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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 27, 1911)
A SKILLFUL SHOT,
Th Way to Bring Down an Overhead
Incoming Bird. j
One of the cardinal rules of the oll
tune shooting school cautioned the
- gunner against ever trying to stop an
. overhead incoming bird, but to wait
" until it had passed by and to the rear
and then take chances on what is un
doubtedly the harder shot of the two.
-.. It Is. surprisingly how difficult it is
lor some sportsmen to sueeessruuy
i wno can soenungiy cope witn game in
.?.any other, mode of flight will halritual
"ly balk at this shot and acknowledge
. their Inability to make it.
Tet once its principle is understood
and the lesson learned the dropping
. of an overhead incomer is as easy as
anything can well be. The miss is al
ways made by the sportsman shoot
ins under and behind the bird, and
"there Is but one way in which the er-
tor is to be avoided.
To make the shot the gunner should
wait until the bird is about to pass
oyer him, then, bringing up his gun,
.follow in from behind, cover the bird
and' swing in ahead of it and, main
taining the same rate of speed, press
the trigger the iustant the bird is hid
den behind the barrels. Do not stop
the swing of the gun and be sure the
bird shall have disappeared from
sight. If the shooter will observe this
rule he will be surprised how easily
and invariably he will kill his bird.
Where Money Buys Life.
The rich Chinaman if condemned to
death easily procures a substitute.
Some poor wretch, without money to
secure his spirits from becoming wan
dering devils, with the price of his mis
erable life can purchase proper care
- lor his spirit. Anything, in fact, can
' be done if you have the money. . It is
. this belief that causes, the Chinaman to
commit suicide by .taking his life on the
premises of his enemy to take venge
' ance on him. His spirit, he believes,
will forever haunt him. There is an
other reason also. He knows that as
sure as .fate the officials will under
such circumstances come down upon
his enemy and strip him of everything.
Poor Chinese have been known to sell
everything they possessed, tear down
i their houses to sell the timber, sell or
rent out their wives and children and
. even sell themselves to procure money
for the proper rites for the peace and
comfort of the ancestral spirits. One
- thing alone a Chinese will not do
j namely, sacrifice his son. Kenneth F.
J; Junior, M. D., In National Geographic
. Ueutenant Colonel Sir Henry Smith.
.formerly commissioner of the city of
London police, tells an amusing story
In his book of reminiscences.
Eari" Grey once complimented Sir
- Henry Smith on some of his lestimo
"I say, my dear fellow-- -emark-.
ed on coming to a most e orate one,
this is the best MMmwitwi I ever
; read in my life.
"1 am very pleased, indeed, to hear
your opinion of it," Sir Henry replied,
f or I "wrote it myself.'' .
nVhutS ht Tnnr saYtai?? What
- do von meanr asked Karl Grey in as-
This Js what I mean,' Sir Henry
answered. "If a man has not intel
- lect enough to write a testimonial in
I his own favor and energy enough to
stand, over a friend till he signs It he's
n6t fit for the position I aspire to."
A Pretty Busy Man.
"When a man's business prohibits bis
caring for the chickens, when his af
faini frym- Important Wit hff'T'
no longer shake down the furnace,
help dress one of the children or
tinker about the place with a hammer
and saw, then that man's business had
better be put into the hands of a re
ceiver temporarily; his books do not
balance, says Dallas Lore Sharp in the
Atlantic I know of a college presi
dent who used to bind (he may still)
a cold compress about his head at
times and, lying prone upon the floor,
have two readers, one for each ear.
read simultaneously to him different
theses, so great was the work he had
to do, so fierce his fight for time time
to lecture to women's clubs " and to
write bis epoch making books.
Oh, the multitude of epoch making
Hugo's Practical Sid.
It may not be generally known that
Victor Hugo used to draft the adver
tisements of his own books. Instead of
leaving the task to his publishers. His
correspondence with his Belgian pub
lishers gives the following example of
the great novelist's advertising style:
-After the middle ages, the present
time: Such is the subject of Victor
Hugo's double study. What he did
for Gothic art in Notre Dame de Paris'
that he has done for the modern world
in Les Miserables. The two books
figure in his scheme of work as two
mirrors reflecting the whole human
life. An encouraging example to
those young authors who cannot make
up their minds how much modesty is
enjoined by the best literary tradi
tions. London Globe.
Why They Got the Freedom of the City
Extracts from old records, showing
how people had earned the honor In
former days, were read at Canterbury
by Alderman Mason when the mayor
and ex-mayor were granted the free
dom of the city. One citizen received
the freedom for "undertaking to serve
as cook at every mayor's Michaelmas
feast," another "because he cured
Nicholas Johnson's leg and a third
"because he married a widow -with a
large family. Pall Mail Gazette.
Many Sided Kicks of the CanSel.
A camel's hind legs will reach any
whereover his head, round his chest
and on to his hump. Even when lying
down an evil disposed animal will
shoot out his legs and bring you to a
sitting posture if he wants to. Com
pared with a camel, a mule Is really a
most considerate kicker, so beware
when the camel looks as if he is going
to kick. New York World.
History is made by one set of men
and written by another.
The character of the written history
depends upon the politics of the his
torian. Most histories are written many
years after the history was made. In
these circumstances no one can step
forward and dispute the historian.
History is studied at school and for
gotten at home.
We are told to Judge the future by
the past, and after we read the his
tories we . are as badly muddled as
Some statesmen make history, but
most of them mako speechesc-Judge.
John O'Groafs House,
John O'Groafs house was formerly
situated on Dnncansby head, the most
northerly point of Great Britain. It
took its name from John of Groat, or
Groot, and his brothers, who came, it
is said, from Holland about 14S0. The
expression so often heard, "From John
O'Groafs to Land's End," means the
whole length of Great Britain from
north to south, like the other ex
pression, "From Dan to Beersheba,
meaning the entire length of Palestine.
A HIRED SPY.
Patternmakers of Providence,
Rhode Island, recently obtained
proofs that one of their members
was a paid employe of the union
fighting Metal Trades association.
He was very busy in fomenting
trouble of all kinds in the union,
and well paid for it. His name is
W. H. Drummond, and the fact
of his expulsion together with his
portrait will be extensively circu
lated. There are probably hun
dreds of such spawn of sheol fak
ing as labor leaders, and making
trouble for organized labor.
JUDGES AND PEOPLE. .
Th founders of our government
undoubtedly intended that judi
cial officers should be servants of
the popular .will just as much -as
legislative or executive officers.
There is nothing in the record to
indicate that they intended the ju
diciary to be a master over an un
Nevertheless a federal judge is
to all practical intent an autocrat,
accountable to nobody; and with a
life tenure of office. And, being
appointed by the president, his
selection does not depend on the
approval of the people over" whom
he is to rule. When, for example,
the president, whose residence.. has
been Cincinnati, New Haven,, the
Philippine Islands and Washing
ton, came "to the appointment-of a
judge, format western' circuit with
which' he was - unacquainted, it
was ; not. unlikely 7that he would
pick af man whjqse habltti of
thought were ? ouf. j 6f harmony
with those of the people of thai re
gion." And hr such acase" you have
a case ydu have a master over an
If we are intelligent enough to
be trusted withrthe choosing of
our own senators, why hot! also
our own judges? JThe interpreting
of laws ought not to-be more in
comprehensible . to - -;the z common
citizen than the making of laws.
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