., as an ancient batholite.
which covers 5,000 square kilometers
of surface. But there are others still
more prodigious in extent.
Sometimes they have been worn
down nearly to the general level, but
near Elkhorn the old batholite yet
towers up to an elevation of 9.000 feet
above the sea. The diamond dikes of
South Africa have thus been thrust up
from the profound depths of the earth,
where there exists a laboratory of na
ture in which she performs what seem
miraclea to the petty Inhabitants of
the planet's surface. ;
The face of the moon shows us most
clearly what batholites are capable of.
The Vast circular plains ringed with
steep mountains, which make its sur
face so marvelous to look upon witb a
telescope, have, according to this view,
been formed by intrusions of colossal
batholites. and Suess calls them by
the startling name of "smelting fur
naces" furnaces thousands of square
miles in extent in which the frame
of that little world has been melted
and dissolved like a snow banflyiug
in the path of a flow of molten iron.
' And if we could remove the sedi
mentary accumulations of ages from
the face of our world, says this aston
ishing German savant, we might find
now hidden under our feet a network
of the seared skeletons of ancient
batholites, grander than any on the
moon! Garrett P. Serviss in New
York American. .
Von Moltke's Simplicity.
Once -while traveling General Moltke
entered a small Swiss hotel, and as the
head waiter saw his gaunt figure stalk
ing in, wrapped in a wornout. dusty
cloak, carrying an old leather satchel,
he measured his wealth by, his looks
and ordered his assistant to show him
to a small ; room in the uppermost
story. As he was making himself com
fortable in the attic another assistant:
came, as is customary there, to ask the
silent stranger his ' name and rank.
The consequence was that a few min
utes later the proprietor, In full dress,
appeared at the door of the attic to in
form his excellency that a better room
had Just been vacated.
"Give that to my servant," replied
Moltke, "when he comes with my car
riage. This is good enough for me."
And he remained.
The Silks of Samarkand.
The silks and velvets of Samarkand,
long famous for the rainbow blending
of their colors, have a season, exactly
like fruits or garden truck, and can only
be purchased at .that particular time
of the year. When the worms are
ready for spinning they are all brought
to the silk bazaar and sold. Tbe silk is
then spun and dyed, and all that is not
used in the maker's family is exported
in the form of cloth. - Thus, unless you
happen to be in Samarkand during t be
season, it is all but Impossible to find
any of the native silk for sale except
in the form of ready made kbalats.
which are a sort of glorified dressing
gown. E. A. Powell in Everybody's.
Glasgow invitations are nothing If
not hearty. Two friends met after a
fairly long separation.
"Man, Tarn," says one, "whaur In a'
the airth bae ye been hldln' yersel'?
I havena seen ye for an age."
"Weel, Jeems, I've been doon Gou
rock way a guid while. Come doon an'
see me sume. I've got a set of good
boxing gloves, an' if ye come doon any
day I'll knock the face aff ye." Lon
The Other Way.
"You may pay me $100 down and $25
a week," said the physician offhand.
; "Sounds as if I were buying an auto
mobile," the patient said.
"No," said the doctor thoughtlessly;
"I am." Buffalo Express.
Didn't Follow Directions.
"Buttin seems rather sore on you.
old man." '
"Yes; he annoyed me yesterday, and
I told him to go and take a back seat."
"And he took affront, eh?" Boston
No legacy Is so rich as honesty.
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